MAT 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Syllabus

All India Management Association (AIMA) is responsible for conducting Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for admission to MBA & PGDM courses. It is a national-level entrance test held in multiple sessions in four phases – February, May, September, and December.

Interested and eligible applicants should apply for the exam online on or before the due dates. Candidates can fill out the MAT application form by visiting the official website of AIMA. Selected candidates will be eligible for admission to over 800 Business schools accepting MAT score.

In this article, we have mentioned all the relevant information for the MAT 2024 that the students should know before applying for the exam.

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MAT Exam Dates 2024

Candidates can check the tentative schedule for MAT entrance exam 2024 from below.

MAT important dates for PBT

Online registration begins fromMarch 2024
Last date to applyMay 2024
Release of admit cardMay 2024
Date of examMay 2024
Result announcementJune 2024

MAT Schedule for CBT

Availability of application formMarch 2024
Last date to submit the application formMay 2024
Release of admit cardMay 2024
Date of entrance examMay 2024
Announcement of resultJune 2024

MAT Dates for CBT -2 Exam

Availability of application formMarch 2024
Last date to submit the application formMay 2024
Release of admit cardJune 2024
Date of entrance examJune 2024
Announcement of resultJune 2024

MAT Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants should be well known with MAT 2024 eligibility criteria and must satisfy all the required eligibility norms before applying for the exam.

Age limit

There will be no age limit to appear in the MAT Exam.

Educational Qualification

Applicants who have completed graduation in any stream or equivalent from a recognized university/institute will be eligible to apply.

Candidates pursuing the final year of graduation can also apply for the exam.

MAT Application Form 2024

Candidates will have to apply for MAT Exam 2024 online mode only. The MAT registration process will be same for all the three-examination modes i.e., CBT, PBT, and IBT.

Candidates will have to complete the registration process by giving some details like name, contact number, email id, test mode, and password etc.

Candidates should give their preference for the test mode, test cities, and B-schools correctly in the form. Thereafter, candidates will have to pay the mandatory application fee for net banking, debit/credit card, or e-wallet.

Candidates should fill out the MAT Application form with accurate details. They have to upload scanned images of passport-size photographs and signatures.

Verify the details carefully before final submission. After submitting the form, the candidate should take the printout of the registration form for future use.

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MAT Application fee 2024

The payment of fee will be made through online mode only. The MAT 2024 exam fee is as follows.

Examination modeExam fee
Paper Based Test (PBT)Rs. 1950
Computer Based Test (CBT)Rs. 1950
For PBT & CBT bothRs. 3100

MAT Examination Pattern

The details about MAT Exam pattern are provided below.

Exam modePBT, CBT, IBT
Duration of exam2 hours 30 minutes
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total number of questions200 (40 in each section)
Number of sections5 including Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Indian & Global Environment, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
Marking scheme+1 for each correct response -0.25 for each wrong response

MAT Syllabus

MAT syllabus is almost similar to other MBA exams. The paper consists of questions from five different sections/subjects. Candidates can check the MAT Syllabus in detail from the table below.

Mathematical SkillsNumber System, Algebra, Mensuration and Geometry, Set Theory, Percentage, Number System, LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Trigonometry etc.
Language ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Word Substitution, Idioms & Phrases, Antonym & Synonyms, etc.
Intelligence & Critical ReasoningClocks, Coding, and Decoding, Blood Relation, Numeric Grid, Calendars, Visual Reasoning, Family Tree, Syllogism, etc
Data Analysis & SufficiencyData Sufficiency, Caselet-based Data, Tables, Charts, Pie Charts, Graphs, Bar Diagrams, Data Comparison, Venn Diagrams, etc
Indian and Global EnvironmentCurrent GK, Business and Economics, business, Devaluation and up the valuation of the rupee, Basic on the current reading newspaper and periodical, national and international events

 MAT Admit Card 2024

AIMA, the conducting body will release the MAT admit cards on its official website. Candidates who will register successfully for the exam can download their admit card online by giving the registration number and date of birth on the login page.

The MAT Hall ticket contains information like the applicant’s name & roll number, exam date & time and name of the exam centre.

MAT Cut-off 2024

MAT 2024 Cut-off will be released on the official website of various MAT participating institutes. MAT cut-off marks are the minimum required score for participating in MAT counselling process.

MAT cut-off will be decided after considering various factors such as availability of seats, number of test takers, difficulty level of MAT, previous cut-off trends etc.

MAT Result and Scorecard

MAT 2024 Results for all three modes will be announced on the same day at the official website of AIMA. Candidates can download the MAT Scorecard by using their login credentials.

To download the result, the candidate should open the official website of MAT and click on “MAT Result” button. Thereafter, click on the exam month and enter your registration number and roll number in the given fields. After submitting these details, MAT scorecard will be displayed on the screen.

MAT Counselling

 The process of MAT counselling will be organized by the MAT participating institutes only. The counselling will begin after the announcement of the MAT result. At the time of counselling, candidate should bring their documents along with them for the verification process. Allotment of seats will be based on the availability of seats in colleges, MAT score, and category etc.


How many times is MAT conducted in a year?

MAT is held 4- times a year in February, May, September, and December.

Why MAT exam is organized?

The exam is conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM or PGP courses offered by more than 800 top Business Schools in India.

Which is more difficult to crack CAT or MAT?

CAT is comparatively more difficult than MAT.

What are the minimum eligibility criteria for MAT?

Candidates should have completed graduation from a recognized university.

Which are the highly recommended books for MAT preparation 2024?

Study Package for Management Aptitude Test by Arun Sharma
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal
MAT 20 Years Topic-wise Solved Papers by Deepak Aggarwal
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exam Guide by R. Gupta

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