MAT Exam Pattern 2020 – Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

By | May 21, 2020
MAT Exam Pattern

The conducting body of the Management Aptitude Test 2020 i.e., the AIMA (All India Management Association) devises the paper pattern of the examination. The paper pattern for MAT 2020 has already been released with the official notification of MAT 2020. MAT is a national-level entrance exam which is conducted 4 times a year (February, May, September and December) to provide admissions to the candidates in the top b-schools across the country. In this article, you will get complete information regarding the MAT Exam Pattern 2020.

MAT Exam Pattern 2020

In order to ace this national-level entrance examination, the candidates must be aware of the paper pattern. Knowing the paper pattern beforehand helps the candidates in many ways; it prepares them for the kind of questions they are going to face and gives them an idea about the weightage and duration of each segment so that they know how much do they need to prepare for a certain segment and how much time can they can dedicate to a particular section. The MAT exam pattern 2020 is as given below:



Total Number of questions


Duration of the exam

150 minutes

Total number of sections

5 sections with 40 questions in each of them

Total number of options for each question

Four options


  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Language Comprehension

  • Mathematics

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Indian and Global Environment

The MAT examination is conducted four times a year, i.e. in February, May, September, and December. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on 3 May 2020 for the CBT mode and 16 May 2020 for the PBT mode. The questions will be of objective type (MCQs) and the duration of the examination will be 150 minutes. A total of 200 questions of one mark each will be asked in the paper. The section-wise division is as given below:

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

MAT Marking Scheme

The paper will consist of a total of 200 questions of 1 mark each i.e., the maximum marks of the test will be 200. For each correct answer, the candidates will be awarded 1 marks and for every incorrect answer, ¼ or 0.25 marks will be deducted. All question will be of objective type and have four options out of which only one will be correct.

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