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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. The test consists of 120 items to be administered in 60 minutes. The 20 extra items are experimental items that will not count toward your scores and are being field-tested for possible use on new test forms. Fluency in the English language, a broad knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and fine arts, and the ability to reason out relationships may contribute to your performance on the MAT.

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You must schedule an appointment to take the test by calling the Gordon Kelley Academic Success Center at 479-788-7675 . This computer-based test is timed for 60 minutes and is administered by appointment only according to proctor availability Monday through Friday.
The test fee of $65 must be paid before testing at the Cashier's Office on the second floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. You must to arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled test appointment.

Two forms of ID are required.
  • The primary photo ID must be a government ID (current driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).
  • The secondary ID can be a credit card, library card, Social Security card, voter registration card, or a utility bill that contains the your name and address.

NOTE: The names on your primary and secondary IDs must match and must be your current legal name. If you do not have an appropriate ID, you may not test, even if you are recently married or divorced.

You are required to show a passport if you are not testing in your country of citizenship.

You are not permitted to take anything into the test room.
On this test the use of notes, books, calculators (including watch calculators, cell phones, cameras, other recording devices, or any other electronic device) or reference material is prohibited. You are not allowed to wear a hat with a bill or a brim without prior permission to do so. If you have a watch with an alarm or chime, it must be turned off during the test. (Harcourt Assessment, Inc, copyright 2005).

Paper and pencils are provided for scratch work.

You can obtain sample tests by buying a MAT preparation guide at your local bookstore or by visiting your public library.

The MAT will take approximately 75 minutes from the time you sit down at the computer. Allow a few additional minutes for us to check your ID and collect your fee. The actual test has a 60-minute time limit, but it will take you a few minutes to read the preliminary directions on the computer.

You will receive a preliminary score report immediately following your test. Your official score report will be mailed to you and the institution that you designate in approximately 15 business days after Pearson receives your test. 
UAFS MAT Score Code: 3106
For questions about the MAT, email
For general information call 1-800-622-3231 or 1-210-339-8710.
A passing score depends on the requirements of the university to which you are applying. Please contact that institution to find out what score you need to pass.
The MAT scale is 200 - 600.
500 - 600 is rare
400 - 500 is above average
300 - 400 is average

  • Test preparation materials are available through the MAT website.
  • An online practice test is available for purchase through the MAT website.
  • You may purchase study guides at most bookstores, but the only official study guide that is authorized by the company that makes the test is the one available from the company online.