The All India Management Institution (AIMA) has commenced the registration for the Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2019). The application form for MAT 2019 February Session is available for candidates on the official website of AIMA. This national level examination is a management entrance test which is conducted for MBA aspirants across the country. MAT 2019 will be conducted four times in a year i.e. in February, May, September, and December.
Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria prescribed by the examination authority before applying to this national level examination. The scores obtained by the candidates in the MAT exam are valid only for a period of 12 months.
Candidates who wish to pursue an MBA program in the management institutes across India can apply for MAT 2019 application form on the official website of AIMA. The entrance examination will be conducted in two modes namely Computer Based Test (CBT) mode and in Pen-Paper Based Test (PBT) mode. Candidates can appear for the examination in any of the modes. If an applicant selects both PBT and CBT mode, he/ she will have the option to choose seven management institutes instead of five. The application fee to apply for one mode of examination is INR 1550 and INR 2650 for both the modes.
Students applying for MAT 2019 must remember that the exam schedule for PBT and CBT mode is different. The last date to apply for the PBT mode is February 8, 2019, whereas, for CBT mode, the last date to apply for the examination is February 12, 2019. Candidates are advised to apply for the examination well in advance and don’t wait for the last date to fill the application form.
Exam Schedule for MAT 2019
For the February session of MAT 2019, the PBT mode of the entrance examination is likely to be conducted on February 17, 2019, only in one slot i.e. from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. AIMA will conduct this examination in 54 cities across India. However, the CBT mode of MAT 2019 will be conducted on February 23 in 31 cities across India. Depending on the number of registrations, AIMA is likely to conduct CBT mode of MAT 2019 in more than one slot in a day.
Exam Pattern for MAT 2019
The exam pattern of this management entrance examination i.e. MAT 2019 is somewhat similar to the other national-level management entrance tests. The question paper comprises of five sections namely Language Comprehension, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis, and Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment. Don’t forget that there is also negative marking in the entrance examination. For each incorrect answer -0.25 marks will be deducted.
The Mathematical section of the exam usually consists of questions for Arithmetic section. Among Data Analysis and Sufficiency, questions are asked mainly from Data Interpretation (DI). The level of Analytical Reasoning is usually moderate and the English section comprises a mix of Verbal and RC questions. To excel in the entrance examination, candidates are advised to practice previous year question papers. The past papers will provide a concrete idea about the examination pattern and the level of questions likely to come in the entrance test. For complete details regarding the registration process of MAT 2019, candidates can refer to the official website of AIMA.
Candidates must remember that merely qualifying MAT 2019 doesn’t guarantee admission to a management institute. For admission to management institutes, candidates need to apply for each of the institutes they wish to apply for separately. The examination conducting body just sends the score to the management institutes selected by the student. Only those candidates will receive the call for the interview who clear the cut off of MAT 2019. Before applying for the management institutes, candidates need to check the eligibility criteria and the selection procedure of the particular institute.