Section-Wise MAT Syllabus – MAT 2019


There is no predefined MAT syllabus by the governing body. However, what is defined are the different sections Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. There are total 40 questions in each section which totals the total number of question to 200. The exam is quite lengthy and the time limit is comparatively less. Also, the Indian and Global Environment section of the exam is only exclusive to MAT as no other exam has such section. Here is the MAT syllabus for each of the 5 sections.

MAT Syllabus

Indian and Global Environment contains questions about what is happening in the world. The question a candidate can expect is related to finance, economics, national and international current affairs etc. Along with the mentioned topics, static general awareness questions can be asked and for which it is advised that candidates read a business newspaper daily.

Language Comprehension

Topics like fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, English proficiency, Sentence Correction and Para jumble are some of the topics which can be expected in this section.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section can be said as the lengthiest section Candidates can expect questions on Tables, Graphs, Data Sufficiency, Venn diagram, charts and etc. There is a possibility that under one chart or one diagram multiple questions could be asked.

Mathematical Skills

This section is a bit difficult as compared to the other sections. Questions can be asked from topics like Number System, Mixtures and Allegation, Profit and Loss, Sequence And Series, Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Trigonometry Height and Distance, and Algebra Permutation and Combination just to name a few.

Intelligence and Logical Reasoning

This is a rather tricky section as compared to rest of the bunch. This section consists of questions related to Passage Conclusion, Fact Inference Judgment, Statement Argument, Pie Chart, Blood Relations, and Analogy etc. are asked in the exam.

MAT Exam Pattern

The MAT exam is actually conducted in two modes, online and offline. During the application process, the candidates have the option to choose between them. However, the syllabus and the pattern remains the same. The total number of questions is 200, 40 for each of the 5 sections and the duration is 120 minutes.

Section No. Sections in MAT No of Questions in MAT  Average Time Taken
1. Language Comprehension 40 30
2. Mathematical Skills 40 40
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5. Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150 (mins)

Please note that some of the participating institutes do not consider the marks of the Indian and Global Environment.

This was the MAT exam syllabus for each section of the test. Candidates note that MAT syllabus is not officially announced by the conducting body but the topics mentioned above are the ones which are expected on the basis of past year trends. Also, knowing the MAT Syllabus will give the candidates a degree of clarity and they can study for the topics they are not prepared for and knowing the Exam pattern helps a candidate to prepare a course of action for the test. How to tackle the exam, which section to attempt first, which mode of the exam would be suitable, are the questions you must have an answer to after the article.