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Management Aptitude Test MAT

About MAT Management Aptitude Test

While the participating universities and management institutes have their own
requirements about certain minimum % age in graduation, you can appear in MAT, if you
are:

1) A Graduate from any discipline. or

2) Studying in Final year of their undergraduate degree course from a recognized


Institution.

HOW TO APPLY FOR MAT EXAM

Candidate can choose any ONE of the following modes to apply:

1) You can Obtain Form with MAT Bulletin/CD. The forms will be available from the
listed branches of Bank of Baroda and listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA,
New Delhi.

2) you can Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of the required amount in favour of ‘All
India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online at
website www.aima-ind.org.

3) you can also Register online at website link www.aima-ind.org/matfeb10 with Credit
Card or Debit Card (ATM Card) payment.
FOR MORE INFORMATION LOG ON TO www.aima-ind.org

MAT Result on Your Mobile


The procedure for getting mat result from the cell phone is as follow-
SMS as : MATS < Space>FORMNO < Space>DOB(ddmmyy) to 54242
Applicable On All Mobile Networks

PAPER PATTERN FOR MAT EXAM


It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.

No of
Sect. No Section Name Time Suggested(Min)
Questions
Language
1. 40 30
Comprehension
2. Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis and
3. 40 35
Sufficiency
Intelligence and
4. 40 30
Critical Reasoning
Indian and Global
5. 40 15
Environment
Total 200 150

MAT Frequently Asked Questions


Q.1 : Qualification and percentage needed for appear in MAT.
A.1: The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline
from any recognized University. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A,
B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum
percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For
this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

Q.2 : What is the mode of test?


A.2: Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper Based Test
Or Computer Based Test.

Q.4 : How many MIs participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the
same? Is there a same admission criterion for each & every Institute? Are they
recognized, by AICTE? Do they have hostel facility? What about the total fee?
A.4 : The number of participating MI’s may vary. The number of MI’s keeps on
changing from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute is different. All MIs
participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved; University affiliated College,
University Department. For further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of
your choice. The list of various MIs/Universities is available in MAT bulletin along with
the admission notification. It may be worthwhile to go through the brochure of the MIs
for detailed information.
Q.6 : What is the validity of MAT score?
A.6 : Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most MI’s is one year.
Q.7: What is the last date of submitting filled in MAT Registration Form?
A.7 : Last date for submission is mentioned in the MAT bulletin. The last date also
appears in the notification released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers.

Q.8 : Do applicant has to buy the prospectus of the MI’s opted by him/her?
A.8 : For applying to MI’s it is suggested that the prospectus of the MI’s opted should be
bought.

Q.9 : Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can
he/she apply for it?
A.9 : MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad.
For further clarification, see MAT bulletin or contact our information centre. Test Venues
for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test are different. If the number of candidates
registered for Computer Based Test is few/limited, these candidates appears for the paper
Based Test on first Sunday of the test month only. One candidate can appear only for one
date for the MAT.

Q.10 : Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?


A.10 : All provisionally registered candidates can down load their Admit Card from
AIMA website link: www.aima-ind.org/matcentre.asp 7 days before the Paper Based Test
date. Specific Admit Card will be generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper
Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card would be having Candidate
Name, Form No, Roll NO, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has
to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them in the case of Computer Based Test.
This Admit Card contains Test Centre Address with Center Code, Form No and Roll no
of the test. No separate special card is issued. Also, activation of a test centre depends
upon the minimum no of registration.

Q.11 : Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based
Test?
A.11 : Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the
questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers
through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which
prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike
the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. MAT
is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time
of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer Based Test assumes that the candidate
has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It
is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test
and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. In traditional Paper Based Test,
Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her
whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Centre.

Q.12 : Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required to appear in
MAT?
A.12 : There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

Q.13 : Is appearance in MAT necessary for getting admission into PGDM/ MBA
programme?
A.13 : Yes, MAT is necessary for admission into PGDM/equivalent programmes offered
by AIMA or other MIs who participate in it
Q.14 : What is the nature of MAT test?
A.14 : It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. The test is designed to
measure a person’s general aptitudes as the following table indicates: