MAT 2021: February Exam Date (Out), Registration (Started), Syllabus

MAT 2021

MAT 2021 – AIMA has started the MAT registration 2021. The MAT February 2021 exam date has been announced. The Management Aptitude Test will be held on February 20, 2021, as computer based test, PBT is going to be conducted on March 06, 2021, and on multiple dates as internet based test. MAT is the national level MBA entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). It is usually held four times in a year – Feb, May, Sept, Dec. The exam is of 2.5 hours with 40 questions each from language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, indian and global environment. The score of MAT exam is accepted over 600 B-Schools across India, and some abroad, for admission in MBA and allied programmes. To know more about MAT 2021 including exam date, registration, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, books for preparation, result declaration, participating colleges, and more, read below.

MAT 2021

LATEST – MAT 2021 Registration Process has been started. Know more and apply from here.

MAT 2021 Exam Date, Registration Date and Other Dates

MAT 2021Dates for CBTDates for PBT
Registration startsStarted!Started!
Last date to register14 Feb 202101 Mar 2021
Release of admit card16 Feb 2021 (1600 Hrs)03 Mar 2021 (1600 Hrs)
Exam date20 Feb 202106 Mar 2021
ResultTo be announced!To be announced!

Schedule for Internet Based Test (IBT)

IBT Test DateSlotsRegistration Last DateIssue of Admit Card
08 Mar 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
04 Mar 202105 Mar 2021
09 Mar 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
05 Mar 202106 Mar 2021
10 Mar 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
06 Mar 202107 Mar 2021
11 Mar 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
07 Mar 202108 Mar 2021
13 Mar 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm09 Mar 202110 Mar 2021

MAT 2021 Registration

Candidates can register for MAT 2021 online only on the official website, Check the steps below to apply for the exam:

  1. For the registration process visit the official website of MAT, i.e.
  2. The candidates have to register first using the below-given details:-
    • Name of Candidate
    • Date of Birth
    • E-Mail
    • Mobile No.
    • Password of choice
    • State
  3. Next, the candidates have to verify the OTP sent on the provided mobile number and email id. Enter to verify the details and proceed.
  4. Login to access the online application form.
  5. Pay the application fee. The candidates have to select their preferred exam mode, test city choices, and pay the applicable application fee.
  6. Upload Photograph & Signature
  7. Update Personal Particulars, Qualification & Experiences, and Choices for Management Institutes.
  8. At last, Download filled in the Registration Form.

Payment of MAT 2021 application fee:

The candidates have to pay the below given application fee to apply for MAT 2021 –

  • The candidates who opt for the Internet-Based Test (IBT) have to also select the exam date and time from the available options. The IBT mode of the test is held over multiple days and shifts. The candidates have to enter their preferred date and time in the application form itself.
  • Candidates who opt for 2 IBTs/PBT+IBT/CBT+IBT/PBT+CBT have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores. Under this scheme, candidates can select 7 Management Institutes instead of 5 Management Institutes.

Specification of photo and signature to upload in the application form:

Size10 KB – 50 KB5 Kb – 20 KB
Format.jpg / .jpeg.jpg / .jpeg
OthersColoured photo with
light colored background
Sign in black ink only

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates have to fulfil the below given criteria to be able to apply for MAT 2021 eligibility:

Age limit:

  • There is no age limit to apply for MAT 2021.


  • The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree.
  • A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally.

Apart from that there is no other restrictions to apply for MAT.

MAT 2021 Syllabus

As there is no pre-defined syllabus for MAT, candidates can prepare for MAT 2021 s per the topics that are usually asked in the exam. Such topics are given below:

Syllabus for Language Comprehension

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Different usage of same word
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • One word substitution
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • The odd man out
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Foreign language words used in English

Syllabus for Mathematical skills

  • Ratios and proportions
  • In-equations quadratic and linear equations
  • Profit and Loss
  • Geometry
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Averages
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Number system
  • Geometric progression
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Work and time
  • HCF & LCM.
  • Vectors
  • Venn diagram

Syllabus for Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Data tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs – line X-Y Graphs
  • Data analysis and data comparison among others
  • Caselet based Data
  • Venn diagram
  • Data sufficiency

Syllabus for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Critical reasoning
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Identifying valid interferences
  • Sequencing
  • Visual reasoning
  • Coding and decoding
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Identifying reasons
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Family tree
  • Cause and effect

Syllabus for Indian and Global Environment

  • Books and authors
  • Company punch lines
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Quotations from important personalities
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Entertainment
  • Major events
  • Current affairs
  • Science awards

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check below the exam pattern of MAT 2021:

  • Type: It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.
  • Time: 150 minutes
  • Mode of the exam: IBT, CBT, and PBT
  • Language: English
  • Marking scheme: All questions carry equal marks. There is Negative Marking for wrong answers.
SectionNo. of QuestionsTime Suggested (Minutes)
Language Comprehension4030
Mathematical Skills4040
Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
Indian and Global Environment4015

MAT 2021 Books for Preparation

To prepare for MAT 2021, candidates can take help of the books given here:

BookBuy Here
Face To Face MAT With 23 Years Solved Papers 2020Buy Here
Complete Guide for MAT and other MBA Entrance ExamsBuy Here
MAT 10 Year-wise Solved Papers (2019 – 10)Buy Here
MAT 23 years Topic-wise Solved PapersBuy Here

MAT 2021 Preparation Tips

MAT 2021 preparation can be done effectively using the below given tips:

Syllabus: The syllabus is not prescribed by AIMA. Thus the candidates have to get hold of the topics that come in the exam. To do so, candidates have to analyse the previous papers, and also check some expert analysis of the past year papers. This shall allow the candidates know what are the important topics that come in the exam.

Self analyse: Pick out your strong and weak areas in all the sections and then start the preparation as per it. Start with the strong areas and then eventually cover the weaker ones.

Books: Gather all good books to prepare for the exam. Not so many books should be referred for preparaton. Refer a few good books that have all the topics that come in the exam.

Mock tests: Take as many MAT Mocks during your MAT exam preparation. The mock tests help the students to get an idea of the exam pattern and the nature of the exam.

Watch TV series with subtitles and read good books: Yes, if someone is weak in VA & RC, reading different articles and novels, conversing in English with friends and family, and even watching English TV series and movies can help.

Sample papers and previous year papers: The sample papers are published by AIMA that the candidates can use to prepare fo the exam. Also, there are books available online that has past year question papers of MAT. This shall help the candidates practice for the upcoming exam.

Difference between MAT 2021 IBT and PBT

Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer.

This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. In the traditional Paper Based Test, the candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers, and Sharper with them whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Centre.

MAT 2021 Admit Card

All the registered candidates have to download the admit card for the exam online at, under their respective logins. To download the admit card candidates have to use their Email ID, Password, DOB. Specific admit card is generated for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test.

Admit Card would be having Candidate Name, Form No., Roll No., Test Date, Test Time, and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them in the case of the Computer Based Test.

MAT 2021 Exam Centers

Check the out MAT 2021 exam centers for both PBT and CBT from below:

PBT Exam Centres

  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Ambala
  • Bareilly
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhilai
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi (ncr)
  • Dibrugarh
  • Durgapur
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahati
  • Haridwar
  • Hubli
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jorhat
  • Kanpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Madurai
  • Meerut
  • Mengaluru
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Rourkela
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Suryamani nagar
  • Tezpur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Trichy
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam

CBT Exam Centres

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi (ncr)
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Trichy
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam

MAT 2021 Result

The candidates have to visit to download the MAT 2021 result as per the specified date. The result is declared in the form of a scorecard under the respective login of the candidates.

On the scorecard candidates can check their personal details, section wise percentile scores and overall composite score. The validity of the scorecard is also mentioned on it.

MAT 2021 Result

MAT 2021 Participating B-Schools

Here are some of the B-Schools in India that take admission based on MAT scores:

Zone: East

MI NameCityWebsite
ABS Academy of Science, Technology &
Astha School of
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management
Bhavan’s Centre for Communication &
Birla Global
Calcutta Business
Development Management
Dr BC Roy Engineering
Future Institute of Engineering &
Globsyn Business
Haldia Institute of
Heritage Business
Hi Tech Institute of
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business
Institute of Business
Institute of Engineering &
Institute of Management & Information
Institute of Management
International School of Management
IQ City United World School of
KIIT- School of
LN Mishra College of Business
Meghnad Saha Institute of
NERIM Group of InstitutionsGuwahatiWWW.NERIMINDIA.ORG
Netaji Subhas Engineering
Netaji Subhas
NSHM Business
NSHM Business
Rourkela Institute of Management
Sarala Birla
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan
Siliguri Institute of
Sister Nivedita
Techno India
Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural
Xavier Business

Zone: North

MI NameCityWebsite
Accurate Institute of Management & TechnologyGreater
AIMA-Centre for Management EducationNew
Amrapali Institute of Technology &
Apeejay School of ManagementNew
Asia Pacific Institute of ManagementNew
Asian Business
BFIT Technical
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha&lakshmi Mittal Institute of ManagementNew
Birla Institute of Management TechnologyGreater
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Doon Business
Doon Business School
Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management &
EMPI InstitutionsNew
Fortune Institute of International BusinessNew
FOSTIIMA Business SchoolNew
Galgotias UniversityGreater
GD Goenka
GL Bajaj Institute of Management & ResearchGreater
GNIOT Group of InstitutionsGreater
Guru Nanak Institute of ManagementNew
Gurukula Kangri
IBMR Business
IILM Academy of Higher
IILM Graduate School of ManagementGreater
IILM Institute for Higher EducationNew
Institute of Management
Institute of Management
Institute of Marketing & ManagementNew
Institute of Technology &
International Institute of Health Management ResearchNew
Jagan Institute of Management StudiesNew
Jagannath International Management SchoolNew
Jaipuria Institute of
Jaipuria Institute of
Jaipuria Institute of
Jaipuria School of
Jaypee Business
JK Business
Lloyd Business SchoolGreater
Lovely Professional
Mangalmay Institute of Management & TechnologyGreater
New Delhi Institute of ManagementNew
OP Jindal Global
Raj Kumar Goel Institute of
Sharda UniversityGreater
Soil School of Business
Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management ResearchNew
SRMS International Business
St. Thomas Management
University of Petroleum & Energy
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies-Technical CampusNew

Zone: South

MI NameCityWebsite
Acharya Bangalore
Adarsh Institute of Management & Information
Administrative Staff College of
AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes)
Alliance School of Business , Alliance
Amrita School of BusinessCoimbatoreWWW.AMRITA.EDU/ASB
Aurora’s Business
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for
Bangalore Institute of Management
Bhavan’s Priyamvada Birla Institute of
Community Institute of Management
Crescent School of
Dayananda Sagar Business
DC School of Management &
DC School of Management &
DG Vaishnav
Dhruva College of
DJ Academy for Managerial
FBS Business
Firebird Instt of Research in
GITAM Institute of
Global Institute of Business
GRG School of Management
Guru Nanak Business
Hyderabad Business
ICBM School of Business
IFIM Business
Indian Institute of Plantation
Indus Business
Institute for Technology &
Institute of Business Management &
Institute of Health Management
Institute of Insurance and Risk
Institute of Public
International Institute of Business StudiesBengaluruWWW.IIBSONLINE.COM
ISBR Business
ITM Business
Jansons School of
Karunya UniversityCoimbatoreWWW.KARUNYA.EDU/MBA
KCT Business
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management
Krupanidhi School of
Mar Athanasios College for Advanced
MATS Institute of Management &
Measi Institute of Management,ChennaiWWW.MEASIMBA.AC.IN
MOP Vaishnav College for
MP Birla Institute of
MS Ramaiah Institute of
MYRA School of
NITTE School of
PSG Institute of
Rajagiri Business
Rajagiri College of Social
Rajalakshmi School of
Regional College of Management,Bangalore (RCMB)
RL Institute of Management
RV Institute of
Sahyadri College of Engineering &
Saintgits Institute of
SCMS Cochin School of
SCMS School of Technology &
Siva Sivani Institute of
Sri Ramachandra College of
SRM School of Mgmt, SRM Institute of Science &
SSN School of
St Aloysius
St Joseph’s Institute of
Thiagarajar School of
Vignana Jyothi Institute of
Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems &
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship,
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship,

Zone: West

MI NameCityWebsite
ASM’s Institute of Business Management & Computer
ASM’s Institute of Business Management &
ASM’s Institute of Professional
Balaji Institute of International
Balaji Institute of Management & Human Resource
Balaji Institute of Modern
Balaji Institute of Telecom &
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Dr D Y Patil B
Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth Global Business School&Research
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of
IIEBM, Indus Business
IILM Academy of Higher
Indira School of Business
Institute for Technology &
Institute of Rural
International Institute of Management & Human Resource
International Institute of Management
ISME School of Management& Entrepreneurship ?
ITM Vocational
Jagan Institute of Management
Jaipur National
Jaipuria Institute of
Jaipuria Institute of
JK Lakshmipat
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership &
Manipal University,
MIT World Peace
Mody University of Science & Technology, School of
Narayana Business
Pune Institute of Business
Raipur Institute of
Sai Balaji International Institute of Management
Shanti Business
SIES College of Management
Silver Oak School of Commerce & Mgmt, Silver Oak
St Kabir Institute of Professional
Suryadatta Institute of Business Management &
Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass
Vivekananda Business

For more information candidates can download the MAT brochure from last year – Download here


MAT 2021 FAQs

When and how many times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.

MAT is usually conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September, and December.

The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

What is the validity of MAT score?

The MAT score is valid for 1 year.

If any offline application form available to apply for MAT?

No, the candidates have to fill the form which is available in the online mode only.

Is MAT 2021 held in abroad also?

No, MAT is held in the cities of India only.

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