MAT is conducted by Centre for Management Services (CMS) which is the specialized division of AIMA undertaking testing and other management services. Graduate or Final year degree course students in any discipline from a recognized university in India can write MAT. MAT scores are considered by a wide range of B-schools including some good B-schools. While some of the B-Schools using MAT scores for admission also accept CAT scores, the competition levels in MAT may be lower than those in CAT.


A large number of colleges (around 400 colleges) base their admission through MAT. While a few good B-Schools under MAT are listed below,students are advised to take expert guidance in the matter of selecting / applying to B-Schools that take MAT. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

  • XIME, Bangalore
  • ITM, Navi Mumbai
  • AMITY-Noida
  • CHRIST, Bangalore
  • BIMM, Pune
  • BIMTECH-Noida ( some programs )
  • SIES, Mumbai
  • IPE, Hyderabad
  • VJIM, Hyderabad
  • XISS, Ranchi
  • SSIM, Hyderabad
Other than these, there are a few other colleges in each region which would have a good placement track record.
You can refer to the TIME B-school categorization list for the relative grading of these B-schools.


The following is the test pattern of the MAT examination held in Feb 2015
No. of Sections - 5
No. of questions - 200
No. of questions for each section - 40
Time - 150 minutes

The consolidated score is evaluated by taking only four areas into account. Indian and global environment (gk) is not the part of the consolidated score. Hence, the scoring is done out of a maximum possible score of 160 marks(@1 mark for 160 qs). However, the score card(by AIMA) doesnot give the net marks. It gives the scaled score and the percentile in each and every section. It also gives the overall composite score and the overall percentile

Section No. Section Name No. of Questions
I Language Comprehension 40
II Mathematical Skills 40
III Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40
IV Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40
V Indian & Global Environment 40

Total 200

The detailed analysis of MAT tests through the years can be obtained by clicking on the following links: MAT ( Feb 2015, Dec 2014,Sep 2014,May 2014,Feb 2014,MAT 2012 )

Details of FEB 2015 MAT

MAT Paper based test was held on 1st Feb 2015 and the computer based test on 7th Feb 2015


Graduates in any discipline can apply. A student in the final year of a graduate course can also apply.


Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Silchar, Bhagalpur, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Raipur, Delhi(NCR), Adipur, Ahmedabad, Ambala, Hissar, Gurgaon, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bengalaru, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Imphal, Aizwal, Dimapur, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri.


Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Delhi(NCR), Ahmedabad, Bengalaru, Kochi, Bhopal, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata.


Dubai, Singapore