MAT Exam Pattern

MAT 2018 (all sessions) shall be 2.5 hours long tests. Candidates can either choose computer-based test (CBT) or Pen/Paper test (PBT) as a mode of answering.

The test will comprise of total 200 questions each carrying 1 markThe various sections in MAT  are as follows:

Section Number of Questions Time (in min)
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
Language Comprehension 40 30
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

 Negative marking will be of 1/4 mark.

Pattern Summary

Particulars Data
Exam Mode Online (CBT) and Offline (PBT)
Type of Questions Objective (MCQs)
Number of Questions 200
Number of Sections 5
Duration of Exam 2.5 hours
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer.
Negative Marking 1/4 mark for each incorrect answer.
Subjects or Sections
  • Mathematical Skills.
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency.
  • Language Comprehension.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.
  • Indian and Global Environment.