MAT (December)

Exam Date


Application Date

2020-11-17 to 2020-12-11 (IBT) 2020-10-05 to 2020-11-29 (PBT)

Result Date

Exam Description


MAT 2020 (December)


Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses.  MAT exam is conducted 4 times a year -- February, May, September, and December. Applicants who qualify for the exam are eligible for admission to 800+ B-schools that accept MAT scores. Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses.  MAT exam is conducted 4 times a year -- February, May, September, and December. Applicants who qualify for the exam are eligible for admission to 800+ B-schools that accept MAT scores. In 1957, the All India Management Association (AIMA) was founded as the apex body of professional management, with active support from the Indian government and industry. To advance the cause of management in India, AIMA collaborates closely with business, government, academia, and students. In order to contribute to management learning and practice in the region, AIMA offers a variety of services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, events & conferences, research, publications, and management development programs.


Entrance Exam Highlights


Exam Management Aptitude Test
Organized by All India Management Association
Exam Type National level
Frequency Four times in a year
Official Website
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Both online and offline
Total Questions 200
Negative marking Yes
Languages English
No. of Participating Colleges 800+ B-schools in India
Validity of Score 1 year


MAT 2020 (December) Important Dates:


Internet-Based Test


Internet-Based Test Date Last Date to Register for MAT (DEC.) Issue date of Admit Card
21-Nov-20 17-Nov-20 18-Nov-20
22-Nov-20 18-Nov-20 19-Nov-20
23-Nov-20 19-Nov-20 20-Nov-20
24-Nov-20 20-Nov-20 21-Nov-20
25-Nov-20 21-Nov-20 22-Nov-20
03-Dec-20 29-Nov-20 30-Nov-20
04-Dec-20 30-Nov-20 01-Dec-20
05-Dec-20 01-Dec-20 02-Dec-20
06-Dec-20 02-Dec-20 03-Dec-20
10-Dec-20 06-Dec-20 07-Dec-20
11-Dec-20 07-Dec-20 08-Dec-20
12-Dec-20 08-Dec-20 09-Dec-20
13-Dec-20 09-Dec-20 10-Dec-20
15-Dec-20 11-Dec-20 12-Dec-20


Paper-Based Test


Events  Dates
Registration begins 05-Oct-20
Registration ends 29-Nov-20
Issue of admit card 01-Dec-20
MAT PBT date 06-Dec-20


Mode of the Test:

The MAT is a test that candidates will take to see whether they are eligible for a specific position

  1. Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)
  2. Internet-Based Test (IBT) with double remote proctoring or
  3. A paper-based test (PBT) or a computer-based test (CBT)
  4. Paper-based test plus remote proctored internet-based test (PBT+IBT)
  5. CBT (Computer Based Test) or
  6. Computer-based and remotely proctored internet-based tests (CBT+IBT) or
  7. Paper and Computer-Based Tests (PBT+CBT)


  • Candidates will pay an additional fee of rupees symbol1100/- in addition to rupees symbol1650/- to take two IBT/PBT+IBT/CBT+IBT/PBT+CBT.
  • Candidates who choose two IBTs/PBT+IBT/CBT+IBT/PBT+CBT will be able to choose an additional two Management Institutes to send their scores to, in addition to the current option of choosing five Management Institutes, for a total of seven Management Institutes. 

MAT 2020 (December) Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates should have done graduation in any course from a recognized university
  • Candidates who have done a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are eligible too.
  • Final year graduation students are eligible too.


Admission Process MAT 2020


MAT 2020 Admission Process has four stages: MAT application form filling, MAT admit card issuance, MAT examination, MAT result declaration. Participants qualifying the exam, can apply for admission to any of the MAT accepting colleges of their choice. Each stage of the MAT process is given below:

Step 1: Filling of MAT 2020 Application Form

  • The MAT application form is an online process. On the AIMA MAT website, candidates will fill out the MAT 2020 application form. Check the following video to learn how to apply for the MAT 2020 exam.

Step 2: MAT 2020 Admit Card Download

  • Admit card for MAT 2020 is given to all registered candidates. The MAT 2020 admit card is available online on the official website. In order to download hall ticket, candidate need to key in registration number, date of birth and qualifying exam hall ticket number.

Step 3: MAT 2020 Exam

  • MAT 2020 examination is carried out in both the PBT and CBT modes. The exam is conducted across various test centres in India. AIMA has introduced IBT mode exam for applicants of May session this year. In this mode, the candidates can also give the exam from home.

Step 4: Declaration of MAT 2020 Result

  • Results of MAT 2020 will be released on the official website. Candidates can check their scorecard and download MAT 2020 result by using MAT Admit Card number, registration number and date of birth.


MAT 2020 Application Fees


Application Fee (in Rs)

Paper-Based Test (PBT)


Computer-Based Test (CBT)


Both PBT & CBT


Internet-Based Test (IBT)



Important Papers to be Assembled

  • Valid Email Address
  • Picture of a photograph scanned (10 to 50 kb)
  • Signature picture scanned (5 to 20 kb)
  • Information of your credit card, debit card (ATM card), or net banking account


MAT 2020 Exam pattern



Number of Questions

Time Suggested (In Minutes)

Marks Allotted

Language Comprehension




Mathematical Skills




Data Analysis & Sufficiency




Intelligence and Critical Reasoning




Indian and Global Environment










  • The candidate will get 1 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: - 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.


Admit Card

  • As per the schedule given above, all provisionally registered candidates for IBT/PBT/CBT must download their Admit Card from the AIMA website
  • Candidate's Name, Form No., Roll No., Test Date, Test Time, and Test Venue Address are all listed on the admit card. The candidate must adhere to the date and time specified on his or her admit card.


Steps to download the Admit Card-

The following are the steps to obtain your MAT, Admit Card:

  • Visit the AIMA MAT's official website.
  • Use the registered Mobile Number and Password to log in.
  • The Admit Card will be available for download.
  • Save the Admit Card/Hall Ticket to your mobile, as well as to your hard drive.
  • To use at the centre, take a printout of the Admit Card.
  • Print out the Test Instructions as well.
  • The invigilator will check the information and sign it in the exam centre.
  • The Invigilator will collect the upper half of the admit card, while the applicant will receive the lower half.



If you have any questions about the MAT, please contact us at (for IBT) or (for PBT/CBT) or call us at 8130338839, 9599030586, 011-47673020 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.


Participating Management Institutes List

  • Choose the colleges and universities to which you have applied or are applying for admission.
  • Candidates are advised to verify the approval/recognition status of various programs directly with the relevant authorities/institutions/universities.
  • Despite their confirmation to AIMA MAT at the time of participation by inserting their alerts in the MAT e-bulletin, some participating institutes/universities have refused to consider aspiring candidates' MAT scores for admission to MBA full-time courses. Before applying for the MAT, candidates can double-check with the relevant institutes/universities.


MAT 2020 Syllabus

The MAT 2021 Syllabus will be divided into five parts, each with a different weighting.

  • Algebra, Mensuration, Arithmetic, Geometry, and Trigonometry are some of the subjects included in Mathematical Skills.
  • Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability would be separated from Language Comprehension.
  • Texts, tables, graphs, maps, and Venn diagrams will be used to answer questions about data processing and sufficiency.


MAT 2021 Paper Analysis

  • The Language Comprehension segment was moderately challenging, with some topics having difficult questions.
  • The Arithmetic section completely overshadowed the paper in the Mathematical ability section. The difficulty level ranged from mild to difficult. Data Interpretation, which included questions from Graphs, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Charts, Line Graphs, and Data Comparison, took up about half of this portion of the MAT exam.
  • The section on Intelligence and Critical Reasoning was lengthy, with a greater emphasis on Statements-Assumptions, Reasons, Analogies, and Direction, Sequence, and Incorrect words. o This segment included 40 issues, with the majority of them focusing on government policies, COVID-19 and its global ramifications, rules and regulations, the JIO-Facebook contract, awards, CAA, GST, the Indian Constitution, appointments, capitals, US trade policy, current nationals, and international events.


MAT 2021 Result & Score Card 

The MAT 2021 result is still available three weeks after the test. The results for MAT 2021 are expected to be released in February 2021. The findings will only be available online.

  • Visit the AIMA MAT's official website.
  • Log in with your email address, date of birth, and password.
  • The MAT 2021 Score Card is now available for download.
  • Check to see if any of the information matches what's in your records.
  • The MAT Score Card should be printed for future reference.


MAT 2021 Answer Key

The MAT response key is published shortly after the MAT exam is completed to assist candidates in calculating their estimated scores. The MAT answer key contains all of the correct answers to the questions posed, allowing candidates to determine how many questions they answered correctly and vice versa.


MAT 2021 Score vs Percentile Calculation

The MAT 2021 exam has five parts, but the applicant will be graded on only four of them. The fifth part, Indian and Global Environment, is not taken into account.

  • The MAT 2021 exam consists of 40 questions worth one point each, but the final score is measured using 160 points rather than 200.
  • For each segment, the candidates' scores are scaled to a total of 100. As a result, scaled scores ranging from 0-100 are awarded in the segment.
  • The candidate's scaled score is then translated into a percentile score based on how well they performed in comparison to other candidates.
  • The scaled scores of 0-199 are translated to the composite ranking, which is measured out of 800 points.


MAT Selection Process 2021

The MAT selection process starts soon after the MAT result is published, and all relevant information about the MAT selection process is made available to candidates on the All India Management Association's official website (AIMA). Eligible candidates must register separately for each college that accepts MAT scores on the official AIMA website in order to participate in the MAT selection procedure.