MAT 2022 is a national-level exam. It is conducted every year four times. The registrations for the February session will commence from the first week of January 2022, tentatively. MAT 2022 February session is expected to be conducted in the second week of March 2022. To appear for the MAT entrance exam, candidates should have passed graduation or its equivalent from a recognized university.
What is MAT?
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level entrance exam. It is conducted by the All-India Management Association (AIMA) to seek admission to PGDM/ MBA programs across India. Every year the MAT Exam is conducted four times i.e., February, May, September, and December. The MAT 2022 entrance exam will consist of three modes- IBT (Remote Proctored Internet Based Test), CBT (Computer Based Test), and PBT (Paper Based Test).
The highlights of MAT 2022 are given in the following table.
|MAT 2022 Particulars||MAT 2022 Details|
|Exam Name||Management Aptitude Test (MAT)|
|Conducted by||All India Management Association (AIMA)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||IBT, CBT, PBT|
|Courses offered||MBA/ PGDM|
|Total number of sessions in a year||Four|
|Medium of Exam||English|
The exam dates of the MAT 2022 February session are highlighted below.
|MAT 2022 Events||MAT 2022 Dates (Tentative)|
|Starting Date of PBT and CBT Registration||1st week of January 2022|
|Last Date of PBT Registration||1st week of March 2022|
|Last Date of CBT Registration||3rd week of February 2022|
|Release of Admit Card of PBT Exam||2nd week of March 2022|
|Release of Admit Card of CBT Exam||4th week of February 2022|
|PBT Exam Date||2nd week of March 2022|
|CBT Exam Date||4th week of February 2022|
|Announcement of PBT and CBT Result||March/ April 2022|
MAT 2022 offers admission in Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) courses. Candidates who want to study Management Education can appear for the MAT 2022 entrance exam.
To apply for MAT 2022, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria which are mentioned below.
Eligible candidates who want to apply for MAT 2022 can apply online on its official website. The process to apply for MAT 2022 is given below.
The application fee of MAT 2022 needs to be paid in an online mode. The details of the application fee of MAT 2022 is given below:
|MAT 2022 Exam||MAT 2022 Application Fees|
|For both CBT and PBT||Rs. 2750|
|For both IBT and CBT||Rs. 2750|
|For both IBT and PBT||Rs. 2750|
The exam centers of MAT 2022 will have to be chosen by candidates at the time of filing application forms for both paper-based tests and computer-based tests. Candidates need to select any two cities as per their preferred location. The All-India Management Association (AIMA) will allot the exam centers of MAT 2022 on the basis of mode and chosen centers in the application form of MAT 2022.
MAT 2022 PBT Exam Centers:
MAT 2022 CBT Exam Centers:
The Admit card of MAT 2022 for both the PBT and CBT will be released online on the official website of the All-India Management Association (AIMA) before the exam. MAT 2022 admit card will consist of details like the Name of the Candidates, Registration Number, Date of Birth, Roll Number, Exam Center, Reporting time, etc. The process to download the admit card of MAT 2022 is:
MAT 2022 exam will be conducted in three modes- IBT (Remote Proctored Internet Based Test), CBT (Computer Based Test), and PBT (Paper Based Test). Given below is the detailed exam pattern for MAT 2022.
|Subjects||Total Number of Questions||Duration|
|Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||40||30 minutes|
|Language Comprehension||40||30 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Sufficiency||40||35 minutes|
|Mathematical skills||40||40 minutes|
|Indian & Global Environment||40||15 minutes|
The syllabus of MAT 2022 is comprised of five different sections that carry different weightage. The detailed syllabus of MAT 2022 along with the subject and topic are given in the below table.
|Mathematical Skills|| |
|Language Comprehension|| |
|MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning|| |
|Indian Global Environment|| |
Some of the important preparation tips of MAT 2022 to achieve a decent score is given in the following points.
Candidates with the help of the MAT 2022 Answer Key can be able to assess their performance in the MAT 2022 entrance exam and calculate marks obtained by them in the MAT entrance exam even before the announcement of results by the official authorities. The MAT 2022 Answer Key will be available online mode on the official website of AIMA. Candidates can download the MAT 2022 Answer Key from its official website. Given below are the steps to download the same.
MAT 2022 Results will be released online on the official website of the All-India Management Association (AIMA). To download the result, candidates need to follow the steps which are given below.
Rank Card is that card that consists of complete information about the Name of the Candidate, Scores in exams, Subjects, Roll Number, and Grade. The rank card of MAT 2022 will be released online by the All India Management Association (AIMA) on its official website i.e., www.mat.aima.in. Candidates can download the rank card of MAT 2022 from its official website.
For providing admission, there will be no centralized counseling conducted by the All-India Management Association (AIMA). The MAT 2022 counseling will be conducted in the month of June or July after the declaration of the MAT result. Candidates are required to confirm their ranks for appearing in the process of counseling will be held on different dates on the basis of ranking.
Candidates will be able to participate in the counseling that is separately conducted by the participating institutions after downloading the scorecard. The documents that candidates need to carry at the time of counseling are Medical certificates, Original copy of counseling letter, Marksheet of academic qualification, Admit card, Caste Certificates, passport size photo, etc. The process of Counselling consists of Verification Process. In the verification process, candidates need to carry the original documents for verification.
The allocation of seats for admission into MBA courses in different business schools will be done on the scores obtained in MAT. The MAT participating institute will provide candidates to choose any five institutes. This institute will invite candidates for GD/ WAT/ PI once after the announcement of the MAT exam result. Thus, the All-India Management Association (AIMA) will allocate seats on the basis of merit lists.
AIMA does not bring out a specific cut-off, for the MAT exam. To shortlist candidates, MAT participating colleges decide a minimum percentage. The expected cutoff list of MAT 2022 for various colleges are given below.
|Name of the Colleges||MAT Cut-off|
|BIMTECH Greater Noida||80-85|
|International School of Media and Business, Pune||80-85|
|Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune||80-85|
|School of Inspired Leadership, Gurgaon||80-85|
|Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, Delhi||80-85|
|SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai||80-85|
|VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore||80-85|
|Christ University Bengaluru||80-85|
|VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business, Delhi||80-85|
|Jaipurian Institute of Management, Noida||80-85|
|Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, Delhi||80-85|
|Lexicon Management Institute of Excellence and Leadership, Pune||75-80|
|AIMS School of Business, Bangalore||75-80|
|Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad||75-80|
|Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai||65-70|
|GITAM School of Business, Bengaluru||65-70|
|GITAM Business School, Hyderabad||65-70|
|J K Business School, Gurgaon||65-70|
|St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore||65-70|
Ques. For how many years have the scores of MAT been valid?
Ans. The scores of MAT have been valid for only one year from the date of the result announcement. Therefore, candidates can apply for admission to those colleges that accept MAT scores for only one year.
Ques. What are the factors that determine MAT 2022 Cutoff?
Ans. The factors that determine MAT 2022 Cutoff depends are the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, the question paper's difficulty level, and the total number of seats offered.
Ques. What is the difference between PBT, CBT, and IBT exams of MAT 2022?
Ans. PBT stands for Paper Based Test which means candidates have to appear the test at an exam center in pen and paper mode, CBT stands for Computer Based Test which means candidates have to appear the test at an exam center on a computer system, and IBT stands for Internet-Based Test, which means the candidates have to appear the test at home on a computer system.
Ques. For how many attempts candidates can appear for the MAT exam in an academic year?
Ans. The MAT exam is conducted four times a year. Candidates for many times can appear for the MAT exam. But they need to register separately for every MAT attempt. The marks of the current attempt will be taken into consideration.
Ques. What is a good MAT score for admission in MBA colleges?
Ans. A good MAT score for admission in MBA colleges is 400 and above. Most of the MBA colleges accept the MAT score that lies in the range between 80 to 99 percentiles.
Ques. What is the marking scheme for MAT 2022?
Ans. The marking scheme for MAT 2022 is that candidates will be given a +1 mark for every correct response and -0,25 will be deducted for every incorrect response.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.