MAT 2018

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

MAT Exam 2018 Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

MAT 2018

MAT 2018 Introduction

  • About: Management Aptitude Test (MAT) gives an opportunity to get admission to the top B-school of India for MBA and allied programmes.

  • Authority: Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2018 is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to Management Institutes for the Post Graduate.

  • Courses: Through Management Aptitude Test candidates can get admissions into MBA, PGDM, and other allied programmes.

  • Level: Management of Aptitude Test (MAT) is the National Level entrance examination.

  • Features: MAT is usually conducted 4 times every year in the months of February, May, September, and December. MAT is conducted in 22 states in India.

  • Approved by: MAT is considered as one of the most popular Post Graduate Entrance Exam approved by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) as a national level exam in the year 2003.

  • MAT Scores: The MAT 2018 scorecard is accepted by more than 600 Business schools throughout the country and few International Business schools as well.

MAT 2018 Summary

MAT 2018

MAT 2018 Highlights

Overview of MAT 2018

Examination Name

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Mode of Exam

Paper Based Test(offline)/ Computer Based Test(Online)

MAT 2018 Eligibility

Graduate in any discipline, Final year candidates can also apply

Organized By

All India Management Association (AIMA) 

Examination Stream 


Total number of Questions


Exam Category

Post Graduate Exam

Exam Type

National level

Subjects for MAT 2018 Exam

Language Comprehension, MAT Examical Skills, Data Analysis, Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment

MAT 2018 Latest News

  • Registration: The online registration for the AIMA MAT 2018 has started. The registration window will close on 27th April 2018 (Friday). The AIMA MAT 2018 is conducted in two modes. One is the Paper-based test (PBT) i.e. offline mode and another one is Computer based test (CBT) which is an online mode.

  • Registration Date of Offline and Online Exam: As per news from AIMS, the offline version of MAT 2018 will be held in the 06th May 2018 and the online version will be held during the 20th May 2018.

MAT 2018 Important Dates

  • Application Form: Candidates can start applying for MAT 2018 from 6th October 2018 and the registration process will be closed on 7th December 2018.

  • Admit Card: Admit Card of MAT 2018 will available to download from 1st December 2018 and it is available on the official website.

  • Offline Exam Date: MAT 2018 offline mode will be conducted on 9th December 2018.

  • Online Exam Date: MAT 2018 in online mode will be conducted on 15th December 2018.

  • Get more Information about MAT 2018 Important Dates

MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidate applied for MAT 2018 must have an undergraduate degree from the recognized university of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline and those completing their final graduation exam may also apply.

  • Age Criteria: For MAT there are no age criteria. Candidate in any age can apply for MAT 2018.

  • Final Year Candidate: Candidate who are in final year of there graduation they can also apply for the MAT 2018. Candidate should make sure that they need to complete there graduation degree before the starting of management degree course.

  • Number of Attempts: Candidate can take MAT 2018 any number of times. There is no limitation of attending MAT 2018.

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MAT 2018 Syllabus

  • Question Level: Syllabus for MAT 2018 is not defined. Questions will be designed to test the candidate's aptitude level.

  • Sections of the paper: The test will be divided into the following sections: Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, and Indian & Global Environment. 

  • Previous Year Paper: Candidates need to view previous year question papers of MAT to have an idea of present syllabus of MAT 2018.

  • General Awareness: Candidate needs to focus on the General Awareness as well as General Knowledge to clear MAT 2018.

MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Mode: MAT 2018 is conducted online as well as offline. Candidate can attempt either one or both mode of exam.

  • Duration: Candidates has to complete the MAT 2018 in a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes.

  • Subject Wise Question Number: There will be 40 question from each subject which contains a total of 200 questions.

  • Mark Allotment: Candidate will be awarded one mark for every correct answer and a deduction of 1/4 marks for every wrong answer.

  • Get more information about MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

MAT 2018 Application Form

  • Registration Mode: Candidates can register for MAT 2018 either online on the official website of AIMA only.

  • Registration Fee: 

    • The registration fees for Paper-based test or Computer-based test are required to pay INR 1550 as application fee. Payment can be made through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.

    • Candidates can opt for both the tests i.e., Paper-based test or Computer-based test by paying an extra fee of Rs. 1100/- in addition to Rs. 1550/-.

  • Document Upload: Candidate needs to upload the scanned document while filling the Application. Scanned Documents such as Photograph and Signature.

  • Acknowledgment Slip: Candidate will receive the Acknowledgement Slip only after the successful submission of Application Form.

  • Get more information about MAT 2018 Application Form

MAT 2018 Exam Centre

  • Exam Centres: MAT 2018 is conducted in all major cities in the country and some abroad centres, test centres for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test are different.

  • Exam City: Exam Centre list is provided in the drop-down menu for the Exam Centre choices on the Registration Form of MAT 2018.

  • Exam Centre Selection: Candidate needs to choose the Exam Centre according to there convenience. Candidate will have an option to select two Exam Centre for either offline or online mode of exam.

  • Exam Centre for Online & Offline Exam: If candidate selecting both modes of exam then they will have an option to choose four different cities as Exam Centres.

  • Get more information about MAT 2018 Exam Centre.

MAT 2018 Admit Card

  • Availability: After successful registration for MAT 2018, the candidates will receive the admit card on 1st December 2018 on the official website. 

  • Credentials: Candidates need to enter their Application Number and Password to download the Admit Card of MAT 2018.

  • Information Printed: Information such as Candidates Name, Signature, Photograph, Exam Centre, Exam Date, Exam Timings, Thumb Print & Instructions.

  • ID Proof: Candidate needs to carry his/ her Photo Identity Proof along with the Admit Card.

  • Get more information about MAT 2018 Admit Card

MAT 2018 Results

  • Availability: Candidates can check their MAT 2018 Result on the official website of AIMA by entering the login details.

  • Declaration Date: MAT 2018 Results will be announced on 24th December 2018. 

  • Merit List: Merit list will be prepared based on the score obtained in the MAT 2018. The merit list will be updated only after the MAT 2018 Results are announced.

  • Validation: MAT 2018 Result will be valid only for one year.

  • Get more information about MAT 2018 Results

MAT 2018 Counselling:

  • Selection Process: MAT 2018 selection procedure will be based on the Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test (WAT). All the selection round performance will decide the final selection for the admission.

  • Shortlisted Candidate: Candidates who have scored above the cutoff are shortlisted. The MAT 2018 cutoff can be either in the form of percentile or score. The cutoff score ranges from 250 to 700 varying according to individual business school criterion.

  • Documents Required: Candidate needs to carry documents such as Admit Card, Counselling Letter, Photograph, Original mark sheets etc. for the MAT 2018 Counselling.

  • Educational Certificate: Candidate must carry all the educational certificates along with the photocopy of it.

  • Get more information about MAT 2018 Counselling

MAT Cutoff:

MAT 2018 Cut-off is listed below:

College name

MAT 2018 Cut-off

National Institute of Technology, Warangal


Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore


Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad


Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune


PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore


Amity Business School, Noida


Alliance School of Business, Bangalore


TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal


ABV- Indian Institute for Information Technology and Management, Gwalior


Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore


MAT 2018 Salient Features:

  • Entrance test for management programmes.

  • Availed by lakhs of students. 

  • Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments. 

  • Employing latest technology in evaluation and result processing. 

  • Individual scorecard with candidate's photograph. 

  • Test Centres located all over the country. 

Preparation Tips for MAT 2018:

  • To crack MAT 2018 paper with the high score, the candidate should know the exact MAT Exam Pattern and MAT Syllabus. Then the candidate should go through the best MAT study material including MAT preparation books, MAT practice book, MAT practice questions, and MAT sample Test papers and MAT previous year papers.

  • Candidates must go through with the Previous year question papers to know about the MAT pattern which helps to learn topics easily.

  • We have given some important tips to prepare for MAT 2018. This preparation tips will help you to score good marks in the MAT 2018.

  • First of all, planning how to prepare is Mandatory. Plan your time as per your convenience for each and every section of the examination. 

  • For language comprehension section, you should read several articles as this will make your base on comprehensions and also increase your speed of reading articles.

  • Data analysis section is somewhat tricky and difficult than other sections. Hence practice that section regularly and keep some concentrate on that.

  • MANAGING TIME: Time management plays a very important role during your MAT 2018 Preparation. Do not waste time and make a schedule/ timetable that can cover all the subjects and the topics which are present in the MAT Syllabus.

  • MAINTAIN YOUR SPEED WITH ACCURACY: It is seen that many students will don’t get enough time for the completion of the exam. Candidates should practice mock papers or solve previous exam papers as many as possible in a short duration of time. This will increase your speed as well as improve your skills.

  • The next and extremely important tip is to build your confidence level. Nervousness will completely spoil your preparation. Candidate should be confident in their preparation then they will surely crack the exam. But candidate should keep mind that there is the very thin line between confidence and overconfidence. MAT Preparation Tips suggest you be confident rather than overconfident.

  • REVISION: Due to the lengthy syllabus, Candidate will not get enough time for revision that leads to forgetting of some important topics. Revision is very necessary. So try to complete your syllabus before 2 or 3 days of the examination. Assign your last 2 or 3 days only for revision, it will definitely help you to regain all the topics which you have studied and to obtain good marks in MAT 2018.

MAT 2018 Contact Details:

For all MAT 2018 related queries, please contact:

Address: Management House,

             14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,

             New Delhi 110003, India


Phone: 011-47673020 / 24638896

MAT 2018 Guidelines:

  • 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 Hall Ticket is not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances.

MAT 2018

  • Carrying Expensive accessories: Carrying Calculators, Docu Pen, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator, Printed or written MAT Examerial, Mobile Phones, Pager or any other Electronic Gadgets, except the Admit Card. 

  • Communication: Any form of communication with other candidates.

MAT 2018

  • Roll number with seat allotment: The candidates are not allowed to enter the Examination 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.

MAT 2018

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

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MAT 2018 Important Dates

MAT 2018 Important Dates Summary:

  • MAT 2018 Application Process: 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 7th December 2018.

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

  • MAT 2018 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.

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MAT 2018 Eligibility

MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria Summary:

  • Convocation: The applicants to MAT 2018 should have completed their graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.

  • Minimum Marks: Candidates should have secured a minimum mark in their graduation.

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

  • Age: There is no age limit for the MAT 2018.

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MAT 2018 Application Process

MAT 2018 Application Process Summary:

  • Application Form Date: Candidate can fill the application form for MAT 2018 from 6th October 2018 to 7th December 2018.

  • Online/Offline Mode: Candidate can fill application form either online from the official website or offline.

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

  • Attach Documents: Fill-up all the necessary entries and attach the required documents for MAT 2018.

  • Payment: Fill-up details of the Demand Draft for offline mode or make payment via Credit/Debit Card or NetBanking for the online mode.
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MAT 2018 Application Form Details

MAT 2018 Application Form Summary:

  • Application Form Availability: Candidates can fill the application form of MAT 2018 from 6th October 2018 to 7th December 2018.

  • Application Fees: MAT 2018 application fee is INR 1,500(inclusive of GST). The fee is same for candidates of all categories.

  • Payment Method: MAT 2018 application fee can be paid through a Demand Draft, Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking and Cash.

  • Acknowledgment Slip: Candidates will get an acknowledgment slip on successful submission and verification of MAT application form.

  • Demand Draft: In case the application fee is paid by demand draft, the acknowledgment slip must be sent along with the demand draft to the exam conducting authority.

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MAT 2018 Admit Card

MAT 2018 Admit Card Summary:

  • Admit Card: Candidates can download the admit card from the official website from 1st December 2018.
  • Official Website: The candidates must go on the official website of AIMA of MAT 2018 examination.

  • Admit Card Link: Candidates must click on the MAT 2018 admit card link.

  • Login Details: The registration number, name and date of birth must be entered.

  • Printout: MAT 2018 Admit Card must be downloaded and a printout must be taken.

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MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

MAT 2018 Exam Pattern Summary:

  • Exam Duration: The MAT 2018 will be held for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Number of Questions: The MAT 2018 will consist of 200 MCQs.

  • Number of Sections: There will be 5 sections with 40 questions each section

  • Subjects: MAT 2018 contains the topic such as Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis, Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment.

  • Marking Scheme: 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 2018 Syllabus Summary

The syllabus for MAT 2018 is given below in brief:

  • Language Comprehension Syllabus: Idioms, Sentence Completion, Antonyms etc.
  • Mathematical Skills Syllabus: Percentages, Ratio, 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:

  • Result Date: The candidates can check the MAT 2018 declares on 24th December 2018.

  • Not via: No scorecard will be sent to the candidates via post.

  • Mode: The MAT 2018 Results will be declared only online.

  • Official website: The candidates must go to the official website of MAT 2018.

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

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MAT 2018 Counselling

MAT 2018 Counselling Summary:

  • Start date: MAT 2018 counselling process starts at 1st January 1970.

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

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

  • Check details: They should also confirm the MAT 2018 counselling dates.

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

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