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.

Eligibility – Graduates in any discipline


Candidate can take MAT as
(i) Paper Based Test (PBT) or
(ii) Computer Based Test (CBT) or
(iii) Both PBT & CBT

MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September, and December. 

The Paper-Based Test is being conducted on the first Sunday of February, May, September, and December from 1000-1230 hours. Whereas the Computer Based Test is being conducted from subsequent Sunday onwards and in different Time slots.

MAT Exam pattern:

Section No.SectionNo of QuestionsTime Suggested(Minutes)
1.Language Comprehension4030
2.Mathematical Skills4040
3.Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
4.Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
5.Indian and Global Environment4015

Section 1 to 4 are taken to calculate percentile and score.

Duration– 2hrs and 30 minutes. (as per recent pattern)

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