MAT (Management Aptitude Test)

Saturday, February 24, 2024

MAT 2024

Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Cards | Result | Counselling

Management Admission Test (MAT) is a National entrance exam conducted for admissions in Business Schools (B-Schools) across India for management courses like MBA and PGDM. MAT is conducted four times a year by the All India Management Association (AIMA) in the months of February, May, September, and December. In the year 2003 Govt. of India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development approved MAT as a national-level test. 


MAT 2024 Notification

MAT 2024 Registration for Paper-based Tests (PBT) and Computer-based Tests (CBT) starts from March 2024. The last date for the MAT 2024 Paper-based Test (PBT) is March 2024.

 MAT Sample Papers

MAT 2024 Exam Dates

Candidates can go through the complete tentative MAT exam dates below:

Type of MAT Exam
Last Date to Apply
Admit Card Release Date
Exam Date
Paper Based Test (PBT)
February 20, 2024
February 22, 2024 (5 PM onwards)
February 25, 2024 (10 AM to 12.30 PM)
Computer Based Test (CBT) at Exam Centres
March 5, 2024
March 8, 2024
March 10, 2024
Remote Proctored Internet Based Test-1 (IBT-1)
February 21, 2024
February 22, 2024
February 24, 2024
Remote Proctored Internet Based Test-2 (IBT-2)
February 29, 2024
March 1, 2024
March 3, 2024
Remote Proctored Internet Based Test-3 (IBT-3)
March 5, 2024
March 6, 2024
March 8, 2024
Feb MAT 2024 Registration  Fees
For 1 MAT Exam: Rs.2100
For 2 MAT Exams: Rs.3300
For 3 MAT Exams: Not Allowed
MAT 2024 Registration and Application FormRegistration Fee: NON-REFUNDABLEMAT 2024 Registration FeeThe registration fee for one MAT 2024  exam (PBT or CBT) is Rs 1550 /-The Registration fee for both MAT 2024 exams (PBT & CBT)Rs 2650 /-Payment can be done through Demand Draft and also by Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking.
 Top Management Institutions Accepting MAT Score

Steps to Apply for MAT 2024 Online Form

  1. Candidates have to register themselves by creating a new login.
  2. Fill in the required details to register and then submit the registration form. No changes can be made once the form is submitted.
  3. The candidate receives confirmation of registration to his/her mail entered.
  4. Once registered, the candidate can log in by using email and date of birth.
  5. Complete the application form with all the required details.
  6. Upload the images of the photograph and signature (Optional).
  7. Pay the prescribed fee.
  8. The candidate has to retain a printout of the application.
MAT 2024 Registration and Application Form

MAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who hold a graduate degree in any discipline are eligible.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their graduate courses are also eligible.
  • There is no age limitation.
  • The percentage criteria vary from one Management Institute (MI) to another Management Institute (MI)
  • Work experience is not necessary.
  • No restriction on the number of attempts. MAT is scheduled four times a year February, May, September, and December.


Mode of MAT 2024 Exam

  • Pen & Paper-based test (PBT) and Computer-based test (CBT)
  • The total number of questions to be answered is 200 with a duration of 150 minutes.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • There are five sections in the question paper.
  • Negative Marking:¼ marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
MAT 2024 Exam Pattern

MAT 2024 Syllabus

MAT 2024 syllabus consists of subjects given below

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency,
  • Mathematical skills,
  • Language Comprehension,
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning,
  • Indian and Global Environment.
MAT 2024 Syllabus

MAT 2024 Admit Card

Registered candidates can download their MAT 2024 Admit Card from the AIMA website from March 09, 2024 (CBT). MAT 2024 Admit cards will not be sent by post or email. Admit Card contains the Candidate’s Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time, and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted.

MAT 2024 Admit Cards

MAT 2024 Exam Centers

AIMA has released the list of MAT 2024 test centers across India and overseas, where the MAT exam will be conducted. Candidates should go through the list carefully and select the appropriate centre based on accessibility and mode of examination.

List of MAT 2024 test centres

MAT 2024 Result & Score Card

MAT 2024 result is expected to be released within a month of completion of the MAT examination in both modes. MAT 2024 score is valid for one year. Candidates can download the MAT 2024 scorecard after the announcement of the results. Many B-Schools, national and international, consider MAT Score as eligibility for their admissions based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates.

MAT 2024 result

 MAT 2024 General Instructions

1) Candidates have to report to the test centre at least 45 minutes before the start of the examination.

2) No candidate will be allowed inside the examination hall/centre 15 minutes after the commencement of the exam.

3) Admit cards, Ballpoint pens, HB pencils, erasers and sharpeners are the only things allowed inside the test centre.

4) Calculators, mobile, electronic gadgets etc. are not permitted inside the examination hall.

5) The question paper will be in the English language only

6) AIMA has the right to cancel the entry to the test/admission/holding results of any candidate who uses unfair means during the test.

7) The test duration is 150 minutes.

MAT Preparation Tips and Tricks 


MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final-year student in any undergraduate course (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc.) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement for graduation, which is different for different MIs/Universities. For these details, refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.
Candidates can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper-Based Test or Computer Based Test.
The Paper-Based Test is being conducted on the first Sunday of February, May, September and December from 10:00-12:30 hours. The Computer Test is being conducted from Saturday onwards (6 days after the Paper Test date) and in different Time slots.
The validity of the MAT score for that particular session for most MIs is one year.
There is no age restriction. Job experience is not necessary.
The Score Card is put on the AIMA website during the last week of the month of the test. Candidate can download his/her scorecard with his 6 digits Registration Form Number and 9 digits Roll NO from the AIMA website. An individual copy of Score Card with a photograph is also sent through normal post at the address given on the Registration Form.