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Management Aptitude Test is one of the important aptitude test conducted in India since 1998 by the All India Management Association other than CAT. MAT score is being used for admission to Master of Business Administration and allied programs by over 600 business schools across India.

Important dates for MAT 2019

  • MAT February 2019 application start date- December 16, 2018
  • Last date for online application- February 8, 2019 (Paper-based Test)

                                               February 12, 2019 (Computer-based Test)

  • Admit Card Release date- February 9, 2019(Paper-based Test)

                                      February 19, 2019 (Computer-based Test)

  • MAT February  2019 (paper-based test)- Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • MAT February 2019 (computer-based test)- Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • MAT 2019 Result for February exam- Fourth week of February 2019

Eligibility for MAT

AIMA prescribes the eligibility criteria for MAT 2019. Candidates must fulfill the following parameters before filling the application form-

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or Institute.
  • Final year graduation students can also apply for MAT. However, they have to submit documents as proof of completion of graduation within the prescribed time.
  • There is no age limit prescribed to appear for MAT.

Mode of Application for MAT

Mode to fill the Application form is online only.

Application Fees for MAT

An application fee of Rs. 1550 for one test (either PBT or CBT) or Rs.2650 for both tests (PBT and CBT) must be paid. Candidates can choose to take MAT as

  • Paper-Based Test (PBT) or 
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Both PBT & CBT

Mode of application fees Payment for MAT

Mode of Payment is through Debit card/credit card / Net Banking or Demand draft.

Mode of Exam for MAT

Mode of examination is both in offline (pen & Paper) and Online (computer) basis.

Hall ticket / Admit card for MAT

The admit card of MAT February 2019 will be available for download on the official website. The link for the same will also be available on this page as soon as it is released. The admit card for the paper-based test will release on February 9 and on February 19, 2019, for CBT.

It must be noted that the officials will not send the hard copy of the admit card to any of the candidates. Without the admit card, no aspirant will be allowed to appear in the exam.

Exam centers for MAT

There are more than 50 cities where MAT 2019 exam centers are located all over India. However, most of the exam centers conduct the only paper-based test. The computer-based test is conducted at very selected exam centers. The MAT 2019 exam centers will be available in the following States/Cities:

List of States for MAT Exam Centers 2019 – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, UP, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. 

Exam Pattern for MAT

MAT is conducted in both offline and online modes, and a candidate can select any one or both the modes while filling the application form. As per the MAT Exam pattern, the exam has 200 objective type questions divided into five sections. The duration of the MAT exam is Two hours and 30 minutes (2:30 hrs). Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern of MAT 2019 from below,

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency- 40
  • Language Comprehension- 40
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning- 40
  • Mathematical Skills- 40
  • Indian and Global Environment- 40
  • Total- 200

Marking Scheme: Each question carries one mark and 1/4th marks (0.25 marks) will be deducted for each incorrect answer.                       

Exam duration for MAT

the exam duration for MAT will be 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Negative Marking for MAT

Yes, negative marking will be there for MAT, for each wrong answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.

Result and counseling for MAT

The result of MAT February 2019 will be announced in fourth week of February. Candidates can check MAT 2019 result on the official website of the exam conducting body AIMA using their MAT Registration number and Roll Number. MAT scorecard will not be sent to the candidates through post. The scorecard cum result of MAT 2019 exam will be valid for one year. MAT scorecard is accepted by more than 600 B-schools across India. On the basis of the MAT results, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection procedure by different participating institutes.


After the declaration of the result, MAT Counseling rounds are 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 as well as on the college’s respective website. They are allotted seats in the colleges based on their scores in MAT exam. Registration for online counseling is important in order to participate in it on the provided date. Submission of counseling fee should be done online. Candidates can also apply for offline counseling. In this, the candidates need to report at the allocated reporting centre. At the time of MAT counseling, 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.

Colleges Accepting MAT score card-

MAT score is accepted widely across various B-schools. There are around 350 institutes registered under AIMA that accepts students on the basis of MAT scores. There are other institutes as well which accept the MAT score for admissions. Some of the institutes which accept the MAT score:

  • Amity University, Delhi-NCR
  • Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

Counseling and admission for MAT

The MAT selection procedure usually consists of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and or Written Ability Test (WAT). Each participating institute has its own selection process. First, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of MAT score. These shortlisted candidates are later called for the selection rounds at various participating institutes. Final admission selection is on the basis of performance in all the selection rounds.

Tips and tricks for MAT

For effective reading comprehension skills, read newspapers, English books, novels etc. Practice more and more comprehension passages for strong reading skills. Data interpretation section needs lot of practice and concentration. For scoring good marks in Quantitative aptitude, you have to improve your calculations. All the mathematics formulas must be in your tips. The data sufficiency portion also requires full attention. Logical and Critical Reasoning must be solved calmly. Your general awareness will be enhanced through newspapers, television, journals, magazines, etc. Knowledge about current affairs is a must.

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