MAT Exam – Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and more

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AIMA or All India Management Association conducts Management Aptitude Test or MAT.  The exam is conducted 4 times a year for admissions into more than 600 B-schools. It is conducted in the months of February, May, September and November. Unlike other exams, the MAT exam is conducted in both, online and offline modes. The application process for MAT commenced on December 2018. Unlike other exams, MAT is conducted in two different modes, online and offline both. On February 17, 2019, MAT will be conducted in the traditional paper-based offline mode, whereas on February 23, 2019, MAT will be conducted in online mode. The MAT exam score is valid for one year. Candidates are informed that AIMA is not responsible for any further admission procedure for any of the participating institutes of MAT.

Overview of MAT Exam

Exam Name Management Aptitude Test
Also known as MAT
Type of Exam National
Category of Exam Post-Graduate Exam
Governing Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Duration of Exam 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
Test Pattern Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
No. of Questions 200

MAT Exam Date and other Important dates

Event Dates
MAT February 2019 application start date December 16, 2018
Last date for online application February 8, 2019 (Paper-based Test)

February 12, 2019 (Computer-based Test)

Admit Card Release date February 9, 2019 (Paper-pencil based test)

February 19, 2019 (Computer-based test)

MAT February 2019 (paper-based test) February 17, 2019
MAT September 2018 (computer-based test) February 23, 2019
MAT 2018 Result On or after March/April 2019

MAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be graduate in any of the team from a recognised institute or university.
  • Final year graduates are also eligible to apply from any of the streams, like management, science, humanities, commerce and engineering.
  • As per MAT exam eligibility, there is no specific age to appear for the exam.
  • A candidate can appear for the MAT exam as many times as they wish to. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts for taking the MAT.
  • It is not compulsory to have experience for the exam
  • A certain number of exam seats are fixed for minority sections of the society.
  • Candidates in the final year appearing for MAT exam will need to submit a proof of their graduation. Otherwise, their candidature might be terminated from the institutes.
  • All the candidates have to pay the fees. Rs.1550 for either of the modes and Rs.250 for both the exam modes.
  • After the successful completion of the fees and application process, the candidates will get the admit card.
  • The exam’s duration is two hours and thirty minutes.
  • MAT Registration Form
  • MAT form will be released in online mode only.
  • MAT Online Registration form can be found at the official website of AIMA. Click on the link below for MAT Registration.
  • The MAT Exam registration commenced on December 2018.
  • The students must upload all the scanned documents in the prescribed file size of 25kb.
  • Candidates are advised to check their application status after a couple of days of filling the MAT form.
  • The cumulative MAT Registration fee for both the offline and online test mode is Rs.2650
  • MAT Registration fee for either offline mode or online mode is Rs. 1550
  • The fees can be paid through credit card/ debit card and net banking.

MAT Registration Form

  • MAT form will be released in online mode only.
  • MAT Online Registration form can be found at the official website of AIMA. Click on the link below for MAT Registration.
  • The MAT Exam registration commenced on December 2018.
  • The students must upload all the scanned documents in the prescribed file size of 25kb.
  • Candidates are advised to check their application status after a couple of days of filling the MAT form.
  • The cumulative MAT Registration fee for both the offline and online test mode is Rs.2650
  • MAT Registration fee for either offline mode or online mode is Rs. 1550
  • The fees can be paid through credit card/ debit card and net banking.

How to Apply for MAT Exam

  • Visit the official link
  • Click on ” New Login”
  • Enter the details required
  • Your login ID and password would be created and a confirmation mail would be sent to you
  • The login details will be sent to the candidates’ E-mail ID.
  • Now, re-login with the credentials
  • Upload the scanned photographs and signature
  • Pay the MAT registration fee
  • Take a print out of the MAT Online registration form.

MAT Admit Card

The All India Management Association will issues the MAT Admit card for 2019 exams in February 2019.  Although, the MAT Admit Card can be released online only. Please note that the MAT admit card will not be sent by post to any of the candidates.  To download the MAT Admit Card the candidates need to login on the official website when the admit card is released and log in with their registration number, date of birth (DoB) or email ID to download the MAT admit card. Only those candidates will be issued the admit who have paid the application fees successfully. The MAT Admit Card is a crucial document and the candidates need to carry it to the exam centre. Also even after the exam, the Admit card has to be retained by the candidate as it is a crucial document for the further admission process.

It is being told that the Admit Card is a crucial document and it won’t be sent to the candidates through post or any other mode. So, the candidates have to download the Admit Card themselves. Here is the step to download the MAT Admit Card.

  • Candidates can download the admit card for MAT December exam from the official website.
  • Then enter registration number, date of birth in DD/MM/YYYY and Email ID.
  • Click on the submit button after filling all the necessary fields
  • The MAT admit card would appear on the screen
  • Download and print the admit card
  • Candidates are required to keep a copy of MAT 2019 admit card for future purposes.

MAT 2019 Syllabus

The AIMA MAT syllabus is divided into 5 sections. Here is a detailed MAT syllabus for the MAT Exam 2019.

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency – Graphs, Charts, Bar Graphs, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Tables etc.
  • Language Comprehension – Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Verbal Reasoning, Analogies, Odd man out, Sentence correction & completion, Antonyms, Idioms etc.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning – Mathematical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Coding and Decoding, Family Tree, Effect and Cause, Sequencing etc.
  • Mathematical Skills – Geometry, Number System, Functions, Date and Time, Progression, Algebra, Averages, Ration and Proportions etc.
  • Indian and Global Environment – Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Geography, History, Sports, Entertainment, Politics, Science, Awards, Business etc.

MAT 2019 Exam Pattern

MAT Exam Pattern is same for both the modes of the exam – online and offline. The MAT entrance exam duration is of 2 hours and 3 minutes, with a total of 200 questions. There are 5 sections of the exam with each section containing 40 questions.

Section No. Sections in MAT No of Questions in MAT  Average Time Taken
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 (mins)

MAT Results

The MAT result will be declared in the form of a scorecard by the official conducting body – All India Management Association. By logging in on the official website using their details, candidates can download the sectional and overall scorecard for MAT. Also, the candidates will receive the result through post after the declaration of MAT result.  However, it is advised that candidates check the result online.

Steps to check MAT result

  • Visit the AIMA official website
  • Click on MAT Results
  • Fill your respective Roll Number and Registration Form Number to know their results
  • Select the month of the test as December
  • Click on the submit button to view your card

So, this was all the information regarding the AIMA MAT exam. Candidates note that there is no guarantee from the AIMA regarding the further admission process. The admission process after MAT is decided by the Institute.