MAT 2018: Registration, Exam Dates, Pattern, Fees, Syllabus

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MAT 2018: Registration, Exam Dates, Pattern, Fees, Syllabus


Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level management entrance examination used as an eligibility criterion by a large number of management institutes in India for MBA admissions. It is being administered since 1988 giving aspirants access to more than 600 B-schools across India. The test is conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association) four times in a calendar year – February, May, September, and December.


Any B-School national or international Candidate can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.


About MAT 2018 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied program

Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School – national or international – can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India



MAT 2018 Important Dates

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Application Window Opens2ndweek of December 2017
Application Window Closes26th January 2018
Last date of Online Choice FillingJanuary 2018
Issuance of Admit Cards27th January 2018
Date of MAT 2018 ExamPBT: 4th February 2018

CBT: 10th February 2018

MAT 2018 Results4thweek of February 2018



How To Apply:

  • The candidates who are going to apply in MAT 2018 are required to apply online.
  • MAT 2018 Registration has been started from 2nd week of December 2017.  The last date for registration is the 4th week of January 2018
  • The online application form will be available on AIMA website. Candidates can obtain the OMR application form along with MAT bulletin from AIMA, New Delhi by paying the requisite registration fee.
  • Check your eligibility by referring the eligibility document available on the official website of MAT 2018. The application should be completed in all respects including the filling of all necessary details and uploading of signature & photograph.



Application Fee

The applicants of all categories need to pay Rs. 1,200 /- as application form fee through Internet Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card / Demand Draft.

The candidates paying the application form fee through Demand Draft must send the print of the filled application form along with Demand Draft to AIMA, New Delhi.



MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

MAT 2018 (all sessions) shall be 2.5 hours long tests. Candidates can either choose computer-based test (CBT) or Pen/Paper test (PBT) as a mode of answering.

The test will comprise of total 200 questions each carrying 1 markThe various sections in MAT 2018 are as follows:


SectionNumber of QuestionsTime (in min)


Mathematical Skills4040
Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
Language Comprehension4030
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
Indian and Global Environment4015


Negative marking will be of 1/4 mark.



MAT 2018 Syllabus


Mathematical Skills

  • Percentage
  • Simple-Compound Interest
  • P&C Probability
  • Time & Work
  • Geometry
  • Number System
  • Profit & loss
  • Trigonometry
  • Allegation & Mixture
  • Time Speed & Distance
  • Height & Distance
  • Partnerships
  • Clocks- Calendars
  • Average
  • HCF, LCM
  • Ratio-Proportion


Language Comprehension

  • Vocabulary Based
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Correction & Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Para Jumbles
  • Finding Errors
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Sentence Completion


Data Analysis & Sufficiency

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Caselette
  • Line Graph
  • Data Table
  • Multiple Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Data Comparison
  • Puzzles
  • Bar Charts


Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

  • Series
  • Analogies
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Calendar
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding



Exam Centres:


State/ UT nameTest city nameTest mode
Andhra PradeshVijayawadaOnly paper based
VisakhapatnamOnly paper based
AssamGuwahatiOnly paper based
JorhatOnly paper based
SilcharOnly paper based
BiharPatnaOnly paper based
BhagalpurOnly paper based
ChandigarhChandigarhPaper and computer-based
ChhattisgarhBilaspurOnly paper based
RaipurOnly paper based
DelhiDelhi(NCR)Paper and computer-based
GujaratAhmedabadPaper and computer-based
HaryanaAmbalaOnly paper based
Himachal PradeshShimlaOnly paper based
Jammu & KashmirJammuOnly paper based
SrinagarOnly paper based
JharkhandJamshedpurOnly paper based
RanchiOnly paper based
KarnatakaBelagaviOnly paper based
MangaluruOnly paper based
KeralaErnakulamPaper and computer-based
KottayamOnly paper based
KozhikodeOnly paper based
PalakkadOnly paper based
ThiruvananthapuramOnly paper based
Madhya PradeshBhopalPaper and computer-based
IndoreOnly paper based
GwaliorOnly paper based
JabalpurOnly paper based
MaharashtraMumbaiPaper and computer-based
NagpurOnly paper based
PuneOnly paper based
ManipurImphalOnly paper based
MizoramAizwalOnly paper based
NagalandDimapurOnly paper based
OrissaBhubaneswarOnly paper based
 RourkelaOnly paper based
SambalpurOnly paper based
PunjabLudhianaOnly paper based
RajasthanJaipurPaper and computer-based
UdaipurOnly paper based
Tamil NaduChennaiPaper and computer-based
CoimbatoreOnly paper based
MaduraiOnly paper based
TelanganaHyderabadPaper and computer-based
Uttar PradeshAgraOnly paper based
AllahabadOnly paper based
BareillyOnly paper based
GhaziabadOnly paper based
KanpurOnly paper based
LucknowPaper and computer-based
MeerutOnly paper based
VaranasiOnly paper based
UttarakhandDehradunOnly paper based
HaridwarOnly paper based
HaldwaniOnly paper based
Srinagar (Garhwal)Only paper based
West BengalDurgapurOnly paper based
KolkataPaper and computer-based
SiliguriOnly paper based



How to Prepare MAT 2018 Exam

  • The best source is to refer the past question papers and practice those model papers. As When we refer the previous question papers then we automatically know the important topics and type of the questions.
  • Make small daily targets, weekly targets and Revise the subject or topic as many times as possible until you are perfect on that.
  • Mark the questions that we feel important or tough. Have to improve faith in yourself. Motivation and planning in the study are mandatory. For good motivation visit coaching centers and motivate yourself.


Contact Address

All India Management Association

Management House
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
Telephone: 011-47673037/47673026/24638896
Fax: 011- 24626689



Important Links

AIMA Official Website//
Test Centers//
List of Participating Institutes//
MAT 2018 (Feb Session) Application form//
Application login//


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