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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:-

EventsPen-Paper Based Exam DatesComputer-based Exam Dates
Registration starts fromMarch 1, 2019March 1, 2019
Last date of RegistrationApril 26, 20191st week of May 2019
Admit Card released on2nd week of May 20193rd week of May 2019
Exam dates3rd week of May 20192nd week of May 2019
Declaration of resultsMay 25, 2019May 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:-

CategoryMinimum Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
PH Candidates3%

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.

SectionNumber of QuestionTime TakenMarks
Language comprehension4030 Minutes40
Data Analysis & sufficiency4035 Minutes40
Mathematical skills4040 Minutes40
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030 Minutes40
Indian and Global Environment4015 Minutes40
  • 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:-

SectionTotal QuestionLevel of DifficultyApproximate Time
Indian & Global Environment40Easy to Moderate17 to 22 Minutes
Data analysis & sufficiency40Quite Tough20 to 25 Minutes
Mathematical skills40Moderate to Difficult25 to 28 Minutes
Intelligence & Critical reasoning40Moderate22 to 26 Minutes
Language Comprehension40Moderate25 to 30 Minutes

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
GeometryTime and Work
Ratio & ProportionComplex Number
Surds & IndicesMaxima and Minima
Co-ordinate GeometryBinomial Expansion
Permutation & CombinationProbability
ClocksInstallment Payments
Venn DiagramSet Theory
Simple Interest and Compound InterestAllegation and Mixture
MensurationSequence & Series
Number SystemPercentage
Partnership (Accounts)Averages
Profit and LossAlgebra
In-equities Quadratic and Linear EquationTime-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 wordOne word substitution
IdiomsOdd one out
Sentences correctionSentence completion
Foreign language word in EnglishSentences correction
Jumbled wordFill in the blanks
Contextual usageSyllogisms
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
SportsSocial Issues
Important QuotationsInternational Organization
ScienceBooks and Authors
World RecordsFamous Award and Prizes
Major Corporate EventsThe Top Official of Big Companies
The Punch Line of CompaniesBusiness
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 AreaVenn Diagram
Line ChartPie Chart
Column GraphsBar 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 & EffectsIdentifying Probably True Probably False
Identifying ArgumentsStatement and Conclusion
Statement and AssumptionsIdentifying valid Inferences
Assumption–Premise-ConclusionAssertion  and Reasons
Critical ReasoningVisual 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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