MAT 2017 Dates. Overview and FAQ’s


Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM and allied management programmes across India. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT exam scores for admissions. MAT aspirants can choose any one of the two options: Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test. The Paper Based Test is conducted on the first Sunday of February, May, September and December from 10.00-12.30 hours; whereas the Computer Based Test is conducted from Saturday onwards (6 days after the Paper Based Test date) and in different time slots.

List of B-Schools which accept MAT score


MAT is held four times in a year: February, May, September and December.

MAT February 2017: Paper Based Test was held on February 5, 2017, and the Computer Based Test was conducted on February 11, 2017. Results were declared on Feb 24, 2017.

MAT May 2017: Paper Based Test was held on May 7, 2017 and the Computer Based Test was conducted on May 11, 12 and 13, 2017. Results were declared on May 25, 2017.

MAT September 2017:Paper Based Test was held on September 3, 2017 and the Computer Based Test will be conducted on September 9, 2017.

MAT December 2017: Paper Based Test will be held on December 10, 2017 and the Computer Based Test will be conducted on December 16, 2017.


The eligibility criteria for the MAT 2017 exam are:

Qualification Criteria

• Candidates should have completed graduation or in the final year of graduation in any field are eligible to take the MAT exam.

Percentage Criteria

Achieve minimum passing marks in graduation to appear the examination. The candidates are suggested to refer the information brochures of particular Management Institutes/ Universities for the same.


The forms are available in both Paper and Computer based mode. Offline (paper based) forms are available at selected AIMA branch or the head office. The online (computer based) forms are available at the official website of MAT/AIMA. The candidates should:

• Click on
• Register to obtain the login id and password
• Fill in the application details and submit the form
• Make the payment to complete the application procedure.

Fees and payment mode

MAT 2017 application fees is Rs. 1400. Candidates can apply through any one of three following modes:

Online Payment
By registering online via Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) payment. Detailed procedure is given on the MAT website link. Add THE HYPERLINK:

Demand Draft
Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1400 in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any bank. Then register online along with the DD details.

Obtain form with MAT Bulletin/ CD against a cash payment of Rs. 1400 from listed Nodal Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi.

Candidates who have opted for computer-based test can choose the date and time slot which is subject to availability. While filling up admission forms, candidates need to fill in details of five management institutes during registration. MAT scores will be sent directly to these institutes. Those who want their scores to be sent to more than 5 institutes will have to fill up a seperate form available on MAT website. They will have to pay Rs. 75 per institute before the test date and Rs. 100 after the test date.

Date and time slot for the exam will be automatically allotted by the system to those candidates who do not select their slot up to four days before the computer-based test.


Candidates can download their admit cards from AIMA website by entering name, DOB and application form number. Separate admit cards are generated for MAT aspirants who opt for the paper-based test and for the computer-based test. It contains the candidate’s name, form no., roll no., test date, test time and test venue address. In case of computer-based test, candidates have to strictly follow the date and time allotted.

Admit card is not mailed to any candidate.


MAT exam is held for 2.5 hours. The test covers 200 questions in 150 minutes. The aspriants are tested in the following five areas with 40 questions each:

• Indian and Global Environment,
• Language Comprehension,
• Data Analysis and Sufficiency,
• Mathematical Skills,
• Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Negative Marking: There are 40 questions in each section. Each question carries 1 mark, whereas, 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

See a MAT sample paper here:


Here are a few general tips for MAT exam preparation:

• Candidates should try practice reading ‘Reading Comprehension’ passages for preparation.
• It is imperative to refresh all the basics of grammar and to understand the contextual usage of words and phrases in English.
• For Quant, Arithmetic and Algebra based questions should be practised.
• Keep an update about the current affairs and issues both nationally and internationally.

Preparation Strategy

The paper can be split into three parts primarily which is concept based, practice based and environment sensitive. Mathematical Skills & select areas of Language Comprehension are concept based where the questions are majorly dependent on the candidate’s conceptual clarity with respect to core fundamentals; Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and select areas of English Language Proficiency are practice based where regular practice of similar questions is important; Indian & Global Environment is environment sensitive where an awareness with respect to current affairs is the focus.

Indian & Global Environment

Majority of the questions in this section are from the following areas:
• Current Affairs & Happenings
• Banking & Business
• Sports
• General Political Scenario

Mathematical Skills

The important areas in this section are:
• Number Systems
• Percentage, Profit & Loss, Mixtures
• Averages, Ratios, Interest
• Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance
• Geometry, Trigonometry

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

This area has questions which are related to:
• Identifying patterns in number sets
• Relationships
• Direction Sense
• Coding, Decoding
• Verbal Reasoning

Language Comprehension

A majority of questions have been asked from the following areas:
• Word Analogies
• Vocabulary, with questions on antonyms and synonyms
• Rearranging sentences
• Reading Comprehension
• Sentence Completion

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

The focus areas here are:
• Data Sufficiency
• Standard DI tools like bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, data tables
• Data Comparisons


The tentative list of test cities where MAT 2017 will be conducted is given below:

State/ UT name Test city name Test mode
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada Paper based
Visakhapatnam Paper based
Assam Guwahati Paper based
Jorhat Paper based
Silchar Paper based
Bihar Patna Paper based
Bhagalpur Paper based
Chandigarh Chandigarh Paper and computer based
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur Paper based
Raipur Paper based
Delhi Delhi(NCR) Paper and computer based
Gujarat Ahmedabad Paper and computer based
Haryana Ambala Paper based
Himachal Pradesh Shimla Paper based
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Paper based
Srinagar Paper based
Jharkhand Jamshedpur Paper based
Ranchi Paper based
Karnataka Belagavi Paper based
Mangaluru Paper based
Kerala Ernakulam Paper and computer-based
Kottayam Paper based
Kozhikode Paper based
Palakkad Paper based
Thiruvananthapuram Paper based
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Paper and computer-based
Indore Paper based
Gwalior Paper based
Jabalpur Paper based
Maharashtra Mumbai Paper and computer-based
Nagpur Paper based
Pune Paper based
Manipur Imphal Paper based
Mizoram Aizwal Paper based
Nagaland Dimapur Paper based
Orissa Bhubaneswar Paper based
Rourkela Paper based
Sambalpur Paper based
Punjab Ludhiana Paper based
Rajasthan Jaipur Paper and computer-based
Udaipur Paper based
Tamil Nadu Chennai Paper and computer-based
Coimbatore Paper based
Madurai Paper based
Telangana Hyderabad Paper and computer-based
Uttar Pradesh Agra Paper based
Allahabad Paper based
Bareilly Paper based
Ghaziabad Paper based
Kanpur Paper based
Lucknow Paper and computer-based
Meerut Paper based
Varanasi Paper based
Uttarakhand Dehradun Paper based
Haridwar Paper based
Haldwani Paper based
Srinagar (Garhwal) Paper based
West Bengal Durgapur Paper based
Kolkata Paper based
Siliguri Paper based

*AIMA can change the venue of a test centre/test mode or cancel a test centre/test mode or introduce new centres. Please visit the official website for latest information.

Contact Information

All India Management Association
Management House
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
Telephone: 011-47673037/47673026/24638896
Fax: 011- 24626689