MAT -

MAT (MAT - 2016)

Both Online and Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC / ST / SC - Rs.1200
Important Dates
Registration Date
Oct 05, 2016
Admit Card Date
Dec 03, 2016
Test Date
Dec 11, 2016
Result Date
Dec 31, 2016

MAT 2016 - Exam Pattern

Exam Paper Type : Both Online and Pen & Paper    |    

  • Candidate can choose any ONE of the two options to take the test: Paper Based Test  or Computer Based Test
  • The MAT has five sections, each section having forty questions.
  • The total 200 questions are to be attempted over 150 minutes.
  • All questions are compulsory. Each question has four options marked
  • All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only.
Section Name No. of Questions Time Suggested (Minutes)
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian & Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

Marking System:-

  • For marking correct answer – 1 mark will be awarded.
  • For marking incorrect answer – 0.25 or 1/4th mark will be deducted.

MAT 2016 Syllabus

Chapters
  1. Critical Reasoning
Chapters
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
Chapters
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
Chapters
  1. Social
  2. Technological
  3. Environments both in Indian and International Contexts
  4. Economic
  5. Industrial
  6. Characteristics of Indian Economy
  7. Basic Economic Indicators
  8. Budgetary and Monetary Policies
  9. Fiscal
  10. Trade
  11. Indian and International Trade
  12. Awareness about Corporate Sector
  13. Indian Banking System and its Functioning
  14. Current Affairs
  15. Changes in Political, Technological and Cultural Environments
  16. Economic Agreements
  17. Political
Chapters
  1. Percentage 
  2. Partnership
  3. Profit, Loss and Discount
  4. Pipes and Cisterns
  5. Time and Work
  6. Time, Speed and Distance
  7. Averages
  8. Age
  9. Alligation and Mixture
  10. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  11. Compound interest
  12. Relative speed
  13. Simple Intrest
  14. Ratio and proportion
Chapters
  1. Angles, lines
  2. Properties of Circles
  3. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  4. BODMAS/Simplification
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Number System
  7. Probability 
  8. LCM and HCF
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Height and Distance
  11. Logarithm
  12. Linear Equation
  13. Indices
  14. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  15. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  16. Geometry and Mensuration
  17. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  18. Properties of Triangles

MAT Exam Prepartions FAQ

1) What is the eligibility criteria for MAT SNAP Entrance Test ?

The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

2) What is the nature of MAT test?

  • MAT is held in both, pen-paper mode and computer mode.
  • In the exam, total 200 objective-type questions will be asked from 5 sections.
  • All questions are compulsory. Each question has four options marked All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only.

3) Is calculator is allowed in MAT exam?

No. Calculators, formula sheets or dictionaries are not allowed for the MAT.

4) I have completed my graduation from Science stream, am I eligible to apply for the test?

Yes. A candidate should have done graduation in any discipline from any recognized university or should have an equivalent recognized degree.

5) I am in the final year of my graduation, can I apply?

Yes. A final year student in any undergraduate program (B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Com. /B.Tech. etc.) can write MAT but admission to such candidate will be granted on provisional basis.

6) Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?

There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

7) Will there be any negative marking?

Yes, 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

8) Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?

Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer Based Test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. In traditional Paper Based Test, Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet .

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