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EMAT Sample Paper

The EMAT is a crucial test for professionals seeking admission to the Executive MBA program at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Ahmedabad Online MBA, IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA, IIM Indore PGPXM. It evaluates candidates across three main areas: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability. To do well in this test, one needs to know the basics very well; have analytical skills as well as ability to understand and respond appropriately to complex information.

In this blog post we have provided an inclusive sample paper that mimics the structure and difficulty of the real EMAT examination. This sample paper will be helpful whether you have just started preparing or want to check your preparedness level because it enables you to identify areas where you are strong at and those which need improvement. All sections contain different types of questions that may appear in the actual exam alongside elaborate solutions meant to foster comprehension. Immerse yourself with these questions so as not only improve self-belief but also enhance performance when tackling EMAT tests.

Executive Management Aptitude Test (EMAT) - Sample Paper:

Section 1: Quantitative Ability - EMAT Sample Paper

1. If 20% of a number is equal to 25% of another number and the sum of these two numbers is 135, what is the difference between these two numbers?

A. 10

B. 12

C. 14

D. 15

2. How much water is to be added to 72 L of a mixture in which orange juice and water were in the ratio 7:2 so that the final mixture contains orange juice and water in the ratio 4:3?

A. 20 L

B. 24 L

C. 26 L

D. 30 L

3. By what percent must the cost price be increased in fixing the sales price so that after allowing a rebate of 10%, the net profit is 20%?

A. 30%

B. 33.3%

C. 25%

D. 40%

4. A and B working separately can do a piece of work in 9 and 12 days respectively. If they work on alternate days and A starts the work, then approximately how many days will the work be finished?

A. 10.5 days

B. 10.33 days

C. 10.25 days

D. 10.75 days

5. A number of students decided to go to a picnic and the total cost was estimated at Rs. 960. Four of them being absent, the remaining students had to contribute Rs. 40 extra per head. What is the number of students had initially planned attended the picnic?

  • A. 8

  • B. 10

  • C. 12

  • D. 16

Section 2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for the EMAT Sample Paper

Data Interpretation section of the EMAT Sample Paper:

The following table gives the number of students appearing in the 12th Standard examination along with the pass percentage of a particular state board. The board also conducts a supplementary examination in June for those who couldn't pass in March.


March Students

% Pass March

June Students

% Pass June





















1. In which of the following years is the number of students failing the examination in March the minimum?

A. 2009

B. 2010

C. 2011

D. 2012

2. Considering both the months of March and June, in which year is the number of students passing the examination the minimum?

A. 2009

B. 2010

C. 2011

D. 2012

3. The number of girls passing the examination in March 2009 was 40% of the total number of students who passed the examination. Subsequently, the pass percentage of girls in March of every year is increasing by 5% each year. How many boys passed the examination in 2011?

A. 238194

B. 202318

C. 223200

D. 244000

Logical Reasoning Section Of The EMAT Sample Paper

A group of five boys - A, B, C, D, and E and five girls - P, Q, R, S, and T are standing in two rows facing each other (not necessarily in the stated order). The group of girls is facing north. Here are the conditions:

  1. E is not standing at any of the ends.

  2. C is immediately to the right of B and D is immediately to the left of A.

  3. A is facing P.

  4. The number of girls between P and Q is the same as those between R and S.

  5. R and S are not facing either B or D.

  6. A is second to the left of B. 1. Which pair of boys is standing at the ends of the boys' row? A. C and D B. A and B C. B and D D. Inadequate data

2. Which of the following is definitely true?

A. C is facing S

B. E is facing R

C is to the left of E

D. Q is facing B

3. Who is standing immediately to the right of A?

A. E

B. C

C. D

D. B

Section 3: Verbal Ability Section of The EMAT Sample Paper

Passage-based Questions

Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.

“We are living amidst terror, hatred, violence and therefore in fear. There are people who thrive on those hatred and fear. They have nothing else to them. How did this happen? When, why? I must say to you in all honesty that the style of our politics has created this and politicians and political parties must take responsibility for this..."

1. What is the main theme of the passage above?

A. Lack of civility in politics

B. Hopelessness in politics

C. A general state of fear

D. Money is power

2. What is a synonym of machination?

A. Machine-like

B. Mechanism

C. Politics

D. Plotting

3. Obsession with honor may lead to a lack of?

A. Action

B. Accountability

C. Hope

D. Money

4. What is the root cause behind the country becoming a ‘Republic of Cash’?

A. Poverty

B. Hatred

C. Cynicism

D. Lack of Ethics

5. A nation cannot survive without?

A. Money

B. Power

C. Energy

D. Idealism

Sentence Arrangement

You have been provided with the first part of a sentence. The remaining sentence is broken into four parts labeled (P) (Q) (R) and (S). You are required to arrange these parts to form a meaningful grammatical sentence. Choose the correct combination from the options given below.

6. People (first part of the sentence) (P) At his dispensary (Q) Went to him (R) Of all professions (S) For medicine and treatment





Verbal Analogy


A. challenging: knowledge

B. mnemonic: memory

C. dramatic: story

D. vocal: eloquence

Answers For The EMAT Sample Paper

Quantitative Ability Section Answers

  1. D. 15

  2. C. 26 L

  3. B. 33.3%

  4. C. 10.25 days

  5. C. 12

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Section Answers

  1. B. 2010

  2. A. 2009

  3. C. 223200

  4. A. C and D

  5. D. Q is facing B

  6. A. E

Verbal Ability Section Answers

  1. D. Money is power

  2. D. Plotting

  3. B. Accountability

  4. D. Lack of Ethics

  5. D. Idealism

  6. A. RQSP

  7. B. mnemonic: memory

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