MAT (MAT - 2017)

Both Online and Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC / ST / SC - Rs.1400
Registration End Date - 25-08-2017

Q - What is the MAT exam?

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Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. 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 exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT?exam scores.

Counselling Process

Selection & Counselling Procedure after MAT
Selection & Counselling Procedure after MAT
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is an entrance examination which is being conducted every year for the admission to management programmes at various institutes across the country. Most of the ...

How to Prepare

Strategically plan your time: Plan a study routine in advance, allotting time for each subject. This will help to systematically study each subject instead of juggling between many, which is sure to disrupt your concentration and reduce output.

Solve sample question papers on mathematics: Sample question papers give an idea about the topics, the standard expected, and the skills required. Practice and solve problems extensively. Apply conventional methods first, but as the material becomes familiar to you, start applying short-cuts to improve speed. Memorize tables, common cube roots and square roots, conversions from percent to fraction, and vice-versa to enhance speed while maintaining accuracy.

Read different articles: The more you read different articles the more it will help in going through the comprehension section. It will help to acquire speed and precision, two key skills needed to do well in this section. Before you begin attempting, though, spend some time glancing at the questions in the comprehension section to get a feel for the critical areas of the passage.

Practice regularly: The sections on Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning may be new to you. These are more tricky than difficult. Go through the sample papers carefully and makes notes of the quirks involved. Regular practice will make you more familiar with the subjects and help to quickly interpret and solve problems.

Improve your general awareness: The Indian and Global Environment section test your general awareness. Extensively follow the news dailies and magazines, watch news channels and browse the Internet to keep updated with the current affairs related to different national and international avenues. Solve as many papers as possible.

Crash courses: Enrolling in a good institute for preparation of MAT is beneficial. The institutes help to get acquainted with the format of the exam and also conduct regular tests. Group discussions help to develop speaking prowess and also provides useful information. But more than anything else, the competitive atmosphere of an institute will motivate you to improve yourself.

Be confident: Nervousness can spoil your preparation. Be confident and stay calm and composed so that you can solve the paper efficiently.

Time management: Glance at the paper for five minutes before starting off. Solve the easier ones first and then move on to the more difficult ones. Do not waste time on a question if you get stuck. Read the questions carefully to avoid misinterpretation. Re-check the paper before submitting.

MAT 2017 Question Paper Format

online Both Online and Pen & Paper
Exam Type
marks 1.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks 0.25 Mark
Negative Marking

MAT 2017 News and Updates

Jamia Hamdard Launches MBA in Insurance, Apply with CAT & MAT Scores
July 31, 2017 02:47 PM

Jamia Hamdard University has launched MBA course in Insurance. The online application process for the same has now begun. It is a two-year programme, the total intake of which is 40. MBA in Insurance programme will lay emphasis on academic and field knowledge about insurance. The online application ...Read more

MAT May 2017 Results Announced, Check Now
May 25, 2017 02:23 PM

All Indian Management Association (AIMA) has released the results of MAT 2017 examination that took place for the May session. The MAT 2017 examination took place on May 7, 11, 12 & 13, 2017. Tthe candidates who took the examination on these dates can check the results on the official website ...Read more

XIME Chennai Invites Applications for PGDM Programme 2017
May 03, 2017 03:19 PM

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship located in Chennai has issued an official notification for the admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme. The admission notification is applicable for the academic session 2017-19. The application process has already begun, ...Read more

MAT (May) 2017 Online Registration Ends Today, Apply Now
May 01, 2017 12:19 PM

The online registration for Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for May 2017 will end today, i.e. May 1, 2017. AIMA has extended the date until May 1, 2017, and the candidates who haven't yet registered for MAT 2017 can do the same by 12:00 AM tonight. Around 600 B-Schools across India accept MAT ...Read more

AIMA MAT February 2017 Results Declared
February 24, 2017 10:42 AM

The results of Management Aptitude Test conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for the session of February 2017 have been declared on February 24, 2017. The AIMA MAT February 2017 online examination was held on February 11, 2017, and paper based examination was held on ...Read more

Tentative MAT 2017 Exam Dates

Registration End Date Aug 25, 2017
Admit Card Start Date Aug 26, 2017
Test Date Sep 09, 2017
Test Start Date Sep 09, 2017
Test End Date Sep 09, 2017
Test Results Date Sep 23, 2017

MAT 2017

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 month of February, May, September and December, in offline (paper-pen) and online (computer) modes. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs. 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 programs.

MAT 2017 Conducting Body

MAT will continue as an entrance test to PGDM institutes across India as per Supreme Court of India on 18th February 2013. Judicial Orders enabling continued acceptability of MAT Score for admission to MBA and PGDM programmes at the national level have been issued by Honourable Supreme Court of India and by Honourable Delhi High Court as given below: --> Hon'ble Supreme Court Order dated 18 February 2013 against Writ Petition (Civil) No89 of 2011. --> Hon'ble Delhi High Court Order dated 7 October 2013 against Letters Patent Appeal 715 of 2013. Any B-School – in India or abroad – can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The scheme of MAT offers value added services to B-Schools considering MAT Score for admission to approved post graduate management programmes. Such B-Schools can participate in MAT administration by including their notifications in the MAT Bulletin.

MAT Contact Details

Address All India Management Association Management, House 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India.
Phone no 011 - 24645100
Type National
Mode Both Online and Pen & Paper


1) What is the MAT exam?

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. 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 exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT?exam scores.

2) What is AIMA?

AIMA is a group- a body to pool management thoughts in the country, a forum to develop a national managerial ethos, an organisation to facilitate the furtherance of the management profession in the country. AIMA is a federation of Local Management Associations (LMAs).

3) What is the cost of the Bulletin / CD with registration Form? /How to Apply?

Candidate can choose any one of the three modes to apply: Register online at website  with Credit Card or Debit Card(ATM Card) payment of Rs.1,400/-. Detailed procedure is given on the website link. Or Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs.1,400/- in favour of “All India Management Association”, payable at Delhi from any bank. Register online at website link alongwith the DD details. Details provedure is given on the website link. Or Obtain Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 1200/- from listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi.

4) What is the last date of submitting filled in MAT Registration Form?

Last date for submission is mentioned in the MAT bulletin. The last date also appears in the notification released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers.

5) When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year?

MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December.

6) What is the mode of test?

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

7) What are the test dates and timings of the test?

The Paper Based Test is being conducted on the first Sunday of the February, May, September and December from 10:00-12:30 hours. Whereas the Computer Based Test is being conducted from Saturday onwards (6 days after the Paper Based Test date) and in different Time slots.

8) Do applicant has to buy the prospectus of the MI’s opted by him/her?

For applying to MI’s it is suggested that the prospectus of the MI’s opted should be bought.

9) Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?

MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad. For further clarification, see MAT bulletin or contact our information centre. Test Venues for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test are different. If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is few/limited, these candidates appears for the paper Based Test on first Sunday of the test month only. One candidate can appear only for one date for the MAT.

10) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print from December 03, 2016 (Onwards). You will have to log onto the MAT website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission.

11) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the following details: Name of the candidate Test date Test City & Centre address User ID / Registration Number PWD/DA status.

12) Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?

All provisionally registered candidates can down load their Admit Card from AIMA website 7 days before the Paper Based Test date. Specific Admit Card will be generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card would be having Candidate Name, Form No, Roll NO, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them in the case of Computer Based Test. This Admit Card contains Test Centre Address with Center Code, Form No and Roll no of the test. No separate special card is issued. Also, activation of a test centre depends upon the minimum no of registration.

13) I have selected paper based test, will I get a separate Admit Card?

Specific admit card will be allotted to the candidates opted for paper based test and computer based test. Candidates opted for computer based test, strictly have to follow the date and time allotted to them. All the eligible and provisionally registered candidates can download their admit card from the link- MAT Admit Card for December 2016.

14) What is the eligibility criteria for MAT SNAP Entrance Test ?

The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

15) What is the nature of MAT test?

  • MAT is held in both, pen-paper mode and computer mode.
  • In the exam, total 200 objective-type questions will be asked from 5 sections.
  • All questions are compulsory. Each question has four options marked All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only.

16) Is calculator is allowed in MAT exam?

No. Calculators, formula sheets or dictionaries are not allowed for the MAT.

17) I have completed my graduation from Science stream, am I eligible to apply for the test?

Yes. A candidate should have done graduation in any discipline from any recognized university or should have an equivalent recognized degree.

18) I am in the final year of my graduation, can I apply?

Yes. A final year student in any undergraduate program (B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Com. /B.Tech. etc.) can write MAT but admission to such candidate will be granted on provisional basis.

19) Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?

There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

20) Will there be any negative marking?

Yes, 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

21) Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?

Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer Based Test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. In traditional Paper Based Test, Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet .

22) When is the MAT result announced?

The result of MAT is declared in the last week of the month in which it is conducted.

23) How to get the MAT Score Card?

  • The Score Card is put on the AIMA website during last week of the month of the test.
  • Candidate can download his/her score card with his 6 digits Registration Form Number and 9 digits Roll NO from AIMA website .
  • Individual copy of Score Card with photograph is also sent through normal post at the address given on the Registration Form.

24) How to obtain duplicate MAT Score Card?

Duplicate Score Card can be obtained by following the procedure given below:-

a.) Application on plain paper requesting for a duplicate score card

b.) Photocopy of the lower half of the Admit Card which was handed over at the test centre duly signed by the invigilator.

c.) Self addressed envelope having : Size 24cms x 12cms (approx) ,Candidate’s address written in capitals , Postage stamp of Rs 40/- affixed for sending by Speed Post.

25) Which all Institutes will be granting admission on the basis of MAT entrance examination score?

The number of participating Member Institutes may vary. The numbers of management institutes accepting MAT score keeps on changing from test to test.

26) Is appearance in MAT necessary for getting admission into PGDM/ MBA programme?

Yes, MAT is necessary for admission into PGDM/equivalent programmes offered by AIMA or other MIs who participate in it.

27) What should my exam strategy be to improve percentile scores?

Try to get an adequate exposure to different models of questions; prepare extensively with a time limit; compare your scores with a large database of students; analyse the Mock MATs.

28) Is it compulsory for a candidate to qualify MAT for all courses offered by AIMA?

MAT qualification is only required for PGDM/ PGDITM. For admission into other programmes like One-year Post Graduate Certificate programmes, and Advanced Certificate Programmes, MAT is not required.

29) What specializations are being offered in the PGDM programme?

PGDM specializations include: a)Marketing b)Finance c)Operations d)Human Resource e)Information Systems f)International Business.

30) What are the goals of the MAT process ?

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31) Whom do I contact for MAT Test details?

For all MAT related queries, please contact Phone : 011-47673020 / 24638896 E-mail :

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