Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

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MAT 2021 - May

Events Important Dates
Paper Based Test (PBT)
Last Date for Registration 24th May 2021
Exam Date 30th May 2021
Availability Of Admit Cards On The Website 26th May 2021
Computer Based Test (CBT)
Last Date for Registration 7th June 2021
Exam Date 13th June 2021
Availability Of Admit Cards On The Website 10th June 2021

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 2021 will be conducted from 13th June 2021. 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.

MAT Application 2021

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 2021-May exams for which the registration will begin from 24th May 2021 for PBT and will end by 7th June 2021 for CBT.

How to Apply:

Register online at website link: https://mat.aima.in/may21/ 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 1650/-
For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or PBT+IBT or CBT+IBT or PBT+CBT INR 2750/-

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 2021

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 13th June 2021.

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.

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 2021. 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.

You can appear for the MAT exam four times a year.
Must have passed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with an aggregate of 50% of marks.
Yes. It has a negative marking of about 0.25 for each negative answer.
No. The Calculator is not allowed to carry during the exam.
A score of more than 400 is considered a good MAT score percentile.
MAT score is valid for an entire year.
There is no age limit to appear in the exam and the candidate must have completed 21 years of age.
Language Comprehension, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Indian and Global Environment.
Colleges like Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Nagpur, International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune, School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon, SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai, Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida, etc.
Mission MBA MAT Guide, Study package for MAT, Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension for the CAT, and many more books are available.

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