MAT Syllabus 2019
Aditi Garg, 27 Sep 2019, #MAT
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MAT Syllabus 2019 - Candidates who planned to appear for the MAT December exam were advised to prepare as per exam syllabus prescribed for MAT 2019. AIMA will conduct the December session of one of the most popular management entrance tests, MAT (Management Aptitude Test) on December 8 (Paper-Based Test) and the computer-based test will be held on December 14, 2019. MAT usually takes place four times a year. One could appear for any of the examination modes and can use the highest scores to take admission in MAT participating B-schools. The MAT syllabus 2019 guided aspirants to prepare the relevant sectional topics. However, it should be noted that AIMA did not release the official syllabus; it is only through the experts and test-takers that we gathered information the MAT 2019 syllabus. Careers360, in this article, provides the information related to the syllabus of MAT 2019 including exam pattern, sectional topics, best books, FAQs etc.
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MAT Important Dates 2019



MAT December 2019 (paper-based test)

December 8, 2019

MAT December 2019 (computer-based test)

December 14, 2019

MAT 2019 Result

Last week of December 2019

To prepare for MAT 2019 exam, the first step was to know the exam pattern and syllabus of MAT 2019. The table below provides the MAT exam pattern 2019.

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MAT Exam Pattern


No. of Questions


Data Analysis and Sufficiency


35 mins

Language Comprehension


30 mins

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning


30 mins

Mathematical Skills


40 mins

Indian and Global Environment


15 mins



150 minutes

MAT Scoring Scheme 2019: Each question carried one mark and 1/4th marks (0.25 marks) will be deducted for every wrong answer.

MAT 2019 Syllabus

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Based on past exam analysis, the vital topics and areas are mentioned below-

MAT Syllabus - Mathematical Skills

This section comprises diverse topics ranging from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry to Cubes, Number System, Probability, etc. Majority of the questions are expected to be from the Arithmetic section alone. The Arithmetic topics are as follows-

  • Ratio

  • Profit & Loss

  • Averages

  • Time-Speed-Distance

  • Time & Work

  • Partnerships

  • Percentages

MAT Syllabus - Language Comprehension

The next important section is no other, but the section of Language Comprehension. MAT syllabus 2019 will consist of two parts, Reading Comprehension and English vocabulary clubbed with Grammar. The vocabulary and grammar part will have the questions on the following language elements -

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Idioms

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Odd word out

  • Jumbled words and sentences

  • Para jumbles

  • Sentence correction

MAT Syllabus - Data Analysis and Sufficiency

The MAT 2019 syllabus pertaining to the Data Analysis and Sufficiency is given below-.

  • Caselet

  • Bar graph

  • Line graph

  • Pie Chart

  • Mixed charts and graphs

  • Table

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Data Comparison

According to the previous MAT syllabus trends, the questions can be calculation intensive. So it would be wise to practice calculation intensive questions from the Data Analysis and Sufficiency section.

MAT Syllabus - Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Section majorly covers Mathematical Reasoning. The other questions are asked on Verbal Ability. The Verbal Ability section might have questions from the topics given below-

  • Analogy

  • Series

  • Statement-Conclusion

  • Family Tree/Relation

  • Directions

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Assertion Reason

  • Cause and Effect

  • Coding and Decoding

MAT Syllabus - Indian and Global Environment

This section is a mix of static General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Amidst the two, more questions can be expected from the current stories. The topics of the current affairs area may include -

  • Business Awareness

  • Politics

  • Sports

  • Books and Authors

  • Entertainment

  • Social Issues

Incidentally, the scores of Indian and Global Environment section is not considered for the final scaled score.

How to Prepare for MAT 2019 (May session)?

Experts say that it is not necessary to spend more than need more than three-four hours daily for about three-four months to prepare for MAT. The MAT preparation can be managed with office work, meetings, travelling time etc.

After gaining proficiency in the English and Mathematics concepts, it is a mandate that one should opt to write/take mock tests. The more, the better! As there is a sectional time limit, it is more important to manage the time. Mock Test should be closely analysed by self or experts.

For the logical questions, it is ideal to read the question repeatedly and understand it before thinking of the response. Revision is another necessary aspect; one should assign his/ her last few days for complete revision.

Best Books for MAT 2019

Some of the best books to refer for MAT 2019 are the following -

  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations.

  • Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams.

  • Mission MBA MAT Guide.

  • 10 Challengers MAT.

  • Study Package for MAT.

  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exam Guide.

MAT 2019 will be held on December 8 and on December 14, 2019, in paper-pencil and computer-based modes respectively. The scorecard of MAT 2019 December session will be released in the last week of December 2019.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MAT Syllabus 2019

Question: What is the mode of Test?


Candidates can opt for either Offline or Online mode of MAT exam. 

Question: Can I choose to appear for both online and offline modes?


Yes. You can opt for both the testing modes (online and offline), however, you need to pay an additional amount as your registration fee. If you choose to take the exam in both offline and online modes, the application fee is Rs. 2650.

Question: Is there any difference between the Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?


Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. All computers are connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the centre, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer Based Test assumes that the candidate has a basic familiarity with the use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. In traditional Paper Based Test, Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Centre.

Question: What is the nature of the MAT test?


It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. The test is designed to measure a person’s general aptitudes as the following table indicates:

Section- No of Questions- Duration (Minutes)

Language Comprehension-40- 30

Mathematical Skills- 40- 40

Data Analysis and Sufficiency- 40- 35

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning- 40- 30

Indian and Global Environment- 40- 15

Total- 200- 150

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Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

you need to give donation fees if you get admission through management quota.

unless if you get the college through counselling and interview process there is no fees for donation. hope you may understand.


please suggest me some tips to crack MAT exam without coaching

Yash Dev Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019
Hello student management aptitude test (Mat) exam conducted 4time a year.
MAT exam conducted in both paper based and computer based student can choose any of the category
MAT December test date are mentioned below
Paper best test-8dec2019
Computer based test-14dec 2019
Exam pattern are of 5 sections
Language comprehension - 40 question
Mathematical skills - 40 questions
Data analysis and sufficiency - 40 question
Intelligence and critical reasoning - 40 question
Indian and global environment - 40 question
Important sources -
1)barons guide to gmat
2)class 11-12 maths by Rs agarwal
3)mock test paper (prefer careers360)
4)online test
5)previous year questions

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

student in graduation final year can apply for mat? what is the cutoff mat exams which colleges are available for mba after passing the mat exam

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019


Yes, final year students too are eligible to apply for MAT, but they need to show the proof of qualifying examination as prescribed during admission process while unable to do so will lead to its cancellation.

To know the colleges that takes admission based on MAT scores, go through the following link-


does a canditate for mba after giving cat/mat/xat exam have to go for GD and PI to every private institute or do each private institute conduct GD and PI in some states?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 8th Oct, 2019
In short, yes. Each and every college has a different selection process and it is independant of each college. So, if you apply to say 10 colleges, you have to apply for each college Group discussion and personal intervuew process. The shortlisting process abd final merit list is separate for each College.
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