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Top Colleges in India Accepting MAT

There are around 1462 MAT accepting colleges in India. Out of which, 1033 are private, 125 are public/government and the remaining 4 are public and private. Some of the popular MAT accepting colleges in India are Amrita School of Business, LPU- Lovely Professional University, Amity University Noida, New Delhi Institute of Management, Jaipuria Noida- Jaipuria Institute of Management, Birla Institute of Management, Christ University, School of Management, BML Munjal University, LM Thapar Schol of Management, School of Business, PSGCT Coimbatore, UPES, Shoolini University, Graphic Era and much more.

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, and only approximately 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.

What is MAT?

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 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, and IPE Hyderabad among others. 

Best MBA Colleges in India Accepting MAT Score: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements can only apply for the MAT exam and MBA courses. The mandatory MBA eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by the MBA aspirants are mentioned below.

  • MBA aspirants must have a bachelor's degree in any relevant field from an approved university.

  • The final-year degree candidates can also apply for the MBA admission.

  • Candidates having a valid MAT score are eligible to apply for one of the best MBA colleges which accept MAT scores. 

Admission Procedure of MBA colleges accepting MAT score 

  • 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 discussions (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 based on exam scores only. They do not conduct WAT/GD-PI.

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List of MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores in India

As mentioned above, there are more than 1,000 MAT participating institutes in India but here we list below some of the best colleges accepting MAT scores where students can apply based on their MAT percentile.

Best MBA Colleges Accepting MAT in India (NIRF Ranking)

Every year the Ministry of Education, Government of India releases the NIRF ranking of the management institutions. NIRF ranking is released based on the infrastructure, quality of education and placements of the colleges. The list of top 5 MBA colleges accepting MAT scores is mentioned below along with their latest NIRF ranking.

MBA Colleges

NIRF Ranking 2023

MBA Course Fees

Amity University, Noida

28

Rs. 7 lakhs

Lovely Professional University

32

Rs. 8 lakhs

Jaipuria Institute of Management

47

Rs. 16 lakhs

Siksha `O` Anusandhan

57

Rs. 8 lakhs

Graphic Era University

65

Rs. 8 lakhs

Top Colleges Accepting MAT Score in India

MAT Accepting Colleges

Ownership

Overall rank

State rating

MAT cutoff in scores

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Public

37

AAA+

600

Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore

Private

15

AAA+

600

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

Private

17

AAA+

650

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

Private

18

AAA+

700

Alliance Schools of Business, Bangalore

Private

21

AAA+

600

Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune

Private

22

AAA+

600

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

Private

25

AAA+

600

Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparanjundram

Private

26

AAA+

600

SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin

Private

30

AAA+

600

VIT Business School, Vellore

Private

32

AAA+

600

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar

Private

33

AAA+

600

MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore

Private

36

AAA+

500

ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai

Private

38

AAA+

500

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

Private

42

AAA+

500

KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar

Private

45

AAA+

600

Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore

Private

NA

AAA+

500

Reasons why you should take the MAT Exam for MBA Admission

1. They are conducted quarterly each year saving time for candidates by not having to wait for next year’s 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.  The 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.

Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAT Scores - Citywise

MBA Institutes Accepting MAT Score: MBA specialisations offered

The following specialisations are offered to management aspirants with MAT scores in MBA colleges in India.

Specialisation in MBA colleges accepting MAT score

Finance

Sales and Marketing

Human Resources

IT and Systems

Operations

Healthcare and Hospital

Business Analytics

International Business

Retail

Agricultural and Food Business

Entrepreneurship

Supply chain

How affordable is studying MBA in colleges that accept MAT in India?

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 from expensive to affordable. Check out the MBA colleges for the MAT exam.

Around 8% of MBA colleges accepting MAT in India are affordable with a fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

Around 17% of MBA colleges accepting MAT in India have a fee structure of Rs 2-3 lakh. These colleges are given below:

Approximately 25% of 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:

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