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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.

    Before moving ahead to check the list of MBA colleges in India accepting MAT, let us check briefly the MAT exam.

    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. 

    MAT Score accepting MBA colleges in India: Eligibility Criteria

    In order to take admission to these MAT accepting MBA colleges, it is a 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.

    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 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 scores only. They do not conduct WAT/GD-PI.

    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 score where students can apply based on their MAT percentile.

    Top Colleges Accepting MAT Score in India

    S.NoMAT Accepting CollegesOwnershipOverall rankState rating

    MAT cutoff in scores

    1National Institute of Technology, WarangalPublic37AAA+600
    2Institute of Finance and International Management, BangalorePrivate15AAA+600
    3Institute of Public Enterprise, HyderabadPrivate17AAA+650
    4Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, BangalorePrivate18AAA+700
    5Alliance Schools of Business, BangalorePrivate21AAA+600
    6Balaji Institute of Modern Management, PunePrivate22AAA+600
    7Jaipuria Institute of Management, LucknowPrivate25AAA+600
    8Thiagarajar School of Management, ThirupparanjundramPrivate26AAA+600
    9SCMS Cochin School of Business, CochinPrivate30AAA+600
    10VIT Business School, VellorePrivate32AAA+600
    11Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, HariharPrivate33AAA+600
    12MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, BangalorePrivate36AAA+500
    13ITM Business School, Navi MumbaiPrivate38AAA+500
    14Jaipuria Institute of Management, NoidaPrivate42AAA+500
    15KIIT School of Management, BhubaneswarPrivate45AAA+600
    16Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, BangalorePrivateNAAAA+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.

    MBA Institutes Accepting MAT Score: MBA specializations offered

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

    Specialization in MBA colleges taking MAT score


    Sales and Marketing

    Human Resources

    IT and Systems


    Healthcare and Hospital

    Business Analytics

    International Business


    Agricultural and Food Business


    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 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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