MAT February 2018

MAT 2018 to be held on Sunday May 6, 2018 from 10AM to 12.30PM as paper based test and on May 20, 2018 in different time slots as computer based test is the last National level MBA entrance test for admission in academic session 2018-19.

 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2018 exam is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate MBA colleges in India to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Government of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT May 2018 Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. May MAT 2018 continues to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.

 

Four MAT exams are scheduled to be held in the year 2018 for admission to MBA 2018-20 and for MBA 2019-21. The first Management Aptitude Test (MAT) in 2018 leading to admission MBA 2018-20 in more than 400 MBA colleges across the country was held on Sunday February 4 as paper based test and on February 17, 2018 as online computer based test.

 

Details on MAT 2018 eligibility, start and end dates for MAT May 2018 registration, date to download MAT May 2018 Admit card, MAT May 2018 exam schedule are published by AIMA which conducts MAT exam.

 

MAT May exam 2018 is a 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. There will be 200 MCQs in MAT question paper of MAT 2018 exam.

  

One MAT over in 2018: 3 Remains

All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) four times in a year. The four MAT 2018 exams are conducted in the months of February, May, September and December. While MAT 2018 February exam is over, the next MAT 2018 is scheduled on May 6 in paper based format and on May 20 in computer based mode.

 

MAT 2018 exam schedule for May, September and December MAT exams

MAT 2018 Exams
MAT 2018 registration start date
Last date to apply
Exam Date for Paper based MAT 2018
Exam date for online computer based MAT 2018
MAT 2018 May
Feb 2018 last week
April 27, 2018
Sunday May 6
Sunday May 20
MAT 2018 September
July 1st week
August last week
Sunday September 2
Saturday September 8
MAT 2018 December
October 1st week
November last week
Sunday December 9
Saturday December 15

List of MAT 2018 score accepting MBA colleges
Along with the May MAT 2018 exam schedule AIMA has also announced to publish the list of Management Institutes who accept different MAT exam scores for admission to their MBA programmes in second week of March 2018. The MAT score accepting MBA colleges remain in the range of 200 to 400 depending upon the month of MAT exam.

 

Last date to apply: April 28

MAT registration for May MAT 2018 opens in the last week of February. MAT 2018 registration process can be completed either by obtaining MAT 2018 registration and MAT exam form from the AIMA nodal centres or AIMA office in New Delhi or by way of online MAT registration. The MAT 2018 may exam online registration can be completed by filling up MAT online registration form which is available on AIMA site when the MAT 2018 exam registration starts in the last week of February and will remain available till April 28, 2018.

 

The registration and application fee for May MAT 2018 is Rs.1550/- (Including 18% GST). The fee can be paid by means of demand draft by debit/credit card or net banking.

 

Facility to appear in PBT and CBT MAT 2018 May exam

AIMA has allowed the MAT 2018 May test takers to appear in both – paper based and computer based MAT exams with an additional payment of Rs.1100/- towards application fee. The last date to apply is April 28, 2018. According to AIMA, “Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fees of 1100/- in addition to 1550/-.”   

 

MAT 2018 Admit card on April 28

The admit card for paper based MAT 2018 May exam will be issued by AIMA on April 28 onwards.  

 

All provisionally registered candidates for Paper Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website on or after 28 April 2018 (Saturday) and All provisionally registered candidates for Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website on or after 12 May 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.

 

MAT 2018 Question paper composition & Scoring pattern

MAT 2018 May test paper will have a time duration of 2½ hours. There will be 200 questions in MCQs form in MAT question paper of May MAT 2018 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 syllabus at par with other MBA entrance exams

MAT 2018 Syllabus would contain all the topics on which questions are asked in other MBA entrance exams. Past MAT question papers and the MAT exam pattern reveal that MAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the MAT exam.

 

MAT Score Validity: One year

The MAT May 2018 exam score will be valid for admission in academic session 2018-19. 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 an Easy Question paper 

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, NDIM, Jaipuria, FIIB, 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. 

 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is one of the most popular National level MBA/PGDM entrance exams of moderate difficulty level which leads to MBA/PGDM admission in hundreds of B-schools. The biggest advantage of taking MAT 2018 May exam is that you are given the facility to choose and apply upto 5 Management Institutes accepting MAT 2018 May exam scores without paying any additional fee. The choices can be filled up in the space given in the registration form. 

 

MAT May Exam dates

Activity
Start date
Closing date
MAT 2018 Registration
February last week
April 28, 2018
MAT 2018 Admit Card download
PBT: April 28, 2018
CBT: May 12, 2018
Till exam date
 
MAT 2018 Exam date for Paper Based Test
May 6, 2018
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MAT 2018 Exam date for computer based test
May 20, 2018 onwards in different time slots
If number is less will be completed on May 20 itself
MAT 2018 Result date
Last week of May 2018
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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 26-02-2018 10:00 AM to 28-04-2018 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Registration – Offline: 26-02-2018 10:00 AM to 28-04-2018 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 28-04-2018 10:00 AM to 06-05-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 06-05-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 31-05-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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MAT May 2018 Registration

MAT 2018 February exam registration for paper based test has closed on January 31 after 5 days extension from January 26. The last date to register and apply Computer based MAT 2018 has been extended by AIMA to February 14, 2018 now. 

 

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MAT May 2018 Application Form

MAT 2018 February exam application process has started on December 26, 2017. Candidates should apply online or offline to appear in paper based or computer based MAT 2018 February exam. The application for MAT 2018 exam is to be submitted alongwith the MAT 2018 registration form online/offline with exam fee of Rs 1500/- (Including GST).

 

Application process is Online and offline
You should submit online MAT 2018 application at AIMA website link for MAT 2018 February exam and can pay through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking

 

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MAT May 2018 Exam Fee

MAT 2018 exam fee as prescribed by AIMA is Rs.1500/- inclusive of GST. The MAT exam fee includes the MAT registration fee and MAT application fee. The fee for MAT 2018 can be paid online, by DD or in cash.

 

Online exam fee payment 
The MAT 2018 registration or exam fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking 

 

In this case the last date to pay the MAT exam fee is January 26, 2018.

 

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MAT May 2018 Eligibility

MAT exam eligibility over the years has remained unchanged. AIMA has not changed the MAT exam eligibility criteria for MAT 2018 February exam either.

 

MAT exam aspirants must have recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final graduation exam by June 2018 may also apply.

 

AIMA also does not restrict any candidate to seek admission in MAT MBA eligibility to seek admission on the basis of age bar.  

 

Important points to ensure your MAT 2018 Eligibility

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MAT 2018 Exam Dates

MAT 2018 February exam date is Sunday February 4, 2018 for paper based test and Saturday February 17, 2018 for computer based test. The MAT exam in paper based format will be held in a single session from 10AM to 12.30 PM while the computer based test will be held on multiple days if the number of candidates are more.

 

MAT 2018 February exam for all the candidates opting for paper based test, will be held in a single session and single day on February 4. The reporting time for MAT 2018 February exam will be 1 hour before the commencement of the MAT exam

 

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MAT May 2018 Admit Card

MAT 2018 Admit card download has started on January 28 for February PBT exam for the candidates who have registered for PBT MAT 2018 till January 26. MAT 2018 Admit card download for CBT exam will begin from February 8. Last dates to apply both for PBT and CBT MAT 2018 have been extended by AIMA. The last date for MAT 2018 registration for PBT exam is till January 31 and for CBT exam is till February 14. 

 

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MAT May 2018 Mock Tests 

MAT May 2018 Mock Tests: To help MAT 2018 aspirants prepare and perform better in the MAT May 2018 exams, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared MAT 2018 Mock tests based on the MAT previous years paper pattern & key changes in MAT 2018 May exam pattern with answer keys and solutions. Expected Questions... Prepared by India’s Top Experts 

 

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MAT May 2018 Exam Pattern

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2018 February exam will be held on February 4, from 10AM to 12.30PM as paper based test and on February 17, 2018 in different time slots as computer based test.

 

For the first time, AIMA has allowed the MAT test takers to appear in both – paper based and computer based MAT exams with an additional payment of Rs.1000/- towards application fee. The last date to apply is January 26, 2018. According to AIMA, “Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fees of 1000/- in addition to 1500/-.”   

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MAT 2018 Exam Preparation

MAT Preparation is not very difficult as the MAT question paper has remained unchanged over last many exams. MAT sample papers prepared by experts are based on MAT previous year papers and since there are no substantial changes in MAT exam papers, the MAT practice questions, MAT sample papers with solutions are a good tool for MAT exam preparation.

 

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MAT May 2018 Syllabus

MAT Syllabus for MAT February 2018 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 2018 Exam Analysis

MAT February 2018 Exam Analysis

MAT 2018 February exam was held on February 4 as Paper-based test and on February 17 as Computer-based test. For both the tests, exam paper was very similar with equivalent difficulty level. However, some candidates who were not familiar with online exam test-taking mode found the Computer-based test slightly more difficult.

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MAT February 2018 Result

MAT February 2018 Exam Result on February 26, 2018
MAT 2018 February exam was held on February 4 as paper-based test and on February 17 as computer based test. For both the tests, MAT February 2018 Exam Result will be released on February 26, 2018. With these scores, candidates can apply to 500+ B-schools for MBA/PGDM Admission 2018.

 

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MAT Exam Test Centers

AIMA changes the list of MAT exam cities for every MAT exam. The MAT 2018 February exam in paper based mode will be held in undernoted cities: 

 

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MAT 2018 Cutoff

MAT 2018 February exam cut offs are applicable in 257 MBA colleges accepting MAT exam score for MBA admission 2018. The MAT score cut offs in top MBA colleges in India are based on last year MAT cut offs.

 

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MAT 2018 Score Vs Percentile

MAT 2018 percentile calculator is based on your performance in actual MAT 2018 exam on February 4 in PBT format or on February 17 in CBT format. While your performance will get you raw score in MAT leading to percentile Score, many of us are not aware how the MAT raw score is converted to percentile score. Top B-schools will shortlist you on the basis of your high percentile that you score in MAT 2018 February exam.

 

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MAT Exams 2018

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Level MBA entrance test which tests the candidates on their general aptitude. Thousands of the aspirants test their skills in MAT entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM institutes.

 

All India Management Association (AIMA) will conduct four MAT exams in 2018 at an interval of 3 months for admission to MBA 2018-20 and MBA 2019-21 batches in the MBA colleges accepting MAT scores. The exam is conducted both as paper based test as well as computer based test. However the candidates can opt for either of the two exams.

 

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