MAT Exam Pattern 2021 and Marking Scheme

MAT Exam Pattern 2021 and Marking Scheme

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: May 13, 2021MAT Exam is conducted by  All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions into business schools for MBA and other such courses. The new schedule for MAT IBT 2021 exam has been released. For detailed information about important exam dates, application form process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, selection procedure, counselling and much more regarding MAT 2021 exam refer below.
MAT Exam is conducted by  All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions into business schools for MBA and other such courses. The new schedule for MAT IBT 2021 exam has been released. For detailed information about important exam dates, application form process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, selection procedure, counselling and much more regarding MAT 2021 exam refer below.
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MAT Exam Pattern Overview

All candidates who have applied for the MAT exam must check the MAT exam pattern to gain a good understanding of the exam. The knowledge of detailed MAT exam patterns is very important before making the preparation strategy. As per the MAT Paper Pattern, the exam is conducted for 200 marks and there are five sections in the MAT exam. Each section has an equal number of questions. The marks are also equally divided.

The exam is conducted in online and offline mode. The exam pattern remains the same for both modes. Candidates have to complete the whole exam in two and half hours. Interested candidates can check the exam pattern, marking scheme, and sectional timing of the MAT exam.

Detailed MAT Exam Pattern 2021

The association conducts the exam in online as well as offline mode. The pattern remains the same for both modes. The candidates have to attempt 200 questions in 2.5 hours. There is sectional timing for each section in the exam. Check the exam pattern.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks allotted

Language Comprehension

40

40

Mathematical Skills

40

40

Data Analytics & Sufficiency

40

40

Indian & Global Environment

40

40

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

40

40

Total

200

200

MAT Marking Scheme 2021

The candidates will get a +1 mark for each right answer. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. There will be 0 marks for unattempted questions.

Category

Marking

Correct answer

+1

Incorrect answer

-0.25

No response

0

MAT Sectional Timing

The AIMA has notified the sectional timing for each section in the MAT exam 2021. Candidates can check the MAT Sectional Timing in the table below.

Section

Sectional Timing (in minutes)

Language Comprehension

30

Mathematical Skills

40

Data Analytics & Sufficiency

35

Indian & Global Environment

15

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

30

Total

150 (2.5 hours)

MAT Exam Important Points

  • The Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions paper will be both online & offline mode.
  • The number of questions is 200 of 200 marks.
  • The time duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The mark for the correct answer is +1.
  • There is a negative marking for wrong answers.
  • There is sectional timing in the MAT exam. The section will automatically switch to the next one after completion of the time limit.

MAT Exam 2021 Highlights

Check the main highlights of the MAT 2021 exam pattern.

Body

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Nate

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Exam Level

National

Exam Mode

Online & Offline

Frequency

Four-time a year

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Time

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

Total Questions

200

Negative Marking

Yes

Sections

FIve

Official Website

mat.aima.in

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  • There are 200 questions of 200 marks in the MAT exam.

  • Candidates will get 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the MAT exam.

  • The MAT exam is conducted in both online as well as offline mode.

  • Yes, there is sectional timing in the MAT exam.

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