MAT Exam Pattern 2017 – Check Paper Pattern Here

MAT Exam Pattern 2017 has been released by the All India Management Association (AIMA) which is conducting the MAT 2017. The MAT 2017 exam pattern is same as of last year and has remained same over the past several years. The MAT exam is conducted 4 times in a year, each in every quarter. The total time duration of the exam is 2 Hours and 30 Minutes.

MAT exam is divided into five sections: Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian and Global Environment. Each section has total 40 questions. Go through the article to get all the information about MAT Exam Pattern 2017 and other details about the same.

MAT Exam Pattern

S.No. Description Details
1 Time Duration 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
2 Total Questions 200
3 Type of Question Objective
4 Number of Section 5
5 Section Wise Question 40
6 Name of Sections 1.Language Comprehension
2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency
4. Mathematical Skills
5. Indian and Global Environment
7 Marking Scheme +1 for correct answer
8 Negative Marking -0.25 for the wrong answer

Exam Duration

The total time duration of the MAT 2017 exam is 2 Hours and 30 Minutes (150 Minutes). There is no time limit assigned section wise. Candidates can answer any question of any section according to their convenience.

Exam Mode

MAT is conducted in online mode as well as offline mode. In offline mode, candidates have to mark the circle on OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet with the pen. In online mode, candidates have to click on the correct option on computers.

Marking Scheme

Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and 1/4th mark (0.25) will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The total number of marks for the MAT Exam is 200.

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Type and Number of Questions

MAT paper will have the total 200 number of questions of Multiple Choice types. Four options for each question will be given and the candidate has to select the correct answer. There are five sections in the paper and each section carries 40 questions.


MAT Exam is divided into five sections which are given as:

  1. Language Comprehension
  2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  4. Mathematical Skills
  5. Indian and Global Environment.

Language Comprehension

This section judges the reading skills of the candidate. Test Takers have to read a passage and answer the question based on that passage.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

This section carries the questions based on the Data Arrangement, Blood Relations, Series and Sequences and Critical Reasoning, Direction Sense, Input/Output analysis, Coding, and Decoding. This test evaluates candidate’s logical reasoning ability.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section has the questions based on Direction Sense, Input/Output analysis, Coding and Decoding, Data Arrangement, Blood Relations. This section is for measuring test taker’s critical thinking.

Mathematical Skills

This section of MAT exam judges the candidate’s basic mathematical skills. The questions are based on business Mathematics, Arithmetic, and Geometry. Candidates must go through the basic formulas for this section.

Indian and Global Environment

This section is based on domestic and international current affairs. Candidates must aware of the current affairs and general awareness for this section.

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