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What is MAT Exam?



The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test, conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), for admissions to MBA and equivalent programmes since 1988. From 2003 onwards Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved  MAT as a national level test. MAT is an objective test, designed to measure the candidate's general aptitudes in language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, Indian and global environment. B-School, national and international management colleges can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the scorecards issued to the candidates. MAT will continue to be your passport to over 600+ B-Schools across India.
Center for Management Services (CMS) is the specialised division of AIMA undertaking testing and other management services. Since 1988, these testing services have been in operation under the trademark All India Management Aptitude Testing Services (AIMATS). AIMATS has the unique distinction of being the first to be awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification for the range of services under its scope. AICTE in its mission to reduce the burden of students in attending to multiple examinations has launched the national level entrance exams for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE. MAT is usually conducted four times in a year. The exams will be generally scheduled in the month of February, May, September, and December. MAT is conducted in all major cities across the country and sometimes also in leading cities abroad. 

        MAT Information to Candidates for May 2022

Graduates in any discipline. Final Year students of Graduates Courses can also apply. Mode of Test (How to take the test) Candidates can take MAT as (i) Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or (ii) Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or (iii) Paper Based Test (PBT) or (iv) Paper Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (PBT+IBT) or (v) Double Paper Based Test (PBT) or (vi) Computer Based Test (CBT) or (vii) Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) or (viii) Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT)

                             Mode Of Test

(How to Take the test) NOTE : Candidate can opt for 2 IBT / PBT + IBT / 2 PBT / CBT+IBT / PBT+CBT tests by paying an extra fees of Rs. 1125/- in addition to Rs. 1850/-. Candidates can opting for 2 IBTs / PBT + IBT / 2 PBT / CBT+IBT / PBT+CBT 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. MAT Application Fee


Essential Documents to be made ready for online registration.

1.Valid Email Id

2.Scanned image of photograph (10 to 50 kb)

3.Scanned image of signature ( 5 to 20 kb)

4.Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking details


              MAT 2022 Highlights

Full Exam Name

Management Aptitude Test

Short Exam Name


Conducting Body

All India Management Association

Frequency of Conduct

4 times a year

Exam Level

National Level Exam



Mode of Application


Application Fee (General)

1650 Rs [Offline] +1 More

Mode of Exam

Online and Offline

Mode of Counselling


Participating Colleges


Exam Duration

2 Hours 30 Minutes


         MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria


AIMA has prescribed the MAT 2022 eligibility criteria for the candidates who are going to appear for the MAT examination. The MAT eligibility criteria 2022  is the same for IBT modes. MAT eligibility criteria comprise the academic qualifications, age limit, and nationality which the candidates must check before they start filling the application form.

To apply for the examination, as per the MAT eligibility criteria 2022, a candidate must have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized institute or university.

Even final year graduation students from any stream can apply for the exam. AIMA hasn’t mentioned any age limit for the exam.

Interestingly, one can appear for the exam as many times as he/she wants.

There is no specific age limit for MAT 2022.


           MAT 2022 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

All India Management Association (AIMA) commenced the MAT exam registration for IBT/ PBT/CBT mode for the May session on March 29 in online mode. As per the schedule, the last date for MAT registration 2022 for PBT and CBT schedule 1 is extended till May 10 while for PBT/CBT schedule 2, it is May 23. For IBT mode, AIMA will close the MAT 2022 registration window for IBT on May 26.

MAT Application Form 2022- Web Browser Recommended

The following are the recommended web browsers to avoid technical glitches while filling the application form,

Google Chrome 3.0

Internet Explorer 9 or above

Firefox - Latest Version

                MAT 2022 Syllabus

MAT Exam will constitute questions from 4 topics of Language Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, and Indian & Global Environment. You need to have a thorough knowledge of these sections and must practice mock test papers to enhance your skills on these topics.


How many times can a person attend the MAT exam in a year?

The AIMA or All India Management Association conducts MAT 4 times every year and there is no limit to individual attempts,so you can appear for MAT four times in a year,

However most of the top B schools consider only the Dec or Feb edition of MAT so it is adviced to appear for the same



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