MAT Syllabus 2016 -2017 PDF Download Exam Paper Pattern with Solutions

MAT Syllabus

Hello friends welcome again on your website. Here is the good opportunity for those candidates who wish to do management courses after graduation.

All India Management Association (AIMA) is going to conduct the MAT examination. Many B schools participated in this examination. Those B schools are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). This examination is conducted for the admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and other MBA equivalent courses in B schools.

This examination has become very popular as the selected candidates get good placement after completing their management studies. As its popularity is climbing high this examination is now also conducted in many foreign countries too.

This examination is not easy to clear. Candidates need to know the syllabus first before starting for preparation for MAT examination. Here in this web page we are going to tell you the detailed information of MAT examination syllabus. Read this page carefully.

Syllabus for MAT and question paper pattern:

There will be total 200 questions in the examination. Every question is of single mark. There will be no negative marking in this examination. So you are free to make flukes. The time given for MAT examination is 2.5 hours or 150 minutes.

There will be five sections in the examination from each 40 questions are asked. Those five sections are mentioned below:-

  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian and Global Environment

Usually it has been noticed from previous years’ question paper that mathematical section has always created problem for candidates or we can say it is the toughest section of entire question paper. The details of above sections are given below:
Quantitative Ability syllabus:

  • Geometry
  • (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.)
  • Ratios and Proportion,
  • Percentages
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Work and time
  • Number system
  • HCF & LCM
  • Geometric Progression
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Geometric mean
  • Harmonic mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Number Base System
  • Mensuration
  • Alligation & Mixtures
  • Work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Set Theory
  • Venn diagram
  • Installment Payments
  • Clocks
  • Probability
  • Permutations Combinations
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Logarithm
  • Calendar
  • Maxima & Minima Progression,
  • Surds & Indices
  • Complex numbers

Syllabus for Data Interpretation and Reasoning:

Questions of data interpretation are mostly based of various graphs.


  • Column graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line charts
  • Pie Chart
  • Graphs representing Area
  • Venn diagram etc.


  • Critical reasoning
  • Visual reasoning
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Statements and assumptions
  • identifying valid inferences
  • identifying arguments
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Cause and Effect
  • Identifying probably true probably false
  • Definitely true definitely false kind of statement
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements (Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions)
  • Family tree - identifying relationship among group of people
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Coding and decoding
  • Sequencing etc.

Syllabus for Verbal Ability

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

Syllabus for general awareness

Questions will be based on the following topics:-

  • Current Affairs
  • Business
  • Punch line of companies
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Major corporate events
  • Famous award and prizes
  • World Records
  • Books and authors
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • International organizations
  • Important quotations
  • Social issues
  • Sports
  • Finance
  • Automobiles
  • Entertainment
  • Politics etc.

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  1. When will be registration for MAt exam which held on may

  2. sir
    what will be the syllabus
    above given 5 topics language comprehenasive etc.
    or below given 4 topics i.e verbal ability etc.