MAT 2020 Exam Date (Dec Session Out), Sept Result (Released), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern & Syllabus

AIMA is going to conduct MAT 2020 December session from November 21, 2020 in IBT mode and on December 6, 2020 in PBT mode. Registration for MAT Dec session has begun. Candidates who did not appear for MAT Sept session or were not allowed due to COVID-19 pandemic, can appear for this session.

MAT 2020 Upcoming Events
MAT 2020 Dec Registration for PBT & IBTOctober 5, 2020
MAT 2020 IBT Admit CardNovember 18, 2020

What is MAT 2020?

Management Aptitude Test or the MAT 2020 is the standard aptitude test conducted by the All India Management Association since 1998. It is a national-level qualifying test conducted to provide admission to MBA, PGDM and other allied management courses in over 600 B-Schools spread across India. It is held four times a year (February, May, September, and December) and lakhs of students appear in it every year. Candidates can appear for MAT exam, as many times as they wish to but the scorecard of the same is valid for one year only.

The conducting authority will conduct the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (MAT IBT)  for the May session from 25 May to 25 June 2020. The PBT will be conducted on 14 June and  CBT on 21 June 2020.


Conducting AuthorityAIMA (All India Management Association)
Exam LevelNational
PeriodicityFour times a year (February, May, September, December)
MAT Official
Mode of Application ProcessOnline
Mode of ExamPen Paper Based and Computer-Based Mode
The validity of MAT Score1 Academic Year
Courses OfferedMBA/PGDM
MAT Helpdesk011-47673020 or [email protected]

Exam Dates

The MAT examination is conducted in two modes, i) as a Pen-Paper based test (PBT), and ii) as a Computer-based test (CBT). The MAT exam dates 2020 for both the modes are as given below:

Availability of MAT 2020 application form for PBT modeOctober 5, 2020
Last date to registerNovember 29, 2020
Availability of MAT 2020 admit cardDecember 1, 2020
MAT 2020 examDecember 6, 2020

MAT 2020 IBT Mode December Dates (Extended)

Sr No.IBT Test DateSlotsLast Date for RegistrationIssue of Admit Card
121 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
17 Nov 2018 Nov 20
222 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
18 Nov 2019 Nov 20
323 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
19 Nov 2020 Nov 20
424 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
20 Nov 2021 Nov 20
525 Nov 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
21 Nov 2022 Nov 20
603 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
29 Nov 2030 Nov 20
704 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
30 Nov 2001 Dec 20
805 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
01 Dec 2002 Dec 20
906 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
02 Dec 2003 Dec 20
1010 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
06 Dec 2007 Dec 20
1111 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
07 Dec 2008 Dec 20
1212 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
08 Dec 2009 Dec 20
1313 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
09 Dec 2010 Dec 20
1415 Dec 2010.00 am to 12.30 pm
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
11 Dec 2012 Dec 20

MAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear for the examination. The candidates who fail to fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be eligible for the exam. The eligibility criteria for MAT 2020 is as given below:

Academic Qualification

  • Qualifying Exam: The candidates applying for MAT 2020 must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university. There is no minimum percentage required.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidates who are appearing in the final year exams or waiting for their results will also be also eligible for MAT 2020

Age Limit

  • There is no lower or upper age limit applicable in the MAT 2020 i.e. there is no age restriction.

Number of Attempts

  • There is no set limit of the number of attempts that a student can make for qualifying the examination. A candidate can appear for the exam as many times as they want.

Minimum Qualifying Percentage

The minimum marks required to qualify the MAT 2020 differs according to the category of the student. The minimum marks required by different category candidates to crack the examination is tabulated below:

CategoryMinimum Percentage
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
PH Candidates3%

Application Form

The candidates who wish to appear in the MAT 2020 must follow the steps given below to fill the MAT 2020 Application Form:

  1. Visit the official website of AIMA.
  2. Click on “Apply for MAT 2020”
  3. Enter the basic details asked in the form like your name, date of birth, mobile number, and email address.
  4. You will receive an OTP on your mobile number and email address for verification.
  5. Log in the website after the verification process is done.
  6. Once the candidate has successfully logged in the website the candidate must fill the personal details as well as the details related to the educational qualifications in the form.
  7. Submit the self-declaration form and then click on “Save & Next” button.
  8. Upload photograph and signature in prescribed format i.e. jpg or jpeg format. The size of the photographs should not be more than 50 kb and not less than 5 kb.
  9. Pay the application fee through debit/credit card/net banking in the online mode or via demand draft for the offline mode.
  10. After the application process is completed, the candidates must preview their application form and then submit it.
  11. Once submitted, take a printout of the confirmation page.

What is the difference between MAT online and offline mode?

The candidates have the provision of choosing any one mode out of the two while appearing for the exam- online or offline. The schedule and process of both exams are different. Here, we have tabulated the difference between both the modes:

Computer-Based ModePaper-Based Mode
The candidates have to give the test on a computer.The candidate will be provided will an OMR sheet which must be filled with an HB pencil.
The candidate must click on the correct option out of the four using the mouse.The candidate has to fill the circle adjoining the correct answer.
Correction of the answers is easy as the candidates can easily go back to a question and change the answer by clicking it.If a candidate wished to change the answer, he must erase the filled circle completely and then fill the correct circle.
A timer is provided on the screen which updates the student about the time remaining for the exam.The candidate must carry their own watch to keep a track of the time.
In case of any technical issues, the candidate may be asked to restart the exam.No risk of any technical issues.
A rough sheet is provided to the candidates in this mode.No rough sheet is provided to the candidates in this mode.

Admit Card

The candidates can download the MAT Admit Card from the official website of MAT and it will remain available for download till the MAT exam day. Only the candidates who have successfully registered for the examination will be able to download their Admit Card. You can download it till 10 AM on 16 May 2020  for the PBT mode and till 3 May 2020 for the CBT mode. However, it is advised that the candidates download a take a print out of their admit card as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute hassles. The admit cards will not be sent to the candidates individually whatsoever.

Exam Centres

The MAT examination is conducted all around the country in various cities. The complete list of the exam centres is as given below:

MAT PBT  Exam Centres 2020:

PBT Centers

MAT CBT Exam Centres 2020:

CBT Centers

Exam Pattern

Click here to check the complete paper pattern.

The MAT examination is conducted four times a year, i.e. in February, May, September, and December. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on 3 May 2020 for the CBT mode and 16 May 2020 for the PBT mode. The questions will be of objective type (MCQs) and the duration of the examination will be 150 minutes. A total of 200 questions of one mark each will be asked in the paper.



Total Number of questions


Duration of the exam

150 minutes

Total number of sections

5 sections with 40 questions in each of them

Total number of options for each question

Four options


  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Language Comprehension

  • Mathematics

  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Indian and Global Environment


The MAT Syllabus has been divided into five sections for comprehensively testing the abilities of the students. The five sections are:

  1. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning – series and sequences and critical reasoning, data arrangement, blood relations, direction sense, input-output analysis, coding and decoding.
  2. Mathematics – questions related to arithmetic, geometry, business mathematics
  3. Language Comprehension – comprehension and reading skills, unseen passages
  4. Data Analysis and Sufficiency – coding and decoding, direction sense, input/output analysis, blood relations, directions sense.
  5. Indian and Global Environment – national and international current affairs, general knowledge

Preparation Tips

In order to ace the MAT 2020 examination, the candidates must start preparing for the examination as soon as possible. Good preparation is the key to success for not just the MAT exam, but for any exam.

  1. Thoroughly understand the paper pattern
  2. Refer good books from reliable sources.
  3. Create your own time table for the exam and follow it properly.
  4. Stay updated with the latest MAT Exam Syllabus and divide it equally as per your timetable so that every topic gets covered in your study plan.
  5. Collect mock papers and previous question papers from reliable sources and solve it.
  6. Improve vocabulary to score better in Reading Comprehension.
  7. Solve the latest sample papers especially of the subject in which you are weak and don’t feel confident enough.
  8. Candidates need to concentrate on their timings so as to solve the mathematical questions quickly.
  9. Practice yoga and meditation while preparing as it will help you to calm down your mind and destress.
  10. Never over stress yourself and try to get a sleep of at least six to eight hours.

Cut Off

Cut off is the minimum marks requires to qualify for the exam. MAT Cutoff 2020 is announced by the participating institutes individually. Cutoff for top B-schools touches 95+ percentiles with 600 to 700. Most of the other renowned institutes accept scores within the range of 70-80 percentiles.

The expected MAT cutoff 2020 is as given below:

Top B-SchoolsExpected MAT Cutoff Marks 2020
Christ Institute of Management400
Jaipuria Institute of Management400
BIMTECH Noida500
IFIM Business School500
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore700
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
Department of Management Sciences, PUMBA (Pune University)600
DSIMS Mumbai550
Alliance Bangalore500
AIMS Bangalore500
VIT University500
SRM University500
PCMRD Pune450

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