About MAT 2020

All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test or popularly known as MAT four times a year for admission to around 600 B-schools across India. MAT is a national level MBA entrance test conducted in the month of February, May, September, and December.  AIMA released the MAT application form 2020 in online mode on December 27, 2019 for the entrance exam conducted in February. MAT 2020 paper-based exam will be conducted on February 16, 2020 while the computer-based exam will be conducted on February 2, 2020.  MAT 2020 admit card February PBT mode will be available from February 11 while for CBT mode it will be available from January 28, 2020. MAT 2020 result for February session will be announced on February 29, 2020. Candidates will have the option to choose to write the exam in either or both the modes. The exam will include multiple-choice questions only. Around 20,000 candidates appear for every session in MAT exam. 

MAT 2020 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
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1550 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 935
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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MAT 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

29 Feb, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

16 Feb, 2020

Exam - PBT | Mode: Offline

27 Dec, 2019 - 12 Feb, 2020

Application - PBT | Mode: Online

11 Feb, 2020

Admit Card - PBT | Mode: Online

02 Feb, 2020

Exam - CBT | Mode: Online

27 Dec, 2019 - 30 Jan, 2020

Application - CBT | Mode: Online

29 Jan, 2020

Admit Card - CBT | Mode: Online


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To apply for MAT 2020, graduation in any discipline from a recognised institute or university is a must. 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 time as he/she wants. Candidates should check the eligibility criteria of MAT 2020 before applying  for the exam.

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Mode of Application : Online

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

The application form of MAT 2020 is available in online mode only. For the February session, AIMA released the MAT application form 2020 in online mode on December 27, 2019. The last date to fill the application form for paper-based test is extended upto February 12, 2020 while for computer-based test the last date to register has been extended to January 30, 2020. MAT 2020 computer-based exam was conducted on February 2, 2020 and the paper-based exam will be conducted on February 16, 2020.

What to keep ready before filling the 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:

STEP 1: Create Login
STEP 2: Login using email, password, date of birth and click on “Submit” button.
STEP 3: Fill Registration Form & Choices for Management Institutes(MI)
Note: Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT have the added benefit of selecting 2 MIs additionally apart from existing option of selecting 5 MIs. So they can select 7 MIs in total. Candidates can select as many MIs on payment of an additional fee of Rs 118.
STEP 4: Upload Photo and Signature
STEP 5: Make Payment of registration fee through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.
STEP 6: View/Download Registration form and take printout
STEP 7: Update details if required. Candidate can edit a few specific details after downloading and reviewing the registration form

Fee details: The MAT application fee for both the Paper-based test and Computer-based test was Rs. 1550. However, if one chooses to write the exam in both offline and online modes, the application fee was Rs. 2650.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC, ST, SC Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 1550

MAT 2020 Syllabus

Language comprehension

Mathematical skills

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 as per their convenience. Knowing the MAT exam pattern 2020 is a must before appearing for the exam.

As per the exam pattern of MAT 2020, the exam had 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 will be 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 strategizing their preparation as per the exam pattern of MAT 2020. It will allow them to score better in the exam.

MAT 2020 admit card for February session computer-based mode will be available from January 29, 2020 while for paper-based test it will be available from February 11, 2020 in online mode. The MAT 2020 admit card could be downloaded only in online mode. AIMA did 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 admit card 2020. The admit card is a must-have document as no candidate did not allow to appear for the exam without the admit card of MAT 2020 February session.

MAT 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Telangana Hyderabad
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bihar Patna
Delhi New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Karnataka Bengaluru
Maharashtra Pune
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Durgapur
Haryana Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Kerala Kochi
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • MAT admit card
  • Photo identity proof
  • Passport size photograph

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The result for MAT February session will be released on February 29, 2020.  Candidates can check the result in online mode on the official website of the exam. All test takers needed to enter their MAT Registration number and Roll Number to check and download the MAT February result 2020 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.

The B-schools which accept MAT scores will shortlist the candidates as per their prescribed cutoff criterion. The MAT participating institutes will release their cutoff after the declaration of the result. Basically, the candidates who meet the cutoff criterion are shortlisted for the selection process. 

The MAT 2020 cutoff 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 Difficulty level of the test, total number of test takers, total number of seats offered by an institute, etc.

A written test, Group Discussion (GD), and a Personal Interview (PI) is a part of the MAT 2020 selection process. The writing test is also known as WAT (Writing Ability test).

Not all the MAT participating institute conduct all three selection rounds. Final admission is offered on the basis of the candidate’s performance in all the rounds of MAT 2020 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 2020 GD and PI Process

GD and PI are the integral part of MAT selection process 2020. 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
  • Scorecard
  • Passport size photographs
  • Mark sheet and certificates of class X, class XII and bachelor's degree or master's degree (if applicable), work experience (if applicable)

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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 in a year in February, May, September, and December. Candidates should have done their graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent. 

Question: What is the mode of test?


Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted in both PBT and CBT mode.

Question: What is the Registration Fee?


  • For Computer-Based Mode (CBT)- Rs 1550/-
  • For Paper-Based Mode (PBT)- Rs 1550/-
  • For Both- Rs 2650/-

Question: What is the validity of MAT score?


MAT scorecard is valid for one year.

Question: What is the nature of MAT test?


SectionNo. of QuestionTime (Suggested) in minutes
Language Comprehension4030
Mathematical Skills4040
Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
Indian and Global Environment4015

Questions related to MAT

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will i get separate score crads for cbt and pbt if i appear for both? or the maximum or the average?

Vaishali Singh 16th Feb, 2020


You'll be getting a different score card for cbt and pbt.

U can apply to colleges from the score card which has higher score and percentile.

All the best.

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my mat Dec2019 composite score is 484.50 . what is my percentage out of 100?

Amal vijayan 15th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant...

your percentage of marks obtained in the examination can be found out by the following formula. you total marks obtained divide it by the total number of marks in the exam multiplied by the total number of marks in that examination will give you your percentage.

all the best


Im written in mat and cat exam.in these two exams I got very poor score below 30 percentile.please tell me some good b schools in low score acceptable colleges .

Sanjay Khandelwal 15th Feb, 2020
There is very less chance for you, with less score in b school admission. You can either contact them for management seats or see wheather they accept other state MBA entrance exam if yes then you can write and improve your score and get admission. But more chances will be in management quota only but never leave trying with this score.

I have 87 Percentile in CMAT and 93 percentile in MAT, however 51 PErcentage in graduation. Considering HR as a specialization, which colleges should I go for?

Vaishali Singh 14th Feb, 2020


Your percentile in both CMAT and MAT is good. Many colleges give a call at this percentile.

From MAT exam you can fill the following exams:

1- BIMM(HRD) ,Pune

2-BIMM, Pune

3- CHRIST,Bangalore

4- XIME, Bangalore

Through CMAT:




You can select any of these colleges according to the amount of investment you are willing to do and the location you need.

The best with this percentile your order of preference should be XISS, WELINGKAR,BIMM(HRD). These colleges will give a good ROI. Your focus should be on XISS as it is the oldest college and has HRM as a flagship program. Looking at the current placements scenario it is a good option with the percentile you have scored

All the best.


how do we keep track of time in MAT paper based exam? cuz I suppose we arnt allowed to carry watch inside

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Feb, 2020


see mat exam is a competitive exam and you need to really do fast in calculations to get a high score. now some times analog watches are allowed in the exam center. also you can ask the invigilator about the timing , and in exam center there is bell system, which announced after 1 hr have passed.

hope you may understand.

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