MAT 2019 Exam Dates, Registration, Fee, Syllabus, Results, Cutoff

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) to screen candidates for the admission to MBA and allied programs. Any B-school whether it’s national or international can consider MAT Score as the yardstick for the admission to their MBA programs. MAT has been administered since 1988 and it was approved by Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD as a national level test in 2003. Being one of the largest tests of its kind in the country, MAT continues to be the gateway to over 600 B-Schools across India. MAT is a national level MBA entrance test conducted 4 times in a year in the month of February, May, September, and December. MAT 2020 (February) Application Form Available Online, Click Here  To Apply.

MAT 2020 Highlights:

Exam Name
Management Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority
AIMA (All India Management Association)
Exam Level
MAT Official Website

Click here for MAT Official Website

Mode of Application
Mode of Exam
The validity of MAT Score
1 year
Courses Offered
MAT Helpdesk
011-47673020 or [email protected]

MAT 2020 Schedule:

EventsFebruary Session (tentative dates)
Online Registration Starts
2nd week of December 2019
Last Date for Online Registration
4th week of January 2020
Availability of Admit Card
Last week of January 2020
Entrance exam Date
3rd Week of February 2020
Exam Result Declaration
4th week of February 2020

MAT 2020 Admit Card:

The admit card for MAT 2020 (February session) will be released online. The candidates will be able to get the admit card by visiting the official website of MAT (February session) 2020. The admit card will be released differently for Paper-based test & Computer Based test. The admit card will contain the exam details like exam center, date & timing of the exam, roll no. etc. The candidate should keep their admit card with them while appearing for the entrance exam.
How To Download MAT (May Session) 2020 Online?
  • Go to the official website of MAT 2020 - February
  • Under the Download section, Click on "MAT Admit Card"
  • Log in to the website with your respective credentials
  • Review the admit card shown on the screen
  • Download and take a print of the admit card for the exam and future use

Indian & Global Environment Section:
Current affairs, World Records, Business, Top officials of big companies, Famous awards and Prizes, Books and Authors, Punch line of companies, History of International Organization, Important Quotations, Social issues, Geography, Sports, Finance, Major Corporate news, Science, Entertainment and Politics
Data Analysis and Sufficiency / Mathematical Skills:
Geometry ( Angles, lines, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cone, Cube, etc), Ratios and Proportion, Number system, Work and time, HCF & LCM, Algebra, Profit & Loss, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Geometric Progression, Percentages, Averages, Partnership (Accounts) and Time-Speed-Distance

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Language Comprehension:

Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Fill In the Blanks, Contextual usage, Analogies, Different usage of the same word, Antonyms, Sentence completion, Jumbled paragraphs, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence correction, Idioms and One-word substitution
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning:
Family tree, Multi-dimensional arrangements, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Course of Action, Puzzles, Visual reasoning, Numeric grid, Pie Chart, Arrangement, Series, Blood, Relations, Critical Reasoning, Calendars, Coding & Decoding, Syllogisms, Statement Conclusions, Column graphs and Graphs representing Area

MAT 2020 Exam Pattern:


No. of  Questions

Time Suggested (Minutes)

Mathematical skill
Language Comprehension
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
Language Comprehension
Indian & Global Environment
Sample Question For Practice

MAT 2020 Cut Off:

The cut off mark for MAT 2020 will be released by the authorities soon after the declaration of the result. The cut off for February 2020 session is expected to be released in the month of Febraury only. The cut off is decided on the basis of no of applicants, exam difficulty level, and the reservation criteria. Looking at this year's stats, it is expected that the cut off for MAT 2020 (May Session) might go higher. Combining the result and the cut off mark, the merit list for the eligible candidates will be made by the authorities. The following counselling session and admission procedure will be conducted as per this merit list.

B-SchoolsExpected MAT cut off score
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
Amity Business School, Noida
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
IFIM Business School
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences
VIT University
SRM school and SRM University
Jaipuria Institute of Management

MAT 2020 Application Form:

The interested candidates can apply for the entrance exam via online mode only. The candidates have to log in to the official website of MAT 2020 to apply for the entrance exam. The required documents should be kept prepared for the application form. The application fee will also have to be paid during the application submission procedure. The payment for the form can be made via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking and also via Demand Draft. The DD should be made in favour of AIMA and should be payable at Delhi. The DD should be sent to the authorities on the below address before the due date.
Manager - MAT
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

How To Apply For MAT 2020 Online?
  • Go to the registration link of MAT 2020
  • If you're a new candidate, then create a login ID on the website
  • If you've created it already, Log in to the website with your respective credentials
  • Fill up the application form with the required information
  • Upload all the required documents in image form
  • Pay the application fee via any of the given medium
  • Recheck the application form and submit the details
  • Save the details for the future use
MAT 2019 (September) Application Form Available Online, Click Here To Apply
MAT 2020 Application Fee:
  • For Paper-Based Test (PBT): INR 1550/-
  • For Computer Based Test (CBT): INR 1550/-
  • For Both PBT & CBT: INR 2650/-

  • If a candidate wants to opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT, he or she has to pay an extra fee of Description: rupees symbol 1100/- in addition to Rs. 1550/-. 
  • The candidates opting for both PBT and CBT will get the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutions to send their scores in addition to the existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutions i.e. in total, they can select 7 Management Institutions.
MAT 2019 Registration Will End Today April 26! Admit Card on April 29

MAT 2020 Counselling:

The counselling session for MAT 2020 is conducted after the result declaration of the result for the entrance exam. The counselling session conducted will allow the candidates to get admitted in various MBA & PGDM programs under the participating colleges. The notification for the counselling session will be available on the official website of AIMA as well as the respective colleges' official website. The candidates will be allotted with seats as per their performance and merit list. To participate in the counselling session, the candidates need to register themselves online on the respective website and get the date for their counselling session. The candidates also have to submit their counselling fees online. The candidate can also apply for the offline counselling. In that case, they have to appear at the allocated centre along with all their original documents for the counselling & document verification process.

The questions in the exam paper of MAT always surprise the aspirant by the tricky questions and critical pattern. So the best solution to tackle every section is Mock test. Mock test is considered as the pre-exam preparation that offers question pattern for practice. It helps the students to know the exam pattern, question type & the difficulty level before the main exam.

MAT Mock Test 2020 download process-
  • Click on the link for MAT Mock Test 2020.
  • There will be a pdf file.
  • Download the sample paper for practice

Here is the table for Top MAT Coaching Centers all over India-
PlaceCoaching Center
DelhiTeachwell Professional Studies Institute Pvt. Ltd, Smart Prep Education Pvt. Ltd.
ChennaiCareer Launcher India Ltd, Global Smart Infotech & 
CalcuttaEducationErudite Education, Worldwin
BangaloreElite IIT, IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd
GuwahatiIMS Test Preparation, InformationInfocation – A unit of Nices

MAT 2020 Result:

The result for MAT 2020 - February session will be declared on the official website on the due date. However, the date for the declaration has not been confirmed by the authorities yet. After declaration, the candidates will be able to check their result by visiting the official website. The candidates should also know that the result will not be sent to them via any other medium.

How To Check MAT 2020 Result Online?
  • Go to the official website of MAT 2020
  • Under the download section, click on "MAT Result" link
  • Log in to the site by entering your Regd. no & Roll no in the given box
  • Download the scorecard for future use

Scorecard Sample:

Here is the list of top MAT colleges:
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  • IILM Institute for Higher Education
  • Fortune Institute of International Business
  • International Management Centre
  • Accurate Institute of Advanced Management
  • Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management
  • Chandigarh University
  • Chitkara University
  • International Institute of Health Management Research
  • New Delhi Institute of Management
  • IMM-FOSTIIMA Business School
  • EMPI Institutions

MAT 2020 Eligibility:

  • Candidates need to have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognized university.
  • A final year student of graduation (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com, B.Tech, etc) can also apply for it.
  • There’s no minimum mark required to be eligible for MAT. But candidates have to secure passing marks in graduation.
  • No age bar and Job experience are required.

MAT 2020 FAQs:

Q: What is the last date to apply for the May session of the MAT 2020 entrance exam?
A: The Last Date to apply for the May session of MAT 2020 entrance exam is 4th week of January 2020, Friday for Paper-Based Test whereas it is May 10 Friday for Computer-Based Test.

Q: How many times the MAT entrance exam is being conducted per year?
A: The MAT entrance exam is being conducted for 4 times a year.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required to appear in the MAT exam?
A: Candidates need to have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognized university.
A final year student of graduation (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com, B.Tech, etc) can also apply for it.
There’s no minimum mark required to be eligible for MAT. But candidates have to secure passing marks in graduation.

Q: What is the minimum age criteria to appear the MAT exam?
A: There is no minimum and maximum age for the MAT exam. Any age candidates can apply the MAT entrance exam but a minimum bachelor qualification is needed.

Q: Is an offline mode exam available in the MAT?
A: Yes, MAT conducted both online mode (Computer-based)as well as offline mode (Pen and paper-based) exam. 

Q: I have filled the offline mode of exam, am I eligible for online mode? 
A: No. While filling the application form there is an option for a mode of exam, so you have to choose your suitable mode where you are more comfortable. Once application form is registered you can not change the mode.

Q: Can you give me the exam pattern for MAT 2019?
  • Subjects- (Mathematical Skills, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment). 
  • Number of question- Each section contains 40 number of questions.
  • Time duration- 150 minutes

Q: Which is better Computer-based Test or Pen and Paper-based exam?
A: Both are good on their own. If you are comfortable with computer-based then go for otherwise, you select the pen and paper-based mode. 

Q: How many top institutions participate in MAT exam?
A: More than 600 management institution participate in the MAT every year. 

Q: Which are the top Colleges accepting MAT scores?
  •     Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  •    TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal.
  •    National Institute of Technology, Warangal.
  •    Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.
  •    Management Development Institute (MDI) Murshidabad.

Q: What is the difference between CAT and MAT?
A: Both are the entrance exam for Management Studies. CAT is an online mode exam while the MAT is both computer-based and pen-paper based exam. But the CAT question level is tough in comparison to MAT.

Q: When will the MAT counselling start?
A: The counselling session for MAT 2019 is conducted after the result declaration of the result for the entrance exam.

Q: Who conducts MAT?
A: The MAT is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA).

Q: What are courses offered through MAT?
A: Through MAT, MBA/PGDM programs are offered.

Q: What is the validity of the MAT score?
A: The validity of the MAT score is up to 1 year.

Q: Is there any sectional time limit in MAT?
A: No, there is no such sectional time limit in MAT. But students are advised to finish each section within 30 minutes.

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