MAT Exam Pattern

For a clear understanding of the 5 sections of the MAT paper, candidates can go through the table below

Name of the Section No. of Questions Time Suggested
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skill 40 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian and Global Environment respectively 40 15
Total 200 150

MAT Syllabus 2017 – Language Comprehension

In the comprehension passage, the candidates can also expect a poem extract or stanza. The comprehension passage mostly contains the following –

  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Syllogisms
  3. Using the same word with different meaning.
  4. Contextual Usage
  5. Analogies
  6. One word substitution
  7. Antonyms
  8. Idioms
  9. Fill in the blanks
  10. Odd man out
  11. Jumbled Paragraphs
  12. Sentence Completion
  13. Sentence Correction
  14. Foreign language words used in English

MAT Syllabus 2017 – Mathematical Skill

This section is often one of the toughest and plays a major role in the test. The various types of questions that the candidates may have to face are –

  1. Ratios and proportions
  2. In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  3. Profit and Loss
  4. Geometry
  5. Percentages
  6. Algebra
  7. Averages
  8. Time-Speed-Distance
  9. Number System
  10. Geometric Progression
  11. Partnership (Accounts)
  12. Work and Time
  13. HCF & LCM
  14. Vectors

MAT Syllabus 2017 – Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section is mostly based on text, on tables and graphs. The following are the type of questions that the candidates may face in the exam –

  1. Bar Graphs
  2. Graphs
  3. Line Charts
  4. Column Graphs
  5. Pie Chart
  6. Venn Diagram etc.

MAT Syllabus 2017 – General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

This section mostly covers topics like the substitution of words, statements & assumptions, puzzles, etc. To tackle the Critical reasoning section, the candidates can prepare for the following topics –

  1. Critical Reasoning
  2. Sequencing
  3. Visual reasoning
  4. Coding and Decoding
  5. Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  6. Statements and Assumptions
  7. Identifying valid interferences
  8. Assertion and reasons
  9. Identifying reasons
  10. Linear arrangements
  11. Matrix arrangements
  12. Family tree
  13. Cause and effect, etc.

MAT Syllabus 2017 – Indian and Global Environment respectively

This section is mainly based on the social contemporary happenings, Business analytics, world records etc. This section can be prepared from the following topics –

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Quotations from important personalities
  3. Geography
  4. History
  5. Business
  6. Company punch lines
  7. Major events in corporate
  8. Books and authors
  9. Science
  10. Awards
  11. Top officials of big companies
  12. Sports
  13. Entertainment
  14. Politics etc.

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