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.

North Zone

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

West Zone

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

South Zone

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

SCMS Kochi

SRM University

Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai

Vignana Jyothi School of Management, Hyderabad

VIT University, Vellore

East Zone

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.