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MAT 2024 May : Exam Dates Announced, Registration (Open)

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MAT Entrance Exam 2024

MAT 2024 May : Exam Dates Announced, Registration (Open)

MAT 2024 Exam Information

MAT 2024 registration for the May session is currently available. The deadline to register for the Computer-Based Test (CBT) is May 19, and for the Paper-Based Test (PBT), it’s May 28. AIMA has also announced the exam dates for the MAT 2024 May session. The CBT is scheduled for May 26, while the PBT is set for June 2, 2024. For the Internet-Based Test (IBT) sessions 1, 2, and 3, the exam dates are May 19, May 24, and May 31, respectively.

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a B-school entrance exam conducted all over India for MBA programs. It is known to be organized by All India Management Association (AIMS). Exam is conducted four times a year which acts as an opportunity to students wishing to pursue MBA. The qualified candidates upon cracking the exam can get admission into more than 600 B-schools situated across the country.

MAT is conducted four times a year, usually in the months of February, May, September and December. The mode of examination is both computer based as well as pen-paper mode. Candidates can opt for any mode best suited to them.

The MAT contains an objective type of questions in both PBT and CBT mode. Each question will have multiple options to choose from. Usually in each session approximately 20,000 candidates appear for the entrance test.

MAT 2024 Examination Date

Test Mode MAT 2024 Exam Date MAT 2024 Registration Deadline MAT 2024 Admit Card Release
PBT June 2, 2024 May 28, 2024 May 30, 2024
(2 PM onwards)
CBT  May 26, 2024 May 19, 2024 May 23, 2024
IBT May 19, 2024 May 28, 2024 May 30, 2024

Information from Official website of MAT May 2024

AVAILABILITY OF PBT ADMIT CARD 30 May 2024 (2.00 PM Onwards) 
PBT TEST DATE 2 June 2024 (Sunday)
DETAILED SCHEDULE – CBT (Computer Based Test)
AVAILABILITY OF CBT ADMIT CARD 23 May 2024 (2.00 PM Onwards)
CBT TEST DATE 26 May 2024 (Sunday)


Availability of MAT May’ 24 Score on MAT Website: By 2nd week of June 2024.

Candidates have to download the MAT Score from website https://mat.aima.in/ (Applicant dashboard)

MAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The Management Aptitude Test is conducted once every year by the All India Management Association. These are the exams beautifully designed to assess the ability of a candidate desirous of pursuing management programs. 

The MAT exam is conducted once a year. However the whole examination is divided into four sub exams scheduled in the months of February, May, September and December. People call the difficulty level of MAT somewhat below as compared to the CAT.

The level of questions in the MAT tests vary from easy to moderate level. The scores of the test are acceptable at various prestigious management colleges across India. The only prerequisite for applying for the test is basic eligibility. Thus an applicant is advised to well check all the eligibility for appearing for the test.

The eligibility criteria for the respective test has remained unchanged over the years. This year too it is likely to be the same. All the details regarding the eligibility criteria are described below.


Eligibility Criteria 

Educational qualifications 

  • Only those candidates who have completed their undergraduate or equivalent are eligible to apply. 
  • However, candidates with any discipline can apply.
  • Those in the final year of their undergraduate can also apply.

Number of attempts allowed 

  • There is no specific section in the notification regarding the number of attempts an applicant can give.
  • Thus it has been supposed that candidates can appear for as many attempts as they can, provided they fulfill the criteria for eligibility. 
  • Candidates belonging to other nations apart from India are also eligible for MAT 2024.

Age limit

  • No age bar set for appearing for the exam.

Note : There is no minimum percentage criteria before applying for MAT. However, admission into colleges is accepted only meeting the prescribed minimum marks set by the college.

How to register for MAT 2024?

The registration for the exam is only available using the online mode. MAT 2024 registration for the May session is currently available. The deadline to register for the Computer-Based Test (CBT) is May 19, and for the Paper-Based Test (PBT), it’s May 28. AIMA has also announced the exam dates for the MAT 2024 May session. The CBT is scheduled for May 26, while the PBT is set for June 2, 2024. For the Internet-Based Test (IBT) sessions 1, 2, and 3, the exam dates are May 19, May 24, and May 31, respectively.

Applicants who want to appear for MAT Online Exam for May term can enroll for MAT at the link below:

Register for MAT 2024 (May term)

Click here

  • Step 1: The first step requires creating a login id and password.
  • Step 2: The candidates can do the same using the official website. Click on the Register tab for initiating new registration.
  • Step 3: Candidates need a valid email id with which they can apply online. The email id is required to receive the OTP used for verification.
  • Step 4: Click on the Verify & Submit tab to create the login credentials.
  • Step 5: All the details regarding the registration will be sent to the respective email address upon submission. 

What are the documents to be kept ready before filling up for MAT 2024?

  • A proper email id used by the candidate.
  • A scanned photograph of the candidate as well as their signature. 
  • The size of the photograph file should not exceed 100 kB whereas for the signature, it should not exceed 40 KB.
  • Debit card, Credit card or Net Banking details required for the payments.


  • Candidates can opt for an additional mode of test (e.g. IBT+IBT, PBT+CBT, IBT+PBT, IBT+CBT) by paying an extra fee of ₹1200/- in addition to ₹2100/-.
  • Candidates opting for additional test will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institutes for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institutes i.e. they can select 7 Management Institutes in total.

Register online at website link: https://mat.aima.in with Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card), Net Banking, UPI and Paytm wallet. The fee details are given below:

For Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT)
or Paper Based Test (PBT)
or Computer Based Test (CBT)
rupees symbol2100/-

For Double IBT + IBT or
PBT + IBT or 

PBT + CBT or 


rupees symbol3300/-

Exam Pattern for MAT 2024

According to the updated MAT 2024 exam structure, the test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions to be answered within a 120-minute timeframe. In the MAT 2024 exam’s marking scheme, one mark is given for each correct answer, while a penalty of 0.25 marks is imposed for each incorrect response.

  • MAT 2024 exam will be available in three modes: IBT, CBT, and PBT.
  • The MAT Exam Pattern divides the question paper into five sections: Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Economics and Business Environment.
  • Each section will now contain 30 multiple-choice questions instead of the previous 40, resulting in a total of 150 questions rather than 200.
  • The exam will have a duration of 120 minutes.
  • Candidates will receive one mark for each correct answer, while 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.
Particulars Details
Medium of Exam English
Duration 120 minutes
Nature of Questions Objective (MCQs)
Number of Questions 150
Number of Answer Choices 4
Total Marks 150
Marks Awarded (+1) for every correct answer
Negative Marking (-0.25) for each incorrect answer

Syllabus for MAT 2024

The MAT Syllabus for 2024 has undergone revisions. The subject of Indian and Global Environment has been substituted with Economics and Business Studies. The other four sections remain unchanged, comprising Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning. According to the updated format, the MAT 2024 Question Paper will comprise 150 questions to be answered within a duration of 120 minutes.

The MAT Syllabus remains consistent across all three modes: PBT, CBT, and IBT. Candidates can access MAT Question Paper with Solutions PDFs.

It is recommended that candidates thoroughly review the entire syllabus for MAT 2024 before commencing exam preparations. Test-takers from previous sessions advise focusing on section-wise coverage of the MAT syllabus to ensure optimal and timely preparation for the MAT February session exam.

Key Points of MAT Syllabus 2024

Exam Duration: 120 minutes

Total Number of Questions: 150

Number of Sections: 5

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Answer Choices: 4

MAT Admit Card 2024

MAT 2024 examinees can obtain their MAT exam admit card 2024 several days before their scheduled exam date. AIMA exclusively releases the admit card on its official website. The MAT exam admit card holds significant importance, therefore, candidates must ensure to carry it along while appearing for the exam. It is imperative to present the printed MAT admit card for entry into the examination hall; otherwise, candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.

The MAT 2024 admit card for PBT will be downloadable from the official website on May 30, 2024, and for CBT on May 23, 2024. To access your MAT 2024 admit card, you’ll need to log in with your email ID, password, and date of birth at mat.aima.in.

Here’s the step-by-step procedure to download the MAT 2024 admit card:

  1. Visit the official website of AIMA.
  2. Click on the link labeled ‘MAT 2024 Admit Card’.
  3. Log in using your registration number and password.
  4. Download your MAT 2024 Admit Card.
  5. Double-check all the details mentioned on the admit card and ensure accuracy.
  6. Finally, print a copy of the admit card for your reference.

Candidates must bring any one of the below mentioned identification proof to get entry into the exam centre.

  • Driving license 
  • Passport 
  • PAN card
  • Voter Id card
  • Aadhar card

MAT 2024 Result

The results for the MAT 2024 May term examination will be released on the official website of AIMA. It is expected to be released within the 2nd week of June 2024. Candidates can check for the MAT 2024 score as well as the cutoff for the exam from the AIMA website. There are different modes to check the score for the exam. The different modes are discussed below.

How to check the MAT 2024 Result online

A candidate can check the results online using the respective website of AIMA given earlier. The steps to check the results are given underneath. 

  • Use the link to visit the official website of AIMA.
  • Candidates must be ready to enter the registration id and roll number to check and download the result.
  • Candidates also have to select the month in which they appeared for the exam in the drop down menu.
  • However, there is a provision that AIMA will send the hard copy of the result to the successful candidates by post.

MAT Result using SMS

  • This facility is designed by AIMA for checking the results through SMS.

The validity of the score for MAT exam is upto a period of one year after the publication of results of MAT exam. It is accepted by a total of 600 plus management schools across India.

After the results are published, it is sent to the Management Institutes selected by the candidates at the time of registration. However one can also select more business schools after paying an additional fee.

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their entrance test scores. After shortlisting candidates, they are called for a writing test, GD and PI rounds of selection. Though the selection procedure is solely based on the standards set by the candidates.

Scoring on the MAT Exam

The MAT score also consists of sectional results. The results are displayed for all the five sections of the examination. Some of the details about them are discussed below.

  • For the section of Indian & Global Environment, a separate score is calculated on a scale of 0-100.
  • However this section marks are not included in the MAT score. 
  • Thus composite score in MAT is calculated using the marks obtained in 4 sections only.

MAT Cutoff

The MAT exam consists of 150 questions with 1 mark each for every right answer. Many B-schools accept these scores. However one should note that the cutoffs for each college vary accordingly.

To get a rank in the shortlisted candidates it is very important to clear the cutoffs for admission into various colleges.

Cutoffs are actually the minimum scores each candidate must secure to be eligible to get shortlisted for joining the management institutions India. Thus candidates should score equal or more than the cutoff marks. Some of the certain factors that surely influence the cutoff marks to a great extent are as follows.

  • Number of candidates
  • Number of seats available
  • Number of applications received
  • Reservation norms
  • Previous year admission trends
  • Cutoff
  • Marking scheme

The cutoffs for the exam are decided by the AIMA each year. After the MAT results are published, the institutes release their cutoff marks. Applicants can download the cutoff marks using the steps described below.

  • Login to the official website of AIMA.
  • Click on the examination tab of the website that is on the home page .
  • Click on the respective link.