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. 

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: 4 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: All India Management Association
Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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MAT 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

29 Jan, 2020

Admit Card - CBT | Mode: Online

27 Dec, 2019 - 30 Jan, 2020

Application - CBT | Mode: Online Ongoing

02 Feb, 2020

Exam - CBT | Mode: Online

27 Dec, 2019 - 09 Feb, 2020

Application - PBT | Mode: Online Ongoing

11 Feb, 2020

Admit Card - PBT | Mode: Online

16 Feb, 2020

Exam - PBT | Mode: Offline

29 Feb, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | 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 February 9, 2020 while for computer-based test the last date to register has been extended to January 30, 2020. MAT 2020 computer-based exam will be 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
ST, General, SC, OBC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 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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Soumya Kanta Sarkar 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Yashika,

First of all, a big congratulations for securing such a fantastic score in MAT. I hope your percentile have surpassed the 90 percentile mark. Your efforts have really paid of.

Now  coming to your query, SIMSREE Mumbai is one of the finest colleges in India. The cutoff percentile goes as high as 99.5 percentile for the candidates who are from outside Maharashtra as it has a domicile quota. SIMSREE accepts CMAT,MAT,CAT,MHCET percentiles . For MAT, you have to check whether it is accepting for the month in which you have appeared in.

Stating some facts about SIMSREE:

Average Package

10.97 lakhs per annum




Rs.67000 annually and Rs.2000 refundable library fees

The other colleges that you can go with your MAT percentile are:


Average package(in lakhs per annum)









VIT Business School






Though there are very few number of good colleges that happen to accept MAT score but the above mentioned ones are better than the rest. However, if you want to go to a top tier B-School, then you have to appear for CAT, XAT, CMAT, SNAP,etc.

I hope I have been able to solve your query. Do write to us if you need any othe help and we would be happy to help you out. All the best!!!


What are the other colleges form I can fill through MAT beside Balaji Pune? Recommend me the colleges either parallel to BIMM or better. Fees should not cross 10 L and Avg. package should be 5.5L to 6L atleast and ofcourse Job profile should be good as Want to take MARKETING SPECIALIZATION.

Shivika Tyagi 27th Jan, 2020
Here's the list of colleges according to your preference in which you can apply through Mat :-

1) Alliance Business School, Banglore
2) VIT Business School
3) Christ University, Banglore
4) Xaviers Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship , Banglore
5) Institute of Social welfare and Business Management, Kolkata.
6) Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

Hope,it helps you

i have been getting around 190-195 score in mock tests of c mat. i scored 9.2 in 10th and 95% in 12th (best four marks), i am a commerce graduate from deen dayal upadhyay college , Delhi university. i have worked with RBS for 1 year with this profile, will i make it to IMT nagpur or Hyderabad ?

Pranav Mishra 26th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

For IMT NAGPUR AND HYDERABAD Last year cutoff in CMAT was 90 percentile. Although they call everyone who have applied for their interview round but only those who have got more than 90 percentile in CMAT last year was selected so you should also try to get atleast 90 percentile in CMAT, We can't predict number and it's respective percentile before exam, So, I will suggest you to give as many mocks as you can and try to do all questions you know in exam correctly, Every question count.

So keep working hard.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


mat all india students cutoffs for pumba ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020


pumba is one of the prominent college of india to study mba course. as per previous years records a candidate should get more than 600 marks or score more than 98 percentile in mat exam  to get selected for pumba,

you may follow the below link to know in details,



Hi.. Im going to write Mat in may.. i just want to know what are the best colleges/b schools accepting may mat score ?!

Leon George 26th Jan, 2020

Hello Aishu,

The colleges/ B schools accepting May MAT score are-

  • Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore
  • Institute of Public Enterprise,  Hyderabad
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship,  Bangalore
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • VIT Business School,  Vellore
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune

I hope it helps

Thank you

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