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MAT Syllabus 2017 (September)

MAT Syllabus 2017 (September) is similar to previous years. No change has been reported by All India Management Association (AIMA) as yet. Even though MAT syllabus is similar to the other management entrance examinations, it focusses more on current affairs knowledge. Candidates must rigorously practice MAT Sample Papers to get an idea of marking scheme and the pattern of MAT Exam.

All the candidates appearing for MAT on September 03, 2017 (offline) and September 09, 2017 (online) must be aware of the following highlights of MAT Syllabus 2017:

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  • There are 5 sections in MAT – Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment.
  • Each section will comprise 40 MCQs each.
  • The exam will be conducted in English language only. Check  MAT Exam Pattern
  • There will be a total of 200 questions that must be completed in 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Candidates have to choose the most appropriate answer from amongst the 4 answer choices.
  • As for the Marking Scheme in MAT, +1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and ¼ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Here is the section-wise distribution of questions and marks in MAT:

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SectionNumber of QuestionsTime Suggested (In Minutes)Marks Allotted
Language Comprehension403040
Quantitative Ability404040
Data Interpretation & Sufficiency403540
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning403040
Indian and Global Environment401540
Total200150200

MAT Syllabus 2017 for Quantitative Ability

Quantitative ability as the name suggests refers to testing the Mathematical abilities as well as the acquired knowledge in Mathematics. The topics covered generally relate to the basic Mathematics as covered until Grade 12 by a candidate. The percentage of question is asked from Grade 11 and Grade 12 Mathematics is generally limited owing to the fact that not many students study Mathematics in these classes.

Here are all the important topics in MAT Syllabus 2017 for Quantitative Ability:

MAT Syllabus 2017 for Quantitative Ability
Geometry(Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.)
Ratios and ProportionPercentages
In-equations Quadratic and linear equationsAlgebra
Profit & LossAverages
Partnership (Accounts)Time-Speed-Distance
Work and timeNumber system
HCF & LCMGeometric Progression
Arithmetic progressionArithmetic mean
Geometric meanHarmonic mean
MedianMode
Number Base SystemBODMAS
MensurationAllegation & Mixtures
WorkPipes and Cisterns
Simple Interest & Compound InterestSet Theory
Venn diagramInstallment Payments
ClocksProbability
Permutations CombinationsTrigonometry
VectorsBinomial Expansion
Co-ordinate geometryLogarithm
CalendarMaxima & Minima Progression
Surds & IndicesComplex numbers

MAT Preparation Books for Mathematical Skills

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

MAT Syllabus 2017 for Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

Data interpretation means making sense of the presented data set. It is generally deciphering and inferring the information as provided by graphs, charts and other data sets. Reasoning, on the other hand, means finding the logic behind the given data set. It involves using systematic steps and rational judgment to arrive at conclusion.

The topics covered under this are-

Data Interpretation

MAT Syllabus 2017 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

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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

MAT Syllabus 2017 for Verbal Ability

Verbal ability is a very important segment of the examination. It tests a candidate’s command over the language. To test it, it uses various Grammar topics and word power.

Topics Tested under Verbal Ability are-

MAT Syllabus 2017 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

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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

MAT Syllabus 2017 for General Awareness

General Awareness Syllabus is linked to general intelligence and how someone is open to new experiences. It is also linked to the self-acquired knowledge base of a person. It is generally assumed people who are quite apt in one domain, tend to be knowledgeable in many.

Topics covered under General Awareness are-

MAT Syllabus 2017 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 Syllabus 2017 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

MAT Preparation Books for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

MAT Reasoning, MAT Exam Pattern, MAT Paper Pattern, MAT Exam Qualifying Marks, MAT Exam Total Marks,  MAT Preparation 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

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