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The covid-19 pandemic and the current situation has prompted AIMA to conduct MAT (Management Aptitude Test) as an internet based online MAT test via remote proctoring. There are over 1000+ AICTE recognized MBA colleges in India that accept MAT percentile. Most of the MBA colleges that accept MAT scores are private, only approximate 8% of the institutes are public/ government. After the MAT results are announced, MAT participating institutes will also release their cutoff for intake. Candidates are then required to check for MBA admission and apply for the same in the institute of their choice.
Before moving ahead to check the list of MBA colleges in India accepting MAT, let us check briefly about the MAT exam.
Management Aptitude Test or MAT conducted by AIMA, is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in our country. MAT is conducted four times in a year – February, May, September and December. MAT exam is conducted in paper based and computer based modes. Top MBA colleges accepting MAT scores include VIT Vellore, SDMIMD Mysore, JAGSoM Bangalore, IPE Hyderabad among others.
In order to take admission in these MAT accepting MBA colleges, it is must for the candidate to be aware of the MAT eligibility criteria mentioned below:
The candidate must have graduated from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate percentage of 50% or equivalent CGPA for general in any discipline. The minimum aggregate percentage for other category students is 45 percent.
Candidates with a professional degree such as CA, CS, or ICWA are also eligible to appear for the MAT exam.
Candidates who are taking their final year exams or waiting for their bachelor's degree results can also apply for the MAT exam.
There is no maximum age limit for taking the MAT exam.
Candidates with work experience or freshers can also apply for the MAT exam.
Candidates must choose five participating institutes when filling out the MAT application form to be considered for MAT admission.
The colleges accepting MAT scores accept candidates for MBA admission who meet their MAT cut off.
Students are shortlisted by participating institutes based on parameters set by their admission committees.
Individual colleges conduct Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT) as part of the MAT selection process.
The AIMA has no involvement in the selection of candidates for MBA admission via the MAT.
If students do not match the MAT cutoff or selection requirements, they may not receive a call from the institute of their choice.
Some of the MAT participating colleges offer admission to MAT qualifiers on the basis of exam score only. They do not conduct WAT/GD-PI.
As mentioned above, there are more than 1,000 MAT participating institutes in India but here we list below some of the popular MBA colleges where students can apply based on their MAT percentile.
|S.No||B-School name||Ownership||Overall rank||State rating|
MAT cutoff in scores
|1||National Institute of Technology, Warangal||Public||37||AAA+||600|
|2||Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore||Private||15||AAA+||600|
|3||Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad||Private||17||AAA+||650|
|4||Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore||Private||18||AAA+||700|
|5||Alliance Schools of Business, Bangalore||Private||21||AAA+||600|
|6||Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune||Private||22||AAA+||600|
|7||Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow||Private||25||AAA+||600|
|8||Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparanjundram||Private||26||AAA+||600|
|9||SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin||Private||30||AAA+||600|
|10||VIT Business School, Vellore||Private||32||AAA+||600|
|11||Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar||Private||33||AAA+||600|
|12||MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore||Private||36||AAA+||500|
|13||ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai||Private||38||AAA+||500|
|14||Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida||Private||42||AAA+||500|
|15||KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar||Private||45||AAA+||600|
|16||Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore||Private||NA||AAA+||500|
1. They are conducted quarterly in each year saving time to candidates by not having to wait for next years’ exam for a better score.
2. Difficulty levels of the MAT Exam are lesser than CAT, with a simpler exam structure and well divided sections. Aim of a MAT exam is not to dig the best amongst all, but to comprehend the examinee’s aptitude for the management world.
3. Moreover there is no upper age limit to apply for the MAT exam and there is no limitation on the number of attempts for taking the exam.
The following specializations are offered to the management aspirants with MAT scores in the MBA colleges in India.
Specialization in MBA colleges
Sales and Marketing
IT and Systems
Healthcare and Hospital
Agricultural and Food Business
In India, there is a wide range of options, when it comes to the course fee that the students have to choose the right college. The fee structure varies right from expensive to affordable.
Around 8% MBA colleges accepting MAT in India are affordable with a fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:
Bharathidasan University, Palkalaiperur Campus, Tiruchirappalli
Xavier’s College, Bangalore
Around 17% MBA colleges accepting MAT in India have a fee structure of Rs 2-3 lakh. These colleges are given below:
Biju Patnaik Institute of Information Technology and Management Studies, Bhubaneswar
Approximately 25% MBA colleges accepting MAT in India are expensive as their fee structure is more than Rs 5 lakh. Some of these colleges are as follows:
International School of Management and Research (ISMR), Pune
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question. How many colleges accept MAT scores for MBA admission in India?
Answer. There are over 1000 B-schools that consider MAT scores for admission in MBA in India.
Question. What is the selection process of MAT accepting colleges for MBA admission ?
Answer. Individual colleges conduct Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT) as part of the MAT selection process.
Question. What is the eligibility criteria for applying to MBA colleges through MAT?
Answer. The candidate must have graduated from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate percentage of 50% or equivalent CGPA for general in any discipline. The minimum aggregate percentage for other category students is 45 percent.
Question. What are some of the top MBA colleges that accept MAT scores?
Answer. Top MBA colleges accepting MAT scores include VIT Vellore, SDMIMD Mysore, JAGSoM Bangalore, IPE Hyderabad, etc.
Question. What is the MAT cutoff for NIT Warangal?
Answer. The MAT cutoff for NIT Warangal every year is around 600.