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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
|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 is one of the most important entrance test for students seeking admission in post graduate courses in the field of management.
Age Limit: There is no age limit applied on candidates.
Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test:
Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test
The pattern of exams is objective type. For complete MAT Syllabus, please click here
|#||Section||No. of Questions||Time Suggested (Minutes)|
|3||Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|4||Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|5||Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||15|
Recently MAT has been given the status of National Entrance Test by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
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.
Follow syllabus has been prescribed by AIMA for students appearing MAT
The candidates can download their admit card for Paper Based and Computer Based Test from AIMA website link: https://apps.aima.in/matadmitcard.aspx 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.
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 : http://www.aima-ind.org
List of suggested books for MAT exam preparations.