MAT 2017 Exam Structure

Highlights of MAT 2017 Exam Pattern


MAT is among the popular management entrance examination as it is conducted in an 'offline' and 'online' mode. This means that those taking up the examination offline will have to carry pencil and an eraser with them to colour the correct answers on the Optical Mark Recognition sheet. The offline MAT examination will take place on February 05,2017. The online or the computer based examination will take place on February 10,2017. The number of slots for online MAT 2017 examination will depend on the number of applicants who are taking up the examination


The duration for upcoming MAT 2017 examination is two hours and thirty 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.


The MAT examination is divided into five sections which are :

1. Language Comprehension
2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency
4. Mathematical Skills
5. Indian and Global Environment.

In each section there are 40 questions. Some of the participating institutes do not take into account the marks scored in the Indian and Global Environment section.

Marking Scheme

A candidate scores 1 mark for each correct answer and there is negative marking scheme of ¼ marks i.e. 0.25 marks. The maximum marks, which a candidate can score is 200 and the scaled score is given out of 800.

Detailed description of each section of MAT 2017

1. Language Comprehension

This section of reading comprehension is aimed at judging the comprehending and reading skills of the candidates. The candidates will have to read the passages given and answer the questions based on it.

2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

In this section, the candidates would have to answer questions on topics like Data Arrangement, Blood Relations, Series and Sequences and Critical Reasoning, Direction Sense, Input/Output analysis, Coding and Decoding. The objective of this section is to assess the candidate's logical reasoning ability.

3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency

The aim of this section is to judge the candidate's critical thinking. Questions in this section are based on Direction Sense, Input/Output analysis, Coding and Decoding, Data Arrangement, Blood Relations.

4. Mathematical Skills

Candidates will be required to quickly answer the questions which would be based on business Mathematics, Arithmetic, and Geometry. It is important that the candidates thoroughly know their basic formulae and other concepts.

5. Indian and Global Environment

This section focusses on the domestic and international current affairs. Candidates need to regularly read a national daily. In this section, anything on general awareness could be asked.

The application process for MAT 2017 will begin from December 2016 and the exam will take place on February 05, 2017 (offline) and on February 10, 2017 for online. It is important that the students carry their admit card to the examination hall along with the identity proofs.

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Syllabus of DU LLB 2016

Delhi University will conduct DU LLB 2016 Entrance Exam in offline mode for a maximum of 700 marks comprising 175 questions in total from various sections including English, General Knowledge, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Reasoning.

Following is the subject-wise Delhi University (DU LLB) 2016 Syllabus –

English including Comprehension

The questions from this section will include jumbled words/sentences, fill in the blanks, incorrect sentences, unseen passages, essay-writing etc. The questions will be of 10+2 level. The University will test basic knowledge of reading and writing skills of the candidate required for the LLB programmes.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

This section will include questions from the recent happenings of national and international importance and also general knowledge including Constitution of India. This section will test the general awareness of candidates.

Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

The section will include questions of numerical ability and basic mathematics including percentage, profit and loss, number system, average, algebra, AP, GP, etc. The questions will be of 10+2 level.

Legal Awareness and Aptitude

This section of DU LLB Entrance Exam 2016 shall test your interest towards the LLB programme. The section will comprise of basic questions regarding Indian legal framework and some of the commonly used legal terms. Some questions will also be framed regarding Indian Judiciary system.


The section will test your knowledge of reasoning both analytical and logical.

*Disclaimer – The article above is based on last year's official notification. It will be updated as soon as the official notification is made for this year.

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