MAT MAY 2017

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM, and allied management programs. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT exam scores.

MAT is held four times in a year: February, May, September and December.  Exam dates and other schedules are generally announced three months before the exam.

MAT February 2017 Paper Based Test was held on February 5, 2017, and the Computer Based Test was conducted on February 11, 2017. The result was declared on Feb 24, 2017.

Schedule for MAT 2017 May exam has also been announced. The last date to register online for May exam is April 28, 2017. 



View all important dates here!

The window to select five management institute where AIMA will send your MAT scores will open at a later stage. The candidates can fill in their choices with the help of their registration number and DOB.

MAT is an objective type test with multiple-choice questions. Candidates can choose to take the exam in either of the two modes – paper-based or computer-based.


Here are the eligibility criteria for the MAT Feb 2017 exam:

  • Graduates in any discipline can take the exam.
  • Final year graduation students can also apply.
  • There’s no age limit for MAT exam.



MAT 2017 application fees are Rs 1400. Candidates can apply through any one of three following modes:

  • Online Payment

By registering online via Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) payment. Detailed procedure is given on the MAT website link.

  • Demand Draft 

Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1400 in favor of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any bank. Then register online along with the DD details.

  • Cash

Obtain form with MAT Bulletin/CD against a cash payment of Rs 1400 from listed Nodal Centres of AIMA OR from AIMA, New Delhi.

Candidates who have opted for the computer-based test can choose the date and time slot of their choice, subject to availability. While filling up admission forms, candidates need to fill in details of five management institutes during registration. MAT scores will be sent directly to these institutes.

Date and time slot for the exam will be automatically allotted by the system to those candidates who do not select their slot up to four days before the computer-based test.

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Admit Card

MAT May 2017 admit cards will be available for download from April 29, 2017. Candidates can download their respective cards from AIMA website by entering the name, DOB and application form number.

Specific admit cards will be generated for MAT aspirants who opted for the paper-based test and for the computer-based test. It contains the candidate’s name, forms no, roll no, test date, test time and test venue address. In the case of computer-based test, candidates have to strictly follow the date and time allotted.

Candidates can download it from the official website. Admit card will not be mailed to any candidate.


MAT exam is held for almost two-and-a-half hours. The test covers two hundred (200) questions in 150 minutes. The aspirant is tested in the following five areas: Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. There are 40 questions in each section. Each question carries one mark, whereas, one/fourth mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Take a look at a MAT sample paper

Here are a few tips for MAT exam preparation:

  • Practice reading ‘Reading Comprehension’ passages for at least two to three months, about four to five per day.
  • Go through all the rules of grammar and make an effort to understand the contextual usage of words and phrases in English.
  • For Quant, practice about 20-25 questions every day. Lay particular emphasis on Arithmetic and Algebra based questions – these are quite common in MAT exam pattern.
  • Make an effort to improve on GK, by reading a newspaper every day and a good weekly or monthly magazine. That should help you get a good score in MAT.

Exam Centers

Here is the tentative list of test cities where MAT 2017 will be conducted:

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
Telangana Hyderabad Paper and computer-based
Uttar Pradesh Agra Only paper based
Allahabad Only paper based
Bareilly Only paper based
Ghaziabad Only paper based
Kanpur Only paper based
Lucknow Paper and computer-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
Test Centres Abroad Dubai, Singapore
*AIMA can change the venue of a test center/test mode or cancel a test center/test mode or introduce new centers. Please visit the official website for latest information.

Exam Analysis

 Read MAT 2017 February exam analysis

MAT 2017 May analysis will be available after the exam

Contact Information

All India Management Association

Management House

14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India

Telephone: 011-47673037/47673026/24638896

Fax: 011- 24626689



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