Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM and allied management programmes. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT exam scores. MAT is held four times in a year: February, May, September and December. Important dates are announced three months before the exam. The paper-based exam was held on 07 February 2017 (Sunday). The computer-based test will held on 17 February 2017. View all important dates here! MAT is an objective-type test with multiple-choice questions. Candidates can choose to take the exam in either of the two modes paper-based or computer-based.
|Mode||Both Online and Pen & Paper|
|Exam Date(d-m-y)||0000-00-00, 17-02-2017|
MAT 2017 application fees are Rs 1200 (One thousand two hundred only). Candidates can apply through any one of three following modes:
Online Payment; By registering online via Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) payment. Detailed procedure is given on the MAT website link. Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1200 in favour of All India Management Association payable at Delhi from any bank. Then register online along with the DD details. Obtain form with MAT Bulletin/CD against a cash payment of Rs 1200 from listed Nodal Centres of AIMA OR from AIMA, New Delhi. Candidates who have opted for computer-based test can choose the date and time slot of their choice, subject to availability. While filling up admission forms, candidates need to fill in details of five management institutes during registration. MAT scores will be sent directly to these institutes.
Admit Card; Candidates can download their MAT admit cards from AIMA website. Specific admit cards will be generated MAT aspirants who opted for the paper-based test and for the computer-based test. It contains the candidates name, form no, roll no, test date, test time and test venue address. In case of computer-based test, candidates have to strictly follow the date and time allotted. No separate admit card will be issued or dispatched. Candidates can download it from the official website. Date and time slot for the exam will be automatically allotted by the system to those candidates who do not select their slot up to four days before the computer-based test.
MAT exam is held for almost two-and-a-half hours. The test covers two hundred (200) questions in 150 minutes. The aspirant is tested in the following five areas: Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.
There are 40 questions in each section. Each question carries one mark, whereas, one/fourth mark is deducted for every wrong answer. Practice reading Reading Comprehension, passages for at least two to three months, about four to five per day. Go through all the rules of grammar and make an effort to understand the contextual usage of words and phrases in English. For Quant, practice about 20-25 questions every day. Lay particular emphasis on Arithmetic and Algebra based questions. These are quite common in MAT exam pattern. Make an effort to improve on GK, by reading a newspaper every day and a good weekly or monthly magazine. That should help you get a good score in MAT.
Here is the eligibility criterion for the MAT 2017 exam: Graduates in any discipline can take the exam. Final year graduation students can also apply. There is no age limit for MAT exam.