MAT Exam 2022: Check MAT September CBT, PBT, IBT Dates, Registration (Started), Admit Card, Result, Syllabus, Preparation

Management Aptitude Test 2022 ( MAT )

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Registrations: 1 Jul '22 - 29 Aug '22

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Updated on Jul 2, 2022 13:31 IST

MAT exam dates for September 2022 phase was announced on July 1 and the registration process for the same has started. Candidates can fill the MAT application form for August-September 2022 phase online. MAT PBT exam for September 2022 phase will be held on September 4 and the MAT CBT exam will be held on September 18. MAT IBTs will be held on August 28, September 3, 10, 11 and 17. 

What is MAT Exam?

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is conducted multiple times a year in four phases – February, May, September and December. Qualifying candidates are eligible for admissions to 800+ B-schools accepting MAT scores

MAT exam is conducted in offline (Paper Based Test or PBT), online (Computer Based Test or CBT) and remote proctored (Internet Based Test or IBT) modes. Candidates can choose to appear in the exam in any mode as per their preference. Fees, exam pattern and syllabus for all three modes are same but exam dates are different. 

Candidates can take MAT exam as:

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

Latest Updates:

July 1, 2022: MAT exam dates for September 2022 phase announced; registrations commence

MAT 2022: Exam Highlights

Given below are the key highlights of MAT exam 2022 the candidates must know before applying for it:



MAT Full Form

Management Aptitude Test 

Conducting Body

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Multiple times a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours and 30 minutes

MAT Exam Syllabus



MAT Exam Fees

INR 1,850 (INR 1,100 additionally for second test mode)

Exam Purpose

Admission to 800+ MBA Colleges in India (approx.)

No. of Test Cities

  • PBT Mode - 54
  • CBT Mode - 31

Number of applicants

18,000 to 20,000 (approx.)

Exam Helpdesk No.

 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100

MAT Eligibility Criteria

Given below is the basic eligibility criteria for MAT exam:

  • Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university

  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for MAT
  • Candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam

Also Read: Eligibility criteria for MAT exam

MAT 2022 Important Dates: September CBT/PBT

Given below are the dates of MAT September 2022 for CBT and PBT.

MAT 2022 Events

MAT 2022 Dates

MAT registration deadline for PBT


MAT admit card for PBT


MAT PBT date


MAT registration deadline for CBT


MAT admit card for CBT


MAT CBT date


MAT Aug-Sep 2022 Dates: IBT

The MAT exam in IBT mode is conducted in two slots: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Check below the dates of MAT IBT September 2022 exams:


Last date to apply for MAT IBT

MAT IBT admit card download
















MAT Registration 2022
The MAT application process is same for all the three exam modes - PBT, CBT and IBT. The application form filling is an online process. Candidates can fill the MAT application form 2022 of preferred exam phase on AIMA MAT exam website by paying exam fees of INR 1,850. Check below the process to apply for MAT:
  • Open AIMA-MAT website in a new browser
  • Click on “Fresh Candidate to create Log In” tab:
  • Enter name, date of birth, email ID, mobile phone number and a password
  • Fill the MAT exam application form with relevant information
  • Select preferred test mode (CBT, PBT, IBT), test cities and five B-Schools
  • Upload a recent passport size photo and scanned signature
  • Make fee payment via debit/credit card, net banking or e-wallet to complete the process

Check: MAT Application Process 2022

Also Read: MAT Exam Centres and Test Cities: How to Select Test Cities and Other Guidelines

MAT Syllabus 2022

Take a look at the table below for section-wise main topics included in MAT syllabus 2022 :

MAT Sections

MAT Exam Syllabus

Language Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Parajumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases, etc.

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Tables, Charts, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency, etc.

Mathematical Skills

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage, LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Set Theory, etc.

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Blood Relation, Family Tree, Coding & Decoding, Numeric Grid, Syllogism, Clocks, Calendars, Visual Reasoning, etc.

MAT Exam Pattern 2022

MAT exam pattern is same for CBT, PBT and IBT. Candidates must take a look at the below table for MAT exam pattern highlights:

MAT Exam Features


Exam modes


Exam duration

150 minutes

MAT sections

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

Number of questions


Number of questions section-wise


Total marks


Marking scheme

+1 for each correct entry

-0.25 for each incorrect entry

0 for not attempting a question

MAT Exam Preparation Tips 2022

Candidates need at least six months to prepare for MAT exam. For a fruitful preparation, they should focus on improving their problem-solving skills with the help of previous years' MAT question papers and online mock test, etc. The MAT preparation strategy should be well planned and in accordance with the MAT exam pattern and MAT syllabus. Below are some tips to prepare for MAT exam: 

MAT Question Paper Break Up

MAT Question Paper Break Up

  • Read best books for MAT exam preparation, magazines, newspapers and online blogs on a daily basis to improve reading skills, understanding skills as well as for keeping track of current affairs of national and international level
  • Practice MAT question papers, sample papers and online mock tests to improve speed and accuracy as well as to develop familiarity with the test pattern
  • Regularly analyse your preparation level to know your strengths and weakness in each section of the MAT syllabus 
  • Target topics carrying more weightage in each section of MAT to score well in the exam
  • Time management is the key to attempt maximum questions in MAT so, don’t waste time on tricky or tough questions

Check: MAT 2022 exam pattern

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MAT Mock Test

Shiksha has created a free mock test for MAT aspirants to practice and check their preparation level. Click on the link below to start the 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 explanation for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free MAT Mock Test

MAT Topper Interviews

Check out exam preparation tips and exam day strategy by previous years' MAT toppers. Learn how to crack MAT from their experience.

MAT Topper Name

MAT Topper Tips

Ayush Saxena

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

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 maximising 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

Jay Sonar

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

Read full interview of Jay

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 make you exam ready. It most importantly makes you habituated with the time constraint. It 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

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 

MAT Admit Card 2022

MAT admit card download process for May phase exams has started. The MAT IBT and PBT admit cards are available for download on the official website. In order to download the hall ticket, candidates need to key in the registration number and date of birth on the login page of AIMA-MAT website. Given below are the steps to download MAT admit card:

  • Open the MAT 2022 website
  • Go to 'download/view'
  • Select ' MAT admit card' from the drop down
  • Enter email ID, password and date of birth
  • Download the MAT admit card 

MAT Exam Day Guidelines 

  • For MAT IBT mode, candidates should arrange a laptop/desktop and check internet connection at least one hour before the exam timing.
  • For MAT IBT mode, candidates should wear formal clothes and keep the admit card and other documents ready for remote verification process.
  • MAT PBT and CBT are conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Candidates have to report to the exam centre by 8:30 AM.
  • Candidates should carry a blue or black ball point pen if they are taking the exam in PBT mode.

  • Phone, calculator, electronic watch or any such item is prohibited at the exam centre hence, candidates must ensure they don't carry any such item on exam day.

  • Digital or photocopy of the MAT admit card will not be considered a valid ID proof so carry the original copy of your admit card.

Also Read: MAT Exam Day Instructions & COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for PBT

Also carry below-mentioned documents to the MAT exam centre for PBT and CBT mode exams:

  • Admit card: Two printouts

  • Self-declaration for COVID-19: Attached with admit card
  • Identity proof: Any of the following documents (in original) — Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Election I-Card, Passport, Driving License and PAN Card

  • Proof of name change (if any): In case, you have changed your name, you will be required to carry a document supporting the change of name

  • Caste certificate (if applicable): If you belong to SC/ST/OBC category, you are required to carry caste certificate

MAT Results 2022

MAT results for all the three modes are available for May 2022 session. The MAT scorecards are released on the AIMA website and the test takers can download their respective results by using their login credentials. Given below are the steps to follow, to download MAT result 2022

  • Visit the official website of MAT exam 
  • Click on Download/View or
  • Click on 'MAT result' 
  • Select Exam Month
  • Enter Roll Number and Registration Number
  • Click on the 'Submit' tab
  • MAT 2022 scorecard will appear on the screen

Also Read:

MAT Cut Off 2022

Given below is the table indicating expected MAT cut off for admission to 2022 batch.

MAT Accepting Colleges

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


Check cut offs of top MBA entrance exams and predict calls from IIMs and other Top MBA Colleges. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and eligibility of all MBA Colleges by clicking the link below:

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Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores

MAT scores are accepted by over 800 MBA colleges in India. Given below is the list of colleges accepting MAT score for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes.

Top MAT Colleges
Amity University ABBS School of Management
Dr DY Patil B School, Pune  EIILM
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

FAQs on MAT Exam 2022

Q: What is MAT exam for?

A: MAT exam is conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM/PGP programmes offered by over 700 B-Schools in India. The exam is conducted multiple times in four phases – February, May, September and December.

Q: What is MAT eligibility criteria?

A: The minimum eligibility criteria for MAT exam is graduation in any stream from a recognised university. Final year graduation students or awaiting results are also eligible to appear in MAT.

Q: What are the MAT exam dates 2022?

A: MAT exam dates for September 2022 phase are:
  • MAT PBT: September 4
  • MAT CBT: September 18
  • MAT IBT: August 28, September 3, 10, 11 and 17
MAT exam dates for August-September phase will be announced soon.

Q: Is MAT only for MBA?

A: Yes, MAT exam is conducted only for admission to MBA and PGDM/PGP courses. It is a management aptitude test comprising quantitative aptitude, critical reasoning, data interpretation, data sufficiency, language comprehension and general awareness.

Q: What is MAT application fee?

A: The MAT application fee is as follows:
  • Paper-Based Test (PBT): INR 1,850
  • Computer-Based Test (CBT): INR 1,850
  • Internet-Based Test (IBT): 1,850
  • Both PBT & CBT: INR 2,950

Q: Do IIMs accept MAT score?

A: No, IIMs do not accept MAT score for MBA admission. However, there are over 700 well reputed MBA colleges which accept MAT score including Amity University, GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Christ University, GITAM Institute of Management, JIMS Rohini, Jain University, Taxila Business School, Jaipur and SRM University.

Q: Which is better - MAT or CAT?

A: CAT is the most popular MBA entrance exam in India because it is the gateway to IIMs and other top B-school. However, it is a tough exam compared to MAT and there is no provision to improve score by taking multiple attempts unlike MAT.

Q: Which is better - MAT or CMAT?

A: MAT and CMAT have similar difficulty level, but to say which is better totally depends upon the participating colleges. If a candidate’s dream college accepts MAT score, then it should given preference, and if their dream college accepts CMAT, then CMAT should be given preference. However, one major benefit of MAT is that it provides option to improve test score in the same academic session. On the other hand, candidates have to wait for one year to improve their score in CMAT.

Q: What is MAT age limit?

A: There is no age limit for appearing in MAT exam. Any candidate who has a graduation degree can appear for MAT. They can be fresh graduates or working professionals with several years of work experience.

Q: What is the exam mode of MAT?

A: MAT exam is conducted in three modes – Paper Based Test or PBT in which candidates have to report to a test centre to take the test. They have to fill an OMR answer sheet in PBT. In the Computer Based Test or CBT, candidates have to take the test at designated exam centre on a computer system. In the Internet Based Test or IBT, candidates have to take the test on a computer system at home or any preferred location.

Q: Can I appear for MAT from home?

A: Yes, candidates can appear for MAT exam from home. For that, they need to opt for the Internet Based Test or IBT mode option in the MAT application form. In IBT mode, candidates can appear for the test from home or any location by using a laptop or desktop with a functional webcam and internet connection.

Q: What is considered a good score in MAT exam?

A: It is observed in the recent past (last 10 MAT exams) that on an average, a total of 80 attempts (excluding the Indian and Global Environment) with 80 per cent accuracy or a net score excluding the Indian and Global Environment in excess of 60 (out of a maximum possible 160 marks) is considered an excellent score.

Q: Can I take MAT exam more than once?

A: Yes, since MAT exam is conducted multiple times in a year during February, May, September and December, one can take the exam more than once. The score of latest MAT attempt will be taken into consideration for admission.

MAT 2022 Contact Information


All India Management Association

Management House

14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India 

Fax: 011- 24626689


For IBT:


Phone Numbers:

For IBT: 8130338839, 9599030586, 011-47673020 (between 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM)

For PBT/CBT: 8130338839, 9599030586, 011-47673020 (between 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM)


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Information about good colleges that accepts MAT May Score?

Anusha Mandloi

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Some of the top MBA colleges accepting MAT percentile 80 & above are:
BIMTEC - Greater Noida
IMT Nagpur
Indus Business Academy
Balaji Institute of International Business
Jaipuria Lucknow
KIIT School of Management
XIME Bangalore
We School Bangalore.


My MAT Score is 67.71 percentile with 593 marks. Are there any chances of getting selected in Jaipuria Lucknow for PGDM?


Adarsh Chaudhary

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

In Jaipuriya, only 45% weightage is given to MAT and other 55% is based on different other criteria as GD, PI and Academic performances. 67.71 percentile is little low because of college performance but you can try for the councellings.


Does PUMBA Pune accept MAT score?


Praveen Kumar Yadav

Beginner-Level 5

3 weeks ago

Yes, PUMBA accepts MAT score. You will have to apply through Centralized admission process conducted by the DTE Maharashtra.


Is there any decent MBA college under MAT score of 639.50?

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Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

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3 months ago

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