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MAT Exam General Information

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Exam Information

MAT is an all-India level MBA Entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMS). The MAT is conducted four times a year to qualify candidates for admission to around 600 B-schools across India. In 2018, MAT will be conducted in the month of February, May, September and December – in both pen and paper mode. Candidates can choose to take the exam in either/both modes.

MAT 2018 (December attempts) will be conducted in both offline (paper-pencil) and online (computer-based) mode on Sunday 9th December and Saturday 15th December respectively.  The exam is an objective question paper with multiple choice questions (MCQs) only. Approximately 20,000 candidates appear for each session of MAT exam.

Eligibility for MAT Exam – Graduates in any discipline are eligible to appear. Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.

MAT 2018 Exam Dates

MAT Exam is conducted 4 times in a year. Each attempt has a pen and paper based (offline) as well as a CBT (online) mode and candidates can opt to appear for either or both. Registrations for the December attempt closed on the 7th of December (for CBT-mode).

Admit Card for Offline mode paper will be available on the 1st of December 2018 and for the CBT will be on the 10th of December. The Exams are to conducted on the 9th and 15th of December 2018 respectively. This will be the last MAT Exam for the year 2018. MAT 2019 is expected to be conducted in February next year.

Important Dates for MAT 2018 December

  • 30th November 2018 – Friday
    Last Date for Online Registration for Paper Based Test (PBT)
  • 1st December 2018 – 4 p.m. onwards
    Availability of Admit Card for Paper Based Test (PBT)
  • 7th December 2018 – Friday
    Last Date for Online Registration for Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • 9th December 2018 – Sunday
    Paper Based Test (PBT) Date
  • 10th December 2018 – 4 p.m.
    Availability of Admit Card for Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • 15th December 2018 – Saturday
    Computer Based Test (CBT) 
  • 24th December 2018
    Result of both Offline and Online

MAT Registration

The application for MAT 2018 is available in online mode only. For MAT December 2018, the application form was made available from October 5, 2018 to November 30th (for offline exam) and 7th December 2018 (for the online exam) will be the last date to apply.

Applicants who wish to appear for MAT Online Exam (December-attempt) can still enrol for MAT at the link below:

Register for MAT 2018 December Exam (Online Mode) MAT 2018 Registration

Step 1 – New Candidate must Create Log-In ID and Password

  • New Candidates must visit the website: https://mat.aima.in/dec18 and click on the Register (New Log-In) button
  • Fill in the required details to create Log In Credentials.
  • Candidate will need to have a valid email-ID for applying online and to receive the OTP for email ID button.
  • Click “Verify & Submit” to create your Login.
  • The confirmation message for the New Login being created will be sent to your email.

Essential documents to keep ready before filling up the MAT Registration Form:

  1. Valid Email ID (the email should be valid for at least 1 year)
  2. Image of scanned photograph in jpg format and size should be between 40kB and 100kB
  3. Scanned image of signature – size between 10kB and 40kB.
  4. Debit/Credit Card and Net Banking details

The MAT Application fee details are given below:

For Only Paper Based Test(PBT) rupees symbol 1550/-
For Only Computer Based Test (CBT) rupees symbol 1550/-
For Both PBT & CBT rupees symbol 2650/-

MAT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of MAT 2018 is decided by the All India Management Association (AIMA. There has not been any fluctuation in the set pattern for this exam in the past few years and in 2018 too, the MAT exam pattern for December session remained unaltered.

MAT is an objective test (MCQ-based) comprising 5 sections – Language, Mathematics, Data Analysis and Reasoning. The paper is scored out of 200 marks for 200 questions. The exam is of 2.5 hours duration.

  • Each correctly answered question yields 1 mark.
  • Each incorrectly answered question results in penalty of 1/4th (0.25) marks.
Section No. Section No of Questions Time 
1. Language Comprehension 40 150 minutes (2.5 hours)
2. Mathematical Skills 40
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40
4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40
5. Indian and Global Environment 40
  Total 200

The exam is to be conducted on 9th December 2018 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and on 15th December in single/multiple time slots at specific test venues; subject to candidates registration.

MAT Admit Card

The All India Management Association (AIMA) will release the MAT 2018 Admit card separately for Offline and Online Examination. The MAT Offline Examination Admit Card will be available online from the 1st of December for the exam to be conducted on the 9th of December. The MAT Online Examination Admit Card will be available online from the 10th of December for the exam to be conducted on the 15th of December. MAT 2018 will not be sending the admit card to candidates by post.

  • MAT Admit Card will be available at the MAT Homepage – https://mat.aima.in/dec18/
  • Candidates must login using MAT registration number, Date of birth (DoB) or email ID to download the MAT admit card 2018. Only successfully registered candidates will be able to download their MAT Admit Cards.

Candidates must carry the MAT 2018 admit card to the examination venue for MAT 2018 December exam. Candidates without the MAT admit card 2018 will not to be allowed to appear for the exam.

MAT Admit Card and Examination Dates – December 2018

MAT December Attempt Events  Dates
Availability of MAT Admit Card December 2018 1st December  2018 (paper-pencil test)

10th December 2018 (CBT)

MAT September 2018 Offline exam Sunday, 9th December 2018
MAT September 2018 Online exam Saturday, 15th December 2018
MAT September 2018 Result On or after 24th December 2018

Candidates are also expected to bring any one of the identity proofs to the examination hall:

  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter’s ID
  • Aadhaar Card

MAT Result

All India Management Association (AIMA) will release the result of MAT December session 2018 on or after24th of December 2018. The result will be released on the MAT Official website for December exam 2018 – https://mat.aima.in/dec18/

MAT Result Online

  • Using the link above, visit MAT 2018 December exam page.
  • Candidates need to use their MAT Registration number and Roll Number to check and download the result.
  • Candidates must also select the month in which they appeared for MAT in drop down menu.
  • AIMA also sends MAT 2018 Result copy to the candidates through post.

MAT Result on SMS

  • The facility has been provided by AIMA to check MAT Exam Result by SMS.
  • To get MAT Result on SMS, the candidate can send the following message “MATS Form No. DOB (ddmmyy)” to 54242

The AIMA MAT score is valid for one year. 600 plus B-schools across India accept MAT score for their admission process. MAT scores will be sent to the Management Institutes selected by you during Registration. You can also opt for additional schools to receive your scores at an additional fee.

Candidates are shortlisted first on the basis of their MAT score. Shortlisted candidates are called for the further selection process – Writing test, GD, and PI. The selection process may differ from institute to institute.

Scoring on the MAT Exam

MAT Result will display scores of 5 sections viz. Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning and Indian & Global Environment.

Here are some important points about them:

  • For the subject Indian & Global Environment, a separate score is calculated on a scale of 0-100. This section is not considered while calculating the percentile score and merit position.
  • Composite score in MAT is calculated with only 4 subjects.