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Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national level entrance test organized by AIMA (All India Management Association). It is held on four times in a year for admission to MBA and PGDM programs. The registration for MAT 2019 May session has been started from March 1, 2019. The exam is conducted in both online and offline modes. The results of MAT examination are accepted by nearly 600 B-Schools in India.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Exam Dates

MAT 2019 exam for May session will be conducted in the 3rd week of May 2019 in offline mode and in 2nd week of May 2019 in online mode. Some important dates are discussed is given below as a tabular format:-

Events Pen-Paper Based Exam Dates Computer-based Exam Dates
Registration starts from March 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Last date of Registration April 26, 2019 1st week of May 2019
Admit Card released on 2nd week of May 2019 3rd week of May 2019
Exam dates 3rd week of May 2019 2nd week of May 2019
Declaration of results May 25, 2019 May 25, 2019


  • If a candidate can choose any mode i.e. Paper Based Test (PBT) or Computer Based Test (CBT) or can opt for both.
  • Aspirant opts for both PBT and CBT have the benefit of selecting the additional two management Institution for sending their scores, in addition to the existing option of selecting five Management Institution i.e. they can be selected seven Management Institution in total.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 (May) Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any disciplines or an equivalent recognized degree.
  • Final year students can apply on a provisional basis.
  • Prior work experience is not mandatory.
  • No specific limitation of age.
  • No restriction on the number of attempts.

If we discussed the minimum marks required by the candidates to crack MAT May 2019 in tabular format:-

Category Minimum Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
OBC 27%
PH Candidates 3%

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Online Registration

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 online registration will be released March 1, 2019. Some steps are discussed about this section is given below:-

Step 1:- Visit MAT official website i.e.

Step 2:- Click on the “Apply” button.

Step 3:- Enter your name, mobile no. , date of birth, email id to register.

Step 4:- Fill MAT Application Form using your personal and academic details.

Step 5:- Upload scanned images i.e. color passport size recent photograph and signature to the prescribed format.

Step 5:- Pay the fee Debit card / Credit Card / Net Banking or Demand Draft.

Step 6:- Recheck all the information and submit the form.

Application Fee:-

Candidates can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fee of INR 1100 in addition to INR 1550.

There is no fees concession for the reserved Category.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Exam Pattern

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Exam pattern will remain the same for the past year. It will be conducted in both online and offline modes. The pattern of MAT Exam describes the section-wise distribution of question, marks, duration etc.

Section Number of Question Time Taken Marks
Language comprehension 40 30 Minutes 40
Data Analysis & sufficiency 40 35 Minutes 40
Mathematical skills 40 40 Minutes 40
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30 Minutes 40
Indian and Global Environment 40 15 Minutes 40
Total 200 200
  • Overall, the paper of exam was moderate difficulty level and an attempt of 105 to 120 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
  • A few questions in Indian and global Environment sections turned tricky and time-consuming.
  • The Data Analysis and sufficiency sections were a bit tricky.

Here in this section analysis of MAT Exam:-

Section Total Question Level of Difficulty Approximate Time
Indian & Global Environment 40 Easy to Moderate 17 to 22 Minutes
Data analysis & sufficiency 40 Quite Tough 20 to 25 Minutes
Mathematical skills 40 Moderate to Difficult 25 to 28 Minutes
Intelligence & Critical reasoning 40 Moderate 22 to 26 Minutes
Language Comprehension 40 Moderate 25 to 30 Minutes
Total 200 Moderate 155

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Syllabus

MAT Syllabus is divided into five section – language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment, Data Analysis and sufficiency.

Here are some of the most important topic is discussed in MAT Exam:-

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Syllabus: Mathematical Skills

It tests a candidate’s knowledge of mathematics. This topic covered are related to the basic mathematics cover until class 12 .here all the important topics of quantity Ability MAT Exam.

Quantitative Ability
Geometry Time and Work
Ratio & Proportion Complex Number
Surds & Indices Maxima and Minima
Calendar Logarithm
Co-ordinate Geometry Binomial Expansion
Vectors Trigonometric
Permutation & Combination Probability
Clocks Installment Payments
Venn Diagram Set Theory
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Allegation and Mixture
Mensuration Sequence & Series
Number System Percentage
Partnership (Accounts) Averages
Profit and Loss Algebra
In-equities Quadratic and Linear Equation Time-Speed-Distance

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Syllabus: Verbal Ability

It is a very important segment of the examination. It tests a candidates command over the English language. It covers numerous topics like Vocabulary, Sentences Correction, etc. The complete list of topics asked in the verbal ability Sections of MAT is given in the table below:

Verbal Ability
Different usage of the same word One word substitution
Idioms Odd one out
Sentences correction Sentence completion
Foreign language word in English Sentences correction
Jumbled word Fill in the blanks
Antonyms Analogies
Contextual usage Syllogisms
Verbal Reasoning

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Syllabus: General Awareness

In these sections, test a candidate level of knowledge about the events and current affairs of India and the world .the Syllabus for this section is not limited to particular topics. Candidates need to keep in touch with the state of affairs of the country and all around the globe. It also consists of static general knowledge which asks a question on history, Science, Geography etc.

General Awareness
Politics Entertainment
Automobiles Finance
Sports Social Issues
Important Quotations International Organization
Geography History
Science Books and Authors
World Records Famous Award and Prizes
Major Corporate Events The Top Official of Big Companies
The Punch Line of Companies Business
Current Affairs

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Syllabus: Data interpretation and Sufficiency

It involves the information of graphs, charts and other data sets. Reasoning requires candidates to find the logic solutions to the given data set. It involves systematic steps and rational judgments to arrive at a conclusion.

Data Interpretation & Sufficiency
Graphs Representing Area Venn Diagram
Line Chart Pie Chart
Column Graphs Bar Graph

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 Syllabus: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Some topics are faced in this section in MAT EXAM.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Cause & Effects Identifying Probably True Probably False
Identifying Arguments Statement and Conclusion
Statement and Assumptions Identifying valid Inferences
Assumption–Premise-Conclusion Assertion  and Reasons
Critical Reasoning Visual Reasoning

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2019 results and scorecard

  • The result of MAT may be announced in January 2019.
  • MAT scorecard will be available at the official website of AIMA. They will not be sent by Post / SMS.
  • MAT score is valid for 1 year.
  • MAT score is acceptable to certain other institutes for considering the admission of candidates for postgraduate Degree / Diploma program.
  • Nearly 600 B-Schools in India accept Mat Results.

Comments ( 2 )

  1. March 11, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Date extend ho sakti hai kya iski?

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