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
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.