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MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 [Released ] ( Check Here )

Author : Khushi Mishra

Updated On : July 10, 2024

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Overview: Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized National Level test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes.. Now is the time to begin your preparation by familiarizing yourself with the MAT exam syllabus for you to be fully prepared for MAT 2024.

The questions are based on the previous year's standards of MAT questions containing concepts of graduation Level , reading and English comprehension and logical reasoning.

Download FREE Study Material for MAT Exam 2024 by SuperGrads

Learn more: Best Colleges for MAT Exam

MAT Exam Highlights 2024

MAT Entrance Exam Particulars MAT Exam Details 2024
MAT Full Form Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Institute All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year
MAT Exam 2024 Date To be announced
MAT Exam Timings To be notified
MAT Exam Fees INR 2100
Eligibility Criteria Graduation in any discipline
Number of Applications Approximately 2 lakh (in 2023)
Exam Purpose Admission to MBA and allied programs in various B-Schools
Courses Offered MBA, PGDM
MAT Syllabus Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment
MAT Pattern Computer Based Test (CBT) with Paper Based Test (PBT)
No. of Test Cities 50+

Note:

  • Candidates can opt for an additional mode of test (e.g. IBT+IBT, PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT) by paying an extra fee of ₹1200/- in addition to ₹2100/-.
  • Candidates opting for additional test will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes i.e.
  • they can select 7 Management Institutes in total.

MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 Highlights

MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus MAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2024 Highlights
Exam Duration 150 minutes (2.5 hours)
Subject Areas Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment
Syllabus Consistency The subject areas have remained consistent over the years
Previous Years' Papers Solving previous years' MAT question papers can enhance preparation and improve performance
Syllabus Inference While there is no officially prescribed syllabus, past trends indicate the key subject areas
  • MAT 2023 consisted of a total of 80 questions divided into three timed sections.
  • Around 75% of the questions are MCQs (Multiple-Choice Questions), while the rest are TITA (Type in the Answer). The table here gives a quick overview: 
MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus Section Duration Number of MCQs Number of TITA Qs. Total Questions
Language Comprehension 30 minutes 20 5 25
Mathematical Skills 40 minutes 15 10 25
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 minutes 15 10 25
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 30 minutes 20 5 25
Indian & Global Environment 20 minutes 10 5 15
Total 160 minutes 80 35 115

Check the overview for MAT Exam Pattern tabulated below: 

MAT Exam Component MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 Details
Time Allotted 150 minutes (2.5 hours)
Total No. of Questions 115
No. of Questions Section-wise Language Comprehension: 25, Mathematical Skills: 25, Data Analysis & Sufficiency: 25, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: 25, Indian & Global Environment: 15
Time Allotted per Section Language Comprehension: 30 minutes, Mathematical Skills: 40 minutes, Data Analysis & Sufficiency: 40 minutes, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: 30 minutes, Indian & Global Environment: 20 minutes
Mode of Examination Computer-based
Medium of Examination English

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Check: MAT Exam Total Marks

The MAT exam syllabus for MBA, important topics and respective weightage are listed below:

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for MAT Entrance Exam

MAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Topics
Number System Prime Factorization
Divisibility Rules
Finding Units place and tens place of a number
LCM and HCF
Indices and Surds
Cyclicity
Remainders
Base Change
Factorial
Arithmetic Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Time, Distance and Speed
Mixtures and Allegations
Ratios, Proportions and Variations
Time and Work
Pipes and Cisterns
Percentages
Averages
Profit and Loss
Geometry Circles
Polygons
Triangles
Trigonometry
Lines and Angles
Coordinate Geometry
Algebra Functions and Groups
Inequalities and Modulus
Logarithms
Maxima and Minima
Polynomials
Linear and Quadratic Equations
Algebraic Identities
Modern Mathematics Probability
Permutations and Combinations
Set Theory
Venn Diagram
AP, GP, HP
Binomial theorem

Check: MAT Exam Important Questions and Answers

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Weightage:

MAT Exam Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude Weightage Number of Questions in Slot 1 Number of Questions in Slot 2 Number of Questions in Slot 3
Algebra 5 6 6
Arithmetic 7 6 7
Number System 2 2 3
Geometry 3 4 2
Modern Mathematics 2 2 2

Here is an overview of the four broad areas (in %) covered over the years in the QA section. 

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MAT Exam Syllabus Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation 

MAT 2024 DILR Syllabus is provided below:

MAT DILR Syllabus - DI Topics MAT DILR Syllabus - LR Topics
Tables Binary Logic
Data Caselets – Reasoning-Based DI Games and Tournaments
Column Graphs Arrangements
Bar Graphs Team Formations
Venn Diagrams Order and Ranking
Line Charts
Pie Charts
Scatter Plot
Radar Chart
Routes and Network
Bubble Chart

Check:  MAT Exam Paper

MAT 2024 DILR Syllabus Weightage (in MAT 2023):

MAT 2024 DILR No. of Questions in Slot 1 No. of Questions in Slot 2 No. of Questions in Slot 3
Token 4 4 4
Girls Graph 4 4 4
University Team Data 4 4 4
Metroline 4 4 4

Check: MAT Exam Selection Process

MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 

MAT 2024 VARC Syllabus is provided below:

Here are the important topics that you must cover for the MAT Exam syllabus specifically for the VARC section

MAT VARC Syllabus - Important Topics
Reading Comprehension Verbal Ability
- Passage Analysis - Grammar and Usage
- Inference and Conclusion - Vocabulary Enhancement
- Vocabulary in Context - Sentence Correction
- Tone and Author's Purpose - Para Jumbles
- Fact Inference and Judgement - Fill in the Blanks
- Main Idea and Theme - Analogies and Antonyms
- Title and Tone Matching - Idioms and Phrases
- Synonyms and Homonyms

Check: MAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Weightage:

MAT VARC Sets No. of Questions in Slot 1 No. of Questions in Slot 2 No. of Questions in Slot 3
Reading Comprehension 16 16 16
Odd-sentence out 2 2 2
Para Jumbles 3 3 3
Para Summary 3 3 3

Among the three sections, describing the syllabus for VARC is the simplest. Reading Comprehension dominates the section with a little more than 65% of the question weightage.

The remaining questions are from Para Summary, Para Jumble, Odd One Out, and Missing Sentence (introduced in MAT 2022). So, building a reading habit is the key to covering the VARC syllabus.  

In MAT 2022, 4 passages with a total of 16 questions were asked. 3 Para Summary Questions, 3 Para Jumble Questions and 2 Missing Sentence Questions completed the section. 

Number of questions in each section

Here is the number of questions asked in each section:

MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus Sections MAT Exam Syllabus PDF - Questions MAT Exam Preparation Syllabus - MCQs Non-MCQs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 25 20 5
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 21 16 5
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 23 15 8
Total 69 51 18

Best Books for MAT Preparation 2024

You can prepare for the MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 using the MAT books below. 

MAT Books for Quantitative Ability

  1. "Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations" by R.S. Aggarwal
  2. "How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT" by Arun Sharma
  3. "Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT" by Sarvesh K. Verma
  4. "Fast Track Objective Arithmetic" by Rajesh Verma
  5. "Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations" by Abhijit Guha

MAT Books for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  1. "How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT" by Arun Sharma
  2. "Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT" by Nishit K. Sinha
  3. "Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency" by Ananta Ashisha
  4. "Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for the CAT" by K. Sinha Nishit
  5. "Data Interpretation for the CAT" by Trishna Knowledge Systems

MAT Books for Verbal Ability

  1. "How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT" by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
  2. "Word Power Made Easy" by Norman Lewis
  3. "High School English Grammar and Composition" by Wren and Martin
  4. "Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT" by Pearson
  5. "The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT" by Nishit K. Sinha

The MAT exam syllabus 2024 is comprehensive and covers many topics. It is important to be thorough in your preparation and to cover all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. With the right amount of dedication and hard work, you can definitely crack the MAT exam and pursue your career goals.

  • The MAT exam consists of three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension.
  • The MAT entrance exam syllabus does not have an officially prescribed syllabus. Instead, candidates are expected to deduce important subjects and topics from the previous year's papers.
  • MAT primarily assesses candidates' problem-solving speed and application skills rather than rote memorization. Questions are designed to test practical aptitude.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is MAT online or offline?

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Is there any specific topic excluded from the MAT 2024 syllabus?

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Are there any specific areas omitted from the MAT 2024 syllabus?

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MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 [Released ] ( Check Here )

Author : Khushi Mishra

July 10, 2024

SHARE

Overview: Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized National Level test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes.. Now is the time to begin your preparation by familiarizing yourself with the MAT exam syllabus for you to be fully prepared for MAT 2024.

The questions are based on the previous year's standards of MAT questions containing concepts of graduation Level , reading and English comprehension and logical reasoning.

Download FREE Study Material for MAT Exam 2024 by SuperGrads

Learn more: Best Colleges for MAT Exam

MAT Exam Highlights 2024

MAT Entrance Exam Particulars MAT Exam Details 2024
MAT Full Form Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Institute All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year
MAT Exam 2024 Date To be announced
MAT Exam Timings To be notified
MAT Exam Fees INR 2100
Eligibility Criteria Graduation in any discipline
Number of Applications Approximately 2 lakh (in 2023)
Exam Purpose Admission to MBA and allied programs in various B-Schools
Courses Offered MBA, PGDM
MAT Syllabus Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment
MAT Pattern Computer Based Test (CBT) with Paper Based Test (PBT)
No. of Test Cities 50+

Note:

  • Candidates can opt for an additional mode of test (e.g. IBT+IBT, PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT) by paying an extra fee of ₹1200/- in addition to ₹2100/-.
  • Candidates opting for additional test will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes i.e.
  • they can select 7 Management Institutes in total.

MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 Highlights

MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus MAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2024 Highlights
Exam Duration 150 minutes (2.5 hours)
Subject Areas Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment
Syllabus Consistency The subject areas have remained consistent over the years
Previous Years' Papers Solving previous years' MAT question papers can enhance preparation and improve performance
Syllabus Inference While there is no officially prescribed syllabus, past trends indicate the key subject areas
  • MAT 2023 consisted of a total of 80 questions divided into three timed sections.
  • Around 75% of the questions are MCQs (Multiple-Choice Questions), while the rest are TITA (Type in the Answer). The table here gives a quick overview: 
MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus Section Duration Number of MCQs Number of TITA Qs. Total Questions
Language Comprehension 30 minutes 20 5 25
Mathematical Skills 40 minutes 15 10 25
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 minutes 15 10 25
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 30 minutes 20 5 25
Indian & Global Environment 20 minutes 10 5 15
Total 160 minutes 80 35 115

Check the overview for MAT Exam Pattern tabulated below: 

MAT Exam Component MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 Details
Time Allotted 150 minutes (2.5 hours)
Total No. of Questions 115
No. of Questions Section-wise Language Comprehension: 25, Mathematical Skills: 25, Data Analysis & Sufficiency: 25, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: 25, Indian & Global Environment: 15
Time Allotted per Section Language Comprehension: 30 minutes, Mathematical Skills: 40 minutes, Data Analysis & Sufficiency: 40 minutes, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: 30 minutes, Indian & Global Environment: 20 minutes
Mode of Examination Computer-based
Medium of Examination English

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Check: MAT Exam Total Marks

The MAT exam syllabus for MBA, important topics and respective weightage are listed below:

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for MAT Entrance Exam

MAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Topics
Number System Prime Factorization
Divisibility Rules
Finding Units place and tens place of a number
LCM and HCF
Indices and Surds
Cyclicity
Remainders
Base Change
Factorial
Arithmetic Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Time, Distance and Speed
Mixtures and Allegations
Ratios, Proportions and Variations
Time and Work
Pipes and Cisterns
Percentages
Averages
Profit and Loss
Geometry Circles
Polygons
Triangles
Trigonometry
Lines and Angles
Coordinate Geometry
Algebra Functions and Groups
Inequalities and Modulus
Logarithms
Maxima and Minima
Polynomials
Linear and Quadratic Equations
Algebraic Identities
Modern Mathematics Probability
Permutations and Combinations
Set Theory
Venn Diagram
AP, GP, HP
Binomial theorem

Check: MAT Exam Important Questions and Answers

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Weightage:

MAT Exam Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude Weightage Number of Questions in Slot 1 Number of Questions in Slot 2 Number of Questions in Slot 3
Algebra 5 6 6
Arithmetic 7 6 7
Number System 2 2 3
Geometry 3 4 2
Modern Mathematics 2 2 2

Here is an overview of the four broad areas (in %) covered over the years in the QA section. 

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MAT Exam Syllabus Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation 

MAT 2024 DILR Syllabus is provided below:

MAT DILR Syllabus - DI Topics MAT DILR Syllabus - LR Topics
Tables Binary Logic
Data Caselets – Reasoning-Based DI Games and Tournaments
Column Graphs Arrangements
Bar Graphs Team Formations
Venn Diagrams Order and Ranking
Line Charts
Pie Charts
Scatter Plot
Radar Chart
Routes and Network
Bubble Chart

Check:  MAT Exam Paper

MAT 2024 DILR Syllabus Weightage (in MAT 2023):

MAT 2024 DILR No. of Questions in Slot 1 No. of Questions in Slot 2 No. of Questions in Slot 3
Token 4 4 4
Girls Graph 4 4 4
University Team Data 4 4 4
Metroline 4 4 4

Check: MAT Exam Selection Process

MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 

MAT 2024 VARC Syllabus is provided below:

Here are the important topics that you must cover for the MAT Exam syllabus specifically for the VARC section

MAT VARC Syllabus - Important Topics
Reading Comprehension Verbal Ability
- Passage Analysis - Grammar and Usage
- Inference and Conclusion - Vocabulary Enhancement
- Vocabulary in Context - Sentence Correction
- Tone and Author's Purpose - Para Jumbles
- Fact Inference and Judgement - Fill in the Blanks
- Main Idea and Theme - Analogies and Antonyms
- Title and Tone Matching - Idioms and Phrases
- Synonyms and Homonyms

Check: MAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Weightage:

MAT VARC Sets No. of Questions in Slot 1 No. of Questions in Slot 2 No. of Questions in Slot 3
Reading Comprehension 16 16 16
Odd-sentence out 2 2 2
Para Jumbles 3 3 3
Para Summary 3 3 3

Among the three sections, describing the syllabus for VARC is the simplest. Reading Comprehension dominates the section with a little more than 65% of the question weightage.

The remaining questions are from Para Summary, Para Jumble, Odd One Out, and Missing Sentence (introduced in MAT 2022). So, building a reading habit is the key to covering the VARC syllabus.  

In MAT 2022, 4 passages with a total of 16 questions were asked. 3 Para Summary Questions, 3 Para Jumble Questions and 2 Missing Sentence Questions completed the section. 

Number of questions in each section

Here is the number of questions asked in each section:

MAT Entrance Exam Syllabus Sections MAT Exam Syllabus PDF - Questions MAT Exam Preparation Syllabus - MCQs Non-MCQs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 25 20 5
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 21 16 5
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 23 15 8
Total 69 51 18

Best Books for MAT Preparation 2024

You can prepare for the MAT Exam Syllabus 2024 using the MAT books below. 

MAT Books for Quantitative Ability

  1. "Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations" by R.S. Aggarwal
  2. "How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT" by Arun Sharma
  3. "Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT" by Sarvesh K. Verma
  4. "Fast Track Objective Arithmetic" by Rajesh Verma
  5. "Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations" by Abhijit Guha

MAT Books for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  1. "How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT" by Arun Sharma
  2. "Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT" by Nishit K. Sinha
  3. "Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency" by Ananta Ashisha
  4. "Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for the CAT" by K. Sinha Nishit
  5. "Data Interpretation for the CAT" by Trishna Knowledge Systems

MAT Books for Verbal Ability

  1. "How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT" by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
  2. "Word Power Made Easy" by Norman Lewis
  3. "High School English Grammar and Composition" by Wren and Martin
  4. "Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT" by Pearson
  5. "The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT" by Nishit K. Sinha

The MAT exam syllabus 2024 is comprehensive and covers many topics. It is important to be thorough in your preparation and to cover all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. With the right amount of dedication and hard work, you can definitely crack the MAT exam and pursue your career goals.

  • The MAT exam consists of three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension.
  • The MAT entrance exam syllabus does not have an officially prescribed syllabus. Instead, candidates are expected to deduce important subjects and topics from the previous year's papers.
  • MAT primarily assesses candidates' problem-solving speed and application skills rather than rote memorization. Questions are designed to test practical aptitude.

SuperGrads CAT 2023 Toppers

SuperGrads CAT 2023 Toppers

Frequently Asked Questions

Is MAT online or offline?

Expand Faq Icon

Is there any specific topic excluded from the MAT 2024 syllabus?

Expand Faq Icon

Are there any specific areas omitted from the MAT 2024 syllabus?

Expand Faq Icon

Does the MAT Exam syllabus changes every year?

Expand Faq Icon

Is the Indian and Global Environment section included in the final MAT score calculation

Expand Faq Icon

What is MAT exam syllabus?

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