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Frequently Asked Questions About MAT Entrance Exam




What is MAT Exam?


Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). It is conducted 4 times a year (including February, May, September, and December). The exam is conducted in both online (Computer Based) and offline (Paper based) modes. The score of MAT is accepted by over 600 Top B-Schools across India.


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Why take MAT 2018?


   The are numerous reasons to take MAT Entrance Exam, so lets check what are those:

  1. ·         It is the Entrance test for recognized program in Top B-schools in india
  2. ·         It is validated through independent studies in different B-schools
  3. ·         This entrance test is availed by around 3 lakhs students
  4. ·         The score is accepted by hundreds of Top B-schools across India
  5. ·         It is employing latest technology in the evaluation and processing of result.
  6. ·         Candidates can avail individual score card along with candidate's photograph
  7. ·         MAT Test Centres are located in different cities  all over the country


What are the best books to crack MAT?


There are numerous books available in the market. However, MBA aspirants should first select the best reference books to crack MAT. Check Books for December MAT 2018 to go through the list of books which are best for reference.


What is the difference between Paper-Based Test and Computer-Based Test?


  • The Paper-Based Test or Offline Test is generally offered on a single day to all aspirants. Question Paper & OMR Sheet is provided to the aspirants at the Test Centre. The aspirants need to bring Pen, HB-Pencil, and Eraser with them.


  • In the Computer-Based Test or Online Test, the aspirant sits in front of a computer and the questions are shown on the monitor. The aspirant submits the answers or responses through the use of the mouse. This mode is preferred by aspirants who are familiar with the use of a computer.


What are the basic differences between CAT and MAT?



Point of Difference



Basic Eligibility

a candidate must secure 50% marks in Graduation

no minimum percentage required in Graduation

Mode of Exam


Online and Offline

Difficulty Level

Trends reveal that CAT is much tougher that MAT

Easy to Moderate

Conducting Body

IIMs on rotational basis



Once a Year

Four Times a Year


What are the Eligibility Conditions for MAT 2018?


   The Basic eligibility conditions are:

  1.         Graduation in any discipline or an equivalent degree from Recognised University.
  2.         Final year Graduation students can also apply.
  3.         Work experience is not mandatory.
  4.         There is no specific age limit.
  5.          There is no maximum limit on the number of attempts.


How to Download Admit Card for MAT?


  MBA Aspirants can follow the below points to download the admit card from the Official website of AIMA

  1. ·        Visit the official website of AIMA
  2. ·        Enter the Application or Registration ID and Date of Birth and Click on ‘Submit’.
  3. ·        The Admit Card will be displayed on the monitor with a print out option for future use.