Introduction to MAT

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a national level competitive exam that is approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is for those students who want to pursue study various specializations in business management. All India Management Association conducts this entrance exam four times every year in February, May, September, and December. MAT (Management Aptitude Test) score is accepted by many colleges across India.

Structure of exam

  1. Mode of exam: Mode of MAT (Management Aptitude Test) entrance exam is both, computer-based and paper-based.
  2. Duration: Duration of MAT (Management Aptitude Test) entrance exam is 150 minutes that is 2:30 hours.
  3. Medium: Medium of MAT (Management Aptitude Test) entrance exam is English.
  4. Questions: The question paper of MAT (Management Aptitude Test) will be objective type, and there will be 200 questions which will be divided into five sections, and each section consists of 40 questions.




1. Language comprehension


2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning


3. Mathematical skills


4. Indian and Global environment


5. Data Analysis



  1. Marking Scheme: For every correct answer student will get one mark, and for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be reduced.
  2. Validity: Validity of MAT (Management Aptitude Test) scorecard is one year.


Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for appearing in MAT exam 2018 are:

  • The applicant should have completed graduation in any discipline.
  • Students who are studying in final year can also apply.
  • There is no age limit for applying in MAT (Management Aptitude Test).



Major topics

1. Language comprehension

Questions related to English grammar, English proficiency, fill-ups, rearrange.

2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Questions related to Analogy Statement, conclusion passage.

3. Mathematical skills

Questions related to Arithmetic, Number System, Mixtures and Allegation, Ratio and Proportion, Unitary Method, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, Interest, Geometry, Triangles, Circles, Mensuration, Trigonometry Heights and Distance; Linear Programming.

4. Indian and Global environment

Questions related to Current affairs, economics, and finance of world.

5. Data Analysis

Questions related to bar graphs, pie charts, and figures.


Important Dates for 2018 MAT

  • Registration for MAT (Management Aptitude Test) begins: 3rd week of December 2017
  • Last date of online registration: 26 January 2018
  • Admit card: 3rd week of January 2018
  • Test Date: 4th February 2018
  • Result: Last week of February 2018

How to apply

Application forms for MAT (Management Aptitude Test) 2018 session are available in both online and offline mode as well.

  • Applicants should register their name by visiting on the official website of AIMA. For registration, candidates have to fill their name, birth date, mobile number, and email id.
  • After registration applicants have to fill other details and should their upload photograph and signature after that they can submit the form by making payment.
  • Payment Mode: Applicants can pay (1271 rupees + other charges) fees through both online or offline mode.

Online mode:

Applicant has to pay 1271 rupees plus GST. The payment of fees can be made through the following ways:

  1. Credit Card payment
  2. Debit Card payment
  3. Net Banking payment

 Offline mode

Applicants those who want to pay fees offline can send a demand draft with the print out of their application form to the address provided below.

Manager–MAT (Management Aptitude Test),
All India Management Association,
Management House, 14, Institutional Road,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

  • Test centers for 2018 session are not released yet but applicants can view the list of 2017 session test centers for MAT (Management Aptitude Test).


Admission Process

  1. Applicants who will clear the entrance exam will be called rank wise for interview by many colleges.
  2. The selection process of each college is different some colleges take a written test and some colleges prefer group discussion.
  3. Students will be selected for admission on the basis of both entrance test and interview.


List of colleges accepting MAT score

MAT is one of the prestigious management entrance exams in India. Here is the list of some popular colleges in India that accepts MAT (Management Aptitude Test) score.

  1. Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
  2. Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras Chennai
  3. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  4. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  5. AIMS Institutes, Bangalore
  6. Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Churchgate, Mumbai
  7. Amity Business School, Noida
  8. Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
  9. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  10. PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
Contact us

If applicants have any query related to admission process they can fax their query to 011- 24626689 or can call on 011 – 43128100, 011 – 24645100, 011 – 24617354.

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