MAT Cutoff 2020: Expected MAT Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    MAT Cutoff 2020 is announced by the participating institutes individually. The expected cut-offs can be determined on the line of previous years 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. MAT IBT Mode Result for September session is expected to be released in October 2020. 

    • AIMA, the conducting body of Management Aptitude Test releases a list of participating college as per different zones.
    • 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.

    Table of Content

    MAT 2020 Expected Cutoff

    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.

    Top B-SchoolsExpected MAT Cutoff Marks 2020 
    Christ Institute of Management400
    Jaipuria Institute of Management400
    BIMTECH Noida500
    IFIM Business School500
    Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore700
    Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
    Department of Management Sciences, PUMBA (Pune University)600
    DSIMS Mumbai550
    Alliance Bangalore500
    AIMS Bangalore500
    VIT University500
    SRM University500
    PCMRD Pune450

    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

    MAT Ideal Attempts and Cut offs

    MAT 2020 Ideal Attempts and Cut offs

    SectionNo of QsIdeal time (in minutes)Ideal attemptsScore required to get 90+ percentile
    Language Comprehension40302828
    Intelligence and Critical Reasoning40352727
    Data Analysis and Sufficiency40382423
    Mathematical Skills40373030
    Indian and Global Environment401015Separate sectional marks, not counted for percentile calculation
    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-SchoolRange of MAT Cut off Percentile
    BIMTECH Greater Noida (Specialized programs)80-85
    XIME Bangalore80-85
    Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune80-85
    International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune80-85
    School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon 80-85
    SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai80-85
    Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi80-85
    Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida80-85
    New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi80-85
    VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi80-85
    Christ University Bengaluru80-85
    VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore80-85

    MAT Cut Off 75% and above

    B-SchoolRange of MAT Cut off Percentile
    IMS Ghaziabad75-80
    IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise75-80
    AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore70-75
    GITAM Visakhapatnam70-75
    Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune70-75
    Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore75-80
    IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai70-75
    Chetna CIMR75-80
    Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad75-80
    Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore70-75
    Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies (RCBS) Cochin70-75
    ITM Group of Institutions70-75

    MAT Cut Off 60% and above

    B-SchoolRange of MAT Cut off Percentile
    St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore65-70
    J K Business School Gurgaon65-70
    GITAM Hyderabad Business School Hyderabad65-70
    GITAM School of Business Bengaluru65-70
    Vivekanand Education VESIM Mumbai65-70
    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)65-70
    EMPI Business school New Delhi60-65
    Jaypee Business School, Noida60-65
    CII School of Logistics, Amity University, Noida60-65
    National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad -Delhi NCR60-65
    Accurate Institute of Management And Technology55-60
    Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) Bangalore65-70

    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

    Cutoff for Popular Colleges

    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

    MAT Cutoff for Popular MBA Colleges

    1. MAT Cutoff for BIMTECH, Noida

    • 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.

    The information regarding MAT Cut off for the institute is tabulated below:

    Courses Offered

    Entrance Exams

    Seats Available

    MAT Cutoff

    PGDM (IB)




    PGDM (IBM)




    PGDM (RM)




    PGDM (Management)




     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

    • 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).

    Admissions to all the programs are done through MAT, cut off for which has been tabulated below:

    Courses Offered

    Entrance Exam

    Seats Available


    Masters of Management Studies (MMS)




    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM)




     4. MAT Cutoff for IFIM, Bangalore

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

    Courses Offered


    Entrance Exams

    No. of seats

    Expected MAT Cutoff


    2 years, Full time





    2 years, Full time





    2 years, Full time




     5. MAT Cutoff for Jaipuria Institute of Management

    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. 

    The expected MAT cut off for Jaipuria Institute of Management is listed in the table below:

    Courses Offered

    Entrance Exams

    Seats Available

    Expected MAT Cutoff

    PGDM (Management)




    PGDM (Retail Management)




    PGDM (Financial Services)




    6. MAT Cut off 2020 for Christ University Bangalore

    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. The table below shows the expected MAT cut off for Christ University:




    Postgraduate Diploma in Management Human Resource Management



    Post Graduate Diploma in Management Marketing



    Post Graduate Diploma in Management Finance



    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-SchoolsMAT Cut off 2020 
    TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
    Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore700
    Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad650
    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

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    Preetam Oinam

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

    06 Oct, 2020 11:21

    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. 

    06 Oct, 2020 16:35
    Mizna Harmain

    Due to this corona pandemic, are there any changes in the expected cut-off of the colleges?

    21 Sep, 2020 10:33

    Hello Mizna, greetings from Collegedunia. The cut-off for a certain exam depends upon various factors such as the difficulty level of the test, the number of candidates, and the number of seats in an Institute. Thus, if due to the pandemic, the number of candidates appearing are less, the ut-off could be marginally low as compared to previous years.

    02 Oct, 2020 00:34
    Shreya Sarkar

    What are the minimum marks, I need to score in order to qualify for IILM, Delhi?

    03 Sep, 2020 12:00

    Hi Shreya, A Minimum score of 700 is required to qualify for IILM, Delhi.

    15 Sep, 2020 01:27

    my mat score is 516 how to calculate my percentile?

    15 Jul, 2020 20:25

    Hi Keerthana, click here to obtain your percentile and the expected rank based upon your MAT score.

    07 Sep, 2020 10:46

    what is the best recommendation of top 5 MBA colleges in India and their mat cutoff for may 2019

    28 May, 2019 00:20
    shivkumar sujit tiwari

    sir i have 593.50 composite score in MAT examination and my percentile is 67.63 which college now i will prefer. shall i fill all colleges application form who's accept more that 500 score?

    01 Apr, 2019 00:20


    The various colleges that you can apply to is attached in the link given. Kindly have a look. Top MBA colleges

    07 Oct, 2020 21:31

    Colleges for MAT score-570

    04 Mar, 2019 05:50

    Hi Padmaja, 

    Score 570 would lead you to 80-83 oercentile approximately. 

    Colleges you can opt for: MBA COLLEGES

    07 Oct, 2020 22:31

    i scored 588 in MAT exam dec 2018 . will i get admission in TAPMI for MBA/PGDM ?

    06 Jan, 2019 00:20

    Hi Nidhi, 

    The cutoff for TAPMI is 85 percentile. 

    07 Oct, 2020 22:48
    Preeti Bongur

    I had secured composite score of 450.50..can u tell me my approx percentage and which colleges i can join in Hyderabad?

    24 Dec, 2018 21:26
    sumit sinha

    What is a generally cutoff marks in any colleges??

    07 Jun, 2018 23:02
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sumit, you may check the official website to get cutoff details.

    30 Aug, 2018 11:56

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