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November 29, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

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MAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern


MAT Exam to be held on January 10, 2018 (Paper based) and January 16, 2018 onwards (Computer based). The exam is 2.5 hours, the syllabus is divided into five parts - Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment

Exam Pattern 2018


No.of Questions


Language Comprehension



Mathematical Skills



Data Analysis and Sufficiency



Intelligence and Critical Reasoning



Indian and Global Environment



Quantitative Ability for MAT:

Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)

Arithmetic progression,

Installment Payments,

Ratios and Proportion,

Arithmetic mean,



Geometric mean,


In-equations Quadratic and linear equations

Harmonic mean,

Permutations Combinations,




Profit & Loss,




Number Base System,

Binomial Expansion,

Partnership (Accounts),


Co-ordinate geometry,




Work and time,

Alligation & Mixtures,


Number system,


Maxima & Minima Progression,


Pipes and Cisterns,

Surds & Indices

Geometric Progression,

Set Theory,

Complex numbers


Venn diagram,


DI And Reasoning for MAT :

Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables.

Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, etc. Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences, identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements. Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree - identifying the relationship among a group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding, Sequencing, identifying next number in series, etc.

Verbal Ability for MAT :

Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come).

Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word etc.

General Awareness for MAT

Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events

Famous award and prizes

World Records

Books and authors

Science, History, Geography, International organizations

Important quotations

Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics, etc.

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of syllabus but an indicative list observed over the pattern of MAT entrance exam till date.

Few important reference books are:

R. S. Aggarwal - Math's - XI & XII

R.S. Agarwal - Reasoning

R.S.Aggarwal - Quantitative Aptitude

R.D Sharma - Quantitative Aptitude

S.L. Loni - Plane Trigonometry (Part I)

S.L. Loni - Co-ordinate Geometry

Hall & Knight - Higher Algebra

Arihant Publication books for competitive exams

Master the Mat

Mat Secrets

501 Word Analogy Questions


Magical Book on Quicker Maths M. Tyra

Practice Book on quicker Maths M. Tyra & K. Kundan

Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pendy

Problem solving (Puzzles) by K. Kundan

As above, we tried to list the detailed syllabus for all the sections of MAT entrance exam.

Be it Quantitative Aptitude or Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning or Comprehension, we attempted to spot and suggest reference books on each of them. But just buying the book or newspapers will not help. You will have to draft a complete strategy and implement it accordingly as well.

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