MAT exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) four times in a year in the months of February, May, September and December. Government of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as the MBA admission criteria based on its Score Cards issued to the candidates.
MAT is the only exam which is conducted both in paper based format and computer based format on different dates in the same month. Candidates have the choice to appear in one MAT exam or both MAT exams by paying a little extra application fee.
MAT test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours. It has 200 objective type questions in MCQs form and the Question difficulty level is easy to moderate. The test paper is divided in 5 sections with 40 questions in each section. The sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.
MAT scoring pattern is unique. MAT score card displays scaled score out of 800 Marks and not out of 160 or 200 raw scores. While Each correct answer is awarded +1 Mark, each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -0.25 mark. Merit Score in MAT is calculated on the basis of 4 sections only and the score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile in the MAT score card
MAT is an easier exam as compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others. One of the key advantages of taking MAT is that you are given the facility to choose and apply free of cost to 5 Management Institutes accepting MAT exam scores without paying any additional fee. The choices can be filled in the space given in the MAT registration & application form.
MAT: Key Highlights
One of the most important but an easier MBA entrance exam MAT 2019 has following key highlights:
|MAT Conducting Body||All India Management Association (AIMA)|
|Total MAT Exams in a Year||Held in February, May, September, December|
|Number of MBA colleges under MAT Exam||400+|
|Number of MAT exams in December 2019||Two (1 More PBT MAT expected in December)|
|Mode of MAT 2019||1 Paper Based & 1 Computer Based MAT Exam|
|Number of MAT exam you can apply for||2|
|MAT Application Fee||
Rs.1550/- for 1 exam;Rs.2650/- for 2 exams
|MAT Full Form||
Management Aptitude Test
|MAT Score Validity for MBA Admission||
One academic session
|Total Questions in MAT||
|Sectional Division of MAT Exam 2019||
5 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
|MAT Difficulty Level||
Easy to Moderate
|Required MAT Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges||
|Importance of Taking MAT 2019||
Offers MBA admission opportunity in 2020
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
|MAT Application process||
MAT 2020 Exam important dates and Schedule, eligibility, start and last date to apply, last date to download MAT admit card are as under:
|Events (For June Month)||Dates & Schedule for Paper Based Test||Dates for Computer Based test|
|Last Date to Apply||7th June||15th June|
|Admit Card Download Start Date||9th June||17th June|
|Last Date to Download Admit Card||14th June||21st June|
|Exam Date||14th June||21st June|
MAT Registration process for May MAT 2020 exam opened on March 5, 2020. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak and countrywide lockdown, the exam schedule has been postponed to the month of June 2020. The MAT registration fee for one MAT is Rs.1650/- and for two MAT exams is Rs.2750/-. The MAT registration process is online only.
Step by Step MAT Registration Guide
Following are the key steps to complete MAT exam registration 2020:
Step-1: Create login
New candidates going for MAT 2019 registration need to visit AIMA MAT website and click on New Candidate to Create Log in.
You have to fill the details to create Login. You must have a valid email ID for applying online. Press the button œSubmit. Once you fill the information in the form, it will not be changed.
The confirmation for the MAT Exam Registration 2019 will also be sent on your email as entered in the form. Please note that the Email-ID and Date of birth as filled by you will be used to login to the MAT website to fill the MAT online registration.
Step 2: Fill the MAT Registration 2020 Form
Step 3: Upload Images on MAT Registration Form 2019
Step 4: Make Payment of MAT Registration Fee
Payment of MAT exam fee can be made through online Mode only. Accordingly, to make payment of MAT exam fee for Rs.1550/- or Rs.2650/- (As may be the case) you should keep your Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking in operational condition.
Please note once payment of application fee is made, you will not be allowed to change/modify any information in the application form.
Step 5: View MAT Registration summary
Your MAT application is complete now. You can view the application details by clicking the button ˜View Application' and can take print out of the same for your record.
Required documents for MAT Registration 2020
Before starting to fill up the MAT 2019 online registration, you should keep ready with you the following details & documents:
MAT 2020 exam eligibility for MAT 2020 exam remains unchanged and is the same as was for earlier MAT exams. AIMA has not changed the MAT exam eligibility criteria for any of the MAT 2019 exams.
To appear in MAT exam, you must have obtained recognized bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those studying in their final graduation year may also apply. Besides, there is no age restriction to appear in MAT exam nor does AIMA restrict any candidate to seek MBA admission on the basis of age bar.
MAT 2019 Exam: Eligibility Criteria
Following are the important points to ensure your MAT 2019 exam eligibility:
The candidate applying for MAT 2020 exam must fulfill one of the following MAT 2020 exam eligibility criteria:
Completed Bachelor's degree, or Completed professional degree e.g. CA/CS/ICWA, orShould be in the final year of Bachelor's degree
|Section Name||Number of Questions||Suggested Time to solve (In Minutes)|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|Indian and Global Environment||40||15|
MAT 2019 exam Syllabus as defined by AIMA is divided into 5 key sections namely Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment with 40 questions in each section.
The questions in each section, based on MAT syllabus are of moderate difficulty level in MAT exam. Since AIMA has been conducting MAT exam since 1988, the MAT exam syllabus has also gone with changes over a period of time. Although, the MAT exam syllabus has not been strictly pre-defined by AIMA, the changes in MAT exam question topics, MAT test pattern, the topics covered in MAT syllabus also go on updated. MAT syllabus therefore, covers all the important topics on which questions are formed in each section.
Section-1: Language Comprehension
Section Highlights: MAT exam Syllabus for Language Comprehension section in MAT is divided into 2 parts. The 1st part of MAT 2019 syllabus covers topics on Reading Comprehension passages and the 2nd part of MAT 2019 exam syllabus covers topics on Grammar & other parts of Verbal Ability.
Part-1: MAT Syllabus for Reading Comprehension (RC)
Key Facts on RC Syllabus in MAT & Type of questions
RC passage on any topic under the Sun can be placed in MAT exam
Part-2: MAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability
Section-2: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Although MAT syllabus for this section is short but in fact MAT question paper has tricky questions in this area.
MAT exam Syllabus for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
Key Facts on Reasoning Syllabus in MAT & Type of questions
MAT entrance exam syllabus defines that questions in Reasoning section can be individual or can be in the set of 3-4 questions.
Section-3: Mathematical skills
Section Highlight: MAT exam syllabus 2019 for Mathematical skills refers to the Quant topics on which MAT questions are based. The MAT syllabus for Mathematics section is very wide. MAT syllabus for Quant is vast and covers everything in Mathematics that you may or may not expect. MAT exam syllabus 2019 on Quant is based on questions on different topics on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math, Geometry, Mensuration, Trignometry among others.
MAT Syllabus on Mathematical Skills
Key Facts on Mathematical Skills Syllabus in MAT & Type of questions
Section-4: Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Section Highlight: MAT exam syllabus 2019 for Data Analysis and Sufficiency covers more topics on Data Interpretation. The MAT syllabus for Data Analysis and sufficiency section is very wide and covers everything in Data Interpretation and sufficiency of data that you may or may not expect. MAT exam syllabus 2019 on Data Analysis refers to questions on Data Interpretation.
MAT Syllabus for Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Key Facts on Data Analysis and sufficiency Syllabus in MAT & Type of questions
Section-5: Indian and Global Environment
Section Highlights: MAT syllabus on Indian and Global Environment refers to the GK syllabus. expects you to know everything under the Sun on Business & Economy, Who's who, current affairs, static GK among others.
Indian & Global Environment Syllabus
Major topics covered in MAT syllabus in this section are the GK topics current and static:
Key Facts on Indian & Global Environment Syllabus in MAT & Type of questions
AIMA MAT Admit Card download process
After clicking on AIMA website, you will be directed to the MAT admit card download link. You need to enter the required details in 2 of the 3 fields to view and download MAT exam admit card. Once you download the MAT 2020 admit card, you should check all your entry details in MAT exam admit card 2020 to appear in the paper based or computer based or both MAT 2020 exams. You can download MAT 2020 admit card both for paper-pen based test and for online computer-based MAT exam.
Important details to check in MAT Admit Card
While viewing your MAT exam admit card on AIMA's website, please ensure to check that all the details are available in it. If you find any information missing, please immediately contact AIMA on mail or on phone
How to Download AIMA MAT Result 2020?
If you are not aware how to download MAT Exam Result 2019 on MAT Result date, You may miss your score card. Please note that on MAT Result date 2020 the individual MAT score card will be live on the AIMA website with the result.
You can download MAT Exam Result 2020 with MAT score card in 4 steps. To download the AIMA MAT Result 2020, you should take following steps:
Step-1: Log on to AIMA official website
Step-2: Enter your 6 digits Registration Form Number and 9 digits Roll No & Submit on MAT 2020 score card download link
Step-3: Your MAT exam Result with MAT 2020 score card is displayed on the screen
Step-4: Download the MAT Exam Result with MAT score card and take Print
Although there are around 400 MBA colleges applying MAT cut offs for admission, there in no common selection process or common counselling process for MAT. Each MBA college has its own MAT selection process for MBA admission although each one of them will consider overall MAT exam score. Below are major steps in the MAT selection process at the MBA college:
Step-1: Submit Application to the Management Institute with MAT score card
Step-2: Check Shortlist announced by the MBA college for final selection round
Step-3: Participate in the final MAT selection process at the designated venue
Step-4: All the MBA colleges using MAT score for admission conduct Group Discussion (GD)/ Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) as final selection criteria apart from MAT exam score