MAT 2021: Exam highlights, Actual Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Criteria.

MAT is the renowned entrance exam that students can apply for after completing their graduation. This exam is conducted 4 times a year by AIMA (All India Management Association). The main motto of this examination is to check the eligibility of the candidates to take admission in more than 1000 B-schools based on their MAT score. This examination is conducted over various modes. Candidates can choose from the online, offline, or internet-based tests to appear for this examination. The fee structure, availability of colleges, syllabus, and exam pattern of all their modes will be similar.

This examination is held 4 times a year hence the cruciality of this exam is comparatively lower than that of other competitive exams conducted for the management degree. The total duration of this examination is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Citizens of any country whether they are Indian or from any other country can apply for this examination. You only need to have a graduation degree to apply for this examination. Additionally, the students who are in their final semester of graduate courses can also apply for this examination. Candidates can apply for this examination through the http://bit.ly/MAT-2k21 link.

The scorecard of the MAT examination is valid for 1 year. Hence, if you want to take admission in the consecutive year after appearing for the MAT examination then the scorecard is unacceptable. You have to apply again for the MAT examination and appear for it again to get a valid scorecard.

There will be questions from Language Comprehension, Mathematics, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and Indian & Global Environment in the MAT examination. From each section, there will be 40 questions of 1 mark each. The entire MAT exam is of 200 marks. Also, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

There are so many only sources to get knowledge about any topic of the MAT examination. Apart from this, candidates can also improve their language skills by reading magazines and newspapers. This will also help you to remain updated about national and international current affairs. Students can also practice Mock tests to get better clarity about reasoning and data science. The time limit to complete this examination is quite low, so students should need to manage their time efficiently. They should have the quick decision-making capability to choose a correct answer from the available options.



Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is the national level exam which is organized four times in a year – February, May, September, and December to take admission in Master Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma Management (PGDM) and various Management programs. Moreover, the marks scored in this test help the applicant to take admissions in higher reputed schools of India. The Ministry HRD of India has approved MAT as a national level test in the year 2003.

Highlights Of the MAT Exam 2021

ExamManagement Aptitude Test
Organized byAll India Management Association
Course levelPost Graduate
Exam LevelNational Level
Mode of ExamPBT & CBT
Test CitiesIndia -Sixty

Overseas – Two


Eligibility Criteria MAT 2021

To appear in the MAT Exam 2021, the applicant should meet the criteria of eligibility.

Age limit – no age limit for appearing in the MAT 2021

Educational Qualification – Any discipline graduates can apply. Students who are appearing in the final year exam also can apply. Professionals with work experience can also appear for the exam.

Nationality: Indian citizenship and foreign nationals also can appear for MAT 2021

Registration Fee for MAT 2021

CategoryTotal Amount in rupees
PBT (Paper-based Test)1550 Rupees only
CBT (computer-based test)1550 Rupees only
Both the Paper-based Test and computer-based test2650 Rupees only

Admit Card

Registered applicants can download admit card from the website https://mat.aima.in. As the admit card is the entry for the exam and it consists of form number, roll number, test date and name of the applicant. They have to rigorously adhere to the time and date allotted in the case of the computer-based test.


Applicant can check and download the exam result from AIMA website, The marks obtained in this exam is valid for one year.


The applicant must be aware of the exam and marks distribution.

Exam Duration – 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes)

Total Number of Question – 200

Total marks – 200

Exam Type – multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

Negative Marking – For every wrong answer there will be 0.25 marks deductions.

Exam Mode – MAT exam is computer-based and paper-based test. An applicant who is taking both CBT and PBT, have the benefit that they can select the institute from seven management institute in total rather than five.

Mark Distribution 
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning – Forty Marks (40 Marks)
  • Mathematics Skills – Forty Marks (40 Marks)
  • Language comprehension – Forty Marks (40 Marks)
  • Indian & Global Environment – Forty Marks (40 Marks)
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency – Forty Marks (40 Marks)

Syllabus of MAT 2021

All India Management Association prepares the syllabus for MAT 2021. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematics Skills, Data

Analysis & Sufficiency, Indian and Global Environment

& Language comprehension is the subjects on which the syllabus is prepared. For more detailed information about the syllabus please visit the official website of AIMA.

NOTE: The information provided over is the finest of our facts. For any comprehensive information do visit our website frequently and furthermore for any explanation and information on UPSEE 2021 do visit the official website https://mat.aima.in

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