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Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM and allied management programmes. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT exam scores. MAT is held four times in a year: February, May, September and December. Important dates are announced three months before the exam. MAT is an objective-type test with multiple-choice questions. Candidates can choose to take the exam in either of the two modes – paper-based or computer-based.


MAT exam is held for almost two-and-a-half hours. The test covers two hundred (200) questions in 150 minutes. The aspriant is tested in the following five areas: Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. There are 40 questions in each section. Each question carries one mark, whereas, one/fourth mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Few tips for MAT exam preparation:

• Practice reading ‘Reading Comprehension’ passages for at least two to three months, about four to five per day.

• Go through all the rules of grammar and make an effort to understand the contextual usage of words and phrases in English

• For Quant, practice about 20-25 questions every day. Lay particular emphasis on Arithmetic and Algebra based questions – these are quite common in MAT exam pattern.

• Make an effort to improve on GK, by reading a newspaper every day and a good weekly or monthly magazine. That should help you get a good score in MAT.

Examination Center

The list of MAT test cities:

State/ UT nameTest city nameTest mode
Andhra PradeshVijayawada, Visakhapatnam
AssamGuwahati, Jorhat, Silchar
BiharPatna, Bhagalpur
ChhattisgarhBilaspur, Raipur
Himachal PradeshShimla
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar
JharkhandJamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaBelagavi, Mangaluru,
KeralaErnakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur
MaharashtraMumbai, Nagpur, Pune
PunjabRourkela, Sambalpur, Ludhiana
RajasthanUdaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore
Tamil NaduMadurai
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow,
UttarakhandMeerut, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Haldwani, Srinagar (Garhwal)
West BengalDurgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri,
Test Centres AbroadDubai, Singapore


Syllubus for Management Aptitude Test

MAT Syllabus 2017
Generally, the MAT exam tests the aptitude skills of the candidates in different topics. The MAT syllabus contains total five topics like Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment. The detailed MAT syllabus 2017 is mentioned below:
Language Comprehension:
This section will comprise of two sections i.e. Reading Comprehension and English Vocabulary & Grammar. It contain topics like Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms, Using the same word with different meaning, Antonyms, Idioms, Contextual Usage, Analogies, One word substitution, Fill in the blanks, Odd man out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Sentence Completion, Sentence Correction and Foreign language words used in English
Mathematical Skills
This part will have topics like Ratios and proportions, In equations Quadratic & linear equations, Profit and Loss, Geometry, Percentages, Algebra, Averages, Time-Speed-Distance, Geometric Progression, Partnership (Accounts), Number System, Work and Time, HCF & LCM and Vectors.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
The questions of Data Interpretation are mostly based on different graphs such as Puzzles, Series, Table Charts, Data Sufficiency, Bar Graphs, Graphs, Line Charts, Column Graphs, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram and many others.
General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
This section contains Mathematical Reasoning & Verbal Ability Question and different topics like Critical Reasoning, Sequencing, Visual reasoning, Coding and Decoding, Identifying valid interferences, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Statements & Assumptions, Matrix arrangements, Assertion and reasons, Identifying reasons, Linear arrangements, Family tree, Effect & Cause, etc.
Indian and Global Environment
In this section, questions will be asked from various topics like Current Affairs, Quotations from important personalities, Geography, History, Business, Major events in corporate, Books and authors, Science, Awards, Company punch lines, Top officials of big companies, Sports, Entertainment, Politics entrance

Management Aptitude Test Notification

Candidates may check exam dates for MAT February 2017 from below table:

Events Dates
Application starts 12th December 2016
Last date for online registration 27th January 2017
Admit card release On or after 28th January 2017
Exam date 5th February 2017 (PBT mode) and 11th February 2017 (CBT mode)
Result declaration Within a month after the examination

Eligibility for Management Aptitude Test

Here’s the eligibility criteria for the MAT exam:

• Graduates in any discipline can take the exam

• Final year graduation students can also apply.

There’s no age limit for MAT exam.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Application

Candidates can apply for MAT through any one of three following modes:

Online Payment

By registering online via Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) payment. Detailed procedure is given on the MAT website link.

Demand Draft

Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any bank. Then register online along with the DD details.


Obtain form with MAT Bulletin/CD against a cash payment from listed Nodal Centres of AIMA OR from AIMA, New Delhi.

Candidates who have opted for computer-based test can choose the date and time slot of their choice, subject to availability. While filling up admission forms, candidates need to fill in details of five management institutes during registration. MAT scores will be sent directly to these institutes.

Admit Card

Candidates can download their MAT admit cards from AIMA website. Specific admit cards will be generated MAT aspirants who opted for the paper-based test and for the computer-based test. It contains the candidate’s name, form no, roll no, test date, test time and test venue address. In case of computer-based test, candidates have to strictly follow the date and time allotted. No separate admit card will be issued or dispatched. Candidates can download it from the official website. Date and time slot for the exam will be automatically allotted by the system to those candidates who do not select their slot up to four days before the computer-based test. MAT admit cards will be available on the official website.

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