MAT 2021: Updates, Application, Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility & Admit Card

MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test. Do you want to pass with exam with flying colors? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of MAT 2021 exam.

MAT 2021

In this post, readers will find the following details – MAT 2021 schedule, important dates, application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, counseling and admission process.

 

MBA and PGDM aspirants will benefit from this post. Come, let us take a closer look at MAT test-overview:

Name of the entrance exam:MAT (Management Aptitude Test)
Conducted by:AIMA (All India Management Association)
Mode of application:Online
Level:National
Frequency:Conducted four times a year (February, May, September & December)
Purpose:Admission into MBA and PGDM programs
Mode of examination:Online & Offline
Medium (language) of examination:English
Duration:2 hours 30 minutes
Number of questions:200
Marking scheme:1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking scheme:Yes (-0.25 marks for each incorrect answer)
Nature of questions asked:Objective questions

 

MAT is a national level entrance exam. It is a management entrance exam. The main aim of this course is to facilitate admission into PG level management programs such as – MBA and PGDM programs.

 

MAT score is valid for a period of one year. Bachelor’s Degree holders interested in PG education will benefit from this course. This entrance test will help them bag an MBA or PGDM seat in prestigious B-schools across India.

 

Our MAT guide can be divided into 6 sections –

  1. Section 1: Schedule and important dates
  2. Section 2: Eligibility criteria
  3. Section 3: Application process
  4. Section 4: Syllabus and exam pattern
  5. Section 5: Admit card
  6. Section 6: Post-exam activities (result, counseling and admission)

 

Let us check out section 1 –

 

MAT 2021 Schedule and Dates

EventDate
Online application process to start on3rd or 4th week of December, 2020
Last date to apply (offline test – pen paper based)1st week of February, 2021
Last date to apply (Computer based test)3rd week of February, 2021
Admit card to be issued on (offline exam – pen paper based)2nd week of February, 2021
Admit card to be issued on (CBT)3rd week of February, 2021
Date of examination1st week of March, 2021
Result to be declared on2nd or 3rd week of March, 2021

 

This examination is held 4 times in a year. AIMA will entertain applications from eligible candidates only. Thus, before applying for this test, one must make sure that he/she is eligible to apply for this test.

 

Come, let us take a closer look at MAT eligibility criteria –

 

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered eligible to appear for MAT, one must fulfill certain conditions set forth by AIMA. These conditions are both academic and non-academic in nature.

 

Academic requirements comprises of aspects such as – educational qualification and minimum aggregate marks. Non-academic requirements consists of aspects such as – age limit and nationality.

 

Come, let us take a closer look at each aspect –

 

Age limit

No age limit.

 

Number of attempts

No cap set by AIMA.

 

Educational qualification

  • Minimum educational qualification required is – completed Bachelor’s Degree course (any discipline) from a recognized college/university.
  • Candidates studying in final year of graduation program are also eligible to apply for this test. They must be able to provide proof of course-completion at the time of admission.
  • Candidates who have completed CS, CA, ICWA or equivalent professional course are eligible to apply for this test.

 

Work experience

No prior work experience required.

 

Let us move to section 3 and find out more about the application process –

 

MAT 2021 Application Process

Registering for MAT is quite easy. Candidates may apply for this test online. Let us check out important dates related to application process –

EventDate
Online application process to start on3rd or 4th week of December, 2020
Last date to apply (offline test – pen paper based)1st week of February, 2021
Last date to apply (Computer based test)3rd week of February, 2021
Admit card to be issued on (offline exam – pen paper based)2nd week of February, 2021
Admit card to be issued on (CBT)3rd week of February, 2021

 

MAT test is conducted in two modes – offline and online. Offline mode is the usual pen and paper based test. It is well known as PBT test. Online test is a computer based test. It is well known as CBT.

 

A candidate must choose his/her preferred mode of test. He/she may even apply for both modes!

 

How shall I apply, some of you may ask. Come, let us check out the step by step process –

 

Step by step registration process

  1. Visit the official website of AIMA.
  2. Search for register button and click on it.
  3. Register on the portal by entering basic details such as – name, email id and mobile number.
  4. After entering basic details, click on submit button.
  5. An OTP will be sent to your email id and phone number. Obtain the OTP and enter it on the website.
  6. After entering the OTP, click on ‘Verify and submit’ button.
  7. After verification is done, you will obtain your login credentials via email.
  8. You’ve become a registered member now. Access the website of AIMA and login using your credentials.
  9. Enter your personal and academic details in the application form.
  10. Choose your preferred mode of exam (CBT or PBT).
  11. Choose your preferred management institutes.
  12. Upload scanned images of your passport size photograph and signature specimen.
  13. Pay application fee. Candidates may pay online using credit/debit cards, net banking, UPI or payment gateways. One may even choose to pay offline (via DD).
  14. Check your application form. Make sure that it is filled correctly. Candidates may edit the form and make changes wherever required.
  15. After checking the form, click on save button and submit it.
  16. View your application form and take printout for future reference/use.

 

Application fee

Mode of examFee
PBT1550 INR
CBT1550 INR
PBT and CBT3100 INR

 

Candidates may pay application fee online or offline. They may pay it online through debit/credit cards, net banking, UPI or payment gateways.

 

When it comes to offline payment, they may draw a Demand Draft in favor of AIMA (All India Management Association), payable at Delhi. The DD should be sent to the below mentioned address (before the form submission deadline) –

 

Manager, MAT, AIMA Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003.

 

Documents required

While filling up the application form, a candidate must provide personal and academic information. He/she must also upload relevant scanned documents. In order to speed-up this process, a candidate may keep the following documents with him/her while registering for MAT –

  • Scanned image of latest passport size photo.
  • Scanned image of signature.
  • Academic certificates.

 

Guidelines for scanned images

DocumentFormatSize
Passport size photographJPG/JPEG40-100KB
Signature specimenJPG/JPEG10-40KB

 

Let us check out section 4 now –

 

MAT 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

MAT syllabus can be broadly classified into 5 sections –

  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Intelligence and critical reasoning
  • Data analysis and sufficiency
  • Indian and Global environment

 

Let us take a closer look at each section –

 

Syllabus

  • Language comprehension: Sentence correction and completion, verbal reasoning, reading, idioms etc.
  • Mathematics: Work and time, logarithm, ratio and proportion, mean, probability, geometry, statistics etc.
  • Intelligence and critical reasoning: Assumptions, visual reasoning, critical reasoning, arrangement etc.
  • Data analysis and sufficiency: Venn diagram, graphs, pie chart etc.
  • Indian and Global environment: Current affairs, geography, corporate events, international organizations etc.

 

Marks distribution

SectionNo of questionsMarks
Language comprehension4040
Mathematics4040
Intelligence and critical reasoning4040
Data analysis and sufficiency4040
Indian and global environment4040

 

Let us check out the paper format now. Here it is –

 

Exam pattern

Medium (language) of examination:English
Duration:2 hours 30 minutes
Number of questions:200
Marking scheme:1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking scheme:Yes (-0.25 marks for each incorrect answer)
Nature of questions asked:Objective questions

 

Let us check out section 5 now –

 

MAT 2021 Admit Card

MAT admit card contains the following important details –

  • Name of the candidate
  • Application or roll number
  • Mode of exam
  • Date and time of exam
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • General instructions
  • And more…

 

Admit card is an important document. Without a valid admit card, you won’t be allowed inside the exam center. In short, you must carry your admit card to the exam center.

 

AIMA is known to release MAT admit card online. Candidates may obtain their admit card by following these steps –

  1. Visit the official website of MAT.
  2. Enter relevant credentials and login.
  3. Once the admit card is released by AIMA, you will see it on screen after logging in.
  4. Download the admit card.
  5. Take printout for further use and reference.

 

MAT 2021 Result

AIMA is known to release MAT result online. Users may keep an eye on the official website of AIMS to check their result.

  1. You may follow these steps to check your result –
  2. Visit the official website of AIMA.
  3. Search for MAT result section.
  4. Access the MAT result section and choose the exam session/date that you are interested in.
  5. Enter your credentials where required.
  6. Click on submit button.
  7. Your MAT result and scorecard will be displayed on screen.

 

You may refer MAT scorecard and find section-wise score as well as overall score.

 

MAT 2021 Counseling and Admission

Once AIMA declares MAT result, the whole admission process kicks into action! Once the scorecard is released, various B-schools that accept MAT score will announce their cutoff score. Depending upon the declared cutoff and marks scored by him/her, a candidate may check whether he/she is eligible to apply for admission into a college or not!

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