MAT Examination Updates

MAT Examination Updates

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

MAT Exam Conducting BodyAll India Management Association (AIMA)
Total MAT Exams in a YearHeld in February, May, September, December
Number of MBA colleges under MAT December 2019300+
Number of MAT exams in December 2019Two
Mode of MAT 2019 exam1 Paper-Based & 1 Computer-Based MAT Exam
Number of MAT 2019 December exam you can apply for2
MAT Exam Application FeeRs.1550/- for 1 exam;Rs.2650/- for 2 exams
MAT Full FormManagement Aptitude Test
MAT Score Validity for MBA AdmissionOne academic session
Total Questions in MAT Exam200
Sectional Division of MAT December 20195 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
MAT Exam Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Required MAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges90+
Importance of Taking MAT December 2019 examOffers admission opportunity in 2020Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
MAT exam application processOnline

MAT 2019 Important Dates: Updates
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 DatesMAT Exam Dates & Schedule for Paper-Based Test  MAT Exam Dates for Computer Based test 
MAT 2019 Registration Start DateOctober 7, 2019October 7, 2019
Last Date to Apply for December MAT 2019December 12, 2019December 5, 2019
MAT 2019 Admit card Download start dateDecember 15, 2019(4 PM onwards)December 10, 2019 (11 AM Onwards)
Last Date for MAT Admit Card downloadDecember 21, 2019December 14, 2019
MAT Exam DateDecember 21, 2019December 14, 2019
MAT Result DateDecember 28, 2019December 28, 2019
MAT Score Card Download StartsDecember 28, 2019December 28, 2019
Last date to download December MAT 2019 Score CardAvailable for one yearAvailable for one year

Any candidate who is a graduate in any stream can appear in MAT. The MAT December 2019 exam will offer the MBA/PGDM admission opportunity in more than 400 MBA colleges in the country for the MBA/PGDM 2020-22 batch.

MAT Updates: Conducted Four Times in a Year
All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT at the National level four times in a year in February, May, September, and December. MAT exam is conducted both as a paper-based test and an online computer-based test. Candidates have the choice of appearing in one of the two modes of exam or in both the exams. MAT exam trends show that MAT in paper-based form is taken by more candidates due to which AIMA conducts paper-based MAT in 51 cities as compared to computer-based test which is conducted in 12 cities across the country.    

MAT Exam Updates: Score validity
The MAT December 2019 exam score will be valid for admission in academic session 2020-22. There are 400+ B-schools who will accept MAT 2019 December exam scores. Besides, all the  MBA colleges in Maharashtra including top ones like SIMSREE, PUMBA, N L Dalmiya, K J Somaiya consider MAT scores as one of the admission criteria for their flagship MMS/MBA programs. The list of MAT Colleges accepting MAT score is published by AIMA for each MAT exam separately.

Opportunity to Improve Score
The best part of appearing in each MAT exam is that you can improve your score after every three 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.

MAT December 2019 will be conducted as a national level Management Aptitude Test. The MAT question paper will test the candidates on their general aptitude. Thousands of the aspirants test their skills in MAT entrance exams for admission to MBA/PGDM institutes.

The MAT test paper will have a time duration of 2½ hours. There will be 200 questions in MCQs form in the MAT question paper of December MAT 2019 exam. The exam will be divided into 5 sections with 40 questions in each section. MAT test 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 scorecard.

The MAT college cut-offs go a little high as 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, K J Somaiya, SIMSREE, IESMCRC, FLAME among others, go high as there is a number of top MAT colleges accepting MAT scores and the merit position in top 20 MAT colleges have a little higher cut-offs. 

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