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MAT FAQs

Q How many times a year and when is the MAT test conducted?
A. MAT is conducted about 4 times each year, scheduled in the months of February, May, September and December respectively.

Q. What is the required eligibility for MAT?
A. A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University is the minimum required qualification to appear for MAT. A student appearing for final year graduation is also eligible to appear for MAT. Various management institutes or universities have different cut off marks in graduation laid, on the basis of which they select students. The prospectus of the respective institute contains the details of the various percentages required for MAT.

Q.What is the mode of test?
A. There are two modes of the test. The candidate can either take a paper based test or a computer based test.

Q. How many Management Institutes participate in MAT?
A. The MAT bulletin contains the list of all the management institutes that are participating in MAT. The number of participating institute varies from one test to another.

Q. Are all the MIs / Universities recognised by AICTE?
A. The participating management institutes necessarily need to be AICTE approved.

Q. Does this list keep changing or does it remain the same?
A. The number of MIs participating each year does not remain fixed. It varies from one MAT to another.

Q. Does every MI / University have the same admission criteria? Do they have hostel facility?
A. Every institute has its own admission criteria. Hostel facilities and the annual fees and other details differ from one particular institute to another. The brochures need to be followed in order to know the details of each institute.

Q. What is the cost of the MAT Bulletin?
A. A MAT bulletin comes at the price of Rs.750/- by cash. The Bulletins are available Across the AIMA, New Delhi counter, some of the Bank of Baroda branches and the AIMA nodal centers all over the entire country. The price goes up to Rs.790/- against Demand Draft (DD) by post. The candidate needs to pay this money as a consolidated fee for both the test and the receipt of the score card.

Q. Who should the Demand Draft be in favour of?
A. The Demand Draft should be in favor of "AIMA-CMS", payable at New Delhi.

Q. What is the validity of MAT score?
A. The validity of the score is for a complete year in case of AIMA-CME's PGDM & PGDITM programmes, but it lasts only for a particular session for most management institutes.

Q. What is the last date of submission of the completed MAT OMR Form?
A. The MAT bulletin practically contains all the various details regarding the important dates that need to be remembered by the candidates. Some national and regional newspapers also notify the last dates for submitting the forms.

Q. Does the applicant have to buy the prospectus of the MIs / Universities opted?
A. The prospectus gives clear and detailed information about the institute or the university. It is always advisable that the prospectus be purchased to get a clear idea of the institute or the university.

Q. Is MAT held all over India? What about candidates living abroad? Can they apply for MAT?
A. All the leading cities in India conduct MAT and candidates living abroad too can apply for the test. MAT is conducted in the major cities abroad too.

Q. Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?
A. The Admit card needs to be downloaded from the AIMA website. This needs to be done at least 7 days before the Test Date. The Registration Form number needs to be used in order to do this. A separate admit card is not mailed to the candidate.

Q. Is there any age bar for MAT?
A. The candidate needs to meet the required eligibility criteria. There is no age bar for MAT. Irrespective of the age, if one has the necessary qualification, one can appear for MAT.

Q. Is any job experience required to appear for MAT?
A. There is no need for the candidate to have a job experience to appear for MAT at all. A final year undergraduate student can also appear for MAT.