Miller Analogies Test (MAT)


The Miller Analogies Test is a computer based, graduate level exam used for admission to some graduate schools. The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. An analogy states that two things are related to each other in the same way that two other things are related to each other. The equation for an analogy is written in the form A:B::C:D, which can be read as “A is to B as C is to D” or as “A is related to B in the same way that C is related to D.” In the MAT, one term in an analogy has been replaced with four options, only one of which will correctly complete the analogy. An example of a MAT analogy is PLANE:AIR::BOAT: (a. Submarine, b. Fish, c. Water, d. Pilot). To answer an analogy item, you must select the option (a,b,c or d) that creates a valid analogy. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes.

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 performance on the MAT. There is no foreign language edition of the MAT. No one is permitted to use a dictionary or any other reference aid when taking the MAT.

Registration Information for Bloomington, Indiana

To register to take the MAT at our center in Bloomington, Indiana, please call 812-855-1595 for an appointment.

The Miller Analogies Test Candidate Information Booklet is available at the IU Bloomington Evaluation Services & Testing (BEST) located in Franklin Hall 014 or can be downloaded from the MAT website (here).

MAT Test Center Info

Registration Information for Other Locations

To take the MAT at one of the more than 600 Controlled Testing Centers in the U.S. and around the world, you apply directly to the Controlled Testing Center of your choice. Locations and phone numbers of the Controlled Testing Centers are listed in Appendix A: Controlled Testing Centers of Pearson Assessment in the Miller Analogies Test Candidate Information Booklet. To register, please contact the center where you want to take the test or from the following link.

MAT Testing Center

Fees and Scores

Test Fee: $120.00 (paid directly to the test center) entitles the examinee to a personal score report and official score reports sent to up to 3 schools (specified when you take the MAT). Score reports are normally sent out 10 to 15 business days after the test. Scores are valid for up to five years.

Additional Information

MAT Website:

For further information please contact:

Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Miller Analogies Test
PSE Customer Relations – MAT
19500 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, TX 78259-3701
Telephone: (800)622-3231
Fax: (888)211-8276