Management Aptitude Test (MAT): Exam Pattern

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Exam Pattern

MAT is an objective type test designed and developed to ascertain the aptitude of the candidates to undergo Post Graduate Programme in Management.Aptitude is the potential of an individual to perform subsequent to proper training. 

MAT exam is conducted four times by the All India Management Association (AIMA) in a year in the months of February, May, September, and December. 

The paper will have 200 questions in MCQs form, from 5 sections as mentioned in the table below:

S. No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsDuration
1 Language Comprehension 40 2 hours 30 minutes
2 Mathematical skills 40
3 Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40
4 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40
5 Indian and Global Environment 40
  Total 200  
  • The Duration of exam is 2 hour 30 minutes.
  • Merit Score in MAT exam is calculated on the basis of 4 sections only - Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • For a cut off above 90 percentile, a candidate is required to score more than 100 marks in 4 sections mentioned above, while the 5th section on Indian and Global Environment is not counted in percentile calculation.
  • The score of Indian & Global Environment is separately shown but is not taken into account to calculate the merit or percentile in the MAT score card

Read about General Instructions for MAT administration as per AIMA

Know about MAT (Test Structure ) and Sample Questions provided by AIMA

Know the tentative Syllabus for MAT 2021 in detail

Know Expected Eligibility Criteria for MAT 2021

Check Tentative exam dates for MAT 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for MAT 2021 Entrance?

Yes. Those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester may also apply.


Q2: Can I choose Hindi as the exam language in MAT 2021 Entrance Exam?

No. You cannot choose Hindi as an exam language in MAT 2021 Entrance.


Q3: Is the MAT 2021 Entrance Examination ONLINE or OFFLINE ?

The MAT 2021 Entrance Test will be in both modes: Online (CBT) & Offline (PBT).


Q4: How many attempts can be given in MAT 2021 Entrance Exam?

There is no such restriction on the number of attempts in MAT 2021 Entrance Exam.


Q5: What is the age limit for the MAT 2021 Entrance?

AIMA has not mentioned any such age limit for MAT 2021 It has only mentioned Graduation as the minimum eligibility.


Q6: Are there any changes in the MAT 2021 Entrance Examination?

No. There is no change in MAT 2021 (September) Entrance.




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