Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003. Any B-School – national or international – can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates. The largest test of its kind in the nation, MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600 B-Schools across India.

MAT 2021: Exam Highlights

Given below are some key highlights of MAT 2021 exam the candidates must know before applying for it:

Features Details 
Exam NameManagement Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyAll India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyMultiple times a year
Exam ModeCBT, PBT and IBT
Exam Duration2 hours and 30 minutes
Exam Syllabus
  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Mathematics (Quantitative Aptitude)
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian & Global Environment
Exam FeesINR 1,650 (INR 1,100 additionally for second test mode)
Exam PurposeAdmission to 800+ MBA Colleges in India (approx.)
No. of Test Cities
  • PBT Mode – 54
  • CBT Mode – 31
Number of applicants18,000 to 20,000 (approx.)
Exam Helpdesk No. 011 – 24645100 / 011 – 24617354 / 011 – 43128100
Exam Website

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 CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam

How to Choose the Best MAT 2021 Testing Mode?
Making a choice among IBT, Paper Based and Computer Based tests depends upon various factors – your preference, Computer based or Paper based test solving skills among others.If you have good understanding – how to take and appear in computer based tests, navigation tools, scrolling of questions, choosing the answers and marking them and find that test taking is easier in computer based test, you could go for IBT mode.If you are in remote area, do not have good internet connection, are not well conversant with computers, internet technology, have confusion in navigation tools, it is better to go for paper based exam..

MAT 2021 December Exam: Easy MBA Entrance Test of 150 Minutes
MAT is an easier exam as compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others. The test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours. It has 200 objective type questions in MCQs form and the Question difficulty level is easy to moderate. The test paper is divided in 5 sections with 40 questions in each section. The sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.