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Latest update: AIMA has released the first IBT MAT 2020 Admit card on November 18, 2020. You can download MAT December 2020 exam admit card from AIMA MAT website till the MAT exam day. MAT 2020 December Exam is scheduled in IBT as well as PBT Mode. IBT MAT 2020 exam dates are from November 21 to December 15, 2020 while PBT MAT 2020 exam date is December 6, 2020. Now you can appear both in IBT and PBT MAT exams. The last date to apply closes on November 29 for PBT Exam and on December 11, 2020 for IBT MAT exam. Complete MAT 2020 exam schedule for December exam is available below as released by AIMA. MAT December 2020 registration and application process is open upto December 11, 2020.  

    

Regarding conduct of PBT MAT on Dec 6, 2020, AIMA has announced, "Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, conduct of MAT Dec 2020 in PBT mode is subject to prevailing situation and applicable government guidelines. In case the test cannot be administered on the scheduled test date i.e., 6th Dec 2020 at any of the centers, the registration of those candidates will be automatically carried forward to forthcoming MAT to be scheduled in Feb 2021 or later."    

 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2020 is conducted by AIMA four times in a year for MBA admission in more than 300 colleges in India. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, AIMA has added MAT 2020 testing mode to Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) apart from paper based. The earlier conducted computer based MAT at test centres is not conducted by AIMA now. IBT and  PBT MAT 2020 exams, offer good opportunity to explore MBA admission 2021. The conduct of PBT MAT exam depends upon the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation. The last dates for MAT Registration are different for each IBT MAT exam date while for PBT December MAT 2020, the last date to apply closes on November 29, 2020. .

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Facility to Appear in 1 or 2 IBT MAT 2020 Exams
You can apply for one MAT IBT exam or can apply to appear in two IBT exams.  You can take MAT as

  1. One Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  2. Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  3. PBT MAT on December 6, 2020

Important Guidelines and Benefits
MAT 2020 IBT is the new type of MAT from your home exam. The last date to apply for IBT MAT 2020 December exam is December 11, 2020.

  • You can opt for 2 IBT MAT 2020 December tests by paying an extra fees of Rs.1100/- in addition to Rs.1650/- for one test.
  • If you are opting for one IBT MAT 2020, you can select 5 management institutes where your scores will be sent free for admission
  • If you are opting for 2 IBT MAT 2020 exams, you will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for sending your scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes. It means you can select 7 Management Institutes in total​

CBT MAT 2020 Exam Dates: Not yet Announced
AIMA has clarified while it will conduct paper based MAT exam, the centre based MAT exam in computer format may not be conducted. The candidates who do not want to opt for IBT Mode of MAT exam, may choose to take the PBT MAT 2020 in forthcoming session.

 

MAT 2020 IBT & Paper Based Test (PBT): Registration Open now
Fresh registrations for MAT 2020 IBT Mode exam and for PBT Mode exam are open now. The dates for AIMA MAT December 2020 Registrations will remain open till few days before the each MAT IBT exam date. Read below all the important details about MAT IBT Exam, PBT exams

To avoid any untoward incident due to Covid-19 pandemic, AIMA has introduced MAT Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (MAT IBT) 2020 exam, apart from the regular paper based MAT exam. Candidates can appear in the IBT-MAT from the convenience of their home instead of going to an exam centre while PBT MAT remains a centre based test.

 

The MAT 2020 IBT exam is scheduled in morning and evening time slots from November 21, 2020 onwards. There is facility to appear in one MAT 2020 IBT mode exam or two MAT 2020 IBT Mode exams with extra registration fee of Rs.1100/-.

 

MAT PBT 2020 is scheduled on December 6, 2020 by paying registration fee of Rs.1650/-. There is no CBT proposed at test centres by AIMA.

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December MAT 2020: Test Taking Options
Candidate can now take MAT 2020 December Exam in following modes:

  1. One Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (MAT IBT): Dates Out: Can be taken from Home
  2. Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Tests (MAT IBTs): Dates Out: Can be taken from Home on different dates/slots
  3. Paper Based Test (PBT): Dates Out but the exam depends upon Covid-19 situation
  4. Computer Based Test (CBT): Not Announced

Schedule for IBT MAT 2020 Exams
AIMA has announced the complete schedule for the MAT 2020 December IBT exam as under:

 

MAT 2020 Important Dates for December IBT Exam
MAT 2020 December IBT Exam will be conducted in morning and evening time slots in a testing window from November 21, 2020. MAT IBT Schedule with all important dates for AIMA MAT December 2020 Internet Based Mode (IBT Mode) exam is shared below

Sr No.
IBT Test Date
Slots
Last Date for Registration
Issue of Admit Card
1
21 Nov 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
17 Nov 20
18 Nov 20
2
22 Nov 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
18 Nov 20
19 Nov 20
3
23 Nov 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
19 Nov 20
20 Nov 20
4
24 Nov 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
20 Nov 20
21 Nov 20
5
25 Nov 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
21 Nov 20
22 Nov 20
6
03 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
29 Nov 20
30 Nov 20
7
04 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
30 Nov 20
01 Dec 20
8
05 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
01 Dec 20
02 Dec 20
9
06 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
02 Dec 20
03 Dec 20
10
10 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
06 Dec 20
07 Dec 20
11
11 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
07 Dec 20
08 Dec 20
12
12 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
08 Dec 20
09 Dec 20
13
13 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
09 Dec 20
10 Dec 20
14
15 Dec 20
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
11 Dec 20
12 Dec 20

MAT 2020 Paper Based Test (PBT) December: Schedule

  • Registration start Date: October 12, 2020
  • Last Date for Registration: November 29, 2020
  • Admit Card Release: December 1, 2020 from 4 PM onwards
  • MAT PBT 2020 Exam Date: December 6, 2020

MAT 2020 Computer Based Test (CBT) December: Schedule

  • Registration start Date: To be announced
  • Last Date for Registration: To be Announced
  • Admit Card Release: To be announced
  • MAT Exam Date 2020: To be Announced

What is IBT MAT 2020? 5 Key Features
AIMA has introduced "Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)" with effect from May 2020 exam with a separate schedule to safeguard test takers against Covid-19 pandemic health hazards. Key features of the exam are:

  1. For taking the test in IBT mode, instead of going to a test centre candidates could do so from the safe confines and convenience of their homes subject to certain conditions.
  2. Only the candidates with a computer together with webcam and internet facilities meeting certain specifications can appear in IBT exam.
  3. The sanctity and security of the test is effectively maintained through remote proctoring in dual mode i.e., by employing robust Artificial Intelligence (AI) based tools as also human proctors.
  4. In order to help candidates to familiarize themselves with this new mode of testing, AIMA has also scheduled mock MAT-IBT sessions at a nominal extra fee
  5. These IBT mock tests replicate the testing environment and help candidates build familiarity with the same. This ensures that the candidates are adequately prepared for the main test. 
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MAT IBT December 2020: Key Requirements
Candidates need to fulfil following key requirements to appear in IBT December MAT 2020 exam.

  • You must ensure to sit in a well-lit room with proper light on your face and in a quiet place
  • Ensure that no other person enters/interferes during the scheduled test
  • You must not use mobile phone or any gadgets
  • A Laptop or Desktop with Webcam is Mandatory to appear in test
  • A stable internet connection with minimum upload Speed => 512 kbps  is required
  • Required Supported Browsers are Chrome-version 63 and above; Firefox-version 52 and above
  • Required Operating System isWindows OS (Version 7 and above)
  • Dot NET framework minimum supported version is 4.5.1. NET framework.
  • Required Memory is 65MB permanent free space on the default hard drive

 Who can Apply for MAT 2020 December IBT Mode Exam?
All the candidates who wish to appear in MAT 2020, now have the option to choose any one or more of the three modes of test i.e., IBT, PBT and CBT

  • Candidates who wish to appear in MAT IBT can register and apply at AIMA MAT website by paying requisite application fee of Rs.1650/- online for one IBT MAT and Rs.2750/- for two IBT MAT exams
  • The CBT MAT exam schedule may not be announced by AIMA in December

MAT 2020 December: Registration Fee for IBT, Double IBT, PBT MAT
Candidate should Register online at official AIMA MAT December 2020 website link with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI and Paytm wallet. The Registration fees details for different modes of MAT exam are given below:

For one Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)
Rs. 1650/-
For Two Remote Proctored Internet Based Tests (IBT)
Rs.2750/-
For Paper Based Test(PBT)
Rs. 1650/-
For Computer Based Test (CBT)
No Exam
For Both PBT & CBT
Only PBT available
  • Candidate can opt for two IBT exams by paying an extra fees of Rs.1100/- in addition to Rs.1650/-.
  • Candidates can opt for PBT MAT by paying fees of  Rs.1650/-.
  • Candidates opting for double IBT tests will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutes in total.

Management Aptitude Test popularly known as MAT Exam is one of the most popular National level MBA entrance exams in India after CAT. More than 600 MBA/PGDM Colleges are accepting MAT exam Scores for Admission 2020. In its notification AIMA has clarified that there are 600+ Participating B-Schools who use MAT score. This includes the 330+ MBA colleges in Maharashtra who offer PGDM and MBA/MMS programmes. This comprehensive article prepared by MBAUniverse.com Exam Experts will give you complete information about MAT Registration Process, MAT Syllabus, How to Prepare, College Accepting MAT and a lot more. So, read this article carefully before applying for the exam. 

 

MAT 2020 Important Dates: Last Dates to Apply; Admit Card download; last MAT IBT exam date 
September MAT 2020 exam schedule has been completely changed by AIMA. New dates for MAT registration and application submission, release of Admit card and exam dates are as given below:

MAT 2020 Exam Dates
Dates & Schedule for Paper Based Test 
Dates for Computer Based test 
Dates & Schedule for IBT Mode 
Last Date to Apply for MAT 2020
November 29, 2020
To be announced
In different phases – Nov 17 to December 11, 2020
MAT 2020 Admit card Download start date
December 1, 2020
(4 PM onwards)
NA
In different phases from Nov 18 to Dec 12, 2020
Last Date for MAT Admit Card download
December 6, 2020
NA
December 15, 2020
MAT Exam Date
December 6, 2020
Yet to be decided
Nov 21 to Dec 15, 2020 in two slots every day
MAT Result Date
December 20, 2020
NA
December 20, 2020
MAT Score Card Download Starts
December 20, 2020
To be announced
December 20, 2020
Last date to download MAT 2020 Score Card
Available for one year
Available for one year
Available for one year

IBT or PBT MAT? Which is better option
MBA Exam experts and past MAT toppers suggest the candidates to opt for IBT Mode due to the uncertainty in Paper based exam date. In the current situation, IBT MAT from their home is the best option after complying with the AIMA norms. The difficulty level of MAT 2020 in IBT exam is similar to other modes of exam.

 

MAT: Easy MBA Entrance Exam of 150 Minutes
MAT is an easier exam as compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others. MAT test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours. It has 200 objective type questions in MCQs form and the Question difficulty level is easy to moderate. The test paper is divided in 5 sections with 40 questions in each section. The sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.

 

MAT Scoring Pattern is Unique
MAT scoring pattern is unique. MAT score card displays scaled score out of 800 Marks and not out of 160 or 200 raw scores. While each correct answer is awarded +1 Mark, each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -0.25 mark. Merit Score in MAT is calculated on the basis of 4 sections only and the score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile in the MAT score card

 

MBA Colleges Accepting MAT 2020
MAT 2020 December exam score will be valid for MBA/PGDM Admission 2021 in more than 300 MBA colleges in India. Almost all good B-schools in Delhi like JIMS, NDIM, Jaipuria; in Bangalore like IBA and AIMS; in Pune like Lexicon Mile, IIMS; in Mumbai like IES, VESIM are accepting MAT 2020 Exam scores. More details are below. Updated list of Management Institutes who accept MAT scores for admission to their MBA program is released by AIMA for each MAT available on MBAUniverse.com. Read here full list of MAT Exam Accepting Colleges

 

MAT: Key Highlights
One of the most important but an easier MBA entrance exam – MAT 2020 has following key highlights:

Question related to MAT Exam
Answer related to MAT Exam
MAT Conducting Body
All India Management Association (AIMA)
Total MAT Exams in a Year
Held in February, May, September, December
Number of MBA colleges under MAT Exam
400+
Mode of MAT 2020
2: IBT, PBT
Number of MAT exam you can apply for
2
MAT Application Fee
Rs.1650/- for 1 exam;
Rs. 2750/- for 2 exams
MAT Full Form
Management Aptitude Test
MAT Score Validity for MBA Admission
One academic session
Total Questions in MAT
200
Sectional Division of MAT Exam 2020
5 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
MAT Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Required MAT Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges
90+
Importance of Taking MAT 2020
Offers MBA admission opportunity in 2020
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
MAT Application process
Online

MAT 2020

MAT Score validity
The December MAT exam score will be valid for admission in Academic Session 2021-22. There are 400+ B-schools who will accept MAT 2020 scores. 

 

MAT Registration & Application 2020
Registration process for MAT 2020 IBT exam and PBT exam is open now. Registration fee for one IBT or PBT MAT is Rs.1650/- and for two IBT MAT exams is Rs.2750/-. The registration process is online only. 

 

MAT 2020 Registration Process

Registration process is online only and can be completed in five simple steps:

  • Step-1: Create login
  • Step 2: Fill the Registration Form
  • Step 3: Upload Images on Registration Form
  • Step 4: Make Payment of Registration Fee
  • Step 5: View Registration summary 

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MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Score
Here are some of the best MBA colleges accepting MAT score:

  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • NDIM Delhi 
  • JIMS Delhi
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
  • IPE Hyderabad
  • IESMCRC, Mumbai
  • IBA Bangalore
  • VJIM, Hyderabad

MBA Colleges in Maharashtra to Accept MAT exam Score
The Higher and Technical Education Department, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra vide its notification ref. TEM.2018/C.R.27/TE-4 dated May 19, 2018, has clarified while determining the entrance exam eligibility of All India category candidates for MBA/MMS admission process in Maharashtra MBA colleges, that All India Candidature Candidate, Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidate will be considered for MBA/MMS admission on the basis of obtaining non zero positive score in CET conducted by the Competent Authority; CAT -conducted by Indian Institute of Management; CMAT; GMAT; MAT; ATMA and XAT. Accordingly, the MAT exam scores will be considered for MBA admission in Maharashtra MBA colleges also.

 

Updated list of Management Institutes who accept May MAT scores for admission to their MBA program is released by AIMA for each MAT available on MBAUniverse.com. Read here full list of MAT Exam Accepting Colleges

 

MAT Question Paper: Duration, Sectional composition &Scoring pattern

  • MAT 2020 test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours.
  • There are 200 objective type questions in MCQs form in MAT question paper of MAT exam.
  • Question difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • MAT test paper is divided in 5 sections with 40 questions in each section
  • Each correct answer is awarded +1 Mark
  • Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -0.25 mark
  • MAT sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.
  • Merit Score in MAT is calculated on the basis of 4 sections only and the score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile in the MAT 2020 score card.
  • MAT score card displays scaled score out of 800 Marks and not out of 160 or 200 raw scores
  • On the MAT score card along with the sectional and overall scaled scores, the sectional and overall percentile is also displayed. Read More

How to Prepare for MAT 2020?
Over the years MAT pattern and syllabus for MAT has not changed. The only change is in MAT testing mode which has changed to IBT exam from PBT and CBT exams. So, the MAT preparation is also not very difficult. Reading good MAT preparation books, practicing with MAT sample papers and MAT previous year papers with solutions are a good tool for MAT preparation.

 

MAT exam Preparation can get you admission to MBA 2020 in good MBA colleges. It is high time that MAT preparation must be started without any further delay as per the MAT test pattern. 

 

One of the important points which differentiate MAT preparation from other exams, is the separate section with 40 questions in MAT on ‘Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency (DADS)’ which is slightly different from Data Interpretation in other exams. The DADS Preparation for MAT and the strategy to prepare for this important MAT section is to be properly planned and followed to score high.

 

MAT preparation strategy needs more focus on four core sections keeping the ‘Indian & Global Environment’ section at second place.

 

MAT preparation requires your focus on preparing for the most important four sections with 160 questions. The sections are Language Comprehension; Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency; Intelligence & Critical Reasoning; and Mathematical skills. Accordingly, your MAT Preparation should be focused on following key points:

  • When to Start MAT Preparation?
  • How to prepare for MAT?
  • Which are the best MAT Preparation Books?
  • What is the best MAT preparation material available apart from the books?
  • MAT Preparation Tips by MAT Toppers
  • Whether to Prepare with MAT Coaching or Self prepare - which is better?
  • If time is short, How to prepare for MAT Online?
  • MAT Taking Strategy - how to crack MAT with High score? Read here complete MAT Preparation Strategy

MAT 2020 Syllabus: At par with other MBA entrance exams
MAT Syllabus contains all the topics on which questions are asked in other national level MBA entrance exams. Past MAT question papers and the MAT exam pattern reveal, that MAT syllabus does not throw tough questions in the MAT, although MAT syllabus topics are same.

 

The MAT syllabus is based on past MAT pattern and types of questions that appear in the MAT. The best way to get hands-on feel and practice on MAT question topics covered in MAT syllabus, is to go through the previous MAT papers and attempt MAT Mock tests. Read More

 

Which MAT to Choose?
Making a choice between MAT IBT, Paper Based and Computer Based test depends upon various factors - your preference, Computer based or Paper based test solving skills among others. 

 

If you have good understanding - how to take and appear in computer based tests, navigation tools, scrolling of questions, choosing the answers and marking them and find that test taking is easier in computer based test, you could go for IBT MAT.

 

If you are not well conversant with computers, internet technology, have confusion in navigation tools, it is better to go for paper based MAT exam.. Read More

MAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What are the dates for paper based and computer based MAT 2020?
A. December MAT 2020 Paper based exam date is December 6, 2020 while Computer based exam date is not announced. It is not yet certain whether CBT MAT exam will be conducted considering the Covid-19 situation

 

Q. What is IBT in MAT 2020?
A. MAT IBT is the new mode of MAT exam which was introduced by AIMA from May MAT 2020. Full form of IBT is – Remote Proctored Internet Based Mode. This is MAT From Your Home exam as in IBT exam candidates can appear from the convenience of their home instead of going to an exam centre.

 

Q. Can I appear in more than one IBT MAT?
A. Yes, you can appear in two IBT MAT exams by paying an additional fee of Rs.1100/-

 

Q. What are the dates to apply for MAT 2020?
A. Last date to apply for IBT MAT is December 11, 2020 for December 15, 2020 MAT exam and for PBT MAT it is November 29, 2020

 

Q. What are the dates for IBT December MAT 2020 exam?
A. IBT MAT exam is spread over the testing widow from November 21 to December 15, 2020. The registration and admit card dates for each IBT exam are different.

 

Q. What are the test timing for IBT exam?
A. On each day of IBT exam, there are two slots for the test – morning and evening. You need to check carefully your exam slot.

 

Q. Is there any change in MAT registration fee also?
A. No, it remains same as was announced at the time of opening registration.

 

Q. Can I apply for PBT as well as IBT MAT 2020 exams?
A. Yes, you can apply for both the exams before their respective last dates

 

Q. What is the Application Fee for MAT 2020 Exam?
A. MAT application fee for one exam is Rs. 1650/- and for two MAT exams 2020 is Rs.2750/-

 

Q. Can I get MAT application form by Post?
A. No, You have to apply online only

 

Q. What is the benefit to apply for two MAT IBT exams?
A. Applying for both MAT exams has multiple benefits - you can improve your scores in the same MAT exam month and can get a better MBA college; If you apply for two MAT exams, AIMA will send your MAT scores to 7 MBA colleges free of cost but if you apply for one MAT exam, AIMA will send your MAT exam scores to 5 B-schools free of cost

 

Q. Which month MAT is best?
A. MAT score acceptability is through out the year. However, the December, February & May MAT exams are the best as the most good B-schools are open with their admission process and accept MAT exam scores. 

 

Q. Is MAT a difficult exam?
A. MAT is an easier exam as compared to other national level MBA entrance exams.

 

Q. How many times MAT is conducted in a year?
A. MAT is conducted 4 times in a year - February, May, September and December.

 

Q. How do I apply for a MAT?
A. You need to apply for MAT online on official AIMA-MAT exam website

 

Q. What is the pass mark for MAT?
A. MAT does not disqualify any candidate. It is upto the MAT score requirement of the Management Institute to which you apply. 
 

Q. What is a good MAT score?
A. A good composite MAT score is 650 to 800. At this score you may get 80 to 100 percentile and can get admission in top management institute. 
 

Q. Is MAT good for MBA?
A. Yes, MAT is a national level MBA entrance exam. More than 400 MBA/PGDM colleges in India accept MAT score for admission.

 

Q. How is MAT percentage calculated?
A. AIMA first converts MAT raw score into composite score and calculates the percentile. The GK section score is not taken into account for MAT composite and percentile score calculation

 

Q. Which all colleges accept MAT score?
A. there are 300 MAT score accepting colleges notified by AIMA. Apart from them, 300 MBA colleges in Maharashtra also accept MAT score for admission to All India category candidates.

  
Q. What is the highest MAT score?
A. Highest MAT score is 800 which is the composite score in any MAT exam.

 

Q. Which is better MAT or CMAT?
A. Both are good MBA entrance exams conducted at National Level. There are some MBA colleges who do not accept MAT but accept CMAT and vice versa.

 

Q. Is MAT marking negative?
A. Yes, MAT scoring pattern is +1 mark for right answer and - 0.25 mark for wrong answer.
 

Q. What is a passing score for the MAT test?
A. MAT composite score is awarded in the range of 200 to 800. It is rare that a candidate gets a composite score below 200.
 

Q. Which book is best for MAT preparation?  
A. There are 5 sections in MAT and for each section it is better to get the best book for example Verbal Ability, RC, Quant, DI, LR the books by Arun Sharma are very good.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 12-10-2020 10:00 AM to 11-12-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 18-11-2020 04:00 PM to 12-12-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 21-11-2020 10:00 AM to 15-12-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 20-12-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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MAT Application Form 2020

MAT Application Form 2020: How to apply, Last dates, Application Fee, process

 

Latest update: MAT 2020 Application dates for September IBT and PBT exam are released by AIMA. The last date for MAT 2020 Application is September 16, 2020 for IBT Mode exam and September 15 for PBT Mode exam. The last MAT exam 2020 in IBT Mode and the single PBT Mode exam will be held on September 20, 2020. MAT CBT exam is not proposed to be held in September 2020

 

AIMA has introduced Remote Proctored Internet Based Mode (IBT) due to Corona Virus outbreak and has announced separate MAT IBT application Schedule.

 

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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

MAT 2020 exam is scheduled from November 21 to December 15 as Internet Based Test (IBT) which a candidate can take from his home  instead of taking the exam at at test centres. The Paper based MAT exam date is December 6, 2020.  A pass in graduation or in final year of bachelor's degree is the minimum eligibility criteria to appear in December MAT 2020.

 

To appear for MAT exam 2020 in December, you must have obtained recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those studying in their final graduation year may also apply. Besides, there is no age restriction to appear in MAT exam nor does AIMA restrict any candidate to seek MBA admission on the basis of age bar.  

 

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MAT Exam Fee 2020

September MAT 2020 exam has multiple testing mode – IBT as well as PBT. The IBT exam dates are from Aug 27 to September 20, 2020 and PBT Exam date is September 20. Candidates can appear in one IBT or double IBT MAT or PBT MAT by paying requisite MAT exam fee

 

AIMA will conduct Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) for MAT 2020 September exam and PBT MAT also. The dates for paper based test and IBT MAT have been announced but the Computer based test (CBT) MAT at test centres is not proposed to be conducted by AIMA in September 2020. The MAT 2020 exam fee for one MAT exam is Rs.1650/- and for two MAT exams the MAT exam fee is Rs.2750/-. The MAT exam 2020 fee payment mode is online only.

 

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MAT Admit Card 2020

MAT Admit Card 2020: Released for IBT, PBT; How to Download & Check Errors

Latest Update: MAT 2020 December IBT exam Admit Card has been released on November 18, 2020 for first IBT MAT of November 21. MAT exam admit card download is available from November 18 for IBT MAT and for PBT MAT exam, the admit card download date is December 1, 2020. MAT IBT December 2020 exam dates are from November 21 to December 15, 2020 and the PBT MAT exam date is December 6, 2020. AIMA is not conducting CBT MAT exam at test centres in December 2020. You can download MAT IBT exam admit card from AIMA MAT December 2020 website.

 

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MAT Mock Tests: Take Free Online Mock or Download PDF for Free

MAT Mock Tests are the best preparation tool that can help MAT exam test takers to score well. To help MAT Aspirants, Experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared many MAT Mock Tests with different difficulty level based on the latest MAT Exam Pattern. Answer Keys and Solutions for each MAT May Mock Test is also available. So check your readiness now for MAT Exam!

 

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MAT Exam Pattern 2020

Latest update: MAT 2020 Deember exam will be conducted in two testing modes - Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) from November 21 to December 15, and Paper based Test on December 6, 2020. The CBT MAT exam has been postponed indefinitely.

 

To avoid any untoward incident due to Corona virus lockdown, AIMA has introduced Remote Proctored Internet Based Mode (IBT). Candidates can appear in the IBT-MAT from the convenience of their home instead of going to an exam centre.

 

The IBT MAT is scheduled in morning and evening time slots from November 21, to December 15, 2020 while PBT MAT will be held in a single session from 10 AM to 12.30 PM on December 6, 2020.

 

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MAT Preparation 2020

MAT exam Preparation is easier than many other national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP. The MAT 2020 exam will be held in IBT mode from November 21 to December 15, 2020 and the PBT MAT exam date is December 6, 2020.

 

As the MAT question paper has remained unchanged over last many exams and has moderate difficulty level, the preparation can be completed without much difficulty. Major tools to prepare for MAT exam are:

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MAT Percentile Predictor 2020

MAT 2020 December exam result is scheduled in the third week of December 2020. The exam is conducted in IBT and PBT Mode due to corona virus outbreak.  AIMA has announced the Internet based remote proctored test (IBT) from November 21 to December 15, 2020 from the convenience of candidate's home along with the paper based exam on December 6, 2020. After taking MAT 2020 exams, candidates are anxious to know their MAT percentile and the process how to arrive at the accurate MAT percentile calculation.

 

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MAT 2020 Important Dates

MAT 2020 December exam important dates and exam schedule has been announced with IBT and PBT MAT exams by AIMA for MBA admission 2021.

 

In addition to Paper Based MAT exam, a Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) for December MAT 2020 is also introduced. To avoid any untoward incident due to Corona virus lockdown, AIMA has introduced Remote Proctored Internet Based Mode (IBT) from May MAT 2020 onwards, apart from the regular paper based MAT exam. There is no Computer based MAT exam at test centres in December 2020. Candidates can appear in the IBT-MAT from the convenience of their home instead of going to an exam centre.

 

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MAT Question Papers: Take Paper Online or Download PDF for Free

MAT December 2020 Exam is scheduled from November 21 to December 15, 2020 in IBT and PBT Mode. While IBT mode of Exam which can be taken online from the convenience of home from November 21 to December 15, the Paper based MAT exam date is December 6, 2020.

 

The CBT mode MAT 2020 is cancelled and is replaced by IBT MAT. As such, there are two MAT testing modes - Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT). The long testing window of IBT MAT gives good opportunity to prepare for MAT exam to the candidates who are seeking MBA admission 2021 through MAT exam. 

 

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MAT Sample Papers

MAT December Exam 2020 is conducted in IBT mode with the facility to appear in the online exam from home as well as in PBT mode which can be attempted at test centres. There is nocomputer based MAT which can be taken at test centres  due to corona virus outbreak.  

 

Now, there are two MAT testing modes - Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT). The revised exam dates for MAT exam are from November 21 to December 15, 2020 for IBT mode and December 6 for PBT MAT exam. The longer testing window of IBT exam gives good opportunity to prepare for MAT exam to the candidates who are seeking MBA admission 2021 through MAT exam. 

 

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MAT Syllabus 2020

MAT exam Syllabus for December MAT 2020 is  divided into 5 key sections namely Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment with 40 questions in each section. The questions in each section, based on MAT syllabus are of moderate difficulty level.

 

The December MAT 2020 exam dates are from November 21 to December 15, 2020 in IBT Mode and for Paper based MAT, the exam date is December 6, 2020. MAT exam pattern is changed to IBT mode from convenience of candidate’s home instead of computer based test at exam centres in addition to Paper based MAT exam at test centres without any change in MAT syllabus.

 

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MAT Exam Analysis 2020

AIMA has conducted its first Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (MAT IBT) for MAT May exam 2020 on May 25 in morning and evening slots. Candidates appeared in the IBT-MAT from the convenience of their home instead of going to an exam centre. The morning slot was from 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM and evening slot was from 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM.

 

The MAT Exam Analysis below will help all the MAT exam takers who plan to appear in future IBT MAT exams from May 30 to June 25, 2020, or in PBT/CBT MAT in June 2020 about the nature of test, difficulty level, exam pattern, expected cut offs, top MBA colleges accepting May MAT among other details

 

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MAT Result 2020

MAT September 2020 result has been declared by AIMA on October 11, 2020 at 4 PM. You can download MAT exam result from AIMA website now. MAT September 2020 Result offers last opportunity to apply and secure MBA admission 2020 in 400 MBA colleges in India as AICTE has extended the last date for admission 2020 to October 2020.

 

 

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MAT Exam Test Centers

MAT 2020 May exam which is now postponed to June 2020 with the launch of new additional type of MAT exam - IBT will be conducted in more than 60 cities in India. AIMA has released the list of test centres across the country for MAT 2020 May exam. However, IBT MAT can be taken from the convenience of your home instead of going to any exam centre. 

 

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MAT Cutoff

MAT Cut Off: Check expected cut off in top B-schools; Options available

 

Latest update: MAT cut offs are released by MAT exam accepting MBA colleges after each MAT exam. So, after checking your MAT Score & Percentile with MAT percentile predictor and after checking your score card, you must be looking for Top MBA Colleges that match your MAT Percentile & Score. 

 

MBAUniverse.com has prepared a Score & Percentile wise List of Best B-schools accepting MAT 2020 scores for MBA/PGDM Admissions 2020. Check  Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores.

 

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MAT Score Vs Percentile

Latest update: MAT 2020 February Exam Result has been released on February 25. Check steps on How to Download your MAT Result.

 

After checking your MAT Score & Percentile, you must be looking for Top MBA Colleges that match your MAT Percentile & Score. MBAUniverse.com has prepared a Score & Percentile wise List of Best B-schools accepting MAT February scores for MBA/PGDM Admissions 2020. Check Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores.

 

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MAT Paper Based or Computer Based

MAT paper based test and MAT computer based test are held in a gap of minimum one week. For MAT 2019 exam, AIMA is conducting MAT paper based test on December 8 and computer based MAT on December 14, 2019.

 

The major difference between MAT computer based test and paper based test is that the MAT paper based exam is offline test while MAT computer based exam is online test.

 

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MAT Exam

Management Aptitude Test (MAT), a National level MBA entrance test in India, is the gateway to more than 600 MBA/PGDM colleges in India including 300+ MBA colleges in Maharashtra including top ones like SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya.

 

MAT exam is conducted four times in a year - in February, May, September and December. Next MAT exam will be held on February 16, 2020.  

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