MAT Exam 2021: Full Form, Exam Date, Registration, Colleges, Official Website, Latest News

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Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as MAT 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. AIMA has scheduled the MAT PBT and CBT to be conducted on Jun 26, 2021. The applicants can also appear for the Internet-Based Test (IBT) from their homes. The resigtration for the IBT can be done on the official website till Jun 17, 2021. The last date to register for PBT and CBT modes is Jun 21, 2021. Find all the latest information on MAT 2021 on this page.

Latest News on MAT 2021

Latest Updates:

  • Jun 10, 2021: The AIMA MAT 2021 CBT and PBT will be conducted on Jun 26, 2021. The last date to apply for these test modes is Jun 21, 2021. 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is essentially a basic national level MBA entrance exams for admission to anyone out of the 600 participating MBA colleges in India. It takes place 4 times a year, i.e. in February, May, September, and December. The best part about appearing for the test is that the candidates have the chance to improve your score after every 4 months. Each MAT score is valid for only 1 year. The best score among the four would be considered to get the merit position during the admission process of a B-school.

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What is the MAT?

The full form of MAT is Management Aptitude Test. It is a standard aptitude test conducted by 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 even has a higher acceptability rate than CAT. The MAT score is considered a basis for admission into MBA and other related programs. The following table shows the important highlights of the MAT 2021.

MAT 2021 Highlights

MAT was approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, as a national level test in the year 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 shows the highlights of MAT 2021.

MAT 2021 Highlights
Exam Name MAT
Full-Form Management Aptitude Test
Examination Level
National
Mode of Test Paper-Based Test (Offline), Computer Based Test (Online), & Internet-Based Test (IBT)
Eligibility Graduate in any discipline, Final year candidates can also apply
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Examination Stream Management
Exam Duration 2 hours 30 minutes (150 mins)
Similar Exams CAT / CMAT / XAT / SNAP
Official Website mat.aima.in

The candidates have the choice of giving the exam either online (Computer Based Test), offline (Paper Based Test), and 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 an applicant's Quantitative, Verbal/Reading, Data Interpretation and Analysis, and Critical Reasoning skills. 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.

The MAT 2021 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 the MAT 2021. As it is held a number of times throughout the year, candidates can take the exam whenever it is suitable for them. After qualifying MAT, applicants can apply to colleges in which they are interested to get admission. Further rounds of selection like Group Discussion or Personal Interview usually depend on the college, they are applying to. The selection process will change according to the college.

Interested candidates may read below for more information about MAT 2021.

MAT Important Dates 2021

AIMA has decided to conduct the MAT exam in PBT and CBT modes on Jun 26, 2021. The last date to apply for the same is Jun 21, 2021. Find all the important dates related to the upcoming section of MAT 2021 CBT, PBT, and IBT given below:

MAT 2021 Exam Dates for PBT & CBT Modes

The MAT dates 2021 given below in the first table is related to MAT CBT dates. The MAT 2021 result date has not been released yet. It will be declared on the official website of AIMA after the successful conduction of the exam.

MAT 2021 Exam Dates - CBT mode
MAT Date (CBT mode) Dates
MAT Registration Last Date Jun 21, 2021
MAT Admit Card Date Jun 23, 2021
MAT CBT Date Jun 26, 2021

The MAT dates 2021 for PBT mode are given below:

MAT 2021 Exam Dates - PBT mode
MAT Date (PBT mode) Dates
MAT Registration Last Date Jun 21, 2021
MAT Admit Card Date Jun 23, 2021
MAT PBT Date Jun 26, 2021

Candidates need to register to create a User ID and Password before filling the MAT Application Form 2021. The application process will be considered complete after the scanned image of the photograph & signature are uploaded and online payment is successfully made. Candidates can choose to write the exam in both online and offline modes. An application fee of INR 1550 for one test (either PBT or CBT) or INR 2650 for both tests (PBT and CBT) must be paid.

MAT 2021 Exam Dates and Schedule for IBT Mode

Along with the PBT and CBT mode, AIMA officials have introduced a new mode of testing called the MAT IBT 2021 Exam. The MAT IBT 2021 is a remotely proctored test which means candidates can take the MAT 2021 from the safety of their homes. The MAT IBT will be conducted throughout the year, a number of times so candidates can book a slot that is most suitable for them. The important dates related to the same are discussed below:

MAT IBT 2021 May - June Schedule

The AIMA has released the MAT date 2021 along with the last date for registration for the May-June schedule. The MAT 2021 for this schedule will start on Jun 06, 2021, and the last date for MAT is scheduled to be on Jun 20, 2021. The duration of the MAT IBT 2021 is 2.5 hours and the exam will be conducted in the 2-time slots, which are 10 AM-12.30 AM, 4 PM-6.30 PM. The candidates must register before the last date depending on the exam date they want to book. For a better understanding, the candidates must go through the schedule given below:

MAT 2021 Exam Date for IBT May-June Schedule
MAT IBT Registration Last Date MAT IBT Slots MAT IBT Admit Card Release Date MAT IBT Exam Date 2021
Jun 2, 2021 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Jun 3, 2021 Jun 6, 2021
Jun 4, 2021 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Jun 5, 2021 Jun 8, 2021
Jun 6, 2021 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Jun 7, 2021 Jun 10, 2021
Jun 9, 2021 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 11, 2021
Jun 16, 2021 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 19, 2021
Jun 17, 2021 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

MAT 2021 Registration

All the 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 2021. Along with CBT mode, the MAT 2021 is now conducted as a remotely proctored mode or IBT mode, 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 the MAT 2021, candidates should check whether they meet the eligibility criteria.

How to register for MAT?

The application form is available only in the online mode. Candidates who want to apply for the MAT have to follow the process by registering themselves online. The candidate is required to follow the given procedure in a step-by-step process:

  1. Registration: The 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 acknowledgment of their registered Email ID.
  2. Filling up the Application Form: Fill out all the application form details. The candidate should make sure that he/she selects the preferred choice for Test Taking Option, Test Center, Preferred Photo ID to be produced at the Test Centre & Choice of Management Institutes.
  3. Upload Images: The candidate needs to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature.
  4. Make Payment: The 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 i.e through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking.

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling up the MAT Application Form, the candidate has to check the eligibility criteria laid out by the conducting authorities. MAT opens the gateway 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 any recognized college, or a professional degree in India like CA, CS, ICWA, etc. Candidates who are in the final year currently, and will be graduating soon are also eligible to apply.

The framed guidelines for MAT eligibility criteria does 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 as it is not mandatory. 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 the further communication will be done via the email address and phone number provided by the candidate.

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

As the exam is for admission into the Post-Graduation course, the candidate must be a graduate or should be in the final year of graduation. MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned in the table below.

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Particulars Description
Age There is no age limitation for MAT 2021. Candidates can apply for any number of times.
Education Qualification A candidate who is willing to appear for MAT 2021 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 2021 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 Eligibility Criteria 2021

MAT 2021 Application Form Details

MAT 2021 Application Form is made available online. A candidate needs to apply through the official website of the AIMA. The MAT 2021 application form is divided into four parts.

While filling the MAT 2021 application form, the candidate should write their name as on the official document. There should not be any inconsistency. Once the candidates have paid the fees for the MAT 2021, 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 the MAT 2021 application form. Candidates should check the MAT 2021 application form before submitting it.

The first part involves the filling of personal and academic details, the second part involves uploading of 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 is as follows:

MAT fees
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.

Documents required to Apply for MAT

Filling up the application form for MAT 2021 requires various documents to be uploaded at the time of registration. Without the submission of the necessary documents, the application process will remain incomplete and the MAT admit card 2021 will not be issued to the candidate.

Scanned images of the following are required to apply for the exam:

  • 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

Read More: MAT Application Form 2021

MAT 2021 Syllabus

The applicants need a rigorous preparation to crack MAT 2021, 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. 

The different kind of questions which will be asked from each section in the exam are discussed below:

MAT 2021 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, Coodrinate Geometry, Venn Diagrams, Linear and Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry
Indian & Global Environment Current Affairs, CEOs, Punchlines, Sports, History and Politics, World Records, Finance, Nobel Prizes, Grography, Books and Authors, Social Issues

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 2021 Syllabus as that of the CBT and the PBT Exams.

Read More: MAT Syllabus 2021

MAT 2021 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 that are: Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Indian and Global Environment. The total number of questions is 200 and 150 minutes(Two 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 the MAT 2021 exam pattern is as follows:

MAT Exam Pattern
Type of Exam Online or Offline or Both
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
Medium of exam English
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Marking Scheme +1 mark for Correct Answers, and -0.25 Mark for Wrong Answers
Total marks 200

Read More: MAT Exam Pattern 2021

MAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their MAT 2021 Admit Card for both online and offline examination from the AIMA's official website. Separate Admit Cards will be issued for online and offline exams. However, the admit card will only be available online and no hard copy will be sent by the authority through the post.

The MAT 2021 Admit Card should be carried to the exam venue. The admit card will have details of the candidate like his/her name, roll number, registration number, centre code, reporting, and closing time along with a photograph and the signature of the candidate. After receiving the MAT 2021 Admit Card, students should verify all their details.

How to download the MAT 2021 Admit Card?

The procedure to download the admit card for MAT 2021 is as follows:

  • Step 1: Candidate must visit the official website of AIMA to download the hall ticket. Scroll to the admit card link.
  • Step 2: Then the candidates should enter their Name, Registration Number & Date Of Birth.
  • Step 3: Click on the Submit button.
  • Step 4: Admit card will now be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download the admit card and take a print out of it and keep it safe for the exam and further reference.

Read More: MAT Admit Card 2021

MAT 2021 Exam Centres

Numerous MAT 2021 exam centres are available all across the country. There are different exam centres for Online and Offline test. MAT will be held in 45 cities for PBT and 29 cities for CBT across the country.

Candidates must reach the MAT 2021 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 to be carried to the Exam Centre

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

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

Read More: MAT Exam Centres 2021

MAT Result 2021

Candidates can view their MAT result on the official site of AIMA. MAT May 2021 Result will be declared on its official website for both the online and offline candidates. No scorecard will be sent to the candidates via post. Results can only be seen online. The results can also be viewed through SMS.

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. After the MAT 2021 Result is declared, qualified candidates can apply to various colleges. If they seem eligible, they will be called for further rounds of selection which shall include GD and PI. Getting good enough marks in the test does not guarantee admission to the college they apply for. The selection of the candidate after the MAT 2021 will depend on factors like his/her MAT 2021 Result as well as his/her performance in the rounds conducted by the respective college and the overall profile of the candidate.

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 the MAT 2021's overall scores, sectional score, composite score along with the percentile obtained in the test. The procedure to check and download the scorecard for the MAT IBT exam is similar to that of the CBT and PBT exam.

The steps to download the MAT 2021 Result are given below.

How to download the MAT Result?

The steps to view the MAT 2021 exam results are as follows:

  • Go to the official website of AIMA for MAT 2021 Result.
  • Bring the mouse pointer to the right-hand side of the page where the 'Download' tab is available.
  • Then click on the MAT Results option.
  • After that, you will be directed to a page where you have to enter your credentials such as Roll Number, Registration Number, and Month of the test to get the MAT 2021 Results. After entering all the credentials click on the Submit button.
  • Your result will be displayed on the screen and is available for download.

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

  • The candidates need to enter their Application Number and Date of birth after typing MATS (in caps) and send it to 54242.
  • The candidates will be receiving SMS containing the result of the exam.

Forgot your Roll Number?

In case if you forget your MAT 2021 Roll Number, then you have to follow the given steps:

  • Go to the results page.
  • Find and click on the 'Forgot Roll Number' link given below the submit button.
  • A new window will open where the candidates will be asked to enter their MAT Registration Number, Date of Birth, and Email ID.
  • Click on the submit button once through.
  • An email containing the Roll Number will be sent to the candidate's registered email address.

Read More: MAT Result 2021

MAT 2021 Cut Off

The cut offs will be decided by the individual institute participating in the exam. MAT cut off 2021 will be decided based on various factors such as:

  • The number of candidates appearing for the test
  • The difficulty level of the test
  • Normalized MAT 2021 score
  • Number of available seats for the admission
  • Average marks scored in MAT 2021

Read More: MAT Cut Off 2021

MAT 2021 Preparation

People put 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. The candidates must focus on studying each and every topic of the MAT 2021 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. The MAT 2021 aspirants must also read the news from either newspaper, magazines, online, and be aware of the current events that will help the student to score good marks in 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 the 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.

Previous Year Question Papers

Solving the previous year 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 his/her speed of solving questions, analyze the paper, and will be able to identify the areas in which the candidates need more preparation.

Read More: MAT Previous Years Question Papers

Mock Test

The mock tests are an important tool to analyze your performance before the exam. The 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.

The candidates preparing for MAT 2021 must mainly focus on taking mock tests online and practicing the previous year 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 it. This does not only give the MAT 2021 aspirant an insight on which points to improve and where to focus more. They will also improve with the accuracy of the answers and time management. Practicing those daily will also enhance the candidate's confidence and on the exam day, they are less likely to panic or to get nervous.

Read More: MAT Mock Tests and Sample Papers

MAT 2020 Exam Analysis (CBT)

The MAT 2020 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 centers in India. Some important highlights of the MAT 2020 CBT exam are updated here below for your reference.

MAT 2021 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 Selection Process

The selection process starts as soon as the candidate fills 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 cutoff will be called to the institutes for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. After the discussion and interview are done, a merit list will be prepared based on which the candidates will be called for the Counselling Process.

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

MAT 2021 Counselling

There is no centralized MAT 2021 Counselling process for the MAT by AIMA. However, each participating institute conducts its counseling process. The schedule for counselling also varies with each participating institute.

Candidates are required to carry at least the 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 any category.

Read More: MAT Counselling 2021

MAT 2021 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 are:

MAT Preparation Books
Name of the Book 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

Read More: MAT Books 2021

MAT 2021 Coaching Centers

There are various coaching centers for MAT present all over the country. The coaching centers 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 2021 Important Guidelines

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

MAT 2021 Hall Ticket: The candidates must carry their admit card 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: The candidates must refrain from carrying calculators, docupens, log tables, electronic or smart watches, books, revision notes, or similar kind of things, which may be used by the candidate to indulge into unfair means.

Roll number with seat allotment: The candidates are not allowed to enter the MAT 2021 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 him/her. If the candidate is not there on his/her designated seat, his/her candidature is bound to get cancelled.

Misusing the 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 Contact Information

All India Management Association (AIMA)
The Manager
All India Management Association,
Management House,
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003.
Telephone Number: 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100
Website: www.aima.in

FAQs

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 the MAT Score?

The 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 the MAT Exam is conducted in a year?

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

How long is the MAT score valid for?

The 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 the MAT Exam?

Candidate needs to have a good understanding of the MAT Syllabus and the Exam Pattern. The 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. The 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 the MAT Exam?

When the 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 the 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 the MAT Exam?

The GK section in the 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. The 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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