MAT 2019: Complete Exam Pattern and Syllabus Students Must Know

Educationby Ariana Smith19 January 2019

MAT 2019

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to MBA programs across the country. MAT is scheduled four times in a year i.e. February, May, September & December. MAT 2019 exam, which is conducted in both online and offline mode, is next scheduled to be conducted in February 2019. The pen and paper-based MAT 2019 exam will be conducted on 17th February 2019 and the computer-based exam is scheduled to be conducted on 23rd February 2019.

Since only 1 month is left for the examination, it is very important for the students to get fully aware of the exam pattern and syllabus of MAT 2019. So, here we are providing you the complete exam pattern and syllabus of MAT 2019 exam.

Exam Pattern of MAT 2019:

MAT 2019 is a standardized exam and the exam pattern for MAT is prescribed by AIMA. The exam is divided into five sections i.e. Data Analysis &Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence &Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills & Indian and Global Environment. Each section contains 40 questions of 40 marks and so the total or maximum marks for MAT 2019 are 200. The composite time for the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes.

Marking Scheme- MAT 2019 is a multiple-choice test where a student gets 1 mark for each correct answer. The exam also has a negative marking of .25 marks for each incorrect answer.

SectionTotal Number of QuestionsTime Suggested (In Minutes)Marks Allotted
Language Comprehension403040
Mathematical Skills404040
Data Analysis & Sufficiency403540
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning403040
Indian and Global Environment401540

Syllabus for MAT 2019:

As MAT 2019 exam is spread over 5 sections, here we are providing you syllabus for each section of the exam.

Language Comprehension:

This section is designed to check the reading and comprehending skills of a candidate. The section contains questions from English Grammar and the important topics of the section are-

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Sentence correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Idioms
  • One word substitution
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Different usage of the same word
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning:

The section checks the reasoning ability of a candidate and tests how a candidate responds to a particular situation by asking situation based questions. Important topics under the section are-

  • Family tree
  • Syllogisms
  • Arrangement
  • Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Course of Action
  • Puzzles
  • Visual reasoning
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Series
  • Numeric grid
  • Pie Chart
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Column graphs
  • Graphs representing Area

Data Analysis and Sufficiency:

This section tests the observational and analytical skills of a candidate. So, the section contains questions in which a candidate has to analyse the given data and answer the questions. The important topics of the section are-

  • Line Graph
  • Multiple Graph
  • Data Table
  • Pie Chart
  • Data Comparison
  • Puzzles
  • Bar Charts
  • Data Sufficiency

Mathematical Skills:

The section checks the numerical ability of a candidate and has questions from elementary Mathematics. Practicing each topic can help you get good scores in the section. All these are the simple topics that you have studied during your schooling. The important topics of the section are-

  • Percentage
  • Simple-Compound Interest
  • P&C Probability
  • Time & Work
  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Profit & loss
  • Allegation & Mixture
  • Time Speed & Distance
  • Partnerships
  • Clocks- Calendars
  • Average
  • Ratio-Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Height & Distance
  • Trigonometry

Indian and Global Environment:

This section is totally based on current affairs and checks the general awareness of a candidate. It focuses on domestic and international current affairs. So, a candidate must be aware of the latest news to ace the section. The important topics of the section are-

  • Current affairs
  • Business
  • World Records
  • Heads of Companies
  • Appointments and Resignations
  • Famous Awards and Prizes
  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Punchlines of Companies
  • History
  • International Organisation
  • Important Quotations
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • Finance
  • Major Corporate news
  • Automobiles
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Miscellaneous events

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Ariana Smith is a freelancer content writer and enthusiastic blogger. She is a regular contributor at The Daily Notes.

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