Last updated on May 15th, 2018 at 06:05 pm
Latest MAT 2018 Updates
Admit Cards for MAT 2018 (May Session) for PBT are available now. Click here to download your admit card.
Last date for CBT Registrations for MAT 2018 have also been extended till 15th May 2018. Click here to apply.
MAT 2018 (both CBT & PBT) have been rescheduled and will now be conducted on 20th May 2018.
MAT 2018 (PBT) Application portal has been reopened. Last date of Registration for Paper-based test (PBT) is 14th May 2018. Click here to apply for the exam.
Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level management entrance examination used as an eligibility criterion by a large number of management institutes in India for MBA admissions. It is being administered since 1988 giving aspirants access to more than 600 B-schools across India. The test is conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association) four times in a calendar year – February, May, September, and December.
The application window for MAT 2018 (May session) is open now. The application process will be online.
List of Contents
- MAT Important Dates.
- Medium of Examination.
- Mode of Answering.
- Date of Examination.
- MAT Eligibility Criteria.
- MAT Exam Pattern.
- How to Apply?
- MAT Syllabus.
- MAT Admit Card.
- MAT Test Centres.
- MAT Answer Key.
- MAT Results.
- MAT Score Card.
- Important Links.
MAT 2018 Important Dates (May Session)
|Events||Exam Dates (Tentative)|
|Application Window Opens||March 2018|
|Application Window Closes|
|Last date of Online Choice Filling||January 2018|
|Issuance of Admit Cards||On or after 15th May 2018 (PBT) (Released)|
On or after 15th May 2018 (CBT)
|Date of MAT 2018 Exam||PBT: 20th May 2018 (Rescheduled)|
CBT: 20th May 2018
|MAT 2018 Results||4thweek of May 2018|
Medium of Examination
The examination shall be conducted in ENGLISH only.
Mode of Answering
MAT will be conducted in both ONLINE (Paper-Based Test or PBT) and OFFLINE (Computer-Based Test or CBT) modes.
MAT 2018 Exam Date
MAT 2018 (May Session), both CBT & PBT will be held on 20th May 2018.
MAT (Sept Session) shall take place in the 2nd week of Sept 2018.
Similarly, MAT (December Session) will be conducted in the 1st week of Dec 2018.
|MAT 2018 (Feb Session)||4th Feb 2018 (PBT)|
17th Feb 2018 (CBT)
|MAT 2018 (May Session)||20th May 2018 (PBT)|
20th May 2018 (CBT)
|MAT 2018 (September Session)||2nd week of Sept 2018|
|MAT 2018 (December Session)||1st week of Dec 2018|
MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must have completed graduation or equivalent qualifying examination to be eligible for MAT 2018. The graduation can be completed in any stream.
Candidates appearing for their final year examination in graduation are also eligible to apply.
There is no upper age limit or cap on the number of attempts for MAT exam.
MAT 2018 Exam Pattern
MAT 2018 (all sessions) shall be 2.5 hours long tests. Candidates can either choose computer-based test (CBT) / Pen-Paper test (PBT) or both of CBT and PBT test.
The test will comprise of total 200 questions each carrying 1 mark. The various sections in MAT 2018 are as follows:
|Section||Number of Questions||Time (in min)|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|Indian and Global Environment||40||15|
Negative marking will be of 1/4 mark.
|Exam Mode||Online (CBT) and Offline (PBT)|
|Type of Questions||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Questions||200|
|Number of Sections||5|
|Duration of Exam||2.5 hours|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark for each correct answer.|
|Negative Marking||1/4 mark for each incorrect answer.|
|Subjects or Sections|
How to Apply for MAT 2018?
Application portal for PBT registrations have closed on 14th May 2018.
The last date of applying has been extended till 15th May 2018 for CBT.
Visit https://mat.aima.in/may18/registration to register for the exam.
Only ONLINE applications will be available for MAT 2018 (all sessions).
MAT 2018 Application Fee
The application fee for MAT exam is Rs. 1550 for candidates taking MAT (May Session) through CBT or PBT while it is ₹2,650 for applicants taking both CBT and PBT.
The application fee is to be paid through:
- Net banking or,
- Credit card or debit card or,
- Demand draft.
The DD has to be made in favor of All India Management Association payable at New Delhi.
In the case of DD, the printed application form has to be sent along with it.
Photograph and Signature Specifications
- Signature – JPEG format; 5-50 KB in size.
- Photograph – JPEG format; 5-50 KB in size.
- To register, the candidate has to fill the basic details like Name, Contact Number, Email ID, Date of Birth etc. A confirmation email would be sent by AIMA to the registered email ID.
- In the next stage, the candidates need to enter other personal details in the form. The candidates can save those details and edit them later anytime before making the payment.
- The candidates need to upload photograph and signature in the given format and size in the next stage. This is optional. In case the photograph and signature are not uploaded by the candidate, he/she has to print the application form and paste the photograph and sign the form. The form then needs to be sent to AIMA, New Delhi.
- The last stage needs the candidate to pay the application fee. The fee can be made offline or online, as mentioned earlier. In the case of offline payment by DD, the DD needs to be sent along with the form to AIMA.
Candidates who have either paid the fees through demand draft or not uploaded their photograph/signature online need to send the application to the following address by the 4th week of January 2018:
Manager – MAT,
All India Management Association,
Management House, 14, Institutional Road,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003
MAT 2018 Syllabus
All the sections have to be covered for scoring well in MAT 2018. The subjects tested in MAT are Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment.
Detailed Syllabus and recommended books will follow soon.
MAT 2018 Admit Card
Admit Cards for MAT 2018 (May Session) are available for PBT exam to to be held on 20th May. Visit https://mat.aima.in/may18/card_login to download your card.
Different admit cards are generated for PBT and CBT. The admit card contains the candidate’s name, roll number, the date and time of test and the venue address. In the case of CBT, the candidate has to adhere to the date and time of the slot allotted to him/her mentioned in the admit card.
MAT 2018 Test Centres
The test centers of MAT 2018 have been announced. Follow the link https://mat.aima.in/may18/content/TestCenters to download the list.
MAT 2018 Answer Key
The answer key shall be published online after some weeks of the examination.
MAT 2018 Result
The results for MAT 2018 (May Session) will tentatively be announced in the last week of May 2018. The results will be available on the AIMA website.
MAT Score Card
The MAT Score Card is published online on the AIMA website. It is also sent to the candidates through post. It remains valid for one year.
|AIMA Official Website||https://www.aima.in/.|
|List of Participating Institutes||https://mat.aima.in/may18/institutes|
|MAT 2018 (May Session) Admit card||PBT Admit Cards|
|Application login / Application portal||https://mat.aima.in/may18/registration|
Stay tuned for more updates on MAT 2018. For further queries, post your questions in the comments.