Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. MAT exam is conducted through computer based test and paper based test as well. After CAT, MAT is considered another prestigious entrance test because it is the gateway to enter in various B-schools.
We will definitely go to the details of MAT, but let us know some interesting facts about this management entrance test. This would help you in understanding about the overview of MAT exam:
MAT is being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates.
Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003.
Eligibility Criteria for MAT – February 2018:
Though there will be no major change in this year’s Eligibility Criteria for MAT exam, however, you must stay updated with the certain things that you may require before applying for the MAT exam 2018. Here is detailed information of the education qualifications and documents you need to have before applying for the exam.
There are different ways for registration for AIMA – MAT. MAT exam Registration for Paper Based Test has closed on 31st January after an extension from 26th January. However, the last date for Computer Based Test registration has been extended to 14th February, 2018.
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is an objective type exam and it is usually conducted 4 times in a year. There will be no descriptive type questions in the exam.
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) will be an online and paper based test of 2 hours & 30 minutes duration. Exam paper will be consisted of 200 MCQ questions. MCQ format based questions will be asked from 5 sections.
MAT Exam will constitute questions from 4 topics of Language Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Indian & Global Environment. You need to have through knowledge of these sections and must practice mock test papers to enhance your skills on these topics.
All provisionally registered candidates both for Paper Based and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website link: https://apps.aima.in/matadmitcard.aspx in the end of August.
Specific 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.
Registrations for MAT February 2018 Paper Based Test is now over. However, the last date to apply for the Computer Based test is 14th February, 2018.
Applicants need to consider following main points for MAT Exam:
(1) MAT is conducted as online / offline examination on some specific exam centers.
(2) The question paper is consisted of 200 MCQ based questions from 5 sections.
(3) Time duration for this exam will be 2.5 hours.
(4) This entrance exam is conducted in two or more sessions, depending upon the number of applicants.
(5) There will be negative marking for every wrong response.
(6) Electronic devices will not be permitted at exam centers, during the examination.