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MAT 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - September 08, 2017

MAT 2017 Answer Key will soon release on the official website of AIMA i.e. The official question paper will also be made online alongside. MAT 2017 was successfully conducted on September 09, 2017. The difficulty level of the paper was moderate to difficult. The paper was held in online mode. It is expected that MAT Cut off may report high percentile at lower than earlier scaled score.​ Candidates who appeared for MAT entrance exam can keep checking this space for more updates.

  • Intelligent and Critical Reasoning had a blend of Analytical thinking (26 Questions) and Critical thinking (14 questions).
  • Generally speaking, the inquiries on Analytical Reasoning were of Moderate difficulty level.
  • A net score of 20+ is thought to be a decent score in this area.
  • Language Comprehension had a decent blend of 20 Questions from Reading Comprehension and 20 Questions from Verbal Ability.
  • Questions in Verbal required essential information about English use and practical syntax.
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency included depended onperception, computations like correlation of parts, processing the midpoints, rate based figurings.
  • Sorts of DIs were identified as Line Graphs, Bar Charts, Tables, Pie Charts, Caselet or diverse mix like Tables and Line Charts, Pie and Bar Charts.
  • Mathematical Skills dominatingly had questions from Arithmetic.
  • Quantity of questions identified with Higher Maths (Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Heights and Distance) were few.
  • Question in Indian and Global Environment were from business, current undertakings, Person and their related fields.
  • Individuals who read daily papers all the time will discover this area agreeable.
  • AIMA will release MAT Result in the last week of September 2017.

MAT 2017 Answer Key

MAT 2017 Answer Key will be accessible online after the exam. The answer key will be available for 5 subjects viz Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment. With the help of MAT answer key 2017, every student has the option to estimate their approximate score. The official answer keys will be published at, so students can calculate the answer in their own way. Some coaching institutes also provide unofficial MAT Answer key 2017 which are made by their subject experts. Candidates can use the answer keys for the following reasons:

  • To know the correct answer for the questions asked in the examination
  • It requires to know the solved steps and answers for the questions
  • To evaluate the candidate’s answers with the actual answer

Candidates can even challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancy. The challenges against the answer key will be referred to the exam board committees constituted by AIMA.

How to download MAT 2017 Answer Key?

In order to access MAT 2017 answer key, candidates have to visit the website and follow the steps:

MAT 2017 Answer key
  1. Visit the official website i.e.
  2. Enter the required credentials i.e. Application ID and Password.
  3. Then, click on submit button. MAT 2017 Answer Key will be displayed.
  4. Cross check the answers and calculate the probable score.
  5. Download the same and take a print out for future reference.

How to Calculate the Score using MAT Answer Key 2017?

Based on the number of the correct and incorrect answer, candidates can calculate the probable score. To calculate the score, candidates have to follow the marking scheme prescribed by AIMA. Candidates can check MAT marking scheme below.

MAT marking scheme

FeaturesMarking scheme
Marks for correct answer+1
Marks for the wrong answer-0.25 or 1/4th

What is MAT composite score?

  • The composite score is arrived at from the marks scored in language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning.
  • Each section is scaled on a range of 0-100.
  • From this, the composite score is calculated on a scale ranging from 200 to 801.
  • The Indian and Global Environment section is scored separately on a scale of 0 to100.

MAT Cut off 2017

  • It must be noted that MAT Cut off is decided upon the difficulty level of the test, number of exam takers, total number of seats, etc.
  • The participating colleges also release their separate cut off marks.
  • The cut off marks in MAT vary category-wise.
  • MAT Cut off for top B-schools is expected to be higher. For the top B-Schools, it may touch 95+ percentile.

Expected MAT Cut off 2017

Given below is the Expected MAT Cut Off for September 2017 session based on previous year cut off trends:

B-SchoolsExpected MAT 2017 Cutoff Scores
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship700
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune600
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore600
Amity Business School, Noida500
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore500
IFIM Business School500
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences500
VIT University500
SRM school and SRM University500
Christ Institute of Management400



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