MAT 2024 Exam – Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, and Scopes


MAT or Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam conducted for students who want to go for an MBA program from a reputed B-School in India. Over 800+ B-schools accept MAT scores.

The MAT exam is the simplest among the rest of the MBA entrance exams, and it is organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT appears almost 4 times in a year, i.e. February, May, September, and December. So, MAT is the only exam that offers students the three options to appear on the exam, i.e. Computer Based Test ( CBT), Paper Based Test ( PBT), and Internet-Based Test ( IBT) modes. The MAT question paper includes 200 Multiple choice questions with 5 different subjects.

MAT 2024 Highlights

Exam NameManagement Aptitude Test (MAT)
Organized byAll India Management Association ( AIMA)
Exam -levelNational – Level
Exam frequencyFour times in a year – February, May, September, December
Exam Fees1900/- for CBT, PBT, and IBT respectively
Score Validity for MBA AdmissionOne academic session
Total Questions in Test Paper200
Sectional Division of Exam 20235 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
Required Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges90+
Application ModeOnline

Important Dates for MAT Exam 2024

MAT (PBT) 2024

Registration begin Date23rd December 2023
Last date for registration20th February 2024
Admit card release date22nd February 2024
Exam date25th February 2024
Declaration of resultMarch/ April 2024

MAT (CBT) 2024

Application form released date23rd December 2023
Last date to apply5th March 2024
Admit card release date8th March 2024
Exam date10th March 2024
Declaration of resultApril/ May 2024

MAT Eligibility criteria

Aspirants! Those who want to appear for the MAT 2024 exam will have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

  • The candidate applying for the MAT exam must have a bachelor’s degree in any of the streams and that of a well-known university.
  • Final-year college students are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam.

MAT exam Application Process

MAT application forms are readily available on AIMA-MAT official website. Those aspirants who want to give the MAT exam can fill-up the form by registering their details on the MAT official website. Check out the application process.

Step 1: Visit the official AIMA MAT website.

  •  Aspirants, Login to AIMA MAT official website
  •  Click on the registration tab.
  •  Enter your details, like, name, Date of birth, mobile number, email, and verify your number.
  • You must provide the essential documents like- valid email id, Image of scanned signature & photograph, personal details and debit card/credit card/Paytm details, educational qualification details, etc.        

Step 2: Logged in candidates can visit the AIMA site.

Those aspirants, who have logged in their details can visit the website: and enter their registered details and click on the submit button.

Step 3: Complete your payment.

Choose your exam mode, test city. Then, select your mode of payment and pay the amount via debit/credit card, net banking, wallet, or UPI.

Step 4: Upload your photograph and signature.

Submit your recent photograph and signature in the .jpeg or jpg format.

Step 5: Fill out your personal details, qualifications, and other details for selecting Management Institutes.

Step 6: Check out and download your registration form.

Application Fees for MAT

Check out the below table to know more about the paper-wise MAT application fees. You can pay the fee via an online mode through net banking, debit/credit card.

DetailsAmount (Rs)
Computer Based Test (CBT)2,100
Paper-Based Test (PBT)2,100
Internet-Based Test2,100
Both PBT and CBT3,300

MAT Exam Pattern 2024

MAT is an entrance test that evaluates the aspirants’ communication skills, business aptitude, logical reasoning, and mathematical ability. Check out the MAT highlights.

Mode of the examPBT, IBT, CBT
MAT exam sectionsLanguage Comprehension
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
Mathematical Skills
Intelligence and Critical reasoning
Indian & Global Environment
Total number of questions200
Duration of the exam150 minutes
Total marks200
Marking scheme of the exam+1 for the right answer
-0.25 for the wrong entry
0 for not attempting a question.
Indian and Global marks will not be included in the MAT percentage.

MAT Syllabus

Language ComprehensionThis particular section contains 40 questions from Noun, Verb, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, One-word Substitution, Antonyms & Synonyms, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumble and Reading Comprehension.
Intelligence & Critical ReasoningThis particular section contains 40 questions from Course of Action, Family Tree, Pie chart, Arrangement, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding, Visual Reasoning.
Data Analysis & Data SufficiencyThis section includes 40 questions. 20 questions of DA and 20 questions of DS. Some of the questions asked are from pie charts, data comparison, Quantitative Comparison, and more.
Mathematical SkillsThis section includes 40 questions from different topics like Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Trigonometry, and Modern Maths.
Indian & Global EnvironmentThis section is taken at the end, as its scores are not included in the MAT percentage. Current Affairs and GK-based questions are asked in this section.

Scope of MAT exam

The MAT exam has a broad scope for MBA aspirants! More than 800 colleges are accepting MAT scores Across India! So if any aspirant who is reading this article wants to go for an MBA program from top B-Schools, go and attempt for the MAT exam and live your dreams. What is waiting for you is the best colleges, knowledgeable faculties, on-campus recruitment to Top MNC’s and brands.

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