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MAT Exam 2023 Dec Session Dates (Out), Registration (Open), Syllabus, Question Paper, Result, Cut off

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Sachin Gupta

Associate Content Manager | Updated On - Oct 13, 2023

MAT Exam 2023 Latest Updates

MAT 2023: AIMA has announced MAT 2023 December Session Exam Dates on the official website – MAT 2023 PBT exam is scheduled on Dec 9, 2023. MAT 2023 CBT is scheduled on 2 dates- Dec 3 and 16. MAT 2023 IBT exam is scheduled on 3 dates- Dec 6, 9, and 17. 

MAT 2023 registration is now open. The last date of MAT registration 2023 is Dec 5 for PBT, Nov 28 and Dec 11 for CBT-1 and CBT-2 respectively. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline can fill MAT 2023 application form. Check eligibility criteria for MAT 2023

MAT 2023 scores are accepted by leading b-schools of India. MAT 2023 Cut off is expected to be above 85 percentile for top colleges including XIME Bangalore, DSIMS Mumbai, Alliance Business School, Apex Institute of Management, SRM University, Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow. Check MAT 2023 Cut off

MAT 2023 Result for the September Session has been released on October 3, 2023. Candidates can download MAT Scorecard at the official website – Candidates who will score between 681-800 will likely to get percentile between 91 – 100. Check MAT 2023 Score vs Percentile

MAT Exam Full Form

MAT exam full form is Management Aptitude Test. It is an entrance exam conducted 4 times a year by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to MBA courses.

What is the MAT Exam?

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level entrance test conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for granting admission into MBA/PGDM programs and other allied courses. The exam is conducted in 4 sessions; February, May, September and December.

MAT is the only MBA entrance exam in country India that offers the option to appear in Paper-Based Test (PBT), Computer Based Test (CBT) and Internet-Based Test (IBT) modes.

MAT Exam Dates

MAT Exam Date 2023

Candidates planning to appear for MAT exam can check out MAT exam dates for the December session mentioned below:

MAT Exam Dates 2023 December IBT

Sr No. IBT Test Date Slots Last Date for Registration Issue of Admit Card
1 Dec 6, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Dec 3, 2023 Dec 4, 2023
2 Dec 9, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Dec 6, 2023 Dec 7, 2023
3 Dec 17, 2023 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Dec 14, 2023 Dec 15, 2023

MAT Exam Dates 2023 December PBT

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration

Dec 5, 2023

Availability of Admit Card 

Dec 7, 2023

Test Date  Dec 9, 2023

MAT Exam Dates 2023 December CBT 1

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration

Nov 28, 2023

Availability of Admit Card 

Nov 30, 2023

Test Date  Dec 3, 2023

MAT Exam Dates 2023 December CBT 2

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration

Dec 11, 2023

Availability of Admit Card 

Dec 13, 2023

Test Date  Dec 16, 2023

Check MAT 2023 Exam Dates

MAT Exam 2023 Highlights

Check out the important details regarding MAT exam 2023.

Features Details
Exam Name Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year - February, May, September, December
Exam Fees

INR 1900 for 1 Test Mode

INR 3050 for 2 Test Modes

What is the MAT Exam Purpose? Admissions in more than 600 MBA Colleges in India
No. of Test Cities

PBT Mode- 39

CBT Mode- 27

MAT Exam Eligibility

MAT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

MAT eligibility criteria describe the minimum eligibility that all candidates must fulfill. The candidates interested in applying for MAT 2023 exam must check out the minimum eligibility set by the exam conducting authority before filling the application forms.

  • Candidates must have completed their graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Students pursuing final year studies can also apply.
  • No minimum work experience is required to take MAT 2023 exam.
  • There is no upper age limit for taking MAT exam.
MAT Exam Registration

How to Apply for MAT Exam 2023?

To apply for MAT exam, candidates need to visit the official website first. But before they apply for the exam, students must go through the MAT exam eligibility and other exam-related details. To register, follow the given precedure.

MAT Exam 2023 Registration

MAT 2023 Registration process is completely online. Go through all the detailed steps before applying for MAT 2023 exam.

  • To begin with MAT application process, candidates have to register by providing their email ID and mobile number.
  • After that, candidates need to verify their email ID and mobile number by mentioning the OTP that they receive.
  • Then, candidates must log in using the login credentials to fill MAT application form.
  • Candidates must upload the scanned copy of their passport size photograph and signature. Make sure to upload all the required details in the prescribed format only.
  • The required dimensions for uploading the documents are mentioned below:
Document Size Format
Photograph Between 10 to 50 KB Scanned copy of the color photograph (not more than six months old) in JPEG/JPG format only
Signature Between 5 to 20 KB Scanned copy of signature (black/blue-ink pen only); JPEG/JPG format only
  • MAT 2023 application fees can be paid in an online mode through Debit Card, Credit Card & Net banking.

MAT Exam Fees

MAT 2023 application fee needs to be paid in an online mode only through Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI, or Paytm Wallet. Since candidates are allowed to appear in more than 2 modes of MAT exam in a session, the application fee varies accordingly.

Details Amount (in INR)
Paper Based Test (PBT) 1950
Computer Based Test (CBT) 1950
Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) 1950
Both PBT & CBT exams 3100
2 IBT mode exams 3100
2 CBT mode exams 3100
MAT Exam Syllabus

MAT Exam Syllabus

The detailed MAT exam syllabus is mentioned below, which candidates must refer to while preparing for the exam:

MAT Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Data Tables, Data charts, Bar diagrams & Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts, Pie charts, Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs, Data analysis and Data comparison among others, Caselet based Data, Venn diagram, Data Sufficiency.

MAT Indian & Global Environment: Business & Economics GK -for example changes in Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate, Conventional GK-available in books, Current GK- based on the current reading of newspapers and periodicals, Devaluation and up the valuation of Rupee, Business, National and International events, etc.

MAT Mathematical Skills: Arithmetic, Interest (Simple and Compound), Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Number System, Mixtures and Allegation, Unitary Method, Commercial Math, Permutation and Combinations, Ratio and Proportion and others, Number System (3-4) questions, Elementary Mathematics, etc.

MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Analogy, Statement Argument among others, Clocks, Calendars, Binary logic, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations (Family Tree), Logical Sequence, Assumption, Premise, Conclusion, Linear and matrix arrangement, Team Formation, Cubes, Rows, Set Theory, Venn Diagrams, Direction sense and Decision Making, Input-Output, Series, Syllogism, Network Diagrams, Quantitative Reasoning, Puzzles, Logical Reasoning based on Rankings, Critical Reasoning

MAT Language Comprehension: Reading comprehension passages, grammar, para jumbles, sentence completion, odd one out, verbal ability, etc.

MAT Exam 2023 Pattern

  • MAT 2023 exam will be conducted in 3 modes- IBT, CBT, and PBT
  • As per MAT Exam Pattern, the question paper will be divided into five distinct sections- Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical skills, Indian and Global Environment
  • Each section will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions, thus total there will be 200 questions.
  • The time duration of the examination will be 150 minutes.
  • For every correct option, candidates will get one mark while 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect reponse.
Particulars Details
Medium of Exam English
Duration 150 minutes
Nature of Questions Objective (MCQs)
Number of Questions 200
Number of Answer Choices 4
Total Marks 200
Marks Awarded (+1) for every correct answer
Negative Marking (-0.25) for each incorrect answer
MAT Exam Admit Card

MAT Exam Admit Card

MAT 2023 test-takers can download MAT exam admit card 2023 a few days before the respective exam date. AIMA releases the admit card on the official website only. MAT exam admit card is an important document, so candidates must carry the same while going for the exam. Candidates will not be permitted to give the examination without showing the printed MAT admit card.

How to Download MAT Exam Admit Card?

The detailed procedure to download the MAT 2023 admit card is written below:

  • Refer to the official website of AIMA
  • Tap on the link mentioning ‘MAT 2023 Admit Card’
  • Log in using the registration number and password
  • Now, download your MAT 2023 Admit Card.
  • Cross-check all the information mentioned on the admit card and take a printout of the same.
MAT Exam Centers

MAT Exam Centers for PBT/ CBT Mode

MAT exam centers are located in more than 50 cities in India. Candidates appearing for MAT PBT and CBT modes have to report at the test center allotted to them. The allotted MAT exam center will be written on the admit card. Candidates must go through all the details carefully while checking their MAT Admit Card.

For MAT PBT mode, candidates can select from 39 test cities during MAT 2023 registration. For MAT CBT mode, candidates can select from 27 test cities.

MAT Exam Preparation

How to Prepare for MAT Exam?

  • To prepare for MAT 2023 exam, candidates must know the latest exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Also, make a proper timetable and adhere to the same to focus on all the important topics.
  • Before you begin witht the preparation, analyze the previous year’s question paper to know which section holds high-weightage and which section requires more attention. 
  • As per the trend, questions from the Quantitative Skills section are mainly tough to answer. Therefore, students should focus more on this. However, sufficient time should be given to all sections in order to qualify the exam with a good score.
  • If candidates want to get a good score in the exam, they must also do more previous year question papers and sample papers. Read Section-wise MAT Preparation Tips

Best Books for MAT Exam 2023

Refer to the best MAT exam books which can help candidates improve their performance in the exam.

Section Books
Language Comprehension General Objective English by Arihant Publications Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis English Comprehension for MAT -Disha Publications
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Modern Approach for Logical Reasoning -R S Aggarwal General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning -Disha Publications Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit K Sinha
Mathematical Skills How to Prepare for QA for CAT -Arun Sharma Quantum CAT -S K Verma Quantitative Aptitude - RS Aggarwal Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude -Dinesh Khattar
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency - Disha Publications Data Interpretation & Analysis and Data Sufficiency - Kiran Prakashan Publishers
Indian and Global Environment General Knowledge by Lucent Publications General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey Manorama English Yearbook by Mammen Mathew
MAT Exam Question Papers

Also Check: MAT Exam Best Books 2023

MAT Exam Question Paper

One of the best ways to get a good score in MAT 2023 exam is to do practice papers and last year's questions. This assists candidates in getting an idea about the kind of questions asked and what candidates can expect while writing the actual paper. Download MAT Question Papers

MAT Exam Question Papers Download 
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MAT Exam Answer Key

MAT Exam Answer Key

Post the successful examination, MAT answer keys will be released online through the official website. Candidates can refer to MAT answer key for checking their expected scores. Apart from the official, MAT answer keys will also be made available by several coaching centers online.

MAT Exam Result

MAT Result 2023 

MAT exam 2023 Results for PBT, CBT, IBT mode are announced on the official website of AIMA. Candidates need to go through the official website for checking their results. The detailed steps for checking the results are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of AIMA.
  • Login using registered email id, password, and DOB.
  • MAT exam 2023 Scorecard will be displayed on your screen
  • You can download the PDF of MAT result
  • Take a printout for further reference.
MAT Exam Cut off

MAT Cut off 2023

MAT Cut off 2023 will be mentioned by the participating institutes post the declaration of MAT 2023 Results. The candidates preparing for MAT 2023 exam can check out the MAT cut off of the top participating institutes to get an idea about the minimum expected scores they are supposed to get in the exam.

College MAT Cut-Off Range
Christ University, Bangalore 80-85
VIT Business School, Vellore 80-85
New Delhi Institute of Management 80-85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 80-85
BIMTECH Greater Noida 80-85
XIME, Bangalore 80-85
GITAM Vishakapatnam 75-80
AIMS School of Business (AIMS), Bangalore 75-80
GITAM Business School, Hyderabad 65-70
GITAM School of Business, Bangalore 65-70
Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai 65-70
MAT Exam Counselling

Must Read: MAT Score vs Percentile 2023

MAT Exam Counselling Process 2023

MAT 2023 counselling process will be conducted by the participating institutes as AIMA does not conduct any counseling process. MAT counselling process will begin once MAT results are announced. The selection process will include Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

MAT 2023 Counselling Process: Documents Required

  • MAT 2023 Admit Card
  • MAT 2023 Score Card
  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Passport size photograph
  • Candidate Identity Proof

Top Colleges Accepting MAT Exam Score

More than 800 MBA colleges in India consider MAT scores for MBA/PGDM admission. Mentioned below is the list of a few of the popular colleges accepting MAT scores for granting MBA admission to the most eligible candidates.

  • Amity University
  • ABBS School of Management
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil B School, Pune
  • ITM University
  • United world School of Business
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research
  • IILM University
  • OP Jindal Global University
  • SRM University
  • Christ University
  • Alliance University
  • GITAM Institute of Management
  • Jain University
  • JIMS Rohini
Frequently Asked Questions

MAT Exam 2023 FAQs

Ques: Can I get IIM with MAT?

Ans: No, MAT score is not accepted by IIMs. MAT exam score is accepted to B-Shcools like Amity University, SRM University, Delhi Institute of Management, Christ University, Jaipuria Institute of Management and others.

Ques: What is MAT exam for?

Ans: MAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by AIMA 4 times a year. It is conducted in February, May, Septamber and December. MAT scores will be valid for one year so candidates can send their scores to various Management Institutes during that period of time. Hence, MAT 2023 scores will be valid for the 2023-24 academic year.

Ques: Who is eligible for MAT exam?

Ans: Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institute are eligible for NMAT exam.There is no age limit for taking MAT 2023 exam. There is also no restriction on the total attempts candidates can take in the exam.

Ques: What is MAT exam 2023 registration date?

Ans: MAT exam registration is open now for the Dec session. Candidates planning to appear for MAT 2023 can register themselves on the official website of AIMA. Post registering themselves on the official website, candidates can begin with the application form submission process.

Ques: When will the counselling process for MAT 2023 be held?

Ans: AIMA does not conduct a centralized counselling process. So the counselling process for MAT 2023 will be conducted by the participating institutes after the declaration of the MAT 2023 result.

Ques: What are the exam pattern and marking scheme for MAT 2023?

Ans: As per the MAT exam pattern and syllabus, a total of 200 questions will be asked from 5 sections including Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathes Skills, Language Skills, DA & Sufficiency, Indian & Global Environment. The same number of questions will be asked from each section.

Ques: Will MAT 2023 Application forms be made available in an offline mode?

Ans: No, MAT Application forms are available only on the official website of AIMA. The interested and eligible candidates can apply in an online mode only by referring to the official website. The application procedure is the same for all modes- PBT, CBT, and IBT.

Ques: What will be the duration of the MAT 2023 exam?

Ans: The duration of the MAT 2023 exam in all modes will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. Since there is no sectional time limit in the MAT exam, make sure to complete the entire paper within the prescribed time limit.

Ques: Name some of the colleges in India accepting MAT scores for MBA admission?

Ans: MAT scores are accepted by various colleges all over the country for MBA admissions. Some of the top MAT score accepting colleges include XIME Bangalore, SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai, JIMS Delhi, BIMTECH Noida, Christ University, VIT Vellore, and GITAM University.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


larissa mary j
When will the application for mat 2023 realse??
sinbad chongtham

The application process for the MAT February 2023 session has been started. The deadline to register for MAT PBT, MAT CBT 1 and MAT CBT 2 is February 14, February 21, and February 27, 2023 respectively. Please register yourself before the given deadlines.

larissa mary j

can you send mock test for IBT MAT exam so that I can prepare

sinbad chongtham

Solving practice papers and taking mock tests helps you check your level of preparedness and understand your weak and strong points. You can download the mock test papers from MAT Practice Papers.

vikas kumar

Is graduation marks card necessary for registration?

sinbad chongtham

Yes, graduation mark sheet is one of the documents required to be submitted during MAT registration. You can check the complete list of documents required for the registration process and other registration information from MAT Registration.

vignesh i

Famous college & interested collages of MAT

ashish ramtari

There are various colleges and universities which offer admission to MBA by accepting MAT scores. You can get the details of all the colleges on the mentioned below link.

Link: MAT Participating Colleges

shilajit patranabish

MAT Information?

ashish ramtari

MAT exam is conducted for 4 times a year for admission to MBA and other management courses. Now, the dates of the September session has been out. For more details click on MAT Overview 2022

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