Management Entrance Exams

MAT EXAM Overview

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by AIMA for admission to 600+ PGDM institutes in India.  The standardized MBA entrance exam is conducted four times in a year in the month of February, May, September and December. Candidates interested to appear for the highly coveted MBA entrance exam can appear for it in offline, online and internet (home-based) mode. In case you have missed to appear for the December 2021 MAT Exam, you can apply for February MAT 2022, May MAT 2022, and September MAT 2022 to apply for admission to JIMS Rohini Sector 5

This article will guide you about the MAT exam pattern, syllabus, tips to download the MAT Admit card, and a few quick last minute tips to prepare for the MAT exam effectively to score a high percentile for admission, MAT Result, expected cut-off for admission, and MAT Selection Criteria at JIMS Rohini.

MAT Exam Eligibility MAT Eligibility Criteria

To appear for the MAT entrance exam, candidates are required to fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned as under:

  • Candidates scoring at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) MATegories) in their graduation.
  • Candidates pursuing graduation in their final semester can appear for the MAT exam.
  • Candidate possessing Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • Candidate who has completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with 50% marks
  • MAT eligibility stipulates ‘No Age Bar’ to appear in the MAT entrance exam
MAT Syllabus MAT Exam Pattern

If you are planning to appear for the MAT exam this year, then a thorough knowledge of MAT pattern and syllabus is your first step to achieve a good percentile in the exam.

Take a look at the MAT exam pattern expected this year and a list of few important topics that will test your competency to crack the MAT exam.

MAT Exam Pattern



Exam Duration

150 minutes

150 minutes

Exam Mode

Offline/ Paper Based Test

Online/ Computer Based Test

Exam Sections



Exam Sectional time limit

No Sectional Time Limit

No Sectional Time Limit

No. of Questions

200 questions

200 questions

Type of Questions


MCQs only

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: 1 marks

Incorrect answer: 0.25 mark

Correct answer: 1 marks

Incorrect answer: 0.25 mark

MAT Exam Pattern MAT Exam Syllabus

In the MAT entrance exam, candidate’s aptitude is tested on the basis of 4 sections from which questions. Candidates are advised to carefully read MAT syllabus and important topics to prepare for the upcoming MBA entrance exam:

MAT Syllabus

Important Topics

Language Comprehension

Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs, Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, Idioms, One word substitution, Different usage of same word etc.

Mathematical Skills

Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone),     Ratio, percentages, Profit & loss, HCF, LCM, Work and time, Mean, median, mode, Geometric & harmonic mean, Permutation, combinations, vectors, Binomial Expansion etc.

Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding, Sequencing, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree

Indian & Global Environment

Current Affairs, Business affairs, Punch line of companies, Major corporate events, Famous award and prizes, World Records, Books and authors, Science, History, Geography, International organizations, important, quotations, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc.

MAT Admit Card MAT Admit Card

Candidates can download the MAT Admit Card from the AIMA official website link which is activated on the date announced by the exam conducting body. Candidates are advised to regularly visit the AIMA website to stay updated with the exam events. Separate MAT Admit Card is issued for the candidates appearing for the Paper Based Test (PBT), Computer Based Test (CBT) and Internet Based Test (IBT).

Details Mentioned on MAT Admit Card

The MAT admit Card will contain the following details:-

  • Candidate Name,
  • MAT Form No.,
  • Candidate’s Roll No.,
  • Test Date and Time
  • Test Venue Address
MAT Exam Pattern MAT Preparation Tips

The upcoming MAT exam requires an aspirant to be prepared with the comprehensive syllabus. Here are some tips that you can choose to prepare for the MBA entrance exam:

Self-Study is the key to success – MAT study material indices self-directed learning and if you wish  to prepare for the exam on your own, then invest in books and reference study material that helps you prepare for the upcoming MAT exam.

Seek help from Coaching Centers – Seeking help of an expert to prepare for the MAT exam is a good decision when you have less time in hand and a vase syllabus to cover. MBA coaching centers have crash courses to help you prepare for the MBA entrance exam within 30-60 days.

Refer to Practice MAT Previous Year Papers – To gain understanding about the type of questions, difficulty level of the exam, candidates are advised to practice from the MAT previous year papers.

Read ToppersStories –MAT toppers and their stories are the best reference to understand the strategies they adapted to crack MAT exam. Read topper’s interviews to know their success formulae to score decent percentile in the MAT exam.

Don’t forget the Mock Tests – Last but not the least; practice at least 20-30 MAT mock tests before appear for the exam on the D-day. Mock test is that window which will give you a clear view of the expectations in the final exam.

MAT Cutoff MAT Result/Scorecard

MAT Result within two weeks’ time from the date when the exam is conducted. Candidates are advised to regularly visit the official website to download the MAT scorecard.

The MAT scorecard displays following details about the Candidate:-

  • Candidate’s Name, Address, Photograph, Date of Birth, Email ID
  • MAT Registration number
  • Candidate’s Category – General/OBC/SC-ST
  • Candidate’s Gender – Male/Female
  • Date & Time of MAT exam
  • Section-wise MAT exam Scaled Score
  • Section-wise MAT percentile score
  • Overall MAT 2021 Scaled Score and overall Percentile score

Please note that for admission to the B-school, MAT scorecard is mandatory and it remains valid for a period of only 1 year, after which the validity of the MAT scorecard expires.

MAT Selection Criteria MAT Selection Criteria at JIMS Rohini

JIMS Rohini provides admission to the PGDM, PGDM (IB) and PGDM (RM) program on the basis of following four parameters:-



Entrance Test


Performance in Qualifying Exams



Personal Interview (PI)


Group Discussion (GD)




A candidate must possess Valid Score of MAT exam if appeared in the MAT entrance exam.

The MAT cut-off for JIMS Rohini Sector-5 is mentioned as under:






580 Composite Score

500 composite score

500 Composite Score

All the Best!