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MAT mock test and practice questions are the most important aspect of exam preparation. To help MAT aspirants prepare well for the exam, has curated MAT Mock Test on the basis of official MAT question papers of previous years. If you are preparing for MAT 2024 exam you must practice mock tests and sample questions given here. Check here. 

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MAT sample questions with solutions - To prepare for MAT exam, candidates must practice sample questions and exercises to develop calculation speed and improve MCQ solving ability. If you are preparing for MAT 2024, make sure you practice enough number of sample questions and mock tests.  Once you complete the MAT syllabus, get down to solving MAT questions of previous years and practice questions. The benefit of practicing MAT questions with answers is that it helps you understand and master all possiblities.

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MAT exam is conducted multiple times in a year, so it is easy to prepare for the exam with the help of practice questions. All you need to do is, make a 6-month plan for MAT. In your MAT preparation plan, MAT Mock Tests must find a place as they will help you in achieving speed and accuracy. You must practice a range of MAT Mock Tests so that you are well versed with all types of questions and have complete control on time and speed by the time MAT 2024 exam day arrives. 

Q:   What is the total number of questions in MAT exam?


MAT exam has 150 multiple-choice questions equally divided into five sections - Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian and Global Environment. Each section of the exam has 30 questions. The questions are in MCQ format with four options to choose the correct options from. Given below is the sectional break up of MAT question paper. All three modes of exam have the same weightage. 

Language Comprehension: 30 questions 

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: 30 questions 

Data Analysis and Sufficiency: 30 questions 

Mathematical Skills: 30 questions 

Indian and Global Environment: 30 questions 

Since there is no sectional time limit in MAT candidates can divide time between all the five sections according to their own exam strategy and target score. The score of Indian and Global Environment section is not taken into consideration for percentile calculation, thus candidates should not spend more than 10-15 minutes on it.

Q:   What are the important topics of MAT exam?

MAT exam has five important sections - Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian and Global Environment. Each section carries 40 questions each. Given below are the important topics from which questions are asked in MAT. Language Comprehension - Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Antonyms and Synonyms, Reading Comprehension, Parts of Speech, One Word Substitution, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, Idioms/Phrases, Grammar, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles and Verbal Ability Intelligence and Critical Reasoning - Family Tree, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Multi-Dimensional Arrangements, Course of Action, Puzzles, Visual Reasoning, Arrangement, Series, Numeric Grid, Pie Chart, Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning, Calendars, Coding and Decoding, Syllogisms, Statement Conclusions, Column Graphs and Graphs Representing Area Data Analysis and Sufficiency - Tables, Pie Charts, Caselet-based Data Charts, Graphs - Line X-Y Graphs, Venn Diagram, Bar Diagrams, Data Analysis and Data Comparison and Data Sufficiency Mathematical Skills- LCM and HCF, Commercial Maths Complex Numbers, Percentages, Permutation and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Profit and Loss, Sequence and Series Surds and Indices, Simple and Compound Interest, Heights and Distance, Inequalities, Speed, Time and Distance, Triangles Set Theory, Number System Circles, Mixtures and Alligations, Elementary Mathematics, Geometry, Venn Diagrams, Trigonometry Equations and Linear Programming Indian and Global Environment Current Affairs World Records, Business, CEOs, Awards and Winners, Books and Authors, Company Punchlines, History, International Organisation, Statements and Quotations, Social issues, Geography, Sports, Finance, Corporate News, Science, Entertainment and Politics.

Q:   Is the question paper of MAT IBT different from MAT CBT or PBT?

No, the question paper of MAT IBT is not different from MAT CBT or PBT. The test pattern, time duration, question type and marking scheme are the same for all three modes. Candidates can choose to appear for any exam mode with the worry of doing exam specific preparation. The only difference between MAT IBT and MAT CBT or PBT is that MAT IBT is a remote proctored exam and can be taken from any location unlike MAT CBT or PBT which are held at designated exam centres. The MAT question paper of every session however is different. All the 200 questions of each question paper is unique. The difficulty level is the same- easy to moderate but since the questions are different from each other candidates can feel slight difference in the difficulty level. The questions for every session are chosen randomly so in one session the paper can be overall easy while in another session the exam can be slightly difficult.

To help MAT exam aspirants prepare well for the exam, has curated MAT Mock Test in the basis of official MAT question papers of previous years. Solving the MAT practice questions given below will give the aspirant an experience of actual MAT test paper.

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MAT Exam Pattern and Sectional Weightage

Given below is the table indicating the sectional break-up of the MAT question paper. The Shiksha MAT Mock Test is designed on the same pattern:

MAT Features

MAT Exam Details

MAT sections

  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • ntelligence & Critical Reasoning
  • Indian & Global Environment

Number of questions per section


Total number of questions


Exam duration

150 minutes

Total marks


Marking scheme

+1 for each correct entry

-0.25 for each incorrect entry

0 for not attempting a question

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MAT Quantitative Techniques Questions

Q 1: A dealer of scientific instrument offers successive discount of 20%, 10% and 5% respectively on the marked price of Rs. 1500. He offers successive discounts of 20%, 20% and 10% respectively on another scientific instrument which is marked 2000. What is the sum of selling prices of both of the scientific equipment?

(a)  2578

(b) 1260

(c)  1846

(d) 2178

Solution: (d)

Q 2: In how much time (in years), will a sum of money become thrice of itself at the rate of 25% per annum simple interest?

(a)  6 years

(b) 8 years

(c)  12 years

(d) 10 years

Solution: (b)

MAT Data Interpretation Questions

The table given below shows 4 different types of calculators sold in 4 different shops.


























Q 3: If L1 is average of calculators C1 sold in all 4 shops, L2 is average of calculators C2 sold in all 4 shops and L3 is average of C3 calculators sold in all 4 shops. What is the ratio of difference between L1 and L2 and difference between L3 and L1?





Solution: (c)

Q 4: The calculators C2 sold in shop S2 is what percent more than the number of calculators C3 sold in S1?

(a)  500

(b)  330

(c)  200

(d)  100

Solution: (c)

MAT Logical Reasoning Questions

Q 5: Complete the following series.

2, 6, 15, 28, 55, ?

(a)  110

(b) 85

(c)  78

(d) 53

Solution: (c)

Q 6: Arrange the following words as per dictionary order.

  1. Annually
  2. Annular
  3. Description
  4. Design
  5. Development

(a)  1, 2, 4, 3, 5

(b) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(c)  2, 1, 3, 5, 4

(d) 2, 1, 5, 3, 4

Solution: (b)

MAT Indian and Global Environment Questions

Q 7:  Which institution launched an information database including a repository of information pertaining to municipal bonds?

(c) RBI
(d) SEBI

Solution: (d)

Q 8:  Which ministry has recently (in Dec ‘22) launched the Stay Safe Online campaign & G-20 Digital Innovation Alliance (DIA) program in New Delhi, Delhi?

(a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

(b) Ministry of Education

(c) Ministry of Science and Technology

(d) Ministry of Home Affairs

Solution: (a)

MAT Language Comprehension Questions

Q 9: Fill in the blank with an appropriate word and complete the given sentence.

Rajat had a bad ______ and couldn't get along with his co-workers.

  • surcharge
    (b) temper
    (c) dialect
    (d) position

Solution: (b)

Q 10: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words and complete the given sentence.

It is mainly for this reason that _______ modern economic thinkers maintain that society would prosper when people are left alone to _______ their self-interests.

(a) latter, surrender
(b) late, replicate
(c) latest, navigate
(d) late, pursue

Solution: (d)

Shiksha MAT Mock Test

Check out free Shiksha MAT mock tests for practice. These MAT mock tests have been prepared from actual MAT test papers so that you get the experience of the actual exam and get familiar with the actual difficulty level. 

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