MAT Exam

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Exam

What is MAT Exam?

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test, conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), for admissions to MBA and equivalent programmes since 1988. From 2003 onwards Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved  MAT as a national level test.

MAT is an objective test, designed to measure candidate's general aptitudes in language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, Indian and global environment.

B-School, national and international management colleges can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the scorecards issued to the candidates. MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600+ B-Schools across India.

Center for Management Services (CMS) is the specialised division of AIMA undertaking testing and other management services. Since 1988, these testing services have been in operation under the trademark All India Management Aptitude Testing Services (AIMATS).

AIMATS has the unique distinction of being the first to be awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification for the range of services under its scope.

AICTE in its mission to reduce the burden of students in attending to multiple examinations has launched the national level entrance exams for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE.

The test is a 2 hours 30 minutes Computer-Based and Paper-Based Test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

The MAT 2018 registration has already started from June 29, 2018, for both type of exams and it will end on August 24, 2018, for Paper-Based Test and for Computer-Based Test on September 8, 2018. The exam is going to be held for PBT on September 2, 2018, and for CBT on September 15, 2018.

MAT is usually conducted four times in a year. The exams will be generally scheduled in the month of February, May, September, and December. MAT is conducted in all major cities across the country and sometimes also in leading cities abroad.

MAT 2018 (September) Application Fee:

For Pen-Based Test or Computer Based Test - Rs. 1550/-
Both the Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test - Rs. 2650/-

A candidate has to follow certain rules and regulations before applying for this entrance exam. To know more about this click on the URL link, i.e. https://www.careerindia.com/entrance-exam/mat-exam-pattern-e40.html

MAT 2018 Exam Centres:

The candidates have to choose up to three cities based on their preference for choosing the exam centres of MAT 2018. The MAT 2018 centre will be allowed based on the availability.

State/Union Territory Name Test City Name Test Mode Available
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam PBT & CBT
Assam Guwahati PBT & CBT
Jorhat Only PBT
Bihar Patna PBT & CBT
Chandigarh Chandigarh PBT & CBT
Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh PBT & CBT
Delhi Delhi (NCR) PBT & CBT
Gujarat Ahmedabad PBT & CBT
Haryana Gurgaon PBT & CBT
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu PBT & CBT
Jharkhand Jamshedpur Only PBT
Ranchi PBT & CBT
Karnataka Bengaluru PBT & CBT
Mangaluru Only PBT
Kerala Kochi PBT & CBT
Thiruvananthapuram PBT & CBT
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal PBT & CBT
Indore PBT & CBT
Maharashtra Mumbai PBT & CBT
Nagpur Only PBT
Pune PBT & CBT
Odisha Bhubaneswar PBT & CBT
Rajasthan Jaipur PBT & CBT
Tamil Nadu Chennai PBT & CBT
Coimbatore PBT & CBT
Telangana Hyderabad PBT & CBT
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad Only PBT
Bareilly Only PBT
Kanpur Only PBT
Lucknow PBT & CBT
Merrut Only PBT
Uttarakhand Dehradun PBT & CBT
Haridwar Only PBT
West Bengal Durgapur Only PBT
Kolkata PBT & CBT


The MAT 2018 exam pattern will have some changes in the question paper almost every year. All the aspirants have to know more about the exam pattern where a candidate will get some idea to tackle this exam. Click on this URL, i.e. https://www.careerindia.com/entrance-exam/mat-exam-pattern-e40.html to know more about the detailed exam pattern.

Merits of Management Aptitude Test (MAT):

  • ISO 9001:2008 certified by DNV with accreditation to RVA and Quality Council of India
  • Entrance test for recognized programmes
  • Time-tested over a decade
  • Validated through independent studies
  • Availed by lakhs of students
  • Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments
  • Employing the latest technology in evaluation and result processing
  • Individual scorecard with candidate's photograph
  • Test Centres located all over the country

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