MAT 2019 Exam Pattern – MAT 2019 Syllabus

MAT 2019 Online Registration Begins! Apply Now :-

Aspirants of management programmes should start preparation as MAT 2019 schedule has been released by All India Management Association (AIMA). This moment, online registration process is going on for MAT 2019 to be held on September 15, 2018 [PBT Phase 2 & CBT]. The last date for online registration for MAT 2019 PBT Phase 2 & CBT is September 08, 2018 (Saturday).

Aspirants who are going to appear for MAT 2019 must have aware of test pattern, syllabus and selection procedure. All of these things are very important to know for a MAT 2019 aspirant. If you are a MAT aspirant and still not know anything about MAT exam pattern then don’t worry because below we have explained each of them in great detail

MAT 2019 Exam Pattern

MAT 2019 exam pattern is one of the foremost things about which you are required to know. It is so because the first thing you see when you will appear for MAT 2019 is the format of paper (aka exam pattern). If you are already familiar with MAT 2019 exam pattern then you will easily manage to crack MAT 2019. But in case, if you are not aware of exam pattern then things will not work in a way as you have wished for.

  • On September 15, 2018 (Saturday), MAT 2019 exam will be held in both online and offline modes
  • MAT 2019 covers 200 objective type questions to be solved in 150 minutes
  • MCQs will be distributed in 5 sections
  • Each section will have equal no. of MCQs i.e. 40
  • For each incorrect answer, ¼ marks will be deducted

MAT 2019 Exam Pattern Table View

Section No.Section nameNo. of MCQsTime Suggested (in minutes)
ILanguage Comprehension4030
IIMathematical Skills4040
IIIData Analysis & Sufficiency4035
IVIntelligence & critical reasoning4030
VIndian & Global Environment4015

MAT 2019 Exam Syllabus

If you really want to crack September 2018 Management Aptitude Test then you should prepare all the topics thoroughly. MAT 2019 exam syllabi / topics are not vast and can be easily covered by paying proper dedication and focus. Section wise syllabus is mentioned below

Section I – Language Comprehension

In this section, aspirants will have to solve 40 MCQs in 30 minutes (suggested time). MCQs in this section are based on English proficiency, English grammar, para jumble, reading comprehension, antonyms, synonyms and fill in the blanks.

You can prepare yourself for this section by reading English books, newspapers, novels etc. Along with that, you can also go through English grammar books of class 8th, 9th & 10th to learn basics of English grammar. On top of that, focus on adding new English words in your vocabulary.

Few other helpful topics to crack this section are given below

  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • One word substitution
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Different usage of the same word
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Idioms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies

Section II – Mathematical Skills

This section in MAT 2019 exam will be the toughest one for you in case if you don’t love Mathematics. But don’t take tension as you can crack it by practicing each topic several times. This is the only way through which you can overcome your fear of Mathematics.

Section II will also have 40 MCQs. Suggested time to solve all 40 MCQs is 40 minutes. Topics covered under this section are

  • Allegation & mixture
  • Time Speed & distance
  • Height & distance
  • Elementary mathematics
  • Sequence & series
  • Partnerships
  • Clocks / calendars
  • Linear programming
  • Trigonometry
  • Heights & distance
  • Percentage
  • Simple-Compound interest
  • P&C Probability
  • Time & work
  • Geometry
  • Number system
  • Profit & loss
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Permutation & combinations
  • Average
  • HCF and LCM
  • Ratio & proportion
  • Coordinate geometry

Section III Data Analysis & Sufficiency

In this section, there will be 40 MCQs to judge candidate’s observational and analytical skills. Suggested time to solve all the 40 MCQs available in Section III is 35 minutes. Questions will be on the following topics

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Caselette
  • Line Graph
  • Data Table
  • Multiple Graph
  • Venn diagram
  • Data Comparison
  • Puzzles
  • Column / bar / pie charts etc.

Section IV Intelligence & critical reasoning

Section IV covers 40 MCQs to be solved in 30 minutes (suggested time). MCQs in this section will be set to examine candidate’s skills of reasoning and understanding situation. This section will cover MCQs on topics like

  • Pie Chart
  • Blood Relations
  • Fact inference judgment
  • Family tree
  • Visual reasoning
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Passage conclusion
  • Statement argument
  • Analogy
  • Arrangement
  • Series
  • Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Course of Action
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogisms
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Column graphs
  • Graphs representing Area
  • Numeric grid
  • Coding & Decoding

Section V Indian & Global Environment

At last, you will see Section V having 40 MCQs related to the Indian and global environment. Suggested time to solve questions of Section V is 15 minutes. Mostly, questions in this section will be based on general knowledge, national / international issues, business, history etc.

Few other topics are

  • Current affairs
  • Automobiles
  • Books & authors
  • The punch line of companies
  • International organization
  • Important Quotations
  • World Records
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Sports
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • Finance
  • Major corporate news
  • Entertainment
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Famous awards & prizes

MAT 2019 Selection Process / Admission Procedure

Through scores of September 2018 MAT, candidates can opt for admission to various management courses / programmes of over 150 institutes / universities. However, the process of admission at each institute / university will be different. Some business schools / colleges / universities will prefer only MAT score for taking admission to their management programmes. While other, along with considering MAT scores, also prefer to conduct few pre-admission rounds such as Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) for admissions.

Quick Look of MAT 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

MAT 2019 ParticularsImportant dates
Last date for online registration for MAT 2019 [PBT Phase 2 & CBT]September 08, 2018 (Saturday)
Availability of Admit Card for MAT 2019 [PBT Phase 2 & CBT]On or after September 11, 2018 from 1600 Hrs
MAT 2019 [PBT Phase 2 & CBT] will be onSeptember 15, 2018
Availability of MAT 2019 score on AIMA websiteOn or after September 25, 2018 (Tuesday)

Read : MAT 2019 Application Form

We wish you Best of Luck for your September 2018 Management Aptitude Test.


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