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What is the difference between MAT and CAT exams?

MAT and CAT are two of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. CAT is the toughest MBA entrance exam but MAT is relatively easier to score.
Full Form
MAT-
Management Aptitude Test
CAT -
 Common Admission Test
Conducting Body
MAT -
conducted by AIMA
CAT -
conducted by IIM
Eligibility Criteria
MAT -
 Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% mark
CAT -
 Passing marks required for bachelor’s degree.
Exam Frequency
Eligibility Criteria
MAT -
Four times a year (February, May, September, December)
CAT -
Once a year (November)
Mode of Exam
MAT-
Computer-Based Test (CBT) Paper-Based Test (PBT) Internet-Based Test (IBT)

CAT-

Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Number of Sections
MAT -
5 sections
CAT -
3 sections
Number of questions
MAT -
200 questions
CAT -
76 questions
Exam Duration
MAT-
2.5 hours
CAT -
2 hours
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