MAT September 2018 syllabus– The syllabus for any competitive exam especially management exams is almost same. Basically, it is based on the aptitude of the candidate. Whether it is XAT/ CAT/ IIFT/ NMAT the topics remain same. They are different in either the number of questions or general awareness section. For example MAT, XAT, IIFT etc have separate general knowledge section. So, if you prepare for any aptitude management entrance test then you are automatically ready to attempt other exams as well.

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MAT 2018 September

The main section covers under MAT are given below. Further, in the article, there is detailed syllabus of MAT September 2018.

Section Number Section Name Number of Questions
1 Language Comprehension 40
2 Mathematical Skills 40
3 Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40
4 Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40
5 Indian & Global Environment 40
Total 200

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#1. Language Comprehension

This section tests your command in language. Your reading speed, vocabulary, and grammar need to be commendable to crack this section.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Sentence Correction
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Odd man out
  • Idioms
  • One word substitution
  • Different usage of the same word etc.

#2. Mathematical Skills

Though topics are diverse in the quantitative section, still you need to learn concepts first. Once you know it, then it will be easy to attempt question of this section.

  • Geometry(Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.)
  • Ratios and Proportion,
  • Percentages
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Work and time
  • Number system
  • HCF & LCM
  • Geometric Progression
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Geometric mean
  • Harmonic mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Number Base System
  • Menstruation
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Set Theory
  • Venn diagram
  • Installment Payments
  • Clocks
  • Probability
  • Permutations Combinations
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Logarithm
  • Calendar
  • Maxima & Minima Progression,
  • Surds & Indices
  • Complex numbers

#3. Data Interpretation and Reasoning

The syllabus given is the combined syllabus for two sections. In data interpretation focus on calculation part and understanding the gist of the question.

Data Interpretation

  • Graphs
  • Column graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line charts
  • Pie Chart
  • Graphs representing Area
  • Venn diagram etc.


  • Critical reasoning
  • Visual reasoning
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Identifying valid inferences
  • Identifying arguments
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Cause and Effect
  • Identifying probably true probably false
  • Definitely true definitely false kind of statement
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements (Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions)
  • Family tree – identifying the relationship among the group of people
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Coding and decoding
  • Sequencing etc.

#4. Indian & Global Environment

In this section, you will get questions based on current affairs and static GK. For this read newspapers daily and buy a book having static general knowledge topic like history, politics.

  • Economy
  • Sports
  • Acronyms
  • Polity
  • Government Schemes and policies
  • Business and Corporate
  • International News
  • Miscellaneous

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