MAT Exam Pattern, MAT Question paper sections & MAT Syllabus

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 May MAT 2017 exam will be Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.

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 May MAT 2017 exam.
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Section: Language Comprehension
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min):30
Section: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 30
Section: Data Analysis and Sufficiency
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 35
Section: Mathematical Skills
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 40
Section: Indian and Global Environment
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 15
No. of Questions: 200
Suggested time (in min): 150

MAT Syllabus

MAT Syllabus for MAT May 2017 exam is not strictly pre defined. Still the MAT syllabus covers following major topics in each section.

Language Comprehension
MAT syllabus for Language Comprehension consists of English Grammar based questions; English Proficiency; Fill in the Blanks, Para jumble, Reading Comprehension.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Although MAT syllabus for this section is short but in fact MAT question paper has tricky questions in this area. Major topics covered in MAT syllabus on Intelligence and Critical Reasoning are Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Analogy, Statement Argument among others.

Mathematical skills
Topics covered in MAT syllabus on Mathematical skills, broadly are Elementary Mathematics; Arithmetic:- Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegation; Unitary Method; Time and Distance; Commercial Maths; Profit and Loss, Interest; Geometry; Triangles, Circles; Mensuration; Algebra Permutation and Combinations; Sequence And Series; Trigonometry Heights and Distance; Linear Programming; Coordinate Geometry. MAT syllabus as it reflects consists of more topics on Arithmetic in MAT question paper.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency
This section as per the MAT question paper is more time consuming. MAT syllabus on Data Analysis and Sufficiency cover the topics on Table; Data Sufficiency; graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram among others. The questions in May MAT question paper can be expected in sets as well as individual ones.

Indian and Global Environment
MAT syllabus on Indian and Global Environment expects you to know everything under the Sun. Major topics covered in MAT syllabus in this section are Economics, finance, national and international current affairs. There are many other topics on which questions are placed in the MAT question paper in this section. Questions are also based on conventional GK in MAT question paper. In-depth and regular reading of GK helps more as sometimes a few GK questions in MAT exam need intensive reading.