MAT 2018
Vikas Gaur, 30 Oct 2018, #MAT

MAT 2018 - The application process of MAT 2018 December has commenced from October 5. AIMA will conduct the MAT December 2018 exam on December 9 (Paper-Based Test) and December 15, 2018 (Computer-Based Test). The duration of the MAT exam will be 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) and the timing of the exam was 10 AM to 12.30 PM. The admit card will be made available to students from December 1 for the offline exam. The admit card of the computer-based MAT 2018 will be released on December 10. MAT score is accepted by more than 600 B-schools across India. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted four times a year in February, May, September and December, for admissions to MBA/PGDM programmes at various management institutes. This article carries all the information related to MAT 2018 such as eligibility criteria, application form, result, exam pattern, admit card, selection process, cutoff, etc.

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All about MAT 2018

Exam Name

Management Aptitude Test

Commonly known as


Exam type


Exam category

Post-Graduate Exam

Conducting Institute

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Duration

2.5 hours (150 minutes)

Test Pattern

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

No. of Questions


MAT 2018 Important Dates

The table given below represents all the important dates related to MAT 2018 December exam.

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MAT 2018 December - Important Dates



MAT December 2018 application start date

Friday, October 5, 2018

Last date for online application  

Friday, November 30 (Paper-based Test)

Friday, December 7, 2018 (Computer-based Test)

Admit Card Release date

December 1, 2018 (Paper-pencil based test)

December 10, 2018 (Computer-based test)

MAT December  2018 (paper-based test)

Sunday, December 9, 2018

MAT December 2018 (computer-based test)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

MAT 2018 Result

On or after December 24, 2018

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

AIMA prescribes the eligibility criteria for MAT 2018. The eligibility criteria for the exam are given below:

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university or Institute.

  • Final year graduation students can also apply for MAT. However, they have to submit documents as proof of completion of graduation within the prescribed time.

  • There is no age limit prescribed to appear for MAT.

MAT Application Form 2018

The application form of MAT December 2018 is made available from October 5, 2018, and the last date for the same will be November 30 for offline test and December 7 for the online test. The MAT application form was available only in online mode. The application fee could be paid either online via debit/credit or net banking. Candidates need to register to create User ID and Password before filling the MAT application form 2018 December test. The application process will be considered complete after the scanned image of photograph & signature are uploaded and online payment is successfully made. The application fee is Rs. 1500, for all category candidates for one test and Rs. 2650, if opting for both the tests (PBT and CBT). Candidates can choose to write the exam in both online and offline modes.

Candidates can choose to take MAT as

  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or 
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Both PBT & CBT

MAT Exam Pattern 2018

MAT is conducted in both offline and online modes, and a candidate can select any of the modes while filling the application form. MAT exam has 200 objective type questions divided into five sections. The duration of the MAT exam is Two hours and 30 minutes (2:30 hrs). Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern of MAT 2018 from below table: 

MAT Exam Pattern



No. of Questions

Time (in minutes)


Data Analysis and Sufficiency




Language Comprehension




Intelligence and Critical Reasoning




Mathematical Skills




Indian and Global Environment






Marking Scheme: Each question carries one mark and 1/4th marks (0.25 marks) will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

MAT 2018 Syllabus 

As mentioned in the exam pattern, the MAT 2018 syllabus is divided into five sections. The detailed MAT syllabus 2018 section-wise is given below:

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency – Graphs, Charts, Bar Graphs, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Tables etc.

  • Language Comprehension – Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Verbal Reasoning, Analogies, Odd man out, Sentence correction & completion, Antonyms, Idioms etc.

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning – Mathematical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Coding and Decoding, Family Tree, Effect and Cause, Sequencing etc.

  • Mathematical Skills – Geometry, Number System, Functions, Date and Time, Progression, Algebra, Averages, Ration and Proportions etc.

  • Indian and Global Environment – Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Geography, History, Sports, Entertainment, Politics, Science, Awards, Business etc.

MAT Admit Card  2018

The admit card of MAT December 2018 will be available from December 1 for the test conducted in offline mode. The admit card for online test was available from December 10, 2018. Applicants who will successfully register for the exam will be able to download the MAT admit card from the official website. The officials will not send the hard copy of the admit card to any of the candidates. Test aspirants without the admit card will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

MAT 2018 Exam Centres

There are more than 50 cities where MAT 2018 exam centres are located all over India. However, most of the exam centres conduct the only paper-based test. The computer-based test is conducted at very selected exam centres. The MAT 2018 exam centres will be available in the following States/Cities:

List of States for MAT Exam Centres 2018 – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, UP, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. 

MAT 2018 Result

The result of MAT December 2018 will be announced on or after December 24. Candidates can check MAT 2018 result on the official website of the exam conducting body AIMA using their MAT Registration number and Roll Number. MAT scorecard will also be sent to the candidates through post. The scorecard cum result of MAT 2018 exam will be valid for one year. MAT scorecard is accepted by more than 600 B-schools across India. On the basis of the MAT results, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection procedure by different participating institutes.

MAT Cutoff 2018 

The participating institutes of MAT shortlist the test takers based on their cutoff marks for the selection procedure. The MAT 2018 cutoff can be either in the form of percentile or score. The cutoff score ranges from 250 to 700 varying from B-School to B-School. 

MAT Selection Procedure 2018

The MAT selection procedure usually consists of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and or Written Ability Test (WAT). Each participating institute has its own selection process. First, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of MAT score. These shortlisted candidates are later called for the selection rounds at various participating institutes. Final admission selection is on the basis of performance in all the selection rounds.

MAT Participating Institutes 2018

The officials released the participating institutes' list. There are around 350 institutes registered under AIMA, that accepts students on the basis of MAT scores. There are other institutes as well which accept the MAT score for admissions. Some of the institutes which accept the MAT score:

Address: All India Management Association

Management House

14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India

Phone: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 – 43128100

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