MAT May 2024: AIMA introduces MAT 2.0 including business trends, economic segments

AIMA MAT 2.0 includes a streamlined exam structure comprising 150 questions to be attempted within 120 minutes.


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MAT 2.0 will be introduced from May 2024. (Representational/ PTI)MAT 2.0 will be introduced from May 2024. (Representational/ PTI)

Ayushi Bisht | April 2, 2024 | 08:14 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The modified version of the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) has been introduced by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to PGDM and MBA programme. As per a press release by AIMA, MAT 2.0 will be introduced from May 2024.

This AIMA MAT 2.0 aims to cover new segments including current business and economic trends. The revised version of exam seeks to provide a new outlook on management education with industry standards and expanding educational mandates.

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"We have received valuable feedback from numerous business schools and stakeholders, urging us to prioritize sections aligning with emerging trends. Consequently, we have made significant adjustments to both the exam questions and structure in consultation with our partner institutions. The advancing landscape of business, driven by the increasing influence of Fintech and technology, has necessitated a paradigm shift in our approach", Daljeet Singh, Director AIMA said.

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"We are now placing greater emphasis on topics traditionally overlooked in management education, thereby equipping aspiring students with the knowledge and skills essential for success in today's dynamic business environment" Singh further added.

AIMA MAT 2.0: Revised exam pattern

The AIMA MAT 2.0 include changes in exam structure, content focus, and duration. The changes include a streamlined exam structure comprising 150 questions to be attempted within 120 minutes.

SectionTotal questions

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning


Data Analysis and Sufficiency


Language Comprehension


Indian and Global Environment




Total marks


AIMA MAT 2024 exam dates

PBT mode: June 2, 2024

CBT mode: May 26, 2024

IBT-1: May 19, 2024

IBT-2: May 24, 2024

IBT-3: May 31

The AIMA MAT exam will be conducted through various modes, including Paper Based Test (PBT), Computer Based Test (CBT) and Internet Based Test (IBT). This offers candidates flexibility in choosing a mode that suits their preferences and convenience.

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