Management Aptitude Test acronym as MAT is a standardised test which is being conducted since 1988 - four times in a year i.eFebruay, May, Septermber and December - to facilitate Top B-Schools of the country and abroad to screen candidates for providing admission to their MBA and allied programmes.
Approved by Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved 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.
The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT Entrance Exam is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent.
Note : A final year student in any undergraduate course (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com, B. Tech, etc) can also appear provisionally.
Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MI’s/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MI’s/University.
The main contents of the MAT exam are:
MAT is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.
MAT Exam Pattern is designed to measure a person’s general aptitudes as the following table indicates:
MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December.
Candidate can choose any one of the following modes to apply.
By obtain Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs.1200 (One thousand two hundred only) from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, listed Study Centres of AIMA OR from AIMA, New Delhi. OR
By Sending a crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs.1200 (One thousand two hundred only) in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online at website www.aima-ind.org alongwith the DD details. OR
Register online at website link www.aima-ind.org with Credit Card payment.
What is the validity of MAT score?
Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most Management Institutes except AIMA - CME’s PGDM & PGDITM programmes, for which the score is valid for one year.
At Present the cost of a MAT bulletin is Rs.1200
MAT 2016 will be accepted by nearly 300 Business schools some of them are: