About MAT 2019

All India Management Association (AIMA) 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 released the MAT application form 2019 in online mode on October 4 for the entrance exam conducted in December. MAT 2019 paper-based exam will be conducted on December 8, 2019 while the computer-based exam conducted on December 14. The admit card for MAT 2019 December which will be conducted in PBT mode will be available from December 2 while for CBT mode it will be available from December 10. MAT 2019 result for December session will be announced tentatively in the last week of December. 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

MAT (Session Dec 2019)

Upcoming Dates and Events

04 Oct, 2019 - 01 Dec, 2019

Application - PBT | Mode: Online Ongoing

02 Dec, 2019

Admit Card - PBT | Mode: Online

04 Oct, 2019 - 06 Dec, 2019

Application - CBT | Mode: Online Ongoing

08 Dec, 2019

Exam - PBT | Mode: Offline

10 Dec, 2019

Admit Card - CBT | Mode: Online

14 Dec, 2019

Exam - CBT | Mode: Online

22 Dec, 2019

Result - PBT and CBT | Mode: Online

MAT (Session May 2019)

Past Dates and Events

24 May, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

18 May, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

15 May, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online


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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 is available in online mode only. For the December session, AIMA released the MAT application form 2019 in online mode on October 4, 2019. The last date to fill the application form for paper-based test is December 1, 2019 while computer-based test the last date to register is December 6, 2019. MAT 2019 paper-based exam will be conducted on December 8, 2019 and the computer-based exam will be conducted on December 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 was Rs. 1550. However, if one chooses to write the exam in both offline and online modes, the application fee was Rs. 2650.

Application Fees

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

MAT 2019 Syllabus

Language comprehension
Mathematical skills
Data analysis and sufficiency
Intelligence and critical reasoning
India and global environment

AIMA conducts the MAT exam in both online mode or offline mode. Candidates could 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 had 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 were deducted. 

Candidates were advised strategizing 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 December session paper-based mode will be available from December 2, 2019 while for computer-based test it will be available from December 10, 2019 in online mode. The MAT 2019 admit card can be downloaded only in online mode. AIMA do not 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 did not allow to appear for the exam without the admit card of MAT 2019 December 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 December session will be released in last week of December 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 December 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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Questions related to MAT

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If I appear for MAT exam 2020 in February, will I be able to get admission in batch 2020-22?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Yes, you will be eligible for the admission for 2020-22 session by giving MAT 2020. MAT 2020will be conducted by All India Management Association. MAT 2020 will be conducted both in pen paper mode and in online mode.
For applying for MAT, candidates should be a graduate from any recognized university. There is no upper age limit, no limits for attempt.

I will give December MAT 2019. Will admissions still be open in PGDM colleges?

The Dovakiin 20th Nov, 2019

Hi Swati,

Yes you should go for MAT 2019 December. This will give you great Management Bschools options for year 2020 to 2022. One of these options for great Bschools I would suggest from my personal experience is JIMS Rohini Sector-5 New Delhi. This college has a great past record in PGDM batch in respect of placement fees and overall personal development of the student. This course will provide you with 3 options I.e. General, IB and RM. Also it has a great infrastructure and is located in an ideal position next to Rithala Metro station making easy to travel. In placement area many BIG companies like Airtel, Aditya Birla, ITC, Nescafe etc. which hires many students with great packages. Speaking in name of staff, there are lot of experienced and skilled members of JIMS College who provide great help to students in their Improvement areas. The CRMC Cell is also ready at all times to provide any kind of help if needed by the students in relation to placement as well as any other matter.

I would provide following ratings as per my personal experience in JIMS College:

Placement: 9/10



I wish this would be of help to you.

I wish you Good Luck in your future endeavors.


I have less than 50% marks in high school, can I apply for cat,mat and GMAT???

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
CAT, MAT and GMAT are entrance examinations for admission tio Post Graduation courses. Now as their eligibility criteria, CAT has a condition that Candidates should score a minimum aggregate of 50% in the Graduation. It is 5% for General Category and 45% for Reserved Categories. MAT has no minimum aggregate requirement. Your High school aggregate is not counted for eligibility criteria of these exams. In fact, it is only considered for the shortlisting process.

i have got 50 percent marks in graduation..if i will get good percentile in CAT OR MAT. will i get admission in good college or should i stop dreaming of mba?

N S Sethumadhavan 20th Nov, 2019

Dear Himanshu,

Whether you will  be able to or not will do an MBA solely depends on you and how strong your dream is. I am not going to simply say some positive words but show you the possibilities that are out there which may act in your favour as you have not mentioned many of your details regarding your 10th and 12th percentage and about your achievements.

1. Depending on what you identify as "Good" college it may depend, if you aim at Tier 1 college the chances are low until and unless your 10th and 12th score is more than 90% and you have many national level achievements and CAT score between 98 - 100 percentile.

2. You need to give your best in not only in CAT, MAT but also in XAT , SNAP and IIFT and should try to get very high percentile.

3. Do not restrict your view of college restricted but keep an open perspective and look for opportunities that you receive but at the same time MBA is not a big deal as it is just a degree/ post graduate diploma (based on which college you apply) what matters is that you understand that and do not think as if life has ended for you.

4. Now having realized where you stand,it is up to you to stand up with strength and face the consequences of whatever had happened in the past. In your case the 50 percentage in graduation though may be low but you need to accept and move forward and atleast give your best so that you'd be happy that you atleast tried.

5. If you are open to joining Tier 3 college it would still be an amazing opportunity for you because the subjects are same in most colleges it's only how it is delivered and the competitive attitude amongst the peer students that creates the difference in the learning and college.

6. You can do certifications too once you join a b-school which not only will showcase your passion but will help you showcase your knowledge, skill as well as the attitude towards learning and growth which most company appreciates.

7. Most importantly that you need to ask yourself is that, why do you want to do MBA so badly, once you get an answer to that use that as an motivation to achieve what you want to and as I had already mentioned before MBA is just a degree and whatever you do, do it with passion and dedication then excellence will follow.

So the only option left for you is to move forward and achieve what you couldn't do in graduation,so study well with dedication with an eye to your goal and while doing that become the best in quant,LRDI and RC and who knows maybe you could guide others and find your true vision. My best wishes.


suggest online course for quantitative aptitude for MAT in budget...

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019
Abhijeet, almost all online courses come with a price. You haven't mentioned your budget so it is a difficult answer. Instead, what we can do is help you as how to prepare for QA section of MAT exam. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

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.

And durimg the exam, believe that a paper is not a place for Research given the fact that there is negative marking. Hence attempt only those question types that you are familiar with. Do not attempt any new kind of question in the paper that you haven't practised.Focus on getting 20-22 questions right in the first round and then go for the others. Attempt the QA section in 3 Rounds starting with the easiest questions and do not be afraid of leaving difficult questions unattempted. Go through the questions sequentially but will attempt only those questions that are from your area of interest or topics that I am comfortable with that are not lengthy and that do not confuse you in the first reading that can be attempted in about 90 seconds. Difficult questions from your area of interest will be marked in Round 1 and attempted only in Round 2. If time is available, attempt remaining questions in Round 3.

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