MAT Exam Pattern 2019
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MAT Exam Pattern 2019 – The exam pattern of MAT 2019 is prescribed by the All India Management Association (AIMA), the conducting body of the exam. Usually, the MAT exam pattern remains the same every year. The MAT exam pattern 2019 for December session is expected to remain unaltered; an objective type test. MAT 2019 exam for December session in paper-based mode phase 1 was conducted on December 8 and in online mode will be conducted on December 14. According to the MAT 2019 exam pattern, the total duration of all MAT exams of 2019 is 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). In this article, Careers360 brings to you the detailed paper pattern, syllabus, marking scheme and exam pattern of MAT 2019 December exam.
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The table below mentions the overall structure of MAT 2019:


MAT 2019 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 2019

Let’s take a look at the MAT December exam pattern 2019 in-depth-

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MAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Mode of the Exam

MAT is among the popular management entrance examination as it is conducted in both, ‘offline’ and ‘online’ modes. Candidates can choose to appear for either of the modes or even both the modes.

This means that those taking up the examination in paper-based or PBT mode, 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 2019 examination depends on the number of applicants who are taking up the examination.

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The ones opting for computer-based or CBT mode just have to be aware of handling the basic tools and hardware such as keyboard and mouse. Rough sheets will be provided to them for rough work.


MAT Exam Pattern 2019 - Test Duration

The duration of the MAT 2019 examination will be 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.


MAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Sectional Distribution

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

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


MAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme

As per the marking scheme prescribed by AIMA, a candidate scores one mark for each correct answer and there is a 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.


MAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Detailed description of each section

  • 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 questions based on 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.


In order to appear for MAT December, candidates must first fulfil the MAT eligibility criteria as laid down by AIMA and then fill in the MAT application form before the deadline. They must remember to carry their MAT admit card to the examination hall along with the identity proofs. No candidate allowed to take the exam without the possession of MAT 2019 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. More than 600 B-schools in the country accept MAT scores.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MAT Exam Pattern 2019

Question: What are the features of MAT 2019?

Answer:

MAT 2019 will include objective type questions. The MAT 2019 will consist of the following exam pattern:

Section - Number of questions

Indian and global environment - 40 

Data analysis and sufficiency - 40

Language comprehension- 40

Mathematical skills- 40 

Intelligence and critical reasoning- 40

Question: Can I appear for both CBT and PBT mode?

Answer:

Yes, Candidates can apply for both CBT and PBT mode.

Question: Is there any time limit to attempt sections?

Answer:

Yes, Each section will be allotted ceratin timing, under which candidates need to complete:

Indian and global environment -  15 minutes

Data analysis and sufficiency - 35 minutes

Language comprehension- 30 minutes

Mathematical skills-  40 minutes

Intelligence and critical reasoning- 30 minutes

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