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MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 08 Jul, 2021 15:08

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MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for MAT 2021, 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 2021 and there are no restrictions on the age limit to appear for MAT.

All India Management Association (AIMA) has prescribed the MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria as a set of conditions that all candidates must fulfil. Every candidate is expected to go through these eligibility criteria before filling the MAT 2021 Application Form. A candidate who fails to meet the criteria can be disqualified at any point in the process.

The MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria is specific to the exam only. Candidates will also need to fulfil the eligibility criteria specified by individual MAT 2021 Participating Colleges if they wish to enrol 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria here. Ensure that you meet the criteria before applying for MAT 2021. In case you are not able to provide sufficient documentary proof of your eligibility, your candidature may be cancelled or declared invalid.

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MAT 2021 Detailed Eligibility Criteria

Each point of the eligibility criteria for MAT 2012 has been described in detail below.

Criteria of Qualification 

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

  • Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply for MAT 2021.

Criteria for Percentage

  • MAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021. 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 2021 Participating Colleges

MAT 2021 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 2021.

  • 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 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. 

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Final Year Students

Final year students who wish to appear for MAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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.

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