The verbal ability section of MAT contains 40 questions in all and is to be completed in 30 minutes. Each question carries one mark, i.e., this section carries 40 marks.
Types of verbal ability section :
- Reading Comprehension
- Sentence correction
- Sentence completion
- Antonyms and synonyms
- Paragraph completion
- Fill in the blanks
It tests the candidate’s ability to read with insight and understanding, in order to understand its true meaning. Comprehensions are basically on the topics covering social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.
It tests your logical power. One just has to use the logic and complete the sentence by choosing the word or words that suit the sentence in the apt way. However the information needed by the candidate would be with him and there’s no need for any extra facts.
Analogies basically test the vocabulary part of the examinee. The examinee is required to find relationship between two words and then choose the answer choice that is most suitably matching that relation. There are 4 answer choices and the words given as such are known as ‘stem words’.
ANTONYMS & SYNONYMS:
Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. It also tests the vocabulary of the test taker. Here the examinee is presented with a word and it is followed by 4 answer choices which may either be words or short phrases. Synonyms are words that have similar meanings.
It tests the examinee’s proficiency in English grammar, its usage and style. Sentence correction items consist of a sentence, all or part of which has been underlined, with four associated answer choices listed below the sentence. It tests correct expression and diction.
It includes lines that have to be included in the paragraph to complete it.
FILL IN THE BLANKS:
Here the examinee is required to fill the blanks by choosing appropriate words from the available options.
Inference based questions formulating Verbal reasoning can also be a part of MAT Verbal Section.