MAT August - September 2021 Important Information
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The Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as MAT, is one of the leading entrance examinations for MBA aspirants. The number of for their Management programs is huge. Another attribute for the immense popularity of MAT is that it facilitates the students with an opportunity to be able to choose their mode of writing the exam, which could be either paper or computer-based.
Let us take you through some of the most important aspects of MAT Exam.
MAT 2021 will , that include, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment.
Permission to carry any kind of assisting tools like calculators, mobiles or other electronic gadgets, is not granted. , it’s important for the candidate to have a strong grip on his/her general aptitude across different parameters. The candidates need to devise a comprehensive strategy, that will help them to attempt maximum topics with the least amount of time.
at the earliest and indulge in extensive reading of up to snuff materials, like newspapers and e-books. Also, they should solve a lot of sample questions and mock tests, to gain familiarity with MAT 2021, while keeping a careful track of time.
Important Dates for MAT August - September 2021
MAT 2021 Exam Dates: August - September
Check the table below for MAT 2021 August - September schedule of PBT and CBT mode exams.
MAT 2021 Events
MAT 2021 Dates
Last date of MAT registration
MAT admit card download
MAT 2021 August - September exams
MAT 2021 Exam Dates: IBT (August - September)
The IBTs will be conducted in two slots: 10 AM to 12:30 PM and 4 PM to 6:30 PM.
MAT IBT Date
Last date of MAT IBT registration
MAT IBT admit card download
MAT Exam Eligibility
AIMA has imposed no age or experience bar, for appearing in MAT 2021 Examination. In fact, the eligibility criteria for MAT 2021 has remained unchanged for several years.
The candidates applying for MAT 2021 August - September examinations, must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
- The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years or equivalent, in any discipline; Final year graduates can also apply
- Alternatively, the candidate must have obtained a professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA
- The percentage of the marks obtained shall be calculated on the basis of the practice followed by the Candidate’s University/Institution
- In case of the Grading/CGPA System, the conversion to the percentage of marks obtained shall be calculated on the basis of the practice followed by the Candidate’s University/Institution, in accordance with the participating Management Institute’s eligibility criteria
- Another key point prescribed by AIMA is to maintain a unique and valid E-mail Account, along with a valid Phone Number, throughout the MAT 2021 procedure
The candidates in their final year of graduation, who also apply for MAT 2021, if shortlisted by a Management Institute on the basis of their MAT 2021 score, shall be allowed to join the Program provisionally, on the condition that they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their Institution, stating that the candidate has fulfilled all requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree/equivalent qualification, by the date of issuing of the certificate.
The candidates wanting to appear for the MAT 2021 exam can register online. The candidate can register online on the website link of AIMA- https://www.aima.in/testing-services/mat/mat.html, for MAT August - September 2021 exam, and can make the payment through Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card)/Net Banking.
Registartion Process for MAT 2021
The Online Registration process requires the candidates to fulfil the following requirements:
- Upload a digital image of their photograph
- Upload a digital image of their signature
- Make the online payment
(In this case, do NOT send the printout of the Registration Form. However, the candidate should retain a Printout of Registration Form for reference.)
Required Documents for MAT Registration
The candidate must be ready with the following information and documents, before filling up the MAT 2021 Exam :
- E-mail ID (Valid, at least for one year)
- Personal Details
- Educational Qualification Details
- An image of the scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format of size not more than 50 KB
- Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking details in case of making the online payment
For more detail on List of Participating Management Institutes, please visit: https://www.mbarendezvous.com/mat/score-accepting-institutes/
MAT Exam Syllabus and Pattern
MAT September Exam Syllabus 2021 is not stringently predefined, but still covers the following topics majorly :
Language Comprehension: This section consists of questions based on English Grammar: Reading Comprehension; Para Jumble; Fill in the Blanks; Verbal Reasoning; Syllogisms; Contextual usage; Analogies; Antonyms; Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, Odd man out, Idioms, One Word Substitution, Different usages of the same word; etc.
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: The topics covered under this area include: Fact Inference Judgement, Analogy, Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument, etc.
Mathematical Skills Topics covered under this section are plenty. Some of them include: Geometry, Arithmetic progression, Ratios and Proportion, Clocks, Percentages, Probability, Permutations Combinations, Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, Trigonometry, Vectors, Logarithm, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Geometric Progression, Number system, Mensuration, etc.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency: This section in the MAT exam is more time consuming. It covers topics like: Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences, identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree - identifying the relationship among a group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding, Sequencing, identifying next number in series, etc.
Indian and Global Environment : Students should be aware of that you will be asked about 40 questions from Indian & Global Environment and in this regard, MAT aspirants need to understand the environmental scenario in areas of carbon emissions, Global Environment Facility and Air Pollution.
Since Industries both at India & Globally are monitored by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hence, under the aegis of Global Warming, it is crucial to know the subject.
The recent report of World Bank has come and it has stated that climate change will hit living standards of 50 crore Indians and GDP of India will be hit by 2.8%.
The first of its kind study has given the economic impacts of rising temperatures and changing pattern of rainfall in many parts of India due to global warming.
The alarming impact will be that 2.8% drop in GDP will cost India $1.1 trillion by 2050.
The worst hit state of India would be Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab whereas Vidarbha region will be the worst hit with maximum heat.
MAT Aspirants are advised to be aware of the fact that global warming and rise in the temperature in India is a slow moving disaster.
NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of the Syllabus but an indicative list observed over the pattern of MAT entrance exam till date.
Few important reference books are:
|R.S. Aggarwal Math's - XI & XII||R.S. Aggarwal - Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal - Quantitative Aptitude||R.D Sharma - Quantitative Aptitude|
|S.L. Loni - Plane Trigonometry (Part I)||S.L. Loni - Co-ordinate Geometry||Hall & Knight - Higher Algebra||Arihant Publication books for competitive exams|
|Master the Mat||Mat Secrets||501 Word Analogy Questions||Kaplan|
|Magical Book on Quicker Maths M. Tyra||Practice Book on quicker Maths M. Tyra & K. Kundan||Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pendy||Problem solving (Puzzles) by K. Kundan|
Be it Quantitative Aptitude or Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning or Comprehension, we attempted to spot and suggest reference books on each of them. But just buying the book or newspapers will not help. You will have to draft a complete strategy and implement it accordingly as well.
MAT 2021 will have a total of 200 questions, with 40 questions in each of the 5 sections, in the MCQ format, which have to be solved in a total of 150 minutes. The candidates in appearing in MAT 2021, can move from one section to another. Individual time limit of all the sections, as suggested by AIMA, is given in the table below:
|Section||No. of Questions||Duration|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|Indian and Global Environment||40||15|
Marking Scheme / Validity of MAT Score
MAT September 2021 will assess the aspiring candidates across 5 sections, that include, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment. Each section has 40 questions to itself, and the duration for each section is 30, 40, 35, 30, and 15 minutes, respectively. Hence, the candidate must attempt a total of 200 questions in 2 hours 30 minutes. No extra time is given to go through the exam after its commencement.
MAT August - September Exam 2021 will be a multiple-choice, objective examination. Every correct answer will be rewarded 1 mark each, while every wrong answer will cost you 0.25 marks.
MAT Admit Card
Specific Admit Card is generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test.
The candidates must check in all the crucial details mentioned in the admit card of AIMA MAT 2021 very carefully. If any of the information is filled incorrectly, the candidate must contact AIMA to get it rectified. The Admit Card contains the following information:
The candidate must strictly follow the date and time allotted to him/her in the case of Computer Based Test.
Also, the candidates who have completed their MAT 2021 September Exam Registration before the last date of submission, are the only ones who can view and download their MAT 2021 Examination Admit Card.
- Candidate's Name
- Form No.
- Roll No.
- Test Date & Time
- Test Venue Address
The procedure to download MAT 2021 Admit Card is given below:
- Go to the link https://www.aima.in/testing-services/mat/mat.html
- Fill in any two of the following details:
- Form Number
- Email ID
General Instructions for MAT Exam
- Candidates are to report to the allotted test centre at least 45 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the test.
- Neither any candidate will be admitted 15 minutes after the commencement of the test nor any extra time will be granted for completing the test.
- A Candidate is allowed to take MAT in only one mode i.e. either Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test for this current administration of MAT.
- The test room will be opened about 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. The candidates are to be seated at the allotted place.
- The duration of the test is 2 hours 30 minutes. There are 200 questions. All questions are compulsory. Each question has four answer options marked (1), (2), (3) and (4)
- Calculator, Mobile, Electronic Gadgets etc are not permitted inside the test room.
- Applicants are advised to keep a set of photocopies of all the filled in forms submitted to AIMA for further reference.
The candidate must also carry the following documents to the exam, along with MAT 2021 Admit Card:
- 2 copies of the Admit Card
- Photo ID Proofs like Passport/PAN Card/Aadhaar Card/Driving License/Ration Card/Voter ID Card
Candidates have to download the MAT Score from AIMA website https://www.aima.in.
MAT Score Accepting Institutes
On clicking the link given below the list of MAT accepting Institutes, a page will open reflecting four digit codes for Management Institutes/University Departments accepting the MAT Score, given in the List of Participating Institutes/Universities as MI Codes. There are five fields given in the Registration Form. Select the codes of those five institutes only where you have applied or are applying for admission. No additional fee is to be paid for filling these 5 choices.
Candidates opting for both PBT and CBT will have the benefit of selecting additional 2 Management Institution’s for sending their scores in addition to existing option of selecting 5 Management Institution’s i.e. they can select 7 Management Institution’s in total. Important Notice: Applicants are advised to check the approval/recognition status of various programs and other details directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities.
Some of the MAT accepting Institutes are:
|Globsyn Business School||Kolkata|
|Institute of Engineering & management||Kolkata|
Preparation for MAT Exam
MAT being a knowledge-based test with an objective-type test pattern, will examine your general aptitude across 5 parameters including: Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Indian & Global Environment.
Tips and Strategies MAT
BEFORE THE TEST
- Get adequate rest the night before
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Practice, Practice, Practice.
Q1: When & how many times MAT Exam is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.
Ans. MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.
Q2: What is the mode of test?
Ans. Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test.
Q3: What is Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)?
Ans. The Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) is an online test conducted by MAT. In this new test mode, students can appear for the exam from their home by logging into MAT server.
Q4: What is the qualification required to appear in MAT IBT?
Ans. Students should complete their graduation in any discipline from any recognised university and final year students are also eligible for the exam. Students with professional qualifications like CS/CA/ICWS are also eligible for the test.