MANAGEMENT APTITUDE TEST (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.

Schedule

Important Dates for Applying For candidates who complete the Online Registration by
  • Uploading digital image of photograph,
  • Uploading digital image of signature, and
  • Online payment
  • Extended Last Date for Online Registration for PBT : 31 January 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Extended Last Date for Online Registration for CBT : 14 February 2018 (Wednesday)

(In this case, do NOT send the printout of the Registration Form. However, the candidate should retain a Printout of Registration Form for reference.)

Mode of Test

(How to take the Test)

Candidate can choose any ONE Test or Both the Tests (PBT & CBT):

Paper Based Test
 or
Computer Based Test

Note:

  • Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fees of 1000/- in addition to 1500/-
  • Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutionís for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutionís i.e they can select 7 Management Institutionís in total.
Test Date
PAPER BASED TEST COMPUTER BASED TEST
04 February 2018 (Sunday)

17 February 2018 (Saturday)onwards**

**If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on 17 February 2018 itself.

Test Timing
PAPER BASED TEST COMPUTER BASED TEST
1000-1230 Hrs
Reporting Time at the Test Centre: 0900 Hrs
In different Time slots at specific test venues; subject to number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.
ELIGIBILITY Graduates in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.
How to apply Register online at website link: https://apps.aima.in/MATFeb18 with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking payment of Rs.1500/. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.
Test Centre City
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  • Test Centre City list is provided in the Bulletin. Test Venues for Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test are different.
  • The Paper-Based Test will take place only on one day i.e., 04 February 2018 at one time slot i.e., 10.00am-12.30pm, whereas the Computer Based Test will take place from 17 February 2018 in different time slots.
  • If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and it can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on 17 February 2018 itself.
  • If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is few in a particular centre, these candidates have to appear for the Paper-Based Test on 04 February 2018.

List of Participating Management Institutes
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List of Participating MIs

Four Digit codes for Management Institutes/University Departments accepting the MAT Score are given in the List of Participating Institutes/Universities as MI Code. There are five blocks consisting of four boxes each given in the Form. Fill the codes of those five institutes only where you have applied or are applying for admission. No additional fee is to be paid for filling these 5 choices.

Important Notice: Applicants are advised to check the approval/recognition status of various programs directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities.

AIMA HAS COME ACROSS A COUPLE OF CASES WHERE THE ASPIRING CANDIDATES' MAT SCORE IS NOT ACCEPTED BY SOME PARTICIPATING INSTITUTES/UNIVERSITIES FOR ADMISSION TO MBA FULL TIME COURSE DESPITE THEIR CONFIRMATION TO AIMA AT THE TIME OF PARTICIPATION BY INCORPORATING THEIR NOTIFICATIONS IN MAT BULLETIN. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO RECHECK WITH THE CONCERNED INSTITUTES/UNIVERSITIES BEFORE APPLYING FOR MAT.

(Note: No additional fee is to be paid for filling these 5 choices.)

Admit Card
  • All provisionally registered candidates both for Paper Based and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website link: https://apps.aima.in/matadmitcard.aspx on or after 27 January 2018 (Saturday).
  • Specific Admit Card is generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card contains Candidate's Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of Computer Based Test.

SALIENT ASPECTS OF MAT

  ISO 9001:2008 certified by DNV with accreditation to RVA and Quality Council of India.
  Entrance test for recognized programmes.
  Time tested over a decade.
  Validated through independent studies
  Availed by lakhs of students.
  Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments.
  Employing latest technology in evaluation and result processing.
  Individual score card with candidate's photograph.
  Test Centres located all over the country.
  Lowest bulletin cost which includes registration and test fees.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  Candidates may also view/download the MAT Score from AIMA website http://www.aima.in  after 3 weeks from the date of the test. Candidates may clarify queries regarding MAT Score, if any, at e-mail : mat@aima.in and at helpline 011-47673020.

  MAT Score is acceptable even to certain other Institutes for considering admission of candidates for Post Graduate Degree / Diploma programmes, besides the above Institutes, subject to specific cut-off marks and other admission parameters.