Here’s some good news to all the aspiring candidates who are willing to attend for MAT exam which will be organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA). AIMA will conduct exam on December 10 and 16. for a paper-based and computer-based test respectively. AIMA will conduct MAT exam twice a year. MAT scores will also be considered for the PGDM courses in various institutes across the country. Interested candidates can apply before December 1, 2017, which is conducted at different centers across 36 cities. One can get complete information of MAT exam 2017 important dates, eligibility, admit card, participating institutes, result, cutoff, syllabus and exam pattern etc.

MAT Exam 2017-2018: Application, Test Pattern, Eligibility & Cutoffs

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test which is being administered to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to the candidates who are looking for taking admission to MBA and allied programmes. MAT has been approved as a national-level test in 2003 by the government of India, Ministry of HRD. The B-School consider the MAT Score as an admission input based on the scorecards issued to the candidates across domestic and international schools.

MAT Exam 2017
MAT Exam 2017

Name of the Association: All India Management Association – AIMA
Name of the Exam: MAT 2017
Status: Available Now

MAT Exam Important Dates:

  • Last Date to apply for MAT exam is December 1, 2017
  • Admit Cards will be issued on December 2, 2017
  • MAT 2017 Paper Based Test will be conducted on December 10, 2017
  • MAT 2017 Exam Computer Based Test is conducted on December 16, 2017
  • MAT Result will be declared in the last week of December 2017

MAT Exam Eligibility Criteria 2017:

  • MAT eligibility criteria must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a 50%
  • Final year candidates can also apply for MAT 2017
  • There will be no age limit to apply for MAT Exam

MAT Exam Fee for all categories application form is Rs 1652

Process to fill MAT Exam Application Form:

  • Visit MAT Exam 2017 Registration Page
  • Fill the application Form with proper details
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature
  • Make payment of application
  • View the application and take its printout

MAT Exam Admit Card 2017:

The paper-based test is conducted from 10 AM to 12:30 PM while the computer-based test will be conducted in different time slots at different venues.

  • MAT Admit Card will be available from December 2, 2017 on the official website of the board
  • One can download the MAT admit card after filling the application number, date of birth and email ID
  • Admit Card includes candidates name, Roll number, Exam date, Exam time and address

Download MAT Admit Card

MAT Exam Pattern:

MAT is conducted in paper-based test and Computer-based test

S.No Name Number of Questions Time
1 Language Comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

MAT Exam syllabus:

MAT syllabus covers from Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. Indian and Global Environment comprises topics on current events and happenings, banking and business, sports etc.

MAT Exam Sample Papers 2017:

Candidates who are going to appear in the exam are advised to prepare with sample papers which will make easier to qualify in the exam. MAT sample papers help the candidates to improve their accuracy while taking the exam and effective time-management.

MAT Exam Result 2017:

MAT Result will be declared in the last week of the December, Candidates can take the result using roll number, form number and test month. MAT Results can be checked in SMS, Candidates can request for duplicate MAT scorecard within 45 days from the declaration of result.

MAT Exam Cut off 2017:

MAT cutoff is minimum marks required for the candidates qualify for the next round of selection process. MAT Cutoff will be released after declaring the result, MAT 2017 cut off will range from 500 to 700. Cutoff will be calculated based on the composite score.

MAT Exam 2017 Answer Key:

The candidates who are interested can check the answer key and download it from the official website. However, it will take some time to release the answer key officially on the website but we have decided to provide you the answer key here. So check the key here and download it.

MAT Exam cutoff of previous years:

Check MAT Cut off Marks year wise here.

College name MAT cutoff score of previous years’
National Institute of Technology, Warangal 600
Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore 600
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 650
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune 600
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 600
Amity Business School, Noida 500
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 500
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal 700
ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior 600
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore 700

MAT Participating Institutes:

MAT Participating Institutes will be announced by the examination authority, After the declaration of the result, AIMA will send MAT scores to five business schools opted by the candidates during the registration. About 138 management institutes are listed as top b-schools which accepts MAT scores.

MAT Exam Schedule (MAT December)

Important Dates for Applying For candidates who complete the Online Registration by

  • Uploading digital image of photograph,
  • Uploading digital image of signature, and
  • Online payment

Last Date for Online Registration:

01 December 2017 (For Registration)

(In this case, do NOT send the printout of the Registration Form. However, the candidate should retain a Printout of Registration Form for reference.)

Mode of Test

(How to take the Test)

Candidate can choose any ONE of the two options to take the test:

Paper Based Test
Computer Based Test

Test Date
10 December 2017 (Sunday) 16 December 2017(Saturday)onwards**

**If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on 16 December 2017 itself.

Test Timing
1000-1230 Hrs
Reporting Time at the Test Centre: 0900 Hrs
In different Time slots at specific test venues; subject to the number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.
ELIGIBILITY Graduates in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.
How to apply Register online at website link: with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking payment of Rs.1500/-(Inclusive of 18% GST). The detailed procedure is given on the website link.
Test Centre City
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  • Test Centre City list is provided in the Bulletin. Test Venues for Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test are different.
  • The Paper-Based Test will take place only on one day i.e., 10 December 2017 at one-time slot i.e., 10.00am-12.30pm, whereas the Computer Based Test will take place on 16 December 2017 in different time slots.
  • If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and it can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on 16 December 2017 itself.
  • If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is few in a particular centre, these candidates have to appear for the Paper-Based Test on 10 December 2017.
List of Participating Management Institutes
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List of Participating MIs

Four Digit codes for Management Institutes/University Departments accepting the MAT Score are given in the List of Participating Institutes/Universities as MI Code. There are five blocks consisting of four boxes each given in the Form. Fill the codes of those five institutes only where you have applied or are applying for admission. No additional fee is to be paid for filling these 5 choices.Important Notice: Applicants are advised to check the approval/recognition status of various programs directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities.

AIMA has come across a couple of cases where the aspiring candidates’ mat score is not accepted by some participating institutes/universities for admission to MBA full-time course despite their confirmation to AIMA at the time of participation by incorporating their notifications in mat bulletin. Candidates are advised to recheck with the concerned institutes/universities before applying for MAT.

(Note: No additional fee is to be paid for filling these 5 choices.)

MAT Registration Form Acknowledgement All Forms received at AIMA are scanned/validated within 5 days and the Form Numbers of such received forms will be available on website link: Further, your form is scrutinized and if found in order; it is provisionally registered.MAT Registration Form received later than the due date is liable to be rejected. Neither any correspondence in this regard will be entertained nor will the fee to be refunded.
Admit Card
  • All provisionally registered candidates both for Paper Based and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website link: on or after 02 December 2017 (Saturday).
  • 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. The candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of Computer Based Test.

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