MAT 2021 Exam

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 06 Jan, 2021 13:31

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About MAT 2021 (Registrations Started)

MAT 2021 registration has started and will go on until February 14 for MAT CBT and March 1 for PBT. Candidates are required to satisfy the eligibility criteria and fill the application form of MAT 2021 before the deadline ends. MAT 2021 admit card for the CBT mode will be out on February 16, for PBT, it will be out on March 3 and for MAT 2021 IBT mode, the admit card will be available from March 5, 2021, onward.

Make sure you check these guidelines for MAT 2021 exam day by our experts so that you are well-prepared for the exam

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MAT IBT (Remote Proctored Internet Based Test): Exam Instructions

MAT IBT was introduced due to COVID-19 and the exam was conducted in the IBT mode in May, June, July, August and September in 2020.

MAT is conducted 4 times in a year across the nation. The exam grants admission to in more than 300 colleges in India. 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level MBA entrance test, conducted quarterly by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT is conducted in the months of February, May, September and December, in offline (paper-pen) and online (computer) modes. Candidates can follow our MAT Preparation Tips and MAT Exam Checklist to boost their chances of scoring high in the exam. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM, and allied management programmes.

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The conducting body of Management Aptitude Test (MAT) i


MAT 2021 Result

The result of MAT 2021 exam will be made accessible in


How to Prepare for MAT 2021

When it comes to preparing for an exam like


MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Familiarity with MAT Exam Pattern is a must if


Upcoming Management Exams :

MAT 2021 Syllabus

 Candidates planning to take the upcoming MAT (Management


MAT February 2021 Application Form (Open)

AIMA has released the registration forms for MAT February


MAT 2020 Mock Test

For all those preparing for the upcoming Management Aptitude


MAT Sample Papers 2021

The Sample Papers of MAT 2021 are made available for


MAT 2021 Admit Card

The admit card of MAT 2021 will be released


MAT CBT December 2020 Analysis

MAT 2020 was conducted in the CBT mode on


MAT 2021 Cut Off

MAT Cut Off is the minimum score required by


About MAT College Predictor

MAT College Predictor is a highly beneficial tool curated


MAT 2021 Participating Colleges

The list of MAT 2021 participating colleges is released


MAT 2021 Selection Process

The selection process will begin right after the result


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MAT 2021 Highlights

Given below are all the key features related to MAT 2021 exam.

Exam NameManagement Aptitude Test
Short Name of ExamMAT
Exam Conducted byAIMA
Level of ExamNational-Level Exam
Frequency of Exam4 times in a Year
Mode of ExamIBT and PBT (Internet Based Test and Paper Based Test)
Medium of InstructionsEnglish
Total Number of Sections5 Sections
Name of Exam Sections
  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
  • Indian & Global Environment
Questions per Section40 Questions
Total Number of Questions200 Questions

MAT 2021 Important Dates

AIMA releases a separate schedule for MAT PBT and IBT examinations. While MAT PBT is conducted on a single day, MAT IBT is conducted on multiple dates as per the released schedule. Check the important dates for MAT 2021 below

MAT 2021 Feb Session for CBT



Registration Commencement

January 4, 2021

Registration Ends

February 14, 2021

MAT 2021 CBT admit card release

February 16, 2021

MAT 2021 CBT Exam

February 20, 2021

MAT 2021 CBT Result

To be announced

MAT 2021 Feb Session for PBT 



Registration Commencement

January 4, 2021

Registration Ends

March 1, 2021

MAT 2021 PBT admit card release date

March 3, 2021

MAT 2021 PBT Exam

March 6, 2021

MAT 2021 Feb Session for IBT 


Slot Last Registration DateAdmit Card Release Date
March 8, 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
March 4, 2021March 5, 2021
March 9, 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
March 5, 2021March 6, 2021
March 10, 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
March 6, 2021March 7, 2021
March 11, 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
March 7, 2021March 8, 2021
March 13, 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
March 9, 2021March 10, 2021

MAT Conducting Body

With active support from the Government of India and Industry, the All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management in 1957. AIMA works closely with industry, government, academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA offers various services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, events & conferences, research, publications and management development programmes, in order to contribute to management learning and practice in the country.

Contact Details

All India Management Association
Management House
15, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar, Part- III, New Delhi 110003, India

011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100
Fax: 011- 24626689

All About MAT

The MAT 2021 aspirants can find all the necessary details regarding the exam on this page.

What is MAT Exam?

MAT is a National-Level entrance examination which is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) every year in the months of February, May, September and December. The MAT exam is for those aspirants who wish to pursue Management courses from one of the top 600+ Colleges or Institutions in India. MAT exam has been helping management aspirants since the year 1988 which the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India took under its wings in the year 2003. 

MAT Eligibility Criteria

The MAT eligibility criteria is prescribed by the All India Management Association (AIMA) which, to the pleasure of the MAT aspirants, have remained unchanged over the years. The best thing about MAT eligibility criteria is that there is no maximum age bar for aspirants who want to sit in this exam provided the candidates have the requisite educational qualification. For more details on MAT eligibility criteria, check MAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

MAT Selection Process

Soon after the MAT result is out, the MAT selection process begins and all the relevant information regarding the selection process of MAT is disclosed for the candidates on the official website of All India Management Association (AIMA). To participate in the selection procedure for MAT, the qualified candidates have to register themselves for the same on the official AIMA website, separately, for each college that accepts MAT scores. Further details on the MAT Selection Process is just a click away @MAT Selection Process

MAT Mock Test

The MAT mock test page will provide the mock test papers that the aspirants would desperately need to excel in the MAT exam. The mock test page for MAT at CollegeDekho is up to date with the recent MAT mock test papers which the candidates can attempt in order to boost their chances of qualifying the MAT exam with flying colours. Click here for the MAT Mock Test Papers

How to Prepare for MAT?

In order to score good marks in the MAT entrance exam, the candidates must also know about how to prepare for the MAT exam. Check out the MAT preparation tips in the How to Prepare for MAT exam page. 

MAT Exam Pattern

The MAT exam pattern has not seen much of a change over the years yet it is an important component for the candidates aspiring to crack the MAT entrance exam. The MAT exam pattern has been described in details in the MAT Exam Pattern page. 

MAT Syllabus

The MAT syllabus is a very important thing for the candidates before they start preparing for an all-important exam like the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). In order to check the detailed syllabus for MAT exam, the candidates must click here @MAT Syllabus. 

MAT Previous Year Question Papers

With the help of the MAT previous year question papers, the candidates will be able to master a lot of things that will assist them during their MAT exam. The candidates must practice a maximum number of previous year question papers for MAT in order to stay confident and positive on the day of the MAT examination. Access the MAT Previous Year Question Papers here!

MAT Answer Key

The MAT answer key is released shortly after the MAT exam concludes to help the candidates who appeared in the exam calculate their approximate scores. The answer key for MAT includes all the correct responses of the questions asked to assist the candidates in finding out how many questions they have attempted correctly and vice versa. Get the MAT Answer Key here. 

MAT Exam Analysis

The MAT exam analysis will reveal things such as the kind of questions that were asked in the MAT entrance examination, the experts’ as well as the test takers’ take on the question paper etc. With the help of the exam analysis for MAT, the candidates who wish to appear for the same will know exactly how they can prepare for the upcoming MAT examination. The MAT Exam Analysis is now available here. 

Important Dates

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Related Questions

I have given MAT (IBT) September 2020 exam and achieved 78 percentile with a composite score of 627. From which colleges can I expect a call?

-Akhil BatraUpdated on October 26, 2020 11:03 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your clearing MAT 2020 with 78 percentile rank. With this score, you will be able to apply to many top MBA colleges accepting MAT score.

You can check this article on the colleges accepting 70-80 percentile in MAT. You will also be able to apply to colleges accepting 60-70 percentile in MAT.

Please note that these guides will provide you with suggestions on which colleges to apply but final cutoff will depend on various other factors.

You can apply to multiple MBA colleges with the Common Application Form (CAF). For any queries, call our helpline 18005729877 ...


I looked the list of MAT score accepting institutions and found TA Pai Management Institute Manipal but at institute site, it is not. My score is 788.5 and 99.77 in percentile in May, 2020 MAT.

-rahul mittalUpdated on July 16, 2020 07:37 PM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your huge success in the MAT May 2020 exam. We have confirmed that T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal will not be accepting the MAT May 2020 score for admission to its PGDM course, as you have correctly pointed out.

We have removed the name of TAPMI from the concerned article on top colleges accepting MAT scores. There are many other top colleges accepting MAT where you can apply for admission. These include:

Please fill our ...


I am about to give MAT exam in September 2020. When can I take the admission in your college?

-Shubham KotiaUpdated on July 08, 2020 01:27 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

CollegeDekho is an online platform where you can find information and latest updates about colleges, exams, admissions etc. We do not offer any course directly but we can help you take admission to your preferred MBA college in India.

If you want help with admission to MBA colleges, you can fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or schedule a free session with our counsellor by calling 18005729877.

Please note that there are many colleges in India that offer MBA admission on the basis of MAT exam scores. The MBA admission process of these colleges will begin after the ...


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FAQs about MAT

What other entrance exams are available for admission to the top B-Schools of India?

Some of the other entrance exams conducted for admission to the top B-Schools of India are CAT, XAT and CMAT.

Can I appear in two slots of MAT examination?

Yes, you can appear for two slots of MAT examination. For that, you will have to pay an extra INR 1000 in addition to the application fee of one test.

When will MAT 2020 August-September IBT Exam be conducted?

MAT 2020 August-September IBT Exam will be conducted from August 27, 2020, in both morning and evening time slots.

How many colleges accept MAT scores?

More than 600 colleges accept the scores of the MAT entrance examination.

How many MAT exam centres are available for Paper-Based examination?

A total of 53 cities are available for Paper-Based examination of MAT.

How many MAT exam centres are available for the Computer-Based Test (CBT)?

Around 31 cities are available for MAT Computer-Based Test (CBT).

Who is the conducting body of the MAT?

India Management Association (AIMA) is the conducting body of the MAT.

What is MAT?

MAT is a common entrance exam conducted quarterly for admission to the management colleges of India.

How many times is MAT conducted?

MAT is conducted four times a year i.e in the month of February, May, September and December.

What is the MAT exam for?

MAT is conducted for admission to the top B-Schools of India.

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