MAT 2023: May Session Application Form (Out), Eligibility

MAT 2022, conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA), is a national-level exam that provides admission to qualified candidates to top Business schools in India. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is one of the largest entrance exams in the country through which candidates can get into MBA and other Management programs. Candidates who have graduated from a recognized board/university or who are in the final year of their undergraduate degree can appear for MAT 2022 in any of the three test modes, namely Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper Based Test (PBT), and Internet Based Test (IBT), as per their convenience.

Mar 22, 2023 | Management


MAT 2023 May session exam dates have been announced by AIMA. MAT 2023 May session registration has started for PBT, CBT, and IBT modes on Mar 21, 2023.

MAT 2023 May session registration is underway on the official website. MAT 2023 May session for CBT 1 and 2 registration will end on May 9, 2023, and May 30, 2023, respectively. MAT 2023 May session for PBT registration will complete on May 16, 2023. MAT 2023 May session for IBT registration will conclude on May 24, 2023. 

Latest Updates on MAT 2023

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023 MAT Syllabus 2023
MAT Admit Card 2023 MAT Exam Pattern 2023

Each MAT score is valid for only one year. The best score among the four would be considered to get the merit position during the admission process of a B-school. Scroll down for the complete schedule for the upcoming phase of the MAT entrance exam 2023.

The Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as the MAT exam, is conducted by the All India Management Association. Through this test, thousands of applicants bag admission to the top-tier B-schools of the country. It takes place four times a year in February, May, September, and December. The best part about appearing for the test is that candidates have the chance to improve their scores after every four months.

Read below to learn more about MAT 2023 exam.

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MAT Exam 2023 Application Form

MAT exam 2023 May session application forms are available on the official website of AIMA for PBT,  IBT, CBT 1, and CBT 2 exams on Mar 21, 2023. Candidates can check out the last date of registration for each mode is tabulated below.

MAT 2023 May Session Application Form 
Events Last Date of Registration
PBT May 16, 2023
CBT 1 May 9, 2023
CBT 2 May 30, 2023
  • IBT - I
  • IBT - II
  • IBT- III
  • IBT - IV
  • May 4, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • May 17, 2023
  • May 24, 2023
  • MAT application form 2023 will be available online. Candidates are allowed to apply through the official website of the AIMA.
  • MAT 2023 application form is divided into four parts. While filling out MAT 2023 application form, the candidate should write their name on the official document.
  • Once candidates have paid the fees for MAT 2023, they should check the status of the fee payment. The contact details provided in the online application form should be valid and authentic, as these details will be used to communicate with the candidate about the further events of the exam.
  • No error should be made while filling out MAT 2023 application form.
  • Candidates should check MAT 2023 application form before submitting it.

The first part involves filling in personal and academic details, the second part involves uploading scanned images, the third part involves payment of fees, and finally, printing the application comes under part four. MAT application fees that a candidate has to pay are as follows.

MAT Exam 2023 Application Fee
Test Fees (INR)
For Paper-Based Test (PBT) INR 1650
For Computer Based Test (CBT) INR 1650
For Both PBT & CBT INR 2650

Note: There is no relaxation in the MAT fee for any candidate.

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Documents Required to Apply for MAT Exam 2023

Filling up the application form for MAT 2023 requires certain documents to be uploaded at the time of registration. The application process will remain incomplete without submitting the necessary documents, and MAT admit card 2023 will not be issued to the candidate.

Scanned images of the following are required to apply for MAT 2023.

  • Candidate's recent photograph
  • Signature

The documents should be of the following dimensions.

  • The scanned image of the candidate must be between 40-150 KB in size.
  • The scanned image of the candidate's signature must be between 10-150 KB in size

MAT 2023 Registration

MAT 2023 May session for PBT, IBT, CBT 1 and 2 registration process started on Mar 21, 2023. All candidates eligible for the exams must apply through the official site of AIMA. MAT registration process is simple and is mandatory for every candidate to continue with the rest of the application procedure for MAT 2023.

Along with CBT mode, MAT 2023 is now conducted as a remotely proctored or IBT exam, and the test is taken multiple times throughout the year. For each test, the registration window and dates for other events vary. The process of registration remains the same. Before registering for MAT 2023, candidates should check whether they meet the eligibility criteria.

How to Prepare for MAT in One Month?
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Steps to Register for MAT Exam 2023

The application form is available only on the official website. Candidates who want to apply for MAT entrance exam 2023 have to follow the process of registering themselves. Candidates are required to follow the given procedure to register for MAT 2023.

  • Registration: Candidates who are applying for the first time are required to enter their name, email ID, and date of birth on the official website of AIMA to register themselves. The candidate will receive an acknowledgment on their registered email ID.
  • Filling Application Form: Fill out all the application form details. The candidate should select the preferred choice for Test Taking Option, Test Centre, and Preferred Photo ID to be produced at the Test Centre and Choice of Management Institutes.
  • Upload Images: The candidate must upload their photograph's scanned images and signature.
  • Make Payment: Candidates are required to pay the application fees in this last stage of Application Submission. The application fees can only be paid online, through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking.

Read More: MAT 2023 application form

MAT Exam 2023 Dates

MAT exam 2023 May session schedule has been released by AIMA. The registration process for all the MAT exam modes has started today, Mar 21, 2023.  Check the table below for MAT Exam Dates 2023 for the corresponding events for the May session.

MAT 2023 Exam Dates



Registration/Application Start Date (May Session(

Mar 21, 2023 (PBT, CBT 1 & CBT 2)

Registration/Application Last Date

May 16, 2023 (PBT)

May 9, 2023 (CBT 1)

May 30, 2023 (CBT 2)

Admit card Release Date

May 18, 2023 (PBT)

May 11, 2023 (CBT 1)

Jun 1, 2023 (CBT 2)

Exam Dates

May 21, 2023 (PBT)

May 14, 2023 (CBT 1)

Jun 4, 2023 (CBT 2)

Result Date (May Session)

Jul 2023

MAT Exam Dates 2023: May Session (IBT)

MAT 2023 registration for all the modes commenced today, Mar 21, 2023. Find all the important dates related to the upcoming section of the MAT 2023 exam on PBT, CPT 1 & CPT 2 and IBT.

MAT IBT 2023 May Session Schedule

MAT 2023 IBT Feb session schedule has been listed below. The exam will be conducted in two sessions from 10 AM to 12:30 AM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

MAT IBT 2023 May Session Exam Dates

Exam Dates


Registration Last Date

Admit Card Issue Date

MAT IBT 2023 Result

May 7, 2023

10:00 am to 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

May 4, 2023

May 5, 2023 Jun 2023
May 13, 2023

10:00 am to 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

May 10, 2023

May 11, 2023 Jun 2023
May 20, 2023

10:00 am to 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

May 17, 2023 

May 18, 2023 Jun 2023
May 27, 2023

10:00 am to 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

May 24, 2023 May 25, 2023 Jun 2023

MAT 2023 Exam Dates for PBT Mode

MAT dates 2023 for PBT mode are mentioned in the tabular below.

MAT 2023 Exam Dates: PBT
MAT 2023 Events Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
MAT PBT Registration Deadline Feb 14, 2023 May 16, 2023 Sep 2023 (Tentative) Dec 2023 (Tentative)
MAT PBT Admit Card Download Feb 15, 2023 May 18, 2023 Sep 2023 (Tentative) Dec 2023 (Tentative)
MAT PBT Exam Feb 19, 2023 May 21, 2023 Sep 2023 (Tentative) Dec 2023 (Tentative)
MAT Result Date Mar  17, 2023 Jun 2023 Oct 2023 (Tentative) Jan 2024 (Tentative)

MAT 2023 Exam Dates for CBT Mode

MAT dates 2023 for CBT mode are mentioned in the tabular below.

MAT 2023 Exam Dates: CBT
MAT 2023 Events Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
MAT CBT Registration Deadline

CBT 1: Feb 21, 2023

CBT 2: Feb 27, 2023

CBT 1: May 9, 2023 

CBT 2: May 30, 2023

CBT 1: Sep 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Sep 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 1: Dec 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Dec 2023 (Tentative)

MAT CBT Admit Card Download

CBT 1: Feb 24, 2023

CBT 2: Mar 2, 2023

CBT 1: May 11, 2023 

CBT 2: Jun 1, 2023 

CBT 1: Sep 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Sep 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 1: Dec 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Dec 2023 (Tentative)


CBT 1: Feb 26, 2023

CBT 2: Mar 4, 2023

CBT 1: May 14, 2023 

CBT 2: Jun  4, 2023 

CBT 1: Sep 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Oct 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 1: Dec 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Jan 2023 (Tentative)

MAT CBT Result Date

CBT 1: Mar 17, 2023

CBT 2: Mar 17, 2023

CBT 1: Jun 2023

CBT 2: Jun 2023 

CBT 1: Oct 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Oct 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 1: Jan 2023 (Tentative)

CBT 2: Jan 2023 (Tentative)

Read More: MAT 2023 Exam Date

About MAT Exam

MAT exam (Management Aptitude Test) is a standard aptitude test conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions into over 600 Business Schools in India. It has been conducted every year since 1988 and is one of the largest MBA entrance exams in India. It has a higher acceptability rate than CAT. MAT score is considered for admission into MBA and other related programs. The following table shows the important highlights of MAT 2023.

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MAT exam was approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, as a national-level test in 2003. It is a national-level management entrance examination and is a gateway for admission to various MBA, PGDM, and other related management programs across India. The table below gives more details about MAT exam 2023.

MAT 2023 Highlights
Exam Name MAT
Full Form Management Aptitude Test
Exam Level
Exam Mode Paper-Based Test (Offline), Computer Based Test (Online), & Internet-Based Test (IBT)
Eligibility Graduation in any discipline, Final year candidates can also apply
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Stream Management
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes (150 Minutes)
Similar Exams CAT / CMAT / XAT / SNAP
Official Website

What is MAT Exam?

For admission to MBA/PGDM programmes, the All India Management Association (AIMA) administers the Management Aptitude Test, also known as the MAT. Multiple times a year, the exam is given in four phases: February, May, September, and December. Candidates who meet the requirements may be admitted to more than 800 business schools that accept the MAT.

The MAT exam is offered in three different formats: paper-based (PBT), computer-based (CBT), and remotely proctored (IBT). According to their preferences, candidates can select any mode in which to take the exam. All three exam formats share the same fees, exam format, and syllabus; however, the dates for admit card download and exams vary.

Candidates can take MAT exam as:

  • Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  • Double Internet-Based Test (IBT) or
  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Paper Based Test and Internet Based Test (PBT+IBT) or
  • Computer Based Test and Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) or
  • Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT) 

Candidates have the choice of giving the exam either online (Computer Based Test), offline (Paper Based Test), or from their homes (Internet Based Test). The exam can only be given in English.

MAT is an aptitude test for management studies designed to evaluate the Quantitative, Verbal/ Reading, Data Interpretation and Analysis, and Critical Reasoning skills of candidates. After analyzing the previous years' question papers, it is evident that Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) has always been the toughest section in the paper. Language Comprehension (LC) section complexity is mostly moderate, and QA, so far, has always been the easiest.

MAT 2023 scores are accepted in numerous business schools across India. Students who wish to study Master in Business Administration or any other postgraduate management courses at these colleges and universities should appear for MAT 2023. As it is held several times throughout the year, candidates can take the exam whenever suitable.

After qualifying MAT entrance exam 2023, applicants can apply to colleges for admission. Further selection rounds, like Group discussions or Personal Interviews, usually depend on the college they are applying to. The selection process will differ from one college to another.

MAT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling up MAT application form, the candidate has to check the eligibility criteria laid out by the conducting authorities. MAT opens the gates for candidates who wish to pursue PGDM courses related to MBA. Therefore, anyone applying for the exam must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college, or a professional degree in India like CA, CS, ICWA, etc.

Candidates in their final year and graduating soon are also eligible to apply. The framed guidelines for MAT eligibility criteria 2023 do not specify any age limit for the applicant. Work experience has points in the interview post the exam but is not one of the basic MAT eligibility criteria. Therefore, candidates having no work experience can also apply for MAT.

Above all, another important criterion is that the candidate must be an Indian National to apply for the test. The candidate must have a valid unique email and phone number during the entire registration and application process, as all further communication will be done via the candidate's email address and phone number.

Candidates should note that MAT eligibility may differ from college admission eligibility, so when applying for their respective college, candidates should check the eligibility conditions of that particular college.

As the exam is for admission into the postgraduation course, the candidate must be a graduate or should be in the final year of graduation. MAT 2023 eligibility criteria are mentioned in the table below.

MAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Particulars Description
Age There is no age limitation for MAT 2023. Candidates can apply any number of times. 
Education Qualification A candidate who is willing to appear for MAT 2023 should be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized university or possess an equivalent recognized a degree
Nationality The applicant must be a citizen of India
Final Year Candidates Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation program can also apply for MAT 2023 on a conditional basis i.e. candidates will be required to clear the final year exam before starting a post-graduation program in the B-Schools.

Also Read: MAT 2023

MAT Admit Card 2023

MAT 2023 admit card for the May session for all the modes of MAT exam will be released by AIMA on the scheduled date. MAT 2023 admit card release dates are tabulated below.

Events Date
IBT - I May 5, 2023
IBT - II May 11, 2023
IBT - III May 18, 2023
IBT - IV May 25, 2023
PBT May 18, 2023
CBT 1 May 11, 2023
CBT 2 Jun 1, 2023
  • Admit card is an important document the candidates must carry to the exam centre. Supervisors will check the candidate's MAT admission card to verify their eligibility.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website through their login credentials created after registration. They much check all the details mentioned on the admit card thoroughly. 
  • MAT 2023 exam will be held in two sessions on the dates and times printed on the admit card.
  • The admit card details the candidate's name, roll number, registration number, centre code, reporting, closing time, a photograph, and the candidate's signature.
  • After receiving MAT 2023 admit card, students should verify all their details.

Steps to Download MAT 2023 Admit Card

The procedure to download the admit card for MAT 2023 is as follows.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website -
  • Step 2: Enter the required credentials, such as email ID, password, and date of birth, and click on the 'Login' Button.
  • Step 3: Admit card will be displayed on the screen after logging in.
  • Step 4: Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

MAT 2023 Exam Centres

Numerous MAT exam centres 2023 are available all across the country. There are different exam centres for online and offline tests. MAT will be held in 45 cities for PBT and 29 cities for CBT across the country.

Candidates must reach MAT 2023 exam centres at least 30 minutes before the exam. The gates of the exam centre will open one hour before the exam. Candidates can select 2 cities at maximum from the given cities as exam centre.

MAT 2023 Exam Centres










New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh






Madhya Pradesh













Tamil Nadu






West Bengal










Jammu and Kashmir










Andhra Pradesh


Documents Required at MAT 2023 Exam Centre

The candidate should carry the following documents to the exam centre.

  • MAT Admit Card
  • Any Government ID proof (Aadhar Card, Voter ID, PAN Card, Passport, etc).

MAT 2023 Exam Pattern

MAT can be given in CBT, IBT, and PBT modes. Candidates who opt for both have the advantage of selecting two more colleges for sending the scores in addition to the 5 colleges that are normally allowed.

The paper consists of four sections which are: Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and Indian and Global Environment. The total number of questions is 200, and 150 minutes (2 and a half hours) are given to complete the exam. Each section has 40 questions.

The questions will be objective in which 1 mark will be given for every correct response, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The tabular representation of MAT exam pattern 2023 is as follows:

MAT Exam Pattern
Type of Exam Paper-Based Test (Offline), Computer Based Test (Online), & Internet-Based Test (IBT)
Number of Sections

Indian and Global Environment
Language Comprehension
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Mathematical Skills
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Language English
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Marking Scheme +1 Mark for Correct Answers
-0.25 Mark for Wrong Answers
Total Marks 200

MAT 2023 System Requirements for IBT Mode

  • To avoid any last-minute hassles, candidates who take the MAT 2023 in remote proctored IBT (Internet-Based Test) mode should ensure their systems meet the following specifications.
  • Candidates must have a computer system with a webcam and microphone (laptop or a desktop).
  • a reliable internet connection with 512 kbps of minimum capacity.
  • It is necessary to install the Mettle Secure Browser (MSB).
  • 65 MB or more of permanent storage capacity on the hard drive.
  • 2 GB of disc space is required.
  • It is advised to use Windows OS version 7 or later.

MAT Exam 2023 Syllabus

The applicants need rigorous preparation to crack MAT exam 2023, as the competition is tough. The major domains tested in the examination are Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Language and Comprehension, Mathematical Aptitude, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and the candidate's knowledge of the Indian and Global Environment.

All these sections together carry a total of 200 marks basically, sectional total marks of 40 per section. The difficulty level differs from section to section, from Language Comprehension being the easiest to Data Sufficiency and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning being the toughest sections encountered by the students in the paper.

The newly launched MAT IBT exam also has the same MAT Syllabus 2023 as that of the CBT and the PBT exams. The different kinds of questions that will be asked from each section in the exam are discussed below.

MAT Exam 2023 Syllabus: Important Topics
Subject Syllabus
English Language Comprehension Reading Comprehension, Parts of Speech, Direct and Indirect Speech, Sentence Formation and Correction, Substitution, Antonyms and Synonyms, Para-Jumbles
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Family Tree, Course of Action, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Blood Relations, Series, Puzzles, Multi-Dimensional Arrangements, Syllogisms
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Charts and Graphs, Tables, Data Analysis and Comparison, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency
Mathematical Skills Percentages, HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, Speed, Time and Distance, Elementary Mathematics, Unitary Method, Heights and Distance, Sequence and Series, Circles, Coordinate Geometry, Venn Diagrams, Linear and Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry
Indian & Global Environment Current Affairs, CEOs, Punchlines, Sports, History and Politics, World Records, Finance, Nobel Prizes, Geography, Books and Authors, Social Issues

MAT Exam 2023 Reference Books

There are many books available in markets these days and numerous e-books. These MAT Books 2023 would help in providing the right guidance to candidates. It will help them to revise and practise all the topics thoroughly. The highly recommended books for MAT have been tabulated below.

MAT Exam 2023 Preparation Books
Book Title Author Published By
Mission MBA MAT Guide B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal Arihant Books
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal Disha Experts
Barron’s Guide to GMAT D. Jaffe, Stephen Hilbert Galgotias Publication
10 Challengers MAT Dharmendra Mittal Arihant Publications
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal S. Chand
Study Package for MAT Arun Sharma Tata McGraw Hill
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exam Guide R. Gupta Ramesh Publishing House
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations Dinesh Khattar Pearson Education
Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT Aditya Choudhary, Bharat Patodi Disha Publication
MAT Score Accelerator - Disha Publication

MAT Exam 2023 Preparation

People put in a lot of effort but still do not get the desired result. The solution lies in not preparing hard for the exam but preparing smartly. Candidates should have a clear idea of the syllabus and they should know which topic requires more attention and which topic can be given less preference.

  • candidates must focus on studying every topic of MAT 2023 syllabus and acknowledge the importance of completing the syllabus. There is a total of 5 sections. The quantitative section requires a lot of time, thus a lot of practice is required to solve the exam in time, allowing the candidate to focus on other subjects.
  • MAT 2023 aspirants must also read the news from either newspapers, magazines, or online and be aware of the current events that will help the student to score good marks in the English and Indian & Global Environment sections.
  • The other two sections, i.e., the Reasoning and Data Analysis section, also have only one solution i.e, more and more practice. The more candidates practice the better and faster they become. However, the time given for practice should depend on that topic's frequency of occurrence in the overall section.

Read More: How to Prepare for MAT in One Month?

MAT Previous Year Question Papers

Solving the previous year's question papers gives a candidate a kind of live experience of the actual question paper. Candidates, after solving the papers, will be able to calculate their speed of solving questions, analyze the paper, and will be able to identify the areas in which candidates need more preparation.

Read More: MAT Previous Years Question Papers

MAT 2023 Mock Test

MAT Mock Tests 2023 is an important tool to analyze your performance before the exam. candidates should solve as many mocks as possible so that they are very clear with the pattern of questions. Solving mocks will also help prioritize the important and less time-consuming questions in the exam.

Candidates preparing for MAT 2023 must mainly focus on taking mock tests online and practicing the previous year's question papers besides daily studying notes and other study materials. The only way to check one's progress is to take and practice the tests.

This does not only give MAT 2023 aspirants an insight into which points to improve and where to focus more. They will also improve the accuracy of the answers and time management. Practicing those daily will also enhance the candidate's confidence; they are less likely to panic or get nervous on exam day.

MAT 2023 Coaching Centres

There are various coaching centres for MAT present all over the country. The coaching centres in the major cities in the country are as follows.

Coaching Centres in Bengaluru

  • Elite IIT Jayanagar & Malleshwaram
  • VPROV Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Summit Careers

Read More: Top 10 MAT Coaching Classes in Bangalore

Coaching Centres in Delhi

  • Aptitudemate
  • Career Solutions Institute
  • Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd.

Coaching Centres in Kolkata

  • Erudite Education
  • Cubix Educational Institute Pvt Ltd
  • Diksha Learning Services Pvt Ltd

Read More: Best MAT Coaching in Kolkata

Coaching Centres in Mumbai

  • Success Forum
  • Arkin Institute
  • Manoeuvre

Important Links:

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MAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

The important exam day instructions, which all candidates must strictly adhere to, are given below:

  • MAT 2023 Hall Ticket: candidates must carry their admit cards to the exam centre. It contains important information such as the applicant's roll number, personal information, the allotted exam centre, etc.
  • Carrying Expensive Accessories: candidates must refrain from carrying calculators, docu pens, log tables, electronic or smartwatches, books, revision notes, or similar kinds of things, which the candidate may use to indulge in unfair means.
  • Roll Number with Seat Allotment: candidates are not allowed to enter MAT 2023 exam centre after the commencement of the examination. A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. The candidate should be there in the seat specified for them. If the candidate is not in their designated seat, their candidature will get canceled.
  • Misusing Test Booklet: Removing any page(s) from the Test Booklet (in case of a Paper-Based Test Examination) will invite serious disciplinary action against the candidate. The candidate gets debarred from the examination permanently or for a specified time, depending on the nature of the offense.

Additionally, bring the following paperwork to the MAT exam location for the PBT and CBT modes of testing:

  • MAT Admit Card 2023: two prints
  • Declaration of Self for COVID-19: Using the admissions card
  • Proof of identity: Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Election I-Card, Passport, Driver's License, and PAN Card, all in original form.
  • If your name has changed, you must have documentation to prove it.
  • Caste certificate, if applicable: If you fall under the SC, ST, or OBC categories, you must have a caste certificate.

MAT 2023 Exam Analysis

Candidates can find the detailed exam analysis for MAT IBT 2023 Feb session in the tabular below.

MAT PBT 2023 Exam Analysis for Feb Session
Section Name Topics Number of Questions Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Language Comprehension RC, Sentence formation errors, vocabulary, synonyms/antonyms, FIB, one-word substitution, para jumbles 40 To be Announced To be Announced
Mathematical Skills Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership, Algebra, Geometry 40 To be Announced To be Announced
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison 40 To be Announced To be Announced
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Family Relation, Statement Cause & Effect, Series, Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies 40 To be Announced To be Announced
Indian & Global Environment International, Advertising, Awards, Books, Economy, Business 40 To be Announced To be Announced
Total   200 To be Announced To be Announced

MAT paper analysis 2023 for the IBT exam will be available on the portal. The exam will be conducted in two shifts, from 10 AM - 12.30 PM and from 4 PM - 6:30 PM, by the conducting body, All India Management Association.

MAT IBT Paper Analysis for Feb Session
Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level - Shift 1 Difficulty Level - Shift 2
Reading Comprehension 20 To be Announced To be Announced
Errors in Sentence Correction 3 To be Announced To be Announced
Antonyms 3 To be Announced To be Announced
Synonyms 3 To be Announced To be Announced
Vocabulary (Fill-Ups) 3 To be Announced To be Announced
Substitute with One Word 2 To be Announced To be Announced
Phrases and Idioms 3 To be Announced To be Announced
Jumbled Sentences 3 To be Announced To be Announced

On Sep 18, 2022, the MAT 2022 September session exam was finished. The CBT, IBT, and PBT papers were regarded as somewhat tough overall. No unexpected elements or substantial changes from the previous year were noted. MAT 2022 exam section-by-section analysis is provided below:

MAT 2022 Exam Analysis


No of Questions

Important Topics

Difficulty Level

Good attempts

Language Comprehension


  • 4-5 RC passages
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Error detection
  • Antonyms/ Synonyms

Easy to Moderate


Data Analysis and Sufficiency


Data Interpretation questions accounted for more than 50% of weightage



Intelligence and Critical Reasoning


  • Blood Relations (8-10 questions)
  • Statements-Assumptions/ Cause & Effect 
  • Analogy & Direction test

Easy to Moderate


Mathematical Skills


  • Arithmetic (about 35-40% weightage)
  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Equations and Permutation & Combination



Indian and Global Environment


Static GK and Current Affairs

Moderate to Difficult







MAT 2022 Exam Analysis (CBT)

MAT 2022 paper had some difficult questions in the following sections - Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and Quant sections. Apart from this, there were some tricky questions in the Intelligence and Critical Reasoning sections.

The test was conducted in about 51 centres in India. Some important highlights of MAT 2022 CBT exam are updated here below for your reference. Check for MAT exam details below:

MAT 2022 CBT Exam Highlights
Elements Features
Total Number of Questions Asked 200
Sections 5
Maximum Marks per Question 1 Mark
Negative Marks -0.25 for Every Wrong Answer

Most students felt that the exam was of moderate difficulty. While this is the overall difficulty the difficulty for every section is provided in the table below.

MAT Difficulty Level Analysis
Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 20 Moderate
Errors in Sentence Correction 3 Moderate
Antonyms 3 Difficult
Synonyms 3 Moderate to Difficult
Vocabulary (Fill-Ups) 3 Moderate
Substitute with One Word 2 Moderate
Phrases and Idioms 3 Moderate to difficult
Jumbled Sentences 3 Moderate

Read More: MAT Paper Analysis 2023

MAT 2023 Results

MAT Results 2023 for the Feb session were released on the official website on Mar 17, 2023. Candidates can check their results and obtain their scorecards on the AIMA's official website for all three formats (PBT, CBT, and IBT). The procedure to check and download the scorecard for MAT IBT exam is similar to the CBT and PBT exam. The scorecard contains the following details.

  • Candidate's marks and percentile in each subject.
  • Candidate's total score and overall percentile.

This score will be valid for one year. Qualified candidates can apply to various colleges with the MAT 2023 scorecard. If they seem eligible, they will be called for further rounds of selection, which shall include GD and PI. Getting good enough marks on the test does not guarantee admission to the college they apply for.

The selection of the candidate after MAT 2023 will depend on factors like their MAT 2023 result, their performance in the rounds conducted by the respective college, and the candidate's overall profile.

What After MAT Result 2023? MAT Score vs Percentile 2023

Steps to Download MAT 2023 Result

The steps to view MAT 2023 exam for MBA results are as follows.

  • Step 1: Candidates can visit the AIMA's official website at
  • Step 2: Select the "MAT Decemer 2023 result" tab.
  • Step 3: Candidates must now log in to their dashboard.
  • Step 4: Now, candidates must click on the MAT 2023 Result Tab for Dec Session
  • Step 5: Enter your login information, including your MAT 2023 registration and MAT admit card roll numbers.
  • Step 6: Select the submit tab to view the MAT 2023 scorecard.

The steps to view the result through SMS are as follows.

  • Step 1: Enter the application number and date of birth after typing MATS (in caps) and send it to 54242.
  • Step 2: candidates will receive an SMS containing the exam result.

Steps to Retrieve Forgotten MAT Roll Number

If the candidate forgets their MAT 2023 roll number, they must follow the given steps.

  • Step 1: Candidates can visit the results page.
  • Step 2: Find and click on the 'Forgot Roll Number' link below the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 3: A new window will open where candidates will be asked to enter their MAT registration number, date of birth, and email ID.
  • Step 4: Click on the 'Submit' button once through.
  • Step 5: An email containing the roll number will be sent to the candidate's registered email address.

How to check MAT Result 2023 through SMS:

The following describes the step-by-step procedure to check the MAT result through SMS:

  • Step 1: On the SMS message, type "MAT"
  • Step 2: Application number and birthdate should be typed after (for example, "MAT XXXXXX and XX/XX/XX").
  • Step 3: Send it to 54242 once more.
  • Step 4: Your outcome will be sent to you through SMS later.

What is MAT Scoring Pattern?

The MAT's scoring methodology differs from other competitive exams because it measures a candidate's aptitude for pursuing a postgraduate management programme. Candidates should consider the following points for accurate interpretation of MAT 2023 Scores.

  • MAT 2023 scorecard will serve as a uniform benchmark for all applicants, unlike other competitive tests where the grading criteria would change based on the college or university.
  • There is always a chance that MAT tests will vary in difficulty because they might be done on various dates and in various ways.
  • AIMA has chosen a scaling process to standardise this and ensure that all candidates' scores are scaled evenly.

MAT 2023 Composite Score 

  • The candidate's scorecard will include six scores: Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, and Indian & Global Environment. A Composite Score will also be included.
  • Four sections aside from Indian and Global Environment will be taken into account for calculating the Composite Scores.
  • Additionally, this candidate's scorecard will include a percentile for each part, which will show the proportion of test-takers who scored lower than the specific candidate relative to all test-takers.
MAT 2023 Scorecard Scale


MAT Score Scale

Allotted Marks

Language Comprehension



Mathematical Skills



Data Analysis & Sufficiency



Intelligence& Critical Reasoning



Indian & Global Environment



Total( Composite score)



MAT Topper 2022 Interviews

Check out the MAT exam day strategy and exam day preparation advice from last year's top scorers. Learn from their expertise on how to succeed in MAT.

MAT Toppers

MAT Topper Name

MAT Topper Tips

Ayush Saxena

"The only advice I will give is to focus on the goal and performance on the exam day is the crucial thing."

Shubham Kanwar Rajawat

"I started preparing around two months before the exam. My strategy was to practice more and more for concept clarification and maximising attempts with accuracy."

Abhishek Jha

"MAT aspirants should focus on quality practice rather than quantity practice. It is more about how much they learn per study session. "

V Varun

"I believe sincerity is the most important trait for cracking any exam. I would advise aspirants to stay focused through their prep period and to never give up on their goal."

Shubham Khule

"Practice as many mock tests as possible. Try to avoid mistakes in subsequent mocks. Constant practice and perseverance are the keys to succeeding at these tests."

Jay Sonar

"Practice on harder exams, then MAT will not be difficult. Of course, take mocks (NMAT, SNAP, MAH-CET) as the practice is the most important part of the preparation for speed-based exams or any exam really."

Vidhan Agrawal

"Finding a solution to a question is just the first step, one should not settle for anything less than the quickest possible way to solve that problem."

Sumit Bhattacharyya

"The mock tests make you exam ready. It most importantly makes you habituated to the time constraint. It gives you clarity on the types of questions you will probably face and the difficulty level you need to adjust to."

MAT Exam 2023 Cut Off

The candidates will be narrowed down by the B-schools that accept MAT results according to their established cutoff criteria. Since the MAT results have already been made public, the MAT participating institutes will soon declare they are cut off for MAT 2023. In essence, only those applicants are shortlisted for the selection process who meet the cutoff threshold.

The MAT Cut Off 2023 will be decided by the individual institute participating in the exam. MAT cut off 2023 will be decided based on various factors such as follows.

  • The number of candidates appearing for the test
  • The difficulty level of the test
  • Normalized MAT 2023 score
  • Number of available seats for the admission
  • Average marks scored in MAT 2023.
Top MBA Colleges in North India Top MBA Colleges in South India
Top Tier 2 MBA Colleges in India Top B-schools Accepting MAT 2023 Scores

MAT Cutoff - Participating Institutes

MAT cut off will be established by the respective colleges/institutions, and candidates will be narrowed down based on this cut off during the selection/admission process. MAT cut off 2023 will be made public as a percentile.

MAT Cut Off 2022

College Name

MAT Cut off - Scores

Amity Business School, Noida


Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore


Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore


National Institute of Technology, Warangal


Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune


Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad


ABV - Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior


PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore


Alliance School of Business, Bangalore


MAT 2023 Counselling

There is no centralized MAT counselling 2023 process for MAT by AIMA. However, each participating institute conducts its counselling process. The counselling schedule also varies with each participating institute.

Candidates must carry at least MAT Scorecard, Photographs, Graduation Marksheets, and ID Proof to the desired institute for the counselling process. Some institutes require a category certificate only if the candidate belongs to a particular category.

MAT 2023 Selection Process

The MAT 2023 selection procedure includes a written exam, a group discussion, and a personal interview. The WAT stands for writing assessment test (Writing Ability Test). Not every MAT 2023 participating institute holds all three rounds of selection. The candidate's performance in each MAT 2023 selection process round determines whether or not they will be granted final admission. Before making a final admission decision, certain institutes may also consider the applicants' prior academic performance (grades in the 10th, 12th, and graduation years), employment history, and other accomplishments.

Candidates should carry the following documents for the Counselling Process:

  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • MAT 2023 Admit Card
  • MAT 2023 ScoreCard
  • Passport size photograph
  • Candidate Identity Proof

The selection process starts as soon as the candidate fills out the application form. The candidate then gives the exam, and the result is declared. After this, each institute will decide its cutoff accordingly.

Based on the pre-decided cutoff, candidates above the cut off will be called to the institutes for Group Discussion and Personal Interviews. After the discussion and interview are done, a merit list will be prepared based on which candidates will be called for the Counselling Process.

Finally, candidates will be required to verify their documents and pay the Admission Fee as decided by the institute.

MAT 2023 GD and PI Process

  • MAT selection procedure 2023 is undertaken by several participating institutes and includes both GD and PI. These rounds are typically held to evaluate candidates' interpersonal, communication, and confidence abilities.
  • These rounds are intended to test a candidate's current affairs knowledge, his or her opinions on a particular subject or circumstance, and how s/he reacts or answers questions they are unfamiliar with.
  • Since these rounds are given considerable weight in the final merit list, candidates must score almost equally well in them.

MAT 2023 Participating Institutes

Over 600 B-schools recognise the MAT scorecard. AIMA has approximately 350 registered institutions that admit applicants based on their MAT scores. About 250 institutions, however, that are not members of AIMA, also accept MAT results for admission.

Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) phases are often included in each participating institute's admissions/selection process. Candidates taking the MAT in 2023 are advised to review the application procedures of each institute individually based on their preferences. Below are a few of the top universities that accept MAT scores:

MAT 2023 Colleges

Top MAT Colleges

Amity University

ABBS School of Management

Dr DY Patil B School, Pune 


ITM University

United World School of Business

GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research

IILM University

OP Jindal Global University

SRM University

Christ University

Alliance University

GITAM Institute of Management

Jain University

JIMS Rohini

Taxila Business School, Jaipur

MAT College Predictor

Judging which institutions to transmit test scores to might be challenging for applicants. Due to the slightly different scoring criteria for the MAT, candidates may find it challenging to compute their results to identify which universities will accept them.

You can use GetMyUni MAT College Predictor to help you identify the Management Institutes that will shortlist you based on your MAT results. Candidates can send their test results to the appropriate institutions.

MAT 2023 Contact Details

Candidates can contact the conducting authority at the contact details provided below.

MAT 2023 Contact Details
Contact Numbers 011-47673020, 8130338839, 9599030586
Email Address [email protected], [email protected]
Official Website


Is work experience necessary for admission into MBA through MAT?

No, having work experience is not necessary. There's no weightage given to a candidate's work experience. 

Which are some of the best colleges which accept MAT Score?

MAT Score is accepted widely across India for the business schools. Some of the best business schools in India accepting MAT score are IIT Madras Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore NIT Warangal NIT Jaipur VIT Business School, Vellore

How long is MAT 2023 score valid for?

The score is valid for exactly one year after the result is declared. If candidates wish to apply after one year, they will have to retake the exam again.

How to crack MAT Exam 2023?

Candidate needs to have a good understanding of MAT Syllabus and the Exam Pattern. MAT Exam is composed of 5 sections which are as follows; Language Comprehension Data Analysis Mathematical Skills Intelligence and Critical Thinking Global and Indian Environment Each section has 40 questions. Candidates can use different books available on these topics and solve a lot of practice problems and previous year question papers. More importantly, the candidate should know about his/her strengths and weaknesses and prepare accordingly.

What is the difference between CAT and MAT Exam?

The CAT i.e. Common Aptitude Test is the only test accepted by all the IIMs. MAT Exam which stands for Management Aptitude Test is accepted by a large number of colleges all over India. The CAT is conducted once a year and is relatively tougher and MAT is conducted 4 times a year. There is a difference in the Exam Pattern, Duration and difficulty level of the two exams.

How important is the GK section in MAT Exam?

When MAT percentile is being calculated, the marks of the General Knowledge section are not considered. Even if this is the case, the GK section in MAT Exam is still quite important as some business schools have sectional cut-offs as well as some colleges will consider the marks obtained in the General Knowledge section for further rounds of selection.

How to prepare for the GK section in MAT Exam?

The GK section in MAT Exam has questions based on topics like business, economics, technology, national and international news. So candidates should be up to date with current happening in the country as well as the world. Candidates should especially be well aware of the recent news and current affairs by watching the news, reading newspapers, magazines and journals.

What is the difference between MAT CBT Exam and MAT PBT Exam?

The CBT stands for the Computer Based Test. As the name suggests, this type of MAT Exam is offered at computer exam centres where candidates are presented with questions on their assigned computer screen and then the candidate will input the correct answers using mouse or keyboard. It is necessary to have basic knowledge of computer handling for the CBT exam. the PBT exam is Paper Based test, this traditional pen-paper test where candidates are supposed to bring pen, pencil, erase and sharpener. MAT question paper and the OMR sheet will be given to the applicants at their exam centres.

Which browser do we have to use for the remote proctored IBT?

The candidates will have to install MSB on their laptop/computer systems. The candidates will also require a system which runs Windows OS (Version 7 or above). If the candidates don't have the MSB web browser installed on their systems, they will have to option to do so before commencement of the test. The download link will be shared with them. 

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Exam Date: Feb 25, 2023

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