MAT Exam

MAT Exam

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MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is conducted by AIMA four times a year for admissions to more than 600 B-schools across India.

  • MAT Exam 2020 will be conducted in both CBT and PBT modes.
  • The CBT mode Exam Date for MAT 2020 is scheduled on February 2, 2020.
  • The PBT mode for MAT 2020 will be conducted on February 16, 2020.
  • The last dates to apply will be January 26 and February 9, 2020 for CBT and PBT modes respectively.
  • MAT Admit Card 2020 will be available from January 28, 2020 for CBT mode and from February 11, 2020 for PBT mode.

Why appear for MAT?

Many of the B-school aspirants are till date skeptic about appearing for MAT exam. But after the rising number of MAT takers in the past few years, this skepticism has dissolved to some extent. Here are few reasons why a candidate should appear for MAT Exam.


  • There’s universal acceptability of MAT scores. Nearly all top management institutes(approximately 600 b-schools) in India accept MAT score.
  • If one compares MAT with other management tests like CAT, XAT, and NMAT, the difficulty level of MAT is less. It is way simpler than the other management exams. Also since most of the sections of MAT exam are covered under other exams, no extra efforts are required for its preparation.
  • The frequency at which MAT exam is conducted in a year is the most advantageous point of this exam. MAT is conducted four times in a year, which means granting candidates ample opportunity and time to prepare well and appear for exams.
  • MAT exam is conducted in both Online and Offline mode i.e. students comfortable with any of the choice have options to choose.
  • The score obtained by a candidate in MAT exam is valid for one year, meaning thereby that s/he can uphold the MAT score till a year.
  • While applying to MBA colleges through other management exams, candidates usually need to pay an amount to the institutes other than those shortlisted by the exam. However, that’s not the case with MAT as it allows to apply for free to any 5 MBA colleges in India.