The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level mental abilities test (computer-based) comprised of 120 partial analogies in which candidates are given 60 minutes to complete the exam.
Fluency in the English language and a broad knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and fine arts will affect performance. MAT analogies state a correspondence between two things that are otherwise dissimilar. The equation for this is A:B::C:D or A is to B as C is to D.
Below are two examples of MAT type analogies:
- Grant:2::Hoover:(a. 1, b. 2, c. 3, d. 4) The answer is a.1. Grant served two terms as President Hoover served one term.
- I:(a. V, b. X, c. D, d. XX)::C:M The answer is b. X. This is the Roman numeral for ten. Therefore, I (one) is to X (ten) as C (one-hundred) is to M (one-thousand).
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The total test fee is $93 ($43 to be paid online at the time of registration and the remaining $50 to be paid on the test day, prior to taking the test). The balance of the fee, $50, is payable on test day and must be in the form of a personal check or money order made payable to GSU Testing. The $43 fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable (within or across dates) and may be paid with a credit/debit card or electronic check. If you wish to change or postpone your test date or time, you must re-register and re-pay the administration fee of $43.
Instructions for the Day of the Test
Counseling and Testing Center Ave. NE, 75 Piedmont Ave., 2nd Floor (in the Citizens Trust Building at the corner of Piedmont and John Wesley Dobbs)
Candidates should arrive no later than ten minutes before the designated appointment time. Let the staff member at the receptionist window know that you have come to take the Miller Analogies Test. All exams will take place in the Counseling and Testing Center on the Georgia State University campus. Click here for directions to the Georgia State University Counseling and Testing Center and to view a campus map.
Materials needed for the test include:
- two forms of identification, one of which must be government-issued, with a current photograph
- balance of fee payment (see Test Fee section above)
The test fee covers one personal score report and up to three reports sent to institutions. Score reports will be mailed approximately three to four weeks after the test administration. Upon request, a hard copy of the Preliminary Scaled Score is available at the end of the testing session. Pearson Assessments is responsible for all scores and reports mailed to candidates or institutions. All questions regarding score reporting after the test date should be directed to Pearson Assessments at 800-622-3231.
Testing times are: 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. If the system does not display the date on which you would like to test, that is an indicator that the session is full.
October 10 a.m. dates: 8, 18, 24
October 2 p.m. dates: 2, 10, 15, 29
November 10 a.m. dates: 5, 21
November 2 p.m. dates: 8, 11, 13, 26
December 10 a.m. dates: 5, 13
December 2 p.m. dates: 3, 11, 16, 18
January 2014 10 a.m. dates: 10, 23, 31
January 2014 2 p.m. dates: 8, 14, 21, 29
Retaking the MAT
Candidates who have taken an internet-based version of the test within the past five years do not require a Retest Admission Ticket, simply follow the registration link, below. Candidates who have taken the MAT in paper-based format within the last twelve months must provide the re-test admission ticket (included with the previous score report) on test day. Failure to provide previous test information may invalidate any subsequent scores.
To reorder a Retest Admission Ticket, candidates must contact Pearson at 1-800-622-3231.
Candidates with Special Needs
The Georgia State University Counseling and Testing Center can accommodate most candidates with disabilities; however, the Counseling and Testing Center should be notified several weeks before the scheduled test date. Some disabilities may require the administration of a nonstandard test. For example, braille and large-print editions of the MAT are available for the visually impaired but ample time must be allowed to order such editions of the test. To qualify for a nonstandard test administration, candidates must contact the Georgia State University Disabilities Services Office at 404-413-1560.
Register online at Georgia State University Counseling and Testing Center
Please contact the Counseling and Testing Center: 404-413-1963.