Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. All India Management Association (AIMA) is the responsible body for MAT EXAM. More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT exam scores.

MAT Exam takes place four times a year; February, May, September, and December.  MAT Exam dates and other schedules are announced three months before the exam. MAT Exam is an MCQ type Test where candidates can choose to take the exam in either of the two modes – paper-based or computer-based.

Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and equivalent MBA programs offered by participating MBA institutes.

All B schools that participate in MAT are either AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) approved


MAT 2017 eligibility criteria for the candidates are given below:

1) The candidates must have completed graduation or appearing in the final year.

2.) The candidates must check the percentage need, in each institute the percentage requirement is different from one another.

The MAT exam score percentage is differing from the person's category.

Scheduled Caste(SC) 15%
Schedule Tribe(ST) 7.50%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27.00%
Differently Abled (DA) 3.00%


MAT 2016 Age eligibility

  • The age limit of the MAT applicants should be 21 years.
  • The MAT exam will consist of the 200 objective type questions. Each question carries one mark.
  • The total time of the examination will be 150 minutes. the MAT syllabus includes the following subjects such as English grammar and comprehension, mathematical ability, logical reasoning questions, data analysis and data sufficiency, and India and global environment.


According to the admission or the selection procedure, the B-schools will shortlist the candidates after the result is declared based on the cutoff scores or percentiles.The MAT 2017 Selection Procedure or the admission criteria will vary from B-School to B-School.

The common procedure which is followed by the majority of the B-schools includes Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and or Written Ability Test (WAT). The final selection is based on the overall score of the candidate that is the score of MAT along with the scores of GD, PI, and or WAT

MAT 2017 exam comprises of 5 sections, the below table shows the sections and number of questions in each:
Sections No. of Questions Time Allotted
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian & Global Environment 40  15
Total 200 150
Candidates may choose the mode of test themselves. Either one can opt for the Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test.

Application Procedure

Candidate can choose any one of the following modes to apply:
Register online at website lnk: with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) payment. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.
Register online at website link: by making payment of Rs.1200/- through Net Banking. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.
Obtain 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 link: along with the DD details. Detailed procedure is given on the website link
Obtain OMR Registration Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 1200/- (One thousand two hundred only) from AIMA, New Delhi.

Acknowledgment of Registration:

All Forms received at AIMA are scanned / validated within 5 days and the Form Numbers of such received forms will be available on website link::, your form is scrutinized and if found in order; it is provisionally registered.
MAT Registration Form received later than the due date is liable to be rejected. Neither any correspondence in this regard will be entertained nor will the fee to be refunded.


MAT Participating Institute in North Zone

The total number of B-schools in North Zone is expected to be around 100. The top MAT 2017 participating B-schools in North Zone is as follows:

    Amity University, Delhi-NCR

    Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi

    Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi

    Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

    Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research, Kanpur

    Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi

    Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida

    Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, Lucknow

    OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat

    SRM University, Modinagar and Sonipat

    TERI University, New Delhi

    University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun

MAT Participating Institute in West Zone

The total number of B-schools in this zone is likely to be around 60. Some of the top B-schools include:

    Amity University, Gwalior, Jaipur and Mumbai

    Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

    Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhinagar

    FLAME School of Business, Pune

    Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur

    Institute for Technology & Management, Navi Mumbai

    JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

    Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur and Indore

    MIT School of Business, Pune

    Mitcon Institute of Management, Pune

    Shanti Business School, Ahmedabad

    Suryadatta Institute of Business Management & Technology, Pune

    The IIHMR University, Jaipur

MAT Participating Institute in South Zone

Approximately 100 B-schools in South India are expected to accept MAT 2017 scores. Among them the top B-schools are mentioned below:

    Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore

    Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences

    Acharya School of Management, Bangalore

    Christ University, Bangalore

    Galaxy Institute of Management, Chennai

    GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam

    IFIM Business School, Bangalore

    Indus Business Academy, Bangalore

    Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

    Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management and Research, Harihar

    PES University, Bangalore

    PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

    SCMS Kochi

    SRM University

    Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai

    Vignana Jyothi School of Management, Hyderabad

    VIT University, Vellore

MAT Participating Institute in East Zone

The number of MAT Participating Institutes 2017 from East Zone will be around 50. The top names are given below:

    Bengal College of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata

    Birla Institute of Management Technology, Bhubaneswar

    Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata

    KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

Exam Date

03 Sep 2017 & 09 Sep 2017

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