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About MAT 2024

Management aptitude test, abbreviated as MAT, is an MBA entrance exam of the national level for admission in around 800 top Business schools of India. If we go by the latest updates in this context, according to the ruling of the Maharashtra High court the business schools of Maharashtra will also accept MAT marks for admission. This entrance examination is conducted 4 times every year- In February, May, September and then in December. The MAT examination is organised by the All India Management Association (AIMA), its conducting body. The displacement entrance examination is the only MBA entrance exam in India that provides the option to appear in the Paper Based Test (PBT), Internet-Based Test (IBT), and Computer Based Test (CBT) modes. The Internet-Based Test (IBT) model was introduced in 2024 due to the advent of the covid-19 pandemic.

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MAT 2024 Admit Card

Steps to download the admit card:.

  • 1. Visit the official website of MAT 2024 OR copy this link: https://mat.aima.in/may21/admitcard-login
  • 2. Click on the Download/View tab
  • 3. Select the MAT admit card from the dropdown (admit card download page will appear on the screen as mentioned)
  • 4. Enter the following details:
    • Registration number
    • Date of birth
    • Email ID
  • 5. Click on submit
  • 6. The admit card will appear, verify all details mentioned carefully
  • 7. Download and save it by printing the MAT admit card 2024
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MAT 2024 Highlights

Features Details
Exam Name Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency To be announced
Exam Mode
  • CBT
  • PBT
  • IBT
Exam Fees Rs 1,650
Exam Purpose Admissions to 800+ MBA Colleges in India (approx.)
No. of Test Cities
  • PBT Mode - 54
  • CBT Mode - 31

MAT 2024 Important Dates

MAT 2024 Events MAT 2024 Dates
Last date of MAT registration To be announced
MAT admit card download To be announced
MAT 2024 May-June exams To be announced
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MAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for MAT 2024 are a set of all the academic requirements, as stated by the All India Management Association (AIMA), that all the aspirants need to fulfil to be eligible to give this management entrance test.

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MAT 2024 Application Process

  • The application form for MAT 2024 has been launched on 31st March 2024.
  • Aspirants can fill their application form via online mode.
  • The registration procedure is based on a myriad of procedures including filling of application form, uploading documents, etc.
  • Upload photos under 40 to 150 kb and the size of signature must be in 10 to 150 kb size.
  • Aspirants must fill their application form by the 21st of June 2024 for both PBT & CBT modes.
  • Take a print of the completed application form and keep it safe for further procedures.
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MAT 2024 Syllabus

Following is the syllabus of the MAT exam 2024:

  • 1. Mathematics Skill: This section will consist of topics like Average, algebra, ratio, profit and loss, proportion, work and time, geometric progression, HCF, LCM, percentage, linear algebra.
  • 2. Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Questions will be asked from the topics like bar graphs, puzzles, line chart, Venn diagram, table charts, pie chart.
  • 3. Indian Global Environment: This will include topics i.e. current affairs, awards, sports, science, woods and authors, major events incorporated.
  • 4. Language Comprehension: Analogies, syllogism, fill in the blanks, jumbled paragraphs, English vocabulary, one-word substitution, idioms and sentence completion.
  • 5. General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: Coding and decoding, statements and assumptions, linear arrangement, sequencing, identifying valid interference.

MAT 2024 Preparation Tips

  • Make a proper timetable and follow it daily: It is very important to have a timetable when you are preparing for an examination. It helps you stabilize your preparation and organize it well. Be consistent in following the timetable to maintain the probability of a good performance.
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MAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the MAT exam pattern from below:

  • Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted via IBT mode.
  • Type of Questions: MCQ will be asked in the MAT examination.
  • Time Duration: Exams will be held for the duration of 2 and 1/2 hours.
  • Sections: Questions will be divided into five sections.
  • Total Questions: In total, 200 questions will be asked in the MAT examination.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be cut for every wrong answer.
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MAT 2024 Exam Centers

The following tables show the MAT exam centres in all the modes:

MAT Test Cities (PBT)
Agra Jorhat
Ahmedabad Kanpur
Allahabad Kochi
Ambala Kolkata
Bareilly Kottayam
Bengaluru Kozhikode
Bhilai Lucknow
Bhopal Ludhiana
Bhubaneshwar Madurai
Chandigarh Meerut
Chennai Mangalore
Coimbatore Mumbai
Dehradun Nagpur
Delhi (NCR) Patna
Dibrugarh Pune
Durgapur Raipur
Ghaziabad Ranchi
Gurgaon Rourkela
Guwahati Shimla
Haridwar Srinagar
Hubli Suryamani Nagar
Hyderabad Tezpur
Imphal Thiruvananthapuram
Indore Trichy
Jaipur Varanasi
Jammu Vijayawada
Jamshedpur Visakhapatnam
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Documents Required at Exam

Following are the documents required for the candidates to carry to the exam centre mandatorily:

  • The hard copy version of the MAT 2024 admit card
  • A thoroughly filled hard copy of the self-declaration form
  • The original version of a valid Photo ID proof such as:
    • 1. Voter ID Card
    • 2. PAN Card
    • 3. Driving License
    • 4. Aadhaar Card
    • 5. Passport
    • 6. A photo ID card that is issued by any government department
    • 7. A photo ID card that is issued by a known educational institution
  • PwD candidates, in addition to the above, are required to mandatorily carry a copy of the disability certificate issued by a competent authority

MAT 2024 Answer Key

All India Management Association, that is, AIMA does not release an official Answer Key for MAT Exam 2024. Thus, aspirants need to rely on the MAT coaching institutes for the Answer Keys before the MAT Result is released to gauge the idea of what they are going to score in the MAT examination. It will also help the applicant to get an idea of the colleges that would reckon them for the MAT admission.

The MAT 2024 answer key consists of the correct answers to questions that are asked in the examination. Aspirants can download the Answer Key for MAT 2024 and compare their answers with the responses that are given in the answer key. By gauging the number of right and wrong answers, candidates can easily determine their estimated marks and analyze what their performance was.

Documents Required at Counselling

Following details are required for MAT 2024 Counselling:

  • Class 10 and Class 12 Marksheet
  • Date of birth certificate
  • MAT 2024 admit card
  • MAT 2024 rank letter
  • MAT 2024 scorecard
  • Character certificate
  • 6 passport size photographs
  • Reservation certificate (if any)
  • Domicile certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Set of self-attested documents
  • Demand draft

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How many MAT Exams are conducted each year?

A: MAT is conducted 4 times per year. The 4 months are February, May, September and December.

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