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What is MAT Exam 2022 | MAT Exam Details

MAT Exam 2022 or Management Aptitude Test is an exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). It occurs in 3 modes- offline mode (at centres), online mode (at centre) and, remote proctor based online or offline test. It is an exam approved by the HRD Ministry of India and nation-wide B-schools take MAT scores into account. It is conducted 4 times a year that includes February, May, September, and December. MAT is given by candidates who wish to pursue an MBA / PGDM program. The MAT test score is valid for 1 year from the day the results have been declared and all colleges that accept MAT score follow the same rule. All the candidates who appear for the MAT test can take various attempts, keeping in mind that only the score achieved in the latest attempt would be taken into consideration. Few prominent colleges accepting the MAT test score are VIT University, MDI Gurgaon, SRM University, IIT Madras and many more.

MAT Exam Eligibility Criteria:

All students applying for MAT 2022 should follow the MAT eligibility criteria given below:

  1. Candidates who have completed their bachelor’s degree from a renowned university or are in the final year of their graduation can apply.
  2. Candidates belonging to the general category should have a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in their graduation and the aggregate marks for reserved category candidates should be 45% or higher.
  3. There is no maximum age limit for MAT exam 2021 eligibility and MAT 2021 is open to candidates with or without work experience.

MAT Exam 2022 Structure

  • Unlike other MBA entrance exams, MAT has a slightly different take on the exam.
  • The exams are conducted in 3 modes: Paper Based Test or PBT, Computed Based Test or CBT and remote proctored Internet Based Test or IBT.
  • This exam can be taken multiple times a year.

Marking scheme stands as follows:

  • Every correct answer is awarded 1 mark.
  • Every incorrect answer invites a -0.25 mark that is 1/4th of the mark awarded for a correct question is deducted.
  • Every un-attempted question is awarded 0 mark.
SectionsNumber of Questions
Language Comprehension40
Intelligence and Critical reasoning40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency40
Mathematical Aptitude40
Indian and Global Environment40

There is no time limit between the sections but the time duration of the entire MAT exam 2022 is 150 minutes.

How to do MAT Exam Registration?

To register for the MAT exam 2022, the applicant needs to follow the below guidelines:

  1. Documents to keep handy for online registration: MAT exam website
  • Functional E-mail Id
  • Scanned photograph image (10-50 KB) and signature image (5-20 KB).
  • Details of your payment method (in case of credit/debit card payment- keep the details handy)

  2. To start with the MAT Exam registration, visit the official website of AIMA and click on the register now button. To go to  the official website and register for MAT 2022 Click here.

  • Enter the required details and set a password that follows the given guidelines on the official page.
  • Confirm details after rechecking once and press submit.
  • You will then receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
  • Verify the phone number using that particular OTP and complete your login.

  3. Fill the MAT application form select your mode of test.

  4. Select up to 4 cities for the allotment of your MAT 2022 exam centre (Make sure the cities selected are convenient for you).

  5. Once allotted, the respective MAT Exam 2022 centre will reflect on your admit card.

  6. The next step is to upload your photo and signature. Make sure the scanned images adhere to the guidelines mentioned on the official website.

  7. The last step in the process to make the payment of the application fees.

MAT Exam Fee Structure:

Test ModeMAT Exam fees (in INR)
Remote Proctored Internet-
Based Test (IBT)
Paper-Based Test (PBT)1650/-
Double Remote Proctored Internet-
Based Test (IBT)

Due to the COVID pandemic, the Centre based test (CBT) has been removed from the December 2020 list and replaced by IBT. Selecting 2 IBTs or IBT+PBT, your scores would be sent to 7 MBA colleges instead of 5 MBA colleges for evaluation, all of which you are allowed to select at your discretion. So, an additional payment of 1100 INR allows the candidate to take up 2 additional MBA colleges that they wish to get into.

MAT Exam 2021 important dates (December Phase):

PBT Important dates:

MAT 2021 EventsMAT 2021 Dates
MAT PBT Registration Deadline30-Nov-2021
MAT PBT Admit Card Download01-Dec-2021 (4:00 PM)
MAT PBT Exam05-Dec-2021

CBT Important dates:

MAT 2021 EventsMAT 2021 Dates
MAT CBT Registration Deadline14-Nov-2021
MAT CBT Admit Card Download16-Nov-2021 (4:00 PM)
14-Dec-2021 (4:00 PM)
MAT CBT Exam21-Nov-2021

IBT Important dates:

The IBT December phase for MAT Exam 2021 will be conducted in 2 slots – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. The schedule is given below.

MAT IBT Test DatesRegistration DeadlineAdmit Card Download

List of Colleges Accepting MAT Exam 2021 scores:

Top ranked colleges accepting MAT score above 90 percentile are:

B-SchoolFeesAdmission status 2022
Vijay Patil School of Management (VPSM), DY Patil University, Navi MumbaiRs.14.00 LakhsOpening Soon
Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) BangaloreRs. 12.00 LakhsOpening soon
Amrita School of Business CoimbatoreRs. 10.60 LakhsOpening soon
SIESCOMS Navi MumbaiRs. 8.90 LakhsOpening soon

Top ranked colleges that accept MAT score above 90 percentiles are:

B-SchoolFeesAdmission status 2021
UPES University DehradunRs. 14.20 LakhsOpen
Alliance University BangaloreRs. 13.50 LakhsOpen
International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) PuneRs. 11.80 LakhsOpen
Jaipuria Institute of Management LucknowRs. 10.45 LakhsOpen
ITM Navi MumbaiRs. 10.45 LakhsOpen
Indus Business Academy (IBA) BangaloreRs. 8.51 LakhsOpen
DSB-VIPS Technical Campus DelhiRs. 8.45 LakhsOpen
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New DelhiRs. 8.25 LakhsOpen
IES Management IES MCRC MumbaiRs. 8.00 LakhsOpen
JIMS RohiniRs. 7.95 LakhsOpen
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research – CIMR MumbaiRs. 7.85 LakhsOpen
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB) PuneRs. 7.85 LakhsOpen
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management – VJIM HyderabadRs. 7.50 LakhsOpen
Praxis Business School KolkataRs. 7.27 LakhsOpen

Cut-Off: College Wise

Based on the MAT percentile for the previous years, below mentioned are the cut off percentiles in some of the MAT accepting colleges:

Sr. No.College NameLocationCut-Off
1Department of Management
Sciences, PUMBA (Pune University)
2Durgadevi Saraf Institute of
Management Studies (DSIMS)
3Alliance UniversityBangalore60-65
4SIES College of ManagementMumbai80-85
5IFIM Business SchoolBangalore60-65
6VIT UniversityVellore,
9SRM UniversityChennai80-90
10MS Ramaiah Institute of
11Siva Sivani Institute of
Management (SSIM)
12Vignana Jyothi Institute
of Management
14Kristu Jayanti Institute of ManagementBangalore70-75
15Christ UniversityBangalore75
16International School of Business
& Media (ISB&M)
17School of Inspired
Leadership – SOIL
18Jagan Institute of Management
Studies (JIMS)
19Jaipuria Institute of
Management (Jaipuria)
20New Delhi Institute of
Management (NDIM)
New Delhi80-85
21VIPS-TC-Delhi School
of Business
22Institute of Management
23Indian Institute of
24Sydenham Institute of Management Studies

Cut off: Section Wise

MAT does not have any sectional cut-off.

MAT Exam Previous Year Paper Analysis

Click Here to Check MAT Previous Year Paper Analysis of 2020 , 2019, 2018.

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