LEARN MATKA : The Basics of Satta Matka

a Satta Matka

Satta Matka, simply known as Matka, is a numbers game popular in India and some arab countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. The history of Matka spans over 50+ years. Ratan Khatri devised this wonderful game in 1960’s. Three cards used to be drawn from a big pitcher (matka) and numbers are announced. Hence the name “Matka”. The cards are then arranged in Ascending Order (The numbers of such order are called PANA/PATTI).

b Terminology

There are few terms that you need to get familiar with before we move forward. All terms will be explained in detail as we move forward.

A Market, also called Bazar is the organizing body which announces the matka result.
A Bookmaker, also called a Bookie, is the one who accepts the bets, pays the winnings.
A Player is the one who plays the game to earn money.
Rate is how much you get for every 1 rupee played.
A Result is the outcome of the draw. The matka result is released in two parts.
The First Half of the matka result is called “Open”
The Second Half of the matka result is called “Close”
Record Chart
A Record Chart is previous results of matka that can be used as a reference to guess the next result.

c Reading Results

Understanding Display Notations & Learning to Read Results

It is recommended that you know how to read/understand results even before knowing the core concepts.

A Matka result is announced/released in two parts : Open & Close

Open is the First part of the result.Example of Open Result :
Close is the Second part of the result.Example of Close Result :

The two parts (open and close) are arranged like this :

to form “Full Result”

Results are displayed like this on record charts :


{format mostly seen on all live result websites}


134 is Open Pana,
8 is Open Single,

0 is Close Single,
479 is Close Pana,

80 is Jodi

134-0 is Half Sangam A,
8-479 is Half Sangam B,

134-479 is Sangam

You will also find some results specially displayed in Red.

Display in Red means the Jodi is Full Red or Half Red.
Meaning that, its one of these :

Reds are explained as you read further into this page.

d Variations

There are 5 variations that you can play in matka. They are just different parts of same result and offer different rates.

SINGLE 1 digit
JODI 2 digits
PANA 3 digits
HALF SANGAM 4 digits
SANGAM 6 digits

*There is no 5 digit variation in matka*

*Jodi, Half Sangam and Sangam are combination games, they are formed by combining different parts of result (explained as you move further on this page)*


Singles, also called Ank in matka, are single digit numbers from 0 to 9.
There are 10 Singles : 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0.Note: In matka, 0 is considered greater than 9.

Singles Rate: 1:9

Cut Numbers
For flexibility, and to make the game interesting, singles are linked to one another as interchangeable numbers, called Cut Numbers in matka terminology. Cut Numbers are numbers which are +5 or -5 away from each other :
1 & 6
2 & 7
3 & 8
4 & 9
5 & 0


Jodi’s, also called Pair or Bracket in some areas, are two digit numbers from 00 to 99 (There are 100 Jodi’s).

List of 100 Jodi

00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Red Jodi’s
If you see a matka chart, you will come across some results marked in red color. Those are reds.

What is a Red Jodi?
A Red Jodi is a Jodi in which both singles belong to same cut set.

There are two types of red jodi’s :

Half Red : Half reds are Jodi’s in which one number belongs to same cut set, but its not same as the second number : 05, 16, 27, 38, 49, 50, 61, 72, 83, 94.

Full Red : Full reds are Jodi’s in which two numbers are same : 00, 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99


Pana’s, also called Patti, Panel, Panna; are 3 digit numbers from 000 – 999.

Note : All triple digit numbers are not pana’s. There are  1000 triple digit numbers but only 220 of them are called Pana’s.

Pana’s are always in increasing format (ascending order) 123 is pana but 231 / 132 / 213 / 312 are not pana’s. Out of 1000 possible triple digit numbers, if you arrange them in ascending order, you get only 220 unique numbers. Hence 220 Pana’s.

For example, numbers 123, 132, 213, 231, 312, 321, when arranged in ascending order, produce same number ie. 123.

Each Pana is permanently attributed to its Single based on the sum of its three digits.

How to know which Single a Pana belongs to?

+ Sum the three digits of Pana

? If sum of the three digits of a pana is less than 10, the exact sum is considered as its single.

Ex. 123 ( 1+2+3 ) = 0{6}
The last digit of total is its single
In this case, 123 belongs to Single 6.

Ex. 134 ( 1+3+4 ) = 0{8}
In this case, 134 belongs to Single 8.

? If the sum of three digits of a Pana is more than 9, the last digit of the sum is considered its Single.

Ex. 689 (6+8+9) =2{3}
In this case 689 belongs to Single 3.

Classification of Pana’s
Pana’s are classified into three types:

Single Pana (SP Pana)
Double Pana (DP Pana)
Triple Pana (TP Pana)

Note : Each type of Pana has its own rate.

Each Single has 22 Pana’s for it. Of 22 Pana’s for a Single :

12 are Single Pana’s
9 are Double Pana’s
1 is Triple Pana


Single pana’s are pana’s in which all the 3 digits are unique.

There are 120 Single Pana’s

For example, 123 is Single Pana and 224 is Double Pana

Format : X<Y<Z

SP Pana Rate : 1:140


Double Pana’s are pana’s in which at least two consecutive numbers are same.

There are 90 Double Pana’s

For example, 224 is Double Pana and 123 is Single Pana

Format : X=Y<Z or X<Y=Z

DP Pana Rate : 1:280

Triple Pana’s are pana’s in which all three numbers are same.

There are 10 Triple Pana’s

For example, 333 is Triple Pana

Format : X=Y=Z

TP Pana Rate : 1:600


Half Sangam’s are formed by combining Singles with Pana’s

There are 4400 Half Sangams

There are two types of Half Sangams :

Example: In result ( 123-67-124 )

Half Sangam A (HSA)

HSA is the combination of Open Pana and Close Single

Example: In result 123-67-124,

123×7 is Half Sangam A

Half Sangam B (HSB)

HSB is the combination of Open Singe and Close Pana

Example: In result 123-67-124,

6×124 is Half Sangam B

Half Sangam Rate: 1:1400


Sangams are formed by combining Open Pana with Close Pana

There are 48400 Sangams.

Both Open Pana and Close Pana should pass in Combination to get a Sangam payout.

Example of Sangam  :
In result, 123-(61)-236. 123-236 is the Sangam.

Sangam Rate: 1:15000

Now that you’ve learned the basics of satta matka, you can delve further into other basic concepts :

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