MAT Syllabus

MAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern are explained here. Candidates who appear for MAT should refer the MAT Syllabus. Aspirants who are interested to appear for the MAT exam should prepare for the exam using MAT Syllabus. Check the detailed MAT Syllabus, exam pattern, important dates, and more here.

Last modified:2019-12-09

AIMA did not release any predefined syllabus. The MAT exam is conducted in two modes such as online and offline. Candidates can choose either paper-based mode or computer-based mode. Questions will be asked from various sections such as Language comprehension, Indian and Global Environment, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and critical reasoning, and Data Analysis and Sufficiency. Read this article below to know detailed information about MAT Syllabus.

Important Dates related to MAT

The MAT 2019 exam will be conducted by the AIMA. Candidates who are planning to appear for MAT exam should kick-start their preparation using MAT Syllabus. The MAT Syllabus 2019 will guide you to prepare for the exam successfully. Here are the important dates of MAT, 

MAT registration Starts on

4th October 2019 

MAT registration Ends on

1st December 2019 (PBT)

6th December 2019 (CBT)

Admit Card Release Date

2nd December 2019 (PBT)

10th December 2019 (CBT)

MAT Paper-based exam date

8th December 2019

MAT Computer-based exam date

14th December 2019

Result Date

22nd December 2019

Exam Pattern of MAT

Before referring the MAT Syllabus, aspirants should check the MAT exam pattern. Exam Pattern gives an overview of MAT question paper. One can know few details such as various sections, the total number of questions, time, marking scheme, and so on. Following is the detailed MAT exam pattern.



Total no. of questions

Time (in minutes)


Data Analysis and Sufficiency




Language Comprehension




Intelligence and Critical Reasoning




Mathematical Skills




Indian and Global Environment







Total number of sections 

  • The total number of sections are 5

Name of the sections

  • Questions will be asked from various sections. They are as follows, 

Language Comprehension

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Indian and Global Environment

Number of questions from each section

  • There will be 40 questions from each section

Total number of questions

  • The total number of questions are 200

Negative Marking

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 

Marking Scheme

The marking Scheme of MAT exam is given below, 

  • 1 mark will be awarded to each correct answer


  • The time duration to complete the exam is 150 minutes

Download or Check MAT Syllabus 2019

It is crucial to know the MAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Aspirants should check the MAT Syllabus before they kick-start their exam preparation. Here you can get to know the detailed MAT Syllabus for MAT exam 2019.

Indian & Global Environment Section

The Indian & Global Environment section consists of questions like the happenings around the world. Besides, aspirants can also expect questions from various topics like business, world records, history, sports, geography, and so on. The difficulty level of this Indian & Global environment section is moderate to difficult. Check the other topics of Indian & Global environment section below,

  • Current affairs
  • World Records
  • Business
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Famous awards and Prizes
  • Books and Authors
  • Punchline of companies
  • History
  • International Organisation
  • Important Quotations
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Finance
  • Major Corporate news
  • Science
  • Entertainment
  • Politics

Data Analysis and Sufficiency/Mathematical Skills

Candidates should concentrate more on this section. It is expected that questions will be from various topics such as Venn diagram, Table, Graphs, Data Sufficiency, Charts (column, bar, pie) etc. The difficulty level of this section is the same as Indian & Global environment section. 

This section consists of questions from topics like Number System, Mixtures and Allegation, Profit and Loss, Sequence And Series, Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Trigonometry Height and Distance, and Algebra Permutation and Combination just to name a few. The difficulty level of this section is usually moderate to difficult.  

  • Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Number system
  • Work and time
  • HCF & LCM
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Geometric Progression
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Time-Speed-Distance

Language Comprehension

English grammar based questions will be asked from this section. Candidates should concentrate on topics like fill in the Analogies, Sentence Completion, Jumbled Paragraphs, and so on. The difficulty level of this section is usually moderate. 

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Different usage of the same word
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence correction
  • Idioms
  • One word substitution

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Intelligence and critical reasoning section comprise of various topics such as Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument, Pie Chart, Fact Inference Judgment, Blood Relations, and Analogy etc. The difficulty level of the Intelligence and critical reasoning section is also moderate to difficult. 

  • Family tree
  • Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Course of Action
  • Puzzles
  • Visual reasoning
  • Arrangement
  • Series
  • Numeric grid
  • Pie Chart
  • Blood Relations
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Syllogisms
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Column graphs
  • Graphs representing Area

Refer the detailed MAT Syllabus which is given above and download your admit card before the exam to submit it on the exam day. 

How to download MAT Admit Card?

Aspirants should carry the MAT admit card compulsorily to the exam hall. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website. Check the download steps of MAT hall ticket below,

  1. At first, login to the official website of MAT
  2. Click on the link points “MAT admit card”
  3. MAT Admit card download window will be open
  4. Enter your registration number or email id to download MAT admit card
  5. Keep a soft copy of your admit card and take a printout of the same

Hope you have read the detailed MAT Syllabus and Exam pattern in this article. Prepare for the MAT 2019 exam to score good marks. 

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