MAT Exam 2021 : Application Form, Registration, Exam Dates, Paper Pattern

Mat exam

MAT Exam or Management Aptitude Test is a standardized test approved by HRD Ministry, India to extract out the candidates for Business School for admission in MBA and other allied programmes. MAT scores can be considered for admissions in B Schools nationally or internationally. It is one of the largest exam conducted to enter in more than 600 B Schools in India. The exam is conducted in both Paper and computer mode.


MAT 2021 Exam Dates

Here candidates can check MAT exam dates for February session:

For CBT: 

EventsDates 2021 
Starting of application form4th January 2021
Last date to apply16th February 2021
Availability of admit card16th February 2021
Exam Date20th February 2021 
Announcement of resultFebruary 2021 

For PBT: 

EventsDates 2021 
Starting of application form4th January 2021
Last date to apply1st March 2021 
Availability of admit card3rd March 2021
Exam date6th March 2021
Announcement of resultMarch 2021 


For IBT Test:

IBT Test DateLast Date for RegistrationAvailability of Admit Card 
8th March 20214th March 20215th March 2021
9th March 20215th March 20216th March 2021
10th March 20216th March 20217th March 2021
11th March 20217th March 20218th March 2021
13th March 20219th March 202110th March 2021



MAT 2021 Registration

Candidates must check details about MAT 2021 Registration from below:

  • MAT 2021 application form has been released on 4th January 2021.
  • Candidates can fill their application form through online mode.
  • Registration process is based on various procedures including filling of application form, document uploads etc.
  • Upload photograph in 40 to 150 kb and signature size must be in 10 to 150 kb size.
  • Candidates can fill their application form till 1st March 2021 for PBT and till 16th February 2021 for CBT.
  • Take printout of the filled application form and keep it secure for other procedure.




For Offline (Pen-Paper Based):


Students are advised to read the eligibility criteria before moving on to register for the exam which is as follows:
• The candidate must have completed graduation in any discipline.
• The students who will be appearing for final year examination.
• No age limit is set for MAT examination.


The test is conducted in two modes i.e.
• Paper-Based test(PBT)
• Computer Based Test(CBT)
• Both PBT & CBT
• Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)
An additional fee of 1100/- is required in addition to 1600/- for candidates willing to appear in test by both CBT and PBT.
Candidates appearing in both PBT and CBT will have the benefit of selecting 7 Management Institutes for sending their scores. The number of institutes for candidates opting either CBT or PBT only is limited to 5.


1. Candidates can visit to register for the MAT examination.
2. First step involves creating user id and password with the help of a valid e-mail address and Phone number.
3. Subsequently, after logging in, an application form will appear and candidates have to fill all the mandatory information asked there.
4. Documents required for further processes are:
• Scanned image of photograph (10 to 50 kb)
• Scanned image of signature ( 5 to 20 kb)
• Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking details

Examination fees are as follows:

For Paper Based Test(PBT)1650/-
For Computer Based Test (CBT)1650/-
For Computer Based Test (CBT)2750/-
For Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)1650/-


The Exam comprises of 5 sections and 200 total questions. The maximum time provided for the test is 150 minutes.
The sections are divided into following with 40 questions

Data analysis and sufficiency35 minutes
Language comprehension30 minutes
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning30 minutes
Mathematical Skills-40 questions40 minutes
Indian and Global environment15 minutes


The MAT scorecard will be available on and students can download it from the website.
The scorecard will not be sent individually by post and candidates will have to download it by using their registered phone number and date of birth.
The Scorecard will be valid only for a year and the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their scorecards.


Around 600+ Business Institutes are there which provides admission on the basis of MAT score. The Selection process for every college differs from each other. Commonly the selection is of three steps which include Group Discussions(GD), Written tests to check the ability, and Personal interview.

Once the scorecard is released, the candidate needs to visit the official website of the colleges to which they are willing to get admission. If the candidate is shortlisted by the institute, a call letter would be sent with the date, time, and venue and the candidate needs to appear respectively. The documents required during the admission process are as follows:

  • 6-7 Passport sized photographs
  • 10th Class mark sheet
  • Date of birth certificate
  • 12th Class mark sheet
  • MAT 2020 scorecard
  • MAT 2020 Rank Letter
  • Domicile
  • MAT 2020 Admit card
  • Character Certificate published by the last institute the candidate was part of.
  • Self-attested photocopy of original documents.

Frequently Asked Question MAT 2021

  1. What is the MAT exam for?

Ans. Management Aptitude Test is a test to extract out the candidates for Business School for admission in MBA and other allied programs. MAT scores can be considered for admissions in B Schools nationally or internationally.

2. What are the exam modes for the MAT exam?

Ans. Paper-Based Test, Computer Based Test, Both PBT & CBT,  Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test.

3. What is the exam pattern for the MAT exam?

Ans. The exam has questions from Data analysis and sufficiency, Language comprehension, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Indian and Global Environment.

4. What are the MAT exam fees?


  • Paper-Based Test-1650/-
  • Computer-Based Test-1650/-
  • PBT and CBT Test-2750/-
  • Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test-1650/-