MAT 2020: Exam Dates, Registration, Application Form, Fee, Eligibility

Management Aptitude Test 2024 ( MAT )

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Check all the details related to MAT 2020, including December registrations, IBT/CBT/PBT exam dates, fees, eligibility, syllabus, pattern, cut off and results here.

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level MBA entrance test conducted for admission to over 600 B-Schools across India. The All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT four times in a year, in the month of February, May, September and December. MAT registration process for December exams (IBT and CBT) is currently underway. Interested candidates can fill the online application form on the official website.

Every year lakhs of students take MAT to seek admission in to reputed B-schools of India offering MBA courses. MAT exam is conducted four times (February, May, September and December) in a year in Computer Based Test (CBT) as well as Paper Based Test (PBT) mode. MAT 2020 exam for February session was conducted in CBT mode on February 2 and PBT mode on February 16. AIMA cancelled the May session exams due to coronavirus outbreak and introduced a new mode of test (Remotely Proctored Internet Based Test or IBT) where in candidates can appear for the test from home or any safe location. MAT 2020 IBT is remotely proctored by the exam authrities. The candidates can take the test on their desktop or laptop with webcam on a day and slot of their preference. 

MAT IBT exam slots:

  • 10 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 4 PM to 6:30 PM
  • 6 PM to 8:30 PM

In September, MAT was conducted in IBT and PBT modes. MAT exam was conducted in PBT mode on December 6 while the CBT mode is scheduled for December 28. AIMA is conducting the CBT mode exam after a gap of over nine month.  Also Read: MAT 2020 Held Successfully in PBT Mode Amid COVID-19 and Social Distancing

MAT Exam Dates: December 2020

Given below is the MAT 2020 November-December IBT schedule. The candidates can select exam date and slot according to their convenience during registration.

IBT Test Date

Last Date to Register

Issue of Admit Card (2:00 PM)

21-Nov-2020

17-Nov-2020

18-Nov-2020

22-Nov-2020

18-Nov-2020

19-Nov-2020

23-Nov-2020

19-Nov-2020

20-Nov-2020

24-Nov-2020

20-Nov-2020

21-Nov-2020

25-Nov-2020

21-Nov-2020

22-Nov-2020

03-Dec-2020

29-Nov-2020

30-Nov-2020

04-Dec-2020

30-Nov-2020

01-Dec-2020

05-Dec-2020

01-Dec-2020

02-Dec-2020

06-Dec-2020

02-Dec-2020

03-Dec-2020

10 Dec-2020

06-Dec-2020

07-Dec-2020

11-Dec-2020

07-Dec-2020

08-Dec-2020

12-Dec-2020

08 -Dec-2020

09-Dec-2020

13-Dec-2020

09-Dec-2020

10-Dec-2020

15-Dec-2020

11-Dec-2020

12-Dec-2020

16-Dec-2020

12-Dec-2020

13-Dec-2020

17-Dec-2020

13-Dec-2020

14-Dec-2020

23-Dec-2020

20-Dec-2020

21-Dec-2020

24-Dec-2020

21-Dec-2020

22-Dec-2020

MAT 2020 December PBT Dates

The table below indicates MAT PBT December 2020 dates. Registration deadline was November 29. 

MAT 2020 events

MAT 2020 Dates

MAT registration begins

05-Oct-2020

Registration ends

29-Nov-2020

01-Dec-2020

Issue of MAT admit card

01-Dec-2020

MAT PBT date

06-Dec-2020

MAT 2020 Dates: December CBT

The table below indicates MAT CBT December 2020 dates. Registration deadline is December 23.

MAT 2020 Events

MAT 2020 Dates

Registration begins

07-Dec-2020

Registration ends

23-Dec-2020

Issue of admit card

26-Dec-2020

MAT 2020 CBT date

28-Dec-2020

Also Read: Top MBA colleges accepting MAT score

MAT 2020 Registration Process

Candidates must register online for MAT exam registration 2020 through MAT’s official website. Entries in the MAT registration form should be filled only in English. Given below is the step by step process to fill MAT registration form: 

  1. To register for MAT exam, the candidates are required to create a login account on AIMA MAT
  2. After creation of login ID, the candidates are required to log on and fill the MAT application form
  3. Fill in the MAT 2020 registration form and verify the details furnished
  4. Select exam mode, test city choices, payment mode and process the payment by clicking on “Save & Next” button
  5. Pay the MAT registration fee through Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/Wallet or UPI.

Also Read: MAT application process

MAT Application Fees

Check the table below to know paper-wise MAT 2020 application fee that can be paid online through debit/credit card or through net banking option.

Details

Amount (in Rs)

Paper Based Test (PBT)

1,650

Computer Based Test (CBT)

1,650

Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)

1,650

Both PBT & CBT

2,750

MAT 2020 Registrations: Documents Required

The candidates will require the following documents to fill the MAT application form. Make sure you have these handy documents before you start filling the MAT registration 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 details

MAT 2020 Registrations: Photo and Signature Specifications

  • Photograph- Photograph must be a recent passport size colour photo. Make sure that the photo is taken against a light coloured, preferably white background and has no shadow. If you wear glasses, make sure that there is no reflection and your eyes are clearly seen. Also, ensure that both ears are visible in the photo. Photos with caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face. The photo image file should only be in .jpg or.jpeg format. (Note: Size of file should not be less than 40KB)
  • Signature- Sign on white paper with black ink pen and scan it. Please scan the signature area only and not the entire page.

MAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be a graduate from a recognized university in any stream or equivalent from a recognised university
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for MAT
  • There is no age limit or minimum score in graduation criteria for MAT

Read more: MAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

MAT Exam Pattern

MAT exam is conducted in both online and offline modes. Candidates can select their preferable mode of the test while filling the application form. MAT question paper carries 200 questions. The question paper is divided into five sections. Check MAT exam pattern highlights below:

Features

Details

Exam modes

  • PBT (offline)
  • CBT (online)
  • IBT (remotely proctored)

Exam sections

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

Duration of exam

150 minutes

Number of questions

200 MCQs

Total Marks

200

Language of paper

English

Type of Questions 

Objective type questions with four multiple choices each 

MAT Marking scheme

+1 mark for correct answer

 Deduction of 0.25 mark for incorrect answer

Also Read: Know Your MBA Exam - MAT

MAT Syllabus

MAT syllabus is prescribed by AIMA and it comprises general topics of verbal, analytical and reasoning skills along with knowledge of current affaiirs. The syllabus of MAT is similar to othet MBA entrance exams. 

  • Mathematical Skills: Topics in this section include basic and advanced level of Geometry, Algebra, Triginometry, Mensuration and Modern Math.
  • Language Comprehension: It contains Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability. A fair amount of questions is asked from English Grammar.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: This certain section is designed to check the intelligence and critical reasoning of the candidates. The topics covered under this section focus on Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument, Analogy Based Questions, etc.
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency: This section judges a candidate's proficiency in Data Analysis and Sufficiency. It includes topics such as Graphs (area and line), Data Sufficiency, Venn Diagram, Pie Charts, etc.
  • Indian and Global Environment: This section tests the candidate’s general awareness of Indian Economy and Global Environment Awareness.

Also Read:

MAT Mock Test

MAT Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free MAT Mock Test

MAT Result 2020

MAT 2020 result cum scorecards are available on the official website. The MAT scorecard consists of the scaled score of each section and the percentile. Candidates scoring 400 and more than that, receive calls from premier MBA colleges accepting MAT score. Candidates will not get MAT 2020 result cum scorecard via post. It can be obtained in online mode. Once available, candidates need to take print outs of the scorecard for future reference.

  • MAT result consists of three scores which are - 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 which is dependent on the relative performance of candidates
  • MAT percentile is calculated out of 160 marks. The score of the Indian and Global Environment is not taken into account while MAT percentile is calculated
  • Top B-schools shortlist candidates for various MBA programmes basis the MAT percentile obtained by candidates

Also Read: MAT score vs percentile

MAT Cut Offs

Listed below are some popular colleges which accept MAT score for admission and their cut offs. For MAT cut offs of more colleegs, click here.

MBA College

MAT cut off 2020 (percentile)

Amity Business School, Noida

90+ 

Christ University Bengaluru

80-90

BIMTECH Greater Noida

80-90

SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai

80-90

Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini Delhi

80-90

Indus Business Academy

80-90

Institute of Management Studies (IMS)

80-90

IPE Hyderabad, Institute of Public Enterprise

80-90

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

80-90

New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)

80-85

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management

80-85

IES Management College and Research Centre

80-85

ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai

80-85

Colleges Accepting MAT score

MAT exam score is accepted by over 800 colleges across India. As per the recent high court order Maharashtra B-schools will also accept MAT score for admission. Listed below are some of the popular MBA colleges accepting MAT.

Popular Colleges Accepting MAT score
Amity University ABBS School of Management
Dr. D.Y. Patil B School, Pune  EIILM, Kolkata
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

Also Read: List of colleges accepting MAT score in India

MAT Topper Interviews

Click on the links below to read how students scored 99.90+ percentile in MAT exam.

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:

Predict MAT Admission Calls

FAQs Related to MAT 2020 Exam

Q: What is MAT IBT exam?

A: MAT IBT exam refers to Internet Based Test. In this mode, the candidates do not have to visit the exam centre to take the exam. The exam authorities remotely proctor as the candidates take the exam from home or any other convenient location.

Q: What is the fees of MAT IBT exam?

A: MAT IBT exam fees is Rs 1,650 to be paid online at the time of application submission via credit/debit card or net banking.

Q: Has AIMA scrapped MAT CBT and PBT mode exams?

A: No, AIMA has not scrapped MAT CBT and PBT mode exams. It cancelled these mode of exams for May 2020 session only. The PBT mode exam was conducted on October 3 and December 6, while CBT mode exam is scheduled for December 28.

Q: How can I apply for MAT 2020 exam?

A: MAT application process in online. Aspirants can apply for MAT by registering on the AIMA-MAT website. Registration process for August-September IBT and September PBT is currently underway.

Q: What is the eligibility criteria to appear for MAT?

A: The eligibility criteria to appear for MAT is graduation in any stream from a recognized university. Final year candidates can also apply for MAT.

Q: What is the MAT exam pattern?

A: MAT is a speed based test in which candidates have to solve 200 MCQs in 2.5 hours. The total marks of the test is 200. The question paper is divided into five sections Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment.

Q: What is the MAT fees for SC/ST candidates?

A: MAT fees for all candidates is same. The applicant has to pay Rs 1,650 for single mode (IBT or CBT or PBT) and Rs 2,750 for two modes (CBT or PBT).

Q: If I cannot appear for the MAT session I have registered for, can I appear in the next exam?

A: No, in case the candidate fails to appear for the MAT exam they shall have registered, they will have to apply again.

Q: Up to how many colleges can I select for admission in MAT application form?

A: Each candidate can select up to five MBA colleges for admission in the MAT application form.

Q: Can I appear for both CBT and PBT exams?

A: Yes, candidates can appear for both CBT and PBT exams. For admission, they can present marks of the exam in which they have scored better.

Q: Is there common counselling for admission to MAT participating colleges?

A: No, there is no common counselling for MAT. The participating colleges conduct admissions independently.

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