MAT 2021 Exam (February) - Result, Cutoff, Selection Procedure
About MAT 2021
All India Management Association (AIMA) has successfully conducted the MAT CBT mode exam on February 20. The result will be declared soon on its official website -mat.aima.in. Candidates can check the MAT 2021 result for CBT mode by entering their login credentials (MAT registration number along with the Date of Birth). For MAT PBT mode, the registration will be closed on March 1. The MAT exam date 2021 is also out. The Paper-based test (PBT) will be conducted on March 6, 2021, and the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) will be conducted from March 8 to 13, 2021.
Latest MAT Update: The MAT 2021 computer-based test (CBT) successfully held on February 20. MAT Result to be out soon.
As per the exam pattern of MAT 2021, it includes multiple-choice questions only. MAT 2021 paper-based exams and the computer-based exam were discontinued last year for the May and following session due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Around 20,000 candidates appear for every session in the MAT exam. In order to not miss any upcoming events one should also check MAT exam date 2021. Know all the details pertaining to MAT 2021 (February session) like eligibility, the MAT application form 2021, important dates, fee structure, and selection procedure.
What is the MAT exam?
All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test or popularly known as the MAT exam four times a year for admission to around 600 B-schools across India. MAT exam 2021 is a national-level MBA entrance test conducted in the month of February, May, September, and December.
MAT 2021 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)||1650 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online and Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
MAT 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
04 Jan, 2021 - 01 Mar, 2021
Application - PBT | Mode: Online Ongoing
03 Mar, 2021
Admit Card - PBT | Mode: Online
06 Mar, 2021
Exam - PBT | Mode: Offline
04 Jan, 2021 - 09 Mar, 2021
Application - IBT | Mode: Online Ongoing
05 Mar, 2021 - 10 Mar, 2021
Admit Card - IBT | Mode: Online
08 Mar, 2021 - 13 Mar, 2021
Exam - IBT | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
20 Feb, 2021
Exam - CBT | Mode: Online
16 Feb, 2021
Admit Card - CBT | Mode: Online
04 Jan, 2021 - 16 Feb, 2021
Application - CBT | Mode: Online
AIMA has prescribed the MAT 2021 eligibility criteria for the candidates who are going to appear for the MAT examination. The MAT eligibility criteria 2021 is the same for PBT, IBT, and PBT modes. MAT eligibility criteria comprises the academic qualifications, age limit and the nationality which the candidates must check before they start filling the application form.
- To apply for examination, as per the MAT eligibility criteria 2021, a candidates 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 2021.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
MAT online registration has begun for the February session and the candidates can submit the MAT application form on or before the last date in online mode only. AIMA has released the schedule for MAT Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT), CBT, and PBT modes for the February session.
MAT Application Form 2021- 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
What to keep ready before filling the MAT 2021 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 MAT Application form 2021:
- 1st Step: Register by providing the necessary details.
- 2nd Step: Login using email, password, 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 registration fee through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.
Remote proctored IBT
Double remote proctored IBT
PBT & CBT
- 6th Step: View/Download 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||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 1650|
MAT 2021 Syllabus
Data analysis and sufficiency
Intelligence and critical reasoning
India and global environment
AIMA conducts the MAT exam in both online mode or offline mode. Candidates can select the mode at their convenience. Knowing the MAT exam pattern 2021 is a must before appearing for the exam. As per the exam pattern of MAT 2021, 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, and 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 2021. It will allow them to score better in the exam.
MAT 2021 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 the exam day, candidates need to take up the mock test of MAT 2021 by visiting the official website of AIMA. The major advantage of taking the MAT 2021 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.
AIMA will release the MAT admit card for PBT mode on March 3. Candidates can download the MAT 2021 admit card by entering their registration number and date of birth. AIMA will release the MAT IBT mode admit card for the February session in online mode from March 5 to 10. AIMA will not send the 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 2021 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 2021 February session.
How to download MAT Admit Card 2021 (PBT, IBT, and CBT):
Follow the steps below to download the admit card:
- Open the official website -mat.aima.in.
- Click on the CBT admit card link on the web page.
- Enter 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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MAT admit card login window look likes the image given below:
Details Specified on the MAT Admit Card 2021:
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 2021 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 phone, digital calculator, electronic watch or any such items are prohibited, hence candidates must ensure they don't carry any such item with them to the exam centre
- Digital photocopy of the MAT admit card 2021 will not be considered a valid ID proof
- It is mandatory for candidates to carry the original copy of the admit card.
MAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- MAT admit card
- Photo identity proof
- Passport size photograph
Candidates will be able to check the result of MAT in online mode on the official website of the exam. All test takers need to enter their Registration number and Roll Number to check and download the MAT result 2021 for the February session from the official website. AIMA does not send any copy of the result to the candidates through email and post. MAT score is valid for one year.
More than 600 B-schools across India accept MAT score 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 2021 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 result 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 2021:
The scorecard of MAT 2021 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 2021 exam.
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 2021 after the declaration of the result. Basically, the candidates who meet the cutoff criterion are shortlisted for the selection process.
The MAT 2021 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 2021 cut off will be released in the form of a percentile.
MAT Cut off - Scores
A written test, Group Discussion (GD), and a Personal Interview (PI) is a part of the MAT 2021 selection process. The writing test is also known as WAT (Writing Ability Test). Not all the MAT 2021 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 2021 selection process. Some institutes may also consider the past academic records (marks in 10th, 12th, and graduation), work experience, and other achievements before offering the final admission.
MAT 2021 Participating Institutes
MAT scorecard is accepted by more than 600 B-schools. There are around 350 registered institutes under AIMA, that accept candidate's admission on the basis of MAT scores. Whereas, around 250 institutes which are not registered under AIMA also accept MAT score for admission.
Every participating institute has its own admission/selection procedure which generally includes a WrittenAbility 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. Some of the premier institutes which accept MAT scores are given below:
MAT 2021 GD and PI Process
GD and PI are an integral part of MAT selection process 2021 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: When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for MAT?
AIMA conducts MAT 4 times a year in February, May, September, and December. Candidates should have done their graduated in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent.
Question: What is the mode of MAT 2021 exam?
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) February session will be conducted in Internet-Based Test (IBT) CBT and PBT modes.
Question: What is the validity of MAT score?
MAT scorecard is valid for one year.
Question: What is the nature of MAT test?
As per the exam pattern of MAT 2021, 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: How many students appears for MAT?
As per stats around 20,000 candidates appear for every session in the MAT exam.
Question: Does any IIT accept MAT score?
Yes, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is the only IIT who accept MAT score.
Question: Is 70 percentile good in MAT?
There are certain B-schools of India, who can approve admission into MBA programme with 60 to 70 percentile in MAT.
Question: Does SPJIMR accept MAT score?
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 2021.
Question: What are the documents required to carry to the MAT 2021 exam centre?
Without some valid documents, candidates are not allowed to enter into the exam centre such as a Self-declaration Form, Admit Card copy, an original Photo ID proof and Photo ID card issued by a recognized institution.
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: At what time should I report at the MAT exam centre?
Candidates should report to the exam centre one hour before the reporting time specified in your MAT 2021 admit card.
Question: What is the dress code for MAT 2021 exam?
Candidates must be dressed up properly with an official settings and keep all required documents ready.
Question: What is the minimum bandwidth for a stable internet connection for IBT?
The minimum bandwidth required for IBT is 512 kbps.
Question: Is calculator allowed to use inside the exam hall?
No, the calculator is not permitted to take into the examination hall.
Question: When will the MAT 2021 application form for February session released?
The MAT application form for the February session has been released in online mode on January 4.
Questions related to MAT
As read on the website, GK section marks are not included in the total percentile for MAT. So will the negative marking of GK section affect the overall paper or not
While themarksof theGK sectionarenotconsidered while calculating the MAT percentile, however, a number of MAT institutions consider candidate'sGKscore in the second round. Further, a few B-Schools accepting MAT scores have sectional cutoffs forGK. Thus, you will do wellnotto take thissectionlightly.
The GK Section in MAT is not counted for final percentile or composite score calculation. However you will get an edge during the GD/PI process, if you have a decent score in MAT GK Section.
Hello. I wil be appearing for MAT PBT 2021. Also, for IBT mode. I wanted to know which result will be accepted by b-schools. Is it based on the best score out of all or the last attempted test score
Mat examination will be conducted in three different phases Online/Computer Based Test (CBT), Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) and Offline/Paper Based Test(PBT).
There are many top B schools that accept mat score card some of them are listed below :
- XIME Bangalore
- BIMTECH Greater Noida
- International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune
- Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune
- Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini, Delhi
- Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida
- New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi
- IMS Ghaziabad
- Christ University
I hope this helps.
sir, I completed my graduation(B.A.) from Calcutta university last year. but I didnt get a 50% number on my graduation. so can I able to get The OPEN MAT exam? I am a general category.
According to the eligibility criteria for IGNOU OPENMAT MBA 2021 it states that Candidates willing to apply must have graduated from a recognized educational institution with minimum 50 percent marks for general category and 45 percent for reserved category.
I am sorry to say that if you belong to the general category and do not have 50% minimum then you are not eligibile.
please refer to the following link for more details:
What is the last approx score is required to clear the open mat exam ?
OPENMAT is a national level entrance exam for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses offered at the School of Management Studies, IGNOU. The cut-off for OPENMAT is decided by IGNOU. However, the minimum marks required to get admission to any of the management programmes offered by IGNOU, the student has to score at least 60% - 70%.
is all the IIM are accepting the addmission through mat, because in IIM Raipur is not accepting the mat
Ashish, IIMs do not accept MAT scores. Admission to IIMs is only done through CAT scores followed by WAT and PI rounds. There are many other colleges in India which accept MAT scores such as:
- UPES, Dehradun
- SPJIMR, Mumbai
- Christ University
- VIT, Vellore
- NIT Wrangal
- New Delhi Institute of Management
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