The Management Aptitude Test- MAT is a national level management entrance exam for admission to MBA and equivalent programs of the various participating institutes. This test is conducted by All India Management Association. MAT is conducted four times a year and can either be in paper- pencil mode or online mode. For those planning to appear in the MAT 2017 exam, here are the required details you would need:
To be eligible for MAT, the candidate must be a graduate in any discipline. Candidates appearing for MAT 2017 can register online on their website with credit/ debit card payment. The form can also be obtained with MAT bulletin/ CD against a cash payment of Rs. 1200 from the listed branches on the website. Additionally, candidates can also obtain crossed demand draft of Rs. 1200 in favor of “All India Management Association” payable at Delhi from any bank. The last date for online registration is January 27, 2017. After submitting the application form online, the form is scrutinized by the examining committee and then the candidates get the acknowledgement slip.
Registered candidates can download their admit cards from AIMA website on or after January 28, 2017. Based on the type of test selected, specific admit cards will be generated for the candidates with the details such as name, form number, roll number, test time, test venue address and test date. Candidates who have chosen computer based test can choose the date and time slot of their choice as per availability.
MAT is an objective- type test with five sections with multiple- choice questions. The sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment each for 40 marks, a total of 200 marks. There is a negative marking of ¼marks for wrong answers.
Exam Date and Results
The paper based MAT test is scheduled to be on February 5, 2017 and computer based test is scheduled February 11, 2017 onwards. The results will be declared within a month after the exam on the official website of MAT and the score is valid for a year. Students can also check and calculate their marks as well as score with the help of the answer key. The MAT 2017 answer key will be declared after one to two weeks of the examination.