MAT Exam Pattern

MAT Exam Pattern February 2019 is not much changed and will have 200 MCQ type questions divided in 5 sections. The Phase-1 of Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 MAT exam date is February 17, 2019 from 10AM to 12.30PM as paper based test. The Phase-2 paper based MAT will be held on February 23, 2019 from 10AM to 12.30PM. The computer based MAT will also be held in different time slots on February 23, 2019 


AIMA has not allowed the MAT test takers to appear in both – the Phase-2 paper based MAT and computer based MAT exam. However, for Phase 1 paper MAT and computer based test, the candidate can appear in both of the exams. 


Although MAT Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other MBA entrance exams also, past MAT question papers and the MAT exam pattern reveal that MAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the MAT exam. Scores of MAT 2019 exam will be used as admission criteria in B-schools across the country for the MBA/PGDM 2019-21 batch.


MAT question paper is based on the MAT exam pattern which is an objective type test with Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). MAT Syllabus comprises almost all the topics relevant to other top MBA entrance exams. The MAT question paper is divided among 5 key sections on which questions are formed in MAT exam.


The 5 test sections in MAT 2019 February exam are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.


Score and percentile in MAT exam is awarded on the basis of 4 sections. The score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile score in the MAT score card.

Each of the 5 sections in MAT question paper will have 40 questions making it a total of 200 questions in MCQ format to be solved in 150 minutes. Individual time limit for each section has been suggested by AIMA although candidates can move from one section to other in the February MAT 2019 exam.


MAT Exam Pattern: Sectional Composition

Section Name
Number of Questions
Suggested Time to solve (In Minutes)
Language Comprehension
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Mathematical Skills
Indian and Global Environment