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MAT 2020 Important Books: Section-wise Books and Preparation Tips

Updated On - February 27 2020 by Aditya Anand

MAT 2020 Important Books: Management Aptitude Test is conducted to test candidates in five sections i.e. Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Indian and Global Environment). MAT entrance test mainly consists of 200 questions i.e. 40 questions in each section with the total duration of 150 minutes for all the sections. 

Read the following article to get to know more about the preparation strategy that candidates can utilize for scoring good in MAT exam.

MAT Exam Preparation Strategy
Concept-basedPractice intensiveEnvironment driven
Questions in Mathematics section and language comprehension are generally conceptually driven. Candidates must prepare by building fundamental topics conceptually. Intelligence and critical reasoning, data analysis, English proficiency requires a lot of practice by focusing on key concepts.Awareness of world-wide current affairs in general and environmental awareness is required.

MAT 2020 Exam-time Management

Time table should be prepared in such a way that each section gets equal attention to have a balanced score. The following table will give you a fresh idea of time balancing and the best percentile:

SectionTime (in minutes)Percent WeightageMarksDifficulty Level
Language Comprehension3025%40Moderate
Mathematical Skills4025%40Difficult
Data Analysis and Sufficiency3525%40Moderate
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning3025%40Moderate
Indian and Global Environment05040Moderately Difficult

MAT 2020 Preparation Books

Books and study material for MAT will guide the interested candidate to start their preparation. There are many books available in market and online on several websites for the exam. The best book will help students to strengthen their basics and clarify the concepts. Given below are some of the reference books for MAT 2020, that are suggested by toppers-

MAT 2020 Important Books
Books for MAT preparationAuthorPublisher
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma & Meenakshi UpadhyayMcGraw Hill
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CATNishit K SinhaPearson
Mission MBA MAT GuideBS Sijwali and Tarun GoyalArihant Books
Word Power Made EasyNorman LewisPocket Books
Study package for MATArun SharmaMcGraw Hill
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. AggarwalS. Chand & Co.
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance ExamsDeepak Agarwal, Mahima AgarwalDisha 
MAT Score AcceleratorDisha ExpertsDisha Publication
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATArun SharmaMcGraw Hill
How to prepare for Quantitative for the CATArun SharmaMcGraw Hill
Quantitative Aptitude for the CATNishit K.SinhaPearson
Manorama Year BookK. M. Mathew, Mammen MathewMalayala Manorama Group
Regular reading of The Hindu, ToI, India Today, Sports week etc.--

MAT Section-wise Books 2020

The table given below shows the subject-wise books along with their author and publishers name:

MAT Section-wise Books
Subject NameBook NameAuthor Name
Mathematical SkillsQuantitative Aptitude Quantum CATSarvesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CATNishit Sinha Trishna
A complete manual for the CATKnowledge System
Data Interpretation and SufficiencyHow to prepare for Data Interpretation for MATArun Sharma
Data Analysis & Interpretation Data SufficiencyThink Tank of Kiran Prakashan
Language ComprehensionCAT Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionGautam Puri
Mastering for Verbal Ability for CATAjay Singh
General AwarenessFace to Face MAT with 19 yearsBS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal
MAT 18 years topic-wise solved paperDisha Experts
Intelligence & Critical ReasoningLogical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CATGajendra Kumar & Abhishek Banerjee

MAT 2020 Preparation Tips

Given below are some important tips that will help interested students to score well in MAT 2020.

Practice Mock Test and Sample Papers

  • Candidates must attempt MAT questions with speed and accuracy. Practising this mock test and sample papers is the most important task. By this, candidate can know about topics, the difficulty level of questions, shortcuts and tricks.
  • Candidates must attempt both Section-wise and full-length as this will give an idea of preparation level to the candidate and analyse the strengths and weaknesses.


























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