MAT 2021 Eligibility & Exam Pattern – Latest Updates and Criteria

Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024

The conducting body of MAT 2021 Exam - All India Management Association (AIMA) will be conducting the 2021 May-June exam on 30th May 2021 for PBT and 13th June 2021 for CBT. You must be aware that the application process has already started from 31st March 2021 and is soon to wrap up on  24th May 2021 for Paper-Based Test (PBT)  and on 07th June 2021 for Computer-Based Test (CBT).

The admit card for MAT 2021 exam will be out on 26th May 2021 for offline mode and 10th June 2021 for online mode. AIMA has certain eligibility criteria and exam pattern that you need to be prepared for before filling in the application form. In this article, you will be getting detailed information about MAT 2021 eligibility criteria and the latest exam pattern of the MAT 2021 (May-June session).

MAT 2021 Overview



Exam Duration

150 minutes

Total number of questions


Marking scheme

1 mark for each correct answer

Negative marking

0.25 marks or ¼ mark for every wrong answer

Number of sections

5 sections with 40 questions in each section

Number of Options


Total sections

  • Language Comprehension
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematics Skills
  • Indian and Global Environment

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MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Here you may note the official eligibility criteria that AIMA follows for Management Aptitude Test 2021:

  • Must be a graduate with a degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institute.
  • You can also apply if you are in the final year of graduation.
  • There is no fixed percentage requirement in Bachelor’s degree to stand eligible but must have at least secured pass percentage.
  • There is no fixed age limit and number of attempts.

Mat 2021 Exam Pattern

Serial No.


Number of Questions

Time Duration (in minutes)


Language Comprehension




Mathematical Skills




Data Analysis and Sufficiency




Intelligence and Critical Reasoning




Indian and Global Environment







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1. There are some B-Schools/Universities that look majorly on the marks of section - Indian and Global Environment for consideration.

2. MAT 2021 offline and online mode will be of duration 2 hours and 30 minutes or 150 minutes. A big relief is that there is no sectional duration, you can attempt any section first. However, it is advisable not to waste more than 30 minutes on a particular section since the complete duration of the examination is short.

MAT 2021 Exam Sections To Study

Here is the list of topics that you need to study for the upcoming Management Aptitude Test 2021.

Language Comprehension

This section will be having passages along with the questions. The aim is to judge the reading and comprehension skills of the candidates.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Data arrangement
  • Blood relations
  • Series and Sequences
  • Critical reasoning
  • Direction Sense
  • Input and output analysis
  • Coding and decoding

The aim of this section is to judge the critical/logical thinking of aspirants.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Direction test
  • Input/output analysis
  • Coding and decoding
  • Data arrangement
  • Blood relations

The aim of this section is to judge the analytical thinking of aspirants.

Mathematical skills

  • Business Mathematics
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry

Need to be thorough with formulas and concepts on tips.

Indian and global environment

This section demands general awareness and current affairs related to the domestic and international environment around.

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If you are preparing or thinking to apply for MAT 2021, then consider the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and exam pattern in detail and stay in touch with the official website of AIMA.