MAT   Entrance Exam


What is MAT Exam?

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is conducted multiple times in four phases – February, May, September and December. Qualifying candidates are eligible for admissions to 800+ B-schools accepting MAT scores

MAT is conducted in offline (Paper Based Test or PBT), online (Computer Based Test or CBT) and remote proctored (Internet Based Test or IBT) modes. Candidates can choose to appear in the exam in any mode as per their preference. Fees, exam pattern and syllabus for all three modes are same but exam dates are different. Conduct of BT and CBT mode exams is subject to COVID-19 situation in the country.

Candidates can take MAT as:

  • Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  • Double Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Paper Based Test and Internet Based Test (PBT+IBT) or
  • Computer Based Test and Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) or
  • Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT) 


MAT 2022: Exam Highlights

Given below are the key highlights of MAT 2022 exam the candidates must know before applying for it:



Exam Name

Management Aptitude Test 

Conducting Body

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Multiple times a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours and 30 minutes

Exam Syllabus

  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Mathematics (Quantitative Aptitude)
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian & Global Environment



Exam Fees

INR 1,650 (INR 1,100 additionally for second test mode)                                                                                               

Exam Purpose

Admission to 800+ MBA Colleges in India (approx.)

No. of Test Cities                                                                                                                                                                              

  • PBT Mode - 54
  • CBT Mode - 31

Number of applicants                                                                                                                                        

18,000 to 20,000 (approx.)

Exam Helpdesk No.

 011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100


MAT Eligibility Criteria

Given below is the basic eligibility criteria for MAT exam:

  • Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university

  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for MAT
  • Candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CS, CA or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam.


MAT 2022 Dates for CBT and PBT: May Phase

Given below is the table indicating important dates of MAT 2022 May phase exams in CBT and PBT modes:

MAT 2022 Events

MAT 2022 Dates


29-Mar-2022 to 09-May-2022

Admit card download starts                                                                                                                                        

11-May-2022 (4:00 PM)

CBT1 and PBT 1 test date



29-Mar-2022 to 23-May-2022                                                                                                                                                      

Admit card download starts

25-May-2022 (4:00 PM)

CBT 1 and PBT 2 test date




MAT 2022 Application Process

The MAT application process is same for all the three exam modes - PBT, CBT and IBT. The application form filling is an online process. Candidates can fill the MAT 2022 application form of preferred exam phase on AIMA MAT website by paying exam fees of INR 1,650. Check below the process to apply for MAT:

  • Open AIMA-MAT website in a new browser
  • Click on “Fresh Candidate to create Log In” tab
  • Enter name, date of birth, email ID, mobile phone number and a password
  • Fill the MAT application form with relevant information
  • Select preferred test mode (CBT, PBT, IBT), test cities and five B-Schools
  • Upload a recent passport size photo and scanned signature
  • Make fee payment via debit/credit card, net banking or e-wallet to complete the process


MAT 2022 Admit Card

MAT admit card download process for March phase exams has started. The MAT IBT and PBT admit cards are available for download on the official website. In order to download the hall ticket, candidates need to key in the registration number and date of birth on the login page of AIMA-MAT website. Given below are the steps to download MAT admit card:

  • Open the MAT 2022 website
  • Go to 'download/view'
  • Select ' MAT admit card' from the drop down
  • Enter email ID, password and date of birth
  • Download the MAT admit card 

Also carry below-mentioned documents to the MAT exam centre for PBT and CBT mode exams:

  • Admit card: Two printouts

  • Self-declaration for COVID-19: Attached with admit card
  • Identity proof: Any of the following documents (in original) — Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Election I-Card, Passport, Driving License and PAN Card

  • Proof of name change (if any): In case, you have changed your name, you will be required to carry a document supporting the change of name

  • Caste certificate (if applicable): If you belong to SC/ST/OBC category, you are required to carry caste certificate


MAT Exam Syllabus 

Take a look at the table below for section-wise main topics included in MAT 2022 syllabus:

MAT Sections

MAT Syllabus

Language Comprehension                                                                                 

Reading Comprehension, Parajumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases, etc.                             

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Tables, Charts, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency, etc.

Mathematical Skills

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage, LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Set Theory, etc.

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning                                                                               

Blood Relation, Family Tree, Coding & Decoding, Numeric Grid, Syllogism, Clocks, Calendars, Visual Reasoning, etc.



MAT Exam Pattern 2022

MAT exam pattern is same for CBT, PBT and IBT. Candidates must take a look at the below table for MAT exam pattern highlights:

MAT Exam Features


Exam modes


Exam duration

150 minutes

MAT sections

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

Number of questions


Number of questions section-wise


Total marks


Marking scheme

+1 for each correct entry

-0.25 for each incorrect entry

0 for not attempting a question



MAT Results 2022

MAT results for all the three modes are declared on the same day of the particular session. The MAT scorecards are released on the AIMA website and the test takers can download their respective results by using their login credentials. Given below are the steps to follow, to download MAT 2022 result. 

  • Visit the official website of the exam 
  • Click on Download/View
  • Click on 'MAT result' 
  • Select Exam Month
  • Enter Roll Number and Registration Number
  • Click on the 'Submit' tab
  • MAT 2022 scorecard will appear on the screen