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Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. The test scores are used for admission into various MBA and various other management programs. The exam is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT is held four times in a year, that is in the months of February, May, September and December.  Exam dates and other schedules are generally announced three months before the exam.

MAT exam syllabus has five sections which include Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. Aspirants need a thorough grip on logical and analytic reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation, quant, mathematics and social awareness. MAT May 2017 admit cards will be available for download from April 29, 2017. Candidates can download their respective cards from AIMA website by entering name, DOB and application form number.

Here is MAT Syllabus

  • Current affairs

  • Business

  • World Records

  • Top officials of big companies

  • Famous awards and Prizes

  • Books and Authors

  • Punch line of companies

  • History

  • International Organisation

  • Important Quotations

  • Social issues

  • Geography

  • Sports

  • Finance

  • Major Corporate news

  • Automobiles

  • Entertainment

  • Politics

  • Science

Data Analysis and Sufficiency / Mathematical Skills

Core topics in DA are:

  • Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Number system

  • Work and time

  • HCF & LCM

  • Algebra

  • Profit & Loss

  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations

  • Geometric Progression

  • Percentages

  • Averages

  • Partnership (Accounts)

  • Time-Speed-Distance

Language Comprehension

Verbal ability is an important part of every MBA exam. Here are the core topics for MAT verbal section:

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Syllogisms

  • Fill In the Blanks

  • Contextual usage

  • Analogies

  • Different usage of same word

  • Antonyms

  • Sentence completion

  • Jumbled paragraphs

  • Foreign language words used in English

  • Sentence correction

  • Idioms

  • One word substitution

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Prepare the following subjects under CR:

  • Family tree

  • Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments

  • Multi-dimensional arrangements

  • Course of Action

  • Puzzles

  • Visual reasoning

  • Arrangement

  • Series

  • Numeric grid

  • Pie Chart

  • Blood Relations

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Calendars

  • Coding & Decoding

  • Syllogisms

  • Statement Conclusions

  • Column graphs

  • Graphs representing Area