MAT Exam 2023 - Management Entrance Exam

  • By Bhavya Thakkar
  • 19 December 2022
MAT Exam 2023

AIMA (All India Management Association) organises the MAT Exam 2023. The MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a national-level entrance examination. It is conducted four times a year - February, May, September, and December. This particular test is held to provide admission to PG management programmes such as MBA and PGDM. After scoring a qualifying rank in MAT, you can apply for admission to over 600 business schools in India. Applicants can select from more than 50 exam locations.

Before you apply for the test, read this article to learn more about the MAT 2023 examination details, such as dates, registration, eligibility, curriculum, and more. It will help you strategize and prepare for your MBA programme.

MAT Exam Details

The following are the important points of the MAT MBA test that students should be aware of before applying:

Features

Details

Full Form of MAT

Management Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

AIMA (All India Management Association)

Level of Exam

National

Frequency of Exam

Many times a year

Duration of Exam

2 hours 30 minutes

Mode of Exam

IBT, PBT, and CBT

Exam Syllabus of MAT

  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Language Comprehension
  • Indian & Global Environment
  • Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
  • Mathematics (Quantitative Aptitude)

Language

English

MAT Exam Fees

₹1,850 (₹1,100 additional in the case of second test mode)

Exam Purpose

Getting admission to top-notch over 800 MBA colleges in India

Number of Test Cities

CBT Mode - 31

PBT Mode - 54

No. of Applicants

18,000 to 20,000 (approximate)

Exam Helpdesk Number

011 - 2461 7354

011 - 2464 5100

011 - 4312 8100

MAT Exam for MBA: Eligibility Criteria

The following are the fundamental eligibility requirements for the MAT exam for MBA:

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Students in their last year of study are also able to apply for MAT.
  • Applicants who have earned a professional degree such as CA, CS, or ICWA may also apply for the MAT test.

MAT Exam 2023 Dates

The dates for MAT 2023 exam for CBT and PBT are shown here:

For CBT Examination:

MAT 2023 Exam Events

MAT 2023 Exam Dates

MAT 2023 Application Availability

December 2022

Application Deadline

January 2023

Admit Card Releasing Date

February 2023

Exam Date

March 2023

Result will be Declared by

March 2023

For PBT Examination:

MAT 2023 Exam Events

MAT 2023 Exam Dates

MAT 2023 Application Availability

December 2022

Application Deadline

January 2023

Admit Card Releasing Date

February 2023

Exam Date

March 2023

Result will be Declared by

March 2023

The IBT MAT exam is conducted in two sessions: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The table below shows the IBT MAT exam dates:

Date of MAT IBT Test

Slots 

Final Date of Registration

Admit Card Issue

14 May 2023

Morning (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 

and 

Evening (4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

11 May 2023

12 May 2023

21 May 2023

Morning (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 

and 

Evening (4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

18 May 2023

19 May 2023

22 May 2023

Morning (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 

and 

Evening (4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

19 May 2023

20 May 2023

28 May 2023

Morning (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 

and 

Evening (4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

25 May 2023

26 May 2023

29 May 2023

Morning (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 

and 

Evening (4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

26 May 2023

27 May 2023

To learn about MAT results - its scheme of marking, cut-off, and analysis, you can refer to this blog for in-depth knowledge.

MAT Exam Registration 2023

The application procedure for the Management Aptitude Test is the same for the three modes - IBT, CBT, and PBT. The application form is filled out over the web. Applicants may complete the form for the MAT exam 2023 of their preferred exam phase on the official website of the AIMA. Applicants also must pay a sum of ₹1,850 (examination fees). 

Check out the following steps to apply for the MAT examination:

  • Launch a new browser and navigate to the AIMA-MAT website.
  • Go to https://mat.aima.in/ and choose the "Fresh Candidate to Create login" option.
  • Enter your name, birth date, cell phone number, email address, and password.
  • Duly complete the MAT examination form with the necessary details.
  • Choose your favourite exam format (IBT, CBT, or PBT, test cities, and 5 business schools.
  • You must upload a current passport-sized photo as well as a scanned signature.
  • To finish the transaction, pay the cost with a debit/credit card, an e-wallet, or net banking.

2023 MAT Admit Card

The admit cards of the MAT exam will be available over the web. On their official website, you'll find it for download. To download your hall ticket, applicants must enter their date of birth and registration number on the web portal's login page. The following are the methods to download your MAT exam admit card:

  • Navigate to the MAT 2023 webpage.
  • Visit the "Download/View" option.
  • Choose "MAT admit card". You'll get it by clicking the drop-down bar.
  • Punch in your birth date, email address, and password.
  • Get your MAT exam to admit card.

Guidelines for MAT Exam Day

Listed below are some important guidelines that you should follow on the day of your MAT exam:

  • Applicants for the MAT IBT mode should prepare a laptop/desktop and test their internet connection for a minimum of an hour before the exam time.
  • Applicants should dress formally for the MAT IBT mode and have their admit card and other papers ready for remote verification.
  • The MAT PBT and CBT are held from 10:00 AM -12:30 PM. Applicants must arrive at the exam center by 8:30 AM.
  • If taking the exam in PBT mode, applicants should bring a black or blue ballpoint pen.
  • Phones, calculators, electronic watches, and other similar items are not permitted at the exam centre.
  • Bring the original copy of your MAT exam admit card because a photocopy will not be accepted as legitimate ID evidence.
  • Bring the following documents to the MAT exam centre for CBT and PBT mode exams:
  • Two printouts of admit card
  • COVID-19 self-declaration
  • Valid ID proof
  • Caste Certificate (if necessary)
  • Name change proof (if any)

Conclusion

When compared to other national-level exams like CAT, IIFT, and XAT, the MAT is relatively easy. With 200 questions to answer in 150 minutes, applicants have less than a minute for each question. Thus, good time management is crucial here. If you stick to the prescribed time restriction, you will be able to finish the MAT question paper on time. 

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