There are two sources of Miller Analogies Test instructions. The first is the candidate information booklet. The second is the official MAT study guide. Students planning on taking the Miller Analogies Test should take the time to download and read both as they are different, though complimentary, in terms of information.
The Candidate Information Booklet
This is going to be your primary source for a ton of MAT information. It is broken down as such:
- Test Overview
- Test Center Registration
- Identification Requirements
- Test Center Guidelines
- Score reporting and procedures
- Disability Accommodations
- Alternative Testing Sites (for international students)
- Testing fees and optional fees
The moment you decide that you are going to take the MAT, you should read through the candidate information booklet. I would even suggest taking notes, or printing it out, so you can make a checklist of things to do when registering for the exam.
Going through the booklet early on will help ensure that you have a smooth registration experience, especially for international students who will likely have to go through additional steps to set up their testing sites (see pg. 19 of the booklet).
It’s also good to keep the booklet around after registration so you can refer to it for questions about the types of identification required on test day, what you can bring into the test room, and how to make sure your scores are properly reported.
MAT Study Guide
The MAT study guide is another great resource. It will instruct you on:
- The format of MAT analogies
- Analogy relationships to look for
- The different content areas (e.g. language, history, natural sciences, etc.)
- Strategies for solving MAT analogies
As far as free resources go, this is one of the best things offered on the MAT and it comes straight from Pearson. I cannot stress enough how important it is that you read through this guide. If you were taking the test tomorrow and had just a few hours to prepare, this is where I would tell you to go.
Reading through both of these is definitely the minimum requirement for MAT preparation (though I’d advise making it just the start).