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MAT Exam 2024! Explore Dates, Syllabus, Full Form, Admit Card, and Result

Sritanu Waytoadmissions Team

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Updated On - Nov 14,2023

The All India Management Association (AIMA) administers the Management Aptitude Test (MAT), a national entrance exam, to candidates for admission to the MBA/PGDM programs offered by more than 600 B-Schools in India. In India, only the MAT allows candidates the choice of taking the exam in Computer-Based Test (CBT), Paper-Based Test (PBT), or Internet-Based Test (IBT) formats. List of All Exams in India - Click Here

Facts & Figures of MAT Exam 

Features Details
 Exam Name   Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 
 Conducting Body   All India Management Association (AIMA) 
 Exam Level   National 
 Exam Frequency   Four times a year - February, May, September, December 
 Mode   CBT, PBT, IBT 
 Exam Fees 

 INR 1900 for 1 Test Mode 

 INR 3050 for 2 Test Modes 

 Exam Purpose   Admissions to more than 600 MBA Colleges in India 
 No. of Test Cities 

 PBT Mode- 39 

 CBT Mode- 27 

MAT Exam Schedule 

Exam dates for the May session of the MAT 2023 are shown below for candidates wishing to sit for the test: 

MAT Exam Dates 2023 May Internet-Based Test Mode 

Sr No. IBT Test Date Slots Last Date for Registration Issue of Admit Card
1  May 7, 2023  10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
May 4, 2023

 May 5, 2023

2  May 13, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
May 10, 2023  May 11, 2023
3  May 20, 2023  10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
May 17, 2023  May 18, 2023
4  May 27, 2023  10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
May 24, 2023  May 25, 2023

MAT Exam Dates 2023 May Paper-Based Test Mode 

Events Dates
 Last Date for Online Registration 

 May 16, 2023 

 Availability of Admit Card 

 May 18, 2023 

 Test Date   May 21, 2023 

MAT Exam Dates 2023 May Computer-Based Test Mode 

 Events  Dates
 Last Date for Online Registration 

 May 30, 2023 

 Availability of Admit Card  

 June 2, 2023 

 Test Date    June 4, 2023 

MAT Exam Dates 2023 May CBT 1  

 Events   Dates 
  Last Date for Online Registration  

 May 9, 2023 

 Availability of Admit Card   

 May 11, 2023 

 Test Date     May 14, 2023 

MAT 2023 September Session Exam Dates  

 Events  Tentative Dates 
 Availability of application form    1st week of July 2023 
 Last date to register online    August 2023 
 Releasing of admit card    August 2023 
 Entrance exam date (Paper-based examination)    1st week of September 2023 
 Entrance exam date (Computer based examination)    2nd week of September 2023 
 Declaration of result   October 2023 

MAT 2023 December Session Exam Dates 

 Main Events  Tentative Dates
  Availability of application form    1st week of October 2023
  Last date to register online    November 2023
 Releasing of admit card   November 2023
 Entrance exam date (Paper-based examination)   2nd week of December 2023
 Entrance exam date (Computer based examination)   3rd week of December 2023
 Result announcement   January 2023

MAT Eligibility 

The basic requirements for candidates to be eligible for the MAT are outlined in the eligibility criteria. Before submitting their applications, individuals who are interested in taking the MAT exam must meet the minimum requirements established by the organization in charge of administering the test. 

  • Candidates must have graduated from an accredited university in any field.  
  • Candidates may also be final-year students.  
  • To take the MAT exam, there is no minimum job experience requirement.  
  • The MAT test has no upper age restriction.  

MAT Registration Procedure

The entire MAT registration procedure is done online. Follow each step in full before submitting an application for the MAT exam. 

  • Candidates must register before beginning the MAT application process by entering their email address and mobile number. 
  • Following that, applicants must mention the OTP they received to confirm their email address and mobile number. 
  • Candidates must then log in with their login information in order to complete the MAT application form. 
  • The candidate's passport-size photo and signature must be uploaded in scanned form. Verify that you only upload the necessary information in the format specified. 
  • The following is a list of the document dimensions needed for uploading: 
Document Size Format
 Photograph   Between 10 to 50 KB   A scanned copy of the color photograph (not more than six months old) in JPEG/JPG format only 
 Signature   Between 5 to 20 KB   Scanned copy of signature (black/blue-ink pen only); JPEG/JPG format only 
  • Online payment options for MAT application fees include debit/credit cards, net banking, and gift cards. 

MAT Syllabus 

The following is a description of the comprehensive MAT syllabus that applicants should consult while they study for the test: 

  • MAT Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Data Tables, Bar Diagrams, Data Charts, Pie Charts, Graphs - Line X-Y Graphs, Data Analysis & Data Comparison among Others, Caselet Based Data, Venn Diagram, and Data Sufficiency. 

  • MAT Indian & Global Environment: Business and economics general knowledge (GK) is provided in books, for instance, changes in fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, and repo rates. Based on the most recent study of newspapers and publications, national and international events, current knowledge of Business, the devaluation and appreciation of the rupee, etc. 

  • MAT Mathematical Skills: Arithmetic, speed, interest (simple and compound), time & distance; time & work; averages; number systems; mixtures and allegations; unitary method; commercial math; permutations and combinations; ratios and proportions; and other topics; number systems (3–4) problems; elementary mathematics, etc. 

  • MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: Among other things, fact inference judgment, passage conclusion, analogy, and statement argument Timepieces, calendars, binary reasoning seating arrangement, the family tree of blood relations, Assumption, Premise, Conclusion, Logical Sequence matrix and linear arrangements, Venn diagrams, rows, team formation, cubes, set theory, decision-making, and communication Network diagrams, series, syllogisms, and Puzzles, Quantitative Reasoning Critical reasoning and logical inference based on rankings 

  • MAT Language Comprehension: Grammar, paraphrase jumbles, odd one out, sentence completion, verbal aptitude, and reading comprehension passages are some examples. 

MAT Exam Pattern

  • The MAT test will be offered in three different formats: IBT, CBT, and PBT. 
  • The question paper will be split into five separate sections in accordance with the MAT Exam Pattern: Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment. 
  • There will be 40 multiple-choice questions in each part, making a total of 200 questions. 
  • The examination will take 150 minutes to complete. 
  • Candidates will receive one mark for each choice that is accurate while losing 0.25 points for each one that is wrong. 
Particulars Details
Medium of Exam English
Duration 150 minutes
Nature of Questions Objective (MCQs)
Number of Questions 200
Number of Answer Choices 4
Total Marks 200
Marks Awarded (+1) for every correct answer
Negative Marking (-0.25) for each incorrect answer

MAT Admit Card 

A few days prior to the scheduled exam date, candidates for the MAT are given their admission cards. The AIMA only makes the admission card available on the official website. Candidates must bring their MAT admit card with them when they take the test because it is a crucial document. Without presenting the printed MAT admit card, candidates will not be allowed to take the test.

MAT Admit Card Download Process 

The steps to download the MAT admission card are listed below in detail:

  • Consult the AIMA website for more information. 
  • Click the 'MAT 2023 Admit Card' link. 
  • Use the registration ID and password to log in. 
  • Download the MAT Admit Card at this time. 
  • Cross-check every piece of information on the admission card, then print it off. 

MAT Exam Centers for PBT/ CBT Mode 

In India, there are more than 50 cities with MAT exam centers. Candidates must appear at the assigned testing site in order to participate in the MAT PBT and CBT modalities. The scheduled MAT exam venue will be shown on the admittance card. Candidates must carefully read all the material on their MAT admit card.

Candidates can choose from 39 test cities while registering for the MAT PBT mode. Candidates can choose from 27 exam cities for the MAT CBT format.

MAT Exam Books 

Section Books
Language Comprehension General Objective English by Arihant Publications Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis English Comprehension for MAT -Disha Publications
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Modern Approach for Logical Reasoning -R S Aggarwal General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning -Disha Publications Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit K Sinha
Mathematical Skills How to Prepare for QA for CAT -Arun Sharma Quantum CAT -S K Verma Quantitative Aptitude - RS Aggarwal Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude -Dinesh Khattar
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency - Disha Publications Data Interpretation & Analysis and Data Sufficiency - Kiran Prakashan Publishers
Indian and Global Environment General Knowledge by Lucent Publications General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey Manorama English Yearbook by Mammen Mathew

MAT Question Papers and Mock Tests

Doing additional practice tests and last year's questions is one of the finest approaches to achieving a high score on the MAT exam. This helps applicants gain a sense of the questions that will be asked and what to expect while writing the final paper.

MAT Answer Key

After the test is successfully completed, the MAT answer keys will be made available online via the official website. Candidates can verify their predicted scores by referring to the MAT answer key. A few coaching centers will also provide their own MAT solution keys online in addition to the official ones.

MAT Result and Scorecard

Results for the PBT, CBT, and IBT formats of MAT are published on the AIMA's official website. Candidates who want to check their results must visit the official website. Below are the specific steps for checking the results:

  • Visit the AIMA's official website.
  • Use your registered email address, password, and DOB to log in.
  • Your screen will show the MAT Scorecard.
  • You can download the MAT results in PDF format.
  • To use as additional reference, print the page.

MAT Cut off

The participating institutes will announce the MAT Cut-off following the release of the MAT Results. The cut-off scores for the top participating institutes can be viewed by applicants studying for the MAT exam to gain an idea of the minimal scores they should aim for on the test.

College MAT Cut-Off Range
Christ University, Bangalore 80-85
VIT Business School, Vellore 80-85
New Delhi Institute of Management 80-85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 80-85
BIMTECH Greater Noida 80-85
XIME, Bangalore 80-85
GITAM Vishakapatnam 75-80
AIMS School of Business (AIMS), Bangalore 75-80
GITAM Business School, Hyderabad 65-70
GITAM School of Business, Bangalore 65-70
Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai 65-70

MAT Counseling Procedure

The participating institutes will handle the MAT counseling procedure as AIMA does not offer counseling services. The MAT counseling procedure will start as soon as the MAT results are released. Both a personal interview and a group discussion will be part of the selection process.

MAT Required Documents

  • MAT Admit Card
  • MAT Score Card
  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Passport size photograph
  • Candidate Identity Proof

Top Colleges Accepting MAT Score

For MBA/PGDM admission, more than 800 MBA institutes in India take into account MAT results. The list of a few well-known universities that accept MAT scores for MBA admission to the most qualified applicants is provided below. 

  • Amity University 
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil B School, Pune 
  • ABBS School of Management 
  • EIILM 
  • United World School of Business 
  • ITM University 
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research 
  • OP Jindal Global University 
  • IILM University 
  • SRM University 
  • Alliance University 
  • Christ University 
  • GITAM Institute of Management 
  • JIMS Rohini 
  • Jain University 

MAT Overview FAQs

Ques. How long will management institutes take into account MAT scores?

Candidates may transmit their MAT results to various management institutes throughout the course of a year since they would be valid for one year. Consequently, MAT 2023 results will be valid for the academic year 2023–2024.

Ques. What is the maximum age for MAT?

There is no upper age limit to take the MAT exam. Additionally, there is no cap on how many times a candidate may try the exam in total.

Ques. Where do I register for the MAT?

Candidates wishing to take the MAT can sign up on the AIMA's official website. Candidate registration on the official website is required before they may start submitting their application forms.

Ques. When will MAT counselling take place?

There isn't a centralized counseling process at AIMA. Therefore, following the announcement of the MAT result, the participating institutes will perform the MAT counseling procedure.

Ques. What are the MAT exam format and scoring criteria?

A total of 200 questions will be asked from five areas, including Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Language Skills, DA & Sufficiency, and Indian or Global Environment, in accordance with the MAT test structure and syllabus. Each section will have an equal amount of questions.

Ques. Applications for MAT 2023 would be made available in an offline mode?

No, MAT Only the AIMA's official website hosts the application forms. The official website should only be visited by individuals who are eligible and are interested in applying online. For PBT, CBT, and IBT, the application process is the same.

Ques. What will the MAT 2023 test last for in time?

The MAT 2023 test will last 2 hours and 30 minutes in all formats. Since the MAT test does not have a subsection time restriction, be careful to finish the full paper within the allotted time.

Ques. List a few Indian universities that accept MAT scores for MBA admission.

For MBA admissions, several universities around the US accept MAT scores. XIME Bangalore, JIMS Delhi, SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai, BIMTECH Noida, VIT Vellore, Christ University, and GITAM University are a few of the best universities that accept MAT scores.

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