MAT 2017 – AIMA will be conducting the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for the May 2017 session in pen-paper mode on May 07, 2017. However, the computer based test has been scheduled to be held on May 13, 2017. MAT is held 4 times in a year and any candidate having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline is eligible to apply for the test. The registration for MAT 2017 May has started from March 03 2017. The interested candidates can apply for this management entrance test in both, online and offline mode. The candidates opting to apply online for this test can access the link given here below to register for it. The list of B-Schools which will be granting admission to management courses on the basis of MAT May 2017 score will be announced in the second week of March 2017. Read this article further for details on cutoff, result, answer key, important dates and more for MAT 2017 (May session).
Latest MAT May 2017 Application Form Released
The dates for MAT May 2017 has been announced and the table below furnishes the same. The candidates are advised to check the dates carefully and keep a regular track of the same so that they don’t miss any deadline.
|MAT 2017 Important Dates for May 2017|
|1||Application form made available from||03 March 2017|
|2||Last date to apply (for candidates paying the application fee via DD)||25 April 2017|
|3||Last date to online register||28 April 2017|
|4||End date to submit the printout of application form||28 April 2017|
|5||Admit card will be available from||On or after 28 April 2017|
|6||Paper-Pencil Test to be held on||07 May 2017|
|7||Computer-based test to be conducted on||13 May 2017|
|8||Announcement of result||Last week of May 2017|
General Facts – MAT
Name of the Entrance Test – Management Aptitude Test
Commonly Known as – MAT
Conducting Body – All India Management Association (AIMA)
Level of Exam – National Level MBA Entrance Test
It is important to check the eligibility criteria before commencing with the registration. The aspirants interested in applying for the test must meet the following eligibility criteria.
- They must have a graduation degree passed in any discipline.
- The candidates pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.
- There is no age limit prescribed.
- Work experience is also not necessarily required.
The application process for MAT May 2017 has commenced from March 03, 2017. The form is available in both, online and offline mode.
- The candidates registering online are required to create their student account by entering certain details, such as, Name, email ID, mobile number etc. and procuring the login credentials.
- With the respective login credentials then, the students should login to the student account and fill the MAT May Application Form 2017.
- The last date to apply for MAT 2017 for May session is April 25, 2017.
- The MAT application form can be purchased from listed study centre of AIMA or AIMA, Delhi office by paying the registration fee in cash.
MAT Application Fee 2017
To register for the test, all the applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee. The candidates can check the table below to know the amount of fee and for details of its payment.
|Amount of Application Fee||Rs. 1400 (For all category students)|
|Mode of Payment|
|Online||Through Credit or Debit Card|
|Offline||Through DD, drawn in favour of “All India Management Association”, payable at Delhi from any bank.|
|In cash if purchasing the form from listed study centres of AIMA or AIMA, Delhi|
The MAT admit card for May 2017 session will be issued on or after April 28, 2017. Separate hall tickets will be issued for the offline and online mode of test. The candidates who would have applied for the test before the last date will only be able to download their admit card. The hall ticket is an important document and the candidates must carry the same to the exam hall. Candidates failing to produce the admit card to the invigilator in the exam hall will not be allowed to write the exam. Details of the candidate, venue of the test, exam timings, exam details, etc. will be furnished in the admit card. Also, the candidates must make sure that all the details furnished by the admit card are error free. In the case of any error, the candidates must contact the exam officials.
Before applying for any exam, the candidates must ensure that they are familiar with its syllabus. If the candidates are familiar with the syllabus and the pattern then, preparing and cracking the exam becomes a lot easier. The syllabus for MAT is never released officially. However, on analysing the previous exam trends, the list of topics from which questions are asked in the test has been compiled. To check the syllabus for MAT May for all the 5 sections, the candidates can access the caption-head.
MAT is held in both, pen-paper mode and computer mode. In the exam, total 200 objective-type questions will be asked from 5 sections. The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours. For more clarity on the test pattern, the candidates can check the table and can also access the caption-head for obtaining complete details about these 5 sections and more.
|Section No.||Name of Section||No. of questions||Time Suggested (Minutes)|
|3||Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|4||Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|5||Indian and Global Environment||40||15|
MAT Marking Scheme
The marking scheme is prescribed by AIMA and according to it,
- For marking correct answer – 1 mark will be awarded
- For marking incorrect answer – 0.25 or 1/4th mark will be deducted
The result for the MAT 2017 May session is expected to be declared in the last week of May 2017. The candidates can check their result by entering their MAT May Roll Number, Application Number, month and year of the test. MAT 2017 May Session result will be available online and also, AIMA will send the scorecards of the candidates by post. The scorecard furnishes the sectional score of the candidates. The MAT score will remain valid for a session only but few institutes will consider the score for a period of one year.
The candidates can click on the caption head to obtain all the details on MAT result.
With the announcement of the result, various management institutions accepting Management Aptitude Test scores will be releasing the MAT cutoff marks. The candidates must score the minimum score to get shortlisted for pre-admission processes. The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for the Group Discussions and Personal Interview to get selected further in the admission process. However, the cutoff for MAT has been similar for various sessions. Thus, it is expected that the cutoff for May 2017 test will be similar to that of last few attempts of MAT.
For each session of the examination, the number of participating institutes varies. The list of Management Institutes accepting the MAT May 2017 score will be released by AIMA in second week of March 2017. With the announcement of the result, these B-Schools will be issuing their cutoff scores. On the registration form, the candidates are required to enter the list of top 5 Institutes where they want to send their MAT scores.
The candidates scoring the required cutoff will be eligible to appear for the pre-admission processes of the Participating Institutes. The candidates must note that the selection procedure will vary with the Institutes. However, most Management Institutions will conduct Group Discussions (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). The WAT is one of the important rounds where the candidate’s thought process and written ability is tested.
Address for correspondence – AIMA Manager-CMS
All India Management Association
14, Institutional Area
New Delhi-110 003