MAT 2019: All India Management Association (AIMA) is the respective authority which organizes Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2019). It is one of most popular management entrance exams organized for offering admission to MBA/PGDM courses. This national level entrance test held four times in a year. The MAT 2019 scores will be considered by over 600 B-Schools across India. It is expected that, the first MAT exam will be organized in the month of February then in May, September and December months respectively.
Candidates who want to pursue MBA programme from the top B-Schools in India can apply for MAT 2019. Aspiring candidates can go through this article in order to get complete information about MAT 2019.
Highlights on MAT 2019
|Name of examination||Management Aptitude Test|
|Popularly known as||MAT|
|Organized by||All India Management Association (AIMA)|
|Category of exam||Post-Graduate|
|Courses offered||Management courses like MBA/PGDM|
|Conducting sessions||4 i.e. February, May, September and December|
|Minimum Eligibility||Graduation in any discipline|
|Age bar||No age limit|
|Mode of exam||PBT & CBT (Candidate can choose any ONE Test or both)|
|MAT Registration fee||Rs 1550/ (For PBT or CBT) and Rs 2650/- (For Both)|
|Duration||2.5 hours (150 minutes)|
MAT 2019 Important Dates
MAT 2019 will be organized four times in a year. Below, we are listing the MAT February exam dates for 2019. It should be noted that, all the MAT 2019 Exam dates mentioned in this table below are tentative. Exact dates will be updated only after the release of official notification.
|Events||Exam Dates (Tentative)|
|Application Form will be available from||December 2018|
|Deadline for online registration||January 2019|
|Last date for Filling-up/ Purchase of application form||January 2019|
|Admit Card will be available from||January 2019|
|Entrance examination date||February 2019|
|Declaration of MAT Result 2019||February 2019|
MAT 2019 Eligibility criteria
It is must for all candidates to ensure their eligibility before applying MAT 2019 exam. The conducting body has determined some set of conditions which candidates have to fulfill in order to take the entrance examination. Here, candidates can check the complete details on MAT eligibility criteria 2019:
Qualification criteria: Should have done graduation in any discipline.
There will be no provision on age criteria.
MAT 2019 Application form: How to apply?
Interested and eligible candidates willing to purse master of business administration course can apply anytime for MAT. The MAT application form 2019 will be available either through online or offline mode. For online application mode, candidates have to visit the official website of AIMA. Applicants can also collect the OMR application form along with MAT information booklet from AIMA, New Delhi by paying the necessary registration fee. Candidates are advised to fill the required details in the application form carefully. They also have to upload signature and photograph as per the prescribed manner.
- For Paper Based Test (PBT) or Computer Based Test (CBT): Rs 1550/-
- For Both CBT and PBT: Rs 2650/-
- Payment can be made through debit card/ credit card/net banking and Demand Draft (DD).
Exam pattern MAT 2019
It is necessary for all candidates to have to good knowledge on the examination scheme. On the basis of exam patter, they can get familiar with the type of questions asked in the exam, sections covered and the exam marking scheme. Below, we’ve provided the MAT 2019 Exam pattern details
|Mode of examination||Online (CBT) as well as offline mode (PBT)|
|Type of Questions||Objective type test|
|Number of Questions||200 questions|
|Exam duration||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Marking scheme||+1 for each correct response|
|Negative Marking||-1/4 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer|
MAT 2019 Syllabus
Understanding of MAT Syllabus is very important for the better preparation of the exam. The questions in the exam will be asked from five different sections including i.e. Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment.
Candidates who would register successfully for the exam can download their MAT 2019 admit card in the month of May (for May session). Admit card will not be issued via post or through any other modes. The MAT Hall ticket will contain the details like candidate name, Roll No., Form No, date and timing of the test and exam center address.
MAT 2019 Result
The result of MAT 2019 will be declared at least one or two weeks after the completion of exam. The authority will announce the result online only on its official website. Candidates can check their result by entering roll number, registration number and by selecting month of test.
The MAT Score Card will be published on AIMA website after the announcement of result. In addition, the score card will also send to the candidates via post. Please note down, the score card will be valid only for one session i.e. for admission to that particular year only. The score card of MAT is accepted by the various reputed B-Schools in India.
Based on MAT scores, the shortlisted candidates will be invited to appear in further round of selection organized by various MIs. There will be no centralized counselling organized by the AIMA. Each management institute has its own selection process and candidates have to apply individually for the admission process. Basically, the selection process includes of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and/or Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds. Final admission of candidate will be done on basis of candidate’s performance in written entrance exam and in further rounds.