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MAT 2019 Syllabus: Important Topics in VA/Quant/LR-DI/GK

Updated On - March 6th 2019 by JAINAB ALVI

MAT Syllabus May: All India Management Association (AIMA) does not release an official MAT Syllabus. However, on the basis of previous year question papers, we have curated the syllabus most important topics for all 5 sections of MAT 2019.

The question paper is divided into 5 sections viz.

Section A: Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Section B: Language Comprehension

Section C: Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 

Section D: Mathematical Skills and Indian

Section E: Global Environment

Highlights of MAT Paper Pattern of the management examination is indicated in the following infographic:

MAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Latest:MAT 2019 May Exam is scheduled in 3rd week of May in offline mode and 2nd week of May in computer-based mode. Download Free MAT Sample Papers

MAT Syllabus: Quantitative Ability

Quantitative ability tests a candidate’s knowledge of Mathematics. The topics covered are related to the basic Mathematics covered until class 12. Here are all the important topics of Quantitative Ability in MAT:

MAT Syllabus 2019 for Mathematical Skills
GeometryTime & Work
Ratios and ProportionTime-Speed-Distance
In-equations Quadratic and linear equationsAlgebra
Profit & LossAverages
Partnership (Accounts)Percentages
Number systemSequence & Series
MensurationAllegation & Mixtures
Simple Interest & Compound InterestSet Theory
Venn diagramInstallment Payments
Permutations CombinationsTrigonometry
VectorsBinomial Expansion
Co-ordinate geometryLogarithm
CalendarMaxima & Minima Progression
Surds & IndicesComplex numbers

Read MAT Preparation Tips for Mathematical Skills

MAT Syllabus: Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

Data interpretation in MAT Exam involves deciphering and inferring the information as provided by graphs, charts and other data sets. Reasoning requires a candidate to find logic solutions to the given data set. It involves using systematic steps and rational judgment to arrive at conclusion.

The topics covered under this are-

MAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Column GraphsBar Graphs
Line chartsPie Chart
Graphs representing AreaVenn diagram

Read MAT Preparation Tips for Data Analysis and Sufficiency

MAT Syllabus: Verbal Ability

Verbal ability is a very important segment of the examination. It tests a candidate’s command over the English language. It covers numerous topics like Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, etc. The complete list of topics asked in the Verbal Ability section of MAT is given in the table below:

MAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability
Verbal ReasoningSyllogisms
Contextual usageAnalogies
AntonymsFill In the Blanks
Jumbled paragraphsSentence Correction
Foreign language words used in EnglishSentence completion
Sentence correctionOdd one out
IdiomsOne word substitution
Different usage of same word -

Read How to ace language comprehension in MAT?

MAT Syllabus: General Awareness

General Awareness section tests a candidate’s level of knowledge about the events and current affairs of India and the world. The syllabus for this section is not limited to particular topics. Candidates need keep in touch with the state of affairs of the country and all around the globe. It also consists of static general knowledge which asks questions on Science, History, Geopgraphy etc.

MAT 2019 Sample Papers

Range of Topics covered under General Awareness are-

MAT Syllabus for General Awareness
Current AffairsBusiness
Punch line of companiesTop officials of big companies
Major corporate eventsFamous award and prizes
World RecordsBooks and authors
GeographyInternational organizations
Important quotationsSocial issues
Politics -

Read MAT Preparation Tips for General Awareness section

MAT Syllabus: Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

The following are the types of question that a candidate may face in MAT:

MAT Syllabus for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Critical reasoningVisual reasoning
Assumption-Premise-ConclusionAssertion and reasons
Statements and assumptionsIdentifying valid inferences
Identifying argumentsStatements and conclusions
Cause and EffectIdentifying probably true probably false

Read Last Minute Preparation Tips for MAT

About MAT December 2018 Session

The exam was conducted on December 9 (offline) and December 15 (online). Given below are the highlights of each session of MAT 2018:

MAT 2018 PBT

  • Mathematical Skills Section had more weightage on Arithmetic questions.
  • English Comprehension Section had 4 RC Passages of 500 words with 20 Questions of moderate difficulty level.
  • Passages were more opinion based and Abstract idea based than fact-based.
  • Around 20 questions in Reasoning section were easy and were based on Family tree, Cause-effect, Seating arrangement, conclusion of moderate difficulty level.
  • Pie Charts, Graphs, Tables were prominent in Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency section.

MAT 2018 CBT & PBT Both

  • Overall Difficulty Level was Moderate
  • Mathematics Skills Section focused on Arithmetic questions
  • RC Passages were of moderate difficulty level
  • Few questions in English Comprehension Section were Inferential
  • Reasoning section had questions of easy to moderate difficulty level
  • Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency section consisted of questions of Pie Charts and Graphs.

Check detailed MAT Paper Analysis

MAT Syllabus FAQs

Ques. Can you give me a list of all the topics that are added to MAT 2019 syllabus over MAT 2017 syllabus? 

Ans. Well, there are no additions that are officially announced in the MAT 2019 syllabus. And AIMA does not release MAT Syllabus officially.

Ques. I want to do some online preparation for the MAT syllabus. Can you give me the name of some of the websites that I can work with?

Ans. Sure, you can work with PaGalGuy, money control, test find, cracku, career launcher and Handa Ka Funda. Also, there are other websites that provide good study material and practice sets for MAT exam.

Ques.  I have completed my graduation from a Hindi medium college. I am not good at English. Can I give the exam in regional language or Hindi?

Ans. No, the exam is conducted in English medium only.

Ques. I belong to PWD category. Do I have different MAT exam syllabus as I have a physical health issue?

Ans. No, the syllabus is same for all the candidates irrespective of the category details.

Ques. I am not sure about the questions in Vocabulary. How can I improve my vocabulary for MAT Exam?

Ans. Start reading newspaper and Novels on a daily basis this will help you in increasing your vocabulary.

Ques. How can I improve my performance in MAT in limited time?

Ans. The best way to analyze your performance is to do 1 or 2 mock tests each day for a week. Before this, just do a brush up of all the topics and then see your weak areas and strong areas. After identifying these areas do the preparation.

The above article is based on previous years’ information. In case of any query, ask them in the comments below.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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1 Comment
tanvi patil

i have done my ug from school of fashion technology pune in textile desiging n i want to do my pg in mba in textile so do i need to give MAT or any other entrance exam

22 Aug, 2018 23:05
Ritika Sharma

Hi Tanvi, to get details regarding this please check the link:- MAT eligibility.

23 Aug, 2018 13:27

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