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.
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.