MAT 2018 - All India Management Association (AIMA) will conduct the MAT 2018 September exam in both offline (paper-pencil) and online (computer-based) mode on September 2 and September 15, 2018 respectively. The application process has started from June 30. The last date to register for offline and online mode is August 24 and September 8 respectively. Candidates can choose to write the exam in both modes. The duration of MAT exam is 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) and will be conducted from 10 AM to 12.30 PM. The admit card will be available from August 25 and September 11, 2018 for offline and online mode respectively. 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. Candidates can check the same on this page. 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.
Latest: MAT 2018 Application Form is available now.
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 September exam.
MAT 2018 September - Important Dates
MAT September 2018 Application Starts date
June 30, 2018
Last date for online application
August 24, 2018 (Paper-based Test)
September 8, 2018 (Computer-based Test)
Admit Card Release date
August 25, 2018 (Paper-pencil based test) at 4:00 PM
September 11, 2018 (Computer-based test) at 4:00 PM
MAT September 2018 (paper-based test)
September 2, 2018
MAT September 2018 (computer-based test)
September 15, 2018
MAT 2018 Result (Declared)
On or after September 21, 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.
The application form of MAT September 2018 is available from June 30, 2018 and the last date for the same is August 24 for offline mode and September 8 for online mode. The MAT application form is available in both online and offline mode. The application fee can be paid either online (debit/credit or net banking) or offline mode (demand draft). Candidates who apply online, need to register by uploading their digital image of photograph & signature and online payment.
Candidates who apply offline will be 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 mode. The application fee in that case will be Rs. 2650.
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.
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.
The admit card of MAT September 2018 will be available from August 25 and September 11, 2018 for offline and online mode respectively. Applicants who successfully register for the exam can download the MAT admit card from the official website. The officials do not send the hard copy of the admit card to any candidate. Candidates without the admit card are not allowed to appear for 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.
The result of MAT September 2018 will be released on or after September 21. Candidates can check MAT 2018 May result on the official website of the exam conducting body AIMA using their MAT Registration number and Roll Number. MAT scorecard is also sent to the candidates through post. The scorecard cum result of MAT 2018 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.
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