# 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:

 SECTIONS NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS OF THE SECTION Language Comprehension 40 40 Mathematical Skills 40 40 Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 40 Critical Reasoning 40 40 Indian & Global Environment 40 40

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
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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But many sites are showing that for May MAT registration will be starting from march

Sarath S ThamizhanFeb 26, 2017

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?
Can u tell me what is d link for MAT may registration ?

Radhika SharmaMar 9, 2017

@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 🙂🙂

Ashay PatilMar 17, 2017

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

Sowmiya SApr 24, 2017

@Asakthi I have SBI PO exam and MAT at same dates but in different locations?what can i do now
@Sowmiya S  go for the exam which is important for your career

Shoeb Akhtar SgSep 7, 2018

Is anyone knows abt the mat exam date in December??
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