MAT 2018: Registration, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

MAT 2018MAT February 2018 Exam Dates have been released now. Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2018) is the prestigious management entrance exam which acts as a gateway for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. It is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT scores are considered by more than 600 B-Schools across India. It is the entrance test of national level conducted four times in a year. Candidates wish to pursue MBA course can apply anytime for MAT. Every year, the first MAT exam will be held in the month of February then in the month of May, September and December respectively. Interested candidates can go through this article for getting overall information about MAT 2018.

Registration Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

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MAT 2018 Notifications – Exam Dates Released

newiconMAT February 2018 Exam Dates have been released now. The exam will be conducted on 3rd February (PBT mode) and 9th February 2018 (CBT mode).

MAT 2018 Exam Date

MAT will be held 4 times in a period of one year. Here, we are mentioning the MAT February exam dates (official) for the academic year 2018-2019:

EventsDates (Announced)
Release of Application Form2nd week of December 2017
Last date for online registration4th week of January 2018
Closing date of Online Filling-up/ Purchase of Form:4th week of January 2018
Availability of Admit Card4th week of January 2018
Date of Examination3rd February 2018 (PBT) and 9th February 2018 (CBT)
MAT Result Declaration Date4th week of February 2018

MAT 2018 Registration

  • Candidates desiring admission in postgraduate management courses must necessarily fill MAT application form 2018 either through online or offline mode.
  • The online application form will be available on AIMA website or can also be filled from here.
  • Candidates can obtain the OMR application form along with MAT bulletin from AIMA, New Delhi by paying the requisite registration fee.
  • Application should be completed in all respects including the filling of all necessary details and uploading of signature & photograph.
  • After few days of the submission of application form, applicants can check their status of application form.

Registration Fee:

All the category candidates are required to pay Rs. 1200/- as application fee. Payment can be processed through credit card/debit card/net banking and Demand Draft (DD).

In case of payment through DD, candidates have to send the printout of filled-in registration form along with the demand draft to AIMA, New Delhi.

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Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility prescribed for appearing the MAT 2018 is as follows:

  • Qualification Requirement: Candidate must be graduate to be eligible for MAT.Graduation can be completed in any discipline.
  • Appearing Candidates: Final year graduation appearing candidates can also apply.
  • No Minimum Marks: There is no minimum marks requirement to be eligible for MAT. However, candidates have to secure passing marks in graduation.
  • No Age Limit: No prescribed age limit and number of attempts for appearing MAT 2018.

MAT Exam Pattern 2018

The details of MAT 2018 Exam pattern is given below:

  • Exam Mode: MAT is conducted in online (CBT) as well as offline mode (PBT).
  • Type of Questions: MAT is an objective type test with multiple-choice questions.
  • Number of Questions: The test contains 200 questions divided into 5 sections.
  • Sections Covered: There will be total 5 sections in MAT exam.
  • Exam Duration: The test is of 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be given to each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1/4 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The following table shows the structure of MAT:

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime (in minutes)
Language Comprehension4030
Mathematical Skills4040
Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
Indian and Global Environment4015

MAT Syllabus 2018

The complete knowledge of syllabus is very important for the best preparation of exam. The test will include 5 sections i.e. Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment.

How to Prepare for MAT

Here are few tips on how to crack MAT. This would help you to score good marks:

  • Planning is very important for exam preparation. Plan your study time table properly.
  • Time management is very important in order to make sure that all the five sections of the entire paper can be attended properly.
  • Negative marking also exists in MAT so attempt the question with full attention.
  • You can also practice the mock test to get idea about the exam pattern.
  • A wide variety of books are available in market for MAT preparation. It is very important to choose the right study material.
  • Last but not the least, maintain your health and stay healthy.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The scores of MAT will be valid for one year i.e. for admission to the academic year 2018-2019.
Answer: It is conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December.
Answer: Candidates can choose either CBT or PBT mode for taking the test.
Answer: The application fee of MAT is Rs. 1200/- for all category candidates.
Answer: Candidates can check the eligibility under the eligibility section of our article.
Answer: Candidates have to download the admit card via online mode through the official website of AIMA.
Answer: There is no age criteria for appearing the MAT.
Answer: Yes, individual copy of score card with photograph will be sent to the candidate’s registered address.

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MAT 2018 Admit Card

  • All Successfully registered candidates can download their MAT 2018 admit card one week before the test.
  • Admit card will not be dispatched by post or through any other means.
  • Admit card would contain Candidate Name, Form No, Roll No., Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address.

MAT Result 2018

  • MAT 2018 Result will be declared one month after the examination.
  • Result will be declared online only on the official website of AIMA.
  • It can be checked by entering roll number, application form number and by selecting month of test.

MAT Score Card 2018

  • MAT Score Card will be put on AIMA website. It will also be sent to the candidates through post.
  • Score card will be valid only for one year i.e. for admission to that particular session only.
  • If candidate has lost the admit card then he/she can also request the duplicate score card within the stipulated time period.
  • Most of the management institutions in India accepts the MAT Scores.

MAT Admission Procedure 2018

  • The candidates shortlisted on the basis of entrance test are required to appear the further round of selection in participating MIs.
  • Candidates can apply individually in the participating institutions.
  • Each MI has its own selection process. Usually the selection process comprises of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and/or Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds.
  • Final admission will be based on candidate’s performance in entrance exam and in further rounds.

For any queries regarding MAT 2018, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. Sowmya says:

    Where will I be taking up the test?

  2. Sanjay says:

    I am pursuing final year B.Com i.e., 5th semester, can I apply for MAT exam?

  3. Shreesh says:

    The mat exam which is conducted in may 2018 ,after clearing it , is it possible for us to get admitted in academic year 2018

  4. Bhargavi says:

    Where do we get pdf of mat 2018 syllabus?

  5. Vaishali says:

    I have given MAT feb(2017)
    Will I get admission in 2018-20 session or I have to retake the exam ??

  6. akram raza khwn says:

    Sir, I am pursuing BBA in final year.and I have one paper back in 3rd sem but I can clear all paper in June 2018 so can I applicable for MAT exam 2018

  7. sukant kumar says:

    Kindly suggest the right books for MAT preparation.

  8. Sharan says:

    Sir I’m doing distant education.Can I apply for the MAT exam.

    • Yash. says:

      Hey Sharan, you can undoubtfully apply for mat exam but being frank,(dont be discouraged) the problem you’ll face is in the selection process. Even though u perform good in exam and gdpi round but prefrence would be given to the students who have completed their graduation on a daily basis.
      This was told to me by the head of the selection commitee itself from one of the colleges because my case was same as yours. So.. U can appear for the exam but you need to work really really hard in all the three sections (exam,gd,pi) if u want to be selected beacause prioroties are given to the regular ones .

  9. Shabna says:

    Am a bds graduate!! Can I attend the exam?

  10. Rahul Yadav says:

    Sir mera huminity se graduate me 48 parentage hai. Kya mai mba Kar sakta hoo..

  11. vamshi kumar reddy says:

    i studied bsc mpcs, eiligible for mat exam

  12. Hussain says:

    Mai 3rd year me hu kya mai mat entrance exam ke lie eligible hu but mera 3rd year ka exam april me hoga

  13. asutosh garnayak says:

    sir I am graduation passout with 47%.
    can I attend MAT?

  14. Soumya says:

    I want to do mba in distance edication.should i appear mat exam.which university is good?i live in bangalore

    • rishabh jain says:

      if you want to do mba by distance learning then you dont need to give mat exam because there no college which will provide you distance learning facility through mat exam.
      in my opinion if you want to do mba through distance learning then you should give openmat conducted by ignou new delhi or you can apply for symbosis university pune or amity university noida.

  15. vaishnavi says:

    hello if i attempt mat exam in feb 2018, can i get admission for acedamic year 2018-2019………………….plz reply.

  16. sindhunuthakki says:

    hello this is sindhu iam applying for mat exam on dec3 2017,will that score will be valid to get admission into colz in 2018 academic year (or) should i retake the mat exam which will be conducted in feb2018.

  17. Pavan says:

    I had attempted mat exam in Feb 2017 can I get admission in 2018

  18. Aswin says:

    I am doing my engg and currently in my 7th semester when i can take the mat exam?

  19. Sathi nandi says:

    Maximum how many times I gave exam

  20. Varsha says:

    I’m studying Bcom final year can I write mat exam in February 2018

  21. Prince says:

    If i could not clear the MAT exam conducted in JAN, should i have to apply fresh again to appear for the next exam in MAY

  22. Indrani says:

    what is the minimum score to secure admissions in top B schools? Please name a few top B schools of the south.

  23. Indrani says:

    What books can we follow for MAT? will R.S Agarwal be sufficient to prepare for MAT?

  24. indu pandey says:

    is I have to wright all the 4 exam which is conducted all the year??

  25. Mrudula says:

    If i write exam in 2018 may can i join MBA college in the same academic year

  26. mrudula says:

    If i write MAT in 2018 may can i join the college in the same academic year.

  27. priya says:

    How many times the mat can be write?

  28. farha says:

    I have kt in i m eligible for mat?After clear kt

  29. Rahul S says:

    I am studing Final year BBA. Can i write the MAT exam & can i attempt all the 4 times & what is the passing marks ?

  30. Kartikey says:

    When we can apply for registration of MAT December exam

  31. mujahid says:

    Could you please tell me the pass marks of MAT exam

  32. Easwer Naik Dharavath says:

    which is better and deficult from CAT&MAT

  33. Easwer Naik Dharavath says:

    Is it very deficult than CAT to qualify test…

  34. sivapriya says:

    I’m doing final year B.Sc maths(CA) .
    Am I eligible for MAT exam?

  35. samir says:

    How many colleges in India accepting mat score?
    where can i get admission after mat?

  36. Abhishek Agarwal says:

    If I’ll fail in first attempt can I give exam again without pay?

  37. Manoj says:

    Hi ibam doing my BE CSE 2014 to 2018 batch from when can i attend the exam

  38. mayank yadav says:

    how many marks required for clear mat

  39. NIGEL ABDULLA says:


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