About MAT 2019

All India Management Association (AIMS) conducts Management Aptitude Test or popularly known as MAT four times a year for admission to around 600 B-schools across India. MAT is a national level MBA entrance test conducted in the month of February, May, September and December.  AIMA has released the MAT application form 2019 in online mode on March 11 for the entrance exam to be conducted in May. MAT 2019 paper-based exam will be held on May 5 while the computer-based exam will be conducted on May 18. The admit card for MAT 2019 May which will be conducted in PBT mode will be available from April 26 while for CBT mode it will be available from May 13. MAT 2019 result for May session will be announced on May 24.  MAT 2019 February exam was conducted in offline (paper-pencil) on Sunday, February 17, and in computer-based mode(CBT) on February 23. Candidates had the option to choose to write the exam in either or both the modes. The exam had multiple choice questions only. Around 20,000 candidates appear for every session in MAT exam. 

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: 4 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: All India Management Association
Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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MAT 2019 Important Dates

19 Jun, 2019 - 25 Aug, 2019 Application - For PBT | Mode: Online
01 Sep, 2019 Exam - Paper based test | Mode: Offline
27 Aug, 2019 - 01 Sep, 2019 Admit Card - For PBT | Mode: Online
19 Jun, 2019 - 08 Sep, 2019 Application - For CBT | Mode: Online
14 Sep, 2019 Exam - Computer based test | Mode: Online
09 Sep, 2019 - 14 Sep, 2019 Admit Card - For CBT | Mode: Online
28 Sep, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online

To apply for MAT 2019, graduation in any discipline from a recognised institute or university is a must. Even final year graduation students from any stream can apply for the exam. AIMA hasn’t mentioned any age limit for the exam. Interestingly, one can appear for the exam as many time as he/she wants. Candidates should check the eligibility criteria of MAT 2019 before applying  for the exam.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The application form of MAT 2019 will be available in online mode only. For September session, AIMA will release the MAT application form 2019 in online mode from June 19, 2019. The last date to fill the application form for paper based test is August 25, 2019 while computer based test the last date to register is September 8, 2019. MAT 2019 paper-based exam will be held on September 1, 2019 and the computer-based exam will be conducted on September 14, 2019. 

What to keep ready before filling the application form?

  • Valid Email ID 
  • Scanned photograph in jpg / jpeg format with size not more than 100 KB and not less than 40 KB
  •  Scanned signature in jpg / jpeg format with size not more than 40 KB and not less than 10KB
  • Debit / Credit Card/Net Banking details
  •  Personal details
  • Educational qualification details

How to fill MAT Application form:

STEP 1: Create Login
STEP 2: Login using email, password, date of birth and click on “Submit” button.
STEP 3: Fill Registration Form & Choices for Management Institutes(MI)
Note: Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT have the added benefit of selecting 2 MIs additionally apart from existing option of selecting 5 MIs. So they can select 7 MIs in total. Candidates can select as many MIs on payment of an additional fee of Rs 118.
STEP 4: Upload Photo and Signature
STEP 5: Make Payment of registration fee through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.
STEP 6: View/Download Registration form and take printout
STEP 7: Update details if required. Candidate can edit a few specific details after downloading and reviewing the registration form

Fee details: The MAT application fee for both the Paper-based test and Computer-based test is Rs. 1550. However, if one chooses to write the exam in both offline and online modes, the application fee is Rs. 2650.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, ST, General, SC Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 1550

MAT 2019 Syllabus

Language comprehension
Odd man out
Reading comprehension
Sentence correction & completion
Verbal reasoning
Mathematical skills
Date and time
Number system
Ratio and proportions
Data analysis and sufficiency
Bar graphs
Pie charts
Venn diagram
Intelligence and critical reasoning
Coding and decoding
Effect and cause
Family tree
Mathematical reasoning
Verbal ability
India and global environment
Current affairs
General knowledge

AIMA conducts the MAT exam in both online mode or offline mode. Candidates can select the mode as per their convenience. Knowing the MAT exam pattern 2019 is a must before appearing for the exam.

As per the exam pattern of MAT 2019, the exam has a total of 200 objective type questions (multiple choice questions) divided into five sections – Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment.

The duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). Each section has 40 questions and each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks is deducted. 

Candidates are advised to strategize their preparation as per the exam pattern of MAT 2019. It would allow them to score better in the exam.

The admit card of MAT 2019 for September session paper based mode will be available from August 27, 2019 while for computer based test it will be available from September 9, 2019 in online mode. The MAT 2019 admit card can be downloaded only in online mode. AIMA doesn’t send the hard copy of the admit card to any candidate.

Details like the name of the candidate, photograph, signature, date of the exam, the name of the venue and address, etc. are mentioned on the MAT admit card 2019. The admit card is a must-have document as no candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card of MAT 2019 September session.

MAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Telangana Hyderabad
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bihar Patna
Delhi New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Karnataka Bengaluru
Maharashtra Pune
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Durgapur
Haryana Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Kerala Kochi
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • MAT admit card
  • Photo identity proof
  • Passport size photograph

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The result for MAT September session will be released on or after September 28, 2019.  Candidates can  check the result in online mode on the official website of the exam. All test takers needed to enter their MAT Registration number and Roll Number to check and download the MAT September result 2019 from the official website. AIMA does not send any copy of the result to the candidates through email and post. MAT score is valid for one year.

More than 600 B-schools across India accept MAT score for their admission process. Candidates are shortlisted first on the basis of their MAT score and called for the selection procedure – Writing test, GD, and PI. The selection rounds may differ from institute to institute.

The B-schools which accept MAT scores will shortlist the candidates as per their prescribed cutoff criterion. The MAT participating institutes will release their cutoff after the declaration of the result. Basically, the candidates who meet the cutoff criterion are shortlisted for the selection process. 

The MAT 2019 cutoff can either be in the form of percentile or marks. The cutoff score ranges from 250 to 700 vary from institute to institute.

The cutoff depends on various factors including Difficulty level of the test, total number of test takers, total number of seats offered by an institute, etc.

A written test, Group Discussion (GD), and a Personal Interview (PI) is a part of the MAT 2019 selection process. The writing test is also known as WAT (Writing Ability test).

Not all the MAT participating institute conduct all three selection rounds. Final admission is offered on the basis of the candidate’s performance in all the rounds of MAT 2019 selection process. 

Some institutes may also consider the past academic records (marks in 10th, 12th, and graduation), work experience and other achievements before offering the final admission.

MAT 2019 GD and PI Process

GD and PI are the integral part of MAT selection process 2019. These rounds are usually conducted to check the interaction & communication skills and self-confidence of the candidates.

These rounds are to check the candidate's knowledge of current affairs, his or her views on a certain topic or situation and, how s/he reacts or responds to the questions they are unaware of.

Candidates need to perform almost equally well in these rounds as a certain weightage is given to these rounds in the final merit list.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Admit card
  • Scorecard
  • Passport size photographs
  • Mark sheet and certificates of class X, class XII and bachelor's degree or master's degree (if applicable), work experience (if applicable)

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