MAT Exam

AIMA MAT 2022 - March Session Registration (Started), Pattern, Eligibility

Last Modified on : 23 May 2022

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam organised by the All India Management Association (AIMA). It is a standardized managerial test that evaluates the managerial competence and aptitude of students. With MAT scores, students can seek admission in the higher-ranked B-schools to various MBA, PGDM, and allied management courses. More than 600 Business Schools accept the Management Aptitude Test score. The exam is conducted 4 times a year - March, May, September, and December. Some of the salient features of MAT 2022 are –

  • Entrance test for recognised programmes
  • Availed by hundreds and thousands of students
  • Test centres spread across the nation.
  • Latest technology to evaluate the process
  • Validate through independent studies
  • Score accepted by hundreds of university departments
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified by DNV with accreditation to RVA and Quality Council of India

MAT is conducted in the below modes -

  1. Paper-Based Test or PBT (Offline),
  2. Computer Based Test or CBT (Online)
  3. Internet-Based Test or IBT (Remote Proctored)

Important - For the March 2022 session, the PBT and CBT dates are announced.

MAT 2022 Latest Updates –

  • MAT 2022 (March session) registration process has started from 27th December 2021 onwards.
  • The PBT and CBT exam dates are also announced.

MAT 2022 Highlights -

Exam Name

Management Aptitude Test

Popularly known

MAT 2022

Conducted by

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam level

National Level

Exam for course level


Mode of exam


Exam Duration

2 hours and 30 minutes

MAT Exam Fee

₹ 1650

Courses Offered


Test cities

India – 60

Overseas – 2

Website link

Exam Helpdesk

011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100

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AIMA MAT Changes Made in the Year 2020

In 2020, the exam conducting authority had postponed PBT and CBT 2020 exams and allowed candidates to switch over to the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (MAT IBT) exam from PBT and CBT MAT.

  • All candidates who registered and applied for CBT or PBT MAT exam can convert their registration to the MAT IBT exam by visiting the official MAT Registration site.
  • The reason to launch MAT 2020 IBT mode (home-based exam) is to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 infection between students.
  • AIMA has clarified that computer-based and paper-based MAT exams dates will be announced later after considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation at that time. Till then, candidates are requested to use IBT mode.
  • Students who do not want to opt for IBT Mode may choose to take the PBT/CBT MAT in forthcoming sessions.

MAT Exam 2022 Important Dates

MAT 2022 March Session Schedule (Announced):

MAT 2022 Events

Important Dates



Registrations began

27th December 2021

27th December 2021

Last date to apply

28th February 2022

7th March 2022

Availability of admit card

2nd March 2022

9th March 2022

Date of exam

6th March 2022

13th March 2022

Result date

March/ April 2022

March/ April 2022

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MAT Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

MAT 2022 Exam Pattern -

Management Aptitude Test 2022 can be taken in CBT, PBT, and IBT mode. Students, at their convenience, can take the exam. If they wish, they can opt for both the modes - PBT and CBT. However, there is an extra amount to be paid (INR 1,100/- for PBT and INR 1,500/- for CBT). According to All India Management Association, “Candidate can opt for both the tests, i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fee of 1100/- in addition to 1650/-.”

Important Note: Due to the novel Coronavirus situation, AIMA had postponed PBT and CBT modes in the year 2020 and opened the mode of IBT (Remote Proctored Internet Based Test) for the safety of students. Under MAT IBT mode, candidates are eligible to sit at home and appear for the exam. This year, all the PBT, CBT, and IBT modes will be active.

The test will have questions from the following 5 important sections –

  1. Language Comprehension – 40 marks
  2. Indian and Global Environment – 40 marks
  3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency – 40 marks
  4. Mathematics Skills – 40 marks
  5. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning – 40 marks

Take a quick look at the exam pattern of the MAT 2022 test

  • Mode of Exam: PBT and CBT (pen-based test and computer-based test) and IBT (Internet Based Test)
  • Total Sections: 5 (mentioned above)
  • Number of Questions: 200
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Question Types: MCQs
  • Negative Marking Scheme: Yes. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. For every correct answer, the candidate will get 1 mark.
  • Duration of Exam: 150 minutes
  • Exam Timings: 10 am to 12.30 pm (PBT). Different time slots for CBT (subject to candidates’ registration).
  • Reporting Time: 8 am (PBT)
  • The IBT exam will be conducted in two slots: 10 AM to 12:30 PM and 4 PM to 6:30 PM.

MAT Exam Syllabus 2022 -

All India Management Association prepares the syllabus of the Management Aptitude Test. The Association has made 5 sections for the MAT 2022 syllabus. They are as follows –

Language Comprehension

Indian and Global Environment

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Mathematics Skills

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Current affairs



Family tree

Contextual usage

Books and Authors



Course of Action

Sentence completion


Geometric Progression

Allegation & Mixture




Work and time

Time & Work







Sentence correction

Punch line of companies

Ratios and Proportion

Simple-Compound Interest

Multi-dimensional arrangements

Jumbled paragraphs

World Records

Partnership (Accounts)

Height & Distance

Coding & Decoding

Fill In the Blanks



P&C Probability


Foreign language words used in English

Top officials of big companies

Number system

Time Speed & Distance

Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments

Different usage of same word

International Organisation

Profit & Loss


Critical Reasoning


Social issues



Visual reasoning

One word substitution

Important Quotations

In-equations Quadratic and linear equations


Pie Chart




Profit & loss



Famous awards and Prizes


Clocks- Calendars

Blood Relations


Major Corporate news



Graphs representing Area




Number System

Numeric grid





Column graphs





Statement Conclusions






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MAT Exam 2022 Eligibility

To get into the best B-Schools in the country, the aspirants must meet the MAT's eligibility criteria. Have a look over here -

Educational Qualification -

  • An applicant should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • If he appears for the final year exams, he is eligible for the management entrance exam.

Age Qualification –

The exam conducting body has not set an age limit for the entrance test.

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MAT Exam 2022 Application Process

The MAT 2022 exam registration process for the March 2022 session has started online on 27th December 2021. Candidates can fill AIMA MAT application form till 7th March 2022 for CBT and 28th February 2022 for PBT. Candidates interested in appearing for the MAT exam must apply for the exam only through the official website within the given time duration.

Candidates interested in appearing for the MAT exam must apply for the exam only through the official website within the given time duration.

Submission of Application through Online Mode -

The online application process comprises three important stages. They are –

  • Visit the above-mentioned link to access the Registration page.
  • Click on the registration link to register (for new candidates).
  • Provide details like name, DOB, valid email ID, active mobile number, etc.
  • Already registered candidates are advised to use their email ID, password and DOB to log in and access the application form.
  • Here, you would need to upload the scanned images of the signature and photograph. Remember, the photograph's size should be 40 to 100 kb, and the size of the scanned signature should be 10 to 40 kb.
  • After clicking the submit button, it is time to release the application fee payment.
  • Payments can be made through net banking, credit card, debit card, etc.
  • Once the payment is successful, you can take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

MAT Exam Application Fee -

  • Paper-based Test (PBT): ₹ 1,650/-
  • Computer-based Test (CBT): ₹ 1,650/-
  • For both CBT & PBT: ₹ 2,750/- (Additional ₹ 1,100/-)
  • For both CBT & IBT: ₹ 2,750/- (Additional ₹ 1,100/-)

Keep These Essentials before Online Registration –

To complete the registration process in the online mode, candidates must keep these important documents ready -

  • Valid email ID
  • Scanned image of your signature (10 to 40 kb)
  • Scanned image of the passport-size photograph (40 to 100 kb)
  • Credit/Debit card and net banking details

MAT Exam 2022 Other Details

MAT 2022 Admit Card:

MAT March 2022 admit cards will be released separately for PBT and CBT modes. The PBT admit cards will be available from 2nd March 2022 onwards while the CBT admit cards will be available from 9th March 2022 onwards. Candidates can download the same using their log-in credentials. Separate hall tickets are released for the paper-based and computer-based examinations.

How to Download MAT 2022 Call Letter –

  • Click on the link
  • Go to the Download menu and click on the MAT Admit Card option.
  • Submit your application number, DOB, and email ID to access your admit card.
  • Download it and take a printout for future use.

Ensure that your admit card has details like your name (candidate’s complete name), roll number, exam date, exam time, venue, etc. Those who find a discrepancy in the above details are advised to report it to the officials immediately. Moreover, the authorities are to be informed if anyone fails to download the MAT 2022 admit card.

Note: AIMA won’t let any candidate take the exam without his/her hall ticket.

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Problems in Downloading MAT Admit Card

Candidates may face problems in downloading their MAT 2022 admit card mainly due to three reasons. Given below are the problems and their solutions:

  • Slow internet speed - Check your internet speed, and if slow, switch to a faster network.
  • Forgot log in password - Recover password/create a new password by clicking on the 'Forgot Password' tab in the login window.
  • Error on MAT website due to heavy traffic - Reload or revisit the website after some time.

Documents to Carry on MAT Exam Day

Candidates must carry any one of the identity proofs (in original) mentioned below:

  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID card

Candidates who have applied under the Reserved category must carry the original copy of their Caste certificate. Also, the candidates who got their name changed should carry proof of the same.

MAT Results 2022

MAT 2022 results will be uploaded on the official website. Candidates can check the result using their registration number and password.

  • Visit the official website of the Management Aptitude Test.
  • Hit the ‘Result’ tab and select the ‘MAT Result’ option.
  • Provide details like your ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Roll Number’.
  • You will see your scorecard right on the screen.
  • Take a printout after downloading.

MAT Exam 2022 Scorecard

The MAT 2022 scorecard will be released along with the result. The scorecard remains valid for one whole year. It can be obtained from the website of AIMA after the result declaration using the registration number and roll number. In case of missing, applicants can request the authority for a duplicate scorecard.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The AIMA MAT exam is conducted four times a year. Here are the frequently asked questions related to the exam.

Q. What is the MAT March 2022 exam commencement date?

A. The March session exam will be conducted on 6th March 2022 (PBT) and 13th March 2022 (CBT).

Q: What is the last date of MAT March registration 2022?

A: The last date for MAT March 2022 registration is different as per the exam date. The schedule is mentioned above.

Q: When will the MAT 2022 admit card for the March exam be released?

A: MAT 2022 admit cards for the March session exam will be available from 2nd March 2022 (for PBT) and 9th March 2022 (for CBT).

Q: What are the precautionary measures to be taken for COVID-19 at the MAT exam center?

A: The temperature of each candidate will be checked at the entry. The candidates have to present their self-declaration form for gaining entry. The candidates also have to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth and carry a hand sanitizer with them.

Q: I have registered for both the MAT PBT and CBT mode exam. Will I get my MAT admit card?

A: Separate MAT admit cards will be issued for PBT and CBT mode exams to all candidates. They have to present the admit card specific to the exam mode; otherwise, they will be barred from taking the exam.

Q: Hello, I’ve done graduation in Arts. Am I eligible for MAT?

A: Yes, you are eligible. As per the official notice, candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised university can take the exam.

Q: Is there any age limit for the MAT Exam?

A: There is no prescribed age limit for the MAT exam.

Q: In a year, how many times have the MAT Exams been conducted?

A: The MAT Exam is conducted four times a year - March, May, September, and December.

Q: What is the exam pattern of MAT?

A: The exam tests the managerial aptitude and skills of the candidate. Questions are asked from Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency and General Awareness sections.

Q: What is the registration mode for the MAT exam?

A: To register, you need to visit the official website. The link is given above.

Q: What is the validity period of the MAT scorecard?

A: The scorecard remains valid for a year.

Q: How is the Computer-based test different from that of the Paper-based exam?

A: For CBT – the candidates would sit in front of the computer where questions will be presented to them in a sequence. They should answer the questions with the help of the keyboard and the mouse.

For PBT – PBT is a conventional test where the candidates are given a printed question paper. Along with the question paper, OMR sheets are also provided to be filled with the correct answer.

Q. What is the AIMA IBT mode?

A: Amidst the COVID-19 situation, the exam conducting authority has launched IBT (Internet Based Test) mode so that students can easily appear for the exam by sitting at home.


manogna, March 22, 2021

i want to write MAT in september month 2021 when should i apply

Exams Planner, April 1, 2021

In August/ September 2021. Keep a check on the official website.