MAT 2020: All about Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. MAT exam is conducted through computer based test and paper based test as well. After CAT, MAT is considered another prestigious entrance test because it is the gateway to enter in various B-schools.
MAT 2020: As per the recent notification of AIMA, the MAT 2020 exam dates for the July 2020 session are yet to be announced. This year due to the spread of COVID19, AIMA has been conducting Management Aptitude Test (MAT) exam through remote proctored mode (IBT) mode. MAT is a standardized management entrance exam held for management aspirants. It is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes.
The MAT exam is conducted in both the computer-based test and paper-based test format. It is up to the test taker to choose the mode one prefers to undertake the exam. After CAT, MAT is considered another prestigious entrance test because it is the gateway to enter various B-schools. We will definitely go to the details of MAT, but let us know some interesting facts about this management entrance test. This would help you understand the overview of MAT exam:
Since 1988 MAT is being administered to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates. Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test in 2003.
Eligibility Criteria for MAT 2020
Though there will be no major change in this year’s Eligibility Criteria for MAT exam, however, you must stay updated with the certain things that you may require before applying for the MAT exam 2020. Here is detailed information about the educational qualifications and documents you need to have before applying for the exam.
How to Register for MAT 2020
There are different ways for registration for AIMA – MAT. MAT exam Registration for Paper Based Test and Computer-based registration. However, this year, candidates can only apply for the IBT mode to maintain the social distancing norm.
Structure and Pattern of MAT 2020
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is an objective type exam and it is usually conducted 4 times a year. There will be no descriptive type questions in the exam.
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is an online and paper-based test of 2 hours & 30 minutes duration. The exam paper will consist of 200 MCQ questions. MCQ format based questions will be asked from 5 sections.
MAT 2020 Syllabus: Section-wise
MAT Exam will constitute questions from 4 topics of Language Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Indian & Global Environment. You need to have a thorough knowledge of these sections and must practice mock test papers to enhance your skills on these topics.
Admit Card for Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
All provisionally registered candidates both for Paper Based and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website link: https://apps.aima.in/matadmitcard.aspx .
Specific Admit Card is generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card contains Candidate’s Name, Form No, Roll No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of the Computer Based Test.
Highlights of Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Applicants need to consider following main points for MAT Exam:
(1) MAT is conducted as online/offline examination on some specific exam centres.
(2) The question paper consists of 200 MCQ based questions from 5 sections.
(3) The time duration for this exam will be 2.5 hours.
(4) This entrance exam is conducted in two or more sessions, depending upon the number of applicants.
(5) There will be negative marking for every wrong response.
(6) Electronic devices will not be permitted at exam centres, during the examination.