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MAT Eligibility 2022 - Age Limit and Qualification Required for MAT

Updated By Mahima Gupta on 01 Jul, 2022 16:19

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MAT Eligibility 2022

  • To be eligible for MAT 2022, a candidate must have passed in a bachelor's degree of minimum 3-years duration. Candidates who are appearing in the final year exams of their bachelor's degree course are also eligible to apply. AIMA has not specified any minimum percentage to be eligible for MAT 2022 and there are no restrictions on the age limit to appear for MAT.
  • All India Management Association (AIMA) has prescribed the MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria as a set of conditions that all candidates must fulfill. Every candidate is expected to go through these eligibility criteria before filling out the MAT 2022 Application Form. A candidate who fails to meet the criteria can be disqualified at any point in the process.
  • The MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria is specific to the exam only. Candidates will also need to fulfill the eligibility criteria specified by individual MAT 2022 Participating Colleges if they wish to enroll in any of their courses. The eligibility criteria of MAT vs MBA colleges accepting MAT is mostly common except for some additional conditions specified by the colleges.

Take a look at the complete details about the MAT eligibility criteria here. Ensure that you meet the criteria before applying for MAT 2022. In case you are not able to provide sufficient documentary proof of your eligibility, your candidature may be canceled or declared invalid.

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MAT 2022 Detailed Eligibility

Each point of the eligibility criteria for MAT 2022 has been described in detail below.

Criteria of Qualification 

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

  • Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply for MAT 2022.

Criteria for Percentage

  • MAT 2022 does not have any minimum criteria for percentage. Candidates who have passing marks in graduation are eligible to apply for the exam.

  • However, individual colleges may specify percentage requirements for admission based on the course selected by the candidate.

  • The minimum qualifying marks or percentage in UG degree for admission to management programmes varies for different institutes.

Age Limit

  • There is no age limit for MAT 2022 examination. As per AIMA rules, candidates of any age can appear for the exam.

Number of Attempts

  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts for MAT 2022. Candidates can appear in MAT as many times as they want.

  • MAT is scheduled to be conducted four times a year. Candidates can appear for all four sessions if they are not satisfied with their scores.

Work Experience

  • Work experience is not required to appear in MAT.

  • However, colleges may attribute weightage to work experience during the selection process.

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

Eligibility Criteria of MAT 2022 Participating Colleges

MAT 2022 Participating Colleges may specify additional criteria, which must also be fulfilled by any candidate applying for admission at the college. Candidates must take note of the eligibility criteria of individual colleges in addition to that of MAT 2022.

  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks in graduation is usually required by colleges.

  • Some colleges may even have minimum percentage requirements for Class 12th and/ or Class 10th.

  • Relaxation percentage requirements may be provided to professional degree holders or reserved category candidates.

  • The academic performance of the candidate may be given weightage during selection.

  • Colleges may require candidates to have a minimum work experience to be eligible or such candidates may be given preference during admission.

  • Weightage can be provided to the women candidates in admission criteria.

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MAT 2022 Reservation Criteria

There is no reservation for MBA admissions in MAT 2022 and no minimum marks are required to apply for MBA admissions through MAT 2022. 

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MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Final Year Students

Final year students who wish to appear for MAT 2022 must read the following points first.

  • Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for MAT.
  • Such candidates can apply for and appear for MAT.

  • However, they will be required to furnish their final year mark sheet before a deadline, which may be specified by AIMA or a college.

  • In case a candidate fails to provide proof of eligibility, their candidature will be cancelled.

MAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria: Calculation of Percentage of Marks

  • To determine the MAT Eligibility Criteria, the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated using the practice that is followed by the respective University/ Institution. All the Institution/ University has a different process to calculate the percentage.

  • In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. The final calculated percentage will be used for filling the application form of MAT.

MAT 2022 Eligibility for MBA Admission

  • Fulfilling MAT eligibility criteria does not guarantee selection by any management college.
  • Candidates will have to satisfy the MAT cutoff decided by the selected college and qualify in the college's selection process.

  • Only those candidates who satisfy all the criteria decided by the college will be considered for admission.

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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.

A test taker is supposed to bring the confirmation E-mail printout along with him/her on the day of the MAT entrance exam. What is the confirmation E-mail and how does a test taker get it?

A confirmation E-mail is a communication that the test taker receives on the E-mail ID mentioned on the registration application after a test taker has scheduled the test. It contains details of the test, i.e. day, time and test center name and address.

How many times can I appear for MAT?

There is no limit to the number of attempts. Candidates can take MAT four times in a single year.

Which stream (in 12th) is required for MAT?

Candidates with bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognised institute or university can apply for MAT.

I am studying in final year of Graduation, am I eligible to appear in MAT exam?

Yes, you can apply for MAT.

What is the eligibility crieteria to appear in MAT exam?

Candidates with bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognised institute or university are eligible to apply. Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply but admission in a B-School will be subject to passing the final year of graduation.

When can I register for MAT 2020 exam?

MAT is conducted four times a year i.e. in the months of February, May, September and December. The registration window opens usually a month before the exam. For paper-based MAT scheduled to be conducted on 16th February, the registration process wil end on 9th February 2020. The registration process for computer-based MAT closed on 30th January 2020.

Since MAT is conducted four times in a year, what are the factors which I need to take into consideration before deciding the month for writing MAT?

Some factors which you can consider before deciding the month for writing MAT are: The number of B schools which accept the score for that exam If any specific B school, where you want to take admission, accepts the score of that particular MAT exam. Your level of preparation. Any other MBA entrance exam which you are appearing for. The number of B schools region-wise. Whether you have already graduated or will graduate in the current academic year.

I have scored less than 50% marks in graduation. Am I eligible to appear for MAT?

Yes, even if you have scored less than 50% in graduation, you can appear for MAT. But, some B-schools might have certain cut-off criteria for graduation which could be 50% or more. So, you will have to apply to those B-schools where the percentage in graduation meets your criteria.

5. Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?

MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad.

4. I am in the final year of my graduation, can I apply?

Yes. A final year student in any undergraduate program (B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Com. /B.Tech. etc.) can write MAT but admission to such candidate will be granted on a provisional basis.

3. I have completed my graduation from Science stream, am I eligible to apply for the test?

Yes. A candidate should have done graduation in any discipline from any recognized university or should have an equivalent recognized degree.

2. Is there any age bar for it? Any job experience required to appear in MAT?

There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

1. Qualification & percentage needed for taking the MAT exam?

The minimum qualification required for taking MAT exam is a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from any recognised University or equivalent recognised degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally.

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