MAT Examination

Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as MAT exam, is a competitive entrance examination for students who wish to study post graduate program in management. This national level entrance examination is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B schools in the country accept MAT results. There are some international business schools too that accept MAT scores. So, if you want to enter the world of corporate management and administration, good scores in the MAT exam will definitely take you to places.

In order to appear for the MAT exam, you should clear the following eligibility criteria:

  • Should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Students in their final year of graduation program can also apply for this entrance examination
  • There is no age limit or work experience requirement in order to apply for this entrance exam. So, anyone interested in studying business management at any point of their life can take up this entrance exam to get admission in any of the top MBA College in India.

What is the syllabus for the Management Aptitude Test?

The exam syllabus broadly covers these five important areas of study:

  • Math skills
  • Intelligence and critical reasoning
  • Data analysis and sufficiency
  • Indian and global environment
  • Language comprehension

What is the exam schedule?

This exam is conducted four times a year – Feb, May, Sept, and December. So, you can appear for one of the examinations based on your convenience and schedule. Students can opt to take up the paper-based test or computer-based test, according to their convenience. Mark these important dates in your calendar, if you are planning to appear for the MAT entrance examination:

The important dates for the May 2018 exam are:

  • 25 April 2018 – Last date to get MAT application
  • 28 April 2018 – Last date to submit completed forms
  • 29 April 2018 – Start issue of admit card
  • 01 May 2018 – Last date for online registration
  • 07 May 2018 – Paper-based test
  • 11, 12 & 13 May 2018 – Computer based test

How to apply for the MAT exam?

Application form is available both online and offline. Regularly, check out the official website for dates of release of application form and online registration.

For online registration, visit

  • Fill in all the pertinent details in the application form, upload your photograph and digital signature before you submit the application.
  • You should make an online payment of Rs. 1400