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
Commonly known as
All India Management Association (AIMA)
2.5 hours (150 minutes)
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
No. of Questions
The table given below represents all the important dates related to MAT 2018 December exam.
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
Candidates can choose to take MAT as
- Paper Based Test (PBT) or
- Computer Based Test (CBT) or
- Both PBT & CBT
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
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
Phone: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 – 43128100
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