# MAT Sept 2019 Mathematical Skills Tips

MAT exam syllabus 2019 for Mathematical skills refers to the Quant topics on which MAT questions are based. The MAT syllabus for Mathematics section is very wide. MAT syllabus for Quant is vast and covers everything in Mathematics that you may or may not expect. MAT exam syllabus 2019 on Quant is based on questions on different topics on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math, Geometry, Mensuration, Trignometry among others.

MAT Syllabus on Mathematical Skills

Arithmetic (15-16 Questions)

• LCM and HCF
• Percentages
• Profit and Loss
• Interest (Simple and Compound)
• Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion and others
• Number System (3-4) questions
• Elementary Mathematics
• Number System
• Mixtures and Allegation
• Unitary Method
• Commercial Maths
• Permutation and Combinations
• Sequence And Series
• Heights and Distance

Algebra (5-7 questions)

Geometry/Mensuration (6-8 questions)

• Triangles
• Circles
• Coordinate Geometry

Pure Math (1-2 questions)

Other topics

• Venn diagrams and other topic based questions are 2-3
• Complex Numbers
• Logarithm; Progressions
• Binomial Theorem
• Surds and Indices
• Inequalities
• Set Theory
• Mixtures and Alligations
• Co-ordinate Geometry
• Trigonometry
• Linear Programming

Key Facts on Mathematical Skills Syllabus in MAT & Type of questions

• Number of Questions: 40.
• Sectional weightage in MAT Syllabus: 20%
• Sectional Weightage in Percentile calculation: 25%
• Type of Questions: MCQs
• Past trend in MAT exam syllabus for Mathematics shows that there is More emphasis on Arithmetic with  number of questions going in the range of 15 to 16.
• Questions were based on Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership.
• Other questions were based on topics like Equations, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combinations, Probability among others