MAT Syllabus 2020 - Candidates who planned to appear for the MAT May exam are advised to prepare as per exam syllabus prescribed for MAT 2020. All India Management Association (AIMA) does not officially subscribe to MAT 2020 syllabus. Based on past years question papers, candidates can check the MAT syllabus 2020 and get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked. Knowing the MAT (Management Aptitude Test) 2020 syllabus in advance, candidates will also be able to draw a clear cut plan with regard to their preparation. MAT syllabus 2020 also includes the sections, topics as well as the sub-topics from which the questions will be asked in the entrance exam. MAT exam for May session will be conducted in computer-based mode on May 3 and for pen and paper based mode will be held on May 16, 2020. Read the full article to know all the aspects of syllabus of MAT 2020.
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MAT Important Dates 2020





MAT 2020 pen and paper-based mode

May 16


MAT 2020 computer-based mode

May 3


MAT Result 2020

To be notified

MAT 2020 Syllabus

The complete syllabus of MAT 2020 included questions from mathematics, english language which mainly include comprehension, intelligence and critical reasoning, data analysis and sufficiency, Indian and global environment.

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MAT Syllabus 2020 - English Language (Comprehension)

In this part of the syllabus of MAT 2020, candidates will have to answer the questions after reading the passage. There will be questions on vocabulary and grammar which the candidates will have to answer correctly. The sub-topics which form part of MAT syllabus 2020 for the English language are:

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  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Idioms

  • Jumbled words and sentences

  • Odd word out

  • Sentence correction

  • Para jumbles

MAT 2020 Syllabus - Mathematics

In the mathematics section of MAT 2020, candidates have to answer questions from arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, probability, number system, cubes mensuration etc.

The sub-topics in arithmetic are:

  • Profit and loss

  • Partnerships

  • Percentages

  • Ratio

  • Time-speed and distance

  • Time and work

  • Averages

  • Profit and loss

MAT Syllabus 2020 - Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

In the critical reasoning and intelligence section, candidates have to rationally analyze the questions and then answer them. The topics which were covered in intelligence and critical reasoning are:

  • Analogy

  • Statement-Conclusion

  • Assertion Reason

  • Series

  • Family Tree/Relation

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Directions

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Cause and Effect

Syllabus of MAT 2020 - Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Data analysis and sufficiency comprised questions that were based on the information that was provided in the questions. Candidates have to analyse that information and draw the inference. The topics included in data analysis and sufficiency are:

  • Caselet

  • Bar graph

  • Pie Chart

  • Line graph

  • Mixed charts and graphs

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Data Comparison

  • Table

MAT Syllabus 2020 - Indian and Global Environment

Candidates have to answer questions based on General Knowledge domestic and international current affairs. As part of the syllabus of MAT 2020, the topics that will be covered are:

  • Business Awareness

  • Entertainment

  • Politics

  • Sports

  • Social Issues

MAT Exam Pattern 2020

AIMA prescribes the exam pattern for MAT 2020 which includes the total number of questions that were asked, marking scheme, mode of exam etc.

Exam Pattern of MAT 2020



Total number of questions


Duration of exam

150 minutes

Marking scheme

One mark for every correct answer

¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

Total number of sections



Four options for every question

Mode of Exam

Offline and Computer based mode

MAT Sample Paper 2020

Candidates appearing for the Management Aptitude Test must solve the sample papers of MAT 2020 so that they know what are the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam. By solving MAT sample papers, candidates will also get to know on which topics to focus more on.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MAT Syllabus 2020

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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i scored total. 499 marsks in mat and want collages in pune . can u please help me out

Shiksha 4th Apr, 2020


At 499 in mat there are no top colleges that you can get. Only below average colleges you can target in pune.

A few of them are: Pravara Centre for Management Research & Development, Biib Sri balaji society, iims pune, dy patil pune, riim pune, mitcon, lexicon, etc.

(Although its its be to take a drop)

I hope this helps.


My father is a government employee.If I get good percentile in CAT or MAT exam,does any b-schools offer scholarship to me?

Shiksha 4th Apr, 2020


Yes, there are many mba colleges through mat/cat those offers scholarships.

  • Iim Ahmedabad
  • Iim banglore
  • Iim lucknow
  • Welingkar mumbai/banglore
  • Tiss mumbai
  • Tapmi Manipal
  • Nmims mumbai
  • Nie mumbai
  • Mdi gurgaon
  • Isb hyderabad
  • Ifmr chennai & many more

Visit this link for more details:

I hope this helps.


Will presidency university accept my mat score.. I have scored 375 and want to do my MBA in digital marketing

Akram Khan 3rd Apr, 2020


The presidency University accept mat scores for admission to MBA programs.

The eligiblity to apply for MBA course in presidency University is -

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks from a recognised institution.
  • A high score in national level management aptitude test ( CAt, mat, xat, CMAT ,atma, kmat etc.)
  • experience if any

So you can apply for the MBA course there.

hope you find this helpful.


MAT Compostite Score 403.5 list of Colleges accepting this score .

Manisha Gupta Expert 31st Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant,

Based on this score the chances seems less to get very decent colleges, You might have the chance to get

Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, Delhi
Ansal University, Gurgaon
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
Bangalore Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
Bhavan's Centre for Communication and Management, Bhubaneswar
Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar Etc.

You can also use MAT pathfinder tool to know your other admission possibilities.

Good Luck!


Do NIT Rourkela accepts MAT Score for MBA? If yes, then what is its MAT cut off score

Shubham Dhane 25th Mar, 2020


NIT, Rourkela accepts Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission in MBA.It does not accept MAT score.You need to appear in CAT and the admission is based on merit in CAT, group discussion, personal interview.

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