By- Akanksha Yadav

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2023 will happen between February 11 and March 4 in CBT, IBT and PBT modes. The MAT examination will be conducted once in PBT mode, twice in CBT mode and Five times in IBT mode in February. The registration process for the MAT exam 2023 has still not started. Students can apply by filling out the application form available on the AIMA website. This year the authorities have increased the MAT exam fee by INR 50. The exam fee is now INR 1900. The number of test cities in PBT mode is 39 while for CBT mode, it is 27. Approx 18,000 to 20,000 students apply for this examination every year. 

About the examination: 

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level entrance examination for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses. This examination is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT exam is held multiple times a year in four phases- February, May, September and December. Students who qualify for this examination are eligible to take admission to 800+ business schools accepting MAT scores.

MAT exam is conducted in various modes.

  1. Offline (PBT or paper-based test)
  2. Online (CBT or computer-based test)
  3. Remote proctored (IBT or internet-based test)
  4. Paper-based test and Internet-based test (PBT+ IBT)
  5. Computer-based test or internet-based test (CBT+IBT)
  6. Paper-based test and computer-based test (PBT+CBT)

Students can choose to appear in the examination in any mode of their choice. Fees, exam patterns and syllabus of all the modes remain the same. Although admit card download and exam dates are different.

MAT 2023 important dates:

Candidates can check the exam-related dates below. 

  1. MAT 2023 Registration process (PBT): 27 Dec 2022 to 14 Feb 2023
  2. MAT 2023 Registration process (CBT): 27 Dec 2022 to 21 Feb 2023
  3. MAT 2023 registration process (CBT 2): 27 Dec 2022 to 27 Feb 2023
  4. MAT 2023 Admit card PBT download: 15 February 2023 to 19 February 2023
  5. MAT 2023 PBT: 19 February 2023
  6. MAT 2023 admit card CBT download 1: 24 February 2023 to 26 February 2023
  7. MAT 2023 CBT 1: 26 February 2023
  8. MAT 2023 Admit card CBT download 2: 2 march 2023 to 4 march 2023
  9. MAT 2023 CBT 2: 4 march 2023
  10. MAT 2023 Result February: 23 March 2023

MAT 2023 exam eligibility criteria:

Students who are wishing to appear for MAT 2023 examination should check the eligibility criteria before registering for the examination. The eligibility criteria for the examination are given below.

  1. Applicant should have completed his/her graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized university.
  2. Students who are in their final year of graduation can also apply for MAT 2023 exam.
  3. Students who have done a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA can also apply for this examination.
  4. There is no age limit to apply for this examination and there is also no work experience required for the MAT exam. However, it carries extra weightage in the selection process of MBA colleges accepting MAT scores.

MAT 2023 Registration process:

The registration process for all modes of MAT examination remains the same. Students will have to fill out the application form online mode. Applicants can fill out the MAT application form 2023 of the preferred exam phase on the AIMA MAT exam website by paying the exam fee. 

Candidates can check the registration process below.

  1. Search for the AIMA-MAT website or click on
  2. Click on the ‘Fresh candidate to create login’ tab
  3. Now enter your name, date of birth, email ID, mobile number and a password
  4. Now fill out the application form with your details.
  5. Select the preferred test mode, test cities and 5 B-schools.
  6. Upload your passport-size photo and scanned signature
  7. Lastly, make a fee payment for the form

MAT 2023 exam syllabus:

MAT Exam is divided into five sections. You can take a look at the sections in MAT Examination 2023.

  1. Language Comprehension: Reading comprehension, para jumbles, fill in the blanks, one-word substitution, sentence correction, verbal ability, antonym, synonyms, idioms, phrases etc.
  2. Data analysis and sufficiency: Tables, charts, pie charts, bar diagrams, caselet-based data, Venn diagrams, graphs, data comparison, data sufficiency etc.
  3. Mathematical skills: Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mensuration, number system, percentage, LCM and HCF, Inequality, Set theory etc.
  4. Intelligence and critical reasoning: Blood relation, family tree, coding and decoding, numeric grid, syllogism, clocks, calendars, visual reasoning etc.