MAT 2021: Registration Started May-June Session, Admit Card, Exam Date, Result, Score Card
MAT 2021: Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level MBA entrance exam for admission to over 800 B-schools across India. AIMA has commenced the MAT 2021 registration for IBT/ PBT/ CBT mode for the May session on March 30 in online mode at mat.aima.in. As per the schedule, the Last date to register for AIMA MAT PBT mode is May 24, MAT IBT mode is June 6, and MAT CBT mode is June 7. MAT exam is conducted in paper-based, computer-based, and remote proctored internet-based mode. Read the article to know all the details about MAT exam 2021, MAT application form 2021, admit card, result dates, and more.
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MAT 2021: Exam Overview
Name of the exam
Management Aptitude Test( MAT)
All India Management Association (AIMA)
|Exam Frequency||Four times a year;|
Mode of the exam
|Exam Fees||Rs 1,650|
Duration of the exam
2 hours and 30 minutes
Total number of questions
Multiple Choice based questions(MCQs)
|Exam Purpose||Admissions to 800+ MBA Colleges in India|
|Number of Test Cities|
Exam Helpdesk No
011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100
MAT 2021 is conducted four times a year. The AIMA MAT 2021 will be conducted on different modes and dates. The MAT IBT mode will be conducted in two slots: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Candidates can check the important dates of MAT exam 2021 from the table given below:
MAT 2021 May Dates - PBT & CBT Mode
|PBT dates||CBT Dates|
MAT application form 2021 release date
|March 30, 2021|
March 30, 2021
Last date to fill MAT application form
|May 24, 2021|
June 7, 2021
MAT 2021 admit card release date
|May 26, 2021|
June 10, 2021
MAT 2021 exam date
|May 30, 2021|
June 13, 2021
MAT May 2021 Dates - IBT Mode
|Test Date||Slots Timing||Last Date of Registration||Issue of Admit Card|
|June 6, 2021||10.00 am to 12.30 pm|
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
|June 2, 2021||June 3, 2021|
|June 8, 2021||10.00 am to 12.30 pm|
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
|June 4, 2021||June 5, 2021|
|June 10, 2021||10.00 am to 12.30 pm|
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
|June 6, 2021||June 7, 2021|
The eligibility criteria of MAT 2021 specifies a certain set of requirements that candidates need to meet before applying for the MAT exam 2021. These criteria consist of academic qualifications, age limit, and other factors. Candidates can check AIMA MAT 2021 eligibility criteria below:
Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university
Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for MAT 2021 exam
The candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the AIMA MAT entrance exam
- There is no provision for the upper age limit while appearing for the MAT exam.
MAT registration form 2021 for the May exam session has opened on March 30, 2021, in an online mode on the official website of AIMA. As per the schedule, the Last date to register for MAT PBT mode is May 24, MAT IBT mode is June 6, and MAT CBT mode is June 7. Before filling the application form for MAT 2021, candidates need to register themselves in order to create a user ID and password. AIMA MAT application form filling process includes filling up the basic personal details, academic qualifications, uploading scanned documents like photographs and signatures, and hence paying the application fee. Candidates can follow the below-given steps in order to fill MAT application form 2021.
MAT registration 2021- Documents required
Candidates will be required to keep the following documents ready with them prior to filling the application form of MAT 2021.
- Scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg for and file size should not less than 40 KB
- Scanned signature in jpg/jpeg for and file size should not less than 10 KB
- Debit/ credit card or net baking details to pay the application fee for MAT exam 2021
- Past academic qualification certificate and proof
Steps to fill AIMA MAT Application Form 2021
Visit the official website of AIMA
Candidates need to register first and create a User ID and password to login successfully
After logging in with their respective credentials, candidates will have to select the MAT exam mode, their test city preference, mode of payment and process the payment
Make payment via online mode (Credit/ Debit card/ Net banking )
Upload scanned copy of the photograph (20KB to 150 KB) and signature (20KB to 150 KB)
Candidates will have to choose preferred colleges out of the list of participating colleges under MAT 2021 exam
Click on the ‘Submit’ button for final submission
Download the registration form and keep for future reference purpose
MAT 2021 Application Fee
Check the table below to know the paper-wise MAT exam 2021 application fee. Payment can only be made online by credit/ debit card or net banking.
|Details||Amount (in Rs)|
|Paper-Based Test (PBT)||Rs 1,650|
|Computer Based Test (CBT)||Rs 1,650|
|Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)||Rs 1,650|
|Both PBT & CBT Mode||Rs 2,750|
The exam pattern of MAT 2021 as prescribed by AIMA consists of five sections. These sections are- Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning. The AIMA MAT test pattern for both computer-based and paper-based tests is the same. As per the MAT exam pattern, the exam consists of a total of 200 multiple choice questions which have to be solved in 2 hours 30 minutes. Each section has been allotted a time limit. Get all the details of the MAT pattern here to understand test structure, subject-wise weightage, marking scheme, etc.
Exam Pattern of MAT 2021
Number of Questions
Sectional Time Limit
Data analysis and sufficiency
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Indian and Global environment
MAT Marking Scheme
Every section of the MAT question paper carries an equal weightage of 40 marks
For each correct answer, one mark is awarded
For each wrong attempt, 0.25 marks are deducted
No marks are deducted for unanswered questions
Knowing the complete syllabus of the MAT entrance exam 2021 is important as it will enable candidates to prepare well. Based on the previous year’s exam pattern, MAT exam 2021 will follow the same section areas from which questions will be asked. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of the exam below:
Language Comprehension: This section has two parts Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Topics in this section include Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Antonyms & Synonyms, Word Substitution, Idioms/Phrases, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Correction, Para Jumble, and Reading Comprehension.
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: This section carries questions from Analytical and Logical Reasoning topics. Topics include Family Tree, Course of Action, Arrangement, Pie Chart, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Strong Arguments, and Weak Arguments, Puzzles, Series, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding, Visual Reasoning, Syllogisms, and Graphs.
Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency: This section is divided into two parts – Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency. Topics in this section include Line Graph, Bar Graph, Caselet, Pie Chart, Data Comparison, Quantitative Comparison, and Data Sufficiency.
Mathematical Skills: The Mathematical Skills section is what is known as Quantitative Aptitude in other MBA entrance exams. In this section, questions are asked from various topics of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, and Modern Maths.
Indian & Global Environment: The Indian & Global Environment or GK section includes questions from Current Affairs and Static GK. Although this section carries 40 marks, it is not counted to determine a candidate's MAT score and percentile.
Prior to appear for MAT exam attempt, it is must to decide in which month they are going to take MAT. If a candidates want to appear for MAT May or further attempt then it is the right time to start preparation for MAT exam. While preparing for MAT, it can be managed by self-study and also include previous year MAT question paper at the time of MAT preparation.
AIMA will release the admit card of MAT 2021 in online mode on its official website. Only candidates who successfully register for the MAT exam 2021 exam along with the payment of the exam fee, will be able to download the MAT admit card. The admit card of MAT 2021 can be downloaded by entering the login credentials. Candidates must keep in mind that authorities will not send MAT 2021 admit card through the post. In case candidates find any mistakes in the admit card, they can get in touch with the authorities to get the mistakes rectified.
Login Image to download MAT Admit Card 2021
Details mentioned in MAT admit card 2021
Name of the candidate
Date of Birth of the candidate
Registration number allotted to the candidate
Photograph of the candidate
Exam date and time
Test centre address allotted to candidates
Test centre barcode
Instructions related to the exam
MAT 2021 Exam Day Guidelines
Candidates need to follow some guidelines on the exam day of MAT 2021. The instructions are as follows:
Candidates must report to the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the examination.
Candidates are not allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, Any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Earphone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Camera, Tape Recorder, any metallic item or electronic gadgets, etc. in the examination room/ hall.
Candidates must bring the following documents on the day of examination to the test centre.
Print copy of admit card downloaded from AIMA’s website.
One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should be taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at the centre during the MAT exam Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid, and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/Aadhaar Card (with the photograph)/ ration card.
PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under the PwD category.
MAT Mock Test 2021
To have detailed insights into the MAT exam, candidates will be able to access the mock test of MAT 2021 by visiting the official website of AIMA. The major advantage of taking the MAT 2021 mock test is that candidates will be able to assess their performance before the actual exam. After a thorough analysis of their score and other factors, they can strategize their preparation accordingly.
MAT Exam Centres 2021
AIMA releases the list of MAT exam centres every year. MAT 2021 exam centres are the cities where students have to report to appear for the exam be it a paper-based test or computer-based exam. The exam centres for AIMA MAT exam 2021 have to be selected while filling the application form in the order of preference. Based on the availability of the centre, candidates are allotted the same.
MAT 2021 Test Cities- Paper-Based Test (PBT)
MAT Exam Centres- Computer Based Test (CBT)
AIMA will announce the result of MAT 2021 for the May session in online mode. Candidates can download their MAT result cum scorecard using their MAT roll number and registration number. The details that are mentioned in the MAT result 2021 are- personal details, section-wise scores, composite score, and MAT percentile. The scorecard of AIMA MAT is accepted by the various reputed B-Schools in India. The non-participating institutes may also consider the MAT score for providing admissions to the candidates based on specific cut-off marks and other admission parameters. It must be noted the MAT result 2021 is valid for one year.
What after the MAT result?
After the declaration of the MAT 2021 result, AIMA will send the scores to colleges, which candidates shall have selected in the MAT 2021 application form. The colleges will then shortlist and call candidates for further rounds of the selection process, which include Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
AIMA does not release any specific cutoff for the MAT entrance exam. However, the various participating institutes release their respective AIMA MAT cutoff on the basis of which they grant admission to students. MAT participating colleges determine a minimum percentile for shortlisting the candidates. This minimum percentile is called MAT cut off. Most of the top B-schools release usually above 90 percentile in MAT. Some of the factors on which the MAT exam cutoff depends are the difficulty level of the question paper, the number of candidates who appeared in the exam, and the total number of seats available in the institute.
MAT 2021 Expected Cutoff
|College||MAT Cut Off Range|
|BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized programs)||80-85|
|Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune||80-85|
|International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune||80-85|
|School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon||80-85|
|SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai||80-85|
|Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini, Delhi||80-85|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida||80-85|
|New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi||80-85|
|VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi||80-85|
|Christ University Bengaluru||80-85|
|VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore||80-85|
|IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise||75-80|
|AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore||75-80|
|Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune||75-80|
|St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore||65-70|
|J K Business School Gurgaon||65-70|
|GITAM Business School Hyderabad||65-70|
|GITAM School of Business Bengaluru||65-70|
|Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai||65-70|
|Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)||65-70|
The selection procedure of MAT usually consists of Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and or Written Ability Test (WAT). First, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of MAT score. Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection rounds at various participating institutes. Final admission will be done on the basis of performance in selection process rounds. Every participating institute has its own selection process. It must be noted that AIMA has no role in the selection of candidates for MBA admission through MAT.
There are more than 600 B Schools that offer admission based on the MAT exam 2021. All the colleges accepting MAT scores have been divided into four zones – East, West, North, and South. While filling the application form for the AIMA MAT entrance exam, candidates have to select five MAT participating institutes. In order to become eligible for admission in any of the participating colleges, candidates have to qualify the examination and score the required MAT cut-off marks of the institute where he/she has applied. Every participating institute has its own admission/selection procedure which generally includes a Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Candidates appearing for MAT 2021 are advised to check the process of each institute on the basis of their preference individually.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MAT 2021: Registration Started May-June Session, Admit Card, Exam Date, Result, Score Card
Question: How many times can we write the MAT 2021 Exam?
All India Management Association (AIMS) conducts MAT four times every year and there are no limits to individual attempts. So, candidates can appear four times in a year.
Question: What is the mode in which MAT 2021 will be conducted?
MAT 2021 exam is conducted both as a paper based, remote proctored internet based test and computer based test.
Question: Can I apply for both CBT, IBT and PBT?
Yes, an applicant can apply for both modes by paying the registration fee of Rs 2650/-
Question: How many questions are there in total in MAT?
There are a total of 200 questions in the MAT 2021 exam.
Question: What is the MAT 2021 exam duration?
The exam is held for a duration of 150 minutes.
Question: Is there a sectional time limit in MAT 2021?
Yes there is a sectional time limit in MAT 2021.
Question: What are the MAT 2021 exam centres?
MAT 2021 exam centers are the cities where students have to report to appear for the exam be it a paper based test or computer based exam.
Question: How can MAT 2021 results be downloaded?
Candidates can download their MAT result cum scorecard using their MAT roll number and registration number.
Question: How many management institutes participate in MAT?
The number of institutes participating in MAT varies from year to year. However for now there are over 600 B-schools that accept MAT scores.
Question: Is there a same admission criterion for each & every institute?
Admission criteria for every institute are different. However, the common process is weightage to MAT score card, group discussion and personal interview rounds.
Question: Are all participating colleges AICTE approved?
All management institutes participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved, University affiliated College, University Department.
Question: When MAT 2021 registration commence for May session?
AIMA has commenced the MAT 2021 registration for IBT/ PBT/ CBT mode for the May session on March 30. As per the schedule, the Last date to register for MAT PBT mode is May 24, MAT IBT mode is June 6, and MAT CBT mode is June 7.
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Questions related to MAT
yesterday i filled the form of MAT exam,, paid 1650 for IBT after that they said to choose 5 MI code and asking for money for the mi code,, for what they asked for money? any problem occur if i will not pay money for mi code?
There is no hard and fast rules for taking money on the option of colleges where you want to to take admission that's your choice. money is demanded then it is not i within the normal rules. M I codes which is related to the choice of colleges for admission there is no option for taking money in lew of getting the MI options that options are for you.
To KNow more you can click on the official website of All India Management Association that established in the year of 1988 and taking the mat examinations since that date.
I request the MAT Ebooks and sample papers of the last 3 years
studying by solving sample papers and previous years question papers is one of the efficient method of studying as it helps in the analysis of your study progress, which is identifying your weak points, strong points and topics which you need to revise a few more times. It also helps you get a clear idea of how the questions are expected to be asked in the examination.
Given below are some links where you can view and download the required textbooks and papers as per your convenience.
when i fill the form of mat exam i choose 5 mi choice, they want 118 rupees for each college,, this is for what? and what happen if i dont pay for mi choice? plz rply
All India Management Association is their conduct Management Aptitude Test or MAT on both PBT and CBT mode. The last date for registration is respectively may 24 and June 7. To be eligible for this examination you must should have complete your bachelor's degree or you should be on your final year.
During the form fill up, you have to choose your preferable management institutes for sending the mat score. In that place you can choose as many MI as you want with additional charge of of 118 rupees.
To complete the filling up process of the form you have to do that.
Click on the link below to know more
which is the best MBA college in odisha
The best MBA colleges in Odisha are:
- Utkal University
- Kalinga Institute of Technology
- Biju Patnik University
- Regional College of Technology
- KIIT School of Management
- Sikhsha o Anusandha
- Birla Global University,
THese are good colleges for MBA in odisha along with good infrastructure and faculties.
Hope it helps!!
Does CUSAT accept MAT scores for MBA?
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi (CUSAT) offers various courses in various disciplines and if you are seeking admission in MBA course then yes MAT score is considered by CUSAT for admissions to their MBA course. Let us have a look at admission procedure of CUSAT for MBA course :-
> Students have to apply for admissions on the official website of the University.
> Admission are offered to MBA programmes on the basis of scores of KMAT/CMAT/CAT/MAT.
> Based on the qualifying scores which are decided from the above exams, candidates also have to appear for GD and interview round and should clear it.
> Candidates have to submit their application forms along with requisite documents and payment of fees.
For complete details about Admission procedure of CUSAT for MBA course kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.