MAT: Management Aptitude Test

Introduced in 1988 Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is one of the standardized tests for facilitating B-Schools to screen candidates for PGDM admission and related programmes. 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.

MAT Mode of Exam

There are two kinds of tests available for MAT

Paper Based Test (PBT) -
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.

Computer Based Test (CBT)- 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 objective type test with options; Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked.

MAT Exam Dates

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. For latest updates see EduationNews.Shiksha

MAT Syllabus

The syllabus coverage for MAT 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 Application Process

MAT Registration is completely online. However test is available both modes i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT). Prospective candidates need to register online for the test when application window opens.

Register online for MAT Management Aptitude Test

MAT Eligibility Criteria

Anyone who have completed bachelors degree programme or in the final year / final semester of one such programme can apply for MAT.

MAT Admit Card

All provisionally registered candidates both for Paper Based and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA 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.

MAT Test Cities

MAT Test is offered across following cities:

Paper Based Test (PBT)
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Ambala
  • Bareilly
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhilai
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi (NCR)
  • Dibrugarh
  • Durgapur
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahati
  • Haridwar
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kanpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Madurai
  • Meerut
  • Mengaluru
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Rourkela
  • Srinagar
  • Suryamani nagar
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Trichy
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
MAT Computer Based Test 
  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi (NCR)
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Trichy
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam

MAT Score / MAT Result

MAT is administered 4 times over a year. Generally the results for all the MAT exams are available 1 month post the examination. The results are announced on the AIMA website. To check your MAT Result / MAT Score Card login to AIMA MAT website.

List of B-Schools Accepting MAT Score (Tentative)

  • ABBS School of Management, Bengaluru
  • ABS Academy of Science, Technology & Management, Durgapur
  • Accurate Institute of Advanced Management, Greater Noida
  • Accurate Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida
  • Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bengaluru
  • Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Bengaluru
  • Acharya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  • Acharya School of Management, Bengaluru
  • Adamas University, Kolkata
  • Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology, Bengaluru
  • Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • AIMA-Centre for Management Education, New Delhi
  • Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
  • Alliance University, Bengaluru
  • Amity University, Gurgaon
  • Amity University, Gwalior
  • Amity University, Jaipur
  • Amity University, Kolkata
  • Amity University, Mumbai
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Amity University, Raipur
  • Amrapali Institute of Technology & Sciences, Haldwani
  • Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore
  • Ansal University, Gurgaon
  • Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus, Jalandhar
  • Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
  • ARKA Jain University, Jamshedpur
  • ASBM University, Bhubaneswar
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • Asian Business School, Noida
  • ASM's Institute of Business Management & Research Group of Institutes, Pune
  • Astha School of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Aurora's Business School, Hyderabad
  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore
  • Balaji Institute of International Business, Pune
  • Balaji Institute of Management & Human Resource Development, Pune
  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
  • Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management, Pune
  • Bangalore Institute of Management Studies, BANGALORE
  • Bennett University, Noida
  • Bhagwan Mahavir University, Surat
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha&lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • Bhavan's Centre for Communication & Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Bhavan's Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management, Mysore
  • Biju Patnaik Institute of Information Technology & Management Studies, Bhubaneswar
  • Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  • BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
  • Brij Mohan Institute of Management & Technology, Gurgaon
  • Calcutta Business School, Kolkata
  • Centre for Management Development, Ghaziabad
  • Chitkara Business School, Rajpura
  • Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
  • Christ Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
  • Christ Institute of Management, Pune
  • Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Community Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru
  • Crescent School of Business,, Chennai
  • Dayananda Sagar Business School, Bengaluru
  • DC School of Management & Technology, Kottayam
  • DC School of Management & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Development Management Institute, Patna
  • Dhruva College of Management, Hyderabad
  • Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
  • DJ Academy for Managerial Excellence, Coimbatore
  • Doon Business School Global, Dehradun
  • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • Dr BC Roy Engineering College, Durgapur
  • Dr D Y Patil B School, Pune
  • Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth Global Business School&Research Centre, Pune
  • Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research, Kanpur
  • Dr Kariappa School of Art and Design Management, Bengaluru
  • EIILM, Kolkata
  • EMPI Institutions, New Delhi
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhinagar
  • Fatima College, Madurai
  • FBS Business School, Bengaluru
  • Firebird Instt of Research in Management, Coimbatore
  • FISAT Business School, Angamaly
  • Flame School of Business, Pune
  • Flame School of Communication, Pune
  • Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi
  • FOSTIIMA Business School, New Delhi
  • Future Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • GD Goenka University, Gurugram
  • GIBS B School, Bengaluru
  • GITAM Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida
  • Globsyn Business School, Kolkata
  • Glocal University, Sharanpur
  • GNIOT Group of Institutions, Greater Noida
  • Gopal Narayan Singh University, Sasaram
  • GRG School of Management Studies, Coimbatore
  • Guru Nanak Business School, Hyderabad
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  • Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia
  • Heritage Business School, Kolkata
  • Hi Tech Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Hyderabad Business School, Hyderabad
  • I Business Institute, Greater Noida
  • IBMR Business school, Jhajjar
  • ICBM School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad
  • IFIM Business School, Bengaluru
  • IIEBM, Indus Business School, Pune
  • IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur
  • IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Lucknow
  • IILM College of Management Studies, Greater Noida
  • IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida
  • IILM Institute for Higher Education, New Delhi
  • IILM University, Gurgaon
  • IIS University, Jaipur
  • Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies and Research, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar
  • Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata
  • Indira School of Business Studies, Pune
  • Indirapuram Institute of Higher Studies, Ghaziabad
  • Indore Indira Business School, Indore
  • Indus Business Academy, Bengaluru
  • Indus School of Business Management, Gurgaon
  • Indus University, Ahmedabad
  • Institute for Technology & Management, Chennai
  • Institute for Technology & Management, Mumbai
  • Institute of Advanced Management & Research, Ghaziabad
  • Institute of Business Management, Kolkata
  • Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata
  • Institute of Health Management Research, Bengaluru
  • Institute of Insurance and Risk Management, Hyderabad
  • Institute of Management & Information Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • Institute of Management Sciences, Jammu
  • Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad
  • Institute of Management Study, Kolkata
  • Institute of Marketing & Management, New Delhi
  • Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
  • Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur
  • Institute of Science and Management, Ranchi
  • Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad
  • International Institute of Business Studies, Bengaluru
  • International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi
  • International Institute of Management & Human Resource Development, Pune
  • International Institute of Management Studies, Pune
  • International School of Business & Media, Kolkata
  • International School of Management & Research, Pune
  • International School of Management Patna, Patna
  • ISBR Business School, Bengaluru
  • ITM Business School, Warangal
  • ITM University, Raipur
  • ITM Vocational University, Vadodara
  • Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Jaipur
  • Jagan Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi
  • Jagannath International Management School, New Delhi
  • Jagannath University, Bahadurgarh
  • Jagannath University, Jaipur
  • Jagran Instt of Management, Kanpur
  • Jain University, Bengaluru
  • Jaipur National University, Jaipur
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
  • Jamia Hamdard-Department of Management, New Delhi
  • Jaypee Business School, Noida
  • JK Business School, Gurugram
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • Justice KS Hegde Institute of Management, Udupi
  • Karunya University, Coimbatore
  • KCT Business School, Coimbatore
  • KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar
  • KR Mangalam University, Gurgaon
  • Krupanidhi School of Management, Bengaluru
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management & Technology, Bareilly
  • Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & Excellence, Pune
  • Lloyd Business School, Greater Noida
  • LN Mishra College of Business Management, Muzaffarpur
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad
  • Mangalayatan University, Aligarh
  • Mangalmay Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida
  • Mangalore Institute of Technology&Engineering, Mangalore
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Udupi
  • Manipal University, Jaipur, Jaipur
  • Manipur University, Imphal
  • Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla
  • Master School of Management, Meerut
  • MATS Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bengaluru
  • MATS University, School of Mgmt Studies &Research, Raipur
  • Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • MIT World Peace University, Pune
  • Mody University, Laxmangarh
  • MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai
  • MP Birla Institute of Management, Bengaluru
  • MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bengaluru
  • MYRA School of Business, Mysore
  • Narayana Business School, Ahmedabad
  • NERIM Group of Institutions, Guwahati
  • Netaji Subhas Engineering College, Kolkata
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Business Management, Jamshedpur
  • New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • NIET Business School, Greater Noida
  • NITTE School of Management, Bengaluru
  • NSB Academy, Bengaluru
  • OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat
  • People's University, Bhopal
  • PES University, Bengaluru
  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  • Pune Institute of Business Management, Pune
  • Raipur Institute of Technology, Raipur
  • Rajagiri Business School, Kochi
  • Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi
  • Rajalakshmi School of Business, Chennai
  • Rama University, Facuytly of Commerce & Management, Kanpur
  • Rayat Bahra University, Mohali
  • Regional College of Management, Bengaluru
  • RL Institute of Management Studies, Madurai
  • Rourkela Institute of Management Studies, Rourkela
  • RV Institute of Management, Bengaluru
  • Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore
  • Sai Balaji International Institute of Management Sciences, Pune
  • Saintgits Institute of Management, Kottayam
  • Saveetha School of Management, Chennai
  • School of Management Sciences, Lucknow
  • SCMS Cochin School of Business, Kochi
  • SCMS School of Technology & Management, Kochi
  • Shanti Business School, Ahmedabad
  • Sharda University, Greater Noida
  • SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar
  • Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling
  • Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata
  • Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad
  • Soil School of Business Design, Gurgaon
  • Sona School of Management, Salem
  • SR Engineering College, Hyderabad
  • Sri Ramachandra College of Management, Chennai
  • Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management Research, New Delhi
  • SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Modinagar
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur
  • SRM University, Sonipat
  • SRMS International Business School, Lucknow
  • Srusti Academy of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • SSN School of Management, Chennai
  • St Aloysius College, Mangalore
  • St Joseph's Institute of Management, Bengaluru
  • St Kabir Institute of Professional Studies, Ahmedabad
  • St. Thomas Management Institute, Jhajjar
  • STEP- HBTI, Kanpur
  • Suryadatta Institute of Business Management & Technology, Pune
  • Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass Communication, Pune
  • Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun
  • Taxila Business School, Jaipur
  • Techno India Group, Kolkata
  • The IIHMR University, Jaipur
  • The Northcap University, Gurgaon
  • Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai
  • Tripura University, Suryamani Nagar
  • Unique Institute of Management, Pune
  • Unitedworld School of Business, Gandhinagar
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
  • Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural Management, Muzaffarpur
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  • Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad
  • Vinoba Bhawe University, Hazaribag
  • Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems & Management, Secunderabad
  • Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies-Technical Campus, New Delhi
  • VPMs Dr V N Bedekar Institute of Management Studies, Thane
  • World University of Design, Sonipat
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bengaluru
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Kochi, Kochi
MAT Contact Details

All India Management Association
Management House
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India

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