MAT 2017 May test: Brief analysis

MAT 2017 May test: Brief analysis

There were 200 questions divided in 5 sections in MAT 2017 May exam. The 200 questions had to be answered in 150 minutes. All the questions in MAT 2017 carry equal marks. Every right answer is to be awarded with a credit of 1 mark scaled to 5 marks while every wrong answer will attract a penalty of ¼ negative marking ( 0.25 mark for 1 mark and 1.25 after calculation of scaling to 5 marks for each question) deducted from the awarded score for right answers.

All the questions are in MCQ format followed by 4 answer options. Below is shared the quick view of MAT 2017 May exam.

MAT 2017 May exam date & time Paper based over on Sunday May 7, 2017
from 10AM to 12.30PM
Total number of questions in the exam

200

Number of sections in the exam

5

Number of answer options per question

4

Maximum Marks per question

1 (Scaled to 4)

Negative Marking

0.25 (Scaled to 1.25) mark for every wrong answer

Total maximum raw score

200 (Scaled to 800)

Total maximum scaled score out of which percentile score will be awarded

800


Ideal attempts

As advised earlier by VISTAMIND, the test takers who maximize the attempts in MAT 2017 May test are to score higher than their peers as it remains the key to success. Giving time to each of the sections and not get down by any one section remained an important factor to help you score high.

The suggested time limit to solve each of 5 sections and attempts needed per section to score high in MAT 2017 May exam remained –

S. No. Section No. of Qs Ideal time (in min) Ideal attempts
1

Language Comprehension

40 25  28
2

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

40 40  25
3

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

40 35  23
4

Mathematical Skills

40 40  25
5

Indian and Global Environment

40 10  18
200 150 116


Sectional analysis

Language comprehension: There were 40 questions in the section. The short comprehension passages were followed by 4 questions each. Other questions were based on jumbled sentences, basic grammar corrections, main idea of paragraphs. Except a few questions they had moderate difficulty level and could be answered in time. The topic of RC are DIGITAL INDIA, WI-FI, INTERNET, TELECOM, POLUTION.

LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION
TOTAL NO. OF QS
VOCABULARY 3
GRAMMAR 6
READING COMPREHENSION 5 x 5

Intelligence and critical reasoning: The section had more number of questions on Analytical and logical reasoning and fewer questions were there on Critical reasoning. Questions were based on the following topics:

INTELLIGENCE AND CRITICAL REASONING
TOTAL NO. OF QS
STATEMENT-CONCLUSION  3
BLOOD RELATION  2
DIRECTION  2
CLOCKS 1
CODING/DECODING 2
SEATING ARRANGEMENTS (LINEAR) 2
SEATING ARRANGEMENTS (CIRCULAR) 2
VENN DIAGRAM 2

Mathematical Skills: Out of the 40 questions in the section, around 20 questions were based on the following topic:

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
TOTAL NO. OF QS
RATIO/FRACTION/PROPORTION/VARIATION 2
PERCENTAGES 3
PROFIT & LOSS  2
SIMPLE INTEREST & COMPOUND INTEREST 2
TIME & DISTANCE 2
TIME & WORK 1
AVERAGES, MIXTURES 2
NUMBER SYSTEM 2
GEOMETRY, MENSURATION 2
ALGEBRA (SPECIFY) 2

Data analysis and Sufficiency: This section had maximum questions on data interpretation. While questions on Data Interpretation (DI) occupied more than 50% of the section, rest of the part covered questions on data sufficiency and data comparison.

DATA ANALYSIS AND SUFFICIENCY
TOTAL NO. OF QS
TABLES 5
BAR DIAGRAM 3
LINE DIAGRAM  3
PIE CHARTS  3
DATA SUFFICIENCY  7
DATA COMPARISON  4

Indian and Global environment: 

GK Topics: SPORTS,INTERNATIONAL MARKET

May 8, 2017

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