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Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – All you Need to Know

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test or MAT Exam used for admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and allied programmes by over 600 business schools across India. MAT is conducted by Centre for Management Services, a specialized division under All India Management Association (AIMA). Every year Lakhs of students who aspire to pursue Masters in Business Administration take this exam. It is conducted 4 times in a year i.e. February, May, September and December. The score card of the Exam is valid for one full year. In this blog we will go through all the important aspects of the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). Read the blog in its entirety to know it all.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – Apply Online 

MAT aspirants can apply online for the MAT Exam scheduled to happen in May 2019. Use the link below to apply for the Exam.

Click Here to Apply for MAT 2019

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – Features of Exam

  1. 600+ Participating B-Schools  who use MAT score
  2. 50+ Test Cities to choose from
  3. 2 Modes of test
  4. 4 times in a Year

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – Eligibility Criteria

An MBA aspirant who wishes to take admission into a B-school though MAT Exam should be graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. Students who are in their final year degree courses can also apply. MAT scores are considered by more than 600 B-schools across the country. 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – Exam Pattern

  • MAT is a multiple-choice objective type test.
  • It has 200 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes.
  • Each question carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer, 1/4th of a mark assigned to the question is deducted.
  • These 200 questions are from five sections viz. Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Indian and Global Environment, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning with exactly 40 questions in each.
  • There is no section wise time limit.
Section No. Section No of Questions Time Suggested(Minutes)
1. Language Comprehension 40 30
2. Mathematical Skills 40 40
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5. Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150


Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – Syllabus of Exam

Take a look at the topics of MAT syllabus for different sections of the Exam.

Language Comprehension: 

Analogies Reading Comprehension
Synonyms & Antonyms Para Jumbles
Fill in the Blanks Summary and Functional Grammar

Mathematical Skills: 

Algebra (Simple equations, Ratio, Proportion, Variation) Arithmetic (Percentages, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Averages, Mixtures and Alligation, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Numbers),
Plane Geometry Mensuration
Permutations and Combination Probability
Height and Distance Trigonometry

Data Analysis and Sufficiency: 

Data Interpretation (DI) (Tables, pie charts, bar graphs, Caselets, Venn diagram, stacked graph, line graph) Data Sufficiency (DS) & Data Comparison (DC)

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: 

Analytical Reasoning (Linear Sequencing/Seating Arrangement Direction Sense
Clocks Calendars
Blood Relations Venn Diagrams
Distribution Coding /Decoding
Number and Letter Series Critical Reasoning (Cause and effect; Statements and Conclusions; Statements and Assumptions
Strong and Weak Arguments Inferences, Courses of Action, Assertion and Reasons

Indian and Global Environment: 

General Awareness questions also cover economic related issues and cover topics like History, Polity, Geography, Indian Economy, Global Economy, Sports current affairs etc.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – FAQs

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All the Best for the Exam.