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MAT Syllabus 2021

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 06 May, 2021 12:32

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MAT 2021 Syllabus

Candidates planning to take the upcoming MAT (Management Aptitude Test) are advised to check the MAT Syllabus before starting their preparations. All India Management Association (AIMA) does not issue an official MAT Syllabus. However, on the basis of previous year question papers, Collegedekho experts have curated the syllabus most important topics for all 5 sections of MAT 2021. 

Aspirants may also check our MAT Preparation Tips and MAT Exam Checklist to become ready for the exam day. As far as AIMA MAT 2021 syllabus is concerned, candidates can cover all the necessary topics of examination if they study well. In addition to making a plan as per MAT syllabus, candidates would become familiar with all the important subjects and the exam pattern of the examination.

The syllabus for MAT includes graduation level questions, it is designed to test the candidate's general qualification. The MAT exam is divided into 5 Sections - Mathematical skills, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment and Data Analysis and Efficiency. Read on to find out the important topics that an individual needs to cover in order to prepare for MAT exam.

MAT 2021 Syllabus PDF Download

The PDF of the MAT syllabus is provided below.

MAT Syllabus PDF Download

MAT 2021 Detailed Section-wise Syllabus

There are 5 sections in the MAT 2021 exam. Given below is the section-wise syllabus including the important topics.

MAT 2021 Language Comprehension Syllabus

There are around 40 Multiple Choice Questions from the Language Comprehension section of MAT 2021 from the topics listed below.

English Grammar-based questions

Reading Comprehension

Verbal Reasoning

 Critical Reasoning

Sentence Rearrangement


 Contextual usage

Fill in the Blanks

Jumbled paragraphs

Sentence Correction


Sentence completion

Sentence correction

Odd one out


One word substitution

English Proficiency

Vocabulary Based

Foreign language words used in English


Finding Errors


MAT 2021 Mathematical Skill Syllabus

Mathematical Skill section of MAT 2021 has around 40 questions. Check out all the important topics that need to be studied in the Mathematical Skill section of MAT 2021.


In-equations Quadratic and linear equations

Sequence & Series



Ratios and Proportion

Allegation & Mixtures


Partnership (Accounts)


Time & Work

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Number system


Instalment Payments

Profit & Loss


Permutations Combinations

Binomial Expansion

Set Theory

Venn diagram


Maxima & Minima Progression


Complex numbers

Surds & Indices


Coordinate geometry

Elementary Mathematics






Arithmetic: Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegation; Unitary Method; Time and Distance; Commercial Maths; Profit and Loss, Interest

Heights and Distance; Linear Programming

MAT 2021 Data Analysis and Sufficiency Syllabus 

Here are all the important topics that an individual must study in the Data Analysis and Sufficiency section of MAT 2021.

Venn diagram

Pie Chart

Column Graphs

Line charts    

Data Sufficiency

Data Caselet

Bar Graphs

Graphs representing Area

Data Table

Multiple Graph 

Data Comparison


MAT 2021 General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Syllabus

Given below are the crucial topics that an individual must study in General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning of MAT 2021.

Fact Inference Judgment

Direction Sense

Verbal Reasoning

Blood Relation


Passage Conclusion

Linear arrangements

Statements/ Conclusion

Simple Puzzles

Family Tree/ Blood Relations

Cause/ Effect Relationships

Sequence and Series( Alphabetical and Numerical)

Analytical Reasoning





Matrix arrangements (Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions)

Assertion/ Reasons

Mathematical Reasoning

Verbal Ability


Statement Argument among others


MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment Syllabus

Check out the important areas that must be covered in the Indian and Global Environment section of MAT 2021.


International Organisation

Social issues

Current Affairs

National and International current affairs

General Knowledge



Punchline of companies


Conventional GK




Famous awards and Prizes


Major Corporate news

Important Quotations


Miscellaneous events


World Records


Top officials of big companies



Importance of MAT 2021 Syllabus During Exam Preparation

Knowing the MAT 2021 syllabus is of paramount importance. The aspirants cannot begin their MAT 2021 exam preparation without proper knowledge of the MAT 2021 syllabus. Even with all the MAT 2021 preparation materials at their disposal, the aspirants cannot start preparing for the entrance exam unless they have complete knowledge about the syllabus for MAT 2021. One of the biggest advantages of knowing the MAT syllabus is that they can decide when and how they want to begin the preparation. Also, with the help of the complete MAT 2021 syllabus, the MAT aspirants will be able to unearth the important topics that require undivided attention and focus.

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MAT 2021 Syllabus: Important Points

Given below are some of the important points regarding the MAT 2021 syllabus that the MAT 2021 aspirants should be well aware of:

  • MAT 2021 syllabus will be no different from the current MAT exam structure and mentioned guidelines

  • All the major and important topics will be covered in the syllabus for MAT 2021 

  • Those who wish to score enviable marks in the MAT 2021 exam must scan the MAT syllabus 2021 thoroughly before starting their preparation for the same

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FAQs about MAT Syllabus

Who decides the syllabus of MAT?

The syllabus of MAT is decided by the conducting body i.e AIMA(All India Management Association).

What type of questions will be asked in the Indian and Global Environment section of MAT?

Indian and Global Environment section of MAT will cover GK questions from Finance, Geography, History, Sports, Science and other important topics.

Will the MAT syllabus remains the same for Paper-based & Computer-based exam?

Yes, there will be the same syllabus for both Paper-based & Computer-based exam.

Does the syllabus of MAT change every year?

No, the syllabus of MAT does not change every year. However, you are advised to check the syllabus from the official website before starting preparing for the exam.

What are the important topics of Mathematical Skill section of MAT exam?

Some of the important topics from Mathematical Skill are Algebra, Time-Speed-Distance, Allegation & Mixtures and Trigonometry.

What topics will be covered in Data Analysis and Sufficiency section of MAT?

Some of the important topics covered in Data Analysis and Sufficiency section are Line charts, Bar Graphs, Line charts and Venn diagram.

Which section of the MAT exam is toughest?

Every section in the MAT exam has equal importance. However, you may expect some challenging questions in the Intelligence & Critical Reasoning section.

How can I download the syllabus of MAT 2020?

The syllabus of MAT will be updated in PDF form on the website. You can save the PDF of the syllabus of MAT.

What is the importance of MAT Syllabus?

The syllabus of MAT will allow you to know all the important topics that will be covered in the MAT exam. All candidates are advised to check the syllabus before starting preparation.

What is the syllabus of MAT 2020?

The syllabus of MAT 2020 contains all important topics of Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Indian & Global Environment and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning.

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