MAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern (May 2017) - Complete Details!

By Asakti|Updated : February 13th, 2017

MAT 2017 (Management Aptitude Test) is a national level entrance test conduct by All India Management Association (AIMA) for the admission to participating institutes for MBA program. The exam is conducted four times in a year both in offline and online form. FYI, The pattern of this exams has seen no changes from past few years. 

MAT Exam Pattern 2017 (May Session)

The questions which appear in MAT exam are of objective type with multiple answer choice. The entire duration of the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes without any sectional time limit for any section. This exam consists of 5 sections with a total of 200 questions in all. The detailed exam pattern of MAT exam for May 2017 session is:

Language Comprehension4040
Mathematical Skills4040
Data Analysis & Sufficiency4040
Critical Reasoning4040
Indian & Global Environment4040

The marking scheme is as per follows: For every correct answer, the candidate is allotted one mark and one-fourth marks are deducted for every wrong attempt. 

MAT Exam Syllabus 2017 (May Session)

As per the pattern of MAT 2017 exam, we are here describing the syllabus of MAT exam section wise

Language Comprehension

This section contains questions from the Verbal Ability portion. This section witness the questions from the following segments:

  1. Antonyms
  2. Analogies
  3. Contextual Usage
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. Foreign language words used in English
  6. Idioms
  7. Jumbled Paragraphs
  8. Odd man out
  9. One word substitution
  10. Sentence Completion
  11. Sentence Correction
  12. Syllogism
  13. Verbal reasoning

To know how to master the above for MAT 2017, please follow this post: How to Prepare for Language Comprehension in MAT 2017

Mathematical Skills Syllabus

This sections is usually considered as the toughest one in the exam and plays a major role. The various types of question that may appear from the following topics:

  1. Algebra
  2. Averages
  3. Geometry 
  4. Geometric Progressions
  5. HCF & LCM
  6. Inequalities
  7. Linear Equations
  8. Number System
  9. Partnership (Accounts)
  10. Percentages
  11. Profit & Loss
  12. Quadratic Equations
  13. Ratios and proportions
  14. Time-Speed-Distance
  15. Work and Time
  16. Vectors

To master Quant/Mathematical Ability for MAT 2017, follow this link: How to Prepare for Mathematical Ability, MAT 2017

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

The common syllabus for this section includes the question from the following topics:

  1. Bar Graphs
  2. Column Graphs
  3. Graphs
  4. Line Charts
  5. Pie Chart
  6. Venn Diagram etc.

Here is the link that will help you prepare for Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Data Analysis and Sufficiency MAT 2017

Critical Reasoning Syllabus

The syllabus for this section includes the following topics:

  1. Assertion and reasons
  2. Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  3. Critical Reasoning
  4. Cause and effect
  5. Coding and Decoding
  6. Family tree
  7. Identifying valid interferences
  8. Identifying reasons
  9. Linear arrangements
  10. Matrix arrangements
  11. Sequencing
  12. Statements and Assumptions
  13. Visual reasoning

Here are some Tips to crack Reasoning in MAT 2017.

Indian & Global Environment

This section contains questions from Current Affairs and General Knowledge. The questions are from Static and current GK from different topics like Geography, History, Business, Company punch lines, Major events in corporate, Books and authors, Science, Honors and Awards, Companies, Sports, Entertainment.  

Is there a strategy to crack the GK For MAT as well? Yes there is: Tips to Crack GK for MAT

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Pŕíÿã ĄGârwàl
But many sites are showing that for May MAT registration will be starting from march
Sarath S Thamizhan
I am pursuing my B.E degree and i am planned to do MBA after my B.E degree.2 more years still for completing B.E degree.Is it able to attend the exam?
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Yugandhara Vidhate
Can u tell me what is d link for MAT may registration ?
Radhika Sharma
@Asakti  thankyou for sharing the strategy... But MAT 7th may 2017 last date is 28th of April...
Computer based exam will be held on 12th of may and paper based exam will be held on 7th of may 🙂🙂
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Ashay Patil

Ashay PatilMar 17, 2017

Will JBIMS accept MAY MAT 2017 score......??
Chowti Abhinay Kumar
@Radhika Sharma thank you for the information about mat exam
Sowmiya S

Sowmiya SApr 24, 2017

@Asakthi I have SBI PO exam and MAT at same dates but in different locations?what can i do now
Chowti Abhinay Kumar
@Sowmiya S  go for the exam which is important for your career
Shoeb Akhtar Sg
Is anyone knows abt the mat exam date in December??

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