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.

MAT Exam Eligibility

Educational Qualification

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.

MAT Exam Syllabus

The main contents of the MAT exam are:

  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian and Global Environment

MAT Exam Pattern

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:

S.No Subject Number of Questions Suggested Time
1 Language Comprehension 40 32
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150


MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December.

How to apply for MAT Exam?

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 alongwith the DD details. OR

Register online at website link 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.

MAT Exam fee

At Present the cost of a MAT bulletin is Rs.1200

List of Institutes /Colleges accepting MAT 2016

MAT 2016 will be accepted by nearly 300 Business schools some of them are:

  • IILM G.noida
  • AIMs-Center of Management Education (PGDM)
  • Amity University, Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  • BharatiyaVidyaBhavan Usha & Lakshmi Mittal institute of Management
  • BLS Institute of Management, Chandigarh Business School
  • Delhi School of Professional Studies & Research
  • Dr Gaur Hari Singhania institute of Management & Research
  • GalgotiasBuisness School, Guru Nanak institute of Management ICFAI University
  • IILM College of Management Studies
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • JK Business School
  • Lovely Professional university
  • KIET School of Management
  • Takshila Business School
  • University of Petroleum & energy Studies

MAT Exam Contact Details

  • Management House 14, Institutional Area Lodhi Road
  • New Delhi 110003
  • Tel: 011 - 24645100, 24617354
  • Fax: 011- 24626689
  • Website: