MAT Exam 2020: Exam Dates, Registration, Admit Card

What is MAT?

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. Check important date of MAT exam 2020.

  • 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.
  • MAT is conducted in both offline (Paper Based T est or PBT) and online (Computer Based Test or CBT) modes. Candidates can choose to appear in the exam in any mode as per their preference. Fees, exam pattern and syllabus for both the modes are same while exam dates are different.

This year AIMA cancelled PBT and CBT mode exams for May session due to COVID 19 pandemic. The May session exam are being conducted in Remotely Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) mode frorm May 25 till JUly 5, 2020.

MAT Exam 2020



Key Description of MAT Exam 2020:

Given below are some key points about MAT exam conducted by AIMA for MBA admissions.


Features  Details 
Exam Name Management Aptitude Test
Conducting Body All India Management Association (AIMA)
MAT Convening body AIMA
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Four times a year
Exam Mode Offline and Online
Exam Duration 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
Exam Syllabus Language Comprehension, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Mathematics, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment Section
Exam Pattern 200 MCQs
Language English
Exam Fees Rs 1650
Exam Purpose Admissions to 800+ MBA Colleges in India (approx)
Course Offered MBA/PGDM
No. of Test Cities For PBT Mode - 49 and CBT Mode - 31
Exam Helpdesk No.  011 - 24645100 / 011 - 24617354 / 011 - 43128100
Exam Website



MAT 2020 Exam Eligibility Criteria

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

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

Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply.



MAT Exam 2020 Dates (IBT)

Check the table below for IBT mode test dates being conducted from May 25 to July 5, 2020. The exam will be held in three slots - 10:00am to 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Last Date for Registration Issue of Admit Card IBT Test Date
18-May-2020 21-May-2020 25-May-2020
23-May-2020 26-May-2020 30 & 31-May-2020
02-Jun-2020 03-Jun-2020 6 & 7-Jun-2020
09-Jun-2020 10-Jun-2020 13-Jun-2020
14-Jun-2020 15-Jun-2020 19-Jun-2020
16-Jun-2020 17-Jun-2020 20-Jun-2020
20-Jun-2020 21-Jun-2020 24 & 25-Jun-2020
29-Jun-2020 30-Jun-2020 02 & 03-Jul-2020
30-Jun-2020 01-Jul-2020 04 & 05-Jul-2020



Admission Process Through MAT

MAT 2020 Admission Process has four stages ─ filling MAT application form, issuing of MAT admit card, MAT exam, declaration of MAT result. Candidates who qualify the exam, can apply for admission to any of the MAT accepting colleges of their choice. Each stage of MAT process is briefly explained below:

Step 1: Filling of MAT 2020 Application Form

The MAT application from is an online process. Candidates can fill the MAT 2020 application form at AIMA MAT website. Check the video below to know how to apply for MAT 2020 exam.

Step 2: Issuance of MAT 2020 Admit Card

MAT 2020 admit card is issued to all the 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 Exam

MAT 2020 exam is conducted in both PBT and CBT mode. The exam is conducted across various test centres in India. This year, AIMA has introduced IBT mode exam for applicants of May session. In this mode, the candidates can take the exam from home. Check MAT 2020 exam pattern to understand the structure of the Exam.

Step 4: Declaration of MAT 2020 Result

MAT 2020 result 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.



Top Colleges Accepting MAT scores

MAT scores are accepted by over 1000 MBA colleges in India. Given below is the list of colleges accepting MAT score for admission to their MBA programmes.

Amity University ABBS School of Management
Dr. D.Y. Patil B School, Pune  EIILM
ITM University Unitedworld 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



MAT Exam 2020 Application Fee

Mode Application Fee (in Rs)
Paper-Based Test (PBT) 1,650
Computer-Based Test (CBT) 1,650
Both PBT & CBT 2,750
Internet Based Test (IBT) 1650


MAT exam is conducted four times a year in February, May, September and December. MAT 2020 exam for May session has been cancelled due to COVID 19 pandemic. Remotely Internet Proctor Based Test (IBT) has been introduced in place of CBT and PBT exam for May session. Check the schedule of MAT 2020 IBT mode below.


28 Jun '20 Last date to register for July 2 & 3 exam
29 Jun '20 -

1 Jul '20

Download of admit card for July 2 & 3 exam
29 Jun '20 MAT 2020 IBT: Last date to register for July 4 & 5 exam
30 Jun '20 -

3 Jul '20

MAT 2020 admit card download for July 4 & 5 IBT exam
1 Jul '20 -

2 Jul '20

MAT 2020 exam in IBT mode
3 Jul '20 -

4 Jul '20

MAT 2020 exam in IBT mode

List of Participating Management Institutes