MAT Paper Analysis 2024: PBT Exam (Concluded), Previous Year's Analysis

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - May 26, 2024

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  • 26 May 2024 :

    MAT 2024 CBT exam is being conducted on May 26, 2024.

MAT paper analysis 2024 for the CBT, PBT and IBT 1 exam will be made available soon. Candidates can find the detailed MAT 2024 exam analysis for the whole May session IBT, CBT, and PBT once the exam shifts are conducted. MAT question paper analysis will be based on the subject experts' responses and the candidates' reactions.

After the exams are over, the detailed analysis of each shift and papers will be shared soon after. In addition, candidates can find MAT exam analysis for past years (2023-2019) to gain insight into what to expect in the paper till then.

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MAT Exam Analysis 2024

MAT exam analysis 2024 will be released for CBT, PBT and IBT 1 shortly. The analysis will be released separately for each shift and paper. MAT exam analysis will help students get an estimated range of scores and ranks they must achieve after clearing the exam.

Candidates can expect the MAT paper analysis 2024 for both exams to be released soon in Feb 2024. In the meantime, applicants must check the previous year's exam analysis (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019) shared below.

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MAT 2024: Question Paper Break Up

Applicants must check the detailed subject-wise question break up for the MAT 2024 exam shared below.

MAT 2024: Question Paper Break Up
Sections of the Subject Number of Questions Suggested Time (in minutes)
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

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MAT Previous Year Analysis

MAT exam analysis of the previous year will help candidates to prepare for the exam. The previous year exam analysis for 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019 are shared below.

MAT 2023 Exam Analysis Dec Session

Candidates can use MAT Paper Analysis 2023 to analyze their performance and analysis the trends in the question paper. MAT exam analysis 2023 will give the thorough insights into the exam's difficulty level, emphasis on analytical skills, amount of questions in each part, and so on.

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The overall section-wise MAT paper analysis 2023 for Dec session is provided below based on the students' feedback.

  • Language Comprehension section's difficulty level was moderate. Considering all three modes (PBT, CBT and IBT), reading comprehension and english entailed higher weightage.
  • Mathematical Skills section ranged between easy and moderate. Arithmetics had a higher weightage compared with other topics.
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency was moderately easy, however candidates found this section to be lengthy. Data Interpretation had more weightage in this section, considering PBT and CBT modes.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section was considered to be moderately difficult, while few students found the questions from this section to be lengthy. In addition, logical and analytical reasoning topics had more weightage.
  • Indian and Global Environment section was considered to be moderately difficult, however, this section is not cconsidered with the percentile calculation.

MAT 2023 Exam Analysis Feb Session

MAT February session was conducted from Feb 19, 2023, to Mar 4, 2023. MAT Paper Analysis 2023 for the February session will assist students who are considering taking the exam. MAT February exam was offered in three formats: IBT, CBT, and PBT.

MAT 2023 Exam Analysis Feb Session
Sections Difficulty Level Topics
Language Comprehension Easy to Moderate

There were two Reading Comprehension passages having 10 questions.

Idioms/Phrases

Antonyms, Synonyms

Fill in the Blanks

Parajumbles

Sentence Correction

One Word Substitution

Summary questions

Mathematical Skills Moderately Difficult Arithmetic, Modern Math, Geometry and Algebra
Data Analysis and Sufficiency Easy to Moderate

Tables

Graphs

Charts dominated this section of MAT 2023 CBT paper.

The Data Sufficiency questions required application of Arithmetic and Mensuration formulae.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Easy to Moderate

Reasoning questions

Blood Relation

Alphanumeric Series

Letter Series

Coding-Decoding (letter based)

Venn Diagram

Comparison

Distribution

Indian and Global Environment Easy GK, International, Advertising, Awards, Books, Economy, Business

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MAT Analysis 2023: Sectional Breakup

Given below is the table indicating the topics generally included in MAT sections and their difficulty levels.

MAT 2023 Sectional Breakup
MAT Sections Topics Difficulty Level
Language Comprehension RC, Sentence formation errors, vocabulary, synonyms/antonyms, FIB, one word substitution, para jumbles Easy to Moderate
Mathematical Skills Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership, Algebra, Geometry Moderate to Difficult
Data Analysis and Sufficiency Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison Moderate
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Family Relation, Statement Cause & Effect, Series, Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies Moderate to Difficult
Indian and Global Environment International, Advertising, Awards, Books, Economy, Business Easy

MAT Exam Analysis 2022 PBT Dec Session

MAT 2022 PBT exam 2 was held on Dec 11, 2022, from 10 AM to 12.30 PM. Candidates can find the detailed exam analysis for the MAT IBT 2022 December session in the tabular below.

MAT PBT 2022 Exam Analysis for December Session
Section Name & Good Attempts Topics Difficulty Level
Language Comprehension - (27-29) RC, Sentence formation errors, vocabulary, synonyms/antonyms, FIB, one-word substitution, para jumbles Easy to Moderate
Mathematical Skills - (23-25) Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership, Algebra, Geometry Moderate to Difficult
Data Analysis & Sufficiency - (27-29) Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison Moderate
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning - (29-31) Family Relation, Statement Cause & Effect, Series, Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies Moderate to Difficult
Indian & Global Environment - (14-17) International, Advertising, Awards, Books, Economy, Business Easy

MAT PBT 2022 Exam Analysis - Dec Session

MAT 2022 PBT exam 1 was held on Dec 5, 2022, and there were 140+ good attempts. The exam analysis for the same will be released soon.

Candidates can find the detailed exam analysis for MAT IBT analysis 2022 Dec session in the tabular below.

MAT PBT 2022 Exam Analysis for September Session
Section Name Topics Difficulty Level
Language Comprehension RC, Sentence formation errors, vocabulary, synonyms/antonyms, FIB, one-word substitution, para jumbles Easy to Moderate
Mathematical Skills Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership, Algebra, Geometry Moderate to Difficult
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison Moderate
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Family Relation, Statement Cause & Effect, Series, Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies Moderate to Difficult
Indian & Global Environment International, Advertising, Awards, Books, Economy, Business Easy

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MAT Exam Analysis 2022 PBT Sep Session

MAT 2022 exam was conducted for 150 minutes with a total of 200 questions. Candidates can find the detailed exam analysis for the MAT IBT 2023 Dec session in the tabular below.

MAT PBT 2022 Exam Analysis for September Session
Section Name Topics Difficulty Level
Language Comprehension RC, Sentence formation errors, vocabulary, synonyms/antonyms, FIB, one-word substitution, para jumbles Easy to Moderate
Mathematical Skills Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership, Algebra, Geometry Moderate to Difficult
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison Moderate
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Family Relation, Statement Cause & Effect, Series, Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies Moderate to Difficult
Indian & Global Environment International, Advertising, Awards, Books, Economy, Business Easy

MAT Exam Analysis 2022 PBT - May Session

MAT 2022 exam the candidates can check the detailed exam analysis in the tabular below.

MAT PBT 2022 Exam Analysis for May Session
Section Name Topics Difficulty Level
Language Comprehension RC, Sentence formation errors, vocabulary, synonyms/antonyms, FIB, one-word substitution, para jumbles Moderate
Mathematical Skills Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership, Algebra, Geometry Moderate to Difficult
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison Moderate
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Family Relation, Statement Cause & Effect, Series, Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies Moderate to Difficult
Indian & Global Environment International, Advertising, Awards, Books, Economy, Business Easy

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MAT Exam Analysis 2022 IBT December Session

MAT 2022 IBT 3 exam was held on Dec 10, 2022, in two shifts from 10 AM - 12.30 PM and 4 PM - 6.30 PM. IBT 4 exam was scheduled to be conducted on Dec 17, 2022.

The article below contains the in-depth analysis of the MAT IBT 2022 exam held on Dec 10, 2022, for both shift 1 and shift 2.

MAT IBT 2022 Paper Analysis for Dec 10, 2022 - Shift 2

MAT IBT 2022 exam paper analysis for Dec 10, 2022 (shift 2) was held from 4 PM - 6.30 PM. Candidates were asked to answer 200 questions across 5 sections.

Candidates can check the shift 2 paper analysis in the article below.

MAT IBT Paper Analysis for Dec 10, 2022 - Shift 2
Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 20 Easy to Moderate
Errors in Sentence Correction 3 Moderate
Antonyms 3 Easy to Moderate
Synonyms 3 Moderate
Vocabulary (Fill-Ups) 3 Moderate
Substitute with One Word 2 Easy to Moderate
Phrases and Idioms 3 Easy to Moderate
Jumbled Sentences 3 Easy to Moderate

Candidates can check for the section-wise analysis in the table below.

Section-Wise 2022 Exam Analysis
Sections Analysis
Language Comprehension Easy
Data Analysis and Sufficiency Moderate
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Difficult
Mathematical Skills Moderate to Difficult
Indian and Global Environment Easy to Moderate

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MAT IBT 2022 Paper Analysis for Dec 10, 2022 - Shift 1

MAT IBT 2022 exam was held on Dec 10, 2022. The conducting body held the first shift from 10 AM - 12.30 PM. Candidates can check the shift 1 paper analysis in the tabular below.

MAT IBT Paper Analysis for Dec 10, 2022 - Shift 1
Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 20 Easy to Moderate
Errors in Sentence Correction 3 Easy
Antonyms 3 Moderate
Synonyms 3 Moderate
Vocabulary (Fill-Ups) 3 Easy to Moderate
Substitute with One Word 2 Moderate to Difficult
Phrases and Idioms 3 Difficult
Jumbled Sentences 3 Moderate to Difficult

Candidates can check for the section-wise analysis in the table below.

Section-Wise 2022 Paper Analysis
Sections Analysis
Language Comprehension Easy to Moderate
Data Analysis and Sufficiency Moderate to Difficult
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Moderate
Mathematical Skills Difficult
Indian and Global Environment Easy

MAT Section-Wise 2022 Analysis

Following is the MAT Paper Analysis 2022 Section-wise, and the overall difficulty of the section was easy-moderate.

MAT 2022 Paper Analysis
Name of Exam MAT
Total Number of Questions 200
Total Number of Sections 5
Total Number of Answer Options 4
Marks for Every Correct Answer +1
Marks for Every Wrong Answer -0.25
Number of Sections Considered for Percentile Marking 4
Number of Questions Considered for Percentile Marking 160

MAT Exam Analysis 2021

AIMA conducted MAT 2021 for the Sept and Dec sessions in PBT, CBT, and the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) modes.

For the Sep session, MAT CBT was conducted on Aug 21 & Sep 12, 2021, and MAT IBT 2021 was held from Aug 28, 2021, to Sep 12, 2021.

MAT 2021 Exam Analysis
Sections of the Subject Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Language Comprehension Moderate 27-29
Mathematical Skills Moderate-Difficult 26-28
Data Analysis and Sufficiency Moderate 24-26
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Easy-Moderate 27-28
Indian and Global Environment Easy 20-24
Total Moderate 124-140

MAT Exam Analysis 2021 - May/ Jun

Below is the section-wise analysis of the MAT 2021 exam analysis in the Jun session.

MAT May/Jun 2021 Exam Analysis
Sections of the Subject Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Language Comprehension Easy-Moderate 27-29
Mathematical Skills Moderate-Difficult 26-28
Data Analysis and Sufficiency Moderate 24-26
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Moderate 27-28
Indian and Global Environment Easy 20-24
Total Moderate 124-140

MAT Section-wise Exam Analysis 2021

This MAT 2021 CBT paper component was primarily made up of tables, graphs, and charts. Arithmetic and mensuration equations were necessary to answer the questions about data sufficiency. The portion is simple to moderate overall.

Language Comprehension

Language Comprehension questions were of easy-moderate difficulty and were divided into two sub-sections: Verbal Communication and Reading Comprehension.

Ideally, it should take any candidate about 30 minutes to answer all questions in this section.

MAT 2021 Language Comprehension Exam Analysis
Syllabus Number of Questions Type of Questions
Reading Comprehension 20

4 Short Passages 5 questions each

Jumbled Paragraphs 3

MCQ

Wrong answers are penalized

Sentence Formation Corrections 3
Idioms/Phrases 3
Synonyms/Antonyms 6
Idioms/Phrases 3
One-Word Substitutions 2

Mathematical Skills

  • Questions in this section were moderate-hard and would take about 30-40 minutes to solve.
  • The question paper had sums from interest, percentages, profit and loss, time and work, Geometry and mensuration, Permutations and combinations, Ratio, Probability, etc.
  • Achieving approximately 28-30 marks would put a candidate in the 90th+ percentile.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Questions in the Data analysis section were also of easy-moderate difficulty and mostly covered topics related to Graphs and Charts.
  • Candidates dealt with Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Line Graphs, and Data comparisons, and an approximate score of 21-23 marks would help candidates reach the 90th+ percentile.
  • This section would take candidates about 35 minutes to solve.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • This section had moderate-hard difficulty questions and included a good mix of questions from topics such as Family Relations, Statement Cause, and effect, statement assumptions, Reasons, Analogies and direction, Series, and Set-Based/Individually Incorrect terms.
  • This section would take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. A score of 22-24 marks would be sufficient to obtain a 90th+ percentile.

Indian and Global Environment

  • The Indian and Global Environment sections had direct questions from GK and were of easy difficulty.
  • The questions were very direct and could be easily solved in 15 minutes.

MAT IBT 2020 Section-Wise Analysis

The difficulty level of the IBT exams held from May to July was moderate, with the Verbal, Data Analysis, and Reasoning Questions a bit time-consuming.

Language Comprehension

Let's take a look at the MAT 2020 IBT section-wise analysis which includes the topics, the number of questions, and the difficulty level.

A score of 27-28 marks is decent to help candidates score 90 percentile in this section.

MAT IBT 2020 Language Comprehension Paper Analysis
Topics Difficulty Level Number of Questions
Error in Sentence Formation Moderate 3
Antonyms Moderate to Difficult 3
Synonyms Moderate 3
Number of RC Passages Easy to Moderate 5
Fill in the Blanks with Correct Words Moderate 3
One Word Substitution Moderate 2
Jumbled Paragraphs Moderate 3
Phrases & Idioms Substitution by Words Moderate to Difficult 3

MAT PBT Exam Analysis 2019 - Dec Session

The Language and Reading Comprehension had a total of 20 easy-to-moderate questions.

MAT PBT Exam Analysis 2019- Dec Session
Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 20 16 Easy, 4 Medium
Para-jumbles 4 3 Easy, 1 Medium
Summary questions 4 3 Easy, 1 Medium
Term associated with the given words 4 2 Easy, 1 Medium, 1 Tough
Double FIB 4 4 Easy
Meaning of underlined idiom 4 4 Easy
Total 40 Easy to Medium

MAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The MAT exam is administered in three modes: paper-based testing (PBT), computer-based testing (CBT), and internet-based testing (IBT). All three modes share the MAT exam pattern.

MAT 2024 Exam Pattern
Subject Details
Mode of exam PBT, IBT, and CBT
Language English
Sections

Indian and Global Environment

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Mathematical Skills

Language and Comprehension

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

MAT Negative Marking For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Total Questions in Each Section 40
Exam Duration 2 Hour 30 Minutes (150 Minutes)
Type of Questions Multiple-choice questions
MAT Exam Total Marks 200

FAQs

When will the MAT paper analysis 2024 released?

The MAT paper analysis 2024 for the Feb session will be released after the completion of the exam.

What is the number of questions asked in the English section of the MAT 2024 exam?

A total of 40 questions are asked in the English section of the MAT exam.

What is the number of questions asked in the G&K section of the MAT 2024 exam?

A total of 40 questions are asked from the G&K section in the MAT examination.

What was the difficulty of MAT 2023 paper analysis?

MAT 2023 was of easy to moderate difficulty level so it was easy to crack as compared to other MBA entrance exams.

When will MAT paper analysis 2024 release for IBT 1 shifts?

Students can review the paper analysis for IBT 1 shift 1 and 2, after the exam was conducted on Feb 24, 2024.

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