MAT Exam Pattern 2018

MAT Exam PatternMAT Exam Pattern 2018 – The exam pattern of MAT 2018 is prescribed by All India Management Association (AIMA), the conducting body of the exam. It usually remains the same every year. The MAT exam pattern 2018 for the February session remains same as an objective type test. The MAT May will be held on May 4 and May 20 in offline and online mode respectively. The last date of online application is April 27. MAT examination is held four times in a year, each in every quarter. According to the MAT 2018 exam pattern, the duration of MAT 2018 will be 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). In this article, Careers360 brings to you the detailed paper pattern, syllabus, marking scheme and structure of MAT 2018 exam.

 

The table below mentions the overall structure of MAT 2018:

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MAT 2018 Exam Structure

Component

Details

Test Duration

150 minutes

No. of Questions

200

Marking Scheme

1 mark for each question

Negative Marking

¼ of the total marks or 0.25 mark

No. of Sections

5 (40 questions in each section)

No. of Options

4

Sections

  • Language Comprehension

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Mathematical Skills

  • Indian and Global Environment

Highlights of MAT Exam Pattern 2018

 

Mode of the Exam

 

MAT is among the popular management entrance examination as it is conducted in an ‘offline’ and ‘online’ mode. This means that those taking up the examination offline will have to carry a pencil and an eraser with them to colour the correct answers on the Optical Mark Recognition sheet. The number of slots for online MAT 2018 examination depends on the number of applicants who are taking up the examination.

 

Test Duration

 

The duration for upcoming MAT 2018 examination is two hours and 30 minutes or 150 minutes. There is no time limit assigned for each section and candidates can answer questions in different sections depending upon their convenience. The exam officials propose that candidates should not spend more than 30 minutes on each section.

 

Sections

 

The MAT examination is divided into five sections which are:

 

MAT Exam Pattern

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

Some of the participating institutes do not take into account the marks scored in the Indian and Global Environment section.

 

Marking Scheme

 

A candidate scores one mark for each correct answer and there is negative marking scheme of ¼ marks i.e. 0.25 marks. The maximum marks, which a candidate can score is 200 and the scaled score is given out of 800.

 

Detailed description of each section of MAT 2018

  • Language Comprehension - This section is aimed to judge the comprehending and reading skills of the candidates. The candidates will have to read the passages given and answer the questions based on it.

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning – With an aim to assess the candidates’ logical reasoning ability,this section deals with the topics like Data Arrangement, Blood Relations, Series and Sequences and Critical Reasoning, Direction Sense, Input/Output analysis, Coding and Decoding.

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency – This section is to judge the candidates’ analytical and critical thinking. This section brings the questions based on the topics like Direction Sense, Input/Output analysis, Coding and Decoding, Data Arrangement, Blood Relations.

  • Mathematical Skills – This section deals with the question based on business Mathematics, Arithmetic, and Geometry. It is important that the candidates thoroughly know their basic formulae and other concepts.

  • Indian and Global Environment – Knowledge about current affairs is all you need for this section.This section focuses on the domestic and international current affairs and anything related to general awareness could be asked.  

It is important that the students carry their MAT admit card to the examination hall along with the identity proofs. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card. 

 

MAT is a national level management entrance test for admission to MBA/PGDM programme at various management institutes across the country. The exam is conducted four times a year – February, May, September and December. MAT score is accepted by more than 600 B-schools in the country.

 

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Is mat and this test different? Atma and mat?

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Not given cat, xat,cmat giving mat may attempt can i get the colleges like xime,christ and birla? I have 70% in 10,12 and ug..pls help

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Hello Shruti ! Sorry you are not able to get admission in college good MBA college like time,Christ and birla.today all the college take admission on the basis of Cat results. Thanks for contacting ...Read More
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Hi Surojit,No, not at all.Tezpur University accepts all scores for MBA admission; CAT, XAT etc.Here's a link for more details:-  https://admission.aglasem.com/tezpur-university-mba-admission...Read More
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Hey there are fabulous books for preparing MAT I would suggest you to buy Arihant past 10 years papers it would really help you a lot to clear basic and fundas.

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I score 600 in Feb mat, can anyone suggest me some good colleges in Tamilnadu.

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Hey dear from your score I would suggest you better college try for Christ bangalore

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