Management Aptitude Test (MAT) MAY 2017

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Important Dates & Admit Card

MAT MAY 2017 – Exam Schedule
- MAT Paper Based Test: 07 MAY 2017 (Sunday)
- MAT Computer Based Test: 13 MAY 2017 (Saturday) onwards
MAT MAY 2017 - Exam schedul
Late Date for Online Registration Filling-up / Purchase of Form: 25 April 2017 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Submission of duly completed MAT registration form Printout/MAT Online registration form: 28 April 2017 (Friday)
MAT Admit card to be issued from: 28 April 2017 (Friday) onwards
MAT exam date for paper pen based test: 07 May 2017 (Sunday)
MAT Online exam date for computer based test: 13 May 2017 (Saturday) onwards
MAT Result declaration: Last week of May 2017

MAT Mock Test

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MAT Mock test prepared by experts and mentors on MAT exam will help you in your preparation and gauge your preparation level.

On May 7, AIMA will conduct MAT exam for admission to MBA/PGDM 2017-19 programmes in 400 plus management institutes. AIMA will conduct Management Aptitude Test (MAT) in paper based format on May 7 and in computerised format on May 13 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 13 May 2017 itself.

MAT 2017 May exam is an objective type test with multiple-choice Questions (MCQs). The MAT exam will be divided among 5 key sections on which questions will be formed. The 5 test sections will be Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.

Each of the 5 sections in May MAT exam will have 40 questions making it a total of 200 questions to be solved in 150 minutes. Individual time limit for each section has been suggested by AIMA although candidates can move from one section to other without any time constrain during the overall time limit of MAT exam....Read more
Section: Language Comprehension
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 30
Section: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 30
Section: Data Analysis and Sufficiency
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 35
Section: Mathematical Skills
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 40
Section: Indian and Global Environment
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 15
Total
No. of Questions: 200
Suggested time (in min): 150
Scoring pattern in MAT 2017 MAY exam
MAT 2017 MAY exam would award scores keeping the Indian and Global environment section out. Hence the scores are to be awarded out of 160 marks and accordingly the test takers will get their merit position where their scores are sent by AIMA.

¼ Negative marking will be applied to each wrong answer, so please be careful while calculating your score.
Section: Language Comprehension
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min):40
Section: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 40
Section: Data Analysis and Sufficiency
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 45
Section: Mathematical Skills
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 40
Section: Indian and Global Environment
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): Qualifying No weightage in merit list
Total maximum marks to prepare merit list:
No. of Questions: 200
Suggested time (in min): 160
Instructions
- Total duration of Mock test is 2 hours 30 minutes
- In your own interest it is advised not to use any calculator or any other gadget. Treat the test as real MAT exam and check how many attempted answers are correct. It is suggested to attempt the entire test questions and then check the answers & solutions. Analyse your mistakes and improve upon them. Take the test again and assess yourself.
- The MAT 2017 Mock and solutions to it are provided to help and improve the pace of your preparation free of cost. Neither the mock nor its answers & solutions are to be put for any commercial use.

About May MAT 2017 exam

All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 4 times in a year. The four MAT 2017 exams are conducted in the months of February, May, September and December.

Next MAT entrance exam is the May MAT 2017 exam. The MAT May exam carries a list of 313 MAT colleges accepting score of MAT entrance exam. The list of MAT Colleges accepting MAT score has already been published by AIMA. MAT May 2017 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 May MAT 2017 exam.

MAT registration is open now and the candidates can apply for May MAT 2017 till April 28. One way by which MAT registration process can be completed is by obtaining MAT registration and MAT exam form from the AIMA nodal centres or AIMA office in New Delhi. The applications will be able to make payment of MAT registration fee of Rs.1400/- by means of demand draft and submit the MAT registration and MAT exam form latest by April 28 by post or at AIMA centres in person. This will complete MAT offline registration. For the candidates who have completed the MAT registration by the last date will be able to view and down load MAT Admit Card from April 29 onwards.

The other way of MAT registration is MAT online registration process. The MAT online registration can be completed by filling up MAT online registration form which is available on AIMA site with MAT May 2017 exam.

MAT 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.

Scores of MAT May 2017 along with last 2 MAT exams of December and MAT 2017 in February will be used as admission criteria in 313 MAT colleges accepting MAT scores and more than 400 MBA colleges accepting MAT scores in Maharashtra for MBA/PGDM 2017-19 programmes. 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 top MAT colleges accepting MAT scores and the merit position in top 20 MAT colleges have a little higher cut offs.

MAT May 2017 exam will be held as Paper pen based test and also as computer based online MAT exam. MAT May 2017 exam duration is of 2 hours and 30 minutes. An MCQ based exam MAT May 2017 will be divided in 5 sections. The difficulty level of MAT May 2017 will not be as high as that of CAT or XAT and is comparable to CMAT exam. MAT May 2017 will be held on 7 May 2017 (Sunday) as paper based test and on 13 May 2017 (Saturday) as computer based online exam.

MAT Exam Pattern, MAT Question paper sections & MAT Syllabus

MAT question paper is based on the MAT exam pattern which is an objective type test with Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). MAT Syllabus comprises almost all the topics relevant to other top MBA entrance exams. The MAT question paper is divided among 5 key sections on which questions are formed in MAT exam. The 5 test sections in May MAT 2017 exam will be Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.

Each of the 5 sections in MAT question paper will have 40 questions making it a total of 200 questions in MCQ format to be solved in 150 minutes. Individual time limit for each section has been suggested by AIMA although candidates can move from one section to other in the May MAT 2017 exam. ....Read more

Section: Language Comprehension
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min):30
Section: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 30
Section: Data Analysis and Sufficiency
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 35
Section: Mathematical Skills
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 40
Section: Indian and Global Environment
No. of Questions: 40
Suggested time (in min): 15
Total:
No. of Questions: 200
Suggested time (in min): 150

MAT Syllabus

MAT Syllabus for MAT May 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.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Although MAT syllabus for this section is short but in fact MAT question paper has tricky questions in this area. Major topics covered in MAT syllabus on Intelligence and Critical Reasoning are Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Analogy, Statement Argument among others.

Mathematical skills
Topics covered in MAT syllabus on Mathematical skills, broadly are Elementary Mathematics; Arithmetic:- Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegation; Unitary Method; Time and Distance; Commercial Maths; Profit and Loss, Interest; Geometry; Triangles, Circles; Mensuration; Algebra Permutation and Combinations; Sequence And Series; Trigonometry Heights and Distance; Linear Programming; Coordinate Geometry. MAT syllabus as it reflects consists of more topics on Arithmetic in MAT question paper.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency
This section as per the MAT question paper is more time consuming. MAT syllabus on Data Analysis and Sufficiency cover the topics on Table; Data Sufficiency; graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram among others. The questions in May MAT question paper can be expected in sets as well as individual ones.

Indian and Global Environment
MAT syllabus on Indian and Global Environment expects you to know everything under the Sun. Major topics covered in MAT syllabus in this section are Economics, finance, national and international current affairs. There are many other topics on which questions are placed in the MAT question paper in this section. Questions are also based on conventional GK in MAT question paper. In-depth and regular reading of GK helps more as sometimes a few GK questions in MAT exam need intensive reading. ...Read more

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Colleges Accepting MAT December 2016 and MAT February 2017 & MAT MAY 2017

MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Exam; Rankwise Cut offs, Scores

Number of MAT Exam colleges participating in AIMA MAT and accepting MAT scores varies from exam to exam.
AIMA has published a list of 313 MAT exam Accepting Colleges for MAT 2017 May exam scores for admission to MBA/PGDM 2017-19 batch. In addition to the 313 MAT Accepting Colleges that offer AICTE recognized PGDM program, there are around 400 MBA colleges in Maharashtra where admission to MMS/MBA 2017-19 will be available through MAT 2017 February & MAT May exam scores. Top 20 MAT accepting colleges will require higher MAT scores and percentile in May MAT exam.

It is important to note that all these 400 B-schools from Maharashtra can offer admission to MMS/MBA programmes only to those February or May MAT test takers who will register and attend the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2017 to be conducted by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra in the month of May 2017.

In this article, MBAUniverse.com has prepared a list of Top MAT colleges under MAT Rankwise, colleges accepting MAT scores, MAT colleges cut offs above 700, 600, 500 and also Top 10 MAT Colleges.

Top 10 MAT Colleges
1. Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai
2. Department of Management Sciences University of Pune (PUMBA)
3. K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research (SIMSR) Mumbai
4. Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) Greater Noida
5. Xavier Institute of Management Entrepreneurship (XIME) Bangalore
6. Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Nagpur & Hyderabd
7. Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi
8. N L Dalmiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
9. SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS) Navi Mumbai
10.IES Management College And Research Centre (IES MCRC) Mumbai

Full list of Participating Management Institutes...Read more

MAT Eligibility

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 2017 may also apply ...Read more

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.

There is a tendency to claim high accuracy after every MAT exam and it has never been proved to be correct. So the very first thing is that you should not expect more than 80 to 85 percent accuracy in different sections in May MAT exam.

The percentile calculation in May MAT 2017 exam is based upon your raw score in the 4 sections and keeping the 5th section on Indian & Global environment section out. Your MAT percentile score predicted in accordance with your performance will determine whether you would be shortlisted by top MAT colleges or will have to opt for second or third tier B-schools.

The percentile score in MAT exam indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the candidate based on the total MAT exam taking candidates. The percentile figure may change with increase or decrease in number of MAT test takers and their scoring pattern.

The MBAUniverse.com MAT Percentile Predictor prepared by top experts is based upon the AIMA’s-MAT 2017 percentile calculation formula that describes that scores on Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data analysis & Sufficiency and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning are reported on scales ranging from 0 to 100 in MAT exam. Scores below 20 or above 80 are rare.

The Composite Score in MAT 2017 result will be reported on a scale ranging from 199 to 801, but extreme scores below 200 or above 800 are uncommon. These uncommon scores i.e., all below 200 are reported as 199 and all above 800 are reported as 801...Check Your MAT Percentile

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 May 7, 2017 as paper based test and on May 13 as online MAT computer based test.

May MAT 2017 paper based test does not propose to have any surprise element. However the past MAT exam analysis shows that the Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Critical Reasoning sections are reported a bit tricky and consume more time than expected.

Not only this, the MAT exam analysis of Indian & Global Environment section reveals that a few of the questions in GK section in MAT exam also turn to be a little trickier and time consuming. The overall MAT exam analysis makes it clear that MAT in paper based form and MAT in online computer based format remain moderate and of same level of difficulty exam MAT after MAT.

MAT exam analysis based on the feedback from the test takers indicated that MAT 2017 February exam was moderate test with Data Analysis & Reasoning being on tricky side. Candidates needed higher scores as there remained a tough competition in getting the highly ranked MAT college.

May MAT 2017 exam: Expected on February MAT difficulty level
There were 200 questions divided in 5 sections in MAT 2016 exam held on February 5, 2017 from 10AM to 12.30 PM in 51 test cities in the country. The 200 questions had to be answered in 150 minutes. Less than 1 minute was available before the MAT test takers to answer each of 200 questions in MAT exam. Candidates were seen struggling for Time management to maximise their attempts. Same number and pattern will appear in May MAT 2017 exam in paper based and MAT online computer based test.

All the questions in MAT exam carry equal marks. Every right answer is to be awarded with a credit of 1 mark in MAT May exam while every wrong answer will attract a penalty of ¼ negative marking (0.25 mark) deducted from the awarded score for right answers. All the questions in May MAT 2017 will be in MCQ format followed by 4 answer options. Below is shared the quick view of MAT 2017 February exam...Read more

MAT Result

MAT May 2017 result is proposed to be declared in the 3rd week of May 2017. MAT result awards 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.

AIMA will conduct May MAT 2017 Exam in paper pen mode on May 7 and as computer based test on May 13, 2017. MAT Result and MAT Scores will be used by 313 institutes in the AIMA list and 400 MAT exam accepting MBA colleges in Maharashtra through CAP for their MBA Admissions 2017.

MAT Result is the gateway to more than 700 MBA programmes commencing 2017. MAT Score Card helps the institutes for appropriate use of MAT-exam result and to set criteria for admission.

AIMA releases the MAT result scores to the Management Institutes (MIs) as well as to the candidates. It helps the institutes for appropriate use of MAT-Score and to set criteria for admission. ...Read more

Cities where MAT is held

While the list of cities where MAT is held changes for every exam, here is a list of cities for MAT May 2017.

Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tezpur, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Raipur, Delhi (Ncr), Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Shimla, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Dehradun, Haridwar, Durgapur, Kolkata....Read more