MAT Exam Pattern 2021, Marking Scheme, Exam Instructions – Know Here

MAT Exam Pattern 2021

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern comprises the types and numbers of questions & other details of the MAT 2021 examination. MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is a national level management examination, which is conducted by AIMA. This examination is conducted four times every year. MAT exam is organized for providing admissions into management courses (MBA) offered by different management institutions of the country. Here students can check details about MAT 2021 exam pattern.

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MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Here we have mentioned the exam pattern of MAT 2021 examination:

MAT Admit Card 2021 will be released from 16th February 2021 (CBT). Candidates can get the admit card through online mode. The hall ticket will be issued only to successfully registered candidates.

  • Session: The MAT examination is conducted four times in a year, i.e. February, May, September & December.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain objective type questions with multiple choice answers.
  • Duration of Exam: The exam duration will be 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). There is not any sectional time limit for this exam.
  • Total Number of Questions: The question paper will comprise in five sections with total 200 questions.

The detailed MAT February exam pattern 2021 is mentioned below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime Suggested (In Minutes)Marks Allotted
Language Comprehension403040
Mathematical Skills404040
Data Analysis & Sufficiency403540
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning403040
Indian and Global Environment401540

MAT Marking Scheme

The MAT exam will contain total 200 maximum marks. Candidates will get one mark for each correct answer.

There will be negative marking in this examination. For each incorrect answer, ¼ of the total marks or 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total score.

For each objective type question, students will get four optional answers. Candidates will be required to choose the correct answer only.

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MAT 2021 Syllabus

The MAT 2021 Syllabus will be designed to test the candidate’s general aptitude. The MAT syllabus comprise of five topics such as Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment. The MAT question paper will contain the questions from the above mentioned topics.

MAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions

Candidates can check the instruction for the day of exam in this section:

  • Do not bring any electronic device i.e. calculators, cell phones and other unnecessary gadgets in the examination hall.
  • Reach the examination hall before 30 minutes of the commencement of the exam.
  • Candidates are advised not to write anything in the OMR answer sheet for rough work.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall without permission of the Centre-in Charge.
  • Bring your admit card with valid photo ID proof.

MAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates must check the following MAT 2021 preparation tips:

  • Know your exam pattern and entire syllabus.
  • Solve previous year question paper and sample papers.
  • Make a time table for your study and follow it on the regular basis.
  • Candidates can also solve online mock tests.
  • Make short notes of the topics and revise it daily.
  • Stay healthy and eat healthy food.

If you have any other queries regarding MAT Exam Pattern 2021, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.

Displaying 21 Comments
  1. Roshni says:

    Can we connect the computer to mobile hotspot for online mat exam

  2. Shubham pundir says:

    Is there any negative marking for a question not answered.

  3. Daakshayani says:

    What’s the minimum cut off required in MAT by all the colleges?



  5. Ganga says:

    In some sites the cutoff marks were given out of 800 for earlier MAT exams. Could you pls tell me what will be the approximate cutoff to get into a gud mba college?
    Pls do reply.

  6. Your Name... says:

    Is there any sectional cut off for MAT

  7. avinash says:

    i hv to know abt is exam will posponed or in a same any changes of centres now

  8. manoj says:

    When MAT will conduct after May?

  9. pamidimarrysrinath says:

    how much percentile i have to secure in mat to get admission in b-school

  10. Balaji says:

    Is there any negative marking for unattended questions???… reply quickly???

  11. sk says:

    i gave mat in dec 2015, will the score also be valid this year??

  12. sk says:

    is there negetive marking for GK section also??

  13. Rajni Kumari says:

    Section 5- Indian and global environment marks added in score card ???

  14. Aman Bisht says:

    how many attempts are required for 95+ %ile in MAT ?

  15. Shilpa says:

    when will the registration link will be available for the month of feb 2017

  16. Haritha says:

    When will the registration start for MAT exam which is going to be conducted on May????

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