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MAT is a national level entrance examination to select eligible candidates for the best business schools of the country. Clearing this exam paves your way for the degrees of MBA (Master of Business Administration) and PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management).
Conducted by All India Management Association, the paper is administered four times a year. You can choose to appear in the month that suits your level of preparation. February, May, September and December are the four months in which the exam is usually conducted each year.
The test is designed in a way to judge a candidate’s ability in the field of management, and how well is s/he groomed for the competitive world. Read the following article to know in detail about MAT 2021 important examination dates, eligibility criteria, application process, and results.
If you are interested in testing your business and management acumen through MAT 2021, have a look at the chart beneath. It provides you with a rough idea about the important dates associated with the exam so that you do not miss out on any deadlines.
|Event||Tentative Date for February exam||Tentative Date for May exam||Tentative Date for September exam||Tentative Date for December exam|
|Application process begins||4th week of December 2020||March 2021||1st week of July 2021||October 2021|
|Application process ends: last date to apply||2nd week of February 2021||Last week of April 2021||August 2021||Last week of November 2021|
|Availability of admit card||2nd week of February 2021||Last week of April 2021||August 2021||Last week of November 2021|
|Exam date||3rd week of February 2021||May 2021||September 2021||December 2021|
|Announcement of Final result||February 2021||May 2021||September 2021||December 2021|
Many students aspire every year to appear for MAT examination. However one needs to fulfil the eligibility criteria set by the conducting body while filling in the application form. Non-fulfilment of the criteria can leat to cancellation of candidature.
Here is a detailed list of the criteria you need to fulfil in order to be deemed fit to appear for the exam.
Students often get befuddled by the complicated process of application in various exams. To avoid such a scenario, let us give you some more information about MAT 2021 registration process.
The process of registration and application will happen through online mode only. The exam is conducted in two modes- CBT (Computer Based Test) and PBT (Pen Based Test). You will have different last dates for application for the two modes of exam.
Now that you know about the process of application, let us have a look at the cost of application. The cost for Computer Based Test and Pen Based Test are different. This is important information because once you have made the payment, there can be no refund. Also note that this fee is non transferable as well. Here is a description of the fee structure of MAT 2021:
|Mode of exam||Fee|
|For either mode of exam- PBT or CBT||Rs. 1550|
|For both modes of exam- PBT as well as CBT||Rs. 2650|
The exam will be in online mode as well as pen and paper mode. So you can choose to appear for whichever mode suits you better. You can even choose to appear for both.
The questions are objective in nature (MCQs). The exam is of two and a half hours duration. In the middle of this time, you will be expected to answer 200 questions. For every correct answer, you will be awarded 1 point. You will be well advised to refrain from making arbitrary guesses because this exam involves negative marking. 0.25 points will be deducted from your total score for every wrong answer that you select.
The question paper will be divided into five separate sections: Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Indian and Global Environment. The below mentioned table provides data on the number of questions and the time allotted for each section.
|Section||Number of questions asked in the section||Time allotted to answer the section|
|Language Comprehension||40||30 minutes|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30 minutes|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35 minutes|
|Mathematical Skills||40||40 minutes|
|Indian and Global Environment||40||15 minutes|
|Total||200||150 minutes or 2 hours 30 minutes|
It is necessary to know the detials of the syllabus of the examination in order to strategise your preparation well. Below mentioned are the details of each section syllabus.
Here are some tips to aid you in your efforts.
To hone your skills for each specific section, read the below mentioned points.
Let us know more about MAT 2020 sample question papers and mock tests.
You must have a good look at previous years’ question papers. Try to solve them on your own and then look at solved versions. Along with this, also try your hand at mock tests online. This will help you become familiar with the question pattern and increase your speed. This will improve your preparation strategies. You will get to know where you stand in comparison with your competitors. A comparative analysis will give you a realistic idea about your possible rank. Practising on enough sample papers can make a lot of difference in your final score in MAT.
Now that you know the details of MAT, why wait any longer? Kickstart your MAT preparation by reading the best books. Here we provide you with a list of the best books for each section:
Mat Results 2021 will e made available on the official website for both PBT nad CBT sessions, probably in the month of January.
Candidates can download their results from AIMA’s official Website- mat.aima.in
To download MAT Result and Score Card, candidates have to follow these 4 steps:
MAT Cutoff 2021 is released soon after the exam is conducted for each session. Some colleges release the desired sectional cut-offs and composite scores that are going to be accepted.
More than 300 colleges will be offering admission for the 2021 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.
Ques. How many Management Institutes participate in MAT? Does the number keep on changing or remain constant for all years?
Ans. The number of institutes that participate in MAT may vary every year. Candidates should check the participating colleges list at the time of application to verify whether their desired colleges fall in the list or not.
Ques. What is the purpose of MAT exam?
Ans. MAT examination is a gateway to various prominent business schools in India.
Ques. Who is eleigibile for MAT 2021?
Ans. Any candidate who has completed his/her graduation is eligible to appear for MAT 2021.
Ques. What is the validity of MAT score?
Ans. MAT score is valid for a year, which means any candidate who appears for the examination in 2020 will be able to seek admission with MAT 2020 Scorecard in the year 2021.
Ques. In what mode is MAT exam conducted?
Ans. A student who is willing to take MAT examination can appear for both PBT and CBT mode.
Ques. What is the application fee for MAT examination?
Ans. If a candidate is willing to appear for one mode, the application fee is Rs. 1550. If a candidate appears for both mode, the application fee is Rs. 2650.
Ques. Where can one appear for the test?
Ans. MAT examination is conducted thoughout various exam centers spread all across India. A candidate can chose the nearest exam center to his/her place of residence.
Ques. A person who lives abroad can apply for MAT 2021?
Ans. Yes. A citizen of India who fulfils the eligibility criteria can apply for MAT 2021. However, the paper will be conducted across centers in India. Therefore, a person who is living abroad will have to travel to India to appear for the paper.
*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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