MAT 2020: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and more


Management Aptitude Test is a national level test administered since 1988 to assist candidates to get into the best business schools. This national level MBA exam is conducted by the All India Management Association 4 times every year, in the month of February, May, September and December. MAT exam opens the doors to over 600 B-schools all over India for  MBA, PGDM and other management courses. 


The MAT examination is conducted in two modes viz.  Paper-based test & Computer-based test. Both the examinations are scheduled on different dates.


MAT 2020 PBT Important Dates



Important Dates

Online Registration Begins

28 Dec 2019

Online Registration Ends

9 Feb 2020

Availability of Admit Card

11 Feb 2020

MAT 2020 Exam Date

16 Feb 2020


MAT 2020 CBT Important Dates



Important Dates

Online Registration Begins

27 Dec 2019

Online Registration Ends

26 Jan 2020

Availability of Admit Card

28 Jan 2020

MAT 2020 Exam Date

2 Feb 2020



The candidates can choose to take the exam in both PBT & CBT mode.



MAT 2020 Application Form


AIMA has stopped taking offline applications for MAT exam. The application form for MAT is available in online mode at the official site. 


Click here to fill up the application form online. 


The candidates will have to upload a scanned photograph with a signature for the application process.

Once the application form is filled, the candidate should check the application status.

As the candidates can opt for CBT, PBT or both the exams, they should make a choice along with the 5 institutes where they wish to send their scorecard to get admission.



MAT Exam Application Fee


Paper-based test

Rs 1550

Computer-based test

Rs 1550

Both PBT & CBT

Rs 2650



MAT Eligibility Criteria


Before the candidates apply, they should be aware of the eligibility criteria of the examination.


The candidates should have a graduation degree from any recognized university.

There is no age limit for criteria to apply for this examination.

The exam is conducted 4 times every year and there is no limit for the candidates to attempt for the same.

Candidates in their final year are also eligible to apply for this examination.



MAT Examination Pattern


For both the PBT and CBT mode, there will be 5 sections included in the paper and negative marking for incorrect answers.


Exam Mode

Paper-based test, Computer-based test

Total sections

Indian & Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Duration of exam

150 minutes

Number of questions

200 MCQs

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

+1 mark for a correct answer, - ¼ mark for incorrect answer



Here is the complete sectional weightage for all the questions.



No. of Questions

Language Comprehension


Intelligence & Critical Reasoning


Data Analysis and Sufficiency


Mathematical Skills


Indian & Global Environment





MAT Exam Syllabus

Language Comprehension: Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Sentence making & correction, Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word substitution, Idioms/ Phrases, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumble


Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency: Time- Speed- Distance, Ratios & Proportion, HCF & LCM, In-equations Quadratic & Linear Equations, Averages, Number Systems, Algebra, Geometric Progression, Partnership (Accounts), Geometry with Lines, Angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube & Cone, Work & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentages.


Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: Family tree, Course of Action, Arrangement, Pie Chart, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Puzzles, Series, Blood Relations, Strong & Weak Arguments, Coding & Decoding, Column Graphs, Multi-Dimensional arrangements, Visual Reasoning, Numeric grid, Critical Reasoning, Graphs representing Area, Syllogisms


Indian & Global Environment: Current Affairs, Top official of big companies, Punch line for companies, Important Quotations, Sports, Science, Politics, Entertainment, World Records, Finance, History, Geography, Business, Famous Awards & Prizes, International Organisation, Major Corporate Laws.



MAT Results


Once the results are declared, the candidates can check the same from the official website