MBA entrance exams – Study Material and Practice Exercises

MBA entrance exams

Today, many top B-Schools in India offer specialization  in different disciplines of business management and conduct MBA entrance exams. These B-Schools either affiliate themselves to a common national level entrance test or take their own aptitude test to select candidates.The most significant and respected MBA entrance exams in India are MAT, CAT, SNAP, IBSAT, XAT, IIFT etc.

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Verbal Ability Notes and Practice Exercises

Verbal ability is an important section of most of the competitive exams. To score good marks in verbal ability, the candidates need to have a good vocabulary and a strong command of English. Simplynotes/Simplinotes provides you with the best notes/study material which will help you to  understand and practice the most important verbal ability topics  with most frequently asked verbal ability solved questions.

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Verbal Ability
Grammar Notes and Practice Exercise

Grammar is an integral part in the English section of any Competitive Examination. Simplynotes/Simplinotes provides you with important English Grammar tips with detailed explanation for aspirants preparing for Banking, Railways, SSC,MBA  & other competitive examination.

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Reading Comprehension Strategies and Practice Exercises

Reading comprehension is the ability to process text, understand its meaning, and to integrate with what the reader already knows. Reading Comprehension is the most common section in most of the Entrance Exams. Click on the link below to learn the strategies and practice the passages.

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Reading Comprehension
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Notes and Practice Exercises

Analytical reasoning assessess a candidate’s ability to study information and apply logic to find patterns or make inferences. In many competitive examinations there are separate section called Reasoning or Mental Ability Test where candidate’s were asked different questions on analytical and logical reasoning. Different analytical and logical reasoning topics are given below with questions and answers. Explanation are also added for easy understanding of the questions. Practice these questions to improve your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Numerical Ability Tricks and Practice Exercises

Numerical aptitude defines the ability of an individual to execute tasks relating to the handling of numbers. Quantitative aptitude or Numerical ability forms one section of competitive exams out of four (General awareness, General English, Reasoning ability and Quantitative aptitude/Numerical ability). Simplynotes/Simplinotes provides you topic wise notes and the set of the question with important tricks to solve Numerical Ability questions.

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Numerical Ability
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Practice Exercises/Sample Papers on Verbal Ability

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association). It is held four times a year in the month of February, May, September and December. Any national B-School can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. Minimum qualification to appear for the test is graduation. The candidates who have completed their graduation in any of the streams like science, commerce and arts can apply for the exam. The candidates who are in the final year of the graduation can also apply for the exam. The candidates who have a minimum of 50% marks in their graduation can apply for the test (45% marks for the SC/ST candidates). The NRI candidates can also appear for the test. There is no age limit to appear for the MAT exam. The candidates of any age can appear for this entrance test also there is no attempt limit for the examination.
Exam Pattern
The exam consists of total 200 questions divided into 5 sections. These five sections are:

  1. Language Comprehension
  2. Mathematical Skills
  3. Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  5. Indian and Global Environment

Each section carries 40 marks making it a total of 200. Time limit is 150 mnts. For every wrong answer ¼ marks are deducted.

 Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT is national level MBA entrance exams conducted by IIMs. CAT is a test with no predefined syllabus, however past trends suggest that CAT tests in general aptitude includes:

  1. Verbal Ability (English)

           Verbal reasoning, antonyms and synonyms, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, syllogism, analogies, idioms, jumbled paragraphs, reading   comprehension

  1. Quantitative Ability (Mathematics)

Number system, Geometry, Simple and Compound Interest, Averages, Profit and Loss, Quadratic & Linear Equation, Algebra, Permutation and Combination, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Trigonometry,Logarithm, Speed, time and distance, Progressions, HCF, LCM, Geometry, Mixtures and Alligations, Complex Numbers.

  1. Logical Reasoning (LR)

Clocks and calendars, Directions, Binary Logic, Coding-decoding, Blood relations, Linear and matrix arrangement, Syllogism,Venn Diagrams, Cubes, Number and letter series.

  1. Data Interpretation (DI) skills.

 Area graph, Line graph, Charts (Columns, bar, pie), tables, venn diagrams

Duration of CAT exam is 180 minutes and consists 100 questions.

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2017, conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for the last 60 years, is the gateway to more than 150 highly ranked B schools in India. The exam has time duration of 3 hours 30 minutes. Earlier this exam used to be of 3 hours.

XAT exam is divided into 5 sections namely :

Part 1

i. Verbal and Logical Ability (No. of questions-26)

ii. Decision Making (No. of questions-23)

iii. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (No. of questions-29)
Part 2
i. General Knowledge (No. of questions-25)
ii. Essay Writing (1 essay)

Out of the 5 sections, 4 consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) while the Essay Writing section is of descriptive type. Ideal size of essay is around 300-400 words.Time limit to solve first part is 170 minutes and time limit to solve second part is 35 minutes.

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