What is MAT?
MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test
- It is administered by AIMA (All India Management association) and is accepted by AIMA-CME (Centre for management education) and other AICTE approved management institutes (MI) and university departments.
- This test is approved by Government of India and is the National entrance test for MBA and equivalent management programmes of various participating institutes and over 240 business schools.
- Centre for Management Education (CME), the education wing of AIMA, was established in 1993 as a full-fledged autonomous business school. All management institutes that participate in MAT are either AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) approved or affiliated to universities.
- It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. The test is designed to measure a person's general aptitudes.
- MAT is online from 2009 and so now MAT is both a paper pencil test as well as computer based test.
- The MAT paper has traditionally been a 150 minute test, having 200 questions in all.
- It mainly contains 5 sections:
- Language comprehension
- Mathematical skills
- Data Analysis & Sufficiency
- Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
- India & Global Environment
- MAT is a unique test in the form that it employs latest technology in evaluation and result processing.
- It has 25% negative marking, for every wrong answer, i.e. 0.25. For every correct attempt, candidate is awarded with one mark. However there is no negative marking for question not attempted.
- Its test centres are spread all over India as well as abroad.
- It is held four times in a year i.e., in February, May, September and December.
- A candidate is provided with individual score card with candidate's photograph after this test.
- After the written test, candidate has to go through GD's, PI's, psychometric test, role plays, essay writing etc.