Important Dates for MAT 2018

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 02-Jul-2018 24-Aug-2018
Examination Date N/A N/A
Result Date 25-Sep-2018 N/A Result is declared

MAT 2018 Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level entrance test, held for admissions to MBA/PGDM programs. Almost 600 B- schools in India accept MAT Score. All India Management Association (AIMA) organizes MAT four times a year (February, May, September, and December). 

MAT February 2018 (Dates Announced)

MAT December 2017

  • AIMA will now declare MAT Dec 2017 Result in the fourth week of December at its official website.
  • MAT 2017 Response Key and Analysis for December session has announced. The exam was of the moderate-tough level.
  • MAT December 2017 was successfully organized on December 10 (offline) and 16 (online). Check  MAT 2017 Analysis
  • For Top MAT Colleges, the cutoff is expected to touch 95+ percentile. Qualifying aspirants will be called for a Written Ability Test, followed by a Group Discussion/ Individual Interview round. 

MAT 2018 Highlights

MAT Exam 2018 Highlights
MAT Full FormMAT (Management Aptitude Test)
Organizing AuthorityAIMA (All India Management Association)
Exam LevelNational
Durationicity Four times a year
MAT Official
Method of ApplicationOnline and Offline
Method of ExamOffline and Online
Type and Number of Questions200 Objective Type Questions
Validity of MAT Score1 year
Courses ProvidedMBA/PGDM
MAT Helpdesk011-47673020 or [email protected]

Read Key Differences between MAT & CAT

MAT 2018 Exam Dates

With the completion of MAT December 2017, the schedule for MAT Feb 2018 has been devised. The table below consists of all the events and dates which aspirants obligatory to keep in mind for the successful writing of MAT 2018 Exam:

EventDateReference Links
MAT Feb 2018 Registration DateDecember 20, 2017- January 26, 2018MAT Feb Registration 2018 open now
Announce of MAT 2018 Hall TicketLast week of January 2018MAT Dec 2018 Hall Ticket to announce at
MAT Feb 2018 Exam Date

Offline exam- February 4, 2017

Online exam- February 10, 2017

Subject-wise MAT Exam Format 
Declaration of MAT 2018 ResultLast week of February 2018MAT Feb 2018 Result Date to announce soon

Tentative schedule of MAT 2018 Exam Dates

MonthMAT 2018 Registration DateMAT 2018 Exam Date (offline)MAT 2018 Exam Date (online)
MayFirst week of March 2018May 6May 12
SeptemberFirst week of July 2018September 2September 8
DecemberFirst week of October 2018December 9December 15

MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • No restriction on the number of attempts.
  • No specific limit on age.
  • Prior work experience is not compulsory. 
  • Final year students can apply on provisional basis. 
  • Graduation in any branch or an equivalent recognised degree
  • The at least pass marks vary institute-wise.

Read More MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

MAT 2018 Registration

  • MAT 2018 Application Form will be available in both online ( and offline (purchasing MAT bulletin) methods.
  • MAT Feb 2018 Registration can be finished between Dec 20, 2017- January 26, 2018.
  • Here is how you can register for MAT in the online method:
  • Completing MAT 2018 Registration primarily involves 3 steps – Filling Application Form, Uploading Photograph & Signature and Payment of MAT Exam Fee.

  1. Visit MAT official website i.e.
  2. Click on “Apply for MAT February 2018” button to navigate to the registration page of MAT.
  3. Enter your name, mobile number, date of birth and email id to register. Click Here to Register

  1. Fill MAT Application Form using your individual and academic details.
  2. Upload scanned images i.e., colored passport size recent photograph and signature adhere to the prescribed pattern.
  3. Pay the stipulated MAT exam fee using either Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking or Demand Draft.
  4. Recheck all the information and submit the form.
Read  5 Things to Keep in Mind During MAT Registration 2018

MAT Exam Fee

  • The DD should access the following address on or before the last day of submission of MAT Application Form-
  • There is no fee exemption for the reserved category.
  • In case an aspirant has chosen Demand Draft, he has to make a DD in favor of “All India Management Association” payable at Delhi.
  • The fee for MAT Exam can be paid via Credit card/debit card, net banking, demand draft or cash payment.
  • The application form fee for all the aspirants is INR 1271/-.
Manager - MAT
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

MAT Hall Ticket 2018

  • The hall ticket of MAT Feb 2018 will be available from the last week of January 2018.
  • In case of any discrepancy observed in MAT 2018 Hall Ticket, aspirants should immediately contact the official authority. 
  • Separate hall tickets are allotted for online and offline exams.
  • It contains details such as the language of paper, exam center, date & time slot of the exam, roll number and photo of the aspirant.

How to Download MAT February 2018 Hall Ticket?

Students can follow these simple steps to download the hall ticket:

  1. Visit the official website of AIMA
  2. A new page will be opened on the screen.
  3. Enter any two details- Application Number, Date of Birth and Name.
  1. Click on “Submit” button.
  2. The hall ticket will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Aspirants are suggested to take the printout of the hall ticket for further use.

MAT 2018 Exam Centers

  • MAT in the offline method is held in 51 cities, as compared to the computer-based test which is organized in 12 cities across the country.
  • AIMA will preferably try to issue the chosen MAT Exam Centers filled by the aspirants in the application form. The venue of exam center and instructions will be mentioned on the Hall Ticket.
  • While filling MAT Application Form, aspirants are advised to select an exam center according to their preference. 
  • AIMA has announced the list of MAT Exam Centers. The centers enlist the names of the cities where the exam will be organized at multiple centers.
  • MAT Exam is also organized in Dubai and Singapore

MAT 2018 Exam Format

  • MAT will be organized in both online and offline methods. However, MAT Exam Format will remain the same.
  • The paper format of MAT Exam describes the section-wise distribution of questions, marks, period, etc. This will give you a fair idea about the nature of questions.
  • AIMA has not reported any changes in the exam format of MAT 2018.

Here are the key highlights of MAT Exam Format:

Highlights of MAT Exam Format
Method of examOnline and offline
Nature of questionsObjective
Total number of questions200
The number of sections5 (Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment.)
Exam period2 hours 30 minutes
Marking scheme

For each accurate response- +1 marks

For each inaccurate response- -¼ marks

Here is the section-wise exam format in MAT:

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime Suggested (In Minutes)Marks Issued
Language Comprehension403040
Mathematical Skills404040
Data Analysis & Sufficiency403540
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning403040
Indian and Global Environment401540
Note: There is no section-time limit and thus, you can move back and forth between sections.

MAT Paper Analysis 2017 (December)

  • A few questions in Indian & Global Environment section turned trickier and time-consuming.
  • Here is a section-wise analysis of MAT December 2017:
  • The Data Analysis & Sufficiency section was a bit tricky.
  • MAT (offline) was organized on December 10, while the online exam was organized on December 16, 2017.
  • Overall, the paper was of moderate difficulty level and an attempt of 105 to 120 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
SectionTotal QuestionsLevel of DifficultyApproximate time taken (in mins)
Language Comprehension40Moderate25-30
Intelligence and Critical reasoning40Moderate22-26
Mathematical skills40Moderate to Difficult25-28
Data analysis and sufficiency40Quite tough20-25
Indian and Global environment40Easy to Moderate17-22

Syllabus for MAT 2018

  • Here are some of the most important topics in MAT Exam:
  • MAT Syllabus is divided into 5 sections- Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment.
  • The syllabus for MAT contains questions of graduation level. It is designed to test an aspirant’s general aptitude.
Mathematical SkillsData Analysis & SufficiencyIntelligence & Critical ReasoningLanguage ComprehensionIndian & Global Environment
GeometryGraphsCritical ReasoningVerbal ReasoningGeography
Arithmetic ProgressionColumn GraphsVisual ReasoningSyllogismsPresent Affairs
Installment PaymentsBar GraphsAssumption-Premise-ConclusionContextual usageBusiness
Ratios and ProportionsLine ChartsAssertion and reasonsAnalogiesMajor corporate events
Arithmetic MeanPie ChartsStatements and assumptionsSentence completionScience
LogarithmGraphs representing AreaMatrix arrangementsIdiomsSocial allots
Work and TimeVenn DiagramCoding and DecodingSentence correctionInternational organizations

What are the best reference books to crack MAT?

There are many books available in markets these days. But, to gain a safe percentile, you obligatory to make a safe choice. Thus, for MAT Preparation, go via the enlisted books which use simple yet effective language, so that all your fundamentals are completed.

  1. Mission MBA guide by B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal by Arihant
  2. MAT entrance exam with exercise CD by GKP
  3. The Pearson MAT super course with CD by Pearson
  4. Study package for MAT by Arun Sharma
  5. 10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT by Dharmendra Mittal
  6. MAT score accelerator by Disha publications
  7. MAT solved papers by Disha experts
  8. Barron’s guide for MAT by Eugene D. Jaffe
  9. MAT Entrance guide by Deepak Aggarwal

MAT 2018 Result

  • MAT Scorecards will be available on the official website. They will also be sent through post/ checked through SMS.
  • Almost 600 B-Schools in India accept MAT Result.
  • MAT Score is valid for 1 year only.
  • The result of MAT February session is expected to announce in the last week of February 2018. 

How to Check MAT 2018 Result?

MAT Result for February session will be released on the official website of AIMA. Steps to check MAT result are as follows: Keep handy your roll number, application form number and password to check the same.

  1. Visit the official website of AIMA at
  2. Under the Quick Links Tab, select MAT Result

  1. A log-in screen will open.
  2. Enter your roll number, form number and month of test
  3. Click Submit to view your MAT Scorecard
  4. Download Result for future reference

MAT Result on SMS

MAT Result can also be checked through SMS. Write MATS FORMNO DO(ddmmyy) to 54242.

  • For e.g.: MATS 200193 030992 to 54242

Read  MAT Result in SMS

Applying to MAT Participating Colleges

Aspirants have to apply to MAT Colleges before or after the exam for which they seeking to take the admission. They can apply for the 5 colleges. For applying to the colleges, follow the given below process:

  1. Visit MAT official website
  2. Click on the link for the applying in colleges
  3. Enter the Registration Number and DOB
  4. Click on submit button
  5. Apply for the colleges
  6. Save the form
Note: If an aspirant wishes to apply for additional colleges, then he has to fill up the form and send it to the AIMA’s address. An additional fee of INR 75 per college has to be paid by them if they are applying before the test date, else they have to pay INR 100 per college.

MAT Cut Off 2018

  • All aspirants securing the at least need cutoff will proceed towards the pre-admission rounds (Group Discussion (GD), Individual Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)) of the participating B-Schools. 
  • Aspirants fulfilling the at least cutoff criteria can apply using their MAT Scorecard. It can be downloaded from MAT official website.
  • It is expected that MAT cut off will go high this year. The reason behind the high cut off is the number of aspirants appearing for the exam, level of difficulty of the exam and reservation norms. These are some of the factors that affect MAT Cut Off.
  • The participating institutes will announce their separate category-wise cutoffs.
  • MAT Cut Off will be released by AIMA in March 2018.

Expected MAT Cut off 2018

Given below is the Expected MAT Cut Off for February 2018 session based on earlier year cut off trends:

B-SchoolsExpected MAT 2018 Cutoff Scores
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship700
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune600
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore600
Amity Business School, Noida500
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore500
IFIM Business School500
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences500
VIT University500
SRM school and SRM University500
Jaipuria Institute of Management400

Read More MAT Cut Off

MAT 2018 Counseling

  • After the declaration of the result, the MAT Counseling rounds will be organized for admission to MBA and PGDM programs in the participating colleges.
  • They will be issued seats in the colleges based on their scores in the exam.
  • At the time of MAT Counseling, it is essential to bring all your documents such as hall ticket, rank card, original certificates, caste certificates if any and minimum6 passport size black and white and color photographs.
  • Registration for online counseling is important in order to participate in it on the offered date.
  • Aspirants can find the counselling notification on the official website of AIMA at
  • Aspirants can also apply for offline counseling, in this, the aspirants obligatory to report at the situated reporting center.
  • Submission of counseling fee should also be done online.

MAT 2018 FAQs

Ques. What is MAT Exam?

Ans. Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as MAT, is a national-level entrance exam. It is organized 4 times a year (February, May, September, and December). All India Management Association (AIMA) is the body responsible for organizing MAT. The results of MAT are accepted by almost 600 B-Schools in India. The exam is organized in both online and offline methods.

Ques. How to get into management colleges using MAT exam?

Ans. MAT Score is accepted by almost 600 B-Schools. Admission to MBA/PGDM programs in these colleges is made with the help of MAT Result. Aspirants can apply in any 5 MAT Participating Colleges by following the below steps:

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on the link for the applying in colleges
  3. Enter the Registration Number and DOB
  4. Click on submit button
  5. Apply for the colleges
  6. Save the form

Ques. What are the differences between CAT and MAT exam?

Ans. Some of the major differences in CAT & MAT are given below:

  • Durationicity of Exam- While CAT is organized once a year, MAT is organized 4 times a year.
  • Basic Eligibility- While an aspirant must secure 50% marks in Graduation to apply for CAT, there is no at least percentage need to apply for MAT.
  • Difficulty Level- Trends reveal that CAT is much tougher than MAT, though the syllabus remains same for both the exams, with an additional section of General knowledge in MAT.
  • Method of Exam- CAT is organized online, while MAT is held in both online and offline methods on various dates.
  • Organizing Body- CAT is organized by an IIM on a rotational basis, while MAT is conducted by AIMA.
  • Colleges- CAT Score is accepted by Tier I institutes and B-Schools including IIMs. On the other hand, MAT is accepted by Tier II institutes and B-Schools.

Ques. Is it possible to crack MAT without coaching?

Ans. MAT is relatively easier than other management entrance exams. Practicing a number of MAT Sample Papers at home should suffice. Yes, definitely! They will give you a fair idea about the paper format and syllabus.

Ques. How many Management Institutes participate in MAT? Are they recognised, by AICTE? 
The number of participating MI’s may vary. Is there a same admission criterion for each & every Institute? Do they keep on changing or remain the same? The number of MI’s keeps on changing from test to test. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved, University affiliated College, University Department. It may be worthwhile to go via the brochure of the MIs for detailed information. The list of different MIs/Universities is available in MAT bulletin along with the admission notification. For further information, you may contact the MIs/Universities of your choice. Admission criteria for every institute are various.

Ques.Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?
Computer Based Test means the aspirant sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the aspirant submits the responses via the use of keyboard or mouse. MAT is provided over a duration of time and the aspirant can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Choose wisely from PBT method or CBT method Each computer is connected to a cater, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the aspirant on the computer. It is the responsibility of the aspirant to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. Computer Based Test assumes that the aspirant has the basic familiarity with the use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. In traditional Paper Based Test, Aspirant is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Response Sheet is offered at the Test Centre. This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally provided on a single day to all aspirants. Choo" href="">Appearing for MAT 2017?

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