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MAT 2018 Syllabus

Updated On - January 20th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

MAT Syllabus 2018- All India Management Association (AIMA) does not release an official MAT Syllabus, However, on the basis of MAT Sample Papers, we have curated the syllabus for all 5 sections- Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment.

MAT 2018 is scheduled for on February 4 (offline) and February 17 (online).  Every section has 40 MCQs, each carrying one mark. The total time to complete the paper is 2 hours 30 minutes. Check  MAT Exam Pattern

The updated section-wise MAT Syllabus is given below. Read on.


MAT Syllabus 2018 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 2018 for Mathematical Skills:

MAT Syllabus 2018 for Mathematical Skills
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

Read  MAT Preparation Tips for Mathematical Skills

MAT Preparation Books for Mathematical Skills

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

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MAT 2018 Syllabus 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-

MAT Syllabus 2018 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

MAT DATA Analysis Books
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
Rohit RanjanGrima lalBikramjit Das

MAT Syllabus 2018 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 2018 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

MAT Preparation Books
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

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MAT Syllabus 2018 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 2018 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 Preparation Books for Indian and Global Environment

MAT gk Books
Book NamePublisher/ Writer
Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016)BS Sijwali
The Mega Yearbook 2016: Current Affairs & General Knowledge For Competitive ExamsDisha Experts
MAT 18 Years Topic-Wise Solved Papers (1997-2014)Disha Experts

MAT Syllabus 2018 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

Read  Last Minute Preparation Tips for MAT

MAT Preparation Books for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

MAT Reasoning 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

Check 5 Things to Keep in Mind During MAT Registration 2018

We hope you have thoroughly gone through MAT Syllabus by now. A rigorous practice of these chapters can assure you better marks. Refer to the above-mentioned preparation books and practice papers and you are good to go. Good luck!


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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