Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2017

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is the standardised National entrance exam for MBA/PGDM courses in the B-schools of India. All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 4 times in a year in the months of February, May, September and December. Out of the four MAT 2017 exams, two have already been conducted and the next is to be conducted in September 2017.


The scores of February and May 2017 MAT exams will be applicable for admission to academic session 2017-18 in around 700 B-schools including the MBA/MMS programmes in the 400 B-schools of Maharashtra.


The score of rest two MAT exams to be conducted in the months of September and December 2017 could be utilised in the admission for MBA/PGDM courses for academic session 2018-19.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 04-07-2017 10:00 AM to 25-08-2017 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Offline: 04-07-2017 10:00 AM to 25-08-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 26-08-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:30 (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 03-09-2017 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 24-09-2017 05:00 PM (Tentative)

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About MAT Exam

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.

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MAT Exam Eligibility

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


MAT eligibility for September 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 Registration & Application process, exam fee

Candidates can apply online or offline to appear in September MAT 2017 exam. The registration application fee for MAT September 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 August 25, 2017. The last date for buying the registration application form is August 23, 2017.

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MAT 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 Exam 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 Exam 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 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 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

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 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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