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MAT Syllabus 2024

MAT 2024 May : Exam Dates Announced, Registration (Open)

MAT 2024 Syllabus

The MAT Syllabus for 2024 has undergone revisions. The subject of Indian and Global Environment has been substituted with Economics and Business Studies. The other four sections remain unchanged, comprising Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning. According to the updated format, the MAT 2024 Question Paper will comprise 150 questions to be answered within a duration of 120 minutes.

The MAT Syllabus remains consistent across all three modes: PBT, CBT, and IBT. Candidates can access MAT Question Paper with Solutions PDFs.

It is recommended that candidates thoroughly review the entire syllabus for MAT 2024 before commencing exam preparations. Test-takers from previous sessions advise focusing on section-wise coverage of the MAT syllabus to ensure optimal and timely preparation for the MAT February session exam.

Key Points of MAT Syllabus 2024

Exam Duration: 120 minutes

Total Number of Questions: 150

Number of Sections: 5

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Answer Choices: 4

Sections in MAT 2024 Exam:

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

MAT 2024 Marking Scheme:

  • +1 for every correct answer
  • -0.25 for every incorrect answer

Negative Marking: Yes

TITA (Type in the Answer) Questions: No

MAT Syllabus 2024 for Mathematical Skills

The MAT Syllabus 2024 for Mathematical Skills encompasses a wide range of topics drawn from various branches of mathematics, including arithmetic, geometry, and algebra.

The Mathematical Skills section of MAT 2024 consists of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

In the MAT Syllabus 2024, the Mathematical Skills section holds a sectional weightage of 20%.

The Mathematical Skills section contributes 25% to the final percentile calculation in MAT 2024.

MAT Syllabus for Mathematical Skills
LCM and HCF  Percentage  Profit and Loss 
Speed, Time and Work  Number System  Unitary Method 
Simple Interest and Compound Interest  Mixtures and Allegations  Permutation and Combinations 
Sequence and Series  Height and Distance  Commercial Maths 
Elementary Mathematics  Percentage Averages
Triangles  Circles  Arithmetic Geometry
Venn Diagrams Quadratic Equations Probability
Coordinate Geometry Trigonometry Linear Programming
Surds and Indices Inequalities Set Theory
Linear Equation  Complex Numbers Binomial Theorem

MAT Syllabus 2024 for Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency

The MAT Syllabus for Data Analysis & Sufficiency entails questions that are formulated from texts, tables, graphs, charts, and Venn diagrams, aimed at assessing candidates’ ability to interpret provided data and respond to questions based on it.

This section of MAT includes 40 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) focusing on Data Analysis & Sufficiency.

Within the MAT Syllabus 2024, the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section holds a sectional weightage of 20%.

For MAT 2024, the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section contributes 25% to the final percentile calculation.

Data Interpretation constitutes half of the total section, with the remaining questions addressing Data Comparison and sufficiency.

MAT Syllabus for Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Data Tables  Data Charts  Bar Diagrams and Charts 
Pie Charts  Graphs  Data Comparison 
Data Comparison  Venn Diagram  Data Sufficiency 
Caselet Based Data 

MAT Syllabus 2024 for Language Comprehension

The MAT exam’s Verbal Ability with Grammar section can be divided into two main components: Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability with Grammar. Here is the comprehensive syllabus for each part:

Part 1: MAT 2024 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

Number of Questions 30
Sectional weightage in MAT Syllabus 50%
Type of passages 4 short passages of moderate difficulty level
Type of Questions MCQs based
Format of Questions Questions based on the information given in the passages, Antonyms /Synonyms of words, True/False statements in context to the passage

As the passages in this section may reflect various opinions, they prompt candidates to empathize with the author’s perspective. Examples of such passages include:

Business and Economics Passages: These may cover subjects such as the Impact of Demonetization in India, Global economic changes, Economic development versus environmental preservation, Government expenditures, and more.

Passages from English Literature Works: These may feature writings by eminent authors, philosophers, and thinkers, including passages from Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Charles Dickens, Mahatma Gandhi, and others.

Passages on Science & Culture: Topics may explore themes such as the diminishing influence of traditional culture in the face of technological progress, and the dynamics of the modern world.

Passages on Abstract Concepts and Fiction: These passages delve into abstract ideas and fictional narratives.

Passages on Historical Events: Subjects encompass historical events like the French Revolution, Social changes in Indian history, the War of the Roses, and others.

Passages from Mythology: These passages draw connections between mythological narratives and contemporary societal structures.

Part 2: Syllabus for Verbal Ability

Number of Questions 30
Sectional weightage in MAT Syllabus 50%
Type of Questions MCQs 

Important Topics of MAT Verbal Ability Syllabus

Topic Expected Number of Questions (Based on Analysis of Past Papers)
Para Jumbles 3-4
Error Correction of Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Verb, and other parts of speech in sentences. 3-4
Fill in the blanks 2-3
One word substitution 2-3
Antonyms and Synonyms 3-4
Correcting the sequence of the sentences in paragraph e.g. correct use of the conditional sentence, time clauses, reported speech, active & passive writing 3-4
Idioms/Phrases 2-3

MAT Syllabus 2024 for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

This section presents some of the most challenging questions. Below is the syllabus for MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning for your guidance:

The MAT Syllabus for the Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section includes 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

The Intelligence & Critical Reasoning section holds a sectional weightage of 20% within the MAT Syllabus 2024.

Questions in the Intelligence & Critical Reasoning section of the MAT Syllabus cover topics such as analogy, seating arrangement, series, blood relations, and more.

MAT Syllabus for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 
Fact-inference-judgment  Passage Conclusion Clocks 
Calendars  Statement-Argument  Analogy 
Blood Relations / Family Tree Logical Sequence  Assumption 
Premise  Conclusion  Seating Arrangement 
Linear and Matrix Arrangement  Team Formation  Input-Output 
Series  Syllogism  Cubes 
Rows  Set theory, Venn Diagrams, and Network Diagrams  Puzzles 
Logical Reasoning based on Rankings  Critical Reasoning  Quantitative Reasoning 
Direction sense Decision Making

MAT Syllabus 2024 for Indian and Global Environment

This section encompasses topics from the GK syllabus, including current affairs, Business & Economy, Who’s who, taxation & duties, Film Awards, Sports, Indian Constitution, and more.

No. of Questions 40
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus 2024 20%
Type of Questions MCQs based

Key Topics

  • Traditional General Knowledge: sourced from books
  • Current General Knowledge: derived from newspapers and periodicals
  • Business & Economics General Knowledge: covering areas such as shifts in Fiscal and Monetary policies, Repo Rate, and CRR
  • National and International Business Events
  • Identification of prominent individuals
  • The Constitution of India
  • Currency and Capitals of various nations
  • International Organizations
  • Emblems
  • Identification of personalities, companies, brands, etc.
  • Political and Social Issues