MAT 2022 Exam: Check CBT, PBT, IBT Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Result, Cut Offs & College Predictor

Management Aptitude Test 2022 ( MAT )

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Registrations: 30 Dec '21 - 9 Mar '22

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Updated on Mar 7, 2022 12:18 IST

MAT 2022 exam dates are out for CBT, PBT and IBT modes. The registration process is underway for all exam modes. MAT 2022 PBT will be held on March 6, CBT will be held on March 13 and IBTs will be held on February 26, 27 and March 5, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 22. Candidates can fill the application forms online by creating a login ID at the official website. The MAT application fee for all modes is INR 1,650.

MAT 2022 Registrations Open | Apply Now

What is MAT Exam?

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is conducted multiple times in four phases – February, May, September and December. Qualifying candidates are eligible for admissions to 800+ B-schools accepting MAT scores

MAT is conducted in offline (Paper Based Test or PBT), online (Computer Based Test or CBT) and remote proctored (Internet Based Test or IBT) modes. Candidates can choose to appear in the exam in any mode as per their preference. Fees, exam pattern and syllabus for all three modes are same but exam dates are different. Conduct of BT and CBT mode exams is subject to COVID-19 situation in the country.

MAT 2022 Registrations Open | Apply Now

Candidates can take MAT as:

  • Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  • Double Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Paper Based Test and Internet Based Test (PBT+IBT) or
  • Computer Based Test and Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) or
  • Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT) 

Latest Updates: 

March 2, 2022: MAT 2022 admit card for PBT out, exam on March 6

February 26, 2022: MAT 2022 admit card download process for Feb-March IBTs begin; check details

February 4, 2022: MAT 2022 application process ongoing for February-March phase

MAT 2022: Exam Highlights

Given below are the key highlights of MAT 2022 exam the candidates must know before applying for it:

Features 

Details 

Exam Name

Management Aptitude Test 

Conducting Body

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Multiple times a year

Exam Mode

CBT, PBT and IBT

Exam Duration

2 hours and 30 minutes

Exam Syllabus

Language

English

Exam Fees

INR 1,650 (INR 1,100 additionally for second test mode)

Exam Purpose

Admission to 800+ MBA Colleges in India (approx.)

No. of Test Cities

  • PBT Mode - 54
  • CBT Mode - 31

Number of applicants

18,000 to 20,000 (approx.)

Exam Helpdesk No.

 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100

Exam Website

www.bit.ly/MAT_2022

MAT Eligibility Criteria

Given below is the basic eligibility criteria for MAT exam:

  • Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university

  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for MAT
  • Candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam

Also Read: Eligibility criteria for MAT exam

MAT 2022 Dates for PBT and CBT February Phase

Given below is the table indicating important dates of MAT 2022 February-March phase exams in PBT and CBT modes:

MAT 2022 Events

MAT 2022 Dates

MAT PBT Registration Deadline

27-Dec-2021 to 28-Feb-2022 02-Mar-2022

MAT PBT Admit Card Download

02-Mar-2022 (4:00 PM)

MAT PBT Exam

06-Mar-2022 (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

MAT CBT Registration Deadline

30-Dec-2021 to 07-Mar-2022 09-Mar-2022

MAT CBT Admit Card Download

09-Mar-2022 (4:00 PM)

MAT CBT Exam

13-Mar-2022 

MAT 2022 Registrations Open | Apply Now

MAT 2022 Exam Dates: IBT February

The IBTs are conducted in two slots: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Check below the dates of MAT IBT February-March exams:

MAT IBT Test Dates 2022

Registration Deadline

Admit Card Download Starts

26-Feb-2022

23-Feb-2022

24-Feb-2022

27-Feb-2022

24-Feb-2022

25-Feb-2022

05-Mar-2022

02-Mar-2022

03-Mar-2022

12-Mar-2022

09-Mar-2022

10-Mar-2022

13-Mar-2022

10-Mar-2022

11-Mar-2022

19-Mar-2022

16-Mar-2022

17-Mar-2022

20-Mar-2022

17-Mar-2022

18-Mar-2022

22-Mar-2022

19-Mar-2022

20-Mar-2022

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MAT 2022 Application Process

The MAT application process is same for all the three exam modes - PBT, CBT and IBT. The application form filling is an online process. Candidates can fill the MAT 2022 application form of preferred exam phase on AIMA MAT website by paying exam fees of INR 1,650. Check below the process to apply for MAT:

  • Open AIMA-MAT website in a new browser
  • Click on “Fresh Candidate to create Log In” tab
  • Enter name, date of birth, email ID, mobile phone number and a password
  • Fill the MAT application form with relevant information
  • Select preferred test mode (CBT, PBT, IBT), test cities and five B-Schools
  • Upload a recent passport size photo and scanned signature
  • Make fee payment via debit/credit card, net banking or e-wallet to complete the process

Check: MAT Application Process 2022

Also Read: MAT Exam Centres and Test Cities: How to Select Test Cities and Other Guidelines

MAT 2022 Admit Card

MAT admit card download process for March phase exams has started. The MAT IBT and PBT admit cards are available for download on the official website. In order to download the hall ticket, candidates need to key in the registration number and date of birth on the login page of AIMA-MAT website. Given below are the steps to download MAT admit card:

  • Open the MAT 2022 website: mat.aima.in
  • Go to 'download/view'
  • Select ' MAT admit card' from the drop down
  • Enter email ID, password and date of birth
  • Download the MAT admit card 

MAT 2021 Exam Day Guidelines 

  • For MAT IBT mode, candidates should arrange a laptop/desktop and check internet connection at least one hour before the exam timing
  • For MAT IBT mode, candidates should wear formal clothes and keep the admit card and other documents ready for remote verification process
  • MAT PBT and CBT are conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Candidates have to report to the exam centre by 8:30 AM
  • Candidates should carry a blue or black ball point pen if they are taking the exam in PBT mode

  • Phone, calculator, electronic watch or any such item is prohibited at the exam centre hence, candidates must ensure they don't carry any such item on exam day

  • Digital or photocopy of the MAT admit card will not be considered a valid ID proof so carry the original copy of your admit card

Also Read: MAT Exam Day Instructions & COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for PBT

Also carry below-mentioned documents to the MAT exam centre for PBT and CBT mode exams:

  • Admit card: Two printouts

  • Self-declaration for COVID-19: Attached with admit card
  • Identity proof: Any of the following documents (in original) — Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Election I-Card, Passport, Driving License and PAN Card

  • Proof of name change (if any): In case, you have changed your name, you will be required to carry a document supporting the change of name

  • Caste certificate (if applicable): If you belong to SC/ST/OBC category, you are required to carry caste certificate

MAT Exam Syllabus

Take a look at the table below for section-wise main topics included in MAT syllabus:

MAT Sections

MAT Syllabus

Language Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Parajumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases, etc.

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Tables, Charts, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency, etc.

Mathematical Skills

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage, LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Set Theory, etc.

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Blood Relation, Family Tree, Coding & Decoding, Numeric Grid, Syllogism, Clocks, Calendars, Visual Reasoning, etc.

Download Free: MAT Syllabus PDF
MAT 2022 Registrations Open | Apply Now

MAT Exam Pattern

MAT exam pattern is same for CBT, PBT and IBT. Candidates must take a look at the below table for MAT exam pattern highlights:

MAT Exam Features

Details

Exam modes

CBT, PBT, IBT

Exam duration

150 minutes

MAT sections

  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
  • Indian & Global Environment

Number of questions

200

Number of questions section-wise

40

Total marks

200

Marking scheme

+1 for each correct entry

-0.25 for each incorrect entry

0 for not attempting a question

MAT Preparation Tips

Candidates need at least six months to prepare for MAT exam. For a fruitful preparation, they should focus on improving their problem-solving skills with the help of previous years' MAT question papers and online mock test, etc. The MAT preparation strategy should be well planned and in accordance with the MAT exam pattern and MAT syllabus. Below are some tips to prepare for MAT exam: 

MAT Question Paper Break Up

MAT Question Paper Break Up

  • Read best books for MAT exam preparation, magazines, newspapers and online blogs on a daily basis to improve reading skills, understanding skills as well as for keeping track of current affairs of national and international level
  • Practice MAT question papers, sample papers and online mock tests to improve speed and accuracy as well as to develop familiarity with the test pattern
  • Regularly analyse your preparation level to know your strengths and weakness in each section of the MAT syllabus 
  • Target topics carrying more weightage in each section of MAT to score well in the exam
  • Time management is the key to attempt maximum questions in MAT so, don’t waste time on tricky or tough questions

Check: MAT 2022 exam pattern

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MAT Mock Test

Shiksha has created a free mock test for MAT aspirants to practice and check their preparation level. Click on the link below to start the test.

MAT Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanation for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free MAT Mock Test
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MAT Topper Interviews

Check out exam preparation tips and exam day strategy by previous years' MAT toppers. Learn how to crack MAT from their experience.

MAT Topper Name

MAT Topper Tips

Ayush Saxena

"The only advice I will give is to focus on the goal and performance on the exam day is the crucial thing."

Read full interview of Ayush

Shubham Kanwar Rajawat

"I started preparing around two months before the exam. My strategy was to practice more and more for concept clarification and maximising attempts with accuracy."

Read full interview of Shubham

Abhishek Jha

"MAT aspirants should focus on quality practice rather than quantity practice. It is more about how much they learn per study session. "

Read full interview of Abhishek

V Varun

"I believe sincerity is the most important trait for cracking any exam. I would advise aspirants to stay focused through their prep period and to never give up on their goal."

Read full interview of Varun

Shubham Khule

"Practice as many mock tests as possible. Try to avoid mistakes in subsequent mocks. Constant practice and perseverance are the keys to succeeding at these tests."

Read full interview of Shubham Khule

Jay Sonar

"Practice on harder exams, then MAT will not be difficult. Of course, take mocks (NMAT, SNAP, MAH-CET) as practice is the most important part of preparation of speed-based exam or any exam really."

Read full interview of Jay

Vidhan Agrawal

"Finding solution to a question is just the first step, one should not settle for anything less than the quickest possible way to solve that problem."

Read full interview of Vidhan Agrawal

Sumit Bhattacharyya

"The mock tests make you exam ready. It most importantly makes you habituated with the time constraint. It gives you clarity on the types of question you will probably face and the difficulty level you need to adjust to."

Read full interview of Sumit Bhattacharyya

Check MAT cut offs and predict calls from colleges accepting MAT score for admission. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and Eligibility of all MAT participating colleges by clicking the link below:

Predict MAT Admission Calls 

MAT Results 2022

MAT results for all the three modes are declared on the same day of the particular session. The MAT scorecards are released on the AIMA website and the test takers can download their respective results by using their login credentials. Given below are the steps to follow, to download MAT 2022 result. 

  • Visit the official website of the exam 
  • Click on Download/View
  • Click on 'MAT result' 
  • Select Exam Month
  • Enter Roll Number and Registration Number
  • Click on the 'Submit' tab
  • MAT 2022 scorecard will appear on the screen
MAT 2022 Registrations Open | Apply Now

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Top Colleges Accepting MAT Scores

MAT scores are accepted by over 800 MBA colleges in India. Given below is the list of colleges accepting MAT score for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes.

MAT Colleges
Amity University ABBS School of Management
Dr DY Patil B School, Pune  EIILM
ITM University Unitedworld School of Business
GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research IILM University
OP Jindal Global University SRM University
Christ University Alliance University
GITAM Institute of Management Jain University
JIMS Rohini Taxila Business School, Jaipur

FAQs on MAT 2022 Exam

Q: What are the MAT 2022 exam dates?

A: MAT 2022 exam dates for February phase are: March 7 for PBT, March 13 for CBT and February 26, February 27, March 5, March 12 and March 13 for PBT. Candidates can apply for the same online as the forms are available now.

Q: Is MAT exam conducted online or offline?

A: MAT is conducted in both online and offline modes, the online mode exam is referred to as Computer-Based Test (CBT) and offline mode as Paper-Based Test (PBT). In 2020, AIMA introduced Internet Based Test (IBT) mode for candidates to take the exam from home. 

Q: What is MAT application fee?

A: The MAT application fee is as follows:
  • Paper-Based Test (PBT): INR 1,650
  • Computer-Based Test (CBT): INR 1,650
  • Internet-Based Test (IBT): 1,650
  • Both PBT & CBT: INR 2,750

Q: What is the duration of MAT exam?

A: The duration of MAT exam is two hours and thirty minutes for IBT, CBT and PBT modes. There is no sectional time limit in MAT. Candidates must develop a time management strategy so that they are able to complete all the sections of MAT exam within the time limit.

Q: What is the nature of MAT exam?

A: MAT exam is an objective-type test with multiple-choice answers. The question paper has five sections – Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Indian and Global Environment, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.

Q: What is the procedure to apply for MAT 2022 exam?

A: Candidates need to register on the official website of AIMA to apply for MAT exam. For MAT registration, candidates have to create an account on the AIMA website with basic details such as name, date of birth, email ID and phone number. After that, they have to login, fill the MAT application form and make fee payment for successful registration.

Q: What is the difference between PBT and CBT mode exams?

A: In PBT mode aspirants get question paper and OMR sheet to mark their answers while in CBT mode, the candidates take the test on a computer system. Both PBT and CBT exams are conducted on separate dates and at separate exam centres. 

Q: How many times is MAT exam held in a year?

A: MAT exam is held multiple times in a year in the months of February, May, September and December. To appear for MAT exam, aspirants need to have a graduation degree in any discipline from any recognised University.

Q: What is the validity of MAT score?

A: The validity of MAT score is one year for all institutes and universities that accept exam score for admissions to MBA programmes. If you wish to drop a year then you will have to appear for MAT again.

Q: Can I take MAT exam more than once?

A: Yes, since MAT exam is conducted multiple times in a year during February, May, September and December, one can take the exam more than once. The score of latest MAT attempt will be taken into consideration for admission.

Q: What is the syllabus of MAT exam?

A: MAT syllabus comprises important topics from Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Mathematics (QA), Intelligence & Critical Reasoning (LR) and Indian & Global Environment (GK) Section.

Q: What is considered a good score in MAT exam?

A: It is observed in the recent past (last 10 MAT exams) that on an average, a total of 80 attempts (excluding the Indian and Global Environment) with 80 per cent accuracy or a net score excluding the Indian and Global Environment in excess of 60 (out of a maximum possible 160 marks) is considered an excellent score.

MAT 2022 Contact Information

Official Website: www.bit.ly/MAT_2022?open-reg

Address:

All India Management Association

Management House

14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India 

Fax: 011- 24626689

E-mail: mat@aima.in 

For IBT: matibt@aima.in

For PBT/CBT: matpbt@aima.in

Phone Numbers:

For IBT: 8130338839, 9599030586, 011-47673020 (between 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM)

For PBT/CBT: 8130338839, 9599030586, 011-47673020 (between 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM)

 

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Anjali kumari

2022-02-18 21:47:43

How can I fill the application form for MBA?

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3 days ago

Procedure and the requirements need to fill the applications are notified by the particular college/University.

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Nirakar Khuntia

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

If you are targeting a specific institute then you can check the respective institutes portal for the relevant information. Else if you want to apply through CAT scores then after the release of the CAT score you'll receive information to apply for the respective institutes. Moreover, with a vali...If you are targeting a specific institute then you can check the respective institutes portal for the relevant information. Else if you want to apply through CAT scores then after the release of the CAT score you'll receive information to apply for the respective institutes. Moreover, with a valid CAT score, you can also apply to other institutes as per your interest.

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Akshita Soni

2022-02-28 02:01:27

Does simsree, Jbims and Kj somaiya accept MAT and ATMA score for 2022 attempt? Which exam to appear for MAT or ATMA?

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

4 days ago

You should appear for both I guess so you will have diverse choices.

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Saransh Saxena

2021-12-11 13:37:18

I have scored 532.30 in MAT. Am I eligible to apply for MBA in business analytics. I have also scheduled NMAT exam.

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Kshitij Patil

Contributor-Level 6

4 days ago

Yea you are eligible to apply for MBA in business analytics.

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Puvi

2021-12-09 18:54:52

What is the NTSE exam.

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Shubham Jain

Beginner-Level 5

4 days ago

National Talent Search Exam.

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Sreeya H S

2022-03-03 12:25:29

Are there no explanations given for the free MAT mock test answers?

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Nirakar Khuntia

Beginner-Level 5

4 days ago

However, you can check other preparation materials for MAT. It may be a cumbersome task for them to publish the explanation. But you can check other available options for your preparation. The preparation phase for any student is the most difficult phase. I can understand that. You can check for ...However, you can check other preparation materials for MAT. It may be a cumbersome task for them to publish the explanation. But you can check other available options for your preparation. The preparation phase for any student is the most difficult phase. I can understand that. You can check for other available options.

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B SAI SANTHOSH

2021-12-30 14:20:55

What is mat cut off score to apply for Alliance University in Master of Business Administration (MBA)?

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Nisha Mishra

Contributor-Level 6

5 days ago

67 is the MAT cutoff for general.

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Srishti

2022-01-04 21:44:27

When will BULMIM session 2022 for PGDM full time course will start? When is the last date to apply for admission after giving the MAT exam?

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

5 days ago

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kanimozhi

2022-01-10 00:15:55

If I have cleared MAT then can I get into Shillong university?

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Shivang agarwal

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Ravi Dut

2022-02-02 13:58:40

Can I get into NL Dalmia with 86 percentile in MAT, X - 82%, XII - 58%, graduation - 81%?

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Dear, it all depends on the cutoff.

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Narain Pallavi Shareshtha

2022-02-10 19:59:13

Am I eligible for this college with 42% in MAT along with 64.88% in graduation, 62% in 12th and 77.9% in 10th?

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a week ago

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