MAT (Management Aptitude Test)

MAT (Management Aptitude Test): Exam Details, Eligibility, Exam Pattern etc.

What is MAT (Management Aptitude Test)?

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a competitive management entrance exam conducted in India by All India Management Association (AIMA). Over 600 B-Schools in India accepts this exam score for their admissions to various Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or equivalent Master of Business Administration (MBA). MAT is a test administered since 1988 and Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved as a national level test in 2003.

MAT is conducted four times in a year: February, May, September and December.

Important Dates for MAT

Notification for Exam: One month before the exam (January, April, August and November)

Last Date for Application: About 15 days before the exam (January, April, August and November)

Exam Date: in February, May, September and December

Eligibility for MAT

The eligibility for writing MAT exam is a graduation in any disciple from any recognized university or equivalent.

A final year student in any undergraduate can also apply.

No age limit for the exam.

How to Apply?

Candidate can apply for MAT exam by logging on to the official website . Fees can be paid through the mentioned methods in the website. Mostly three methods are available includes online payment, demand draft and cash.

Candidate has to select 5 participating institutes to which the exam score to be send. They can select more than 5 institute by paying extra payment for that.

Admit Card

Successfully registered candidate can download their admit card from official website using registered email ID and Date of Birth.

No separate Admit Card will be issued or dispatched.

MAT Result

MAT results are available in the official website after it has been officially announced. Candidate can check the score by using their roll number, form number and month of exam.

Exam Pattern

The exam is offered both in paper based and computer based methods. The candidate can chose which mode they are opting for the exam. Candidate has to see whether the mode is available at their chosen centre city. The duration of the exam is 2 and half hours.

MAT exam consists of 200 questions, 40 questions each from five different categories. The categories are Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and Indian and Global Environment. Negative marking are there for wrong answer.

The Computer Based Test is conducted from Saturdays (6 days after the Paper Based Test Date) and in different slots.

A ‘Paper Based Test’ is a traditional way offered on a single day to all candidates. In this mode the candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB- Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper and OMR Answer Sheet are provided at the Test Centre. The candidate has to mark the answer to the question booklet in the OMR Answer Sheet.

In a ‘Computer Based Test’ the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the centre, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer based test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation.

Fees for MAT (Management Aptitude Test)

Exam fees for MAT is Rs. 1500 (including GST) from MAT February 2018 onwards.

The fees can be pay through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking or DD or as cash from AIMA nodal centres.

Participating Management Institutes

It is available in the website. Please visit official website for details. Also check with the institute directly whether they accepts this score or not.

Test Centre City

Test Centre City list is provided below for general information (please see bulletin for each exam for correct test centre city). Test Venues for Paper-Based test and Computer Based Test are different.

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 in one day.

Following is state / union territory wise list of test cities where MAT is conducted. Test mode available in each centre is given in brackets.

Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada (Only paper based)

Visakhapatnam (Only paper based)


Guwahati (Only paper based)

Jorhat (Only paper based)

Silchar (Only paper based)


Patna (Only paper based)

Bhagalpur (Only paper based)


Chandigarh (Paper and computer based)


Bilaspur (Only paper based)

Raipur (Only paper based)


Delhi NCR (Paper and computer based)


Ahmedabad (Paper and computer based)


Ambala (Only paper based)

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla (Only paper based)

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu (Only paper based)

Srinagar (Only paper based)


Jamshedpur (Only paper based)

Ranchi (Only paper based)


Belagavi (Only paper based)

Mangaluru (Only paper based)


Ernakulam (Paper and computer based)

Kottayam (Only paper based)

Kozhikode (Only paper based)

Palakkad (Only paper based)

Thiruvananthapuram (Only paper based)

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal (Paper and computer based)

Indore (Only paper based)

Gwalior (Only paper based)

Jabalpur (Only paper based)


Mumbai (Paper and computer based)

Nagpur (Only paper based)

Pune (Only paper based)


Imphal (Only paper based)


Aizwal (Only paper based)


Dimapur (Only paper based)


Bhubaneswar (Only paper based)

Rourkela (Only paper based)

Sambalpur (Only paper based)


Ludhiana (Only paper based)


Jaipur (Paper and computer based)

Udaipur (Only paper based)

Tamil Nadu

Chennai (Paper and computer based)

Coimbatore (Only paper based)

Madurai (Only paper based)


Hyderabad (Paper and computer based)

Uttar Pradesh

Agra (Only paper based)

Allahabad (Only paper based)

Bareilly (Only paper based)

Ghaziabad (Only paper based)

Kanpur (Only paper based)

Lucknow (Paper and computer based)

Meerut (Only paper based)

Varanasi (Only paper based)


Dehradun (Only paper based)

Haridwar (Only paper based)

Haldwani (Only paper based)

Srinagar (Garhwal) (Only paper based)

West Bengal

Durgapur (Only paper based)

Kolkata (Paper and computer based)

Siliguri (Only paper based)


Dubai, Singapore

Note: Official website of AIMA MAT is


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