MAT exam conducts in four sessions in a year. They take place in an interval of three months. So, candidates after MAT May 2018 can apply for MAT September 2018 session. According to the official website, the registration for it will start in the first week of July. Similarly, the entrance examination will take place in the month of September 2018.

In the exam, a candidate will have the option to appear either for pen and paper-based test or computer-based test. If aspirants want then they can give tests in both the modes. It will be like a practice test for you before giving the exams like CAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT etc. Moreover, It is a great opportunity to secure your chances of admission in management programmes of reputed colleges. Read below for more information, regarding MAT September 2018 registration, exam pattern, syllabus and much more.

About MAT:   All the examinations of MAT take place in online and offline mode under the conducting body AIMA. Since 1998 It is conducting exams to screen candidates to take admission in one of the B-schools covering under it. It is an objective type test designed and developed to ascertain the aptitude of the candidates to undergo Post Graduate Programme in Management.  It is a direct ticket to secure a seat in 600 colleges across India. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved University College and Departments.

MAT September 2018

After February and May, the next session will conduct in the month of September.  Students who will qualify the exam and clear the GDPI round will eligible to take admission for the academic year 2019. The MAT September will start soon in a month or two. Till then check the tentative MAT 2018 Exam Dates here.

Event Date
Online registration starts from First week of July
Admit Card release date First week of August 2018
Examination Date (Offline) 02 Sep 2018
Examination date (Online) 08 Sep 2018
Result date First week of October

For more information regarding Application form, admit card, result, colleges and preparation tips. Check the quick link below.

MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

To appear for the entrance examination it is necessary that you clear the eligibility criteria for the exam. So carefully read the criteria set by the Board. Only after this start the application process to attempt the MAT September 2018.

  • Minimum qualification: Graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree.
  • Final Year Students:  Any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally.
  • Minimum Percentage: The criteria is different for different Management institutes or University.
  • Age Limit: There is no age bar.

Note: Check the eligibility of particular management institutes also.

MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

After knowing your eligibility criteria it is important you know the exam pattern before starting your preparation. The exam will contain multiple choice questions of four options each. There will be total 200 question with a maximum duration of 150 minutes. In the exam, it is important to focus on your accuracy along with your speed.

Marking Scheme: 1 mark awarded for each correct question

Negative Marking: 0.25 mark for every incorrect answer

Mode of Examination: Pen & Paper based and Computer-based

Language of Test:  The exam will conduct in English only.

Section Number Section Name Number of Questions Suggested time(Minutes)
1 Language Comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian & Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150 Minutes

MAT 2018 Application Process

The registration for the MAT September 2018 will start from the first week of July. Candidates will have to fill the application form online. You should ensure that you fill all the details correctly, any changes future will not be allowed.


First of all, you need to register yourself via providing your basic personal information. You have to enter your Name, Date of Birth, email, mobile number, and password. Click on “submit” after filling all the details.

Application form

Ready the following documents before start filling the application form.

  • Valid Email ID (the email should be valid for at least 1 year)
  • Educational Certificates
  • Image of a scanned photograph and signature in jpg/jpeg format. Size should be between 5 KB to 50 KB.
  • Debit / Credit Card/Net Banking details in case making an online payment.

Once you have all your information, Login using the registered id and password. Then, upload your digital documents, fill the required details and pay the fees. Download the application form for future reference.

Application Fee

Since candidates have two option to appear for the test. So, opt for either paper-based or computer-based test. If you want you can appear for both modes also.

  • For PBT or CBT: Rs 1550/-
  • For Both PBT and CBT: Rs 2650/-

MAT 2018 Admit Card

The admit card for both the offline and online based test will release separately. Approximately one week before the scheduled dates of entrance examination. The Hall Tickets will available on the AIMA website after their official announcement. There will be specific admit cards generated for both offline and online based test. Candidates should strictly follow the exam centers and timings given on the admit card. It will also contain important details like Candidate’s Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address etc.

Test timings

The offline based conducts usually at 10:00 AM -12:30 PM. While online computer based test in different time slots at specific test venues according to the number of candidates registered.

Test Locations

To check if the exam is conducting in your city, scroll below.

MAT 2018 Results

After the conduction of entrance examination, candidates will receive the marks scored and the percentile. The qualified candidates will have to attend the interviews of the colleges they have applied into. Candidates must note that Validity of the MAT score is for the particular session for most MI’s is one year.

The results can be checked from the official website. Now they have started the facility to receive the results via the SMS service which is applicable to all Phone Operators.

To Know the Result :

SMS as: MATS FORMNO DOB(ddmmyy) to 54242
Eg: MATS 200391 030985 to 54242

MAT 2018 Sample Paper

Practicing sample paper is always helpful, as you analyze the paper pattern and difficulty level of it. This sample is issued by AIMA only. So you can rely on the authenticity of the question given in the sample paper. Do the questions in the set time period and check it yourself. Find which are weak areas and try to improve them before the examination day.

Contact Details

If you have doubts you can always drop a mail on their official email id  [email protected]. Any other communication like telephone calls, conventional mail, fax etc. is not available. So directly mail them and expect a response within 48 hours after sending the request.

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