MAT Syllabus

There is no official syllabus for MAT, but on the basis of previous years question papers and trends, topics to study and syllabus for MAT can be analyzed. The syllabus consists of total five sections.

  1. Language Comprehension
  2. Mathematical Skills
  3. Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  5. Indian and Global Environment

Each section consists of 40 questions carrying 1 mark each. There is negative marking for wrong answer. There are total 200 objective questions in MAT exam.

Total number of questions: 200

Duration of test: 150 minutes

Marking scheme: 1 mark for every question

Negative marking: 0.25 of the total mark

Number of sections: 5

Options for each question: 4

1. Language Comprehension

Language comprehension consists of questions from grammar, reading comprehension, spotting errors, English vocabulary, etc.

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

2. Mathematical Skill

Mathematical skill consists of questions from percentage, height & distance, number systems, time & work, profit & loss, etc.

  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratios and proportions
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Averages
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Metric Progression
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Number System
  • Work and Time
  • HCF & LCM
  • Vectors

3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section is mostly based on text, tables and graphs. Data Analysis & Sufficiency consists of Line Charts, Puzzles, Series, Bar Charts, Table Charts, Pie Charts, etc.

  • Bar Graphs
  • Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagram
  • Line Charts
  • Pie Chart

4. General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Intelligence & Logical Reasoning consists of questions from seating arrangement, clocks, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, etc.

  • Sequencing
  • Visual reasoning
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Assumption Premise Conclusion
  • Identifying valid interference
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Linear arrangements
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Identifying reasons
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Family tree
  • Cause and effect

4. Indian and Global Environment

Indian & Global Environment consists of questions from General Knowledge, Current Events, etc.

  • Quotations from important personalities
  • Geography
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Company punch lines
  • Major events in corporate world
  • Books and Authors
  • Science
  • Business
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Awards
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Politics