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MAT is considered to be one of the popular Entrance Exam among all the MBA aspirants. Since 1988, Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted by All India Management Testing Service (AIMATS), New Delhi. This exam is conducted on both national and international level, four times in a year in the month of February, May, September and December. Through this exam MBA aspirants can get admission to one of the best B Schools in India this is the reason why MAT Exam is so demanding .The government of India has approved MAT for admission to MBA and other equivalent programs as a National Entrance Exam. Every year a large number of candidates take this exam and a good score in MAT exam can get a candidate to a best and reputed AICTE approved B Schools.

EligibilityThe least qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any renowned University. Also a final year student in any undergraduate can also apply. There is a minimum percentage obligation in graduation which is dissimilar for different management institutes as well as universities. However, there is no restriction regarding percentages no age bar and no experience required for taking the MAT test.

MAT Exam Format and Pattern:

  • Total number of Questions – 200
  • Time Duration – 150minutes
  • Correct attempt – 1 mark
  • Incorrect attempt – Negative marking not specified

The question paper is divided into 5 sections

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency
  • Reasoning Ability
  • General Awareness
SectionNo. of Questions
Time Required
Verbal Ability

4030 min
Quantitative Aptitude4040 min
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency4035 min
Reasoning Ability4030 min
General Awareness4015 min
General Awareness
200200 min

The five sections mentioned above are basically comprised of the following five papers

  • Paper 1: Language Comprehension.
  • Paper 2: Mathematical Skills.
  • Paper 3: Data Analysis.
  • Paper 4: Intelligence & Critical Reasoning.
  • Paper 5: Indian & Global Environment Section.