MAT Exam Pattern

Although MAT Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other MBA entrance exams also, past MAT question papers and the MAT exam pattern reveal that MAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the MAT exam. Scores of MAT September 2017 exam will be used as admission criteria in B-schools across the country for the academic session 2018-19.


MAT 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. The MAT question paper is divided among 5 key sections on which questions are formed in MAT exam.


The 5 test sections in September MAT 2017 exam will be Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.


Score and percentile in MAT exam is 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 of the 5 sections in MAT question paper will have 40 questions making it a total of 200 questions in MCQ format to be solved in 150 minutes. Individual time limit for each section has been suggested by AIMA although candidates can move from one section to other in the September MAT 2017 exam.

MAT Exam Pattern

Section: No. of Questions: Suggested time (in min)
 Language Comprehension  40 30
 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
Data Analysis and Sufficiency  40 35
 Mathematical Skills 40 40
Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150