MAT 2023 Application form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

The Management Aptitude Test, or MAT, is a national-level entrance exam for MBA/PGDM admissions administered by the All India Management Association (AIMA). The test is given four times a year: in February, May, September, and December. Candidates who meet the requirements can apply to any of the 800+ business schools that accept MAT results.

Offline (Paper Based Test or PBT), online (Computer Based Test or CBT), and remote proctored (Internet Based Test or IBT) versions of the MAT are available. Candidates have the option of taking the exam in whichever mode they desire. The fees, exam schedule, and syllabus are the same for all three options, but the exam dates varies.

Applicants can take MAT as:

Computer Based Test (CBT) or

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Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (CBT+IBT) or

Double Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) or

Paper-Based Test (PBT) or

Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT) 

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

Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) or

MAT 2023: Exam Highlights

The following are some major aspects of the MAT exam that students should be aware of before applying.

Features Details 
Exam NameManagement Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyAll India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyMultiple times a year
Exam ModeCBT, PBT and IBT
Exam Duration2 hours and 30 minutes
Exam SyllabusLanguage Comprehension Data Analysis & Sufficiency Mathematics (Quantitative Aptitude) Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Indian & Global Environment
Exam FeesRs 1,650 (Rs 1,100 additionally for second test mode)
Exam PurposeAdmissions to 800+ MBA Colleges in India (approx)
No. of Test CitiesPBT Mode – 54 CBT Mode – 31
Exam Helpdesk No. 011 – 24645100 / 011 – 24617354 / 011 – 43128100

MAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

• Candidates who have obtained a professional degree such as CA, CS, or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam.

• Students in their last year of graduation are also eligible to apply.

MAT 2023 Exam Dates: May-June

The table below shows the dates for the MAT 2023 PBT and CBT tests.

MAT 2023 EventsMAT 2023 Dates
Last date of MAT registration Jun-2023
MAT admit card downloadJun-2023
MAT 2023 May-June examsJun-2023

MAT 2023 Application Process: How to Apply?

The AIMA’s official website has the MAT application form 2023 . The MAT registration process for IBT, PBT, and CBT modes is broken down into five steps:

Registration for MAT 2023 is now open.

Step 1: Register for the MAT online

• Go to AIMA MAT’s official website or click here:

• Fill in information such as your name, phone number, email address, and date of birth, as well as a password.

• Verify the information and click the “Submit” button.

• A one-time password (OTP) will be given to the registered mobile number.

• Use the OTP to verify the phone number.

• An email with a new login will be issued to you.

Step 2-Finish MAT Registration with a New Login

• Click the “Login” option to log in. Click the submit button after entering your registered email, password, and date of birth.

Choose an exam mode, a test city, and a payment method.

Step 3: MAT exam center selection

• Candidates can select from up to four cities to sit for the MAT 2023 test.

• Choose your chosen test center from the cities closest to you.

• On your MAT 2023 admission card, you’ll find the exam centre you’ve been assigned.

• Choose ‘Exam City’ from the drop-down menu for MAT IBT mode, since applicants can take the test from home.

Step 3: Upload a photo of yourself and your signature.

Then, for MAT exam registration, provide a scanned copy of your passport-size photo and signature as per the following specifications:

DocumentsFile SizeSpecifications
PhotographBetween 50 and 100 KBScanned copy of color photograph (not more than six months old) in JPEG/JPG format only
SignatureBetween 10 and 25 KBScanned copy of signature in black or blue-ink pen only and in JPEG/JPG format only

4th Step: Fill out the MAT Application Form

• For admission, fill in the data about your studies, job experience, and chosen management institutes.

• Review the form and make any necessary changes.

• Pay the application money to submit the MAT application form.

• Print a copy of the completed form.

Fees for MAT Applications in 2023

The MAT registration cost can be paid through credit card, debit card, net banking, or mobile wallet. Please see the table below for the charge amount:

Test Mode/Modes MAT Application Fee (in Rs)
Single paper (either PBT or CBT)1,650
Both PBT & CBT2,750

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Academic Credentials

• Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university in any field.

• Candidates who are in the last year of their bachelor’s degree or who are awaiting their results are also eligible to take the MAT 2020 Minimum Marks in Qualifying Exam.

• Candidates from restricted categories, such as SC, ST, and PwD, must have at least a 50% aggregate or comparable CGPA in their bachelor’s degree final result.

Age Restriction

There is no maximum age limit for taking the MAT test. The lower age restriction, on the other hand, is not less than 20 years old, which is similar to a graduate.

Work Experience

Although job experience is not required for the MAT, it is given greater weight in the selection process of all top MBA schools.

Because there is no restriction to the number of times a candidate may take the test, candidates are allowed to take it regardless of past efforts. Admission will be based on the results of the most recent attempt.

MAT Eligibility Criteria for Participating Institutes

MBA institutions accepting MAT scores for participating B-schools in the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern regions may be found here. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a valid MAT 2020 score to be considered for the MAT. Some B-schools have specific requirements for passing the qualifying degree test, which are listed below.

MAT 2023 Reservation Criteria

Reservation requirements for the admission test are not specified by the MAT or AIMA. The Reservation Policy is followed for MAT admission and is stated by the participating colleges in accordance with the Government of India’s Reservation Policy.

Criteria for making a reservation: Candidates from the SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories

Candidates in the Reserved category will be required to present a caste/tribe certificate provided by the Government of India at the time of admission in order to be considered for a seat under the Reservation Policy.

CategorySeat Quota Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes, Non-Creamy layer (NC-OBC)27%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)10%

Reservation Criteria: PwD candidates

Under the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, 5% of places in most higher education institutions are allocated for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD) (RPwD Act 2016).

The following are the different types of disabilities:

1. Low eyesight and blindness

2. Hard of hearing and deaf people

3.Cerebral palsy, leprosy, healed dwarfism, acid attack victims, and muscular dystrophy are all examples of locomotor impairment.

4. Mental illness, autism, intellectual impairment, particular learning disability

5. Multiple disabilities in children aged 1 to 4

6. Other ‘specified impairments’ included in the RPwD Act 2016’s ‘The Schedule’

MAT Exam Process

Filling out a MAT application form, receiving a MAT admit card, taking the MAT test, and receiving a MAT result are the four steps of the MAT 2023 exam. Candidates who pass the test are eligible to apply to any MAT-accepting college of their choosing. Each stage of the MAT process is described shortly below:

1st step: Application for MAT 2023

Filling up the MAT application form is done online. Candidates can apply for the MAT 2023 test on the AIMA MAT website by paying Rs 1,650 in exam fees. For all three test formats – PBT, CBT, and IBT – the MAT application procedure is the same.

Step 2: MAT 2023 Admit Card

All enrolled candidates will receive a MAT 2023 admission card. On the official website, the MAT 2023 admit card is accessible. Candidates must enter their registration number, date of birth, and qualifying exam hall ticket number on the AIMA-MAT website’s login page in order to get their hall ticket.

Step 3: Take the MAT 2023 Exam.

The MAT 2023 test is offered in three formats: IBT, PBT, and CBT. The PBT and CBT tests are held at various test centres across India. The IBT mode test is proctored remotely and may be completed from the comfort of your own home.

Step 4: MAT 2023 Result

The official website will host the MAT 2023 results. By entering their MAT admit card number, registration number, and date of birth, candidates may check their scorecard and obtain the MAT 2023 result.

Tips for MAT 2023 Exam Preparation

To do well on the MAT test, candidates should prepare for it for at least six months. They should focus on strengthening their problem-solving abilities with the aid of past years’ MAT question papers and online sample tests, among other resources, for a successful preparation. The MAT study approach should be well-thought-out and tailored to the MAT test format and syllabus. Below are some tips to prepare for MAT exam:

Breakdown of the MAT Question Paper

Read excellent books for MAT test preparation, journals, newspapers, and online blogs on a regular basis to enhance reading abilities, comprehension skills, and to stay up with national and worldwide current events.

To increase speed and accuracy as well as familiarity with the exam format, practise MAT question papers, sample papers, and online mock tests.

Analyze your level of preparation on a regular basis to double-check your strengths and weaknesses in each part of the curriculum.

Time management is the key to attempting maximum questions in the test, i.e. don’t spend time on hard questions and try to solve each question within a few seconds to score easily in the exam.

Cities & Test Centers for the MAT 2023

The AIMA administers the MAT test in a number of places across India. At the time of filling out the MAT application form, candidates can choose preferred test cities for allotment of the MAT exam centre. Below is a list of MAT test cities for the 2023 examinations.

MAT Test Cities
Delhi (NCR)Patna
HubliSuryamani Nagar

MAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines 

• Candidates taking the MAT May IBT mode should set up a laptop/desktop and test their internet connection at least one hour before the exam time.

• Candidates should dress formally for the MAT May IBT mode and have their admit card and other papers ready for remote verification.

• Test takers should be at their allocated test center for the MAT exam at least an hour before the exam schedules for CBT and PBT formats.

• If taking the exam in PBT mode, candidates should bring a blue or black ballpoint pen.

• Because phones, calculators, electronic watches, and other similar items are forbidden at the exam center, applicants must ensure that they do not bring them on exam day.

• The MAT admit card will not be accepted as legitimate ID evidence if it is digital or photocopied; therefore, bring the original copy of the admit card.

Bring the following documents to the exam center as well:

• Admission card: two MAT admit card printouts

• Self-declaration: As part of the COVID-19 procedure, applicants must provide a self-declaration at the exam center declaring that they are free of any disease or COVID-19-like symptoms.

• Identity proof: Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Election I-Card, Passport, Driving License, and PAN Card (in original)

• Proof of name change (if any): If you have changed your name, you will be asked to bring a document proving the name change.

• Caste certificate (if applicable): If you fall under the SC/ST/OBC category, you must have a caste certificate with you.

MAT 2023 Results

The MAT results for all three modes are announced on the same day as the session. The MAT scorecards are available on the AIMA website, and test takers can use their login credentials to retrieve their results. The methods to download the MAT 2023 result are outlined here.

• Go to the exam’s official website and click on Download/View.

• Select ‘MAT result’ from the drop-down menu.

• Choose an exam month.

• Fill out the Roll Number and Registration Number fields.

• Select the ‘Submit’ tab.

• A scorecard for MAT 2023 will show on the screen.

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