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Management Admission Test [ MAT ]

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By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: November 23rd, 2020

About MAT 2021

MAT or Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance test, conducted four times every year by the All India Management Association (AIMA) to provide admission to the MBA, PGDM, and associated programs offered by more than 800 MBA institutes/colleges of India.

The Management Aptitude Test refers to a standardized test that has been administered since 1988. It is held to enable Business Schools (B-Schools) to assess candidates for admission to the MBA, PGDM, and associated programs. The Indian Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School, either national or international, can take into consideration an applicant's MAT Score as a criterion for admission based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The MAT is recognized as one of the most esteemed examinations and continues to be a benchmark to enter over 600 B-Schools across India.

Here are some noteworthy features of the MAT.

  • The MAT is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified by Intertek with accreditation to the UKAS and the Quality Council of India.
  • It is an entrance test for many recognized programs and has been conducted for several decades.
  • The method of testing has been validated through independent studies and is availed by lakhs of students.
  • Hundreds of Institutes and University Departments accept a candidate's MAT Score for admission.
  • The exam employs the latest technology in evaluation and result processing.
  • Every examinee receives an individual scorecard with their photograph.
  • MAT centers are located all over the country to make it more accessible.

MAT Exam 2021: Key Element

ATTRIBUTES DETAILS
Name MAT
Full-Form Management Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority All India Management Association (AIMA)
Number of MAT Exam Per Year 04
Exam Mode CBT – Online/Computer Based Test
IBT – Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test
PBT – Offline/Paper Based Test
Numbers of Questions 200
Exam Pattern MCQ
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Registration Fee PBT - 1650 INR
CBT - 1650 INR
IBT - 1650 INR
Double IBT - 2750 INR
PBT+IBT - 2750 INR
CBT+IBT - 2750 INR
PBT+CBT - 2750 INR
Number of Test Cities PBT Mode - 54CBT Mode - 31
Language English
MAT Helpdesk 8130338839
9599030586
011-47673020
(between 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM)
E-mail matibt@aima.in
Exam Website https://mat.aima.in/feb21/

MAT Exam 2021: Important Dates

Important dates of MAT 2021 for the February session exam such as application form, admit card, exam, and result are listed below. Candidates must go through the dates related to the MAT exam by mentioned below table:

MAT Exam 2021 CBT February Dates

PARTICULAR DATE
Registration begins December 16, 2020
Registration closes February 14, 2021
Admit Card Release February 16, 2021
MAT 2021 exam (February session – CBT) February 20, 2021
Announcement of Result To be announced

MAT Exam 2021 PBT February Dates

PARTICULAR DATE
Registration closes March 1, 2021
Admit Card Release March 3, 2021
MAT 2021 exam (February session – PBT) March 6, 2021
Announcement of Result To be announced

MAT Exam 2021 IBT February Dates

IBT Test Date Slots Registration End Admit Card Release
08 March 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
04 March 2021 05 March 2021
09 March 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
05 March 2021 06 March 2021
10 March 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
06 March 2021 07 March 2021
11 March 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
07 March 2021 08 March 2021
13 March 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
09 March 2021 10 March 2021

MAT Registration 2021

MAT Exam registration for the 2021 February session commences on December 16, 2020, till February 14, 2021 for Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, and Paper Based Test (PBT) mode registration ends on March 1, 2021. Candidates who want to participate in the exam have to apply for the exam by filling the application form through the official website of the MAT. It is an online process that involves the following steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website of MAT – Click Here
  • Now Click REGISTER
  • Fill the registration form
  • Click on the SUBMIT button
  • OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number
  • Verify your phone number

Step 2: Fill Application Form

  • Select Exam Mode: CBT or PBT or IBT.
  • Fill required detail.

Step 3: Test Centers Selection

  • Select the test center for the exam.
  • For MAT IBT mode candidates can take the test from home.

Step 4: Upload Documents

  • Passport size scanned photograph (File size should be 50 KB to 100 KB)
  • Scanned Signature (File size should be 10 KB to 25 KB)

Step 5: Payment

The examination fee can be paid using Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI, or Paytm Wallet. The fee details are as mentioned below.

MODE FEE
PBT – Paper Based Test (Offline) 1650 INR
CBT – Computer Based Test (Online) 1650 INR
IBT – Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test 1650 INR
Double IBT 2750 INR
PBT+IBT 2750 INR
CBT+IBT 2750 INR
PBT+CBT 2750 INR

For the application process, the candidate is required to make provisions for the following.

  • A valid e-mail Id
  • A Scanned image of their photograph (50 to 100 Kb)
  • A Scanned image of signature (10 to 25 Kb)
  • The Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking details
  • The detailed procedure is provided on the website stated above.

All provisionally registered candidates for IBT/PBT must download their Admit Card from the AIMA official website as per the schedule.

The Admit Card contains the applicant's name, Form Number, Roll Number, the date, time, and venue of examination. Candidates must strictly adhere to the date and time allotted to them in the admit card.

The candidate can download the scorecard from the AIMA website during the last week of the month of the test. An applicant's MAT Score is valid for up to one year.

MAT Eligibility 2021

  • Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognized university/institute with an aggregate of 50%.
  • Final year candidates can also apply, but their admission shall be subjected to the submission of the passing certificate of the final year, i.e., a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Reservation of 5% is provided to the SC/ST students for appearing in the entrance (45% marks are required by them to be eligible).
  • There is a minimum requirement of graduation percentage, which varies depending on the Management Institute (MI)/University. To know more about the specifications, kindly go through the prospectus of the respective MIs/Universities.

MAT Seat Reservation Criteria 2021

CATEGORY MINIMUM PERCENTAGE
OBC 27%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Scheduled Caste 15%
PH Candidates 3%

MAT Exam Pattern

Section-wise distribution and Marking Scheme:

ATTRIBUTES DETAILS
Mode of examination Offline and Online
Number of sections 05
Number of questions 200
Total marks 200
Type of questions Objective
Language of exam English
Duration of exam 150 minutes
MAT Marking Scheme +1 for a correct answer
Negative Marking -0.25 for an incorrect answer

The test is conducted for 150 minutes and contains 200 questions distributed over five sections, which are listed below:

SECTION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TIME SUGGESTED (IN MINUTES)
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

MAT Exam Syllabus

Language Comprehension

The Language Comprehension section includes 40 Multiple Choice Questions from the following topics.

Language Comprehension Syllabus
Antonyms Reading Comprehension Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Making and Correction Grammar Speech
Idioms/Phrases Synonyms One Word Substitution
Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb Para Jumble Vocabulary

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

The Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section contains 40 questions and tests the candidate's cognitive and analytical skills.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Syllabus
Arrangement Multi-Dimensional Arrangements Blood Relations
Numeric Grid Calendars Pie Chart
Coding and Decoding Puzzles Column graphs
Series Course of Action Statement Conclusions
Critical Reasoning Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments Family Tree
Syllogisms Graphs Representing Area Visual Reasoning

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

The Data Analysis and Sufficiency section contains 40 objective type questions.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency Syllabus
Bar Diagrams and Charts Data Sufficiency Caselet-based Data
Data Tables Data Analysis Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs
Data charts Pie Charts Data comparison
Venn Diagram

Mathematical Skills

The Mathematical Skills section comprises topics from Geometry, Algebra, and Mensuration.

Mathematical Skills Syllabus
Averages Interest (Simple and Compound) Ratio and Proportion
Binomial Theorem LCM and HCF Sequence And Series
Circles Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations Set Theory
Coordinate Geometry Linear Programming Speed, Time, and Distance
Commercial Maths Mixtures Surds and Indices
Complex Numbers Allegations Time and Work
Coordinate Geometry Number System Triangles
Elementary Mathematics Percentages Trigonometry
Heights and Distance Permutation and Combinations Unitary Method
Inequalities Profit and Loss Venn Diagrams

Indian and Global Environment Section

The Indian and Global Environment section contains 40 Multiple Choice Questions on general knowledge, current affairs, and other popular topics like the economy, business, science, and sports.

Indian and Global Environment Syllabus
Awards and Winners History Books and Authors
International Organisation Business Major Corporate news
CEOs Politics Company Punchlines
Science Current Affairs Social issues
Entertainment Sports Finance
Statements and Quotations Geography World Records

MAT Exam Day Instructions

For the MAT IBT mode, candidates should arrange for a laptop/desktop with stable internet connectivity. Students are suggested to stay prepared at least one hour before the scheduled exam time.

For the MAT IBT mode, the candidates should wear formal clothes and ensure that they have the admit card and necessary documents ready for the remote verification process.

For the CBT and PBT modes:

  • Applicants are advised to reach their allotted test centre for the MAT exam at least an hour before the exam time mentioned on their admit card.
  • Candidates must carry a blue/black ballpoint pen if they are taking the exam in PBT mode.
  • Phones, calculators, electronic watches, or any such items are prohibited at the exam centre. Therefore, the examinees must make sure that they aren't carrying any of them on the day of the exam.
  • The examinees must carry the original copy of the admit card with them to the test centre. A digital or photocopy of the MAT admit card will not be considered as a valid ID proof.

Candidates appearing for the MAT must carry with them:

  • Two copies of the admit card
  • A self-declaration that states that they do not have any illness or COVID-19 like symptoms
  • An Identity Proof (Voter ID, Aadhar Card Election I-Card, Passport, Driving License or PAN Card)
  • Proof of name change (if any)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

Institutes Participating in MAT 2021

MAT is the postgraduate entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) to provide admission to the MBA, PGDM, and associated programs of different institutes in India.

Listed below is the zone wise different colleges/institutes accepting MAT 2021 Scores:

EAST ZONE

MI Code MI Name City
7113 ABS Academy of Science, Technology & Management Durgapur
7004 Adamas University Kolkata
8312 ARKA Jain University Jamshedpur
7512 ASBM University Bhubaneswar
7546 Astha School of Management Bhubaneswar
7013 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science Kolkata
7515 Bhavan's Centre for Communication & Management Bhubaneswar
7543 Birla Global University Bhubaneswar
7402 Calcutta Business School Kolkata
8403 Development Management Institute Patna
7805 Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh
7103 Dr BC Roy Engineering College Durgapur
7006 EIILM Kolkata
7028 Future Institute of Engineering & Management Kolkata
7002 Globsyn Business School Kolkata
7201 Haldia Institute of Technology Haldia
7022 Heritage Business School Kolkata
7506 Hi-Tech Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
7030 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management Kolkata
7034 Institute of Business Management Kolkata
7010 Institute of Engineering & Management Kolkata
7505 Institute of Management & Information Sciences Bhubaneswar
7041 Institute of Management Study Kolkata
8007 International School of Management Patna Patna
7043 IQ City United World School of Business Kolkata
7503 KIIT- School of Management Bhubaneswar
7511 KIIT- School of Rural Management Bhubaneswar
8402 LN Mishra College of Business Management Muzaffarpur
7901 Manipur University Imphal
7018 Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology Kolkata
7804 NERIM Group of Institutions Guwahati
7014 Netaji Subhas Engineering College Kolkata
8306 Netaji Subhas University Jamshedpur
7042 NSHM Business School Kolkata
7106 NSHM Business School Durgapur
7602 Rourkela Institute of Management Studies Rourkela
8316 Sarala Birla University Ranchi
7538 Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar
7304 Siliguri Institute of Technology Darjeeling
7017 Sister Nivedita University Kolkata
7048 Techno India Group Kolkata
8404 Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural Management Muzaffarpur
7027 Xavier Business School Kolkata

NORTH ZONE

MI Code MI Name City
2049 Accurate Institute of Management & Technology Greater Noida
1101 AIMA-Centre for Management Education New Delhi
2605 Amrapali Institute of Technology & Sciences Haldwani
1121 Apeejay School of Management New Delhi
1111 Asia Pacific Institute of Management New Delhi
2023 Asian Business School Noida
2008 Bennett University Noida
2447 BFIT Technical Campus Dehradun
1142 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management New Delhi
2111 Birla Institute of Management Technology Greater Noida
1704 Chitkara University Rajpura
2027 CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Ghaziabad
2426 Doon Business School Dehradun
2434 Doon Business School Global Dehradun
2003 Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research Kanpur
1112 EMPI Institutions New Delhi
1113 Fortune Institute of International Business New Delhi
1147 FOSTIIMA Business School New Delhi
2038 Galgotias University Greater Noida
1200 GD Goenka University Gurugram
2014 GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research Greater Noida
2047 GNIOT Group of Institutions Greater Noida
1126 Guru Nanak Institute of Management New Delhi
2411 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar
1221 IBMR Business school Jhajjar
2224 IILM Academy of Higher Learning Lucknow
1171 IILM Graduate School of Management Greater Noida
1123 IILM Institute for Higher Education New Delhi
1202 IILM University Gurgaon
2052 Institute of Management Studies Noida
2051 Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad
1120 Institute of Marketing & Management New Delhi
2016 Institute of Technology & Science Ghaziabad
1131 International Institute of Health Management Research New Delhi
2029 ITS Engineering College Greater Noida
1117 Jagan Institute of Management Studies New Delhi
1128 Jagannath International Management School New Delhi
1219 Jagannath University Bahadurgarh
2234 Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow
2025 Jaipuria Institute of Management Ghaziabad
2043 Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida
2054 Jaipuria School of Business Ghaziabad
2079 Jaypee Business School Noida
1210 JK Business School Gurugram
2007 Lloyd Business School Greater Noida
1424 Lovely Professional University Phagwara
2040 Mangalmay Institute of Management & Technology Greater Noida
1127 New Delhi Institute of Management New Delhi
1320 OP Jindal Global University Sonipat
2056 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology Ghaziabad
1302 Rishihood University Sonipat
2107 Sharda University Greater Noida
1201 Soil School of Business Design Gurgaon
1118 Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management Research New Delhi
2044 SRMS International Business School Lucknow
1216 St. Thomas Management Institute Jhajjar
1205 Sushant University Gurgaon
1170 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Dehradun
1114 Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies-Technical Campus New Delhi
1322 World University of Design Sonipat

SOUTH ZONE

MI Code MI Name City
5658 ABBS School of Management Bengaluru
5686 Acharya Bangalore B-School Bengaluru
5688 Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology Bengaluru
5031 Administrative Staff College of India Hyderabad
5612 AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes) Bengaluru
5604 Alliance School of Business, Alliance University Bengaluru
6411 Amrita School of Business Coimbatore
5011 Aurora's Business School Hyderabad
6432 Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women Coimbatore
5656 Bangalore Institute of Management Studies Bangalore
5717 Bhavan's Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management Mysore
5639 Christ University Bengaluru
5689 Community Institute of Management Studies Bengaluru
6025 Crescent School of Business Chennai
5619 Dayananda Sagar Business School Bengaluru
6915 DC School of Management & Technology Thiruvananthapuram
6804 DC School of Management & Technology Kottayam
6020 DG Vaishnav College Chennai
5001 Dhruva College of Management Hyderabad
6423 DJ Academy for Managerial Excellence Coimbatore
5661 FBS Business School Bengaluru
6427 Firebird Instt of Research in Management Coimbatore
5306 GITAM Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
5667 Global Institute of Business Studies Bengaluru
6424 GRG School of Management Studies Coimbatore
5028 Guru Nanak Business School Hyderabad
5033 Hyderabad Business School Hyderabad
5017 ICBM School of Business Excellence Hyderabad
5601 IFIM Business School Bengaluru
5636 Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bengaluru
5691 Indus Business Academy Bengaluru
6067 Institute for Technology & Management Chennai
5803 Institute of Business Management & Research Hubbali
5692 Institute of Health Management Research Bengaluru
5003 Institute of Insurance and Risk Management Hyderabad
5019 Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad
5670 International Institute of Business Studies Bengaluru
5687 International School Of Management Excellence Bengaluru
5668 ISBR Business School Bengaluru
5039 ITM Business School Warangal
5660 Jain University Bengaluru
6414 Jansons School of Business Coimbatore
6447 Karunya University Coimbatore
6409 KCT Business School Coimbatore
5721 Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies Harihar
5662 Krupanidhi School of Management Bengaluru
6805 Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla
5676 MATS Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Bengaluru
6023 Measi Institute of Management Chennai
6215 MEPCO SCHLENK ENGINEERING COLLEGE Virudhnagar District
6005 MOP Vaishnav College for Women Chennai
5622 MP Birla Institute of Management Bengaluru
5609 MS Ramaiah Institute of Management Bengaluru
5722 MYRA School of Business Mysore
5634 NITTE School of Management Bengaluru
5672 NSB Academy Bengaluru
5621 PES University Bengaluru
5620 Presidency University Bengaluru
6410 PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore
6833 Rajagiri Business School Kochi
6803 Rajagiri College of Social Sciences Kochi
6008 Rajalakshmi School of Business Chennai
5643 Regional College of Management, Bangalore (RCMB) Bengaluru
6203 RL Institute of Management Studies Madurai
5653 RV Institute of Management Bengaluru
5719 Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management Mangalore
6819 Saintgits Institute of Management Kottayam
6801 SCMS Cochin School of Business Kochi
6802 SCMS School of Technology & Management Kochi
5015 Siva Sivani Institute of Management Secunderabad
6040 Sri Ramachandra College of Management Chennai
6033 SRM School of Mgmt, SRM Institute of Science & Technology Kattankulathur
6065 SSN School of Management Chennai
5756 St Aloysius College Mangalore
5665 St Joseph's Institute of Management Bengaluru
6202 Thiagarajar School of Management Madurai
5016 Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management Hyderabad
5018 Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems & Management Secunderabad
6032 Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Chennai Chennai
6852 Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Kochi Kochi

WEST ZONE

MI Code MI Name City
3818 Ahmedabad University Ahmedabad
4013 ASM's Institute of Business Management & Computer Studies Mumbai
4144 ASM's Institute of Business Management & Research Pune
4143 ASM's Institute of Professional Studies Pune
3907 Auro University Surat
4142 Balaji Institute of International Business Pune
4133 Balaji Institute of Management & Human Resource Development Pune
4135 Balaji Institute of Modern Management Pune
4131 Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management Pune
4134 CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Pune
4167 Dr D Y Patil B School Pune
4163 Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth Global Business School & Research Centre Pune
3804 Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India Gandhinagar
4151 Flame University Pune
4122 IIEBM, Indus Business School Pune
3003 IIHMR University Jaipur
3022 IILM Academy of Higher Learning Jaipur
3040 IIS University Jaipur
4113 Indira School of Business Studies Pune
4154 Institute for Technology & Management Mumbai
3001 Institute of Rural Management Jaipur
4114 International Institute of Management & Human Resource Development Pune
4129 International Institute of Management Studies Pune
4011 ISME School of Management& Entrepreneurship Mumbai
3909 ITM Vocational University Vadodara
4911 ITM University Raipur
3010 Jagan Institute of Management Studies Jaipur
3020 Jagannath University Jaipur
3017 Jaipur National University Jaipur
4512 Jaipuria Institute of Management Indore
3034 Jaipuria Institute of Management Jaipur
3007 JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur
4104 Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies Pune
4103 Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & Excellence Pune
3037 Manipal University, Jaipur Jaipur
4161 MIT World Peace University Pune
3302 Mody University of Science & Technology, School of Business Laxmangarh
3809 Narayana Business School Ahmedabad
4157 Pune Institute of Business Management Pune
4929 Raipur Institute of Technology Raipur
4141 Sai Balaji International Institute of Management Sciences Pune
3815 Shanti Business School Ahmedabad
4005 SIES College of Management Studies Mumbai
3820 Silver Oak School of Commerce & Mgmt, Silver Oak University Ahmedabad
3805 St Kabir Institute of Professional Studies Ahmedabad
4138 Suryadatta Institute of Business Management & Technology Pune
4139 Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass Communication Pune
4028 Vivekananda Business School Mumbai

MAT Exam 2021: Exam Cities

Listed below are the names of 54 PBT and 31 CBT exam centers where MAT 2021 is going to be held. Candidates can choose the city according to their ease at the time of registration:

PAPER BASED TEST (PBT)

TEST CITY
Agra Ahmedabad Allahabad
Ambala Bareilly Bengaluru
Bhilai Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chennai Coimbatore
Dehradun Delhi (NCR) Dibrugarh
Durgapur Ghaziabad Gurgaon
Guwahati Haridwar Hubli
Hyderabad Imphal Indore
Jaipur Jammu Jamshedpur
Jorhat Kanpur Kochi
Kolkata Kottayam Kozhikode
Lucknow Ludhiana Madurai
Meerut Mangalore Mumbai
Nagpur Patna Pune
Raipur Ranchi Rourkela
Shimla Srinagar Suryamani Nagar
Tezpur Thiruvananthapuram Trichy
Varanasi Vijayawada Visakhapatnam

COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT)

TEST CITY
Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai
Coimbatore Dehradun Delhi (NCR)
Gurgaon Guwahati Hyderabad
Indore Jaipur Jammu
Kochi Kolkata Kottayam
Kozhikode Lucknow Mumbai
Nagpur Patna Pune
Raipur Ranchi Thiruvananthapuram
Trichy Varanasi Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam

MAT Exam Mode 2021

A candidate can take the MAT in the following modes.

  • Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)
  • Double Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)
  • Paper-Based Test (PBT)

Paper-Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (PBT+IBT)

Kindly note that a candidate can opt for both the IBTs by paying an extra fee of ₹ 1100/- on a regular exam fee of ₹ 1650/-.

Candidates opting for both the IBTs have the benefit of selecting two extra Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to the prevailing option of selecting five Management Institutes. They can choose seven Management Institutes in total.

In a Computer-Based Test, questions are presented on the monitor, and candidates are required to submit the answers by using the keyboard or mouse. The computers are connected to a server that is responsible for preparing the question set and delivering them to the respective computer. Unlike this, the Paper-Based Test is organized on a single day for all candidates. The MAT is offered over a period of time, and the candidates can choose the center, the day and time of their convenience to take the test.

By opting for the Computer-Based Test, it is assumed that the candidate has basic familiarity with the use of computers. It is the candidate's responsibility to acquire these skills before appearing for the exam, and the AIMA is not responsible for the same.

In the Paper-Based Test, the student is supposed to bring pens, HB pencils, erasers, and sharpeners with him/her. The question paper and OMR answer sheet will be provided at the test center.

Except for the different exam dates, the fee, exam pattern, and syllabus for both the modes remain the same.

Preparing for the MAT 2021

For effective preparation, students are advised to focus on improving their problem-solving skills with the help of previous years' MAT question papers and mock tests. Your MAT preparation strategy should be organized according to the MAT exam pattern and syllabus. All sections in the MAT have equal weightage.

One can crack the MAT by being diligent in their preparation:

  • Make it a practice to read books, magazines, newspapers, and online blogs daily to improve your reading and comprehension skills. This also helps in staying up to date with the current affairs at the national and international levels.
  • Practice solving MAT question papers, sample papers, and online mock tests to improve speed and accuracy and develop familiarity with the examination pattern.
  • Analyze your preparation and note your strengths and weakness in each section of the syllabus.
  • Observe and target the topics carrying more weightage in each section.
  • Perfect your time management skills as it is crucial to help you attempt a maximum number of questions in the exam. Try not to waste time on tricky problems.

Some recommended books for MAT preparation are listed below:

Language Comprehension

Book Name Publisher/Writer
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT COMMON ADMISSION TEST Ajay Singh
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Gautam Puri

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Book Name Publisher/Writer
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit Sinha
Analytical and Logical Reasoning For CAT and Other Management Entrance Tests Peeyush Bhardwaj

Mathematical Skills

Book Name Publisher/Writer
A Complete Manual for the CAT Trishna Knowledge Systems
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Nishit Sinha Trishna
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Sarvesh Verma

Indian and Global Environment

Book Name Publisher/Writer
Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016) BS Sijwali
The Mega Yearbook 2016: Current Affairs and General Knowledge For Competitive Exams Disha Experts
MAT 18 Years Topic-wise Solved Papers (1997-2014) Disha Experts

FAQ Concerning MAT 2021

Q1. What should I do in case of a mistake while filling the form?

A1. You won’t be able to make any changes to your application form once submitted so don’t make any mistakes while filling the form.

Q2. Is the MAT exam syllabus similar to XAT?

A2. MAT exam is a national level entrance exam. MAT exam is syllabus is quite similar to XAT.

Q3. Can I get admission in IIM by giving MAT?

A3. No, IIMs don't accept MAT (Management Aptitude Test) scores. You can get admission into IIMs only by cracking CAT (Common Admission Test).

Q4. How many attempts are allowed in MAT?

A4. You can give as many attempts as you want.

Q5. How many times does the MAT exam take place every year?

A5. MAT exam takes place 4 times a year in the month of February, May, September, and December.

Q6. Can I choose the mode of examination?

A6. You can choose the mode of exam from online, offline, and remote proctored modes.

Q7. Does the MAT contain negative marking?

A7. Yes, the MAT scoring pattern is +1 mark for a right answer and -0.25 marks for a wrong answer.

Best Wishes to all MAT aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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