About MAT 2018
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. MAT 2018 December exam will be conducted in both offline (paper-pencil) and online (computer-based) mode on Sunday December 9 and Saturday, December 15 respectively. Candidates can choose to write the exam in either or both the modes. MAT 2018 December exam will be conducted in many major cities of the country. The exam has multiple choice questions only. Around 20,000 candidates appear for every session of MAT exam.
MAT 2018 Important Dates
|05 Oct, 2018 - 30 Nov, 2018||Application - Paper-Based Test | Mode: Online and Online|
|01 Dec, 2018||Admit Card - Admit Card for Paper Based Test - Available | Mode: Online|
|05 Oct, 2018 - 07 Dec, 2018||Application - Computer-Based Test | Mode: Online and Online|
|09 Dec, 2018||Exam - Exam Date for Paper-Based Test | Mode: Offline|
|10 Dec, 2018||Admit Card - Admit Card for Computer Based Test - Available | Mode: Online|
|15 Dec, 2018||Exam - Exam Date for Computer-Based Test | Mode: Online|
|24 Dec, 2018||Result | Mode: Offline and Online|
To apply for MAT 2018 December exam, 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. This is all about the MAT 2018 eligibility criteria.
AIMS has reserved seats for the students of Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes.
Make sure you check the eligibility criteria of MAT 2018 before applying and apply for the exam only if you are eligible.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
|General||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1550|
|OBC||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1550|
|SC||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1550|
|ST||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1550|
The application form of MAT 2018 is available in online mode only. For MAT December 2018, the application form is made available from October 5, 2018. For offline exam, the last date of application will be November 30 and for the online exam, December 7, 2018, will be the last date to apply.
One can pay the application fee online via Debit/Credit card or Netbanking. While filling in the MAT 2018 application form online, an applicant would need to upload the scanned image of photograph & signature as well.
The MAT application fee for both 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.
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 2018 is a must before appearing for the exam.
As per the exam pattern of MAT 2018, 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 will be deducted.
Candidates are advised to strategies their preparation as per the exam pattern of MAT 2018. It will allow them to score better in the exam.
The admit card of MAT 2018 December exam will be available for download from 4 PM on December 1 (for offline exam) and December 10, 2018 (online exam). The exam will be conducted on December 9 and December 15 in offline and online modes respectively.
The MAT 2018 admit card can be downloaded from the official website of the exam. AIMS doesn’t send the hard copy of the admit card to any candidate.
Details like name of the candidate, photograph, signature, date of the exam, name of the venue and address, etc. are mentioned on the MAT admit card 2018.
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 2018 December Session.
MAT 2018 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- MAT Admit Card
- Photo Identity Proof
- Passport Size Photograph
AIMS will release the result of MAT December 2018 on or after December 24. The result can be checked online on the official website of the exam.
Candidates need to use their MAT Registration number and Roll Number to check and download the result.AIMA also sends a copy of the result to the candidates through post. MAT score is valid for one year. So, MAT 2018 result for December test will be valid from the date of the result announcement.
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 2018 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) will be a part of the MAT 2018 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 2018 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 2018 GD and PI Process
GD and PI are the integral part of MAT selection process 2018. These rounds are usually conducted to check the interaction & communication skills and self-confidence of the candidates.
These rounds are to check whether a candidate has the knowledge of current affairs or what his or her views on a certain topic or situation. And, how s/he reacts or responses to the questions 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
- MAT Admit Card
- MAT 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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