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Research Management Aptitude Test 2020

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RMAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,500
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:All India Management Association (AIMA)
  • Courses:MBA , MMS, MBM
  • Streams:Management

RMAT 2020(Over): Dates, Result, Counselling

Updated On - August 06 2020 by Kartik Arya

RMAT 2020 Result will be announced soon. RMAT 2020 is an exam conducted by the All India Management Assosciation(AIMA). This programme aims to train the working managers and budding faculty who incline to teach, academics and research. This RMAT 2020 programme is fruitful for working managers who cannot pursue regular PhD from Universities and other Institutes which offer full-time PhD programmes because of limitation of time and location. This programme helps in developing skills and competencies of candidates who know management studies.
Candidates can apply online, who fulfill eligibility criteria successfully. The Exam will be will be held on 27 June 2020 by online(computer-based test) mode. The candidates willing to appear in RMAT entrance exam can go through the complete article to know all about RMAT 2020 Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus, Admit Card, Result and Counselling.
Latest Updates:
  • Exam was held on 27 June 2020 through Remote Proctored Internet Based Mode(IBT), result will be announced soon.

RMAT 2020 Application Form

The candidate must be aware of all the details about the application form so that they can easily fill the application form without any mistake and also submit their form timely.
The candidate can apply for the online application form by visiting the official website.
  • The candidate firstly needs to register themselves for which they will be required to enter their name, contact number, email ID etc. after which the candidates will get their login credential (login ID and password).
  • After the candidates have completed the registration process they can log in again using their user id and password. 
  • Next candidates will have to enter their personal, academic and education details while filling the application form.
  • The candidates will also be required to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature while filling the form.
  • The candidates are then supposed to submit the application fee and send the printout of the Online Application Form along with testimonials to the below-mentioned address* before the last date.

Application Fee

The Application fee for RMAT 2020 is Rs. 1500/- and can be submitted by two methods:

Candidates can opt the online gateway payment for submission of application fees via credit card/ net banking/ debit card.
Candidates can also send a Demand Draft in the favour of "All India Management Association" payable at New Delhi from any bank. The details of the DD are to be mentioned in the online application form.

The following steps must be considered before sending the demand draft

  • DD must be made in favour of " All India Management Association", Payable at New Delhi of INR 1500/-
  • Signature of the issuing authority on the demand draft.
  • The candidates have to send a printout of the Application Form, completed carefully along with testimonials and Demand Draft on the following address before the last date :

Manager-PhD Programme

All India Management Association

15, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar, Part-III,

New Delhi-110024

RMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must carefully go through the eligibility criteria for the exam before they start filling the application form. The details about RMAT eligibility criteria 2020 are given below:
Educational Qualification:
  • The candidate must have completed their Master’s in Management or allied subjects such as Humanities, Engineering, Commerce, Science, Law etc.
  • Applicant must have completed PGDITM/ PGDM which has been approved by AICTE with a minimum percentage of marks being 55% or equivalent grade.
  • Cost Accountancy, Chartered Accountancy or any other professional course which is equivalent to Master’s in Management (2 years duration) with a minimum percentage of marks being 55% or equivalent grade.


  • Also, the candidate must have a minimum aggregate of  50% marks in their graduation.
Work Experience:
  • The candidate must be a full-time employee having a work experience of at least five years (after their post-graduation) at Managerial level in any Government/Industry/ NGO/ Ministry/ Military/ Defense organization


  • The candidates who are a full-time faculty at any Management Institute which has been approved by AICTE or is affiliated to any University with a minimum work experience of at least 5 years after having completed their post-graduation will also be eligible to appear in the exam.
  • The candidate who is not able to continue with their job due to any reasons during the programme needs to take permission from the Research Committee for continuing the programme further.
Note: The candidates must be working full time during the entire duration of the PhD programme.

RMAT 2020 Admit Card

The Admit card for RMAT 2020 can be downloaded by the eligible candidates who have successfully submitted their admit card.

The steps to download the Admit card for RMAT 2020 are:

Step 1: Candidates need to download their admit card on the due date from the official website containing the details of the centre/venue, and the details filled by the candidates in the application form such as name, roll no, Gender, Category etc.
Step 2: Take a print-out of the admit card/hall ticket. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the venue without a valid admit card and valid ID proof.
Note: The admit card for RMAT 2020 will not be sent by post or email. candidates are requested to regularly check the AIMA website for updates around the due date.

RMAT 2020 Exam Centres

Given below the list of exam centres for Research Management Aptitude Test 2020

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai followed by an Interview at AIMA New Delhi for RMAT shortlisted candidates.

RMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates can go through this section to know about the details of RMAT exam pattern 2020 given in this section hereby:
Exam Pattern for Research Management Aptitude Test 2020
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Duration90 minutes
No. of Questions100
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ type)
Marking SchemeNO negative marking for wrong answers

RMAT 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus prescribed by AIMA for AIMA-AMU PhD Programme (RMAT 2020 exam) is divided into two sections Part A and Part B.

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 the marketing mix
  • Functions of finance managers
  • 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 the 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.

RMAT 2020 Preparation Tips

RMAT 2020 Preparation Tips are mentioned below for all the aspirants;

  • Candidate must go through the examination syllabus.
  • Applicant must look up for practice sets and previous years question papers to get hold of a pattern if there is any.
  • All the exams have important and frequently asked topics, learn those properly.
  • It is advisable to start preparing for any examination at least 6 months beforehand.
  • Candidate must follow proper sleep schedules as it helps to focus and concentrate for long study hours.
  • Having some sort of recreational activity is a must.

RMAT 2020 Result

RMAT 2020 Result will be declared online on the official website. Candidates are requested to follow up their results online and download their scorecards as it will be used for future references in counselling and admission.

  • It is mandatory to carry Admit card and Scorecard at the time of counselling for a smoother experience.

RMAT 2020 Counselling

RMAT 2020 Counselling will start after the result declaration and candidate are requested to bring all the important documents that must be mentioned in the mail they will receive from the official authorities regarding their admission.

  • Failure to bring the required documents will result in the cancellation of candidature or case of mismatch of the credentials of the candidates, the same will be the consequences.

RMAT 2020 Highlights

Given below the major points of RMAT 2020.

Exam Name
Research Management Aptitude Test(RMAT 2020)
Conducting Body
Exam conducted jointly by All India Management Association (AIMA) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
PhD course
Official website
Exam Mode
Online (CBT)
Exam Purpose

To offer admission in PhD Programmes in Management field

Stay connected for more updates about RMAT 2020 at All India Management Association.

Exam conducted jointly by All India Management Association (AIMA)

The All India Management Association (AIMA) is the apex body for management in India with over 37000 members and close to 6000 corporate /institutional members through 68 Local Management Associations affiliated to it. AIMA has formed over 60 years ago and is a non-lobbying, not for profit organisation, working closely with industry, government, academia and students, to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, events & conferences, research, publications, executive education and management development programmes.

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RMAT Important Dates

RMAT 2020 Form Date01 Apr - 31 May 2020 (Tentative)
RMAT 2020 Exam Date01 Jun - 13 Jun 2020 (Tentative)

Research Management Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:




Form Start Date:

01 Apr 2020

Form End Date:

31 May 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 31 May 2020
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