MAT Exam Pattern 2021

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized national level exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). This exam is held four times a year - February, May, September, and December. MAT Score is valid for over 600 B-Schools across India for admission to MBA and allied programmes. Candidate can choose PBT or IBT mode of exam.
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The first step to cracking any examination well is to understand its pattern thoroughly. We have prepared a comprehensive analysis of the MAT pattern based on previous years' exam trends. This will give you a clear perspective of what to expect from the examination and how to plan your preparation.
The MAT 2021 exam will be conducted in PBT, CBT and IBT modes on 6 March 2021, 20 February 2021 and 8 March - 13 March 2021 respectively. Students should study the following information to understand the pattern thoroughly and make study plan accordingly.
Number of Sections 5
Sections Mathematical skills, Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and Data interpretation and Indian & Global Environment
Mode Paper based test: 6 March 2021
IBT: 8 March - 13 March 2021
CBT: 20 February 2021
Duration of the Test 2 hr. 30 min. (150 mins)
Number of Questions 200 (every question has 4 options)
+1 for every correct answer and -0.25 for every wrong answer
Sr. No. Sections Questions Time (Minutes)
1 Mathematical Skills 40 No sectional time
2 Language Comprehension 40
3 Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40
4 Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40
5 Indian & Global Environment 40
  TOTAL 200 150 Minutes
When compared with other national level examinations like CAT, XAT and IIFT, the level of MAT is considered easy to moderate. With 200 questions to be solved in a span of 150 minutes, candidates have less than a minute to devote to each question. Thus, the real challenge here is effective time management. Making a note of MAT exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, exam dates, etc. helps one to prioritise and have a well planned study schedule.
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