Introduced in 1988 Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is one of the standard tests for facilitating B-Schools to screen candidates for MBA along with other allied modules. In the year 2003, the Ministry of HRD India had approved MAT to be a national level test. It is also accepted internationally. Candidates are issued Score Cards that determine the admission input for MAT. If a student is looking forward to getting into any of the 600 B-schools in India, then MAT clearance is a one-way ticket.
MAT is conducted around 4 times a year on a regular basis. It is usually done in the months of February, May, September and December. To appear for this test, graduation in any disciple from a recognized university is mandatory. Students in their final year of B.A, B.Sc, B.Tech, etc. can apply for the same too. A minimum percentage requirement for graduation marks is essential, which however is not the same as MIs/University. For more clarity on this, candidates can refer to the valid MIs/University prospectus.
Exams are conducted at a common test center with hundreds of people participating together. The timed test requires the candidate to bring an eraser, pen, HB-pencil and sharpener with him or her.
For this test, the computers gets connected to a server and it is the candidate’s responsibility to acquire computer skills before sitting for this test.
MAT is basically an objective type test with options for multiple-choice answers.
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is administered 4 times a year i.e. February, May, September and December. Exam schedule is declared by MAT administrator along with the notification for submission of application form for each MAT.
MAT 2019 Syllabus
The syllabus coverage for MAT 2019 is lengthy and rather exhaustive. So make sure that you are prepared well in advance before appearing for the same. All the questions are of 40 marks and there are 40 questions for each set. The section details are as follows-Section 1:
Language Comprehension (40 questions for 40 marks)Types of questions-
In this category, you will get all kinds of topics covering verbal reasoning, filling blanks, completing sentences, use of foreign language words in English, etc.Mode of Exam:
Both Online and Offline mode
Courses included: All graduates (or final year students) B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.Section II:
Mathematical Skills (40 questions for 40 marks)
Types of questions-
In this set, you will get a set of simple interest calculations, follower by some percentile calculations, trigonometry, set theory, co-ordinate geometry, etc.
Courses included-All graduates (or final year students) B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.Section III:
Data Analysis and Sufficiency (40 questions for 40 marks)Types of questions-
Data Interpretation include text-based data along with Data Interpretation using graphs and tables. These can include Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, etc. Critical reasoning followed by Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, etc. Some other aspects covered here many include identifying strong and weak arguments, True or False, linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, etc.Courses included-
All graduates (or final year students) B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.Section IV:
General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning (40 questions for 40 marks)
Types of questions-
Here you will get questions on word substitution, aptitude, probabilities, Statement and Assumptions, etc.Courses included-
All graduates (or final year students) B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.Section V:
Indian and Global Environment respectively (40 questions for 40 marks)Types of questions
- This is more about current affairs like social happenings, Business analytics, books, authors, world records, science, business and top company queries, usually in short essay forms. Courses included-
All graduates (or final year students) B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.
MAT 2019 Application Process
Register online at website
link with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking payment of Rs. 1500/- Or candidates can apply online and submit examination fee through Demand Draft. Also, candidate can chose to buy MAT bulletin from AIMA New Delhi by paying Rs. 1500/- and then submit the application form.
MAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Prior to starting the application process for MAT 2019, all candidates should be able to meet the below mentioned criteria. Here are the details of the eligibility for the same-
- All applying candidates should have qualified graduation or must be appearing for the final or last year of graduation from any state recognized institute or university.
- No restrictions on age limit apply for MAT exam 2019.
- A minimum of at least 45% marks should have been scored in the qualifying exam. English should be a part of the major subject. For those who come under the SC/ ST reserved categories, the marks percentile is lowered to 40%.
- To ensure admission in any of reputed colleges or institutes, it is mandatory for the applicants to adhere to the above mentioned norms.
MAT Admit Card
All provisionally registered candidates both for Paper Based and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website link: http://apps.aima.in/matadmitcard.aspx). Specific Admit Card is generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card contains Candidate's Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of Computer Based Test.
Result MAT 2019
Ideally the results for all the MAT 2019 exams are available 1 month post the examination. The results are announced on the AIMA website
Top B-Schools Accepting MAT Scores
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
Contact : 0820-2701000, 0820-2701002
MAT Cutoff- 700 ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Contact : 0751-2449801, 0751-2449816
Management Development Institute (MDI) Murshidabad
Approximate MAT Cut off: 600 KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar
Approximate MAT Cut off: 600 Birla Institute of management and Technology (BIMTECH), Bhubaneshwar
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500
Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa
Approximate MAT Cut off: 400IFIM Business School
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500 AIMS (Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences)
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500 VIT University, Vellore & Chennai
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500 SRM school of management, SRM University, Tamilnadu
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500 SSIM (Siva Sivani Institute of management), Secunderabad
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500 VJIM (Vignana Jyoti Institute of Management) Hyderabad
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500 SCMS, Cochin School of Business
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500PES University, Bangalore
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500
Kristu Jayanti Institute of Management, Bangalore
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
Approximate MAT Cut off: 500 Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
Approximate MAT Cut off: 450
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