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How many questions on the MAT?

There are 120 questions on the MAT. Out of these, twenty questions are experimental and will not count towards your final score (there is no way to tell which ones are experimental). Your score is calculated based on how many questions you get correct out of the 100 non-experimental questions. This score is called your raw score. Your raw score is then converted to your scaled score which will be used to compare you to other test takers.

MAT Question Difficulty

On the MAT, the questions are broken down into three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard. The questions are not adaptive, and the difficulty always breaks down the same way: questions #1-40 are easy, #41-80 are medium, and #81-120 are hard. For more on question difficulty, see “Is the MAT Computer Adaptive?

MAT Question Content

MAT breakdown

The questions on the MAT can be categorized according to their relationship or according to their content (“Types of Analogies on the MAT”). Although there is slight variation between exams, the above shows how each category is typically distributed across the MAT.

When studying for the Miller Analogies Test, you should familiarize yourself with the categories by reading the Official MAT Study Guide. We also have 1 month and 1 week study plans available to help students make the most of their study time.

About Bertrand

Bertrand is a remote tutor and a MAT blogger for Magoosh. He received a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied education theory at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He has been studying and working in education since 2010. Born and raised in New Jersey, he now resides in Philadelphia. When he isn’t helping students study or writing blogs for Magoosh, he spends his time practicing mixed martial arts and reading as much as his schedule permits.

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