Want to get yourself enrolled into Top B-schools in India, then MAT is the exam for you. This exam is the largest of its kind in India, making you Eligible for over 600 B-Schools in the country.
- What is the MAT Exam?
- Exam Dates
- Exam Pattern
- Admit Card
- Exam Centres
- Previous Cutoffs
- Selection Process
- How to prepare for MAT 2019?
- Coaching Centre
- Guideline for MAT 2019
- Contact Information
- Latest News
- Related Exams
What is the MAT Exam?
Management Aptitude Test is a standard aptitude test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions into more than 600 Business Schools in India. This exam is being conducted since 1988 and is one of the largest MBA Entrance exams in India, even has more acceptability than CAT. The MAT Score is considered as a basis for Admission into MBA and other related programs.
Approved by MHRD: The Exam is approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD), Govt. of India as a national level test in the year 2003
Mode of Examination: The candidates have the choice of giving the exam wither online(Computer Based Test) or offline(Pen and paper-based Test). The exam can only be given in English only.
Duration of Examination: The MAT 2019 will consist of 200 questions that the candidate will be required to complete in two and a half hours(150 minutes).
Examination held: The MAT Exam is conducted four times in a year i.e in the months of February, May, September, and December.
Application availability: The application form for MAT 2019 will be available on the official website of the AIMA from June 20, 2019 to August 25, 2019.
MAT Score validity: The MAT 2019 Results will be declared within a few weeks after the conduction of the test i.e on September 28, 2019 and the MAT score that the candidate got will be valid for a year. The various aspects related to MAT Exam are:
|Exam Name||Management Aptitude Test|
||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Test||Paper Based Test (Offline) & Computer Based Test (Online)|
|Eligibility||Graduate in any discipline, Final year candidates can also apply|
|Conducting Body||All India Management Association (AIMA)|
|Exam Date||Offline - September 1, 2019; Online - September 14, 2019|
|Exam Duration||2 hours 30 minutes (150 mins)|
The notification for September 2019 MAT will be released in the month of June. The exam is going to take place in the month of September and the dates for online and offline exam will be different. Finally, the result is declared in the last week of September. Candidates can follow the MAT 2019 Exam Dates which are given below table:
|MAT 2019 Application Form Start date||June 20, 2019|
|MAT 2019 Application Form Last date for Offline exam||August 25, 2019|
|MAT 2019 Application Form Last Date for Online exam||September 8, 2019|
|Release of MAT 2019 Admit Card date for Offline exam||August 27, 2019|
|Release of MAT 2019 Admit Card for Online exam||September 9, 2019|
|MAT 2019 Offline Exam date||September 1, 2019|
|MAT 2019 Online Exam date||September 14, 2019|
|MAT 2019 Result||September 28, 2019|
As the exam is for admission into Post-Graduation course, the candidate must be a graduate or should be in the final year of graduation. MAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned in the table below.
|Age||There is no age limitation for MAT 2019 Exam. Candidates can apply for any number of times.|
|Education Qualification||A candidate who is willing to appear for MAT 2019 Exam should be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized university or possess an equivalent recognized a degree|
|Nationality||Applicant must be a citizen of India|
|Final year Candidates||Candidates who are in the final year of there graduation program can also apply for MAT 2019 Exam on a conditional basis. Admission will be granted on a conditional basis i.e. candidates will be required to clear the final year exam before starting post-graduation in the B-Schools.|
There are mainly five sections in the MAT Exam that are language comprehension, Mathematics, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and global environment.
The detailed MAT 2019 Syllabus is stated in the below table:
|Language Comprehension||Fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, English proficiency, Para Jumble|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||Table, Graphs, Data Sufficiency, Venn Diagram, Charts (Column, Bar, Pie)|
|Mathematical Skills||Mixtures and Allegation, Sequence And Series, Interest, Profit and Loss, Trigonometry Algebra, Number System, Permutation and Combination, Height and Distance, Ratio and Proportion|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||Passage Conclusion, Fact Inference Judgment, Statement Argument, Pie Chart, Blood Relations, Analogy|
|Indian & Global Environment Section||Current Affairs, World Records, Books and Authors, Top Officials of Big Companies|
The registration process will start from the month of June and the portal will remain open till August 25, 2019. All the candidates who are eligible for the exams need to apply through the official site of AIMA.
How To Apply for the MAT Exam?
The candidate is required to follow the given procedure:
- Step 1- Registration: The candidates who are applying for the first time are required to enter their Name, Email ID and Date of birth on the official website of AIMA in order to register themselves.
Following this, the candidate will receive an acknowledgement on their registered Email ID.
- Step 2: Fill out all the application form details. The candidate should make sure that he/she selects the preferred choice for Test Taking Option, Test Center, Preferred Photo ID to be produced at the Test Centre & Choice of Management Institutes.
Step 3-Upload Images: The candidate needs to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature.
- Step 4-Make Payment: The candidates are required to pay the application fees in this last stage of Exam. The fees can only be paid through online means i.e through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking.
The MAT 2019 Application Form is only available online. The candidate needs to apply through the official website of the AIMA. The MAT 2019 Application Form is divided into four parts.
The first part involves the filling of personal and academic details, the second part involves uploading of scanned images, the third part involves payment of fees and finally printing the application comes under part four.
The application fees that the candidate has to pay is as follows:
|For Paper-Based Test(PBT)||1550/-|
|For Computer Based Test (CBT)||1550/-|
|For Both PBT & CBT||2650/-|
There is no relaxation in the fee for any candidate.
Documents required to Apply for MAT Exam
Scanned images of following are required to apply for the exam:
- Candidate's recent Photograph
The documents should be of the following dimensions:
- The photograph's image must be in between 40-100 KB in size.
- The Signature's image must be in between 10-40 KB in size.
The MAT can be given in online (Computer Based Test (CBT)), offline (Paper Based Test (PBT)) or in both the modes. The candidates who are opting for both, have the advantage of selecting two more colleges for sending the scores in addition to the 5 colleges that are normally allowed.
The paper consists of four sections that are: Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Language comprehension, Knowledge of the Indian and global environment. The total number of questions is 200 and 150 minutes(Two and a half hours) are given to complete the exam. Each section has 40 questions.
The questions will be objective in nature in which 1 mark will be given for every correct response and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The tabular representation of the Exam pattern is as follows:
|Type of Exam||Online or Offline or Both|
|Number of Sections||
|Type of NEET PG 2019 Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Medium of exam||English|
|Duration||2hours 30 minutes|
|Marking Scheme||+1 mark for the Correct Answers-0.25 Mark for Wrong Answers|
The candidates will be able to download their MAT 2019 Admit Card for both Online and Offline examination from the AIMA's official website. Separate Admit Cards will be issued for online and offline exams. However, the Admit card will only be available online only and no hard copy will be sent by the authority through the post.
The tentative dates for the issue of admit card are different for Online and offline Applicants. The admit card for the offline exam will be released on August 27, 2019 and for the online exam, it will release on 7 September 2019.
How to Download the Admit Card?
The procedure to download the Admit Card for MAT 2019 Exam is as follows:
- Candidate must visit the official website of AIMA to download the Admit Card. Browse to Admit card link.
- Then the candidates should enter their Name, Registration Number & Date Of Birth.
- Click on Submit button.
- Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
- Download the Admit Card and take a print out of it and keep it safe for the exam and further reference.
Numerous MAT 2019 exam centres are available all across the country. There are different exam centres for Online and Offline test. Totally MAT 2019 Exam will be held in 59 Cities across the country.
The Candidates must reach the MAT 2019 exam centres at least 30 minutes before the exam time. The exam centre will get open One hour before the exam. The candidates can select Two cities at max from the given cities as exam centre.
Documents to be taken to the Exam Centre
The candidate should carry the following documents to the exam centre:
- MAT Admit Card
- A Government ID proof (Aadhar Card, Voter ID, PAN Card, Passport, etc).
Candidates can view the Result of MAT on the official site of AIMA. MAT 2019 Result will be declared on September 28, 2019 for both, the online and offline candidates. No scorecard will be sent to the candidates via post. Results can only be seen online. The results can also be viewed through SMS.
Scorecard will be there which will be containing the following details:
- Candidate's marks and Percentile in each Subject.
- Candidate's Total Score and Overall percentile.
This score will be valid for one year.
How to download the MAT Result?
The steps to view the result Online are as follows:
- You must go to the official website of AIMA for MAT 2019 Result or students can make use of the link mentioned below to check their MAT Results 2019 for .
- Once you are directed to the official website, you must click on the MAT Result which is shown below.
- After clicking on the results you will be directed to a page where you have to enter your credentials such as Roll No, Form No, and Month of the test to get the MAT 2019 Results for . After entering all the credentials click on the Submit.
- After you have given submit the results will be displayed on the screen.
The steps to view the result through SMS are as follows:
- The candidates need to enter their Application Number and Date of birth after typing MATS (in caps) and send it to 54242.
- The candidates will be receiving SMS containing the result of the exam.
The cutoffs will be decided by the Individual institute participating in the exam. Cutoffs will be decided based on various factors such as:
- The number of candidates appearing for the test.
- The difficulty level of the MAT 2019 Exam.
- The Normalized MAT 2019 Score.
- The number of available seats for the admission under MAT.
- The average marks scored in MAT.
The Cut - Offs for the Top Colleges of MAT are as follows:
|Name of the College||Expected Cut Off Marks For MAT 2019|
|Japuria Institute of Management||400|
|Christ Institute of Management||400|
|IFIM Business School||500|
|Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore||700|
|Department of Management Sciences, PUMBA (Pune University)||600|
|Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad||650|
The selection process starts as soon as the candidate fills the application form. The candidate then gives the exam, and the result is declared. After this, each individual institute will decide its own cutoff.
Based on the predecided cutoff, candidates above the cutoff will be called to the institutes for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. After the discussion and interview are done, a merit list will be prepared, based on which the candidates will be called for the counselling process.
Finally, the candidates will be required to verify their documents and pay the Admission fee as decided by the institute.
There is no centralised MAT 2019 Counselling process for the MAT exam by AIMA. However, each participating institute conducts its own counselling process. The schedule for counselling also varies with each participating institute.
Document Required: The candidates are required to carry at least the MAT Scorecard, photographs, Graduation Marksheets and ID Proof to the desired institute for the counselling process. Some institutes require Category certificate.
How to prepare for MAT Exam?
People put a lot of effort but still are not able to get the desired result. The solution lies in not preparing hard for the exam but preparing Smartly for the exam. The candidates should have a clear idea of the syllabus and they should know which topic requires more attention and which topic can be given little less preference.
There is a total of 5 sections. The quantitative section requires a lot of time, thus a lot of practice is required to solve the exam in time, which would allow the candidate to focus on other subjects also. Daily reading the newspapers can help the student to score good marks in English and Indian & global environment sections.
The other two sections i.e the Reasoning and data analysis section also have only one solution i.e more and more practice. However, the time given for practice should be dependent on the weightage of that topic in the overall section.
Previous Year Question Papers
Solving the previous year question papers gives a candidate a kind of live experience of the actual Question paper. The candidate after solving the papers will be able to calculate his/her speed of solving questions, analyse the paper and will be able to identify the areas in which the candidates need more preparation.
The mock tests are an important tool to analyse your performance before the exam. The candidates should solve as many as possible mocks so that they are very much clear with the pattern of questions. Solving mocks will also help to prioritise the sections in the actual Exam.
There are many books available in markets these days and there are numerous e-books also. Books help provide the right guidance to candidates and help them revise and practice all the topics thoroughly. The highly recommended books for MAT are:
|Name of the Book||Author||Published By|
|Mission MBA MAT Guide||BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal||Arihant Books|
|Complete Guide for MAT and other MBA Entrance Exams||Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal||Disha Experts|
|Barron’s Guide to GMAT||D. Jaffe, Stephen Hilbert||Galgotias Publication|
|10 Challengers MAT||Dharmendra Mittal||Arihant Publications|
|A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal||S. Chand|
|Study Package for MAT||Arun Sharma||TATA McGraw Hill|
|MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exam Guide||R. Gupta||Ramesh Publishing House|
|The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations||Dinesh Khattar||Pearson Education|
|Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT||Aditya Choudhary, Bharat Patodi||Disha Publication|
|MAT Score Accelerator||-||Disha Publication|
There are various coaching centres for MAT present all over the country. The coaching centres in the major cities in the country are as follows:
Coaching Centres in Bengaluru
- Elite IIT Jayanagar & Malleshwaram
- VPROV Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd
- Summit Careers
Coaching Centres in Delhi
- Career Solutions Institute
- Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd.
Coaching Centres in Kolkata
- Erudite Education
- Cubix Educational Institute Pvt Ltd
- Diksha Learning Services Pvt Ltd
Coaching Centres in Mumbai
- Success Forum
- Arkin Institute
Hall Ticket: The candidate must bring their admit card to the exam centre. Without the Admit card, the candidates will not be allowed in the Examination Hall.
Maintain Silence: Silence should be maintained in the examination hall. Violation of this invite disciplinary action against the candidates.
Carrying Expensive accessories: Carrying Calculators, Docu Pen, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator, Printed or written material, Mobile Phones, Pager or any other Electronic Gadgets, except the Admit Card.
Communication: Any form of communication with other candidates is not allowed during the exam.
Roll number with seat allotment: The candidates are not allowed to enter the MAT 2019 Exam Centre after the commencement of the examination. A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. The candidate should be there on the seat specified for him/her. If the candidate is not there on his/her designated seat, his/her candidature is bound to get cancelled.
Allotted seat: The candidate should be there on the seat specified for him/her. If the candidate is not there on his/her designated seat, his/her candidature is bound to get cancelled.
Misusing the Test booklet: Removing any page(s) from the Test Booklet (in case of Paper Based Test Examination) will invite serious disciplinary action against the candidate. The candidate get debarred from the examination permanently or for a specified time, depending on the nature of the offence.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Is Job experience necessary for admission into MBA through MAT?
Ans. No, there is no condition as such. The candidates with no experience can apply.
Q. Can I get to into IIMs through MAT?
Ans. IIMs only take students on the basis of CAT Exam.
Q. How many times the MAT Exam is conducted in a year?
Ans. The MAT Exam is conducted 4 times in a year.
Q. How long does it take to get MAT Results?
Ans. The MAT Score will be available on the official site two weeks after both online and offline exams are over.
All India Management Association (AIMA)
All India Management Association,
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003.
Telephone Number: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100
Registration will probably start from June 20, 2019. The candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible in order to get the desired exam centre.