Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), for admission to MBA and equivalent programmes of the various participating institutes. AIMA-MAT is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September and December. The list of institutes that use the AIMA-MAT results varies from test to test.

AIMA MAT exam is held in two formats. You have option for taking MAT either as paper based or computer based test.

There is no official syllabus for MAT, but on the basis of previous years question papers and trends, topics to study and syllabus for MAT can be analyzed. The syllabus consists of total five sections.

The exam pattern of MAT is prescribed by All India Management Association (AIMA), the conducting body of the exam. It remains the same every year. MAT is objective-type paper with the duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes).

All India Management Association (AIMA), the conducting body of Management Aptitude Test (MAT), prescribes the eligibility criteria of MAT. Candidates who have completed their graduation in any of stream from a recognised institute or university are eligible to apply.

AIMA (All India Management Association) releases the application form of MAT in both online and offline mode. Application fees for candidates applying either offline and online for MAT is Rs 1550. Candidates who applied for both online and offline tests have to pay Rs. 2650.

AIMA conducts MAT at 59 test centres across the country. Many of these MAT exam centres have been assigned to conduct both paper based and computer based test.

Preparation for MAT is not very difficult as the question paper has remained unchanged over past many exams. To crack the exam with high score, you should know the exact MAT exam pattern and syllabus. The next step is to collect the best study material that includes books, practice questions, and sample papers.

Q.1: When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.

MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

The participating institutes of MAT are responsible for announcing the cutoff for MAT. The admissions to various management institutes via MAT scores are done on the basis of the MAT cutoff, which is announced after the declaration of the results.

The result of MAT is announced by the official conducting body, AIMA. It is declared in the form of the scorecard. You can check your sectional and overall scores by downloading the MAT result by entering login details, which include their registration number, roll number, and the password.

The selection procedure of MAT consists of Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds. The selection process starts after the result announced. Candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of their MAT result or cutoff. The shortlisted students are called by the institutes in which they have applied for admission.

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is national level MBA Admission Test for various Business Schools in India. The score obtained in MAT are accepted by more than 600 B-schools.