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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2022: Qualifying Marks, Age Limit, Number of Attempts, and Reservation Criteria

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2022 has been specified in detail by AIMA, the exam conducting body. As per MAT Eligibility Criteria 2022, candidates must have completed their graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Also, candidates in their final year of graduation are eligible to apply for MAT 2022 exam.

  • There is no specific age limit to register for MAT 2022. AIMA has released MAT 2022 Application forms for the Feb session. Click Here to Apply for MAT 2022
  • MAT exam is conducted by AIMA for admission to MBA/PGDM courses offered by renowned B-schools across the country. Candidates are given the option to choose 5 colleges while filling MAT 2022 application form. 
  • All the participating colleges and institutes have their own set of eligibility criteria for admission, so the candidates are advised to be careful while choosing colleges during MAT registration process. Check MAT Score Accepting Institutes

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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are required to read the details about MAT eligibility criteria 2022 before filling the application form. Given below are the eligibility criteria that the candidate should adhere to to qualify for MAT 2022.

Criteria Details
Academic Qualification
Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university
Candidates who hold a professional degree such as CA, CS, or ICWA are eligible to apply for MAT entrance exam
Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are eligible to apply for MAT 2022 exam
Age Limit

No upper age limit specified by AIMA to appear for MAT 2022.

Minimum Marks

No minimum percentage specified for taking the exam. However, every institute has its own minimum percentage requirement for admission.

In the case of grades or CGPA, the percentage of marks calculation will be based on a procedure certified by the respective Institute in accordance with the participating management institute’s eligibility criteria.
Number of Attempts No bar on the number of attempts for MAT exam, thus the candidate can take the examination as many times as they want till they succeed.
Work Experience No minimum work experience required for taking MAT 2022. 

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MAT Reservation Criteria 2022

MAT 2022 Reservation Criteria

Category Minimum Percentage
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC 27%
PH Candidates 3%

The candidate should note that the All India Management Association has fixed the channel of reservation which is the same as that of last year’s examination. Aspirants have to secure the minimum cut off score on the basis of which they will be shortlisted and eventually will proceed further to the next rounds of interview.

MAT Eligibility Criteria for Admission

MAT Eligibility Criteria for Admission to MBA Colleges

AIMA does not specify the eligibility criteria for admission to various MBA colleges. All participating colleges have their own eligibility criteria for admission. Candidates are required to go through these before applying for admission based on MAT 2022:

  • At least 50% to 60% marks would be required in graduation
  • Professional degree holders may be given some relaxations
  • Women candidates may be given weightage.
  • Candidates with work experience may be given more weightage
  • Academic performance in classes X and XII may be given more weightage.

MAT Eligibility for Top Institutes

MAT Eligibility Criteria for Top Institutes 

Northern India

College/Institute Eligibility Criteria
Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • Graduation in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate marks (45 % for SC/ST)
  • Students in their final year may also apply
CHRIST University
  • 50% or above in aggregate in bachelor’s
  • Candidates in final degree examinations are also eligible
  • Composite score of 500 or above in MAT
Fortune Institute of International Business
  • 50% or above in graduation
  • Final year candidates may also apply
Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized University
  • Candidates in the final year may also apply

Southern India

College/Institute Eligibility Criteria
AIMS School of Business
  • 50% or above in graduation
  • 60 percentiles in MAT
  • Individuals with a minimum of 1-year work experience will be preferred.
Alliance School of Business
  • Bachelor’s with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • A high score in MAT
GIBS Business School, Bangalore
  • Minimum 50% in graduation
  • Final year students can also apply
MP Birla Institute of Management
  • Graduation with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • Good communication skills
  • Work experience will be added advantage

Eastern India

College/Institute Eligibility Criteria
Birla School of Management, Bhubaneswar Graduate with a valid MAT score
IMS Business School, Kolkata
  • Valid MAT score
  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university
DMI, Patna
  • Minimum 3 years bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DA candidates)
  • Valid MAT score
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan , Kolkata
  • Graduation with a minimum 50% aggregate
  • Final year students can also apply

Western India

College/Institute Eligibility Criteria
CHRIST University, Mumbai
  • 50% 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, Rajasthan Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (45% FOR SC/ST)
Raipur Institute of Technology, Chattisgarh
  • Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks for general (45% for SC/ST and OBC)
  • Final year students may also apply
ITM University, Chattisgarh
  • Graduation with 50% marks
  • Valid MAT score
MAT Eligibility for IBT Mode

MAT Eligibility for IBT Mode 2022

The candidate has to meet the minimum eligibility criteria to appear for MAT Internet-Based Test.

  • Computer Requirements: A computer system with a webcam to capture images.
  • Local server or Cache proxy in order to store test delivery information and temporarily storing candidate results.
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Browsers: Prefer using Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Internet connection: Broadband internet connection of speed 4Mbps and Upload speed of 1Mbps. A separate device for LAN and internet is advised rather than an integrated device. 

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MAT Eligibility FAQs

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2022 FAQs

Ques. What are the reservation criteria for SC category candidates for MAT 2022?

Ans. The minimum reservation criteria for SC category candidates is set as 15%.

Ques. I have 2 years of work experience; will that be beneficial for me while appearing for MAT 2022?

Ans. No, work experience holds minimum weightage when it comes to eligibility criteria, thus whether the candidate is fresher or working professional, they will be given equal treatment.

Ques. Am I eligible to apply for MAT 2021 if I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Distance Learning?

Ans. Yes, you are allowed to apply. Provided, the university must be government approved and you should fall under the eligibility norms of MAT 2022.

Ques. Can I appear for both Paper-based and Internet-Based MAT examinations?

Ans. Yes, the candidate can appear for any form of examination or rather all considering that he falls under the minimum eligibility criteria.

Ques. What is the minimum age limit for MAT 2022?

Ans. AIMA has not defined any specific age limit for the candidate who will appear for MAT 2022. 

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


My final year supplementary exams are still due. Am I eligible for appearing for the MAT exam?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Shreya, greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you are eligible to appear for MAT.

Is there any reservation quota for people with disabilities in the MAT exam?
my 12th percentile is 48% and i want to know am eligible or not for mat exams
Hello, I am currently in the 4th semester of my 3-year graduation course waiting for the exams to happen. Am I eligible to apply for MAT 2020?
Hii ,I'm completed graduation 2015 in nagpur university with 53 % can I eligible for mat or other exam for MBA
Hi Nilima, as there is no upper age limit to apply for this exam, thus, you are still eligible to apply for MAT.
Unlike CAT, is online calculator provided for MAT.
In the year 2019-2020, I'll be doing final year. So in the month of May 2019 can i appear for MAT exam.
Hi Hima, yes you may apply for the exam.
Hello Sazad, Yes you are eligible as There is no set bar for minimum aggregate percentage one must have in UG course.
Sir, Can u please tell me The Exact Center location of February 2018 MAT in Karnataka, Bangalore.
Hello Ananta, You should check your admit card. All details relevant to your test center is provided on Admit card.

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