MAT Exam 2018

MAT Exam September 2018: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, Application Process, Admit Card, Results

MAT Exam

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam organised by All India Management Association (AIMA). It is a standardised managerial test which evaluates the managerial competence and aptitude of students. With MAT scores, students can seek admission in the higher ranked B-schools to various MBA, PGDM and allied management courses. More than 600 Business Schools accept the Management Aptitude Test score. The exam is conducted 4 times in a year – February, May, September and December. Some of the salient features of MAT 2018 are –

  • Entrance test for recognised programmes
  • Availed by hundreds and thousands of students
  • Test centres spread across the nation
  • Latest technology to evaluate the process
  • Validate through independent studies
  • Score accepted by hundreds of university departments
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified by DNV with accreditation to RVA and Quality Council of India

MAT Exam Highlights:


Exam Name Management Aptitude Test
Popularly known MAT
Conducted by All India Management Association
Short form AIMA
Exam level National Level
Exam for course level PG
Mode of exam PBT and CBT
Test cities India – 60

Overseas – 2

Website link

MAT Exam 2018 Important Dates

AIMA conducts MAT four times in a year. The MAT February 2018 and MAT May 2018 exams have been over, and the upcoming exams are MAT September 2018 and MAT December 2018. The registration for the September exam has already begun. The last dates to fill in the online application forms are 24 August 2018for the paper-based test and 8 September 2018 for the computer-based test.

MAT February 2018 Important Dates –

MAT February 2018 Exam Events Dates
Online registration started 20-December-2017
Last date for registration 26-January-2018
Registration date for Paper-based Test (extended) 31-January-2018
Registration date for Computer-based Test (extended) 14-February-2018
Availability of hall ticket 27-January-2018
Exam commencement (PBT) 04-February-2018
Exam commencement (CBT) 17-February-2018
Declaration of result 22-February-2018

MAT May 2018 Important Dates –

MAT May 2018 Exam Events Dates
Online registration started 13-March-2018
Last date for registration 27-April-2018
Availability of hall ticket for Paper-based Test 29-April-2018
Availability of hall ticket for Paper-based Test (New Registration) 15-May-2018
Availability of hall ticket for CBT 15-May-2018
Exam commencement for PBT 06-May-2018
Exam commencement for PBT (New Registration) 20-May-2018
Exam commencement for CBT 20-May-2018
Declaration of result 25-May-2018

MAT September 2018 Important Dates (Upcoming) –

Registration began from 29-June-2018 29-June-2018
Registration closes 24-August-2018 08-September-2018
Hall tickets available 25-August-2018 11-September-2018
Last date to obtain admit card 02-September-2018 15-September-2018
Exam to be held on 02-September-2018 15-September-2018
Exam result declaration 21-September-2018 (Tentative) 25-September-2018 (Tentative)

MAT December 2018 Important Dates (Tentative) –

Registration began from First week of October 2018 First week of October 2018
Registration closes Last week of November 2018 First week of December 2018
Hall tickets available One week before the commencement of exam One week before the commencement of exam
Exam to be held on Second week of December 2018 Mid-December 2018
Exam result declaration Third week of December 2018 Last week of December 2018

MAT Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

MAT 2018 Exam Pattern:

Management Aptitude Test 2018 can be taken in both paper-based and computer-based modes. Students, as per their convenience, can take the exam. If they wish, they can opt for both the modes – PBT and CBT. However, there is an extra amount to be paid (INR 1,100/- for PBT and INR 1,500/- for CBT). According to All India Management Association, “Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fee of 1100/- in addition to 1550/-.”

The test will have questions from the following 5 important sections –

  1. Language Comprehension – 40 marks
  2. Indian and Global Environment – 40 marks
  3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency – 40 marks
  4. Mathematics Skills – 40 marks
  5. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning – 40 marks

Take a quick look at the exam pattern of MAT September 2018 test –

  • Mode of Exam: PBT and CBT (pen-based test and computer-based test)
  • Total Sections: 5 (mentioned above)
  • Number of Questions: 200
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Question Types: MCQs
  • Negative Marking Scheme: Yes. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. For every correct answer, the candidate will get 1 mark.
  • Duration of Exam: 150 minutes
  • Exam Timings: 10 am to 12.30 pm (PBT). Different time slots for CBT (subject to candidates’ registration).
  • Reporting Time: 8 am (PBT)

MAT Exam Syllabus 2018:

All India Management Association prepares the syllabus of Management Aptitude Test. The Association has made 5 sections for the MAT 2018 syllabus. They are as follows –

Language Comprehension Indian and Global Environment Data Analysis and Sufficiency Mathematic Skills Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning Current affairs Geometry Percentage Family tree
Contextual usage Books and Authors HCF & LCM Ratio-Proportion Course of Action
Sentence completion Business Geometric Progression Allegation & Mixture Calendars
Syllogisms History Work and time Time & Work Series
Antonyms Sports Percentages Partnerships Puzzles
Sentence correction Punch line of companies Ratios and Proportion Simple-Compound Interest Multi-dimensional arrangements
Jumbled paragraphs World Records Partnership (Accounts) Height & Distance Coding & Decoding
Fill In the Blanks Geography Algebra P&C Probability Arrangement
Foreign language words used in English Top officials of big companies Number system Time Speed & Distance Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
Different usage of same word International Organisation Profit & Loss Trigonometry Critical Reasoning
Analogies Social issues Averages Geometry Visual reasoning
One word substitution Important Quotations In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Average Pie Chart
Idioms Automobiles Time-Speed-Distance Profit & loss Syllogisms
  Famous awards and Prizes   Clocks- Calendars Blood Relations
  Major Corporate news   Ratio-Proportion Graphs representing Area
  Politics   Number System Numeric grid
  Entertainment   HCF, LCM Column graphs
  Science     Statement Conclusions

MAT Exam 2018 Eligibility

To get into the best B-Schools in the country, the aspirants must meet the eligibility criteria of MAT. Have a look over here –

Educational Qualification –

  • An applicant should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • If he’s appearing for the final year exams, he is eligible for the management entrance exam.

Age Qualification –

The exam-conducting body has not set an age limit for the entrance test.

MAT Exam 2018 Application Process

If you have not registered for the examination yet, don’t wait till the last minute. Interested candidates are advised to check out this direct link ( to get themselves registered for the test. If you are new to this portal, create your login credentials before heading out to fill in the application form. August 24 is the last date to submit the application for the paper-based exam, while September 8 is the closing day for CBT.

Submission of Application through Online Mode –

The online application process comprises three important stages. They are –

  • Visit the above-mentioned link to access the ‘Registration’ page.
  • Click on the registration link to register (for new candidates).
  • Provide details like name, DOB, valid email ID, active mobile number, etc.
  • Already registered candidates are advised to use their email ID, password and DOB to log in and access the application form.
  • Here, you would need to upload the scanned images of signature and photograph. Remember, the size of the photograph should be 40 to 100 kb and the size of the scanned signature should be 10 to 40 kb
  • After clicking the submit button, it is time to release the application fee payment.
  • Payments can be done through net banking, credit card, debit card, etc.
  • Once the payment is successful, you can take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

MAT Exam Application Fee –

  • Paper-based Test (PBT): INR 1,550/-
  • Computer-based Test (CBT): INR 1,550/-
  • For both CBT & PBT: INR 2,650/-

Keep These Essentials before Online Registration –

To complete the registration process in the online mode, candidates must keep these important documents ready –

  • Valid email ID
  • Scanned image of your signature (10 to 40 kb)
  • Scanned image of the passport-size photograph (40 to 100 kb)
  • Credit/Debit card and net banking details

Other Details

MAT 2018 Admit Card (September):

The MAT 2018 hall tickets will be available on the official website of All India Management Association a day after the application process is over. The Organisation will release the admit cards for PBT and CBT separately. The candidates who would take the test in the offline mode can download the MAT 2018 PBT admit card from 25th August 2018. The CBT test takers can get their hall tickets from 11th September 2018.

How to Download MAT 2018 Call Letter:

  • Click on the link – MAT Official Website
  • Use application number, DOB and email ID to find your admit card right on the screen.
  • Download it and take a printout for future use.

Ensure that your admit card has details like your name (candidate’s complete name), exam date, exam time, registration number, date of birth (DOB), contact details, etc. Those who find a discrepancy in the above details are advised to report it to the officials immediately. Moreover, the authorities are to be informed about the MAT September 2018 admit card if anyone fails to download the same.

Note: AIMA won’t let any candidate take the exam without his/her hall ticket.

MAT 2018 Results:

MAT Result May 2018:

Wish to check MAT result for the May exam? Click here ( The test-takers need to provide their ‘Registration No.’ and ‘Roll No.’.

MAT Result September 2018:

The MAT result September 2018 dates are tentative in nature since there’s no update on this from the officials. However, you can follow the below steps to check the result once declared.

  • Visit the official website of Management Aptitude Test
  • Hit the ‘Result’ tab.
  • Provide details like your ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Roll Number’.
  • You will see your scorecard right on the screen.
  • Take a printout after downloading.

MAT Exam 2018 Scorecard:

Candidates whose results were out on 25th May 2018 can use the MAT scorecard till 24 May 2019. The scorecard is valid for one whole year. It can be obtained from the website of AIMA. In case of missing, applicants can request the authority for a duplicate score card.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q 1: What is the date of the MAT September 2018 exam?

A: The September exam would be held in the offline and online modes. The PBT exam will be held on September 2, 2018. CBT will be conducted on 15 September 2018.

Q 2: Hello, I’ve done graduation in Arts. Am I eligible for MAT?

A: Yes, you are eligible. As per the official notice, candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised university can take the exam.

Q 3: Is there any age limit for the MAT Exam?

A: There is no prescribed age limit for the MAT exam.

Q 4: In a year for how many times the MAT Exams are conducted?

A: The MAT Exam is conducted for four times in a year – February, May, September and December.

Q 5: What is the exam pattern of MAT?

A: The exam tests the managerial aptitude and skills of the candidate. Questions are asked from Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency and General Awareness sections.

Q 6: What is the registration mode for the MAT exam?

A: To register, you need to visit the official website. The link is given above.

Q 7: What is the period of validity of the scorecard of the MAT exam?

A: The scorecard remains valid for a year.

Q 8: How the Computer-based test is different from that of the Paper-based exam?

A: For CBT – the candidates while taking the computer-based test would sit in front of the computer where questions will be presented to him in a sequence. They should answer the questions with the help of the keyboard and the mouse.

For PBT – PBT is a conventional way of test where the candidates are given a printed question paper. Along with the question paper, OMR sheets are also given which a candidate is required to fill for the correct answer.

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