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December MAT 2016


Management aptitude test (MAT) is standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate business schools (B-schools)to screen candidates for admissions to MBA and allied programs, Government of India , ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003 . Any B-school national or international, can consider MAT score as an admission input based on the score cards issued to the candidate. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-schools across India.


All India management association (AIMA) has commenced with the DECEMBER MAT 2016registration from October 5, 2016. All the important dates along with the application from have been released. The candidates who are interested in taking up the DECEMBER MAT 2016 can access the link given below to register online for the DECEMBER MAT 2016 test also, the applicants can purchase the application form for DECEMBER MAT 2016in offline mode from listed study centre of AIMA or AIMA, Delhi office on payment of application fee in cash. Any graduate is eligible to write DECEMBER MAT 2016. The last date to apply online for DECEMBER MAT 2016 is November 26th, 2016 ,while the print out of the duly filled form can be submitted at AIMA office till NOVEMBER 29th 2016. AIMA will be conducting DECEMBER MAT 2016 in pen-paper based mode on DECEMBER 11th & on DECEMBER 17th in computer based mode. The score of DECEMBER MAT 2016 is considered by over 100 participating institutes for granting admission to various management programs.


Name of the entrance test –Management aptitude test commonly known as – MAT

Conducting body-All India Management Association (AIMA)

Level of exam-National level MBA entrance test


To register for the DECEMBER MAT 2016 exam, all applicants will be required to pay a non refundable Rs 1200/- (for all categories ) for online mode, using any of available modes.


Online mode:- The amount of fee for DECEMBER MAT 2016 can be paid online via payment gateway like

  1. Credit card

  2. Debit card

  3. Internet banking

  4. Mobile wallet

Offline mode:-Incase candidate apply offline for DECEMBER MAT 2016then they need to prepare a demand draft (DD)in favor of ,”All India management association”, payable at Delhi. The candidate must write their name, mobile no. and registration no. on the back side of Demand draft.


Registration for DECEMBER MAT 2016 would be starting soon. Before the candidates apply for DECEMBER MAT 2016, they are advised to go through the eligibility criteria .The DECEMBER MAT 2016 eligibility criteria are the required norms that a candidate must fulfill. If the candidates are unable to fulfill any of the eligibility for DECEMBER MAT 2016 then their candidature will be cancelled in document verification rounds. However, the eligibility criteria for DECEMBER MAT 2016 for different category candidates will be different.


The application form for DECEMBER MAT 2016, has been released on 5th October 16.The form can be obtained in both online and offline mode. http://apps.aima.in/matdec16

The candidates registering online for DECEMBER MAT 2016are required to create their student account by entering certain details, such as NAME, E-MAIL-ID, CONTACT NO.ETC and procuring the login credentials.

With the respective login details after that the student should login to the student account and fill the DECEMBER MAT 2016, application form .

The last date to apply online for management aptitude test DECEMBER MAT 2016, is 26th NOVEMBER ’16 . For online mode, the candidates can pay the fee via available payment windows.

Eligible applicants for DECEMBER MAT 2016 can also avail the application form through MAT bulletin by the cash payment of Rs 1200/- to any of the nodal centre of AIMA.


AIMA has released the application form for

DECEMBER MAT 2016.The interested candidate for DECEMBER MAT 2016can register for the test. They can apply through online and offline mode both. The candidate can choose any mode to register for DECEMBER MAT 2016, as per their choice. DECEMBER MAT 2016 is scheduled to be held in pen-paper based mode as well as in computer-based mode on DECEMBER 11th&17th respectively. The last date to register online for DECEMBER MAT 2016 is 26th NOVEMBER. Only the candidates who will successfully submit the application for DECEMBER MAT 2016 will be issued the admit card.


The candidates interested in taking up DECEMBER MAT 2016 can check the table below to obtain all the important dates related to registration. To obtain all the other important dates, the candidates can click on the caption-head here.



Commencement of Application Form

October 5, 2016

Last date to register online

November 26, 2016

Last date for submitting print-out of application form at AIMA

November 29, 2016

Offline MAT December 2016

December 11, 2016

Online MAT December 2016

December 17, 2016

Pre-Requirements for DECEMBER MAT 2016

Before the candidates commence with the form filling for DECEMBER MAT 2016, they must make arrangements for the following –

  1. They must have a valid email address.

  2. They must scan their latest coloured photograph. The size of the photograph should be less than or equal to 50kb. The photograph must be taken in appropriate light or preferably on white background.

  3. They should then scan his/her signature and the file size of the signature should be less than or equals to 30KB.

  4. Both signature and photograph should be in jpg/ jpeg format. No other format will be accepted.


DECEMBER MAT 2016 is held in both pen-paper mode and computer mode. In the exam, total 200 objective type questions will be asked from 5 sections. The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours.

MAT MARKING SCHEME :- The marking scheme is prescribed by AIMA for DECEMBER MAT 2016 & according to it.

For every correct answer 1mark will be given.

For incorrect answer -0.25 or 1/4th mark will be deducted.


Before applying for any DECEMBER MAT 2016, the candidate must ensure that they are familiar with its syllabus .If the candidate are familiar with the syllabus & the exam pattern of DECEMBER MAT 2016 then preparing & cracking DECEMBER MAT 2016 exam becomes a lot easier.

It is strictly advisable to follow a step-by-step process for preparing for

  1. Clear you basic Math's Concepts
    The best way shall be to start practicing from the text books of Class 10 or from the study material provided by the institute who also provide classes for clearing entrance tests. Learn as many formulas as possible and try to develop your own shortcuts.

  2. Work on your vocabulary
    Reading a lot and observing how words are used in different contexts will be of great help.

  3. Develop the habit of reading
    Newspapers, Magazines and TV can be a great help here as well. Magazines, not necessarily should be on politics, business or anything like that. You can also read a fashion-magazine or sports-magazine or general current affairs magazine for that matter. The basic idea is to develop a reading and comprehending habit.

  4. Reasoning skills can be improved by solving puzzles
    Practice a lot. Solving sets of questions within a time frame with concentration could be miraculous. Devoting equal time on each question and section will be of great help as well.

  5. Know your Strength and Weakness
    Once you know your strengths and weaknesses go for some full-length tests. Observe how you could improve your score with each passing test.

  6. Revise
    This is the mantra which most of the students miss out on.


  • Test city centre list for DECEMBER MAT 2016 is provided in the bulletin test venues for paper based test and computer based test are different.

  • The paper based test for DECEMBER MAT 2016 will take place only on one day i.e 11th DECEMBER’16 at one time slot i.e 10 am to 12:30 pm, whereas the computer based for DECEMBER MAT 2016 test will take place from 17th DECEMBER’16 in different time slots.

  • If the no. of the candidates registered for computer based test for DECEMBER MAT 2016 is limited and it can be accommodated in a single day,the test will be completed on 17th DEC’16 itself.

  • If the no. of candidates registered for computer based test for DECEMBER MAT 2016 is few in particular centre, these candidate have to appear for paper based test on 11th DECEMBER’16.


MBA institutes offering recognized MBA programs and allied fields can participate in MAT. It is for the MBA aspirants to take MAT for admission into the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and equivalent MBA programs offered by participating MBA institutes. All B schools that participate in MAT are either AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) approved or affiliated to universities.

Besides having test centers all over India, MAT is also conducted in overseas location. Every year it is taken by a lot of MBA aspirants in India, as a good score in MAT is likely to put the candidate in a reputed and AICTE approved B schools.

In a 'Computer Based Test' the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor. The candidate is expected to submit the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. The questions are prepared by AIMA in form of a question bank and uploaded on a server. Each computer is connected to the server, which presents the question set from the already prepared question bank to the candidate on the computer.

'Computer Based Test' assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. Online MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test.

This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. In traditional Paper Based Test, Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Centre.