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MAT 2018 Syllabus: Important Topics in VA/Quant/LR-DI/GK

Updated On - April 10th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

MAT Syllabus 2018- 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 2018

MAT Syllabus is based on the curriculum of class 10+2. The question paper is divided into 5 sections- Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment. The paper has 200 MCQ that are to be completed in 150 minutes

The 5 sections of the questions consist of 40 question each. Each question is of 1 mark and ¼ marks are deducted for every incorrect response. MAT 2018 May Exam will be conducted on May 06 in the offline mode and May 20 in the computer-based mode.


MAT Syllabus 2018 for Quantitative Ability

Quantitative ability tests a candidate’s knowledge in 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 2018 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
ClocksProbability
Permutations CombinationsTrigonometry
VectorsBinomial Expansion
Co-ordinate geometryLogarithm
CalendarMaxima & Minima Progression
Surds & IndicesComplex numbers

Read MAT Preparation Tips for Mathematical Skills

MAT Preparation Books for Mathematical Skills

MAT Mathematics Books
Book NamePublisher/ Writer
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CATSarvesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CATNishit Sinha Trishna
A Complete Manual for the CATKnowledge System

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MAT 2018 Syllabus for Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

Data interpretation 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 2018 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 Preparation Books for Data Analysis and Sufficiency

MAT DATA Analysis Books
Book NamePublisher/ Writer
Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data SufficiencyAnanta Ashisha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for MATArun Sharma
Data Analysis & Interpretation Data SufficiencyThink Tank of Kiran Prakashan
Rohit RanjanGrima lalBikramjit Das

MAT Syllabus 2018 for 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 2018 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 Preparation Books for Language Comprehension

MAT Preparation Books
Book NamePublisher/ Writer
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT COMMON ADMISSION TESTAjay Singh
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionGautam Puri

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MAT Syllabus 2018 for 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.

Range of Topics covered under General Awareness are-

MAT Syllabus 2018 for General Awareness
Current AffairsBusiness
Punch line of companiesTop officials of big companies
Major corporate eventsFamous award and prizes
World RecordsBooks and authors
ScienceHistory
GeographyInternational organizations
Important quotationsSocial issues
SportsFinance
AutomobilesEntertainment
Politics -

Read MAT Preparation Tips for General Awareness section

MAT Preparation Books for Indian and Global Environment

MAT gk Books
Book NamePublisher/ Writer
Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016)BS Sijwali
The Mega Yearbook 2016: Current Affairs & General Knowledge For Competitive ExamsDisha Experts
MAT 18 Years Topic-Wise Solved Papers (1997-2014)Disha Experts

MAT Syllabus 2018 for 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

MAT Preparation Books for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

MAT Reasoning Books
Book NamePublisher/ Writer
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CATArun Sharma
Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance TestsPeeyush Bhardwaj
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit Sinha

*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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