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MAT 2017 Registration, Date, Syllabus, Sample Papers

Updated On - October 15th 2017 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

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

Latest Update: As per the latest notification by AIMA, MAT 2017 Dates have changed. 

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  • MAT Registration is open now. Apply before December 1 at aima.in. Click to Apply
  • The exam is scheduled on December 10 (offline) and 16 (online).
  • Each section (Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment) will have 40 questions. Check  MAT Syllabus
  • No change is reported in MAT Exam Pattern for December session. There will be 200 objective questions that must be completed in 2.5 hours.
  • Candidates who register successfully will be able to download MAT Admit Card from December 2 onwards.
  • For Top B-schools accepting MAT Score, the cutoff is expected totouch 95+ percentile.

Highlights of MAT 2017 

MAT Exam 2017 Highlights
MAT Full FormMAT (Management Aptitude Test)
Conducting AuthorityAIMA (All India Management Association)
Exam LevelNational
Periodicity Four times a year
MAT Official Websitewww.aima.in
Mode of ApplicationOnline and Offline
Mode of ExamOffline and Online
Type and Number of Questions200 Objective Type Questions
Validity of MAT Score1 year
Courses OfferedMBA/PGDM
MAT Helpdesk011-47673020 or mat@aima.in

Read Key Differences between MAT & CAT

IBS MBA/PGPM Application form available    

MAT December 2017 Dates (Announced)

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

EventDateReference Links
Availability of MAT 2017 Application FormOctober 5- December 1, 2017MAT 2017 Registration open till December 1
Release of MAT 2017 Admit CardDecember 2, 2017MAT Dec 2017 Admit Card to release at aima.in
MAT 2017 Exam Date

Offline exam- December 10, 2017

Online exam- December 16, 2017

Subject-wise MAT Exam Pattern 
Declaration of MAT 2017 ResultLast week of December 2017MAT 2017 Result Date to release soon

Check Why Take MAT 2017? 6 Compelling Reasons


MAT 2017 Official Corner

AIMA, the conducting body of MAT 2017 has released the official notification. Links to all official documents are given below:

DocumentLink
MAT 2017 NotificationDownload
MAT Official WebsiteCheck Here
MAT LoginCheck Here

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

All candidates looking to apply for MAT 2017 December must check their eligibility to appear for the exam. Only the ones who fulfill these will be eligible to fill MAT Application Form.

  • The basic eligibility criteria for appearing in MAT is you should be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized university or possess an equivalent recognized degree.
  • Candidates are eligible to apply irrespective of the subjects studied in their under-graduation. These under-graduation streams could be Medicine, Engineering, Commerce or even Political Science.
  • The minimum pass marks vary institute-wise.
  • Candidates in final year of graduation are eligible to apply for MAT on a conditional basis. Admission will be granted on conditional basis i.e. candidates will be required to clear the final year exam before starting their studies in a management school.
  • It is not required for a candidate to have prior work experience. However, information about work experience may be asked during the application.
  • There is no limit on age.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts in MAT Exam.

Read More MAT Eligibility Criteria 2017


MAT Registration 2017

  • MAT 2017 December Registration 2017 can be done via both online (aima.in) and offline (purchasing MAT bulletin) modes.
  • MAT December Application Form will be available from October 5 to December 1 , 2017.  
  • All candidates purchasing MAT Bulletin will be required to affix their photograph and sign the printout and them send it to AIMA.
  • Completing MAT Registration primarily involves 3 steps – Filling Application Form, Uploading Photograph & Signature and Payment of MAT Exam Fee.
  • Here is how you can register for MAT in online mode:

how to apply for mat 2017

  1. Visit MAT official website i.e. aima.in.
  2. Click on “Apply for MAT December 2017” 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

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  1. Fill MAT Application Form using your personal and academic details.
  2. Upload scanned images i.e., coloured passport size recent photograph and signature adhering to the prescribed format. Check MAT 2017 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details
  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.
Note:  Candidates can later check MAT Application Form Status once the payment has been made.

MAT Exam Fee

  • The fee for MAT Exam can be paid through Credit card/debit card, net banking, demand draft or cash payment.
  • The application form fee for all the candidates is INR 1400/-.
  • There is no fee concession for the reserved category.
  • In case a candidate has chosen Demand Draft, he has to make a DD in favor of “All India Management Association” payable at Delhi.
  • The DD should reach the following address on or before the last day of submission of MAT Application Form-
Manager - MAT
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

MAT Admit Card 2017

  • The Admit Card for MAT is issued by All India Management Association.
  • MAT Dec Admit Card 2017 will be available from December 2 onwards.
  • All candidates who successfully register themselves will be able to download MAT Hall Ticket from MAT official website i.e. aima.in.
  • Separate admit cards will be issued for online and offline exams.
  • It will contain details such as the language of paper, exam center, date & time slot of the exam, roll number and photo of the candidate.
  • Do not forget to carry any one of your photo identity proofs to the exam hall.
  • In case of any discrepancy observed in MAT Admit Card, candidates should immediately contact the official authority. 

How to Download MAT December 2017 Admit Card?

Students can follow these simple steps to download the admit card:

  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.
MAT Admit Card, MAT 2017 Admit Card, MAT Admit Card for May 2017
  1. Click on “Submit” button.
  2. The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Candidates are suggested to take printout of the admit card for further use.

MAT Exam Centers 2017

  • AIMA has released the list of MAT Exam Centers. The centers enlist the names of the cities where the exam will be conducted at multiple centers.
  • MAT in offline mode is held in 51 cities, as compared to the computer-based test which is conducted in 12 cities across the country.
  • MAT Exam is also conducted in Dubai and Singapore
  • While filling MAT Application Form, candidates are advised to select an exam center according to their preference. 
  • AIMA will preferably try to allot the chosen MAT Exam Centers filled by the candidates in the application form. The venue of exam center and instructions will be mentioned on the Admit Card.
  • MAT is held in both the modes- online and paper-based mode. The offline mode is scheduled for December 03, 2017 and the online mode test will take place on December 09, 2017

MAT Exam Pattern 2017

  • AIMA has not reported any changes in the exam pattern of MAT 2017.
  • MAT will be conducted in both online and offline modes. However, MAT Exam Pattern will remain the same.
  • The paper pattern of MAT Exam describes the section-wise distribution of questions, marks, duration, etc. This will give you a fair idea about the nature of questions.

Here are the key highlights of MAT Exam Pattern:

Highlights of MAT Exam Pattern
Mode of examOnline and offline
Nature of questionsObjective
Total number of questions200
Number of sections5 (Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment.)
Exam duration2 hours 30 minutes
Marking scheme

For each correct answer- +1 marks

For each incorrect answer- -¼ marks

Read  Why Take MAT 2017? 6 Compelling Reasons

Here is the section-wise exam pattern in MAT:

mat exam pattern

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime Suggested (In Minutes)Marks Allotted
Language Comprehension403040
Mathematical Skills404040
Data Analysis & Sufficiency403540
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning403040
Indian and Global Environment401540
Total200150200
Note: There is no section-time limit and thus, you can move back and forth between sections.
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MAT Paper Analysis 2017 (September)

  • MAT (offline) was conducted on September 7, 2017, while the online exam was conducted on September 9, 2017.
  • Overall, the paper was of moderate difficulty level and an attempt of 105 to 120 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
  • A few questions in Indian & Global Environment section turned trickier and time-consuming.
  • The Data Analysis & Sufficiency section was a bit tricky.
  • Here is a section-wise analysis of MAT September 2017:
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
Total200Moderate155

Check complete MAT Paper Analysis


MAT Syllabus 2017

  • The syllabus for MAT contains questions of graduation level.
  • It is designed to test a candidate’s general aptitude.
  • MAT Syllabus is divided into 5 sections- Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment.
  • We suggest you start your preparations beforehand so that you are thorough with all important topics.
  • Here are some of the most important topics in MAT Exam:
Mathematical SkillsData Analysis & SufficiencyIntelligence & Critical ReasoningLanguage ComprehensionIndian & Global Environment
GeometryGraphsCritical ReasoningVerbal ReasoningGeography
Arithmetic ProgressionColumn GraphsVisual ReasoningSyllogismsCurrent 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 issues
Work and TimeVenn DiagramCoding and DecodingSentence CorrectionInternational organizations

MAT SAMPLE PAPERS

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 need to make a safe choice. Thus, for MAT Preparation, go through the enlisted books which use simple yet effective language, so that all your fundamentals are cleared.

  1. Mission MBA guide by B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal by Arihant
  2. MAT entrance exam with practice 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

Check How to Crack MAT 2017 without Coaching?


MAT Result 2017

  • MAT 2017 Dec Result will be available online at MAT official website of AIMA.
  • MAT Scorecards can be downloaded from aima.in.
  • An individual copy of the score card along with photograph is also sent by normal post to the address furnished by the candidate during MAT Registration.
  • MAT Score is valid for 1 year only.
  • Nearly 600 B-Schools in India accept MAT Result.

How to Check MAT 2017 Result?

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

MAT Result, MAT Result 2017, MAT 2017 Result, MAT Result for May 2017
  1. Visit the official website of AIMA at www.aima.in
  2. Under the Quick Links Tab, select MAT Result

MAT result, MAT result 2017, MAT Result for May 2017

  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 via SMS. Write MATS FORMNO DOB(ddmmyy) to 54242.

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

Read  MAT Result on SMS

Applying to MAT Participating Colleges

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

  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 a candidate 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 2017 Cut Off

  • MAT Cut Off will be announced by AIMA in January 2018.
  • It is expected that MAT cut off will go high this year. The reason behind the high cut off is the number of candidates 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 release their separate category-wise cutoffs.
  • All candidates securing the minimum required cutoff will proceed towards the pre-admission rounds (Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)) of the participating B-Schools. 
  • Candidates fulfilling the minimum cutoff criteria can apply using their MAT Score card. It can be downloaded from MAT official website.

Expected MAT Cut off 2017

Given below is the Expected MAT Cut Off for December 2017 session based on previous year cut off trends:

MAT Cut Off, MAT Expected Cut Off, MAT 2017 Cut Off
B-SchoolsExpected MAT 2017 Cutoff Scores
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship700
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune600
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore600
IFIM600
VJIM500
SCMS500
Amity Business School, Noida500
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore500
IFIM Business School500
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences500
VIT University500
SRM school and SRM University500
SIMSREE600
Jaipuria Institute of Management400
PUMBA600

Read More MAT Cut Off


MAT Counselling 2017

  • After the declaration of the result, the MAT Counselling rounds will be conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM programs in the participating colleges.
  • Candidates can find the counseling notification on the official website of AIMA at aima.in.
  • They will be allotted seats in the colleges based on their scores in the exam.
  • Registration for online counselling is important in order to participate in it on the provided date.
  • Submission of counselling fee should also be done online.
  • Candidates can also apply for offline counselling, in this, the candidates need to report at the allocated reporting centre.
  • At the time of MAT Counselling, it is essential to bring all your documents such as admit card, rank card, original certificates, caste certificates if any and at least6 passport size black and white and color photographs.

MAT 2017 Trending Questions

Ques. What is MAT Exam?

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

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

Ans. MAT Score is accepted by nearly 600 B-Schools. Admission to MBA/PGDM programs in these colleges is made with the help of MAT Result. Candidates 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:

  • Basic Eligibility- While a candidate must secure 50% marks in Graduation to apply for CAT, there is no minimum percentage required to apply for MAT.
  • Mode of Exam- CAT is conducted online, while MAT is held in both online and offline modes on different dates.
  • Difficulty Level- Trends reveal that CAT is much tougher that MAT, though the syllabus remains same for both the exams, with an additional section of General knowledge in MAT.
  • Conducting Body- CAT is conducted by an IIM on a rotational basis, while MAT is organized by AIMA.
  • Periodicity of Exam- While CAT is conducted once a year, MAT is organised 4 times a year.
  • 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. Yes, definitely! MAT is relatively easier than other management entrance exams. Practicing a number of MAT Sample Papers at home should suffice. They will give you a fair idea about the paper pattern and syllabus.

Ques. How many Management Institutes 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? 
Ans.
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 MAT bulletin along with the admission notification. It may be worthwhile to go through the brochure of the MIs for detailed information.

Ques.Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?
Ans.
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 is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, 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. Read  Appearing for MAT 2017? Choose wisely from PBT mode or CBT mode


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21 Comments
Ayushman Mishra

How can I obtain MAT Score on SMS?

19 Aug, 2017 17:43
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ayushman, Just type your application number and Date of Birth (DOB) by prefixing MATS (in caps) and send it to 54242.

19 Aug, 2017 17:49
Pankaj Pathak

Can I do the registration for MAT 2017 December exam in February?

19 Aug, 2017 15:28
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, No, you can fill the application form for MAT 2017 December attempt in the month of August 2017 only, not before that.

19 Aug, 2017 15:30
Pankaj Pathak

How many times can I write MAT?

19 Aug, 2017 15:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, You can appear for MAT Exam 4 times in one year. The exam is conducted in the month of February, May, September, and December. You may choose to appear in any of the sessions. Also, there are no number of fixed attempts.

19 Aug, 2017 15:33
Yashika Goel

Do I have to register separately every time for appearing in different MAT attempts?

19 Aug, 2017 14:45
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Yashika, Yes, you need to register separately for all the 4 attempts. Also, the application fee has to be paid separately for each attempt.

19 Aug, 2017 15:15
Yashika Goel

If I fail to appear for the entrance exam because of some reason, will my application fee be transferred to the next scheduled exam?

19 Aug, 2017 14:44
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Yashika, No, there is no provision of transfer or refund of MAT application fee. If you miss the exam due to some reason, you must perform the application process again to register yourself.

19 Aug, 2017 15:17
ARINDAM MOITRA

I want to edit some information in MAT application form. What are the helpline numbers for MAT 2017?

19 Aug, 2017 12:16
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Arindam, There is no option for editing the information once MAT application form has been filled and submitted. However, you may contact the conducting authority at 011-47673020 or mat@aima.in.

19 Aug, 2017 14:39
Palak Khanna

What is the amount that I have to pay to AIMA as MAT 2017 application fee?

19 Aug, 2017 12:06
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Palak, A payment of INR 1400 has to be paid as the application fee. It should be in the name of 'All India Management Association', payable at New Delhi.

19 Aug, 2017 14:42
Anwesha Das

Is there any change in MAT 2017 exam pattern?

19 Aug, 2017 11:51
Sakshi Garg Expert

No, MAT exam pattern has been same since past few years. Some of its highlights are as follows:

  • Mode: online and offline
  • Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Number of Sections: 5
  • Sections- Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment
  • Total questions- 200

19 Aug, 2017 14:43
Anwesha Das

I need a duplicate copy of MAT 2017 score card. What is its process?

19 Aug, 2017 11:50
Sakshi Garg Expert

A copy or duplicate scorecard can be obtained by following the procedure below:

  1. Write an application on plain paper requesting for a duplicate score card.
  2. A photocopy of the lower half of MAT 2017 admits card, which must be handed over at the test center, duly signed by the invigilator or some photo ID proof.
  3. A self-addressed envelope containing:

a) Size 24 cms x 12 cms (approx)
b) Candidate address written in capitals
c) postage stamp of Rs. 40/- affixed for sending by Speed Post.

19 Aug, 2017 14:46
Simran Grover

What is the validity of MAT score card?

19 Aug, 2017 11:40
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Simran, It is valid for one year from the date of issuance for all the participating institutes.

19 Aug, 2017 14:53
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