MAT 2017 – Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level management entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT exam is conducted four times a year (February, May, September and December) and is held in online as well as offline mode. The The schedule of MAT 2017 September has been announced by AIMA. The application process will staart in the first week of July and will continue till the last week of August. MAT September 2017 will be held on September 3 (pen and paper mode) and September 9 (computer mode). The candidates can choose the mode in which they wish to appear for MAT exam in September 2017. MAT exam comprises of 5 sections and the total duration of the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes. MAT 2017 scores are accepted by several management institutes across the country. In this article, the candidates can find complete information on MAT 2017 exam including eligibility criteria, important dates, application form, admit card details etc.
MAT 2017 Cutoff
The dates of MAT September 2017 exam has been announced. The application process will start in the first week of July. MBA aspirants who are planning to appear for MAT exam in September can check the important dates in the table given below –
|1||MAT Application Process Starts||First Week of July 2017|
|2||Application Process Ends (Offline Mode)||August 23, 2017|
|3||Application Process Ends (Online Mode)||August 25, 2017|
|4||Release of Admit Card||August 26, 2017|
|5||MAT 2017 Exam (Paper Based Test)||September 3, 2017|
|6||MAT 2017 Exam (Computer Based Test)||September 9, 2017|
|7||MAT Result 2017||September 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
Other National MBA Entrance Exams
|CAT 2017 Schedule||IIFT 2018||IBSAT 2017||XAT 2018|
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 September 2017 will commence in the first week of July. The form will be available in both, online and offline mode. The last date to submit offline and online application form is August 23 and August 25 respectively.
- 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, the students should login to the student account and fill the MAT September Application Form 2017.
- The last date to apply for MAT 2017 for September 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|
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 September 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
MAT admit card for September 2017 will be made available to the candidates from August 26 onwards. The admit card will be issued to the eligible candidates who successfully register for the exam and submit the application fee. It must be noted that the admit card for MAT 2017 exam will only be released online and the candidates will be required to download and print the same. MAT admit card is an important piece of document that must be carried to examination centre by every candidate.
The result of MAT 2017 May was declared on May 24, 2017. On the basis of MAT result, the candidates will be shortlisted for MBA programmes offered by several management institutes across the country. The result MAT 2017 for September session will be announced in the last week of Septembet 2017. The candidates can check the result online and download the scorecard that furnishes the sectional and overall score of the candidates. AIMA also sends the scorecards of the candidates by post.
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 September 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 September 2017 score will be released by AIMA in the first week of July 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