The Management Aptitude Test also popularly known as MAT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted by the Centre for Management Services (CMS), a division of All India Management Association (AIMA). This standardized test evaluates the aptitude of the candidates for managerial courses and helps the B-Schools all over India to screen candidates for various post graduate management courses.
The MAT exam is conducted four times in a year in the month of February, May, September and December. This exam can be given in both paper-pencil mode as well as computer based mode. The dates for May 2015 MAT exam has been declared. The paper-pencil based exam will be held on 3rd May 2015 and the computer based exam will be held on 9th May 2015. The MAT scores are used for the admission processes in more than 500 B-Schools all across India.
Exam Name: Management Aptitude Test
Commonly known as: MAT
Exam type: National
Exam category: Post-Graduate entrance exam
Conducting institute: All India Management Association (AIMA)
To appear for the MAT exam candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognized University in any discipline. Students who are pursuing graduation and are in the final year can also apply to appear for MAT exam.
The scores secured by the candidates in the MAT exam will be used to shortlist the candidates by the participating B-schools. The candidates who are shortlisted based on the cutoff are called for the next stage of selection processes like group discussions, personal interviews or written ability test rounds etc. by different B-Schools.
The paper set for MAT exam will have questions divided into 5 sections which are Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. There are a total of 200 objective type questions. For every right answer 1 mark is awarded and for every wrong answer 1/4th mark is deducted. The candidate has the option to either appear for the paper-pencil based exam or for the computer based exam. The total time given to attempt the paper is 150 minutes.
Both online and offline modes are open for the candidates to apply for the MAT exam. Candidates will have to acquire MAT bulletins and CD from listed branches of Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda and AIMA study center if they prefer to go for the offline application procedure. To apply online, candidates will first have to register themselves at AIMA website and fill in the details that are asked and then the payment for the exam fee can be made through credit/debit cards.
The fees to pay for the MAT 2015 exam is INR 1200.
The declaration of MAT May 2015 will take place in the last week of the exam month.
B-Schools from all over India whose count exceeds 500 in number accept the MAT scores to screen candidates for their post graduate management programs.