MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification
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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

MAT Eligibility Criteria The All India Management Association (AIMA) says that the MAT Eligibility Criteria is a list of academic requirements that MBA candidates must meet in order to be able to take the entrance test. The Management Aptitude Test, or MAT, is given by AIMA four times a year, in February, May, September, and […]

 Saurav Anand |05/12/2022 | Share:
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MAT Eligibility Criteria

The All India Management Association (AIMA) says that the MAT Eligibility Criteria is a list of academic requirements that MBA candidates must meet in order to be able to take the entrance test. The Management Aptitude Test, or MAT, is given by AIMA four times a year, in February, May, September, and December. This test is often used to get into MBA/PGDM programs.

Over 700 business schools across the country use the MAT score to decide who gets into their MBA/PGDM programs. People who want to take the MAT in 2022 must make sure they meet the requirements to be able to apply. Candidates can take the MAT exam in one of three ways: online (Internet-Based Test, or IBT), on a computer (Computer-Based Test, or CBT), or on paper (Paper-Based Test, or PBT). The requirements for all three ways are the same. There is no limit on how many times you can take the test. For MBA admission, the scores from the most recent MAT will be taken into account.

CBT, PBT, and IBT registrations for the MAT in February 2023 have begun. If you want to take the MAT exam, check out the detailed MAT eligibility criteria and other important information about the exam below.

Criteria for MAT Eligibility in 2023

School Requirements:

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any field from an Institute or University that is recognised.

People who are taking their final year exams or waiting for their Bachelor’s degree results can also take the MAT 2023.

Age Limit:

No one is too old to take the MAT exam. But since having a bachelor’s degree is a requirement, most candidates are at least 20 years old.

Experience at Work:

Work experience is not a requirement to take the MAT, but MBA schools that accept MAT scores give it more weight in the selection process.

MAT IBT Eligibility in 2023

For the candidate to be able to take the MAT Internet-Based Test, they must meet the minimum requirements:

  • Needed on the computer: a system with a webcam that can take pictures.
  • Local server or Cache proxy to store information about test delivery and store candidate results temporarily.
  • Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are the systems they run on.
  • Browsers: Use Microsoft Internet Explorer instead.
  • Connection to the internet: Broadband connection with a speed of 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up. Instead of getting a device that does both LAN and internet, it’s best to get two separate ones.

MAT Participating Institutes’ Eligibility Criteria

According to the general MAT eligibility requirements set by the participating institutes, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a valid MAT 2023 score. Some B-schools set a minimum score of 50% on the qualifying degree exam for the General category and a minimum score of 45% on the qualifying degree exam for the Reserved category.

MAT Reservation Criteria: 

MAT or AIMA does not set Reservation criteria for the entrance exam. For admission through MAT, the Reservation Policy set by the colleges that are taking part is followed. This is in line with the Reservation Policy set by the Government of India.

Reservation rules for SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates taking the MAT:

Based on the percentages given below, candidates from the Reserved categories can get an MBA seat. To get a seat through the Reservation Policy, these candidates will have to show a certificate from the Government of India that shows their caste or tribe.

CategorySeat Quota Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes, Non-Creamy layer (NC-OBC)27%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)10%

MAT Eligibility Criteria for Top Institutes 

Northern India

College/InstituteEligibility Criteria
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementGraduation in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate marks (45 % for SC/ST)Students in their final year may also apply
CHRIST University50% or above in aggregate in bachelor’sCandidates in final degree examinations are also eligibleComposite score of 500 or above in MAT
Fortune Institute of International Business50% or above in graduationFinal year candidates may also apply
Asia Pacific Institute of ManagementBachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized UniversityCandidates in the final year may also apply

Southern India

College/InstituteEligibility Criteria
AIMS School of Business50% or above in graduation60 percentiles in MATIndividuals with a minimum of 1-year work experience will be preferred.
Alliance School of BusinessBachelor’s with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)A high score in MAT
GIBS Business School, BangaloreMinimum 50% in graduationFinal year students can also apply
MP Birla Institute of ManagementGraduation with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)Good communication skillsWork experience will be added advantage

Eastern India

College/InstituteEligibility Criteria
Birla School of Management, BhubaneswarGraduate with a valid MAT score
IMS Business School, KolkataValid MAT scoreGraduate in any discipline from a recognized university
DMI, PatnaMinimum 3 years bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DA candidates)Valid MAT score
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan , KolkataGraduation with a minimum 50% aggregateFinal year students can also apply

Western India

College/InstituteEligibility Criteria
CHRIST University, Mumbai50% marks in graduation, Candidates in the final year may also apply but should have 50% or above in all semester, Composite score of 500 or above in MAT
Faculty of Management Studies, RajasthanBachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (45% FOR SC/ST)
Raipur Institute of Technology, ChattisgarhBachelor’s degree with 50% marks for general (45% for SC/ST and OBC)Final year students may also apply
ITM University, ChattisgarhGraduation with 50% marksValid MAT score

PwD Candidates are Eligible for MAT Reservations

Under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, 5% of seats in higher education institutions are set aside for people with benchmark disabilities (PwD) (RPwD Act 2016).

These are the types of disabilities:

  • Lack of sight and blindness
  • Hard of hearing and deaf
  • Mobility problems include cerebral palsy, leprosy, cured dwarfism, victims of acid attacks, and people with muscular dystrophy.
  • Autism, mental illness, intellectual disability, and specific learning disability
  • People under the age of four who have more than one disability
  • The RPwD Act of 2016 lists other “specified disabilities” in “The Schedule.”

Frequently Asked Questions About MAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Q. What are the rules for candidates from the SC category who want to take the MAT in 2023?

Ans. 15% is set as the minimum number of reserved spots for candidates from the SC category.

Q. I’ve been working for two years. Will that help me when I take the MAT in 2023?

Ans. No, work experience doesn’t matter much when it comes to eligibility requirements. This means that both new graduates and working professionals will be treated the same.

Q. If I have a Bachelor’s in Distance Learning, can I apply for the MAT 2023?

Ans. Yes, you can make an application. As long as the university is approved by the government and you meet the requirements for MAT 2023, you can do this.

Q. Can I take both the paper-based and online versions of the MAT?

Ans. Yes, the candidate can take any kind of test or even all of them, as long as he meets the minimum requirements.

Q. How old do you have to be to take MAT 2023?

Ans. AIMA has not set an age limit for people who want to take the MAT in 2023.


MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification
MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification
MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification
MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification