MAT Exam Calendar

Dec. 15, 2017
Management Aptitude Test

matMAT 2018: AIMA has announced the dates of Management Aptitude Test or MAT. The paper based test of MAT 2018 will be conducted on February 4 while the computer based test will be held on February 10.  Online registration for MAT 2018 will start from December 20. The last date to apply for MAT 2018 is January 26, 2018. MAT is conducted four times a year -  February, May, September and December. The objective type test of MAT comprises questions from Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. The computer based test of MAT is scheduled to be conducted on December 16, 2017. MAT December result 2017 will be declared in the last week of December. MAT December scores will be accepted by 228 participating institutes. Candidates can check below for more details on AIMA MAT 2017 result, answer key, cutoff and participating institutes
Latest: MAT Answer Key 2017 - Download Here
MAT Admit Card 2017 - Download Here

What is MAT?

MAT is a test conducted by AIMA to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied management programmes for various business schools. The test is held four times in a year - February, May, September and December. The exam aims to test a candidate’s general aptitude necessary for the management courses.

Fast Facts about MAT 2018

Exam Name Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Authority All India Management Association (AIMA)
Commonly known MAT
Exam category PG
Exam level National
Programmes covered MBA/PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
Exam type Computer and paper based test
Duration 150 minutes

MAT 2017 Important Dates

The table below contains the dates pertaining to MAT 2017 of December session.

MAT important dates

Events Dates
MAT 2017 online registration begins on October 5, 2017
MAT 2017 last date of application (online) December 1, 2017
Issue of MAT admit card December 2, 2017
MAT 2017 paper based test December 10, 2017
MAT 2017 computer based test December 16, 2017
MAT 2017 Result (December) Last week of December 2017

MAT 2018 Important Dates 

Events Dates
MAT 2018 online registration begins on December 20, 2017
MAT 2018 last date of application (online) January 26, 2018
Issue of MAT admit card January 2018
MAT 2018 paper based test February 4, 2018
MAT 2018 computer based test February 10, 2018
MAT 2018 Result (February) Last week of February 2018

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

MAT eligibility criteria have been prescribed by AIMA. According to MAT eligibility criteria, to be eligible for the exam candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50%. Final year graduation candidates can also apply for MAT 2018 provisionally.There is no age limit for applying to MAT 2018. However, no work experience is necessary to apply.

MAT application form 2018

MAT application form will be available from December 20 to January 26, 2018. Candidates can apply online and offline for the exam. Applicants had to purchase MAT application form from study centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi on payment of Rs 1652. Fee was accepted both online and offline. MAT application fees for all categories is Rs 1652. Online MAT application form can be filled in five steps.

Steps to fill MAT application form

Step 1: MAT 2017 Registration
Step 2: Filling the application form
Step 3: Uploading scanned photograph and signature
Step 4: Payment of application fees
Step 5: View the application and take its printout

MAT Exam Centres 2018

MAT December is expected to be held  in 45 exam cities. While filling the application form of MAT, applicants can select MAT exam centres according to their preference. Candidates can choose two exam cities. Candidates are advised to choose exam cities which are nearby and convenient to travel. MAT exam centres will be allotted by the exam officials according to the preference of candidates. However, the exam conducting authority reserves the right to cancel or add exam centres.

Check here for complete lists of MAT exam centres.

MAT Admit Card 2018

MAT admit card will be released in January 2018. The admit card will be issued to candidates who will successfully apply for the exam and pay their application fees. MAT 2018 admit card will be available online only for download. Candidates have to enter application number, date of birth and email id to download MAT hall ticket. The admit card will have candidate’s name, form number, roll number, exam date and time and address of exam venue.

MAT Exam Pattern 2018

MAT exam pattern gives the candidates’ an idea regarding the overall structure of the exam. The exam pattern has been released by the examination authority. The paper-based test of MAT is conducted in one session while computer-based test will be held in multiple slots depending on the number of applicants. MAT will be held for 150 minutes duration and comprises questions from Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. There will be 200 objective type multiple choice questions.

MAT exam pattern

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 syllabus 2018

MAT syllabus comprises topics from Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. Indian and Global Environment comprises topics on current events and happenings, banking and business, sports etc. Mathematical Skills comprises questions based on number Systems, percentage, profit and loss, mixtures, averages, ratios, interest, time and work, time, speed and distance and geometry, trigonometry. Questions in intelligence and critical reasoning are asked from identifying patterns in number sets, relationships, direction sense, coding, decoding and verbal reasoning. Questions in language comprehension are asked from word analogies, vocabulary, with questions on antonyms and synonyms, rearranging sentences, reading comprehension and sentence completion. Data Analysis and Sufficiency carries questions from Data sufficiency, standard DI and data comparisons.

MAT Sample Papers 2018

MAT sample papers are prepared to help candidates efficiently for the exam. The sample papers gives candidates a fair idea of question paper pattern. Practising MAT sample papers help candidates to improve their accuracy in solving questions as well as increases speed and effective time-management. The sample papers are available online at Entrance Corner. 

MAT result 2018

MAT 2017 result of December session will be declared in the last week of December. However, MAT 2018 result will be released in the last week of February. To check the result candidates have to enter their roll number, form number and test month. MAT scorecard will have sectional and overall score obtained by the candidates. The examination authority will also sent the scorecard with photograph to candidates through post. MAT 2017 result can also be checked via SMS. Candidates can request for a duplicate MAT scorecard within 45 days from the declaration of result in case it is lost. The composite score will be scaled in the range between 199 to 801.

MAT cutoff 2017

MAT cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks which candidates have to score to be eligible for next round of selection process. The cutoff is decided by the participating institutes. MAT cutoff will be released after the declaration of result. MAT 2017 cutoff usually ranges from 500 to 700. The cutoff will be calculated on the basis of composite score. Candidates can check below MAT cutoff of top business schools.

MAT cutoff of previous years’

College name MAT cutoff score of previous years’
National Institute of Technology, Warangal 600
Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore 600
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 650
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune 600
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 600
Amity Business School, Noida 500
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 500
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal 700
ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior 600
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore 700

MAT Participating Institutes

MAT participating institutes will be announced by the examination authority. After declaration of result, AIMA will send MAT scores to five business schools opted by candidates during registration. In MAT December 2017, there are 228 participating management institutes. Check here the lists of top b-schools accepting MAT scores.

Syllabus 23 October, 2017 . anangsha

MAT Syllabus 2017 – The syllabus of MAT comprises topics or chapters from each section that aspirants should study to ace the exam. MAT syllabus will help candidates in their effective preparation for the entrance exam. The examination authority, All India Management Association (AIMA) has not prescribed any definite syllabus for MAT 2017. Analysing the previous years’ question papers experts have suggested... Read more

Eligibility Criteria 04 October, 2017 . anangsha

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2017 – The eligibility criteria of MAT has been prescribed by AIMA. According to MAT eligibility criteria, candidates must be a graduate in any discipline. There is no age limit and restrictions in the number of attempts for applying to MAT 2017. This article has explained MAT eligibility criteria in details. Candidates can check MAT 2017 eligibility criteria to get an idea of the age,... Read more

Participating Institutes 21 September, 2017 . anangsha

Top B-Schools Accepting MAT Score 2017 - The list of MAT participating institutes vary with every session. There are around 138 B-Schools that will be accepting the MAT February Scores 2017. However, out of these many management institutions, this page provides the list of top-rated bschools accepting MAT September Score. Candidates are required to obtain the minimum cutoff scores to be eligible for the... Read more

Prepmeter 27 February, 2017 . Gareema

MAT Prepmeter 2017 – The candidates preparing for the May attempt of MAT 2017 can use MAT 2017 prepmeter to check their level of preparation. The paper based MAT May 2017 is scheduled to be held on May 07, while the computer-based exam will be held on May 13, 2017. The score of MAT will be accepted by over 300 B-Schools, therefore it becomes very important to perform well in the exam and get a high score.... Read more

Result 23 February, 2017 . Gareema

All India Management Association (AIMA) has announced the result of Management Aptitude Test 2017 (MAT) for February session on February 23, 2017. The result is available online and a link to check the same has been provided here below. The candidates can download their MAT 2017 February score card by submitting their Roll No., Form No. and month of the test. The MAT 2017 score card will be sent through post to all the... Read more

Exam Analysis 13 February, 2017 . Gareema

MAT Exam Analysis 2017 – All India Management Association (AIMA) has successfully conducted the MAT 2017 February exam in pen-paper and online mode on February 5 and 11, 2017 respectively. The offline exam was held in single shift, however, the online test was conducted in multiple sessions. The candidates can check the MAT 2017 analysis for February 2017 here on this page. Going through this MAT exam analysis,... Read more

Important Dates 15 October, 2016 . admin

The exam for MAT December is still due to be held on December 11 and 17, 2016 in pen-paper and computer mode respectively. However, AIMA has announced the exam dates for MAT February 2017 too. The exam will be held on February 5 in pen-paper mode and on February 10, 2017 in computer-based mode. Anybody having a Bachelor’s degree and is interested in pursuing PGDM and equivalent degree or programme can write MAT. The... Read more

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Selection Process 23 February, 2017 . Team EC

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Percentile Predictor 23 February, 2017 . Team EC

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Application Form 13 December, 2016 . Team EC

The All India Management Association started the registration process for MAT February 2017 session. The application form is available in offline as well as online mode. The last date to apply for MAT February 2017 is January 27, 2017. The test will be held on February 05, in a Paper-based mode and on February 11, 2017, in a Computer-based mode. Earlier, the date for the paper-based test was February 10, 2017. The... Read more

Admit Card 28 January, 2017 . Team EC

The hall ticket for MAT February 2017 has been issued on January 28, 2017, and is available in online mode only. The candidates can download the MAT admit card for February 2017 session from this page. The admit card for MAT is an important document and the candidates must download and carry the same to the exam hall on the day of the test. The candidates failing to carry the MAT hall ticket to the exam hall will not be... Read more