Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA), MAT is held four times year during September, December, February and May. MAT can be taken as an ONLINE or an OFFLINE (paper-pencil test).

MAT Background

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. 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 Question Paper Pattern

MAT will have 200 questions to be answered in 150 minutes, there is no sectional cutoff in MAT. There is 1/4th negative marking, MAT is considered to be slightly easier and hence MAT is preferred by many MBA aspirants.

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MBA or PGDM Admissions through MAT

The dates for September MAT 2017 have been announced.

Top MBA Colleges accepting MAT score

No.Name of B SchoolCut-off Marks or Percentile
1BIMTECH Greater Noida (Only for RM & IBM Programmes)600+ Comp Score
2TAPMI Manipal (Only for Healthcare Management)550+ Comp Score
2Xavier Institute of Management Excellence, XIME Bangalore75 Percentile
3Christ University Institute of Management – CUIM Bangalore600 Comp Score
4Balaji Institute of Modern Management - BIMM Pune700 Comp Score
5Indus Business Academy, IBA Bangalore550+ Comp Score
6Jaipuria Institute of Management – Lucknow550+ Comp Score
7Jagan Institute of Management Studies - JIMS Rohini550+ Comp Score
8Institute of Public Enterprise - IPE Hyderabad550+ Comp Score
9IMM – FOSTIIMA Business School, New Delhi550+ Comp Score
10Vignan Jyoti Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad550+ Comp Score

Important Note Regarding MAT accepting B Schools

MAT is a widely accepted national level test, hence many business schools accept the MAT score. Generally except for few Business Schools there is no cutoff or qualifying mark to apply to them. Students should not think that only those B Schools which send a brochure or an email are accepting your score.

It is likely that you have filled up an enquiry form on a web portal, this is the reason they are sending you a brochure. Sometimes B Schools take MAT data and randomly courier to all candidates, saying congratulations you have been selected and you are hereby informed to apply and so on. Students should take a note what best b school they can get using there academic record and MAT score and join there. It is possible that even your MAT score is less, you are still eligible to get admission in a good Business School. Unapproved Management Institutions take a list of students with very low MAT scores and courier them the selection letters. Students think these are the only colleges which are accepting my score and hence I will apply and join. It is a wrong thing to do, please research carefully about the courses, university affiliation, AICTE approval and factors such as placements, faculty, infrstructure and when the college is established etc.

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