MAT 2018: Management Aptitude Test

MAT December 2018: Updates

  • First Paper Based MAT 2018 December exam was conducted on December 9, 2018 from 10AM to 12.30PM. The exam was of moderate difficulty level. Cut offs are to go up slightly Read MAT exam analysis
  • MAT Phase 2 paper Based exam and Computer based exam is scheduled on December 15, 2018
  • Registration date for MAT Extended to December 10 for PBT & CBT scheduled on Dec 15
  •  MAT Admit Card download starts after 4 PM on December 11, 2018 for PBT and CBT

MAT 2018 December Exam Analysis: PBT MAT Remains Moderate; English bit Difficult, DA Tricky; Cut offs to Remain Low for MBA Admission 2019

MAT December 2018 first paper based Exam was held on Sunday December 9, 2018 and was of moderate difficulty level. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2018 December exam is the gateway to more than 600 MBA/PGDM colleges for 2019-21 batch. All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) four times in a year. The fourth MAT 2018 in December offers admission to MBA/PGDM 2019-21 batch. Last three MAT 2018 exams were conducted in the months of February, May and September.

Two paper based December MAT 2018

December MAT 2018 exam is conducted by AIMA both as paper based as well as computer based test. There are two paper based exams in December MAT 2018. AIMA has started to conduct two paper based MAT exams and one computer based test in the same month. While the phase-1 paper based MAT December 2018 is over now, the phase-2 paper based MAT exam date and computer based MAT exam date is December 15, 2018. Earlier also, there were two paper based MAT exams in May 2018 as well as in September 2018

MAT December 2018 Exam Schedule
Details on December MAT 2018 exam dates, eligibility, start and end dates for MAT December 2018 registration, MAT admit card download dates are as under:

MAT 2018 Activity
Paper Based test
Computer Based test
MAT Registration Starts-Phase-1
October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018
MAT Registration Ends-Phase-1
December 4, 2018
December 10, 2018
MAT Registration Starts Phase-2
December 5, 2018
Continuing till Dec 10
MAT Registration Ends Phase-2
December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018
MAT Admit card Download starts
December 1, 2018
December 11, 2018
MAT Admit Card download closes-Phase-1
December 9, 2018
December 15, 2018
MAT Admit Card download closes –Phase-2
December 15, 2018
December 15, 2018
MAT Exam Dates
December 9, 2018
December 15, 2018
MAT Result Date
December 24, 2018
December 24, 2018

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate 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 the admission criteria based on its Score Cards issued to the candidates.


More than 600 institutes will offer MBA admission 2019 with MAT December 2018 cut offs on the basis of MAT exam scores.   


MAT Application Process 
The December MAT 2018 exam application process for paper based test and computer based tests is online only.


AIMA has discontinued the offline application facility for MAT exam, so you have to apply for MAT December 2018 exam online only  


MAT Exams in 2018
Four MAT exams were scheduled 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.


The second Management Aptitude Test (MAT) in 2018 was held on Sunday May 6 which was the Phase-1 paper based test and on May 20 which was phase-2 paper based test and in different time slots as online computer based test on the same date.


The third MAT 2018 September exam was also held in two phases. The phase-1 Paper based MAT was held on September 2 and phase-2 on September 15 alongwith the computer based MAT in different time slots. 


List of MAT 2018 December score accepting MBA colleges
There are around 600 MBA/PGDM colleges who will accept MAT December 2018 exam score for admission to 2019-21 batch. The updated list of Management Institutes who accept MAT exam scores for admission to their MBA programmes is available on and is released by AIMA for each MAT exam. The list of MAT score accepting MBA colleges goes on changing from one MAT exam to another.


Facility to appear in Two PBT and CBT MAT December 2018 Exams
AIMA is to conduct two paper Based MAT and one computer based MAT in December 2018. Besides, Candidates can appear in both the paper based MAT exams as well as the computer based MAT exam with an additional payment of Rs.1100/- towards application fee.


Now a Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fees of Rs.1100/- in addition to Rs.1550/-. A candidate can also choose to appear in phase-2 paper based test by paying again Rs.1550/- towards application and registration fee, if he/she wants to improve his/her score.


MAT December 2018 Admit card Download 
The admit card for paper based MAT December 2018 exam will be available for download from December 1, 2018 till exam day on December 9 and for phase-2 paper based and computer based MAT the Admit card download will be available from December 10 to December 15, 2018.   


All provisionally registered candidates for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website on the scheduled dates for MAT Admit card Download.


Specific MAT 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 Question paper composition & Scoring pattern
MAT December 2018 test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours. There are 200 questions in MCQs form in MAT question paper of December MAT 2018 exam. The exam is divided in 5 sections with 40 questions in each section.


MAT exam 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 December 2018 score card.

MAT December 2018 syllabus at par with other MBA entrance exams
MAT exam Syllabus contains 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 December 2018 Score Validity: One year
The MAT December exam score will be valid for admission in academic session 2019-21. 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. 


December MAT 2018: Expect an Easy Question paper 
The MAT colleges cut offs in MBA admission are not very high although 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 are slightly higher as compared to other MBA colleges accepting MAT scores since the merit position in top 20 MAT colleges is based on little higher cut offs. 


The biggest advantage of taking MAT exam is that you are given the facility to choose and apply upto 5 Management Institutes accepting MAT December exam 2018 scores for MBA admission 2019-21 without paying any additional fee. The choices can be filled up in the space given in the registration form.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 05-10-2018 10:00 AM to 10-12-2018 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 01-12-2018 10:00 AM to 09-12-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 09-12-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 24-12-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)

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MAT Registration 2018

AIMA has extended the last date for MAT Registration to December 10, 2018 for Phase-2 paper best MAT and Computer based MAT exam. The exam is scheduled on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Earlier the MAT 2018 exam registration for the phase 2 paper based MAT and computer based MAT December 2018 exam was to close on December 7, 2018.


The Phase 1 Paper based MAT exam was held on December 9, 2018 from 10AM to 12.30PM.


MAT Registration Dates for December 2018 Exam:

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MAT December 2018 Application Form

AIMA will conduct phase 2 MAT December 2018 exam on December 15, 2018 in paper pen mode as well as computer based test. The MAT 2018 December exam application process for phase 2 paper based test and computer based test closes on December 10, 2018. The phase 1 Application process for December MAT 2018 in PBT format has already closed on December 4 and the exam has been conducted on December 9, 2018 from 10AM to 12.30 P.M.  The last date to submit MAT December 2018 application form for two phases of paper based MAT 2018 exam and for computer based MAT exam are different.


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MAT December 2018 Exam Fee

Online MAT exam fee payment 
The MAT 2018 December registration or exam fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking.  The last date to pay the MAT 2018 December exam fee is December 10, 2018 for phase 2 paper based MAT exam and for computer based MAT exam is extended to December 10, 2018.


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MAT December 2018 Eligibility

MAT 2018 exam eligibility for MAT December 2018 exam to be held on December 9, remains unchanged and is the same as was for earlier MAT exams held in 2018. AIMA has not changed the MAT exam eligibility criteria for any of the MAT 2018 exams.


To appear in MAT exam, you must have obtained recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those studying in their final graduation year may also apply.


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


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MAT December 2018 Mock Tests 

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


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MAT 2018 Exam Dates

MAT 2018 December Phase-1 Paper Based exam date is December 9 and Phase-2 Paper Based MAT and Computer Based MAT exam date is December 15, 2018. AIMA is conducting December MAT 2018 Phase -1 paper based and Phase-2 paper based & computer based exam with a gap of one week.


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MAT Admit Card December 2018

MAT December 2018 Admit Card download for phase-2 paper based exam and the computer based test is live for download after 4 PM from December 11 onwards. It has been the practice that AIMA allows the MAT Admit Card download process after 4 PM. Candidates should download their Admit Card for phase 2 paper based MAT exam and computer based exam should download the MAT admit card for the MAT exam. The MAT Admit Card print out has to be carried to exam centre. 


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MAT 2018 Exam Preparation

MAT exam Preparation is not very difficult as the MAT question paper has remained unchanged over last many exams. MAT December 2018 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 Percentile Predictor


After taking your MAT 2019 exam on December 9, 2018 in paper-pen mode and on December 15, 2018 as computer based exam, you will be anxious to know your MAT percentile and the process how to arrive at the accurate MAT percentile calculation. The best MAT percentile predictor should give you the nearest MAT percentile calculation so that you may decide whether you would be shortlisted by the preferred MBA college for MBA admission 2019 based on your MAT 2019 predictions of your percentile score.


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MAT Exam Pattern December 2018

MAT Exam Pattern December 2018 is not much changed and will have 200 MCQ type questions divided in 5 sections. The Phase-1 of Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2018 MAT exam was held on December 9, 2018, from 10AM to 12.30PM as paper based test. The Phase-2 paper based MAT will be held on December 15 from 10AM to 12.30PM. The computer based MAT will also be held in different time slots on December 15, 2018 


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MAT Syllabus December 2018

MAT 2018 December exam Syllabus is not strictly pre-defined. Still the MAT syllabus covers all the important topics on which questions are formed in each section.


Section-1: Language Comprehension
MAT syllabus for Language Comprehension consists of

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MAT 2018 Exam Analysis

MAT 2018 December Exam Remains Moderate with English bit Difficult, DA Tricky

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MAT Result 2018

MAT Result December 2018 will be declared on December  24, 2018 in the afternoon around 4 PM on AIMA Website. Candidates can download their MAT Result for December 2018 exam along with the score card from AIMA website.

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MAT 2018 Cutoff

MAT 2018 cut offs are applicable in all the MBA colleges accepting MAT December exam score for MBA admission 2019. The MAT Colleges cut off 2018 in top MBA colleges in India are based on last year MAT cut offs. MAT cut off Composite scores are applicable in almost all the MBA colleges offering MBA admission with MAT December 2018 cut offs.


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MAT Exam Test Centers

MAT December 2018 exam will be conducted in about 60 cities in India. AIMA announces the list of test centres across the country for each MAT exam. Many of these MAT exam centres have been assigned to conduct both paper based and computer based test.  Complete list of MAT exam cities for MAT 2018 December exam shared by AIMA is given below:


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MAT 2018 Score Vs Percentile

MAT 2018 percentile calculator is based on your performance in actual MAT December 2018 exam on December 9 for phase-1 PBT exam, or on December 15 for phase-2 of PBT exam and CBT MAT exam as well as the AIMA’s formula of MAT December score Vs percentile calculation. While your performance will get you raw score in MAT leading to MAT 2018 percentile Score, many of the MAT exam takers are not aware the key aspects of MAT Score Vs percentile calculator. Once you know how the MAT score vs percentile is calculated, it will be easier for you to focus and devise your test taking strategy.

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MAT Paper Based or Computer Based

MAT paper based (phase 1) and Paper based (Phase 2) with computer based test are held in a gap of few days. The first MAT 2018 pencil based test is over on December 9, 2018, the phase 2 paper based MAT and the MAT 2018 computer based test is scheduled on December 15.


The major difference between MAT computer based test and paper based test is that the MAT offline test is paper based while MAT online test is computer based.


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MAT 2019

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 is the gateway to more than 600 MBA/PGDM colleges for 2019-21 batch. There will be four MAT 2019 exam. The periodicity of Each MAT 2019 exam is about 3 months. However, every MAT 2019 exam will be held in different modes in the same month three times, for example the first MAT 2019 will be held on Sunday February 3, 2019 as phase-1 paper based test followed by phase-2 paper based MAT and computer based MAT 2019 on Saturday February 16, 2019.


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