We are living at a time of high competition. From our initiation to academics to our choice of career, we have to fight for every bit of glory. Therefore, the younger generation has inclined more towards the courses which prove to be career-oriented. It is rather a pragmatic choice that empowers you during employment.

It goes without saying that in today’s market, MBA degree holders will find it a tad easier to make two ends meet. Truth is said, the perks of an MBA is not only limited to the handsome salary or a job opportunity abroad, the job simply comes with numerous incentives that will change your life for good.

Getting into a reputed MBA college is, therefore, never an easy task if you are determined to build your career in this field. The MAT exam brings you the rare opportunity to be a part of some of the leading business schools (B-schools) and universities. Some important things about MAT:

  1. Conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA), Management Aptitude Test or in short MAT is an entrance exam designed for MBA aspirants.
  2. Held since 1988, it helps to screen candidates for MBA and allied programmes.
  3. The MAT exam was approved by the Govt. of India and the Ministry of HRD as a national level test in 2003.
  4. With more than 600 B-schools associated with MAT, it is the largest screening test of its kind in India.

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MAT Examination Mode

Conventionally, MAT is carried out in diverse modes. A candidate can choose one or a combination of two modes during the application process. These modes are:

  • Internet-Based Test (IBT) and Double Internet-Based Test (IBT)
  • Paper-Based Test (PBT)
  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Paper-Based Test and Internet-Based Test (PBT+IBT)
  • Computer Based Test and Internet-Based Test (CBT+IBT)
  • Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT).

PBT is a traditional offline test whereas CBT is an online mode. Fees, exam pattern and syllabus are the same for all the modes except the date of exams. However, offline mode is subject to Covid restrictions and depends on the pandemic situation in India.

MAT is an extremely popular exam that every MBA aspirant wants to crack. There are MAT centres in all tier 1 and tier 2 cities.

Cities for Paper-Based Test (PBT)

Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi (NCR), Durgapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Madurai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Trichy, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

Cities for Computer Based Test (CBT)

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi (NCR), Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Trichy, Vijayawada.

The colleges that accept MAT scorecards include some of the finest institutions in India. To name a few are Amity University, ITM University, ABBS School of Management, Alliance University, JIMS Rohini, GITAM Institute of Management and Taxila Business School, Jaipur.

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MBA Entrance Exams: Details

MBA entrance exams are always the hardest nuts to crack. The pattern and syllabus are almost the same for all entrance exams. It is only the number of questions, duration of the exam and marking system that varies from exam to exam. MAT has its structure as follows:

Language

  • English

Exam Mode

  • CBT
  • PBT
  • IBT

Exam Duration

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

Number of Questions

  •  200

Marking System

  • +1 for each right answer
  •  -0.25 for each wrong attempt
  • 0 for no attempt (left)

Exam Fees

  •  INR 1,650 (INR 1,100 extra for second test mode)

Now you must be wondering about the sectional weightage and topic-based syllabus. Here we have everything for you to know about MAT 2022.

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MAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern

MAT is one of the most challenging entrance exams. Students from all over India appear in this exam. Therefore, the process of the exam and the syllabus are quite extensive. Similar to other competitive exams, it contains papers on language, data analysis, reasoning, current affairs etc. A detailed syllabus is given below for MAT 2022.

MAT Syllabus

  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Mathematics (Quantitative Aptitude)
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian & Global Environment.

Sectional Break-up

1.Language Comprehension (40 questions)

This section includes Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, Para-jumbles, Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases and Similar sounding words (Homophones).

2. Data Analysis & Sufficiency (40 questions)

The Data Analysis & Sufficiency includes Tables, Charts, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency

3. Mathematical Skills (40 questions)

The Mathematical Skills include Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage, LCM & HCF, Inequalities and Set Theory.

4. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning (40 questions)

This section has Blood Relation, Family Tree, Coding & Decoding, Numeric Grid, Syllogism, Clocks, Calendars and Visual Reasoning.

5. Indian & Global Environment (40 questions)

This section includes Politics, Culture, Society, Personalities, Business, Art & Entertainment, Sports, Inventions and Innovations, World, Economy, Science and Technology, and Books.

As we mentioned earlier, there will be a total of 200 questions that you need to attempt within a stipulated duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). Each right answer will add 1 mark to the aggregate total while each false attempt will deduct 0.25 from it. There is no negative marking for leaving a question without attempting.

Graduates in any stream including CA, CS and ICWA are eligible to appear in the MAT exam. Final year students can also apply and sit for the MAT exam provided they endow their passing certificate within the deadline decided by the authority.

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MAT Exam Dates

The MAT exam is an extensive exam due to numerous modes. This is also a rare MBA entrance exam that takes place multiple times a year. The tentative dates for MAT 2022 are shared below-

Mode of Exam: PBT

Deadline of Registration: 27th December 2021 - 28th February 2022

Date of Exam: 6th March 2022

Mode of Exam: CBT

Deadline of Registration: 30th December 2021 - 7th March 2022

Date of Exam: 13th March 2022

Mode of Exam: IBT

  • Deadline of Registration: 23rd February 2022 - 26th February 2022
  • Deadline of Registration: 24th February 2022 - Date of Exam: 27th February 2022
  • Deadline of Registration: 2nd March 2022 - Date of Exam: 5th March 2022
  • Deadline of Registration: 9th March 2022 - Date of Exam: 12th March 2022
  • Deadline of Registration: 10th March 2022 - Date of Exam: 13th March 2022

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MAT Registration Process

The MAT registration process is similar for all three modes of exam modes - PBT, CBT and IBT. Filling in the application form is an online process. Candidates can fill out the MAT 2022 application form of the preferred exam phase and preferred city on the AIMA MAT website by paying exam fees. Following is the process to register for MAT:

  1. Open AIMA-MAT website
  2. Click on the “Fresh Candidate to create login” tab
  3. Enter name, date of birth, email ID, mobile phone number and a password
  4. Fill out the MAT application form with relevant information
  5. Select preferred test mode (CBT.PBT, IBT), test cities and five B-Schools
  6. Upload a recent passport size photo and a scanned signature
  7. Make fee payment via debit/credit card, net banking or e-wallet to complete the process

Keeping the pandemic situation in mind, candidates are requested to carry a self-declaration that they have no Covid symptoms. Therefore, ensure to arrange all the necessary documents such as to admit card, identity proof, caste certificate (if applicable) along with a self-declaration before the exam date.

MAT Result

MAT results for all three modes will be declared on the same day of the particular session. The MAT result cum scorecard is released on the AIMA official website and the candidates will be able to download their respective scorecard by using their MAT login credentials. Following are the steps to view and download the MAT 2022 result.

  1. Visit the official AIMA-MAT website of the exam
  2. Click on Download/ View
  3. Click on 'MAT result'
  4. Select Exam Month
  5. Enter Roll Number and Registration Number
  6. Click on the 'Submit' tab
  7. MAT 2022 scorecard will appear on the screen

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Superprof brings you a list of selected veterans who can guide you during the preparation for the MAT exam. The MAT exam requires gruelling training along with creative strategizing.

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