MAT 2019 – Revised Exam Dates, Online Registration, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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  • 13 August 2019

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MAT aims to test the basic aptitude, logical & analytical skills of the exam takers. The test will have 200 multiple-choice questions to be asked from 5 sections namely, Language comprehension, Data analysis and sufficiency, Indian & global environment, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. Duration of the exam will be 150 minutes.

NOTE: Last date to register online for AIMA MAT 2019 Paper-based Test is now 16th September 2019. Also, AIMA has postponed the PBT MAT exam date to 21st September 2019.

MAT 2019 Synopsis

Name of Exam Management Aptitude Test
Commonly known as MAT
Exam conducting body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Purpose For admission to MBA and PGDM
Level of Exam National
Category of Exam Post Graduate
Periodicity Four times a year (February, May, September & December)
Mode of Exam Pen-Paper based (PBT) and Computer based (CBT) 
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 
Score/Percentile accepted by Over 500 MAT Participating Colleges
Admission can be taken to Regular & Distance MBA, PGDM, Executive Programs
Last Date to Apply Extended till 16 September 2019 for September Exam
Application Form Link Click Here to fill the form

MAT 2019 Important Dates

AIMA has announced the dates for MAT 2019 September exam and the table below lists the same. It is very important for the MAT aspirants to have an idea about the various exam related events and the corresponding dates in order to ensure that no deadline is missed. The candidates appearing for MAT 2019 must keep a regular track of these dates and strictly abide by this schedule.

MAT 2019 Important Dates (September)
Events Dates
Commencement of MAT 2019 September Registration 17 June 2019
Last date to apply for MAT 2019 Paper Based Test 16 September 2019
Last date to apply for PBT Phase 2 1st week of September 2019
Last date to apply for Computer Based Mat 2019 8 September 2019
Release of September PBT MAT 2019 Admit Card  17 September 2019
Availability of admit card MAT 2019 PBT Phase 2 Exam 1st week of September 2019
Admit Card of CBT September 2019 9 September 2019
MAT 2019 September Exam Date (Paper Based Test) 21 September 2019
MAT September 2019 PBT Phase 2 Exam Date September 2019
MAT September Exam Date 2019 (Computer Based Test) 14 September 2019
Announcement of MAT Exam 2019 Result On or After 28 September 2019

MAT 2019 Application Form

Registration for the MAT exam can be done only in online mode. The applicants can visit the official website of AIMA,, to access the MAT 2019 application form or can access the link given below.

To fill AIMA MAT 2019 Application form - Click Here

Since MAT is conducted in both, pen-paper and computer-based mode, the exam takers can opt for any mode as per their convenience. However, AIMA even gives the option of appearing for both the modes of MAT exam to the candidates.  Having a valid email id and mobile number is a mandatory requirement for MAT 2019 registration. Using these, the candidates can create their respective login on the AIMA official website, following which they will obtain the MAT 2019 application form. In it, the applicants will have to fill their details such as education, personal, contact, choices of test cities, work experience (if any) and upload images of their photograph & signature. Also, the candidates will have to fill their choices of MAT 2019 participating colleges in the form, where they would wish to send their scores. Maximum of 5 colleges can be filled in the application form of MAT 2019.

MAT 2019 Application Fee

To successfully complete the MAT 2019 exam registration, the candidates will have to pay an application fee. The amount of the exam fee varies for the modes chosen. The table below mentions the amount of expected MAT 2019 application fee and the mode of its payment. Just like the exam form, the fee can also be submitted in online mode only.  

Amount of MAT application fee for one mode  INR. 1550
Amount of MAT application fee for both modes INR. 2650
Mode of Payment
Online Credit/Debit Card & Net Banking

MAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria 

AIMA officially releases the prospectus for every month in which MAT is held and it lists the eligibility norms in it. The eligibility criteria define the preconditions to appear for MAT. The candidates planning to take this management entrance test must ensure that they meet the MAT eligibility criteria in order to avoid candidature disqualification at a later stage.  MAT 2019 eligibility criteria are as follows: 

  • The candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline obtained from any recognized University or they should have an equivalent recognized degree.
  • Students in their final year of Graduation can also appear for MAT 2019.
  • Though, there is no fixed minimum percentage requirement in Graduation to appear for the MAT exam but this percentage criteria exists at the admission level. Therefore, the candidates are suggested to go through the admission brochures of the MAT 2019 participating colleges to have an idea about this percentage requirements. 
  • There is no age limit restriction to take the MAT exam.
  • Also, candidates with no job experience are also eligible to apply for MAT 2019.

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MAT 2019 Test Cities

AIMA releases a list of test cities and the candidates applying for this exam can fill in their choices of test city in the application form taking into consideration this list. MAT exam test cities vary as per the mode of the exam. The candidates are suggested to opt for the MAT 2019 exam cities, from where they can commute conveniently. The choice of MAT test centre must be filled wisely as it cannot be changed afterwards.  Below is the list of test cities and centres where MAT 2019 September is to be held - 

MAT 2019 Exam Cities
State Code City Mode of Exam
Andhra Pradesh 504 Vijayawada Only paper based test
502 Visakhapatnam Only paper based test
Assam 701 Guwahati Only paper based test
703 Jorhat Only paper based test
704 Dibrugarh Only paper based test
Bihar 801 Patna Only paper based test
Chandigarh 101 Chandigarh Paper based or computer based test
Chhattisgarh 401 Bhilai Only paper based test
403 Raipur Only paper based test
Delhi 102 Delhi (NCR) Paper based or computer based test
Gujarat 301 Ahmedabad Paper based or computer based test
Haryana 108 Ambala Only paper based test
106 Gurgaon Only paper based test
Himachal Pradesh 171 Shimla Only paper based test
Jammu & Kashmir 113 Jammu Only paper based test
114 Srinagar Only paper based test
Jharkhand 802 Jamshedpur Only paper based test
803 Ranchi Only paper based test
Karnataka 503 Bengaluru Paper based or computer based test
505 Mangalore Only paper based test
Kerala 602 Ernakulam Paper based or computer based test
603 Kottayam Only paper based test
601 Kozhikode Only paper based test
604 Thiruvananthapuram Only paper based test
Madhya Pradesh 404 Bhopal Paper based or computer based test
406 Indore Only paper based test
Maharashtra 408 Mumbai Paper based or computer based test
409 Nagpur Only paper based test
410 Pune Only paper based test
Manipur 799 Imphal Only paper based test
Orissa 706 Bhubaneswar Only paper based test
708 Rourkela Only paper based test
Punjab 115 Ludhiana Only paper based test
Rajasthan 306 Jaipur Paper based or computer based test
Tamil Nadu 606 Chennai Paper based or computer based test
607 Coimbatore Only paper based test
608 Madurai Only paper based test
609 Trichy Only paper based test
Telengana 501 Hyderabad Paper based or computer based test
Tripura 709 Suryamani Nagar Only paper based test
Uttar Pradesh 201 Agra Only paper based test
203 Allahabad Only paper based test
204 Bareilly Only paper based test
205 Ghaziabad Only paper based test
206 Kanpur Only paper based test
207 Lucknow Paper based or computer based test
208 Meerut Only paper based test
210 Varanasi Only paper based test
Uttarakhand 211 Dehradun Only paper based test
212 Haridwar Only paper based test
West Bengal 712 Durgapur Only paper based test
711 Kolkata Paper based or computer based test

MAT 2019 Admit Card

Admit card is an important document that acts as an identity proof for the candidate on the day of the exam and throughout the admission process. AIMA generates specific MAT exam admit card for the paper based and computer based test. The candidates who successfully register for the test are only issued the admit card. AIMA will release the MAT 2019 admit card on its official website only. It will not be sent individually through post or email to any of the candidates. They will have to download MAT admit card 2019 from their candidate login by entering certain credentials such as date of birth, registration number or email id. 

  • MAT September 2019 admit card for PBT will release on 27th August 2019 and for CBT, it’ll be made available on 9th September 2019. 
  • No candidate will be allowed to take the test if they fail to furnish the valid admit card of MAT 2019 on the date of exam. 
  • Along with the admit card, the candidates will also be required to carry a valid photo ID proof such as driving license, voter id, aadhar card or pan card etc. for verification purposes. The exam invigilator will match the details mentioned on the admit card and ID proof. Upon completion of verification, the invigilator will allow the candidate to sit for the test. 
  • Details of the candidates such as their name, roll number, form number, exam date, venue with its complete address and other general instructions will all be stated in the MAT 2019 admit card. The candidates are expected to strictly follow all the instructions mentioned on the admit card. 

MAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of MAT 2019 is officially stated on the AIMA’s website. The test pattern basically defines the structure of the exam in terms of mode, no. of questions, no. of sections, types of questions to be asked, language of exam and duration etc.  MAT 2019 aspirants are advised to go through the exam pattern thoroughly before they begin with their preparations. An insight into the MAT 2019 exam pattern will give them an idea about how the exam will be structured and what kind of questions will be asked, from which all sections and how much time will they be given to answer these questions. 

  • As per the MAT test pattern, it will be an objective exam where multiple choice questions will be asked. In the MAT 2019 question paper, 200 questions will be asked from 5 different sections. 
  • Each section will have 40 questions and every question will have 4 choices. 
  • These sections will be Language and Comprehension skills, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning and Indian & Global Environment. 
  • Duration of MAT 2019 will be 2.5 hours (150 minutes).
  • Language of the exam will be English. 

The candidates can refer to the table below to have a better understanding and clarity of the AIMA MAT 2019 exam pattern -

MAT 2019 Exam Pattern 
S.No. Section  Name No. of Questions Time Suggested (Minutes)
1. Language Comprehension 40 40
2. Mathematical Skills 40 30
3. Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
4. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 40
5. Indian & Global Environment 40 30
Total 200 150

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MAT 2019 Marking Scheme

Knowing the marking scheme of MAT 2019 is equally important. It will help the candidates in formulating an exam taking strategy. Using the MAT exam marking scheme, they will be able to analyze the exam structure better and plan accordingly. MAT 2019 marking scheme will be as follows: – 

  • For marking a correct answer – 1 mark will be given
  • For marking an incorrect answer – 0.25 mark will be deducted 
  • Total Score of MAT Exam – 200
  • Total maximum scaled score out of which percentile score will be awarded – 800
  • Sections considered for percentile calculation - 4 (Indian & Global Environment not considered)
  • Number of questions considered for percentile calculation - 160

MAT 2019 Syllabus 

The exam pattern and syllabus of any exam go hand in hand. The candidates must simultaneously refer these both to have an actual understanding of the MAT exam and devise a preparation strategy. Now, AIMA never officially provides the syllabus of Management Aptitude Test. However, the coaching experts and students can create the MAT 2019 syllabus on the basis of exam trends and previous year exams.  To make the task of devising the MAT 2019 syllabus a bit easy, some of the important topics for each section have been listed here below.

Sections MAT 2019 Syllabus
Language Comprehension Reading Comprehension (4), English Language, Contextual usage, Fill in the Blanks, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms, Analogies, Antonyms, Errors in word choice, Sentence correction, One word substitution, Phrases and Idioms, Jumbled paragraphs, Punctuation, etc.
Indian and Global Environment Current Affairs, Constitution, Countries, Sports CE, Persons, Awards & Honours, Famous Personalities, Buildings, Languages, Animals, Inventions & Discoveries, Currencies, Indian & World Geography, Indian & World History, Democratic policy, Current Events, etc.
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Critical reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Visual reasoning, Assertion and reasons, Statements and conclusions, identifying valid inferences, identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, definitely true, Statements and assumptions, Identifying Probably true, Puzzles, Family tree problem, Symbol Based problems, Matrix arrangements, Coding and decoding, etc.
Mathematical Skills Geometry, Percentages, Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Profit & Loss, Harmonic mean, Number system, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Number Base System, Time-Speed-Distance, Arithmetic mean, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Permutations & Combinations, Median, Mode, Probability, Trigonometry
Data Analysis and Sufficiency Graphs, Pie Charts, bar diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data comparison

MAT 2019 Result

Usually, the MAT exam results are announced by the last week of the same month in which the test is conducted. AIMA will announce the result of MAT 2019 September on or

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