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Research Management Aptitude Test (RMAT) 2016 - AIMARMAT 2018 is the Research Management Aptitude Test. The AIMA RMAT 2018 is organized by AIMA in association with Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for PhD Business Administration. All India Management Association (AIMA) along with AMU will conduct this exam in an online computer based test mode on February 25, 2018. Aspiring candidates must appear in the Research Management Aptitude Test and qualify by obtaining more than cut off marks. Get here complete details of AIMA RMAT 2018 such as application form, admit card, exam pattern, and other information.

Latest: AIMA RMAT 2018 Admit Card has been released, candidates can download their admit card from the link provided below.

RMAT 2018

AIMA and AMU Joint PhD programme is aimed at providing formal training to budding faculty and working managers, with inclination for academics, teaching a research. It helps in development of skills and competencies based on a sound understanding of the principles of management and methods of conducting research with scientific rigour. Schedule for the Research Management Aptitude Test (RMAT) 2018 is listed here.

Important Event Dates (Revised)
Last date for online registration 20 Feb 2018
Last date for receipt of filled in application form at AIMA, New Delhi 20 Feb 2018
Admit Card 20 Feb 2018
Date of exam 25 Feb 2018

RMAT Eligibility Criteria

A candidate will be eligible for admission to a course of study leading to the degree of PhD in Business Administration subject to fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: Master’s Degree in Management or allied subjects like Commerce, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Law etc. or a PGDM/PGDITM duly approved by AICTE, of two years duration with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade OR Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy or any other professional qualification which are considered equivalent to Master Degree with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade. In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks in Graduation. and
  • Work Experience: The candidate should be a full time employee with at least five years of experience (after post-graduation) at Managerial level in Industry/Government/Ministry/ NGO / Defense/ Military organization or a full time Faculty at a Management Institute approved by AICTE or affiliated to a University with at least five years of experience after post-graduation.

RMAT Application Form 2018

Candidates can do online registration by filling the online application form available at AIMA’s website. Link to fill the same is also provided on our “Application Form” page.  Candidates are to exercise sufficient care while furnishing the details. Recheck before submitting online as no editing is possible after submission. Before filling the application form, candidates must ensure their eligibility.

RMAT Admit Card

RMAT Admit Card is available on the official website before the date of the test. Details of the examination is mentioned on the admit card like date, time and venue of the RMAT. No candidates will be allowed to appear in the examination. So, candidates are advised to bring the hard copy of their admit card along with a valid identity proof.

Exam Pattern

The duration of the test is 90 minutes. There are 100 questions. All questions are compulsory. Each question has four options marked (1), (2), (3) and (4). All questions carry equal mark. There will be NO Negative Marking for wrong answers. All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. here is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 100 questions.

Exam Centres

Research Management Aptitude Test (RMAT) is scheduled to be held on February 25, 2018, at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai followed by an Interview at AIMA, New Delhi for RMAT shortlisted candidates.

Exam Syllabus

The test will consist of multiple-choice questions pertaining to the indicative topics mentioned in Parts A and B. There will be no negative marking for a wrong answer. To become eligible for the Interview the candidate has to obtain at least 50 percent marks in the test.

Part A – Basics of Management: Functions of managers in business organizations; Managerial skills and levels; Meaning Power and authority; Functions of human resource managers; Fundamentals of human resource management- recruitment, selection, training and appraisal; Functions of marketing managers; Concepts and components of marketing mix; Functions of finance mangers; Indian financial systems; Basic accounting concepts; Balance sheet and its components; Globalization of business; Functions of operations managers; Statistical quality control techniques; Inventory costs and simple models; Elements of business environment.

Part B – Research Fundamentals and Aptitude: Decisional and research problems; Steps in research; Primary and secondary data;Types and properties of the four types of scales used for data collection; Population and sample; Types of sampling methods; Methods of data collection; Data interpretation; Types of variables; Logical reasoning; Research and teaching aptitude; Research ethics; Overview of higher education system in India.

Selection Process

Aspiring candidate will be screened through a written test Research Management Aptitude Test (R-MAT) followed by an Interview at AIMA, New Delhi for RMAT shortlisted candidates.

RMAT Result 2018

The result of Research Management Aptitude Test will be declared by AIMA. Result will be announced after the successsul completion of the examinations. Candidates can check their result either by visiting the official website or from here. When the result will be announced it will be updated here.


The entire programme will be conducted through face to face sessions and regular counseling by experts, external and internal guides. The self-contained multimedia course pack comprising of especially designed study guides, text books, reading material, assignments, etc. will be provided to each candidate. Personal Contact Session would also be provided at AIMA, Delhi during the Foundation Programme. Attendance at Personal Contact Session is compulsory and any exception needs special clearance of Research Committee. During the course work the candidate would be required to write an integrated case study and a research paper which would be treated as full course.

Examination and Evaluation

On completion of modules, the candidate shall appear in an examination, consisting of theory papers, to be conducted by AIMA-CME. Only those candidates shall be permitted to appear in the examination who have completed the assignments, etc. for the particular courses to the satisfaction of AIMA – CME.

The candidates shall be required to obtain at least a C grade in each course separately and secure an overall B grade on a 4-point scale in the course work after the end of four modules failing which they will have to repeat the course(s) at the next examination.

The candidate who successfully completes the foundation programme shall be awarded an ‘Advanced Diploma in Management’ by AIMA-CME.

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