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MAT-2021 Exam Syllabus

MAT-2021 Syllabus released by All India Management Association [AIMA] consists of the following subjects:

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

There will be 200 questions in the exam that should be solved within 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Keep reading the article to know more about the MAT Syllabus & MAT Exam Pattern.

MAT 2021 Syllabus: Indian and Global Environment

No.of Questions 40
Type of Questions MCQs
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus-2021 20%

Key Topics

  • Current GK-based on the reading of periodicals and newspapers
  • Conventional GK- available in books
  • Business, National, and International events
  • Constitution of India
  • Business & Economics GK- like changes in Monetary policies, CRR, Repo Rate
  • Currency and Capitals of different countries
  • Identification of brands, companies, personalities, etc
  • Policies and social issues

MAT 2021 Syllabus: Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency

This section consists of tables, texts, graphs, Venn diagrams, and charts. This section is to test how candidates explain the given data and answer questions based on it.

No.of Questions 40
Type of Questions MCQs
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus-2021 20%

Key Topics

  • Date Tables
  • Data Charts
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Diagrams and Charts
  • Venn Diagram
  • Caselet Based Data

MAT 2021 Syllabus: Mathematical Skills

This section includes problems based on the number system, commercial maths, etc. to test the mathematical skills of the candidate.

No.of Questions 40
Type of Questions MCQs
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus-2021 20%
Key Topics
Number Systems Profit & Loss LCM & HCF
Permutation & Combination Mixtures & Allegation Percentage
Arithmetic Geometry Unitary Method Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Sequence & Series Height & Distance Speed, Time & Work
Averages Triangles Circles
Elementary Mathematics In-equations & Linear Equations Commercial Maths
Other Topics
Complex Numbers Inequalities Set Theory
Coordinate Geometry Trigonometry Surds & Indices
Venn Diagram Linear Programming Binomial Theorem

MAT 2021 Syllabus: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

This section has the most tricky questions. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning have been improvised.

No.of Questions 40
Type of Questions MCQs
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus-2021 20%

Key Topics

  • Fact-inference-judgment
  • Passage Conclusion
  • Linear and Matrix Arrangement
  • Logical Sequence
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Set Theory, Venn diagram & Network diagram
  • Blood Relations/Family Tree
  • Syllogism
  • Puzzles
  • Direction Sense
  • Calendars

MAT 2021 Syllabus: Language Comprehension

The Language Comprehension section is further divided into two major parts- Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability with Grammar.

PART 1: Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

No.of Questions 20
Type of Questions MCQs
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus-2021 50%

Since the passages are option-based, there can be questions like:

  • Passages from English Literature books: This consists of articles by great authors and philosophers like Charles Dickens, Aristotle, Martin Luther King, etc.
  • Passages from Historical events: This consists of topics like Social changes in Indian History, French Revolution, etc.
  • Business & Economics Passages:This includes topics like Global economic changes, the Impact of Demonetization in India, Government expenditures, etc.
  • Passages from Science and Culture:This includes topics like the Modern world, Changing culture with the advancement of technology, etc.
  • Passages from Mythology:This passage is related to the Mythological events with the current social structure
  • Passages on Fiction and Abstract topics

PART 2: Syllabus for Verbal Ability

No.of Questions 20
Type of Questions MCQs
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus-2021 50%

Key Topics

  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error correction of Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, and other parts of speech in sentences.
  • One word substitution
  • Idioms/ Phrases
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Correcting the sequence of the sentences in paragraphs like correct use of reported speech, active & passive writing, time clauses, etc.

You can appear for the MAT exam four times a year.
Must have passed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with an aggregate of 50% of marks.
Yes. It has a negative marking of about 0.25 for each negative answer.
No. The Calculator is not allowed to carry during the exam.
A score of more than 400 is considered a good MAT score percentile.
MAT score is valid for an entire year.
There is no age limit to appear in the exam and the candidate must have completed 21 years of age.
Language Comprehension, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Indian and Global Environment.
Colleges like Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Nagpur, International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune, School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon, SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai, Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida, etc.
Mission MBA MAT Guide, Study package for MAT, Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension for the CAT, and many more books are available.