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  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility Criteria
  3. Application fee
  4. How to Apply
  5. Exam Pattern
  6. Syllabus
  7. Contact Details

AIMA RMAT- All India Management Association Research Aptitude Test is a paper-pen based postdoctoral entrance test for admission to PhD in Business Administration programme. This test is directed in collaboration with Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

It helps in the development of skills and competencies based on a sound understanding of the principles of management and methods of conducting research with scientific rigour.

Important Dates

Last date for online registration: April 2017
Last date for receipt of filled in online registration form at AIMA, New Delhi: April 2017
Date of RMAT: May 2017

Eligibility Criteria

(a) Educational Qualification: (Any one of the following)

- Masters degree in Management or allied subjects Commerce, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Law etc. or a PGDM/PGDITM approved by AICTE with not less than 55 percent marks or equivalent grade.
- Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy or any other professional qualification which are considered equivalent to Master Degree with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade. In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks in Graduation.

(b) Work Experience: (Any one of the following)

- Minimum five years of post qualification work experience in industry at the managerial level
- Minimum five years of teaching experience as full-time Faculty in a Management Institute approved by AICTE or affiliated to a University.

Application fee

An application fee of Rs 1500 needs to be paid by the candidates for the registration procedure. The candidates can make the payment through demand draft, drawn in favour of 'All India Management Association', payable at New Delhi.

How to Apply

  1. Print out of the filled online RMAT Registration Form with auto-generated Registration No. with your photograph affixed and duly signed.
  2. On the back of Demand Draft please fill the following details
    -Your Name
    -Auto-generated Registration Number
  3. Copy of Matriculation Certificate, Graduation & Post Graduation/Professional Degree & Mark sheets
  4. Copy of Experience Certificate giving details of work experience, till date certified by your current employer.

Duly filled applications should be sent to

Manager (PhD Programme)
All India Management Association-CME,
Management House,
14 Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.

Exam Pattern

The duration of AIMA RMAT is one hour (90 minutes).

There are 100 questions. All questions are compulsory. Each question has four options marked (1), (2), (3) and (4). All questions carry equal marks.

There will be no negative marks for the wrong answer.


- Language Comprehension
- Data Analysis and Sufficiency
- Research Aptitude
- Business Communication

Contact Details

For more details, the candidates should visit the official website.

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

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

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