About MAT 2023

MAT Exam 2023: The MAT entrance exam is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) four times a year – February, May, September, and December.  AIMA is conducting the MAT 2023 entrance exam in three modes namely – Computer-based test (CBT), Paper-based test (PBT), and Internet-based proctored test (IBT). As per the December MAT 2023 exam date, the registration process began in online mode. The last date to submit the MAT CBT 1 application form is November 28, CBT 2 is December 11, PBT is December 5, and IBT is December 14.

Admit card for the MAT 2023 December cycle will be issued online two days after the closing of the registration window. The MAT 2023 question paper contains 200 MCQs from five sections - Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, and Indian & Global Environment. The MAT 2023 result will be declared in the last week of December 2023. Candidates will be able to download the MAT Scorecard from the official AIMA website - mat.aima.in (Applicant dashboard).

What is the MAT exam?

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test conducted since 1988 that helps business schools (B-schools) screen applicants for admission to MBA and allied programs. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India recognized MAT as a national-level examination in 2003. 

Any B-school – National/ International – can consider MAT score as an admission input based on the scorecards issued to the candidates. The largest test in the country, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-schools across India. Around 20,000 candidates appear for the MAT exam in every session.

MAT exam 2023 will be conducted in the following modes of the test. 

  • Paper-Based Test (PBT) 
  • Computer-Based Test (CBT)
  • Internet-Based Test (IBT)  

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MAT 2023 Highlights

Full Exam Name Management Aptitude Test
Short Exam Name MAT
Conducting Body All India Management Association
Frequency of Conduct 4 times a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1850 Rs [Offline] 
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 336
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes

MAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

AIMA has prescribed the eligibility criteria for MAT exam 2023. Candidates who are going to appear for the exam must  meet the eligibility criteria as laid by the AIMA.  There is no age bar, candidates of any age can appear for MAT exam. Check below the detailed eligibility criteria.

  • To apply for the examination, as per the MAT eligibility criteria 2023, a candidate must have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized institute or university.
  • Even final-year graduation students from any stream can apply for the exam. AIMA hasn’t mentioned any age limit for the exam.
  • Interestingly, one can appear for the exam as many times as he/she wants.
  • There is no specific age limit for MAT exam date 2023.

MAT 2023 Application Process

Mode of Application: Online

Mode of Payment: Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

All India Management Association (AIMA) begins the December cycle applications for the MAT exam 2023 in online mode. The MAT registration 2023 dates for PBT, CBT, and IBT modes are different. Keep this in mind while filling out the MAT application 2023 form online at the official website. Here are some important things to know before registering for the MAT exam.

MAT Application Form 2023- Web Browser Recommended

The following are the recommended web browsers to avoid technical glitches while filling out the application form,

  • Google Chrome 3.0
  • Internet Explorer 9 or above
  • Firefox - Latest Version

What to keep ready before filling out the MAT 2023 application form?

  • Valid Email ID 
  • Scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format with size not more than 100 KB and not less than 40 KB
  • Scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format with size not more than 40 KB and not less than 10KB
  • Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking details
  • Personal details
  • Educational qualification details

How to fill out MAT Application Form 2023:

  • 1st Step: Register by providing the necessary details.  
  • 2nd Step: Log in using email, password, and date of birth, and click on the “Submit” button.
  • 3rd Step: Fill Registration Form & Choices for Management Institutes(MI).
  • Candidates can select as many MIs on payment of an additional fee of Rs 118.
  • 4th Step: Upload Photo and Signature - photograph (20KB to 150 KB) and signature (20KB to 150 KB)
  • 5th Step: Make Payment of the registration fee through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.

Exam Mode

MAT Fee

Double remote proctored IBT

Rs. 3050/-

PBT/ IBT & CBT

Rs. 1900/-

  • 6th Step: View/Download the Registration form and take a printout
  • 7th Step: Update details if required. The candidate can edit a few specific details after downloading and reviewing the registration form.

Note: Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT have the added benefit of selecting 2 MIs additionally apart from the existing option of selecting 5 MIs. So they can select 7 MIs in total.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, SC, ST, General   Online, Offline Transgender, Female, Male ? 1850

MAT 2023 Syllabus

Language comprehension Mathematical skills Data analysis and sufficiency Intelligence and critical reasoning

MAT 2023 Exam Pattern

As per the latest exam pattern, AIMA conducts the MAT exam 2023 in both online mode and offline modes. Candidates can choose to appear in any mode or more than one mode of the MAT exam. It is advisable to check the pattern of the exam in detail to understand the marking scheme, duration of the exam, type of question, etc. The exam pattern for each format will be the same as given below.

The number of sections:

  • Language Comprehension
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Indian and Global Environment

The duration of the exam is of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). Each section has 40 questions and each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Candidates are advised to strategize their preparation as per the exam pattern of MAT 2023. It will allow them to score better in the exam.

MAT 2023 Exam Pattern - Details

Particulars

Information

Total No. of sections

Five  sections with 40 questions in each

Total No, of questions

200

Question Type

MCQs with four options

Sections & Time Spent

  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning - 30 minutes
  • Language Comprehension - 30 minutes
  • Mathematics - 35 minutes
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency - 40 minutes
  • Indian and Global Environment - 15 minutes

Exam Duration

150 minutes

MAT 2023 Mock Test

To have insights on exam day, candidates need to take up MAT mock test by visiting the official website of AIMA. The major advantage of taking the MAT 2023 mock test will be that candidates will be able to access their own performance before the actual exam and are able to gauge and change their preparation strategy if felt necessary. IBT mock test will be available on the official website.

MAT 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for MAT 2023 CBT 1 will be issued on November 30, 2023, and for CBT 2, it will be issued on December 13. For PBT, the admit card will be issued on December 7, 2023. The admit card will be available on various dates based on the exam date. Candidates will be able to download the MAT exam admit card by login into their dashboard, using a registered email ID and password. AIMA will not send a hard copy of the admit card to any candidate.

Details like the name of the candidate, photograph, signature, date of the exam, the name of the venue and address, etc. will be mentioned on the MAT 2023 admit card. The admit card is a must-have document as no candidate is allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card of MAT 2023.

How to download MAT Admit Card 2023 (CBT/ PBT/ IBT Mode):

Follow the steps below to download the admit card:

  • Open the official website -mat.aima.in.
  • Log in to the candidate's dashboard, using the registered email ID and password.
  • Click on the view and download the MAT admit card.
  • Download it as a PDF file and take a printout of the same.
  • Keep it safe for future reference.

Details Specified on the MAT Admit Card 2023:

The following details will be mentioned on the MAT hall ticket,

  • Candidate's Name
  • Photograph and signature of candidates
  • Exam Day Instructions
  • Roll Number
  • Registration Number
  • Category
  • Exam Mode & Date
  • Venue of Exam
  • Centre Code
  • Reporting Time

MAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines (Not applicable for IBT mode)

  • Candidates are advised to visit the exam centre one or two days prior to the exam to avoid last-minute confusion on the exam day
  • Carry a pen with you if you are taking the exam in PBT mode
  • Electronic gadgets like mobile phones, digital calculators, electronic watches, or any such items are prohibited, hence candidates must ensure they don't carry any such item with them to the exam centre
  • A Digital photocopy of the MAT admit card 2023 will not be considered a valid ID proof
  • It is mandatory for candidates to carry the original copy of the admit card.

MAT 2023 Exam Centers

State City
Telangana Hyderabad
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bihar Patna
Delhi New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Lucknow
Bareilly
Kanpur
Meerut
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Karnataka Bangalore
Maharashtra Pune
Mumbai
Nagpur
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haridwar
West Bengal Durgapur
Kolkata
Haryana Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Jorhat
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • MAT admit card
  • Photo identity proof
  • Passport size photograph

336 Colleges Accepting Admission through MAT

MAT 2023 Result

The MAT 2023 result for the December cycle will be declared in the third week of December 2023. Candidates can check the result of the MAT exam and download the scorecard at the official website by login into their dashboard, using their registered email ID and password. AIMA does not send any copy of the result to the candidates through email or post. 

Candidates can use the MAT score to apply for more than 600 B-schools across India. Based on the MAT scores, MBA colleges accepting MAT scores will shortlist candidates for further admission rounds such as GD, PI, etc. Candidates should note that selection criteria will vary across MAT colleges.

How to check MAT 2023 Result:

  • Go to the official website of AIMA.
  • Login to candidates' dashboard 
  • Click on the view MAT result
  • MAT scorecard will show up
  • Download your MAT scorecard and take its printout.

Details specified on the MAT Result 2023:

The scorecard comprises the following details,

  • Marks obtained in each section - Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills,
    Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Composite Score & Indian & Global Environment.
  • Overall MAT score.

MAT 2023 Cutoff

The B-schools which accept MAT scores will shortlist the candidates as per their prescribed cutoff criterion. The MAT participating institutes will release their cut-off of MAT 2023 as soon as MAT result is announced. Basically, the candidates who meet the cutoff criterion are shortlisted for the selection process. 

The MAT 2023 cut off can either be in the form of percentile or marks. The cutoff score ranges from 250 to 700 vary from institute to institute. The cutoff depends on various factors including the Difficulty level of the test, the total number of test-takers, the total number of seats offered by an institute, etc.

MAT Cutoff - Participating Institutes

The MAT cut off of B-schools will be based on several factors such as score in MAT exam, number of test takers, previous year cutoff, etc. Those who meet the cutoff will be shortlisted for the selection/admission process. The MAT 2023 cut off will be released in the form of score.

College Name

MAT Cut off - Scores

Amity Business School, Noida

500

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

700

Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore

600

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

600

Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune

600

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

650

ABV - Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior

600

PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

600

Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

500

 

MAT 2023 Selection Process

A written test, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) is a part of the MAT 2023 selection process. The writing test is also known as WAT (Writing Ability Test). Not all the MAT 2023 participating institutes conduct all three selection rounds. 

Final admission is offered on the basis of the candidate’s performance in all the rounds of the MAT 2023 selection process. Some institutes may also consider past academic records (marks in 10th, 12th, and graduation), work experience, and other achievements before offering the final admission.

MAT 2023 Participating Institutes

MAT scorecard is accepted by more than 600 B-schools. There are around 350 registered institutes under AIMA, that accept candidates' admission on the basis of MAT scores. Whereas, around 250 institutes that are not registered under AIMA also accept MAT scores for admission. 

Every participating institute has its own admission/selection procedure which generally includes a Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Candidates appearing for MAT 2023 are advised to check the process of each institute on the basis of their preference individually. Some of the premier institutes which accept MAT scores are given below:

  • Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
  • Amity University, Delhi-NCR
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi

MAT 2023 GD and PI Process

GD and PI are an integral part of the MAT selection process 2023 which is conducted by various participating institutes. These rounds are usually conducted to check the interaction & communication skills and self-confidence of the candidates.

These rounds are to check the candidate's knowledge of current affairs, his or her views on a certain topic or situation and, how s/he reacts or responds to the questions they are unaware of.

Candidates need to perform almost equally well in these rounds as a certain weightage is given to these rounds in the final merit list.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Admit card
  • Scorecard
  • Passport size photographs
  • Mark sheet and certificates of class 10, class 12 and bachelor's or master's degree (if applicable), work experience (if applicable)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is MAT 2023 December exam date?

The AIMA MAT exam for the September session will be held for PBT, IBT, and CBT mode. MAT 2023 September session exam dates are mentioned below.

  • MAT 2023 exam date for PBT mode- December 9, 2023
  • MAT 2023 exam date for CBT 1  & CBT 2 mode- December 3 and 16, 2023 respectively
  • MAT 2023 exam date for IBT mode- December 6, 9, and 17, 2023

Is calculator allowed to use inside the exam hall?

No, the calculator is not permitted to take into the examination hall.

What is the minimum bandwidth for a stable internet connection for IBT?

The minimum bandwidth required for IBT is 512 kbps.

What is the dress code for MAT 2023 exam?

Candidates must be dressed up properly with an official settings and keep all required documents ready.

At what time should I report at the MAT exam centre?

Candidates should report to the MAT exam centre one hour before the reporting time specified in your MAT 2023 admit card.

What are the precautions that I should take at the exam centre?

  • Sanitize your hands properly.
  • Wear a standard/suitable mask to cover your nose and mouth.
  • Keep distance from other candidates.
  • Do not permit frisking by physical touch.

What are the documents required to carry to the MAT 2023 exam centre?

The crucial documents that candidates must carry along to the exam centre include Self-declaration Form, hard copy of Admit Card, original Photo ID proof and Photo ID card issued by a recognized institution.

What is the basic qualification for applying MAT exam?

Those who have done their graduation in any discipline are eligible to fill the application form of MAT 2023.

Does SPJIMR accept MAT score?

NO, SPJIMR accepts only the following exam scorecard.

  • CAT
  • NMAT
  • XAT

Is 70 percentile in MAT considered good?

There are certain B-schools of India  providing admission to their MBA courses to candidates with 60 to 70 MAT percentile.

Does any IIT accept MAT score?

Yes, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is the only IIT which accepts MAT score.

How many students appears for MAT?

As per stats around 20,000+ candidates appear for every session in the MAT exam.

What is the nature of MAT test?

As per the exam pattern of MAT 2023, here we provide a detailed version of it.

Section No. of Question Time (Suggested) in minutes
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

What is the validity of MAT score?

MAT scorecard is valid for one year.

What is the mode of MAT 2023 exam?

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted in Internet-Based Test (IBT), Computer-Based Test (CBT), and Paper-Based Test (PBT) modes. 

When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year? And qualification required for MAT?

AIMA conducts MAT exam four times a year in February, May, September, and December. Candidates should have done their graduation or its equivalent  in any discipline from a recognized university. 

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