MAT 2020


    MAT 2020 (December): Admit Card (Released), Exam Dates, Pattern & Syllabus

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    AIMA is going to conduct MAT 2020 December session from November 21, 2020 in IBT mode and on December 6, 2020 in PBT mode. Admit card for MAT December IBT session has been released on the official website. Candidates who did not appear for MAT Sept session or were not allowed due to COVID-19 pandemic, can appear for this session. Download MAT IBT Admit Card

    MAT 2020 September session result has been released on October 9, 2020. Candidates who had appeared for MAT Sept IBT and PBT mode can download their MAT scorecards.Check MAT Sept 2020 Result

    As per MAT 2020 Exam Pattern, it is a 2.5-hour long test having 200 MCQs. Each correct answer fetches 1 mark and an incorrect answer takes away 0.25 marks. MAT 2020 Syllabus consists of Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment sections.

      MAT 2020 Live Updates:
    • MAT 2020 PBT Exam Day Guidelines & COVID-19 Advisory issued by AIMA. Read Here
    • System Requirements for taking MAT IBT Mode, Check complete Specification. Read Here

    Table of Contents

    MAT 2020 Exam Highlights

    Conducting AuthorityAIMA (All India Management Association)
    Exam LevelNational
    Periodicity Four times a year (February, May, September, December); On seperate days for IBT, PBT and CBT mode
    MAT Official
    Mode of Application ProcessOnline 
    Mode of ExamPen Paper Based/ Computer-Based Mode and Internet Based Test (Internet Based Test can be taken from Home)
    Validity of MAT ScoreOne Academic Year (Individual scorecard with candidates photograph)
    Courses OfferedMBA/PGDM (Scores accepted by over 600+ B schools)
    MAT Helpdesk011-47673020 or (For any kind of query related to MAT)
      Caution Note:  AIMA has advised candidates to beware of fake websites on MAT charging extra fee for consultation and misleading candidates. Candidates should refrain from using any such website. Main official portal is  

      MAT PBT Dec Exam Dates (Released)

      Availability of MAT 2020 application form for PBT modeOctober 5, 2020
      Last date to registerNovember 29, 2020
      Availability of MAT 2020 admit cardDecember 1, 2020
      MAT 2020 examDecember 6, 2020

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      MAT 2020 IBT Mode Decemer Dates (Extended)

      Sr No.IBT Test DateSlotsLast Date for RegistrationIssue of Admit Card
      121 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
      17 Nov 2018 Nov 20
      222 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
      18 Nov 2019 Nov 20
      323 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      19 Nov 2020 Nov 20
      424 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      20 Nov 2021 Nov 20
      525 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      21 Nov 2022 Nov 20
      603 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      29 Nov 2030 Nov 20
      704 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      30 Nov 2001 Dec 20
      805 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
      01 Dec 2002 Dec 20
      906 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
      02 Dec 2003 Dec 20
      1010 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      06 Dec 2007 Dec 20
      1111 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      07 Dec 2008 Dec 20
      1212 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
      08 Dec 2009 Dec 20
      1313 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
      09 Dec 2010 Dec 20
      1415 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
      6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
      11 Dec 2012 Dec 20
      Note: As per the latest released AICTE circular, candidates can seek admission in management program on the basis of UG scores ONLY IF vacant seats are available. Priority will be given to candidates who have appeared and qualified management entrance tests.

      Why You Should Appear for MAT 2020?

      Students usually have this doubt about, which exams to appear for Management studies. Here are few reasons why a candidate should appear for MAT Exam.

      • There’s universal acceptability of MAT scores. Nearly all top management institutes(approximately 600 b-schools) in India accept MAT score.
      • The frequency at which MAT exam is conducted in a year is the most advantageous point of this exam. MAT is conducted four times in a year, which means granting candidates ample opportunity and time to prepare well and appear for exams.
      • MAT exam is conducted in both Online and Offline mode i.e. students comfortable with any of the choice have options to choose.
      • The score obtained by a candidate in MAT exam is valid for one year, meaning thereby that s/he can uphold the MAT score till a year.
      • While applying to MBA colleges through other management exams, candidates usually need to pay an amount to the institutes other than those shortlisted by the exam. However, that’s not the case with MAT as it allows to apply for free to any 5 MBA colleges in India.

      Download MAT 2020 Sample Papers

      MAT PBT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

      As AIMA will be conducting MAT 2020 Paper Based Test on October 3, 2020, the exam conducting body has issued guidelines for students ensuring not only their safety but also for the staff and guardians.

      Before entering MAT 2020 Exam Center, candidates need to:

      • Ensure physical distancing at the test centre entrance, different reporting times will be given to batches of candidates.
      • Candidates will have to fill the self-declaration form confirming that they do not have COVID-like symptoms and have not come in contact with anybody who has tested positive earlier.
      • Candidates will have to present the self-declaration form at the main entry. Candidates will be allowed to enter only if and after you submit the same.
      • Temperature of each candidate will be checked using thermo gun, and they will not be allowed into the test centre if their body temperature is higher than normal.
      • Candidates must not come to test centre in case they are sick or even having any symptoms of sickness such as fever, cough, cold, headache, etc.

      For more details on MAT PBT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines, Read Here

      MAT 2020 Admit Card 

      AIMA is in the process of releasing MAT 2020 Admit Card for paper based test on September 28, 2020. The document contains information like the medium of paper, date and time slot of the exam, roll number and photo of the candidate. If any sort of discrepancy or incorrect information is observed by the candidate on the admit card, she/he is advised to contact the official authority immediately.

      How to Download MAT Admit Card?

      Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the admit card:

      1. Visit the official website of AIMA
      2. A new page will open on the screen.
      3. Enter any one of the two- Application Number, Date of Birth and Name.
      4. Click on the “Submit” button.
      5. Admit card will get displayed on the screen.
      6. Candidates are suggested to take a printout of the admit card for further use.
      7. Admit Card will be checked and signed by the invigilator during the test.
      8. The upper half of the admit card will be handed over to the invigilator and the lower half to the candidate.
      Note: Admit Card for MAT IBT mode will release as per the test slot selected by the candidate.

      MAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

      Before thinking of appearing for MAT 2020 exam, one needs to be sure if she/he fulfills the criteria set by AIMA to appear for MAT Exam. Following are the points that outline the MAT 2020 Exam criteria.

      • Candidates who have completed or are in the final year of graduation in any discipline are eligible to apply for MAT.
      • Candidates with an equivalent professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA are eligible to apply for the exam.
      • Final year students can apply for the exam on a provisional basis and have to produce their mark sheet at the time of MAT counselling.  
      • Prior work experience is not mandatory. 
      • No specific limit on age to appear in MAT.
      • There’s no restriction on the number of attempts.
      • Eligibility for IBT mode is the same as in PBT and CBT mode exam in MAT. 

      Read More MAT Eligibility Criteria

      MAT 2020 Application Form

      MAT Exam Format

      Completing MAT 2020 Registration primarily involves three steps – Filling Application Form, Uploading Photograph & Signature and Payment of MAT Exam Fee. Candidates now have an addition mode option as internet based test in which they can apply.  Fresh registration for IBT mode was done following the same process. Here is how you can register for MAT in any mode:

      1. Visit MAT official website
      2. Click on “Apply for MAT 2020” to navigate to the registration page of MAT.
      3. Enter your name, mobile number, date of birth and email id to register. 
      4. Fill your personal and academic details in MAT 2020 Application Form.
      5. Upload scanned images, i.e., coloured passport size recent photograph and signature adhere to the prescribed format.
      6. Pay MAT application fee using either Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking or Demand Draft.
      7. Recheck all the information and submit the form.

      Must Read News MAT Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

      MAT 2020 Application Fee for IBT Mode 

      Mode of TestApplication Fee
      Internet Based Test OnlyINR 1650
      • There is no concession in fees for the reserved category.
      • In case a candidate has chosen Demand Draft, he has to make a DD in favour of “All India Management Association” payable at Delhi.
      • The DD should be addressed to the location given below on or before the last day of submission of MAT Application Form-

      Manager - MAT
      All India Management Association
      Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
      Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

      MAT 2020 Application Form Correction

      Often there is a chance of discrepancy while a candidate is filling the application form. However, once the application form is submitted, AIMA does not allow to make any further changes in the MAT application form. If there’s a serious commitment of mistake, an applicant is free to contact AIMA on 011-47673020 or send a mail to

      Note: AIMA has launched troubleshooting guide for MAT IBT mode in order to rescue candidates facing technical issues while taking the test. It is available in the form of ebook. Download Here!

      MAT 2020 Exam Pattern

      The most prominent part while preparing for any examination is to be thorough with its pattern. The exam pattern might change on a yearly basis or might remain constant for a span of 3-4 years. Thus, it is advisable for candidates to check the MAT exam pattern first and get a clue about the paper.

      Exam pattern for IBT mode is expected to remain same as other two mode only the method of appearing for the exam changes. Thus candidates do not have to be hassled about pattern or syllabus changes.

      As per the previous three MAT sessions of 2020, no changes were observed in the exam pattern. Though the exam is conducted in both Offline and Online mode, the pattern for them remains the same. Below we have provided the paper pattern of MAT Exam which describes the sectional distribution of questions, marking scheme, duration of exam, etc. This will provide candidates with a fair idea about the nature of questions.

      Highlights of MAT Exam Pattern
      Mode of examOnline and offline
      Nature of questionsObjective
      Total number of questions200
      Number of sections5 sections (Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment.)
      Exam duration2 hours 30 minutes
      Marking scheme

      For each correct answer- +1 marks

      For each incorrect answer- -¼ marks

      Section-wise MAT Exam Pattern

      MAT Exam consists of five sections, namely: Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment. The number of questions under each section, how much mars do they carry, and approximately how much time should be devoted to each section is given in a tabular form below.

      SectionNumber of QuestionsTime Suggested (In Minutes)Marks Allotted
      Language Comprehension403040
      Mathematical Skills404040
      Data Analysis & Sufficiency403540
      Intelligence and Critical Reasoning403040
      Indian and Global Environment401540
      Note: There is no section-time limit, candidates can move back and forth between sections.

      MAT 2020 Important Topics

      Post analysis of previous MAT papers, Collegedunia has carved out a list of important topics from all sections so that students who are in their last stage of preparation, or for students who have lacked somewhere while preparing for the exam, can get help by brushing out these topics. Here are some of the most important topics in MAT Exam:

      • MAT Syllabus is divided into five sections- Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment.
      • MAT Syllabus contains questions of graduation level. It is designed to test a candidate’s General Aptitude.
      Mathematical SkillsData Analysis & SufficiencyIntelligence & Critical ReasoningLanguage ComprehensionIndian & Global Environment
      GeometryGraphsCritical ReasoningVerbal ReasoningGeography
      Arithmetic ProgressionColumn GraphsVisual ReasoningSyllogismsCurrent Affairs
      Installment PaymentsBar GraphsAssumption-Premise-ConclusionContextual usageBusiness
      Ratios and ProportionsLine ChartsAssertion and reasonsAnalogiesMajor corporate events
      Arithmetic MeanPie ChartsStatements and assumptionsSentence completionScience
      LogarithmGraphs representing AreaMatrix arrangementsIdiomsSocial issues
      Work and TimeVenn DiagramCoding and DecodingSentence CorrectionInternational Organisation

      MAT Latest Sample Papers

      MAT Recommended Books 2020

      Once a candidate is done checking out columns of MAT syllabus, paper analysis, exam pattern, mock tests, the next thing that he looks out for are books. There are plenty of MAT preparation books available in the market. However, Collegedunia has sorted out for you some of the most prominent books for MAT preparation highly recommended by MAT Toppers.

      Book Name

      Publisher Writer
      Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data SufficiencyAnanta Ashisha
      How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for MATArun Sharma
      How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
      CAT Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionGautam Puri
      How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CATArun Sharma
      Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit Sinha
      Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CATSarvesh Verma
      Quantitative Aptitude for the CATNishit Sinha Trishna

      For General Awareness candidates can refer to The Mega Yearbook 2020: Current Affairs & General Knowledge For Competitive Exams. Check Detailed MAT 2020 Preparation Tips

      Q&A on MAT

      Ques: How is Remote Proctored Test Different from Other Modes in MAT?

      Ans: MAT IBT is a secure online test which candidates can take from their convenient locations or from their homes. Unlike Computer based test ehoch candidates have to take on the alloted venue. Travellingv in IBT is not required. Candidates are livev monitoredtheorugh webcam and mic, IBT modeis completly different from offline mode which is taken in pen-paper format.

      How to Prepare for MAT 2020?

      1. Understand MAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

      First of all, in order to clear any examination, a student must be aware of the syllabus and paper pattern of the examination. It is very important to have an idea of the syllabus and paper pattern before appearing for the examination. This will definitely help you during the course of preparation. Knowing the syllabus and the pattern of the examination, students can prepare for it in the better way in advance and excel with the remarkable score.

      2. Develop your own Strategy and Mark your Target Score

      A well planned approach is must in order to ace an examination with flying colors. A proper strategy and determination are the two major factors that are enough to clear any competitive examination. Students are therefore advised to devise their own strategy and stick to it throughout their preparation. There are lot of free sessions and webinars conducted by the toppers on how to excel in the examination and the preparation strategies according to them. He experts guide students on various important topics like what skills are required to clear the paper, admission process, which B- schools accept the score of MAT, the scholarships offered and how to make a personalized study plan. These points will definitely help a student score well and will definitely help an aspirant to reach a good MAT score according to the targeted B- School.

      3. Practice Mock Test

      Practicing mock tests is an integral part of preparation. Preparation for any competitive examination is incomplete without referring to the previous years’ papers and appearing in the mock tests. Students must practice as many mock tests as they can to get an idea of their exam pattern and their preparation level. The practice papers are based on the actual paper, so students understand the exam pattern in a comprehensive way and can assess their preparation level too. Practicing sample papers help students know their weak and strong areas and where they should pay more attention and work upon.

      Appearing for multiple mock tests and practice papers make students comfortable with the paper pattern and help them to understand the instructions of the paper. Knowing this information before the actual examination can be very helpful as this will save the time during the test and students can spend more time in reading the questions and understanding them better.

      Also, in addition to this, practice exams give candidates an opportunity to test their time management strategies and through this, students will already get to know which strategy works for them and which does not, so you know which ones to use when you encounter a tricky problem on the official exam.

      Collegedunia has studied the previous years’ papers and came up with a model question paper of MAT 2020. The questions are based on last year papers. MAT Mock Test will help students learn about the exam pattern, structure, level of difficulty, etc. This mock paper will surely help you in your preparation and ace the exam. 

      In order to enhance preparation level candidates can solve previous year question papers from Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2018) by BS Sijwali and MAT 18 Years Topic-Wise Solved Papers by Disha Experts (1997-2014).

      How to Download MAT Mock Test?

      1. Click on the link for MAT Mock Test 2020
      2. A pdf file will open
      3. Download the sample paper for practice

      4. Get the best study Material

      A good preparation is only successful if it is supplemented by suitable study material. To prepare well for the examination, students can purchase the NAMT official preparation guide for the year 2020. This would be very helpful for the MAT candidates.

      5. Be Familiar with all the sections properly

      There are three sections in the MAT Question Paper: the exam has three sections: Language Skills (32 questions), Quantitative Aptitude(48 questions), and Logical Reasoning (40 questions). Students must be familiar with all the three sections and score well in them to achieve their target score. The MAT Quantitative section is basically designed to test the ability to solve quantitative problems and interpret the graphical data of an individual. It mainly tests the analytical ability of a candidate. These questions test your knowledge on the subjects like Word Problems, Powers and Roots, Exponents, Inequalities, Algebra, Statistics, Arithmetic and Geometry etc.

      6. Work Upon Weak Areas

      A candidate cannot be perfect in all the areas that come under the MAT 2020. A candidate can be good in one section, while weak in the other one. Hence, before undertaking the MAT, a candidate must make the rational analysis of the weaknesses so that he/she can work upon the same to overcome them and achieve success.

      MAT Paper Analysis

      In order to predict the difficulty level of the upcoming examination, it is but necessary to get an understanding of how was the previous paper. The last session of MAT 2020 was held in February 2020. With the previous papers available of MAT 2020, one can come to the following conclusions:

      • Overall, the paper was of moderate difficulty level, and any attempt of 105 to 120 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
      • Some questions in Indian & Global Environment section turned trickier and time-consuming.
      • The Data Analysis & Sufficiency section was a bit tricky.

      Here is a section-wise analysis of MAT:

      SectionTotal QuestionsLevel of DifficultyApproximate time taken (in mins)
      Language Comprehension40Moderate25-30
      Intelligence and Critical reasoning40Moderate22-26
      Mathematical skills40Moderate to Difficult25-28
      Data analysis and sufficiency40Quite tough20-25
      Indian and Global Environment40Easy to moderate17-22

      Read MAT Paper Analysis

      MAT Rank Predictor 2020

      Collegedunia has curated MAT Rank Predictor to assist aspirants predict their rank and college on the basis of scores they are expecting. On the basis of difficulty level, previous year cut off trends, opening and closing rank of participating colleges the rank predictor functions. Candidates can also predict their colleges based on estimated rank. 

      For Example ‘x’ is a female candidate from Delhi-NCR expecting 400 out of total composite score of 800. Her estimated rank for MAT next session will be 54 to 59. Check Here MAT Rank Predictor  

      What to do after appearing for MAT 2020?

      Once the exam is over candidates should focus on getting an idea about their percentile score. Though it is tough to get exact score, a range idea will be beneficial for candidates to pindown their colleges. Getting a afir idea about being applicable for a particular institute will help you decide on the future course of action. For getting an estimate of expected percentile Collegedunia Rank Predictor is at the rescue.

      In case score range is not as accepted, preparation for next session must be started to get the desired results. Asking questions like what went wrong with the exam? By how much marks you are lacking? Once answer keys are out, analyse the questions and try not to repeat the mistakes. 

      MAT IBT Mode Result 

      MAT 2020 IBT Mode May session Result has been made available on July 15, 2020. 

      • The result is now available for download on AIMA’s official Website-
      • MAT Score Card will be made available along with the result, candidates should download the same.
      • Candidates can check their result via SMS as MATS FormNo DoB (dd/mm/yy) to 54242.
      • No hard copy of Score Card will be sent via post or e-mail.

      How to Download MAT 2020 February Result?

      To download MAT Result and Score Card, candidates have to follow these 4 steps:

      1. Log on to AIMA MAT official website on the result date.
      2. Enter 6 digit MAT Registration Number and 9 digits Roll No. and click on submit link.
      3. Result and scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
      4. Download the scorecard and take a print out for further use.

      Check MAT Counselling

      MAT 2020 IBT Mode Score Card

      • On a scale of 0 to 100, MAT scorecard for all the 5 sections- Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning are mentioned.
      • Seperate score for Indian and Global Environment is mentioned from 0 to 100. It is not taken into account to calculate the percentile or merit.
      • The composite score is mentioned based on 4 sections on a scale from 199 to 801.
      • Scores below 200 or above 800 are extreme. Below 200 are reported as 199 and above 800 as 801 cumulatively. 
      • Equal weightage is provided to all the 4 sections in order to calculate result.
      • Apart from the scores, the percentile figure is also given in MAT result.
      Q&A on MAT

      Ques. What is the validity of MAT scorecard?

      Ans. MAT Scorecard is valid one academic year after the declaration of results. On the basis of scores obtained, candidates can apply for admission to participating colleges of MAT. Check MAT Participating Colleges.

      Top Colleges Accepting MAT Scores

      AIMA published a list of 300 Management colleges accepting MAT 2020 scores. Apart from these, 300 institutes in Maharashtra that accept exam score from all India category candidates.

      Asian School of Business ManagementOP Jindal Global University
      EIILMSRM University
      ITM UniversityChrist University
      GL Bajaj Institute of Management & ResearchAlliance University
      IILM UniversityJain University
      GITAM Institute of ManagementTaxila Business School, Jaipur
      JIMS RohiniAmity University, Delhi-NCR

      How to Apply for B Schools after MAT?

      Candidates have to fill their college preference while filling MAT Application form. AIMA sends the score to 5 preferred colleges if the candidate appeared in any one CBT or PBT exam. Scores are sent to 7 colleges if candidates appeared for the exam in both the modes.

      • Select colleges from the list accepting MAT score.
      • Check result and scorecard and go through Cut off of colleges for the session.
      • Apply to colleges based on score and cut off.
      • Check Shortlist of colleges for final selection round. 
      • Participate in WAT/GD/PI round of colleges. 
      • MAT scorecard is valid for 1 year from the date of declaration of result. 
      Q&A on MAT

      Ques. How to get duplicate MAT scorecard if a candidate has lost his/her scorecard?

      Ans. AIMA accepts request for duplicate admit card without any fee upto 45 days of the declaration of result. Thereafter Rs. 118/- is to be paid as DD in favour of AIMA payable at New Delhi. In case the scorecard of a candidate is misplaced, they can get the same using their admit card and application number on payment of a minimal fee. 

      MAT Cutoff 2020 for Top Colleges

      Some colleges will be releasing the desired sectional cut-offs and composite scores that are going to be accepted. More than 300 colleges will be offering admission for the 2020 session on the basis of MAT Cutoff scores. The top B-schools will be accepting scores in the range of 91-95 percentiles while the rest good institutes will go for aspirants acquiring 70-80 percentiles. Check MAT Cutoff 2020

      Top B-SchoolsExpected MAT Cutoff Marks 2020 
      Christ Institute of Management400
      Jaipuria Institute of Management400
      BIMTECH Noida500
      IFIM Business School500
      Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore700
      Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
      Department of Management Sciences, PUMBA (Pune University)600
      DSIMS Mumbai550
      Alliance Bangalore500
      AIMS Bangalore500
      VIT University500
      SRM University500
      PCMRD Pune450

        What is MAT IBT Mode?

        The world right now is facing a deadly pandemic COVID-19. With social distancing a neccesity AIMA has come up with Remote Proctoring Internet Based Test commonly known as IBT. Candidates can appear for the test from their homes at their convenience and comfort. AIMA has introduced these changes keeping in mind that candidates are nit deprived from appearing for the exam due to lockdown constraints.

        Rekha Sethi Director General of All India Management Association (AIMA) stated “ as social distancing will be observed in near future as well, remore proctoring of exams is a leading way for students as well as conducting bodies.  It is a secured AI based proctoring by invigilators and candidates can sit for the exam safely from their homes”. 

        IBT mode exam will also be conducted for distance PGDM and PGDITM programs conducted by AIMA.

        Network Requirements for MAT IBT Mode

        For credible administration of the test candidates need to have certain pre specified conditions:


        A Stable internet connection with speed

        Proxy to login into their email account without difficulty

        Minimum Speed equal to or more than 512 kbps

        Check System Compatibility for MSB Browser

        Browser Requirements for MAT IBT Mode

        Chrome Version63 and above
        Firefox Version52 and above

        System Requirement for MAT IBT Mode: MSB

        A secure syatem browser is required to take online exams. AIMA has guided candidates to install MSB-Mettl Secure Brwoser in order to take the internet based test.

        • Operating system requirement for MSB is Windows 7 and above
        • MSB is not supported on any browser other than windows 7 and above
        • MSB requires framework, minimum supported version is 4.5.1 NET framework
        • Memory requirement: 65 MB permanent free space on the default hard drive is required.

        Note: Once the exam commences, MSB (secure browser) will close all the application in the background example Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome or any unrequired application like Skype.

        Direct Link to Download MSB Browser for MAT IBT Mode

        How does MAT IBT Mode Works?

        Internet based test and computer based test are completely different. Candidates in IBT mode will not be proctored in a controlled environment of a test room rather proctored using: 

        • Artificial Intelligence Tools
        • Remote Human Proctoring to keep a check on any malpractices

        In case candidates are found using unfair means and contravening the specified behaviour norms they will be warnned and can be disqualified as well. 

        Important Note: AIMA will also release a series of Mock Test at a nominal fee to make candidates familiar with IBT mode test pattern before they appear for the actual test. 

        Step Wise Guide to Appear for MAT IBT Mode

        Step 1: Launch Test 

        • Visit the official website of MAT 2020 i.e.
        • Navigate to Launch Test Buttton
        • The test will start in a separate window
        • Depending on installation of MSB in the system, a redirected screen will open

        Step 2: Select Appropriate Option

        • In case system of the candidate is not installed with MSB they have to download it.
        • Otherwise students can proceed to take the test
        • There is no need to download MSB from any outside source, option to download will be availableon the screen.

        Step 3: MSB Installation Steps

        • An agreement screen will appear stating End User License Terms
        • Agree to the tersms an conditions and click on Install option
        • Once MSB is downloaded, open file to install.
        • When installation is completed, MSB browser icon will be displayed on candidates computer screen

        Step 4: Start Test on MSB

        •  Click on launch test on the MSB browser
        • A pop up dialouge window will appear asking to open MSB-click on ok option
        • Again a screen will appear asking to close the unrequired application on your computer
        • Apps like Skype, Web browsers are considered unrequired, proceed to ok button after closing applications.
        • MSB will ask to share microphone and camera permission to be granted to proceed with the test.
        • Details like valid email address, name, date of birth, contact number and country are to be filled.

        Step 5: Submission of Snapshot

        • Candidates are required to provide a snapshot of their face and identity proof .
        • Step 1 involved face snapshot whereas step 2 involves ID snapshot.
        • Make sure whiletaking snapshot the room is lightened enough to avoid any blure or darkness.
        • Review the picture befor submitting the snapshot
        • Authorisation process will be carried out after that, this can take 2-3 minutes.
        • In case snapshot submitted are not clear, candidates will be asked again to submit the images.

        Step 6: Test Guidelines

        • Candidaes will be intimitated that their test will be monitored, approval for which is mandatory to proceed with the test.
        • An image will be displayed stating use of every tab on the screen
        • Go through these guidelines carefully for a hassle free experience
        • Once the test is completes click on Finish Test option

        MAT 2020 Exam Centers

        There is no need for candidates to pick exam center preference while filling IBT mode applivcation form as the exam will be taken from camdidates home. Though Location of the test has to be mentioned.While filling the MAT application form, candidates are advised to select their location for IBT Mode according to their preference.

        MAT 2020 FAQs

        Ques. What is the application fee of MAT for general category candidate?

        Ans. MAT registration fee can be paid via Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI or  Paytm Wallet. The fee is for CBT exam is INR 1550, for PBT it is INR 1550 and for both the exam application fee is INR 2650. 

        Ques. What are pre defined requirements to appear for MAT IBT mode?

        Ans. Candidates eseentially require a computer system with webcam and goof internet facility to appear for MAT IBT mode. Make sure the computer is latest configured and bandwidth of internet connection is good.

        Ques. What is the qualification needed to appear in MAT exam?

        Ans. The minimum qualification to take MAT exam is graduation from a recognised university or equivalent can appear in the exam. Final year candidate pursuing undergraduate program (B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear in the exam provisionally. Candidates with an equivalent professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA are eligible to apply for the exam. Check MAT 2020 Eligibility.

        Ques. Is there any minimum percentage required to appear in MAT?

        Ans. No, unlike other management exams, MAT has no percentage/CGPA requirement in qualifying degree. Candidates with a bachelors degree in any discipline can apply for MAT.

        Ques. What is the age criteria to appear in MAT exam?

        Ans. There is no minimum and maximum age limit to appear in MAT. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline can apply for MAT. 

        Ques. Which MAT session out of February, May, September, and December is better to take?

        Ans. It is completely the choice of a candidate in which session they want to take MAT exam. Candidates can choose the session according to their preference.

        Ques. Is MAT conducted in both online and offline mode?

        Ans. Yes, since 2009 MAT is conducted in both the formats- Computer-based test and Pen-paper test. candidates as per their convenience opt-in which mode they want to give the exam. 

        Ques. What is MAT 2020 Exam Pattern?

        Ans. MAT is an objective type test with 200 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes. There are 5 sections (Mathematical Skills, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment. There are 40 questions in each section.

        Ques. What are the best reference books to crack MAT?

        Ans. There are many books available in markets these days. But, to gain an awesome percentile, you need to make a safe choice. Thus, for MAT Preparation, go through the enlisted books which use simple yet effective language, so that all your fundamentals are cleared.

        1. Mission MBA guide by B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal by Arihant
        2. MAT entrance exam with practice CD by GKP
        3. The Pearson MAT super course with CD by Pearson
        4. Study package for MAT by Arun Sharma
        5. Ten challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT by Dharmendra Mittal
        6. MAT score accelerator by Disha publications
        7. MAT solved papers by Disha experts
        8. Barron’s guide for MAT by Eugene D. Jaffe
        9. MAT Entrance guide by Deepak Aggarwal

        Ques. What is better between the Computer-Based Test and Paper-Based Test?

        Ans. MAT Computer-Based Test and Paper-Based test are conducted at a gap of one week. The candidate sits in front of a computer screen and submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Every computer system is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate. 

        Paper-Based Test is offered on a single day to all candidates. Here, the candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Center. 

        Ques. What are the differences between CAT and MAT exam?

        Ans. Some of the significant differences in CAT & MAT are given below:

        • Eligibility- A candidate must secure 50% marks in Graduation to apply for CAT, there is no minimum percentage required to apply for MAT.
        • Mode of Exam- CAT is conducted online, while MAT is held in both online and offline methods on different dates.
        • Difficulty Level- Trends reveal that CAT is much more robust than MAT, though the syllabus remains the same for both the exams, with an additional section of General knowledge in MAT.
        • Conducting Body- CAT is conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis, while AIMA organizes MAT.
        • Periodicity of Exam- While CAT is conducted once a year, MAT is organized four times a year.
        • Colleges- CAT Score is accepted by Tier I institutes and B-Schools including IIMs. On the other hand, MAT is accepted by Tier II institutes and B-Schools. Read Key Differences between MAT & CAT

        Ques. How many institutes participate in MAT exam?

        Ans. More than 600 management institute participate in MAT every year. The number of participating institutes keep on changing each year. 

        Ques. Which are the best management colleges in which students can get admission through MAT 2020?

        Ans. According to NIRF ranking, given below are the top 5 MAT participating colleges in which students can take admission. 

        • Alliance University
        • Vellore Institute of Technology
        • Institute of Rural Management
        • Lovely Professional University
        • Birla Institute of Management and Technology

        Check Top B Schools Accepting MAT scores 

        Ques. From where can I get MAT scorecard?

        Ans. Candidates should visit the official website to download the scorecard. The scorecard contains the composite score and percentile of the candidate. AIMA also sends scorecard to candidates via post a few days after the declaration of results.

        Ques. How can I get admission in top MBA college through MAT?

        Ans. Candidates who have appeared in MAT exam will be shortlisted for the further round of selection process based on their scores. Candidates can participate in the selection process of that institute only for which they have applied for. Depending upon their performance in WAT, GD, and PI, candidates will be selected for admission. 

        Ques. What are the benefits of appearing in MAT 2020?

        Ans. There are multiple benefits to appear for MAT Exam, such as the following:

        • Certified by DNV with accreditation to RVA and Quality Council of India
        • Entrance test for recognized programs
        • Validated through independent studies
        • Availed by lakhs of students
        • Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments
        • Employing the latest technology in evaluation and result processing
        • Individual scorecard with the candidate's photograph
        • Test Centers located all over the country

        *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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        Tanishka Shah

        What is the main goal of mat?

        20 Nov, 2020 21:19

        Hi,  Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised test being administered since 1988 to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003.

        21 Nov, 2020 00:21
        Ibashisha Mukhim

        Can I give MAT 3-4 times in lifetime?

        18 Nov, 2020 21:55

        Hi, The AIMA or All India Management Association conducts MAT 4 times every year and there is no limit to individual attempts,so you can appear for MAT four times in a year.

        18 Nov, 2020 23:09
        Sunny Pandey

        Can I give MAT and CAT together?

        16 Nov, 2020 19:16

        Hi Sunny, you can give CAT and MAT together. For more details visit: MAT EXAM

        16 Nov, 2020 20:40
        Karan Rathod

        Can I get admission in IIM by giving MAT?

        13 Nov, 2020 21:13

        Hi, No, IIMs don't accept MAT (Management Aptitude test) scores. You can get admission into IIMs only by cracking CAT (Common Admission test).

        15 Nov, 2020 22:57
        Utkarsha Khatri

        How many attempts are allowed?

        12 Nov, 2020 22:32

        Hi Utkarsha, you can give as many attempts you want. For more details visit: MAT EXAM

        13 Nov, 2020 22:22
        Anuj Singh Chauhan

        How many times does MAT exam take place every year?

        11 Nov, 2020 17:32

        Hi Anuj. MAT exam takes place 4 times in a year in the month of February, May, September and December.

        11 Nov, 2020 21:36
        Fauzia Shahid

        can you tell me colleges which will accept the marks scored in the MAT exam

        08 Nov, 2020 01:27

        Hii Fauzia, Greetings from collegedunia. AIMA has listed 600+ B schools that accept MAT scores for admission. Kindly refer this link:- MAT SCORES ACCEPTING COLLEGE 

        08 Nov, 2020 19:21
        Preetam Oinam

        Can I choose the mode of examination?

        07 Nov, 2020 23:47

        Hi Preetam, you can choose the mode of exam from online, offline and remote proctored modes. For more details visit: MAT 2020

        08 Nov, 2020 20:17
        Utkarsha Khatri

        Is it easy to pass the MAT exam?

        06 Nov, 2020 00:18

        Hi Utkarasha, Although MAT is considered easier than other MBA entrance exams, to get through a Tier-I MBA institute accepting MAT, they need a score of minimum 95 percentile.

        06 Nov, 2020 23:23
        Puja Sao

        What can I do after I qualify for the MAT?

        05 Nov, 2020 23:44

        After qualifying MAT Exam, Candidates have to prepare for GD/PI.

        06 Nov, 2020 23:33

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