MAT Syllabus 2020

MAT 2020 Exam Date (May 2020 -Revised schedule) – MAT 2020 May CBT and PBT mode exam dates have been revised due to COVID-19 pandamic crisis

Paper Based Test (PBT) Schedule

Last Date for PBT Online Registration – 7th June 2020 ( Sunday)

Download PBT Admit Card – 9th June 2020

MAT 2020 Exam (PBT) – 14th June 2020 (Sunday)

Computer Based Test (CBT) Schedule

Last Date for CBT Online Registration – 15th June 2020 (Monday)

Download CBT Admit Card – 17th June 2020

MAT 2020 Exam (CBT) – 21st June 2020 (Sunday)

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MAT 2020 Syllabus

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is an aptitude entrance test directed in India since 1998 by the All India Management Association (AIMA).

MAT is utilized for admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and unified projects by more than 600 business colleges all over India. It was accredited and accepted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in the year 2003.

The exam happens at different points of time throughout the year. Competitors can take either a paper-based or an online computer-based test.

It is conducted in both English and Hindi. Qualification to be able to write this exam is the acquisition of an under graduate degree of any domain of study, however final year students pursuing their undergraduate can also apply.

The test is offered multiple times in a year in February, May, September and December. The expense of application was ₹1,400 (US$19) in 2017 and the test scores are acceptable for one year.

The tests incorporates 200 questions, 40 in each subject: Verbal ability, Logical reasoning, data interpretation and adequacy, general knowledge and basic thinking, and Indian and world affairs. Time apportioned for the rest is 150 minutes.

AIMA Pattern and Sample Questions Paper can be accessed here MAT Sample Paper 2018

The following books can help in boosting the preparation for Management Aptitude Test:

Subject title


Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning R.S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations Abhijit Guha
Logical and Analytical Reasoning Ashok Gupta
50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances Ajay Singh
Objective General English R.S Aggarwal

This sectional sub-division in MAT schedule makes MAT 2020 as a test with 8 compelling areas. The segment one Language Comprehension is bifurcated into two sections – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension schedule.

Additionally, segment two Intelligence 0and Critical Reasoning prospectus likewise comprises of two sections with various kind of thinking questions.

The schedule for Data Analysis and Data adequacy likewise has two sorts of questions – the main kind is on Data Analysis which is nearer to Data Interpretation and other sort of inquiries are on Data adequacy.

Every one of the areas have measure up to number of questions. The MAT test prospectus for Quantitative Ability area is additionally exceptionally wide and covers every single point in Mathematics with more noteworthy accentuation on Arithmetic.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2020 test prospectus is in this manner dependent on the past paper designs which contain questions from every one of these segments.

Verbal ability consists of Reading Comprehension which has topics ranging from random abstract topics to various general affairs topics as well. RC must be applied properly with all answers being lifted from the passage and only and written.

The students should place themselves in the author’s place to answer a RC. Apart from RC, Verbal Ability also has jumbled words, Para jumbles, grammar texts, etc.

The general rule or advice given to students to be able to crack the major part of this exam which is the essay writing and the general knowledge section is to read extensively daily.

This includes reading newspapers and journals and reading up on abstract topics, for example, “Man vs. Nature”.

The quantitative section requires dedicated practise of the various theories and concepts by the candidates.

The mathematical prowess and his/her quick-thinking ability are the key to success in this section.  The catch however is not only about the detailed methodology all time.

It also rests on the ability to come with simple methods to solve questions in as less time as possible, since timing is highly important in this exam.

The DILR section as well the decision-making section in the exam is usually easier to understand and approach after constant practise and reviewing as much questions and situations as possible.

Both these sections are set to test the ability of the individual to analyse and react to a situation or data in the most appropriate methods possible.

There is not set formula or methodology for solving these questions like the Quantitative Aptitude section.

Rather, this section is based more the ability of the individual to assess situations and draw implications and conclusions from database that they are presented with in a spontaneous manner with a logic behind their decisions and answers.

Mathematics Syllabus for MAT

  • Geometry
  • Time & Work
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Mensuration
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Set Theory
  • Venn diagram
  • Instalment Payments
  • Clocks
  • Probability
  • Permutations Combinations
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Logarithm
  • Calendar
  • Maxima & Minima Progression
  • Surds & Indices
  • Complex numbers

English Syllabus for MAT

  • Syllogisms
  • Word-usage
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Para-Jumbles
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence-completion
  • Odd one out
  • Idioms
  • Word-substitution

Data Sufficiency Syllabus for MAT

  • Column Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line charts
  • Pie Chart
  • Graphs representing Area
  • Venn diagram

Reasoning Syllabus for MAT

  • Direction sense.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Puzzles.
  • Binary logic.
  • Seating arrangement.
  • Coding & Decoding.
  • Blood relations.
  • Logical sequence.
  • Data structure.
  • Assumption.
  • Premise.
  • Conclusion.
  • Linear and matrix arrangement, etc.