Management Aptitude test also known as MAT, is one of the Major entrance exams for MBA aspiring students. A huge number of Business colleges accept MAT scores for their management programs. MAT facilitates the students to choose from paper-based exam or computer-based exam.

MAT is conducted by aiima, 4 times in a year in the months of February, May, September and December.The paper-based exam was to be conducted on the 17th of February 2019, andcomputer-based test is scheduled to take place on 23rdFebruary. MBA graduates from all fields are eligible to apply for MAT 2019.

MAT 2019 will assess the aspiring students covering 5 major sections, which include Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment.

To excel in MAT 2019 exam, the student should have a strong hold of general aptitude in various parameters. The student needs to devise a strong and comprehensive strategy to attempt maximum questions with least difficulty and less time.

To gain familiarity with MAT 2019 solving sample questions and mock tests will help.The last date to apply for MAT Exam is Feb 08, 2019(PBT) and Feb 18, 2019(CBT)


Registration start Date for MAT 2019: December 16, 2018

Last Date for Online Registration for MAT 2019 (PBT): February 20, 2019

Last Date for Online Registration for MAT 2019 (CBT): Feb 18, 2019

Issue of MAT 2019 Admit Card for PBT: Feb 21, 2019, Saturday

Issue of MAT 2019 Admit Card for CBT: Feb 19, 2019, Tuesday

MAT 2019 Paper-Based Tests (PBT): February 17, 2019, Sunday,  

MAT 2019 Computer-Based Test (CBT) Date & Timings: February 23, 2019 Saturday, in different time slots at specific test venues; subject to a number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.

Last Date for Online Registration for Paper Based Test (PBT) - Phase 2 Feb 20, 2019, Wednesday 1300 Hrs

Availability of Admit Card for Paper Based Test (PBT) - Phase 2 -Feb 21, 2019, Thursday

Paper Based Test (PBT) - Phase 2 - Feb 24, 2019, Sunday

MAT Exam Eligibility

AIMA had imposed a no age or experience bar, for appearing in MAT 2018 December Examinations.

The following criteria must be fulfilled for applying for MAT 2019 February examinations.

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years or equivalent, in any field; Final year graduates can also apply for MAT exams.
  • The candidate must have obtained a professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA.
  • Thepercentage of the marks obtained will be calculated on the basis of the practice followed by the Candidate’s University/Institution.
  • Another important point directed by AIMA is to maintain a unique and valid E-mail Address, along with a valid Phone Number, throughout the MAT Exam 2019 procedure.

Registration Process for MAT Exam 2019

The candidates wanting to appear for the MAT February 2019 exam can register online starting from December 16, 2018. The candidate can register online on the website of AIMA-, for MAT 2019 February exam, and can make the payment through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking.

The online registration requires the candidate to meet the following requirements

  1. Upload a digital image of their photograph.
  2. Upload a scanned image of their signature
  3. Make online payment through net banking

The following documents are required for MAT 2019 Registration

The candidate must be ready with the following information and documents before filling up the MAT online registration forms:

  1. A valid email id
  2. Personal details
  3. Educational qualification
  4. A scanned image of the signature in jpeg format of size not exceeding 50kb.

MAT Syllabus and pattern

  1. Language and comprehension
  2. Mathematical skills
  3. Data analysis and sufficiency
  4. Indian and global environment
  5. Intelligence and critical reasoning

MAT Exam 2019 will have a total of 200 questions, with 40 questions in each of the 5 sections, in MCQ format, which have to be solved in a total of 150 minutes. There is no such rule that the candidate has to write the exam in a particular order, he/she can jump from one section to another.

MAT 2019 will contain MCQ questions, across 5 sections, which are mentioned above.

Marking scheme of MAT exam score

MAT 2019 will judge the candidates across 5 main sections which include Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment. Each section contains 40 questions each. Which means that candidate has to be attempt 200 questions in 2hours and 30 minutes. No extra time will be granted after the completion the exam.

Every correct answer will be 1 mark and every wrong answer will deduct 0.25 marks.

MAT Exam Admit Card

The last date to apply for the MAT exam is February 08, 2019 (PBT) and February 18, 2019 (CBT). All registered candidates can download the admit card from AIMA website. Separate admit card will be generated for PBT and CBT.

Last Date for Online Registration for MAT 2019 (PBT) second phase is February 20, 2019 and Last Date for Online Registration for MAT 2019 (CBT) extended to Feb 18, 2019.

Candidate must check all the crucial details mentioned in the admit card of the MAT 2019. If any of the data needs to be rectified, the candidate must contact AIMA to get it corrected.

The MAT 2019 admit card contains the following details of the candidate

  1. Candidate’s name
  2. Form no.
  3. Roll no.
  4. Test date and time
  5. Test venue and address

For all those Candidate appearing in computer-basedtest, he/she should strictly follow the time and date allotted to him/her.

General instruction for MAT exam.

  1. Candidates should report to the allotted test centre at least 45 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the test.
  2. No candidate will be admitted 15 minutes after the commencement of the test nor any extra time will be granted for completing the test.
  3. Calculator, Mobile, Electronic Gadgets etc will not be permitted inside the test room.
  4. The duration of the test is 2 hours 30 minutes. There will be 200 questions in total. All questions are compulsory. Each question has four answer options marked (1), (2), (3) and (4)
  5. The test room will be opened about 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. The candidates should be seated at the allotted place only.

Published by Zac Ferry