MAT ExamManagement Aptitude Test

Introduction - MAT

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a standardized national level entrance exam, which is held for admissions to MBA/PGDM programs. MAT Score is valid and accepted in over 600 B-schools and allied programmes in India. It is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) 4 times a year (in the months of Feb, May, Sep, and Dec)

MAT - Exam Highlights

Conducting Authority AIMA (All India Management Association)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year
Mode of Exam Online & Offline
Type and Number of Questions 200 - Objective Type Questions
Validity of MAT Score 1 year
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM
Official Website aima.in

Eligibility

  • There is no age-limit and no restriction on the number of attempts for MAT Exam
  • Candidate should be a graduate in any discipline, irrespective of the subjects (Engineering, Medicine or Commerce) studied from any recognized university
  • Candidates will be required to clear the final year exam before starting their studies in a management school
  • It is not a mandate for a candidate to have prior work experience

Syllabus

  • The syllabus for MAT contains questions of graduation level and is designed to test a candidate's general aptitude
  • MAT Exam Syllabus is divided into 5 sections: Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and Indian & Global Environment
  • Important topics covered in MAT Exam:
Mathematical Skills Data Analysis & Sufficiency Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Language Comprehension Indian & Global Environment
Geometry Graphs Critical Reasoning Verbal Reasoning Geography
Arithmetic Progression Column Graphs Visual Reasoning Syllogisms Current Affairs
Installment Payments Bar Graphs Assumption-Premise-Conclusion Contextual usage Business
Ratios and Proportions Line Charts Assertion and reasons Analogies Major corporate events
Arithmetic Mean Pie Charts Statements and assumptions Sentence completion Science
Logarithm Graphs representing Area Matrix arrangements Idioms Social Issues
Work and Time Venn Diagram Coding and Decoding Sentence Correction International organizations

Exam Dates

The exam is scheduled on 3rd Dec, 2017 (offline) and 9th Dec, 2017 (online)

Exam Pattern

  • No change is reported in MAT Exam Pattern for December session. There will be 200 objective questions that must be completed in 2.5 hours
  • Each section (Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and Indian & Global Environment) will have 40 MCQ questions
Mode of Exam Online & Offline
Nature of questions 200 - All Objective
Number of sections 5 sections (Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and Indian & Global Environment)
Exam duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Marking Scheme For each correct answer: +1 marks
For each incorrect answer: -ΒΌ marks

Paper Analysis 2017 (September)

  • In general, MAT paper was of moderate difficulty level and an attempt of 110 to 125 questions is a good attempt
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency section was a bit tricky and a few questions in Indian & Global Environment section turned trickier and time-consuming
  • Here is a section-wise analysis of MAT September 2017:
Section Total Questions Level of Difficulty Appx. time taken
Language Comprehension 40 Moderate 25 - 30 mins.
Intelligence and Critical reasoning 40 Moderate 22 - 26 mins.
Mathematical skills 40 Moderate to Difficult 25 - 28 mins.
Data analysis and sufficiency 40 Quite Tough 20 - 25 mins.
Indian and Global environment 40 Easy to moderate 17 - 22 mins.

Exam Centers

MAT in offline mode is held in 52 cities, as compared to the computer-based test which is conducted in 12 cities across the country

Results

AIMA has released MAT Sep 2017 Results at its official website

CutOffs

  • MAT Cut Off will be announced by AIMA in January 2018. For Top B-schools, the cutoff is expected to touch 95+ percentile
  • All candidates securing the minimum required cutoff will proceed towards the pre-admission rounds Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) of the participating B-Schools

Contents

Introduction

Exam Trends

Exam Highlights

Eligibility

Syllabus

Exam Dates

Exam Pattern

Paper Analysis

Exam Centers

Results

CutOffs