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MAT Counselling 2018 (September): Procedure, Selection, Seat Allotment

Updated On - June 22nd 2018 by SHIVANSHI RATHAUR

MAT Counselling for September 2018 will begin in the first week of October. AIMA does not hold any centralised counselling for candidates who qualify MAT. The selection process varies with college accepting MAT score. Some colleges directly admit candidates on the basis of their MAT Result; others hold pre-admission rounds- (Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)) to shortlist candidates.

Important Points about MAT Counselling

  • AIMA will release MAT counseling notification on its official website i.e. aima.in.
  • Candidates have to register for every college they wish to apply for separately on the college’s website.
  • Seats will be allotted on the basis of scores obtained in MAT as well as other selection rounds combined.
  • There are nearly 600 B-Schools in the country that accept MAT score. 
Note: In majority of the management institutions these days, Written Ability Test (WAT) is given more weightage, than the  group discussions. It is because the admission committee believes it is more convenient to judge a person’s view points based on Written Ability Test than in a Group Discussion. 

MAT 2018 Counselling Procedure

  • The counselling procedure in MAT differs from institute to institute.
  • While some may have a provision for offline mode, the other only allow online registrations.
  • Before proceeding to the choice-filling step, make sure you have paid the counselling fee online.

Read MAT Cutoff for PUMBA

Given below is the step-by-step procedure of participating in MAT Counselling 2018:

Online Mode

Step 1- Online Choice Filling

Qualified candidates who have paid their registration fee/ counselling fee choose their preferred colleges in descending order.

Step 2- Choice Locking & Printing of Locked Choices

The choices filled by contender will be locked automatically after registration period is over. Applicants have to take a print out of the filled choices only after closing of choice-filling in that particular round.

Step 3- Seat Allotment

The choices given are considered by the authorities and seats are allotted in order of merit.

Read MAT cutoff for Christ University Bangalore

Step 4- Pay Fee

Post allotment of seat, candidates must pay the fee via E-Challan or online mode. Post that, they must download the Online Provisional Admission letter. Then, the rounds of allotment will be started and also the Withdrawal of Allotted Seat and Refund of Fees session will be proposed.

Offline Mode

  • You must carry the ‘Assisstance Form’ along at the time of MAT Counselling. It can be obtained from the designated centers where candidates must report before the last date.
  • From the given list of MAT Participating Colleges, choose the most preferred colleges.
  • Post allotment of seat, you must be physically present at the  Institute and secure your seat and do the payment of requisite fee.
  • Carry all important documents (given below) in original, along with their attested photocopies.
  • In case you wish to participate in the second round of MAT Counselling, the dates will be announced post completion of the first round.

Documents Required for MAT Counselling 2018

Following documents are required at the time of counselling:

  1. Xerox copy of Counselling Letter
  2. Xerox Copy of MAT Admit Card
  3. Bank Draft (check details in AIMA MAT Prospectus)
  4. MAT Rank Card 
  5. Medical Documents
  6. Original and xerox of 10th , 12th and graduation certificates
  7. 6 passport size black & white and colored photographs of the candidate

Factors Affecting Selection through MAT

Requirement of Aptitude test for Selection

Aptitude tests is conducted to discover suitable & efficient student to meet industry & market standards in future. Your selection will depends on following factors:

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

Selection Criteria for Sponsored Category Student

  • 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.
  • Work Experience: If you have 2 year’s post qualification experience through a technical/engineering institute of state or national level.
  • Requirement of certificate: Your selection will depend on the presentation of sponsorship certificate from the respective Institute at the time of the test.
  • In case of equivalent marks of two students DOB will be the merit criteria.

Selection of Sons/Daughter of NRI Personnel

  • You must hold a valid passport regarding fulfillment of NRI quota.
  • 5% of available seats are reserved.
  • Seats will be converted to general intake in case of non-availability of NRI students.

Calculation of MAT Score

The final cumulative score calculation for selecting candidates after various rounds of selection procedure would be based on the following parameters.

  • Your score will be calculated by comparing it with an average group of other students. Your ability & aptitude performance are evaluated relative to the performance of a group of students.
  • To obtain your composite score, collect your score in each test area. Calculate percentile in test areas & in turn calculate total percentile.
  • Score obtained in Indian & Global environment section is not used in composite score calculation rather mentioned separately in the score card.

MAT Selection Process 2018 for Top 5 B-Schools


Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • For selection in DMS, IIT-Madras, the candidate must have a valid score in MAT. Past academic performance, work experience etc will also be considered during the selection process.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with 60% marks and above (55% and above for SC/ST candidates).
  • A personal interview will be conducted  which will be followed by group task performance and written communication. 

TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

  • For selection in TA PAi Management Institution, a candidate must have a graduate degree in any discipline a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.
  • The students of final year, if selected, will have to submit the required proof of completion of their graduation by the time they join the post graduate programme. 
  • Scores of MAT exam, academic excellence and work experience will also be considered.
  • Shortlisted candidates have to appear for a written test or personal interview and other evaluation components involved in the admission procedure.

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

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree with 50% marks or above from a recognized University (45% and above for SC/ST candidates). 
  • Candidates need to achieve the minimum score required in MAT 2018 as released by the institute.
  • Candidates do not require applying separately for this institution and the admissions will be handled by the CAP itself.
  • Candidates with work experience will be preferencen to candidates who have zero experience in the industry for the selection procedure.

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

  • Candidates with minimum aggregate of 50% marks(45% for SC/ST candidates) in their graduationcan apply for MBA in this institution. 
  • Candidates must score 70% marks in MAT 2018 to be eligible for admission in the MBA programme.
  • Academic record, performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview will also be considered.
  • Work experience and participation in extra-curricular activities will  be given additional weightage during the selection criteria.

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.

  • Candidates must have a graduate degree with minimum percentage as 50% or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST candidates)
  • Final year students clearing the selection process will have to submit their proof of completion of graduation within 4 weeks of joining the course.
  • Short-listed candidates will appear for personal interview and group discussions conducted by the institution.
  • The final selection is going to be based on overall performance in Admission Test, Group Discussion, Personal Interview and consistent academic Awards.

MAT Counselling 2018 FAQs

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

Ans. AIMA will release MAT counseling notification on its official website i.e. aima.in. Candidates need to be updated time to time to check the schedule.

Ques. Is there any process before online councelling?

Ans. Yes, registration for MAT online counseling is important in order to participate in it on the provided date.

Ques. Can the fee submission of councelling be done offline?

Ans. Yes, candidates can submit the MAT counselling fee only in online mode as well as in offline mode.

Ques. Can I apply in offline mode for councelling?

Ans. Candidates can also apply for offline counselling. In this, they need to report at the allocated reporting center. You must carry the ‘Assisstance Form’ along at the time of MAT Counselling. It can be obtained from the designated centers where candidates must report before the last date.

Ques. What if one needs to participate in the second round of MAT Counselling?

Ans. In case you wish to participate in the second round of MAT Counselling, the dates will be announced post completion of the first round.

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

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

  • Xerox copy of Counselling Letter
  • Xerox Copy of MAT Admit Card
  • Bank Draft (check details in AIMA MAT Prospectus)
  • MAT Rank Card • Medical Documents
  • Original and xerox of 10th , 12th and graduation certificates
  • 6 passport size black & white and colored photographs of the candidate

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

Ans. Your selection will depends on following factors:

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

Ques. What is 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 list of participating institutes & universities in MAT selection process for different regions:

RegionNumber of Institutes
Western55
Southern118
Eastern48
Northern111

Ques. What is the overall percentage required for B-school?

Ans. Overall, cutoff in top B-school ranges from 500 to 700.

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

Ans. After announcement of MAT Result by AIMA, merit list will be released by everyinstitute & you will be informed by authorities through e-mail or call letter. Keep visiting to 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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SAYANTAN BISWAS

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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