MAT Exam 2024: May Dates Out; Check Registration, Syllabus, Pattern, Cut Offs

Management Aptitude Test 2024 ( MAT )

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Updated on Jun 21, 2024 18:36 IST

MAT 2024 exam will be held in September. The application process for September 2024 sessions will begin most likely in the first week of July 2024. AIMA will release the MAT exam dates soon. MAT registration process and fees for all three modes is same. Those who have appeared for MAT before can use their existing ID to fill the MAT application form again. Fresh applicants can create a login ID to fill the online form. 

MAT 2024 May result is expected to be released by the last week of June 2024. The MAT May 2024 scorecards will be available for download through login. Application form for MAT September will be released at the same time as May result. Read below all about MAT 2024.

Q:   What is MAT exam for?

A:

MAT exam is conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM or PGP programmes offered by over 800 B-Schools in India. The exam is conducted multiple times in four phases - February, May, September and December. It is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Candidates can appear for the MAT exam in any session any number of times. The score of the latest attempt will be taken into consideration for MBA Admission. 

There are three modes to MAT. Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper Based Test (PBT) and Internet Based Test (IBT). In every exam phase, MAT CBT and PBT are conducted once, and IBT is conducted 3-5 times.  

 

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. Given below are some guidelines for MAT IBT: The candidates must have a stable internet connection with proper speed throughout the exam duration A proxy for this is if they can login into their email accounts without difficulty. Upload Speed: Minimum speed should be 512 kbps Browser to use are: Chrome version 63 and above and Firefox version 52 and above Operating system to use are: WindowsOS (Version7 and above) Dot NETframework: MSB requires dot net framework. The minimum supported version is 4.5.1. NETframework Memory: 65MB permanent free space on the default hard drive.
 

Q:   What is MAT application fee?

A:

The fee payment to appear for the MAT exam is mandatory. The AIMA charges every candidates examination fee at the time of form filling. While filling the MAT application form the fee payment is to be done for acceptance of the candidature. The MAT application fees have been increased and the revised fees are as follows: Paper-Based Test (PBT): INR 2,100 Computer-Based Test (CBT): INR 2,100 Internet-Based Test (IBT): 2,100 Both PBT and CBT: INR 3,300 Candidates are required to pay the fee in online mode I. e. through debit card, credit card, net banking or UPI. Candidates must note that the MAT application form will not be submitted until the fee payment is done. Key points to keep in mind while filling the MAT application form is that the fee is non-refundable and there is no provision of form corrections. So, in case a candidate has made a mistake in the form, they will have to register again and fill a new form by paying the fee again. To take a re-test also, candidates have to fill a fresh MAT application form and pay the fee again.

 

Q:   What are MAT eligibility criteria?

A:

Since MAT is an entrance exam for post graduate level management courses, the minimum eligibility criteria for MAT exam is graduation. Candidate should have completed graduation in full-time or part-time mode in Arts, Commerce or Science from a recognised university. The eligibility criteria for MAT PBT, CBT and IBT are the same. Final year graduation students who will be giving their final exam or awaiting results are also eligible to appear in MAT. There is no minimum score requirement in MAT. Candidates need to have passing marks in graduation.

However, MBA colleges have the eligibility criteria of minimum 50 per cent in graduation (45 per cent for SC/ST/PWD), thus candidates who aspire to pursue MBA need to ensure that they score a minimum of 50 per cent in graduation. SC/ST/PwD candidates need to have a minimum of 45 per cent in their Bachelor's degree programme. There is no age bar or appearing in MAT. Fresh graduates as well as working professionals can apply for MAT.

 

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 at 800+ B-schools in India. The exam is conducted in multiple sessions in four phases – February, May, September and December. It is accepted by over 800 private MBA colleges across India.MAT is considered one of the most student friendly entrance exams there is option to take multiple attempts and whenever one is ready for it.

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. MAT fees, exam pattern and syllabus for all three modes are same but admit card and exam dates are different. Candidates can take multiple attempts in any mode of their choice. However, they have to register for each session separately. The score of the last MAT test will be taken into consideration for admission. 

Q:   Is MAT 2024 registration open?

A:

MAT 2024 registration for May phase is underway. The schedule of of MAT 2024 registration for May phase was released by AIMA at the official website on March 2024. Candidates who plan to appear for the MAT exam this year can apply for any phase of the as per their preparation and convenience. The MAT PBT, CBT and IBT form submission deadline of each session is different. Each MAT session will also be held on a different date. The MAT application fee is same for all exam modes and all exam phases. For each session candidates have to pay INR 2,100 as application fee. Candidates can appear for more than one session, however they will have to pay the fee per session.

 

Q:   Do Iims accept MAT score?

A:
No, IIMs do not accept MAT score for MBA Admission. They only accept CAT score for admission to their MBA/PGP programmes. However, MAT score is accepted by over 700 MBA colleges in India including: Amity University GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research Christ University GITAM Institute of Management JIMS Rohini Jain University Taxila Business School, Jaipur SRM University Birla Institute of Management Technology Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Tezpur University Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India IIFM Bhopal YMCA The MAT exam will be conducted in May 2023 in PBT, IBT and CBT modes and the will be released by the third week of June. Candidates who plan to take admission into an MBA college through MAT can apply for May 2023 phase exam by filling the online application form available at the AIMA-MAT website.
 

Q:   Is the question paper of MAT IBT different from MAT CBT or PBT?

A:
No, the question paper of MAT IBT is not different from MAT CBT or PBT. The test pattern, time duration, question type and marking scheme are the same for all three modes. Candidates can choose to appear for any exam mode with the worry of doing exam specific preparation. The only difference between MAT IBT and MAT CBT or PBT is that MAT IBT is a remote proctored exam and can be taken from any location unlike MAT CBT or PBT which are held at designated exam centres. The MAT question paper of every session however is different. All the 200 questions of each question paper is unique. The difficulty level is the same- easy to moderate but since the questions are different from each other candidates can feel slight difference in the difficulty level. The questions for every session are chosen randomly so in one session the paper can be overall easy while in another session the exam can be slightly difficult.
 

MAT 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of MAT 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

02 Jun '24

MAT 2024 PBT

31 May '24

MAT 2024 IBT 3

30 May '24 -

31 May '24

MAT 2024 Admit Card Download IBT 3

MAT 2024: Exam Highlights

MAT is one of the easiest MBA entrance exams in India. It is the most student friendly exam as well. Candidates can attempt it mutliple times and crack this exam with basic preparation. Given below are the key highlights of MAT exam 2024 that candidates must know before applying for it:

MAT Exam Features 

MAT Exam Details 

MAT Full Form

Management Aptitude Test 

Conducting Body

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Multiple times a year

Exam Mode

CBT, PBT and IBT

Exam Duration

2 hours

MAT Exam Syllabus

Language

English

MAT Exam Fees

INR 2,100 

Exam Purpose

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

No. of Test Cities

  • PBT Mode - 28
  • CBT Mode - 35

Exam Website

https://mat.aima.in/

Exam Helpdesk No.

 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100

Q:   What is the difficulty level of MAT exam?

A:
MAT is one of the easier MBA entrance exam. The difficulty level of the exam much easier than CAT XAT or CMAT. Candidates usually prepare for CAT XAT and CMAT and use that experience to give the MAT exam. Even though the MAT has more questions than XAT CAT CMAT. It is easier because the questions of all the five sections- Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment, are easy and straightforward. There are less Reading Comprehension passages of shorter length and are easy to comprehend. Since, the Indian and Global Environment scores are not taken into consideration for MAT percentile calculation, candidates find it easier to crack MAT in 2.5 hours with high scores.
 

Q:   Is MAT exam easier than other MBA entrance exams?

A:

Yes, the difficulty level of MAT exam is lower than other MBA entrance exams. The question paper is usually of easy to moderate difficulty level. The exam is now held for 120 minutes. There are now 150 questions in the exam paper. There is no sectional time limit in MAT which allows the candidate to plan a strategy according to their strengths and weaknesses. The score of Indian and Global Environment section is not considered for percentile calculation thus candidates don't have the stress of fifth section. Also, solving 150 questions is not mandatory so candidates can choose to solve only those questions which they know they can solve accurately. Sectional difficulty level of MAT is also lower than other MBA exams. Candidates can attempt the exam multiple times in the same academic year to improve their score. They also have the option to choose the mode of test - CBT, IBT, PBT - which makes it the most student friendly exam. Also, the MAT cut offs for admission are much lower as compared to other entrance exams.

 

Q:   Can I make another attempt at MAT exam, if I score low in first attempt?

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Yes, you can attempt MAT exam as many times as you want. MAT is conducted multiple times in a year and three different modes. The MAT exam is held in February, May, September and December. In each phase there are 4-5 IBT sessions, 2 CBT sessions and 1 PBT session. If a candidate is not satisfied with their score of first attempt, they can choose any upcoming session to appear for it again. They can choose an exam phase and a session as per their preparation level, decision to pursue MBA or admission cycle of the target college. However, for each session, the candidate will have to fill a fresh application form and pay the fees. The score of the last attempted MAT exam will be considered for admission. Read More: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/mat-exam-preparation-tips-blogId-11997

 

 

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

For appearing in the MAT exam 2024, aspirants have to fulfill certain academic requirements fixed by the examination agency. Given below are the eligibility criteria for MAT exam 2024:

  • Candidates should have completed graduation or equivalent degree from a recognised university.

  • Final year graduation students awaiting their results are also eligible to apply for MAT 2024.
  • There is no minimum score requirement for MAT. Candidates with passing marks can appear for the exam.
  • There is no age limit to appear in MAT. Fresh graduates as well as wroking professionals both can appear for the exam.
  • 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 2024 Exam

Q:   I got 455.50 marks in MAT, am I eligible to get admission to Christ University Bangalore?

A:
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a national-level MBA entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Christ University Bangalore is a prestigious university that offers MBA programs, among others. To determine if you are eligible for admission to Christ University Bangalore based on your MAT score of 455.50, you will need to check the university's admission criteria for their MBA programme. You can typically find this information on the university's official website or by contacting their admission office directly. The admission criteria may vary from year to year, so it's important to check the most recent information. In general, MBA Admission criteria may include a minimum qualifying score in the MBA entrance exam, followed by additional rounds such as group discussion GD Personal Interview PI and/or written ability test (What). The weightage of each round may vary across universities. Therefore, it's recommended to check the detailed admission criteria for Christ University Bangalore's MBA programme and see if you meet the eligibility criteria.
 

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. A good number of MAT applicants are working professionals who are seeking to enhance their management skills by pursuing an MBA course. At the same time, a large number of fresh graduates also apply for MAT. Especially from non-technical background as the difficulty level is not as high as CAT or XAT exams. Since, MAT is accepted by MBA colleges for Executive MBA, Online MBA, Part-Time MBA and Distance MBA courses too, a good number of working professionals appear for the MAT exam. MAT is also popular among Management aspirants and working professionals as it is an easy exam and one can prepare for it while working as well. It is easier to strike work and study balance in MAT.
 

Q:   Am I eligible to get admission in MBA with less than 50% marks in graduation? Am I eligible to give MAT?

A:
Yes, you are eligible, Management education has witnessed a paradigm shift in recent years owing to the changing business landscape and rising demand for skilled and competent business professionals. The University School of Business USB, one of the Tops and Best MBA Colleges in Punjab, India, understands the need of identifying and nurturing the budding Management professionals in accordance to the changes taking place in the corporate world in terms of competencies and employability quotients. Some of the key competencies developed in an MBA aspirant at the University School of Business USB, Chandigarh University include Cognitive competence, logical and analytical thinking, critical evaluation, team leading and management, social and behavioral skills, and data analytics, among others. The curriculum for MBA at the University School of Business USB is designed after gap analysis based on the previous year's PO attainment and thorough research on the industry requirements, and feedback from the key stakeholders. Various reports from research forums and agencies working on higher education research like World Economic Forum, McKinsey's Global Reports, and Harvard Business Review, among others, were reviewed in order to understand and identify the key skills expected by the industry in the coming future. University School of Business USB Best MBA College in Punjab, India, offers two years full-time Master of Business Administration MBA degree programme. This is a dual specialisation programme. The department has an impeccable placement record for MBA students at decent packages of up to 28 LPA with well-known brands of varied industries. CU is Ranked 45th in the Management category in NIRF, 2021, 2nd among emerging B Schools of India TOI, AAA Rankings by careers 360, AA+ Ranking by digital learning.
 

MAT Registration Process 2024

MAT registration and application process is same for all the three exam modes - PBT, CBT and IBT. The MAT application form is same for all modes, candidates have to only choose the preferred exam mode in the relevant column. Check below the process to apply for MAT exam:

  • Go to AIMA-MAT website: https://mat.aima.in/
  • Create a login ID with 'register' option
  • Enter name, date of birth, email ID, mobile phone number, state, city, test mode and a password
  • In the next page, select preferred test mode (CBT, PBT, IBT) test cities and five preferred B-Schools
  • Make fee payment of INR 2,100 via debit/credit card, net banking or e-wallet 
  • Fill the remaining pages of MAT 2024 application form
  • Upload a recent passport size photo and scanned signature
  • Complete the process and submit the form
  • An acknowledgement will be shared in email

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Q:   How to select MAT test cities in the application form?

A:
AIMA MAT provides two options as test city. Candidates have to select any two cities from the list mentioned in the online application form for test centre allotment. The MAT test cities are different for PBT and CBT, thus candidates must make sure they choose the mode of exam which will be conducted in their cities of preference. Candidates opting for MAT IBT exam do not have to select any test city as it is a remote proctored test and can be taken from any location. The option to select test city to MAT CBT and PBT candidates is given in the application form. Candidates have to fill their options in the form where the field appears. 1. Register for MAT session at AIMA MAT website 2. Login with the application number shared by AIMA and password 3. Fill the relevant fields in the first page of the application form 4. Select the exam mode from the drop down 5. Select any two cities from the drop down on the relevant page 6. Make fee payment and fill the rest of MAT application form 7. Click on submit to confirm exam registration.
 

Q:   Can I edit the MAT application form after submission?

A:
There is no provision to edit the MAT application form after submission. Unlike other MBA entrance exams, there is not provision of form correction in MAT. Forms submitted once will be final. If a candidate has made a mistake in the form or wishes to change any information they cannot do so. They will have to fill a fresh MAT application form with a new phone number and email ID. They will also have to pay the application fee again. Aspirants must note that the MAT application fee is non refundable so they cannot request for refund if they have filled the form incorrectly. Thus, it is very important for candidates to check each and every field of the MAT application form before hitting the submit button. In case they have filled incorrect information in any field, they must edit it before final submission.
 

Q:   Is the MAT application fee different for IBT, PBT and CBT?

A:

The MAT application fee is same for all exam modes. The fee amount to be paid is INR 2100 for every single attempt irrespective of the exam mode. If a candidate wishes to combine two attempts (e.g. IBT+IBT, PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT), then they will have to pay INR 1200 additionally. Those who opt for additional test will get the benefit of additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes.

If you wish to take the MAT exam in following combination, then you will have to pay INR 3,300.

For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)
or PBT+IBT
or PBT+CBT
or CBT+IBT

 

MAT Exam Pattern 2024

MAT exam pattern has been revised in 2024. As per the revised pattern,the exam duration is 2 hours and the number of questions is 150. Candidates must take a look at the below table for MAT 2024 exam pattern highlights:

MAT Exam Features

Details

Exam modes

CBT, PBT, IBT

Exam duration

120 minutes

MAT sections

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

Number of questions

150

Number of questions section-wise

30

Total marks

150

Marking scheme

+1 for each correct entry

-0.25 for each incorrect entry

0 for not attempting a question

Q:   Is the question paper of MAT IBT different from MAT CBT or PBT?

A:
No, the question paper of MAT IBT is not different from MAT CBT or PBT. The test pattern, time duration, question type and marking scheme are the same for all three modes. Candidates can choose to appear for any exam mode with the worry of doing exam specific preparation. The only difference between MAT IBT and MAT CBT or PBT is that MAT IBT is a remote proctored exam and can be taken from any location unlike MAT CBT or PBT which are held at designated exam centres. The MAT question paper of every session however is different. All the 200 questions of each question paper is unique. The difficulty level is the same- easy to moderate but since the questions are different from each other candidates can feel slight difference in the difficulty level. The questions for every session are chosen randomly so in one session the paper can be overall easy while in another session the exam can be slightly difficult.
 

Q:   What is the difference between CBT and PBT modes of MAT exam?

A:
The CBT or computer based mode MAT exam is conducted online in which, candidates have to punch in their answers on the computer screen with the help of the mouse-pad. In PBT mode exam, candidates have to fill an OMR sheet with a blue/black ball point pen with the suitable option as the answer. These days most of the candidates opt for CBT which is way it is conducted twice in a particular exam phase. PBT is conducted only once in MAT exam phase. There is no difference in the exam pattern or syllabus of the MAT CBT and MAT PBT. Candidates can choose the mode of exam at the time of registration as per their convenience. If a candidate is comfortable in pen and paper mode, then they can opt for MAT PBT and if the candidate is comfortable in taking tests on computer, they can opt for MAT CBT. However, the CBT and PBT exams are held in different cities so candidates must check the list of test cities before choosing their exam mode.
 

Q:   What is the difficulty level of MAT exam?

A:
MAT is one of the easier MBA entrance exam. The difficulty level of the exam much easier than CAT XAT or CMAT. Candidates usually prepare for CAT XAT and CMAT and use that experience to give the MAT exam. Even though the MAT has more questions than XAT CAT CMAT. It is easier because the questions of all the five sections- Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment, are easy and straightforward. There are less Reading Comprehension passages of shorter length and are easy to comprehend. Since, the Indian and Global Environment scores are not taken into consideration for MAT percentile calculation, candidates find it easier to crack MAT in 2.5 hours with high scores.
 

Q:   What is the marking scheme of MAT exam?

A:

Total marks of MAT exam is 150. Every question carries one mark for correct attempt and there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. No marks is deducted for skipping questions. The MAT question paper has 150 questions equally divided into five sections - Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment.

Language Comprehension: 30 questions 

2. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: 30 questions 

3. Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency: 30 questions 

4. Mathematical Skills: 30 questions 

5. Indian & Global Environment: 30 questions 

Every section therefore has 30 questions which means every section carries 30 marks. The scores of GK section is not considered for MAT percentile calculation. So candidates can keep GK section as their last priority.

 

MAT Syllabus 2024

MAT syllabus is similar to the syllabus of other MBA entrance exams. It contains English, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and Current Affairs. Take a look at the table below for the topics that are included in MAT syllabus 2024:

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.

Indian and Global Environment

Static GK, Science, Technology, Business, Sports, World News, Events, Politics, Awards & Recognition, Art, Geography, History, etc.

Q:   Is the syllabus of MAT IBT, PBT and CBT mode exams common?

A:
Yes, the syllabus MAT IBT, PBT and CBT mode exams is common. In fact the exam pattern and marking are also same for all three modes. MAT syllabus for all modes includes topics from Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian and Global Environment. The candidate needs to prepare all the topics mentioned above on this page to crack MAT exam. The total time required for completion of MAT syllabus is about 3 months. If a candidate has appeared for MAT before or any other MBA entrance exam then they can complete the syllabus in lesser time. The only difference between the three MAT modes is that, in IBT, candidates have to take the test from home on a computer. In PBT, candidates have to appear for the test at an exam centres and fill the OMR sheet as part of the test. In CBT, candidates have to take the test on a computer at an exam centre.
 

Q:   Which section of MAT exam has maximum weightage?

A:

Each section of MAT exam has equal weightage. All the five sections - Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment have 30 questions. Each question carries one mark thus the section wise weightage of marks is 30 per section. There is negative marking of 0.25 in MAT. Since, every section has equal weightage, you need to prepare well for each one of them for a good overall score. Even in the exam, spend a good amount of time on each section and solve a minimum number of questions to meet the sectional cut off. Since, there is no sectional time-limit in MAT exam. Candidates can decide themselves how much time they should spend on which section as one needs to score well in all sections because of equal weightage. Out of 2 hours or 120 minutes, candidates should allot maximum time to the section they find tough or are calculation intensive. It is advisable to attempt the easier sections first and then move to tougher sections.

 

Q:   What are the best books for MAT Mathematical Skills?

A:
The Mathematical Skills section of MAT carries 40 questions and which belong to Arithmetic, Geometry, Mensuration Algebra and Number System. To crack this section of MAT one needs study all the topics included five Mathematical sub sections. To prepare for these topics, CAT Quantitative Aptitude books are useful. Candidates can also refer to MAT specific books. Mathematics for MBA by RS Aggarwal Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra Arithmetic and Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R Goal Speed Mathematics: Do it quick, Do it right by Rajesh Kumar Thakur Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal Vedic Mathematics: Secrets Skills for Quick, Accurate Mental Calculations by Sumita Bose The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma.
 

Q:   What is the total number of questions in MAT exam?

A:

MAT exam has 150 multiple-choice questions equally divided into five sections - Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian and Global Environment. Each section of the exam has 30 questions. The questions are in MCQ format with four options to choose the correct options from. Given below is the sectional break up of MAT question paper. All three modes of exam have the same weightage. 

Language Comprehension: 30 questions 

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: 30 questions 

Data Analysis and Sufficiency: 30 questions 

Mathematical Skills: 30 questions 

Indian and Global Environment: 30 questions 

Since there is no sectional time limit in MAT candidates can divide time between all the five sections according to their own exam strategy and target score. The score of Indian and Global Environment section is not taken into consideration for percentile calculation, thus candidates should not spend more than 10-15 minutes on it.

 

MAT Mock Test

Candidates should practice a good number of MAT mock tests during the preparation phase to optimize their performance. Shiksha has created a free MAT mock test for aspirants to practice and check their preparation level. These mock tests are created on the basis of official MAT questions to ensure the difficulty level is same. Click on the link below to start the free MAT mock test.

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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

Q:   How many MAT mock test should I practice?

A:
Although MAT is an easier exam practice of mock tests is an essential part of preparation for this exam as well. Since MAT is also a speed based test which requires solving of 200 questions in 2.5 hours, one need to have good speed of solving questions from topics of Data Interpretation, Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension and Indian and Global Environment. Mock Test is the best source to improve speed and accuracy and aspirants must practice about 20-30 mock tests during their preparation phase. They should also analyse their performance per mock test so that they know their progress viz. Their strong and weak areas. At the same time, candidates need to keep in mind that they must keep in mind that they don't over do it. If they start to score 90 plus percentile in the MAT mock test they should stop at that and do revision.
 

Q:   What are the important topics of MAT exam?

A:
MAT exam has five important sections - Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian and Global Environment. Each section carries 40 questions each. Given below are the important topics from which questions are asked in MAT. Language Comprehension - Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Antonyms and Synonyms, Reading Comprehension, Parts of Speech, One Word Substitution, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, Idioms/Phrases, Grammar, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles and Verbal Ability Intelligence and Critical Reasoning - Family Tree, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Multi-Dimensional Arrangements, Course of Action, Puzzles, Visual Reasoning, Arrangement, Series, Numeric Grid, Pie Chart, Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning, Calendars, Coding and Decoding, Syllogisms, Statement Conclusions, Column Graphs and Graphs Representing Area Data Analysis and Sufficiency - Tables, Pie Charts, Caselet-based Data Charts, Graphs - Line X-Y Graphs, Venn Diagram, Bar Diagrams, Data Analysis and Data Comparison and Data Sufficiency Mathematical Skills- LCM and HCF, Commercial Maths Complex Numbers, Percentages, Permutation and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Profit and Loss, Sequence and Series Surds and Indices, Simple and Compound Interest, Heights and Distance, Inequalities, Speed, Time and Distance, Triangles Set Theory, Number System Circles, Mixtures and Alligations, Elementary Mathematics, Geometry, Venn Diagrams, Trigonometry Equations and Linear Programming Indian and Global Environment Current Affairs World Records, Business, CEOs, Awards and Winners, Books and Authors, Company Punchlines, History, International Organisation, Statements and Quotations, Social issues, Geography, Sports, Finance, Corporate News, Science, Entertainment and Politics.
 

Q:   What can I expect in MAT mock test?

A:
MAT Mock Test is a replica of the actual exam for candidates to have an experience of the test beforehand. It carries 200 MCQs with solutions to be solved within 2.5 hours. The correct options and total scores are given at the end of the MAT mock test. Practicing MAT mock test will help the aspirant in learning the test structure and pattern of the exam. It also helps in increasing speed of solving questions. A full-length MAT mock test contains 200 questions with solutions, that are divided among the five section. Each of the five sections of the mock test have 40 questions with 4 options to choose the correct option from. The sectional MAT mock test contains 40 questions with solutions. The score is presented to the candidate onscreen immediately after completing the MAT mock test. You can evaluate your performance and preparation level based on the score displayed at the end of the MAT mock test.
 

MAT Exam Preparation Tips 2024

For MAT preparation, candidates should focus on improving their reasoning and problem-solving skills with the help of previous years' MAT question papers and MAT mock test, etc. If you have appeared for any other national level MBA entrance exam before, you will be able to crack MAT easily as the MAT syllabus is similar to other exams. The preparation strategy should based on the exam phase you choose. You should prepare for MAT for at least six months before taking the exam. Below are some tips to prepare for MAT exam 2024

MAT Question Paper Break Up

MAT Question Paper Break Up

  • Read best books for MAT exam preparation, for covering the exam syllabus. Study all the subjects of MAT thoroughly.
  • 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 previous year 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 strength 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.

MAT preparation articles:

Q:   How can I prepare for MAT in six months?

A:

For MAT preparation in six months candidates need to have a focused plan. They must gather the best books for MAT preparation and start with covering the syllabus. MAT syllabus should be completed in three months. You can make a monthly/weekly or daily plan to cover the syllabus which should include studying one topic each from the main four sections - Mathematical Skills, Data Interpretation, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning as well as Language Comprehension. Keep the Indian and Global Environment section for the last. In the next two months, practice MAT sample papers and MAT mock tests to gain control over the topics you studied in the first three months. For a speed based test like MAT mock test and sample paper practice is a must because only with the help of these you can gain speed and accuracy in solving questions. The MAT question paper can have tough, tricky or easy question so you should be prepared for all types. In the last one month, study for the Indian and Global Environment section and do daily revision of all other topics. Solve a few previous year MAT question paper or solve a couple of mock tests to stay in touch with your abilities. Read More: MAT 6 months preparation plan

 

Q:   Can I prepare for MAT in 3 months?

A:

Yes, you can prepare for MAT exam in three months, but you will have to work on it in a very focused manner and dedicate quality time. You should follow a three-month MAT preparation plan that should include syllabus coverage and practice sessions. Since you have less time, you can’t wait to finish the MAT syllabus first and then start practicing sample questions and mock tests. You will need to do both side by side. So, make a list of topics from which maximum questions are asked in the MAT exam. Focus on them first. Study the topics and solve some sample questions the same day to ensure that you have understood theory and application both. This way, you will have enough practice as well. In the last one month focus on MAT mock tests, to gain speed and accuracy in solving the paper. Read more: MAT 3-month preparation plan

 

Q:   Can I prepare for MAT in 1 month?

A:

It is unlikely that any one can prepare successfully for MAT in one month from scratch. However, if a you have appeared for the MAT or any other MBA entrance exam recently, then you can crack it with one-month preparation. We say this, because if you’ve recently appeared for MAT or any other MBA entrance exam, you will only need to practice more questions and mock tests or revise important topics in the give one month to be able to crack it. The syllabus of MAT is same as that of other MBA entrance exams, and the difficulty level is easy. So, you will not really have to practice too many mock tests. Read More: MAT 1-month preparation plan

 

Q:   Can I make another attempt at MAT exam, if I score low in first attempt?

A:

Yes, you can attempt MAT exam as many times as you want. MAT is conducted multiple times in a year and three different modes. The MAT exam is held in February, May, September and December. In each phase there are 4-5 IBT sessions, 2 CBT sessions and 1 PBT session. If a candidate is not satisfied with their score of first attempt, they can choose any upcoming session to appear for it again. They can choose an exam phase and a session as per their preparation level, decision to pursue MBA or admission cycle of the target college. However, for each session, the candidate will have to fill a fresh application form and pay the fees. The score of the last attempted MAT exam will be considered for admission. Read More: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/mat-exam-preparation-tips-blogId-11997

 

 

MAT Admit Card 2024

MAT admit card 2024 every session will be released on a different date. Candidates must ensure they download and carry the session specific admit card on the exam day. Otherwise, they will be barred from taking the exam. In order to download the MAT hall ticket, candidates will have 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 the MAT admit card:

  • Open the MAT 2024 website
  • Go to 'download/view'
  • Select ' MAT admit card' from the drop down
  • Enter email ID, password and date of birth
  • Download the MAT 2024 admit card 

MAT admit card will be released for IBTs too. Candidates taking MAT IBT will have to upload/show their MAT admit card for identification process through remote proctoring at the time of exam. Procedure for the same will be mentioned in candidate's 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 12:00 PM. Candidates have to report to the exam centre by 8:30 AM.
  • Candidates should carry a blue or black ball point pen with them. CBT mode candidates will need it for signing the attendance sheet and PBT mode candidates will need it for filling the OMR sheet as well as sighing the attendance sheet.

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

  • Admit card: Two printouts

  • 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

Q:   Can I change my MAT IBT exam slot after the admit card is released?

A:
No, there is no provision of changing the MAT IBT exam slot after the admit card has been released. Each session of the MAT IBT exam is conducted in two slots: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Candidates get the option to select the MAT IBT session at the time of filling the application form. They can select their preference in the application form as per their convenience. Later on there will be no way to change the preference. Once the MAT admit card is released, candidates must check their slot and make preparation for taking the exam in remote proctored mode accordingly. They should arrange for high-speed internet connectivity, a laptop/desktop with functional webcam and download the tools/specifications as prescribed by the AIMA for MAT IBT. Candidates should also arrange for a room which is well lit and disturbance free for taking the MAT IBT exam.
 

Q:   Can I change my MAT test centre after the admit card has been released?

A:
It is not possible to change the MAT test centre after the admit card has been released. They will have to appear at the test centre mentioned in their respective admit card. Entry will not be allowed to a candidate at any test centre other than the one mentioned in their admit card. In fact it is not possible to change the exam test city option in MAT after the application form has been submitted unlike in other MBA entrance exams where candidates get a change to choose the test cities again during form correction process. The only time when a test centre is changed, when the exam authorities cancel the session at a centre due to inadequate number of candidates or any other unforeseen reason. Thus, candidates must select test cities in the MAT application form very carefully. They must also download the admit card as soon as it is released and check the test centre location for distance and traveling options before the exam day.
 

Q:   Is digital copy of MAT admit card accepted at the exam centre?

A:
No. The digital copy will not be accepted under any circumstances. Only the original print out of MAT admit card in A4 size sheet is accepted as valid proof at the exam centre. It is so because the MAT admit card is to be signed by the candidate and invigilator and stamped by the authorities as a proof of candidate's appearance in the exam on the given date and session. One of the signed copy of the MAT admit card is also to be submitted at the test centre. It is not possible to sign and stamp a digital copy of the admit card thus it is not accepted at the MAT exam centre. The candidate must carry two copies of the original print out of the MAT admit card. Both copies must be in color. Candidates should also carry their recent passport size photo for MAT CBT and PBT both. The photo should preferably be same as uploaded in the MAT application form.
 

MAT Results 2024

MAT results for all exam modes are released on the same day. The MAT scorecards are uploaded on the student dashboard at AIMA website and the test takers can download their respective results by using their login credentials. Given below is the process to download MAT 2024 result cum scorecard

  • Visit the official website of MAT exam: https://mat.aima.in/
  • Click on Download/View 
  • Click on 'MAT result 2024' 
  • Select Exam Month
  • Enter Roll Number and Registration Number
  • Click on the 'Submit' tab
  • Look for the scorecard downloadl link in the dashboard
  • MAT 2024 scorecard will appear on the screen
  • Download it and save on desktop

Note: MAT scorecards for previous sessions are available for download at the AIMA MAT website. Candidates can download them by using their login credentials. Candidates who have appeared for multiple sessions of MAT, can use the best score of all the sessions for admission.

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Q:   What are the details mentioned on MAT result cum scorecard?

A:
MAT scorecard is the main document which is the identity proof of a candidate qualifying the exam. Thus it is not only necessary to keep a copy of the scorecard but also necessary to have an error free scorecard. After downloading the MAT result cum scorecard the candidates must check it thoroughly for errors. Each candidate's MAT result cum scorecard will contain the following information: 1. Candidate's name 2. Candidate's roll number 3. Candidate's form number 4. Degree 5. Work experience 6. Candidate's gender 7. Candidate's category 8. Test date 9. Candidate's date of birth 10. MAT sectional scores 11. MAT overall score 12. MAT composite scores 13. MAT percentile In case there is any error in the MAT scorecard (specifically personal details of the candidate) then the test taker must reach out to the AIMA MAT admission cell to get it rectified as faulty scorecards may not be accepted by colleges.
 

Q:   When are MAT result and cut offs released for all sessions?

A:
AIMA MAT releases the results phase wise. The exam is held in multiple sessions in February, May, September and December phases. So the results are released for all the sessions of a particular phase on the same day. The MAT February result of all sessions are released in March. The MAT May results are released in June and the MAT September result is released in October and MAT December results are released in January. Candidates who appear for the exam, can download their scorecard for their exam session from the AIMA MAT website. AIMA does not release cut offs for admission through MAT. It has no role in the MAT cut off determination. The participating institutes determine MAT cut offs on their own and as per their selection parameters and criteria.
 

Q:   What after MAT Result?

A:

After the declaration of MAT result, candidates can start applying to the colleges they have shortlisted for pursuing MBA/PGDM. AIMA will send candidate's scores to the participating B-Schools that they shall have selected in their MAT application form. The MBA colleges will then shortlist candidates for the admission process and call candidates for further rounds. If candidates want to apply at colleges other than those five, then they will have to fill the application form for those other colleges individually. The admission process includes, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates can start preparing for the GD/PI round before or after the MAT result announcement. They can join online platforms or coaching institutes for soft skills and personality development. Those who feel dissatisfied with their MAT score can opt for re-examination in the next session and improve their score. MAT score remains valid for one year for MBA admission. Read more: What After MAT Result?

 

MAT Cut Off 2024

MAT cut off is the minimum score required for selection to the group discussion and personal interview round of MBA colleges that accept the exam score for admission. Candidates who meet the MAT cut off, are selected for the admission round. MAT cut offs are usually lower than that of other MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT or CMAT. Candidates must note that the MAT cut off is determined by institutes individually and AIMA has no role in it. Given below is the table indicating expected MAT 2024 cut offs:

MAT Accepting Colleges

MAT cut off 2024 (percentile)

Amity Business School, Noida

90+ 

SOIL Institute of Management 

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

Q:   What role does AIMA play in deciding the MAT percentile or MAT cut off?

A:
AIMA does not play any role in deciding MAT cut offs for admission to any institute. The cut offs are determined by MAT participating colleges individually. AIMA only calculates MAT percentile of every candidate basis their raw score. Factors such as total number of candidates appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of the exam and total number of seats collectively determine MAT cut off for a particular academic session. The cut offs rarely increase or decrease in an academic session. Composite Score of 400 and above is considered a good MAT score. Some of the MAT participating institutes take into consideration sectional cut offs along with overall cut off, while some institutes consider only the overall MAT score for admission. Only meeting the MAT cut off does not guarantee admission to the institute. Final admission is granted based on candidate's overall performance in the MAT exam, Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Academics. Candidates need to check the selection criteria of their preferred institute for the types of cut offs they accept for admission.
 

Q:   Which are the top colleges for MAT score 70-80 percentile?

A:
MAT score is accepted by lot of MBA colleges across India. Candidates can find a college of their percentile range among the 800 MBA colleges that accept MAT score. If you have scored in the MAT percentile range of 70-80 percentile, you can seek admission in the following colleges. These are some of the popular MBA college that accept MAT score of 70-80 percentile. Institute of Business Management and Technology Jaypee Business School EMPI Business School Delhi School of Business FIIB Delhi Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management SCMS Cochin School of Business IES Management Colleges and Research Centre Mumbai Globsyn Business School, Kolkata Calcutta Business School, Kolkata GITAM School of International Business Visakhapatnam GITMA Hyderabad Business School Hyderabad Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies Mumbai Rajalakshami School of Business Chennai ABBS Bangalore.
 

Q:   I got 455.50 marks in MAT, am I eligible to get admission to Christ University Bangalore?

A:
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a national-level MBA entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Christ University Bangalore is a prestigious university that offers MBA programs, among others. To determine if you are eligible for admission to Christ University Bangalore based on your MAT score of 455.50, you will need to check the university's admission criteria for their MBA programme. You can typically find this information on the university's official website or by contacting their admission office directly. The admission criteria may vary from year to year, so it's important to check the most recent information. In general, MBA Admission criteria may include a minimum qualifying score in the MBA entrance exam, followed by additional rounds such as group discussion GD Personal Interview PI and/or written ability test (What). The weightage of each round may vary across universities. Therefore, it's recommended to check the detailed admission criteria for Christ University Bangalore's MBA programme and see if you meet the eligibility criteria.
 

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MAT is one of the most popular exams for admission to Tier 2 and Tier 3 B-Schools. MAT scores are accepted by over 800 MBA colleges in India. Given below is the list of some of the top colleges accepting MAT score for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. If you are appearing for MAT 2024, do keep in mind the following colleges for admission. 

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MAT 2024 Contact Information

www.bit.ly/MAT_2023

 

Address:

All India Management Association

Management House

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

Fax: 011- 24626689

E-mail: mat@aima.in 

For IBT: matibt@aima.in

For PBT/CBT: matpbt@aima.in

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)

 

FAQs on MAT Exam 2024

Check out frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to MAT 2024 exam:

Q:   What is MAT Syllabus?

A:
Since, MAT exam is conducted only for admission to MBA and PGDM/PGP courses. It is a post graduate level business aptitude test comprising Quantitative Aptitude critical reasoning, data interpretation, data sufficiency, language comprehension and general awareness. Given below are the topics included in the MAT syllabus: MAT Syllabus for Language Comprehension Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Parts of Speech, Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Antonyms and Synonyms, One Word Substitution, Idioms/Phrases, Para Jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Verbal Ability, etc. MAT Syllabus for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: Family Tree, Course of Action, Arrangement, Pie Chart, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Puzzles, Series, Blood Relations, Coding and Decoding, Column Graphs, Multi-Dimensional Arrangements, Visual Reasoning, Numeric Grid, Critical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Graphs Representing Areas MAT Syllabus for Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Tables, Charts, Pie Charts, Caselet-based Data, Graphs - Line X-Y Graphs, Venn Diagram, Bar Diagrams, Data Analysis and Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency MAT Syllabus for Mathematical Skills: LCM and HCF, Commercial Maths Complex Numbers, Percentages, Permutation and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Heights and Distance, Inequalities, Speed, Time and Distance, Triangles Set Theory, Number System Circles, Mixtures and Alligations, Elementary Mathematics, Geometry, Venn Diagrams, Trigonometry Equations, Linear Programming MAT Syllabus for Indian and Global Environment Section: Current Affairs World Records, Business and Economy, Companies and CEOs, Awards and Winners, Books and Authors, Company Punchlines, History, International Organisation, Quotes and Personalities, Social Issues, Geography, Sports, Arts, Entertainment, Technology.
 

Q:   Which is better MAT or CMAT?

A:
MAT and CMAT have similar syllabus but the difficulty level is different. Both exams have Quantitative Aptitude Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, English and General Knowledge. CMAT has an additional section - Innovation and Entrepreneurship which was introduced in 2021. While MAT is an easy exam, CMAT is moderately tough but to say which is better totally depends upon the college a candidate is targeting for MBA Admission. The participating colleges for both exams are different. If a candidate's dream college accepts MAT score, then they appear for MAT but if their dream college accepts CMAT then they should appear for CMAT. The CMAT exam is conducted by the NTA only once in a year but MAT is conducted multiple times in a year. AIMA conducts MAT in February, May, September and December. So, unlike CMAT MAT gives a candidate the choice to appear for the exam when they are well prepared and improve test score in the same academic session. The benefit of CMAT or MAT is that former is accepted by all government and state universities/institutes whereas latter is accepted by mostly private institutes.
 

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 with a blue/black ball point pen in the PBT mode exam. The PBT mode is conducted only once in every MAT phase as the number of applicants is least for PBT. In the Computer Based Test or CBT, candidates have to take the test at designated exam centre on a computer system. Candidates have to fill in their answers in an online test page with the help of computer mouse. They can choose only one of the four given options as answer. In the Internet Based Test or IBT, candidates have to take the test on a computer system at home or any preferred location. The test structure is same as CBT but the candidates are monitored in remote proctored mode. Since MAT exam is conducted multiple times in a year during February, May, September and December, one can take the exam in more than one mode. Candidate can also take the test any number of times. The score of the latest MAT attempt will be taken into consideration for admission.
 

Q:   Which are good books for MAT preparation?

A:
List of 10 best books for MAT are given below : 1. Mission MBA MAT Guide by B S Sijwali and Tarun Goyal (Arihant Books) 2. MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exams with Practice CDby GKP (G K Publications Pvt. Ltd.) covers, 3. The Pearson MAT Super Course with CD (Pearson) 4. Study Package For Management Aptitude Test by Arun Sharma (Tata McGraw-Hill) 5. 10 Challengers MAT: 10 Mock Tests for Management Aptitude Testby Dharmendra Mittal (Arihant Publications) 6. MAT Score Accelerator (Disha Publication) 7. MAT Solved Papers by Disha Experts (Disha Publication) 8. 10 Mock Test Papers MAT by Career Launchers (Oswaal Books) 9. R S Aggarwal for Class XI and XII – Maths 10. Barron’s Guide to GMAT by Eugene D. Jaffe and Stephen Hillbert (Galgotias Publication Pvt. Ltd.)
 

Q:   What is the exam pattern for MAT 2024 and how can I prepare for it?

A:
MAT or Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam conducted four times a year by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to MBA/PGDM and other management programs. The MAT exam pattern is as follows: Mode: The exam is conducted in both paper-based and computer-based modes. Duration: The total duration of the exam is 150 minutes or 2.5 hours. Sections: The exam consists of five sections: Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment. Number of Questions: There are a total of 200 questions, with 40 questions in each section. Marking Scheme: Each question carries 1 mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. To prepare for the MAT 2023 exam, you can follow the below tips: Understand the Exam Pattern: Before you start your preparation, make sure you have a clear understanding of the exam pattern, marking scheme, and syllabus. Create a Study Plan: Create a study plan that suits your schedule and stick to it. Allocate time to each section and prioritize the topics that you find difficult. Practice Mock Tests: Practice mock tests regularly to get an idea of the exam pattern and to improve your time management skills. Improve Your Language Skills: To do well in the Language Comprehension section, improve your reading and vocabulary skills. Read newspapers, magazines, and novels to enhance your language skills. Focus on Mathematics and Data Analysis: To do well in the Mathematical Skills and Data Analysis and Sufficiency sections, practice regularly and improve your calculation speed. Work on Your Critical Reasoning Skills: To do well in the Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section, practice puzzles, riddles, and logical reasoning questions. Stay Updated with Current Affairs To do well in the Indian and Global Environment section, stay updated with the latest news and events. Revise Regularly: Revise the topics regularly to retain what you have learned. Stay Confident and Positive: Lastly, stay confident and positive. Believe in yourself and your abilities to crack the exam. Good luck with your preparation!
 

Q:   Which is better MAT or CAT?

A:
CAT is conducted by IIMS for admission in their college. CAT is accepted in all colleges of the country. Where's MAT is accepted by Private management college across the country but few colleges accepted CAT only. Both the exam are for the taking admission in management course. Common Admission Test CAT is conducted by one of the Iims, while MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is approved by MHRD and conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). Considering the reputation, CAT is the most prestigious common entrance exam for MBA. To appear in a CAT exam candidates need a Bachelor degree from a recognised board with a minimum 50 percentage aggregate or equivalent CGPA. The cut off is 45percent for SC, ST, and PWD or DA categories. For MAT exam there are no minimum percentage criteria and no minimum age limit. Management Aptitude Test, popularly known as MAT is conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association). It is a National Level Entrance Test. As per MAT score, applicants need to score at least 95 percentile for admissions in top second tier AICTE schools, whereas from CAT one needs to score at least 99 percentile for admissions in top Iims like Calcutta, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad. The CAT is more difficult than MAT and its score is accepted by the top Iims and B schools across India. Comparatively, MAT is much easier, and around 600+ management universities in India accept the MAT result score.
 

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Answered 15 hours ago

DIT University accepts entrance exams like CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, JEE Main, NATA, GATE, GPAT, UKSEE, etc. for admission to various programs. The MAT cutoff for DIT University - Admission Office 2023 is not explicitly mentioned. The cutoff for DIT University is based on the entrance exam scores, with a

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Jyoti Kumari

Contributor-Level 8

Answered 15 hours ago

Yes, you can join Hetic Institute Bangalore without giving MAT. MAT score is not required to get an seat in Hetic's BBM program.
Bachelor's of Bussiness Management is an 3 years; Six Semester course. 
The eligibilty criteria for admission in Hectic for BBM course are as follows: 
 
Eligibility:  
Candida

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Priyanshu Pethari

Beginner-Level 4

Answered 17 hours ago

Admission shall be made true rank obtained in GIETEE/ CMAT/ MAT/ CAT/ XAT/ OJEE. 50% seats are reserved for OJEE counselling process underers 50% seats will be filled up by counselling by GIET University on the rank obtained in GIETEE. So you can join GIET Engineering College without MAT for MBA. Th

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Ramakrishnan D

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 17 hours ago

The table below shows the distance MBA colleges accepting MAT score in India along with their total tuition fees:

College NamesTotal Tuition Fee
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, KattankulathurINR 9 lakh
VMOU - Vardhman Mahaveer Open UniversityINR 22,000
Dr. C.V. Raman UniversityINR 64,000
The Delhi School of CommunicationINR 5 lakh
CIMAGE CollegeINR 2 lakh

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 4 hours ago

Yes, you may be able to apply to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences' MBA programme without taking the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). For admission to the MBA program, the university normally accepts results from a variety of national business entrance tests, such as the Common Admissio

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Anshuman Dwivedi

Contributor-Level 6

Answered Yesterday

Yes, you can take admission in Bengal Institute of Business Studies (BIBS) for their MBA programme without appearing for MAT (Management Aptitude Test). BIBS accepts multiple entrance exam scores for MBA admissions, and while MAT is one of the accepted exams, it is not the only option.

Other entrance

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Divyansh Sharma

Contributor-Level 6

Answered Yesterday

LJIET Ahmedabad's MAT cutoff is based on GUJCET scores, which differ from MAT scores. Course and category cutoffs range from 5684 to 26738.

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Nayan Malas

Contributor-Level 7

Answered 2 days ago

To get into BMS Centre for Executive Education and Distance Learning for Executive MBA you need to get good score in MAT entrance examination.

It changes according to your caste as per government for general category you need to get more marks compared to obc, sc and st. You need to get atleast 600 m

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Charishma Thota

Contributor-Level 8

Answered 2 days ago

Yes, Bahra University accepts the candidates even if they do not have their MAT score which shows that a MAT is not mandatory to seek admission into MBA programme in Bahra University. Here are the possible ways:Here are the possible ways:

1. Direct Admission: Bahra University MBA entrance test The Ba

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YASH SHARMA

Scholar-Level 16

Answered 3 days ago

BAHRA UNIVERSITY has not declared the MAT CUTOFF for the year 2023 though it provides Management Admission Test scores. Now while I don’t know about the Bahra University MAT cutoff trend that prevailed in the previous years, here is your general insight into MAT and some of the tips that might help

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YASH SHARMA

Scholar-Level 16

1410 Institutes accepting MAT

MBA in Agriculture and Food Business
  • Total Fees: ₹ 6.00 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time
MBA (HR)
  • 4.2

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    4.0

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    5.0

    Value for Money

    4.0

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (1)
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 8.60 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 4.4

    Placements

    4.2

    Infrastructure

    4.5

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.3

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.6

    Value for Money

    4.3

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (640)
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 8.00 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • 3.9

    Placements

    3.5

    Infrastructure

    4.1

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.2

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.9

    Value for Money

    3.6

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (145)
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 14.00 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
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  • Full Time

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