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MAT Exam 2023 Latest Update: All India Management Association (AIMA) AIMA has released the MAT 2023 February sessions on the official website. The MAT PBT registration will be open till February 14, 2023. The registration for CBT exams for the February session is ongoing in online mode till February 21, 2023. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for MAT CBT 2 exam till February 27, 2023.
Click here to fill MAT 2023 February session registration form.
MAT PBT exam for the February session will be conducted on February 19, 2023. TheCBT 1 and CBT 2 MAT exams will be conducted onFebruary 26 and March 4, 2023. While applying for Management Aptitude Test, MAT 2023, candidates need to pay the required exam fee. MAT application fee for all candidates is Rs 1900/. Those who want to appear for more than one mode will have to pay an extra fee of Rs. 1150 per mode.
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MAT 2023: According to the MAT exam 2023 dates, the MAT exam for the February cycle will be held in multiple modes and over several days. Candidates would have the option to choose to appear in more than one mode of test. Candidates can download MAT 2023 admit card at the official website of AIMA, using their MAT registration number and roll number.
What is the MAT exam?
Management Aptitude Test ( MAT) is a national-level MBA entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT is held four times a year. The MAT score is accepted by around 600 B-schools across India for admission to their MBA and PGDM programs. This management entrance test is conducted in February, May, September, and December. Registration for the MAT February session has started.
Candidates who want to apply should meet the MAT exam 2023 eligibility criteria. Check the eligibility criteria before filling MAT February session application form. Apply for the entrance exam by paying the requisite fee and submitting all necessary documents before the closing time.
MAT exam 2023 is normally conducted in three modes -
1) Paper-Based Test (PBT)
2) Computer-Based Test (CBT)
3) Internet-Based Test (IBT)
As per the exam pattern of MAT 2023, the exam includes multiple-choice questions only. Around 20,000 candidates appear for every session in the MAT exam.
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MAT 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Management Aptitude Test|
|Short Exam Name||MAT|
|Conducting Body||All India Management Association|
|Frequency of Conduct||4 times a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1850 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online and Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
MAT 2023 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
08 Feb, 2023
Application - February session IBT-1 last date | Mode: Online
09 Feb, 2023
Admit Card - IBT-1 February session | Mode: Online
09 Feb, 2023
Application - February session IBT-2 last date | Mode: Online
10 Feb, 2023
Admit Card - IBT-2 February session | Mode: Online
11 Feb, 2023
Exam - IBT-1 February session | Mode: Online
12 Feb, 2023
Exam - IBT-2 February session | Mode: Online
14 Feb, 2023
Application - February session PBT-last date | Mode: Online
15 Feb, 2023
Admit Card - PBT-February session | Mode: Online
15 Feb, 2023
Application - February session IBT-3 last date | Mode: Online
16 Feb, 2023
Admit Card - IBT-3 February session | Mode: Online
16 Feb, 2023
Application - February session IBT-4 last date | Mode: Online
17 Feb, 2023
Admit Card - IBT-4 February session | Mode: Online
18 Feb, 2023
Exam - IBT-3 February session | Mode: Online
19 Feb, 2023
Exam - IBT-4 February session | Mode: Online
19 Feb, 2023
Exam - PBT-February session | Mode: Online
21 Feb, 2023
Application - February session CBT-1 last date | Mode: Online
22 Feb, 2023
Application - February session IBT-5 last date | Mode: Online
23 Feb, 2023
Admit Card - IBT-5 February session | Mode: Online
24 Feb, 2023
Admit Card - CBT-1 February session | Mode: Online
25 Feb, 2023
Exam - IBT-5 February session | Mode: Online
26 Feb, 2023
Exam - CBT-1 February session | Mode: Online
27 Feb, 2023
Application - February session CBT-2 last date | Mode: Online
02 Mar, 2023
Application - IBT-6 February session last date - Start Date | Mode: Online
02 Mar, 2023
Admit Card - CBT-2 February session | Mode: Online
03 Mar, 2023
Admit Card - IBT-6 February session | Mode: Online
04 Mar, 2023
Exam - CBT-2 February session | Mode: Online
04 Mar, 2023
Application - IBT-7 February session last date - Start Date | Mode: Online
05 Mar, 2023
Exam - IBT-6 February session | Mode: Online
05 Mar, 2023
Admit Card - IBT-7 February session | Mode: Online
07 Mar, 2023
Exam - IBT-7 February session | Mode: Online
AIMA has prescribed the MAT 2023 eligibility criteria for the candidates who are going to appear for the MAT examination. The MAT eligibility criteria 2023 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 out the application form.
- To apply for the examination, as per the MAT eligibility criteria 2023, 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 2023.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
All India Management Association (AIMA) commenced the MAT exam registration for PBT/CBT/CBT 2 mode for the February session in online mode. The registration for MAT PBT and CBT mode is ongoing till February 14 and February 21, 2023 respectively. The MAT CBT 2 registration will last till February 27, 2023.
MAT Application Form 2023- Web Browser Recommended
The following are the recommended web browsers to avoid technical glitches while filling out the application form,
- Google Chrome 3.0
- Internet Explorer 9 or above
Firefox - Latest Version
What to keep ready before filling out the MAT 2023 application form?
- Valid Email ID
- Scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format with size not more than 100 KB and not less than 40 KB
- Scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format with size not more than 40 KB and not less than 10KB
- Debit / Credit Card/Net Banking details
- Personal details
- Educational qualification details
How to fill out MAT Application form 2023:
- 1st Step: Register by providing the necessary details.
- 2nd Step: Login using email, password, and date of birth, and click on the “Submit” button.
- 3rd Step: Fill Registration Form & Choices for Management Institutes(MI).
- Candidates can select as many MIs on payment of an additional fee of Rs 118.
- 4th Step: Upload Photo and Signature - photograph (20KB to 150 KB) and signature (20KB to 150 KB)
- 5th Step: Make Payment of the registration fee through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.
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- 6th Step: View/Download the Registration form and take printout
- 7th Step: Update details if required. The candidate can edit a few specific details after downloading and reviewing the registration form.
Note: Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT have the added benefit of selecting 2 MIs additionally apart from the existing option of selecting 5 MIs. So they can select 7 MIs in total.
|OBC, General, SC, ST||Online, Offline||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 1850|
Data analysis and sufficiency
Intelligence and critical reasoning
India and global environment
AIMA conducts the MAT exam in both online mode and offline modes. Candidates can select the mode at their convenience. Knowing the MAT exam pattern 2023 is a must before appearing for the exam. As per the exam pattern of MAT 2023 the exam will have a total of 200 objective-type questions (multiple choice questions) divided into five sections –
- Language Comprehension
- Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
- Data Analysis and Sufficiency
- Mathematical Skills
- Indian and Global Environment
The duration of the exam is of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). Each section has 40 questions and each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Candidates are advised to strategize their preparation as per the exam pattern of MAT 2023. It will allow them to score better in the exam.
MAT 2023 Exam Pattern - Details
Total No. of sections
Five sections with 40 questions in each
Total No, of questions
MCQs with four options
Sections & Time Spent
To have insights on exam day, candidates need to take up the mock test of MAT 2023 by visiting the official website of AIMA. The major advantage of taking the MAT 2023 mock test will be that candidates will be able to access their own performance before the actual exam and are able to gauge and change their preparation strategy if felt necessary. IBT mock test will be available on the official website.
The PBT and CBT MAT admit cards will be available in online mode at the official website of MAT 2023 on February 15 and 24 respectively. The CBT 2 MAT admit card will be available from March 2, 2023. Students can download the MAT exam admit card by entering their registration number and date of birth. AIMA will not send a hard copy of the admit card to any candidate.
Details like the name of the candidate, photograph, signature, date of the exam, the name of the venue and address, etc. will be mentioned on the MAT 2023 admit card. The admit card is a must-have document as no candidate did not allow to appear for the exam without the admit card of the MAT 2023 February session.
How to download MAT Admit Card 2023 (CBT/ PBT/ IBT Mode):
Follow the steps below to download the admit card:
- Open the official website -mat.aima.in.
- Click on the "Download/ View --> MAT Admit Card" link on the menu bar.
- Enter your Registration Number, Date of birth.
- Click on the tab ‘Submit' button.
- Admit card of MAT exam will appear on the screen.
- Download it as a PDF file, then take a printout of the same and keep it safe.
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Details Specified on the MAT Admit Card 2023:
Following are the details to be mentioned on the admit card,
- Candidate's Name
- Photograph & Signature of candidates
- Exam Day Instructions
- Roll Number
- Registration Number
- Exam Mode & Date
- Venue of Exam
- Centre Code
- Reporting Time
MAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines (Not applicable for IBT mode)
- Candidates are advised to visit the exam centre one or two days prior to the exam to avoid last-minute confusion on the exam day
- Carry a pen with you if you are giving the exam in PBT mode
- Electronic gadgets like mobile phones, digital calculators, electronic watches, or any such items are prohibited, hence candidates must ensure they don't carry any such item with them to the exam centre
- A Digital photocopy of the MAT admit card 2023 will not be considered a valid ID proof
- It is mandatory for candidates to carry the original copy of the admit card.
MAT 2023 Exam Centers
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Documents Required at Exam
- MAT admit card
- Photo identity proof
- Passport size photograph
AIMA will release the MAT result 2023 for the February session in online mode around the third week of March 2023. Candidates can download the MAT scorecard on the official website -mat.aima.in. All test takers need to enter their registration number and roll number to check and download the MAT result 2023 for the February session from the official website. AIMA does not send any copy of the result to the candidates through email or post. MAT score is valid for one year.
More than 600 B-schools across India accept MAT scores for their admission process. Candidates are shortlisted first on the basis of their MAT score and called for the selection procedure – Writing test, GD, and PI. The selection rounds may differ from institute to institute.
How to check MAT 2023 Result:
- Go to the official website of AIMA.
- Search and click on the “MAT results” button.
- Choose the session of the test.
- Enter your registration number and form number.
- View the MAT scorecard by clicking on the submit button.
- The result will appear on the desktop/mobile/ laptop screen.
How to check MAT results through SMS:
The step-by-step process to check the MAT result through SMS is provided as under:
- Type "MAT" on the text message
- Followed type Application Number and Date of Birth (Ex - "MAT XXXXXX and XX/XX/XX).
- Finally, send it to 54242.
- You will receive your result through SMS later.
Details specified on the MAT Result 2023:
The scorecard of MAT 2023 comprises of the following details,
- Marks obtained in each section - Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills,
Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Composite Score & Indian & Global Environment.
- Overall Score of MAT 2023 exam.
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The B-schools which accept MAT scores will shortlist the candidates as per their prescribed cutoff criterion. The MAT participating institutes will release their cut-off of MAT 2023 as soon as MAT result is announced. Basically, the candidates who meet the cutoff criterion are shortlisted for the selection process.
The MAT 2023 cut off can either be in the form of percentile or marks. The cutoff score ranges from 250 to 700 vary from institute to institute. The cutoff depends on various factors including the Difficulty level of the test, the total number of test-takers, the total number of seats offered by an institute, etc.
MAT Cutoff - Participating Institutes
The cut off of MAT will be decided by the respective colleges/institutes based on that they will shortlist candidates for the selection/admission process. The MAT 2023 cut off will be released in the form of a percentile.
MAT Cut off - Scores
A written test, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) is a part of the MAT 2023 selection process. The writing test is also known as WAT (Writing Ability Test). Not all the MAT 2023 participating institutes conduct all three selection rounds. Final admission is offered on the basis of the candidate’s performance in all the rounds of the MAT 2023 selection process. Some institutes may also consider past academic records (marks in 10th, 12th, and graduation), work experience, and other achievements before offering the final admission.
MAT 2023 Participating Institutes
MAT scorecard is accepted by more than 600 B-schools. There are around 350 registered institutes under AIMA, that accept candidates' admission on the basis of MAT scores. Whereas, around 250 institutes that are not registered under AIMA also accept MAT scores for admission.
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 2023 are advised to check the process of each institute on the basis of their preference individually. Some of the premier institutes which accept MAT scores are given below:
MAT 2023 GD and PI Process
GD and PI are an integral part of the MAT selection process 2023 which is conducted by various participating institutes. These rounds are usually conducted to check the interaction & communication skills and self-confidence of the candidates.
These rounds are to check the candidate's knowledge of current affairs, his or her views on a certain topic or situation and, how s/he reacts or responds to the questions they are unaware of.
Candidates need to perform almost equally well in these rounds as a certain weightage is given to these rounds in the final merit list.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Admit card
- Passport size photographs
- Mark sheet and certificates of class 10, class 12 and bachelor's or master's degree (if applicable), work experience (if applicable)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:Is calculator allowed to use inside the exam hall?
No, the calculator is not permitted to take into the examination hall.
Question:What is the minimum bandwidth for a stable internet connection for IBT?
The minimum bandwidth required for IBT is 512 kbps.
Question:What is the dress code for MAT 2023 exam?
Candidates must be dressed up properly with an official settings and keep all required documents ready.
Question:At what time should I report at the MAT exam centre?
Candidates should report to the MAT exam centre one hour before the reporting time specified in your MAT 2023 admit card.
Question:What are the precautions that I should take at the exam centre?
- Sanitize your hands properly.
- Wear a standard/suitable mask to cover your nose and mouth.
- Keep distance from other candidates.
- Do not permit frisking by physical touch.
Question:What are the documents required to carry to the MAT 2023 exam centre?
The crucial documents that candidates must carry along to the exam centre include Self-declaration Form, hard copy of Admit Card, original Photo ID proof and Photo ID card issued by a recognized institution.
Question:What is the basic qualification for applying MAT exam?
Those who have done their graduation in any discipline are eligible to fill the application form of MAT 2023.
Question:Does SPJIMR accept MAT score?
Question:Is 70 percentile in MAT considered good?
There are certain B-schools of India providing admission to their MBA courses to candidates with 60 to 70 MAT percentile.
Question:Does any IIT accept MAT score?
Yes, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is the only IIT which accepts MAT score.
Question:How many students appears for MAT?
As per stats around 20,000+ candidates appear for every session in the MAT exam.
Question:What is the nature of MAT test?
As per the exam pattern of MAT 2023, here we provide a detailed version of it.
|Section||No. of Question||Time (Suggested) in minutes|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|Indian and Global Environment||40||15|
Question:What is the validity of MAT score?
MAT scorecard is valid for one year.
Question:What is the mode of MAT 2023 exam?
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted in Internet-Based Test (IBT), Computer-Based Test (CBT), and Paper-Based Test (PBT) modes.
Question:When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year? And qualification required for MAT?
AIMA conducts MAT exam four times a year in February, May, September, and December. Candidates should have done their graduation or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university.
Questions related to MAT
Does IIFM Bhopal take admission on the Basis of MAT Score?
Yes, IIFM Bhopal does take admission on the basis of MAT score for Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Management.
Can I apply for P.G.D.M admission with a valid score in MAT?
Yes. NSOM accepts the score of MAT and other exams too.
Does DY Patil accept Mat?
DY Patil Navi Mumbai offers postgraduate courses in a variety of schools, including Architecture, Ayurveda, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, and Management. Qualification exam: CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ AIET Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
Are MAT results accepted by IMI Delhi for the PGDM (Executive) programme?
Yes, MAT results are accepted for PGDM Executive) courses at IMI Delhi. For foreign nationals, only GMAT score will be considered for PGDM (Executive) admissions.
Is there a negative marking in MAT?
For inaccurate responses, there is a negative grading scheme of 25%. According to the MAT Exam Pattern, each erroneous response results in a deduction of 0.25 points. Therefore, applicants must pay close attention while they choose their answers from the question paper.