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MAT 2017 - Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

  • Jun 19th, 2017

MAT 2017 or Management Aptitude Test score is accepted by approximately 600 MBA colleges in India. MAT 2017 will be conducted by All India Management Association. MAT is a national level MBA entrance exam. MAT 2017 will be conducted in offline and online mode. MAT 2017 candidates can register for either paper based MAT test or Computer based MAT test. There is usually a difference of 6 days in the conduction of exams between the online MAT 2017 and offline MAT 2017. MAT is generally held four times in a year: February, May, September and December for admission to various MBA, PGDM and other management related courses. MAT 2017 paper based September exam will be held on 3rd September, 2017. MAT 2017 computer based September exam will be held on 9th September, 2017. Registration for the September MAT 2017 exam will begin in July first week. The last MAT 2017 exam is likely to be held on the first Sunday of December 2017. The official website of MAT exam is https://www.aima.in/

About MAT Examination

  • MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test whose authoritative body is All India Management Association.
  • More than 320 B-Schools across India participate in MAT eligibility process.
  • MAT exams are generally conducted 4 times a year.  These exams are conducted on the First Sunday’s of February, May, September, and December.
  • The difference between the test dates of Paper Based MAT Test and Computer based MAT Test is generally of 6 days.
  •  If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on that day itself.
  • The Result of May-MAT 2017 was declared on 24th of May, whereas the Paper based Test was conducted on 7th and Computer based Test was conducted on 13th of same month. 
  • Official Website of MAT Examination: https://www.aima.in/

Important Dates: (September MAT, 2017)



Application Commencement

First week of July

List of Participating Management Institutes

First week of July

List of Test centers

First week of July

Last date to submit filled application form (offline)


Last date to fill MAT application form (Online)


Last Date for Submission of duly completed Printout of Registration Form at AIMA, New Delhi


Admit Card

26th August 2017 onwards

Test Date (Pen Paper Based Test)

3rd September 2017

Test Date (Computer Based Test)

9th September 2017 onwards

Test Timing (Paper Based Test)


Test Timing (Computer Based Test)

In different Time slots at specific test venues

  • About List of Participating Institutes; there are five fields given in the Registration Form. Select the codes of those five institutes  where you have applied or are applying for admission. No additional fee is to be paid for filling these 5 choices. 

Four Digit codes for Management Institutes/University Departments accepting the MAT Score are given in the List of Participating Institutes/Universities as MI Code.

  • About List of Test Centers; Test Venues for Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test are different.
  • Regarding Form Fill up; 


Candidates Applied
32,000- 35,000 Applicants

Form Fee MAT 2017
Rs. 1400

  • Paid ONLINE through Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking.
  • Paid OFFLINE through Demand draft, in favour of “All India Management Association”, payable at Delhi

Eligibility Criteria MAT 2017

  • Graduate in any discipline having a relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognized University can apply.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally,  if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution(issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective B-School) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

Exam Format
Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test:

  1. Paper Based Test
  2. Computer Based Test

Test Subjects

  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematical Comprehension
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian and Global Environment

Exam Pattern MAT 2017

  • It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.
  • Each right answer awards 1 mark to the candidate, whereas each wrong answer deducts ¼ of the total marks or 0.25 marks.
  • The test is designed to measure a person’s general aptitudes as the following table indicates:

Section No.


No of Questions

Time Suggested(Minutes)


Language Comprehension




Mathematical Skills




Data Analysis and Sufficiency




Intelligence and Critical Reasoning




Indian and Global Environment







Exam Syllabus

Language Comprehension Mathematical Comprehension Data Analysis and Sufficiency Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Indian and Global Environment
Passages and Answers Business Mathematics Direction Sense Data Arrangement Domestic and International current affairs
  Arithmetic Input/Output analysis Blood Relations  
  Geometry Coding and Decoding Series and Sequences and Critical Reasoning  
    Data Arrangement Direction Sense  
    Blood Relations Input/Output analysis  
      Coding and Decoding  

Test Centers of May MAT, 2017

504 VIJAYAWADA  Paper Based Test
502 VISAKHAPATNAM  Paper Based Test
701 GUWAHATI  Paper Based Test
703 JORHAT  Paper Based Test
702 TEZPUR  Paper Based Test
801 PATNA  Paper Based Test
101 CHANDIGARH Paper Based or Computer Based Test
401 BHILAI  Paper Based Test
403 RAIPUR  Paper Based Test
102 DELHI (NCR) Paper Based or Computer Based Test
301 AHMEDABAD Paper Based or Computer Based Test
106 GURGAON  Paper Based Test
171 SHIMLA  Paper Based Test
113 JAMMU  Paper Based Test
802 JAMSHEDPUR  Paper Based Test
803 RANCHI  Paper Based Test
503 BENGALURU Paper Based or Computer Based Test
505 MANGALORE  Paper Based Test
602 ERNAKULAM Paper Based or Computer Based Test
603 KOTTAYAM  Paper Based Test
601 KOZHIKODE  Paper Based Test
404 BHOPAL Paper Based or Computer Based Test
406 INDORE  Paper Based Test
408 MUMBAI Paper Based or Computer Based Test
409 NAGPUR  Paper Based Test
410 PUNE  Paper Based Test
706 BHUBANESWAR  Paper Based Test
708 ROURKELA  Paper Based Test
115 LUDHIANA  Paper Based Test
306 JAIPUR Paper Based or Computer Based Test
606 CHENNAI Paper Based or Computer Based Test
607 COIMBATORE  Paper Based Test
608 MADURAI  Paper Based Test
501 HYDERABAD Paper Based or Computer Based Test
203 ALLAHABAD  Paper Based Test
204 BAREILLY  Paper Based Test
206 KANPUR  Paper Based Test
207 LUCKNOW Paper Based or Computer Based Test
281 MATHURA  Paper Based Test
208 MEERUT  Paper Based Test
211 DEHRADUN  Paper Based Test
212 HARIDWAR  Paper Based Test
712 DURGAPUR  Paper Based Test
711 KOLKATA Paper Based or Computer Based Test

Top Colleges

  • Birla Institute of Management Technology (Greater Noida)
  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
  • Galgotias Business School (Greater Noida)
  • ITM (Navi Mumbai)
  • Alliance Business Academy (Bangalore)
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar

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