MAT Exam

Information to Candidates for MAT September 2023

 ELIGIBILITY Graduates in any discipline. Final year student

of Graduate Courses can also apply.


 (How to take the   Test)

Candidate can take MAT as

(i) Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)  or

(ii) Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or

(iii) Paper Based Test (PBT) or

(iv) Paper Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test

(PBT+IBT) or

(v) Computer Based Test (CBT) or

(vi) Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test

(CBT+IBT) or

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


Candidates can opt for an additional mode of test (e.g. IBT+IBT,

PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT) by paying an extra fee of ₹1150/- in 

addition to ₹1950/-.

Candidates opting for additional test will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for  sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutes in total.

HOW TO APPLY Register online at website link: with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI and Paytm wallet. The fee details are given below:  


For Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)

or Paper Based Test (PBT)

or Computer Based Test (CBT)





For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)





Scanned image of photograph (10 to 50 kb)

Scanned image of signature (5 to 20 kb)

Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking details




DETAILED SCHEDULE – CBT (Computer Based Test)
MAT RESULT Availability of MAT September 23 Score on MAT Website: By

Last week of September 2023. Candidates have to download the MAT Score from website (Applicant dashboard)

TEST CITIES PBT & CBT Test cities details are provided under TAB Download/View



Select the institutes where you have applied or are applying for admission.

Important Notice: Candidates are advised to check the

approval/recognition status of various programs directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities.

AIMA has come across a couple of cases where the aspiring

candidates’ MAT score is not accepted by some participating

institutes/universities for admission to MBA full time course

despite their confirmation to AIMA MAT at the time of

participation by incorporating their notifications in MAT e bulletin.

Candidates are advised to recheck with the concerned

institutes/universities before applying for MAT.

ADMIT CARD All provisionally registered candidates for IBT/PBT/CBT

have to download their Admit Card from MAT

Website (Applicant dashboard) as per the schedule given above.

Admit Card contains 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 to him/her in the admit card.

CLARIFICATION Candidates may clarify queries regarding MAT, if any, at e-

Mail: (for IBT) or

8130338839, 9599030586 (between 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM) & 011-47673020 (between 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM, Monday to Friday)

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MAT Score is acceptable even to certain other Institutes for

considering admission of candidates for Post Graduate Degree / Diploma programmers, besides the above Institutes, subject to specific cut-off marks and other admission parameters.

MAT Exam 2023 Latest Updates :

  • The last date to register for MAT PBT and MAT CBT is August 29 and
    September 12 respectively. MAT 2023 registration for IBT is open till Sep 13, 2023
  • MAT exam full form is Management Aptitude Test
  • MAT exam 2023 May Session Result is released by AIMA.
  • MAT exam comprises 200 questions to be attempted in a time limit of 150 minutes. Check MAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
  • Candidates planning to appear for MAT 2023 must download and solve MAT
    previous year question papers for better preparation. Download MAT Question
  • MAT exam 2023 May Session Result is released by AIMA. To download MAT
    2023 scorecard online, you need to visit official website and login at
    using your email address and password. Check MAT Exam 2023 Result Link                                                                                                  

MAT Exam Full Form :

MAT exam full form is Management Aptitude Test. It is an
entrance exam conducted 4 times a year by the All India Management Association
(AIMA) for admission to MBA courses.

What is the MAT Exam :

 Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level entrance test
conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for granting admission
into MBA/PGDM programs and other allied courses. The exam is conducted in 4
sessions; February, May, September and December.
MAT is the only MBA entrance exam in country India that offers the
option to appear in Paper-Based Test (PBT), Computer Based Test (CBT) and
Internet-Based Test (IBT) modes.

MAT Exam Date 2023

Candidates planning to appear for MAT exam can check out MAT exam dates for the
September session mentioned below:

MAT Exam Dates 2023 September IBT

Sr No. IBT Test Date Slots Last Date for Registration Issue of Admit Card
      1 Sep 2, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

4.00 pm to 6.30 pm


Aug 30, 2023

Aug 31, 2023
      2 Sep 9, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Sep 6, 2023 Sep 7, 2023
      3 Sep 10, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Sep 7, 2023 Sep 8, 2023
      4 Sep 16, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Sep 13, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

MAT Exam Dates 2023 September PBT

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration Aug 29, 2023
Availability of Admit Card Aug 31, 2023
Test Date Sep 3, 2023

MAT Exam Dates 2023 September CBT

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration Sep 12, 2023
Availability of Admit Card Sep 14, 2023
Test Date Sep 17, 2023

MAT Exam 2023: December Session Dates

Main Events Tentative Dates
Availability of application form 1st week of October 2023
Last date to register online November 2023
Releasing of admit card November 2023
Entrance exam date (Paper based examination) 2nd week of December 2023
Entrance exam date (Computer based examination) 3rd week of December 2023
Result announcement January 2023

MAT Exam 2023 Highlights

Check out the important details regarding MAT exam 2023.

Features Details
Exam Name Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year – February, May, September, December
Exam Fees INR 1900 for 1 Test Mode

INR 3050 for 2 Test Modes

What is the MAT Exam Purpose? Admissions in more than 600 MBA Colleges in India
No. of Test Cities PBT Mode- 39

CBT Mode- 27

MAT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

MAT eligibility criteria describe the minimum eligibility that all
candidates must fulfill. The candidates interested in applying for MAT 2023 exam
must check out the minimum eligibility set by the exam conducting authority before
filling the application forms.

  • Candidates must have completed their graduation in any discipline from a
    recognized university.
  • Students pursuing final year studies can also apply
  • No minimum work experience is required to take MAT 2023 exam
  • There is no upper age limit for taking MAT exam

How to Apply for MAT Exam 2023?

To apply for MAT exam, candidates need to visit the official website
first. But before they apply for the exam, students must go through the MAT exam
eligibility and other exam-related details. To register, follow the given precedure.

MAT Exam 2023 Registration

MAT 2023 Registration process is completely online. Go through all the
detailed steps before applying for MAT 2023 exam.

  • To begin with MAT application process, candidates have to register by
    providing their email ID and mobile number.
  • After that, candidates need to verify their email ID and mobile number by
    mentioning the OTP that they receive.
  • Then, candidates must log in using the login credentials to fill MAT
    application form.
  • Candidates must upload the scanned copy of their passport size photograph
    and signature. Make sure to upload all the required details in the prescribed
    format only.
  • The required dimensions for uploading the documents are mentioned below:
    Document Size Format
    Photograph Between 10 to 50 KB Scanned copy of the color photograph (not more than six months old) in JPEG/JPG format only
    Signature Between 5 to 20 KB Scanned copy of signature (black/blue-ink pen only); JPEG/JPG format only
  • MAT 2023 application fees can be paid in an online mode through Debit Card,
    Credit Card & Net banking.

MAT Exam Fees

MAT 2023 application fee needs to be paid in an online mode only through
Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI, or Paytm Wallet. Since candidates are
allowed to appear in more than 2 modes of MAT exam in a session, the application
fee varies accordingly.

Details Amount (in INR)
Paper Based Test (PBT) 1950
Computer Based Test (CBT) 1950
Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) 1950
Both PBT & CBT exams 3100
2 IBT mode exams 3100
2 CBT mode exams 3100

MAT Exam Syllabus

The detailed MAT exam syllabus is mentioned below, which candidates must
refer to while preparing for the exam:

MAT Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Data Tables, Data charts, Bar diagrams &
Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts, Pie charts, Graphs – Line X-
Y Graphs, Data analysis and Data comparison among others, Caselet based Data,
Venn diagram, Data Sufficiency.

MAT Indian & Global Environment: Business & Economics GK -for example
changes in Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate, Conventional GK-available
in books, Current GK- based on the current reading of newspapers and periodicals,
Devaluation and up the valuation of Rupee, Business, National and International
events, etc.

MAT Mathematical Skills: Arithmetic, Interest (Simple and Compound), Speed,
Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Number System, Mixtures and
Allegation, Unitary Method, Commercial Math, Permutation and Combinations, Ratio
and Proportion and others, Number System (3-4) questions, Elementary Mathematics,

MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: Fact Inference Judgment, Passage
Conclusion, Analogy, Statement Argument among others, Clocks, Calendars, Binary
logic, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations (Family Tree), Logical Sequence,
Assumption, Premise, Conclusion, Linear and matrix arrangement, Team Formation,
Cubes, Rows, Set Theory, Venn Diagrams, Direction sense and Decision Making,
Input-Output, Series, Syllogism, Network Diagrams, Quantitative Reasoning, Puzzles,
Logical Reasoning based on Rankings, Critical Reasoning

MAT Language Comprehension: Reading comprehension passages, grammar, para
jumbles, sentence completion, odd one out, verbal ability, etc.

MAT Exam 2023 Pattern

  • MAT 2023 exam will be conducted in 3 modes- IBT, CBT, and PBT
  • As per MAT Exam Pattern, the question paper will be divided into five
    distinct sections- Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical
    Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical skills, Indian and
    Global Environment
  • Each section will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions, thus total there will
    be 200 questions.
  • The time duration of the examination will be 150 minutes.
  • For every correct option, candidates will get one mark while 0.25 marks will
    be deducted for every incorrect reponse.
    Particulars Details
    Medium of Exam English
    Duration 150 minutes
    Nature of Questions Objective (MCQs)
    Number of Questions 200
    Number of Answer Choices 4
    Total Marks 200
    Marks Awarded (+1) for every correct answer
    Negative Marking (-0.25) for each incorrect answer

MAT Exam Admit Card

MAT 2023 test-takers can issue MAT exam admit card 2023 a few days before the
respective exam date. AIMA releases the admit card on the official website
only. MAT exam admit card is an important document, so candidates must carry the
same while going for the exam. Candidates will not be permitted to give the
examination without showing the printed MAT admit card.
How to Download MAT Exam Admit Card?
The detailed procedure to download the MAT 2023 admit card is written below:
  • Refer to the official website of AIMA
  • Tap on the link mentioning ‘MAT 2023 Admit Card’
  • Log in using the registration number and password
  • Now, download your MAT 2023 Admit Card.
  • Cross-check all the information mentioned on the admit card and take a
    printout of the same.

MAT Exam Centers for PBT/ CBT Mode

MAT exam centers are located in more than 50 cities in India. Candidates appearing
for MAT PBT and CBT modes have to report at the test center allotted to them. The
allotted MAT exam center will be written on the admit card. Candidates must go
through all the details carefully while checking their MAT Admit Card.

For MAT PBT mode, candidates can select from 39 test cities during MAT 2023
registration. For MAT CBT mode, candidates can select from 27 test cities.

How to Prepare for MAT Exam?

  • To prepare for MAT 2023 exam, candidates must know the latest exam pattern
    and syllabus.
  • Also, make a proper timetable and adhere to the same to focus on all the
    important topics.
  • Before you begin witht the preparation, analyze the previous year’s question
    paper to know which section holds high-weightage and which section requires
    more attention.
  • As per the trend, questions from the Quantitative Skills section are mainly
    tough to answer. Therefore, students should focus more on this. However,
    sufficient time should be given to all sections in order to qualify the exam with
    a good score.
  • If candidates want to get a good score in the exam, they must also do more
    previous year question papers and sample papers.

Best Books for MAT Exam 2023

Section Books
Language Comprehension General Objective English by Arihant Publications Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis English Comprehension for MAT -Disha Publications
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Modern Approach for Logical Reasoning -R S Aggarwal General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning -Disha Publications Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit K Sinha
Mathematical Skills How to Prepare for QA for CAT -Arun Sharma Quantum CAT -S K Verma Quantitative

Aptitude – RS Aggarwal Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude -Dinesh Khattar

Data Analysis & Sufficiency Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency – Disha Publications Data Interpretation & Analysis and Data Sufficiency – Kiran Prakashan Publishers
Indian and Global Environmen General Knowledge by Lucent Publications General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey Manorama English Yearbook by Mammen Mathew

MAT Exam Answer Key

Post the successful examination, MAT answer keys will be released online through
the official website. Candidates can refer to MAT answer key for checking their
expected scores. Apart from the official, MAT answer keys will also be made
available by several coaching centers online.

MAT Result 2023 

MAT exam 2023 Results for PBT, CBT, IBT mode are announced on the official
website of AIMA. Candidates need to go through the official website for checking
their results. The detailed steps for checking the results are mentioned below:
  • Visit the official website of AIMA.
  • Login using registered email id, password, and DOB.
  • MAT exam 2023 Scorecard will be displayed on your screen
  • You can download the PDF of MAT result
  • Take a printout for further reference.

MAT Cut off 2023 will be mentioned by the participating institutes post the
declaration of MAT 2023 Results. The candidates preparing for MAT 2023 exam can

MAT Exam Counselling Process 2023

MAT 2023 counselling process will be conducted by the participating institutes as
AIMA does not conduct any counseling process. MAT counselling process will
begin once MAT results are announced. The selection process will include Group
Discussion and Personal Interview.

MAT 2023 Counselling Process: Documents Required

  • MAT 2023 Admit Card
  • MAT 2023 Score Card
  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Passport size photograph
  • Candidate Identity Proof

MAT 2023 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

MAT Sep Exam 2023: In PBT, CBT and IBT Mode from Aug 29
to Sep 17, 2023.Sept MAT 2023 Registration is Open from July 10 to Sept
13, 2023. Top MAT Colleges include SDMIMD, XIME, IBA, ISBM, Jaipuria,
NDIM among others.

MAT Exam 2023 Highlights

Features Details
Exam Name Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year – February, May, September, December

Frequency Four times a year– February, May, September, December

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023
The candidates must complete the Bachelor’s degree from any recognized
University with 50% marks in aggregate. Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or
above in aggregate in final degree examinations is also eligible. Final-year
students can also apply for MAT Exam.

The CAT is more difficult than MAT, and its score is accepted by
the top IIMs and B-schools across India. Comparatively, MAT is much easier,
and around 600+ management universities in India accept the MAT result

1. Visit the official website of AIMA MAT.
2. Click on New Registration and fill in the required details.
3. Fill out the MAT Registration 2023 form.
4. Select Test Cities as per your choice.
5. Upload a scanned photo and signature.
6. Pay exam fees.

MAT is 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

So, whichever mode you prefer to take MAT 2023 exam in, you have to
prepare sincerely and in a focused way. We say it is possible to prepare
for MAT in three months because, MAT syllabus is same as that of other
MBA entrance exams and most of the candidates appear for multiple
entrance tests.

The MAT Exam is conducted in February, May, September, and
December. As you have been given choices to select the month in which you
want to appear for the exam. With good research and discussions with
appeared applicants, it is advised that the best months to appear for the exam
is in December and February.

Candidates can take MAT exam in one of the three modes of their
choice – Internet-Based Test (IBT), Computer-Based Test (CBT) or Paper-
Based Test (PBT) and the eligibility criteria for all three modes are
same. There is no limit on the number of attempts for taking the exam.

Yes, some of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) do accept
Management Aptitude Test MAT scores. However, it’s important to note that
acceptance of MAT scores by IIMs may vary from year to year, and also
depend on the specific IIM and the programmed you are applying to.

AIMA conducts Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) for MAT
2023, apart from CBT and PBT MAT exam modes. The MAT 2023 exam
fee for one MAT exam in any of the three testing modes, is Rs. 1950/- and for
two MAT exams the MAT exam fee is Rs. 3100/-.

If not well conversant with computers, internet technology, have
confusion in navigation tools, it is better to go for paper based MAT exam.

Top MBA Entrance Exams
Common Admission Test (CAT) Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Graduate Management Admission Test
Common Management Admission Test
(CMAT) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test (NMAT) Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Composite Score of 400 and above is considered a good MAT score.
Most of the MBA colleges accepting MAT select students having MAT score
in the range of 80 percentile to 99 percentile.

Achieving a good score in MAT deserves an appreciation. Based on
your good score in MAT exam. If you have more than 85 percentile in your MAT then you are eligible to avail the scholarship.

Can I make another attempt at MAT exam, if I score low in first
attempt? Yes, you can attempt MAT exam as many times as you want. MAT
is conducted multiple times in a year and three different modes. The MAT
exam is held in February, May, September and December.

Total marks of MAT exam is 200. Every question carries one mark for
correct attempt and there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong
answer. No marks is deducted for skipping questions.

The biggest advantage of taking up the MAT MBA entrance test has to be
that nearly all international schools accept MAT scores. As the MAT exam
score is accepted by more than 600 MBA colleges in India, it is one of the
largest MBA entrance tests in the country. No other MBA entrance exam is as
widely accepted as MAT.

The MAT is accepted by over 600 MBA colleges in India, making it one of the
country’s most popular MBA entrance exams. Furthermore, MBA colleges that
accept MAT scores for admission offer a variety of popular, emerging, and
niched specializations.

In comparison to MAT, GMAT is considered much tougher when it is about
the syllabus. GMAT is almost similar to the CAT in terms of difficulty level. But
some other factors make GMAT much convenient than MAT. You can appear
in the GMAT exam during any business duration throughout the year about 5

1 year
MAT results 2023 and MAT exam scores are valid for 1 year from the date of
MAT result declaration for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes in the MBA
colleges accepting MAT scores. AIMA MAT Result 2023 scores will be sent to
the Management Institutes (MIs) as well as to the candidates by AIMA.

Candidates can choose from up to 600 MBA colleges which accept MAT
score for admission. Once the MAT result for an exam phase is
announced, the scorecards are sent to selected colleges. The colleges then
contact the candidates for shortlisting process if they qualify on the basis of
minimum MAT cut off

Yes, it is possible to crack MAT with 1-month preparation, but only if you have
studied the topics included in the MAT syllabus before or have prepared for
MAT or any other MBA entrance exam.

There is a myth that it is easy to crack MAT exam. Questions in MAT exams
are relatively easier than CAT, but that doesn’t make MAT an easy exam to
crack. Because of the easy nature of question paper, a lot of effort and
emphasis goes onto speed and accuracy in solving the questions.

40 Marks for each section with 40 questions is the maximum raw score with a
total of 200 raw marks for all the 5 sections. MAT scores are scaled to 100 for
each section. The scaled score is therefore, awarded in the score card in the
range of 0-100 in each section.

Preparing for MAT requires a lot of hard work. Many students feel that doing
well in the exam without coaching classes is not possible. However, there are
so many opportunities available around you which if utilized properly are the
key to a 100th percentile.

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