MAT - Test Pattern
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Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is usually conducted four times in a year in January, May, September and December. The minimum qualification is graduation in any discipline from any recognised university or equivalent recognised degree. A final-year student can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation which is different for different MI’s/ universities.

Salient aspects of MAT

  • Entrance test for recognised programmes.
  • Time-tested over a decade.
  • Validated through independent studies
  • Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments.
  • Employing latest technology in evaluation and result processing.
  • Individual score card with candidate’s photograph.
  • Widespread network for sale of bulletins.
  • Test Centres located all over the country and abroad.
  • Lowest bulletin cost which includes registration and test fees.


Paper Pattern

Total Questions



150 minutes


Marks allocation

Correct attempt:

1 mark

Incorrect attempt:

Negative marking nor specified



Reading Comprehension


Data Interpretation/Data Sufficiency


Quantitative Aptitude


Logical and Critical Reasoning


General Awareness**



Scores are based on the first four sections only, the decision to consider scores of the GA section ate left to the institutes.

 How To Apply

To obtain MAT Bulletin & Application Form by post, send a demand draft of Rs 590 drawn in favour of AIMA-CMS payable in New Delhi long with two self-addressed slips / adhesive stickers to assistant Director (CMS), All India Management Association (AIMA), Management House, 14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road New Delhi-110003. Also available on cash payment of Rs 550 at AIMA counter in Delhi (Tel: 011-24653382), AIMA Nodal Centres and select BOB Branches. For further details: