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Management Aptitude Test

Last updated: Oct 15, 2019


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MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test. It is an aptitude test for MBA admission in over 600 Indian business schools and is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) since 1998. The Ministry of Human Resource Department approved MAT in 2003.

MAT is an online/offline test either in English or Hindi. Any graduate can apply for the test conducted four times a year- February, May, September and December, and the score is valid for one year.

Name of Exam MAT (Management Aptitude Test)
For admission to MBA & PGDM
Level of exam National
Conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IMMs), on rotation
Mode of Exam
  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Both PBT & CBT
Mode of application Online
Medium of Exam English / Hindi
Validity of score One year
Periodicity of exam 4 times a year
Number of chances Unlimited
Date of Exam Paper Based Test-the first Sunday of Feb, May, Sep, Dec.
Computer Based Test - Subsequent Sunday
Eligibility Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
The percentage requirement varies in case of different colleges/universities
Final year undergraduate students also eligible.
No age limit
  • INR 1550 for CBT
  • INR 1550 for PBT
  • INR 2650 for both
Duration of exam 2.5 hours
Exam pattern
  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian and Global Environment
Website / helpline https://mat.aima.in
Other information The candidate can take both online and offline tests by paying an extra fee of Rs. 1100 and have the benefit of selecting two additional management institutions (total 7 instead of 5).

In MAT a total of 200 questions are to be answered in 150 minutes with 40 each in:

  • Language comprehension
  • Mathematical skills, data analysis & sufficiency
  • Intelligence & critical reasoning
  • Indian & global environment.

Follow this link for details of MAT and to apply for the test www.aima.in/testing-services/mat/mat.html

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