MAT 2024 Exam (February Session): Exam Dates (Out), Registration (Open), Admit Card (Out), Pattern, Syllabus

Updated By Intajur Rahaman on 22 Feb, 2024 12:25

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About MAT 2024

The MAT Admit Card 2024 for the PBT and IBT-1 tests have been released on February 22, 2024. MAT 2024 exam dates and registration schedule for the February session have been announced by AIMA on the official website at mat.aima.in. The AIMA MAT 2024 registration for the PBT exam ended on February 20, 2024. The PBT exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 25, 2024. The application process for the CBT exam will continue till March 5, and the exam will be held on March 10, 2024.

The registration process for IBT 1 ended on February 21, IBT 2, and IBT 3 registration will continue till February 29, and March 5, 2024, respectively. IBT 1, IBT 2, and IBT 3 will be conducted on February 24, March 3, and March 8, 2024, respectively. MAT 2024 admit card for the PBT, CBT, IBT 1, IBT 2, and IBT 3 will be available on February 22, March 8, February 22, March 1, and March 6, respectively.

The MAT 2024 result for the February session will be announced soon. Graduates and final-year students in any discipline can fill out the MAT 2024 application form by creating a login ID on the website. The registration fee for MAT 2024 IBT/ CBT/ PBT (single test) is INR 2100. If a candidate wishes to appear for both CBT and PBT, then they will have to pay an application fee of INR 3300.

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a standardized national-level MBA entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) since 1988 to facilitate B-Schools to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs. More than 800 MBA colleges in India accept MAT scores to offer admission into MBA, PGDM, and allied management programs. MAT is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September, and December. Candidates interested in appearing for the MAT 2024 February session can get complete details about the exam on this page.

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MAT 2024

  • Feb 22, 2024 12:25 PM: The MAT Admit Card 2024 for the PBT and IBT 1 tests have been released today. The PBT and IBT 1 test will be conducted on February 25 and February 24, 2024, respectively.
  • Feb 20, 2024 09:00 PM: The AIMA MAT 2024 registration for PBT mode has ended today, i.e., February 20, 2024. The PBT exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 25, 2024.

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MAT 2024 Highlights

Given below are all the key features related to MAT 2024 exam:

ParticularsDetails

Full Form

Management Aptitude Test

Short name

MAT

Conducted by

AIMA (All India Management Association)

Exam Purpose

Admission to more than 800 MBA colleges in India

Level

National-Level Exam

Frequency

4 times per year

Sessions

  • February
  • May
  • September
  • December

Mode

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

Medium

English

Sections

  • Language Comprehension

  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency

  • Mathematical Skills

  • Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

  • Indian & Global Environment

Total No. of Questions

200

Duration of the Exam

2 Hours 30 Minutes
Exam Fees
  • INR 2100 (Single Test)
  • INR 3300 (Both CBT & PBT)
No. of Test Cities
  • PBT Mode - 54
  • CBT Mode - 31
Number of Applicants

18,000 to 20,000 (approx.)

MAT 2024 Important Dates

Candidates can check all the MAT 2024 important dates for the February session for IBT/PBT/CBT modes below.

Exam Mode

Exam Date

Registration Deadline

Availability of Admit Card

Availability of Result

PBT

February 25, 2024

February 20, 2024 (Closed)

February 22, 2024

TBA

CBT

March 10, 2024

March 5, 2024

March 8, 2024

IBT 1

February 24, 2024

February 21, 2024

February 22, 2024

IBT 2

March 3, 2024

February 29, 2024

March 1, 2024

IBT 3

March 8, 2024

March 5, 2024

March 6, 2024

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MAT 2024 Conducting Body

The All India Management Association (AIMA) is responsible for conducting the MAT exam. AIMA PGDM and PGDITM programs are recognized by the UGC, Ministry of HRD, and Govt. of India. AIMA offers various services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, events & conferences, research, publications and management development programmes, to contribute to management learning and practice in the country. AIMA is a statutory professional body for the regulation and licensing of the management profession in India.

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MAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for MAT 2024 have been prescribed by AIMA. Candidates who are interested in appearing in the exam must check MAT eligibility criteria 2024 before applying online. The basic requirements are as follows:

  • The candidates must complete a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (Arts, Science, and Commerce).
  • The final-year graduation students are also eligible to apply for MAT exam 2024.
  • Candidates having a professional degree like CA, CS, and ICWA are also eligible for the exam.
  • There is no specific upper age limit for MAT.
  • There is no attempt limit in the MAT exam.

MAT 2024 Registration Process

The MAT 2024 application process is conducted online for the CBT, PBT, and IBT modes. Here are the steps candidates need to follow to register for the MAT exam.

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Fill out the MAT Application Form

Step 3: Uploading of Documents

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee

Step 5: Preview the MAT Application Form

Step 6: Submission of Application Form

MAT 2024 Application Fee

Exam Mode

Application Fee

For IBT, PBT, and CBT (Single Test)

INR 2100

For PBT + CBT (Double Test)

INR 3300

Note: Candidates must print the payment receipt for future reference. After successful payment, they can take the printout of the online application form for MAT Exam 2024. Candidates must always keep a copy of their application number, login, and password.

MAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The MAT 2024 exam will have five sections, each having 40 questions. A total of 200 questions have to be attempted over 150 minutes. The MAT exam pattern 2024 is given below:

Section Name

No. of Questions

Time Allotted

Marking Scheme

Language Comprehension

40

30 Minutes

  • +1 for each correct answer

  • -0.25 for each incorrect answer

  • No deduction for unattempted questions

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

40

30 Minutes

Mathematical Skills

40

40 Minutes

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

40

35 Minutes

Indian & Global Environment

40

15 Minutes

Total

200

150 Minutes

MAT 2024 Admit Card

MAT Admit Card is released by AIMA through online mode only for PBT, IBT & CBT mode. Candidates must bring the admit card along with valid ID Proof to the examination centre as without them, no one will be allowed to enter the exam hall.

How to Download MAT Admit Card 2024

  • Go to AIMA's official website and click on 'MAT Admit Card' from the 'Download/View' dropdown section.

  • You will see a login window where you need to enter details like Email, Password, and Date of Birth.

  • Fill out the required details and press the 'Login' button.

  • The screen will display the link to download the MAT admit card.

  • Download the MAT admit card and get a printout of the same for further use.

Details Mentioned on MAT Admit Card 2024

  • Name of the Candidate

  • Exam Date, Time, and Venue

  • Candidate’s Photograph

  • Candidate Roll Number

  • Candidate’s Signature

  • MAT Exam Centre name and address

  • Exam Centre Code

  • Test Day Instructions

MAT 2024 Syllabus

The table below provides a section-wise overview of the MAT 2024 Syllabus:

Section

Important Topics

Language Comprehension

Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Verbal Ability, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, Antonym & Synonyms, etc. 

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Tables, Caselet-based Data, Charts, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Bar Diagrams, Data Sufficiency, Data Comparison, etc.

Mathematical Skills

Algebra, Number System, Mensuration and Geometry, Percentage, Trigonometry, Number System, Set Theory, LCM & HCF, Inequalities, etc.

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Blood Relation, Coding, and Decoding, Numeric Grid, Family Tree, Calendars, Visual Reasoning, Syllogism, Clocks, etc.

How to Prepare for MAT 2024?

Here are some MAT preparation tips that candidates must pay heed to to crack the exam successfully.

  • Candidates must read the MAT best books, magazines, newspapers, and online blogs daily to improve reading skills, understanding skills

  • Candidates must keep track of current affairs at the national and international levels. 

  • Candidates must practice MAT mock tests, MAT sample papers, and MAT previous year papers on a daily basis. This will help them to improve their speed and accuracy in solving questions as well as develop familiarity with the MAT 2024 exam pattern. 

  • The candidates must analyze their preparation level regularly to identify their strengths and weaknesses in each section of the MAT 2024 exam.

  • A good strategy for the MAT 2024 test-takers would be to target those topics which have high weightage as this will help to score well. 

  • Time management is the determinant to attempting the maximum number of questions in MAT exam 2024. Hence, it is not advisable to waste time on tricky or tough questions.

MAT 2024 Exam Day Guidelines

As per the latest official update of the MAT 2024 Exam, there is no specified number of attempts for the exam. The candidates can attempt this exam as many times as they want. The only criteria for eligibility are you have to complete your Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university in India.

  • Candidates are to report to the allotted test centre at least 90 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the test.
  • Candidates will be permitted entry into the test centre up to half an hour before the commencement of the test.
  • Candidates must have a MAT 2024 admit card, valid ID proof, and a blue/black ballpoint pen when reporting to the test centre.
  • The duration of the test is 2 hours 30 minutes. There are 200 questions. All questions are compulsory. Each question has four options marked (1), (2), (3), and (4) or (A), (B), (C) and (D). All questions carry equal marks. There will be negative marks for wrong answers.
  • Take the questions in order, but do not waste time pondering over those that seem extremely difficult or unfamiliar to you.
  • Calculators, Mobile, Electronic Gadgets, etc are not permitted inside the test room.
  • All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only.
  • Candidates will be allowed to leave the test room after the completion of the test and only after permitted by the invigilator.
  • AIMA reserves the right to cancel the admission/entry to the test/withhold the results of any candidate who impersonates/uses unfair means during the test. 
  • Candidates may need to provide a self-declaration at the entry gate due to COVID-19. The candidate's COVID-19 self-declaration attests to the absence of any ailments or COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Candidates must have a water bottle and personal hand sanitiser with them.
  • Candidates for the MAT PBT mode must bring a black-and-blue ballpoint pen to the MAT exam site.
  • When entering the MAT testing centre and throughout the MAT entrance test, candidates will be required to wear a face mask.

MAT 2024 PBT Exam Centres

Check the MAT 2024 exam centres for the PBT exam provided in the table below.

MAT Test Cities for PBT

Agra

Kolkata

Ahmedabad

Kottayam

Bengaluru

Kozhikode

Bhilai

Lucknow

Bhopal

Madurai

Bhubaneswar

Mangalore

Chandigarh

Mumbai

Chennai

Nagpur

Cochin

Patna

Coimbatore

Prayagraj

Dehradun

Pune

Delhi (NCR)

Raipur

Guwahati

Ranchi

Haridwar

Rourkela

Hyderabad

Thiruvananthapuram

Indore

Trichy

Jaipur

Varanasi

Jammu

Vijayawada

Jamshedpur

Visakhapatnam

Kanpur

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MAT 2024 CBT Exam Centres

MAT 2024 CBT exam will be conducted in the following cities provided in the table below. The exam centres are equipped with computer systems for each candidate to take the exam.

MAT Test Cities for CBT

Ahmedabad

Kochi

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Bhopal

Kottayam

Bhubaneswar

Kozhikode

Chandigarh

Lucknow

Chennai

Mumbai

Coimbatore

Nagpur

Dehradun

Patna

Delhi (NCR)

Pune

Guwahati

Raipur

Hyderabad

Ranchi

Indore

Thiruvananthapuram

Jaipur

Trichy

Jammu

-

Documents to Carry to MAT 2024 Exam Hall

The documents that candidates must carry to the MAT 2024 Examination Hall have been mentioned below:

  • Hard copy (printout) of your admit card, along with any valid original Photo ID proof such as

           (i) Voter IDCard

          (ii) PAN Card

          (iii) Driving License

          (iv) Aadhaar Card

          (v) Passport

          (vi) Photo ID card issued by any govt. dept.

          (vii) Photo ID card issued by any recognized educational institution, etc.

  • For PwD candidates, in addition to the above, a copy of the disability certificate issued by a competent authority.

How to Answer Questions in MAT 2024 Paper?

It is imperative for the MAT 2024 test-takers to answer the questions in the following manner:

  • Take the questions in order, but do not waste time pondering over those that seem extremely difficult or unfamiliar to you. A wise practice is to first answer the questions you are sure of. Then, if you complete the test before time is called, go back and reconsider any questions about which you were uncertain.
  • Although the MAT stresses on accuracy more than speed, it is important to use the allotted time wisely. Make every effort to pace yourself by making yourself familiar with the mechanics of the test.
  • The directions explain exactly what each set of questions requires to answer those questions. Read all test directions carefully. Read each question carefully and thoroughly. Before answering a question, determine exactly what is being asked.

MAT 2024 Result

MAT 2024 results for the February session for all the modes (IBT/CBT/PBT) will be announced soon. Candidates can download the MAT 2024 scorecard from the AIMA website, using their login credentials. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Visit the official website- mat.aima.in.
  • Go to the ‘Download/View’ tab.
  • Select ‘MAT Result for February Session’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the session of the test you appeared for.
  • Enter your MAT 2024 registration number and roll number mentioned on the admit card.
  • Click on the submit tab to view the MAT 2024 scorecard.
  • Download the scorecard and take printouts for future reference.

MAT 2024 Cutoff

MAT Cutoff 2024 marks are the minimum marks that the candidates must possess to become eligible for the further selection process of MBA/PGDM admission. The factors that govern individual cut off for the MAT 2024 Exam are provided below:

  • MAT 2024 Difficulty Level
  • Availability of the Seats 
  • Previous Years’ Cutoff Trend
  • The performance of the candidates'
  • Number of candidates appearing for MAT 2024

MAT Participating Colleges

More than 800 B-schools in India accept MAT scores for admission into different MBA/PGDM courses. The most popular ones are mentioned below.

MAT 2024 Selection Process in MBA Colleges

The MAT 2024 selection process includes qualifying for the exam, meeting the cutoff requirements, and then participating in further selection rounds. More than 800 B-Schools in India accept MAT 2024 scores. The MAT participating institutes announce MAT cut-offs for each new academic session at the time of admissions.

MAT 2024 cut-offs range between 95-65 percentile at the participating colleges. Candidates must download their MAT 2024 scorecard on the result date. Their MAT scores will be sent to five MBA colleges for free. After this, candidates may apply for admission to their preferred B-Schools. 

MAT Exam Contact Details

In case of any issue related to the MAT exam, candidates can contact the authorities using the following details. 

Website

mat.aima.in

Address

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

Telephone

011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100

Fax

011- 24626689

Important Dates

MAT 2024 Important EventsDates

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FAQs about MAT

Who is the conducting body for MAT?

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

What are the MAT 2024 exam dates for the February session?

MAT 2024 PBT exam will be conducted on February 25, 2024, while the CBT exam will be held on March 10, 2024. IBT 1, IBT 2, and IBT 3 will be conducted on February 24, March 3, and March 8, 2024, respectively.

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 MAT?

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

Who is the conducting body of the MAT?

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

What are the MAT 2024 registration dates for the February session?

The MAT 2024 registration deadline for the PBT exam was February 20, 2024, while the application form for the CBT exam will be available till March 5, 2024. The registration process for IBT 1, IBT 2, and IBT 3 will continue till February 21, February 29, and March 5, 2024, respectively.

When will MAT 2024 admit card be available?

MAT 2024 admit card for the February session for the PBT, CBT, IBT 1, IBT 2, and IBT 3 will be available on February 22, March 8, February 22, March 1, and March 6, respectively.

How many colleges accept MAT scores?

More than 800 colleges accept the scores of the MAT entrance examination.

Can I appear in two slots of MAT examination?

Yes, you can appear for two slots of the MAT examination. For that, you will have to pay INR 3300.

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.

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