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Overview on MAT

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 program. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003.


The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and are awaiting results can also apply.

Test Duration and Pattern:

MAT consists of 200 questions to be attempted in 150 mins.

The following areas are tested:

Language Comprehension
Mathematical Skills
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Indian and Global Environment

MAT is a paper-based as well as computer-based test. A candidate can take any one of the two testing formats. While the paper-based test is conducted only one day, the computer-based test is conducted in the week following it over a window of approximately a week.

Scoring Pattern:

Each section has 40 question and MAT paper also have negative marking of 25% on each incorrect answer.

Important Dates:

AIMA-MAT is usually conducted 4 times a year. Generally on the first Sunday of February, May, September and December. The list of institutes that use the AIMA-MAT results vary from test to test.

Registration started from October 5, 2016
Last date for online registrationNovember 26, 2016
Date of submitting the duly submitted form receiptNovember 29, 2016
Admit Card to be released on or afterDecember 03, 2016
Pen-paper based testDecember 11, 2016
Computer-based testDecember 17, 2016