In view of heavy floods and devastation in Kerala, the All India Management Association (AIMA) has rescheduled the MAT 2018 September exam at two centers in the state. According to reports, the exam for Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin centers has been postponed to September 15, 2018. The pen and paper-based test was earlier scheduled on September 02, 2018. It is important to note that the MAT exam date has been changed for only these two centers and it will take place as usual at all other centers.
Earlier also, several exams were postponed or rescheduled considering the devastation caused by the floods in the state. The torrential rains and floods have damaged properties worth crores in Kerala and claimed 417 lives. While hundreds began returning home from relief camps, there are still over 8 lakh people in 2,787 shelters. Most of the schools and other educational institutions were reopened on Wednesday. Education Minister C Raveendranath, a former college professor, informed media that the floods had affected 650 schools.
About MAT Exam
The MAT is generally conducted 4 times in a year in January, May, September, and December. The objective type test with multiple choice answers will test the aptitude of test takers for the duration of 180 minutes. The test comprises of five sections (Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Interpretation, Intelligence and critical reasoning and Indian and Global Environment) with 40 questions each. There is a provision of negative marking and one-fourth marks get deducted for each incorrect answer.