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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suggest online course for quantitative aptitude for MAT in budget...

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019
Abhijeet, almost all online courses come with a price. You haven't mentioned your budget so it is a difficult answer. Instead, what we can do is help you as how to prepare for QA section of MAT exam. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (by Abhijit Guha):
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And durimg the exam, believe that a paper is not a place for Research given the fact that there is negative marking. Hence attempt only those question types that you are familiar with. Do not attempt any new kind of question in the paper that you haven't practised.Focus on getting 20-22 questions right in the first round and then go for the others. Attempt the QA section in 3 Rounds starting with the easiest questions and do not be afraid of leaving difficult questions unattempted. Go through the questions sequentially but will attempt only those questions that are from your area of interest or topics that I am comfortable with that are not lengthy and that do not confuse you in the first reading that can be attempted in about 90 seconds. Difficult questions from your area of interest will be marked in Round 1 and attempted only in Round 2. If time is available, attempt remaining questions in Round 3.
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when February mat exam form will come.

Saishree Shirodkar 17th Nov, 2019


February Mat exam online registration is in 2nd week of December 2019. The last to submit online forms is in 1st week of February 2020. Admit card will be available on 2nd week of February 2020. Exams will be scheduled on 3rd week of February. And results will be declared in last week of February 2020.

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which colleges do have masters in hospital management and what xams do we hv to give??

Aman Raj Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019


Did you mean Health Administration? if so then there are various colleges which provides this course, conducting their own Entrance:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)    Delhi

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)    Mumbai

Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration    Hyderabad

Christian Medical College (CMC)    Vellore

Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR)


how can I add mi in mat application form...

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019


please mention what is the MI means in application form. the process for form filling of mat application form is

New Candidate to Create Log In Id and password by registering

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Check the status of your application.

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hello...I have applied for the mat exam and selected 5 mi colleges...i have a doubt that should i need to apply to those MI selected institution seperately with another application form???

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019


once the mat result is out you need to register  separately  for the colleges in which your cutoff criteria matches and you want to pursue the management course. Every institute/college may have a separate MAT cutoff and admission process. At the time of applying for MAT, candidates get an option to select the code of their preferred college/institute. Candidates are also required to separately apply for that particular college/institute.

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