MAT (MAT - 2017)

Both Online and Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC / ST / SC - Rs.1400
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jul 03, 2017
Admit Card Date
Aug 26, 2017
Test Date
Sep 03, 2017
Result Date
Sep 23, 2017

MAT 2017 - 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 2017 Syllabus

  1. Geometry
  2. Ratios and Proportion
  3. Number system
  4. Work and time
  5. HCF & LCM
  6. Algebra
  7. Quadratic and linear equations
  8. Profit & Loss
  9. Geometric Progression
  10. Percentages
  11. Averages
  12. Partnership
  13. Time-Speed-Distance
  1. Business
  2. World Records
  3. Top officials of big companies
  4. Famous awards and Prizes
  5. Books and Authors
  6. Punch line of Companies
  7. History
  8. International Organization
  9. Important Quotations
  10. Social issues
  11. Sports
  12. Finance
  13. Major Corporate news
  14. Automobiles
  15. Entertainment
  16. Politics
  17. Science
  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Syllogisms
  3. Fill In the Blanks
  4. Contextual usage
  5. Different usage of same word
  6. Antonyms
  7. Sentence completion
  8. Jumbled paragraphs
  9. Foreign language words used in English
  10. Idioms
  11. One word substitution
  1. Family tree
  2. Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  3. Multi-Dimensional Arrangements
  4. Course of Action
  5. Puzzles
  6. Visual Reasoning
  7. Arrangement
  8. Series
  9. Numeric grid
  10. Pie Chart
  11. Blood Relations
  12. Critical Reasoning
  13. Calendars
  14. Coding & Decoding
  15. Syllogisms
  16. Syllogisms
  17. Statement Conclusions
  18. Column graphs
  19. Graphs Representing Area

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 .