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  • #61
     Swati Singh 
    Rank: M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

    What is the difference between MAT and CAT? Which one is easier? Which all colleges accept it?

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     Piyush Rai 
    Rank: Thermal Engineering by PL Ballaney

    Hi Swati, Both MAT and CAT are entrance examinations that management colleges accept. There are several institutes which accept both. Both are fairly popular as well.

    However CAT is the exam which helps you most and is accepted by the best B-Schools in India.

    On the other hand MAT is the easier version. Since you have chosen to prepare please focus on CAT only, it covers the preparation for MAT.

    Course wise there is no difference in the syllabus of two, only the level of questions are different. Questions in CAT are much difficult from those of MAT. CAT is conducted once every year and MAT is conducted four times in a year
    of course preparing for CAT makes you even well prepared for MAT.

    Best of luck.!

  • #6368
     Olivia Das 
    Rank: Is Interior Designing a Good Career Option


    • CAT – Common Admission Test by IIM
    • MAT – Management Aptitude Test by AIMA

    Further details are beautifully written in the following links :



    Thank you! 🙂

  • #6394
     Shraddha Goel 
    Rank: I am little worried about my admissions in IIT. What are the other options suppose if I don’t make it ?
    • CAT – Common Admission Test by IIM
    • MAT – Management Aptitude Test by AIMA

    Both of these are conducted to enter students in a management course.

    CAT is tougher to crack while MAT is comparatively easier. You need at least 50% in graduation to appear for CAT but it is not so for MAT.

    MAT syllabus:

    I: Language Comprehension

    II: Mathematical Skills

    III: Data Analysis and Sufficiency

    IV: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

    V: Indian and Global Environment

    CAT syllabus:

    Section I:

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

    Section II:

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning:

    Section III:

    Quantitative Ability

    CAT is accepted by tier-1 institutes and major B-Schools and MAT is accepted by Tier-2 institutes.

    You can go for any depending upon your preferences 🙂

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