MAT Counselling 2024: Date, Registration, Selection Procedure

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Jan 16, 2024

MAT counselling 2024 will be conducted by each college independently and not in a centralized fashion. MAT 2024 exam is conducted by AIMA, and the scores of this exam are accepted by about 650 management colleges in the country.

Aspirants of this exam must select the colleges where they would like to take admission while considering their test scores. The institution will decide on any further test or interview process for admission.

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MAT Selection Procedure 2024

The participating institutes will conduct the MAT selection procedure 2024 after the announcement of the exam results. Those who pass the MAT in 2024 must submit separate applications to the participating institutes. Candidates should know that the MAT 2024 selection procedure differs from institute to institute. The following lists each round.

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)

While some participating institutes will perform the MAT 2024 selection process offline, others will do so online. Candidates will be notified by email or letter from the institute they applied to after the release of the merit list. Candidates must check the official website of the institute they applied to for any updates.

MAT Score vs Percentile 2024 What After MAT Result

MAT Counselling 2024

AIMA MAT counselling procedure involves choosing applicants through in-person and group interviews. Only after the MAT Results are declared in 2024 can AIMA MAT Counseling 2024 will take place. After the results, information of the MAT 2024 Counseling schedule will be released.

All candidates who have been shortlisted will be called in for the document verification and MAT selection process in 2024. Candidates at MAT Counseling must go through two to three rounds of group discussions, one-on-one interviews, and a few written exams.

The All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT counselling for applicants seeking admission to MBA/PGDM programs provided by various affiliated colleges/institutions of the university. Candidates should be aware that there is no centralized MAT counselling process at AIMA. Each participating management institute will handle the MAT admissions process individually.

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Top Colleges in India Offering MBA

Colleges offering MBA in India are mentioned below.

MBA Colleges

Great Lakes Chennai

Great Lakes Gurgaon

ICFAI Dehradun

IMT Ghaziabad

UPES Dehradun

LPU Jalandhar

SRM University Chennai

GD Goenka University, Gurgaon

Chandigarh University

BML Munjal University, Gurgaon

Manipal University (MAHE)

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

IPE Hyderabad

IFIM Business School

MAT Counselling 2024 Details

After the announcement of MAT 2024 result, several B-schools will release the cut off percentiles on their official websites. Candidates must prepare a list of colleges where their exam score is acceptable, and apply before the deadline allotted to them. Some of the important facts associated with MAT counselling 2024 are discussed below.

  • Participating colleges release merit lists for all relevant courses offered at their institution. Candidates who get chosen are sent an email containing the call letter.
  • The acceptable percentile score will differ for each participating college. Several colleges conduct their entrance exams, and at the same time, accept MAT applicants too. 
  • Candidates will be invited to participate in counselling rounds via email. The dates will depend upon the number of applicants and the seats available.

Also Read: Top B-schools Accepting MAT 2024 Scores

Document Required for MAT 2024 Counselling

Candidates must prepare a folder of all the important documents along with two sets of photocopies a few days before the counselling. The complete list of requirements is given on this page.

  • Classes 10 and 12 mark sheet
  • Date of birth certificate
  • MAT 2024 admit card
  • MAT 2024 rank letter
  • MAT 2024 scorecard
  • Character certificate
  • 6 passport-size photographs
  • Reservation certificate (if any)
  • Domicile certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Set of self-attested documents
  • Demand draft

MAT 2024 Counselling Selection Procedure

The counselling selection procedure differs from institute to institute. This means that each institute will have its own selection criteria and rules. While some have a provision for offline registrations, others only allow online registrations. Given below is the step-by-step procedure for participating in MAT counselling selection procedure 2024:

  • Step 1: Make a list of MAT counselling participating institutes in which you want to take admission.
  • Step 2: Apply to the Business School/Management Institute by sending the respective MAT scorecard.
  • Step 3: MAT merit list will be released & Candidates will be informed by authorities.
  • Step 4: Check the official website of said institute for the latest updates on admission and merit list.

MAT Seat Allotment 2024

Admissions will depend upon the cut off released by the institutions, and the score secured by candidates. The cut off will differ from college to college. Given below is a table that contains details on the expected percentile and the number of seats available at some of the top B-schools that grant admission on the basis of MAT scores. 

MAT Seat Allotment 2024 
Name of the 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

Factors Affecting MAT Selection Procedure

Factors affecting MAT Selection Procedure are as follows:

MAT 2024 Exam Score: Candidates who have a better MAT exam score, will be automatically given priority.

Date of Birth: In any case, if two candidates have the same MAT cut off in the merit list then, the date of birth benefit will be given to the older candidate.

For NRI Candidates

  • If a candidate is the son/daughter of NRI personnel then he/she must hold a valid passport to fulfil the NRI quota process.
  • 5% of seats are reserved for these candidates.
  • In case there is a non-availability of NRI candidates, then the seats will be filled through the general intake.

MAT Selection Process for Top B-Schools

The following table shows MAT selection process for top B-schools in India. Candidates are highly advised to go through this if they are aspiring to take admitted to any of the following universities. 

MAT Selection Process for Top B-schools
Name Of The B-School MAT Selection Process
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 60% marks (minimum of 55% is required for SC/ST)
  • The candidate must have a valid MAT score. 
  • Academic performance and work experience will be considered during MAT selection process
  • Applicants who get selected will have to appear for GD and personal interviews in MAT counselling.
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • The candidate should have a valid MAT score
  • Academic performance and work experience will be considered during MAT counselling process.
  • Applicants who get selected will have to appear for a personal interview round and other screening rounds involved in MAT selection procedure. 
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai
  • Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized Institute ( minimum marks required for SC/ST candidates is 45%)
  • The aspirant should have a valid MAT score and the minimum score required in MAT 2024.
  • 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 have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks (the minimum marks required for SC/ST is 45%).
  • Applicants need to have a valid MAT score of 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 a minimum of 50% marks (minimum marks required for SC/ST is 45%)
  • Selected candidates will have to appear for PI and GD final selection depending upon the performance in the, GD, PI, and academic performance as per MAT counselling process.

MAT Cut Off 2024 Percentile

The following graph shows the college-wise MAT cut off percentile. Candidates can have look at it and take note of the cut off percentile for the university they are aspiring for.

MAT Cutoff Percentile

Participating in Management Institutes in MAT Examination 2024 

Every year AIMA releases a list of the Management Institutes participating in the MAT Examination. Management Institutes are categorized, geographically, into East Zone, West Zone, North Zone & South Zone. Listed below are the participating Management Institutes (MI) with MI Code for MAT 2024.

MAT Participating Institutes Download

MAT Queries

If candidates want any clarification regarding MAT 2024 counselling then they can mail their queries to the given email address:

Email ID:


How many MBA colleges accept MAT score for admission?

Over 700+ MBA colleges and institutes accept MAT score for admission. These institutes shortlist candidates based on their MAT exam score for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

Does AIMA conduct centralised counselling for admission through MAT?

No, AIMA does not conduct centralised counselling for admission through MAT exam. It only sends the MAT scorecard of candidates to the participating institutes for further process.

f I misplace my MAT scorecard, will I get a duplicate copy?

If a candidate lost their MAT scorecard, they can download it again from the official AIMA website.

When will the MAT 2024 counselling start?

MAT Counselling 2024 will be conducted after the results are declared on the official website.


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