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MAT 2021: Registration (Open), Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Exam Analysis, Result, and Cut Off

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MAT 2021 Exam Dates for CBT and IBT modes have been announced by AIMA. MAT IBT will be conducted on June 6, 8, 10 for which the registration deadline is June 2, 4, 6 respectively. MAT CBT is scheduled for June 13, 2021 for which candidates can register till June 7, 2021. Click here to apply for MAT 2021.

MAT Latest Updates:

  • April 21: MAT Admit Card 2021 for CBT & PBT mode will be released on June 10 & May 26, 2021 respectively. Check Here
  • April 3: AIMA has released MAT Result 2021 of February Session on April 3 for IBT, CBT, and PBT modes. Check Here
  • MAT 2021 Syllabus covers questions from 5 parts with equal marks weightage. All questions are objective type with negative marking. Check MAT Exam Pattern
  • MAT papers have been always been moderate to difficult over the past few years. Check MAT Exam Analysis.
  • MAT Cutoff for top B Schools is 95+ percentile. With a score of 80+ percentile, candidates can expect a call from reputed colleges.

MAT 2021 is a national level entrance examination carried out by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT 2021 scores are accepted in 600+ colleges in India. Management Aptitude Test is conducted in four sections a year - February, May, September and December. Check MAT 2021 Important Dates

MAT 2021 Highlights

Name of Exam Management Aptitude Test - MAT 2021
Name of Organization All India Management Association (AIMA)
Level of Exam National
Validity of Scores 1 year
Mode of Application Online only
Application Fee
  • PBT/CBT - INR 1650
  • PBT and CBT/ IBT and CBT- INR 2750
Mode of Exam Online/Computer Based Test (CBT), Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) and Offline/Paper Based Test(PBT)
Counselling No
Courses Offered MBA, PGDM
Medium of Instruction English
Number of Exams a year 4
MAT Exam Centers PBT - 41 CBT - 31
MAT Helpline Number 011 - 24645100
011 - 24617354
011 - 43128100
MAT Helpline Email 

MAT June IBT Dates

Sr No. IBT Test Date Slots Last Date for Registration Issue of Admit Card
1 June 6, 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
June 2, 2021 June 3, 2021
2 June 8, 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
June 4, 2021 June 5, 2021
3 June 10, 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
June 6, 2021 June 7, 2021

MAT June CBT Dates

Last Date for Online Registration 07 Jun 2021 (Monday)
Availability of Admit Card Jun 10, 2021 (1600 Hrs)
Test Date June 13, 2021
MAT Exam Dates

MAT 2021 CBT February Dates

Event MAT 2021 Important Dates
MAT 2021 Registration closes March 20, 2021  March 22, 2021
MAT 2021 Admit Card release March 22, 2021
MAT 2021 CBT Exam Date March 24, 2021
MAT 2021 Results To be announced

Check MAT 2021 Important Dates

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

To appear for MAT 2021, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute in any stream.
The major advantage that MAT aspirants have is that there’s no upper age limit to appear for the test along with the number of attempts i.e. candidates can appear for MAT as many times they want to improve their ranks. Read entire MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria here

Note: Candidates appearing for their bachelors’ final year exams in the year 2021 can also apply.

MAT 2021 Registration

Registration for MAT 2021 February session has begun from last week of December. The application process for MAT PBT, MAT CBT, and MAT IBT will begin at different times. Candidates willing to appear can get themselves registered for either of the tests by paying required application fee.

How can I register for MAT 2021?

MAT 2021 Application Fee

Category Fees
Both PBT and CBT INR 2750
Both IBT and CBT INR 2750
MAT Admit Card

MAT 2021 Admit Card

The steps to download MAT Admit Card are mentioned below: 

  • Visit the official website of AIMA MAT. 
  • Login using the registered Mobile Number and Password. 
  • There will be an option to download the Admit Card. 
  • Save the Admit Card/Hall Ticket to your device and on the drive as well. 
  • Take a print out of the Admit Card for use at the center.
  • Also take a printout of the Test Instructions. 
  • In the exam center, the invigilator will verify the details and sign on it. 
  • The upper half of the admit card will be collected by the Invigilator and the lower half will be given to the candidate.

To know more about MAT Admit Card 2021, Click here

MAT Exam Pattern

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern generally consists of 5 sections. The sections broadly measure the candidates ability in Mathematics, English and General Awareness.

  • The paper can be attempted both online and offline based on the candidates preferences.
  • A total of 200 questions will be asked in MAT 2021.
Subjects Marks Allotted Duration (in minutes) MAT Exam Pattern
Mathematics skills 40 40 Click Here
Language comprehension 40 30 Click Here
Intelligence and critical reasoning 40 30 Click Here
Indian and global environment 40 15 Click Here
Data analysis and sufficiency 40 35 Click Here
Total 200 150 -
  • Each Question is compulsory. 
  • All questions are objective in nature. 
  • For every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded. 
  • For every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. 
  • Examination will be conducted through Computer Based Test (CBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT). 

Know how is GK important for MAT

MAT Syllabus

MAT 2021 Syllabus

MAT 2021 Syllabus will be divided into five different sections carrying different weightages.

  • Mathematical Skills will comprise topics like Algebra, Mensuration, Arithmetic, Geometry, Trigonometry.
  • Language Comprehension will be divided into Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability.
  • Questions on Data analysis and sufficiency will be based on texts, tables, graphs, charts and venn diagrams.

Which is the Best Book for MAT 2021 Preparation?

Sections Sectional weightage in MAT Syllabus Sectional Weightage in Percentile Calculation
Mathematics skills 20% 25%
Language comprehension 20% 25%
Data analysis and sufficiency 50% -
Intelligence and critical reasoning 20% -
Indian and global environment 20% -
MAT Paper Analysis

MAT 2021 Paper Analysis

All India Management Association successfully conducted MAT 2020 for the December session on December 6 for PBT mode & on December 28 for CBT mode respectively. The IBT mode tests were conducted between November 21 and December 24. Check Detailed MAT Paper Analysis

  • The question papers of MAT 2020 December exams were of moderate difficulty, like they have always been for the past few years.
Session Paper Analysis
December Session
  • The Language Comprehension section was easy
  • Mathematical skill section was moderate to difficult.
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency was moderate
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning was Moderate to difficult.
  • Indian & Global Environment was easy like that of the previous year.
September Session
  • The Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section had more questions focused on Analytical and Logical Reasoning and the number of Critical Reasoning questions was reported to be less. The section was length and thus time taking.
  • Mathematical skill section was moderate but was time taking. About 50 per cent of this section of MAT had questions on Pie Charts, Graphs, Charts, Bar Diagrams, Data Comparison. Rest of the section had questions from Data Comparison and Data Sufficiency.
  • Indian & Global Environment section was easy.
May Session
  • Language Comprehension section was slight on the moderate scale with certain topics carrying difficult questions.
  • In the Mathematical skill section, the Arithmetic section dominated the paper entirely. It was moderate to difficult scale. About 50 percent of this section of MAT exam was dominated by Data Interpretation that included questions from Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section was lengthy with more focus on Statement-Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies and Direction, Series and Incorrect terms. o There were 40 questions in this section with maximum questions on Government Policies, COVID-19 and its global implications, Rules, Regulations, JIO- Facebook deal, Awards, CAA, GST, Constitution of India, Appointments, Capitals, US Trade Policy, Current Nationals and International Events.
February Session
  • Language comprehension section was difficult with questions on Antonyms/Synonyms, One Word Substitution, Errors in Sentence Formation, Fill in the blanks, Phrases & Idioms and Jumbled Paragraphs. There were five RC passages, each carrying four questions.
  • Mathematical skill section according to the candidates was one of the most difficult to solve.
  • In Data Analysis and Sufficiency most of the questions where from Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Graph, Venn Diagrams, Charts, Line Graph, Data Comparison. It was moderate in nature.
  • The Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section was slightly lengthy and questions were of moderate level of difficulty.
  • Indian and Global environment was easy to solve according to the candidates.
MAT Preparation

MAT 2021 Preparation Strategy

Section No. of Question Suggested Time (in mins) Preparation Tips
Mathematics skills 40 40 Understand concepts and theorems well, as theorems are used to solve many questions. Be quick with calculations.
Language comprehension 40 25-30 Improve reading speed with a focus on understanding the core idea of the topic.
Data analysis and sufficiency 40 35 Be well-versed with charts, graphs, and tables.
Intelligence and critical reasoning 40 30 Understand the FACT hidden in the question, and then frame the logic. Have a critical thinking approach while answering.
Indian and global environment 40 15 Make notes out of newspapers, magazines, blogs. Memorise static GK topics from magazines like Manorama.

How should I start preparing for MAT 2021? Click here

MAT 2021 Sample Papers & Mock Tests

One of the best ways to score well in MAT is to solve several practise papers and previous years questions. This will help you in developing an idea of what to expect while writing the actual paper. This will also help in building confidence. 

To get more sample papers, check - MAT Sample Papers Free Download

MAT Result

MAT 2021 Result & Score Card 

MAT 2021 Result is always released within three weeks of the exam. For MAT 2021, the results are projected to release in the month of February 2021. The results will be released online only. 

  • Visit the official website of AIMA MAT. 
  • Login using the registered email address, DOB and password. 
  • You can now download MAT 2021 Score Card. 
  • Check if all the details match with your documents. 
  • Take a print out of the MAT Score Card for future reference.
MAT Cut Off

MAT 2021 Score vs Percentile calculation

MAT 2021 consists of 5 sections but the candidate will be scored on the basis of 4 sections only. The 5th section which is Indian & Global Environment is not taken into consideration. 

  • MAT 2021 consists of 40 questions of 1 mark each but the end marks are calculated out of 160 marks instead of 200 marks. 
  • The scores which candidates acquire are scaled to 100 for each section. Thus, the scaled scores are awarded in the section from 0-100.
  • Later, the scaled score which the candidate acquires is converted into percentile score based on the relative performance of one candidate as compared to others. 
  • The composite score is calculated out of 800 marks and the scaled scores of 0-199 are converted into composite scores.

What is a good score in MAT?

MAT 2021 Raw Score vs Scaled Score

MAT Sections Marks Allotted Composite Score Scale
Language Comprehension 40 0 to 100
Mathematical Skills 40 0 to 100
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 0 to 100
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 0 to 100
Indian and Global Environment* 40* 0 to 100*
Total 200 400 converted to Maximum composite score of 800

MAT 2021 Cut Off

College MAT Cut Off Range
BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized programs) 80-85
XIME Bangalore 80-85
Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune 80-85
International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune 80-85
School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon  80-85
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai 80-85
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini, Delhi 80-85
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida 80-85
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi 80-85
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi 80-85
Christ University Bengaluru 80-85
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore 80-85
IMS Ghaziabad 75-80
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 75-80
AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore 75-80
GITAM Visakhapatnam 75-80
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune 75-80
St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore 65-70
J K Business School Gurgaon 65-70
GITAM Business School Hyderabad 65-70
GITAM School of Business Bengaluru 65-70
Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai 65-70
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) 65-70

Check MAT Cut Off for Top B-schools here

MAT Colleges Accepting MAT Score (80-90 Percentile)

Name of College Percentile Average Placement Packages
Amity Business School, Noida 90+  6 LPA
Christ University Bengaluru 80-90 6 LPA
BIMTECH Greater Noida 80-90 10 LPA
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai 80-90 7.14 LPA
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini Delhi 80-90 6.5 LPA
Indus Business Academy 80-90 6.5 LPA
Institute of Management Studies (IMS) 80-90 6.1 LPA
IPE Hyderabad, Institute of Public Enterprise 80-90 6.09 LPA
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow 80-90 6 LPA
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) 80-85 6.5 LPA
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management 80-85 6 LPA
IES Management College and Research Centre 80-85 5 LPA
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai 80-85 7.6 LPA

MAT Colleges Accepting MAT Score (70-80 Percentile)

Name of College Percentile Average Placement Packages
IMS Ghaziabad 75-80 6.1 LPA
AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore 70-75 4.92 LPA
GITAM Visakhapatnam 70-75 5.2 LPA
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune 70-75 6.5 LPA
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore 75-80 12 LPA
Chetna CIMR 75-80 5.42 LPA
Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore 70-75 3.2 LPA
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies (RCBS) Cochin 70-75 4.5 LPA

Know Top participating B-schools in MAT 2021

MAT Colleges Accepting MAT Score (60-70 Percentile)

Name of College Percentile Average Placement Packages
St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore 65-70 6.25 LPA
J K Business School Gurgaon 65-70 6 LPA
GITAM Hyderabad Business School Hyderabad 65-70 6 LPA
GITAM School of Business Bengaluru 65-70 3.5 LPA
Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai 65-70 7.11 LPA
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) 65-70 5.75 LPA
EMPI Business school New Delhi 60-65 6.5 LPA
Jaypee Business School, Noida 60-65 7.4 LPA
CII School of Logistics, Amity University, Noida 60-65 5.5 LPA
National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad -Delhi NCR 60-65 6.7 LPA
Accurate Institute of Management And Technology 55-60 5 LPA
Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) Bangalore 65-70 3 LPA

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MAT 2021 FAQs

Q1. What are the best colleges in Mumbai that accept MAT Scores? 

The Best Colleges in Mumbai that accept MAT scores include SIES, IESMCRC, DSIMS, VESIM, Chetna, and so on. These colleges have cut offs higher that 65 at least, going up all the way to 85. 

Q2. What to do if OTP is not received while registration?

You need to check your spam folder of the registered email for the OTP. You cannot complete registration without it. If it is still not there, wait for a day and try to register again. This time, make sure that the right email address was used. 

Q3. For MAT 2021, is speed or accuracy more important?

AIMA suggests that accuracy is more important when it comes to MAT 2021. Since all questions are compulsory and there is negative marking for every wrong answer you have to make sure that you give answers correctly. 

Q4. What documents are required when in the exam center?

You need an identity proof to verify your identity like Aadhar Card. The Invigilator will check the ID Proof in the exam center. 

Q5. What all is required in the exam center? 

Inside the exam center, you require MAT 2021 Admit Card, MAT 2021 Test Instructions, and ID Proof. You also need to carry a Blue or Black Pen. 

Q6. How much is the validity of MAT Scores? 

The validity of MAT score is 1 year. If the validity period is over and you have not sought admission, you will have to attempt again in the next session.

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


Result of Sep'20 MAT ?
manika gupta

Hi Smita, MAT September 2020 result will be declare on or before October 10, 2020 around 4 PM. 

When will MAT SEP'2020 IBT results be declared ?
manika gupta

Hi Smita, MAT September 2020 result will be declare on or before October 10, 2020 around 4 PM. 

Can we get admission through Mat in pgdm in public relations and event management?
manika gupta

Hi Laxmi, Yes, You can get admission. Admission to PGDM and PGPM programmes in Public Relations and Event Management is done on the basis of exams like CAT, MAT, CMAT, etc. For more information, please refer to the following link, MAT.

I am pursuing BBA final year. Am I eligible for MAT exam?
manika gupta

Hi Kunal, Yes, You are eligible. Those appearing in the final year exams or waiting for results, are eligible for MAT 2020. For more information, please refer to the following link, MAT.

How much MAT percentile is required for AIMAA?
manika gupta

Hi Tanishka, Cutoff for top B-schools touch 95+ percentiles with 600-700. Most of the other reputed institutes accept scores within the range of 70-80 percentiles. For more information, please refer to the following link, MAT Percentiles and Cut- Off.

I am scoring a 112 in the mock tests, how much score should I ensure in order to secure a good B School?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Sourajit, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the expected cut-offs fro MAT this year to get an idea about how much marks you need to score in order to secure a good B-school.

Where can I give the IBT mode MAT exam?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Dharshini, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for all the details and updates about the IBT-based MAT exam.

How many MBA colleges accept MAT scores for admission?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Shubham, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the list of participating colleges for MAT.

Which top colleges for Digital Marketing diploma, accept MAT scores?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Utkarsha, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the list of participating colleges for MAT.

Can I apply for both PBT and IBT mode? If yes, will I have to pay twice?
manika gupta

Hi Sadim, Candidate can opt for both the tests i.e. PBT and CBT by paying an extra fees of 1100/- in addition to 1650/-. Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutions for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutions i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutions in total.

What is the difference between the IBT and CBT modes of the exam?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Pradeepraj, IBT mode is similar to CBT mode exam as both are online-based examinations. But, in IBT mode you are allowed to appear for the examination from your home itself following the guidelines set for this mode of examination.

Since I have already appeared for MAT 2 times so what is the valid number of attempts for the exam?
shekhar suman

Hi Nikkil, there are no restrictions on appearing for MAT. The authority have not prescribed any number of attempts. MAT is conducted four times a year and you can appear for all four phases.

Is MAT score accepted in Abroad?
manika gupta

Hi Pranjal, The MAT scores are valid for admission to MBA and PG diploma programs offered by various management institutes or MBA colleges across India and even abroad. AIMA advises that candidates check the approval/ recognition status of the programs offered by each institute/university.

I wish to pursue MBA in retail management. Can you suggest some good colleges in Northern Region?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Urvashi, click here for the list of top colleges that accept MAT scores, along with their expected cut-off ranks.

I have registered for the pbt cbt mode before the ibt mode mode came i want to switch both pbt cbt mode into ibt mode what can i do now i m not getting an option of mode change
i have scored 86 percentile in the dec mat exams . which college will i get admission into

Hi Vinay, you can check the list of the colleges with their corresponding cut-offs from here to know the college/university you are eligible for: Cut Off Marks of MAT

i am planning to give MAT exam in Feb 2020. Will that score be considered for 2020 admission process or do i need to appear in Dec'19 ?? Please respond ASAP.
Hi Nimisha, MAT score is considerable for at least an year within the declaration of result. Thus, you need not to appear in Dec if you are appearing in Feb as that score will also be considered valid for admission.
Kindly Call me regarding MBA in Fashion and retail Management course.
Hi Roma, kindly mention the college in which you want to take admission so that we can guide you with the admission procedure accordingly.
which is better to give either of these,september MAT or december MAT.??
Hi Charan, It is completely your choice.
my mat sept 2018 score is 516.50 and percentile is 41.87 and my 10th percentage is 85%,12 th percentage 77 % and graduation( science engineering) percentage 72.5%can you please tell me that can i get admission in b-schools in delhi like NDIM tughlakabad,FIIB vasant vihar,JIMS rohini?
Hi Sangita, You may please visit to the JIMS university for getting the Admission eligibility or procedure.