MAT Exam Pattern 2021

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MAT Exam Structure

Map Exam Details
Test Duration150 minutes
No. of Questions200
Marking Scheme1 mark for each question
Negative Marking0.25 of the total marks
No. of Sections5 (40 questions in each)
No. of Options4
  • Language Comprehension
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Indian and Global Environment

Mode of the Exam

MAT is the popular management entrance examination is conducted in an ‘offline’ and ‘online’ mode.

This means those people taking up examination offline will have to carry a pencil and an eraser with them to colour the correct answer on the OMR sheet.

The number of slots for online MAT examination depends on the number of applicants who are taking up the examination.

Test Duration

The duration of MAT examination is two hours and 30 minutes or 150 minutes.

There is no time limit assigned for each section and candidates can answer questions in different sections depending upon their convenience.

The exam officials propose that candidates should not spend more than 30 minutes on each section.

MAT Exam Pattern

Map Exam Sections and Weightage
Section No.SectionNo. of QuestionsTime


1.Language Comprehension4030
2.Mathematical Skills4040
3.Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
4.Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
5.Indian and Global Environment4015

Marking Scheme

A candidates scores one mark for each correct answer and there is negative marking scheme of 0.25 marks.

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