MAT 2020 Synopsis: Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Pattern, Fees

  • 01Feb,2020

    Management Aptitude Test popularly known as MAT is a national level entrance exam held for admission to MBA & allied programs of over 600 B-schools across India. This exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) 4 times every year i.e. the month of February, May, September, and December. MAT has been administered since 1988 and it was approved by Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD as a national level test in 2003. Every year lakhs of students appear this exam to pursue Management as a part of their career.

    Exam Name 
    Management Aptitude Test
    Exam Level
    Mode of Exam
    Online and Offline
    Courses Offered

    Eligibility Criteria:

    The candidates need to fulfill the minimum criteria set by the conducting authority to appear the exam.

    Educational Qualification

    Candidates who 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


    A professional degree like CA/ICWA/CS

    AgeThere is no upper limit of age set by the conducting authority
    Work ExperienceWork experience is not mandatory
    No of AttemptsThere is no restriction for the total number of attempts for the exam

    Note: There are no minimum marks set for the candidates to apply in the exam, however, every institution has set their own requirements and parameters for the selection of the candidates.

    Read here: Admit Card Details

    Upcoming Schedule(February Session):

    Candidates who wish to apply for MAT 2020 can check the exam schedule.

    EventsPaper-Based Schedule(PBT)Computer-Based Schedule(CBT)
    Registration Start DateDec 27, 2019Dec 27, 2019
    Last Date for  Online Registration
    Feb 09, 2020
    Jan 30, 2020
    Availability of  Admit Card
    Feb 11, 2020
    Jan 31, 2020
    Test Date
    Feb 16, 2020
    Feb 02, 2020

    Exam Pattern:

    1. The test duration of the MAT exam is 150 minutes for 200 questions.

    2. The exam consists of 5 sections.

    3. Sectional jump is possible as there is no sectional time limit.

    4. The level of difficulty remains easy to moderate.

    No. of  Questions
    Mathematical skill
    Language Comprehension
    Data Analysis & Sufficiency
    Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
    Indian & Global Environment

    Marking Scheme:

    1. Each correct answer is awarded +1 mark and each wrong question is penalized with negative marking of -0.25 mark for every section. The MAT scorecard displays scaled score out of 800 Marks and not out of raw scores.

    2. Merit Score in MAT is calculated on the basis of 4 sections only and the score of Indian & Global Environment is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile in the MAT 2020 scorecard.

    Read Guidelines for PBT Based Exam
    Read Guidelines for CBT Based Exam


    The conducting body does not release the syllabus officially on the website. The syllabus is prepared looking at the past year's exam trends. 

    Indian & Global Environment SectionCurrent affairs, World Records, Business, Top officials of big companies,  Famous awards and Prizes, Books and Authors, The 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), Time-Speed-Distance

    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, 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, Graphs representing Area

    Indian and Global Environment: It's usually based on General Awareness about the Indian and Global Environment

    Read 5 steps to crack MAT Exam without a bump

    Application Form:

    The Application Form is released on the official website and 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 and apply. 

    The candidate should visit the official website and follow the steps mentioned for filling up the application form and make the necessary payment.

    Documents Required:

    1. The candidates should have certain documents with them that are required while filling up the application form.

    2. Image of scanned photograph( File Size should be greater than 40KB in jpg/jpeg format).

    3. Image of scanned signature (File size should be greater than 10 KB in jpg/jpeg format).

    4. Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm wallet details.

    Application Fee:

    1. For Computer Based Test (CBT): INR 1550/-

    2. For Both PBT & CBT: INR 2650/-

    3. For Paper-Based Test (PBT): INR 1550/-

    Check Here Mat Cutoffs of Top Colleges

    Also, Check  List of Top Management Schools Accepting MAT Score in Your Region


    The result for every session of MAT is declared on the official website on the due date. 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.

    Check the MAT Test Centres
    Also Check MAT Counselling Process
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