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MAT Syllabus 2022: Check Section-wise Syllabus, Important Topics, and Preparation Books

MAT Syllabus 2022 is divided into five sections: Indian and Global Environment, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning.

MAT 2022 Syllabus Highlights

MAT Syllabus 2022 Highlights

Particulars Details
Exam Duration 150 minutes
Total No. of Questions 200
Number of Sections 5
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Answer Choices 4
Sections in MAT 2022 exam
  1. Mathematical Skills
  2. Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  3. Language Comprehension
  4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  5. Indian and Global Environment
MAT 2022 Marking Scheme

+1 for every correct answer

-0.25 for every incorrect answer

Negative Marking Yes
TITA Questions No

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MAT Syllabus 2022 for Mathematical Skills

MAT Syllabus 2022 for Mathematical Skills is vast and covers diverse topics from various branches of mathematics like arithmetic, geometry, algebra, etc. 

  • 40 MCQs will be asked in MAT Mathematical Skills section.
  • Sectional Weightage of Mathematical Skills in MAT Syllabus 2022 is 20%.
  • MAT Mathematical Skills section is awarded a weightage of 25% in the final percentile calculation.
MAT Syllabus for Mathematical Skills
LCM and HCF  Percentage  Profit and Loss 
Speed, Time and Work  Number System  Unitary Method 
Simple Interest and Compound Interest  Mixtures and Allegations  Permutation and Combinations 
Sequence and Series  Height and Distance  Commercial Maths 
Elementary Mathematics  Percentage Averages
Triangles  Circles  Arithmetic Geometry
Venn Diagrams Quadratic Equations Probability
Coordinate Geometry Trigonometry Linear Programming
Surds and Indices Inequalities Set Theory
Linear Equation  Complex Numbers Binomial Theorem
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MAT Syllabus 2022 for Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency

Questions in MAT Data Analysis & Sufficiency are based on texts, tables, graphs, charts, and Venn diagrams. This section is to test how candidates interpret given data and answer questions based on it.

  • 40 MCQs will be asked from MAT Syllabus for Data Analysis & Sufficiency section.
  • Sectional Weightage of Data Analysis & Sufficiency in MAT Syllabus 2022 is 20%.
  • MAT Data Analysis & Sufficiency section is awarded a weightage of 25% in the final percentile calculation.
  • Data Interpretation comprises 50% of the total section, the rest questions are from Data Comparison and sufficiency. 
MAT Syllabus for Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Data Tables  Data Charts  Bar Diagrams and Charts 
Pie Charts  Graphs  Data Comparison 
Data Comparison  Venn Diagram  Data Sufficiency 
Caselet Based Data  - -

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MAT Syllabus 2022 for Language Comprehension

This section of MAT exam can be further subdivided into two major parts - Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability with Grammar. The detailed syllabus for both parts are:

Part 1: MAT 2022 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

Number of Questions 20
Sectional weightage in MAT Syllabus 50%
Type of passages 4 short passages of moderate difficulty level
Type of Questions MCQs based
Format of Questions Questions based on the information given in the passages, Antonyms /Synonyms of words, True/False statements in context to the passage

Since the passages can be opinion-based, they make the candidate put themselves in the author’s shoes. There can be passages like-

  • Business and Economics Passages - This may include topics like Impact of Demonetization in India, Global economic changes, Economic development at the cost of environment, Government expenditures, etc.
  • Passages from English Literature books - This may include the articles by great authors, philosophers, thinkers like passages from Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Charles Dickens, Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, etc.
  • Passages on Science & Culture - This may include topics like Fading culture with the advancement of technology, the Modern world, etc.
  • Passages on Abstract topics and fiction
  • Passages on Historical events - This will include topics like the French Revolution, Social changes in Indian history, War of the Roses, etc.
  • Passages from Mythology- These passages will correlate the Mythological events with the current social structure.

Check detailed MAT Language Comprehension Pattern & Syllabus

Part 2: Syllabus for Verbal Ability

Number of Questions 20
Sectional weightage in MAT Syllabus 50%
Type of Questions MCQs 

Important Topics of MAT Verbal Ability Syllabus

Topic Expected Number of Questions (Based on Analysis of Past Papers)
Para Jumbles 3-4
Error Correction of Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Verb, and other parts of speech in sentences. 3-4
Fill in the blanks 2-3
One word substitution 2-3
Antonyms and Synonyms 3-4
Correcting the sequence of the sentences in paragraph e.g. correct use of the conditional sentence, time clauses, reported speech, active & passive writing 3-4
Idioms/Phrases 2-3
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MAT Syllabus 2022 for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

This section comprises the most tricky questions. Syllabus for MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning is given below for your reference. 

  • 40 MCQs will be asked from MAT Syllabus for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section.
  • Sectional Weightage of Intelligence & Critical Reasoning in MAT Syllabus 2021 is 20%.
  • Questions from MAT Syllabus for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning are asked from topics like analogy, seating arrangement, series, blood relations, etc.
MAT Syllabus for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 
Fact-inference-judgment  Passage Conclusion Clocks 
Calendars  Statement-Argument  Analogy 
Blood Relations / Family Tree Logical Sequence  Assumption 
Premise  Conclusion  Seating Arrangement 
Linear and Matrix Arrangement  Team Formation  Input-Output 
Series  Syllogism  Cubes 
Rows  Set theory, Venn Diagrams, and Network Diagrams  Puzzles 
Logical Reasoning based on Rankings  Critical Reasoning  Quantitative Reasoning 
Direction sense Decision Making -
Check detailed MAT Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Pattern and Syllabus
MAT IGE Syllabus

MAT Syllabus 2022 for Indian and Global Environment

This section refers to the GK syllabus, current affairs, Business & Economy, Who’s who, taxation & duties, Film Awards, Sports, Indian Constitution, etc.

No. of Questions 40
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus 2021  20%
Type of Questions MCQs based

Important Topics

  • Conventional GK- available in books
  • Current GK-based on newspapers and periodicals
  • Business & Economics GK- e.g. changes in Fiscal and Monetary policies, Repo Rate, CRR
  • Business, National, and International events
  • Who’s who
  • Constitution of India
  • Currency and Capitals of different countries
  • International Organizations
  • Emblem
  • Identification of personalities, companies, brands, etc
  • Politics and Social Issues

Check detailed MAT Indian & Global Environment Pattern and Syllabus

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MAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Along with MAT Syllabus 2022, it is important to be thorough with MAT Exam Pattern 2022.

Subjects Marks Allotted Number of Questions Time Suggested (In Minutes)
Language Comprehension 40 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40 40
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 40 35
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 40 30
Indian and Global Environment 40 40 15
Total 200 200 150

Best Books to Cover MAT Syllabus 2022

Language Comprehension
Name of the Book Author
Verbal Ability & Comprehension for Management Entrance Bharat Patodi and Aditya Choudhary 
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Mathematical Skills
Name of the Book Author
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma
Quantum CAT S K Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams R S Aggarwal
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
Name of the Book Author
Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Ananta Ashisha
Data Analysis and Interpretation Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Name of the Book Author
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Peeyush Bharadwaj
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT Nishit Sinha
A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Indian and Global Environment
Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
Mega Yearbook Disha Experts
Face to Face MAT (Past Years) BS Sijwali
Manorama Year Book Mammen Mathew
MAT Preparation Tips

MAT 2022 Syllabus: Preparation Tips

One of the best-suggested ways to cover the complete MAT Syllabus is to get acquainted with MAT exam pattern and practice mock tests along with sample papers. Even if candidates are slogging day and night and preparing and are not aware of the syllabus; preparation will not be structured. MAT 2022 Syllabus is quite vast, but it can be easily cracked if the candidates are willing to put in the work. Here are the things that the candidates need to keep in mind while preparing for MAT exam:

  • Divide the syllabus according to you and further subdivide it to ease the preparation process.
  • MAT syllabus is designed keeping in mind other competitive exams of the same level. Hence candidates appearing for multiple exams should design their preparation for overlapping topics. 
  • It is noticed by experts that AIMA hardly repeats questions in MAT, thus practicing with new sample sets can be helpful.
  • On the official website, AIMA has released a set of 28 sample questions with correct responses. It is a beneficial guide to the type of questions to be expected. 
  • Work on improving your speed and accuracy by solving MAT mock tests and sample papers.
  • Focus on the easy questions first, and then the hard questions later. If you have confusion make sure you clear them at least 3 months before the exam. 
  • Candidates who are working professionals can opt for online coaching in order to save time. If there is time then candidates can opt for full-time coaching. 
  • Solve several mock tests in exam-like conditions. 
  • Make sure that you are thorough with all the important topics before the exam

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MAT Syllabus FAQs

MAT Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Ques. How many subjects are included in MAT 2022 syllabus?

Ans. MAT 2022 Syllabus consists of 5 sections or subjects namely Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, and Indian & Global Environment.

Ques. What is the section-wise weightage of MAT Syllabus 2022?

Ans. In MAT 2022 Syllabus each section or subject has equal weightage. From each section 40 questions are asked in MAT exam and for every correct answer, 1 mark is awarded.

Ques. I am preparing for MAT and also for CAT examination. Is there any difference in MAT syllabus in comparison to CAT?

Ans. In MAT Syllabus, Indian & Global Environment subject is there which is not required to prepare for CAT exam. The remaining subjects from MAT syllabus like Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency can you in preparing for both exams at the same time. 

Ques. MAT is being held in 3 modes i.e. IBT, PBT, and CBT. Is there any difference in MAT syllabus of these 3 modes?

Ans. MAT Syllabus for IBT, PBT, and CBT modes is the same. Candidates planning to appear for one of the three modes need to study the same syllabus. Also, the criteria of the admission process are the same for every candidate irrespective of the mode of examination.

Ques. Are there any online platforms or resources to prepare MAT 2022 Syllabus?

Ans. You can refer to T.I.M.E, cracku, career launcher, and Gradeup. Also, there are other websites that provide good study material and practice sets for MAT exam.

Ques. Is vocabulary included in MAT Language Comprehension syllabus?

Ans. Yes, vocabulary is the part of MAT Language comprehension syllabus. To solve questions on reading comprehension you need to improve your vocabulary skills to get a better understanding of words used and their meaning to mark the correct answer.

Ques. How can I improve my performance in MAT in a limited time?

Ans. The best way to analyze your performance is to do 1 or 2 mock tests each day for a week. Before this, just brush up on all the topics and then see your weak areas and strong areas. After identifying these areas do the preparation.

Ques. What is the difficulty level of MAT exam?

Ans. MAT exam is of moderate difficulty level and is considered easier than most other MBA entrance exams like CAT and XAT. Candidates who are preparing for these exams need not put in any extra efforts to clear MAT 2022 exam, except for the Indian & Global Environment section. Ques. What are the best books to cover MAT Syllabus for Mathematical Skills? Ans. Some of the best books to cover the entire syllabus of Mathematical Skills section are mentioned below:

Name of the Book Publisher/Author
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams RS Aggarwal
Quantum CAT S K Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Nishit K Sinha
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma

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Ques. What are the best books to cover MAT Syllabus for Language Comprehension?

Ans. Some of the best books to cover the entire syllabus of Mathematical Skills section are mentioned below:

Name of Book Publisher/Author
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Pearson
Mastering for Verbal Ability for CAT Arihant Publication
How to prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT McGraw Hill

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Which section of the MAT exam has the maximum weightage?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Fauzia, greetings from Collegedunia.Click here for the MAT’s Paper Analysis.

Which topics I should cover, in order to prepare for the General awareness questions?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Vipasha, questions asked in the general awareness section are usually from current affairs and general knowledge. Therefore, read the newspapers daily and seek assistance from the latest current affairs study materials.

i have done my ug from school of fashion technology pune in textile desiging n i want to do my pg in mba in textile so do i need to give MAT or any other entrance exam

Hi Tanvi, to get details regarding this please check the link:- MAT eligibility.

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