In light of the present Cyclone Jawad situation Bhubaneswar and Vizag. centres only are hereby advised that it will not be possible to administer MAT Paper Based Test scheduled on 5th Dec. 2021 in these two centres. Hence, candidates of these two centres are advised to convert to “Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)” mode scheduled for 18 Dec.21’ or “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode 19 Dec. 2021. These candidates have been intimated individually also by email and SMS, which they are advised to go through immediately.

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  • When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.

    MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December.

    The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

  • What is the mode of test?

    Candidate can opt for Paper Based Test (PBT) by paying a fee of ₹ 1650/-.

    Candidate can opt for Computer Based Test (CBT) by paying a fee of ₹ 1650/-.

    Candidate can opt for Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) by paying a fee of ₹ 1650/-.


    Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fees of ₹1100/- in addition to ₹1650/-. Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutions for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutions i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutions in total.

  • What are the test dates and timings of the test?

    The Paper Based Test is being conducted on the first Sunday of the February, May, September and December from 1000-1230 hours. Whereas the Computer Based Test is being conducted from subsequent Sunday onwards and in different Time slots.

  • How many MIs participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same? Is there a same admission criterion for each & every Institute? Are they recognized by AICTE? What about the total fee?

    The number of participating MI’s may vary. The number of MI’s keeps on changing from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute are different. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved, University affiliated College, University Department. For further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of your choice. The list of various MIs/Universities is available in AIMA Website along with the admission notification (particular administration).

  • What is the Registration Fee/ How to Apply?

    Register online at website link: with Credit Card, Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI or Wallet. The fees details are given below:

    • For PBT : ₹ 1650/-
    • For CBT : ₹ 1650/-
    • For BOTH : ₹ 2750/-
    • For IBT : ₹ 1650/-
  • What is the validity of MAT score?

    One year.

  • Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?

    MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country only.

  • Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?

    All provisionally registered candidates can download their Admit Card from AIMA website link ( Specific Admit Card will be generated for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test.

    Admit Card would be having Candidate Name, Form No., Roll No., Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them in the case of Computer Based Test. This Admit Card contains Test Centre Address with Center Code, Form No. and Roll No. of the test. No separate special card is issued. Also, activation of a test centre depends upon the minimum number of registration.

  • Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?

    Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer Based Test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. In traditional Paper Based Test, Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Centre.

  • Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?

    There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

  • What is the nature of MAT test?

    It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. The test is designed to measure a person’s general aptitudes as the following table indicates:

    Section No. Section No. of Questions Time Suggested(Minutes)
    1. Language Comprehension 40 30
    2. Mathematical Skills 40 40
    3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
    4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
    5. Indian and Global Environment 40 15
      Total 200 150
  • How to get the MAT Score Card?

    The Score Card is put on the AIMA website during last week of the month of the test. Candidate can download their score card Form AIMA website link: