The biggest management exam in the country, MAT is conducted by AIMA four times every year. While this year has only one MAT exam left in December, 2018 will again see a return to an open deck. MAT 2018 will begin in February, for which registrations will start in the second week of December 2017 itself.
MAT 2017 December exam will be conducted in both online and paper pencil based mode. The online exam will be on December 9 and will go until all online applicants have completed. The offline exam is on December 3. While MAT cannot compete with CAT in terms of difficulty, the sheer number of colleges accepting MAT scores has driven registrations immensely over the past few years.
Though MBA was a course based upon the exclusivity of the IIMs, other colleges in India have improved their curriculum over the years to provide a top draw management education.