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MAT Exam 2022: Exam Dates,Registration, Eligibility, Preparation, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Counselling

Pritam Waytoadmissions Team

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Updated On - Jan 18,2022

MAT 2022 Exam Dates: February Session

MAT IBT Feb session exam will be conducted on 5 dates. MAT PBT & CBT, on the other hand, will be conducted only on single dates. Given below are the exam dates for MAT 2022 Feb session as per the official website:

MAT Exam Dates 2022: February IBT Mode

Sr No. IBT Test Date Slots Last Date for Registration Issue of Admit Card
1 26 Feb 2022 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
23 Feb 2022 24 Feb 2022
2 27 Feb 2022 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
24 Feb 2022 25 Feb 2022
3 05 Mar 2022 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
02 Mar 2022 03 Mar 2022
4 12 Mar 2022 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
09 Mar 2022 10 Mar 2022
5 13 Mar 2022 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
10 Mar 2022 11 Mar 2022

MAT Exam Dates 2022: February PBT Mode

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration 

Feb 28, 2022

Availability of Admit Card

Mar 2, 2022

Test Date Mar 6, 2022

MAT Exam Dates 2022: February CBT Mode

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration 

Mar 7, 2022

Availability of Admit Card

Mar 9, 2022

Test Date Mar 13, 2022

Check MAT 2022 Exam Dates

MAT 2022 Highlights

MAT 2022 Highlights

Particulars Details
Name of Exam Management Aptitude Test - MAT 2022
Name of Organization All India Management Association (AIMA)
Level of Exam National
Validity of Scores 1 year
Mode of Application Online only
Application Fee
  • PBT/ CBT - INR 1650
  • PBT and CBT/  IBT and CBT/ IBT and IBT- INR 2750
Mode of Exam Online/Computer Based Test (CBT), Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT), and Offline/Paper Based Test(PBT)
Centralized Counselling No
Courses Offered MBA, PGDM
Medium of Instruction English
Number of Sessions a year 4
MAT Exam Centers PBT - 41 CBT - 31
MAT Helpline Email [email protected] 

MAT Eligibility Criteria

MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

AIMA requires the following minimum Eligibility Criteria for students who wish to appear for MAT 2022.

  • Age: No Upper Age Limit is set by AIMA to take MAT exam. 
  • Minimum Academic Qualification: Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized University. 
  • Final Year Candidates: Candidates in their final year of UG programs like B.A., B.Sc, B.Com, B.Tech, etc. can also apply.
  • Minimum Marks Required: AIMA does not prescribe a minimum percentage of marks in graduation for appearing in MAT exam. However, for admission into colleges, candidates will be required to obtain a minimum percentage that varies from college to college.
  • Work Experience: No Minimum work experience is essential for taking MAT 2022 exam.
  • Number of Attempts: No limit on the number of attempts.

Read Detailed MAT Eligibility Criteria

MAT 2022 Registration: Process, Fees, and Documents Required

Candidates should ensure that before they register themselves for MAT 2022, they fulfill MAT Eligibility Criteria as in the event of any discrepancy in information, candidates will be held responsible. Important points to keep in mind regarding MAT Registration 2022:

  • MAT Registration process is completely online and no application forms will be made available to the candidates for any mode.
  • MAT application process is the same for PBT, CBT, and IBT modes.
  • To fill MAT Application form, candidates need to visit the official website of AIMA-
  • Candidates need to upload scanned images of their photographs and signature in the desired dimensions mentioned below.
Documents File Size Specifications
Photograph Between 50 and 100 KB Scanned copy of the color photograph (not more than six months old) in JPEG/JPG format only
Signature Between 10 and 40 KB Scanned copy of signature in black or blue-ink pen only and in JPEG/JPG format only

MAT 2022 Registration

MAT 2022 Registration process involves a few simple steps. Knowing the process is essential to ensure zero-error registration and smooth completion of the application process. 

New Candidate Registration

Firstly, all candidates need to create their login credentials on the official website of AIMA-

  • Click on the’ New Candidate’ login
  • Candidates will then be required to register themselves by entering details like the name of the candidate, date of birth, email address, and mobile number.
  • Create a password
  • Confirm and Submit

Fill MAT 2022 Application Form

  • Once the candidates have registered themselves, they can log in with their registration ID and password.
  • Enter Academic Qualifications and other personal details.
  • Select the choice of exam- PBT/ CBT/ IBT

Upload Documents

  • Upload scanned images of photograph, signature, and other documents (if any).
  • The documents should be uploaded in the same size and format as specified above.

Selection of MAT Test Cities for PBT/ CBT

  • AIMA provides the option of selecting 4 test city preferences from the drop-down list.
  • Candidates must choose the test centers very carefully based on convenience and location.
  • For MAT IBT mode, candidates just need to select the city of their residence as MAT exam city.

Check MAT Exam Centers

MAT Application Fee Payment

  • Make the payment for Registration fees (INR 1650/ INR 2750)
  • Download and Save MAT Application fee payment receipt.

MAT 2022 Application Fee 

MAT 2022 Application fee needs to be paid in online mode through Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI, or Paytm Wallet. Since candidates can appear in more than 2 modes of MAT exam in a session, hence the application fee varies accordingly. The details of MAT Application fee for 1 or more modes are given below:

Mode Fees
Double Remote Proctored IBT or PBT/IBT or CBT/IBT INR 2750

Documents Required for MAT 2022 Registration

Candidates should keep the following documents ready in the format specified if any at the time of filling the application form for MAT 2022:

Document Description/Specification
Email Id and Mobile number Candidates should ensure that the Email Id and mobile number are active at all times as the intimation will be done on the registered email id and mobile number
Scanned Photograph 10- 50 Kb
Scanned Signature 5-20 Kb
Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking Details For Payment of MAT Application fees
Academic Qualification Documents( Marksheet of class 10, class 12, and Graduation Marksheet) -
MAT Exam Pattern

MAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be well aware of MAT 2022 Exam Pattern to make a good preparation strategy for the exam. MAT 2022 exam pattern is the same as the previous year. The exam is designed to test the aptitude of candidates for admission to Post Graduate Programs in Management.

  • Mode of Exam: MAT is conducted in 3 modes: IBT, CBT, and PBT
  • Medium of MAT Exam: The test is conducted only in English.
  • MAT Exam Duration: Candidates are given a composite time of 150 minutes (2 hours 30 minutes) to attempt MAT question paper
  • Number of Questions: A total of 200 questions are asked 
  • Type of Questions: Objective-type MCQs
  • Number of MAT Sections: 5 (Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and Indian & Global Environment)
  • Sectional Division of Questions: 40 questions in each section
  • MAT Exam Marking Scheme: 1 mark awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answer.
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 Exam Syllabus

MAT 2022 Exam Syllabus: Section Wise Topics and Weightage

MAT Syllabus consists of five sections- Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and Indian & Global Environment. The topics covered and weightage from each section is tabulated below: 

Section  Topics Covered Weightage in MAT Syllabus Sectional Weightage( Percentile Calculation)
MAT Language Comprehension Synonyms, antonyms, analogies, One-word substitution, Comprehension, Idioms, and Phrases, Fill in the blanks, Spotting errors, Arranging Jumbled words, Reading Comprehension 20% 25%
MAT Intelligence& Critical Reasoning Analogy, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Assumptions, Statement and Conclusions, Series, Cubes, Clocks, Seating Arrangement, Directions 20% 25%
MAT Mathematical Skills Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Number System, Percentage, Distance Speed and Time, Permutation and Combination, Mixtures and Allegation 20% 25%
MAT Data Analysis and Sufficiency Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Data Analysis 20% 25%
MAT Indian and Global Environment Gk, Constitution of India, International Organisation, Monetary and Economic Policies, Current Affairs 20% -

MAT 2022: System Requirements for IBT Mode

Candidates who choose to give MAT 2022 in Remote Proctored IBT (Internet Based Test) mode should ensure that they comply with the following system requirements to avoid any last-minute hassle.

  • Candidates should have a computer system (either a laptop or desktop) with a webcam and a mic.
  • A proper Internet connection with minimum bandwidth of 512 kbps.
  • Installation of MSB (Mettle Secure Browser) is mandatory.
  • Permanent fee space of at least 65 MB on the hard drive.
  • Disk space should be 2 GB.
  • Windows OS version 7 or above is recommended.

Must Read: MAT IBT Mode Guidelines, Network & System Requirements, and Troubleshooting Guide

People Also Ask

Ques: Which session is best to appear for MAT 2022?

Ans: MAT is conducted every year in 4 sessions in the month of February, May, September and December. There is no difference in the pattern or syllabus of MAT conducted in the 4 sessions, therefore, students can appear for any session based on the level of their preparations. 

Ques. Can I appear for MAT exam in 2 modes in February session?

Ans. Yes, candidates can appear for 2 modes in a particular session by paying an additional application fee of INR 1100 over and above the usual fee of INR 1650. Also, candidates can appear in all the sessions of MAT conducted in a year. The scores of the best attempt will be considered for the final selection process.

Ques: Can I take MAT 2022 in all the 4 sessions?

Ans: Yes, candidates can take the exam in all the 4 sessions as there is no limit on the number of attempts. 

Ques: Is MAT easier in comparison to CAT exam?

Ans: In terms of difficulty level the test takers had rated MAT exam to be easier in comparison to CAT exam. Candidates preparing for CAT also appear for MAT as the subjects and types of questions asked in the paper are almost the same. 

Ques: Can I get admission in IIMs based on my MAT scores?

Ans: No. MAT scores are not considered valid for admission in IIMs. Nonetheless, MAT score is accepted by over 700 popular private B-schools in India.

Ques: Will Symbiosis use MAT score?

Ans: No. Symbiosis will only use SNAP scores. Some of the top colleges accepting MAT exam scores are BIMTECH Greater Noida, XIME Bangalore, etc. 

MAT 2022: How to Prepare?

MAT 2022: How to Prepare? Section-wise Strategy and Recommended Books

MAT Preparation requires a carefully designed strategy and approach. Candidates must opt for a section-wise strategy focused on practicing more and more questions of varying difficulty levels. 

Section  Preparation Tips
Language Comprehension
  • Read every day to increase your reading speed, enhance your vocabulary and reduce the chances of common grammatical mistakes
  • Practice at least 2-3 RC passages daily to increase your reading speed to a minimum of 300 words per minute.
  • Listen to Online conversations and Interviews on Youtube and other platforms
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
  • Practice questions every day as exposure to a wide number of questions will increase your ability to think and approach questions better
  • Time Management is the key to attempting this section. Learning the least time-consuming approach is the key to attempting all 40 questions.
  • Refer to online channels like Unacademy, Gradeup, and T.I.M.E to learn easy tricks to solve the questions
  • Buy books with topic-specific questions for comprehensive coverage of questions.
Mathematical Skills
  • Mathematical Skills section always demands high clarity regarding the concepts and consistent practice,
  • Be familiar with formulas and learn the tricks to do faster calculations
  • Solve previous year MAT question papers to strategize preparation
  • Every day solve at least 3-4 questions from 4 topics each.
  • Devote 30 minutes to revise the topics that you studied on the previous day to increase retention
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Practice MAT Previous Year Papers and solve mock questions
  • Refer to books by Arun Sharma and Nishit Sinha to practice questions ranging from easy to hard levels.
  • Master topics like percentage-ratio conversions, alligations, averages, and unitary methods to solve these questions quickly
Indian and Global Environment
  • Read newspapers (preferably The Hindu, Indian Express, and Economic Times) daily to keep yourself updated about the political and global scenario
  • Also, refer to monthly, half-yearly, and yearly magazines like pratiyogita darpan, yojana, frontline, etc.
  • Make quick notes of any latest news you across for a quick revision later.
  • Since the subject is purely theoretical ensure that you keep reading what you learn so that you retain all the points

Best Books for MAT 2022 Preparation

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

Online Resources for MAT 2022 Preparation

Online Resources are the best source for preparation for competitive exams as students can learn from these resources at their own pace and access different tips from different tutors. Some of the best online resources for MAT 2022 preparation are:

  • Gradeup online classes
  • T.I.M.E. 4 Education
  • Unacademy 
  • Career Launcher
  • IMS India
  • Hitbullseye online coaching
  • CrackU

MAT Sample Papers & Mock Tests

One of the best ways to score well in MAT is to solve several practice papers and previous years questions. This will help you in developing an idea of what to expect while writing the actual paper. This will also help in building confidence. 

  • MAT Sample Paper 1
  • MAT Sample Paper 2
  • MAT Sample Paper 3
  • MAT Sample Paper 4
MAT Admit Card

MAT 2022 Admit Card: How to Download?

MAT 2022 Admit Card for IBT, PBT, and CBT Mode is released by AIMA on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card on the official website by following the steps mentioned below:

  •  Visit the official website of AIMA
  • Click on the link for ‘ MAT 2022 Admit Card’
  • Log in with your registration number and password
  • Candidates will get the option to download the MAT 2022 Admit Card.
  • Download the Admit Card and take a printout of the same.

Candidates should ensure that all the information that appears on the admit card is correct. If any incorrect information appears on the admit card then the candidate should bring it to the notice of the examination authority. Admit Card will contain details like the Candidate’s Name, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time, and Venue, and Form number.

MAT Exam Centers

MAT Exam Centers for PBT/ CBT Mode Tests

MAT 2022 exam centers will be spread across 50+ cities in India. Candidates appearing for MAT PBT and CBT modes need to report at the test center allotted to them.

  • The allotted MAT exam center is mentioned on the admit card. Candidates must carefully read the exam center details while checking their MAT Admit Card
  • For MAT PBT mode, 34 test cities will be available for selection during MAT 2022 registration
  • For MAT CBT mode, candidates can choose from 29 test cities
MAT 2022 Result & Scorecard

MAT 2022 Result & Scorecard

MAT Result for PBT, CBT, IBT mode is announced on the official website of AIMA. Candidates can check their results by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of AIMA.
  2. Log in with your registered email id, password, and date of birth.
  3. MAT 2022 Scorecard will be displayed on your screen
  4. Candidates can download the result
  5. Take a printout for further reference.

What is MAT Scoring Pattern?

MAT scoring pattern is slightly different from other competitive exams as it seeks to assess a candidate’s ability to pursue a postgraduate program in management. For correct interpretation of MAT 2022 Scores, candidates should consider the following points.

  1. Unlike other competitive exams, where the marking standards will vary depending on the college or University, MAT 2022 scorecard will serve as one standard for all candidates.
  2. Since MAT is taken on different dates and modes, there is always the possibility of MAT tests differing in their difficulty level.
  3. In order to standardize this, AIMA has opted for a scaling process so that scores of candidates are equally scaled.

MAT 2022 Composite Score 

  1. The candidate’s scorecard will consist of six scores, these will consist of scores obtained in the five sections- Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, and Indian & Global Environment and a Composite Score
  2. For Calculation of the Composite scores, four sections except Indian and Global environment will be taken into consideration.
  3. In addition, this candidate’s scorecard will also contain a percentile for each section which will determine the percentage of candidates who scored below the specific candidate with respect to the entire candidates who took the test.

The scales on which the scores of each section will be determined are tabulated below:

Section MAT Score Scale Allotted Marks
Language Comprehension 0-100 40
Mathematical Skills 0-100 40
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 0-100 40
Intelligence& Critical Reasoning 0-100 40
Indian & Global Environment 0-100 40
Total( Composite score) 199-801 200
MAT Cut Off

MAT 2022 Cut off

MAT Cut off will be announced by the participating institutes once MAT 2022 Result is announced. However, candidates can check the cut-off of the top participating institutes to get an idea of the expected cut-off and the past year’s trends.

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 Counselling Process

MAT 2022 Counselling Process

MAT Counselling Process is conducted by the participating institutes as AIMA does not conduct any counseling process. The Counselling Process will commence after the declaration of the result and will be followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Candidates should carry the following documents for the Counselling Process:

  • MAT 2022 Admit Card
  • MAT 2022 Score Card
  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Passport size photograph
  • Candidate Identity Proof
MAT College Predictor

MAT College Predictor

Candidates often find it difficult to make decisions regarding the colleges that they should send their scores. MAT scoring process is slightly different and candidates might find it difficult to calculate their scores to determine the colleges they will be accepted in.

MAT College Predictor will assist you in determining the Management Institutes that will shortlist on the basis of your MAT scores. Candidates can send their scores to the institutes accordingly.

MAT 2022 FAQs

Ques: When will MAT 2022 be held?

Ans: MAT 2022 will be held four times a year in February, May, September, and December. The exam will be held on different dates for different modes. MAT 2022 February session exam dates have been announced by AIMA for IBT, PBT, and CBT modes. MAT 2022 PBT & CBT mode exams will be held on Mar 6 & Mar 13, 2022, respectively. 5 dates have been released for MAT IBT 2022- Feb 26, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12, and Mar 13, 2022.




Ques: Can I give MAT 2022 in IBT and PBT mode?

Ans: Yes, Candidates can opt to give MAT 2022 in IBT mode as well as CBT/PBT mode. However, if the candidates opt for a Double Proctored Internet-Based Test, they will have to pay INR 1000 in addition to the fees of INR 1650.

Ques: Are there any benefits of giving Double Remote Proctored IBT for MAT 2022?

Ans: Yes, candidates who opt for Double Remote Proctored IBT can send their scores to 2 additional Management Institutes in addition to the 5 Management Institutes that candidates are allowed to send their scores to.

Ques: How long will MAT 2022 scores be accepted by Management Institutes?

Ans: MAT scores will be valid for one year so candidates can send their scores to Management Institutes during that period of time. Hence, MAT 2022 scores will be valid for the 2023-24 academic year.

Ques: What is the age limit for MAT 2022?

Ans: There is no age limit for appearing in MAT 2022. There is also no restriction on the number of attempts that candidates can appear in the exam.

Ques: Where should I register for MAT 2022?

Ans: Candidates who wish to appear for MAT 2022 can register themselves on the official website of AIMA. After registering themselves on the official website, candidates can start filling the application form.

Ques: Will the G.K section be considered for MAT 2022 composite score calculation?

Ans: No, for calculation of the composite score for MAT 2022, Indian and Global Environment Score will not be considered, for the other four sections equal weightage will be assigned to each of them.

Ques: When will the counseling process for MAT 2022 be held?

Ans: AIMA does not conduct a centralized counseling process. So the counseling process for MAT 2022 will be conducted by the participating institutes after the declaration of MAT 2022 result. 

Ques. What are the exam pattern and marking scheme for MAT 2022?

Ans. As per MAT 2022 exam pattern,  there will be 200 questions divided equally into 5 sections- Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Language Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Indian & Global Environment. Each question will carry 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Ques. Are MAT 2022 Application forms available in offline mode?

Ans. No, MAT Application forms are available only on the official website of AIMA in online mode. Candidates need to visit the official website and click on the ‘Register’ link to fill MAT 2022 application form. The application procedure is the same for all modes- PBT, CBT, and IBT.

Ques. What is the duration of MAT 2022 exam?

Ans. MAT 2022 exam duration for all 3 modes is 2 hours and 30 minutes to attempt 200 questions. Also, there is no sectional time limit in MAT exam. Hence, candidates need to manage their time intelligently while attempting MAT exam.

Ques. How many colleges in India accept MAT scores for MBA admission?

Ans. MAT scores are accepted by more than 700 colleges in India for MBA admissions. Some of the top MAT score accepting colleges include XIME Bangalore, SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai, JIMS Delhi, BIMTECH Noida, Christ University, VIT Vellore, and GITAM University.