The All India Management Association (AIMA) conducted its February session MAT 2016 on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in paper-pencil based mode. The exam was conducted from 10 in the morning to 12:30 afternoon, in which around 20,000 candidates appeared. The MAT December 2016 computer based test will be conducted on February13, 2016.
Candidates from Chennai who had applied for MAT December 2015 but could not appear due to cancellation of the test in Chennai center were automatically eligible to appear for the MAT February 2016 as per the erstwhile schedule. As per the difficulty level, the test was of moderate to easy level and was conducted without any glitch across centers.
MAT is conducted four times a year in the months of February, May, September and December. As per the exam pattern of MAT February 2016, the test had 200 multiple choice objective type questions to be completed within the duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. The test was divided into 5 sections namely, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. Based on student’s inputs, the test was of easy to moderate level.
As per the marking scheme of the test, each correct answer will bear 1 mark and for each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 1/4. It is likely that the MAT December computer based test will be on similar lines.
The Result of MAT 2016 for February will declare the shortlisted candidates’ names most likely in the last week of February 2016. The candidates will be shortlisted by the MAT 2016 participating B-Schools on the basis of their scores depending upon the cutoff. The candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion, Personal Interview and or Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds.
First published on February 7, 2016
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