Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses.

  • The exam is conducted four times in a year, each in February, May, September and December.
  • Candidates who qualify the exam are eligible for admissions to 800+ B-schools accepting MAT scores.
  • MAT is conducted in both offline (paper based test) and online (computer based test) modes. Candidates can choose to appear in the exam in any mode as per their preference. For PBT, they can select up to two test cities. Fees, exam pattern and syllabus for both the modes are same while registrations and exam dates are different.

MAT 2020: Exam Highlights

Given below are some key points about MAT exam conducted by AIMA for MBA admissions.

Features Details 
Exam NameManagement Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyAll India Management Association (AIMA)
MAT 2019 convening bodyAIMA
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyFour times a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration2 Hours, 30 Minutes
Exam SyllabusLanguage Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Mathematics, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment Section.
Exam Pattern200 MCQs
Exam FeesFor Computer Based Test (CBT)- 1550/- and for both PBT and CBT- 2650/-
Exam PurposeAdmissions to 1206 MBA Colleges in India
Course OfferedMBA/PGDM
No. of Test CitiesFor PBT Mode- 49 and CBT Mode- 31
Exam Help-desk No. 011 – 24645100 / 011 – 24617354 / 011 – 43128100
Exam Website

MAT 2020 Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have completed or is in the final year of graduation in any discipline from a recognised university
  • The candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for MAT exam

Also read: Complete eligibility criteria for MAT exam

MAT 2020 Dates (May)

At the moment, MAT 2020 Registration is underway for both CBT and PBT mode exam. Check the dates of registration in the table below.

EventsMAT DatesSalient Features
MAT 2020 May registration starts for both PBT and CBT mode of exams6-Mar-2020 Registration cum application process is online
Last Date for MAT 2020 registration  15-Jun-2020 (CBT) 07-Jun-2020 (PBT)  Last date of window closure of CBT and PBT mode MAT 2020 registration has been extended
MAT 2020 admit card download17-Jun-2020 (CBT) 09-Jun-2020 (PBT)MAT 2020 admit card will be released on the official website. 

MAT 2020 Dates (IBT)

AIMA has published the dates of newly introduced MAT IBT mode. Check the registration and multiple dates and timings of MAT IBT mode in the table below.

Last date of IBT Registration IBT Admit Card Dates IBT Test date Timings
18-May-202021-May-202025-May-202010:00am to 12:30 pm
23-May-202026-May-2020  30- May-2020 & 31-May-2020    10:00 am to 12:30 pm 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
 30-May-20202-Jun-2020  6-Jun-2020 & 7-May-2020    10:00 am to 12:30 pm 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm    
6-Jun-20209-Jun-2020  13-Jun-2020    10:00am to 12:30 pm 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
12-Jun-202015-Jun-202019-Jun-202010:00 am to 12:30 pm 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
13-Jun-202016-Jun-202020-Jun-202010:00 am to 12:30 pm 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
18-Jun-202021-Jun-202024-Jun-2020 25-Jun-202010:00 am to 12:30 pm 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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