All you need to know about MAT

All you need to know about MAT

The All India Management Association’s Centre for Management Services (AIMA-CMS) is a specialised division undertaking testing and other management services.

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) has been in operation since 1988. Hundreds of B-schools and several lakh candidates have availed the services under MAT. 

MAT is administered under systems and procedures established as per ISO 9001 : 2000 Quality Certification.

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is one of the Ministry of HRD- approved, national-level tests for MBA and allied programmes in the country. 

MAT is accepted by more than a 100 B-schools in the country as a screening test for admission to their Post Graduate programmes in management.

MAT systems and procedures are time-tested and trusted by several institutes and several lakhs of candidates. The pattern of the test has been designed to assess the aptitude or the potential of the candidates to undergo management programmes and become effective and efficient managers.

The test broadly has five segments. These are on Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. The test is of two and a half hours duration.

MAT is administered four times in an academic cycle. It is held on the  first Sunday of September, December, February and May — which facilitate admission to the forthcoming academic session. The next MAT paper-based test is scheduled for February 5, 2012 and the computer-based test is scheduled for February 11, 2012.

AIMA-CMS is a specialised division that undertakes testing and other management services. It was created as an apex body of professional management with the active support of the government of India and other industry bodies in 1957. It has been in the forefront of attempts to foster and enhance excellence in management, entrepreneurship and leadership in India for more than five decades.