MAT 2018

Exam Date : 9th December 2018 To 15th December 2018
Result Date : 24th December 2018

MAT 2018 May Exam Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Result

MAT 2018 ExamIntroduction to MAT 2018 May Exam:

  • About: Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2018) is a standard aptitude test conducted in India since 1998 by the All India Management Association(AIMA). MAT is an admission gateway to around more than 600 Business schools of the country.

  • Business schools can consider the MAT 2018 score of the candidates for admissions to Master of Business Administration [MBA] and allied programmes.
  • Approved by MHRD: One of the premiere Entrance Examinations for Post Graduation approved by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) as a national level test in the year 2003.

  • Skills tested: The MAT 2018 will test a candidate's language comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Knowledge of the Indian and global environment.

  • Courses offered: The MAT 2018 score is considered by more than 600 Business Schools throughout the country and a few International Business schools as well for admission to MBA, PGDM, and other allied programmes. 
  • Mode of Examination: The candidates have a choice to take either an offline (paper-based) or an online (computer-based) MAT 2018. The examination will be conducted either in Hindi or English.

  • Duration of Examination: The MAT 2018 will be conducted for a duration of 2 and half hours in which the applicants are supposed to answer 200 objective questions.

  • Examination held: The AIMA conducts MAT four times in a year in the months of February, May, September, and December.
  • Center of Examination: The test will be conducted at various centres across the country in the four months mentioned above. 

  • Application availability: The application form for MAT 2018 will be available on the official website of the AIMA from 6th October 2018 until 7th December 2018. Candidates can Check the Application Process how to fill the Application form.

  • MAT Score validity: The result of MAT 2018 is declared within a few weeks after the conduction of the test. The test score will be valid for a year.

Summary Regarding MAT 2018 Exam:

MAT 2018

MAT 2018 Important Details:

Name of examination

Management Aptitude Test 

Examination Level


Mode of Test

Paper/ Computer Based Test


Graduate in any discipline, Final year candidates can also apply


All India Management Association (AIMA) 

Examination Stream 


MAT 2018 Latest News:

  • Last Date to Register: Registration for MAT 2018 May Exam (computer based test ) will close on 7th December 2018. The last date to register for MAT 2018 Paper-based exam is 12th May 2018.
  • Official Website: Candidates can download the Admit card for MAT 2018 online on the official website of AIMA.

  • Counselling Process: MAT exam 2018 Counselling Process will commence from 1st January 1970 onwards.

  • Important Note: AIMA has come across a couple of cases where the aspiring candidates' MAT 2018 Score is not accepted by some participating Institutes/ Universities for admission to MBA full-time courses despite their confirmation to AIMS at the time of participation by incorporating their notifications in MAT Bulleting. 

MAT 2018 Important Dates:

  • Registration Date: Candidates can register for MAT 2018 May Exam from 6th October 2018 on the official website of the AIMA.

  • Admit Card: Candidate can download the Admit Card for MAT 2018 May Exam from 1st December 2018.

  • To know more about MAT 2018 important Dates Click Here.

MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligibility Criteria: Candidate who is willing to appear for MAT 2018 May Exam should be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized university or possess an equivalent recognized degree.

  • Age Limit: There is no age limitation for MAT 2018 Exam. Candidates can apply for any number of times.
  • Final Year Candidate: Candidates who are in final year of there graduation program can also apply for MAT 2018 May Exam on a conditional basis. Admission will be granted on conditional basis i.e. candidates will be required to clear the final year exam before starting post-graduation in the B-Schools.

  • To know more about MAT 2018 eligibility criteria Click Here.

MAT 2018 Syllabus:

  • Exam Level: The syllabus for MAT 2018 contains aptitude questions of graduation level.

  • Sections of Paper: The test will be divided into the following sections: Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills.

  • General Awareness: MAT 2018 May exam syllabus contain the section of Indian & Global Environment. Candidate needs to prepare General Knowledge and awareness section also.

  • To know more about Syllabus and to download MAT 2018 syllabus pdf Click Here.

MAT 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of Exam: Candidates will have an option to opt for either an offline (Paper Based Test) or an online (Computer Based Test) mode of test.
  • Question Types: MAT 2018 May Exam will have only multiple choice questions. There will be four options for each question.
  • Exam duration: MAT 2018 May Exam duration is of 2 hours and 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes.

  • To know more about the MAT 2018 Exam Pattern Click Here.

MAT 2018 Application Form:

  • Registration Process: Candidate can register for MAT 2018 May exam only through online mode i.e. by visiting AIMA official website.
  • Registration Fee: Irrespective of the candidate's category, the candidate need to pay a total of 1550/- INR as an application fee.

  • Payment Mode: Candidate can make payment of MAT 2018 May exam through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking only.

  • To know more about the MAT 2018 Application form Click Here.

MAT 2018 Exam Centres:

  • Exam Centres: MAT 2018 May exam centres will be available in the major cities of India. For MAT 2018 online and offline exam, test centres will be different.

  • Reporting Time: Candidate can report to the MAT 2018 exam centres 30 minutes before the exam time. Exam centres will be open 60 minutes before the exam time for the candidates.

  • Exam Centre Selection: Candidate will have an option to select two cities as an exam centre either in an online or offline mode of MAT 2018 May exam.
  • To know more about the MAT 2018 Exam Centre Click Here.

MAT 2018 Admit Card:

  • Admit Card Availability: Candidates can download their MAT 2018 admit card for Paper-Based/Computer-Based examination from the AIMA's official website.

  • Admit Card Issuance: Separate Admit Cards will be issued for online and offline exams. However, The AIMA will not send a hard copy of the admit card to any of the candidates, it is only available online. 
  • Admit Card Release Date: Admit Card of MAT 2018 May exam available to download from 1st December 2018.

  • To know more about the MAT 2018 Admit card Click Here.

MAT 2018 Results:

  • Official Website: Candidates can view their MAT 2018 Result on the official website of AIMA. 

  • Result Availability: MAT 2018 Result will be available to download from 24th December 2018.

  • Scorecard: Candidates are advised to take a printout of the MAT 2018 scorecard for reference and future use.

  • Click Here to know more about MAT 2018 Results.

MAT 2018 Counselling:

  • Selection Procedure: Selection procedure for MAT 2018 consists of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and or Written Ability Test (WAT).
  • Counselling Date: MAT 2018 Counselling Process will start from 1st January 1970.

  • Document Required: For the MAT 2018 counselling purpose candidate need to carry the document such as Admit Card, Graduation Degree Original Certificate, Photographs etc.
  • To know more about the MAT 2018 Counselling Process Click Here.

MAT 2018 Preparation Tips:

  • Focused Area: Candidate need to focus on the Aptitude, General Knowledge, General Awareness. The candidate is advised not to skip any topics related to aptitude section.

  • Previous Year Question Paper: Candidate need to go through the previous year question papers and follow the exam pattern for preparation for MAT 2018 May Exam.

  • Mock Test: Candidates need to give mock test time to time and analyze the week and strong points. Candidates should go through the Mock Test Papers for their easy preparation.

  • Accuracy: Candidate needs to increase the accuracy while practising for MAT 2018 exam. Accuracy will help the candidate to score more marks and avoid negative marking.

Organizing Body for MAT 2018:

All India Management Association (AIMA)

The Manager

All India Management Association,
Management House,
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003.
Telephone Number: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100

Code of Conduct during MAT 2018:

  • Hall Ticket: The candidate must show, on demand, the Hall Ticket for admission in the examination room/hall. A candidate who does not possess the MAT 2018 Hall Ticket will not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances.
  • Maintain Silence: Candidates should maintain silence throughout the exam.

  • 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.

  • Roll number with seat allotment: The candidates are not allowed to enter the MAT 2018 Exam Centre after the commencement of the examination. A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidate should find out and occupy their allotted seat only. Any candidate found to have changed room or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted for it.

  • Allotted seat: A seat indicating Hall Ticket number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidate should find out and occupy their allotted seat only.

  • Misusing the Test booklet: Removing any page(s) from the Test Booklet (in case of Paper Based Test Examination). The candidates will be debarred from the examination permanently or for a specified time, depending on the nature of the offence.

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MAT 2018 Important Dates

MAT 2018 Important Dates Summary

  • Commencement of application process: The MAT 2018 application process begins on 6th October 2018. 

  • Last date for submission of offline application form: The last date to submit MAT 2018 offline application form 7th December 2018.

  • Last date for submission of online application form: The last date to submit MAT 2018 online application form 23rd August 2018.

  • Admit card availability: The MAT 2018 admit card for Paper-Based will be made available on or after 1st December 2018.

  • MAT exam date: The MAT 2018 paper based test will be held on 9th December 2018 and the computer-based test will be held on 15th December 2018.

  • Result date: The MAT 2018 results will usually be released within a month of the exam. It is being released this session on 24th December 2018.

  • Counselling date: MAT 2018 counselling process starts on 1st January 1970.

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MAT 2018 Eligibility

MAT Exam 2018 Eligibility Summary:

  • Graduate: Candidates applying for MAT 2018 should shave completed their graduation in any stream from a recognized university.

  • Percentage: Candidates should have passed their Undergraduate with a minimum of 50%.

  • SC/ST: The SC/ST candidates who apply for MAT 2018 should have secured a minimum of 45% in their graduation.

  • Final Year: Final year students are also eligible to apply for MAT 2018.

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for MAT 2018 exam.

  • Attempts: There is no limit on the number of attempts a candidate can take for MAT.

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MAT 2018 Application Process

MAT Exam 2018 Application Process Summary:

MAT 2018 application process has 4-steps in brief:

  • Registration

  • Fill the application form details.

  • Upload the photograph and signature.

  • Make payment.

Stepwise procedure to fill the application form successfully:

  • Applicants appearing for the MAT 2018 need to open the Official Website of AIMA.

  • Click on the link to fill the online Application Form to MAT 2018 on the website.

  • Fill in all the required details and attach the required documents for MAT.

  • Submit the MAT 2018 Application Form.

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MAT 2018 Application Form Details

MAT 2018 Application Form Details Summary

  • Application date:  Candidates can fill the application form from 6th October 2018 to 7th December 2018.

  • Fee: The MAT 2018 application fees is INR 1,550/-.

  • The fee is same for candidates of all categories.

  • Fee Payment: The MAT 2018 application fees can be paid by Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

  • Acknowledgement Slip: Candidates will get an acknowledgement slip on successful submission and verification of MAT 2018 application form.

Note: Candidates are advised to check the details on the Official Website before submitting the form.

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MAT 2018 Admit Card

MAT 2018 Exam Admit Card Summary:

  • The candidates must visit the official website of AIMA.

  • Click on the MAT 2018 exam admit card link.

  • Enter the registration number, name, and date of birth

  • Download the MAT 2018 Admit Card and take a printout.

  • The admit card will contain details like name of the candidate, MAT 2018 application number, date of MAT 2018 exam etc.

  • The MAT 2018 admit card will not be sent by post. Hence, students must download the admit card.

  • Preserve the MAT 2018 Admit card till the admission process.

  • The details on MAT 2018 admit card must be verified and discrepancies if any must be reported to the concerned authority.

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MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

MAT Exam 2018 Pattern Summary


  • The MAT 2018 exam will be held for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Number of questions:

  • The MAT 2018 exam will consist of 200 multiple choice questions.

  • There will be 5 sections with 40 questions each section

  • The sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis, Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment.

Marking Scheme:

  • The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer and 1/4 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
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MAT 2018 Syllabus

MAT Exam 2018 Syllabus Summary:

  • Language Comprehension Syllabus: Idioms, Sentence Completion, Antonyms etc.

  • Mathematical Skills Syllabus: Percentages, Ratio, and Proportion, Geometric Progression etc.

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency Syllabus: Series, Table Charts, Bar Graphs etc.

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Syllabus: Coding and Decoding, Matrix Arrangement, Linear arrangements etc.

  • Indian and Global Environment: Current Affairs, Geography, History etc.

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MAT 2018 Results

MAT 2018 Results Summary

  • MAT 2018 result will declare on 24th December 2018.

Steps to check MAT results:

  • The candidates must visit the official website of MAT.

  • Click on the MAT Result link

  • They must log-in using the register number, form number and month of the test.

  • Click on Submit button


  • The MAT 2018 scorecard will not be sent by post.

  • Students must download the MAT score card online.

The Validity of MAT scores: 

  • The MAT 2018 scores are valid for a duration of 1 year.
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MAT 2018 Counselling

MAT Exam 2018 Counselling Summary

  • MAT 2018 counselling process starts from 1st January 1970.

  • Management Institutes participating in MAT 2018 Examination are categorized, geographically, into East Zone, West Zone, North Zone & West Zone.

Counselling process: 

  • The candidates would have to confirm their MAT 2018 rank first.

  • They should also confirm the MAT 2018 counselling dates.

  • Candidates should also select some colleges in which they wish to get admission.

Documents required for counselling process:

  • Counseling letter

  • MAT Admit card

  • Photocopy of 10th, 12th certificates with original certificates

  • Medical documents

  • MAT rank card

  • Caste certificates for reserved category.

  • Recent 6 passport size black & white and colour photographs.

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Colleges which accept [MAT]

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2019
06 Sep 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Students must carry 55 % in graduation & 50 % in MAT, so be prepare

Mostly MAT is preferrable, and other entrance examination is also validate

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
29 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

50% pass percentage was the Cut-Off for MBA under general merit and 45% for others. You can take either the CAT/MAT exam.

Want to get in ?
Bir bahadur
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
01 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Admission procedure is simple you can apply both by online mode as well as offline mode through contact to adminstrative I passed MAT exam to take the admission in this college

Want to get in ?
Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2018
25 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria depend on the entrance exam like MAT, XAT etc. Admission procedures are the group discussion and personal interview. I took ATMA entrance examination. A typical cutoff is around 70%.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2009
21 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

We have to give MAT for MBA. My cut off is 70%.

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2016
18 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

To get admission in Jaipuria Institute of Management the criteria are, *Graduation with any stream 55% Marks *MAT/CMAT Exam is necessary *For Indore campus students residing in campus hostel is necessary. I have given CMAT Exam.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2017
10 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria: Graduation. Admission process: Any entrance exam for all India, I took MAT for taking admission here. 50% is the minimum typical cutoff for my course.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2011
07 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility required is MAT examinations with 60 above percentile and admission process is very simple you JUST need a simple interface test

Want to get in ?
Kannan K
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
06 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Any degree with minimum 50% marks eligible.Entrance exam I took was MAT.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business), batch of 2016
31 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for admission is to attempt MAT or CAT exams then we can proceed. No entrance exams was there. Typical cutoffs would be around 85%

Discussion Forum

What mode of exam should i select? Online or Offline?

What mode of exam should i select? Online or Offline? I never took Computer-based test

Asked By: Rajesh khanna,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Rajesh,

The selection of the mode of examination depends on you. By which you are comfortable, you should go for it. All the best

Which colleges accept MAT 2018 Scores? Can i know which college should apply for MBA after MAT exam?

Which colleges accept MAT 2018 Scores? Can i know which college should apply for MBA after MAT exam?

Asked By: Pushpa chatterjee,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Pushpa,

There are more than 100 colleges which accepts MAT scores, you can select and know more about them from the link here.

Can you tell me the cutoff percentile of AIMIT Bangalore?

Can you tell me the cutoff percentile of AIMIT Bangalore?

Asked By: Durgesh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Durgesh,

AIMIT Bangalore percentile will lie between 55-60 only. The average placement of this college is 5.50 lack.

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I got 75 percentile in MAT exam so can you tell me the which college will I get alloted?

I got 75 percentile in MAT exam so can you tell me the which college will I get allotted?

Asked By: Yogita,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Yogita,

MBA college
MAT cut off percentile score
Fee ( lakhs)
Average Placement (Rs. in lakhs)
Jaipuria Lucknow
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai: SIES College of Management Studies
ISB&M Pune: International School of Business & Media
IES MCRC Mumbai: IES Management College And Research Centre
KSOM Bhubaneswar: KIIT School of Management
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise
Christ University Bengaluru: Institute of Management
XIME Bangalore: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
AIMS Bangalore: AIMS School of Business
Jaipuria Noida: Jaipuria Institute of Management
NDIM New Delhi: New Delhi Institute of Management
PSGIM Coimbatore: PSG Institute of Management
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Please tell me the reference book of MAT exam.

Asked By: Sana,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise


Hi Sana,

There are many reference books for MAT exam.

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What is the criteria for MBA on the basis of MAT exam?

Asked By: Shabista,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

 Hi Shabista,

Candidate should have graduation degree with minimum 50% marks. 

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How do i score above 90 percentile?

Asked By: Rohan Chetia,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Rohan,

  • It is advised to solve the previous year question papers and understand the difficulty level of MAT 2018 examination.
  • Time maintenance is very important in order to make sure of the five sections papers can be attended properly or not.
  • One needs to practice the Mock test papers and gain the knowledge about the examination of MAT 2018.
  • Cover the complete syllabus of the MAT 2018 examination so that you don’t miss the topics asked in MAT 2018 question paper.

How many MIs participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same?

How many MI's participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same for each exam session?

Asked By: Jomy Eapen,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The number of participating MI’s participating in MAT may vary each year and from test to test.

The Admission Criteria for each institute will be different.

All MI's taking part in MAT are either AICTE Approved/DEC Approved/University Affiliated Colleges/University Department.

MAT scores through SMS

How can I get my MAT scores by SMS?

Asked By: Maya Qureshi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The MAT test scores will be available to all candidates by sending an SMS from your mobile phone in the given format:

MATS FORMNO DOB(ddmmyy) to 54242

Eg: MATS 200391 030985 to 54242

This facility will be provided by all the Network Operators.

Results to MAT February or Feb Session

When are the Results to MAT February 2017 session coming out?

Asked By: Avinash Adhikari,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Results to MAT February sesion will be coming out by the end of February.

Candidates are advised to log in to the Official Website to find their Results to MAT. Then,

  • Click on the link to view MAT results.
  • Login using your MAT register number and password.
  • The results will be displayed on the screen.
  • Print the results for future references.

The MAT scorecards are valid for an entire year for all Admission Processes and Verification Purposes.

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