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Management Aptitude Test


Management Aptitude Test is also known as MAT and it is a national level exam. The exam is conducted by the AIMA(All India Management Association). MAT Exam offer admissions in MBA as well as PGDM programs. Candidates who want to study management education or pursue MBA then they can appear in this MAT exam. 

It is a very popular and well-known entrance test which is held four times in a year i.e. February, May, September, and December. If you want to get complete information about the MAT exam like application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card, and any other information then read the below article.

Highlights of MAT Exam:

Particulars  Information 
Name of the exam MAT
Known as Management Aptitude Test
Conducted by AIMA
Level of the exam National level
Mode of application Online mode
Frequency of the exam Four times in a year
Exam mode Offline

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  • There is no upper age limit criteria to fill the MAT application form. 
  • Applicants must have to complete at least a graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University. 
  • Applicants who in their final year of UG programs, then they can also apply
  • There is no minimum percentage required in graduation for appearing in the MAT exam. However, the admissions into colleges, applicants will be required to obtain at least minimum percentage and that may varies from college to college.


Language Comprehensions

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


Data Analysis and Sufficiency

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


Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Arrangement
  • Visual reasoning
  • Numeric grid
  • Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Pie Chart
  • Family tree
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Column graphs
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  • Graphs representing Area
  • Course of Action
  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Calendars
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogisms
  • Coding & Decoding


Indian Environment

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

Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be conducted into three modes PBT, CBT, and IBT
  • The exam paper available in only English language
  • The time duration of the exam will be 2 hours 30 minutes
  • There are 150 questions will be asked
  • There are five sections in the question paper
  • In each section, there will be 40 questions

Exam Paper

  • The MAT exam paper is only one paper
  • There are total five section in the question paper Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Exam Prepare

  • To prepare for the MAT exam, Online Resources are the best source. There are various online sources and classes available which helps a student to prepare for the exam
  • To start the preparation, candidates need to gather all the syllabus of MAT exam
  • Make short notes for each section separately 
  • Make a time table and start preparation according to the time table

Exam Important Date

The MAT exam will be held four times in a year, check the important dates the below table:

Events (PBT- Paper Based Test) Important Dates
Application form starts from August
Last date to fill the form 29 August 2023 (Tuesday)
Admit card availability 31 August 2023 (5.00 PM Onwards)
PBT Exam will be held on 03 September 2023 (Sunday)


Events (PBT- Paper Based Test) Important Dates
Last date to fill the form 12 September 2023 (Tuesday)
Admit card availability 14 September 2023 (5.00 PM Onwards)
PBT Exam will be held on 17 September 2023 (Sunday)

Exam Application Process

  • The registration process of MAT exam will be held through online and offline mode.
  • Check the steps to fill the application form through online mode:
  • Go to the official website i.e.
  • Click on the Registration link and tap on New Registration button
  • Fill all the needed information to fill the application form
  • Click on the submit button


Registration Fees of MAT Exam:

  • The registration fees of will be rupees 1650 and can be payable through offline as well as online mode
  • Applicants can also submit their registration fees by cash at the AIMA exam centers


Selection Process of MAT Exam:

  • The selection process of MAT exam will be based on the obtained marks in the exam. Applicants need to clear each section in the question paper. Once the candidate selected then he or she will be able to get admission in the MBA or PGDM program in their respective college.


Ques: How a candidate can download the MAT admit card?
Go to the official website and click on the MAT admit card link

  • Enter your login credentials and download your admit card


Ques: What are the documents required for the MAT counseling process?
MAT Admit Card

  • Mark Sheets of previous year education
  • Score Card of MAT
  • Passport Size photograph
  • Valid identity proof


Ques: When the MAT exam to be held?
The MAT exam will be held four times in a year. The exam dates will be different for each. The February exam is expected to be held on 18 February.


Ques: How long the MAT scores will be accepted by the Management institutes?
The MAT score card will be valid for only one year.


Ques: From where a candidate can register for the MAT exam?
Applicants who want to apply for MAT exam should have to register themselves on the official webiste of AIMA.