MAT Exam Eligibility and Application Fee 2023

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is an all-India entrance exam facilitating 600+ B-schools to give admissions based on this score. The exam is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). The test appears four times every year – February, May, September, and December. MAT February 2023 registrations have opened up on the official website of AIMA and will be closed by February end.

MAT Exam Dates 2023

There are three test modes available for candidates to choose from, including Internet-Based Test (IBT), Paper Based Test (PBT), and Computer Based Test (CBT). IBT was introduced due to the Covid-19 situation in India. Internet-Based Test allows candidates to appear for the exam within the comfort of their homes.

The subjects in all the modes of the exam are the same – Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment. The exam duration is 150 minutes for all modes. Refer to the following table for all important dates of the MAT February 2023 exam.

Important dates of MAT IBT 2023

Last Date for Application Admit Card Release IBT Exam Date
23 February 24 February 26 February
24 February 25 February 27 February
2 March 3 March 5 March
9 March 10 March 12 March
10 March 11 March 13 March
16 March 17 March 19 March
17 March 18 March 20 March
19 March 20 March 22 March

Important dates of MAT PBT 2023

Last Date for Application Admit Card release PBT Exam Date
28 February 2 March 6 March

Important dates of MAT CBT 2023

Last Date for Application Admit Card Release Date CBT Exam Date
7 March 9 March 13 March

Candidates can pick five B-schools or colleges at the time of registration. Those applying for two tests (Fees: INR 2750) have the benefit to apply for seven B-schools or colleges instead of five at the time of registration. Please scroll down to know the complete details of MAT Exam Eligibility criteria and application fees.

MAT Exam Eligibility

Candidates planning to take admission in MBA/PGDM in 2023 and applying through MAT entrance results must check their eligibility criteria before registration. Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Candidates must have passed a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university/college.
  • Candidates studying in the final year of their degree are eligible to apply only if they complete graduation before applying for admissions to B-Schools.
  • There is no minimum score required to apply for the MAT Exam.
  • There is no maximum age limit to appear in the MAT Exam.
  • There is no work experience required, but weightage may be given to them at the time of admission.
  • There is no limit on the number of times one can appear in the Exam.

Apart from checking the MAT Exam Eligibility criteria, applicants are also advised to check the eligibility criteria mentioned by their choice of B-Schools/colleges on their site. Applying for MAT and falling within the cut-off score does not ensure a candidate’s admission to the college or institution, as each college has different admission eligibility criteria.

MAT Exam Application Fee

MAT Exam application fee payment can be done online mode. Unlike many other B-School entrance exams, the MAT Exam Application Fee does not follow any category-wise or gender-wise exemptions in the fees. 

A candidate can select to appear in two exams with an additional payment of INR 1100. Such candidates can also pick seven MBA/PGDM colleges while filling out the college details.

Mode of Test Application Fee (INR)
Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) 1650
Paper-Based Test (PBT) 1650
Computer-Based Test (CBT) 1650
Double Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) 2750
PBT + IBT 2750
CBT + IBT 2750
PBT + CBT 2750

The MAT Exam Application Fee can be paid using the following payment modes:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card/Debit Card
  • UPI or Paytm (Mobile Wallet)

Candidates planning to take the MAT exam must be ready with all essential documents such as valid email ID, scanned and signed images of passport size photo, and other necessary details for the payment method. Download the receipt once the payment is done and keep it safe for any future requirements.

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