MAT 2019
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MAT 2019 - All India Management Association (AIMA) has released the application form of December session for both paper-based and computer-based mode. The last date to fill the application form will be December 8, 2019, for paper-based mode and December 14, 2019, for computer-based mode. Admit card will be available from December 2, 2019, for PBT mode and December 10, 2019, for CBT mode. The authorities will conduct MAT 2019 December session in paper-based mode on December 8, 2019 and computer based mode on December 14, 2019. MAT 2019 application form was released in online mode for both the mode of exam form on October 2019. This article carries all the information related to MAT 2019 December session such as eligibility criteria, application form, result, exam pattern, admit card, selection process, cutoff, etc.
Latest: MAT 2019 December session application form has been released on October 4, 2019.

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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 programs at various management institutes. The duration of the exam is of 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) for both the modes. The exam pattern consists of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) which cover five sections.

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All about MAT 2019

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 2019 Important Dates

The table given below represents all the important dates related to MAT 2019 December exam.

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MAT 2019 December - Important Dates



MAT December 2019 application start date

October 4, 2019

Last date for online application

December 1, 2019 (Paper-based Test)

December 6, 2019 (Computer-based Test)

Admit Card Release date

December 2, 2019 (Paper-based Test)

December 10, 2019 (Computer-based Test)

MAT December 2019 (paper-based test)

December 8, 2019

MAT December 2019 (computer-based test)

December 14, 2019

MAT 2019 Result for December exam

To be announced

MAT Application Form 2019

The registration of MAT December 2019 commenced on October 4, 2019. The deadline for filing the form in PBT mode is December 1, 2019. The last date for filling the MAT application form for CBT mode is December 6, 2019. The MAT December 2019 application form is available only in online mode for both PBT and CBT mode. Candidates need to register to create User ID and Password before filling the MAT application form 2019 December test. The application process will be considered complete after the scanned image of photograph & signature are uploaded and online payment is successfully made. Candidates can choose to write the exam in both online (PBT) and offline (CBT) modes.

An application fee of Rs. 1550 for one test (either PBT or CBT) or Rs.2650 for both tests (PBT and CBT) must be paid. Candidates can choose to take MAT as

  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or

  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or

  • Both PBT & CBT

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

AIMA prescribes the eligibility criteria for MAT 2019. Candidates must fulfil the following parameters before filling the application form-

  • 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 Exam Centres

There are more than 50 cities where MAT 2019 exam centres are located all over India. However, most of the exam centres conduct the only paper-based test. The computer-based test was conducted at very selected exam centres. The MAT 2019 exam centres will be available in the following States/Cities:

List of States for MAT Exam Centres 2019 – 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 Exam Pattern 2019

MAT is conducted in both offline and online modes, and a candidate can select any one or both the modes while filling the application form. As per the MAT Exam pattern, the 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 2019 from the 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 2019 Syllabus

MAT 2019 syllabus is divided into five sections. The detailed MAT syllabus 2019 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 Result 2019

The result for MAT 2019 will tentatively be announced in the last week of December, 2019. Candidates can check MAT 2019 result on the official website of the exam conducting body AIMA using their MAT Registration number and Roll Number. MAT scorecard will not be sent to the candidates through post. The scorecard cum result of MAT 2019 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 2019

The participating institutes of MAT shortlist the test takers based on their cutoff marks for the selection procedure. The MAT 2019 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

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

MAT score is accepted widely across various B-schools. 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 Admit Card 2019

The authorities will release the MAT 2019 December session admit card for PBT mode on December 2, 2019 and for CBT mode it will be issued on December 10, 2019. Candidates need to login to the official website with their online application number and date of birth to download the admit card. Candidates could download the admit card till the day of the exam. The document was available for download on the official website. It must be noted that the officials will not send the hard copy of the admit card to any of the candidates. Without the admit card, no aspirant will be allowed to appear in the exam.

Note: The Application form of MAT 2019 December session has been released on October 4, 2019. Candidates can fill the application form on the official website of AIMA.


All India Management Association

Management House

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

Phone: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 – 4312

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MAT 2019

Question: How many times is MAT held in a year?


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

Question: What are the exam dates for PBT and CBT mode?


MAT 2019 in CBT will be held on September 9 and PBT will be held on September 17.

Question: Is the admission criteria similar for all participating institutes?


Admission for every participating institute is different. Candidates will have to contact the respective institute to know the detail.

Question: Can I apply for both CBT and PBT?


Yes, candidates can apply for both CBT and PBT mode of examination by paying the registration fee of Rs. 2650/-

Question: Is there any age criteria to appear for MAT?


No there is no age limit to appear for MAT.

Question: How will I receive my MAT scorecard?


MAT scorecard will be available for download on the official website. Candidates can download it by entering their login credentials.

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am pursuing B.A LLB. can I prepare for any of these ( CAT, MAT, XAT) .. which will be more appropriate for law students.. plz suggest!

Ronak Gala Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

More than 20,000 students wrote the CLAT EXAM last year for admission to undergraduate courses and around 10,000 of students pass out from NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES every year.

(The actual figure could be much more because we have not taken into consideration the number of students who pass out from other Law Colleges and Universities in India) and half of the same number (5,000) either get placed into firms, or have already decided and planned for their Legal career ahead. The residual half are the ones who are in a dilemma as to what next.

We at Law Schools are taught about majority of the Laws that prevail in our mother land but when it comes to how and when to apply them, these institutions are in fallacy. This guide is for that residual 5,000 students or more who have least or no idea as to what they should do with their Law degree. Below are some major steps that you can take when your course is going to end.

Be a Litigation Lawyer

Most of the students who graduate from a Law College opt for this option. This field of career is the one corresponding to the clichéd Lawyer we see on television or in movies. After you receive your Law degree, you can enroll yourself to any State Bar Council and then sit for ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATIONS.

Once you pass in it, then you can practice as a Lawyer in India. It is a very lucrative career option but challenging as well. One can earn minimum Rs 10 lacs p.a. if he or she excels in this field.

Sit for Competitive Exams (UPSC)

Many aspirants prepare for Competitive Exams like UPSC while

taking coaching or preparing themselves. With great financial support, this is a great choice of career involving the opportunity to service the nation and the public at large.

Sit for Judiciary Exams [PCS (J), HJS]

Judiciary exams are one of the most prestigious exams in the country which hold the portal for the most coveted profession in the Legal Fraternity- The Judge. Students after passing out from their Universities can sit for Judiciary exams like PCS (J) and HJS. It is a tough exam to crack but once cracked, opens the opportunity for being one of the most respectable and responsible citizen of the country.

Pursue Further Studies (LLM)

Pursuing LLM is another option one has when he or she prefers to land on a profession that involves vast and extensive research or pedagogy. One can pursue research fellowship programmes through the government after completing their masters. Once chosen, you may get an opportunity to study and research abroad completely or partially funded by the Government. For being eligible to teach in Law Schools one needs to have a Master’s degree as well as NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST Qualification. Along with this a good experience and a well written resume can also help.

Best wishes. Thank you.


hi, i am looking for MAT, bt i cant leave my job, is this possible to prepare mat exam without leaving my job? And also my graduation marks 58%, am i eligible to mat exam? please... i m so confused

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


First of all there's no specific aggregate set for MAT, one needs to have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.But, yes different colleges accepting admission based on MAT scores might have different eligibility criteria that may vary.

You can go ahead for preparation for MAT, you have to balance your work as well as preparation, there are many people who're working yet preparing for different entrance exams. So, you have to make your plans accordingly and devote time in the similar manner.Also, you have advantage here as MAT is conducted four times a year.


write now iam in my 3 rd year of BBA nd i havent prepared for any entrance exam. i m planning to go for mat exam which is in may . but i am really confused should i go for mba only or do i have any other option?

Apurv 19th Oct, 2019

Hello Jyoti, MAT is a very good choice for you considering that you are doing BBA. You can go for MBA because that will raise your chances for getting a job and most of the companies are looking for MBA degree holders for work. You have other options like to change your path and prepare for civil services examinations or BANK, SSC examinations.


Which government universities accept mat score

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


List of top government  colleges accepting mat score are given below :-

  • Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
  • Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
  • National Institute of Technology Warangal
  • National Institute of Technology Warangal
  • National Institute of Technology Rourkela

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Which is the best books for preparation Cat, MAT?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019
The syllabus for MAT and CAT is more or less the same and so most Candidates read CAT books.

MAT preparation books by Arun Sharma:
  • How to prepare for QA for CAT
  • How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
  • How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT
  • How to prepare for VA and RC for CAT.
  • Study Package for MAT

MAT preparation books by Nishit K Sinha:
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

CAT Books For Quantitative Ability:
1.NCERT mathematics books (from 6th to 10th class) ::
These books are a good way to start if one needs to clear their basics and concepts. NCERT books are best to start your CAT Preparation with only if you have a lot of time before your exam date and need to brush up on concepts before solving advanced problems.

2.How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT (by Arun Sharma)
(publisher: Tata McGraw Hill)
This is a very popular book among CAT aspirants and really easy and simple to understand. This book also focuses on the basics first and has different levels of difficulties step by step.

3.Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (by Abhijit Guha)
This book is quite comprehensive for various competitive exams, for both MBA aspirants and for those seeking jobs who need to prepare for the aptitude tests.
4.Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma
It is an extensive book for students aspiring to go to IIMs. It has a very simple, lucid and tailor made content revolving around CAT.

5.Quantitative Aptitude for CAT (by Nishit Sinha)
This book by Pearson focuses on in depth understanding of core topics for basic and advanced applications.

Verbal Ability Books For CAT:

1.How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT( by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay)
This book is good to brush up your verbal and reading comprehension skills. It covers three important topics: reading comprehension, verbal ability and verbal reasoning. It provides sufficient practice and mock papers for self-assessment.

2.Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension For The CAT( by Nishit Sinha)
This book by Pearson provides not only an exhaustive resource for verbal ability. It also includes numerous tests as well as integral problem solving techniques and approaches.

3.Word Power Made Easy (by Norman Lewis)
This is the go-to book to improve your vocabulary. It is not a book to be read but a book to work with daily to enrich your vocabulary.

4.High School Grammar and Composition( by Wren and Martin)
It is a very good book for people who want to improve their grammar skills. It helps to understand and conceptualise different aspects of grammar and it is a must have book for anyone with poor grasp on verbal ability or who wants to make up with the basics of english.

Read books from different genres
The ultimate key to improve your verbal ability is to read extensively and to read books from different genres. This ensures that when the time for reading comprehension comes you are well acquainted with different writing styles and topics. Reading extensively also improves your reading speeding over a period of time. There are no shortcuts here.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Books For CAT:

1.A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning( by R.S. Agarwal)
This CAT book by R.S. Agarwal is to start with the most basic reasoning problem as it is quite simple to understand. It is segregated into different sections such as logic, statements, inferences and arguments, assumptions, conclusions, course of actions, logical puzzles, etc.

2.How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT book (by Arun Sharma)
This book by Tata McGraw Hill contains all topics to be considered under Logical Reasoning for CAT as well as other entrance exams. Each topic is explained with solved examples followed by a series of problems with varied difficulty levels to solve which gives an individual enough practice for this section.

3.How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT book (by Arun Sharma)
This book focuses on all areas of Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. It provides and emphasizes on developing our calculations to get an edge with DI. This book also provides you with previous years questions, Model and Sample test papers.

4.Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT (by Nishit Sinha)
This book covers fundamental and advanced topics under the aforementioned section which are explained with the help of solved examples, case lets and exercises to do. It is useful for various other exams as well.

5.Data Interpretation (by Nishit Sinha)
Practice Book for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Examinations( by Nishit Sinha):
This book provides adequate practice and to sharpen the skills for Data Interpretation. It is also quite useful for other competitive exams like NMAT, GMAT, SNAP, XAT, CMAT, etc.
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