MAT Exam 2024, Exam Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Result

by REEYA SINGH Mon 17 Jun 2024 05:46 PM 26

The MAT exam is conducted in multiple February, May, September, and December sessions. It is the only MBA entrance exam in India in which candidates can choose from Paper Based Test (PBT), Computer Based Test (CBT) and Internet Based Test (IBT) modes. The AIMA MAT has released the updated exam pattern for the MAT 2024 May exam, which will have 150 questions instead of 200 and a 120-minute exam period. The dates of the 2024 May Exam are set for May 19–June 2, 2024, and there will be three distinct ways it can be taken. In this article, you will get to know all the information about the MAT exam.

What is AIMA MAT Exam?

The full form of AIMA MAT is All India Management Association Management Aptitude Test. It is a standardized national-level MBA entrance exam. Since 1988, Business Schools have used the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) to help screen applicants for admission to MBA and related programs. In 2003, the Ministry of Education under the Government of India authorized MAT as a nationwide exam. With its improved topic focus, friendly exam duration, and streamlined exam sections, MAT is now a modern admission exam. The MAT can be a pass to more than 600 B-schools in India.

MAT Exam: Overview

Total Number of Sections5
Conducting BodyAll India Management Association (AIMA)
Name of the Sections

Language Comprehension

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Mathematical Skils

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Economic & Business Environment

Time Duration2 hours (120 Minutes)
Total number of Questions150
Marking Scheme+1 mark for correct answer
- 0.25 marks for incorrect answerIndian & Global Environment score not included in the calculation of MAT percentile
Official Website

MAT Exam: Pattern

The MAT exam has 5 sections. Initially, the exam used to have 200 questions overall but now it has been reduced to 150 questions. You can check the complete MAT exam structure below:

Section No. Section NameNumber of Questions
1Language Comprehension30
2Intelligence & Critical Reasoning30
3Mathematical Skills30
4Data Analysis & Sufficiency30
5Economic & Business Environment30

MAT Exam: Eligibility Criteria

You can check the eligibility criteria for MAT below:

  • Academic Qualification: You must hold a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of at least 3 years duration or an equivalent qualification in any discipline.
  • Final Year Students: All aspirants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree and will complete their degree before they join their college are eligible to apply for MAT.
  • Age Bar: There is no age restriction for candidates wishing to appear for the XAT 2025 exam.

MAT Exam: Registration Process

To register for the MAT exam, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the official website:
  2. Choose your payment method: Credit Card, Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI, or Paytm wallet.
  3. Pay the registration fee:
    • For a single test type (IBT, PBT, or CBT), the fee is ₹2100.
    • For two test types (Double IBT, IBT + PBT, PBT + CBT, or CBT + IBT), the fee is ₹3300.

After payment, fill in the required details and complete the registration form. Make sure all information is correct before submitting. You will receive a confirmation once your registration is successful.

MAT Exam: Mode Of Test

The MAT exam is a candidate-friendly exam. It has multiple modes. You can choose according to your wish. Here are the following modes:

(i) Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or
(ii) Paper Based Test (PBT) or
(iii) Computer Based Test (CBT) or
(iv) Paper Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (PBT+IBT) or
(v) Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT+IBT) or
(vi) Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) or
(vii) Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT)

  • You can opt for an additional mode of test (e.g. IBT+IBT, PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT) by paying an extra fee of ₹1200/- in addition to ₹2100/-.
  • Students opting for additional tests will have the benefit of selecting an additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to the existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutes in total.

MAT Exam: Syllabus

The MAT syllabus is similar to other MBA entrance test syllabuses. English, data interpretation, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, and current affairs are all included. You can check the detailed Syllabus below:

Language ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Parajumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases, etc.
Intelligence & Critical ReasoningTables, Charts, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency, etc.
Mathematical SkillsAlgebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage, LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Set Theory, etc.
Data Analysis & SufficiencyBlood Relation, Family Tree, Coding & Decoding, Numeric Grid, Syllogism, Clocks, Calendars, Visual Reasoning, etc.
Economic & Business EnvironmentStatic GK, Science, Technology, Business, Sports, World News, Events, Politics, Awards & Recognition, Art, Geography, History, etc.

MAT Exam: Admit Card

MAT admit cards for all three test modes (IBT, PBT, and CBT) are issued on different dates. Registered candidates can download their MAT admit card 2024 using their login credentials. Here are the steps to download your admit card:

  1. Go to the AIMA-MAT website.
  2. Click on the "Download Admit Card" option.
  3. Enter your login details.
  4. Your dashboard will open, and you can download your admit card.

All provisionally registered candidates for IBT, PBT, or CBT must download their admit card from the MAT website as per the given schedule.

The admit card includes important information such as the candidate's name, form number, roll number, test date, test time, and test venue address. Candidates must strictly follow the date and time mentioned on their admit card.

MAT Exam: Result

The MAT result cum scorecard is issued to candidates online. To download your MAT result cum scorecard, follow these steps:

  1. Open the AIMA MAT website.
  2. Enter your application ID and password in the login tab.
  3. Go to the 'scorecard' section.
  4. Download your MAT scorecard.

Candidates can easily access their results by using their login credentials on the official website. The scorecard provides detailed information about the candidate's performance in the exam. Make sure to download and save your scorecard for future reference.

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