To ensure smooth and transparent conduct of Management Aptitude Test (MAT), the All India Management Association (AIMA) has asked candidates to bring several documents to the centre of MAT exam for verification purposes. These documents would assist in verifying the identity of the applicants and approve their candidature in MAT.
MAT is one of the most sought-after management entrance exams conducted by the All India Management Association. Applications from eligible candidates are invited at the official website of Management Aptitude Test. The application deadline for MAT is sometime in March and the exam is scheduled in May every year. With growing popularity of MAT Exam, AIMA expects to see a huge number of applications this year.
The MAT Admit Card is released in April every year. Although the application process ofMAT examis simple and clear, candidates still seem confused about the registration process. One of the most frequently asked queries is about the documents to be brought at MAT exam centre. So here is the list of all the documents required to be brought at MAT exam centre.
MAT Admit Card
MAT Admit Card is an important document released by AIMA to successfully registered candidates. The Admit Card of MAT is released at MATs official website in April. The Admit Card is a mandatory document that must be carried at all the stages of MAT 2017 including exam day, AIQ (All India Quota) & State counselling and Admission processes of various institutes.
Aadhar Card (UID)
Following the mandate to make Aadhar Number mandatory for all exams conducted by CBSE, candidates are required to present their Aadhar Card at MAT Exam Centres. The main purpose of Aadhar Card would be to support the details already present in MAT 2017 Admit card.
Aadhar Number is a twelve digit unique number issued to Indian Citizens on the basis of their biometric and demographic data. As of February 2017, 92.3% of total population of India have Aadhar Number. Considering its success and acceptance at such a large scale, CBSE made Aadhar Card mandatory for MAT 2017 Exam.
Passport Size Photograph
Along with MAT Admit Card and Aadhar Number, the candidates are also required to carry multiple passport size photographs to the exam centre. The Photographs must be same as used in MAT Application Form.
The purpose behind photographs at exam centre is documentation process. CBSE maintains an attendance sheet for appeared candidates and requires candidates photograph for the same. This is done to ensure clarity and transparency in the process.
What not to bring at the Exam Centre?
There are several documents/things that are barred from being carried inside the MAT exam centre. They are:
Electronic Devices including mobile phone, calculators, calculator watches and other such electronic devices are banned inside the MAT Exam Centres and should not be brought along.
Rough Paper: the candidates are provided with sheets for rough work and hence CBSE does not allow any type of paper inside MAT Test venue. However, candidates are allowed to carry Admit Card and other necessary documents.
Wallets: In addition to electronic devices and rough papers, the candidates are also not allowed to carry their wallets inside the test venue. However, the test venue does not guarantee safety of their wallets if handed over and thus candidates should make proper preparations prior to MAT 2017 Exam.
Other helpful tips for MAT aspirants
Listed below are some guidelines for candidates to follow on the test day.
Reach the test venue 90 minutes prior to the exam. Check the seating arrangement and note down your room number.
The candidates will not be allowed to leave the test venue before the conclusion of exam. Hence, candidates are advised to stay put and solve the problems calmly.
Bring your own stationery and avoid the possibility of anxiety at the test centre during last minutes.
MAT has now become the most sought after national medical entrance exam. The admission to leading management colleges across India (except IIMs) will accept MAT scores for MBA/PGDM Admission 2017-18.
Accepted by a large number of management institutes in India, MAT is expected to cater more than 7,00,000 management aspirants this year. With the limited number of management seats vis a vis the large number of aspirants, the chances of success in MAT would be less than 7 percent.