MAT Exam Pattern 2020
MAT Exam Pattern 2020 - All India Management Association (AIMA) provides the exam pattern of MAT 2020 which includes the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance test. MAT exam pattern 2020 also mentions the marking scheme, duration of the exam. If the student is aware of the MAT 2020 exam pattern in advance, then he or she can draw a clear cut strategy. Knowing the MAT exam pattern well in advance, the candidates will get to know how many questions will be asked in each section of the exam, whether there is negative marking or not. MAT exam for IBT mode will be held from May 25 till June 25 in different slots. Whereas, MAT CBT mode will be held on June 21 while the one in the PBT mode on June 14. Earlier, AIMA has also announced that they will conduct the MAT exam as remotely proctored internet-based test. To know all the details about the exam pattern of MAT 2020, such as mode of exam, marking scheme, medium etc, read the full article.
Latest: MAT 2020 IBT admit card will be available to download for those who have registered till June 2. MAT 2020 application form is available for IBT mode. The last dates of registration have been extended to June 7, 2020 and June 15, 2020 for both PBT and CBT modes respectively.
MAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The table given below mentions the snippets related to the exam pattern of MAT 2020.
Exam Pattern of MAT 2020
Total Number of questions
Duration of the exam
Total number of sections
5 sections with 40 questions in each of them
Total number of options for each question
MAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Duration of the test
According to the exam pattern of MAT 2020, the test will be of 150 minutes or two hours and 30 minutes. Candidates have the option to switch between the sections as there is no time limit for a particular section. According to the experts, in order to perform well in the entrance exam, candidates should not spend more than half an hour for each section. As per the important dates of MAT 2020, the IBT mode will be conducted from May 25 till June 25 and CBT and PBT will be conducted on June 21 and June 14 respectively.
MAT 2020 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme
In the exam pattern of MAT 2020, AIMA has proposed the marking scheme under which candidates will get to know how many marks they will be awarded for correct answer and how many for incorrect. According to the marking scheme, candidates can get one mark for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The maximum marks which a candidate who will appear in MAT 2020 can score are 200. To determine their preparation strategy, candidates can take up mock test of MAT 2020.
MAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Sectional Distribution
There are five sections according to the exam pattern of MAT 2020 from which the questions are asked. These five sections are the English language, Mathematics, intelligence and critical reasoning, data analysis and sufficiency, Indian and global environment.
MAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Section wise questions
Total Number of Questions
Time to be spent in each section
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Indian and Global Environment
Note: Some of the MAT participating institutes do not take into account the marks scored by the candidate in the Indian and Global environment section.
Exam Pattern of MAT 2020 - Mode of the entrance Test
The Management Entrance Test (MAT) 2020 is conducted four times in a year both in a computer-based mode as well as in pen and paper-based mode. Due to COVID 19 outbreak, this year MAT will be conducted in the Internet-Based Test mode also. If the candidate decides to appear for the MAT entrance exam in pen and paper-based mode, then in such a case, the responses will have to be marked in the OMR sheet with a pencil. If the candidate has marked the answers incorrectly, then they have the option to erase it.
According to MAT exam pattern 2020, if the candidate wanted to appear in the exam in computer based mode or Internet-based test, then he or she should be comfortable using the mouse and keyboard. Candidates will be given a paper to do their rough work.
MAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Marking Scheme
According to the marking scheme of MAT 2020, candidates will be given one mark for every question answered correctly and they will lose 0.25 marks if they answer the question incorrectly. The total scaled score is 800.
MAT 2020 Exam Pattern - Detailed Description of Each Section
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning - In this section of MAT 2020 candidates are assessed on their critical thinking. Candidates will have to answer questions related to series and sequences and critical reasoning, data arrangement, blood relations, direction sense, input-output analysis, coding and decoding.
Mathematics - Candidates will have to answer questions related to arithmetic, geometry, business mathematics, Hence, candidates must be well versed with basic formulae and other concepts.
Language Comprehension - According to the exam pattern of MAT 2020, in language comprehension section candidates will be assessed on their comprehension and reading skills. Candidates will have to go through the questions based on the passage and answer the questions correctly.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency - Questions in this part will be asked on coding and decoding, direction sense, input/output analysis, blood relations, directions sense.
Indian and Global Environment - As per the exam pattern of MAT candidates will have to answer questions related to national and international current affairs. Questions on general knowledge will also be asked in this section.
MAT Syllabus 2020
Based on past years trends of questions, the syllabus of MAT 2020 includes the topics and sub-topics from which the questions will be asked. MAT 2020 IBT mode is being held from May 25 till June 25, CBT mode will be conducted on June 21 and PBT mode on June 14. Some of the topics which form part of MAT 2020 syllabus include mathematics, English language, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MAT Exam Pattern 2020
Question: Will there be any subjective questions that will be asked in MAT 2020?
As of now there has been no official notification from AIMA with regard to change in the exam pattern of MAT 2020 and candidates will have to answer multiple choice questions.
Question: What books should I consult for preparing for MAT 2020?
Some of the books which the candidates can consult for MAT 2020 are:
Word Power Made Easy’ – by Norman Lewis
Mission MBA MAT Guide
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams-Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal
Question: What is the marking scheme for MAT 2020?
Candidates will be given one mark for every correct answer and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
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Questions related to MAT
which months are better for mat
Generally time of 3-5 months is more than enough to prepare for the MAT exam, some students can also achieve good results in the period of 2-3 months too.
The exam is conducted in the June Month, so you can start preparation from the Feb to get a good score.
hey.i want 2 take admission in top MBA clgs of blore in coming year ie 2021 & want to prepare for MAT exam . Im preparing self without any coaching. hence 1.when exam will b conducted 2.as Im a beginner so how and where 2 start preparation 3.which books to refer. 4.how long will it take 2 prepare
First of all it is very good thing that you are preparing on your own for this examination. If you prepare by yourself by keeping in mind about your daily routine and habits you can do very well in the examination with the help of correct guidance which we are going to give you.
I am giving you a link from which you can download free books and study material for MAT which might help you in boosting your practice and self confidence.
In order to score good marks I am suggesting you some tips which you should follow :-
- Stay focused, avoid distractions.
- Don't keep anything for optional.
- Solve the mock papers/ take your own test as much as you can on the topics you have prepared so that you will come to know which topic needs more preparation.
- Manage your time wisely to maintain the daily routine.
I hope this information helps you.
All the Best!!
can we write MAT in September for admission in year 2021-22
The MAT score will remain valid for 1 year from the date of result declaration.You can also opt for IILM Lodhi Road campus , as it is the oldest campus situated in the heart of Delhi with an huge Alumni base of 1200+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty student ratio is the best here , a lot of one-on- one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities. We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like HDFC , Loreal , Khimji Ramdas , Modelez , deloitte etc.
while filling the registration form for MAT, by mistankly I selected IBT mode of test , but i have some issues with my laptop and internet connection,so I think might be face some issue during exam ,so is there any option to change the mode of test to CBT . please suggest.
You cannot make any changes in MAT application form as there isn't any correction facility.You have to either apply a fresh application choosing CBT mode or make some alternative arrangements to give the test in IBT mode.You can seek help from your friends or relatives to provide you desktop/laptop with with proper internet connectivity.
Got 80 percentile in mat. I live in delhi , should I go for FIIB delhi or should look colleges in Pune like pibm & iims pune?
As per your MAT Score, you can also opt for IILM Lodhi Road campus , as it is the oldest campus situated in the heart of Delhi with an huge Alumni base of 1200+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty student ratio is the best here , a lot of one-on- one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities , CVs and also prepare them for the selection processes . We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like HDFC , Loreal , Khimji Ramdas , Modelez , deloitte etc.