Management Aptitude Test

Q.1: When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.

A. MAT is conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, August and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (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 MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

Q.2: What is the mode of test?

A. Candidate can opt for Computer Based Test (CBT) by paying a fee of 2100/-.
B. Candidate can opt for Paper Based Test (PBT) by paying a fee of 2100/-.
C. Candidate can opt for Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) by paying a fee of 2100/-.


Candidate can take MAT as
(i) Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or
(ii) Paper Based Test (PBT) or
(iii) Computer Based Test (CBT) or
(iv) Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) or
(v) Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT) or
(vi) Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT + IBT) or
(vii) Paper Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (PBT+IBT) or


Candidates can opt for an additional mode of test (e.g.IBT+IBT, PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT) by paying an extra fee of 1500/- in addition to 2100/-.

Candidates opting for additional test will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutes in total.

Q.3: What are the test dates and timings of the test?

Candidates can visit for the MAT schedule.

Q.4: How many MIs participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same? Is there a same admission criterion for each & every Institute? Are they recognized by AICTE? What about the total fee?

A. The number of participating MI’s may vary. The number of MI’s keeps on changing from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute are different. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved, University affiliated College, University Department. For further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of your choice. The list of various MIs/Universities is available in AIMA Website along with the admission notification (particular administration).

Q.5: What is the Registration Fee/ How to Apply?

A. Register online at website link: with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI or Paytm Wallet. The fees details are given below:
For CBT : 2100/-
For PBT : 2100/-
For IBT : 2100/-
For Both IBT/PBT & CBT : 3600/-

Q.6: What is the validity of MAT score?

A. One year.

Q.7: Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?

A. MAT is conducted in all major cities in India. Person/ candidate leaving abroad can apply for MAT by opting for Internet Based Test (IBT) mode only.

Q.8: Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?

A. All provisionally registered candidates can download their Admit Card from MAT website link:  (Applicant dashboard) 3 days before the PBT & CBT test date, 2 days before IBT test date. Specific Admit Card will be generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card would be having Candidate Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them in the case of Computer Based Test. This Admit Card contains Test Centre Address with Center Code, Form No and Roll No of the test. No separate special card is issued. Also, activation of a test centre depends upon the minimum number of registrations.

Q.9: Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?

A. Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. MAT offers candidates to choose the city, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer Based Test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. In traditional Paper Based Test, Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Centre.

Q.10: Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?

A. There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

Q.11: What is the nature of MAT test?

A. It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. The test is designed to measure a person’s general aptitude as the following table indicates:

MAT has five sections, each with thirty questions. A total of 150 questions are to be attempted over 120 minutes.
Test structure is given below:

Section No.


No of Questions

1. Language Comprehension 30
2. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 30
3. Mathematical Skills 30
4. Data Analysis & Sufficiency 30
5. Economic & Business Environment 30
  Total 150


Q.12: How to get the MAT Score Card?

A.  Candidate can download their score card by visiting and logging in with their user id & password created during the registration (Applicant dashboard). Candidates are requested to keep visiting the MAT website for regular updates.


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