MAT Exam Dates 2013 | Admit Card | Pattern | Syllabus

About MAT Exam:-

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a consistent test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) and MBA Colleges to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. 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 an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.

MAT Eligibility

  • The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent.
  • A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com, B.Tech., etc.) can also apply.
  • Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation which is different for different management institutes and universities.
  • However, there is no restriction regarding percentages for taking the MAT test, no age bar and no experience required. 

How to apply for MAT?

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Candidate who are interested can choose any one of the following modes to apply

#1#  Pay Rs 1200/- (Rs one thousand two hundred only) from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, listed Study Centers of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi and Obtain application form with MAT bulletin/CD.


#2#  Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1200/- (One thousand two hundred only) in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any Bank.

Register online at website http://apps.aima.in/matmay13 along with the DD details. Detailed procedure will be provided on the website link.
Register online at website link http://apps.aima.in/matmay13 with Credit Card payment. Detailed procedure will be provided on the website link.

No individual postal sale by AIMA from AIMA, New Delhi

Sale Counters: Branches of Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, listed Study Centres of AIMA OR from AIMA, New Delhi.

MAT Registration Form:

  • All forms received at AIMA will be scanned/validated within 3 days and the form numbers of such received forms will be available on website link www.aima-ind.org/mat_receipt.aspx
  • Further, your form will be scrutinized and if found in order, it will be provisionally registered
  • MAT registration form received later than the due date is liable to be rejected
  • Neither any correspondence in this regard will be entertained nor will the fee be refunded


MAT 2013 Important Dates for May

Last date for sale of forms
16 April 2013 (Tuesday)
Last date for submission of filled in registration forms at AIMA, New Delhi
19 April 2013 (Friday)
Last date for online registration
18 April 2013 (Thursday)
Last date for submission of filled in online registration forms at AIMA, New Delhi
20 April 2013 (Saturday)

Pattern of MAT entrance Exam
Total number of Questions
Total Time allocated
150 minutes

Marks allocation
Correct attempt:
1 mark
Incorrect attempt:
Negative marking not specified

Sections with Questions

MAT entrance exam 2013 covers five sections overall. Scores of first four sections compose the final scores. However, institutions might choose to consider the score of the General Awareness section.

No. of Questions
Verbal Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency
Reasoning Ability
General Awareness
Total Number of Questions

MAT is the test conducted by All India Management Testing Service for entering into MBA or equivalent post graduate programs. The five sections mentioned above are basically comprised of the following five papers:

Paper 1 :
Language Comprehension
Paper 2 : Mathematical Skills
Paper 3 : Data Analysis
Paper 4 : Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
Paper 5 : Indian & Global Environment Section

Recommended Books:

R. S. Aggarwal – Math’s - XI & XII

R.S. Agarwal - Reasoning

R.S.Aggarwal – Quantitative Aptitude

R.D Sharma - Quantitative Aptitude

S.L. Loni – Plane Trigonometry (Part I)

S.L. Loni – Co-ordinate Geometry

Hall & Knight – Higher Algebra

Arihant Publication books for competitive exams

Master the Mat

Mat Secrets

501 Word Analogy Questions


Magical Book on Quicker Maths M. Tyra

Practice Book on quicker Maths M. Tyra & K. Kundan

Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pendy

Problem solving (Puzzles) by K. Kundan

Detailed Syllabus

Quantitative Ability for MAT:

Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)

Ratios and Proportion,


In-equations Quadratic and linear equations


Profit & Loss,


Partnership (Accounts),


Work and time,

Number system,


Geometric Progression,
Arithmetic progression,

Arithmetic mean,

Geometric mean,

Harmonic mean,



Number Base System,



Alligation & Mixtures,


Pipes and Cisterns,

Simple Interest & Compound Interest,

Set Theory,

Venn diagram,
Installment Payments,



Permutations Combinations,



Binomial Expansion,

Co-ordinate geometry,



Maxima & Minima Progression,

Surds & Indices

Complex numbers