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MAT IBT 2023 will be held on May 7, 13, 20, & 27 2023. The All India Management Association (AIMA) introduced a new form of taking the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) in 2020. It is called the MAT Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT). Through the MAT IBT mode, candidates can take admission to the MAT participating colleges offering MBA and PGDM courses. An applicant needs to acquire a good MAT score in the exam as there are plenty of MBA colleges that accept the MAT score.
AIMA MAT IBT Trouble Shooting Guide
Since the MAT IBT 2023 will have to be attempted from home, there will be no in-person assistance if a technical glitch arises. By using the MAT Trouble Shooting Guide, the candidates can find ways to resolve the issue on their own. Access the MAT May 2023 IBT Troubleshooting Guide at the following link.
|MAT 2023 Application Form (May Session) Direct Link|
Direct Link to MAT IBT Technical Troubleshooting Guide for Candidates
Common Issues During MAT 2023 IBT
Some of the possible issues which can arise while taking MAT 2023 IBT are the following
A prohibited process is running
SEB Windows service not available
Network error message
Blank screen appears
Stuck at webcam and audio permission
Not able to launch the test
Long waiting time for authorization
This new form of MAT was introduced in light of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown. In this new format of the test, candidates will be able to take the test from their homes by logging into the MAT server from their compatible devices.
AIMA MAT IBT Mock Test
AIMA also conducts mock tests for MAT IBT to ensure that candidates have a seamless experience while attempting MAT. The direct link to access the mock test is given below.
|Direct Link to Register for MAT IBT Mock Test|
AIMA has also issued special instructions for MAT IBT aspirants. These instructions contain all of the important information for a candidate to ensure that they have their system ready before the exam day. All of the details regarding the MAT IBT can be found given below.
MAT May 2023 IBT Exam Dates
The IBT mode of the MAT May 2023 session will be held on multiple dates between May 11 and March 7. Check the complete schedule given below.
MAT 2023 IBT Exam Dates
|Last Date to Register||Admit Card Release Date|
|May 7, 2023||May 4, 2023||May 5, 2023|
|May 13, 2023||May 10, 2023||May 11, 2023|
|May 20, 2023||May 17, 2023||May 18, 2023|
|May 27, 2023||May 24, 2023||May 25, 2023|
MAT May 2023 IBT Exam Timings
Two shifts of MAT May 2023 IBT are conducted each day.
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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System Requirements for MAT IBT 2023
The basic requirements for taking the MAT IBT test are a laptop or computer with a webcam and a stable internet connection. Candidates must ensure that their laptop or PC is compatible to run the MAT IBT test beforehand to avoid any glitches during the exam. AIMA has recommended the following specifications.
Internet Requirement for MAT IBT
Aspirants must have a stable internet connection.
The minimum upload speed of the internet connection must be 512 kbps.
You can test your internet connection by logging into an email account. If you can do that without difficulty, you will be able to attempt the MAT IBT.
Internet Browsers Supported by MAT IBT
The following browsers are compatible to run the MAT IBT.
|Google Chrome||63 or higher|
|Mozilla Firefox||52 or higher|
Please note that MAT IBT does not support the Edge Browser.
System Requirements for MSB
The MAT IBT will require you to download additional software called MSB (Mettl Secure Browser) on your laptop. MSB is software that helps in conducting online examinations. The following requirements have been specified for running MSB.
Version 4.5.1 or higher
|65 MB of permanent free space on the default drive|
MSB is a tool to ensure that the online exam will be conducted securely. When the MAT IBT starts, MSB will take the following actions:
- Close all running background applications that are not required such as internet browsers, skype, etc.
Will only allow candidates to move out of the application after the test has finished.
Therefore, candidates will lose control of their laptop/computer for the duration of the test. This is done to make sure that there is no use of unfair means or interruption during the test.
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Steps to Take the MAT IBT 2023
Candidates can take the MAT IBT exam by following the steps given below.
The step-by-step process of appearing for the MAT IBT has been below.
1. Launch MAT IBT
- Visit the official website of MAT 2023 and go to the option to start the MAT IBT.
The test will start in a separate window. Click on the 'Launch Test' button to start the test.
2. Select The Appropriate Option
- Candidates who do not have MSB installed on their system will be shown an option to 'DOWNLOAD MSB'.
Click on the download MSB button and follow the instructions given below to install MSB.
Candidates who already have MSB installed on their step can skip to Step 4.
3. Install MSB
- The setup files for MSB will be downloaded to your system.
Navigate to the file and open it to begin the installation process.
In the End-User Licence Terms window, check the box next to 'I agree to the license terms and conditions.
Click on Install.
The installation will be completed and the icon for MSB will be placed in the system.
4. Start the Test
- Candidates who have installed MSB will be shown the option to 'PROCEED TO TEST' in Step 2. Click on that button.
On the next page, click on 'Launch Test'.
A pop-up window will appear which will ask to launch the best on MSB. Click on 'Open MSB'.
You will be shown a system warning asking to close any unrequited applications. You can save any data and close all of the applications whose names are mentioned on the screen manually or click on 'OK" to automatically close the applications.
5. Provide Permissions
- A prompt will ask you to provide permission to use the camera and microphone. 'Click on Allow'.
In the next step, you will be again warned to close any applications that can upload or download data in the background.
Click on 'Next' to start the test.
6. Fill The Details
- A form will appear where you will have to fill in your details. Fill in your Email Address, First Name, Organization, Date of Birth, Contact No., Gender and Country.
Agree to the Terms and Conditions by clicking on the checkbox.
Click on Next.
7. Submit the Snapshot
Here, you will be asked to submit a snapshot of your face and your ID.
In the first step, align your face to the margins shown on the screen and capture the face snapshot. Click on Next.
In the second step, keep your ID within the outline displayed on the screen and capture the ID snapshot. Click on Submit.
Candidates must ensure that the room is well-lit so that their snapshots are captured clearly.
8. Wait for Authorization
The conducting body will verify the snapshot of your face and ID before you are allowed to start the test.
AIMA has specified that it may take around 2 - 3 minutes for the authorization process to complete.
In case the snapshot submitted are not clear, you will be asked to Resubmit the snapshots.
On the next screen, you will find a message from the authorizer displayed on the screen. Follow the instructions and Submit the required snapshot(s).
9. Begin the Test
- A popup window will appear displaying a warning that the test will be monitored.
Provide the approval by clicking on 'Proceed to Test'.
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Remote Proctoring in MAT IBT 2023
In the MAT Internet-Based Test, a candidate is allowed to appear for the test from their homes by using their devices. Since the test environment is not controlled by AIMA, the conducting body has made use of the following tools to ensure that candidates do not resort to any unfair means.
Remote Manual Proctoring
Both of these tools will work together to remove any chance of malpractice. Candidates will have to restrict themselves to the norms specified by the conducting body to avoid disqualification.
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