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MAT- Management Aptitude Test

About MAT

All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for admission to MBA and equivalent programs of various participating institutes. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India. MAT is conducted in the month of February, May, September and December, in offline (paper-pen) and online (computer) modes.

Eligibility  For  MAT 2018:

  • Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognized university.
  • A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com, B.Tech, etc) can also appear provisionally.
  • Usually, there is no minimum marks requirement to be eligible for MAT. However, candidates have to secure passing marks in graduation.
  • There is no age bar.
  • Job experience is not necessary

Application  Procedure  for  MAT 2018:

Candidate can choose any mode to apply:

Register online at website with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card).


Register online at website by making payment through net banking

  • Eligibility aspirants need to fill MAT application form 2018  through online mode.
  • There is no offline application is available to apply for MAT exam.
  • Application should be completed in all respects including the filling of all necessary details and uploading of signature & photograph.
  • After few days of the submission of application form, applicants can check their status of application form.

Registration Fee:

All the category candidates are required to pay Rs. Rs 2650 (For Both PBT and CBT) & Rs. 1550 (For PBT or CBT) as application fee. GST will also be added. Payment can be processed through credit card/debit card and net banking.

Paper Pattern of MAT 2018:

MAT exam is held for almost two-and-a-half hours. The test covers two hundred (200) questions in 150 minutes. The aspirant 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.

Section No.


No of Questions

Time Suggested(Minutes)


Language Comprehension




Mathematical Skills




Data Analysis and Sufficiency




Intelligence and Critical Reasoning




Indian and Global Environment







Syllabus of MAT 2018:

MAT exam syllabus has five sections: Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. Aspirants need a thorough grip on logical and analytic reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation, quant, mathematics and social awareness.

Here's a detailed view of all topics covered in MAT syllabus:

Indian & Global Environment Section

This section is unique to MAT exam. It's mostly about current affairs and latest new:

  • Current affairs
  • Business
  • World Records
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Famous awards and Prizes
  • Books and Authors
  • Punch line of companies
  • History
  • International Organisation
  • Important Quotations
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Finance
  • Major Corporate news
  • Automobiles
  • Entertainment
  • Politics
  • Science

Data Analysis and Sufficiency / Mathematical Skills

Core topics in DA are:

  • Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Number system
  • Work and time
  • HCF & LCM
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Geometric Progression
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Time-Speed-Distance

Language Comprehension

Verbal ability is an important part of every MBA exam. Here are the core topics for MAT verbal section:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Different usage of same word
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence correction
  • Idioms
  • One word substitution

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Prepare the following subjects under CR:

Family tree

Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments

Multi-dimensional arrangements

Course of Action


Visual reasoning



Numeric grid

Pie Chart

Blood Relations

Critical Reasoning


Coding & Decoding


Statement Conclusions

Column graphs

Graphs representing Area

MAT Exams 2018:

MAT Exams

Registration start dates

Exam Date for Paper based MAT Exam

MAT February

December 26, 2017

Sunday February 4 (Exam over)

MAT May 2018

February 26, 2018

Sunday May 6

MAT September 2018

July 1st week

Sunday September 2

MAT December 2018

October 1st week

Sunday December 9

MAT May 2018 Test schedule:

MAT 2018 May exam registration closes: April 27, 2018

MAT PBT Admit card download starts: April 28, 2018

MAT CBT Admit card download starts: May 12, 2018

MAT 2018 May PBT exam date: May  6, 2018

MAT 2018 May CBT exam date: May 20, 2018

MAT 2018 Result date: May 25, 2018