MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 06 Jan, 2021 13:36

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MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The conducting body of Management Aptitude Test (MAT) i.e AIMA (short for All India Management Association ) prescribes the eligibility criteria of MAT 2021. The eligibility norms for MAT examination have remained unchanged over the years. MAT has ‘No Age Bar’ and anyone with the prescribed qualification can appear for the examination. All India Management Association (AIMA) does not restrict anyone who is aspiring to seek admission to the MBA course through MAT.

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of MAT 2021 before applying for the exam. To appear in MAT exam, the applicant must have obtained a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university/institute. The detailed eligibility norms for MAT examination are elaborated below.

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Detailed MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Mentioned below are all the detailed eligibility criteria for MAT 2021 exam which must be fulfilled by the applicants before applying for the same:

Age Limit:

  • There is no age limit for MAT 2021 examination. As per AIMA rules, the candidate of any age can appear the exam.

Number of Attempts:

  • There is no restriction for the number of attempts, but try to qualify the examination in the first time only. Candidates can appear in MAT as many times they want.

  • The offline and online examination of MAT is scheduled four times in a year, the applicants can attend all the four examinations if they are not satisfied with their scores.

Criteria of Qualification :

  • Candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree in any of stream from a recognised institute or university are eligible to apply.

  • The final year of graduation candidates can also apply for the MAT 2021.

  • The candidates who have no work experience can also give the examination. The information about work experience may be asked during the application form of MAT.

Criteria for Percentage:

  • The minimum qualifying marks or percentage in UG degree for the admission to management programmes varies for different institutes. The candidates are suggested to refer the information brochures of particular University for the same.

The eligibility criteria mentioned above is based on the eligibility details for MAT over the past few years. If AIMA makes any changes in the eligibility details for MAT, it will issue a fresh notification.

Candidates may follow our MAT Preparation Tips and go through our MAT Exam Checklist to boost their chances of scoring high in the next MAT exam. 

MAT 2021 Reservation Criteria

There is no reservation for MBA admissions in MAT 2021 and no minimum marks are required to apply for MBA admissions through MAT 2021. 

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I have given MAT (IBT) September 2020 exam and achieved 78 percentile with a composite score of 627. From which colleges can I expect a call?

-Akhil BatraUpdated on October 26, 2020 11:03 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your clearing MAT 2020 with 78 percentile rank. With this score, you will be able to apply to many top MBA colleges accepting MAT score.

You can check this article on the colleges accepting 70-80 percentile in MAT. You will also be able to apply to colleges accepting 60-70 percentile in MAT.

Please note that these guides will provide you with suggestions on which colleges to apply but final cutoff will depend on various other factors.

You can apply to multiple MBA colleges with the Common Application Form (CAF). For any queries, call our helpline 18005729877 ...


I looked the list of MAT score accepting institutions and found TA Pai Management Institute Manipal but at institute site, it is not. My score is 788.5 and 99.77 in percentile in May, 2020 MAT.

-rahul mittalUpdated on July 16, 2020 07:37 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your huge success in the MAT May 2020 exam. We have confirmed that T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal will not be accepting the MAT May 2020 score for admission to its PGDM course, as you have correctly pointed out.

We have removed the name of TAPMI from the concerned article on top colleges accepting MAT scores. There are many other top colleges accepting MAT where you can apply for admission. These include:

Please fill our ...


I am about to give MAT exam in September 2020. When can I take the admission in your college?

-Shubham KotiaUpdated on July 08, 2020 01:27 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

CollegeDekho is an online platform where you can find information and latest updates about colleges, exams, admissions etc. We do not offer any course directly but we can help you take admission to your preferred MBA college in India.

If you want help with admission to MBA colleges, you can fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or schedule a free session with our counsellor by calling 18005729877.

Please note that there are many colleges in India that offer MBA admission on the basis of MAT exam scores. The MBA admission process of these colleges will begin after the ...


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FAQs about MAT Eligibility

Who can apply for MAT?

Candidates who have satisfied all the eligibility criteria of MAT may apply for MAT entrance exam.

Is MAT compulsory for MBA admission?

No, MAT is not compulsory for MBA admission. There are many other entrance exams such as CAT, CMAT and XAT. You may apply to any of them.

How can I check the eligibility criteria for MAT?

You can check the eligibility criteria for MAT from the official website of the MAT.

What is the minimum percentage required to apply for MAT?

There are no minimum percentage criteria to apply for MAT. Any candidate who has completed bachelor's degree may apply for MAT.

Is there any reservation for MBA admission in MAT?

No, there is no reservation for MBA admission in MAT. Besides this, no marks will be required to apply for MBA admission through MAT.

Is work experience required for MAT?

No, candidates who do not have any work experience may also apply for MAT.

What is the eligibility criteria for MAT?

You must have completed a bachelor's degree from any recognised university or institution in order to apply for MAT.

Can final year students apply for MAT?

Yes, final year students may also apply for MAT.

What is the maximum limit to apply for MAT?

There is no restriction to apply for MAT. You may apply for MAT any number of times.

What is the age limit for MAT exam?

There is no age limit for the MAT entrance exam. Candidate of any age group may apply.

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