MAT Exam

MAT Exam

Key Changes in MAT December 2019 Exam

  • Computer-Based MAT date is December 14 2019, before paper Based MAT which is on December 8, 2019
  • Last Date to Apply for CBT MAT is December 6 before PBT MAT which is December 1
  • MAT Admit Card download date for CBT MAT starts on December 10 before PBT MAT which starts on December 2
  • Two MAT exams will be held in December instead of three

This is the first time that AIMA has reversed the order of both MAT exams. Instead of conducting the paper-based MAT exam first, the computer-based MAT exam will be conducted before the paper-based MAT exam.

The MAT December 2019 Registration process closes on 06 Dec 2019 (Friday) for CBT MAT and on 01 Dec 2019 (Sunday for PBT. The MAT registration process is completely online. 

AIMA conducts MAT exam four times a year in the months of February, May, December, and December. MAT full form is Management Aptitude Test and the exam score is valid for MBA/PGDM admission in more than 300 B-schools in India.

MAT 2019 December test is one of the important national level MBA entrance exams for admission to 300 MBA colleges in India. The score of the MAT december2019 exam will be accepted by the MBA colleges for admission MBA/PGDM courses starting in 2020.

The best part of appearing in each MAT exam is that you can improve your score after every 3 months. Each MAT exam score is valid for 1 year. The best MAT exam score would be considered to get the merit position during the admission process of the B-school. The list of MAT Colleges accepting MAT score is published by AIMA for each MAT exam separately.

MAT Exams: Key Highlights
One of the most important but easier MBA entrance exam – MAT 2019 has the following key highlights:

MAT Exam Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Total MAT Exams in a Year Held in February, May, December, December
Number of MBA colleges under MAT December 2019 300+
Number of MAT exams in december2019 2 (Changed from earlier 3)
Mode of MAT 2019 exam 1 Paper-Based & 1 Computer-Based MAT Exam
Number of MAT December 2019 exam you can apply for 2
MAT Exam Application Fee Rs.1550/- for 1 exam; Rs.2650/- for 2 exams
MAT Full Form Management Aptitude Test
MAT Score Validity for MBA Admission One academic session
Total Questions in MAT Exam 200
Sectional Division of MAT December 2019 5 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
MAT Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Required MAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges 90+
Importance of Taking MAT Dec 2019 exam Offers admission opportunity in 2020Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
MAT exam application process Online

MAT 2019 Important Dates 
The December MAT 2019 Exam important dates and Schedule, eligibility, start and the last date to apply for MAT 2019 exam, the last date to download MAT 2019 admit card are as under:

MAT 2019 Exam Dates MAT Exam Dates & Schedule for Paper-Based Test   MAT Exam Dates for Computer Based test 
MAT 2019 Registration Start Date June 7, 2019 June 7, 2019
Last Date to Apply for September MAT 2019 September 16, 2019 September 8, 2019
MAT 2019 Admit card Download start date September 17, 2019(4 PM onwards) September 9, 2019(4 PM Onwards)
Last Date for MAT Admit Card download September 21, 2019 September 14, 2019
MAT Dec Exam Date 08 Dec 2019 (Sunday)  
14 Dec 2019 (Saturday)  
MAT Result Date December 28, 2019 December 28, 2019
MAT Score Card Download Starts December 28, 2019 December 28, 2019
Last date to download December MAT 2019 Score Card Available for one year Available for one year

MAT Registration & Application 2019: December Exam Dates & Process
MAT 2019 December Registration process is open till December 16, 2019 for the paper-based test. The MAT registration 2019 last date for computer-based exam is December 8, 2019. The MAT registration fee for one MAT exam is Rs.1550/- and for two MAT exams is Rs.2650/-. The MAT registration process is online only.

MAT December Exam 2019 Registration Dates

MAT 2019 online registration Activity MAT December 2019 Registration Date
MAT Registration date 2019 for Paper-Based (PBT) & Computer Based Test (CBT) starts June 7, 2019
MAT Registration 2019 Last Date for PBT  September 16, 2019
MAT December 2019 Registration Last Date for CBT Exam December 1-PBTAND DEC6 FOR-CBT, 2019
MAT Registration Fee (one exam PBT or CBT) Rs.1550/-
MAT Registration Fee (Two exams PBT and CBT) Rs.2650/-

MAT 2019 Registration Process: 5 Steps to Complete
MAT 2019 December Exam Registration process is online only and can be completed in five simple steps:

Step-1: Create a login
Step 2: Fill the MAT Registration 2019 Form
Step 3: Upload Images on MAT Registration Form 2019
Step 4: Make Payment of MAT Registration Fee
Step 5: View MAT Registration summary

MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Exam
AIMA releases a list of MBA colleges accepting MAT scores for each MAT exam on its official website. There is variation in number of MBA colleges accepting MAT exam scores for each of the four MAT exams. There are around 300+ MBA/PGDM colleges who will accept MAT December 2019 exam scores for MBA admission 2020. Here are some of the best MBA colleges accepting MAT exam score:

  • BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized Programmes)
  • XIME Bangalore
  • Xavier Business School (XBS) Kolkata
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, Noida
  • KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • IPE Hyderabad
  • SDMIMD, Mysore
  • IESMCRC, Mumbai
  • SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai
  • JIMS Rohini, Delhi
  • IBA Bangalore
  • VJIM, Hyderabad

The updated list of Management Institutes who accept MAT exam scores for admission to their MBA programs is available on and is released by AIMA for each MAT exam. 

How to Apply for MAT December 2019 Exam?

  • The AIMA MAT December 2019 exam application process for the paper-based test and computer-based test is online only.
  • You have to apply for MAT DEC 2019 by login at the official AIMA website.
  • The first step to applying for MAT Exam is to fill up the MAT application form online at AIMA website
  • The second step is to make payment of MAT December application and exam fee online
  • The third step is to submit the MAT application form online
  • The MAT 2019 registration and application fee is Rs.1550/- for one MAT exam and Rs.2650/- for two MAT December 2019 exams
  • The last date to submit MAT exam application is December 16 for PBT and December 8 for CBT MAT December 2019

Although AIMA also extends the last date to apply for MAT exam by a few days, to play safe and in order to avoid technical glitches, the MAT application should be submitted by the pre-announced last dates for MAT exam registration.

AIMA has discontinued the offline application facility for MAT exam, so you have to apply for MAT exam online only. 

MAT Question Paper: Duration, Sectional composition & Scoring pattern

  • MAT December 2019 test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours.
  • There are 200 objective type questions in MCQs form in the MAT question paper of December MAT exam.
  • The question difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • The MAT exam is divided into 5 sections with 40 questions in each section
  • Each correct answer is awarded +1 Mark
  • Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -0.25 mark
  • MAT exam sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.
  • Merit Score in MAT exam is calculated on the basis of 4 sections only and the score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile in the MAT December 2019 scorecard.
  • MAT scorecard displays scaled score out of 800 Marks and not out of 160 or 200 raw scores
  • On the MAT scorecard along with the sectional and overall scaled scores, the sectional and overall percentile is also displayed. 

How to Prepare for MAT Exam?
Over the years MAT exam pattern and syllabus for MAT exam have not changed. So, the MAT exam preparation is also not very difficult. Reading good MAT preparation books, practicing with MAT December 2019 sample papers and MAT previous year papers with solutions are a good tool for MAT exam preparation.

MAT December 2019 exam Preparation can get you admission to MBA 2020 in good MBA colleges. It is high time that MAT exam preparation must be started without any further delay as per the MAT exam pattern. 

One of the important points which differentiate MAT exam preparation from other exams is the separate section with 40 questions in MAT on ‘Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency (DADS)’ which is slightly different from Data Interpretation in other exams. The DADS Preparation for MAT exam and the strategy to prepare for this important MAT section is to be properly planned and followed to score high.

MAT exam preparation strategy needs more focus on four core sections keeping the ‘Indian & Global Environment’ section in second place.

MAT 2019 preparation requires your focus on preparing for the most important following 4 sections with 160 questions. These are Language Comprehension; Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency; Intelligence & Critical Reasoning; and Mathematical skills. Accordingly, your MAT exam Preparation should be focused on following key points:

  • When to Start MAT exam Preparation?
  • How to prepare for the MAT?
  • Which are the best MAT Preparation Books?
  • What is the best MAT preparation material available apart from the books?
  • MAT Preparation Tips by MAT Toppers
  • Whether to Prepare with MAT Coaching or Self-prepare – which is better?
  • If time is short, how to prepare for MAT Online?
  • MAT Exam Taking Strategy – how to crack MAT Exam with High score?

Read here complete MAT Preparation Strategy

MAT December 2019 Exam Syllabus: At par with other MBA entrance exams
MAT exam Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other national level MBA entrance exams. Past MAT question papers and the MAT exam pattern reveal that MAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the MAT exam, although MAT syllabus topics are the same.

The MAT exam syllabus is based on past MAT exam pattern and types of questions that appear in the MAT exam. The best way to get hands-on feel and practice on MAT question topics covered in MAT syllabus is to go through the previous MAT exam papers and attempt MAT Mock tests. 

MAT Admit Card 2019 Download: Starts on December
The MAT admit card for paper-based December MAT 2019 exam will be available for download from. The last date for MAT admits card download for paper-based test is the MAT exam day 02 Dec 2019 (1600 Hrs)

 For computer-based MAT exam, the MAT Admit card download start date is December
10 Dec 2019 (1600 Hrs)

And the last date for MAT admit card download for Computer-based tests is December14, 2019.   

All provisionally registered candidates for Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test can download their MAT Admit Card from AIMA website on the scheduled dates for MAT Admit card Download. No MAT admit card is now sent as hard copy to the candidate’s registered address.

Specific MAT Admit Card is generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. MAT Admit Card contains Candidate’s Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of the Computer Based Test. 

MAT 2019 Exam: An Easy Question paper 
The MAT college cut offs in MBA admission are not very high although MAT question paper and MAT scoring pattern award liberal marks to MAT exam takers. The MAT colleges cut-offs, especially among top 20 MAT colleges like – BIMTECH, IESMCRC, SDMIMD, NDIM, Jaipuri, FIIB, FLAME among others, are slightly higher as compared to other MBA colleges accepting MAT scores since the merit position in top 20 MAT colleges is based on little higher cut-offs. 

The biggest advantage of taking MAT exam is that you are given the facility to choose and apply up to 5 Management Institutes accepting MAT exam scores for MBA admission without paying any additional fee. The choices can be filled up in the space given in the MAT registration form.

MAT Result on last week of December: Download Score Card from AIMA Website
MAT 2019 December exam result declaration date is December last week, 2019. The MAT Result will be available for download on AIMA official Website and no scorecard will be sent by post or E-mail. AIMA has announced, ‘Scorecard to be downloaded from AIMA website only. No separate scorecard will be sent by post or email.’ Accordingly, AIMA has discontinued the practice of sending the MAT exam score card by post or on E-mail.

MAT Score Needed for Top MBA colleges
‘How much MAT score is required to get admission in one of the top MBA colleges?’ MAT score cut-offs in these MBA colleges accepting MAT scores vary from institute to institute. Apart from the overall MAT score, many of the MAT accepting colleges also consider MAT sectional scores.

Most of these MBA colleges are autonomous, University B-schools offering MBA degrees, private PGDM colleges. The MAT score cut off in good MBA colleges go in the range of 70 to 80+ MAT percentile.

To help MBA aspirants searching for top MBA colleges accepting MAT scores, has prepared a list of MBA colleges with their MAT expected cut off.

Which MAT to Choose? Paper-Based or Computer Based
Making a choice between MAT Paper Based and Computer Based test or taking both the tests depends upon various factors – your preference, computer-based or paper-based test solving skills among others. 

If you have understanding of how to take and appear in computer-based tests, navigation tools, scrolling of questions, choosing the answers and marking them and find that test-taking is easier in computer-based tests, you could go for a computer-based MAT exam.

If you are not well conversant with computers, internet technology, have confusion in navigation tools, it is better to go for a paper-based MAT exam. 

December MAT 2019: Key Benefits

  • MAT December 2019 is the first MBA entrance test for admission 2020. Taking this exam will help in your preparation for other similar exams.
  • CBT MAT 2019 December exam can be your net practice MBA entrance exam in computer format
  • The exam will make you understand the intricacies of computer-based CAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP exams
  • You will be able to know the current question pattern & trends, exam difficulty by appearing in MAT 2019 December exam

MBA Colleges in Maharashtra to Accept MAT December 2019 Score
The Higher and Technical Education Department, Directorate of Technical Education,  Government of Maharashtra vide its notification ref. TEM.2018/C.R.27/TE-4 dated May 19, 2018 has clarified while determining the entrance exam eligibility of All India category candidates for MBA/MMS admission process in Maharashtra MBA colleges, that All India Candidature Candidate, Jammu, and Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidate will be considered for MBA/MMS admission on the basis of obtaining non zero positive scores in CET conducted by the Competent Authority; CAT -conducted by Indian Institute of Management; CMAT; GMAT; MAT; ATMA and XAT.

Accordingly, the MAT 2019 scores will be considered for MBA admission in Maharashtra MBA colleges also.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate MBA colleges to screen candidates for admission to MBA, PGDM, and allied programs. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School – national or international – can consider MAT Score as the admission criteria based on its Score Cards issued to the candidates.

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