Student Services Testing Center are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays for limited appointment-based testing. Contact Kaitlynn Crane at 801-626-6803 to schedule your MAT exam.

What is MAT?

The Miller Analogy Test is a computer-based test and is sometimes used as part of the graduate school admission process.

It consists of 100 analogy items based on many areas of knowledge including:

  • literature
  • social sciences
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • physics
  • mathematics
  • general information.

The examinee is not required to be a specialist in any of these areas. The test items require the recognition of relationships rather than the display of a wealth of information. The analogies are of the standard form, A:B :: C:D. Any one of the four elements may be blank and the examinee selects the one option out of four which completes the analogy. The test consists of 120 questions and has a time limit of 60 minutes.

There is no penalty for guessing on the MAT. It is best to answer the easier items first and then review the ones that are more difficult marking an answer for each question. Score reports are sent to the examinee and to the designated institutions by the Psychological Corporation approximately two to three weeks after the test.