MAT 2018 Exam

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 11 Dec, 2018 10:54 IST

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About MAT 2018

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level MBA entrance test, conducted quarterly by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT is conducted in the months of February, May, September and December, in offline (paper-pen) and online (computer) modes. Candidates may follow our MAT Preparation Tips and MAT Exam Checklist to boost their chances of scoring high in the exam. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM, and allied management programmes. 


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MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The conducting body of Management Aptitude Test (MAT) i.e AIMA (short for All India Management Association ) prescribes the eligibility criteria of MAT 2018. The eligibility norms for MAT examination have remained unchanged over the years. MAT has ‘No Age Bar’ and anyone with the prescribed qualification can appear for the examination. All India Management Association (AIMA) does not restrict anyone who is aspiring to seek admission to the MBA course through MAT.

MAT exam is conducted four times a year ...

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MAT 2018 Syllabus

Candidates planning to take the upcoming MAT (Management Aptitude Test) are advised to check the MAT Syllabus before starting their preparations. All India Management Association (AIMA) does not issue an official MAT Syllabus. However, on the basis of previous year question papers, Collegedekho experts have curated the syllabus most important topics for all 5 sections of MAT 2018. 

Aspirants may also check our MAT Preparation Tips and MAT Exam Checklist to become ready for the exam day. As far ...

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MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Familiarity with MAT Exam Pattern is a must if you're preparing for the popular management entrance exam. MAT is conducted both in paper-based and computer-based format by All India Management Association (AIMA). One of the biggest advantages of taking the Management Aptitude Test is that it can be taken four times a year. A candidate can choose to take the exam in the months of February, May, September, and December. Candidates may go through our MAT Preparation Tips and MAT ...

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MAT Exam Analysis 2018 (December)

The paper-based Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2018 has been conducted successfully on December 9, 2018 from 10 AM to 12.30 PM in 58 cities across the country. Candidates can now check our detailed analysis of MAT 2018 December exam.

CollegeDekho has published the MAT exam analysis for paper-based test to give an insight into the MAT exam structure, overall and section-wise difficulty level of the paper. There are many coaching institutes in India that often release their own version ...

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How to Prepare for MAT 2018

When it comes to preparing for an exam like the Management Aptitude Test (MAT), it is important to have a strategy beforehand in order to perform well in the exam. MAT scores are accepted for admission to management courses offered at some of the leading B-Schools in the country. Since the level of competition for this exam is extremely high, candidates must focus on creating a plan that works for them and that they can follow easily without any hassles. 

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MAT 2018 Participating Colleges

The list of MAT 2018 participating colleges is released by AIMA. There are more than 600 B-schools that offer admission based on MAT 2018 examination. All the colleges accepting MAT scores have been divided into four zones – East, West, North, and South. While filling the application form, candidates have to select five MAT participating institutes. In order to become eligible for admission in any of the participating colleges, candidates have to qualify the examination and score the required cut-off marks ...

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MAT 2018 Result

All India Management Association (AIMA) is expected to announce MAT 2018 December results on 24th December. The result will be available online on the official website of AIMA. The result of MAT 2018 December exam will be announced in the form of a scorecard, and test-takers will be able to access the same by entering their Registration Number and Roll Number. The paper-based MAT will be conducted on December 9, while the Computer-based MAT will be held on December 15. 

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MAT 2018 Selection Process

The selection process starts after the result of MAT 2018 is announced on or after 24th December 2018, by the exam conducting body AIMA. The AIMA does not organise any centralised counselling for the candidates who qualify MAT. The selection process varies with college accepting MAT score. The notification regarding MAT 2018 Selection procedure will release in the month of February 2019 on the official website of AIMA.

As for the selection process, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of MAT ...

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MAT 2018 Cut-off

MAT is conducted by AIMA four times in a year – in the months of February, May, September, and December. MAT 2018 cut-off will be issued by participating institutes. Various institutes/ B-schools/Universities that accept MAT scores for admission to MBA/postgraduate management programmes will release MAT 2018 cut-off separately. MAT cut-off 2018 will be released in the form of percentile.

Candidates need to secure the minimum MAT cut-off 2018 marks to get shortlisted for the selection process rounds such ...

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Best Books for MAT 2018

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level exam conducted by AIMA four times a year in the months of February, May, September, and December. When it comes to preparing for MAT, the first thing that applicants must do is finding the right study material for preparation. CollegeDekho has, therefore, compiled a list of the best books for MAT preparation.

In order to score well in the entrance exam, applicants must shortlist books that cover all the topics as prescribed ...

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MAT Sample Papers/Previous Year Question Papers

MAT previous year question papers and sample papers help the candidates understand the overall structure of the exam such as types of questions, difficulty level, weightage of topics and distribution of questions. By solving the sample papers and previous year question papers of MAT, candidates can improve their speed and time-management skills. Apart from this, MAT sample papers also enhance the ability of candidates to solve the questions and increase their level of confidence. Taking MAT sample papers is a ...

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MAT 2018 Admit Card

All India Management Association (AIMA) will issue the MAT 2018 December admit card for Paper Based Test (PBT) on 1st December 2018 and for Computer Based Test (CBT) on 10th December 2018. MAT admit card 2018 will be available in online mode only for the registered candidates and will not be sent via post. AIMA releases separate admit cards for online and offline exams. Along with the admit card, it is mandatory to carry a photo identity card to the examination room. Candidates are advised to bring an ...

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How to Apply for MAT 2018

The notification of MAT December 2018 Registration Process will be released by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Candidates who wish to take the exam can fill the application form online only. MAT form will be available on AIMA's official website on the 5th October 2018. The last date to fill MAT application form 2018 is 4th December for offline mode and 10th December 2018 for online respectively. The MAT 2018 application form is made available in online mode only. 

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MAT 2018 Answer Key

MAT's conducting body AIMA (All India Management Association) does not release its official Answer Key. Therefore, candidates may have to rely on Answer Keys released by some coaching institutes to get an idea of how much they're going to score in the exam. The Answer Key of MAT exam comprises of correct answers to questions asked in the exam. Candidates can download the MAT 2018 Answer Key and compare their answers with the responses given in the Answer Key. By ...

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MAT 2018 Mock Test

For all those preparing for the upcoming Management Aptitude Test (MAT) in December, now is the time to start taking mock tests. MAT mock tests seem exactly like the real examination that candidates have to take in the same way as the actual paper. Online mock test practice gives candidates the chance to better understand the test pattern and also revise the whole syllabus before the actual examination takes place. The questions asked in the mock test papers also give ...

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MAT 2018 Coaching Institutes

Candidates preparing for MAT 2018 are advised to join a good MAT 2018 coaching institute for better entrance exam preparation. MAT coaching institute will not only motivate and empower its students to excel in the exam but these institutes also improve one's individual performance. With the help of coaching institutes of MAT, candidates aiming to crack the national-level Management Aptitude Test (MAT) can study from best  MAT 2018 books and solve many types of  MAT 2018 previous year ...

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MAT 2018 Conducting Body

With active support from the Government of India and Industry, the All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management in 1957. AIMA works closely with industry, Government, academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA offers various services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, events & conferences, research, publications and management development programmes, in order to contribute to management learning and practice in the country.

MAT 2018 Important Dates

 MAT December 2018 Events Dates
MAT 2018 December Schedule for  Paper Based Test (PBT )
MAT 2018 Registration for Paper Based Test (PBT) Starts in

2nd week of October 2018

MAT 2018 Registration for Paper Based Test (PBT) Ends on

4th December 2018 (extended)

Availability of MAT 2018 Admit Card for Paper Based Test (PBT)  1st December 2018
MAT 2018 Paper Based Test (PBT) Date  9th December 2018
MAT 2018 December Schedule for  Computer Based Test (CBT)
MAT 2018 Registration for Computer Based Test (CBT) Starts in 2nd week of October 2018
MAT 2018 Registration for Computer Based Test (CBT) Ends on  10th December 2018 (extended)
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MAT 2018 Exam Centers

Candidates applying for the exam must note that test venues for Paper-Based Test and Computer-Based Test are different. The test centres will be announced soon.

Contact Details

All India Management Association
Management House
15, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar, Part- III, New Delhi 110003, India

011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100
Fax: 011- 24626689


1. What are the test dates and timings of the test?

The Paper-Based Exam is usually conducted on the first Sunday of the February, May, September and December from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The Computer-Based Test is conducted from Saturday onwards (usually 6 days after the paper-based exam) and in different time slots.

2. How many times is MAT conducted in a year? 

MAT is conducted 4 times in a year in the months of February, May, September and December.

3. What is the validity of MAT score?

The validity of MAT score for a particular session ...

Important Dates

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MAT 2018 Important Events Dates
Admit Card Date 01 Dec, 2018
Exam Date 09 Dec, 2018

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