Learn why it's so much more than just practice tests
- Create a personalized study plan to keep yourself accountable
- Work through three (3) full-length MAT practice tests, with detailed answers and explanations to every question
- Take notes on question type and content
- Earn knowledge points to make studying fun
- Discover your strengths as well as your weaknesses so you can focus your studies
- Start here if you are already comfortable with the covered content, but need practice to perfect your skills and pacing for test day
What is the MAT?
The MAT test is used in graduate school admissions. Think: the graduate school version of the SAT. However, the MAT focuses on assessing your analytical processing ability rather than traditional classroom content.
What’s on the MAT?
The MAT consists of 120 questions that are all partial analogies involving a wide variety of subjects. The test-taker must select one of four options to fill in the blanks.
Who takes the MAT?
Students applying to various graduate school programs. Check with graduate programs you are applying to for MAT requirement.
Should I prep for the MAT? And how much?
MAT exams test your analytical ability pertaining to a learned knowledge in 60 minutes. While the idea of the test is to go beyond memorization, review of content covered as well as familiarity with the format of the test itself will help you feel confident and prepared for the MAT. While everyone is different, Peterson’s recommends at least 6 weeks of preparation for test day.
How are MAT tests scored?
A scaled score is calculated that ranges from 200 to 600. Each graduate program has individual admissions standards for MAT scores.
How do I register for the MAT?
The MAT is administered in computer format at a designated testing center. Each testing center determines its own fees and schedules, so find one near you.
For information on finding a testing center, visit PearsonAssessments website.
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