MAT 2018 (MAT September 2018) – MAT (Management Aptitude test), it is a standard test that is accepted across India for admission to B schools. More than 600 MBA schools accept the score of MAT as an entrance test. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association. MAT is also recognized by Ministry of HRD, Govt of India. Any B school whether it a national or international can accept the score of MAT as a part of admission process.
MAT exam is conducted 4 times in a year i.e. February, May, September, and December. MAT 2018 is both a Paper-based and computer-based exam. The exam is conducted as a paper- based or a computer-based exam.
The candidate can choose the mode of the exam based on his preference. The exam is conducted on two separate dates. Apart from this, AIMA has also allowed taking both paper and computer-based exam by giving an additional fee.
MAT score validity: MAT score is valid for a year and the person can appear for exam multiple times. The highest marks scored in the MAT exam are considered for the admission. The candidate can apply for 5 colleges as per their choice without paying any extra admission fee.
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MAT Sep 2018 Eligibility Criteria
MAT eligibility criterion: Eligibility criterion for MAT exam are listed below.
- Candidate should have at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university as per the government of India such as a Bachelor’s degree OR A professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA.
- Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation can also apply for the MAT exam
- There is no age limit for appearing for the MAT exam.
- The percentage cut off of the marks in graduation is dependent on the college to which admission is sought.
- Procedure for conversion of CGPA or grades to percentage is as per the guidelines of the respective college/university
- Candidate should have a valid email id and phone number which will be used throughout the admission process
- Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation and appearing for the MAT exam need to submit the provisional certificate by the principal/registrar that the candidate has completed all the formalities. For the graduation exam.
MAT Sep Registration 2018
MAT 2018 registration: MAT registration process for September would start in July till the august end. The offline procedure of registration has stopped now and the process is completely online. The fee for appearing for the exam whether paper based or computer-based is Rs 1550/ which is inclusive of GST. For candidates who want to apply for both paper and computer-based exam can pay a fee of Rs. 2650.
In order to fill the MAT application form 2018, the candidate needs to fill the form using this user id and password. Following is the detailed procedure for the registration of MAT September exam:
Step 1 : Create Login
A new candidate appearing for the MAT exam needs to login to the AIMA website and click on the new candidate to log in. Candidate needs to fill the details in order to log in and click on submit. The candidate needs to have a valid email id in order to register. A confirmation mail will also be sent to the registered email. The date of birth and email id entered will be used to login and fill the application process.
Step 2: Fill application process
After receiving the registration number. You need to log in using the registered id.
- Please fill all the details carefully as the details would be used to see the eligibility criterion.
- After filling the details, please make sure to save the information.
- In case you need to edit any information, please log in using the email id and the date of birth and edit the information. Save the information after editing the information.
Step 3: Upload photograph and Signature
Make sure to upload recently captured colored photograph and signature in the right image format with below given dimensions.
Photograph: Upload a recent colored photograph on the form. Make sure that the picture is of good quality and should be taken on a light background. The picture should be in a jpg or jpeg format and should have a maximum size of 75kb.
Signature: Sign on a blank white paper with a black ink. Scan the paper and make sure to take only the required area of the page and not the entire page. The sign should be proper and should match with the signature at the time of writing the exam; otherwise, the candidature will be canceled. The picture should be in a jpg or jpeg format and should have a maximum size of 50kb.
Step 4: Payment of exam:
Payment of the MAT September 2018 can be done through online mode only. The payment for the exam is Rs. 1550 or Rs. 2650 as per the choice of the candidate. One can make the online payment using debit/credit care or online payment. Once the payment for the exam is made, the candidate cannot change the details provided.
Step 5: View Application summary
The application process is complete now. You can view the application details by clicking on the “view application summary” and can take the print out of the same for future reference.
MAT Sep 2018 Exam Date
MAT 2018 exam date for September session likely to be held on 2 September 2018 for paper based test and 16 September 2018 for computer based test.
|MAT Exams||Registration starts||Paper based MAT Exam||online computer based MAT Exam|
|MAT Sep 2018||1st Week July 2018||likely 2 Sep 2018||likely 16 Sep 2018|
|MAT Dec 2018||1st Week Oct 2018||9 Dec 2018||16 Dec 2018|
MAT Preparation 2018
MAT 2018 Preparation: Preparing for MAT exam paper includes the knowledge of the exam pattern. The pattern of the exam has remained unchanged for a long time now. So, it is easy to get acquainted with the exam pattern and the type of questions.
To prepare for the MAT exam it is important to choose the right material and books for preparation and to identify the areas of your expertise. Following methodology should be used for preparing for MAT exam.
- MAT sample paper, it is important to go through the sample papers and have the practice of the exam pattern
- Choose the right material for exam preparation. You should also spend sufficient time in analyzing the solutions given in the study material. One can also use certain websites for preparing for the exam
- Mock tests: It is also important to go through the sit for mock tests to get a real feel of the exam and its questions and also prepare as per the time available.
MAT Syllabus 2018
MAT Syllabus and exam pattern: There is no predefined syllabus for MAT September 2018. However, it covers the following sections and topics as mentioned below:
|Section:||No. of Questions:||Suggested time ( min)|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|Indian and Global Environment||40||15|
- Language comprehension: This includes various questions which cover grammar based questions, reading comprehension, English proficiency, and para jumble, fill in the blanks etc.
- Intelligence and critical reasoning: This section includes questions related to fact, inference and judgement, Passage summary, analogy etc.
- Mathematical skill: This includes a wide range of topics of mathematics including basic mathematics, arithmetic, ratio and proportion, speed –distance –time, mensuration, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, profit and loss, unitary method, permutation, and combination etc.
- Data analysis and sufficiency: This includes questions on comprehending tables, bars, and charts, Venn diagrams etc.
- Indian and global environment: This covers a very wide range and can have questions on Economics, finance, topics ranging from national and international current affairs. Questions also test the general knowledge of the person.
MAT exam overall consists of 5 sections of 40 questions each. The sections of the MAT exam include-
- Language comprehension
- Intelligence and critical reasoning
- Data analysis and sufficiency
- Mathematical skills
- Indian and global environment
The total duration of the exam is 150 minutes. The first 4 sections are more important as they are used for the determination of the rank and percentile while the marks for the 5th category are separately mentioned in the scorecard. Candidate should divide time as per their comfort and speed in the respective sections.
Marking scheme: MAT has multiple choice questions consisting of four options. For every correct answer, 1 mark is awarded while for every wrong answer 1/4th mark is cut. The candidate can choose the order of the sections as per their convenience.
MAT Sep 2018 Admit Card
MAT Admit Card 2018: MAT Sep 2018 admit card can be downloaded from the official AIMA site. The candidate can download the admit card on the specific date as per the preference selected (paper-based or computer-based test). Candidate can download the MAT 2018 admit card by entering the registration number and date of birth. Admit card contains candidate’s name, form no. roll no., test date, time and venue.
To download MAT Sep 2018 admit card, a candidate should provide any two of the following details.
- Registration No
- Date of Birth
The candidate should strictly follow the time and venue mentioned on the admit card. Candidate should remember to take the admit card along with him to the venue. After downloading the admit card, the candidate should check for the details on the admit card.
- The name should be same as entered on the form
- The form number is the same as registration number
- Roll number is issued before the MAT exam and should be noted and saved somewhere
- Date, time and venue of the exam should be carefully checked and adhered to.
- Admit card should be downloaded and saved somewhere as it is a mandatory document till the results and the admissions to the college.
MAT Sep 2018 Result
MAT result 2018: the results of the MAT September 2018 can be checked on the website by putting the roll number, form numbers and the time of the exam. After clicking on the submit button, the candidate can see the composite score, percentile as well as the marks and percentile in the respective section.
Candidates can access the MAT September results 2018 by entering their 9 digits Roll Number and Registration form number. MAT Sep 2018 Result and score card can be checked on the AIMA website.
To download MAT Sep 2018 Result, Refer the following Procedure to check the MAT Result 2018.
- Login to AIMA result page: https://apps.aima.in/mat_input_result.aspx
- Enter your 9 digits Roll Number and Registration form number.
- Select Month of Test as “Sep 2018”.
- Finally, click on submit to check your MAT Sep result 2018.
MAT 2018 Cut-offs
This is the minimum percentile student needs to score in order to get admission in the desired participating institute. Cut-offs keep on changing from year to year based on the level of exam and the performance of students.
MAT 2018 Test Centers/Cities
AIMA has released a list of MAT test centers all over the country for MAT September 2018. Apart from this, Dubai and Singapore are also included as abroad test centers for MAT exam 2018. Below is the list, which shows the test centers for paper based and computer based MAT exam.
|State/ UT name||Test city name||Test mode|
|Andhra Pradesh||Vijayawada||Only paper based|
|Visakhapatnam||Only paper based|
|Assam||Guwahati||Only paper based|
|Jorhat||Only paper based|
|Silchar||Only paper based|
|Bihar||Patna||Only paper based|
|Bhagalpur||Only paper based|
|Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Paper and computer based|
|Chhattisgarh||Bilaspur||Only paper based|
|Raipur||Only paper based|
|Delhi||Delhi(NCR)||Paper and computer based|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad||Paper and computer based|
|Haryana||Ambala||Only paper based|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Only paper based|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||Only paper based|
|Srinagar||Only paper based|
|Jharkhand||Jamshedpur||Only paper based|
|Ranchi||Only paper based|
|Karnataka||Belagavi||Only paper based|
|Mangaluru||Only paper based|
|Kerala||Ernakulam||Paper and computer-based|
|Kottayam||Only paper based|
|Kozhikode||Only paper based|
|Palakkad||Only paper based|
|Thiruvananthapuram||Only paper based|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Paper and computer-based|
|Indore||Only paper based|
|Gwalior||Only paper based|
|Jabalpur||Only paper based|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai||Paper and computer based|
|Nagpur||Only paper based|
|Pune||Only paper based|
|Manipur||Imphal||Only paper based|
|Mizoram||Aizwal||Only paper based|
|Nagaland||Dimapur||Only paper based|
|Orissa||Bhubaneswar||Only paper based|
|Rourkela||Only paper based|
|Sambalpur||Only paper based|
|Punjab||Ludhiana||Only paper based|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Paper and computer based|
|Udaipur||Only paper based|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai||Paper and computer based|
|Coimbatore||Only paper based|
|Madurai||Only paper based|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra||Only paper based|
|Allahabad||Only paper based|
|Bareilly||Only paper based|
|Ghaziabad||Only paper based|
|Kanpur||Only paper based|
|Meerut||Only paper based|
|Varanasi||Only paper based|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Only paper based|
|Haridwar||Only paper based|
|Haldwani||Only paper based|
|Srinagar (Garhwal)||Only paper based|
|West Bengal||Durgapur||Only paper based|
|Kolkata||Paper and computer-based|
|Siliguri||Only paper based|