The management aptitude test is an all India test that you need to take if you are an aspiring to be an MBA. Held at numerous cities and states across the region MAT is the exam that you need to clear if you are planning to get yourself enrolled in an MBA college. Though the pattern of the exam is same as that of CAT and has the same subject demarcations, MAT is commonly believed to be an easier examination than CAT. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted since 1988 by All India Management Association (AIMA) 4 times a year in the months of February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification is graduation in any discipline from any recognized university or equivalent recognized degree. MAT has become popular with over 100 AICTE approved Institutions & University departments & 3, 00, 000 MBA aspirants have availed AIMA's testing services in the past six years.

Pattern of MAT Exam


Reading Comprehension


Data Interpretation/Data Sufficiency
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Logical and Critical Reasoning4040
General Awareness **4040

Total Number of Questions: 200, Total Marks: 200, Time: 150 Minutes, Correct Attempt: 1 mark, Incorrect Attempt:- Negative Marking (magnitude not specified ) **Total scores are accounted only from the first four sections. General Awareness score is left for institutes to examine