MAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

MAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Understanding MAT exam pattern and syllabus is important in your preparation for MAT Exam. MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a competitive management entrance exam conducted in India by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to various Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or equivalent Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses. Over 600 B-Schools in India accepts this exam score for their admissions.


MAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Being a first step in preparation, students must read MAT exam pattern and syllabus.


MAT Exam Pattern

This MAT exam pattern is based on MAT February 2019 exam.

Mode of MAT Exam

MAT exam is offered both in paper based and computer based methods. The tests are known as Paper Based Test (PBT) and Computer Based Test (CBT). The candidate can chose any one or both methods for the exam by paying appropriate fees of the exam. Candidate has to see whether the mode is available at their chosen centre city.

A ‘Paper Based Test’ is a traditional way offered on a single day to all candidates. In this mode the candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB- Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper and OMR Answer Sheet are provided at the Test Centre. The candidate has to mark the answer to the question booklet in the OMR Answer Sheet.

In a ‘Computer Based Test’ the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the centre, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer based test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation.


Duration and Number of Questions in MAT

The duration of the exam is 150 minutes.

MAT exam consists of 200 questions, 40 questions each from five different categories. The categories are Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and Indian and Global Environment. Negative marking are there for wrong answer. A section wise number of questions and suggested time in minutes are given below:

Section No.Section NameNumber of QuestionsTime Suggested (in Minutes)
ILanguage Comprehension4030
IIMathematical Skills4040
IIIData Analysis and Sufficiency4035
IVIntelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
VIndian and Global Environment4015
Total200150

MAT Exam Syllabus

MAT exam questions consists of five sections namely Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and Indian and Global Environment. Some important topics from these five sections are as follows:

Section I: Language Comprehension

Fill in the blanks, Reading comprehension, Sentence correction, English proficiency, Jumbled paragraph, Verbal reasoning, Synonyms and antonyms.

Section II: Mathematical Skills

Number system, Geometry, Mixtures and allegation, Profit and loss, Sequence and series, Simple interest and compound interest, Venn diagram, Clocks, Vectors, Calendar, Ratio and proportion, Maxima and minima, Probability, Set theory, Logarithm, Averages, Time speed distance, Trigonometry, Height and distance, Algebra, Permutation and combination, Quadratic and linear equations, Partnerships, Mensuration.

Section III: Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Table, Graphs, Data sufficiency, Venn diagram, Charts (column, bar, pie, line)

Section IV: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Passage conclusion, Fact inference judgment, Statement argument, Pie chart, Blood relations, Analogy, Assertion and reasoning.

Section V: Indian and Global Environment

Current Affairs, World Records, Books and Authors, Top officials of big companies, Science, History, Social issues.


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Post Last Updated: Feb 8, 2019 @ 1:01 pm

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