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MAT 2022 Exam (September): Exam Date (Out), Registration (Begins), Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 04 Aug, 2022 12:23

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About MAT 2022 (September Registration Begins)

MAT 2022 exam dates for September 2022 session have been announced on the official website. MAT PBT and MAT CBT exams will be conducted on September 4 and September 18, respectively. MAT 2022 registration process for the September session is underway. The last date to apply for MAT PBT is August 29, 2022, and MAT CBT is September 12, 2022. MAT IBT 2022 will be held on August 28, September 3, 10, 11, and 17. Candidates can check the complete schedule for CBT, PBT, and IBT modes for the September session below. 

MAT Registration 2022 (September Session)- Direct Link

MAT 2022 exam is conducted in three modes: PBT, CBT, and IBT. In these three modes, PBT is conducted offline in a Paper-Based mode while CBT is an online Computer-Based Test. The candidates can choose any of these modes or any two exam modes to appear in the MAT exam.

Also Read:MAT 2022 IBT (Remote Proctored Internet Based Test): Exam Instructions

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. MAT is a national-level MBA entrance examconducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September, and December. MAT was originally conducted in two modes, as a Paper Based Test (PBT) and Computer Based Test (CBT). Another mode i.e. the Internet-Based Test (IBT) mode for MAT was introduced due to COVID-19 in 2020.

Also Read: MAT 2022 Exam Day Checklist 

There are more than 800 MBA colleges in India that accept MAT scores. To get admission, candidates must be well-prepared for the exam. Candidates can follow our MAT Preparation Tips and MAT Exam Checklist to boost their chances of scoring high in the exam. MAT is being administered as a standardized test since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs. 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 programs.

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MAT 2022 Latest Updates

The latest updates for the MAT 2022 exam have been provided below:

  • MAT PBT exam for September 2022 phase will be held on September 4, 2022.
  • MAT CBT exam for September 2022 session will be held on September 18, 2022.
  • MAT May Exam 2022 for MBA admission 2022 is being conducted in three testing modes – Computer-Based, Paper-Based, and Internet-Based. 
  • Two CBT and Two PBT MAT exams are scheduled for May MAT 2022.
  • The last date to apply for PBT-1 and CBT-1 closed on May 10, 2022. 
  • MAT Exam Dates 2022 for the May exam are from May 15 to May 29, 2022.
  • Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores for Admission 2022 are  SDMIMD Mysore; XIME Bangalore; IBA Bangalore; ISBM Pune; Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow; NDIM New Delhi; WE School Bangalore; Jaipuria Noida among many others.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to apply to respective MAT Score accepting colleges apart from applying for MAT May 2022 exam.

MAT 2022 Conducting Body

The All India Management Association (AIMA) is responsible for conducting the MAT Exam 2022. 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, in order to contribute to management learning and practice in the country. AIMA is a statutory professional body for the regulation and licensing of management profession in India.

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MAT 2022 Important Dates

Candidates can check the  MAT exam dates for the September session below. The official dates have been announced on the official website i.e. Given below are the important dates for the MAT exam 2022:

PBT Schedule

Last Date for PBT Online RegistrationAugust 29, 2022
Availability of PBT Admit CardAugust 30, 2022
PBT Test DateSeptember 4, 2022

CBT Schedule

Last Date for CBT Online RegistrationSeptember 12, 2022
Availability of CBT Admit CardSeptember 13, 2022
CBT Test DateSeptember 18, 2022

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MAT 2022 Highlights

Given below are all the key features related to MAT 2022 exam:

Full name

Management Aptitude Test

Short name


Conducted by


Exam Purpose

Admission to more than 800 MBA colleges in India


National-Level Exam


4 times per year


  • February
  • May
  • September
  • December


  • Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT): You can appear in IBT MAT from your Home
  • Paper Based Test (PBT): Paper Pen based MAT 2022 exam is conducted at test centres
  • Computer Based Test (CBT): Computer Based MAT 2022 exam is conducted at test centres



Sections in the exam

  • Language Comprehension

  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency

  • Mathematical Skills

  • Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

  • Indian & Global Environment

Total number of questions


Duration of the exam

2 hours 30 minutes
Exam Fees

INR 1,650 (INR 1,100 additionally for second test mode)

No. of Test Cities
  • PBT Mode - 54
  • CBT Mode - 31
Number of applicants

18,000 to 20,000 (approx.)

MAT Exam Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for MAT 2022 have been prescribed by AIMA. Candidates who are interested to appear in the upcoming exam must check MAT Eligibility 2022 before applying online. The basic eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The candidates must complete Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (Arts, Science, and Commerce).
  • The final year graduation students ate also eligible to apply for MAT Exam 2022.
  • 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 MAT exam.

MAT 2022 Exam Date (IBT)

MAT 2022 IBT will be conducted on 5 different dates. Candidates must choose their MAT IBT Date while filling out the application form. Check the schedule for the MAT IBT September session in the table below.

MAT 2022 IBT Exam Dates

Last date to registerAdmit card date

August 8, 2022

August 24, 2022

August 25, 2022

September 3, 2022August 31, 2022September 1, 2022
September 10, 2022September 6, 2022September 7, 2022
September 11, 2022September 7, 2022September 8, 2022
September 17, 2022September 13, 2022September 14, 2022

MAT 2022 IBT Exam Timings

The IBT mode of MAT 2022 will be conducted in two slots each day. Given below is the timing for each slot.



Slot 1

10 am to 12:30 pm

Slot 2

4 pm to 6:30 pm

MAT 2022 Registration Process

The online application process for the MAT 2022 exam is the same for all the 3 exam modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT. The registration process for the MAT exam 2022 is done online. 

MAT 2022 Application Fee

The application fee for the MAT 2022 exam is mentioned below:

Exam Mode

Application Fee

For IBT, PBT, and CBT (Single)


For Double IBT, PBT + IBT, CBT + IBT and PBT + CBT


(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 2022. Candidates must always keep a copy of their application number, login, and password.)

MAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The MAT 2022 exam has five sections, each section having 40 questions. A total of 200 questions are to be attempted over 150 minutes. The MAT exam pattern 2022 is given below:

Section No.Section NameNo. of QuestionsTime (Minutes)
ILanguage Comprehension4030
IIIntelligence & Critical Reasoning4030
IIIMathematical Skills4040
IVData Analysis & Sufficiency4035
VIndian & Global Environment4015

MAT 2022 Marking Scheme

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • -0.25 for each incorrect answer
  • No deduction for unattempted questions

MAT 2022 Syllabus

The table below provides a section-wise overview of the MAT 2022 Syllabus:

Exam Sections

MAT Syllabus 2022

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 Exam 2022?

Candidates must focus on improving their problem-solving skills with the help of the MAT Previous Years' Question Papers and Online Mock Test. 

  • To ace the MAT 2022 exam, aspiring candidates must read best books, magazines, newspapers, and online blogs on a daily basis to improve reading skills, understanding skills
  • Candidates must keep track of current affairs of the national and international levels. 
  • Candidates must practice mock tests, practice papers and previous year question 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 2022 exam pattern. 
  • The candidates must analyze their preparation level regularly to identify their strengths and weaknesses in each section of the MAT 2022 exam.
  • A good strategy for the MAT 2022 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 attempt maximum questions in MAT Exam 2022. Hence, it is not advisable to waste time on tricky or tough questions. 

MAT 2022 Admit Card

MAT 2022 September Admit Card will be released by AIMA through online mode only for PBT, IBT & CBT mode. Without admit card, no candidates will be permitted to write the exam. Candidates must bring admit card along with valid ID Proof to the examination centre. MAT 2022 Admit Card contains the Candidate's Name, Form No, Roll No., Test Date, Test Time, and Test Venue Address.

MAT 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

As per the latest official update of the MAT 2022 Exam, there is no specified number of attempts for the exam. The candidates can attempt this exam as many times 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 are to be in possession of the following when reporting to the test cen,tre:

           Document: Admit Card

                             Valid ID Proof

          Writing Materials: Blue / Black Ball Point Pen

  • 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 Marking 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. 

MAT May 2022 Participating B-Schools

More than 800 B-schools in India accept MAT 2022 scores for admission into different MBA/PGDM courses. Candidates aspiring to take the MAT 2022 May exam must make a list of the colleges that conduct MBA admission on the basis of MAT scores. Some of the top colleges accepting MAT scores are as follows:

MAT Exam Colleges


Apeejay School of Management

New Delhi

Guru Nanak Institute of Management

New Delhi

Galgotias University

Greater Noida

GD Goenka University


Adamas University


Calcutta Business School


Birla Global University


KIIT- School of Management


Dr. B C Roy Engineering College


Ajeenkya DY Patil University


Documents to Carry to the MAT 2022 Examination Hall

The documents that candidates must carry to the MAT 2022 Examination Hall have been mentioned below:

  • Self-declaration in the format made available to you along with admit card, confirming that you do not have COVID-like symptoms and have not come in contact with anybody who tested positive.
  • 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 2022 Paper?

It is imperative for the MAT 2022 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.

MBA Admission with MAT 2022 Exam

The May MAT exam score will be valid for admission in Academic Session 2022-23. More than 800 B-Schools in India accept MAT 2022 scores. The MAT participating institutes announce MAT cut-offs for each new academic session at the time of admissions. MAT 2022 cut-offs range between 95-65 percentile at the participating colleges. Candidates must download their MAT 2022 Score Card 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 2022 Result

MAT May 2022 results for the May session were announced on June 6, 2022. The result for the September session will be announced after the exam is conducted in all three modes.  Candidates can download the MAT Result 2022 from the AIMA website. Candidates who appeared for the MAT 2022 exam can download their results by using their login credentials.

MAT Exam 2022 Cutoff

MAT Cutoff 2022 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 2022 Exam are provided below:

  • MAT 2022 Difficulty Level
  • Availability of the Seats 
  • Previous Years’ Cutoff Trend
  • The performance of the candidates'
  • Number of candidates appearing for MAT 2022

MAT 2022 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


011- 24626689

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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.

Who is the conducting body for MAT?

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

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