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MAT Cutoff 2020: Expected MAT Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges Based of Score

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Apr 7, 2021

MAT Cutoff 2020 is announced by the participating institutes individually after the declaration of result. The expected cut-offs can be determined by previous years qualifying marks for the individual B-schools. Not only do few colleges accept MAT percentiles, some even consider the overall score, composite scores and sectional scores as their cut-off criteria. Check MAT Participating Colleges

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  • AIMA, the conducting body of Management Aptitude Test releases a list of participating college as per different zones.
  • MAT Cutoff for top B-schools touch 95+ percentiles with 600-700. Most of the other reputed institutes accept scores within the range of 70-80 percentiles.
  • Candidates who score the minimum qualifying marks will participate in MAT 2020 Counselling Process

Expected Cutoff 2020

MAT 2020 Expected Cutoff

MAT cutoff for each college varies. Some colleges consider sectional cutoff for admission selection rounds like Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The table below indicates the expected institute-wise MAT cut off 2020. These have been considered on the basis of previous year cutoffs, the difficulty level of the test, the number of candidates and the number of seats in an Institute.

In case you have secured a percentile less than 90 in MAT, we have curated some of the B-schools that accept low MAT Scores also. Check the list below:

  1. IBMR, Pune

  2. IIRM, Jaipur (Only for Rural Management - accepts MAT admission)

  3. IMS, IndoreInstitute of Professional Studies and Research, New Delhi

  4. Jagan Institute of Management, Delhi

  5. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad

  6. NIMT, Ghaziabad

  7. Rourkela Institute of Management Studies, Rourkela

  8. Suryadatta Institute of Management, Pune

  9. iFEEL Business School

Read about MAT Score Calculation

Ideal Attempts & Cut offs

MAT 2020 Ideal Attempts and Cut offs

Section No of Qs Ideal time (in minutes) Ideal attempts Score required to get 90+ percentile
Language Comprehension 40 30 28 28
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 35 27 27
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 38 24 23
Mathematical Skills 40 37 30 30
Indian and Global Environment 40 10 15 Separate sectional marks, not counted for percentile calculation
200 150 124 108-110
Collegedunia Tip: Raw score of 70+ is expected to award the percentile of 80+ and the raw score of 110 can award you the percentile of 90

MAT May 2020 Cut Off 80 and above

B-School Range of MAT Cut off Percentile
BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized programs) 80-85
XIME Bangalore 80-85
Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune 80-85
International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune 80-85
School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon  80-85
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai 80-85
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi 80-85
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida 80-85
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi 80-85
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi 80-85
Christ University Bengaluru 80-85
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore 80-85

MAT Cut Off 75% and above

B-School Range of MAT Cut off Percentile
IMS Ghaziabad 75-80
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 75-80
AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore 70-75
GITAM Visakhapatnam 70-75
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune 70-75
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore 75-80
IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai 70-75
Chetna CIMR 75-80
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad 75-80
Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore 70-75
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies (RCBS) Cochin 70-75
ITM Group of Institutions 70-75

MAT Cut Off 60% and above

B-School Range of MAT Cut off Percentile
St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore 65-70
J K Business School Gurgaon 65-70
GITAM Hyderabad Business School Hyderabad 65-70
GITAM School of Business Bengaluru 65-70
Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai 65-70
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) 65-70
EMPI Business school New Delhi 60-65
Jaypee Business School, Noida 60-65
CII School of Logistics, Amity University, Noida 60-65
National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad -Delhi NCR 60-65
Accurate Institute of Management And Technology 55-60
Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) Bangalore 65-70

How to Check MAT Cut off 2020?

Candidates can visit the official website of AIMA to see MAT cutoff. Here are some easy steps to check MAT Cut off 2020:

  1. Visit the official website of the Institute

  2. Look for ‘examination section’ on the homepage

  3. Click on the link and enter your Roll Number, Form Number and month of test

  4. MAT Cut off list will be displayed

  5. Save and take its print out for further use

Cut off Calculation

How is MAT Cut off Calculated?

There are certain factors that affect MAT cutoff. These factors are also considered by MAT Colleges that declare their individual cut off. These factors include:

  • Total number of candidates who appeared
  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Total seats
  • Reservation norms

1. MAT Cutoff for BIMTECH, Noida

Courses Offered

Entrance Exams

Seats Available

MAT Cutoff













PGDM (Management)




  • The institute offers 800 seats for Postgraduate management programs.

  • BIMTECH accepts students through exams like CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, and CMAT. 

  • Ranked AI-13, MAT Cutoff for BIMTECH ranges above 75 percentile

  • BIMTECH has over 65+ full-time faculty, and on a daily and yearly basis about 15 to 250 respectively visiting faculty. 

2. MAT Cutoff for PUMBA, Pune













The Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), Savitribai Phule Pune University is one of the top Management Institutes in India, established in the year 1971.

  • PUMBA offers three management programmes namely MBA++, MBA (Biotech) and Executive MBA.

  • Only MBA++ program accepts students through MAT/CAT /ATMA/XAT/MH-CET.

  • If you are applying through MAT, the minimum MAT Cutoff required is 600/800.

  • Post the selection rounds, candidates are called for a centralized MAT Counselling

  • Admission to nearly 600 MAT Colleges are granted on the basis of marks scored in all selection rounds

  • Among the six hundred and more B-schools in the country (including the IIMs), the Department of Management Studies (PUMBA), Pune ranks at position 66.

Expected MAT Cutoff 2020 for PUMBA: MBA++ is the only course out of the three PGDM courses in PUMBA that accepts students through MAT. The expected MAT cutoff 2019 is 600 out of 800 for admission in PUMBA.

As per the past years’ analysis, this has been observed that MAT Cutoff for PUMBA have been stable and it is expected to be the same for year 2020 as well. The total seat intake for MBA in PUMBA is 180.

 3. MAT Cut Off for SIMSREE

Courses Offered

Entrance Exam

Seats Available


Masters of Management Studies (MMS)




Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM)




  • SIMSREE accepts student’s admission through exams like CAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ XAT/ ATMA.

  • The annual intake into the MMS, PGDM, MFM, MMM courses is 120, 60, 30, 30

  • SIMSREE offers various management courses at the postgraduate level such as Masters of Management Studies (MMS), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM), Master’s Degree in Marketing Management (MMM), and Master’s Degree in Financial Management (MFM).

4. MAT Cutoff for IFIM, Bangalore

Courses Offered


Entrance Exams

No. of seats

Expected MAT Cutoff


2 years, Full time





2 years, Full time





2 years, Full time




IFIM (Institute of Finance and International Management) is one of the top B-School of the country. MAT cut off for IFIM Bangalore varies each year, depending upon the number of applicants and the availability of seats. The shortlisted candidates are then interviewed by an expert faculty of IFIM. Candidates are offered admission in IFIM if they are selected by both IFIM and their corporate partners.

Candidates must have completed their graduation with minimum marks of 50% from a recognized university and must have obtained high scores in any of the entrance examinations.

5. MAT Cutoff for Jaipuria Institute of Management

Courses Offered

Entrance Exams

Seats Available

Expected MAT Cutoff

PGDM (Management)




PGDM (Retail Management)




PGDM (Financial Services)




Jaipuria Institute of Management has 180 seats in PGDM (full time), 60 seats in PGDM (Financial Services), 60 seats in PGDM (Retail Management) and 30 seats in PGDM (part-time) programs respectively. Jaipuria Institute of Management admits students through management entrance examinations such as MAT, CAT, CMAT, XAT and ATMA.

6. MAT Cut off 2020 for Christ University Bangalore




Postgraduate Diploma in Management Human Resource Management



Post Graduate Diploma in Management Marketing



Post Graduate Diploma in Management Finance



One of which is the very prestigious Christ University that accepts MAT scores. For its management courses, it accepts the scores of exams CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/GMAT, along with MAT.

What After MAT Cutoff?

What After MAT Cutoff 2020?

Each MAT Score Accepting College follows its individual selection procedure. While some admit students directly upon their MAT Result, some hold further scrutiny rounds. These rounds help filter out the best students from the crowd. 

Read below the stages of the pre-admission process. Most Management Institutes have two or all of these stages:

  1. Group Discussion (GD)
  2. Personal Interview (PI)
  3. Written Ability Test (WAT)

The majority of management colleges now give higher weightage to a candidate’s performance in the written test.This is so because it is easier to judge a candidate’s viewpoints while he is writing, unlike in GD/PI. Also, a soft-spoken candidate often loses his chance in a GD round. So, we advise you to prepare well for all these rounds to the best of your ability.

Post these selection rounds, selected candidates appear for MAT Counselling. While participating in the counselling rounds, make sure you bring along the following documents:

  1. MAT Admit card with Xerox copy
  2. Original certificates of 10th, 12th with Xerox Copy
  3. Medical documents
  4. MAT Rank Card
  5. All original certificates in concern to preceding qualification
  6. Caste certificates for the reserved category
  7. At least new six passport size black and white and color photographs

Frequently Asked Questions

MAT Cutoff FAQs

Ques. What is MAT Composite Score and how is it calculated?

Ans. While the total marks of MAT Paper are 200, colleges carve out the composite scores from 800. MAT Score represents the relative position of a candidate w.r.t. other candidates. For e.g.: percentile score of 95 means that there are 95% of candidates below, whose scores are lesser. 

Each MAT score-report contains six scores: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Sufficiency, Reasoning Ability (ranging from 0 to 100), Composite Score (199 to 801) and General Awareness (a separate scorecard on a scale from 0 to 100). Check  MAT Exam Pattern

But the composite score is decided upon the first four sections only. This is so because these sections talk about specific skills that one acquires over a long period of time. AIMA assigns equal weightage to these sections. The scores were defined in a way that a score of about 50 in a section and about 500 on the composite scale represent the average performance of that group.

Ques. Is there a sectional cutoff in MAT?

Ans. No, there is no sectional cutoff in MAT. It is somewhere beneficial for the candidates. Because if you score low in one section, you can easily compensate by another one. 

Ques. Which are the colleges with highest MAT Cutoff?

Ans. As per the past year trends, colleges with the highest MAT Cutoff include:

Top B-Schools MAT Cut off 2020 
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore 700
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 650
Department of Management Sciences, PUMBA (Pune University) 600

Ques. In how many institutes can I apply on the basis of MAT?

Ans: MAT Score is accepted by nearly 600 Management Institutes. You can apply in any 5 MAT Colleges (seven, in case you are appearing for MAT through both the modes). 

Ques. Who decides the Cutoff for MAT?

Ans: All the participating Management Institutes releases their separate MAT cut off to invite qualified candidates for the selection process.

Ques. What is MAT percentile score? I have 96 percentile, what does that mean?

Ans: MAT percentile score depicts the percentage of examinees who scored below you in MAT of the total aspirants who appeared for MAT. Your percentile tell you that there are 96% aspirants whose score is less than yours.

Ques. How is MAT merit prepared?

Ans: MAT Rank list/Merit list will carry the list of candidates who will qualify to take part in the selection process of different institutes, each management institute releases a separate cut off and merit list based on MAT score for participating in counselling and seat allotment.

Ques. What is the use of MAT Cutoff?

Ans: After the declaration of MAT Result, Management institutes declare their respective MAT cut off. Based on MAT cut off and applications received by the institute a merit list is prepared by the authority. Candidates will be called for the counselling on the basis of the merit list.

Ques. Is the cutoff same for all the category or will there be a category wise cutoff for MAT?

Ans: MAT cutoff would be separate for each category of students and it will be released by the participating institutes as per their reservation norms.

Ques. How many Management Institutes participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same? 

Ans: The number of participating institutes change from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute are different. All colleges participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved, University affiliated College, University Department. The list of various institutes/Universities is available in MAT bulletin along with the admission notification.

Ques. Is there the same admission criterion for each & every Institute?

Ans: Admission criteria for every institute are different. However, most of the participating institutes conduct Pre-admission rounds which includes Group Discussion, Personal Interview (PI) and/or Written Ability Test (WAT).

Ques. What is the validity of MAT score?

Ans: MAT score is valid for a period of one year. MAT 2020 Score of February session will valid until the conclusion of all sessions of MAT.

Ques. How can I select the institutes on the basis of MAT Score?

Ans: You should check the cut off of the participating institutes and see for which institute you have qualified based on MAT score, then follow the below steps: 

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on the link for the applying in colleges
  3. Enter your Registration Number and Date of Birth and click on submit button
  4. Select the institutes from the list given.
  5. Apply for the institutes
  6. Save the form

Ques.  What is the next step after clearing MAT Cut off? 

Ans: Based on your choices filled in during MAT Registration, the institute will notify you about your selection to the pre-admission rounds along with all the guidelines and instructions. 

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


lakshay kakkar
Do I need to appear in MAT to get admission in PGDM?
mrittika mallick

Admission to PGDM courses is done through entrance exams like MAT. However, it is not compulsory to attempt MAT for applying to PGDM courses. There are also other alternative exams like XAT, CAT, GMAT, etc. or university conducted tests to take admission in PGDM courses. To find out more about these, click on the link MAT 2021 Details.

avinash sahu
How many colleges offer admission on the basis of MAT score?
mrittika mallick

There are around 1400 MBA colleges in India that offer admissions on the basis of MAT scores. Admissions are offered for MBA or PGDM courses. Admissions are offered in various colleges based on the percentile scored by the students. To know about these colleges across India, click not the link MAT 2021 Details.

koyena biswas
Where can I get the ranking lists according to different rounds of counselling?
manisha malik

Here is the percentile of MAT required to get admission in the following colleges in India:

  1. Amity Business School, Noida – 90+
  2. Christ College, Bangalore – 81 to 90
  3. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida – 81 to 90
  4. Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi – 81 to 90
  5. MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore – 81 to 90
  6. Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore – 81 to 90
  7. New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi – 76 to 80
  8. Indian Institute of Finance, Delhi – 76 to 80
  9. Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi – 76 to 80
  10. Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur – 76 to 80

To get details about the same, click here – MAT Counselling 2020.

rinki mahapatra
What is the cutoff for PwD candidates?
swati srivastava

Hi Rinki, Greetings from Collegedunia. MAT is a national level entrance exam. The cutoff is different for various institutions. For details visit: MAT CUTOFF

sourajit mukherjee
What is the closing rank to get admission in the colleges?
swati srivastava

Hi Sourajit, Greetings from Collegedunia. MAT exam is conducted by all india management association. The clsocing ranks are different for various colleges. For details visit: MAT CUTOFF

What is the cutoff for admission in MBA finance?
manika gupta

Hi, XAT Cut off is as follows:

Section Male Female
Overall 93 91
VALR 79 74
DM 73 68
QA 75 70
ankita sasmal
How many times do I need to apply for the counselling?
manika gupta

Hi, XAT Counselling involves three broad stages, and each stage is extremely crucial in ensuring that you get into a college of your preference.  In case you miss to attend the XAT counselling process, your seat will not be reserved. It will be passed on to the next candidate in the merit list.

bhagyashri kene
Can I get admission on the basis of management quota?
swati srivastava

Hi Bhagyashri, Greetings from Collegedunia. MAT exam is conducted by AIMA. You can contact the authorities regarding the management quota information. For more details visit: MAT EXAM

sumit gupta
I got 96.5 percentile in MAT, MAHCET - 90.57. I am targeting PUMBA. is it enough to convert PUMBA
swati srivastava

Hi Sumit, Greetings from Collegedunia. MAT exam is a national level entrance exam. You can certainly convert to PUMBA. For more details visit: MAT EXAM

utkarsha khatri
Does BITSAT,MAT,GMAT have the same importance?
diya suresh

Hi Utkarsha, Yes all these are of similar importance as they all are management aptitude test for admission to different institutions.  There are various academic institutions that accept all of these of any one as part of their admission criteria. However the eligibility norms and exam pattern for different exam varies. To get more information on management aptitude test click here.

Can i give BITSAT,MAT,GMAT in the same age?
aditi arun

Hello Vipasha,

Although there is no age limit defined for these examinations but the minimum educational qualification required differs from exam to exam. You will have to obtain a bachelor’s degree to give the MAT. GMAT can be given at any age and does not require any educational background. BITSAT, however, requires a candidate to have passed class 12th

rinki mahapatra
Are MAT Cut off usually high?
manika gupta

Hi, The MAT participating institutes announce MAT cut offs for each new academic session at the time of admissions. MAT cut offs of top MBA colleges accepting the exam score are usually above 90 percentile.

fauzia shahid
Can i get admission if my marks is lesser than the cutoff
aditi arun

Hello Fauzia,

Since there is no single cut-off and every college releases it’s own cut-off, you can apply to the college wherein you are qualifying the cut-off. For more details visit- MAT Expected Cut-Off 2020

What is the top cut off
gurpreet singh

Hi Naman

Click Here to know the cut off list.

ankit kumar
Does cut off matters in MAT
aditi arun

Hello Ankit,

Every college releases its individual cut-off for admission and only the students who cross that cut-off are considered for the next stage of admission. To know about the cut-off of top B schools via MAT, visit – MAT Expected Cut-off

laxmi mishra
Does everyone gets the college after crossing the cut off?
manika gupta

Hi, No, Everyone doesn’t get colleges after crossing Cut Off.

deep jyoti das
What is the cutoff for General candidates?
swati srivastava

Hi Deep, the cutoff varies with institutions. For details visit: MAT CUTOFF

tanishka shah
What is the cutoff for admission in Dr DY Patil B School?
manika gupta


D. Y. Patil Institute of Management, Pune 

General 19.85%ile
OBC 19.85%ile
SC 19.85%ile
ST 19.85%ile
shubham sharma
What is the cutoff for admission in Christ University, Bangalore?
aasif sheikh

In the First round, Cut off for admission in Christ university reached 80. For further details about christ university cut offs visit: Christ University Cut Off

preetam oinam
Can I get admission in UBS Chandigarh with a score of 85 percentile score (open category) in MAT?
akankshya pattanaik

Hi Preetam, 

Yes, you can get an admission in UBS Chandigarh with a score pf 85 percentile. The cutoff mark for the general category is 85 precisely. For more details on the eliginility criteria kindly visit: UBS Chandigarh Eligibility.