MAT 2019 Exam – MAT English Preparative Tips | Clear MAT English Exam


MAT is an exam conducted by AIMA (All India Managment Association) to screen candidates for admission into 600+ B-Schools, some of which are very notable. Every Year many applicants run in the race of selection in some top end B-school through MAT. To evaluate the credibility of the applicant MAT tests you on four areas, each comprising 40 minutes. Which mean you have less than a minute to answer each question. Hence it becomes very crucial to the strategy for the subjects. One of those subjects is Language Comprehension or as it is commonly known as English. Keep reading the article for MAT English preparative tips.

This section has questions relating to the general understanding of English, along with comprehension of the language by reading or verbal reasoning ability. This section can be split into two parts: concept driven and practise intensive. Select areas of English language comprehension are concept driven while areas of English language proficiency are practise driven. This is one section you can’t afford to skip or lax in preparation because it is the section that helps you score the most while saving you the most amount of time as well. Hence in this article, we have mentioned few English Preparative tips for the MAT Exam. The questions in this topic are chiefly from

  • Analogies
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, meaning and contextual interpretations
  • Rearranging sentences
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Completion

For this section, generic and subject-wise MAP Preparative tips blend in because unlike other sections, there are no formulae or priorities to fulfill. Besides, this section is more environmentally and capabilities sensitive than other sections are. For that reason, some of the tips to clear this section are

MAT Exam English Preparative Tips

Reading Comprehension

  • There is no one way about it. Language comprehension always depends on your reading ability and speed. The best way is to read novels and newspapers. However, if that is not your preference, we suggest you pick up a random article off the net and read it. This serves one other purpose.
  • You can’t really be sure which article will come in the RC part of the section. Reading multiple topics will give you a general idea of the topics, and help you piece things together even when the RC passage is broken or taken out of context.
  • There are two ways to master RC – read a lot of RC passages in your study manual and attempt the questions underneath. Otherwise, read a lot of random articles off the net, and read discussion articles about the article. This will help you put things in perspective
  • Never assume anything. Just because you’re well read, and a jack of all trades, doesn’t mean you assume facts not mentioned in the passage. While it is permissible to infer facts, do not build distant connections that one would not have known without some prior knowledge of the topics. If it is not mentioned in the passage, it doesn’t exist.

Vocabulary Ability

  • Editorials are the best source for vocabulary and language proficiency.
  • Pouring through dictionary or thesaurus is always a bad idea for mastering the vocabulary section. It is better if you read more.
  • If you still choose to peruse a dictionary because that’s easier, ensure that you’re putting those words into use – either by reading articles containing that word or striking a conversation with that word. Otherwise, brain’s retention ability for out of context English words is relatively low.
  • Do Practice antonyms and synonyms. This will help you to prepare words that have most probability

Important Synonyms from Topprnotes

Important Antonyms from Topprnotes

  • Parajumble and close test are always a soft target. Attempt them after Reading Comprehension.
  • Refer as many materials you can for practicing close test, odd 1 out, para jumble etc.
  • Don’t stop to look up a new word when you find one while reading. This will not only hinder your ability to read fast, which you will need (at about 250 words per minute) but also prevent you from developing the ability to understand the meaning contextually.

English section is relatively easy, It is the top scorer for students too. Work a little on this, and you’ll realise how much it contributes to your overall score.


Reading comprehension is always easy. Most of the Top marks scorer, topper has accepted English as the key subject that helps them to do well. And with English Preparative tips, we believe you will do well.