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MAT Exam Pattern 2021:

According to the latest MAT Exam Pattern 2021, the examination is going to be conducted in a Remote Proctored Mode which will be an internet-based examination also known as IBT or Internet-Based Test. The MAT Examination was held from 25 May till 5 July. The September session exams will be conducted soon and the exam pattern is going to be the same and online.

The MAT Exam Pattern 2021 is prescribed by AIMA and the question paper coming in examination consists of 5 sections: Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis, and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours and 3 minutes (150 minutes). In this article, we have mentioned all the details regarding MAT Exam Pattern 2021.

As we can see some changes in the mode of examination but the exam pattern will remain the same and the marking & structure of the examination will be the same for both PBT and CBT Exams.


MAT Exam Pattern 2021:

The question paper will consist of 5 sections and the difficulty of examination is spread from easy to moderate throughout the whole question paper.

  • Language Comprehension has two parts: Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability. This section includes topics such as Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Antonyms & Synonyms, One Word Substitution, Idioms/Phrases, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Correction, Para Jumble, and Reading Comprehension. While preparing for the examination practicing reading passages for at least two to three hours a day. Learn all the rules of grammar and try to understand the context and usage of words and phrases in English.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning covers topics from Logical and Analytical Reasoning such as Arrangement, Pie Chart, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Strong Arguments, and Weak Arguments, Puzzles, Series, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding, Visual Reasoning, Syllogisms, and Graphs.
  • Data Sufficiency and Data Analysis includes Line Graph, Bar Graph, Caselet, Pie Chart, Data Comparison, Quantitative Comparison, and Data Sufficiency.
  • Mathematical Skills covers Quantitative Aptitude such as Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, and Modern Maths. Quant candidates can practice 20-30 questions every day and focus mainly on Algebra and Arithmetic based questions.
  • Indian and Global Environment includes questions from Current Affairs and General Knowledge. To score well in this sections candidates can start reading the newspaper or a monthly magazine

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Online MAT Exam Requirements

Requirements

Description

Supported Browser

Chrome or Firefox (latest version)

Operating System

Windows (Windows 7 or above)

Mac OS

Linux (any distros)

Network

While giving the examination the candidate must have a stable internet connection. The downloading and uploading speed should be above 512 Kbps. It will be better if the candidate is using a broadband connection or else the 4g connection will work out too.

Memory 

4 Gb Recommended (Enough to run browser) 

Dot Net Framework

Dot Net Framework minimum version 5.5.1 is required.

MAT Exam 2021 Pattern: Overview

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Online Examination

Number of Sections

  • Indian and Global Environment
  • Language Comprehension 
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Number of Questions

200

Total marks

200

Duration of Exam

150 Minutes

Types of Questions

Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions

Marking Scheme

+1 mark for each correct answer

-0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

MAT Exam Pattern 2021: Weightage

Section

Number of Questions

Language Comprehension

40

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

40

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

40

Mathematical Skills

40

Indian and Global Environment

40

Total

200

MAT Exam Pattern 2021: Sectional Time Limit

There is no time limit for any sections however there is a certain time within which the candidate must complete a section to attempt all the questions in the examination. Below we have provided the time limit within which candidate must solve all the questions within that particular section.

Section

Suggested time limit 

Language Comprehension

30 mins

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

30 mins

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

35 mins

Mathematical Skills

40 mins

Indian and Global Environment

15 mins

Total

150 mins

New Pattern of MAT Entrance Exam 2021

Some Important Points for MAT Exam Pattern 2021-
  • Practice reading ‘Reading Comprehension’ passages for at least two to three months, about four to five per day.
  • Go through all the rules of grammar and make an effort to understand the contextual usage of words and phrases in English.
  • For Quant, practice about 20-25 questions every day. Lay particular emphasis on Arithmetic and Algebra-based questions - these are quite common in MAT Exam Pattern 2021.
  • Make an effort to improve on GK, by reading a newspaper every day and a good weekly or monthly magazine. That should help you get a good score in MAT.

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