Management Aptitude Test – 2018 (MAT 2018)

Management Aptitude Test – 2018 (MAT 2018)

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Last updated on June 10th, 2018 at 01:46 pm

Latest MAT 2018 Updates

MAT 2018 (May Session) Results have been declared. Click here to check your results.

MAT 2018 (September session) exam dates have been announced. The PBT exam (Paper-based test) will be conducted on 2nd September 2018 while CBT (Computer-based Test) will be conducted on 16th September 2018.


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.

MAT exam along with Common admission test (CAT) and AICTE conducted CMAT, form the major management entrance exams in India.

List of Contents

  1. MAT Important Dates.
  2. Medium of Examination.
  3. Mode of Answering.
  4. Date of Examination.
  5. MAT Eligibility Criteria.
  6. MAT Exam Pattern.
  7. How to Apply?
    1. Application Fee.
    2. Photograph and Signature Specifications.
    3. Steps of Applying.
  8. MAT Syllabus.
  9. MAT Admit Card.
  10. MAT Test Centres.
  11. MAT Answer Key.
  12. MAT Results.
  13. MAT Score Card.
  14. Important Links.

MAT 2018 Important Dates (May Session)

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Application Window OpensMarch 2018
Application Window Closes
  • 15th May 2018 (PBT) (Reopened)
  • 14th May 2018 (CBT)
Last date of Online Choice FillingJanuary 2018
Issuance of Admit CardsOn or after 15th May 2018 (PBT) (Released)

On or after 15th May 2018 (CBT)

Date of MAT 2018 ExamPBT: 20th May 2018 (Rescheduled)

CBT: 20th May 2018

MAT 2018 ResultsMay 2018 (Declared)

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.

ParticularsExamination Date
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 Sept 2018 (PBT)
  • 16th Sept 2018 (CBT)
MAT 2018 (December Session)1st week of Dec 2018

MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

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.

Age Limit

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 markThe various sections in MAT 2018 are as follows:

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime (in min)
Mathematical Skills4040
Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
Language Comprehension4030
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
Indian and Global Environment4015

 Negative marking will be of 1/4 mark.

Pattern Summary

Exam ModeOnline (CBT) and Offline (PBT)
Type of QuestionsObjective (MCQs)
Number of Questions200
Number of Sections5
Duration of Exam2.5 hours
Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct answer.
Negative Marking1/4 mark for each incorrect answer.
Subjects or Sections
  • Mathematical Skills.
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency.
  • Language Comprehension.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.
  • Indian and Global Environment.

How to Apply for MAT 2018?

Application portal for PBT registrations have closed on 14th May 2018.

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:

  1. Net banking or,
  2. Credit card or debit card or,
  3. 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.

Registration Procedure

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 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  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) have been declared in May 2018.

Visit to check your results.

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
Test Centers
List of Participating Institutes
MAT 2018 (May Session) Results
Application login / Application portalClosed.

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Tapti Saha

When can I apply for MAT examination in may of 2018?