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AIMA MAT September 2018 Exam Notification

AIMA MAT 2018 - AIMA has invited applications for Management Aptitude Test 2018. The notification for AIMA MAT Management Aptitude Test (September) 2018 has been issued


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  • All India Management Association (AIMA) will conduct the MAT 2018 September Exam in both offline (paper-pencil) and online (computer-based) mode on 02nd September and 15th September 2018 respectively. The application process has started from June 30. The last date to register for offline and online mode is 24th August 2018 and September 8 respectively
  • Candidates can check the same on this page. For more information related to MAT 2018 such as eligibility criteria, application form, result, exam pattern, admit card, selection process, cutoff, etc.


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


Important Dates

  • Application Starts Date: 30th June 2018
  • Last Date for Online Application(Paper-based Test): 24th August 2018
  • Last Date for Online Application(Computer-based Test): 08th September 2018
  • Admit Card Release Date: 25th August 2018 (Paper-pencil based test) at 04:00 PM
  • Admit Card Release Date: 11th September 2018 (Computer-based test) at 04:00 PM
  • Date of Exam (Paper-based Test): 02nd September 2018
  • Date of Exam (Computer-based test): 15th September 2018
  • MAT 2018 Result (Declared): On or after: 21st September 2018


Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for MAT 2018. The Final year students of Graduate Courses are eligible to apply

Mode of Test

  • Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test:
  • Paper Based Test (or) Computer Based Test
  • Paper Based Test: 02nd September 2018 (Sunday)
  • Computer Based Test: 15th September 2018 (Saturday) onwards**
  • *If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on 02nd September 2018 itself

Test Timing

  • Paper Based Test - 1000 to 1230 Hrs. - Reporting Time at Test Centre: 0800 Hrs.
  • Computer Based Test - In single/different time slots at specific test venues; subject to candidate’s registration


MAT Exam Pattern 2018

  • Candidate can take MAT as
  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Both PBT & CBT
  • MAT is conducted in both offline and online modes, and a candidate can select any of the modes while filling the application form. MAT 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 2018 from below
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency - 40 No. of Questions & 35 Minutes
  • Language Comprehension - 40 No. of Questions & 30 Minutes
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning - 40 No. of Questions & 30 Minutes
  • Mathematical Skills - 40 No. of Questions & 40 Minutes
  • Indian and Global Environment - 40 No. of Questions &15 Minutes

Total - 200 No. of Questions &150 Minutes

Marking Scheme

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


Exam Centres

  • Test cities for Paper Based Test (PBT) and Computer Based Test (CBT) are different.

Paper Based Test (PBT)

  • Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi (NCR), Durgapur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jorhat, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Mengaluru, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam

Computer Based Test (CBT)
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi (NCR), Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam


Admit Card

  • The admit card of MAT September 2018 will be available from 25th August and 11th September 2018 for offline and online mode respectively
  • All provisionally registered candidates for PBT and/or CBT have to download their Admit Card from AIMA website link: https://mat.aima.in/sep18 as per the schedule given above
  • Admit Card contains Candidate's Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of CBT


MAT 2018 Result

  • Candidates have to download the MAT Score from AIMA website http://www.aima.in on or after 21st September 2018
  • MAT scorecard is also sent to the candidates through post. The scorecard cum result of MAT 2018 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.

List of Participating Management Institutes

  • Select the institutes where you have applied or are applying for admission

Important Notice

  • Candidates are advised to check the approval/recognition status of various programs directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities.
  • AIMA has come across a couple of cases where the aspiring candidates' MAT score is not accepted by some participating institutes/universities for admission to MBA full time course despite their confirmation to AIMA MAT at the time of participation by incorporating their notifications in MAT e bulletin
  • Candidates are advised to recheck with the concerned institutes/universities before applying for MAT


  • Candidates may clarify queries regarding MAT, if any, at e-mail: mat@aima.in and at 011-47673000

Additional Information

  • MAT Score is acceptable even to certain other Institutes for considering admission of candidates for Post Graduate Degree/Diploma Programs, besides the above Institutes, subject to specific cut-off marks and other admission parameters


Application Procedure

  • Candidate can choose any one of the following modes to apply. Register online at website link: https://mat.aima.in/sep18 with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card). Payment Detailed procedure is given on the website link (or);
  • Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fee of Rs.1100/- in addition to Rs.1550/-
  • Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutions for sending their scores in addition to the existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutions i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutions in total.
  • Register online at website link: https://mat.aima.in/sep18 with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking. The fees details are given below:
  • For Paper Based Test(PBT) - Rs.1550/-
  • For Computer Based Test (CBT) - Rs.1550/-
  • For Both PBT & CBT - Rs.2650/-

Essential Documents to be made ready for:

  • Valid Email Id
  • Scanned image of photograph (40 to 100 kb)
  • Scanned image of signature (10 to 40 kb)
  • Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking details(the Detailed procedure is given on the website link)

Registration Form Acknowledgement

  • All Forms received at AIMA are scanned / validated within 5 days and the Form Numbers of such received forms will be available on website link: http://apps.aima.in/mat_reciept.aspx. Further, your form is scrutinized and if found in order; it is provisionally registered
  • MAT Registration Form received later than the due date is liable to be rejected. Neither any correspondence in this regard will be entertained nor will the fee to be refunded.

For more details, please visit website www.aima.in


All India Management Association

AIMA-Centre For Management Education, Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, India, Telephone: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 – 43128100, Fax: 011- 24626689, Website www.aima.in