Using the Master Template to clone other applications will keep all the XML Names consistent throughout all your sections and questions for all your cloned applications.
XML names are how the system maps one item to another.
When pushing changes from the master template, it will look for that same XML name in the cloned application. When it finds the match, it will make the appropriate change. Therefore, it is important to remember, if you change any XML name that originated from the Master Template, you have broken the link to the Master Template for that specific item and the Master Template will not be able to make any changes to that item, as it will not be able to map to it.
To help keep consistency in your XML names, when creating your Master Template, it is a best practice to add the MT in front of every XML Section Name and Question Name. That way when you are in a cloned application you will know exactly what was cloned down from the Master Template and what was added to the application later and not part of the Master Template.
Section Names: for the General Information Section, use the XML name MTGeneralInformation
Question Names: for the First Name, enter the XML name as MTFirstName
Remember, XML names are not the name of the applicant views; they are for internal purposes only.