MAT to go online from September

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is all set to go online this September. The All India Management Association (AIMA), responsible for conducting the exam, has taken this decision as a result of an increase in the number of student appearing for the exam. AIMA conducts the MAT exam four times a year. And over 300 B – schools accept the MAT score. Last year around 3.5 Lakh people took the exam. The online format will be able to attract more candidates both nationally and internationally, informed C S Bijoy, director, Centre for Management Services, AIMA.


December MAT Analysis

This time, the MAT paper was jumbled up with no sectional breakups. This pattern entailed a little bit of re-strategizing at the beginning on the part of the aspirants. If you look at the paper minutely, you would find that though at first glance it looks confusing, it was actually “old wine in a new bottle’. This year, in sync with earlier trends, the test comprised 200 questions to be solved in 150 minutes. While there was 1 mark allotted for each correct answer, 1/4 negative mark was specified for every wrong answer.

On the whole, the test was simple and manageable. As such, no benchmarks can be provided for MAT. We would like to suggest that if you attempted approximately 120+ questions (not including the GK section) with at least 90% accuracy, you should be in a position to get a 90+ percentile score.
Salient Features:

Total no. of questions: 200
Total Time allotted: 150 minutes
Marking Scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer & ¼ negative mark for a wrong answer
Possible Score: 119+