|MAT 2020 Events||Important Dates|
|Registration Begins||October 5, 2020|
|Last date of application (PBT)||November 29, 2020|
|Last date of application (CBT)||December 11, 2020|
|Admit card release||To be announced|
|CBT MAT Exam 2020||November 21 - December 15, 2020|
|PBT MAT exam date||December 6, 2020|
|MAT result date (PBT)||December 20, 2020|
|MAT result date (CBT)||To be announced|
MAT Exam is national level entrance test conducted in India by AIMA (All India Management Association) for admission to MBA and allied programs to over 600 B-schools across India. This exam is conducted four-times in a year (February, May, September & December) with the approval of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India since 2003.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the May session exam was cancelled. So, AIMA has commenced for a new mode of test - Remotely Proctored Internet Based Test, wherein students can appear for the exam from their home or any other safe location. MAT 2020 exam for CBT was held in May-July and Aug-Sept in multiple slots.
The upcoming CBT for Management Aptitude Test 2020 will be conducted from Nov 21 to Dec 15. This entrance exam can be taken up in two modes - CBT (Computer Based Test) and PBT (Paper Based Test) for which Lakhs of students partake annually seeking admission to reputed management colleges.
The application dates and related notifications for IBT/ PBT MAT are released by AIMA. The candidates can apply online for the PBT & CBT mode MAT 2020 exams for which the registration has begun from October 5, 2020 and will end by November 29, 2020.
|Tentative Dates for MAT 2020|
|MAT 2020 Application Form Availability||October 5, 2020|
|MAT Registration Last Date||November 29, 2020|
|Admit Card for MAT 2020||December 1, 2020|
|MAT Exam 2020||December 6, 2020|
The candidates are required to visit the official website of AIMA - aima.in and login with their mail id. After logging in, fill in the application form with required credentials. The payment for the application form can be made either through Debit/ Credit Card or Net Banking.
Once the payment is made, the application fees won't be refunded and also the details in the application form cannot be changed.
The MAT exams will be conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association) in two modes - one CBT (Computer Based Test) and another PBT (Paper Based Test) for which the exam fee varies. Students are allowed to take up one or two CBT/ PBT MAT exams. The CBT based MAT exam will be conducted on December 6, 2020.
|MAT Full Form||Management Aptitude Test|
|Question Paper Format||MCQ Based|
|Total No. of Questions||200|
|Total Marks Assigned||200|
|Total Exam Duration||150 Minutes|
|Mark per Question||1 Mark|
|Negative Marking||0.25 Mark|
|Total section-wise Breakup||5 Sections|
This entrance exam is held for two hours with a total of 200 marks for 200 questions where all the sections carry equal marks weightage. The correct answers are awarded with +1 mark whereas a penalty of -0.25 for incorrect ones. The score card for MAT exam is valid for one year across all the B-schools.
The syllabus for MAT exam is predefined by AIMA, yet the exam syllabus sometimes depend on past MAT exams or type of questions asked. The topics asked in MAT are consistently updat6ed as per the changes in exams and the test pattern. The general sections asked in the entrance exam of MAT are-
|Sections||Total No. of Questions||Ideal Time to Attempt|
|Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||40||30 Minutes|
|Mathematical Skill||40||40 Minutes|
|Language Comprehension||40||30 Minutes|
|Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency||40||35 Minutes|
|Indian & Global Environment||40||15 Minutes|
All the sections are framed equally meaning each section carries equal marks weightage. Despite covering the important topics, MAT exam syllabus has a moderate difficulty level.
MBA aspirants have abundance of options to prepare from, for MAT exam 2020. The MAT paper is moderately tough in terms of difficulty level. But, what it takes more is the speed and accuracy to solve questions within limited time frame. This can be achieved only through rigorous practice.
There are total 5 sections asked in the MAT exam paper for which students can refer to popular books. The candidates are also advised to read newspapers and watch YouTube to get a better understanding of subject matter like Indian economy and business.
Moreover, the candidates can also prepare from the prescribed books for CAT that can enhance you level of problem solving skill.
There are more than 600 B-schools across India accepting MAT scores for admission of students to MBA and allied programs. This list includes the top private as well as public management colleges. Today, a number of private colleges are imparting quality education and hold a good ranking status among the premier B-schools in India, besides IITs and IIMs.
|Colleges/ University||Location||Percentile Range|
|International School of Business & Media||Pune||80-85|
|Institute of Management & Technology||Nagpur||80-85|
|Christ Academy Institute of Advanced Studies||Bangalore||80-85|
|VIT Business School||Vellore||80-85|
|Jagan Institute of Management Studies||Delhi||80-85|
The top ranked B-schools in India are recognized globally for their infrastructure, education quality and career prospect. The MAT colleges are being surveyed by some of the premier agencies like Business World, Business Today, Times Now, India Today, TOI etc. Some of the top names in the list are-
There is no provision of centralized counseling for MBA programs through MAT exams. The students themselves choose the option of 5 colleges at least during application, to whom the MAT scores are sent for further selection round.
Candidates who have applied for single PBT/ CBT MAT exam can send their rank/ score card to 5 colleges only while those who have filled up for two CBT/ PBT MAT exam can get access to 7 colleges.
The candidates then will be called up for GD/ PI/ WAT round for which the venue will be provided by the concerned colleges. Aspirants clearing all the rounds will be finalized for admission under MBA program.
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