MAT Exam Pattern Detail You Might Want to Know

MAT Exam Pattern:

The Management Aptitude Test or MAT is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Candidates appearing for MAT to gain admission to Masters in Business Administration (MBA), PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) and various allied Management programs. The MAT exam is held 4 times in a year, i.e., February, May, September, and December. The MAT Exam pattern is essential for the meticulous preparation of the exam.

Here are the details of the MAT exam pattern:

The MAT exam is conducted in both Paper-based mode (PBT) and computer-based mode (CBT). The MAT exam is a moderate difficulty level examination that grants access to more than 400 management institutes. 

MAT Exam Pattern
MAT Exam Pattern

Eligibility criteria:

  • The can be an Indian or Foreign national to appear for MAT.
  • There is no age limit to appear for MAT.
  • There is no work experience required to appear for MAT.
  • Candidates must have completed and passed graduation in any discipline to be eligible for MAT.
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply for MAT.
  • Each participating MAT institution has a minimum percentage requirement in graduation to appear for MAT.

Application fee:

  • Paper Based Test (PBT): 1550/-
  • Computer Based Test (CBT): 1550/-
  • PBT and CBT: 2650/-

MAT Exam pattern:

  • The exam will comprise of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The total number of questions asked in MAT will be 200.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 ½ hours/ 150 minutes.
  • The medium of the exam is English.
  • The exam will be divided into 5 sections.
  • The marking scheme is as follows:
  • Correct answer:+1 mark each
  • Incorrect answer:
Section No. of Questions Time
Language Comprehension 40 35
Intelligence &
Critical Reasoning
40 15
Mathematical Skills 40 30
Data Analysis &
40 40
Indian &
Global Environment
40 30
Total 200 150 min

Computer Based Test (CBT)

  • Candidates have the option to choose 5 colleges as per choice while registering for MAT.
  • Candidates appearing for CBT will be provided with a computer and the answers must be marked on the screen itself.
  • Blank sheets will be provided for rough work.
  • Candidates will have the provision to move between sections while attempting questions.

Paper-Based Test (PBT)

  • Candidates have the option to choose 5 colleges as per choice to register for MAT.
  • Candidates will be provided a sealed question booklet and an OMR answer sheet at the examination room.
  • Candidates must use blue pen or black pen only to fill the circles for correct answer on the OMR Answer Sheet.
  • Answers have to be darkened in the form of an oval and cannot be changed once marked.
  • Answers must be strictly marked only in the OMR answer booklet.

Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test

  • Candidates opting for both the modes of CBT and PBT will have the provision to apply in 2 or more colleges of choice, thereby making it 7 colleges. Registration at these will come at an additional fee as mentioned.

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