MAT September 2018 Exam Pattern

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2018 MAT exam will be held on September 2, 2018, from 10AM to 12.30PM as paper based test and on September 15, 2018 in different time slots as computer based test.


AIMA has now allowed the MAT 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 August 24, 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/-.”   


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 2018 exam will be used as admission criteria in B-schools across the country for the academic session 2019-20.


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 September MAT 2018 exam are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.


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

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 September MAT 2018 exam.


MAT Exam Pattern: Sectional Composition

Section Name
Number of Questions
Suggested Time to solve (In Minutes)
Language Comprehension
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Mathematical Skills
Indian and Global Environment