The All India Management Association (AIMA) which conducts the MAT (Management Aptitude Test) every year has released a new notification regarding its PBT (Paper Based Test). The deadline for online registration has been extended till December 2, till 1.00 p.m. The PBT exam will be conducted on December 5, 2021, and the admit card for the same is available for download from December 1, 2021.
The second CBT (Computer Based Test) will be held on 19th December and the last date to apply is December 12, 2021. The admit cards will be available for download on the AIMA website from December 14, 2021.
The dates for the IBT (Internet Based Test) mode are spread across November and December. It will be conducted in different phases from 15th November 15 to December 16, 2021. The admit cards will also be released in the same duration according to the different exam dates for different candidates. The results for the MAT 2021 exam held in all the testing modes will be announced on December 21, 2021.
Here is how you can successfully register for the exam:
Step 1– Visit the official AIMA website at mat.aima.in
Step 2– Click on the register button popping on the screen
Step 3– You would need a valid email ID to register successfully
Step 4– Fill out your personal credentials and you will need to upload a scanned copy of your passport photograph and your signature
Step 5– Confirm your registration by paying the registration fees online
MAT is conducted by AIMA at a national level in four phases in a year for admission into MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is conducted in three different modes to suit different preferences and comfort. Around 600+ business schools throughout the country accept the MAT scores as a criterion for admission. A candidate can opt to appear for a combination of two exams (PBT/CBT/IBT) according to their preference.
The MAT question paper is considered to be easier to navigate than other MBA entrance tests like CAT and XAT. The test duration is 180 minutes for a total of 200 questions. The test is divided into 5 equal sections comprising of language/comprehension, arithmetic, data analysis, critical reasoning, and Indian and global environment respectively. The last section on the environment is not added to calculate the merit score.