UPDATE 1 - Due to the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, the exam dates for the MAT 2020 May session may be rescheduled. Students will be notified about any such changes. In the meantime, applicants can continue registering for the exams as per the existing schedule. Already registered students would get an option to alter their registration as per the new schedule.
MAT 2020 is a national-level MBA entrance test which is conducted four times a year, in the month of February, May, September and December. MAT is organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA) to get admission into MBA, PGDM and other allied management courses in over 600 B-Schools spread across India.
Each year, lakhs of candidates, who wish to pursue Masters in Business Administration, appear for this exam. MAT does not have any restrictions on the number of attempts taken, however, only the latest exam score will be considered valid to get admission in Business-Schools. MAT 2020 Application Form for May session is available and the candidates who are looking forward to taking this exam can apply through the official website of AIMA.
Candidates can check the MAT 2020 May exam schedule and apply as soon as possible.
|MAT 2020 Events||Paper-based Exam (PBT)||Computer-based Exam (CBT)|
|Last Date to Apply||May 10, 2020||April 26, 2020|
|Availability of Admit Card||May 12, 2020||April 28, 2020|
|Date of Examination||May 16, 2020||May 03, 2020|
Following are the eligibility criteria for giving MAT 2020 exam:
Below-mentioned are the application Process for the MAT 2020 exam.
Following are some important abbreviations that you will come across while filling the application form.
|Management Aptitude Test||MAT|
A candidate can sit for Paper-based Test and Computer-based Test. Following table shows the fees details of both the modes of MAT 2020 examinations.
|Paper based Test (PBT)||1650|
|Computer based Test (CBT)||1650|
|Both PBT and CBT||2750|
Below mentioned are the essential documents that are required at the time of applying for the MAT 2020 examination.
There might be a possibility that a candidate might make a mistake while filling the application form. Once the forms are filled and submitted, AIMA does not give the students privilege to make any changes in the form. However, in case of a serious mistake, applicants can contact AIMA on 011-47673020 or can send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAT 2020 Admit card contains the following information:
If the candidate finds any incorrect information on the admit card, he or she is advised to immediately contact the official authority.
Following steps should be followed while downloading the admit card for MAT 2020.
MAT 2020 exam May session will be conducted all over India.There are a total of 48 centers available for Paper-based Test and 29 centers for Computer-based test. AIMA releases a list of cities where these exam centers are located. AIMA is conducted in Dubai and Singapore outside India.
Candidates can choose the exam center according to their own suitability while filling the application form. AIMA allots the centers to the candidates as per their own preference. The location of the exam center will be mentioned on the admit card.
The candidates applying for MAT 2020 in the month of May must have sufficient information about the exam pattern so that they can start preparing accordingly.
|Exam Mode||The exams are conducted in two modes - Computer Based Test and Paper Based test.|
|Number of Questions||There will be a total of 200 questions that will be asked in the exam.|
|Duration of the exam||150 minutes|
|Nature of Questions||MCQs only|
|Marking Scheme||For each correct attempt, the candidates will get 1 mark. For each wrong attempt, ¼ marks will be deducted.|
|Paper Section||Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension Data Analysis and Sufficiency Mathematical Skills Intelligence and Critical Reasoning|
The students appearing for MAT 2020 tests are recommended to brush up their academic knowledge which they’ve received so far in school and college. The candidates can follow the below-mentioned standards while starting preparing for the MAT 2020 exam -
The candidates planning to give MAT 2020 are suggested to start preparing at the earliest as per the latest examination pattern so that the time and efforts invested by them don’t get wasted. Also, the candidates can take various MAT Mock Tests which will give them an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. Post giving the test, the candidates can immediately check their scores so that they can prepare better for the sections they are lacking in.
MAT is one of the exams that allow the eligible students to get admission to the country’s top-most B-Schools located across the country. MAT is the only exam that is conducted in both ways, paper-based format and computer-based format and allows the candidates to give unlimited attempts. So preparing in a dedicated and detailed manner will lead you to do well in the exam and get a seat in the country’s most renowned B-Schools and achieve your dreams.
MAT 2020 Result / scorecards will be made available on the official website. The MAT 2020 scorecard includes the scaled score of each section and the percentile. The candidates who score 400 or higher have a better chance of getting calls from premium MBA colleges that consider MAT score. The candidates can check their result cum scorecard in online mode only. Once the scores are available on the official website, the candidates can take a print out of the scorecard for future reference.
Note - MAT 2020 Results for December 2019 and February 2020 session are available on the official website.
MAT 2020 Scorecard will be delivered to the students by post or email and the candidates giving MAT tests are allowed to apply for admission in various institutes situated all over India, using the scorecard. The students can download their scorecards online by entering their login credentials. It is advised that the candidates keep their scorecard safe for the further admission procedure. In case the MAT scorecard gets misplaced, the candidates can apply for a duplicate scorecard as well. The score of MAT 2020 will be valid for a 1-year duration.
MAT 2020 cut-offs are decided by the participating institutes individually and the institutes that are participating in MAT 2020 disclose MAT 2020 cut-offs for each new academic session at the time of granting admissions to the eligible students. Most of the institutes accept candidates who have 70-80 MAT percentiles. In addition to considering the overall MAT 2020 exam score, there are few colleges that consider MAT composite score and MAT sectional score as cut-offs for admission.
The MAT cut-off for admission to a particular institute is dependent upon various factors which are mentioned below.
Once the institutes have announced their MAT cut off individually, the candidates can apply for admission in case they meet the cut off percentile. The candidates need to register separately for every college by visiting their official website and the shortlisting of candidates will depend on their MAT scores, their performance in academics, Work experience (if any, though it is not a mandatory criteria).
AIMA does not hold a centralized counselling process for admission through MAT; each participating management institute that accepts MAT score further continues the admission process individually that varies from each institute to institute. MAT is organized four times in a year, so the candidates can give the exam according to the admission schedule of the institutes in which they are planning to take admission.
MAT selection procedure starts once the results are announced
To get admission through MAT, the candidates are allowed to select five participating institutes at the time of filling the MAT application form and the selection criteria for MAT participating colleges differ from each other. For instance, some B-Schools grant admissions based on the MAT scores only while some B-schools hold GD/PI/WAT for selection of the students.
The shortlisted candidates will get the call letters on their registered MAT email ID from the participating institutes and colleges. These candidates have to appear for the GD/PI/WAT rounds at the institutes, the details regarding the same will be mentioned through the call letters -
Shortlisted candidates must carry the following documents at the time of WAT/GD/ PI
The candidates will be shortlisted by the institutes based on their MAT scores and their performance in academics. More than 300 MBA colleges in India accept MAT scores for admission to their MBA programs and courses.
Following are few of the top B-schools that accept MAT scores:
The cut-offs for the following colleges is 80-85 percentile.
Following are the colleges with the cut-off of 75-80.
Following are the colleges with cut-off 65-70.