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MAT 2021 exam date
MAT 2021 exam date

MAT 2021 or Management Aptitude Test is an entrance examination conducted on a national-level by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. The exams are organized four times in a year, in months of February, May, September and December. Qualified candidates are eligible for admission to B-schools that accept MAT scores.

MAT exam is conducted online and offline (i.e. computer-based test and paper-based test). The option for preference mode is given to the candidates. MAT exam scores stay valid for a year. Candidates who wish to appear for the MAT exam can apply online.

The MAT 2021 registration commenced from 4th January 2021 and is up to 1st March 2021.  The registration process for MAT 2021 includes creating a login id, filling of an application form and paying of requisite fees to complete the registration process.

MAT 2021 –Important Dates
MAT 2021 –Important Dates

MAT 2021 –Important Dates

Candidates wishing to appear for the MAT 2021 can refer to the dates and important events for the registration process.

Events   MAT Dates (PBT)
Starting Dates for Registration 4th January 2021
Last Date to Apply 1st  March 2021
Admit Card 3rd March 2021
MAT Test Date 6th March 2021
MAT 2021 Exam Dates Out
MAT 2021 Exam Dates Out

For CBT Test: 

Events Dates 2021 
Starting of application form 4th January 2021 
Last date to apply 14th February 2021 
Availability of admit card 16th February 2021 
Exam Date 20th February 2021 
Announcement of result February 2021 

For PBT Test:

PBT Test Date Last Date for Registration Availability of Admit Card 
8th March 2021 4th March 2021 5th March 2021
9th March 2021 5th March 2021 6th March 2021
10th March 2021 6th March 2021 7th March 2021
11th March 2021 7th March 2021 8th March 2021
13th March 2021 9th March 2021 10th March 2021

Kindly Note: MAT online application for CBT mode has been extended by four days. The scheduled day was 26th January.

Test Mode/Modes  MAT Application Fee (in Rs)
Single paper (either PBT or CBT) 1550
Both PBT & CBT 2650

MAT 2021 Application Forms are available online only. The MAT 2021 Registration process comprises five steps as described below:

Browse the website for the official website of MAT 2021. Press the Register button.

This will direct you to a page for registration details. If you are entering for the first time, then click on New User. You must enter the mandatory details like Name, Phone number, email id, Date of Birth and password.

It’s always advised to confirm and then press the Submit button.  Candidates will receive an OTP (One Time Password) on their registered mobile number regarding MAT exam registration details.

Verify the phone number entered. And click on Login again to complete the registration process. Select the mode of Test (CBT or PBT) along with city of choice.

Enter your personal details, a valid email address and the correct address for communication from the authority. The test centre will be allotted and mentioned on your admit card after the above-mentioned steps.

It’s time to upload the scanned photo and signature in the dimensions specified below:

Documents File Size Specifications
Photograph Minimum size should not be less than 50 KB Maximum size not more than 100 KB Scanned copy of colour photograph recently taken (within 6 months) JPEG/JPG format only
Signature Minimum size not less than 10 KB Maximum size not more than 25 KB Scanned copy of signature in black or blue inked pen only and in JPEG/JPG format only

The final step is the payment procedure. MAT 2021 Application Form can be paid online through debit card/credit card/net-banking. The breakdown of the application fee is illustrated:

What if I forgot my password for MAT 2021 login?

In cases of forgetting the password, the candidate has to click on the Link “Forgot Password” in the MAT window. Enter your basic details that include email address, mobile number, date of birth and identification details to recover the password.

You will receive a link sent to your registered email address. Press the link to recover your password for MAT 2021.

MAT 2021 Application Forms
MAT 2021 Application Forms

MAT 2021 Application Fee Chart

Details Amount (in Rs)
Paper Based Test (PBT) 1550
Computer Based Test (CBT) 1550
Both PBT & CBT   2650

Corrections while filling MAT 2021 Application Form

The applicants must enter their basic details correctly while filling of the application form. It is mandatory to follow the MAT eligibility 2021 criteria before applying. Be notified to save the filled entries of the MAT 2021 Application Form. All edited entries by you need to be saved and check the entered details.

Filling the Application Form
Filling the Application Form

Some necessary documents for Filling the Application Form

  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Class 12th mark sheet 
  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Credit card/debit card/internet banking details

Un-notified Mistakes while Filling the Application Form

Try to avoid un-necessary spelling mistakes while filling the application form. The documents should be matching with the entered details in the application form. Always check the fee status for undue delay in filling the application form. All entered details should be recent and correctly filled.

Make sure to upload the scanned photo and signature as specified in the application form guidelines. No provision for editing is entertained after the documents have been submitted.

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can appear for the exam, provided they fulfil the following:

Applicants who are graduates from a recognized university in any stream can apply. The authority also allows those candidates who are in their final year of graduation to apply.

A minimum mark in graduation is essential  to sit in the MAT 2021 entrance exam. No limits have been specified for a candidate to appear. He/she applying must be an Indian citizen. Foreign nationals are also eligible.

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

MAT 2021 exam has been designed by AIMA. The question paper designed includes five sections – Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.

The exam is conducted in two modes – Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test modes. The exam is of 2 hours and 30 minutes duration. A quick recap of the exam pattern is tabulated:

Exam Structure Details
Exam Mode Paper-Based Test mode Computer-Based Test mode
Number of sections 5 (Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning)
Duration of exam 150 minutes
Number of questions 200 MCQs
Total Marks 200
Language of paper English
Type of Questions  Objective type questions with four multiple choices each 
Mode of examination Online and offline
MAT Marking scheme +1 mark for correct answer 0.25 mark for incorrect answer or -¼ of the total marks whichever comes first

MAT 2021 entrance exam comprises 200 questions. The section-based weight age is shown below:

Section Number of Questions
Language Comprehension 40
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40
Mathematical Skills 40
Indian and Global Environment 40
Total 200

MAT 2021 Marking Scheme

Each correct answer carries 1 mark.

Each wrong question answered will be 0.25 marks.

Every section of the MAT 2021 Question paper carries an equal weight age of 40 marks.

No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

Section Suggested time limit 
Language Comprehension  30 mins
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning  30 mins
Data Analysis and Sufficiency  35 mins
Mathematical Skills  40 mins
Indian and Global Environment  15 mins
Total 150 mins

MAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates who have registered can easily get their admit cards online. The candidates who have registered online, can download their MAT admit cards using their login credentials.

Candidates must download their admit cards before the exam day as hard copies will not be sent to the candidate.

 Admit Card  of MAT 2021
Admit Card of MAT 2021

How to Download your Admit Card?

Navigate to the official website of MAT www.aima.in

Press the Download tab on the homepage. Choose MAT Admit card from the dropdown menu. Enter your details like Registration number, date of birth and email address and click on Submit. The admit card will be automatically generated on your screen. Download it and print it for further use.

MAT 2021 Admit Card
MAT 2021 Admit Card    

Must Know Details on Admit Card                                                     

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth of the candidate
  • Registration number allotted to the candidate
  • Category of the candidate
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Contact details of the candidate
  • Exam date and time
  • Test centre as allotted to candidates
  • Instructions related to the exam 

Error Corrections on MAT Admit card

In case of any error on the MAT Admit Card, the applicants can contact exam officials for the correction as listed below:

Email id: mat@aima.in

Phone: 011- 47673000.

MAT 2021 Results
MAT 2021 Results

MAT 2021 Results – Have I passed?

MAT 2021 results are to be announced in the last week of February. The exact dates for the results will be announced by AIMA later on. MAT Results contain section wise scores, composite scores, and MAT percentile scores.

MAT 2021 Results Highlights

  • Once declared, it is available on the AIMA’s official website and via SMS. 
  • The scores are scaled in MAT and the range of composite scores is somewhere between 199-801. In the final score, General Knowledge score is not considered.
  • The scores for MAT 2021 remains valid for one year for admissions to all Institutes and for colleges to accept MAT score across India.

Check my MAT 2021 Results Online

Visit the official website of the entrance exam.  Press the Download/View button. Click on MAT Result. Now choose MAT February Result. The candidate will be directed to the result page.

Enter the details like: Roll Number, Registration Number, Month of the Exam (December). Next, click on Submit button. MAT December scorecard will be generated on the screen. Save the screenshot and take the required printouts.

Note: Test takers have to produce hard copy of MAT 2021 score sheet for selection in further rounds.

MAT 2021 Cut-Off’s
MAT 2021 Cut-Off’s

MAT 2021 Cut-Off’s

MAT cut-off marks are determined by the participating institutes separately. Separate MAT participating institutes announce MAT cut-off marks for the new academic session at the time of admissions.

The MAT cut-off for admission to a particular institute depends on numerous factors like: Total number of candidates who appeared for the exam, Difficulty level of exam, and Total number of seats.

Once the institutes announce their MAT cut off, candidates can apply for admission if they match the cut off percentile. Candidates have to register separately in every college by visiting the specific college’s official website. 

Short listing of candidates depends on the following factors such as MAT scores, Performance in academics, Work experience (if applicable), In case of non-availability of NRI students, seats shall be converted for general intake.

MAT Preparation Tips
MAT Preparation Tips

MAT Preparation Tips for Candidates

Candidate who prepare for Language Comprehension section, should thoroughly revise the syllabus and list out the commonly asked topics for this section.

This section is considered one of the easiest to score among all the sections of MAT exam 2021. Therefore, candidates quite often do not prepare for the section well enough. They only revise/go through in the last phase of their exam preparation.

Such common mistakes should be avoided by the candidates, as Language Comprehension is the first section of MAT 2021 exam. If prepared well, then they can attempt all the questions within a few minutes.

This will also save time for attempting other sections as well as to review their OMR sheet in the last minute of the test.

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