MAT Selection Procedure 2018

MAT Selection ProcedureMAT Selection Procedure 2018 - The selection procedure of MAT 2018 September consists of Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and or Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds. The selection process starts after the result of MAT 2018 is announced which will be declared on or after September 21. Candidates would be able to check the result on the official website of AIMA using their MAT Registration Number and Roll Number. Right after the result, candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of their MAT result or cutoff. The shortlisted students are called by the institutes in which they have applied for admission. Such students have to follow the Selection procedure of MAT 2018 and the cumulative performance at all the selection stages will lead to the admission offer. Aspirants can read all the details about the MAT 2018 selection procedure in this article.

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The selection procedure of MAT 2018 goes through basic three steps. First, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their MAT score and then they are called for the following rounds:

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MAT 2018 Selection Procedure

  • Group Discussion

  • Written Test

  • Personal Interview

As per the MAT Participating Institutes, there are more than 600 B-schools in the country which accept MAT score for their admission process. Some of the institutes may conduct all the three rounds before announcing the final selection and some might conduct only two.


Some of the institutes give more weightage to WAT over GD while some prefer PI over WAT and GD. The objective of giving preference to WAT over GD is to ensure that all candidates are at the same level playing field and chances of soft-spoken candidates are not marred.


The final admission list of the institutes is made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the various selection rounds of MAT selection procedure.


When does MAT Selection Procedure start?


MAT 2018 selection procedure starts after the result of the exam is announced and institutes shortlist the candidates on the basis of their MAT score/cutoff. The result of MAT 2018 May has been announced on May 25. Candidates can use their Registration Number and Roll Number to download the result. The result of MAT September 2018 will be declared on or after September 21, 2018.


MAT is conducted by AIMA four times a year - February, May, September and December. MAT September 2018 will be conducted on September 2 and September 15 in offline and online mode. The last date to apply for offline mode is August 24 and for online mode, September 8.  


MAT is a national level management entrance test for admission to MBA/PGDM programme at various management institutes across the country. 

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SHUBHAM 11 hours ago

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SHUBHAMLast Seen: 10 hours 48 min agoJoined on: 29-Dec-2013Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above

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

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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 13 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 19 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 15 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: 17 hours 28 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: 19 hours 37 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 4 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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