MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

MAT Eligibility CriteriaMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 – All India Management Association (AIMA), the conducting body of Management Aptitude Test (MAT), prescribes the eligibility criteria of MAT 2018. Only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria of the national level management entrance test can apply for MAT exam. The application form for MAT 2018 September was available from June 30, 2018. The last date to apply for the offline test was August 27, 201,8 and September 8, 2018, for the online test. The MAT 2018 September exam was conducted on September 2 and September 15, 2018, in offline and online mode respectively. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of MAT 2018 before applying for the exam. MAT exam is conducted four times a year - February, May, September and December. Careers360 brings to you details about the MAT 2018 eligibility criteria. 

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MAT eligibility criteria 2018 will take you through the details about the eligibility for different category students to be checked before applying for the MAT exam.

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Highlights of MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

  • Candidates who have completed their graduation in any of stream from a recognised institute or university are eligible to apply.

  • Final year graduates from any discipline including, science, humanities, commerce or engineering stream from a recognised institute or university are eligible to apply
  • Age Criteria - There is no age limit for those taking up MAT 2018.

  • There are no restrictions on the number of attempts for taking up the MAT.

  • No job experience is required to apply for the exam.

  • A certain number of seats are reserved for Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes. 

  • A candidate can apply for the exam as many times as he/she wants to

The final year graduate students who clear MAT 2018 need to submit proof of the completion of their graduation. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of their admission to a respective institute.


All eligible candidates had to fill and submit the MAT Application Form before the deadline. The application fee for MAT 2018 was Rs. 1652 that had to be submitted along with the application form. Candidates could choose the mode (online or offline) of examination as per their choice.


The candidates who successfully registered for the exam were allowed to download the admit card of MAT 2018 before seven days of the test. The duration of the exam was two hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) and the timings for MAT 2018 was 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.


MAT is conducted four times a year – February, May, September and December. MAT score is accepted by more than 600 B-schools across India. The important dates for MAT 2018 September have been declared by AIMA.

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SHUBHAM 10 hours ago

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SHUBHAMLast Seen: 9 hours 30 min agoJoined on: 29-Dec-2013Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above

When compared MAT and NMAT,which is more difficult??

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Aayushi BrajeshkumarLast Seen: 11 hours 31 min agoJoined on: 17-Sep-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I have given exam in September 2018 of MAT. I want to take admission in MBA i am not sure about marks so i want to know is this is possible.

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Karan Hedaoo 12 hours ago

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Hey, I would suggest you to give top management entrance exams along with MAT . MAT is restricted to 2-5 good colleges. While Entrance Exams like CAT/IIFT/NMAT/IBSAT/SNAP will provide you amongst th...Read More

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Mrityunjay Jha 18 hours ago

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Sir..I had attempt around 95-100 questions in mat Sept. 2018. How much percentile can I expect then???

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Sreetama Datta 13 hours ago

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Hi Mrityunjay! Percentile is a fairly comparative factor and it is difficult to predict your percentile based on the estimated number of attempts. The factors include accuracy and number of test taker...Read More

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Rakeeb Ahmed 2 days ago

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Rakeeb AhmedLast Seen: 16 hours 9 min agoJoined on: 10-Aug-2016Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: In Graduation

Sir mujhe btaye suppose me CAT,MAT,etc Inke Test Clear kr leta hu 2019 me or me MBA 4 years bad karna chahu to mujhe permission mil jayegi

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ASHISH VARANASILast Seen: 18 hours 18 min agoJoined on: 12-Jul-2016Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
No. CAT, MAT and other exams score is valid for one year only.

Ankit sharma 3 days ago

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Is the negative marking being in CAT,MAT,XAT exams

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Shweta Pai 3 days ago

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Hello Ankit,

Yes, all these exams you mentioned that is, CAT, MAT and XAT have negative marking evaluation system.

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