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MAT 2021 Counselling : Dates, Selection Procedure and Seat Allotment

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Shekhar Sumann

Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Dec 27, 2021

MAT 2021 Counselling will comprise of 2-3 rounds of Group Discussions, Personal Interviews and/ or Written Ability Tests. As AIMA does not conduct any centralized counseling process, participating B-schools determine their own cutoff and admission process. More than 600 institutes participate in MAT Counselling process. 

  • MAT 2021 Result will be released on Dec 27 for the Nov-Dec session. Candidates can check results of previous 5 administrations (sessions) on 
  • Colleges that accept MAT scores release a separate merit list and shortlisted candidates are sent their call letters on email. Check MAT Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges 
  • The scorecard is auto-sent to the college(s) opted by the candidate in the application form.

MAT Selection Process

MAT 2021 Selection Procedure

There are more than 600 B-schools in the country that accept MAT score. However the process of selection varies institute wise. Some may conduct all the three rounds and some might conduct only two before the final selection. MAT Selection Procedure involves 3 basic steps:

How to Participate in the Selection Rounds of MAT 2021?

To participate in the different rounds of Selection Procedure, candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps :

  1. Candidates need to register at AIMA to send their MAT 2021 scores to 5 different institutes. These institutes will be selected during the filing of the application form. 

  2. After the declaration of MAT 2021 result, candidates can apply at the official website of their preferred institute by sending their MAT scorecard.

  3. Selected candidates will receive a call for interview from the institute(s) they have applied to. 

  4. Depending upon the selection process of that specific college, candidates will undergo rounds like - GD/PI/WAT. 

  5. Candidates clearing all the rounds will be selected for admission.

What are the Details mentioned on Interview Call Letter?

Candidates shortlisted for admission through MAT 2021, will receive call letters on their registered email ID. The details mentioned on the call letter are :

  • Registration link
  • Last date to complete the registration
  • Date, time and venue for GD/PI/WT

Documents Required For MAT Selection

Documents Required for MAT Selection Process

Following documents are required at the time of admission:

Admit Card MAT 2021 Rank Letter
Date of Birth Certificate MAT 2021 Score Card
10th Marksheet and Passing Certificate 12th Marksheet and Passing Certificate
Reservation Category Certificate (if required) Domicile Certificate
Migration Certificate Character Certificate
One set of Self attested copy of Original documents Medical Fitness Documents
Bank Draft (detailed shall be enclosed in MAT Prospectus) 6 passport size colored photographs

Q&A on MAT 

Ques. How will I get to know if i have been shortlisted for any B-School after my MAT result?

Ans. You will be required to send your MAT Score to any 5 institutes during the application period. They will notify you via email and SMS if you get shortlisted by the exam authorities. Further rounds of selection that are conducted separately by all MAT Colleges include a written ability test, group discussion, and personal interview.

What are the Factors on which Selection depends?

Selection of the candidates depend on the following factors :

  • MAT 2021 Exam Score
  • Date of Birth – If two candidates have the same cutoff in the merit list then DOB benefit will be given to the older candidate
  • NRI Candidates
    • If a candidate is son/daughter of NRI personnel then he/she must hold a valid passport to fulfill the NRI quota process.
    • 5% of seats are reserved for these candidates.
    • Incase there is non availability of NRI candidates, then the seats will be filled through general intake.

Top B-Schools Selection Process

MAT Selection Process 2021 for Top 5 B-Schools

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree with minimum 60% marks (minimum 55% are required for SC/ST)
  • Candidate must have a valid MAT score. Academic performance and work experience will be considered during the selection process
  • Selected candidates will have to appear for GD and personal interview.

TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks.
  • Candidate should hold a valid MAT score
  • Academic performance and work experience will be considered
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for personal interview and other evaluation components involved in the selection procedure.

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai

  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks from a recognized Institute ( minimum marks required for SC/ST candidates is 45%)
  • Candidate should have valid MAT score and minimum score required in MAT 2021
  • There is no need to apply separately for this institute, as the admission will be handled by the CAP itself.
  • Candidates having work experience will be preferred over the ones who have zero experience.

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks (minimum marks required for SC/ST is 45%).
  • Candidate should have valid MAT score with 70% marks work experience and participation in extracurricular activities will be given additional weightage during the selection process

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 

  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks (minimum marks required for SC/ST is 45%)
  • Selected candidates will have to appear for PI and GD Final selection depends upon the performance in Test, GD,PI and academic performance.

MAT Seat Allotment

MAT 2021 Seat Allotment

MAT 2021 Result is based on the cut-off marks. Different colleges accepts different percentile for MAT admission. We are providing you with a list of colleges that accept MAT score along with the seats allotted to MAT per college. This will help the candidates to get a better understanding of the percentile and seat status of each college under MAT 2021.

Below is the list of some popular colleges that accepts MAT 2021 score for management courses:

Colleges Percentile Seats
Amity Business School, Noida 90+ 380
Christ College, Bangalore 81 to 90 225
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida 81 to 90 180
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi 81 to 90 360
MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore 81 to 90 240
Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore 81 to 90 100
New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi 76 to 80 180
Indian Institute of Finance, Delhi 76 to 80 60
Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi 76 to 80 420
Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur 76 to 80 180
MIT, Pune 76 to 80 60
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies 71 to 75 60
Forte Institute of Technology 71 to 75 120
Jagan Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi 71 to 75 300
SCMS,Cochin - 240
IILM, Gurgaon - 240
BVIMR, Pune - 181
Shiv Nadar University - 50

Management aspirants can choose the college/institute in accordance with their MAT 2021 percentile and MAT 2021 cut-off.

MAT Zone-wise Participating Institutes

MAT 2021 Participating Institutes : Zone-wise

East Zone

  • 7006: Eastern Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, Kolkata
  • 7010: Institute for Engineering & Management, Kolkata
  • 7013: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata
  • 7022: Heritage Business School, Kolkata
  • 7028: Future Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata
  • 7034: Institute for Business Management, Kolkata
  • 7041: Institute of Management Study, Kolkata
  • 7042: NSHM Business School, Kolkata
  • 7048: Techno India Group, Kolkata
  • 7050: Budge Budge Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • 7113: ABS Academy of Science Technology & Management, Durgapur
  • 7201: Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia
  • 7505: Institute of Management & Information Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • 7506: Hi-Tech Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • 7515: Bhavan's Centre for Communication & Management, Bhubaneswar
  • 7538: Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar
  • 7543: Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • 7809: Kaziranga University, Jorhat
  • 7804: NERIM Group of Institutions, Guwahati
  • 8007: International School of Management, Patna
  • 8306: Netaji Subhas Institute of Business Management Jamshedpur
  • 8315: Jain Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Jamshedpur
  • 8403: Development Management Institute, Patna
  • 8404: Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural Management, Muzaffarpur

West Zone

  • 3001: Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur
  • 3003: The IIHMR University, Jaipur
  • 3017: Jaipur National University, Jaipur
  • 3022: IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur
  • 3034: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur
  • 3302: Mody University of Science & Technology, Lakshmangarh
  • 3805: St Kabir Institute of Professional Studies, Ahmedabad
  • 3806: United world School of Business, Gandhinagar
  • 3815: Shanti Business School, Ahmedabad
  • 3902: Parul Institute of Management, Vadodara
  • 4023: Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • 4100: MIT School of Business, Pune
  • 4106: Flame School of Communication, Pune
  • 4122: Indus Business School, Pune
  • 4129: International Institute of Management Studies, Pune
  • 4134: Christ Institute of Management, Pune
  • 4138: Suryadatta Institute of Business Management & Technology, Pune
  • 4151: Flame School of Business, Pune
  • 4154: Institute of Technology & Management, Navi Mumbai
  • 4157: Pune Institute of Business Management, Pune
  • 4161: MIT School of Telecom Management, Pune
  • 4512: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore
  • 4911: ITM University, Raipur
  • 4929: Raipur Institute of Technology, Raipur 

North Zone

  • 1007: INMANTEC Institutions, Ghaziabad
  • 1101: AIMA-Centre for Management Education (PGDM), New Delhi
  • 1102: AIMA-Centre for Management Education (PGDITM), New Delhi
  • 1111: Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • 1112: EMPI Institutions, New Delhi
  • 1113: Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi
  • 1114: Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies-Technical Campus, New Delhi
  • 1115: International Management Centre, New Delhi
  • 1116: Indian Institute of Finance, Greater Noida
  • 1117: Jagan Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi
  • 1119: NIILM Centre for Management Studies, Greater Noida
  • 1120: IMM-FOSTIIMA Business School, New Delhi
  • 1123: IILM Institute for Higher Education, New Delhi
  • 1126: Guru Nanak Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • 1127: New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • 1128: Jagannath International Management School, New Delhi
  • 1129: DPC Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • 1131: International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi
  • 1142: Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • 1170: University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • 1171: IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida
  • 1200: GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
  • 1202: IILM Institute for Business & Management, Gurgaon
  • 1205: Ansal University, Gurgaon
  • 1208: BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
  • 1210: JK Business School, Gurgaon
  • 1222: Brij Mohan Institute of Management & Technology, Gurgaon
  • 1291: The Northcap University, Gurgaon
  • 1320: O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat
  • 1424: Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • 1604: Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology, Mohali
  • 1704: Chitkara University, Rajpura
  • 2003: Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research, Kanpur
  • 2014: GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida
  • 2016: Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad
  • 2018: IILM College of Management Studies, Greater Noida
  • 2023: Asian Business School, Noida
  • 2025: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
  • 2027: Christ Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
  • 2038: Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • 2039: Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Noida
  • 2043: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
  • 2044: SMRS International Business School, Lucknow
  • 2047: GNIOT College of Management, Greater Noida
  • 2049: Accurate Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida
  • 2051: Insitute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad
  • 2068: Harlal Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida
  • 2071: Institute of Advanced Management & Research, Ghaziabad
  • 2077: HR Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad
  • 2079: Jaypee Business School, Noida
  • 2107: Sharda University, Great Noida
  • 2120: Accurate Institute of Advanced Management, Greater Noida
  • 2206: International Institute for Special Education, Lucknow
  • 2207: Moti Lal Nehru School of Management, Lucknow
  • 2219: SRM Business School, Lucknow
  • 2224: IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Lucknow
  • 2234: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • 2239: Techno Institute of Management Sciences, Lucknow
  • 2411: Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  • 2501: Dewan Institute of Management Studies, Meerut
  • 2502: Master School of Management, Meerut
  • 2510: Shobhit University, Meerut
  • 2515: Kasturi Institute of Technology, Meerut

South Zone

  • 5001: Dhruva College of Management, Hyderabad
  • 5003: Institute of Insurance and Risk Management, Hyderabad
  • 5016: Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad
  • 5017: ICBM School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad
  • 5019: Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
  • 5031: Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 5033: Hyderabad Business School, Hyderabad
  • 5039: Warangal Institute of Management, Hyderabad
  • 5306: GITAM School of International Business, Hyderabad
  • 5601: IFIM Business School, Bangalore
  • 5604: Alliance University, Bangalore
  • 5609: MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • 5612: Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Bangalore
  • 5621: PES University, Bangalore
  • 5622: MP Birla Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • 5625: Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  • 5629: Acharya School of Management, Bangalore
  • 5634: NITTE School of Management, Bangalore
  • 5639: Christ University, Bangalore
  • 5641: Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • 5651: Institute of Business Management & Research, Bangalore
  • 5658: Acharya Academy of Management Studies, Bangalore
  • 5660: Jain University, Bangalore
  • 5665: St Joseph's Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • 5668: ISBR Business School, Bangalore
  • 5670: International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore
  • 5676: MATS Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  • 5686: Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore
  • 5691: Indus Business Academy, Bangalore
  • 5692: Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore
  • 5698: Institute of Technology & Management, Bangalore
  • 5704: Manipal University, Manipal
  • 5717: Bhavan's Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management, Mysore
  • 5719: Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore
  • 5756: St Aloysius College, Mangalore
  • 6001: Park Global School of Business Excellence, Chennai
  • 6065: SSN School of Management, Chennai
  • 6067: Institute of Technology & Management, Chennai
  • 6328: Vivekanandha Institute of Information & Mgmt Studies, Namakkal
  • 6334: VIT University, Vellore
  • 6405: Park Global School of Business Excellence, Coimbatore
  • 6427: Firebird Instt of Research in Management, Coimbatore
  • 6447: Karunya University, Coimbatore
  • 6705: Sadanam Institute of Commerce&Management Studies, Palakkad
  • 6801: SCMS Cochin School of Business, Kochi
  • 6804: DC School of Management & Technology, Kottayam
  • 6805: Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla
  • 6806: Sree Narayana Guru Institute of Science & Technology, North Paravur
  • 6819: Saintgits Institute of Management, Kottayam
  • 6916: Rajadhani Business School, Thiruvananthapuram

Frequently Asked Questions

MAT Counselling 2021 FAQs

Ques. How will one come to know about counselling schedule?

Ans. AIMA will release MAT counselling notification on its official website i.e. Candidates need to be updated from time to time and must check their schedule.

Ques. What all documents are required to carry along at the time of counselling?

Ans. At the time of MAT Counselling, it is essential to bring all your documents such as

  • Xerox Copy of MAT Admit Card
  • Bank Draft (check details in AIMA MAT Prospectus)
  • MAT Rank Card
  • Medical Certificates
  • Original and Xerox of 10th, 12th and graduation certificates
  • 6 passport size colored photographs of the candidate

Ques. What all factors are responsible for selection in MAT?

Ans. Your selection will depend on the following factors:

  • Marks in qualifying exam/equivalent CGPA
  • Performance in MAT (particular session)
  • Date of Birth: DOB benefits will be provided to those students who are older than another student with the same MAT Cut off in the merit list.

Ques. What is the selection criterion for Sponsored Category Students?

Ans. If you are working in any government/regulatory/research/academic or consultant organization then you have to go through the institute level test with respect to fulfillment of minimum qualification. Your selection will depend on the presentation of sponsorship certificate from the respective Institute at the time of the test.

Ques. What is the selection criteria for the sons/daughter of NRI Personnel?

Ans. Candidate must hold a valid passport regarding fulfillment of NRI quota.

Ques. How many institutes are participating in MAT selection process from all over India?

Ans. Check here the list of participating institutes & universities in MAT selection process for different regions:

Region Number of Institutes
Western 55
Southern 118
Eastern 48
Northern 111

Ques. Who will inform me about my selection after the announcement of score from AIMA?

Ans. After the announcement of MAT Result by AIMA, merit list will be released by every institute & you will be informed by authorities through e-mail or call letter. Keep visiting  the official website of the Institute for latest updates​

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


What is the cutoff for IIT madras?
manika gupta

The cut off for IIT Madras is as given below:

IIT Madras Courses

Cutoff 2019

Cutoff 2018

Cutoff 2017

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I want to apply for September MAT exam. So when will i be admitted to the college according to the result. Will it be just after the result or it'll take time in selection process.
waht to do for admission after getting my mat may result
I have filled up mat dec 2017 application form just now,and chosed 5 institute ,will aima sent my mat score in another institution apart from this 5 institution
Hello Sayantan,All India Management Association (AIMA) sent candidate's score to only selected institutes. In case you want to send your score to institutes other than the ones in the preferences filled, you need to send a ‘Request for Sending MAT Score to Additional Institutes’.

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