How to Prepare for MAT Exam? Admission to 600+ B Schools


MAT- Management Aptitude Test is conducted by All India Management Association to screen the student for admission into Management Program across India.

Those are struggling for CAT/XAT/SNAP or any other Management Entrance Examination, MAT is the best for them to start a career in Management state level Institute.

The best part of MAT is there is no age limit to attain the test and test is conducted 4 times a year. You can increase your score level by multiple attempts.

MAT result AnnouncedMAT is the Standardised test being administrated since 1988 and approved by Ministry of HRD as a national level test in 2003.

The scorecard of MAT is used by more than 600 B- Schools across India.

The test is conducted 4 times a year scheduled in February, May, September, and December.

What is the Mode of MAT Exam?

MAT is both Pen & paper-based as well as Computer-based test. The mode you like you can opt for it.

Pen & Paper based Exam is being conducted on the first Sunday of Scheduled month whereas Computer-based Test is being conducted from Saturday onwards ( 6 days after paper-based Test).

Qualification Requirement to Apply for MAT Exam

To apply for MAT exam, you should be a graduate in any discipline from any of the recognized university. Final year students can also apply for the test.

Test Pattern and Syllabus for MAT Exam

Don’t be surprised!! The pattern is same as like other competitive examination. The difficulty level of the exam is not like CAT/XAT. You can crack it.

You will find the questions from below 5 sections.

Pattern of the Exam:-

Subject Number of Question Time Allowed to the Section
Language Comprehension 40 30 Minutes
Mathematical Skills 40 40 Minutes
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35 Minutes
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30 Minutes
Indian and Global Environment 40 15 Minutes
200 150 Minutes
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How to Apply for MAT Exam?

You can apply for the MAT Exam in 3 ways.

The application can be made through online by login to the AIMA website and payment can be made through Debit Card/Credit Card/ Net Banking.

You can register online on AIMA Website and send the DD to the AIMA office by post to the booklet of MAT Exam.

You can also visit listed study center and get the MAT bulletin by Cash payment.

How to Prepare for MAT Exam? 

So You have prepared your Mind for a career in Management and knew about MAT exam.

What Next?
You have to prepare for it.

If you are preparing for CAT/XAT or any of the Banking Examination, MAT will be easy for you.

There is no Specific Website or options for CAT all options are included all Competative Examination like Banking, Railway, management.

Let’s understand the options to prepare for MAT exam.

college Information before AdmissionWebsites to Prepare for MAT Exam

Websites are the options for Self-study, you can prepare for the exam from home by using this option.
You can Use the websites, which is used for Banking preparation.

  1. Online

We have prepared a list of websites which can be used for Mock Test to check your preparation.

8 Websites for Mock Test for any Competitive Examination 

Apps to Prepare for MAT Exam

Mobile Apps are now more familiar than other due to easy accessibility to the Smartphone and internet.

You must use mobile apps to amplify your preparation.

Mobile Apps can be used for Preparation and Mock Test.

5 Best Mobile Apps for MAT Preparation

Mobile Apps for Mock Test.


Books to Prepare MAT Exam

Books are the main source of knowledge. You can start your preparation initially by books to clear your fundamental doubts of the subjects.

Follow these list of books to prepare for MAT exam and same books are also used for Banking preparation.

Top 10 Books for MAT Preparation

  1. Magical Book of Quicker maths by M Tyra
  2. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Aggarwal 
  3. Reasoning for Competitive Examination by Gautam Puri
  4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by S Chand Experts 
  5. Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning for Competitive Exam by Gajendra Kumar and Abhishek Banerjee
  6. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  7. High School English Grammer & Composition by Wren & Martin
  8. Better English by Norman Lewis
  9. General Knowledge 2018 Capsule with Current Affairs Update 
  10. Manorama Year Book 2017

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Pranab Mishra
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