MAT 2017 (December)


matMAT 2017: The Management Aptitude Test or MAT will be conducted on December 10 and 16 in paper and computer-based mode respectively by All India Management Association (AIMA). Online registration for MAT December 2017 has started from October 5, 2017. Candidates can apply for MAT 2017 till December 1, 2017. MAT 2017 will be conducted at various centres across 36 cities. To be eligible for MAT 2017 candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Candidates will be issued MAT admit card on or after December 2, 2017. MAT is a objective test comprising five sections – Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. On the basis of MAT December score various participating institutes will offer admission to candidates for various management institutes. MAT 2017 score of December session will be valid for one year from the date of declaration of result. MAT result will be declared in the last week of December 2017. Candidates can check below for more details on AIMA MAT 2017, important dates, eligibility, admit card, participating institutes, result, cutoff, syllabus and exam pattern.

Latest MAT December 2017 Application Form releasedApply 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 2017

Exam NameManagement Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting AuthorityAll India Management Association (AIMA)
Commonly knownMAT
Exam categoryPG
Exam levelNational
Programmes coveredMBA/PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
Exam typeComputer and paper based test
Duration150 minutes

MAT 2017 Important Dates

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

MAT important dates

MAT 2017 online registration begins onOctober 5, 2017
MAT 2017 last date of application (online)December 1, 2017
Issue of MAT admit cardOn or after December 2, 2017
MAT 2017 paper based testDecember 10, 2017
MAT 2017 computer based testDecember 16, 2017
MAT 2017 Result (December)Last week of December 2017

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 2017 provisionally.There is no age limit for applying to MAT 2017. However, no work experience is necessary to apply.

MAT application form 2017

MAT application form is available from October 5 to December 1, 2017. Candidates can apply online and offline for the exam. The link to apply online has been provided on this page above. Applicants who wish to apply offline can purchase MAT application form from study centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi on payment of Rs 1652. Fee payment can be done 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

Check here how to fill MAT application form.

MAT Exam Centres 2017

MAT December will be held across 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 2017

MAT admit card will be released on or after December 2, 2017. The admit card will be issued to candidates who will successfully apply for the exam and pay their application fees. MAT 2017 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 2017

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 SectionNo. of questionsTime Suggested (Minutes)
1Language Comprehension4030
2Mathematical Skills4040
3Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
4Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
5Indian and Global Environment4015

MAT syllabus 2017

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 2017

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 2017

MAT 2017 result of December session will be declared in the last week of December. 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 nameMAT cutoff score of previous years’
National Institute of Technology, Warangal600
Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore600
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune600
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore600
Amity Business School, Noida500
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore500
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal700
ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior600
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore700

MAT Participating Institutes

MAT participating institutes has been announced by the examination authority. After declaration of result, AIMA will send MAT scores to five business schools opted by candidates during registration. There are 138 participating management institutes. Check here the lists of top b-schools accepting MAT scores.

Stay tuned to for more details on MAT 2017. Post comments below for more any query.''

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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.

  9. Sir, If I appear for MAT 2017 decmbr n i clear the cutoff then will i get admission in those institutions, accepeting the december mat score? How long my score will be valid?