MAT 2022: Application Form (Out), Exam Date, Admit Card

Exam Date

Sep 18, 2022

Result Date

Jul 6, 2022

Jul 1, 2022 | Management


MAT 2022 September session registration process to commence from Jul 1, 2022. The last date to apply for the exam is Aug 29, 2022. The PBT mode exam for September session will be held on Sep 4, 2022, while the CBT mode exam will be conducted on Sep 18, 2022 and IBT mode will be conducted from Aug 28 - Sep 17, 2022. The admit card for PBT and CBT mode will be released on Aug 30, 2022 and Sep 13, 2022, respectively. Candidates can check the detailed exam schedule in the article below. 

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.

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 2022. More MAT Exam details have been listed below. 

Latest Updates on MAT 2022

  • Jul 1, 2022: MAT 2022 registration process for the September session to commence from Jul 1, 2022, on the official website. Read More
  • Jun 7, 2022: MAT 2022 May session results were announced on Jun 6, 2022. Read More

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MAT 2022 Application Form

MAT 2022 September session registration process to commence from Jul 1, 2022. The last date to apply for the exam is Aug 29, 2022. The PBT mode exam for September session will be held on Sep 4, 2022, while the CBT mode exam will be conducted on Sep 18, 2022 and IBT mode will be conducted from Aug 28 - Sep 17, 2022. The admit card for PBT and CBT mode will be released on Aug 30, 2022 and Sep 13, 2022, respectively

MAT 2022 application form is available online. Candidates need to apply through the official website of the AIMA. MAT 2022 application form is divided into four parts. While filling out MAT 2022 application form, the candidate should write their name on the official document. There should not be any inconsistency.

Once candidates have paid the fees for MAT 2022, 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 2022 application form. Candidates should check MAT 2022 application form before submitting it.

The first part involves the filling of 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 2022 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 MAT fee for any candidate.

Documents Required to Apply for MAT 2022

Filling up the application form for MAT 2022 requires certain documents to be uploaded at the time of registration. Without the submission of the necessary documents, the application process will remain incomplete and MAT admit card 2022 will not be issued to the candidate.

Scanned images of the following are required to apply for MAT 2022.

  • 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 2022 Registration

MAT IBT 5 registration closed on May 26, 2022. MAT 2022 IBT 3 registration process closed on May 19, 2022, and the process for IBT 4 ended on May 25, 2022. The application forms are available on the official website for all candidates who wish to appear for MAT 2022. MAT IBT 2 registration process ended on May 18, 2022, and the exam was held on May 21, 2022.

MAT 2022 registration process for phase 2 ended on May 24, 2022. All candidates who are eligible for the exams need to 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 2022.

Along with CBT mode, MAT 2022 is now conducted as a remotely proctored exam or IBT exam, and the test is taken throughout the year multiple times. For each of the tests, the registration window and dates for other events vary. The process of registration remains the same. Before registering for MAT 2022, candidates should check whether they meet the eligibility criteria.

Steps to Register for MAT 2022

The application form is available only on the official website. Candidates who want to apply for MAT entrance exam 2022 have to follow the process of registering themselves. Candidates are required to follow the given procedure to register for MAT 2022.

  • 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. Following this, the candidate will receive an acknowledgement on their registered email ID.
  • Filling Application Form: Fill out all the application form details. The candidate should make sure that they 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 needs to upload the scanned images of their photograph 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 through online means, through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking.

Read More: MAT 2022 Application Form

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 2022.

MAT 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 2022.

MAT 2022 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

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 2022 scores are accepted in numerous business schools across India. Students who wish to study Masters in Business Administration or any other postgraduate management courses at these colleges and universities should appear for MAT 2022. As it is held several times throughout the year, candidates can take the exam whenever suitable for them.

After qualifying MAT entrance exam 2022, applicants can apply to colleges for admission. Further rounds of selection 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 Dates 2022

MAT 2022 results for May session was out on Jun 6, 2022. MAT Sept 2022 session exam will be conducted in August 2022 and September 2022. Find all the important dates related to the upcoming section of MAT 2022 exam CBT, PBT, and IBT.

MAT 2022 Exam Dates for CBT Mode

MAT dates 2022 for CBT mode are mentioned in the tabular below.

MAT 2022 Exam Dates: May Session for CBT
MAT 2022 Events Phase I Phase II Phase III
MAT CBT Registration Deadline May 10, 2022 May 24, 2022 Sep 12, 2022
MAT CBT Admit Card Download May 12, 2022 May 26, 2022 Sep 13, 2022
MAT CBT Exam May 15, 2022 May 28, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
MAT CBT Result Date Jun 6, 2022 Jun 6, 2022 To be Announced

MAT 2022 Exam Dates for PBT Mode

MAT dates 2022 for PBT mode are mentioned in the tabular below.

MAT 2022 Exam Dates: May Session for PBT
MAT 2022 Events Phase I Phase II Phase III
MAT PBT Registration Deadline May 10, 2022 May 24. 2022 Aug 29, 2022
MAT PBT Admit Card Download May 12, 2022 May 25, 2022 Aug 30, 2022
MAT PBT Exam May 15, 2022 May 28, 2022 Sep 4, 2022
MAT Result Date Jun 6, 2022 Jun 6, 2022 To be Announced

MAT IBT 2022 September Schedule

MAT 2022 IBT September session schedule has been listed below. The exam will be conducted as two sessions from 10 AM to 12:30 AM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

MAT IBT 2022 September Session
Test Date MAT Registration Last Date Issue of Admit Card MAT Result
Aug 28, 2022 Aug 24, 2022 Aug 25, 2022 To be Announced
Sep 3, 2022 Aug 31, 2022 Sep 1, 2022 To be Announced
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 6, 2022 Sep 7, 2022 To be Announced
Sep 11, 2022 Sep 7, 2022 Sep 8, 2022 To be Announced
Sep 17, 2022 Sep 13, 2022 Sep 14, 2022 To be Announced

Read More: MAT 2022 Exam Dates

MAT 2022 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 who are in their final year currently, and will be graduating soon are also eligible to apply. The framed guidelines for MAT eligibility criteria 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 email address and phone number provided by the candidate.

Candidates should note that MAT eligibility may differ from the 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 2022 eligibility criteria is mentioned in the table below.

MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Particulars Description
Age There is no age limitation for MAT 2022. Candidates can apply any number of times. 
Education Qualification A candidate who is willing to appear for MAT 2022 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 2022 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.

Read More: MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

MAT 2022 Admit Card 

MAT 2022 September session admit cards for PBT and CBT mode will be released on Aug 30, 2022 and Sep 13, 2022 while the admit card for IBT mode will be released from Aug 25 - Sep 14, 2022 Candidates must go to AIMA MAT website to obtain their admit cards. The IBT admit card is a required document that candidates must produce for identification before the exam can begin. Supervisors will check the candidate's MAT admission card to verify their eligibility. The exam will be held in two sessions, on the dates and times printed on the admit card.

Candidates can download their MAT 2022 exam admit card for both online and offline examinations from the AIMA's official website. However, the admit card is only available online, and the authority will send no hard copy via post. MAT 2022 admit card should be carried to the exam venue. The admit card has details of the candidate like their name, roll number, registration number, centre code, reporting, closing time, a photograph and the candidate's signature. After receiving MAT 2022 admit card, students should verify all their details.

Steps to Download MAT 2022 Admit Card

The procedure to download the admit card for MAT 2022 is as follows.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Admit Card' link on the homepage.
  • Step 3: Enter the required credentials such as email ID, password and date of birth, and click on the 'Login' button.
  • Step 4: Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

Read More: MAT 2022 Admit Card

MAT 2022 Exam Centres

Numerous MAT 2022 exam centres 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 2022 exam centres at least 30 minutes before the exam time. 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.

Documents Required at MAT 2022 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).

Read More: MAT 2022 Exam Centres

MAT 2022 Exam Pattern

MAT can be given in CBT, IBT, and PBT modes. Candidates who are opting 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 2022 exam pattern 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

Read More: MAT 2022 Exam Pattern

MAT 2022 Syllabus

The applicants need rigorous preparation to crack MAT 2022, as the competition is tough. The major domains which will be 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 2022 syllabus 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 2022 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

Read More: MAT 2022 Syllabus

MAT 2022 Reference Books

There are many books available in markets these days and there are numerous e-books also. These reference books for MAT 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 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 2022 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 for the exam. 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 2022 syllabus and must 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, which would allow the candidate to focus on other subjects also.
  • MAT 2022 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 be dependent on the frequency of occurrence of that topic in the overall section.

Read More: MAT 2022 Books

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. The candidate 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 2022 Mock Test

The mock tests are an important tool to analyze your performance before the exam. candidates should solve as many as possible mocks so that they are very much clear with the pattern of questions. Solving mocks will also help to prioritize the important and less time-consuming questions in the actual Exam.

candidates preparing for MAT 2022 must mainly focus on taking mock tests online and practising the previous year's question papers besides studying notes and other study materials daily. The only way to check one's progress is to take the tests and practice them.

This does not only give MAT 2022 aspirants an insight on which points to improve and where to focus more. They will also improve the accuracy of the answers and time management. Practising those daily will also enhance the candidate's confidence and on the exam day, they are less likely to panic or get nervous.

Read More: MAT Mock Tests and Sample Papers

MAT 2022 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

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

Coaching Centres in Mumbai

  • Success Forum
  • Arkin Institute
  • Manoeuvre

MAT 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

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

  • MAT 2022 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 may be used by the candidate to indulge in unfair means.
  • Roll Number with Seat Allotment: candidates are not allowed to enter MAT 2022 exam centre after the commencement of the examination. A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. The candidate should be there on the seat specified for them. If the candidate is not there in their designated seat, their candidature is bound to get cancelled.
  • Misusing Test Booklet: Removing any page(s) from the Test Booklet (in case of 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 offence.

MAT 2022 Result

MAT 2022 results for the May session was declared on Jun 6, 2022, on the official website. Candidates can check their results and obtain their scorecards on the AIMA's official website for all three formats (PBT, CBT, and IBT).

Candidates can view their MAT results on the official site of AIMA. MAT Mar session 2022 results will be declared on its official website for online and offline candidates by the end of Mar 2022. No scorecard will be sent to candidates via post. Results can only be seen online. The results can also be viewed through SMS.

The result will be made available on the official website shortly after the exam has been carried out. It will be uploaded in the form of a scorecard which will contain details like the name of the candidate, date of birth, and roll number of the candidate, and it will have MAT 2022's overall scores, sectional score, composite score, along with the percentile obtained in the test.

The procedure to check and download the scorecard for MAT IBT exam is similar to the CBT and PBT exam. Scorecard will contain 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 after MAT 2022 result is declared. 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 2022 will depend on factors like their MAT 2022 result and their performance in the rounds conducted by the respective college, and the candidate's overall profile.

Steps to Download MAT 2022 Result

The steps to view MAT 2022 exam for MBA results are as follows.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of AIMA for MAT 2022 results.
  • Step 2: Bring the mouse pointer to the right-hand side of the page where the 'Download' tab is available.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'MAT Results' option.
  • Step 4: Enter the credentials such as roll number, registration number, and month of the test to get MAT 2022 results.
  • Step 5: After entering all the credentials, click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 5: The result will be displayed on the screen and is available for download.

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 be receiving an SMS containing the result of the exam.

Steps to Retrieve Forgotten MAT Roll Number

If the candidate forgets their MAT 2022 roll number, they must follow the given steps.

  • Step 1: Go to 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.

Read More: MAT 2022 Result

MAT 2022 Cut Off

The cut-offs will be decided by the individual institute participating in the exam. MAT cut off 2022 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 2022 score
  • Number of available seats for the admission
  • Average marks scored in MAT 2022.

Read More: MAT 2022 Cut Off

MAT 2022 Counselling

There is no centralized MAT 2022 counselling process for MAT by AIMA. However, each participating institute conducts its counselling process. The counselling schedule also varies with each participating institute.

Candidates are required to 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 2022 Selection Process

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.

Read More: MAT 2022 Counselling

MAT 2021 Exam Analysis (CBT)

MAT 2021 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 2021 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

MAT 2022 Contact Details

candidates can reach out to the conducting authority at the contact details provided below.

MAT 2022 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 many times is MAT Exam is conducted in a year?

MAT exam is conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. 

How long does it take to get MAT Results?

Candidates can check the official website for MAT Result after MAT Exam. MAT Score will be declared on the official website within two weeks, after both online and offline exams get over.

How long is MAT 2022 score valid for?

MAT 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 2022?

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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