MAT Exam 2024: Registration Date, Eligibility Check Syllabus, Pattern & More

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Management Aptitude Test

MAT Exam: The MAT exam 2024 registration process for the May 2024 session has commenced. Candidates willing to appear for the MAT exam can fill in the applications online at the All India Management Association (AIMA) official portal. The exam is conducted for admissions to MBA or PGDM programs. MAT is a renowned entrance exam whose score is accepted by over 1,499 MBA colleges across India. Read all about the MAT 2024 exam details such as dates, syllabus for the exam, exam pattern,  process of registration, total application fees, cut-offs, and a list of MBA colleges accepting MAT scores for admission.

MAT Exam Details
Full NameManagement Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyAll India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam LevelNational
Exam frequencyFour times a year – February, May, September, December
Exam modePBT, CBT, IBT
Exam Duration150 minutes
Eligibility Graduation in any stream from a recognized university
Final-year graduation students can also apply
Candidates with CA, CS, or ICWA degrees can also take the MAT exam.
Exam feesINR 2,100
MAT SyllabusLanguage Comprehension,
Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and
Mathematical Skills,
Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning,
and Indian and global Environmental.
MAT Pattern200 questions 
No. of Test CitiesPBT Mode – 28CBT Mode – 35
Courses OfferedMBA/PGDM
Exam Helpdesk No.011 – 24645100 / 011 – 24617354 / 011 – 43128100
Exam Official Website

MAT Exam Latest Update 2024

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) enrollment process has officially begun today, marking the commencement of an exciting journey for aspiring management professionals. Note that the CMAT 2024 registration period began on March 29 and runs until April 18, 2024, providing ample time for all prospective applicants to complete their registrations and embark on their path towards academic and professional excellence. 

From April 19 to April 21, 2024, applicants will have the opportunity to utilize the form correction window, ensuring that all submitted information is accurate and reflects their qualifications and aspirations accurately. 

As the organizing committee diligently oversees the registration process, they will also make timely announcements regarding other CMAT registration-related activities, fostering transparency and accessibility for all candidates participating in this esteemed examination. Stay tuned for updates and guidance as you navigate this crucial phase of your educational journey.

MAT Exam Dates 2024

You can check the table below for the MAT exam 2024 schedule.

MAT 2024 Schedule & EventsTentative Dates
Registration Process for PBT23 Dec 2023 – 20 Feb 2024
Registration for IBT 123 Dec 2023 – 21 Feb 2024
MAT Registration for  IBT 223 Dec 2023 – 29 Feb 2024
MAT Registration for IBT 3Ongoing
MAT Registration Process for CBTOngoing
MAT Admit Card Download for IBT 1 22 Feb 2024
MAT Admit Card For PBT Download22 Feb 2024
MAT Exam PBT (February session)25 Feb 2024
MAT Application Starts IBT 229 Feb 2024
MAT Admit Card IBT 2 February session01, Mar 2024
MAT Exam IBT 203, Mar 2024
MAT Exam IBT 3 February session01, Mar 2024
MAT Exam IBT 2 03, Mar 2024
MAT Exam IBT 3 Application February Session05, Mar 2024
MAT Exam Application Last Date February Session05, Mar 2024
MAT Exam Admit Card IBT 306, Mar 2024
MAT Exam Admit Card CBT08, Mar 2024
MAT Exam IBT08, Mar 2024
MAT Exam CBT10, Mar 2024
MAT Exam ResultYet to be announced

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MAT Exam 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Consider the following eligibility criteria before planning to take the MAT Exam:

  • The candidates who have completed a graduation degree or some other equivalent degree from a recognized university are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates in the final year of their bachelor’s degree awaiting their results can also apply for MAT 2024.
  • No minimum aggregate requirement is set for MAT 2024 in graduation.
  • Candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS, or ICWA are also eligible for MAT exam.

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MAT Exam 2024 Application Process

The MAT application process is the same for all PBT, CBT, and IBT modes of examination. Check below the process to apply for the MAT exam:

  • Candidates have to open the AIMA-MAT website in a new browser.
  • Then enter the name, date of birth, email ID, mobile phone number, state, city, test mode, and password.
  • Candidates have to Click on ‘register’ to create a login account.
  • Candidates can select the preferred test mode (CBT, PBT, IBT) test cities and any five business schools.
  • Via debit/credit card, net banking, or e-wallet students can make a fee payment of INR 2,100 
  • Candidates have to fill out the MAT 2024 exam application form with relevant information
  • Then candidates have to upload a passport-size photo with a scanned signature on the form
  • After filing in the remaining fields click on submit.
  • At last, the acknowledgement will be shared in an email.

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MAT Exam Pattern 2024

MAT exam pattern is the same for all three modes. The exam duration is also the same for the three modes of test. The below table highlights the latest MAT exam pattern:

MAT ExamDetails
Number of sections
Mode of examinationPBT, CBT, IBT
Duration of exam200 minutes
Number of questions100 
Total Marks200
Number of questions section-wise40
MAT Marking scheme+1 for each correct entry-0.25 for each incorrect entry0 for not attempting a question
Language of paperEnglish

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MAT Exam Syllabus 2024

The MAT syllabus for 2024 encompasses a comprehensive range of topics across its five sections:

Subjects Syllabus
Language ComprehensionReading comprehension skills,
Para jumbles in the form of sentences,
Verbal Ability,
Antonyms and Synonyms,
Idioms and phrases, etc.
Data Analysis & SufficiencyTables testing,
Charts and Pie Charts questions,
Bar Diagrams and Caselet-based Data analysis question answers,
Venn Diagram and  Graphs Based queries
Mathematical SkillsAlgebra and,
Geometry based queries,
Trigonometry and Mensuration based questions, Number System, and
Percentages based queries,
Set Theory-based MCQs.
Intelligence & Critical ReasoningBlood Relation and Family Tree based queries,
Coding and decoding MCQs,
Numeric Grid, and 
Syllogism question answers
Indian and Global EnvironmentStatistics
GK and Science questions,
Technology, and Business,
Sports queries World News and Events MCQs.

How to Prepare for MAT Exam 2024?

MAT Exam requires good planning and extensive preparation as the level of the exam is of moderate to high difficulty level. It is advisable to begin your preparation in advance for optimum results. Some of the MAT 2024 preparation books are mentioned below:

Best Books for CMAT Preparation:

  • Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT/Bank PO/SSC by Bharat Patodi and Aditya Chowdhary
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Gautam Puri
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency by Arun Sharma
  • Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests by Peeyush Bhardwaj
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • Speed Mathematics: Do it Quick, Do it Right by Rajesh Kumar Thakur C
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R S Aggarwal
  • The Mega Yearbook: Current Affairs & General Knowledge For Competitive Exams by Disha Experts

MAT Exam Admit Card 2024

MAT admit card 2024 is released after a week before the exam. It can be downloaded from the official website of MAT from the scheduled date. To download the MAT 2024 admit card, the candidate will have to follow the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of MAT 2024:
  • Click on the ‘login’ tab
  • Enter your email ID, date of birth, and password
  • Click on ‘login’ to go to your dashboard
  • Click on the tab indicating the admit card
  • MAT 2024 admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and save it on your desktop

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MAT Exam Result 2024

Candidates can download their MAT 2024 results by using their login details. Follow the below steps to download the MAT result 2024:

  • Visit the official website of AIMA MAT:
  • Login with registration number and email ID
  • Select Exam Month
  • Click on the scorecard option
  • MAT scorecard will appear on the screen

MAT Exam Cut-Offs for MBA Admission 2024

Candidates with a cut-off of 85 to 99 are eligible for shortlisting for MBA admission. Here is the list of colleges accepting MAT Scores.

College For MATPercentile
Amity Business School, Noida
Christ University Bengaluru80-90
BIMTECH Greater Noida80-90
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai80-90
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini Delhi80-90
Indus Business Academy80-90
Institute of Management Studies (IMS)80-90
IPE Hyderabad, Institute of Public Enterprise80-90
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow85
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)80-85
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management80-85
IES Management College and Research Centre80-85
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai80-85

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When will the registration for MAT Exam 2024 start?

The MAT 2024 registration has already commenced.

Can I crack the MAT in 6 months?

Yes, one can crack the MAT exam in 6 months with an effective preparation strategy that includes focused syllabus coverage and weekly practising mock tests. 

Who conducts the MAT exam?

All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts the MAT Exam for admission to MBA/PGDM.

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