MAT Exam 2024: Exam Dates, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

MAT Exam 2024: MAT is a national level entrance test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Candidates who qualify for MAT exam 2024 can seek admission into 600+ B schools in India.

MAT exam is held 4 times a year – February, May, September and December. AIMA releases separate notifications for each examination through the official website- mat.aima.in. The official announcement contains all the important information for the MAT examination.

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MAT Exam 2024

Knowing MAT Exam Date 2024 is important for candidates as it keeps them updated with the deadlines for registration, admit card download, result release, etc. Therefore, candidates must be aware of the important dates to take all the necessary steps related to the exam on time. This practice also ensures adequate preparation for the exam day and helps candidates qualify for MAT with a higher score.

MAT Exam is held 4 times a year during February, May, September and December. To appear in MAT 2024, candidates must have completed graduation from a recognized university.

What is MAT Exam 2024

MAT is the acronym for Management Aptitude Test. This exam is conducted by AIMA four times annually for admission to various MBA courses.

MAT is unique in India as it provides candidates the flexibility to choose between the following test formats:

  • Paper-Based Test (PBT)
  • Computer-Based Test (CBT)
  • Internet-Based Test (IBT) 

MAT Exam 2024 Highlights

Elements  Details
MAT conducting authority All India Management Association/AIMA
Level of MAT National level
Frequency of MAT 2024 4 times a year, in December, September, May, and February
Application format Online
Mode of MAT exam
  • Computer Based Test or CBT
  • Paper Based Test or PBT
  • Internet Based Test or IBT
MAT score validity 1 year
Colleges accepting MAT score 600+ Indian colleges
Application fee
  • CBT/PBT- INR 1650
  • CBT- INR 2750
MAT medium of instruction English
Official Website https://mat.aima.in/



MAT Registration 2024 Date

MAT exam is expected to be held four times in 2024. AIMA will release official notification for the exam schedule through the official website. Candidates who want to advance their preparation plan to score well in MAT exam can check the following table, which provides the expected MAT exam dates in 2024:

Exam Month Exam Date (Expected) Registration Period Admit Card Release Date
February  25 February 2024 November 2023 – January 2024 Late January 2024
May May 2024 February 2024 – April 2024 Late April 2024
September September 2024 June 2024 – August 2024 Late August 2024
December December 2024 September 2024 – November 2024 Late November 2024

MAT Exam Dates 2024

The table given below provides the details of expected MAT exam dates in 2024 for May session. To know the exact MAT Exam Dates, candidates have to visit the official website.

MAT PBT Exam Dates 2024

Here the important dates required for MAT PBT Exam Dates 2024 are listed below, candidates can check the same here:

MAT PBT Exam Dates 2024
MAT PBT Events Dates (Tentative)
Registration begins 10 March 2024
Last date for registration 1st week of May 2024
Admit card release 2nd week of May 2024
Exam date 4th week of May 2024
Declaration of result June 2024

MAT CBT Exam Dates 2024

Here the important dates required for MAT CBT Exam Dates 2024 are listed below, candidates can check the same here:

MAT CBT Exam Dates 2024
MAT CBT Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form released 4th week of March 2024
Last date to apply 1st week of May 2024
Admit card release 2nd week of May 2024
Exam date 3rd week of May 2024
Declaration of result June 2024



MAT IBT Exam Dates 2024

Here the important dates required for MAT IBT Exam Dates 2024 are listed below, candidates can check the same here:

MAT IBT Exam Dates 2024
MAT IBT Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form released 4th week of March 2024
Last date to apply 3rd week of May 2024
Admit card release 1st week of June 2024
Exam date 4th week of June 2024
Declaration of result June 2024

MAT Exam Dates 2024 Key Points

The following points throw light on the important points of MAT exam dates in 2024.
The MAT exam is held four times annually – in February, May, September and December.

MAT 2024 Registration Date

  • Registration for the MAT February exam starts in December last year.
  • For MAT exam in May, registration starts in March.
  • Registration opens in June for the September MAT exam session.
  • Registration for the MAT examination to be held in December begins in September.

MAT 2024 Registration Last Date

  • The last day to register for February examination is the last week of January.
  • For the May session, MAT registration closes in late April.
  • The last date of registration for MAT examination of September session is the end of August.
  • The last date of registration for the December exam is the end of November.

MAT 2024 Admit Card Issuance Date

  • After the closing of MAT Exam 2023 registration, AIMA releases the admit card through the website.
  • Admit cards for MAT exam are usually released around a week before the date of the exam.

MAT Exam Dates 2024

  • MAT exam in February phase usually takes place in the first or second week of February.
  • For the May session, the MAT exam is held in the second or third week of May.
  • MAT exam of September session is expected to be held in the second or third week of September.
  • Lastly, the December exam is held in the second or third week of December.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

AIMA requires candidates to satisfy all the minimum eligibility criteria for the MAT exam. Admit cards are issued only to those candidates who upload all the supporting documents as per the eligibility requirements.

MAT eligibility includes:

  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in any subject.
  • Students in the final year of their college can also apply for MAT exam.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum 3-year bachelor’s degree program.

MAT Exam 2024 Registration and Filling Form Process

AIMA releases the MAT Registration Form online through its official website. After the release of the application notification, candidates can proceed to fill the application form.

Here are the steps that applicants must take during the MAT registration process:

  • Go to official AIMA website.
  • Click on “New Registration” button and provide the necessary details.
  • Register and create a user ID and password to successfully log in.
  • After logging in, choose MAT exam mode, preferred test city and payment mode.
  • After this, proceed for payment using the given credentials.
  • Make payment online (Credit/Debit card/Net banking).
  • Upload scanned copy of photograph and signature in specified format and file size.
  • Select the preferred college under MAT Exam 2024 from the list of participating institutions.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button for final submission.
  • Download and save MAT 2024 Application for future reference.

MAT Exam Fees

For Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)
or Paper Based Test (PBT)
or Computer Based Test (CBT)
rupees symbol2100/-
For Double IBT + IBT or
PBT + IBT or
PBT + CBT orCBT + IBT
rupees symbol3300/-

MAT Exam Pattern 2024

MAT 2024 examination will be conducted in both modes- online and offline. Candidates have the freedom to choose one or more modes for MAT exam. Applicants should review the detailed exam pattern, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the exam structure including marking scheme, duration and question types.

Regardless of MAT format, the exam pattern remains consistent. The total duration of MAT examination is 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes). Additionally, there are 5 sections each containing 40 questions. The marking pattern for allotment is +1 marks for correct answers and -0.25 marks for incorrect answers.

Following table shows MAT 202 exam pattern details:

MAT 2024 exam sections
  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Indian and Global Environment
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Type of question MCQs with  options
Total questions 200
Questions per section 40
Exam duration 150  minutes
Marking pattern +1 for each correct response 

-0.25 for each incorrect response

MAT Syllabus 2024 and its Topics

MAT Syllabus 2024 topics are divided into five sections. To score well in the examination, candidates should focus on mastering all the subjects.

The table given below contains the MAT syllabus topics section wise of MAT question paper:

MAT Section  MAT 2024 Syllabus Topics
MAT Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Data Tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams and Charts including Simple
  • Stacked
  • Composite Bar charts
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs
  • Data analysis and Data comparison
  • Caselet based Data
  • Venn diagram
  • Data Sufficiency
MAT Indian and Global Environment
  • Business & Economics GK (e.g., Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate) 
  • Conventional GK
  • Current GK (based on newspapers and periodicals)
  • Devaluation and up the valuation of Rupee 
  • Business, National and International events, etc.
MAT Mathematical Skills
  • Arithmetic
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Time and Work 
  • Averages 
  • Number System 
  • Mixtures and Allegation 
  • Unitary Method 
  • Commercial Math 
  • Permutation and Combinations 
  • Elementary Mathematics, etc.
MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Fact Inference Judgment 
  • Passage Conclusion 
  • Set Theory
  • Analogy 
  • Statement Argument 
  • Premise
  • Clocks 
  • Venn Diagrams 
  • Calendars 
  • Binary logic 
  • Conclusion
  • Seating Arrangement 
  • Linear and matrix arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Team Formation
  • Logical Sequence 
  • Network Diagrams
  • Assumption
  • Direction sense and Decision Making
  • Input-Output 
  • Syllogism
  • Series 
  • Puzzles 
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Critical Reasoning
MAT Language Comprehension
  • Reading comprehension passages 
  • Grammar 
  • Para jumbles 
  • Sentence completion 
  • Odd one out 
  • Verbal ability, etc.



MAT Selection Process 2024

Those candidates who secure above the minimum cutoff marks of their preferred college are called to participate in the next round of the selection process. The specific MAT selection process includes:

  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)
  • Written Ability Tests (WAT)

After conducting all the selection processes, institutes release their separate merit lists based on the performance and marks of the candidate in all the selection rounds. Moreover, successful candidates are allowed to take admission in various institutes.

MAT Exam Admit Card 2024

MAT Exam 2024 applicants can get their MAT Exam Admit Card a few days before their scheduled exam date. AIMA admit card releases exclusively on the official website.

MAT Admit Card is an important document that the candidate should carry to the exam centre. Without printed MAT admit card, candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall and take the exam.

FAQs (MAT Exam 2024)

How can I apply for CBT as well as IBT 2024 exam?

Yes, you can apply for both the exams before your closing date

What is the application fee for the examination?

MAT application fee for one examination is Rs 2100/- and for two examinations it is Rs 3300/-.

Which month MAT Exam is the best?

MAT score coaching takes place throughout the year. However, MAT examinations of February, December, May are best as most of the good B-schools are open with their admission process and accept MAT exam scores. Many B-schools accept February MAT scores for admission 2024

Is the MAT a difficult test?

MAT is an easy exam compared to other national level MBA entrance examinations.

What is good for the MAT exam?

Yes, being a national level MBA entrance test, more than 400 MBA/PG colleges in India accept MAT scores for college admissions.

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