What is MAT?

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level MBA entrance test, conducted quarterly by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT is conducted in the month of February, May, September and December, in offline (paper-pen) and online (computer) modes. Each year, at around 10,000 candidates appear in the test for admissions to over 300 man..Read More

MAT Important Dates

Application Date
Application Date


19/Feb/2018 to 27/Apr/2018  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Admit Card Date
Admit Card Date



Exam Date
Exam Date


06/May/2018  10:00 AM to 12:30 PM


20/May/2018  10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Admit Card for Computer Based Test Candidates
Admit Card for Computer Based Test Candidates



MAT Exam Insights

Exam Difficulty Level

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Difficult
Year 2016
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MAT Application Details

  • Candidates can apply either in offline or online mode. For online applications, candidates have to visit the AIMA website and click on the link to register.
  • Offline application – Visit the AIMA office in New Delhi and obtain the hard copy of the MAT application form, Bulletin and CD by paying the application fee in Cash. Fill up the application form, paste a recent coloured passport size photograph and submit it at the AIMA office.
  • Online Application – Visit the official website of AIMA and click on the registration link. Fill up the application form online. Here there are 2 options, either to upload recent passport size photograph and signature in the form.


  • Fill up the application form online without uploading photograph and signature. Take a print out and paste passport size photograph and signature and send it by post to AIMA, New Delhi.



MAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be graduates in any discipline from a recognized institute or university.
  • Final year Bachelor’s Degree students may also apply provided they complete their graduation within the stipulated date.




MAT Exam Fee

Modes of Payment

Credit Card
Debit Card
Net Banking
Demand Draft

MAT Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline & Online
Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Five
MAT Exam Section Number of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
Language Comprehension
Mathematical Skills
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Indian and Global Environment
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MAT Exam Centers

MAT exam will be held at 36 centers across the country

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Santhosh Kumar VsLast Seen: 2 hours 44 min agoJoined on: 06-Feb-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Hi... I've wrote Feb MAT and scored 547.But Anna University needs TANCET MBA exam.Can you tell me the expected marks to join @annauniversity

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Akshay Kadam Expert 3 hours ago

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Akshay KadamLast Seen: 2 hours 51 min agoJoined on: 03-Sep-2017Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
TANCET MBA 2018 exam will be held offline on 19th May 2018 and the result is expected to be declared in the last week of May 2018. Anna university will be declaring TANCET cut-off marks for MBA at its...Read More
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Aru Arvind 13 hours ago

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Aru ArvindLast Seen: 12 hours 31 min agoJoined on: 29-Mar-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Should i have to get the good percentage in mat for joining the shiva shivani college in hyderbad? Is percentage is necessary ?

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Vikas Gaur 12 hours ago

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Vikas GaurLast Seen: 3 hours 46 min agoJoined on: 05-Sep-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Aru,There is no specific cutoff mentioned for MAT exam on the official website of the institute. However, you need to qualify any one of the national level management entrance tests including CAT, ...Read More

abhimanyu singh 22 hours ago

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Abhimanyu SinghLast Seen: 21 hours 32 min agoJoined on: 24-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I am going to appear for MAT in may this year, do I need to apply to colleges separately along with giving my preferences in the MAT form?

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Jayesh Makhijani 22 hours ago

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Jayesh MakhijaniLast Seen: 1 hour 52 min agoJoined on: 13-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Yes there is seperate registration however with MAT forms inbuilt they have application so scores get automatically submitted to colleges u applied by MAT aiima.and some colleges need seperate registr...Read More

Nikhil 2 days ago

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NikhilLast Seen: 3 hours 19 min agoJoined on: 16-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Any one suggest books for mat ?And book plz

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Rahul Sahani 2 days ago

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Rahul SahaniLast Seen: 7 hours 58 min agoJoined on: 05-Jun-2015Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

some best MAT books from which anyone you can select

1. mission mba mat guide

2. barrron's guide to gmat

3. 10 challengers mat

4. a modern approach to logical reasoning


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PriyadharshiniLast Seen: 1 day 22 hours agoJoined on: 23-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Whether its is possible to join in krishna management with mat exam cut off this year??..

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Vikas Gaur 1 day ago

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Vikas GaurLast Seen: 3 hours 46 min agoJoined on: 05-Sep-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Priya,On the official website, there is no mention of MAT exam for admissions to Shri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology (SKCET), Coimbatore. The department of School of Management accep...Read More