What is MAT February 2016?

Published On: 30 Aug 2011

 | Last Updated On: 09 Dec 2015

AIMA MATAll India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for admission to MBA and equivalent programs of various participating institutes. 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 programs. 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.The MAT February paper based test will be held on Sunday, February 07, 2016 and computer based test will be conducted from Saturday, February 13, 2016 onwards.

Eligibility for MAT February 2016:

Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognized university.

  • Final year students of graduate courses can also apply.

Application Procedure for MAT February 2016:

  • Option 1: Candidates can apply online by uploading image of photograph and signature. Or
  • Option 2: Candidates can apply online without uploading image of photograph and signature.

For more details and information on application procedure, please click here.

Pattern of MAT February 2016:

The online MAT test is designed to measure a person’s general aptitudes as the following table indicates:

Section No.


No of Questions

Time Suggested(Minutes)


Language Comprehension




Mathematical Skills




Data Analysis and Sufficiency




Intelligence and Critical Reasoning




Indian and Global Environment







  • All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only.
  • The duration of the test is 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • There are 200 questions. All questions are compulsory. Each question has four answer options marked (1), (2), (3) and (4).
  • All questions carry equal marks. There will be negative marking for wrong answers.

For more details and information on paper pattern, please click here.

Tips by AIMA:

  • Candidates should take the questions in order, but do not waste time pondering over those that seem extremely difficult or unfamiliar to you. A wise practice is to first answer the questions you are sure of.
  • Although the MAT stresses on accuracy more than speed, it is important to use the allotted time wisely. Make every effort to pace yourself by making yourself familiar with the mechanics of the test.
  • The directions explain exactly what each set of questions requires to answer those questions. Read all test directions carefully.
  • Read each question carefully and thoroughly.
  • Before answering a question, determine exactly what is being asked.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for online registration using option 1: Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
  • For candidates who purchase the application form, make the payment DD or online payment and who affix the photograph and sign the printout of registration form:
    • Late date for online filling-up/ purchase of form: Saturday, January 23, 2016.
    • Last date for submission of duly completed printout of registration form at AIMA, New Delhi: Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
  • Date of MAT February:
    • Paper based test: Sunday, February 07, 2016.
    • Computer based test: February 13, 2016 onwards.

MAT Colleges-

MAT is necessary for admission into PGDM/equivalent programs offered by AIMA or other management institutes who participate in it. Check here for the list of MBA institutes accepting MAT scores.

Click here to get latest updates on MAT

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