Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for MBA Admissions
17 Apr

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for MBA Admissions

The AIMA (All India Management Association) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for management admissions every year. The MAT exam is the national level entrance exam that is conducted for the eligible students for securing admissions to different MBA courses in various partnering B-Schools and colleges across the nation. Every year the MAT exam is conducted four times and the interested students have to apply for the MAT exam through online mode in order to get admission to the MBA courses across the various institutes of the country.

What is AIMS?

The All-India Management Association (AIMA) is the apex body for management in India with over 38000 members and close to 6000 corporate /institutional members through 66 Local Management Associations affiliated to it. AIMA was formed over 60 years ago and is a non-lobbying, not for profit organisation, working closely with industry, Government, academia and students, to further the cause of the management profession in India.

What is the MAT Exam?

MAT exam is an objective test and is one of the most popular national level MBA entrance exams in India that is conducted every year for MBA admissions. The aspiring students can take up the MAT exam four times a year and can join the top management colleges in the country. Nearly more than 600 MBA colleges across the country are accepting the MAT scores for MBA admissions. 

The MAT is a national level entrance test that provides admission to the candidates into various management programmes according to the scores secured by the candidates in the exam. The MAT exam is approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India and is accepted by the majority of the B-Schools and management institutes. The MAT exam is one of the largest MBA entrance exams and has a higher acceptability rate than any other MBA entrance exams in the country.

Eligibility for MAT Exam

The aspiring students who have completed their degree in any stream with 50% aggregate marks from the recognised university are eligible to apply for the MAT exam.  The candidates who are in the final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply to the MAT exam. The minimum age criteria required for applying for the MAT exam is 21 years.

Exam Pattern for MAT Exam

The MAT exam consists of 2 modes, the online (Computer Based Test) and offline (Paper Based Test) mode. The MAT exam paper will have 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs), that consists of six major sections of:

  • Critical Reasoning Skills
  • English Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

The MAT exam is conducted both online and offline. The MAT online Internet Based Test (IBT) mode is conducted by AI and Human proctored home-based online exams. While in the MAT offline Paper Based Test (PBT) mode the students should attend in the respective exam centres. 

The MAT question paper contains 200 questions that are divided into six sections:

  • The total time allotted for the exam is two and a half hours or 150 minutes
  • The online mode is conducted via AI and Human Proctored home-based online exam 
  • The offline mode or paper-based test is conducted in the respective exam centres
  • The question paper type of exam will be MCQ and the students are required to choose the correct answer from the 4 alternatives.

The students can get detailed and latest information about the MAT exam by contacting us on +918095797575  or email us at .

Mode of Exam

The MAT exam is conducted four times a year in both Computer Based(Online Mode) and Paper Based (Offline Mode) and the aspirants should apply for the MAT exam online. The students are required to fill the online form with the correct details and pay the fees online. Once the form is filled and the fees are paid the students are required to take the printout of the form and the fee receipt should be for future reference. 

The students will receive a unique username and password on their registered email and mobile number and this has to be carefully kept for future reference. The students in order to download admit cards have to login with their unique username and password for downloading the admit card.

Online Mode

The students interested to take online mode will get their unique username and password on their registered email id and mobile numbers after the fee payment is done. The students should go to the specified exam centres mentioned in their hall ticket to take the exam.

Offline Mode

The students interested to take up the MAT offline exam are required to apply online and choose the offline option. The students should fill the online form without any mistakes and keep the filled form for their future reference with them. The students after completing the application process can download the admit cards from the official website.

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Important dates for MAT Exam 2021

Important Events (Computer Based Test CBT)


Date of Commencement of Registration

01- Dec-2020

Last Date for fee payment


Last Date for Registration


Last Date of printing application form


Admit Card Download


MAT Exam: (AI & Live Human Proctored Home-Based Online Test) (CBT)

13-June -2021


Important Events (Paper Based Test PBT)


Date of Commencement of Registration

01- Dec-2020

Last Date for fee payment


Last Date for Registration


Last Date of printing application form


Admit Card Download


MAT Exam Paper Based Test (PBT)


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Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting MAT Scores

Some of the top colleges and B-Schools that accept MAT scores in Bangalore are:

The interested students can get more details about the colleges that accept the MAT scores and can visit the website to get accurate and detailed information about MAT partnering Institutes.


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