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Miller Analogies Test

The Miller Analogy Test is sometimes used as part of the graduate school admission process. It consists of 120 analogy items based on many areas of knowledge including literature, social sciences, chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and general information.

The examinee is not required to be a specialist in any of these areas. The test items require the recognition of relationships rather than the display of a wealth of information. The analogies are of the standard form, A:B :: C:D. Any one of the four elements may be blank and the examinee selects the one option out of four which completes the analogy. The test consists of 120 questions and has a time limit of 60 minutes.  Scratch paper is allowed.

There is no penalty for guessing on the MAT. It is best to answer the easier items first and then review the ones that are more difficult marking an answer for each question. Score reports are sent to the examinee and to the designated institutions by the Psychological Corporation approximately three to four weeks after the test.

The test is given in the Testing Center in Room 498 of the Student Services Building by appointment.  Candidates must register and pay for the exam at least one day in advance.  This can be done online with a credit card by clicking here.  On the day of the test, candidates must provide photo identification, such as a drivers license, passport, etc.  They must almost know the name of the institutions to which they intend to apply, as well as the name of their intended major.

Study materials are available in most major bookstores, including the University of Utah Bookstore.  The Marriott Library also contains printed study material, as well as a video in the Multi-Media Center.


Last Updated: 1/18/22