MAT 2018
Vikas Gaur, 17 Sep 2018, #MAT

MAT 2018 - The result of MAT September 2018 has been announced on September 21. All India Management Association (AIMA) conducted the MAT 2018 online exam on September 15. Candidates can check the result of MAT 2018 September exam online on the official website of AIMA or the link given in this article. The duration of the MAT exam was 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) and the timing of the exam was 10 AM to 12.30 PM. 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. The application process had started from June 30 and the last date to register for the offline and the online test was August 27 and September 8 respectively. The admit card of MAT 2018 was made available from September 12 onwards for the online test. 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

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MAT 2018 September - Important Dates



MAT September 2018 Application Starts date

June 30, 2018

Last date for online application  

August 27, 2018 (Paper-based Test)

 September 8, 2018 (Computer-based Test)

Admit Card Release date (Released)

August 25, 2018 (Paper-pencil based test) at 4:00 PM

September 12, 2018 (Computer-based test)

MAT September 2018 (paper-based test)

September 2, 2018

MAT September 2018 (computer-based test)

September 15, 2018 (Conducted)

MAT 2018 Result (declared)

September 21, 2018

MAT 2018 Result

The result of MAT September 2018 has been released on September 21. Candidates can check MAT 2018 September 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 September 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:

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 September 2018 was available from August 25 for the test conducted in offline mode. The admit card for online test was available from September 12, 2018, 6 PM onwards. Applicants who successfully registered 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 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:

Lits 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 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 a 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 September 2018 was available from June 30, 2018, and the last date for the same was August 27 for offline test and September 8 for the online test. The MAT application form was available in both online and offline modes. The application fee could be paid either online (debit/credit or net banking) or offline mode (demand draft). Candidates who applied online needed to register by uploading their digital image of photograph & signature and online payment.

Candidates who applied offline was allowed to fill the printout of the MAT September 2018 application form and send it to the AIMA address (given at the end of article) along with the application fee. The application fee is Rs. 1500, for all category candidates. 

Candidates can choose to write the exam in both online and offline modes. The application fee, in that case, will be Rs. 2650. 

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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