What is MAT September 2016?

Published On: 30 Aug 2011

 | Last Updated On: 11 Aug 2016

AIMA MATManagement Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs. 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 candidate’s passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.

The MAT September paper based test will be held on Sunday, September 04, 2016 and computer based test will be conducted from Saturday, September 10, 2016 onwards.

MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally.

MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad. Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most MI’s is one year. The score card is put on the AIMA website during last week of the month of the test.

Leading MAT Coaching Institutes in India:

A wide range of MBA Coaching institutes offer MAT classes depending on the need of students. Some of the MAT coaching institutes includes TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, PT Education etc.

Click here to know more about MAT coaching institutes in India.

Important Dates:

  • Late date for online filling-up/ purchase of form: Saturday, August 20, 2016.
  • Last date for submission of duly completed printout of registration form at AIMA, New Delhi: Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
  • Download of admit card: Saturday, August 27, 2016.
  • Date of MAT September:
    • Paper based test: Sunday, September 04, 2016.
    • Computer based test: Saturday, September 10, 2016 onwards. 

MAT September 2016 Eligibility Criteria

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