Management Aptitude Test – MAT

All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), New Delhi conducts a Management Aptitude Test (MAT) on a national basis every year in the months of May, September and December for admissions to MBA and equivalent programmes. Large number on institutes participate in MAT.
MAT is necessary for admission into the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology & Management (PGDITM) and equivalent programmes offered by All India Management Association (AIMA-CME) or other Management Institutes (MI). Centre for Management Education (CME), the education wing of AIMA, was established in 1993 as a full-fledged autonomous business school. All management institutes that participate in MAT are either AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) approved or affiliated to universities.

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Courses and Eligibility


1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) offers specializations in:
  • Insurance Management,
  • HR,
  • Finance,
  • Marketing,
  • Operations and
  • International Business.
2. PGDITM offers three specializations including:
  • IT Marketing,
  • E-Commerce,
  • Information Systems Management.
3. Other programmes offered by AIMA-CME include:
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA),
  • One-year Professional Diploma Programmes (PDs),
  • Advanced Diploma Programmes (ADPs) and
  • Shorter duration Advanced Diploma Programmes in IT (ADPs).


  • The candidate has to possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, that is, B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, B.Tech, etc. the candidates should have done graduation or its equivalent under 10+2+3 examination pattern, from any recognized institute of University, which is recognized by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • Those students, who have appeared for final year of the qualifying examination and waiting for their results, are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam.
  • The final year appearing candidates may also apply for the competitive entrance test, but they have to show all the required documentary evidences or certificates at the time of admission.

Pattern of Examination

The Management Aptitude Test or MAT is the test conducted by All India Management Testing Service for entering into MBA or equivalent post graduate programmes.

There are five papers in MAT:
  1. Language Comprehension
  2. Mathematical Skills
  3. Data Analysis
  4. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
  5. Indian & Global Environment Section
Paper Pattern:
  • Total Questions: 200
  • Time: 150 minutes
Marks allocation:
  • Correct attempt: 1 mark
  • Incorrect attempt: Negative marking not specified
Sections and number of Questions
  1. Reading Comprehension — 40
  2. Data Interpretation/Data sufficiency — 40
  3. Quantitative Aptitude — 40
  4. Logical and Critical reasoning — 40
  5. General Awareness** — 40

**Scores are based on the first four sections only, the decision to consider scores of the General Awareness section are left to the institutes.

Mode of Test
  • Paper- Pencil Test (Offline Test)
  • Computer Based Test- Online Test

List of Colleges Accepting MAT Score

1. Academy of Management Studies Dehradun
2. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDM) Multi-location
3. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDITM) Multi-location
4. Alcozin Institute of Management & Information Technology Noida
5. Amity Business School Noida
6. Amrapali Institute Haldwani
7. Apeejay Institute of Management & Information Technology New Delhi
8. Apeejay School of Marketing New Delhi
9. Asia Pacific Institute of Management New Delhi
10. Birla Institute of Management Technology. Greater Noida
11. BLS Institute of Management Ghaziabad
12. BLS University Ghaziabad
13. Centre for Management Development Modinagar
14. Delhi School of e-Learning New Delhi
15. Delhi School of Professional Studies & Research Delhi
16. DPC Institute of Management New Delhi
17. Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management Kanpur
18. EMPI Institutions New Delhi
19. Fortune Institute of International Business New Delhi
20. Global Institute of Management Technology New Delhi
21. Graduate School of Business & Administration Greater Noida
22. Guru Nanak Institute of Management New Delhi
23. IILM New Delhi
24. IILM Academy of Higher Learning Greater Noida
25. IILM Institute for Higher Education Gurgaon
26. IIMT College Meerut
27. Indian Institute of Finance New Delhi
28. Institute of Business Administration & Management New Delhi
29. Institute of Clinical Research (India) New Delhi
30. Institute of Management Education Ghaziabad
31. Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad
32. Institute of Marketing & Management New Delhi
33. Institute of Productivity & Management Meerut
34. Institute of Productivity & Management Ghaziabad
35. Institute of Productivity & Management Lucknow
36. Institute of Productivity & Management Kanpur
37. Institute of Professional Excellence & Management Ghaziabad
38. Institute of Technology & Science Ghaziabad
39. Integrated Academy of Management & Technology Ghaziabad
40. International Institute for Special Education Lucknow
41. International Management Centre New Delhi
42. Ishan Institute of Management & Technology New Delhi
43. Jagan Instt of Management Studies Delhi
44. Jagannath International Management School New Delhi
45. Jaipuria Institute of Management Ghaziabad
46. Janhit Institute of Education & Information Greater Noida
47. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi
48. Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management & Technology Bareilly
49. Lloyd Institute of Management & Technology Greater Noida
50. Maharishi Institute of Management Noida
51. Management Education & Research Institute New Delhi
52. Master School of Management Meerut
53. National Institute of Advertising New Delhi
54. New Delhi Institute of Management New Delhi
55. NIA Business School New Delhi
56. NICE Management College Meerut
57. NIILM University New Delhi
58. NIMT Ghaziabad
59. Nimbus Academy of Management Dehradun
60. Omkarananda Institute of Management & Technology Rishikesh
61. Rai University New Delhi
62. Regional Institute of Management & Computer Technology Mandigobindgarh
63. Shiva Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad
64. Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology Dehradun
65. Skyline Business School New Delhi
66. Sri Sringeri Sharada Institute of Management New Delhi
67. Tecnia Institute Delhi
68. The Delhi School of Communication New Delhi
69. The NIS Academy New Delhi
70. Academy for Studies on Tourism & Research Tirupati
71. Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences Bangalore
72. Adhiyamaan College of Engineering Hosur
73. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDM) Multi-location
74. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDITM) Multi-location
75. Alliance Business Academy Bangalore
76. Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies Visakhapatnam
77. Asan Memorial Institute of Management Chennai
78. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bangalore
79. CBM College Coimbatore
80. Christ College Institute of Management Bangalore
81. Dayananda Sagar Business School Bangalore
82. Dhruva College of Management Hyderabad
83. Fatima College (For women) Madurai
84. Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore
85. Indo-American School of Business Visakhapatnam
86. Institute of Business Management & Technology Bangalore
87. Institute of Finance & International Management Bangalore
88. INTECH Institute of Business Management Bangalore
89. Jai Bharath Arts & Science College Perumbavoor
90. Lourdes Matha College of Science & Technology Trivandrum
91. Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla
92. MATS School of Business & Information Technology Bangalore
93. MP Birla Institute of Management Bangalore
94. MS Ramaiah Institute of Management Bangalore
95. MSN Institute of Management & Technology Kollam
96. National Institute of Human Resources Development Chennai
97. Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre Thrissur
98. Nehru College of Management Coimbatore
99. NIILM University Bangalore
100. Ohio-Manipal School of Business Bangalore
101. PESIT Bangalore
102. PKR School of Management Studies (For women) Gobichettipalayam
103. Pondicherry University Pondicherry
104. Prathap Institute of Management Sciences Cochin
105. Rajagiri School of Management Cochin
106. Rai University Bangalore
107. Rai University Chennai
108. Rai University Kochi
109. Rai University Hyderabad
110. RL Institute of Management Studies Madurai
111. School of Communication &Management Studies Cochin
112. SCMS School of Technology & Management Cochin
113. Siva Sivani Institute of Management Secunderabad
114. Sree Narayana Guru Institute of Science & Technology Kochi
115. Sona School of Management Salem
116. T John College Bangalore
117. TIME Business School Tirupati
118. Westfort Higher Education Trust Thrissur
119. Academy of Business Administration Balasore
120. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDM) Multi-location
121. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDITM) Multi-location
122. Academy for Professional Excellence Kolkata
123. Annex College of Management Studies Kolkata
124. Asian Workers Development Institute Rourkela
125. Bengal College of Engineering & Technology Durgapur
126. Bengal Institute of Technology & Management Kolkata
127. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kolkata
128. CMCE Academy Bokaro
129. Dr BC Roy Engineering College Durgapur
130. Eastern Institute of Management Kolkata
131. EIILM University Kolkata
132. Global Institute of Management Cuttack
133. Heritage Institute of Technology Kolkata
134. IBAT School of Management Bhubaneswar
135. Indian Institute of Science & Management Ranchi
136. Institute of Management Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar
137. Institute of Management & Information Science Bhubaneswar
138. Institute of Professional Studies & Research Cuttack
139. LN Mishra College of Business Management Muzaffarpur
140. Rajdhani College of Engineering & Management Bhubaneswar
141. Regional College of Management Bhubaneswar
142. Rourkela Institute of Management Studies Rourkela
143. Royal School of Management & Technology Bhubaneswar
144. Sairam College Bhubaneswar
145. Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Sikkim
146. SN Sinha Institute of Business Management Ranchi
147. Tezpur University Tezpur
148. The NIS Academy Kolkata
149. The University of Burdwan Burdwan
150. Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural Management Muzaffarpur
151. Xavier Institute of Social Service Ranchi
152. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDM) Multi-location
153. AIMA – Centre for Management Education (PGDITM) Multi-location
154. Asia Pacific Institute of Management Jaipur
155. Centre for Management Research & Development Pune
156. Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies Mumbai
157. Gyan Vihar Jaipur
158. Indian Institute of Management Training Pune
159. Indian Institute of e-Business Management Pune
160. Indian Institute of Rural Management Jaipur
161. Institute of Agri Business Management-Rajasthan Agricultural University Bikaner
162. Institute of Business Management & Research Pune
163. Institute of Health Management Research Jaipur
164. Institute of Rural Management Jodhpur
165. International University for Human Transformation Raipur
166. IPS Academy Indore
167. JK Institute of Technology & Management Navi Mumbai
168. Kavikulguru Institue of Technology & Management Ramtek
169. Maharishi Arvind Institute of Science & Management Jaipur
170. Mody Institute of Technology & Science (For women) Lakshmangarh
171. NIILM University Mumbai
172. IILM University Raipur
173. Rai University Mumbai
174. Rai University Pune
175. Som-Lalit Institute of Management Studies Ahmedabad
176. Suryadatta Institute of Management & Information Research Pune

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