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Management Aptitude Test 2024 ( MAT )

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MAT 2024 exam will be held in PBT, CBT and IBT modes. The registration process for MAT February 2024 exam is underway. MAT PBT has been conducted for February phase. The CBT will be held on March 5, 2024. MAT IBTs will be conducted three times for this phase. Candidates can apply for more than one MAT attempt but they will have to pay the fee per attempt. Check below phase wise MAT 2024 exam dates and other events. 

Q:   What is MAT application process?

A:
MAT application process is online. Candidates are required to fill the application form by registering at the AIMA MAT website. The application process of MAT CBT, PBT and IBT is the same and candidates can fill the form for more than one exam mode. Candidates can take the 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 plus IBT) or Computer Based Test and Internet Based Test (CBT plus IBT) or Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT plus CBT). Given below is the process to fill the MAT registration and application form: 1. Open official website of AIMA MAT 2. Enter Name, Phone Number, Email ID, Date of Birth and set a password 3. Click on submit 4. An OTP will be sent in the registered mobile number 5. Verify phone number using the OTP 6. New login will be sent in your email 7. Select exam mode, exam date and other details 8. Upload your passport size photo and signature 9. Select 5 MBA institutes of your preference 10. Pay the fee via debit/credit card or net banking 11. In the next page add personal details, academic details, address, etc. 12. Fill the remaining fields and the click on the declaration check box 13. Submit the form to complete the process.

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:   How many times is MAT conducted in a year?

A:
MAT is conducted multiple times in a year. Most of the MBA entrance exams in India are conducted annually. MAT is the only exam which is conducted multiple time in four phase and in multiple exam modes. In order to make it possible for every MBA aspirant to appear for an entrance exam, AIMA designed MAT which can be taken by candidate from an exam centre as well as at home. The exam is held in February, May, September and December which allows candidates to prepare and plan for it as well as MBA Admission. In each of these four months, the MAT is conducted in CBT, PBT and IBT modes. Candidates can choose a date and a mode of exam as per their preparation and convenience. Registrations for each MAT exam phase starts a month earlier. Candidates also take re-test in the same academic session if they are not happy with their scores.

Q:   Is MAT 2024 registration open?

A:

MAT 2024 registration for February phase is underway. The schedule of of MAT 2024 registration was released by AIMA at the official website in December2023. Candidates who plan to appear for the MAT exam this year can apply for February 2024 phase 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 Rs 2100 as application fee. Candidates can appear for more than one session, however they will have to pay the fee per session.

MAT 2023 Exam Dates & Schedule

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

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

23 Dec '23 -

05 Mar '24

MAT 2024 Registration IBT 3

ONGOING

23 Dec '23 -

05 Mar '24

MAT 2024 Registration Process CBT

ONGOING

06 Mar '24

MAT 2024 Admit Card Download IBT 3

08 Mar '24

MAT 2024 IBT 3

08 Mar '24

MAT 2024 Admit Card Download CBT

10 Mar '24

MAT 2024 CBT

DatesPast Exam Dates

03 Mar '24

MAT 2024 IBT 2

01 Mar '24

MAT 2024 Admit Card Download IBT 2

25 Feb '24

MAT 2024 PBT

MAT Exam 2024: Important Points

  • MAT 2024 exam in PBT and CBT modes will be conducted in about 35 select test cities across India.
  • The MAT test cities for PBT and CBT will be different. MAT PBT is held in lesser number of cities than CBT.
  • There is fee concession if you apply for two exam modes in the same test phase.
  • Candidates can choose the exam mode, as per the test city availability. Thus, they should fill the MAT form as soon as the process begins.
  • Candidates can choose upto two cities for test centre allotment in the MAT 2024 application form.
  • The PBT/CBT test centre will be allotted as per examination body's discretion and availability of seats.
  • Once the test centre allotment is done, the option cannot be changed.
  • The MAT IBTs are conducted in two slots:10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. 
  • Candidates can choose the test date and slot for IBT in the MAT application form 2024.
  • Identification of candidates for IBT will be done in remote proctored mode, through a valid photo ID and MAT admit card 2024
  • Fee payment is a mandatory step in the MAT form filling process without which candidates will not be able to submit the form.
  • The fee is to be paid before the MAT registration last date of every session.
  • Candidates can appear for MAT in more than one exam mode, however they'll have to pay exam fee for each mode. 
  • Those who wish to retake MAT, can apply in any exam phase by filling the MAT application form again.

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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

 

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 is the total number of questions in MAT exam?

A:
MAT exam has 200 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 40 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: 40 questions Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: 40 questions Data Analysis and Sufficiency: 40 questions Mathematical Skills: 40 questions Indian and Global Environment: 40 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.

FAQs Related to MAT Exam Dates 2024

Check here Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to MAT 2024 Dates:

Q:   What are the MAT exam dates 2024?

A:

MAT is conducted multiple times in a year. MAT 2024 exam dates will be announced phase wise - February, May, September and December. AIMA will announce the February schedule first. Once the MAT February 2024 exams are held, the examination body will announce May 2024 exam schedule and registration. MAT 2023 sessions are over and now the MAT 2024 February dates announcement is awaited. It will be announced in January 2024. The complete schedule of PBT, CBT, IBT including registration deadline, admit card release and exam dates will be mentioned in the official notice. Candidates will be allowed to register for multiple mode and multiple attempts. 

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:   Is the MAT admit card released session wise?

A:
Yes, the MAT admit card is released for each session. The dates for admit card download for each session Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper Based Test (PBT) and Internet Based Test (IBT) is different. However, the process is same. Candidates have to download the admit card for the session they have registered for. If a candidate has registered for more than one session, then they will have to download the admit cards for each session that they have registered for. The MAT admit card is exclusive for every session and cannot be used for different session. It has exam date, time, mode and slot mentioned on it, and is not valid for only that session. Thus candidate must be very careful in using the specific MAT admit card for a particular session. They must ensure that they are carrying the correct admit card for a given MAT session.
 

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.

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:   For how long is MAT score valid?

A:
MAT score is valid for admission for the same academic year in which the candidate has taken the exam. For example, MAT 2023 score will be valid for admission for 2023-2025 MBA batch only. If a candidate wishes to drop a year after taking the MAT exam, then they will have to appear for the exam once again next year. They should however check the eligibility or selection criteria to have a clarity of MAT score of which session/phase is valid for admission in which academic year. For example, for 2024 academic session MAT September 2023 and MAT December 2023 scores will be valid for admission to some MBA colleges who have the admission cycle of January-February. Whereas, colleges who conduct admission in March-May accept MAT February exam scores for admission. To simplify, MAT test takers must not try to use their score for admission more than one year after appearing for it. They should appear for it again and use the latest score for admission.

Q:   How will I know about MAT GD/PI schedule?

A:
The MBA institute will send Group Discussion GD and Personal Interview . PI letter to each candidate who had selected the institute in MAT application form upon their selection based on MAT cut offs. The candidate should keep checking their email ID mentioned in MAT application form. The letters/emails have GD/PI dates, time and venue mentioned on it along with other details related to the GD/PI process. If a candidate wishes to apply at college other than the ones they had selected in the MAT form, then they should visit the website of their desired MBA college and check the application schedule. Once they will fill the application form, they will be informed about the GD/PI schedule via email. Candidates must keep handy the MAT admit card, MAT scorecard, academic certificates, passport size colored photographs, original and requisite fee amount for admission on the day of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
 

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