MAT 2021 Notification: Important Dates

All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT every year in the months of February, May, September and December. The exam is held in all three modes - CBT, PBT, and IBT. Over 600 B-Schools across the country accept MAT score for admissions to their management programs. Registrations for MAT 2021 (Nov-Dec) have begun and candidates can choose to opt for single or dual mode as per their convenience.
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In this article, you will get to know about the complete schedule of the upcoming MAT session along with the related essential information.
The MAT 2021 registrations are open and the last date to apply is different for all three modes.
MAT 2021 Notification
Candidates can apply for MAT 2021 on its official website. The registration and exam dates are different for different modes of exam. Apart from the paper-based test (PBT) and computer-based test (CBT), the candidates have the option to choose the remote-proctored internet-based test (IBT). Since IBT was introduced in 2020 due to covid outbreak, the authorities have decided to continue the same in 2021 too. Given below are some important points regarding IBT:
IBT MAT 2021: Guidelines and Benefits
  • Aspirants can appear for either One Remote-Proctored Internet Based Test or Double Remote Proctored Internet Based Test.
  • If you opt for 1 IBT MAT 2021, you have to pay Rs.1650/-. If you opt for 2 IBT MAT 2021, have to pay additional Rs. 1100 along with first test fees.
  • While opting for 1 IBT MAT 2021 exam, you can select 5 management institutes where your score can be sent for admissions.
  • However, when opting for 2 IBT MAT 2021 exam, you get an additional benefit of selecting 2 Management Institution extra for sending MAT score along with 5 selected institutes.
  • MAT CBT will be held in two phases for Nov-Dec session, so the candidate can choose either of the test date as per his/her convenience.
MAT 2021 Important Facts
A quick overview of important facts about MAT:
MAT Exam Conducting Body
All India Management Association (AIMA)
Total MAT Exams in a Year
Held in February, May, September, December
Number of MBA colleges accepting MAT Score
Mode of MAT Entrance Exam
3: IBT, PBT and CBT
MAT Exam Application Fees
For one Remote Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT) Rs. 1650/-
For Two Remote Proctored Internet Based Tests (IBT) Rs.2750/-
For Paper Based Test(PBT) Rs.1650/-
For Computer Based Test (CBT) Rs.1650/-
For Both PBT & CBT Rs.2750/-
Number of Questions in MAT Exam
Sectional Division of MAT Exam
5 Sections with 40 Questions in Each Section
MAT Exam Application Process
Official Website
MAT Notification 2021: Important Dates
MAT 2021 Exam Dates
Dates for PBT
Dates for CBT
Last Date to Apply for MAT 2021
28 Nov, 2021
Phase 1: 14 Nov, 2021
Phase 2: 12 Dec, 2021
MAT 2021 Admit Card Download Start Date
29 Nov, 2021
Phase 1: 16 Nov, 2021
Phase 2: 14 Dec, 2021
MAT Exam Date
5 Dec, 2021
Phase 1: 21 Nov, 2021
Phase 2: 19 Dec, 2021
MAT Result
27 Dec, 2021
27 Dec, 2021
MAT 2021 IBT Test Schedule
IBT Test Date
Last Date for Registration
Issue of Admit Card
27 Nov, 2021
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
24 Nov, 2021
25 Nov, 2021
4 Dec, 2021
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
1 Dec, 2021
2 Dec, 2021
5 Dec, 2021
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
2 Dec, 2021
3 Dec, 2021
11 Dec, 2021
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
8 Dec, 2021
9 Dec, 2021
12 Dec, 2021
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
9 Dec, 2021
10 Dec, 2021
18 Dec, 2021
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
15 Dec, 2021
16 Dec, 2021
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IBT MAT 2021: Key Features
For MAT 2021, the IBT mode of examination will be conducted from 27 November, 2021 to 18 December, 2021. Here are the key features of the IBT MAT 2021 that you must keep in your mind:
  • Test-takers can safely appear for MAT 2021 from the comfort of their homes other than going to centers to prevent COVID spread.
  • Test-takers have to meet certain requirements like computer with webcam, stable internet connection and other specification can appear in the IBT MAT 2021 exam. Get more information in Key Requirements mentioned below.
  • AIMA has effectively maintained the security and sanctity of the test through remote proctoring by employing powerfully built AI based tools that serve as human proctors.
  • To make candidates familiar with the new exam pattern, AIMA has arranged Mock IBT MAT 2021 test sessions at nominal rates.
  • MAT Mock tests will help them get familiar with new exam environment and understand the same to effectively prepare for the exam.
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IBT MAT 2021: Key Requirements
  • Test-takers must fulfill these requirements to be eligible to appear for the IBT MAT 2021.
  • The room you sit in for the exam must be well lit with proper lighting on your face and silence should be maintained.
  • Also, you must ensure that no other person neither enters your room nor interferes during the exam.
  • No electronic devices like your mobile or any other gadgets should be in use at the time of exam.
  • Having a computer or laptop with a webcam is necessary.
  • You must have a stable internet connection speed with a minimum speed of 512 kbps is required.
  • Supported browsers for the exam are Google Chrome Version-63 and above and Firefox-Version 52 and above.
  • Windows operating system required must be Windows 7 OS and above.
  • Minimum supported version of Dot NET framework should be 4.5.1. NET Framework.
  • Required free space on device must be 65 MB permanent free space on default hard drive.
The difficulty level of MAT is comparatively less than CAT, XAT, IIFT, and other such exams. The number of exam applicants increases every year. Further, there is no age limit to appear for the exam.
Some of the top B-schools such as the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, Great Lakes Institutes of Management Chennai, and Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Mumbai accept MAT scores, etc. The validity of the MAT score is one year. Since MAT is conducted after an interval of three months in a year, it provides a good chance to the aspirants to bag admission into the top MBA colleges.
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