MAT 2024 May exam dates, registration, exam pattern, syllabus, colleges, cutoffs

15 May, 2024
parthiva mewawala

MAT 2024 May exam dates have been released along with the registration process timelines. Students also need to pay heed to the revised MAT exam pattern and MAT syllabus for the May session. Find all these details and more in the blog below.

MAT may exam date

The MAT exam, conducted by AIMA and accepted by over 600 colleges in India, is held in four phases throughout the year. The first Feb-March phase is over, with the results having been declared on March 25th 2024. AIMA has also released the MAT May exam dates along with the registration process. Not just that, it has also introduced significant changes in the MAT exam pattern and MAT syllabus to make it more accessible for students. With many colleges still accepting applications, prospective candidates should keep track of all the most important MAT dates along with the changes.


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MAT 2024 May exam dates – MAT registration last date, admit card release date, and test date

The MAT exam is conducted in 3 modes; students can choose to either give it as a paper-based test, computer-based test, or remote proctored internet-based test from the comfort of their homes. Moreover, students who choose to take the exam in IBT mode have three date options to choose from. Find all the MAT 2024 May exam dates below:


Test ModeMAT Exam DateMAT Registration Last DateAvailability of MAT Admit Card
IBT – 119-May-2416-May-2418-May-24
IBT – 224-May-2421-May-2423-May-24
IBT – 331-May-2428-May-2430-May-24


Read More – MAT 2024 Cutoffs


MAT also offers students the flexibility to take the exam twice across modes. We’ve attached a detailed table below with the MAT registration fees that you can refer to.

MAT 2024 May exam registration process

The registration process for MAT is straightforward and can be done online by signing up on the official website –

Just keep these documents handy when you’re filling out the MAT application form:

  • Valid Email Id
  • Scanned image of photograph (10 to 50 kb)
  • Scanned image of signature (5 to 20 kb)
  • Credit Card/Debit Card (ATM Card) or Net Banking details

Based on their preferences, students can choose from a variety of mode combinations to maximise their scores and secure admission to a top program.

The following mode combinations are available:

(i) Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)

(ii) Paper-Based Test (PBT)

(iii) Computer-Based Test (CBT)

(iv) Paper-Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (PBT+IBT)

(v) Double Remote Proctored Internet-Based Tests (IBT+IBT)

(vi) Computer-Based Test and Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (CBT+IBT)

(vii) Paper-Based Test and Computer-Based Test (PBT+CBT)

Combination of ModesPrice
For only remote proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)

or Paper-Based Test (PBT)

or Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Rs. 2100
For Double IBT + IBT or
Rs. 3300

Along with each application, students can select up to 5 management institutes to send their scores to. And those who choose to take an additional test can select 7 institutes.


MAT 2024 May exam pattern


AIMA has introduced significant changes to the MAT exam pattern to make it more industry-ready and student-friendly. It has reduced the number of questions from 200 to 150 and the total time to 120 minutes. The new revised pattern now has 30 questions across 5 sections, namely, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and Economic and Business Environment. The last section has replaced the previous Indian and Global Environment section.


Section No.Section NameNo. of Questions
ILanguage Comprehension30
IIIntelligence & Critical Reasoning30
IIIMathematical Skills30
IVData Analysis & Sufficiency30
VEconomic & Business Environment30


The MAT marking scheme is the same as before – +1 for every right answer and -0.25 for every wrong one. Skipped questions accrue no marks.


Now, let’s take a look at the MAT 2024 May syllabus.


MAT 2024 May exam syllabus


The MAT exam syllabus remains the same across all the formats. All you need to ensure is that you closely study the syllabus before beginning your preparation for the paper. With cutoffs for the best programs going as high as 95%ile, you’ll need to score at least 100+ to stand any chance. Fortunately, it’s easy to score 100+ with the right strategy.

Read More – MAT Exam Syllabus (Updated)

MAT Language Comprehension important topics


Para jumblesError correctionParts of speechOne-word substitution
Jumbled sentencesIdioms and phrasesAntonyms and synonyms
PassagesTrue/ false statementsFill in the blanks


MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning important topics


Fact-inference-judgment Passage ConclusionClocks Critical reasoning
Calendars Statement-Argument Analogy Directions
Blood Relations / Family TreeLogical Sequence Assumption Quantitative reasoning
Premise Conclusion Seating Arrangement Decision making
Linear and Matrix Arrangement Team Formation Input-Output Rankings
Series Syllogism Cubes 
Rows Set theory, Venn Diagrams, and Network Diagrams Puzzles


MAT Mathematical Skills important topics


LCM and HCF Percentage Profit and Loss Linear equations
Speed, Time and Work Number System Unitary Method Complex numbers
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Mixtures and Allegations Permutation and Combinations Binomial theorem
Sequence and Series Height and Distance Commercial Maths 
Elementary Mathematics PercentageAverages
Triangles Circles Arithmetic Geometry
Venn DiagramsQuadratic EquationsProbability
Coordinate GeometryTrigonometryLinear Programming
Surds and IndicesInequalitiesSet theory


MAT Data Analysis and Sufficiency important topics


Data Tables Data Charts Bar Diagrams and Charts Caselet Based Data 
Pie Charts Graphs Data Comparison Data Sufficiency 
Data Comparison Venn Diagram 


MAT Economic and Business Environment important topics


Since this is a brand new section, that has only been introduced for the MAT 2024 May exam dates, no previous papers or question banks exist to aid in the selection of the most important topics. Students should focus on brushing up on their general knowledge about the macro and micro economic happenings around the world.


MAT colleges and cutoffs


MAT CollegesMAT Cutoffs
BIMTECH Greater Noida90%+
Jaipuria Lucknow & Noida90%+
XIME Bangalore90%+
BIMTECH PGDM-Insurance Business Management80%+
Amrita School of Business Coimbatore80%+
IPE Hyderabad80%+
SIES Mumbai80%+
BIMTECH PGDM Retail Management70%+
Sri Balaji University Pune (SBUP)70%
Jaipuria Institute of Management Jaipur70%+


Knowing the MAT 2024 May exam dates is just the first step of your preparation. You also need to be aware of the MAT exam registration deadline, the updated MAT exam pattern, and the new syllabus. With that information, you’ll be able to tackle the exam well. 

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