MAT December 2019 - Notification and exam details

MAT December 2019 - Notification and exam details

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MAT December 2019- Notification and exam details

MAT or Management Aptitude test is a test conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association), unlike CAT it is conducted in every trimester i.e., four times a year. There are around 600 colleges which accept MAT admission. The level of difficulty in MAT exam is much less than that of CAT. Every year approximately 3 lacs students participate in the MAT exam in four cycles. Also, Unlike CAT, the duration of MAT exam is 2 hours 30 min divided into 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Aptitude and Data Interpretation/Reasoning.  The colleges accepting MAT is generally second tier, so let’s look on top. There are many top colleges in cities like Delhi/Pune/Bangalore accepting MAT score for their admission eligibility platform.

AIMA conducts MAT exam four times a year, one each in February, May, September and December. MAT 2019 has been conducted for February, May and September sessions. The dates of December exams have been announced. MAT exam 2019 will be conducted on December 8 in PBT mode and December 14 in CBT mode.

Important dates

Events                                                                            Dates

  • Registration for PBT exam-                       8th October-1st December 2019
  • Registration for CBT exam-                       8th October-6th December 2019
  • Availability Of admit card PBT mode-     2nd December-8th December 2019
  • PBT exam-                                                      8th December 2019
  • Availability of admit card CBT mode-       10th December-14th December 2019
  • CBT exam-                                                       14th December 2019

Eligibility for MAT 2020

  • Nationality: Candidate who is a resident of India and who belongs to India (NRI, OCI, and PIO) can apply for this exam.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. The candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for MAT exam
  • Appearing: Candidates who are in final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.
  • Marks Required: Candidate must have secured minimum aggregate score of 50% marks and (45% marks for OBC /PWD) in their bachelor’s degree.

MAT Selection process

AIMA does not hold a centralized counseling process for admission through MAT. Each participating management institute holds the admission process individually and their schedule varies. Since MAT is conducted four times in a year, the candidates can appear for the exam according to the admission schedule of the institutes of their choice. For admission through MAT, candidates are required to select five participating institutes while filling the MAT application form. The selection criteria for MAT colleges vary as some institutes offer admissions on basis of MAT scores only while some B-schools hold GD/PI/WAT for selection of the students.

MAT 2020 Preparation Tips

  • Brushing Up Basics-

For preparing yourself for exam such as MAT itself, you should be all clear in mind about the basics of what you’re attempting you should read articles, solve reasoning questions and puzzles, and clear all the topics’ basics rules and tricks in quant. The question asked are based on basics 10th standard level and most of the questions are easy to crack but not all the questions have same level of difficulty.


  • Mock Test and online Material-

After brushing up your basics on quant, reasoning and language, you should start practicing more and more on each topic separately and try to solve at least 1 mock test paper per day. The key is that practice more so you get more chances to cracking MAT.  There are plenty of study material available online, try to gulp as much as you can. You can also consider study material offline by some coaching institutes.


  • Syllabus-

Cover each topic from the online prescribed syllabus. Check the exam pattern and marking scheme before starting your preparation. Candidates are advised to visit the MAT website to check regular updates regarding the exam so that they also remain aware about the exam’s related updates


  • Manage Time

MAT has 200 questions with minus marking of just 0.25, so it is advised not to lured on attempting all the questions, you should only attempt those question in which you are 100% confident, as there is a strict time allotted to every section and you have to complete the respective section in the provided time only. There are 40 questions in every section, so equal concentration should be given to each sections.


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