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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, Education Qualification, Marks

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, Education Qualification, Marks

Edited By Sundararajan | Updated on Jun 24, 2024 04:42 PM IST | #MAT

All India Management Association (AIMA) has specified a set of academic and other requirements as eligibility for the MAT exam for the August session. Candidates must fulfill MAT eligibility criteria 2024 in order to appear for the MAT PBT (paper-based test), and CBT (computer-based test). The minimum qualification for appearing in the MAT exam is graduation in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) from any recognized University.

MAT Exam Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Overview

A final-year student in any undergraduate course (i.e. BA, BSc, B.Com, B.Tech, etc.) can also appear provisionally. MAT is conducted four times a year in PBT, CBT, and IBT modes. MAT exam eligibility criteria consist of academic qualification, upper age limit, category reservation, relaxation, etc. It must be noted that there is no upper age limit to appear for MAT 2024. The detailed MAT exam eligibility criteria in terms of academic qualification, age limit, and work experience are given below:

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized Institute or University.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year examination or awaiting results for Bachelor's degree are also eligible to appear for MAT exam qualification.
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Minimum Marks in Qualifying Exam

  • Candidates need to have at least 50 percent aggregate or equivalent CGPA in a bachelor's degree.
  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories, i.e. SC, ST, and PwD need to have a minimum of 45 percent aggregate or equivalent CGPA in the bachelor's degree final result.
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Age Limit

  • There is no upper MAT age limit to apply for the exam. However, the lower age limit is not less than 20 years old which is equivalent to a graduate.
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Work Experience

  • Having work experience is not mandatory for MAT, however, it carries extra weightage in the selection process of all top MBA colleges.

Attempt Limit

  • There is no limit on the number of attempts for taking the exam, therefore candidates are eligible to take the exam irrespective of their attempts in previous sessions. The score of the latest attempt will be taken into consideration for admission.


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MAT Reservation Criteria

The candidate should note that the All India Management Association (AIMA) has fixed the track for reservation, which is equivalent to last year’s examination. Candidates should get a minimum cut-off score based on which they will be listed and eventually go on to the next round of interviews.

CategoryMinimum Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
PH Candidates3%

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Eligibility Criteria of Participating Institutes through MAT 2024

MAT conducting body AIMA does not specify any reservation or different criteria as per colleges. However various participating institutes have set up their own rules of MAT exam eligibility percentage for admission in the respective institutes. Some of these criteria implied by some colleges are:

  • Minimum 50% to 60% marks in graduation required
  • Some relaxation may be given to professional degree holders
  • Weightage to work experience may be awarded in admission criteria
  • Weightage can be given to women candidates in admission criteria to promote gender diversity
  • Good weightage can be given for excellent academic performance in classes 10 and 12

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MAT Application Form 2024

The application process for MAT 2024 registration PBT, CBT and IBT for the August session is available now. In the application form for MAT 2024, candidates have to fill in all personal and academic details. In addition to this, they have to upload scanned copies of photographs and signatures during the application process. The last step will be to pay the application form fee which will ensure the chance of appearing in the MAT 2024 exam.

MAT 2024 application fee

DetailsAmount (in Rs)
Paper-Based Test (PBT)Rs 1950
Computer Based Test (CBT)Rs 1950
Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT)Rs 3100
Both PBT & CBT ModeRs 3100

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will MAT 2024 application form be available?

The application form of MAT for PBT and IBT mode is available in online mode at

2. What is MAT exam and eligibility?

The basic MAT exam eligibility criteria are that a candidate must possess a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ ST/ PwD) from any recognized institute or university.

3. Is there an additional weightage for work experience?

Yes depending on the college, a candidate is aspiring to take admission into, the work experience has a weightage.

4. How many times can one take the MAT exam?

There is no attempt limit.

5. MAT how many times in a year?

MAT is conducted four times in a year.

6. What is the registration fee for MAT?
  • For CBT : 1950/-
  • For PBT : 1950/-
  • For IBT : 1950/-
  • For Both/Double IBT/PBT & IBT : 3100/-
7. What is the validity of MAT score?

MAT scorecard is valid for one year.

8. Is there any age limit to appear for MAT 2024?

There is no upper age bar set by the AIMA to appear for Management Aptitude Test (MAT).

9. How to get the MAT scorecard?

Candidates can download their MAT scorecard by visiting the official website.

10. In how many B-schools or MBA colleges can I apply through MAT scorecard?

There are more than 600 B-schools in India accepting MAT scorecards to offer admission into MBA/ PGDM program.

11. What is the syllabus of MAT exam?

MAT syllabus includes - Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills (Quantitative Aptitude), and Indian & Global Environment (GK).


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The applicability of a caste certificate from another state (West Bengal) for MAT admissions in Hyderabad colleges depends on the specific college's policy.

MAT itself doesn't have specific requirements regarding caste certificates. It's a national-level entrance exam.

Each college sets its own admission criteria, including the format and validity of caste certificates for claiming reservation benefits.

Some colleges in Hyderabad might accept caste certificates from other states like West Bengal, provided they are issued by the competent authority and meet their format requirements. Other colleges might require a caste certificate issued by the competent authority within Telangana (the state where Hyderabad is located).

The best way to know for sure is to directly contact the admissions office of the specific colleges you're interested in Hyderabad. They can clarify their policy on accepting caste certificates from other states for MAT admissions.

Some colleges might mention their reservation policy and required documents on their websites. Check the admissions section for details.

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There could be several reasons why you're facing difficulty downloading your HPU MAT 2024 result:

  1. Website Issues: The HPU website might be experiencing technical glitches or high traffic. Try accessing it later or from a different device.
  2. Incorrect Credentials: Ensure you're entering the correct application number and password. Double-check for any typos or errors.
  3. Result Not Yet Released: Verify if the results have been declared officially. Check the HPU website for any updates or announcements.
  4. Browser Compatibility: Try using a different web browser to access the result page. Sometimes, compatibility issues can hinder downloads.

If the problem persists, consider these steps:

  • Contact the HPU MAT exam cell directly for assistance. They can provide specific guidance and troubleshoot the issue.
  • Check the HPU MAT result-related FAQs or help section on the website.
  • Look for any official notifications or updates on the HPU website or social media channels.

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of successfully downloading your HPU MAT 2024 result.

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The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardised examination designed to help Business Schools (B-Schools) evaluate applicants before accepting them into their MBA and related programmes. Solving mat sample papers immensely helps in its preparation.

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The MAT's GK Section is not taken into account while determining the composite score or final percentile. However, if you score well in the MAT GK Section, you will have an advantage during the GD/PI procedure. So General Knowledge is also important for the interview perspective.

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MAT and NMAT are both entrance exams conducted for admission into management program in India. While there maybe some overlap in terms of the general aptitude & reasoning sections, it's important to note that they are conducted by different bodies and have different focuses.

MAT covers sections like language comprehension, Mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning, and India and Global environment.

NMAT on the other hand, focuses on language skills, Quantitative analysis and logical reasoning.

MAT is conducted in either paper based or computer based but, NMAT is only computer based.

MAT scores are accepted by wide range of management schools across India. While NMAT score are primarily used for admission into NMIMS, and some other institutions.

Given these differences, it's advisable to study separately for each exam.

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