Frequently Asked Questions


Question 1 : When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year?
Who can appear for MAT Test?

Answer : MAT is conducted 4 times in a year. In February, May, September and December. Those who are graduate in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. 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.

Question 1 : What is the mode of test?

Answer : Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper-Pencil Test (Offline Test) Or Computer Based Test (Online Test ).

Question 1 : What are the test dates and timings of the test?

Answer : The Paper-Pencil Test (offline Test) is being conducted on the first Sunday of the February, May, September and December from 1000-1230 hours. Whereas the Computer Based Test (Online Test) is being conducted from Monday onwards (a day after the Paper-Pencil Test date) and in different Time slots(Most probably two different time slots per day).

Question 1 :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?

Answer : 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.

Question 1 : What is the cost of the Bulletin / CD with registration Form?

Answer :Candidate can choose any one of the three modes to apply/purchase the Bulletin/CD with Registration Form. Against cash payment of Rs 980/- from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi . Or Register online at website alongwith the Demand Draft of Rs 1050/- in favour of 'All India Management Association' payable at Delhi from any Bank details. Detailed procedure is given on the website link. Or Register online at website link with Credit Card payment. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.

What is the validity of MAT score?

Answer :Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most MI's is one year.

Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?

Answer :All provisionally registered candidates can down load their Admit Card from AIMA website link: 7 days before the test date. Specific Admit Card will be generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper-Pencil (Offline Test) and for the Computer Based Online 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 Online 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.

Is there any difference between Computer Based Online Test and Paper-Pencil Offline Test?

Answer :Computer Based Online 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 traditional paper-pencil 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. Online Entrance 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-Pencil 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.

What is the pattern of MAT test?

Answer :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:

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