MAT EXAM 2022 : Complete Highlight Of The Exam

MAT Exam is commonly referred to as the Management Aptitude Test a national standard aptitude test conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA)  for admission to MBA/PGDM programs.


It has been approved by the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India in 2003 as a national level exam.



MAT Exam Highlight 




Exam Name Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year
Exam Mode Offline (PBT) & Online (CBT)
Exam Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Exam Format Multiple Choice Questions( MCQ)
Exam Language English
Exam Fees Rs. 1650
Courses offered MBA/PGDM
Number of Sections 5
Number of College accepting MAT Score 800+ MBA Colleges
Number of Questions 200
Total Marks 200
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MAT Exam: Eligibility Criteria


Indian citizens, as well as Foreign Nationals, can also apply for MAT Exam.


Age limit:

The candidate should be 21 years of age and there is no age limit for appearing XAT exam.


Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized University or equivalent with a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA (45 % or equivalent CGPA for SC, ST, PWD/DA category) aggregate mark.
  • Candidates who have completed a professional course like CA/CS/ICWA with a minimum percentage are also eligible to appear for the exam.
  • Appearing and result awaited candidates are also eligible to appear for the exam.

Number of Attempts:

There is no limit on the number of attempts for taking the exam


Note: AIMA conducts exams in various cities in India and at two foreign locations namely Dubai and Singapore.


MAT Exam Structure

Features Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Paper-Based Test & Computer Based Test
Name of the sections Indian and Global Environment
Language Comprehension
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Mathematical Skills
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Duration 150 minutes
Number of Question 200 MCQs
Marking Scheme +1 mark awarded for one correct answer
-0.25 mark deducted for one incorrect answer


Subject-wise MAT Exam Pattern



Number of questions

Time limit

Language Comprehension 40 30 minutes
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30 minutes
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35 minutes
Mathematical Skills 40 40 minutes
Indian and Global Environment 40 15 minutes
Total 200 150 minutes


MAT score is accepted by more than 1000 colleges in India. Find below the list of a few top colleges accepting the MAT score


  1. Amity University
  2. D. Y. Patil B School, Pune
  3. ITM University
  4. GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research
  5. O P Jindal Global University
  6. Christ University
  7. GITAM Institute of Management
  8. JIMS Rohini
  9. ABBS School of Management
  10. EILM
  11. United world School of Business
  12. IILM University
  13. SRM University
  14. Alliance University
  15. Jain University
  16. Taxila Business School, Jaipur.


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