Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.
MAT eligibility criteria
The MAT exam requires some educational qualification. Here we include the MAT eligibility criteria such as
(1) The candidates must have completed graduation or appearing in the final year.
(2) The candidates must check the percentage need, in each institute the percentage requirement is differ from one another.
(3) The MAT exam is valid for the admission to various B schools.
(4) There is usually a minimum percentage requirement (50% marks in most cases) in graduation or any equivalent degree, but this varies for various Management Institutes or Universities. The Candidates are advised to refer to the Prospectus/ Brochures of the MIs/ Universities for that matter.
MAT Age eligibility
The age limit of the MAT applicants should be 21 years.
Participating Management institutes
AIMA has divided the total number of B-schools into four zones, namely East, West, North and South.
The total number of B-schools in North Zone is 109. The top MAT participating B-schools in North Zone is as follows:
Amity University, Delhi-NCR
Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research, Kanpur
Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi
Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, Lucknow
OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat
SRM University, Modinagar and Sonipat
TERI University, New Delhi
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun
The total number of institutes in this zone is 53. The top B-schools include:
Amity University, Gwalior, Jaipur and Mumbai
Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhinagar
FLAME School of Business, Pune
Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur
Institute for Technology & Management, Navi Mumbai
JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur and Indore
MIT School of Business, Pune
Mitcon Institute of Management, Pune
Shanti Business School, Ahmedabad
Suryadatta Institute of Business Management & Technology, Pune
The IIHMR University, Jaipur
More than 100 B-schools in South India will accept the MAT scores. Among them the notes B-schools are as follows:
Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences
Acharya School of Management, Bangalore
Christ University, Bangalore
Galaxy Institute of Management, Chennai
GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam
IFIM Business School, Bangalore
Indus Business Academy, Bangalore
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management and Research, Harihar
PES University, Bangalore
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai
Vignana Jyothi School of Management, Hyderabad
VIT University, Vellore
There are around 50 B - schools in this zone which accept MAT scores. The top ones are as below:
Bengal College of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Bhubaneswar
Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Paper Pattern for MAT
The online MAT will consist of following sections, designed to measure a person's general aptitudes and knowledge:
Language Comprehension: This paper will consist of 40 questions and duration for this particular section is 30 minutes.
Mathematical Skills: This paper will consist of 40 questions and duration for this particular section is 40 minutes.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency: This paper will consist of 40 questions and duration for this particular section is 35 minutes.
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: This paper will consist of 40 questions and duration for this particular section is 30 minutes.
Indian and Global Environment: This paper will consist of 40 questions and duration for this particular section is 15 minutes.