MAT Syllabus 2021 (Free PDF Download)

MAT Syllabus 2021 is a must-know before the exam. To help you do that, here we talk all about the syllabus of MAT 2021 exam. It is explained here, what is the syllabus based on which questions are anticipated to be asked in the AIMA MAT exam. Furthermore, the exam pattern, important books to study from, and some tips to sail through this MBA entrance exam.

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MAT Syllabus 2021

To start with, it is important to clarify that AIMA, the exam conducting body, does not prescribe any specific syllabus for this exam. Nevertheless candidates need some starting point to base their preparations on. Therefore, a general syllabus comprising of topics from questions can be asked is compiled, as per analysis of past year papers. As a result, the syllabus you read on this page is a compilation of analysis of MBA gurus of the past year MAT exams.

Syllabus for Language Comprehension

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Different usage of same word
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • One word substitution
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • The odd man out
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Foreign language words used in English

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Syllabus for Mathematical skills

  • Ratios and proportions
  • In-equations quadratic and linear equations
  • Profit and Loss
  • Geometry
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Averages
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Number system
  • Geometric progression
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Work and time
  • HCF & LCM.
  • Vectors
  • Venn diagram

Syllabus for Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Data tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs – line X-Y Graphs
  • Data analysis and data comparison among others
  • Caselet based Data
  • Venn diagram
  • Data sufficiency

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Syllabus for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Critical reasoning
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Identifying valid interferences
  • Sequencing
  • Visual reasoning
  • Coding and decoding
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Identifying reasons
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Family tree
  • Cause and effect

Syllabus for Indian and Global Environment

  • Books and authors
  • Company punch lines
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Quotations from important personalities
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Entertainment
  • Major events
  • Current affairs
  • Science awards

MAT 2021 Syllabus PDF: Please take a printout of this page using ctrl+p on computer and save as pdf. Or if you are on mobile, use the save > print > save as pdf option to save this MAT 2021 syllabus as PDF. However do note that this is not a official syllabus.

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check below the exam pattern of MAT 2021:

  • Type: It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.
  • Time: 150 minutes
  • Mode of the exam: IBT, CBT, and PBT
  • Language: English
  • Marking scheme: All questions carry equal marks. There is Negative Marking for wrong answers.
SectionNo. of QuestionsTime Suggested (Minutes)
Language Comprehension4030
Mathematical Skills4040
Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
Indian and Global Environment4015
Total200150

MAT 2021 Books for Preparation

To prepare for MAT 2021, candidates can take help of the books given here:

BookBuy Here
Face To Face MAT With 23 Years Solved Papers 2020Buy Here
Complete Guide for MAT and other MBA Entrance ExamsBuy Here
MAT 10 Year-wise Solved Papers (2019 – 10)Buy Here
MAT 23 years Topic-wise Solved PapersBuy Here

About AIMA MAT 2021: MAT is the national level MBA entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). It is usually held four times in a year – Feb, May, Sept, Dec.  The exam is of 2.5 hours with 40 questions each from language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, indian and global environment. Know more details on MAT Syllabus 2021 from below.

MAT 2021 Syllabus FAQS

Qs. What is the nature of MAT test?

Ans. It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.

Qs. What is the syllabus for MAT exam?

Ans. The MAT exam will have questions on language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, indian and global environment.

Qs. What will be the exam pattern for MAT 2021?

Ans. In the MAT exam, there will be 5 sections. (1) Language Comprehension, (2) Mathematical Skills, (3) Mathematical Skills, (4) Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, (5) Indian and Global Environment. There will be 40 questions on each. Suggested time for these sections are respectively 30, 40, 35, 30, 15 minutes. There will be a total of 200 MCQs to be answered in 150 minutes.

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