MAT 2017

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is one of the most popular MBA/PGDM entrance exams of moderate difficulty level. All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT at the National level 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. MAT exam is conducted both as paper based test and online computer based test. Candidates have the choice of appearing in one of the two modes of exam. MAT exam trends show that MAT in paper based form is taken by more candidates due to which AIMA conducts paper based MAT in 51 cities as compared to computer based test which is conducted in 12 cities across the country.    


Next MAT entrance exam is the December MAT 2017 exam. The MAT December 2017 exam score will be valid for admission in academic session 2018-19. Around 300 to 400 B-schools are expected to accept the MAT December 2017 exam score. Besides, all the 400 MBA colleges in Maharashtra including top ones like JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, N L Dalmiya, K J Somaiya consider MAT scores as one of the admission criteria for their flagship MMS/MBA programmes. The list of MAT Colleges accepting MAT score is published by AIMA for each MAT exam separately.


The best part of appearing in each MAT exam is that you can improve your score after every 3 months. Each MAT exam score is valid for 1 year. The best MAT exam score would be considered to get the merit position during admission process of the B-school.


MAT December 2017 will also be conducted as national level Management Aptitude Test. The MAT question paper will test the candidates on their general aptitude. Thousands of the aspirants test their skills in MAT entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM institutes.


MAT test paper will have a time duration of 2½ hours. There will be 200 questions in MCQs form in MAT question paper of December MAT 2017 exam. The exam will be divided in 5 sections with 40 questions in each section. MAT test sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.


Merit Score in MAT exam is calculated on the basis of 4 sections only and the score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile in the MAT score card.

MAT registration for December MAT 2017 exam will open in 1st week of  October 2017. The candidates can apply for December MAT 2017 till last week of November.


The MAT colleges cut offs go a little high as MAT question paper and MAT scoring pattern award liberal marks to MAT exam takers. The MAT colleges cut offs especially among top 20 MAT colleges like – BIMTECH, K J Somaiya, SIMSREE, IESMCRC, FLAME among others go high as there are number of top MAT colleges accepting MAT scores and the merit position in top 20 MAT colleges have a little higher cut offs. 


Although MAT December 2017 exam will be held as Paper pen based test and also as computer based online MAT exam, experts and mentors on MAT and past MAT toppers suggest the candidates to opt for paper based MAT exam as candidates can view and prioritise their choice of sections in one go as compared to computer based exam. Besides, according to them it is easier to answer the questions in paper based form than in computerised exam. The difficulty level of MAT December 2017 will not be as high as that of CAT or XAT and is comparable to CMAT exam. 

Register for MAT exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 02-10-2017 10:00 AM to 27-11-2017 11:45 PM (Tentative)
    Registration – Offline: 07-10-2017 10:00 AM to 30-11-2017 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 27-11-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:00 (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 03-12-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Result: 30-12-2017 05:00 PM (Tentative)

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MAT 2017 Eligibility

MAT exam eligibility over the years has remained unchanged. AIMA does not propose to change the MAT exam eligibility criteria for MAT 2017 December exam either.


MAT eligibility for December MAT 2017 exam prescribes ‘No Age Bar’ to appear in the MAT exam. AIMA also does not restrict any candidate to seek admission in MAT MBA eligibility to seek admission on the basis of age bar.


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MAT 2017 Registration, Application process, exam fee

Candidates can apply online or offline to appear in December MAT 2017 exam. The registration application fee for MAT December 2017 exam is Rs 1400/-.


Offline Registration process

Candidates can buy the MAT 2017 exam forms from the designated AIMA Nodal centres across India. The last date for submitting the offline application form is November last week, 2017. The last date for buying the registration application form is the third week of November 2017.

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MAT 2017 Admit Card

The candidates who complete the MAT registration by the last date will be able to view and down load MAT Admit Card from August 26 onwards from AIMA website. 


In case the last date of MAT registration is extended by AIMA, the candidates who register for MAT 2017 September exam after August 25 for appearing in MAT 2017 September exam will be able to view and download MAT 2017 September exam admit card on the fresh announced date by AIMA.   


MAT Admit Card download process

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MAT 2017 Pattern

Although MAT Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other MBA entrance exams also, past MAT question papers and the MAT exam pattern reveal that MAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the MAT exam. Scores of MAT September 2017 exam will be used as admission criteria in B-schools across the country for the academic session 2018-19.


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MAT Mock Tests 

MAT 2017 September Mock Tests: To help MAT 2017 aspirants prepare and perform better in the MAT September and December 2017 exams, experts at have prepared MAT 2017 Mock tests based on the MAT previous years paper pattern & key changes in MAT 2017 September exam pattern with answer keys and solutions. Expected Questions... Prepared by India’s Top Experts 


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MAT 2017 Syllabus

MAT Syllabus for MAT September 2017 exam is not strictly pre defined. Still the MAT syllabus covers following major topics in each section.


Language Comprehension
MAT syllabus for Language Comprehension consists of English Grammar based questions; English Proficiency; Fill in the Blanks, Para jumble, Reading Comprehension.


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MAT 2017 Exam Analysis

MAT exam analysis reveals that MAT exam has remained a steady and no surprise throwing test over the years. Around 20000 candidates appear in MAT exam every 3 months since it is conducted 4 times in a year. Next MAT exam is scheduled to be held on September 3, 2017 as paper based test and on September 9 as online MAT computer based test. 


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MAT 2017 Result

MAT May 2017 result has been declared by AIMA on May 24. As per the past trends, May MAT result has awarded maximum 800 score in scaled form. MAT result and MAT exam scores are valid for 1 year from the date of MAT result declaration for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes in the MBA colleges accepting MAT scores. Accordingly MAT result and MAT scores are valid for MBA admission in 2017 as well as in 2018 depending upon the admission process of MAT score accepting MBA colleges


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List of cities where MAT 2017

While the list of cities where MAT is held changes for every exam, here is a list of cities for MAT September 2017 exa is proposed to be held.


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MAT 2017 Percentile Predictor

Practice on MAT Mocks and thereafter your performance in actual May MAT 2017 on May 7 in PBT or on May 13 in CBT format can be gauged only when you come to know about the raw and percentile score, you will get in the MAT exam. Top MAT colleges cut offs will be higher than other B-schools. On the basis of MAT exam score, the MAT colleges will shortlist you on the basis of your high percentile that you score in MAT 2017 May exam. 

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