MAT Exam

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Exam

MAT Examination Pattern

In order to ace the Management Aptitude Test (MAT), candidates need to get familiar with the examination pattern. MAT is offered in two modes – MAT Paper-based Test (PBT) and Computer-based Test (CBT). 

MAT September 2019 (Tentative)

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) PBT will take place on September 02, 2019, while MAT CBT will be held on September 15, 2019, in different slots. However, MAT admit cards will be released based on CBT and PBT exam dates. 

MAT Exam Pattern Important Points  

  • The test will be conducted in English language only. 
  • Candidates have to mark their answers in an OMR answer sheet with a Blue/Black ball point pen for PBT mode. 
  • In MAT PBT, candidates won't be provided with any rough sheet and they have to do calculations in the question booklet itself. 
  • A candidate must have basic knowledge about the computer for CBT. 
  • Candidates should report at the examination hall at least 90 minutes before the test commences. 
  • All questions carry equal marks. 
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers. 
  • 0.25 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 
  • A candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 200 questions in CBT mode.
  • A candidate have to choose one out of four options.  

Paper Pattern For MAT Exam

MAT online or offline exam consists of five sections – Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.

Section No. of Questions

Time Estimated for Each Section

Language Comprehension 40 30 Mins
Mathematical Skills
40 40 Mins
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35 Mins
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30 Mins
Indian and Global Environment 40 15 Mins
Total 200 150 Mins

Score and percentile in MAT 2019 exam are awarded on the basis of 4 sections. The score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile score in the MAT score card.

Each section in MAT question paper will have 40 questions making it a total of 200 questions in MCQ format to be solved within 150 minutes. Individual time limit for each section has been suggested by AIMA although aspirants can move from one section to other in the MAT exam.

A candidate must have basic knowledge about the computer for CBT. The MAT syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other MBA entrance exams like CMAT & KMAT. Based on past MAT question papers and the MAT exam pattern, it has been revealed that the MAT 2019 syllabus does not throw tough questions in the MAT exam. 

Scores of MAT exam will be used as admission criteria in B-schools across the country for the academic session 2019-20. 

MAT 2019 question paper is based on the MAT exam pattern which is an objective type test with Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). MAT Syllabus comprises almost all the topics relevant to other top MBA entrance exams.

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