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The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test designed to assess the aptitude of candidates for post-graduate management programs. MAT scores are used by business schools (B-Schools) in India and some other countries for admissions to MBA (Master of Business Administration) and allied programs. Here are some key points about MAT:

Purpose and Acceptance

  • Objective: To evaluate a candidate's general aptitude in various aspects such as language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, and the Indian and global environment.
  • Wide Acceptance: Hundreds of B-schools across India accept MAT scores for admission into their management programs.

Test Format

  • Sections: The test typically includes sections on Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment.
  • Modes of Test: MAT is unique in offering both paper-based tests (PBT) and computer-based tests (CBT) to accommodate different preferences of candidates. Some test cycles also offer an Internet-Based Test (IBT) mode.
  • Duration and Questions: The test is usually 2.5 hours long and comprises 200 questions.

Frequency and Registration

  • Frequency: MAT is conducted multiple times a year, usually four times - in February, May, September, and December.
  • Registration: Candidates can register for the MAT online through the official website of the All India Management Association (AIMA), which conducts the test.

Score Validity and Reporting

  • Validity: The scores are typically valid for one year from the date of the test.
  • Score Reporting: Candidates receive a scorecard that includes their composite score, sectional scores, and percentile. They can also choose to send their scores directly to a number of institutions.


  • Study Materials: A wide range of study materials, including sample papers, books, and online resources, are available for candidates to prepare for the test.
  • Preparation Strategy: Successful candidates often recommend a balanced approach to preparation, focusing on all sections of the test, and taking regular practice tests to build speed and accuracy.

Information to Candidates for MAT February 2024


Graduates in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.

(How to take the Test)

Candidate can take MAT as

(i) Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or

(ii) Paper Based Test (PBT) or

(iii) Computer Based Test (CBT) or

(iv) Paper Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (PBT+IBT) or

(v) Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT+IBT) or

(vi) Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) or

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


  • Candidates can opt for an additional mode of test (e.g. IBT+IBT, PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT) by paying an extra fee of ₹1200/- in addition to ₹2100/-.
  • Candidates opting for additional test 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.


Register online at website link: with Credit Card/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)
rupees symbol2100/-

For Double IBT + IBT or
PBT + IBT or 

PBT + CBT or 


rupees symbol3300/-


  • Valid Email Id
  • Scanned image of photograph (10 to 50 kb)
  • Scanned image of signature (5 to 20 kb)
  • Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking details
20 FEBRUARY 2024 (Tuesday)
22 FEBRUARY 2024 (5.00 PM Onwards) 
25 FEBRUARY 2024 (Sunday)
DETAILED SCHEDULE - CBT (Computer Based Test)
5 MARCH 2024 (Tuesday)
10 MARCH 2024 (Sunday)



Availability of MAT February’ 24 Score on MAT Website: By 3rd week of March 2024. Candidates have to download the MAT Score from website (Applicant dashboard)


PBT & CBT Test cities details are provided under TAB Download/ View


  • Select the institutes where you have applied or are applying for admission.
  • Important Notice: Candidates are advised to check the approval/recognition status of various programs directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities.

  • AIMA has come across a couple of cases where the aspiring candidates' MAT score is not accepted by some participating institutes/universities for admission to MBA full time course despite their confirmation to AIMA MAT at the time of participation by incorporating their notifications in MAT e bulletin. Candidates are advised to recheck with the concerned institutes/universities before applying for MAT.


All provisionally registered candidates for IBT/PBT/CBT have to download their Admit Card from MAT website (Applicant dashboard) as per the schedule given above.

Admit Card contains Candidate's Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the admit card.


Candidates may clarify queries regarding MAT, if any, at e-mail: [email protected] (for IBT) or [email protected] 8130338839, 9599030586 (between 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM) & 011-47673020 (between 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM, Monday to Friday)


  • Govt. of India, Ministry of Education approved MAT as a National Level Test
  • National Level Test for admissions into MBA/ PGDM/ MMS Programs
  • Acceptability of MAT score is endorsed by Honourable Supreme Court of India and by Delhi High Court
  • Time tested admission test - trusted for over 33 years since 1988
  • Wide acceptability of scores by hundreds of Business Schools and University Departments
  • Administered four times a year - February, May, September and December
  • Conducted in 03 modes IBT (Internet Based Test), PBT (Paper Based Test) and CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Concession in registration fee for candidates registering for two modes .
  • Candidates could apply in multiple administrations also
  • Score validity of one year, best of the score is accepted from multiple attempts
  • Testing & Assessment Process CMMI SVC Level 3 certified
  • Availed by lakhs of candidates from all over India


MAT Score is acceptable even to certain other Institutes for considering admission of candidates for Post Graduate Degree / Diploma programmes, besides the above Institutes, subject to specific cut-off marks and other admission parameters.

1. Candidates are required to apply online through website: by clicking on the
Register/Login Tab.
2. Entries in the registration form shall be required to be filled only in English.
3. Following abbreviations used:
Management Aptitude Test MAT
Management Institute MI
Remote Proctored Internet Based Test IBT
Paper Based Test PBT
Computer Based Test CBT
Essential documents to be made ready
 Before starting to fill up the MAT registration form, keep ready with the following
 Valid Email ID (the email should remain valid for at least 1 year)
 Image of scanned photograph in jpg / jpeg format. File size should not less than 10 KB and
more than 50KB
 Image ofscanned signature in jpg /jpeg format. File size should not less than 5KB and more than
 20KB
 Debit /Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm Wallet details
 Personal details
 Educational qualification details
New Candidate to Create Log In
 New Candidate to visit the website: and click on Register button to register
yourself for MAT.
 Fill the details to create Log In. Youmust have a valid email ID andmobile number for applying
online to receive the OTP for email ID and mobile number verification.
 Press the “Register” button, a verification link will be send to your email id; click the
 “Verify” tab to verify yourself. This tab shall take you to your dashboard for MAT.
 The confirmation message along with account detailsfor your reference will be sent on your
 email after verification.
In case of existing Candidate: The candidate can log in to their account to complete the
registration process. Already logged in candidate may visit
and login by clicking on the “Login” button. Alternatively, you may click on the “Login” tab in the
account details e-mail you have received to visit the dashboard as and when required.
Note: Kindly note the Email-ID and Password entered by you while creating the account will be used in
this login tab to open the dashboard.
T Test Mode
and signature
MI Choices Payment
& Experience
STEP 1: Test Mode Details
You shall be given an option of selecting at least one and maximum of two test modes in
Step 1 of the application form.
STEP 2:Upload Photo and Signature
Upload Photograph - Photograph must be a recent passport size color photo. Make
sure that the colored photo is taken against a light colored, preferably white background,
and has no harsh shadows. If you wear glasses, make sure that there are no reflections and
your eyes are clearly seen. Also, ensure that both ears are visible in the photo. Caps, hats and
dark glasses are not acceptable in the photograph. Religious headwear is allowed but it must
not cover your face.
The photo image file should only be in .jpg or .jpeg format. Size of file should not be less
than 10KB and more than 50KB.
Upload Signature - Sign on white paper with Black ink pen and scan it. Please scan the
signature area only and not the entire page. Please note that this signature would appear
on the Admit Card, and if it does not match the signature on the answer sheet at the time
of the written test and at the time of Interview, the candidature will be cancelled. The
image should only be in .jpg or .jpeg format. Size of file should not be less than 5KB and
more than 20KB.
Photograph must be a recent passport size color photo. Make sure that the colored photo
is taken against a light colored, preferably white background.
STEP 3: Choose Management Institutes (MI)
 Candidates opting for Double test modes will have the benefit of selecting additional
2 MIs for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 MIs i.e.,
they can select 7 MIs in total. Candidate needs to pay INR 118/- (Including 18%GST)
on selecting extra MI.
STEP 4: Make Payment
 After selecting MI choices, you shall be directed to the payment page.
NOTE: Payment ofregistration fee can be made through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking /
STEP 5: Fill Personal Particulars, Qualification & Experiences
 Fill the details on the online registration form. Since your eligibility will be screened
based on the information furnished by you, you are required to exercise sufficient care
to correctly furnish the personal details, your Qualification details, etc.
STEP 6: View/Download Registration form
Candidate can preview the form before submitting the application form and can take print
out of the same for their record.
Additional Options
A successful registered candidate can perform below actions:
Update details if required: Candidate can edit details except Name, DOB, Email and mobile
number after downloading and reviewing the registration form.
Upgrade Exam: Candidate can upgrade their already opted exam mode to available options
among Double IBT, IBT + CBT, PBT+IBT, CBT + PBT, CBT + CBT with an additional fee of INR
Additional MI Choices: Candidate can select as many as MIs with an additional fee of INR
118/- (Including 18%GST) per MI choice.
MAT Admit Card for IBT/PBT/CBT
 All provisionally registered candidates for MAT have to download their Admit Card
from their applicant dashboards for MAT as per the schedule given on the website.
 The admit card will NOT be sent by post or email.
Candidates are advised to regularly check AIMA website for updates.

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MAT is an objective type test designed and developed to ascertain the aptitude of the candidates to
undergo Post Graduate Programme in Management.
Aptitude is the potential of an individual to perform
subsequent to proper training. Therefore MAT is designed to identify the potential. It is tested and perfected over a decade.
The MAT has five sections, each section having forty
questions. The total 200 questions are to be attempted
over 150 minutes. The test structure is given below:
Section Section Name No of Time
No. Questions Suggested
I Language Comprehension 40 30
II Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 30
III Mathematical Skills 40 40
IV Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
V Indian & Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

The MAT syllabus is not predefined for each section, but it generally encompasses the above-mentioned topics. It's essential for candidates to thoroughly understand and practice these subjects to perform well on the exam. Additionally, staying updated with current events and general knowledge is crucial for scoring well in the Indian and Global Environment section.

Candidates are advised to refer to official MAT preparation materials, previous years' question papers, and recommended study resources to understand the syllabus comprehensively and prepare effectively for the exam. Additionally, enrolling in coaching programs or online courses tailored for MAT preparation can also be beneficial in covering the syllabus thoroughly and gaining confidence for the exam.

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  • Paper Based Test (PBT)
  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Internet Based Test (IBT)
Test Mode Test Date Registration Ends

Availability of Admit Card

PBT 25-Feb-24 20-Feb-24 22-Feb-24
CBT 10-Mar-24 5-Mar-24 8-Mar-24
IBT 24-Feb-24 21-Feb-24 22-Feb-24
IBT 3-Mar-24 29-Feb-24 1-Mar-24
IBT 8-Mar-24 5-Mar-24 6-Mar-24
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MAT 2024 Feb Session Registration (Open), Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Question Papers, Preparation, Cut off. MAT 2024: The last date to submit MAT 2024 application form is Feb 20 for the PBT exam and March 5 for the CBT exam. For the IBT mode exams, the last date for registration is March 5, 2024.

For MAT 2024, the registration process began on December 23, 2023, and the exam dates are set for various modes: Paper-based Test (PBT) on February 25, Computer-based Test (CBT) on March 10, and Internet-based Test (IBT) on several dates including February 24, March 3, and March 8, 2024. The syllabus covers Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Indian and Global Environment, Mathematics Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and English Comprehension. Preparation tips include following the exam pattern, studying the complete syllabus, choosing the best preparation books, and practicing with previous years' question papers. The scorecard will be valid for one year, and there's no age limit for applicants.

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The MAT (Management Aptitude Test) counseling process typically involves several steps for candidates who have cleared the exam and wish to pursue management education in institutes accepting MAT scores. Here's a general outline of the counseling process:

  1. Declaration of Results: After the MAT exam is conducted, the results are declared within a few weeks. Candidates can check their scores online.

  2. Selection of Institutes: Candidates need to research and shortlist the management institutes that accept MAT scores. These institutes may have different cutoff scores and admission criteria.

  3. Application to Institutes: Candidates need to apply to the institutes of their choice based on their MAT scores. Each institute may have its own application process and deadlines.

  4. GD/PI Rounds (if applicable): Some institutes may require candidates to appear for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds as part of the selection process. Candidates need to prepare for these rounds and attend them as scheduled.

  5. Allotment of Seats: Based on the MAT scores, application details, and performance in GD/PI rounds (if applicable), institutes will allot seats to candidates. The allocation process may vary from institute to institute.

  6. Document Verification and Admission: Once seats are allotted, candidates need to visit the respective institutes for document verification and admission formalities. They need to submit all required documents and pay the admission fees as per the institute's instructions.

  7. Waitlist Movement (if applicable): In case some candidates do not take admission or vacate their seats, institutes may conduct further rounds of seat allotment from the waitlist. Candidates on the waitlist may get a chance to secure admission based on their position.

  8. Final Admission Confirmation: After completing all formalities, candidates receive final confirmation of admission from the institute. They may be provided with further instructions regarding the commencement of classes, orientation programs, etc.

It's important for candidates to stay updated with the counseling schedule, deadlines, and requirements of the institutes they are interested in. Additionally, they should be prepared for GD/PI rounds (if applicable) and ensure they have all necessary documents ready for verification during the admission process

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