MAT 2023: December Exam Dates OUT, Registration, Last Date, Syllabus, Preparation, Study Material

Management Aptitude Test 2024 ( MAT )

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MAT 2023 exam dates for December are December 3 to 17. Registration proces for MAT 2023 will close soon so apply without any delay. Read all about MAT 2023 exam, dates, registration, fees, syllabus, pattern and admission cut offs.

MAT 2023 Exam

All about MAT 2023

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national level MBA entrance exam for admission to over 800 B-schools across India. MAT exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) four times in a year – February, May, September and December. MAT is the only MBA entrance exam in India that offers the option to appear in Paper Based Test (PBT), Computer Based Test (CBT) and Internet Based Test (IBT) modes. The MAT question paper contains 200 MCQs from five subjects - Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment. Eligibility criteria for MAT exam is graduation.

MAT December 2023 registrations are underway but the application window will close soon. Before applying for the exam, read all about MAT exam 2023 below.  

MAT Exam Highlights 2023

MAT exam is an MCQ-based test conducted for 2.5 hours. Check key highlights of MAT exam 2023:

MAT Exam Features 


MAT full form

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

Conducting Body

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Four times a year - February, May, September, December

Exam Mode

  • CBT
  • PBT
  • IBT

Exam Fees

INR 1,850

Exam Purpose

Admission to 800 MBA Colleges in India (approx.)

No. of Test Cities

  • PBT Mode - 27
  • CBT Mode - 26

MAT Eligibility Criteria

To appear for MAT 2023 exam, the aspirants will be required to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognised university.
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates having CA, CS or ICWA degree are also eligible to apply for MAT exam.

Also read: Eligibility criteria for MAT exam 2023

MAT Exam 2023: Important Dates

Check the below table for MAT IBT, PBT and CBT dates. The IBTs will be conducted in two slots - 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM and 4.00 PM to 6.30 PM. Check event and dates below:

MAT 2023 events

MAT 2023 dates

MAT December 2023 Registration deadline

05-Dec-23 (PBT)

28-Nov-23 (CBT)

11-Dec-23 (CBT)

03-Dec-23 (IBT)

06-Dec-23 (IBT)

14-Dec-23 (IBT)

MAT admit card download starts

07-Dec-23 (PBT)

30-Nov-23 (CBT)

13-Dec-23 (IBT)

04-Dec-23 (IBT)

07-Dec-23 (IBT)

18-Dec-23 (IBT)

MAT 2023 exam dates

09-Dec-23 (PBT)

03-Dec-23 (CBT)

16-Dec-23 (CBT)

06-Dec-23 (IBT)

09-Dec-23 (IBT)

17-Dec-23 (IBT)

MAT Application Process 2023

MAT application forms are available on the official website of AIMA-MAT exam website. Candidates can fill up the forms to appear in the exam by registering on the official website. Check the MAT application process below:

  • Log on to AIMA MAT website:
  • Enter name, date of birth, email, mobile number and password
  • Select state/UT, city, test option and a password
  • Click on 'register'
  • An OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number
  • Verify phone number using the OTP and login to complete the MAT registration
  • Make payment of MAT application fee
  • Select exam mode and two test cities
  • Enter academic and personal details
  • Upload photo and signature in prescribed format
  • Select five institutes you wish AIMA to send your MAT score to for admission
  • Download the copy of duly filled application form after submission

MAT Registrations: Documents Required

The candidates will need the following documents to fill the MAT application form:

  • Image of scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format. File size should not be less than 40 KB
  • Image of scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format. File size should not be less than 10 KB
  • Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm wallet details
  • Educational qualification certificates and proof

MAT Application Fees 2023

Check the table below to know paper-wise MAT exam fee. Fee payment can be done only in online mode through credit/debit card or net banking:

MAT exam mode

MAT fee (in INR)

Paper Based Test (PBT)


Computer Based Test (CBT)


Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)


Both PBT & CBT


Also read: MAT test cities and centres

MAT Exam Pattern 2023

MAT is an aptitude test for evaluation of candidates' business aptitude, communication skills, mathematical ability and reasoning. Check the table below for key highlights of MAT exam pattern 2023:



Exam modes


MAT sections

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

Total number of questions


Exam duration

150 minutes

Total marks


Marking scheme

1 for each correct entry

-0.25 for each incorrect entry

Indian & Global Environment score not included in calculation of MAT percentile

MAT Syllabus 2023

Language Comprehension: This section of MAT syllabus has 40 questions from Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Antonyms & Synonyms, One Word Substitution, Idioms/Phrases, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Correction, Para Jumble and Reading Comprehension.

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: This section carries 40 questions from Analytical and Logical Reasoning topics such as Family Tree, Course of Action, Arrangement, Pie Chart, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Puzzles, Series, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding, Visual Reasoning, Syllogisms and Graphs.

Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency: This section has 40 questions divided into two parts – Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency. The questions as asked from Line Graph, Bar Graph, Caselet, Pie Chart, Data Comparison, Quantitative Comparison and Data Sufficiency.

Mathematical Skills: The Mathematical Skills is the Quantitative Aptitude section of MAT. This section has 40 questions from various topics of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration and Modern Maths.

Indian & Global Environment: The Indian & Global Environment or GK section of MAT exam has 40 questions from Current Affairs and static GK. This section is to be attempted at the end as its score is not taken into consideration for calculation of MAT percentile.

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MAT Exam Preparation 2023

To prepare for MAT exam, candidates must first decide when they want to take the test. The February exam sees maximum number of applicants as MBA admission at top B-schools take place from March to May. MAT September and December scores will be valid for 2023 admission. 

If you are planning to appear for MAT 2023 exam, start preparing for it now. MAT exam preparation can be managed by self-study as the question paper is of easy to moderate difficulty level and one gets ample time to prepare as it is conducted four times in a year.

Take a look at some top read MAT preparation articles below:

MAT Mock Test 

Attempt this free MAT Mock Test by Shiksha to know your preparation level, speed and accuracy. 

MAT_Mock_Test MAT_Mock_Test_Solutions

MAT Topper Interviews:

MAT Topper Name

MAT Topper Tips

Ayush Saxena

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

Read full interview of Ayush

Shubham Kanwar Rajawat

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

Read full interview of Shubham

Abhishek Jha

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

Read full interview of Abhishek

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.

Read full interview of Varun

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. 

Read full interview of Shubham Khule

Vidhan Agrawal

Finding 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.

Read full interview of Vidhan Agrawal

Sumit Bhattacharyya

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

Read full interview of Sumit Bhattacharyya

MAT Admit Card 2023

MAT admit cards of all the three modes are different and issued on different dates. Registered candidates can download their MAT admit card 2023 from the scheduled date using their login credentials. Check the steps to download MAT 2023 admit card.

  • Log on to AIMA-MAT website
  • Click on download admit card
  • Enter login details
  • Download MAT admit card and save it on the desktop/laptop

MAT admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre. Hard copies of MAT admit card are not issued, thus it is important for candidates to download their respective admit cards before the exam day.

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MAT Result 2023

MAT result cum scorecards is issued to the candidates online. Candidates can download their MAT result cum scorecard from the official website by using their login credentials. Given below are some highlights of MAT result.

  • MAT result cum scorecard consists - MAT Scaled Score, MAT Percentile and MAT Composite Score
  • While the MAT Composite Score ranges on a scale of 199- 801, MAT Scaled Score ranges on a scale of 0-100 in each section
  • The MAT scaled score is converted to MAT percentile on the basis of relative performance of all the candidates who appeared in that particular session
  • MAT percentile is calculated out of 160 marks. The score of the Indian and Global Environment is not considered for MAT percentile calculation
  • AIMA sends scores of candidates to those five B-schools that they selected in the MAT application form as their preference for MBA admission

Also read: MAT score vs percentile

MAT Cut Off 2023

Given below is the table indicating expected MAT cut off for admission to 2023 batch.

MBA College

MAT cut off 2022 (percentile)

Amity Business School, Noida


Christ University Bengaluru


BIMTECH Greater Noida


SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai


Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini Delhi


Indus Business Academy


Institute of Management Studies (IMS)


IPE Hyderabad, Institute of Public Enterprise


Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow


New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)


Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management


IES Management College and Research Centre


ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai


Top Colleges Accepting MAT Exam Score

Over 800 MBA colleges in India accept MAT score for MBA/PGDM admission. Given below is the list of some of the popular colleges accepting MAT score for admission to their MBA programmes:

*MAT Colleges

Amity University

ABBS School of Management

Dr. D.Y. Patil B School, Pune 


ITM University

Unitedworld 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

*MBA colleges listed in the table are not in any particular order or rating.

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Check MAT Cut offs and predict calls from colleges accepting MAT score for admission. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and Eligibility of all MAT participating colleges by clicking the link below:

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FAQs on MAT Exam 2023

Q: What are the MAT exam dates 2023?

A: MAT exam dates are announced phase wise. The MAT February 2023 phase exam dates were announced on December 27 and May phase exam dates were announced on March 19, 2023. The MAT September phase exam dates were announced on July 10, 2023 and the December phase exam were announced on October 13, 2023 The registration process MAT December 2023 has started and candidates can apply for CBT, PBT and IBT.

MAT dates for December 2023:

09-Dec-23 (PBT)

03-Dec-23 (CBT)

16-Dec-23 (CBT)

06-Dec-23 (IBT)

09-Dec-23 (IBT)

17-Dec-23 (IBT)

Q: How many attempts are allowed in MAT exam in an academic year?

A: MAT exam is conducted multiple times in a year, so candidates can take as many attempts as they want. However, they have to register for every MAT attempt separately. The score of latest attempt is taken into consideration.

Q: What are the MAT application dates for December 2023 exams?

A: The MAT 2023 application process for December phase will go on from October 13 to Decembe 14, 2023. Candidates can apply for MAT exam by filling an application form after registering on the AIMA website before the deadline. The deadline of form submission of IBT, CBT and PBT are different. Refer to the dates table above on this page.

Q: What is the syllabus of MAT exam?

A: MAT syllabus includes all important topics from these subjects - Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills (Quantitative Aptitude), Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian & Global Environment (GK). Candidates must prepare all the topics form the first four subjects. The scores of Indian & Global Environment section are not considered for MAT percentile calculation thus, one can skip it if, they don't have enough time to prepare.

Q: Is it mandatory to have minimum of 50 per cent marks in graduation for MAT?

A: No, candidates having passing marks in graduation are eligible to apply for MAT. However, many MBA colleges accepting MAT score accept students only with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate in MAT. So, the candidates must ensure they check the eligibility criteria of MBA college as well while applying for MAT.

Q: In how many MBA colleges can I apply through MAT 2023 score?

A: Over 800 B-schools across India accept MAT exam score, so candidates can apply to 800 MBA colleges. However, in the MAT application form, candidates can select up to five MBA colleges only. If they wish to apply in more colleges, they will have to fill the application forms of those colleges individually.

Q: What is the MAT application fees?

A: The application fee of MAT exam is INR 2,100 for all the three modes - CBT, PBT and IBT. If a candidate chooses to appear for MAT in two modes, they are supposed to pay INR 3,300 as fees. The fee payment is to be done in online mode via debit/credit card, net banking or UPI wallets.

Q: What is the difference between CBT, PBT and IBT exams of MAT?

A: CBT stands for Computer Based Test, which means the student has to take the test on a computer system at an exam centre. PBT stands for Paper Based Test, which means the student has to fill the OMR answer sheet with a blue/black ball point pen at an exam centre. IBT stands for Internet Based Test, which means the student has to take the test on a computer system at home.

Q: Is MAT exam easier than CAT, XAT and IIFT?

A: Yes, MAT exam is comparatively easier than CAT, XAT and IIFT. The MAT question paper is usually of moderate difficulty level and easy to answer. The score of Indian & Global Environment section is not used to calculate MAT percentile thus it easier to get good percentile in MAT.

Q: If I fail to appear for one MAT exam, can I appear for it on the next date?

A: Yes, if a candidate fails to appear for a MAT session, they can appear for the next test, if they have registered for the next exam too. If not, then they can apply for the next session and appear for it. For example, if you have applied for a CBT but could not appear for it, then you can apply for IBT in the same phase as registration deadline of every session is different. 

Q: For how long is MAT score valid for MBA admission?

A: MAT score is valid for MBA admission for a year. For example, your MAT 2023 exam score will be valid for admission to 2023-24 academic year. If you wish to drop a year, then you will have to take the MAT exam again in next academic year.

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It is optional. The criteria is, A Bachelor's degree with minimum aggregate of 60%. Admission will be done through SRM Joint Entrance Examination for Management (SRMJEEM) followed by a Personal Interview. Students with eligible entrance scores in CAT/SAT/MAT/GMAT/NMAT/CMAT/TANCET may also apply.


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Answered Yesterday

No, MAT is not required for MBA admission at IMED Pune. If a student plans to take admission at IMED Pune, they will have their entrance exam. Every year, IMED Pune conducts the entrance exam, the Bharati Vidyapeeth Management Aptitude Test (BMAT). It is important to score well to enroll in the inst



Jhalak Sharma

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Answered 4 days ago

Your percentile in the MAT (Management Aptitude Test) will depend on various factors, including the difficulty level of the questions, the performance of other candidates, and the scoring system used by the exam authorities. Since the MAT percentile is relative to other test takers, it's challenging



Kartikey Mishra

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Answered 4 days ago

RIIM's MBA programme admissions consider academic background, work experience, and interview performance. A 70% MAT score is a positive indicator, but specific admission criteria and requirements should be checked.


Sourashis Das

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Answered 6 days ago

Yes, Amity School of Fashion Technology does accept MAT scores as part of its selection criteria for admission to various programs. According to information from multiple sources, candidates are required to submit a valid score in one or more of these entrance examinations: CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/GMAT, al



Payal Saini

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Answered a week ago

Each participating college in the MAT sets its own cut off percentiles for admission to MBA and PGDM programs. The shortlist of applicants for the ensuing MBA application rounds and admissions procedure is created using these cutoffs. Following the release of the MAT results, each participating coll



Sasidharan K

Beginner-Level 4

Answered a week ago

Greetings !

You'll definitely see your name in the admission list .

88 percent in MAT is a very decent score to get the course of MBA at the Future Institute of Engineering and Management .

Although each year a slight variation in the cut off could be witnessed but on an average considering  the past t



Anushka Sharma

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Answered a week ago

Yes, we can try get into the Sister Nivedita University with the 70% in MAT with consideration of seats and the highest percentile and also we need to have good marks in 10+2 like above 50%. Some of the courses have different criteria like in science course students have to get minimum 60% marks to



Sai Krishna

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Yes, Pearl Academy New Friends Colony requires the Media Aptitude Test (MAT) for admission to its PG courses. The first stage of admission at Pearl Academy involves written admission tests, including the MAT, Design Aptitude Test (DAT), and General Proficiency Test (GPT). 
To be eligible for admissi



Kabir Saxena

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This is for informational purposes and is not intended as financial advice. 
JIS University in Kolkata accepts MAT for admission to its MBA program. However, it's not possible to say definitively if you'll be admitted with an 88% score in MAT. 
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