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MAT 2017 Schedule- Dates, Eligibility and Registration

Last Updated - August 21, 2017

MAT is one of the most popular management entrance exam conducted at national level for candidates willing to get admission in MBA and other allied courses in various PGDM institutes across India. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) every year in four cycles- February, May, September and December. MAT scores are considered by more than 600 B-schools in India.

  • Like every year, MAT 2017 will also be conducted on the first Sunday of February, May, September and December.
  • The exam for September session will be commenced offline on September 3, 2017 while online test will be conducted 6 days later.
  • The duration of the exam will be of 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • The time slot for the computer based test is, however, flexible unlike the paper based MAT which will be conducted from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • Students will have the discretion of choosing the time slot once MAT 2017 Application Formis submitted successfully. 

MAT Important Dates 2017

MAT 2017 September session exam will be commenced on September 3, 2017 in offline mode. Online exam will be conducted six days later, i.e. September 9, 2017. MAT 2017 Registration (September) will close on August 25, 2017. Details pertaining to the schedule of each session have been given below. Before appearing in the exam, it is advisable for candidates to know the complete schedule. 

MAT Sessions

MAT is conducted in four sessions throughout the year. For the year 2017, the process for February and May sessions is over while the other two sessions are underway. Find below the dates of MAT Application Form for each of the four sessions.   

MAT September 2017July 3, 2017
MAT December 2017October 2017
MAT February 2018January 2018
MAT May 2018March 2018

MAT September 2017 Schedule

MAT 2017 Registration (September) ends on August 25, 2017. The complete schedule for the third session of MAT 2017 has been given below: 

Name of the EventDate
Commencement of RegistrationJuly 3, 2017
Last Date of Registration/Purchase (Offline)/SubmissionOnline Mode: August 25, 2017Offline Mode: August 23, 2017
MAT 2017 Admit CardAugust 26, 2017 Onwards
Test Date & TimingsOnline Mode: September 9, 2017 onwards (in different time slots)Offline Mode: September 3, 2017 (10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)

MAT December 2017 Schedule

The last leg of MAT 2017 will be conducted in the month of December 2017. Registration for MAT 2017 December will commence in October 2017. The tentative schedule for the same has been given below:

Name of the EventDate
Commencement of RegistrationOctober 2017
Last Date of Registration/Purchase (Offline)/SubmissionOnline Mode: Last Week of November 2017Offline Mode: Last week of November 2017
MAT 2017 Admit CardLast week of November 2017
Test Date & TimingsOnline Mode: First week of December 2017Offline Mode: First week of December 2017 (10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)

MAT February 2018 

The 2018 schedule for MAT will begin in the month of January 2018 with registration being opened for February 2018 session. Given below is the tentative schedule for the same:

Name of the EventDate
Commencement of RegistrationDecember 2017
Last Date of Registration/Purchase (Offline)/SubmissionOnline Mode: Last week of January 2018 Offline Mode: Last week of January 2018
MAT 2017 Admit CardLast week of January 2018
Test Date & TimingsOnline Mode: First week of February 2018Offline Mode: First week of February 2018 (10.00 AM to 12.30 PM)

MAT May 2018

Registrations for May 2018 session of MAT will begin in March 2018. Candidates must refer to the table given below to know the complete schedule of May 2018 session of MAT.

Name of the EventDate
Commencement of RegistrationMarch 2018
Last Date of Registration/Purchase (Offline)/SubmissionOnline Mode Last week of April 2018Offline Mode Last Week of April 2018
MAT 2017 Admit CardLast week of April 2018
Test Date & TimingsOnline Mode First week of May 2018 onwards in different time slotsOffline Mode: First week of May 2018 (10.00 AM to 12.30 PM)

MAT Eligibility 2017

The eligibility criteria for MAT 2017 is set by AIMA, the conducting body. According to the guidelines, a graduate degree in relevant discipline will be the basic requirement. The complete eligibility criteria have been listed below:

  • Those who are currently in their final year of bachelor’s degree can also apply, provided they produce the required documents of the qualifying exam within given time limit.
  • No age limit is defined. 
  • Prior work experience will be an add-on, however, it is not a mandatory requirement. 

Those who satisfy the eligibility requirement will then have to proceed to fill MAT Application Form. Those who fill the application form within specified time will be issued MAT Admit Card. For MAT 2017 September session offline exam will be conducted on September 3, 2017 and online exam will commence from September 9, 2017 onwards. 


MAT Registration 2017

MAT Registration 2017 for September session is underway, interested candidates can apply until August 25, 2017. For December 2017 session, however, registrations will begin in October 2017. 

The registration will be conducted in both online and offline mode. For online registration, candidates will have to visit the official website of AIMA. The steps involved in registration are as follows:

  • Filling Application Form: The application form for MAT 2017 will be available on official website of AIMA. Go to the tab for Application Form and click on it. Fill in the required information such as Personal details, Academic Details, Contact details, etc. Click the submit button after completely filling the application form.
  • Uploading Documents: After submitting the application form, candidates will be redirected to another page. Upload the required documents pertaining to Academic affiliations, certificates, photograph and signatures.
  • Application Fee Payment: Those who wish to sit for the exam will have to pay INR 1400. The payment can be remitted online using Credit Card/Debit Card or Net Banking. After successful payment, candidates will be able to access their admit cards from the official website.

Read AboutMAT 2017 Registration 

Offline Registration can be made by obtaining MAT bulletin from AIMA’s office. The complete application process has been given below:

  • Fill the Application Form carefully with correct details.
  • Affix your recent photograph and sign the form duly.
  • Pay the application fee via online mode or a demand draft.
  • The completely filled application form must be submitted along with the required documents.



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