MAT Exam

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Exam

What is MAT Exam?

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test, conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), for admissions to MBA and equivalent programmes since 1988. From 2003 onwards Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved  MAT as a national level test.

MAT is an objective test, designed to measure the candidate's general aptitudes in language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, Indian and global environment.

B-School, national and international management colleges can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the scorecards issued to the candidates. MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600+ B-Schools across India.

Center for Management Services (CMS) is the specialised division of AIMA undertaking testing and other management services. Since 1988, these testing services have been in operation under the trademark All India Management Aptitude Testing Services (AIMATS).

AIMATS has the unique distinction of being the first to be awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification for the range of services under its scope.

AICTE in its mission to reduce the burden of students in attending to multiple examinations has launched the national level entrance exams for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE.

MAT is usually conducted four times in a year. The exams will be generally scheduled in the month of February, May, September, and December. MAT is conducted in all major cities across the country and sometimes also in leading cities abroad.   

MAT Information to candidates for May 2021.

Please note that due to the onging COVID-19 Pandemic, conduct of MAT May 2021 in PBT Mode is subject to prevailing situation and applicable government guidelines.

Candidates 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

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

MODE OF TEST (How to Take the test)


Candidate can opt for 2 IBT / PBT + IBT / CBT + IBT / PBT + CBT tests by paying an extra fees of Rs. 1100/- in addition to Rs. 1650/-.

Candidates can opting for 2 IBTs / PBT + IBT / CBT + IBT / PBT + CBT 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.

MAT Application Fee

Register Online fee can be done through with your Credit / 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)

Rs. 1650/.

For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)

or PBT + IBT

or CBT + IBT

or PBT + CBT

Rs. 2750/-.

MAT Exam Pattern

The test is a 2 hours 30 minutes Computer-Based and Paper-Based Test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate's ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

A candidate has to follow certain rules and regulations before applying for this entrance exam. To know more about this click on the URL link, i.e.

MAT Exam Centres

The candidates have to choose up to three cities based on their preference for choosing the exam centres of MAT. The centre will be allowed based on the availability.



The MAT 2021 exam pattern will have some changes in the question paper almost every year. All the aspirants have to know more about the exam pattern where a candidate will get some idea to tackle this exam. Click on this URL, i.e. to know more about the detailed exam pattern.

Merits of Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified by Intertek with accreditation to UKAS and Quality Council of India
  • Entrance test for recognized programmes
  • Time-tested over a decade
  • Validated through independent studies
  • Availed by lakhs of students
  • Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments
  • Employing the latest technology in evaluation and result processing
  • Individual scorecard with candidate's photograph
  • Test Centres located all over the country
MAT 2021: IBT And CBT Exam To Be Held Again in March

The All India Management Association (AIMA) has reopened the MAT 2021 registration window for both CBT and IBT. One can register for the exam till March 16. The window for MAT 2021 CBT mode will conclude on March 20.

The exams for MAT 2021 IBT mode will be held from March 18 to 20, 2021. While the MAT 2021 CBT will be conducted from March 24. The admit cards will be released at least 3 days before the exam. 

11 March 2021
MAT Admit Card 2021 Released For PBT Exam

The All India Management Association (AIMA) has released the MAT 2021 Admit Card for the upcoming MBA entrance examination. Candidates who are registered for the MAT PBT exam can download the admit card on the official website -

One should enter their login credentials to download the MAT admit card 2021. The exam will be held on March 6, 2021. 


3 March 2021
MAT 2021: Last date For Registration Extended

The All India Management Association (AIMA) has extended the last date to register for the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2021 paper-based test (PBT) exa,. The window will close on March 3, 2021.

The MAT application fee for the paper-based test is Rs 1,650. The admit card will be released on March 3, 2021 around 4 PM in online mode. The exam will be held four times a year - February, May, September and December.

2 March 2021
MAT Admit Card 2021 Released

The All India Management Association (AIMA) has released the admit cards of the Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2021). One can download the admit card on the official website for the MAT 2021 Computer-Based Test (CBT) scheduled for February 20.

Candidates should use their login credentials to download the MAT CBT admit card 2021. The entrance exam is conducted for admission to MBA and other allied programmes of business schools. 

16 February 2021
MAT Result 2020 Declared For December Session

The All India Management Association (AIMA) has released the MAT 2020 result for the December session. It has released MAT result for IBT, CBT and PBT in online mode on the official website -

Candidates can check their MAT result 2020 December session with their login credentials such as roll number and registration number. The entrance exam was conducted in November/ December 2020.

5 January 2021
MAT Admit Card 2020 Released For November Session
MAT December 2020 Schedule Released
MAT Admit Card 2020 Released
AIMA Releases UGAT Result 2020
MAT iBT Result 2020 Declared
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