MAT - Management Aptitude Test

Introduction to MAT

MAT – Management aptitude test, is an entrance test conducted on national level for admission to various MBA institutes across the country. The test is approved by government of India.

Who’s Eligible?

- Candidates possessing any graduate degree from a recognised university.

- Final year students of graduate degree courses are eligible to apply and take provisional admission.

- Each partner institute seeks different percentage in graduation. The information regarding this can be received from their respective websites.

How’s the exam conducted?

- MAT is both a Paper-pencil based and computer based test needing the students to appear for the test on specified date and time at an allotted test centre.

- The test is conducted 4 times a year i.e. in the months of February, May, September and December.

- The Paper Based Test is conducted on the first Sunday of the February, May, September and December from 1000-1230 hours.

- The Computer Based Test is conducted from Saturday onwards (6 days after the Paper Based Test date) and in different time slots.

- The candidate is required to answers questions on English Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical & Critical Reasoning and General Awareness.

- The score is mainly calculated based on the first four sections. The choice of considering General Awareness score lies with the institute.

- The MAT score is usually valid for 1 year for most of the participating institutes.

Test Structure

- No. of questions: 200
- Time: 150 minutes
The paper has 40 questions each on:
- Language Comprehension
- Mathematical Skills
- Data Analysis and Sufficiency
- Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
- Indian and Global Environment


- 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer.

- 0 marks for un-attempted questions

- Negative marking is not specified

Selection at various MAT partner institutes

- MAT score is accepted by a lot of partner institutes for admission to their campuses. The list of all these institutes is available here:

- The further process of conducting the GD and/ or PI is carried out by each institute independently.

- All these institutes are either AICTE/ DEC approved or affiliated to some university.

How to contact MAT?

- Telephone: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100
- Website:
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