Chandigarh,4 May: A private college of Rajpura,Patiala distributed around 10,000 free examination kits to MAT aspirants at various examination centres in North India. These include Ambala, Markanda, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hisar, Jammu, Srinagar, Dehradoon, Patna etc. The examination kits comprised of pencils, eraser, sharpner and sweets. Another purpose was to provide necessary stationery items and to convey best wishes to the candidates. On the other hand, MAT exam was also conducted in Chandigarh at 4 various centres of Panjab University including Arts Block I and II, Law Department and Engineering College. Around 2,000 candidates appeared in the above mentioned centres. 450 prestigious Business Schools from all over India participated in May MAT Test. The prominent business schools participated from this region are Aryans Business School(ABS), Rajpura; AIS, Chandigarh; BJIMT, Sangrur; CBS, Mohali; CMT, Patiala; CIBM, Sanghol; CMTR, Kharar; CT, Jalandhar; DBIMCS, Mandi Gobindgarh; Dr IT, Patiala; GJIMT, Mohali; GGN, Ludhiana; GNIMT, Ludhiana; LCET, Ludhiana; PCTE, Ludhiana; RIMT, Mandi Gobindgarh; SVIET, Patiala etc. A managment expert said MAT is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. He added most of the students found May MAT exam tougher as compared to previous MAT exams held in the month of February, 2008 and September, 2007. MAT exam comprises of five sections namely Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian & Global Environment. Arun and Ashish from Una (H.P) said Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment sections were harder than the expectations. Ashish Dhiman from H.P. also had the same opinion. However Data Analysis and Sufficiency Intelligence, Language Comprehension and Critical Reasoning sections were comparatively easier. This test is usually conducted 4 times each year in February, May, September and December. It is to be mentioned that MAT has become popular with over 450 of AICTE approved Institutions & University departments participating in it. Lacs of MBA aspirants are availing AIMA's testing services from the last six years. In 2004, Government of India has approved MAT as National Entrance Test by Government of India.