MAT 2021 Exam – May Registration, Exam Date, Admit Card

MAT 2021 – All India Management Association (AIMA) invites MBA aspirants to do MAT May exam 2021 registration. The May exam will be held in June, in PBT, CBT, IBT modes. Previously, the MAT February exam was held and its results are already announced.

Management Aptitude 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 programs. 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 AIMA has released the MAT May 2021 application form. Apply here.

LATEST MAT Feb 2021 Result is out now. Check here

MAT May 2021 Exam Date

AIMA has now announced the schedule for MAT May Exam 2021.

Schedule for May 2021 Computer Based Test (CBT) Exam

Events of MAT May 2021 CBTDates
Last date to register07 Jun 2021
Release of admit card10 Jun 2021 (1600 Hrs)
Exam date13 Jun 2021

Schedule for May 2021 Paper Based Test (PBT) Exam

Events of MAT May 2021 PBTDates
Last date to register24 May 2021
Release of admit card26 May 2021 (1600 Hrs)
Exam date30 May 2021

Schedule for May 2021 Internet Based Test (IBT) Exam

IBT Test DateSlotsRegistration Last DateIssue of Admit Card
06 Jun 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
02 Jun 202103 Jun 2021
08 Jun 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
04 Jun 202105 Jun 2021
10 Jun 202110.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
06 Jun 202107 Jun 2021

MAT 2021 Registration

Candidates can register for MAT 2021 online only on the official website, Check the steps to apply for the MAT 2021 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. Use the MAT 2021 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 MAT 2021 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 MAT 2021 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 Participating B-Schools

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

Zone: East

MI NameCity
ABS Academy of Science, Technology & ManagementDurgapur
Adamas UniversityKolkata
ARKA Jain UniversityJamshedpur
ASBM UniversityBhubaneswar
Astha School of ManagementBhubaneswar
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management ScienceKolkata
Bhavan’s Centre for Communication & ManagementBhubaneswar
Birla Global UniversityBhubaneswar
Calcutta Business SchoolKolkata
Development Management InstitutePatna
Dibrugarh UniversityDibrugarh
Dr BC Roy Engineering CollegeDurgapur
Future Institute of Engineering & ManagementKolkata
Globsyn Business SchoolKolkata
Haldia Institute of TechnologyHaldia
Heritage Business SchoolKolkata
Hi Tech Institute of TechnologyBhubaneswar
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business ManagementKolkata
Institute of Business ManagementKolkata
Institute of Engineering & ManagementKolkata
Institute of Management & Information SciencesBhubaneswar
Institute of Management StudyKolkata
International School of Management PatnaPatna
IQ City United World School of BusinessKolkata
KIIT- School of ManagementBhubaneswar
LN Mishra College of Business ManagementMuzaffarpur
Manipur UniversityImphal
Meghnad Saha Institute of TechnologyKolkata
NERIM Group of InstitutionsGuwahati
Netaji Subhas Engineering CollegeKolkata
Netaji Subhas UniversityJamshedpur
NSHM Business SchoolKolkata
NSHM Business SchoolDurgapur
Rourkela Institute of Management StudiesRourkela
Sarala Birla UniversityRanchi
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan UniversityBhubaneswar
Siliguri Institute of TechnologyDarjeeling
Sister Nivedita UniversityKolkata
Techno India GroupKolkata
Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural ManagementMuzaffarpur
Xavier Business SchoolKolkata

Zone: North

MI NameCity
Accurate Institute of Management & TechnologyGreater Noida
AIMA-Centre for Management EducationNew Delhi
Amrapali Institute of Technology & SciencesHaldwani
Apeejay School of ManagementNew Delhi
Asia Pacific Institute of ManagementNew Delhi
Asian Business SchoolNoida
Bennett UniversityNoida
BFIT Technical CampusDehradun
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha&lakshmi Mittal Institute of ManagementNew Delhi
Birla Institute of Management TechnologyGreater Noida
Chitkara UniversityRajpura
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)Ghaziabad
Doon Business SchoolDehradun
Doon Business School GlobalDehradun
Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & ResearchKanpur
EMPI InstitutionsNew Delhi
Fortune Institute of International BusinessNew Delhi
FOSTIIMA Business SchoolNew Delhi
Galgotias UniversityGreater Noida
GD Goenka UniversityGurugram
GL Bajaj Institute of Management & ResearchGreater Noida
GNIOT Group of InstitutionsGreater Noida
Guru Nanak Institute of ManagementNew Delhi
Gurukula Kangri VishwavidyalayaHaridwar
IBMR Business schoolJhajjar
IILM Academy of Higher LearningLucknow
IILM Graduate School of ManagementGreater Noida
IILM Institute for Higher EducationNew Delhi
IILM UniversityGurgaon
Institute of Management StudiesNoida
Institute of Management StudiesGhaziabad
Institute of Marketing & ManagementNew Delhi
Institute of Technology & ScienceGhaziabad
International Institute of Health Management ResearchNew Delhi
Jagan Institute of Management StudiesNew Delhi
Jagannath International Management SchoolNew Delhi
Jagannath UniversityBahadurgarh
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementGhaziabad
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementLucknow
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementNoida
Jaipuria School of BusinessGhaziabad
Jaypee Business SchoolNoida
JK Business SchoolGurugram
Lloyd Business SchoolGreater Noida
Lovely Professional UniversityPhagwara
Mangalmay Institute of Management & TechnologyGreater Noida
New Delhi Institute of ManagementNew Delhi
OP Jindal Global UniversitySonipat
Raj Kumar Goel Institute of TechnologyGhaziabad
Rishihood UniversitySonipaat
Sharda UniversityGreater Noida
Soil School of Business DesignGurgaon
Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management ResearchNew Delhi
SRMS International Business SchoolLucknow
St. Thomas Management InstituteJhajjar
Sushant UniversityGurgaon
University of Petroleum & Energy StudiesDehradun
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies-Technical CampusNew Delhi

Zone: South

MI NameCity
Acharya Bangalore B-SchoolBengaluru
Adarsh Institute of Management & Information TechnologyBengaluru
Administrative Staff College of IndiaHyderabad
AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes)Bengaluru
Alliance School of Business , Alliance UniversityBengaluru
Amrita School of BusinessCoimbatore
Aurora’s Business SchoolHyderabad
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for WomenCoimbatore
Bangalore Institute of Management StudiesBANGALORE
Bhavan’s Priyamvada Birla Institute of ManagementMysore
Christ UniversityBengaluru
Community Institute of Management StudiesBengaluru
Crescent School of BusinessChennai
Dayananda Sagar Business SchoolBengaluru
DC School of Management & TechnologyKottayam
DC School of Management & TechnologyThiruvananthapuram
DG Vaishnav CollegeChennai
Dhruva College of ManagementHyderabad
DJ Academy for Managerial ExcellenceCoimbatore
FBS Business SchoolBengaluru
Firebird Instt of Research in ManagementCoimbatore
GITAM Institute of ManagementVisakhapatnam
Global Institute of Business StudiesBengaluru
GRG School of Management StudiesCoimbatore
Guru Nanak Business SchoolHyderabad
Hyderabad Business SchoolHyderabad
ICBM School of Business ExcellenceHyderabad
IFIM Business SchoolBengaluru
Indian Institute of Plantation ManagementBengaluru
Indus Business AcademyBengaluru
Institute for Technology & ManagementChennai
Institute of Business Management & ResearchHubbali
Institute of Health Management ResearchBengaluru
Institute of Insurance and Risk ManagementHyderabad
Institute of Public EnterpriseHyderabad
International Institute of Business StudiesBengaluru
ISBR Business SchoolBengaluru
ITM Business SchoolWarangal
Jain UniversityBengaluru
Jansons School of BusinessCoimbatore
Karunya UniversityCoimbatore
KCT Business SchoolCoimbatore
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management StudiesHarihar
Krupanidhi School of ManagementBengaluru
Mar Athanasios College for Advanced StudiesTiruvalla
MATS Institute of Management & EntrepreneurshipBengaluru
Measi Institute of Management,Chennai
MOP Vaishnav College for WomenChennai
MP Birla Institute of ManagementBengaluru
MS Ramaiah Institute of ManagementBengaluru
MYRA School of BusinessMysore
NITTE School of ManagementBengaluru
NSB AcademyBengaluru
PES UniversityBengaluru
Presidency UniversityBengaluru
PSG Institute of ManagementCoimbatore
Rajagiri Business SchoolKochi
Rajagiri College of Social SciencesKochi
Rajalakshmi School of BusinessChennai
Regional College of Management,Bangalore (RCMB)Bengaluru
RL Institute of Management StudiesMadurai
RV Institute of ManagementBengaluru
Sahyadri College of Engineering & ManagementMangalore
Saintgits Institute of ManagementKottayam
SCMS Cochin School of BusinessKochi
SCMS School of Technology & ManagementKochi
Siva Sivani Institute of ManagementSecunderabad
Sri Ramachandra College of ManagementChennai
SRM School of Mgmt, SRM Institute of Science & TechnologyKattankulathur
SSN School of ManagementChennai
St Aloysius CollegeMangalore
St Joseph’s Institute of ManagementBengaluru
Thiagarajar School of ManagementMadurai
Vignana Jyothi Institute of ManagementHyderabad
Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems & ManagementSecunderabad
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, ChennaiChennai
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, KochiKochi

Zone: West

MI NameCity
Ahmedabad UniversityAhmedabad
ASM’s Institute of Business Management & Computer StudiesMumbai
ASM’s Institute of Business Management & ResearchPune
ASM’s Institute of Professional StudiesPune
Balaji Institute of International BusinessPune
Balaji Institute of Management & Human Resource DevelopmentPune
Balaji Institute of Modern ManagementPune
Balaji Institute of Telecom & ManagementPune
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)Pune
Dr D Y Patil B SchoolPune
Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth Global Business School&Research CentrePune
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of IndiaGandhinagar
Flame UniversityPune
IIEBM, Indus Business SchoolPune
IIHMR UniversityJaipur
IILM Academy of Higher LearningJaipur
IIS UniversityJaipur
Indira School of Business StudiesPune
Institute for Technology & ManagementMumbai
Institute of Rural ManagementJaipur
International Institute of Management & Human Resource DevelopmentPune
International Institute of Management StudiesPune
ISME School of Management& Entrepreneurship ?Mumbai
ITM Vocational UniversityVadodara
ITM UniversityRaipur
Jagan Institute of Management StudiesJaipur
Jagannath UniversityJaipur
Jaipur National UniversityJaipur
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementIndore
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementJaipur
JK Lakshmipat UniversityJaipur
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management StudiesPune
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & ExcellencePune
Manipal University, JaipurJaipur
MIT World Peace UniversityPune
Mody University of Science & Technology, School of BusinessLaxmangarh
Narayana Business SchoolAhmedabad
Pune Institute of Business ManagementPune
Raipur Institute of TechnologyRaipur
Sai Balaji International Institute of Management SciencesPune
Shanti Business SchoolAhmedabad
SIES College of Management StudiesMumbai
Silver Oak School of Commerce & Mgmt, Silver Oak UniversityAhmedabad
St Kabir Institute of Professional StudiesAhmedabad
Suryadatta Institute of Business Management & TechnologyPune
Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass CommunicationPune
Vivekananda Business SchoolMumbai


Frequently Asked Questions on MAT 2021

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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