The All-India Management Association (AIMA) has announced that it is ready to host the second Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – which is held in two formats, paper pencil based and computer based – on Sunday, May 6, 2012 and on Saturday, May 12, 2012 across 83 test centers.

The May 2012 MAT will be taken by some 32,000 candidates. In an exclusive conversation with, a spokesperson from AIMA mentioned, “We have received around 32, 000 applications for May 2012 exam. For the December 11 MAT, we had got 56, 000 registrations.”

Admit Card

The application sale of the admission forms was over on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The last date to submit the filled-up application forms was Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The download of the Admit Card has also started from Saturday, April 28, 2012 onwards.

Candidates who have not downloaded the Admit Card must do so in a timely manner. Without the Admit Card, they will not be able to take the exam. In order to download the Admit Card, click on the following link:

MAT Exam Pattern
The duration of the exam is two and a half hours. There are four sections, Language Comprehension; Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency; Intelligence and Critical Reasoning; and Indian and Global Environment. Scores given are on the basis of the first four sections. The general difficulty level remains to be easy to moderate. The total marks to be garnered is 800. However, the scores of the Indian and Global Environment, or the General Knowledge section is not considered by business schools.

502 business schools participating in May MAT 2012, an increase over 462 in the February 2012 MAT

The May 2012 MAT scores will be accepted by 502 B-schools across India. The number has increased from last MAT, where February 2012 MAT scores were accepted by 462 B-schools. This means that the admission process of over 500 B-schools would be conducted till June. To know which the prominent B-schools to apply are, click on the following report:

Planning to take MAT May 2012? Know the B-schools to apply

Test centers

The test will be conducted in 81 test centers across India, and the two international centers in Dubai and Singapore.

Stay tuned to for more updates on the May 2012.

Source: MBA Universe