MAT 2020 Syllabus: Check AIMA MAT Syllabus for June 2020 Exam Here

  • By Kirti Yadav
  • 9 April 2020

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MAT 2020 Syllabus: In light of the current unprecedented situation of the Coronavirus outbreak, AIMA has postponed the conduct of the MAT exam from May to June. Now, MAT will be held in June 2020, the paper-based test will be conducted on 14 June and computer-based test on 21 June 2020. The students taking MAT 2020 can check the syllabus for all the sections here on this page. AIMA does not officially release the MAT syllabus but based on past exam trends and questions, one can formulate it. For the ease of the students, a list of all the important topics and types of questions that can be asked in MAT May June 2020 has been provided here for all the sections. Questions in AIMA MAT are asked from 5 sections namely Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment. Keep reading this article further for details on the MAT paper pattern and MAT 2020 Syllabus.

NOTE: MAT May 2020 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.

MAT 2020 Syllabus

Let's begin with a quick glance on the revised dates of upcoming MAT exam.

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

More than 600 B-school including Sunstone will accept MAT score for admission to MBA, PGDM, and other post-graduate management courses. Around 10,000 - 12,000 students sit for this MAT entrance test in its every attempt. Given the high competition, it becomes increasingly important for the students to prepare for the exam as per the syllabus and test pattern. MAT 2020 syllabus comprises of all the topics and chapters which the students must prepare to ace this entrance exam with a high score and percentile. Before looking into the details of MAT Syllabus, let's take a glance on the MAT 2020 exam pattern to understand how the paper is structured, timed and marked. Also Read How you can become industry-ready and earn a high salary after MBA?

Gist of MAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Components Details
Duration of test 150 minutes/2 hours 30 minutes
Number of questions 200
Marking scheme +1 mark for every correct answer and a -0.25 mark deducted for every wrong answer. 
Negative marking -0.25 marks for every wrong answer
Mode of Language English
Number of sections 5 sections, 40 questions each
Format of exam MCQ
Number of options per question 4
  • Mathematical skills
  • Intelligence and critical reasoning
  • Indian and global environment
  • Data analysis & sufficiency 
  • Language comprehension

Check out complete details on the MAT 2020 exam pattern and marking scheme here

MAT Syllabus 2020 for all Sections

Now, let's dig in further to see what all topics one needs to prepare to ace MAT and details on MAT May June syllabus. 

MAT 2020 Syllabus: Language Comprehension

The candidates who are good in English and Grammar may find preparing for this section a bit easy. 4 reading comprehension of 500 words and 20 questions are asked in this section. Some of the topics to be studied from this section are as follow - 

  •         Reading Comprehension
  •         English Vocabulary
  •         Contextual usage  
  •         Fill In the Blanks
  •         Jumbled paragraphs
  •         Idioms
  •         Unseen passage
  •         Spotting Error                                                   
  •         Different usage of the same word
  •         Antonyms
  •         Sentence completion
  •         Sentence correction
  •         Foreign language words used in English
  •         One word substitution
  •         Analogies

 MAT 2020 Syllabus: Mathematical Skill 

The ratio of students liking and disliking Mathematics as a subject always remains unequal in every classroom. Mathematics is surely a tricky and tough subject, involving remembering formulas, solving the equations and of course finding the “X”. In MAT too, the difficulty level of this section remains a bit on tricky side. Attempting and preparing for this section is equally tedious.  Some of the important topics of this section are as follow -  

  •         Numerical skills - Percentage, Height & Distance, Number System, Time & Work, Profit/Loss, etc.
  •         In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  •         Profit and Loss
  •         Ratios and proportions
  •         Percentages
  •         Algebra
  •         Geometry
  •         Averages
  •         Time-Speed-Distance
  •         Number System
  •         Work and Time
  •         HCF & LCM

 MAT Exam Syllabus 2020: Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section basically aims at judging the analytical skills of the exam takers in terms of how well do they interpret the given data or image and answer the questions.  The questions form this section can be asked from the following - 

  •         Texts, tables and graphs
  •         Line Charts
  •         Puzzles
  •         Series
  •         Bar Charts
  •         Pie Charts
  •         Bar Graphs
  •         Column Graphs
  •         Venn Diagram
  •         Graphs

 MAT Syllabus 2020: General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

The topics from this section have been listed here. This section aims at judging the basic intelligence and how critically the exam takers can analyse the given situation. While pursuing the management program, the candidates come across various situations where they are required to use their intelligence and critical reasoning skills to resolve and tackle the situation. Therefore, such skills are put to test through this section of MAT exam. 

  •         Sitting Arrangements
  •         Problems on Clock, Verbal Reasoning
  •         Non-Verbal Reasoning
  •         Sequencing
  •         Visual reasoning
  •         Critical Reasoning
  •         Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  •         Identifying valid interferences
  •         Statements and Assumptions
  •         Coding and Decoding
  •         Linear arrangements
  •         Assertion and reasons
  •         Identifying reasons
  •         Matrix arrangements
  •         Family tree

AIMA MAT 2020 Syllabus: Indian and Global Environment

The score of this section is not considered by AIMA for MAT exam percentile calculation. The mere purpose of this section is to analyse the awareness of the exam takers, how much they know about their surroundings and things happening in India and world. The basic general knowledge is assessed in this section.  Following are the topics from which the questions in this section are asked -

  •         Sports
  •         Politics
  •         History
  •         Books and Authors
  •         Business
  •         Awards
  •         Major events in corporates
  •         Brand names and their logos
  •         GST & Import Duty
  •         International Affairs
  •         Bollywood and Hollywood – Best Director Oscar award
  •         Indian States
  •         Quotations from important personalities
  •         Geography
  •         Current Affairs
  •         Company punch lines
  •         Science
  •         Top officials of big companies
  •         Entertainment 

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