(Notification) Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2016 Exam

All India Management Association

(Notification) Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2016 Exam

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 programmes. 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 your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.

Eligibility Criteria:

The aspirants applying for the test must meet the following eligibility criteria:

i) They must have a graduation degree passed in any discipline.

ii) The candidates pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.

iii) There is no age limit prescribed.

iv) Work experience is also not necessarily required.

Mode of Test:

Candidate can choose any ONE of the two options to take the test:

  • i) Paper Based Test
  • ii) Computer Based Test


Before applying for any exam, the candidates must be familiar with the syllabus. If the candidates are familiar with the syllabus and the pattern then, preparing and cracking the exam will be a lot easier. The syllabus for MAT September 2016 includes 5 sections of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and each correct answer contains will add +5 marks. There is a total of 5 sections and every section has 40 questions each. The various sections are as follows:

1. Language Comprehension
2. Mathematical Skill
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency
4. General Intelligence and Critical reasoning
5. Indian and Global Environment

Exam Pattern:

Section No. Name of Section No. of questions Time Suggested (Minutes)
1 Language Comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian and Global Environment 40 15
  Total 200 150