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MAT 2021 Registration (Ongoing): Application Form, Eligibility, Process & Documents, Fees

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Apr 5, 2021

MAT 2021 Registration for the May – June session has started online. Candidates can apply for MAT IBT till June 2, 4, and 6 for the exam scheduled on June 6, 8, and 10 respectively. MAT Application Form for the CBT exam can be filled till 07, Jun 2021.

Registration for MAT 2021 CBT February session has been extended till March 22, 2021 respectively. Candidates can download MAT CBT Admit Card after completing their application successfully. Before registering for MAT 2021, the candidates must ensure they fulfil the basic requirements. Check MAT Eligibility Criteria.

Direct link to MAT 2021 Application Form

MAT 2021 Registration Highlights

Name of the exam Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2021
Organised by All India Management Association (AIMA)
Level National
Mode of Examination Online only
Number of Questions asked 200
Time offered 150 minutes
Medium English
Courses MBA/ PGDM
Validity of score 1 year
Number of exams in an year 4

MAT Registration Fees

MAT 2021 Registration Fees

One MAT Exam For Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)
or Paper Based Test (PBT)
or Computer Based Test (CBT)
Two MAT Exams For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)

MAT Important Dates

MAT 2021 Registration Dates for May June Session

Sr No. IBT Test Date Slots Last Date for Registration Admit Card Release Date
1 June 6, 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
June 2, 2021 June 3, 2021
2 June 8, 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
June 4, 2021 June 5, 2021
3 June 10, 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
June 6, 2021 June 7, 2021

MAT June CBT Dates

Last Date for Online Registration 07 Jun 2021
Availability of Admit Card Jun 10, 2021 (1600 Hrs)
Test Date June 13, 2021

MAT Application Process

How to apply for MAT 2021?

MAT 2021 application form is available on the official website of AIMA. Here is the step by step process to fill MAT 2021 application form:

mat registration

Step 1: MAT Online Registration

  • Open the official website of AIMA MAT.
  • Candidate will be directed to the following page.
  • Enter details such as Name, Phone Number, Email ID, Date of Birth and set a password
  • Confirm details and click on submit button
  • An OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number
  • Verify phone number using the OTP and login complete the MAT online registration

Step 2: Fill MAT 2021 Application Form

  • Select mode of test i.e. CBT or PBT or IBT mode
  • Select test city (if applicable)
  • Enter personal details, email ID and residential address

Step 3: Selection of MAT 2021 Test Centers

  • Candidates can choose maximum 4 cities as their MAT Exam Centers location.
  • Candidates must select your nearest cities as their preferred choice of test centre.
  • The test centre allotted will be mentioned in the candidates MAT 2021 Admit Card
  • For MAT IBT mode select 'Test City' from the drop down as candidates can take the test from home.

Step 4: Upload Photos and Signature

Documents File Size Specifications
Photograph Between 50 and 100 KB Scanned copy of colour photograph (not more than six months old) in JPEG/JPG format only
Signature Between 10 and 25 KB Scanned copy of signature in black or blue-ink pen only and in JPEG/JPG format only

Step 5: Payment of MAT Application Fees

Test Mode/Modes MAT Application Fee (in Rs)
IBT 1,650
Single paper (either PBT or CBT) 1,650
Both PBT & CBT 2,750

How to Retreive MAT Password

How to recover password for MAT login?

Candidate can recover their MAT password by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website and go to MAT login window.
  • Click on “forget password”
  • Provide e-mail address, mobile number, date of birth, etc. required to identify your application details
  • A link will be sent to the registered email address, click on the link to recover your password for MAT 2021

MAT 2021 Registration Requirements

  • Candidates must enter personal details like name, age, gender, phone number, educational qualifications, email, etc. correctly
  • Candidates must check MAT Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form.
  • Check if there is any discrepancy before submitting the application form.
  • If there are no discrepancies then the candidate can submit their form.

Documents Required for MAT

Documents Required for Filling MAT 2021 Application Form

Before filling MAT application form, candidates must have the following documents with him/her:

  • Graduation marksheet
  • Class 12th marksheet 
  • Class 10th marksheet
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Credit card/debit card/internet banking details

Mistakes to avoid while filling MAT 2021 Application Form

  • Candidates must check their name, email address, number and address is filled correctly.
  • Candidates must check the size and quantity of the images uploaded.
  • Candidate must make sure that the payment is successful.

NOTE: Candidate must check that there are no discrepancies in MAT application form as there is no provision of correcting the discrepancies and discrepancies will lead to rejection of application form. 

MAT 2021 IBT Exam

MAT IBT Key Requirements

Following are the requirements that candidate needs to fulfill to sit for MAT IBT:

  • The candidate must be clearly virtually visible.
  • During the test, candidates must ensure that no other person enters the room.
  • Candidate must not use mobile phone or any gadgets
  • A Laptop or Desktop with Webcam is Mandatory to appear in test
  • A stable internet connection with minimum upload Speed => 512 kbps is required, so that the candidate faces no technical difficulties
  • The candidate should have 65MB permanent free space on the default hard drive.

How to apply for IBT 2021?

  • Visit the official website
  • Generate your login credentials by providing some basic details.
  • Login with the help of your credentials.
  • Select exam mode to appear as IBT
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature image
  • Fill personal and academic details
  • Complete the registration process by paying application fee of INR 1650
  • Reconfirm the details and click on the Save option to submit the form.

MAT Registration FAQs

MAT 2021 Registration FAQs

Ques: Is there a difference between CBT, PBT and IBT modes of MAT 2021?

Ans: The only major difference between CBT, PBT, and IBT is that this is an online mode and the exam can be taken from home as well; while PBT is an offline exam which can only be conducted in a test center.

Ques. Can I appear in more than one IBT MAT 2021?

Ans: Yes, a candidate can appear for two IBT MAT 2021 exams by paying an additional fee of Rs.1100/-

Ques. What is the benefit of applying for two MAT IBT exams?

Ans. Applying for two MAT IBT exams is beneficial as the candidate can improve their MAT score and can get admission in a better college. If a candidate applies for two MAT exams then his/her scores will be sent to 7 colleges free of cost, but if the candidate applies for only 1 MAT exam then their score will be sent to only 5 colleges. 

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

MAT 2021 : 3 answered questions


Ques. What are the best colleges accepting MAT scores?

● Top Answer By Pranjal Singhal on 16 Feb 21

Ans. There are more than 1395 top B-schools in India that accept MAT scores. These colleges are known to have a decent academic and global exposure. Also recruiting companies participating in their placement programs offer generous salary packages to its students. A cooperative faculty and ROI also determines a good MBA college.  Here are some of the best colleges accepting MAT scores including their location, course fees and cut-offs. Institution Location Fees MAT Cut-off Christ University Bengaluru INR 7,97,000 Percentile 80-85 Alliance School of Business, Alliance University Bangalore INR 9,00,000 100 Amity Business School Noida INR 7,67,000 500 KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar INR 13,60,000 600 International School of Business & Media  Pune INR 5,90,000  Percentile 80% Universal Business School Mumbai INR 8,28,000 Percentile 70% Institute of Technology & Management Navi Mumbai INR 10,45,000 Percentile 80% University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Dehradun INR 13,35,000 140 Amrita School of Business Coimbatore INR 10,60,000 Percentile 40% Indus Business School  Pune INR 3,20,000 60 % Indus Business Academy  Bengaluru INR 6,14,000 80% Jaipuria Institute of Management  Noida 6,50,000 600 International School of Management Excellence Bangalore INR 9,00,000 70% Balaji Institute of Modern Management Pune INR 8,45,000 600 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Bangalore INR 10,00,000 700 Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) Bangalore INR 12,00,000 85% Institute of Public Enterprise  Hyderabad INR 5,00,000 80% Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) Pune 10.75 Lakh 60 Unitedworld School of Business Ahmedabad INR 6,50,000 450 However, there are many more colleges in India that accept MAT scores. But these are some top colleges among them.Read more
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Ques. Which is the best B school to get in using a CMAT/MAT score?

● Top Answer By Nikkil Visha on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT, commonly known as the Common Management Aptitude Test, is a computer-based entrance exam conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses in over 1000 B-schools across India. The duration of the exam is three hours with the question paper consisting of 100 questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. You can refer to the table given below for the cutoffs released by various B schools, analyzed as per the previous year's trends. These colleges have been recommended by our mentor from Erudite Institute. Listed below are the names of the colleges and their cut offs:  Name of the College Cutoff JBIMS, Mumbai 99.99 %ile Sydenham(SIMREE), Mumbai  99.92%ile SIES Mumbai 99.8%ile MET, Mumbai 98%ile KJ Somaiya, Mumbai 97%ile Goa Institute of Management Great Lakes Institute of Management PUMBA, Pune Indira Institute of Management, Pune 95%ile  IPE Hyderabad IFMR, Chennai 90%ile  NIBM, Pune Welingkar Institute, Mumbai N.L Dalmia Institute, Mumbai 85%ile XISS Ranchi HR IMT Navi Mumbai ISME, Mumbai 80%ile  Welingkar Institute, Bangalore Soil Institute of Management NIA Pune 75%ile  ADANI Institute of Infrastructure Management 70%ile These colleges may not be Tier 1 institutions but are good B Schools that admit students on the basis of their CMAT scores. These management institutes conduct group discussions and personal interviews to select candidates for MBA/PGDM programs post declaration of CMAT exam results. The admission process of each institute is independent and according to their academic cycle.Read more
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Ques. What is the order of difficulty mode of entrances exam among these CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA and other exams conducted by deemed universities?

● Top Answer By Sahil Sachdeva on 18 Jan 21

Ans. The order of difficulty is definitely related to various factors but the prominent ones are candidates appearing & its composition. Keeping these in mind; the list is as follows: Common Aptitude Test(CAT) The exam is conducted by IIMs and accepted by most of the management institutes across the country.  The test duration is around 3 hours and comprises 100 questions.  A nice level of preparation is required to crack it as colleges look up to candidates holding more than 90 percentile. Xavier’s Aptitude Test (XAT) This examination is organised by Xavier Institute Of Management situated in Jamshedpur.  It also qualifies as a prominent score for management courses across various colleges.  The paper has sections similar to CAT but reasoning and general knowledge are the cracking points in the paper. Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) It is conducted by All India Council Of Technical Education(AICTE) having a moderate level of difficulty.  It takes general knowledge scores into consideration.  It is a 3 hour exam with 100 questions. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) This examination is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September and December by All India Management Association (AIMA).  It is the easiest of all management exams and is accepted by 55-60% colleges across the country.  It is a 2.5 hour paper including 200 questions.  The percentile awarded is not inclusive of general knowledge score. The details regarding exams can be summed up in the table as follows: PAPER Number of questions Time duration (hours) Number of times paper conducted CAT 100 3 Once in a year (29 November 2020) XAT 100; 2 parts 3 Once in a year ( 3 January 2021) CMAT 100 3 Once in a year ( January 2021 ; registration open) MAT 200 2.5 4 times a year (February, May, September and December) The other prominent exams that are institute specific are : NMAT- Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies -Management Aptitude Test SNAP- Symbiosis College – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test IIFT- Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade The aforesaid examinations are followed by GD/PI with a comprehensive evaluation of the entire academic cycle of candidate. Mere qualification of percentile is not a sure shot entry to top institutes.Read more
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How many times can a student apply for admission in MAT exam?
mrittika mallick

MAT exams allow 4 attempts in each individual year in the months February, May, September, and December. There is no difference in the question papers of each attempt in terms of ease or question pattern. The candidate must be 21 years while sitting for the exam and there is no upper age limit for attempting MAT exam.

Can I apply for the exam even if I am waiting for my final semester result?
mrittika mallick

Yes. MAT does not have any age restrictions, apart from the eligibility criteria that the candidate should be a graduate, or in their final year of graduation, and 21 years old while sitting for MAT. If you are waiting for your final semester result, you can provisionally apply for MAT. MAT also allows 4 attempts per year for students who require it. The four MAT sessions are held in February, May, September, and December.

divakar sharma
Can I register for the exam if I have scored 50% marks in graduation?
priya negi

As such, there is not a fixed minimum percentage of marks in graduation as the eligibility criteria to appear in the MAT exam. The minimum eligibility criteria for applying to this exam are. 

  1. Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university
  2. Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for MAT 2021 exam
  3. The candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS, or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT entrance exam
  4. In the case of grades or CGPA, the percentage of marks calculation will be based on the procedure certified by the respective Institute in accordance with the participating management institute’s eligibility criteria.
What is the difference between score or percentile?
aniket ranjan

A percentile is a unit used to measure the percentage of students below or above you in the merit list. It is evaluated on the basis of difficulty level of the exam of that particular year whereas score is normal Marks which is allotted when you give right answer of the Question.

When can I apply for May session exam?
nitin yaduvanshi

The MAT exam will be conducted in May 2021 for MBA admission 2021 in three testing modes IBT, PBT and CBT on different dates in May and June 2021. MAT 2021 May exam dates are from May 30 to June 13, 2021. Registration process for MAT May 2021 exam has started and the last date to apply is separate for different May MAT exams.

Is there any fee concession in the exam for category students?
aniket ranjan

No, There is no fee concession in MAT Exam for category Students. The Registration fee for MAT Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) OR Paper Based Test (PBT) OR Computer Based Test (CBT) is Rs. 1650. 

yash raj singh
Can I submit my photograph without my name written at the bottom?
diya suresh

Yes you can as there is no mention of having a name in the photograph as per the official notification of MAT 2021 exam. The size of the photograph must be between 5 kb and 100 kb. Another requirement is that the picture must not be more than 6 months old, it must be a colour photograph in jpeg/jpg format only. Find more details at MAT 2021 exam.

kashish tomar
What is the cutoff for admission ?
diya suresh

Cut off will be released individually by participating colleges and it is different for different institutes. Kindly specify the interested college, so as to provide accurate details. For top B Schools the cut off can be high upto 95+ percentile or between 600-700. Many colleges accepts score in the range of 70-80 percentile. Find more details at MAT cut off 2020.

shubham sharma
Is it possible to correct the mistakes in my form?
aniket ranjan

No, you must check that there are no mistake in MAT application form as there is no provision of correcting the mistake and these mistakes can lead to rejection of application form. 

fauzia shahid
In which college can I get admission by clearing MAT?
aniket ranjan

MAT is a national level entrance examination carried out by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission is more than 600 top management colleges. To know the list of colleges accepting MAT Score visit:- MAT ACCEPTING COLLEGE

karan rathod
Is it possible for me to apply for the exam from my PC?
diya suresh

Yes you can apply using PC or laptop with stable internet connectivity and webcam at the time of exam. To apply online for MAT follow below steps:

  • Register yourself on official website
  • Select mode of exam i..e. online or offline and then fill the application form
  • Select MAT test centers
  • Upload photo and signature in prescribed format
  • Pay application fees
  • Submit the form within given time
utkarsha khatri
Can I submit exam fee by any offline mode?
diya suresh

Yes you can apply MAT exam fee in both online or offline mode. The application fees will be different for different categories as follows:

  • For IBT mode exam: INR 1650
  • Single paper fee: INR 1650
  • Both PBT and CBT: INR 2750

Find more details at MAT 2021 registration.

Can there be any correction made in the spelling of my name after I have submitted the form?
diya suresh

There is no provision of form correction available for MAT i..e. once the application form is submitted no further modification can be made. If any discrepency is found, the candidature is likely to get cancelled. The last to register for MAT 2021 IBT mode exam is March 16, 2021. Find details at MAT 2021 registration.

saksham mahajan
What should be the minimum age of the candidate to give the exam?
manisha malik

There is no minimum age criteria for the candidate to appear in the MAT exam. Those students who have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university, are applicable for the MAT exam. To get the details about the same, click here – MAT Eligibility 2021.

ankit kumar
How can I pay the registration fees?
manisha malik

Registration fees of MAT exam must be submitted by online modes like UPI or Netbanking. Here is the fee:

  1. Internet Based Test (IBT) or Paper Based Test (PBT) or Computer Based Test (CBT) – 1650 INR
  2. Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or PBT+IBT or CBT+IBT or PBT+CBT – 2750 INR
Do I need to submit the pancard or any other identity proof during registration?
manisha malik

No, you don't need to submit the pan card or any other identity proof during registration. Following documents are required to be submitted during registration:

  1. Graduation marksheet
  2. Class 12th marksheet
  3. Class 10th marksheet
  4. Date of birth certificate
  5. Credit card/debit card/internet banking details
shiya devi
Is there counselling fees?
manisha malik

MAT counseling is conducted by the All Indian Management Association (AIMA). There is no mention of the counseling fee during the admission procedure. Counseling takes place usually in 3 rounds: Clearing the exam cutoff, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. To get more information about the same, click here – MAT Counselling 2020.

md hussain ansari
What is the syllabus of MAT CBT exam?
swati srivastava

Hi Hussain, Greetings from Collegedunia. MAT Exam is conducted by All India management association. MAT Syllabus includes language comprehension, mathematical skils, data analyiss, intelligence and critical reasoning and indian and global environment. For more details visit: MAT EXAM

deep jyoti das
What is the difference between PBT and CBT exam?
manika gupta

Hi, In PBT mode exam aspirants get question paper and OMR sheet to mark their answers while in CBT mode, the candidates take the test on a computer system.

kunal thakrar
Do I need to submit any document during registration?
manika gupta

Hi, Documents Required for Filling MAT 2020 Application Form are Class 12th marksheet, Class 10th marksheet, Date of birth certificate, Credit card/debit card/internet banking details. For more information, please refer, MAT Registration.