What is MAT Exam?

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is conducted four times in a year – February, May, September and December. Candidates who qualify the exam are eligible for admissions to 800+ B-schools accepting MAT scores. As per the recent high court order, Maharashtra B-schools will also accept MAT score for admission.

MAT is conducted in offline (Paper Based Test or PBT), online (Computer Based Test or CBT) and remotely proctored (Internet Based Test or IBT) modes. Candidates can choose to appear for the exam in any mode as per their preference. Fees, exam pattern and syllabus for all three Formats are the same but exam dates are different.

Download MAT 2021 IBT Admit Card

Candidate can take MAT as:

  • Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) or
  • Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) or
  • Paper-Based Test (PBT) or
  • Paper-Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (PBT+IBT) or
  • Computer Based Test (CBT) or
  • Computer Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (CBT+IBT) or
  • Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test (PBT+CBT) 

MAT Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognised university

  • The candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam

  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply

Also read: Eligibility criteria for MAT exam

Top Colleges Accepting MAT Scores

MAT scores are accepted by over 1,000 MBA colleges in India. Given below is the list of colleges accepting MAT scores for admission to their MBA programmes.

  • Amity University
  • ABBS School of Management
  • Dr  D.Y. Patil B School, Pune
  • EIILM
  • ITM University
  • United world School of Business
  • GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research
  • IILM University
  • OP Jindal Global University
  • SRM University
  • Christ University
  • Alliance University
  • GITAM Institute of Management
  • Jain University
  • JIMS Rohini
  • Taxila Business School, Jaipur