The All India Management Association (AIMA) has published the final dates for the MAT 2018 entrance examination on their official website that is mat.aima.in. The paper-based examination will be held on 2nd September 2018 and computer-based examination will be conducted on 15th September 2018. The MAT 2018 admit card of the first phase was declared last week. The online registration for the phase 2 of paper-based MAT 2018 examination will be done till 8th September 2018. As the final schedule is now available, candidates will now be able to check the official website all the other details.
After the completion of the paper-based examination of phase 1 and phase 2, the computer-based examination will be conducted. The list of centers and the test cities are available on the official website. For the CBT, i.e. computer-based test the admit cards will be available for download on 11th September 2018.
Interested students can apply for both paper-based as well as computer-based examination by paying an extra fee. The candidates going for both PBT and CBT will have the benefit of selecting additional two Management Institutions for sending their scores in addition to the existing option of selecting five Management Institutions, i.e. they can select seven Management Institutions in total.
The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. A government 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 an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. MAT selection procedure consists of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and or Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds. First, a candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of MAT result or cutoff. These shortlisted candidates are later called for the selection rounds at various participating institutes. Final admission selection is on the basis of performance in the selection rounds.