Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When & how many
times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.
A. Mat is usually conducted 4 times in a year
in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for
appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University
or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e.
B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there
is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for
different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.
Next MAT date is 03, December 2006
(Sunday) in the afternoon session.
Q. How manyManagement Institutes
participate in MAT. Do they keep on changing or remain the same? Is there a same
admission criterion for each & every Institute? Are they recognized, by AICTE?
Do they have hostel facility? What about the total fee?
A. The number of participating
Management Institutes may vary. The number of MIís keeps on changing
from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute is different. All MIs
participating in MAT are either AICTE approved or affiliated to some
Universities, for further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of
your choice. The list of various Management Institutes /Universities is
available in MAT bulletin along with the admission
notification. It may be worthwhile to go through the brochure of the
Management Institutes for detailed information.
Q. What is the cost of the Bulletin?
The DD, which is to be made, should be in whose favor?
A. At Present the cost of a MAT bulletin is
Rs.650/- by cash across the AIMA, New Delhi counter/ Select UTI Bank branches/
AIMA Nodal Centres all over India and Rs.690/- against Demand Draft (DD) by
post. DD should be made in favor of AIMA-CMS, payable at New Delhi.
Q. What is the validity of MAT score?
A. Validity of the MAT score is
for that particular session for most Management Institutes, but
for AIMA-CMEís PGDM & PGDITM programmes, the score is valid for
one year. For more detail, please visit our website:- www.aima-ind.org
Q. What is the last date of submitting
filled in MAT OMR Form?
A. Last date for submission is mentioned in the
MAT bulletin. The last date also appears in the notification
released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers.
Q. Do applicant has to buy the
prospectus of the MIís opted by him/her?
A. For applying to MIís it is suggested that
the prospectus of the MIís opted should be bought.
Q. Is MAT held all over the country
what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?
A. MAT is conducted in all major cities in the
country and in leading cities abroad. For further clarification, see MAT
bulletin or contact our information centre.
Q. Do we get a separate Admit
Card for appearing in MAT?
A. Candidate has to download his/her admit card
from aima website 7 days before the Test Date with the registration form number.
No separate admit card is mailed to candidate.
Q. Is there any age bar for it? Any Job
experience required, to appear in MAT?
A. There is no age bar. Job experience is not
Q. Is appearance in MAT necessary for
getting admission into PGDM/ MBA programme ?
A. Yes, MAT is necessary for admission into
PGDM / equivalent programmes offered by AIMA or other MIs who participate in it.