Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

MAT 2024 - May

Events Important Dates
Paper Based Test (PBT)
Last Date for Registration 28th May 2024
Availability Of Admit Cards On The Website 30th May 2024
Exam Date 2nd June 2024
Computer Based Test (CBT) 1
Last Date for Registration 19th May 2024
Availability Of Admit Cards On The Website 23rd May 2024
Exam Date 26th May 2024
Internet Based Test (IBT)
Test Mode Last Date for Registration Exam Date
IBT 1 May 16, 2024 May 19, 2024
IBT 2 May 21, 2024 May 24, 2024
IBT 3 May 28, 2024 May 31, 2024

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 with the approval of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India since 2003.

The upcoming CBT for Management Aptitude Test 2024 will be conducted on 10 March 2024 (Sunday). This entrance exam can be taken up in three modes - CBT (Computer Based Test) , PBT (Paper Based Test) and IBT (Internet Based Test) for which Lakhs of students partake annually seeking admission to reputed management colleges.

MAT Application 2024

AIMA has announced the MAT 2024 May session exam dates. CBT and PBT are scheduled for May 26 and June 2, 2024, respectively. IBT 1, 2, and 3 exams are scheduled for May 19, 24, and May 31, respectively.

How to Apply:

Register online at website link with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI and Paytm wallet. The fees details are given below:

For Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)or Paper Based Test (PBT)or Computer Based Test (CBT) INR 2100/-
For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or PBT+IBT or CBT+IBT or PBT+CBT INR 3300/-

Once the payment is made, the application fees won't be refunded and also the details in the application form cannot be changed.

MAT Exam 2024

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 1 based MAT exam will be conducted on 10 March 2024 (Sunday).

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 and a half 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.

MAT Exam Syllabus

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 updated 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.

MAT Preparation

MBA aspirants have abundance of options to prepare from, for MAT exam 2024. 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.

MAT Ranking

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
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai 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-

  • Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
  • Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
  • Indian Institute of Foreign trade, New Delhi
  • Indian Business School, Hyderabad
  • SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

MAT Counseling

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.

To apply for the MAT exam, you will need to follow the steps given below:
  • Visit the official website of AIMA (
  • Click on the "MAT" tab on the homepage
  • Click on the "Apply Online" link
MAT 2024 Exam (May session) Dates starts from May 19 to June 2.
The MAT 2024 exam will consist of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) divided into five sections.
Each section will have 40 questions.
You will be given 150 minutes to complete the exam.
For Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)or Paper Based Test (PBT)or Computer Based Test (CBT) -2100/-. For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or PBT+IBT or CBT+IBT or PBT+CBT the fee is 3300/
Important topics from the maths section are- Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Number Systems, Mensuration, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Set Theory, etc.
Syllabus for MAT 2024 is the same as in previous years.
Questions from MAT 2024 will be from 5 different subjects (topics) which are- Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematics, Critical Reasoning and Indian Global Environment.