MAT 2017


MAT 2017MAT 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
           MAT Sample Papers & Practice Papers 2017


MAT 2017 Important Dates

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 

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

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.

  1. They must have a graduation degree passed in any discipline.
  2. The candidates pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.
  3. There is no age limit prescribed.
  4. Work experience is also not necessarily required.

MAT Application Form 2017

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

MAT Admit Card 2017

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.

MAT Syllabus 2017

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 Exam Pattern 2017

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)
1 Language Comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian and Global Environment 40 15
  Total 200 150

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 Result 2017

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. 

Use MAT Pathfinder to know the colleges where you can apply using MAT score 

MAT Cutoff 2017

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.

MAT Participating Institutes 2017

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. 

MAT Selection Procedure 2017

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
Management House
14, Institutional Area
New Delhi-110 003

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  1. I have a doubt. Can I take admission this year itself if I appear for may MAT .. because people are saying I cant .. I m worried.. I havnt appeared feb MAT or dec MAT

  2. Can I get admission this year itself if I appear for may Mat… people said I cannot.. I havnt appeared feb and dec mat …. clear my doubt plzz…. thank u

  3. I just want to know that Can I get admission for MBA in this year (July session) if I clear Mat (going to be held May month)…. because people r saying that colleges have already completed the admission for July session through other exams… Kindly give a reply..

    • Hi Vipul,

      WAT means Written Ability Test, where a candidate is asked to write few words on a given topic. Also, you are supposed to clear every round in order to get selected. So, if one fails in the GD round and passes WAT, he/she won’t be selected for admission and vice-versa. Hope this clears your doubt.

  4. Hello sir we are from kashmir the internet services were closed here for last five days we were unable to register our forms plz keep the registration link open so that we can submit our form

  5. Hi sir

    I had registered online long time back
    But i sent it to delhi on 22nd of april
    And my exam is on 1st may
    Will i be able to still write?

    • Hi Chethan

      No, with MAT 2016 September score you will be eligible to take admission next year. Your academic session will be 2017-19.

  6. I am studying in 3rd year and result for this will be announce in June ….2017 … I eligible for mat exam held in December

    • Hi

      MAT is held 4 times in a year. Once in February, then May, then September and lastly December. Since you are in your 3rd year of graduation, you can take up MAT in any of these months. But we would suggest you to take it either in February or May 2017 as by June, your result will be out. So, with graduation and MAT score, you can apply to B-Schools.

    • Hi Krati, AIMA will soon release the notification for MAT December 2016. Keep visiting this website for updates and notifications regarding MAT Dec. The test is scheduled to be held on Dec 04 & 10, 2016.

  7. Hi,
    I’m surya sir if in case mat exams cannot be cleared will I eligible to get admitted???, and should pass all interview (personal interview, group discussion and WAT )??? To get admitted for MBA??

    • Hi Surya,

      You must score the minimum cutoff scores of the Institutes accepting MAT scores to get admitted into their MBA programmes.

  8. Hello Sir

    I cleared my Dec MAT 2016 with 72.04 percentile. But I wish to give MAT 2017 to be held in February in hope of better score. So after my Feb 2017 MAT result, my Dec 2016 MAT result would be valid?

    Please reply asap.