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MAT 2023 February exam dates for all the 3 testing modes of exam are announced now. MAT 2023 is scheduled from February 11 to March 7, 2023 for MBA admission 2023 in MAT accepting MBA colleges. Conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2023 February exam score will be accepted for MBA admission 2023 by 600 MBA/PGDM colleges in India including 300+ MBA colleges with low fee in Maharashtra. MAT is a moderate difficulty exam and number of top MBA colleges in NIRF Ranking also accept MAT exam score.

 

Latest Update: 

  • MAT Feb 2023 exam is Scheduled from Feb 11 to March 7, 2023
  • MAT February 2023 exam will be conducted in PBT, IBT and CBT Mode
  • MAT February 2023 exam will lead to MBA admission 2023 in 600 B-Schools
  • Many Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores include SDMIMD Mysore; XIME Bangalore; IBA Bangalore; ISBM Pune; Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow; NDIM New Delhi; WE School Bangalore; Jaipuria Noida among others
  • You Need to Apply to Respective MAT Score Accepting College

AIMA has released MAT 2023 February exam schedule for all the three modes of MAT exam – CBT, IBT and PBT and the MAT February 2023 Registration process is open for all testing modes. Management Aptitude Test, known as MAT Exam is one of the most popular National level MBA entrance exams in India after CAT. This comprehensive article prepared by MBAUniverse.com Exam Experts will give you complete information about MAT February 2023 Exam, its testing modes, Options available for you to apply for different types of MAT exam, Syllabus, Exam dates, How to Prepare for MAT, College Accepting MAT and a lot more. So, read this article carefully before applying for the exam. 

Top CMAT & MAT Colleges | Admissions Status | Application Form Link
BIMTECH PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now Amrita Coimbatore MBA Admission - Apply Now 
IFMR GSB, Krea University Admission - Apply Now IPE Hyderabad PGDM Admission - Apply Now
IMT Nagpur PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now JAGSoM Bangalore PGDM Admission - Apply Now
Delhi School of Business Admission - Apply Now  VIT University MBA Admission Open - Apply Now
Jaipuria Noida, Lucknow, Indore, Jaipur - Apply Now SDMIMD PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now
IBA Bangalore PGDM Admission - Apply Now Sri Balaji University Pune Admission - Apply Now
NDIM Delhi PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now  IMS Ghaziabad PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now
SOIL Gurgaon PGPM & PGDM Admission - Apply Now IMT Hyderabad PGDM Admission Open- Apply Now
AIMS Bangalore MBA Admission Open- Apply Now Woxsen University MBA Admission - Apply Now
SJIM Bangalore PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now CIMP Patna PGDM Admission Open- Apply Now
IFIM Colleges MBA Admission Open - Apply Now Janpuria Ghaziabad Admission Open - Apply Now

Table of Contents

  1. What is MAT?
  2. MAT Feb 2023: Key Highlights
  3. MAT Feb Exam 2023 Testing Modes
  4. February 2023 MAT Exam Dates for all Testing Modes
  5. Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT for Admission 2023
  6. MBA Admission Process through MAT Exam
  7. MAT Test Taking Options for February MAT 2023
  8. Key Changes in February MAT 2023: More CBT Exams
  9. MAT 2023 February: Difficult or Easy Exam
  10. How to Choose the Best MAT 2023 Testing Mode?
  11. MAT February 2023 Registration for IBT, PBT & CBT Exams  
  12. MAT 2023 February Exam Registration Fee
  13. IBT MAT Exam: Important Details
  14. IBT MAT February 2023 Important Dates
  15. MAT 2023 Paper Based Test (PBT) February Exam Dates
  16. MAT February 2023 Eligibility Criteria
  17. Unique MAT Scoring Pattern
  18. MAT 2023 February Exam Pattern 
  19. How to Prepare for MAT 2023?
  20. MAT 2023 Syllabus: At par with other MBA entrance exams
  21. MAT Exam Admit Card: When to Download?
  22. MAT 2023 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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1. What is MAT?
Management Aptitude Test, 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 2023 Scores for MBA/PGDM Admission 2023. MAT is an easier exam and is of 2 hours duration. MAT exam is conducted in three testing modes and the candidates can apply for one or two MAT exams to improve their score.

 

2. MAT February 2023: Key Highlights
One of the most important but an easier MBA entrance exam – MAT 2023 has following key highlights:

Questions related to Exam
Answer related to Exam
Exam Conducting Body
All India Management Association (AIMA)
Total Exams in a Year
Held in February, May, September, December
Number of MBA colleges under the Exam
400 to 600+
Testing Modes
3: IBT, PBT, CBT
Number of exams you can apply for
2
Application Fee
Rs.1900/- for 1 exam;
Rs. 3050/- for 2 exams
MAT Full Form
Management Aptitude Test
Score Validity for MBA Admission
One academic session
Total Questions in Test Paper
200
Sectional Division of Exam 2023
5 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Required Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges
90+
Importance of Taking the February 2023 Exam
Offers MBA admission opportunity in 2023
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
Application process
Online

3. MAT Feb 2023 Exam Testing Modes
MAT Feb 2023 Exam will be conducted in three testing modes. AIMA has released the MAT 2023 February exam schedule for all the three modes of MAT exam – CBT, IBT and PBT. 

  • There are 7 MAT IBT Exam dates from Feb 11 to March 7, 2023. The IBT MAT is conducted in 2 slots on each day
  • There are 2 CBT February MAT exams on Feb 26 and March 4 respectively
  • Unlike earlier 2 PBT MAT exams, Feb MAT 2023 has only one PBT mode exam on Feb 19, 2023.
  • After release of MAT notification, the MAT February 2023 Registration process is open from December 27, 2022.

3.1 Key Difference in MAT Exam Testing Modes
Key difference in Testing modes of AIMA MAT exam, which is conducted in three testing modes is as under:

  1. Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT): You can appear in IBT MAT from your Home
  2. Paper Based Test (PBT): Paper Pen based MAT 2023 exam is conducted at test centres
  3. Computer Based Test (CBT): Online Computer based MAT 2023 will be conducted at test centres

4. February MAT Exam Dates 2023: Last Dates to Apply; Testing Dates 
MAT 2023 February exam schedule has been released by AIMA. The MAT Feb Exam Dates 2023, registration dates, and dates for application submission, release of Admit card are as under:

MAT 2023 Exam Date
Dates & Schedule for Paper Based Test 
Dates for Computer Based test 
Dates & Schedule for IBT Mode 
Last Date to Apply
February 14, 2023
CBT-1: Feb 21, 2023
CBT-2: Feb 23, 2023
In different phases from Feb 8, to March 4, 2023
Admit card Download start date
February 15, 2023
(4 PM onwards)
CBT-1: Feb 24, 2023 (2 PM Onwards
CBT-2: March 2, 2023 (4 PM Onwards)
In different phases from February 9 to March 5, 2023
Last Date for Admit Card download
February 19, 2023
CBT-1: Feb 26, 2023
CBT-2: March 4, 2023
In different phases from Feb 11, to March 7 2023
Exam Date
February 19, 2023
CBT-1: Feb 26, 2023
CBT-2: March 4, 2023
In different phases from February 11 to March 7, 2023
Result Date
March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023
Score Card Download Starts
March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023
Last date to download Score Card
Available for one year
Available for one year
Available for one year

5. Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT for Admission 2023
February 2023 MAT exam score will be valid for MBA/PGDM Admission 2023 in more than 600 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 the Exam scores.  Here are some of the best MBA colleges accepting the score of Management Aptitude Test 2023 for admission 2023:

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

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

  

5.1 MBA Colleges in Maharashtra to Accept MAT exam Score
The Higher and Technical Education Department, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra 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. 

Top CMAT & MAT Colleges | Admissions Status | Application Form Link
BIMTECH PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now Amrita Coimbatore MBA Admission - Apply Now 
IFMR GSB, Krea University Admission - Apply Now IPE Hyderabad PGDM Admission - Apply Now
IMT Nagpur PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now JAGSoM Bangalore PGDM Admission - Apply Now
Delhi School of Business Admission - Apply Now  VIT University MBA Admission Open - Apply Now
Jaipuria Noida, Lucknow, Indore, Jaipur - Apply Now SDMIMD PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now
IBA Bangalore PGDM Admission - Apply Now Sri Balaji University Pune Admission - Apply Now
NDIM Delhi PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now  IMS Ghaziabad PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now
SOIL Gurgaon PGPM & PGDM Admission - Apply Now IMT Hyderabad PGDM Admission Open- Apply Now
AIMS Bangalore MBA Admission Open- Apply Now Woxsen University MBA Admission - Apply Now
SJIM Bangalore PGDM Admission Open - Apply Now CIMP Patna PGDM Admission Open- Apply Now
IFIM Colleges MBA Admission Open - Apply Now Janpuria Ghaziabad Admission Open - Apply Now

6. MBA Admission Process through MAT Exam
Apart from applying and appearing in MAT exam, you need to apply separately for MBA admission to respective MBA college. The MBA Admission process in detail is shared below

MAT 2020

7. MAT 2023 February Exam: Test Taking Options
You can take one or more than one type of MAT February 2023 Exams in different modes. Following combinations are offered by AIMA to appear in different testing modes:

 

7.1 IBT Testing Options: Appear in One or two IBT February MAT Exams

  • One Remote Proctored MAT Internet Based Test (MAT IBT) or
  • Two Remote Proctored MAT Internet Based Test (MAT IBT) 

7.2 PBT + IBT Testing Options: Can choose One or a Combination of PBT+IBT

  • Paper Based Test (PBT) or
  • Paper Based Test and MAT Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (PBT + IBT) 

7.3 CBT+IBT Testing Options: Choose One or Two MAT Testing Mode

  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (CBT+IBT) 

7.4 CBT + PBT Testing Options: Choose one or two Centre Based MAT Tests

  • Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT)

7.5 CBT + CBT Testing Options: Choose One or Two CBT MAT Exams

  • Appear in 1 Computer based test or 2 computer based MAT exams

8. Key Changes in February MAT 2023: More CBT Exams
Two Computer Based Tests (CBT MAT) – CBT-1 and CBT-2 are scheduled for Feb MAT 2023 on Feb 26 and March 4, 2023. A candidate can apply for one or two MAT 2023 CBT exam by paying requisite registration fee.  The application fee to apply for one MAT 2023 exam is Rs.1900/- and for two MAT 2023 exams the application fee is Rs.3050/-.

 

The candidates who do not want to opt for IBT Mode or PBT Mode exam, may choose to take the CBT 2023 Feb exam. The dates and complete schedule for 2 CBT February MAT exams 2023 are given here  

CBT MAT Exam Dates
Last Date for CBT MAT Registration
CBT MAT Admit Card Release Date
CBT-1: February 26, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 24, 2023 (2 PM Onwards)
CBT-2:  March 4, 2023
February 27, 2023
March 2, 2023 (4 PM Onwards)

9. MAT 2023 February: Difficult or Easy Exam

  • MAT is an easier exam as compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others.
  • The 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.
  • The 5th section- Indian and Global Environment with 40 questions is not counted for determining your merit score and percentile calculation.

10. How to Choose the Best MAT 2023 Testing Mode?
Making a choice among IBT, Paper Based and Computer Based tests 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 mode.
  • If you are in remote area, do not have good internet connection, are not well conversant with computers, internet technology, have confusion in navigation tools, it is better to go for paper based exam.. Read More

10.1 IBT, CBT or PBT Testing Mode? 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 and computer based exams. In the current situation, IBT from their home is the best option after complying with the AIMA norms. The difficulty level in IBT exam is similar to other two modes of exam.

 

11. MAT February 2023 Registration for IBT, PBT & CBT Exams  
Fresh registrations for IBT, PBT and for CBT Mode MAT February 2023 exam are open on AIMA MAT website. The dates for MAT Registrations will remain open till few days before the each exam date. Read below all the important details about IBT Exam, CBT and PBT MAT exams

mat registration

To avoid any untoward incident due to Covid-19 pandemic, AIMA has introduced Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (MAT IBT) 2023 exam, apart from the regular Computer Based and Paper based  exams. Candidates can appear in the IBT mode exam from the convenience of their home instead of going to an exam centre while CBT and PBT remain centre based exams.

  • Registration process for IBT exam, CBT exam and PBT MAT February exam is open 
  • You can register and apply for one or two MAT exams
  • The registration process is online only. 

11.1 MAT 2023 Registration & Application Process
Registration process is online only and can be completed in following 7 simple steps:

mat registration

  • STEP 1: Test Mode Details: You shall be given an option of selecting at least one and maximum of two test modes in Step 1 of the application form
  • STEP 2: Upload Photo and Signature:

Upload Photograph

  • Photograph must be a recent passport size color photo.
  • Make sure that the colored photo is taken against a light colored, preferably white background, and has no harsh shadows
  • If you wear glasses, make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes are clearly seen.
  • Ensure that both ears are visible in the photo
  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable in the photograph
  • Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face
  • The photo image file should only be in .jpg or .jpeg format.
  • Size of file should not be less than 10KB and more than 50KB.

Upload Signature

  • Sign on white paper with Black ink pen and scan it.
  • Scan the signature area only and not the entire page
  • Please note that this signature would appear on the Admit Card
  • If the signature does not match the signature on the answer sheet at the time of the written test and at the time of Interview, the candidature will be cancelled
  • The image should only be in .jpg or .jpeg format
  • Size of file should not be less than 5KB and more than 20KB.

STEP 3: Choose Management Institutes (MI): Candidates opting for Double test modes will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 MIs for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 MIs i.e., they can select 7 MIs in total. After the selection of free MI selections, candidate needs to pay INR 118 (inclusive of taxes) on selecting each extra MI.

 

STEP 4: Make Payment: After selecting MI choices, you shall be directed to the payment page.  Payment of registration fee can be made through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / Wallet

 

STEP 5: Fill Personal Particulars, Qualification & Experiences: Fill the details on the online registration form. Since your eligibility will be screened based on the information furnished by you, you are required to exercise sufficient care to correctly furnish the personal details, your Qualification details

 

STEP 6: View/Download Registration form: Candidate can preview the form before submitting the application form and can take print out of the same for their record.

 

Additional Options: A successful registered candidate can perform below actions:

 

Update details if required: Candidate can edit details except Name, DOB, Email and mobile number after downloading and reviewing the registration form.

 

Upgrade Exam: Candidate can upgrade their already opted exam mode to available options among Double IBT/PBT+IBT/CBT+IBT with an additional fee of INR 1150/-

 

Additional MI Choices: Candidate can select as many as MIs with an additional fee of INR 118/- (Including 18%GST) per MI choice Read More on Step by Step MAT 2023 Registration

 

11.2 MAT 2023 IBT Registration: Important Guidelines and Benefits
MAT in the IBT mode is the new type of exam which you can take from your home. You can opt for 2 IBT 2023 February MAT tests by paying a nominal extra fees of Rs.1150/- in addition to Rs.1900/- for one test.

  • If you are opting for one IBT MAT 2023, you can select 5 management institutes where your scores will be sent free for admission
  • If you are opting for 2 IBT MAT 2023 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

The IBT exam is scheduled in morning and evening time slots on each exam date. There is facility to appear in one IBT mode exam or two IBT Mode MAT tests.

 

12. MAT 2023 February Exam Registration Fee
Candidate can opt for one or two MAT exams as below:

  • For 1 MAT exam, you need to pay Rs.1900 but for 2 MAT exams you need to pay nominal extra fee as given below
  • Candidates opting for 2 MAT IBTs/PBT+IBT/CBT+IBT/PBT+CBT/CBT+CBT 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. 
  • Candidate should Register online at official AIMA 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. 1900/-
For Two Remote Proctored Internet Based Tests (IBT)
Rs.3050/-
For Paper Based Test(PBT)
Rs.1900/-
For Computer Based Test (CBT)
Rs.1900/-
For Both PBT + CBT
Rs.3050/-
For Both IBT+PBT
Rs.3050/-
For Both IBT+CBT
Rs.3050/-

12.1 Combination Allowed for MAT Exams: Check Registration Fee for Each Combination

  • Candidate can opt for two IBT exams by paying an extra fees of Rs.1150/- in addition to Rs.1900/-.
  • Candidates can opt for PBT exam by paying fees of  Rs.1900/-.
  • Candidates opting for double MAT exams 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.
One MAT Exam 2023
  • For Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)
  • or Paper Based Test (PBT)
  • or Computer Based Test (CBT)
Rs. 1900/-
Combination of Two MAT Exam 2023
  • For Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)
  • For PBT+IBT
  • For CBT+IBT
  • For PBT+CBT
  • For Double Computer Based Test (CBT+CBT)
Rs. 3050/- 

13. IBT MAT Exam: Important Details
AIMA is conducting IBT Feb MAT 2023 in about a month long testing window beginning from the third week of February to first week of March. The complete schedule for the February IBT MAT test is as below:

 

13.1 What is MAT IBT 2023 February Exam? Key Features
AIMA has introduced "Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)" with a separate schedule to safeguard test takers against Covid 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 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.

13.2 IBT February MAT 2023: Key Requirements to Take the Exam
Candidates need to fulfil following key requirements to appear in IBT February 2023 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 is Windows 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

14. IBT MAT February 2023 Important Dates
February 2023 IBT Mode Exam is scheduled in morning and evening time slots.  MAT IBT exam Schedule with all important dates for February 2023 Internet Based Mode (IBT Mode) exam is shared below:

IBT MAT Feb 2023 Test Date

Last Date of IBT MAT Feb 2023 Registration Last Date

IBT Feb MAT 2023 Admit card download start date

11-Feb-2023
08-Feb-2023
09-Feb-2023
12-Feb-2023
09-Feb-2023
10-Feb-2023
18-Feb-2023
15-Feb-2023
16-Feb-2023
19-Feb-2023
16-Feb-2023
17-Feb-2023
25-Feb-2023
22-Feb-2023
23-Feb-2023
5-Mar-2023
2-Mar-2023
3-Mar-2023
7-Mar-2023
4-Mar-2023
5-Mar-2023

15. MAT 2023 Paper Based Test (PBT) February Exam Dates

  • Registration start Date: December 27, 2022
  • Last Date for Registration: February 14, 2023
  • Admit Card Release: February 15, 2023 (4 PM Onwards)
  • PBT Exam Date 2023: February 19, 2023

16.  MAT February 2023 Eligibility: Who can Apply for February MAT Exam?

  • A graduate or the candidate in final year of graduation can register and apply for MAT exam
  • All the candidates who wish to appear in MAT 2023 exam, 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 IBT exam can register and apply at AIMA MAT website by paying requisite application fee of Rs.1900/- online for one IBT and Rs.3050/- for two IBT  exams

17. Unique MAT Scoring Pattern
MAT scoring pattern is unique. The 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 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 score card

 

17.1 MAT Score validity
The February exam score will be valid for admission in Academic Session 2023-24. There are 600+ B-schools who will accept MAT 2023 scores. 

 

18. MAT 2023 February Exam Pattern 
Below are shared the key details about MAT Question Paper, MAT duration, Sectional composition & Scoring pattern

  • The test paper has a time duration of 2½ hours.
  • There are 200 objective type questions in MCQs form in MAT question paper
  • Question difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • The 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
  • Exam sections are Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.
  • Merit Score in the exam 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 score card.
  • The score card displays scaled score out of 800 Marks and not out of 160 or 200 raw scores
  • On the score card along with the sectional and overall scaled scores, the sectional and overall percentile is also displayed. Read More

19. How to Prepare for MAT 2023?
Over the years the pattern and syllabus for MAT exam has not changed. The only change is in testing mode which has changed with additional type of IBT exam apart from PBT and CBT exams. So, the exam preparation is also not very difficult. Reading good preparation books, practicing with sample papers and previous year papers with solutions are a good tool for preparation.

 

Consistent exam Preparation can get you admission to MBA 2023 in good MBA colleges. It is high time that exam preparation must be started without any further delay as per the test pattern. 

 

One of the important points which differentiate MAT preparation from other exams, is the separate section with 40 questions on ‘Data Analysis and Data Sufficiency (DADS)’ which is slightly different from Data Interpretation in other exams. The DADS Preparation and the strategy to prepare for this important section is to be properly planned and followed to score high. The preparation strategy needs more focus on four core sections keeping the ‘Indian & Global Environment’ section at second place.

 

The exam 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 Preparation should be focused on following key points:

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

20. MAT 2023 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 question papers and the exam pattern reveal that syllabus does not throw tough questions in the exam, although syllabus topics are same.

 

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

 

21. MAT Exam Admit Card: When to Download?
You can download February MAT 2023 exam admit card from AIMA MAT website till the exam day. MAT 2023 Dec Exam date is scheduled in IBT, PBT as well as CBT Mode. The Internet Based (IBT) Mode exam can be taken from the comfort of your home while PBT and CBT exams can be taken at designated test centres. While MAT February 2023 Internet Based Mode (IBT) Mode exam will be conducted in longer testing window, the PBT and CBT exams will be conducted in a single day on different dates. The last dates for MAT Registration are different for each IBT exam, while for CBT and for PBT exams the last date to apply closes a few days before the exam date.  

22. MAT 2023 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What are the dates for paper based and computer based exams?
A.
Date for paper based MAT test is February 19, 2023. For Computer based Feb MAT – there will be 2 exams. CBT-1 date is Feb 26 and CBT-2 exam date is March 4, 2023

 

Q. What is MAT IBT?
A.
MAT IBT is the new mode of exam which was introduced by AIMA from May 2020. Full form of IBT is – Remote Proctored Internet Based Mode. This can be taken from your home 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 exams?
A.
Yes, you can appear in two IBT exams by paying an additional fee of Rs.1150/-

 

Q. What are the dates to apply for MAT 2023?
A.
Application process for February MAT 2023 is open from December 27, 2022 for all the 3 modes of exams

 

Q. What are the dates for IBT MAT February 2023 exam?
A.
IBT exam dates are from Feb 11 to March 7, 2023. The registration and admit card dates for each IBT exam are different.

 

Q. What are the test timings 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 registration fee also?
A.
No, it remains same as was announced at the time of opening registration with Rs.1900 for one MAT and Rs.3050 for two MAT exams

 

Q. Can I apply for CBT as well as IBT 2023 exams?
A.
Yes, you can apply for both the exams before their respective last dates

 

Q. What is the Application Fee for the Exam?
A.
MAT application fee for one exam is Rs. 1900/- and for two exams is Rs.3050/-

 

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 IBT exams?
A. Applying for two IBT exams has multiple benefits - you can improve your scores in the same exam month and can get a better MBA college; If you apply for two exams, AIMA will send your scores to 7 MBA colleges free of cost. However, if you apply for one exam, AIMA will send your 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 February, December, 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 MAT?
A. You need to apply for MAT online on official AIMA-MAT exam website

 

Q. What are the pass marks for MAT?
A. MAT does not disqualify any candidate. It is upto the 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, being a national level MBA entrance exam, more than 400 MBA/PGDM colleges in India accept MAT score for admission.

 

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

 

Q. Which all colleges accept MAT score?
A. There are 600 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 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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  • Notification date: 27-12-2022 09:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 27-12-2022 10:00 AM to 04-03-2023 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 09-02-2023 04:00 PM to 04-03-2023 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 10:00 to Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 16:00 (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 19-02-2023 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Result: 21-03-2023 04:00 PM (Tentative)

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MAT Registration 2023

MAT Registration 2023: Open for MAT February CBT, IBT, PBT Exams; Check Fee, Step by Step Process

 

Latest update: February MAT 2023 exam Registration is open from December 27, 2022 to March 4, 2023. AIMA will conduct February MAT 2023 in three modes - CBT, IBT and PBT. MAT Registration Last Date to Apply will be different for each mode of the MAT exam. Key details about MAT registration Feb 2023 process are given below

 

This comprehensive article prepared by MBAUniverse.com Experts will give you complete information about IBT MAT, CBT MAT, PBT MAT Registration Process. So, read this article carefully before applying.  

 

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MAT Application Form 2023

MAT Application Form 2023 Feb: Open for MAT February 2023 CBT, IBT, PBT Exams; Check Fee, Step by Step Process

 

Latest update: MAT Application Process Feb 2023 December 27, 2022 to February 27, 2023. AIMA will conduct February MAT 2023 in three modes - CBT, IBT and PBT. The MAT Application 2023 for CBT, IBT and PBT exams is open. MAT Application Last Date to Apply is different for each mode of the MAT exam.

 

This comprehensive article prepared by MBAUniverse.com Experts will give you complete information about IBT MAT, CBT MAT, PBT MAT Application form filling Process. So, read this article carefully before applying.  

 

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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

MAT 2023 Feb exam is scheduled from February 11 to March 7, 2023 in three testing modes - as Internet Based Test (IBT), Computer Based MAT and Paper Based MAT. While PBT MAT will conducted once, the CBT MAT will be conducted twice and IBT MAT will be conducted in a week long testing window. A pass in graduation or in final year of bachelor's degree is the minimum MAT 2023 eligibility criteria to appear in February MAT 2023.

 

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MAT Exam Fee 2022

MAT Exam Fee 2022: Fee & Last dates to pay for CBT, IBT, PBT MAT

September MAT 2022 exam fee is Rs.1850/- for one MAT exam and Rs.2975/- for two MAT exams. The MAT exam fee needs to be paid as per your choice of appearing in one MAT exam or two MAT exams. MAT 2022 has multiple testing modes – CBT, IBT and PBT. Candidates can appear in one or two MAT exams in same mode or in different modes by paying requisite MAT exam fee

 

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MAT Admit Card 2023

MAT Admit Card 2023: Check Release Dates for CBT, PBT & IBT Dec MAT 2023; Step by Step Process How to Download & Check Errors

 

Latest Update: AIMA has announced complete Feb MAT 2023 exam schedule which will be held from Feb 11 to March 7, 2023 in 3 testing modes CBT, PBT and IBT. MAT Admit Card 2023 Release dates for Feb MAT 2023 exams are also announced. You need to download MAT Hall Ticket separately for each MAT Exam date.

 

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

MAT 2023 February exam is scheduled in three modes – Internet Based Test (IBT) from home, Computer Based Test (CBT) scheduled at test centres and Paper Based Test (PBT) at test centres. February MAT 2023 exam dates for PBT, CBT and IBT mode are from February 11 to March 7, 2023 with 2 CBT Exams and 1 PBT Exam.

 

To prepare for the MAT exam and get high score in it, Mock Tests are the best preparation tool that can help test takers to score well. To help the aspirants, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared many Mock Tests with different difficulty level, based on the latest Exam Pattern. Answer Keys and Solutions for each Mock Test are also available after completing the Mock. So check your readiness now for the Exam!   

 

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MAT Percentile Predictor 2022

MAT 2022 May exam result date is June 5, 2022 for all the three modes of MAT exam. MAT May 2022 exam is scheduled in three testing modes - IBT from home, PBT at test centres and CBT at test centres. AIMA has introduced the Internet based remote proctored test (IBT) due to Covid-19 pandemic situation. IBT MAT could be taken from the convenience of candidate's home.

 

MAT May 2022 Exam dates for different modes of test are:

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MAT 2023 Important Dates

MAT 2023 February exam important dates and exam schedule has been announced with CBT, PBT and IBT exams by AIMA for MBA admission 2023. Read all the important dates below for February 2023 MAT exam.

 

In addition to Two Computer Based tests and one Paper Based test, AIMA will also conduct Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) exam in a long testing window with two slots each day.  Candidates can appear in the IBT exam from the convenience of their home instead of going to an exam centre. The IBT MAT exam structure, difficulty level and scoring pattern is same as that of CBT and PBT exams.

 

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MAT Question Papers

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

 

MAT February 2023 Exam is scheduled from February 11 to March 7, 2023 in CBT, IBT and PBT Mode. The long testing window of MAT gives good opportunity to prepare for MAT exam to the candidates who are seeking MBA admission through MAT exam. 

 

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MAT Exam Pattern 2023

Latest update: MAT Exam Pattern 2023 for February exam will have three testing modes and it offers more chances to improve your score in choosing the preferred modes of two exams. February MAT 2023 will be conducted as Paper Based MAT and Computer based test at test Centres as well as Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) MAT which you can take from your home.

 

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MAT Preparation 2023

MAT Preparation 2023: Best Books, Key Topics, Preparation Plan

 

MAT exam Preparation is easier than many other national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP. The MAT 2023 February exam will be held from February 11 to March 7, 2023, in three testing modes namely CBT, IBT and PBT. The IBT MAT will be held in a long testing window of 1 week on different dates in Feb and March 2023. Candidates can take IBT MAT from the convenience of  home while CBT and PBT MAT will be conducted at test centres. You have the option to apply for one MAT or two MAT exams with the opportunity to improve your score further.

 

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MAT Sample Papers

MAT September Exam 2021 is scheduled in three modes – CBT mode at Test Centres; PBT Mode at Test Centres and IBT mode with the facility to appear in the online exam from home.

 

With three MAT testing modes - Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT), Computer Based MAT (BT) and Paper Based Test (PBT), AIMA is conducting all these MAT exams on different dates to enable the candidates to appear in more than one type of MAT exams. The revised exam dates for MAT exam are from August 21 to September 12, 2021. The longer testing window gives good opportunity to prepare for MAT exam to the candidates who are seeking MBA admission through MAT. 

 

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MAT Syllabus 2023

MAT February 2023 Syllabus 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 as per MAT exam 2023 syllabus are of moderate difficulty level.

 

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MAT Exam Analysis 2022

MAT 2022 Sept exam is scheduled in CBT, IBT and PBT modes. AIMA is conducting Sept MAT exam from August 28 to Sept 18, 2022. MBAUniverse.com will publish detailed MAT Sept 2022 Analysis immediately after the first MAT exam is over on Sept 4.

 

MAT Sept 2022 Exam dates for different modes of test are:

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MAT Result 2023

AIMA is expected to release the February MAT 2023 exam result in the last week of March 2023. You can download your Feb MAT 2023 score card from AIMA MAT website with your login credentials. With your MAT Score you can choose out of the 600 MAT Accepting MBA colleges will accept MAT 2023 Feb score for MBA admission 2023. Check Top MBA Colleges accepting MAT scores 

 

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MAT Exam Test Centers

MAT 2021 September exam will be conducted in more than 55 cities in India. AIMA has released the list of test centres across the country for CBT and PBT MAT 2021 September exam. The third type of MAT exam in IBT Mode can be taken from the convenience of your home instead of going to any exam centre. 

 

Due to corona virus outbreak and country wide lock down, MAT Exam 2021 will be conducted in additional IBT mode which can be taken from the convenience of home.  Now, there are three MAT testing modes - Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT); Paper Based Test (PBT) and Computer based test (CBT). The revised exam dates for MAT exam are from August 21 to September 12, 2021. Earlier there were only two modes of exam PBT and CBT. 

 

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MAT Cutoff: Check Top MBA Colleges Cut Off

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

 

Latest Update: MAT Feb 2023 exam result is expected in March 2023 last week. The MAT Test takers who are looking for best MBA admission options based on MAT cut offs need to check the preferred B-schools and match their MAT composite score and percentile. Check  Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores.

 

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MAT Score Vs Percentile

Latest update: MAT 2023 February Exam score card is expected in the last week of March 2023. Check steps How to Download your Result. With the February MAT 2023 score card in hand and composite vs percentile score available, you would be looking for best MBA admission options available. MBAUniverse.com has prepared list of top MBA Colleges accepting MAT 2023 Feb exam score in different percentile range for MBA admission 2023. Check the best MBA Colleges accepting MAT score for admission 2023

 

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MAT Paper Based or Computer Based or IBT MAT

AIMA will conduct February MAT 2023 in three modes- CBT MAT, PBT MAT and IBT MAT. PBT 2023 and MAT CBT 2023 for February MAT will be held on the different dates while MAT IBT 2023 is scheduled in a longer testing window. For MAT 2023 exam, AIMA is conducting MAT PBT 2023 (Paper Based Test) on February 19; MAT CBT 2023 (Computer Based Test) on Feb 26 and March 4. The dates for MAT IBT 2023 (Internet Based Proctored Test) are from Feb 11 to March 7, 2023. 

 

Read all about the MAT exam, test dates, exam pattern, syllabus, how to prepare and top MBA colleges accepting MAT score

 

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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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Question and Answers

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, February 17, 2022, 01:12 PM

    To appear for mat you need to register yourself for the same on the aima website, select the mode of exam and whether you want to give 1 or 2 exams, and pay registration fee for the same. For entire process, checkout: https://www.mbauniverse.com/mat/registration

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:50 PM

    Different colleges have different cut off for admissions 2022. Colleges like JAGSoM Bangalore expect 90+ percentile whereas colleges like IIRM Hyderabad have cut off of 60+ only. Checkout the entire list of colleges here : https://www.mbauniverse.com/mat/top-mba-colleges-in-india-accepting-mat-...

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:51 PM

    College like SDMIMD Mysore; XIME Bangalore; IBA Bangalore; ISBM Pune; Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow; NDIM New Delhi; WE School Bangalore; Jaipuria Noida among many others accept mat score. For entire list of top colleges accepting mat score, checkout : https://www.mbauniverse.com/mat/top-mba-colleges-in-india-accepting-mat-score

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:51 PM

    Yes. More than 600 MBA colleges in India accept the MAT scores, making it one of the country's largest MBA entrance exams.

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:37 AM

    Yes you can appear for two MAT IBT 2022 exams by paying the application fee of Rs.2750/-