MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

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May 30, 2021

Jun 5, 2021 | Management

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AIMA is responsible for deciding the eligibility criteria for MAT. The basic educational criterion says that the applicant should have a graduation degree in any stream, issued by a recognized university. The exam can be taken by Indian Nationals, Foreign Nationals, as well as NRI candidates. Find more details on the MAT eligibility criteria 2021 on this page.

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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Educational Qualifications

As per the MAT eligibility, the candidates who have completed their graduation in any stream from a recognized institute or university are eligible to apply. Final year graduates from any discipline, including science, humanities, commerce, or engineering stream from a recognized institute or university, can apply. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts for taking the MAT exam. If the candidates do not satisfy the eligibility criteria, their MAT 2021 Admit card will not be issued. All details regarding MAT exam eligibility based on the education qualification are listed below.

Bachelor's degree: Candidates should have a Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized Board or University to be eligible for MAT Exam 2021.

Percentage: To be eligible for MAT Exam 2021, applicants should have obtained a minimum of 50% in their graduation course.

Final Year Students: Final year candidates can also apply for the examination but they should meet the MAT eligibility criteria 2021. Before applying for the b-School, candidates should make sure that they clear their final year exams.

Work Experience: For MAT Exam 2021 candidates need not have work experience but if the candidate has any work experience, it will give additional weightage to the candidate's profile.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Nationality Requirements

An Indian citizen, as well as an NRI candidate, has no restrictions regarding the number of attempts for taking the MAT exams. As per the MAT eligibility, NRI candidates need to generate few documents while filling up the MAT application form. The MAT eligibility criteria 2021 based on the nationality is listed below:

  • Indian Citizen: Candidates who are the citizens of India are eligible to apply for MAT 2021 Exam.
  • NRI Candidates: MAT 2021 provide admission to NRI candidates also. NRI candidates are highly advised to produce a Passport copy and visa or evidence of NRI status all duly attested by a qualified notary or Indian mission/consulate or Indian Chamber of commerce in the country of residence or by consulate /mission/embassy of the concerned country in India.
  • Foreign Nationals: Foreign Nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India. In order to qualify as an international candidate for the purpose of applying to IIFT entrance exam, a candidate should have been (expected to be) resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2021 and be outside India during the IIFT examination window.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit and Attempts

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates to be eligible to apply for the MAT 2021 Exam.
  • Attempts Limit: There is no limit to the number of attempts they can take in this MAT 2021 Exam.
  • Variations in the minimum score: The minimum score limit varies in a few Management Institutes. Check the AIMA & Management Institutes' website for the required information. Further details on Eligibility Criteria can be obtained from the official website for MAT 2021 Exam.

MAT 2021 Reservation Criteria

The table below depicts the minimum marks required by different categories of candidates to crack the MAT 2021 examination.

MAT Eligibility Criteria based on Reservation 2021
Category Minimum Marks
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC 27%
PH / PwD 3%

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for IBT Mode

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, AIMA has introduced a new mode of examination known as Remotely Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT). In the IBT mode, candidates can appear for the examination from their homes as maintaining social distance has become a new way of living. The MAT eligibility criteria for IBT mode are the same as mentioned above, but there are certain requirements which the candidates might have to match up in order to successfully appear and complete their MAT 2021 examination. The specified requirements are:

  • Computer Requirements: A computer system with a webcam for capturing candidate's images.
  • Local server or Cache proxy: In order to store entrance exam information and temporary storing candidate's result.
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are preferable for successful completion of the entrance exam.
  • Browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer is recommended.
  • 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

MAT IBT Mode 2021 Computer Specifications

Below are the computer specifications for MAT IBT mode 2021.

  • A processor with 4 GB of installed memory.
  • Free memory of approximately 1 GB or more.
  • Free disk space should be 2 GB or more than that.
  • The adapter of 1024x768 resolution.
  • Webcam-Logitech C270, C210, C170, and Microsoft VX800 are preferable.

MAT Eligibility Criteria for Top Colleges

This part totally displays all the information regarding the MAT eligibility criteria for various colleges and universities across the country. Candidates need to be aware of this as the MAT eligibility might vary institute-wise. The below tables shows MAT eligibility 2019 of different institutes from different regions.

Northern Region

The following table displays all the details regarding the MAT eligibility of the year 2019 for universities in the northern region.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Universities in Northern Region
Name of the College/ Institute MAT Eligibility Criteria
Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • Graduation in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate marks (45 % for SC/ST)
  • Students in final year may also apply
CHRIST University
  • 50% or above in aggregate in bachelor’s
  • Candidates in final year degree examinations are also eligible
  • Composites score of 500 or above in MAT
Fortune Institute of International Business
  • 50% or above in graduation
  • Final year candidates could 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 Region

To know the MAT eligibility criteria for 2021 of universities in the southern region, check out the below table:

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Universities in Southern Region
Name of the College/ Institute MAT Eligibility Criteria
AIMS School of Business
  • 50% or above in graduation
  • 60 percentile 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 an added advantage

Eastern Region

The following table displays all the details regarding the MAT eligibility of the year 2021 for universities in the eastern region.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Universities in Eastern Region
Name of the College/ Institute MAT 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 minimum 50% aggregate
  • Final year students can also apply

Western Region

To know the MAT eligibility criteria for 2021 of universities in the western region, check out the below table:

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Universities in Western Region
NAme of the Institute/ College MAT 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 semestersComposite 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)
ITM University, Chattisgarh
  • Graduation with 50% marks
  • Valid MAT score
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

Before filling up the Application Form it is advised to the candidates that they go through the AIMA-MAT guidelines and read the minimum MAT eligibility criteria, understand the MAT Exam Pattern.

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