When we talk about getting admission to MBA colleges the only exam which comes to our mind is CAT or GMAT, but MAT 2022 ( Management Aptitude Test) is also one of the prominent entrance exams which Students should take if they are MBA/PGDM aspirants. MAT Exam Full Form Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted in India by the All India Management Association for getting admission into MBA/PGDM courses offering colleges. The exam is conducted multiple times a year. These exams take place in 4 phases: February, May, September and December.
900+ MBA colleges/B-schools(approx.) accept MAT scores for admission.
Results of May 2022 IBT, CBT and PBT were announced on June 7. MAT exam dates for August-September 2022 are to be announced soon.
MAT 2022 exam is conducted in offline mode i.e., paper-based test, online mode i.e., computer-based test and remote proctored i.e., internet-based test. A candidate has the privilege to choose any mode of examination according to their convenience, fees for all the modes are the same but dates for different modes are different.
Candidates can take MAT exams in any of these forms
- Internet-Based Test (IBT)
- Double Internet-Based Test (IBT)
- Paper-Based Test (PBT)
- Computer-Based Test (CBT)
- Paper-Based Test and Internet-Based Test (PBT+IBT)
- Computer Based Test and Internet-Based Test (CBT+IBT)
- Paper-Based Test and Computer-Based Test (PBT+CBT)
MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria:
Now let’s talk about the eligibility criteria for the MAT exam
Given below are the essential eligibility criteria for the MAT exam:
- Candidates should have completed their graduation from a recognised University for MAT entrance exam.
- Final year students can also apply for the MAT entrance exam
- Candidates with a professional degree such as CA are also eligible to take MAT.
MAT 2022 Important Dates
We already know that exams for May 2022 have already been undertaken and the results were announced in June.
The date for the August and September attempt is as follows:
|MAT 2022 Events||MAT Exam Date 2022|
|Last date to apply for MAT 2022||To be Announced|
|MAT admit card download starts||To be Announced|
|MAT 2022 exam date (CBT1 and PBT 1)||To be Announced|
|the last date to apply for MAT 2022||To be Announced|
|Admit card download starts||To be Announced|
|CBT 1 and PBT 1 test date||To be Announced|
Key Highlights OF MAT 2022
Given below are the important facts about MAT 2022
|MAT Full-Form||Management Aptitude Test|
|Conducting Body||All India Management Association (AIMA)|
|Exam Level||National level|
|Exam Frequency||four times a year|
|Exam Mode||CBT, PBT and IBT|
|Exam Duration||2 hours and 30 minutes|
|MAT Exam Syllabus||Language Comprehension Data Analysis & Sufficiency Mathematics|
(Quantitative Aptitude)Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Indian & Global Environment
|MAT Exam Fees||INR 1,650 (INR 1,100 additionally for the second test mode)|
|Exam Purpose||Admission to 900+ MBA Colleges in India (approx.)|
|No. of Test Cities||PBT Mode – 54CBT Mode – 31|
|Number of applicants||20,000 to 50,000 (approx.)|
MAT Section-Wise Syllabus
Given below is the section-wise syllabus for MAT 2022.
|MAT Sections||MAT Exam Syllabus|
|Language Comprehension||Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, |
Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases, etc.
|Data Analysis & Sufficiency||Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency, tables etc.|
|Mathematical Skills||Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage,|
LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Set Theory, etc.
|Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||Family Tree, Coding & Decoding, Numeric Grid, Syllogism, Clocks, Calendars, |
Visual Reasoning, Blood Relation, etc.
MAT 2022 (Must-Read Books)
Given below are the must-read books for MAT 2022
|Mathematical Skills||Quantitative Aptitude |
|Data Interpretation and Sufficiency||How to prepare for Data |
Interpretation for MAT
|Language Comprehension||CAT Verbal Ability & Reading|
|General Awareness||Face to Face MAT with 19 years||BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal|
|Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||Logical Reasoning and Data|
Interpretation for CAT
|Gajendra Kumar & Abhishek Banerjee|
MAT 2022 Preparation Tips
Given below are the preparation tips for MAT 2022 which can be beneficial for both the students who are planning to give the exam after self-preparation and who are taking coaching for the same.
- First of all, focus on the reading, and read the best books for the MAT exam preparation, Magazines, newspaper, etc., to improve your reading skills and help you to track current affairs.
- Practice as many questions as you can, you can solve questions from preparation books and also practice mock tests and previous year’s papers.
- Regularly keep a track record of your preparation level to know your strengths and weak points in each section.
- You should Target topics carrying more weightage in each section of MAT to score well in the exam.
- You have to manage your time too, to attempt maximum questions in time.
Exam Pattern MAT 2022
Given below is the exam pattern for MAT 2022
|MAT Exam Features||Details|
|Exam modes||CBT, PBT, IBT|
|Exam duration||150 minutes|
|MAT sections||Language ComprehensionData Analysis & SufficiencyMathematical SkillsIntelligence & Critical ReasoningIndian & Global Environment|
|Number of questions||200|
|Number of questions section-wise||40|
|Marking scheme||+1 for each correct entry-0.25 for each incorrect entry0 for not attempting a question|
List of Top 10 Colleges Accepting MAT in 2022 According to NIRF Ranking
|Top 10 MBA Colleges in India||NIRF ’21 Ranking|
|IIT Bombay SJMSOM||10|
Q1 what are the eligibility criteria for MAT?
A1 the minimum eligibility criteria for MAT are that an individual must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
Q2 How can one solve mocks very fast?
A1 one can solve Mocks very fast by just practising more and more mock exams, as practice makes a man perfect.