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Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. MAT Eligibility:
  3. Mode of Test
  4. MAT Exam Pattern
  5. MAT Examination Pattern:
  6. MAT Syllabus:
  7. Participating Management Institutes
  8. Admit Card
  9. Contact Details

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test conducted to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to shortlist candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. MAT was approved as a national level test by Government of India, Ministry of HRD in the year 2003. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. MAT score is accepted by over 600 B-Schools across India.

MAT is usually conducted 4 times every year, usually in January, May, September, and December. MAT is conducted at test centers located all over India. MAT is also conducted at some overseas location. Over 300 institutes benefit from this aptitude test. A good score in MAT will give the candidate chance to apply in AICTE approved management colleges.

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.
=> Widespread network for sale of bulletins.
=> Test Centres located all over the country and abroad.
=> Lowest bulletin cost which includes registration and test fees

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Important Dates

Event Date
Commencement of Registration 01 July 2016
Last Date to Register 23 August 2016
Release of Admit Card On or after 27 August 2016
Offline Based MAT September 04 September 2016
Online Based MAT September 10 September 2016

MAT Eligibility:

MAT is one of the most important entrance test for students seeking admission in post graduate courses in the field of management.

  • Bachelor's degree such as BA, BSc, B Com, B Tech, etc from recognised institute or university
  • Students who appeared in final year and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Final year students can also apply.

Age Limit: There is no age limit applied on candidates.

Mode of Test

Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test:
Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test

MAT Exam Pattern

The pattern of exams is objective type. For complete MAT Syllabus, please click here

# 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 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 15
Total 200 150 Minutes

Recently MAT has been given the status of National Entrance Test by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

MAT Examination Pattern:

MAT has not prescribed any particular curriculum. The examinations pattern changes year to year. MAT test has 5 papers of 40 questions each namely - Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.

  • The Test consists of multiple choice type questions. Each question has 4 choice to choose the right answer.
  • 1 mark is awarded for each right answer. Wrong answers attract negative marking.
  • The test contains 200 questions, should be answered in 2 hours 30 minutes.

MAT Syllabus:

Follow syllabus has been prescribed by AIMA for students appearing MAT

  • English: Verbal Ability, Language Comprehension and Grammar
  • Mathematics: Quantitative Aptitude, Mathematical Skills
  • Data Interpretation: Data Analysis, Understanding of Data Sufficiency
  • Reasoning Ability: Reasoning Skills, Logical Thinking
  • General Knowledge: Current Topics of National and International levels

Participating Management Institutes

Browse list of Management Institutes accepting MAT Score.

Admit Card

The candidates can download their admit card for Paper Based and Computer Based Test from AIMA website link: on or after 27 August 2016 (Saturday).

The Admit Card contains Candidate's Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. The candidates have to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of Computer Based Test.

Contact Details

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Management House, 14
Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003

Phones : (+91) (011) 24645100, 24617354, 43128100
Fax : (+91) (011) 24626689

Website :

List of suggested books for MAT exam preparations.

  • Face 2 Face With MAT with 15 Years\' Solved Papers (1997-2011) (English) 1st Edition by B S Sijwali, Ajay Singh
  • Study Package for MAT (English) 1st Edition by Arun Sharma
  • The 3 Edge Advantage Series - MAT Practice Sets (English) by Arihant Experts
  • MAT Topicwise Analysis & Solution (With CD) (English) 3rd  Edition by Gkp
  • MAT Score Accelerator by
  • The Pearson Guide to MBA Entrance Examinations 2nd Edition by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
  • Demystifying Number System for the CAT and Other MBA Exams: Practical Concepts and Their Applications (English) 1st Edition by Nishit K Sinha
  • Management Aptitude Test Solved Papers PB (English) by Editorial Board: Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Geometry and Higher Mathematics for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations (English) by T I M E
  • MAT MANAGEMENT APTITUDE TEST (English) by Datason Sadana Gulat
  • Mission MBA - MAT : Solved Papers 2013-2011 (English) 1st  Edition by Tarun Goyal, B S Sijwalii
  • MAT Simplified: Theory + Exercises + 15 Practice Sets + GK + Comprehension + Vocabulary (English) by Disha Experts
  • MTG : MAT for NTSE (Made Easy) (Class - 10) (English) by Palia S
  • The Pearson Complete Guide To The CAT (English) 2nd  Edition by Nishit K Sinha
  • An Ultimate Practice Resource Book for MAT - Practice Sets : 2 Diagnostic Tests, Solved Papers (2013 - 2012) with CD (English) 1st Edition by Experts Compilation
  • The Pearson MAT Super Course (With CD) (English) by Trishna Knowledge Systems
  • Algebra for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations (English) by T I M E
  • Arithmetic for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations (English) by T I M E
  • Mission MBA - MAT : Solved Papers 2013-2011 (English) 1st  Edition by Tarun Goyal, B S Sijwalii
  • Trishna?s Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations (English) by T I M E
  • MAT 17 Years Topic Wise Solved Papers (1997-2013) (English) 5th Edition by Deepak Agarwal, Shipra Agarwal
  • MBA Solved Papers (XAT,IIFT,SNAP,MAT,NMAT,IRMA,CMAT) Includes Online Mock Test PB (English) 7th  Edition by Puri G
  • Face 2 Face MAT with 17 Years' (1997-2013) : Topicwise Analysis & Solutions (English) by Sijwali BS
  • Entrance Guide MAT (English) 1st  Edition by Disha Experts
  • The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning: A Must have Resource for Aspirants of CAT MAT XAT IIFT CMAT CSAT Bank PO Bank Clerk SSC etc by BS Sijwalii-English-Arihant by
  • A MODERN APPROACH TO NON VERBAL REASONING (English) 1st Edition by R S Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning (English) 2nd Edition by R S Agarawal
  • Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency PB (English) by Ashisha A
  • A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (English) Revised Edition by R S Aggarwal


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