The paper-based examinations for the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) May 2014 session was completed today, May 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM but for candidates attempting MAT May 2014 in computer-based format the examination is still a few days away. The MAT May 2014 computer-based examination will be held on May 10, 2014 during different time slots as per the exam centre. The admit cards for both the paper-based and computer-based test were released on April 26, 2014 and are still available online. The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) four times a year in February, May, September and December.
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is the single standardised test for admission into various MBA and management courses throughout the nation and is accepted by many international institutes as well. MBA specialisations include Finance, Consultancy, Marketing, Banking, HR, Information Technology and Telecommunications. Used by 600+ Business Schools, the MAT is recognised by the Government of India as a National Test for admission into management courses. MAT is held in 50 test centers in India and one center each in Dubai and Singapore.
Eligibility to attempt the MAT examination is Bachelors Degree in any field/subject (final year students are also eligible). Although there is no minimum percentage requirement for MAT various management institutes/business schools may have percentage requirements respectively. The MAT scores are valid for admissions for one year. A total of 380 institutes accept MAT scores for admission to their Management programmes.
The test is divided into five sections of objective multiple choice questions with 40 questions in each section. The various test sections are: Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment.