MAT Syllabus 2020
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MAT Syllabus 2020 - Candidates who planned to appear for the MAT December exam were 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 are 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. The first session of MAT exam will be conducted on February 9 in pen and paper based mode and in computer based mode the exam will be held on February 15, 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

February 9, 2020


MAT 2020 computer based mode

February 15, 2020


MAT Result 2020

Last week of February 2020

MAT 2020 Syllabus

The complete syllabus of MAT 2020 will include questions from mathematics, english language which will 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 also 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 will 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 will have to rationally analyse the questions and then answer them. The topics which will be 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 will comprise questions that will be based on the information that will be provided in the questions. Candidates will 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 will 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 will include the total number of questions that will be 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 650 in mat exam . I scored 90 percentage in SSLC and 92 percentage in hsc with management college is good for me

NAVNEET PANDEY 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Praveen

There many colleges which are good for you as you have score well.

  1. SPJIMR.
  2. Christ University banglore.
  3. VIT buisness school.
  4. AIMS.
  7. IBA - indus buisness academy

These colleges are very good colleges and have cutoff around 600-650.

I hope it helps.


is simsree accept mat score for admission 2020 ?

Shareef 20th Jan, 2020
No, SIMSREE () doesn't accept MAT examinination  for admissions... The entrance examinations accepted by SIMSREE are CAT,CMAT, MAH-CET. Only these  3 examininations are accepted by SIMSREE.. Among numerous candidates, only merits will be allowed for Admission.

How is daily life in Jaipuria Institute Of Management, Noida?

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020


I'll provide you with brief information regarding the college lifestyle and placements-

  1. Accredition: JIM Noida has been accredited by NBA, approved by AICTE and recognised by AIU. All three are recognitions which are important for an institute to achieve. There are 3 streams- PGDM General, PGDM Services Management and PGDM Marketing and all of them are AIU recognised.
  2. Faculty: For the qualification of the faculty instructors, you can visit the website. What I got to tell you is that the faculty is highly involved with the growth of the students. Starting from the course curriculum to the guidelines of the institute, everything is strictly followed. Mostly, all of them are pretty cool as a Professor; you'll get to learn from them and never get bored. They are really helpful when it comes to your biggest block "career choice" because half of us are confused with that.
  3. Class timings: They treat you like professionals and you will feel that. You get 10 minutes break after each class so that you get to prepare yourself for the next class or munch something in the canteen just for some break. You can clean up your head in the break time for the next class. The best thing about faculty is that they come to the class on time and leave on time, therefore they dont hijack your break.
  4. Hostel facility: Girls hostel is in the campus, whereas boys hostel is off the campus. Mess facility is good because you can have as many times as you want. Moreover, they have introduced Non-veg from 2016 session onwards. There is a Hostel committee who looks after the foof choices of the students. So if you like an item to be placed on the menu, gather a good number of students and place your request in front of the committee..
  5. Course curriculum: The faculty members sit with the industry experts to review the course curriculum and make changes according to the requirements of the industry. So you get to study fresh material going on in the world. Not just industry members, they also consult students about their choices in the course material. If some changes are suitable, they do that.
  6. Placements: Oh! The dreaded point! You might be looking for this point to get started as soon as possible. To be really frank, 100% placement is a myth. JIM offers a very good placement scene as compared to other management institutes in the nearby area. Average package can differ from year to year, but roughly it is around 5 lakhs per annum. Highest package depends on your calibre. Top recruiters are ING Bank, KPMG, E&Y, Whirlpool, Midcom,Zomato, Havells, Axis Bank, Copal Amba, Coca Cola, etc.

Hope this helps.


I scored a composite a score of 719.50 in a december MAT. Am i eligible for applying for a PGDM coure in TA PAI MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE,MANIPAL?

Sampriti Student Expert 19th Jan, 2020
TAPMI Manipal is one of the best B schools in India and considers the scores of exams like CAT, XAT and GMAT only. TAPMI doesn't consider MAT scores and they have already declared their cutoffs for these three examinations in their official website.

But you have a pretty decent MAT scores so you can definitely check out some other good colleges accepting MST scores like
  • XIME Bangalore
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • Christ Institute of Management
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • IFIM Business School

These colleges also have very good reputation among corporates and you can easily bag a good job in a reputed company with an average compensation package of 6-7 lakhs.

Good Luck

I scored a composite score of 719.50 in MAT december. Can u tell me the best ranking B-school in India according to my score.


Yashika, 719.50 is a good score for MAT and you can get the top colleges with good ROI with your score. Some of the colleges you can apply for have been listed here:

  • TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  • ISBM, Pune
  • JIMS Rohini, Delhi
  • IMS Ghaziabad
  • Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
  • Indus Business Academy, Bangalore
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management

Although MAT score is just a shortlisting criteria. There are other factors like your academic performance, job experience, etc that are crucial for getting the college. All the best.

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