All you must know about MAT Management Aptitude Test


MAT Important dates, MAT Admit Card, MAT Registration, Syllabus, MAT exam pattern, Colleges Accepting MAT

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is conducted by AIMA – All India Management Association.

This is one of the standard examinations conducted for various management courses in India since 1998. All India Management Association is the only oldest organization to conduct this national level entrance exam.

This is an entrance exam specially conducted for those who are planning to choose Master of Business Administration (MBA) as their career option. There are 600+ AIMA Approved Business Schools providing training in MBA who accepts this Entrance Exam. MAT is approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development.


Candidate has the choice of appearing this entrance exam. He can select Paper Based Test (PBT) as well as Computer Based Test (CBT).


Student has a choice whether to give exam in English or Hindi.


A candidate who is graduate in any discipline is eligible to write this entrance paper. Even a final year student of graduation who is going to give final exam can also appear for the exam.


MAT 2018 Exam will be conducted four times in a year.

  • February
  • May
  • September
  • December


The entrance exam fee is Rs. 1400/- around and it may change prior to notification.  It can be paid through offline as well as online mode through credit card, debit card or net banking.


MAT score is valid till one year. If a student has appeared for more than one time, then the score which is highest is considered for the MBA Program Admission.


Section Name of Section Questions Marks
I Language Comprehension 40 40
II Intelligence and Critical reasoning 40 40
III Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 40
IV Mathematical Skills 40 40
V Indian & Global Environment 40 40
TOTAL 5 sections 200 Questions 200 Marks


Time Duration – 3 Hours

Negative Marking – 1/4th Negative Marking, i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted in case of negative attempt No negative mark for unattempted questions

Some of the Business Schools do not accept the sectional score of Indian & Global environment.

Detailed Subject wise explanation for those preparing for MAT 2018

  • Language Comprehension

There will be three major topics which will be asked in this section. This will include (1) Grammar (2) Vocabulary and (3) Reading Comprehension. Majority of the questions in this section will check the comprehension and basic understanding of the candidate. This section will test the language proficiency of the candidate.

  • Intelligence and critical reasoning

The questions pertaining to analytical skills and logical reasoning will be asked in this section. The topics covered under this section will be related to general logic, data arrangement, blood relation, family tree, directions, Venn diagram, logical puzzles and related questions. The main objective to ask such questions in this section is to check the logical analysis of the candidate.

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section will cover the topics related to statistics. The questions related to various graphs and diagrams and its interpretation will be asked. It will include questions related to pie chart, bar graph, cluster bar graph, pictogram, line graph, time series graph etc.  the questions will also cover the missing out figures from the given data and to arrive at its interpretation taking mathematics as your basic skills.

  • Mathematical Skills

This section will cover basic mathematics, arithmetic, statistics and geometry. The questions will be directly or indirectly related to the calculation stuff. it may be formula or concept oriented. It will cover the topics like number system, simple interest, compound interest, profit and loss, HCF, LCM, basic mathematical induction, area, volume, probability, time speed and distance, work and time, trigonometry and geometry.

  • Indian and Global Environment

The question related to national as well as international issues will be taken into considerations while quoting this section. The questions will be tentatively on the basis of current awareness. Anything which is related to general awareness will be included in this section.

Colleges accepting MAT Scores in India

  • XIME – Xaviers Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Banglore
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Jharkhand
  • Institute of Public Enterprise, Hydrabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Talangana
  • Amity Business School, Noida
  • PSG Institute of management, Coimbatore
  • Sydenhem Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
  • Department of Management Sciences, Pune
  • MS ramaiah Institute of Management, Banglore
  • SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Alliance School of Business, banglore
  • VIT Business School, Vellore, South India
  • Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secundrabad
  • School of Management Studies, Hydrabad
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  • Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata
  • Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram
  • Sona School of Management, Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Balaji Institute of telecom and Management, Tathawade, Maharashtra
  • KIIT School of Management, Bhubneshwar
  • Jaipuriya Institute of Management, Noida
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  • PES University, Banglore
  • AIMS Institute, Banglore
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  • MAEER’s MIT School of Business, Pune
  • NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata
  • DC School of Management and technology, Pullikkanam, Kerela
  • Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur
  • Rajagiri centre for Business Studies, Cochin
  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Institute of Management Development, Mysore
  • Shiv Nadar University, Dadri
  • School of Inspired Leadership, Gurgaon
  • School of Business, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile Management, Coimbatore
  • Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad
  • FLAME University, Pune
  • Balaji Institute of Management & Human Resource Development, Tathawade, Maharashtra
  • Amrut Modi School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • Acharya Banglore B School, Banglore
  • YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai
  • Fortune Institute of International Business, Delhi
  • Faculty of Management Studies, Faridabad
  • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • Christ University, Banglore
  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
  • Centurion University, Paralakemundi
  • Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha and Laxmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • Karunya School of Management, Coimbatore
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur
  • Jaipur Nattional University, Jaipur
  • Institute of Management Studies, Noida
  • Indian Institute of health Management Research, Jaipur
  • Hindustan Universitym Kelambakkam
  • GITAM Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam, South India
  • Baba Farid College of Management and Technology, Bathinda
  • Veltech Dr RR and Dr SR University, Chennai
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced management Studies, Pune
  • KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubneshwar
  • Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Banglore
  • Disha Institute of Management and Technology, Raipur
  • Dhruva College of Management, Hydrabad
  • Dev Bhoomi Institute of Management Studies, Dehradun
  • Calcutta Business School, bishnupur
  • Builders Engineering College, Tirupur
  • Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Bellary
  • GNVS Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • GLA University, Mathura
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management, & research, Great Noida
  • GITAM Hydrabad Business School, Hydrabad
  • GIBS Business School, Banglore
  • Galgotias University, Great Noida
  • Durgadevi saraf Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Indus Business Academy, Banglore
  • Indira School of Business Studies, Pune
  • ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • IBS Business School, Pune
  • IBRM Business School, Gurgaon
  • GRG School of Management Studies, Coimbatore
  • Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida
  • Indus Business School, Pune
  • Jagan institute of Management Studies, Delhi
  • International School of Business and Media, Pune
  • Institute of Science and Management, Ranchi
  • Institute of Technology and Management, Banglore
  • Indus Business School, Pune
  • Jawaharlal Nehru School of Management Studies, Assam University, Silchar
  • Vels University, Chennai
  • Shivalik Institute of Management Education and Researrch, Durg, Chhattisgarh
  • Kurukshetra University, Haryana
  • ITM Business School, Chennai
  • Institute of Business Management and Research, Indore
  • Indian Institute of Knowledge Management, Chennai
  • Gnanam School of Business, Sengipatti, Tamil Nadu
  • Global Business School, Hubli, Karnataka
  • CH Institute of Management and commerce, Indore
  • Warangal Institute of Management, Warangal, Telangana
  • Vishwakarma Institute of Management, Pune
  • Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management, Hyderabad
  • Vignana Jyoti Institute of Management, Hydrabad
  • Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  • VES Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai
  • Veltech Business School, Chennai
  • University of North Bengal, Siliguri, West Bengal
  • Universal Business School, Raigad, Maharashtra
  • United Institute of Management, Allahabad
  • Tula’s Institute, The Engineering and Management College, Dehradun
  • Surana College Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Banglore
  • Skyline Business School, Delhi
  • Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon, Maharashtra
  • Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School, Lucknow
  • School of Management, Dr Dy Patil University, Navi Mumbai
  • Sanghavi Institute of Management and Science, Indore
  • Sai Balaji International Institute of Management Science, Pune
  • Quantam School of Business, Roorkee
  • Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
  • North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh
  • MIT School of Telecom Management, Pune
  • KLS Institute of Management Education and Research, Belgaum
  • KCT Business School, Coimbatore
  • KCC Institute of Technology and Management, Greater Noida
  • Kaziranga University, Jorhat
  • Justice KS Hegde Institute of Management, Udipi, Karnataka


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