What is MAT - Management Aptitude Test : FAQ
Frequently Asked questions about MAT
The MAT or the Management Aptitude Test is conducted by the Centre for Management Services (CMS), the specialized division of AIMA undertaking testing and other management services.
The testing services have been in operation since 1988 under the trademark All India Management Aptitude Testing Services (AIMATS) facilitating academia, industry and government to screen and select candidates for higher studies, recruitment, promotion etc. AIMATS has the unique distinction of being the first to be awarded with ISO 9001: 2000 Certification. It has now been approved by the Government of India as a National Entrance Test.
The MAT is conducted four times a year and is the test that is used for admissions to the management programs of over 240 schools in India.
Candidates applying for the MAT must have completed a graduation or must be a final year student in any undergraduate program. While, the MAT does not specify a minimum required percentage in graduation, some of the Schools accepting MAT scores, do have a minimum percentage criteria.
What is the structure of the MAT?
The MAT paper consists of a total of 200 questions. The duration of the test is for 2.5 hours. The test is divided into 5 sections. To get additional information about each section, click on the respective section.
- Verbal Ability
- Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Logical and Critical reasoning
- General Awareness
Each section has 40 questions and the paper is scored on a total of 800 marks. The scores are based on the first four sections only, although some institutes may choose to evaluate the General Awareness section also.