MAT 2020 Counselling : Dates, Selection Procedure and Seat Allotment

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    MAT 2020 Counselling comprises 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-sschools determine their own cutoff and admission process. More than 600 institutes participate in MAT Counselling process. A brief idea about the selection process is given below:

    Latest: MAT 2020 Result was declared on February 25, 2020. 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 of Top MBA Colleges 
    • The scorecard is auto-sent to the college(s) opted by the candidate in the application form.
    • MAT 2020 May session will take place on May 3 (CBT) and May 16, 2020 (PBT). Following the release of results, the counselling process is tentatively scheduled to begin in August.

    MAT is held four times in a year, so a candidate can take the exam at any time of the year, in accordance with the admission schedule of the preferred institute.

    Note:In majority of the management institutions these days the Written Ability Test (WAT) is given more weightage than the group discussion round. This is majorly due to the fact that the WAT is believed to be a better assessment of the candidate’s aptitude than the group discussion round. Check How to crack College Interview after MAT?

    MAT 2020 Selection Process

    MAT 2020 Selection Procedure

    MAT Selection Procedure involves 3 basic steps :

    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.


    How to Participate in the Selection Rounds of MAT 2020?

    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 2020 scores to 5 different institutes. These institutes will be selected during the filing of the application form. 

    2. After the declaration of MAT 2020 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/WT. 

    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 2020, 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 CardMAT 2020 Rank Letter
    Date of Birth CertificateMAT 2020 Score Card
    10th Marksheet and Passing Certificate12th Marksheet and Passing Certificate
    Reservation Category Certificate (if required)Domicile Certificate
    Migration CertificateCharacter Certificate
    One set of Self attested copy of Original documentsMedical Fitness Documents
    Bank Draft (detailed shall be enclosed in MAT Prospectus)6 passport size colored photographs

    Read MAT cutoff for Christ University Bangalore

    Commonly asked Question

    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 2020 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.

    Read MAT Cutoff for PUMBA

    Top B-Schools Selection Process

    MAT Selection Process 2020 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 2020
    • 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 2020 Seat Allotment

    MAT 2020 Seat Allotment

    MAT 2020 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 2020.

    Below is the list of some popular colleges that accepts MAT 2020 score for management courses:

    Amity Business School, Noida90+380
    Christ College, Bangalore81 to 90225
    Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida81 to 90180
    Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi81 to 90360
    MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore81 to 90240
    Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore81 to 90100
    New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi76 to 80180
    Indian Institute of Finance, Delhi76 to 8060
    Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi76 to 80420
    Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur76 to 80180
    MIT, Pune76 to 8060
    University of Petroleum and Energy Studies71 to 7560
    Forte Institute of Technology71 to 75120
    Jagan Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi71 to 75300
    IILM, Gurgaon-240
    BVIMR, Pune-181
    Shiv Nadar University-50

    Other popular/top colleges which accept MAT 2020 score are mentioned below:

    Management aspirants can choose the college/institute in accordance with their MAT 2020 percentile and MAT 2020 cut-off.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    MAT Counselling 2020 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:

    RegionNumber of Institutes

    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

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    1 Comment

    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

    08 Nov, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    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’.

    14 May, 2018 15:23

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