MAT 2023: Feb. Registration (Started), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

MATMAT 2023 Feb. Session Online Registration has been Started on 27th December 2022. MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test which is conducted on a national level basis by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Reportedly, the exam is conducted four times every year in the months of February, May, September, and finally December. As the name suggests, the exam is conducted in order to provide admission in the Postgraduate Management Programmes which include MBA, PGDM, and so on. 

AIMA which is known as the All India Management Association is a superior body that is responsible for all the management professions in India. Candidates who desire to take part in this ruptured test can go through this article carefully and check all the details related to the MAT exam. Several institutions allow students to take admission based on their MAT scores in MBA courses. 

The article provides information regarding eligibility, syllabus, highlights, pattern, and so on. MBA is one of the sought-after courses and a lot of people pursue this course and attain skill and proficiency in the field they desire. MBA stands for Master of Business Administration and there are different fields under the course such as Finance, HR, marketing, operations, etc. Let us look at the exam in somewhat detail. 

MAT 2023 Notification – February Registration Started

New MAT 2023 Feb. Session Online Registration has been Started on 27th December 2022. Click Here to Check Registration Details.

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MAT 2023 Highlights

Here are certain crucial highlights of the MAT exam which should be understood by the candidates before filling out the application form. This tabular representation provides you with an overview of the exam and it helps to attain sufficient knowledge regarding the crucial aspects of the exam. 

The table here provides information about the level, frequency, mode of the exam, purpose of the exam, etc. Candidates who are going to fill out the form are requested to go through this table once and grasp the necessary information. Let us take a look at the table given below. 

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Name of the Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
Level of the Exam National Level
Frequency of the Exam Four times in a year namely February, May, September, and December
Mode of the Exam Computer Based Test, Internet Based Test, Paper Based Test
Fees of the Exam INR 1,650
Purpose of the Exam To provide admissions to different MBA colleges in India
Mode of application submission Online Mode
Type of Exam Postgraduate Level 

MAT 2023 Exam Dates

The portrayal of the tentative schedule of the exam is given below. Candidates can take a look at the dates of the exam and begin their preparation accordingly. They must also take note of the same and jot down the dates of importance. 

The exam dates are fixed and released by the conducting authorities and they are not changed unless certain unavoidable circumstances arise. Let us take a look at the dates of the exam.

For February Session Important Dates

For Paper Based Test

Events Dates (Announced)
Beginning of the Registration process 27th December 2022
Final Date of the Registration 14th February 2023
Release of the Admit Cards 15th February 2023
Date of the Exam 19th February 2023
Release of the Results March 2023
Beginning of the Counseling  To be announced

For Computer Based Test

Dates (Announced)
Application form released 27th December 2022 27th December 2022
Last date to apply 21st February 2023 27th February 2023
Admit card release 24th February 2023 2nd March 2023
Exam date 26th February 2023 4th March 2023
Declaration of result March 2023 March 2023
Beginning of the Counseling To be announced

MAT 2023 Application Form

Application forms and the registration process starts on the official website on a particular date. Candidates must make sure that they fill out the application form carefully and on time to avoid any last-minute hurdles. 

Below are certain relevant points related to the application form and registration process. Let us take a look. 

  • All the candidates can apply for the exam only in online mode. Candidates will not be able to apply in an offline manner. 
  • As per the latest information, the MAT 2023 registration process will start in the first week of December 2022. 
  • The application form should be filled out carefully and it must be reviewed twice before the final submission to avoid any silly mistakes. 
  • While filling out the application form, candidates are required to upload scanned copies of their passport-size photographs and signatures in the format that has been mentioned in the application form. 
  • According to the latest information, the last date for the submission of the application form is January 2023. 
  • The mode of submitting the application fee is only online through debit cards, credit cards internet banking, etc. 
  • Finally, the candidates are required to take the printout of the application form and also the receipt of the payment for any future reference. 

How to fill out the Application Form?

It is really easy to fill out the application form and submit it. We have mentioned the required steps to help you fill out the application form. Please have a look. 

  • Firstly, register yourselves on the official website with a valid mobile number and an email ID by verifying through an OTP. 
  • Once the registration is done, Candidates can log in to their accounts in order to complete the registration procedure and finally click on submit option. 
  • Moving ahead, choose the mode of the exam, the center of your choice, and mode of payment, and also make the payment using a debit card, credit card, net banking, wallet or UPI finally click on save and move ahead. 
  • Then, you need to upload the required photographs, documents, and signatures in the format and mode prescribed. 
  • All the candidates must fill in their personal information, educational qualification, experiences, and also choices of their institutes. You can also edit your application form using your login credentials with the help of the same email ID, DOB, and password and finally save your application form. 

MAT 2023 Form Correction

Candidates must note that the form correction facility will not be provided once the application form is submitted and the last date is over. Therefore, you are requested to submit the application form only after filling in the details carefully and trying to commit any mistakes. The facility for correction will not be available under any circumstances. 

MAT 2023 Application Fees

There is no denying the fact that application fees need to be paid only in the mode prescribed for the final submission of the application form. If candidates fail to pay the application fee within the stipulated time, then sadly they won’t be allowed to appear in the exam as their form remains rejected. 

  • Application fee needs to be paid online mode using debit, credit cards, and internet banking. 
  • The application fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. 
  • The fee varies according to the mode of exam and they are as follows. 
Mode of Exam Application Fee
For PBT – Paper-Based Test Rs. 1650/-
For CBT – Computer-Based Test Rs. 1650/-
For PBT & CBT both Rs. 2750/-

MAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

It is of prime importance for everyone to take into consideration the required eligibility criteria if they want to apply for the form. One needs to go through the entire eligibility conditions and make sure whether they are suitable for the application submission or not. Some of the crucial conditions that are needed as part of eligibility criteria are as follows. 

  • Educational Qualification: All the candidates who wish to apply for MAT 2023 must have passed graduation from a recognized institute in any stream. 
  • Age Limit: There is no particular age limit that has been prescribed for the candidates to appear in the exam. Candidates belonging to any age group can apply for the exam. 
  • Appearing candidates:  The good thing is that all the candidates who are going to appear for the final year exam of graduation will also be eligible to apply for MAT 2023. 
  • Number of Attempts: You can apply for the exam as many times as you wish provided that you fulfill the conditions. 
  • Level of the Exam: The exam is conducted on a national level basis. 

MAT 2023 Exam Pattern

A detailed and clear understanding of the exam pattern helps the candidates to crack the exam with accuracy. One should go through the exam pattern and prepare accordingly instead of simply studying in bits and parts. The exam pattern of this exam is described below. You can take reference from the same and try to line your strategy with the mentioned exam pattern. 

  • Exam Mode: There are three different modes of exam namely Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper Based Test (PBT), and finally IBT. Candidates can opt for any one mode for their exam. 
  • Questions Type: All the questions are going to be objective in nature. You need to select the most appropriate answer. 
  • Duration of the Exam: The entire exam will be 2 and a half hours. 
  • Sections: As per the latest pattern, there are a total of 5 sections in the paper. All the sections are mandatory. 
  • Total number of Questions: There are going to be 200 questions in the exam. One should attempt all of them. 
  • Marking scheme: The correct answer will be awarded one mark and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer. 

Apart from this, let us take a look at the subject-wise distribution of the exam. This will help you to gain a more clear idea. 

Subject No. of Question
Language and Comprehension 40
Mathematical Skills 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40
Environment 40
Total Questions 200

MAT 2023 Syllabus

The knowledge of the syllabus is the first step towards the preparation of any particular examination. One cannot simply begin to study anything but one needs to study the required topics and gain the required knowledge. If you are well aware of the syllabus then you can frame your preparation accordingly. 

The syllabus of the exam is formulated by the exam conducting authorities and candidates must try to cover all the topics of the syllabus. Questions will only be asked about the topics that are mentioned below.  You can access the official syllabus through the official notification. Let us look at the detailed syllabus of the exam. 

Subjects Topics
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Data tables
  • data charts
  • bar diagrams
  • charts including simple, stacked, composite bar, pie charts
  • Graphs
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Comparison among others
  • caselet-based data
  •  Venn diagram
  •  data sufficiency
Indian and Global Environment
  • Business and Economics
  • Current GK
  • Basic on the current reading of newspaper and periodical
  • Devaluation and up the valuation of the rupee
  • business, national and international events
Mathematical Skills
  • Arithmetic, Interest
  •  Speed, Time, and Distance
  •  Time and Work
  •  Averages
  •  Number system
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Unitary Method
  • Commercial math
  • permutation and combination
  • ratio and proportion
  •  Number system
  •  Elementary Mathematics
Intelligence and General Reasoning
  • Fact interference
  •  Passage
  •  Conclusion
  •  Analogy
  •  statement argument
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  •  binary logic
  • Premise
  •  Conclusion
  •  linear and matrix arrangement
  • team formation
  •  Cubs
  •  Rows
  •  network diagrams
  •  quantitative reasoning
  •  Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning
  • critical reasoning.
English and Comprehension
  • Comprehension of Passage
  •  Synonyms
  • Proverb
  •  Sentence Correction
  •  Antonyms
  • Punctuations 
  • Grammar rules
  • Cloze test
  • Basic understanding of the grammar rules

MAT 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates must prepare for their exam using certain preparation tips and enhancing their preparation. Below is the representation of some widely proficient and useful preparation tips that can help you boost your knowledge. Let us take a look at the preparation tips.

  • The first and foremost step is to form a well-working and useful strategy. 
  • All the candidates must arrange the MAT books and other materials before beginning their preparation and form a study schedule according to that. 
  • All the students must practice the questions from mocks, previous years, etc. 
  • Try to avoid the negative marking as far as possible. 
  • Candidates should begin practicing mock tests, and practice papers on a regular basis and also analyze the same from time to time. 
  • Follow the current affairs and read the newspapers every day. Keep yourself updated with the ongoing events of the world. 
  • You can read different articles and other pieces of writing to improve your comprehension and other English grammar-related rules. 
  • Try to follow a fixed schedule only. Allocate time to every topic and focus on the weak subjects more. 
  • Analyze the mock tests carefully and understand your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Be optimistic regarding the entire examination process. 
  • Maintain your health well and take out some time for relaxation. 

MAT 2023 Books

Follow these best-recommended books in order to prepare well. You can also choose any other book at your convenience. Stick to the best sources for preparation. Some of the books that can be helpful to you are described below. 

Section Books recommended
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 2023 Exam Centers

The exam will be conducted in numerous centers all over India. Choose the exam centers according to your convenience while filling out the application form. Some of the exam centers where the exam is expected to be conducted are as follows. 

The exam centers vary for PBT and CBT. make sure that you locate your exam center at least a day before the examination to avoid any last-minute rush or hurdle. take a look at the same. 

Exam Centers for Paper-Based Test
Ahmedabad Agra Ambala
Allahabad Bengaluru Bareilly
Bhopal Bhilai Bhubaneswar
Chennai Chandigarh Coimbatore
Delhi (NCR) Dehradun Durgapur
Ghaziabad Gurgaon Guwahati
Hubli Haridwar Hyderabad
Imphal Indore Jammu
Jaipur Jamshedpur Jorhat
Kochi Kanpur Kottayam
Kolkata Kozhikode Ludhiana
Lucknow Meerut Madurai
Mumbai Mangaluru Nagpur
Pune Patna Ranchi
Raipur Rourkela Srinagar
Shimla Suryamani Nagar Thiruvananthapuram
Tezpur Trichy Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam Varanasi
Exam Centers for Computer-Based Test 
Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhubaneshwar
Bhopal Chennai Chandigarh
Coimbatore Delhi (NCR) Dehradun
Guwahati Gurgaon Hyderabad
Indore Jammu Jaipur
Kolkata Kochi Kottayam
Kozhikode Lucknow Mumbai
Nagpur Pune Patna
Ranchi Raipur Thiruvananthapuram
Trichy Varanasi Visakhapatnam

MAT 2023 Admit Card

Admit card refers to the entry or admission certificate required to attempt the exam. It needs to be carried along with valid ID proof for a smooth entry. The admit card for MAT will be published in the month of February 2023 for the Paper Based Test in an online manner only. 

You can easily download the admit card through the application number, your working and valid email ID, and also your date of birth. The admit cards will not be sent using any other method or postal means. Remember that the admit cards must be downloaded from the official website only after checking that all the details are correct. 

If you find any discrepancy then you can inform the official authorities using the helpline numbers. 

Some of the information available on the admit card are name, location of the exam, roll number, date of the exam, and finally the time of the exam. Follow the instructions that are printed on the admit card. 

MAT 2023 Answer Key

The answer keys are published online mode once the exam is conducted successfully. All the candidates should check their raw scores using the answer keys. You can estimate whether you will be selected for the college or not. 

MAT 2023 Score Card

As per the latest information, the result for MAT will be released in the month of march 2023 only in an online mode. The official authorities will release the results for PBT, CBT, and IBT using the online mode. 

The candidates who appeared in the exam can check their results on the official website. Scorecards can be accessed using the application form number and also the roll number of the candidates. Note that the validity of the MAT scorecard will be for one year only according to the session in which they appeared for the exam. 

MAT 2023 Counseling

Counseling is the final stage of any admission process. Here, the counseling is conducted and organized by the different participating institutes. AIMA does not conduct counseling sessions separately for all the candidates. Once the results are declared, counseling will be conducted after that. There will be group discussions and personal interviews in order to select the candidates finally. 

All the candidates who manage to qualify for the exam will have to carry different documents for the verification process. All the candidates will be offered admission according to the MAT score, category, and also the number of seats in colleges all over India. Some of the documents that are required to be carried out for the process of counseling are as follows. 

  • Admit Cards
  • Scorecards
  • Marksheets of classes 10th and 12th
  • Marksheet and degree of graduation
  • Passport size photograph
  • Valid ID proof of the candidate

Some Important FAQs

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Question- What type of questions will be asked in the exam?

Ans- All the questions will be objective in nature. Candidates need to select the most appropriate answer. 

Question- What is the mode of submitting the application forms?

Ans- According to the latest pattern, the application forms can only be submitted in online mode. No other mode is acceptable. 

Question- Is there any age limit to appear in the exam?

Ans- There is no age limit to appear in the exam. Candidates of any age group can apply for the exam. 

Question- What is the purpose of conducting the exam?

Ans- The exam allows the candidates to secure admission to different MBA colleges once they are able to clear the exam. The scorecard of MAT is valid for one year. 

Question- How many times the exam is conducted in a year?

Ans– The exam is conducted four times in a year namely February, May, September, and December. 

If you have any other quires about MAT 2023, you can leave your question below in the comment box.

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