MAT 2019: Management Aptitude Test - September Exam

MAT 2019: Date, MAT September 2019, Registration, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabys
Updated on June 20, 2019


AIMA has announced MAT 2019 September Exam dates. The MAT 2019 September Paper Based test date is September 1 and Computer based test date is September 14, 2019. AIMA will conduct three MAT exams in September 2019 – two paper based and one computer based. The date of phase-2 paper based Sep MAT exam will also be September 14, although time slot for the exam will be different.

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The MAT September 2019 Registration process has started. Last date to apply for paper based MAT exam is August 25 and for computer based MAT is September 8, 2019. The MAT 2019 registration process is completely online. 


AIMA conducts MAT exam four times a year in the months of February, May, September and December. MAT full form is Management Aptitude Test and the exam score is valid for MBA/PGDM admission in more than 300 B-schools in India.


MAT 2019 September test is one of the important national level MBA entrance exams for admission to 300 MBA colleges in India. The score of MAT September 2019 exam will be accepted by the MBA colleges for admission MBA/PGDM courses starting in 2020.

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. The list of MAT Colleges accepting MAT score is published by AIMA for each MAT exam separately.


MAT Exams: Key Highlights
One of the most important but an easier MBA entrance exam – MAT 2019 has following key highlights:

MAT Exam Conducting Body
All India Management Association (AIMA)
Total MAT Exams in a Year
Held in February, May, September, December
Number of MBA colleges under MAT September 2019
Number of MAT exams in September 2019
Mode of MAT 2019 exam
2 Paper Based & 1 Computer Based MAT Exam
Number of MAT September 2019 exam you can apply for
MAT Exam Application Fee
Rs.1550/- for 1 exam;
Rs.2650/- for 2 exams
MAT Full Form
Management Aptitude Test
MAT Score Validity for MBA Admission
One academic session
Total Questions in MAT Exam
Sectional Division of MAT September 2019
5 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
MAT Exam Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Required MAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges
Importance of Taking MAT Sep 2019 exam
Offers admission opportunity in 2020
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
MAT exam application process


MAT 2019 Important Dates 
The September MAT 2019 Exam important dates and Schedule, eligibility, start and last date to apply for MAT 2019 exam, last date to download MAT 2019 admit card are as under:

MAT 2019 Exam Dates
MAT Exam Dates & Schedule for Paper Based Test Phase-1 
MAT Exam Dates for Computer Based test & Phase-2 Paper Based Test
MAT 2019 Registration Start Date
June 7, 2019
June 7, 2019
Last Date to Apply for September MAT 2019
August 25, 2019
September 8, 2019
MAT 2019 Admit card Download start date
August 27, 2019
(4 PM onwards)
September 9, 2019
(4 PM Onwards)
Last Date for MAT Admit Card download
September 1, 2019
September 14, 2019
MAT Exam Date
September 1, 2019
September 14, 2019
MAT Result Date
September 28, 2019
September 28, 2019
MAT Score Card Download Starts
September 28, 2019
September 28, 2019
Last date to download September MAT 2019 Score Card
Available for one year
Available for one year


MAT Registration & Application 2019: September Exam Dates & Process
MAT 2019 September Registration process is open till August 25, 2019 for the paper based test. The MAT registration 2019 last date for computer based exam is September 8, 2019. MAT registration fee for one MAT exam is Rs.1550/- and for two MAT exams is Rs.2650/-. The MAT registration process is online only.


MAT September Exam 2019 Registration Dates

MAT 2019 online registration Activity
MAT September 2019 Registration Date
MAT Registration date 2019 for Phase-1 Paper Based  (PBT) & Computer Based Test (CBT) starts
June 7, 2019
MAT Registration 2019 Last Date for PBT Phase-1
August 25, 2019
MAT September 2019 Registration Last Date for CBT Exam
September 8, 2019
MAT September 2019 Registration Date for Paper Based Test (PBT) Phase-2 Starts
September 2, 2019
MAT Registration 2019 Last Date for Phase-2 PBT exam
September 8, 2019
MAT Registration Fee (one exam PBT or CBT)
MAT Registration Fee (Two exams PBT and CBT)


MAT 2019 Registration Process: 5 Steps to Complete
MAT 2019 September Exam Registration process is online only and can be completed in five simple steps:

  • Step-1: Create login
  • Step 2: Fill the MAT Registration 2019 Form
  • Step 3: Upload Images on MAT Registration Form 2019
  • Step 4: Make Payment of MAT Registration Fee
  • Step 5: View MAT Registration summary

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MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Exam

AIMA releases a list of MBA colleges accepting MAT score for each MAT exam on its official website. There is variation in number of MBA colleges accepting MAT exam score for each of the four MAT exams. There are around 300+ MBA/PGDM colleges who will accept MAT September 2019 exam score for MBA admission 2020. Here are some of the best MBA colleges accepting MAT exam score:

  • BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized Programmes)
  • XIME Bangalore
  • Xavier Business School (XBS) Kolkata
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, Noida
  • KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • IPE Hyderabad
  • SDMIMD, Mysore
  • IESMCRC, Mumbai
  • SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai
  • JIMS Rohini, Delhi
  • IBA Bangalore
  • VJIM, Hyderabad

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. Read here full list of MAT Exam Accepting Colleges


How to Apply for MAT September 2019 Exam?

  • The AIMA MAT September 2019 exam application process for paper based test and computer based test is online only.
  • You have to apply for MAT Sep 2019 by login at official AIMA website.
  • The first step to apply for MAT Exam is to fill up MAT application form online at AIMA website
  • The second step is to make payment of MAT September application and exam fee online
  • The third step is to submit the MAT application form online
  • The MAT 2019 registration and application fee is Rs.1550/- for one MAT exam and Rs.2650/- for two MAT September 2019 exams
  • The last date to submit MAT exam application is August 25 for PBT and September 8 for CBT MAT September 2019

Although AIMA also extends the last date to apply for MAT exam by a few days, to play safe and in order to avoid technical glitches, the MAT application should be submitted by the pre announced last dates for MAT exam registration.


AIMA has discontinued the offline application facility for MAT exam, so you have to apply for MAT exam online only. Read More


MAT Question Paper: Duration, Sectional composition & Scoring pattern

  • MAT September 2019 test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours.
  • There are 200 objective type questions in MCQs form in MAT question paper of September MAT exam.
  • Question difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • MAT exam is divided in 5 sections with 40 questions in each section
  • Each correct answer is awarded +1 Mark
  • Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -0.25 mark
  • 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 September 2019 score card.
  • MAT score card displays scaled score out of 800 Marks and not out of 160 or 200 raw scores
  • On the MAT score card along with the sectional and overall scaled scores, the sectional and overall percentile is also displayed.

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How to Prepare for MAT Exam?
Over the years MAT exam pattern and syllabus for MAT exam has not changed. So the MAT exam preparation is also not very difficult. Reading good MAT preparation books, practicing with MAT September 2019 sample papers and MAT previous year papers with solutions are a good tool for MAT exam preparation.


MAT September 2019 exam Preparation can get you admission to MBA 2020 in good MBA colleges. It is high time that MAT exam preparation must be started without any further delay as per the MAT exam pattern. 


One of the important points which differentiate MAT exam preparation from other exams is the separate section with 40 questions in MAT on ‘Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency (DADS)’ which is slightly different from Data Interpretation in other exams. The DADS Preparation for MAT exam and the strategy to prepare for this important MAT section is to be properly planned and followed to score high.


MAT exam preparation strategy needs more focus on four core sections keeping the ‘Indian & Global Environment’ section at second place.


MAT 2019 preparation requires your focus on preparing for the most important following 4 sections with 160 questions. These are Language Comprehension; Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency; Intelligence & Critical Reasoning; and Mathematical skills. Accordingly, your MAT exam Preparation should be focused on following key points:

  • When to Start MAT exam Preparation?
  • How to prepare for MAT?
  • Which are the best MAT Preparation Books?
  • What is the best MAT preparation material available apart from the books?
  • MAT Preparation Tips by MAT Toppers
  • Whether to Prepare with MAT Coaching or Self prepare - which is better?
  • If time is short, How to prepare for MAT Online?
  • MAT Exam Taking Strategy - how to crack MAT Exam with High score?

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MAT September 2019 Exam Syllabus: At par with other MBA entrance exams
MAT exam Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other national level 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, although MAT syllabus topics are same.


The MAT exam syllabus is based on past MAT exam pattern and types of questions that appear in the MAT exam. The best way to get hands-on feel and practice on MAT question topics covered in MAT syllabus, is to go through the previous MAT exam papers and attempt MAT Mock tests. Read More


MAT Admit Card 2019 Download: Starts on August 27
The MAT admit card for paper based September MAT 2019 exam will be available for download from August 27, 2019 at 4 PM. The last date for MAT admit card download for paper based test is the MAT exam day. For phase-2 paper based and computer based MAT exam, the MAT Admit card download start date is September 9, 2019 and the last date for MAT admit card download for Computer based test and phase-2 paper based MAT exam is September 14, 2019.   


All provisionally registered candidates for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test can download their MAT Admit Card from AIMA website on the scheduled dates for MAT Admit card Download. No MAT admit card is now sent as hard copy to the candidate’s registered address.


Specific MAT Admit Card is generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. MAT 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. Read More


MAT 2019 Exam: 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, IESMCRC, SDMIMD, 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 exam scores for MBA admission without paying any additional fee. The choices can be filled up in the space given in the MAT registration form.


MAT Result on September 28: Download Score Card from AIMA Website
MAT 2019 September exam result declaration date is September 28, 2019 at 4 PM. The MAT Result will be available for download on AIMA official Website and no score card will be sent by post or E-mail. AIMA has announced, ‘Score card to be downloaded from AIMA website only. No separate score card will be sent by post or email.’ Accordingly, AIMA has discontinued the practice of sending the MAT exam score card by post or on E-mail. .Read More


MAT Score Needed for Top MBA colleges
‘How much MAT score is required to get admission in one of the top MBA colleges?’ MAT score cut offs in these MBA colleges accepting MAT scores vary from institute to institute. Apart from the overall MAT score, many of the MAT accepting colleges also consider MAT sectional score.


Most of these MBA colleges are autonomous, University B-schools offering MBA degree, private PGDM colleges. The MAT score cut off in good MBA colleges go in the range of 70 to 80+ MAT percentile.


To help MBA aspirants searching for top MBA colleges accepting MAT scores, has prepared a list of MBA colleges with their MAT expected cut off.. Read More


Which MAT to Choose? Paper Based or Computer Based
Making a choice between MAT Paper Based and Computer Based test or taking both the tests depends upon various factors - your preference, computer based or paper based test solving skills among others. 


If you have understanding of how to take and appear in computer based tests, navigation tools, scrolling of questions, choosing the answers and marking them and find that test taking is easier in computer based test, you could go for computer based MAT exam.


If you are not well conversant with computers, internet technology, have confusion in navigation tools, it is better to go for paper based MAT exam.. Read More


September MAT 2019: Key Benefits

  • MAT September 2019 is the first MBA entrance test for admission 2020. Taking this exam will help in your preparation for other similar exams.
  • CBT MAT 2019 September exam can be your net practice MBA entrance exam in computer format
  • Exam will make you understand the intricacies of computer based CAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP exams
  • You will be able to know the current question pattern & trends, exam difficulty by appearing in MAT 2019 September exam

MBA Colleges in Maharashtra to Accept MAT September 2019 Score
The Higher and Technical Education Department, Directorate of Technical Education,  Government of Maharashtra vide its notification ref. TEM.2018/C.R.27/TE-4 dated May 19, 2018 has clarified while determining the entrance exam eligibility of All India category candidates for MBA/MMS admission process in Maharashtra MBA colleges, that All India Candidature Candidate, Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidate will be considered for MBA/MMS admission on the basis of obtaining non zero positive score in CET conducted by the Competent Authority; CAT -conducted by Indian Institute of Management; CMAT; GMAT; MAT; ATMA and XAT.


Accordingly, the MAT 2019 scores will be considered for MBA admission in Maharashtra MBA colleges also.


Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate MBA colleges to screen candidates for admission to MBA, PGDM 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.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 07-06-2019 10:00 AM to 08-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Offline: 07-06-2019 10:00 AM to 25-08-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 27-08-2019 04:00 PM to 01-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 01-09-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 28-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)

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MAT Registration 2019

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Updated on June 20, 2019


MAT September 2019 Registration process is open till August 25, 2019 for the first paper based test. The MAT registration 2019 last date for computer based exam is September 8 and for the phase-2 paper based exam, the MAT 2019 registration last date is also September 8, 2019. MAT registration fee for one MAT exam is Rs.1550/-. There is only MAT online registration 2019 and the offline MAT registration process has been discontinued now.  

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MAT Application Form 2019

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MAT Exam Fee 2019

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Online MAT Exam Fee payment 
The MAT 2019 September exam fee payment mode is online only. The MAT exam fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking.  The last date to pay the MAT 2019 September exam fee is August 25, 2019 for paper based MAT exam and September 8, 2019 for computer based MAT exam.

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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2019: Age limit and Qualifying Criteria
Updated on June 20, 2019


MAT 2019 exam eligibility for MAT September 2019 exam which will be held on Sept 1, 2019 as paper based test and on Sept 14 as computer based test remains unchanged and is the same as was for earlier MAT exams. AIMA has not changed the MAT exam eligibility criteria for any of the MAT 2019 exams.

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MAT Mock Tests 2019

MAT Mock Tests 2019: Free Mock Tests, MAT Online Mock Free
Updated on March 26, 2019


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MAT Exam Dates 2019

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Updated on May 06, 2019


MAT 2019 May Phase-1 Paper Based exam was held on May 5, 2019 and Phase-2 Paper Based MAT and Computer Based MAT exam date is May 18. The last date to apply for MAT May exam is May 10 for computer based test and the last date to apply for phase-2 paper based exam is May 10, 2019. AIMA is conducting May MAT Exam Phase -1 paper based and Phase-2 paper based & computer based exam with a gap of more than one week.

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MAT Admit Card 2019

MAT 2019 May Admit Card Live! Download starts on May 2
Updated on May 06, 2019


MAT 2019 May Admit Card Download for computer based MAT exam has started on May 13 for the candidates who have registered for the exam till May 10. For phase-2 paper based May MAT exam, admit card download starts on May 15, 2019. Both these MAT exams are on May 18, 2019. The first paper based MAT exam was held on May 5, 2019. 


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MAT Preparation 2019

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Updated on March 26, 2019


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MAT Percentile Predictor 2019

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MAT 2019 Important Dates

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MAT Exam Important Dates include the last date to apply for MAT exam and all other complete MAT important Dates 2019 beginning from the MAT Registration start date to MAT Result Date. The most important MAT exam date is MAT May exam Phase-1 Paper Based Test date which was May 5, 2019 followed by another MAT 2019 important date for Computer Based MAT exam which is May 18, 2019 and phase -2 paper based May MAT 2019 which is also May 18.

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MAT Question Paper

MAT Question Paper 2019:  MAT Previous Year Question Papers, MAT Sample Papers
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MAT Exam Pattern 2019

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MAT Syllabus 2019

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MAT 2019 May exam Syllabus relates to the five MAT exam sections. However, the MAT exam syllabus has not been strictly pre-defined by AIMA. Going by the past trends and MAT test structure over the years, the MAT syllabus covers all the important topics on which questions are formed in each section.

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MAT Exam Analysis 2019

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AIMA conducted phase-2 May MAT 2019 paper based test and computer based May MAT exam on May 18, 2019. The paper based phase-2 May MAT 2019 was held from 10AM to 12.30 PM while the computer based MAT exam was held in different time slots on May 18. There were more exam centers for paper based MAT exam while the number of candidates appearing for computer based MAT exam was very less. 

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MAT Result 2019

MAT Result 2019: Dates, Check MAT May 2019 Scorecard 
Updated on May 24, 2019


MAT 2019 May Exam Result is declared Now! Download MAT Score card from AIMA website. No separate MAT score card will be sent by post or on Email. More than 300 MBA colleges will offer admission to MBA/PGDM 2019 on the basis of May MAT 2019 exam score.

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MAT Cutoff

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MAT 2019 May 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 2019 May exam shared by AIMA is given below:


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MAT Score Vs Percentile

There is a great difference between MAT score and percentile calculation. In your MAT score card, you will find three types of score – Scaled Score, Percentile and Composite score. While MAT percentile calculator is based upon your relative performance in actual MAT 2019 May exam on May 5 for phase-1 PBT exam; May 18 for Computer based test and on May 19 for phase-2 of PBT exam.

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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 2019 paper based test date is May 5, 2019. The phase 2 paper based MAT date is May 19 while the MAT 2019 computer based test is scheduled on May 18.

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