Miller Analogies MAT is a standardized test prepared by Harcourt Assessment (now Pearson) and is conducted to evaluate the applicants for Graduate School admission in the US. This test measures the candidate’s analytic skills and they need to solve the problems that are in the form of analogies. Knowledge of social sciences, natural sciences, math and subjects in liberal arts is needed to pass this exam.

Exam Format

  • The test has a total of 120 questions.
  • 100 of these questions are added to your test score and 20 are experimental questions.
  • The exam is conducted 4 times in a year; January, May, September and December.

Exam Score and Time

  • The Time Limit is 150 minutes
  • Every correct answer is scored as 1 mark
  • The scores are calculated on the first four sections only, the General Awareness scores could be considered by the respective institute.
The Miller Analogies Test (Mat) is designed to test students’ suitability to gain admissions into graduate schools in the United States. The test is created and published by Harcourt Assessment, a division of Pearson Education. Students seeking admissions into graduate school programs need to take and pass MAT.
MAT consists of 120 partial analogy questions timed for 60 minutes. 20 questions are pre-test questions that would not be scored.
MAT is available as a computer based test. Tips for Computer Based Tests
Students may retake Mat for as many times as desired. Note that the number of times you retake the test would be reported along with your scores to your desired school or schools.
The average MAT score is 400. Scoring above 410 and as close to 425 as possible is considered a good MAT score. Each school does set its required minimum pass score.
During MAT registration, students specify the schools they are interested in so that their test scores are sent to the schools. A student should contact Pearson if they want their scores sent to schools not initially indicated during registration. There is a fee attached for this service.

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Date Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Date Modified: Friday, September 18th, 2020

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