MAT 2020 Exam Pattern (June): MAT Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

  • By Kirti Yadav
  • 7 January 2020

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MAT 2020 Exam Pattern - To crack Management Aptitude Test (MAT) with a high score and percentile, it is important for the candidates to prepare for the test as per the exam pattern. Along with the exam notification, AIMA has released the official MAT exam pattern which is available on the official website, The MAT exam pattern 2020 remains unchanged and is similar to the last MAT session, held in February 2020. As per the MAT test pattern 2020, the test will be conducted in computer-based and paper-based modes. However, the test takers have the choice to opt for any of these modes to take the test. 200 multiple-choice questions will be asked in MAT 2020 divided into 5 sections. Keep reading this post to know all about MAT paper patterns, details on sections, marking scheme, duration, and more.  NOTE: MAT May 2020 was rescheduled to June 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. AIMA has released the new dates. Check the revised MAT schedule for June from the table below.

Revised MAT 2020 May June Schedule

Events Revised Dates (MAT now in June 2020)
Last date for Registration (Paper-based test) 7 June 2020
Last date for Registration (Computer-based test) 15 June 2020
Release of PBT Admit Card 9 June 2020
Availability of CBT Admit Card 17 June 2020
MAT May June 2020 Exam Date (PBT) 14 June 2020
MAT May June 2020 Exam Date (CBT) 21 June 2020

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MAT 2020 Exam Pattern 

The candidates appearing for this MBA entrance test in the year 2020 must go through the paper pattern of MAT 2020 to have an understanding of how the question paper will be set. Having knowledge of the MAT 2020 exam pattern will help the candidates have smart study, exactly from the exam point of view and thus save a lot of time. MAT test pattern 2020 defines the structure of the exam in terms of duration, the number of questions to be asked, the number of sections the question paper will have, marking scheme, etc.  An understanding of the MAT test pattern 2020 will help the candidates have an effective exam preparation. Along with the paper pattern, it is important for the candidates to focus on studying for the exam as per the MAT syllabus 2020

MAT 2020 Exam Pattern - Overview

Mode of Exam Paper Based Test (PBT) & Computer Based Test (CBT)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total no. of questions 200
Number of sections 5
Options for each question 4
Duration of test 150 minutes (2.5 hours)
Marking Scheme 1 mark for every question negative
Negative marking 0.25 of the total mark

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Features of MAT 2020 Test Pattern

The specifications of the MAT 2020 exam are as follows –

Mode of MAT 2020 Exam

  • There will be a Computer-based test (CBT) and a Paper-based test (PBT). The candidates reserve the option of taking the test in either of the modes of both, as per their choice.
  • As mentioned in the MAT paper pattern 2020, the candidates will have to mark answers in an OMR answer sheet in the paper-based MAT 2020 test, using either a blue or black ballpoint pen. Any kind of rough work must also be done on the Question Booklet only. No separate sheet will be provided for rough work.
  • While in a computer-based test, the candidate sits in front of a computer, and the questions are presented on the computer monitor. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer and they submit the answers using a keyboard or mouse.

Language of MAT Exam

According to the MAT 2020 exam pattern, all the instructions and the questions in the test will be in English only.

MAT Duration

The candidates will be given 2.5 hours (150 minutes) to attempt the test.

Type and No. of Questions asked in AIMA MAT

A total of 200 objective-type questions will be asked in the exam as per the MAT 2020 test pattern, scattered through 5 sections. Each of the questions will have 4 choices and the candidates will have to mark 1 correct answer. The objective of the MAT exam is to ascertain the aptitude of the candidates willing to undergo Post Graduate Programme in Management.

No. of Sections in MAT

As mentioned before, the questions in the MAT exam 2020 will be asked from the 5 sections –

  1.     Data analysis and sufficiency
  2.     Language Comprehension
  3.     Indian & global environment
  4.     Mathematical Skills
  5.     Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

MAT Exam Pattern 2020 – Tabular Representation

The details of the sections and the questions distribution across the MAT exam can be clearly understood from the below table.

S. No. Section  Name No. of Questions Time Suggested (Minutes)
1. Language Comprehension 40 40
2. Mathematical Skills 40 30
3. Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
4. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 40
5. Indian & Global Environment 40 30
Total 200 150

The candidates preparing to take MAT in 2020 can give an edge to their exam preparation using the MAT sample papers and test papers available all over the internet or in the markets. They must also take MAT mock tests at various time intervals in order to keep a check on their preparations. Also, Read MAT 2020 Preparation Tips

MAT Marking Scheme 2020

An idea about the marking scheme of the MAT exam will help the candidates formulate their exam-taking strategy. Knowing how many marks will be deducted for marking a correct and incorrect answer, it becomes easy for the candidates to ascertain whether playing the guessing game will be safe or not. MAT 2020 marking scheme will be mentioned on the test paper and on the computer screens for the CBT exam. For the time being, the candidates can check the below table to know the MAT exam marking scheme.

Marking Scheme for MAT 2020

Exam to be marked out of 200 total score
Maximum scaled score out of which percentile score will be awarded 800
Number of questions considered for percentile calculation 160
For every correct answer +1 mark
For every wrong answer -1/4th mark (0.25 mark to be deducted)
Sections considered for percentile calculation 4
Section NOT considered for MAT exam percentile calculation Indian & Global Environment section

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