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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. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.

MAT is conducted by All India Management Association four times a year – February, May, September, and December. Till May 2009, MAT has been only a Paper Pencil Test (conducted Offline). However, since September 2009 exam, Management Aptitude Test is being conducted in both the formats-Paper pencil as well as Computer based.

How to apply - Candidate can choose from one the following ways :-

  • Register online with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) payment.

  • Register online by making payment of Rs.1200/- through Net Banking. 

  • Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1200/- (One thousand two hundred only) in favour of 'All India Management Association' payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online  along with the DD details. 

  • Obtain OMR Registration Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 1200/- (One thousand two hundred only) from AIMA, New Delhi.

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MAT syllabus is split into the following sections:
  • Language Comprehension - Questions on reading comprehension, sectence correction, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms etc.
  • Mathematical Skills - Questions from Number Systems, HCF, LCM, profit loss, percentages and discounts, ages etc.
  • Data Anaylsis and Sufficiency - This sections consists of questions on Tables, Bar, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram etc.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning - Questions on Analogies, Similarities, Decision Making, Problem-Solving, Series, Arithmetical Reasoning etc.
  • Indian and Global Environment -  Current Affairs – National & International, History – India & World, Indian Economy, Indian Geography, Indian Constitution, Indian Culture & Heritage, Indian Polity. 



Section No. Of Questions Time Suggested
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150


 S.No. Event Date
1 Late Date for Online Filling-up/ Purchase of Form  August 23, 2017 (Tuesday)
2 Last Date for Online Registration August 25, 2017 (Friday)
3 Last Date for Submission of duly completed Printout of Registration Form at AIMA, New Delhi August 25, 2017 (Friday)
4  Download Admit Card from AIMA website on or after August 26, 2017 (Saturday)
5 Date of  Paper Based Test 

September 03, 2017


6 Date of  Computer Based Test

 September 09, 2017(onwards**)

(In different Time slots at specific test venues)

**If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on 09 September 2017 itself.

Q1) What is the desired process to apply for MAT September 2017 Examination?

A1) Candidates can apply for MAT September 2017 Exam by selecting any one of the following modes:

  1. Register online with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) payment.

  2. Register online by making payment of Rs.1200/- through Net Banking.

  3. Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1200/- (One thousand two hundred only) in favour of 'All India Management Association' payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online  along with the DD details.

  4. Obtain OMR Registration Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 1200/- (One thousand two hundred only) from AIMA, New Delhi.

  5. For any other MAT related queries please refer to the given link :- https://www.aima.in/testing-services/mat/mat.html

Q2) What is the required Eligibility Criteria for MAT September 2017Examination?

A2) Only those Candidates who fulfill the following Eligibility criteria can apply for MAT September 2017 Examination -

 - Graduation in any discipline from any recognized University.

 - Final year students in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com, B.Tech., etc.) can also apply.

 - There is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation which is different for different management institutes and universities. However, there is no restriction    regarding              percentages for taking the MAT test, no age bar and work experience required.

Q3)  What pattern has been devised by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for MAT Entrance Examination?

A3) MAT Exam will be for two hours. The MAT Question Paper will have 200 questions.. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer no mark will be deducted under negative marking. Questions in the paper will be from the following sections:

  • Language Comprehension

  • Mathematical Skills

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Indian and Global Environment

Q4). When can the candidates download their Admission Certificates for MAT September 2017 Exam ?

A4) After the Successful completion of online registration for MAT 2017 September exam, applicants may download the admission certificate from AIMA site -  http://apps.aima.in/matadmitcard.aspx  on or after August 26, 2017 (Saturday)

The admit card contains -

  • Candidate's Name

  • Form No

  • Roll No

  • Test Date

  • Test Time

  • Test Venue Address


Kindly note that Specific Admit Card is generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test.

Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of Computer Based Test.

Q5) Enlist some  good Colleges for MBA in India?

A5) AIMA’s list of B-schools accepting MAT September 2017 exam scores consists of 164 B-schools spread across different regions of India. However, it is necessary to check with the Management institutes whether they would be accepting MAT scores for admission. Below are some of the

1) TAPMI Manipal

2) Great Lakes, Chennai

3) Christ University Institute of Management, Bengaluru

4) Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bengaluru

5) Amity Business School, Noida

6) KSOM Bhubaneswar

7) International School of Business & Media (ISB&M), Pune

8) Universal Business School (UBS), Mumbai

9) Institute of Technology & Management (ITM), Navi Mumbai

10) University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun

11) Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

13) Indus Business School (IIEBM), Pune

14) Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bengaluru

15) Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, Noida & Indore

16) International School of Management Excellence (ISME), Bengaluru

17) Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM), Pune

18) Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB), New Delhi

19) Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bengaluru

20) Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM), Bengaluru

21) Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad

22) Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Pune

23) Unitedworld School of Business, Ahmedabad etc.

Q6)  When & how many times MAT Exam is held in a year? What are the required qualification & percentage needed for MAT?

A6) Every year MAT is being conducted 4 times in a year. It is conducted mainly in the month of September, May, September and December.


Candidates applying for MAT must hold a Bachelor Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or an equivalent degree The candidates who are or  appearing for their final year degree can also apply for MAT Exam. Also note that the percentage marks in graduation for MAT examination is different for different University or Management Institutes.

Q7) What is the validity period for MAT Score Card?

A7) Scores of MAT September 2017 Exam will take you to MBA 2017 since by the time the MAT result is declared almost all the good MBA/PGDM colleges would have closed their admission process.

Q8). What is the difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?

A8) The Basic difference between the two is that in the computer Based Test, applicant will take the exam on a computer using a keyboard and mouse.These computers are connected to a server that prepares the questions and delivers it to the applicants. While in the Paper Based Test, the applicants are supposed to bring their own Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharpener, and the OMR Answer Sheets will be provided at the Test Centre itself.

Q9). Is there any way by which the applicant can attain a duplicate MAT Score Card?

A9) To attain a duplicate MAT Score Card, the applicants must follow the following guidelines -

a. On a plain paper, write an application requesting for a duplicate score card.

b. Photocopy of the Admit Card’s lower half which was returned to the applicant after being signed by the invigilator.

c. One self-addressed envelope with:


i. Size 24cms x 12cms (approx)

ii. Applicant’s address is written in capitals

iii. Postage stamp of Rs 40/- affixed for sending by Speed Post.


The applicants without forgetting must send the documents mentioned above to the following address:



All India Management Association

Management House

14, Institutional Area

New Delhi-110 003


The applicants  must request for a duplicate Score Card within 45 days of the declaration of the result. Also applicants are suppose to  draw a Demand Draft in favour of “All India Management Association” payable at New Delhi and send it along with the request for duplicate Score Card.

Q10). Is there any age bar for it? Is any Job experience required to appear in MAT?

A10) Candidates may note that there is no age bar also no work experience is also not necessarily required.

Q11) . How many Management Institute’s participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same? Is the admission criterion same for each & every Institute? Are they recognized, by AICTE? Do they have any  hostel facility? What about the total fee?

A11) The number of participating MI’s may vary. The number of MI’s keeps on changing from test to test. The  Admission criteria for every institute is  different. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved; University affiliated College, University Department. For further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of your choice. The list of various MIs/Universities is available in MAT bulletin along with the admission notification. It may be worthwhile to go through the brochure of the MIs for detailed information.

Q12). Is MAT Examination  held all over the country? In case a candidate is living abroad, can he/she still apply for it?

A12) MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad. For further clarification, view MAT bulletin or contact our information centre.

Test Venues for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test are different. If the number of Candidates who have  registered for Computer Based Test is few/limited,then  these candidates will be appearing for the paper Based Test on first Sunday of the Test month only. One candidate can appear only on one particular date for the MAT.

Q13) . Is appearance in MAT necessary for getting admission into PGDM / MBA Program?

A13) Yes, MAT is necessary for admission into PGDM /any equivalent program offered by AIMA or other Management Institutes that  participate in it

Q14)  Does an applicant need to buy the prospectus of the MI’s opted by him/her?

A14) For applying to MI’s it is suggested that the prospectus of the MI’s opted should be bought.

Q15) Does Eduwhere.in Provide any Sample Mock Papers for MAT September 2017 Exam?

A15) We here at Eduwhere.in strive to provide you with Free Sample Mock Papers for MAT Exam based on the actual exam pattern. After every attempt gain perspective on your performance in just one glance which allows the aspirant to analyse his/her test performance and hence work on those areas which need improvement .

Q16) How should one prepare for Mathematical skills  in MAT September 2017 Exam?

A16) Practice on eduwhere.in the non-redundant Test papers for MAT 2017 Examination.Solve various different questions on Mathematical  and assess your Performance reports to identify your weak and strong areas thus level up your actual exam scores. You can perform the test can both on web & mobile device as well.

Q17) What is the MATSeptember 2017 Cutoff?

A17) Once the MAT September 2017 Results are out, various management institutes accepting MAT scores will be releasing the MAT September cutoff. Candidates must secure the minimum score to get shortlisted for the Pre-admission process.The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for the Group Discussion and Interview. However, It is expected that the cutoff for MAT September 2017 will be similar to that of last years.



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FAQ for MAT  Examination have been provided only for informative purposes to the interested applicants.Eduwhere makes no claim to the Authenticity of the the content provided above.Therefore, it is advised to visit the official website of MAT i.e


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