What is a Good MAT 2021 Percentile/ Score?

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: January 15, 2021 | MAT

What is a good score in MAT? This is something which concerns many MAT aspirants. Find out what is a good score/ percentile in MAT and how can you get a good MAT score?

What is good score in MAT?

MAT is among the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. It is conducted 4 times a year. Aspirants have to acquire a good MAT Score in order to get admission in one of the top MBA colleges. The scores of MAT are accepted by popular MBA colleges in India such as Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur, Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini, Christ University, Bengaluru, School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon etc. 

Many MBA aspirants are found asking what is a good score in MAT and how much score should they target in MAT to get admission in top B-Schools of India. In this article, we will tell you what is a good score in MAT and how to achieve that. Also explored below are ways to get a good score in MAT 2021.

What is the MAT Score?

MAT score is a key for admission in many well-reputed B-Schools of India. Candidates need to follow a good preparation strategy to perform well in the exam. In order to understand MAT score better, let's rake a look at the table given below.

Name of the Section

Number of Questions

Marks Allocated

Language Comprehension



Mathematical Skills



Data Analysis & Sufficiency



Intelligence & Critical Reasoning



Indian & Global Environment






What is Composite MAT Score?

MAT composite scores are calculated on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the first four sections. It does not include the scores of the 5th section. Check the points listed below to understand the calculation of MAT composite score

  • The composite score of MAT is on a scale of 199 to 801. The composite score less than 200 or more than 800 is not very common

  • Sectional score less than 20 & more than 80 is rare 

  • All scores below 200 are will be considered to be 199 & all scores above 800 are reported as 801. For example, even if you get less than 199, your composite score will be reported as 199. Similarly, for scores above 801, it will be reported as 801 only

MAT Section-Wise Composite Scores

MAT Sections


Composite Score Scale

Language Comprehension


0 to 100

Mathematical Skills


0 to 100

Data Analysis & Sufficiency


0 to 100

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning


0 to 100

Indian and Global Environment*


0 to 100*




*Not included in the final score calculation

Also Read: CAT vs CMAT, NMAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT & Other MBA Entrance Exams

What is MAT Percentile?

The scorecard of MAT will contain the percentile as well as marks of the candidates. The percentile of MAT is the percentage of all candidates who scored less than a candidate. For example, if a candidate has scored 98 percentile marks then 98 per cent aspirants have scored less than that candidate.

MAT percentile is calculated using the formula provided below.

MAT Percentile Score = (Composite scores obtained by a candidate/ Total number of candidates) * 100 

Candidates can check the article provided below to know the difference between MAT score and MAT percentile. 

MAT 2021 Score vs Percentile: How to Calculate & Process?

What is a Good Score in MAT?

Now, let’s understand what is a good score in MAT to get admission in top B Schools of India. Well, a good score in MAT depends on the cutoff of the college in which you are looking for admission. There is no fixed value that is treated as a good score in MAT as it keeps changing every year. However, candidates should aim at scoring a composite score of more than 400. Candidates can check the official website of the college to know about its cutoff. Some of the factors that determine the MAT cutoff are difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats available for admission and number of aspirants applying for the exam. 

Check the following articles to figure out the best MBA colleges for various percentile ranges of MAT.

List of Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in MAT 2021

MBA & PGDM Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in MAT 2021

List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in MAT 2021

List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in MAT 2021

How to Get a Good Score in MAT?

Candidates should follow good preparation strategy to score good score in MAT. They should check the syllabus of the MAT to know all the important topics that will be covered in the exam. Besides this, they are also advised to check the exam pattern of MAT to know the exam structure and marking scheme. Some of the articles provided below will enable the candidates to know more about every section of the MAT exam.

MAT 2021 Preparation Tips for Mathematical Skills

MAT 2021 Preparation Tips for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

MAT 2021 Preparation Tips for Data Analysis & Sufficiency

MAT 2021 Preparation Tips for Indian & Global Environment

MAT 2021 Preparation Tips for Language Comprehension

Also Read: MAT IBT December 2021 Important Dates & Notification

Top MBA/ PGDM Colleges MAT Scores

Provided below are some well known MBA/ PGDM colleges accepting MAT scores. Candidates interested in admission to any of these colleges may fill our Common Application Form.




Advanced Institute Of Technology And Management


INR 55,000

Sanskriti University


INR 1.3 Lacs

Amity University


INR 2.32 Lacs

NSHM Knowledge Campus


INR 3.08 Lacs

Hierank Business School


INR 1.55 Lacs

Sankara Institute of Management Science


INR 80,000

Lal Bahadur Shastri Group of Institutions


INR 77,600

Axis Colleges


INR 1.01 Lacs

Christ University


INR 3.9 Lacs

Candidates who have any queries related to MAT exam can write to us on the QnA Zone. For direct admission related assistance, they can also dial the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) and talk to our admission experts.

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