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Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a popular national entrance test among the management aspirants. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is now approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India as one of the national entrance tests for admission to MBA.

In 1988, the All India Management Association (AIMA) started the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) and All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS) conducts a Management Aptitude Test (MAT) on a national basis every year in the months of September, December, Febraury and May. This test is conducted by the Centre for Management Services (CMS) of All India Management Association(AIMA).

Institutes offering PG program in management and allied subjects generally participate in this exam. MAT is necessary for admission into the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology & Management (PGDITM) and equivalent programmes offered by All India Management Association (AIMA-CME) or other Management Institutes (MI). Centre for Management Education (CME), the education wing of AIMA, was established in 1993 as a full-fledged autonomous business school. All management institutes that participate in MAT are either AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) approved or affiliated to universities.


1. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognised University or equivalent.

2. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc.)  can also apply.

3. There is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation which is different for different management institutes and universities. However, there is no restriction regarding percentages for taking the MAT test, no age bar and no experience required.


Test Pattern

MAT Test Centres

Admission Procedure


MAT Time Table

Contact Us

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Test Pattern

The two and half hour test usually comprises of five sections
Paper 1: Language Comprehension
Paper 2: Mathematical Skills
Paper 3: Data Analysis
Paper 4: Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
Paper 5: Indian & Global Environment Section
Distribution of marks

Subject Marks
Reading Comprehension 40
Data Interpretation/Data sufficiency 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40
Logical and Critical reasoning 40
Logical and Critical reasoning 40
General Awareness 40

Paper Pattern

Total Questions - 200

Time - 150 minutes

Marks Allocation

Correct Attempt: - 1 mark

Incorrect Attempt - Negative Marking

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MAT Programs

MAT Pragrams in top B-Schools in India. Following are the details of program being offered by the different universities or institutes in India.  The best thing is that all the universities or institutes are either recognized by AICTE, UGC or Human Resourses Development Ministry (HRD).

1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Specializations: Insurance Management, HR, Finance, Marketing, Operations, and international Business.

2. Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology &Management (PGDITM)

Specializations: IT Marketing, E-Commerce, and Information Systems Management.

3. Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

The PhD in Business Administration Programme has been divided into two phases : (i). Foundation Phase  (ii). Doctoral Research Work Phase

Every student goes through the Foundation Phase before starting on the Research Work Phase.

Apart from these popular courses, there are many other courses available as follows.

      (i) Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

     (ii) Diploma Programs (DPs)

     (iii) Advanced Diploma Programs (ADPs)

     (iv) Advanced Diploma Programs in IT (ADPs)

     (v) Other various management programs

Institutes admitting students through MAT

    (i) Northern Region

    (ii) Southern Region

   (iii) Eastern Region

   (iv) Western Region

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MAT Test Centres

After CAT, MAT is considered as one of the toughest nuts to crack. There are lots of reputed B-Schools in India consider MAT score as an admission criteria. So, quaterly, thousands of studnts taking MAT test. In order to make the path of MAT aspirants simple and easy, NNE provides the name of test centres conducting MAT test. Test Centres in India.

Test Centres Abroad: Dubai, Singapore

State City
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati, Tezpur
Bihar Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Raipur
Delhi Delhi
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Vadodara
Haryana Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Ambala, Panipat, Rohtak, Yamunanagar
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bangalore, Mangalore
Kerala Calicut, Cochin, Kannur, Kottayam, Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore
Maharashtra Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Orissa Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela
Punjab Jalandhar, Ludhiana
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy
Tripura Suryamani Nagar
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Noida, Varanasi
Uttaranchal Dehradun, Haridwar
West Bengal Kolkata, Burdwan

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Admission Procedure

Admission criteria for every institute  is different. The list of various MI's / Universities is available in MAT bulletin, along with their admission notification.

MAT Bulletin with application form can be obtained by post by sending a demand draft of requisite amount drawn in favour of AIMA-CMS payable at New Delhi with two self-addressed slips / adhesive stickers to

Assistant Director (CMS),
All India Management Association (AIMA),
Management House,
14 Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi 110003.
Phone: 011-24617354 (4 lines), 24617355, 24618107 and 24618127).

It can also be obtained against cash payment of requisite amount at AIMA Counter in Delhi (Phone:011-24653382), AIMA Nodal Centres (E-mail: Contact Us ) and select ICICI Bank branches all over the country.

To receive MAT Bulletin and form abroad and/or to appear for MAT at test centres abroad, candidates have to pay a requisite amount of US dollar by demand draft in favour of AIMA-CMS payable at New Delhi.

The last date for submission is mentioned in the MAT bulletin. The last date also appears in the notifications released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers. Usually it is a month before the test date. The application forms will be available from 2 months before the test date.

How to take the test: Candidate can choose either of the two options
Paper-Pencil Test or Computer Based Test (Online Test)
• Paper-Pencil Test will be held on 06 September 2009 (Sunday). The paper-pencil test timing is 1000 – 1230 hrs
• Computer Based Test (Online Test) will be held from 07 September 2009 (Monday) onwards in different time slots at specified test venues; subject to number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.

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Contact Us

All India Management Association(AIMA)

Management House
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
Tel: 011 - 24645100, 24617354
Fax: 011- 24626689


Web site:

Director's Secretariat
Tel (D): 24638896
Extn: 442

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Tel (D): 40770300

Corporate Tests, Special Tests, UGAT
Tel (D): 43128100 (New), 24645100 (New), 24608515
Extn: 454, 449

Accredited Management Teacher, Interaction Meet
Tel (D): 43128100 (New), 24608514, 24608515
Extn: 449, 454
Email: ,

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