What is the Miller Analogies Test?

The Miller Analogies Test (or MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires solving problems stated as analogies. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.

The MAT is designed and administered by Pearson Inc. under its PshychorpTM brand.

Who takes the Miller Analogies Test?

The MAT is a standardized test that is used both for graduate school admissions in the United States and entrance to high I.Q. societies, like Mensa, the Triple Nine Society, and the Prometheus Society.

Some graduate programs require MAT scores compulsorily as part of a candidate’s admission application. However, most graduate programs accept either MAT or GRE scores. The likelihood of MAT scores being asked for compulsorily or as an alternative to GRE scores is higher for humanities or social science courses than it is for natural science courses.

MAT scores are also used, sometimes, to support financial aid applications for graduate study and by counselors to make course placement decisions.