MAT 2018/2019 - Management Aptitude Test

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MAT Exam: 2019 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

MAT - Management Aptitude Test

MAT or Management Aptitude Test happens to be a national level entrance examination which is organized every year by AIMA or All India Management Association. Candidates who are willing to seek admission in the management education can appear for this entrance test. The examination is conducted four times every year in the month of December, February, September and May. Students of architecture, medicine, engineering, science, and computer can appear for the test for pursuing a career in Management.

Salient Aspects of MAT

  • ISO 9001:2008 certified by DNV with accreditation to RVA and Quality Council of India.
  • Entrance test for recognized programmes.
  • Time tested over a decade.
  • Validated through independent studies.
  • Availed by lakhs of students.
  • Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments.
  • Employing latest technology in evaluation and result processing.
  • Individual score card with candidate's photograph.
  • Test Centres located all over the country.

The examination is conducted both in Computer and paper mode.Candidates can select Computer based entrance examination or Paper Based Examination in accordance with the convenience. National and International business schools take MAT score into consideration for providing admission in PGDM and MBA courses. MAT will be your passport to more than 600 business schools across the country.

Candidates need to fulfill the eligible criteria for appearing in the exam. It is essential to check the criteria to avoid confusion later on. The entrance test of MAT comprises of 200 questions. There will be negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer. MAT test primarily comprises of five sections which are inclusive of data analysis, Mathematical skills, intelligence, comprehension, critical reasoning.

There is no age limit for appearing in the MAT test. Students of any age can appear for this entrance examination. Candidates who are willing to appear for MAT test can apply online. After submission of the form online, the examination committee will scrutinize the form after which they will release the acknowledgment slip. MAT Sept. 2018 online application form will be start from first week of July 2018 and MAT Dec. 2018 online application from October 2018

MAT Exam Date

MAT examination is held four times every year. The test has been conducted on paper mode. The scheduled date for entrance test on computer mode is going to be conducted on Sep 2018, Dec 2018, Feb 2019 and May 2019

MAT September 2018: Important Dates 

Schedule Paper Based Test (PBT) Computer Based Test (CBT)

Last Date for

Online Registration

August 24, 2018


September 08, 2018


Admit Cards 

August 25, 2018

(1600 Hrs)

September 11, 2018

(1600 Hrs)

Test Date

September 02, 2018


15 September 15, 2018


Test Timings 10.00 to 12.30 Hrs

 single/different time

slots at specific

test venues

Result September 21, 2018 October 1, 2018
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MAT Eligibility criteria

The minimum qualification for appearing in this MAT entrance examination is graduation. Candidates who have completed their graduation in arts, commerce and science are eligible for appearing for this entrance test. Students in the final year of graduation are also eligible for applying for this entrance test.

Candidates should score at least an aggregate of 50 % for applying in the test. Scheduled Tribe and Schedule Caste candidates, on the other hand, should score at least 45%. The NRI students are also eligible for appearing in the test. Candidates of any age can go for this entrance examination. No prior work experience is required for appearing in the MAT entrance examination.



Age limit

There is no age limit for applying to MAT

Work Experience

No work experience is required to apply for MAT

Number of attempts

There is no limit in the number of attempts candidates can take the exam as many times they want

Educational qualification

Graduation in any discipline from recognized Institution/ University.

Candidates who are in their final year of Graduation can also apply for MAT provisionally.

The institutes decides a minimum pass percentage in graduation or equivalent examination as per category

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MAT Application Form & fees

Candidates who are willing to appear for MAT entrance test can apply online. You can submit the application form via the official website of MAT. MAT forms appear four times in a single year on the official website of AIMA. You can fill the forms in the month of November, January, March, and August. After submitting the application form, the candidate will receive the human identified acknowledgment slip. The slip indicates that the form has been filed and verified properly.

MAT September 2018 Application form and Fees

Register online at website link: with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking. The fees details are given below: 

For Paper Based Test(PBT) 1550/-
For Computer Based Test (CBT) 1550/-
For Both PBT & CBT 2650/-

Steps to fill Application Form

Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Filling the details in application form
Step 3: Upload photograph and signature
Step 4: Pay the examination fee
Step 5: View and take print out of MAT application form

Application Form Schedules



MAT 2018 application begins on

December 20, 2018

Last date to apply for MAT 2018

January 26, 2019

MAT 2018 paper-based exam

February 4, 2019

MAT 2018 computer-based exam

February 10, 2019

Details required while application form filling:

  • Email Id: Candidates must have an email id to fill MAT application form. Candidates, who do not have the email Id, should create it.
  • Academic Details: Academic certificates of class 10th, 12th and graduation
  • Scanned documents: The scanned copy of candidates photograph and signature is required.
  • Demand draft: Demand draft of INR 1271/- in favor of ‘All India Management Association’, payable at Delhi from any nationalized bank.
  • Bank details: Debit or credit card details to pay the application fees online. 
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MAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern

MAT entrance test is conducted both in offline and online mode. It comprises of 200 questions. Candidates are being rewarded 1 mark for each correct answer whereas 1/4 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The duration for completing the entrance test is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

There are 5 sections in the test and each section carries 40 marks. The question paper will primarily comprise of 5 sections which include intelligence and critical reasoning, language comprehension, data analysis and sufficiency, Indian and Global environment and mathematical Skills. 

MAT Syllabus:



Indian and Global Environment

Current events and happenings, banking and business, sports etc.

Mathematical Skills

Number Systems, percentage, profit and loss, mixtures, averages, ratios, interest, time and work, time, speed and distance and geometry, trigonometry

Intelligence and critical reasoning

Number sets, relationships, direction sense, coding, decoding and verbal reasoning

Language comprehension

Analogies, vocabulary, with questions on antonyms and synonyms, rearranging sentences, reading comprehension and sentence completion

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Data sufficiency, standard DI and data comparisons

Sample Papers:

Sample papers gives candidates an idea of the type of questions asked in the exam to guide them to get an idea regarding the knowhow of the upcoming entrance examination. A samples paper helps the students in increasing speed, accuracy and time-management skills. A sample paper enhances the problem solving ability which boosts the confidence of candidates during the exam.

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MAT Admit Card

AIMA releases the admit card for MAT after accepting online applications for MAT. Students who have submitted the application form for MAT can download the hall ticket from the official website of AIMA. Candidate can download the admit card of MAT 2018 in first week of relevant exam Month .

It is essential to carry the admit card along with other relevant documents on the date of entrance test. Admit card consists of important data such as roll number and name of the Candidate, exam center, etc. The exam organizing body will not be sending the Admit card by post, email, phone or post. You require to login into the website by email ID, Date of Birth and Form number for downloading the admit card.

Steps to download Admit Card:

  • Visit the MAT official website and click on the link ‘MAT admit card’ provided above on this page.
  • On the new page, candidates have to enter application number, date of birth and email id.
  • The admit card will appear on the screen, download the admit card and take its printout.

Important Dates:



Admit card to be released on

January 28, 2019

Last date to download the admit card

February 4 and 17, 2019

MAT exam

February 4 and 17, 2019


Details mentioned on Admit Card:

  • Candidate’s details: Full Name entered by candidates during registration. Besides, the admit card will also have category (SC, ST, Gen, OBC) and date of birth.
  • Application form number: MAT application number generated after successful registration.
  • Exam details: Roll number, date, time and address of exam centers along with its code.
  • Photograph and signature: Scanned images of photograph and signature uploaded by candidates during registration.
  • Exam day guidelines: Instructions to be followed by candidates on the exam day.
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MAT Results & Score Card

Candidates who have appeared for MAT entrance test can check the results of the examination from the official website of AIMA. The result will be announced online only. Candidates should take a printout of the result along with score card and keep the same safe until the admission process is completed. Students can download the score card online. Organizing bodies send an individual copy of score card and photograph via normal post to the address mentioned in the registration form.

Steps to access Results:

  • Visit Mat official website and click on the link ‘MAT 2018 result’ provided above on this page
  • Enter the login credentials and Click on ‘Submit’ button
  • MAT scorecard 2018 will be displayed on the screen. Download and take its printout.

Details mentioned on score card:

  • Candidate’s detail: Name, category, date of birth, work experience in months, gender and degree.
  • Test details: Form number, test date, roll number
  • Scores: Section-wise and composite score and percentage
  • Validity of scores: MAT scores are valid for admission for a year.
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MAT Counselling & Admission

The counseling for MAT Feb & May 2018 is going to be conducted in the month of June / July 2018 and MAT Sept & Dec 2018 to be conducted in the month of Jan/Feb 2019 . For appearing in the counseling process, students require confirming their ranking as counseling will be held on the basis of ranking on different dates. Ensure to choose your desired course. You should choose some institutes in which you are willing to seek admission.

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MAT Participating Colleges

There are almost 300 Business schools in India that use MAT score of candidates for providing admission. Students are required to have a check on the respective official website of the participating colleges for knowing the admission norms and eligibility criteria prior to applying.

List of B-Schools Participating for MAT 2018 admission :

The total number of B-schools in North Zone is 109. The top MAT 2018 participating B-schools in North Zone is as follows:

  • Amity University, Delhi-NCR
  • Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
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List of MAT examination centres

Below mentioned the test cities of MAT 2018 Entrance exam :-



14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003, India
Fax: 011- 24626689

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Ask & Answers

I want to know the MAT Eligibility Criteria Details?

Details on MAT Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Qualification criteria: the candidates should be qualified in their Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Final year appearing candidates can also apply for MAT as they fulfill the MAT Eligibility criteria. For that they need to submit the required documents as a proof of graduation completion. 
  • There is no such Age limitation as well as no. of attempts to appear for MAT exam.


May I know the Complete details regarding MAT Admission process?

Details on MAT Admission Process:

  • Aspirants will be shortlisted depending upon the MAT entrance test. 
  • The ones who are qualified will be attending for further rounds of selection. 
  • MAT Participating colleges will be having its own way of selection process.
  • MAT Admission process comprises of GD (Group Discussion), Personal interview and WAT (Written Ability Test) rounds.
  • Final selection will be mainly based on the performance of the qualified candidates.

how will I download MAT Result? 

Steps to download MAT Result:

  • The candidates need to visit the official website in order to download the MAT Result.
  • Then they must visit the MAT Result page. 
  • Aspirants need to enter their Roll number and MAT Form number.
  • Then even they should enter the month of test when they had appeared for the exam.
  •  Then they must click on the submit button. 
  • Then MAT Result will be displayed on the screen.


In the MAT exam pattern, I want to know the details on the sections and the Marks distribution? 

MAT Exam pattern details:

  • In MAT Exam pattern, there will be 5 sections: Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, then Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Indian & Global Environment and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.
  • MAT exam will be scheduled online (Computer based) and offline (Paper based).
  • In MAT Exam pattern, there will be total questions of 200, each section carries 40 marks.  
  • MAT Exam duration is of 150 minutes.
  • In MAT exam, for each correct response, 1 mark will be provided.


I want to know the MAT syllabus for Language Comprehension and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning? 

MAT syllabus for Language Comprehension and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning:
MAT syllabus for Language Comprehension: There are major topics such as Reading Comprehension, English Proficiency, Fill in the Blanks, English Grammar based questions, Para jumble.

MAT syllabus for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: There are main topics such as Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument among others, Analogy and Fact Inference Judgment.