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MAT Exam Full Form

MAT Exam Full Form: Exam Date Check CBT, PBT, IBT Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Result and Cut-Offs.

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 EventsMAT Exam Date 2022
Last date to apply for MAT 2022To be Announced
MAT admit card download startsTo be Announced
MAT  2022 exam date (CBT1 and PBT 1)To be Announced
the last date to apply for MAT 2022To be Announced
Admit card download startsTo be Announced
CBT 1 and PBT 1 test dateTo be Announced

Key Highlights OF MAT 2022

Given below are the important facts about MAT 2022

Features Details 
MAT Full-FormManagement Aptitude Test 
Conducting BodyAll India Management Association (AIMA)
Exam LevelNational level
Exam Frequencyfour times a year
Exam ModeCBT, PBT and IBT
Exam Duration2 hours and 30 minutes
MAT Exam SyllabusLanguage Comprehension Data Analysis & Sufficiency Mathematics
(Quantitative Aptitude)Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Indian & Global Environment
MAT Exam FeesINR 1,650 (INR 1,100 additionally for the second test mode)
Exam PurposeAdmission to 900+ MBA Colleges in India (approx.)
No. of Test CitiesPBT Mode – 54CBT Mode – 31
Number of applicants20,000 to 50,000 (approx.)

MAT Section-Wise Syllabus

Given below is the section-wise syllabus for MAT 2022.

MAT SectionsMAT Exam Syllabus
Language ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution,
Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases, etc.
Data Analysis & SufficiencyPie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency, tables etc.
Mathematical SkillsAlgebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage,
LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Set Theory, etc.
Intelligence & Critical ReasoningFamily 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

SubjectBook TitleAuthor
Mathematical SkillsQuantitative Aptitude
Quantum CAT
Sarvesh Verma
Data Interpretation and SufficiencyHow to prepare for Data
Interpretation for MAT
Arun Sharma
Language ComprehensionCAT Verbal Ability & Reading
Gautam Puri
General AwarenessFace to Face MAT with 19 yearsBS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal
Intelligence & Critical ReasoningLogical 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 FeaturesDetails
Exam modesCBT, PBT, IBT
Exam duration150 minutes
MAT sectionsLanguage ComprehensionData Analysis & SufficiencyMathematical SkillsIntelligence & Critical ReasoningIndian & Global Environment
Number of questions200
Number of questions section-wise40
Total marks200
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 IndiaNIRF ’21 Ranking
IIM Ahmedabad1
IIM Bangalore2
IIM Calcutta3
IIM Kozhikode4
IIT Delhi5
IIM Indore6
IIM Lucknow7
XLRI Jamshedpur8
IIT Kharagpur-VGSOM9


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.

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