FAQs for Management Aptitude Test
QUESTION.1: When and how many times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.
ANSWER.1: MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.
QUESTION.2: What is the mode of test?
ANSWER.2: Applicant can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test.
QUESTION.3: What are the test dates and timings of the test?
ANSWER.3: The Paper Based Test is being conducted on the first Sunday of the February, May, September and December from 1000-1230 hours. Whereas the Computer Based Test is being conducted from Saturday onwards (6 days after the Paper Based Test date) and in different Time slots.
QUESTION.4: How many MIs participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same? Is there a same admission criterion for each & every Institute? Are they recognized, by AICTE? Do they have hostel facility? What about the total fee?
ANSWER.4: The number of participating MI’s may vary. The number of MI’s keeps on changing from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute are different. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved; University affiliated College, University Department. For further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of your choice. The list of various MIs/Universities is available in MAT bulletin along with the admission notification. It may be worthwhile to go through the brochure of the MIs for detailed information.
QUESTION.6: What is the validity of MAT score?
ANSWER.6: Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most MI’s is one year.
QUESTION.7: What is the last date of submitting filled in MAT Registration Form?
ANSWER.7: Last date for submission is mentioned in the MAT bulletin. The last date also appears in the notification released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers.
QUESTION.8: Do applicant has to buy the prospectus of the MI’s opted by him/her?
ANSWER.8: For applying to MI’s it is suggested that the prospectus of the MI’s opted should be bought.
QUESTION.9: Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?
ANSWER.9: MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad. For further clarification, see MAT bulletin or contact our information centre. Test Venues for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test are different. If the number of Applicants registered for Computer Based Test is few/limited, these Applicants appears for the paper Based Test on first Sunday of the test month only. One Applicant can appear only for one date for the MAT.
QUESTION.12: Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?
ANSWER.12: There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.
ANSWER.13: Yes, MAT is necessary for admission into PGDM/equivalent programs offered by AIMA or other MIs who participate in it.