Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is conducted four times in a year, each in February, May, September and December. Candidates who qualify the exam are eligible for admissions to more than 600 B-schools accepting MAT scores

MAT Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have completed or be in the final year of graduation in any discipline from a recognized university

  • The candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for MAT exam

MAT  Highlights

Exam NameManagement Aptitude Test
Exam Frequency4 times a year
Exam ModeOnline & Offline
Exam Duration2 hours 30 minutes
Accepting Colleges

MAT Selection Process

Every MBA college participating in MAT have their own admission and selection process which generally includes written ability test (WAT), group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI). The institutes conduct WAT-GD-PI as per their own admission schedule. MAT candidates should check the process of each institute of their preference, individually.

MAT Cutoff

MAT cut-offs are determined by the participating institutes individually. These institutes announce MAT cut-offs for each new academic session at the time of admissions. Most of the institutes accept candidates with 70-80 MAT percentiles. 

Apart from considering the overall MAT exam score, a few colleges also consider MAT composite score and MAT sectional score as cut-offs for admission. In this article, you will read about MAT cut-offs, including determining factors, previous year cut-offs and expected cut-offs.

The MAT cut-off for admission to a particular institute depends on numerous factors. Take a look at the factors that determine MAT cut-off:

  • Total number of candidates who appeared for the exam

  • The difficulty level of exam

  • Total number of seats

Given below is the list of B-Schools accepting MAT cut off 80-90 percentile and above for MBA/PGDM Admission.  
MBA CollegeMAT cut off  (percentile) 
Amity Business School, Noida90+  
Christ University Bengaluru80-90 
BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized Programs)80-90 
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai80-90 
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini Delhi80-90 
Indus Business Academy Bangalore 80-90 
Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Ghaziabad 80-90 
IPE Hyderabad, Institute of Public Enterprise80-90 
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow80-90 
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)80-85 
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management 80-85 
IES Management College and Research Centre80-85 
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai80-85 
Colleges accepting MAT cut off percentile 75 to 80  
Given below is the list of B-Schools accepting MAT cut off 75 percentile and above for MBA/PGDM Admission.  
MBA CollegeMAT cut off  (percentile) 
Jaipuria, Lucknow80 
IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai80 
IPE  Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad80 
KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar80 
SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai80 
International School of Business and Media, Pune80 
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida75 
Institute of Management, Christ University75 
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore75 
New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi75 
AIMS Institutes, Bangalore70-75 
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore70-75 
Indus Business Academy, Bangalore70-75 
Colleges accepting MAT cut off percentile 60 to 70  
Given below is the list of B-Schools accepting MAT cut off 60 percentile and above for MBA/PGDM Admission.  
MBA CollegeMAT cut off  (percentile) 
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad70 
SCMS Cochin School of Business, Kochi70 
Balaji Institute of International Business, Sri Balaji Society, Pune65 
International Institute of Management Studies, Pune65 
Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore65 
Fortune Institute of International Business, Delhi65 
EMPI Business School, Delhi65 
Calcutta Business School, Kolkata65 
Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai65 
G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida60 
Jaypee Business School, Noida60 
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology, Bangalore55-60 
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