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MAT Cutoff 2019- Expected Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges

Updated On - September 25th 2019 by ANAM SHAMS

MAT Cutoff 2019: All MBA colleges accepting MAT Score will release their respective category-wise cutoff after the declaration of result. For the September session, MAT Cutoff will be released by the last week of September 2019. More than 600 colleges (autonomous, University B-schools offering MBA degree & private PGDM colleges) in India admit students to MBA/PGDM programme on the basis of MAT Cutoff. Check MAT Participating Colleges

  • Candidates taking MAT 2019 can begin applying to MBA colleges once the result is out. 
  • This year’s cutoff is expected to remain on similar lines as that of the previous year. 
  • For the top colleges the cutoff will touch 95+ percentile (600-700 composite scores).

MAT cutoff composite scores are applicable in almost all the MBA colleges offering admission with MAT 2019 (September) cut offs. The cut off is the very first criterion based on which the management institutes screen the candidates for the subsequent rounds of admission. Unless a certain minimum score is achieved, the applicant will not get a call for an interview. Read on to know more about MAT Cut off, important dates, expected cut off for MAT September session, composite scores and management institutes.

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MAT 2019 Expected Cutoff

It is seen that the cutoff for MAT exam remains similar to that of the previous year. While the cutoff for each college varies, some Septemberconsider sectional cutoff marks for further selection rounds- Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 

The following table indicates the expected institute-wise MAT cut off 2019. These have been considered on the basis of previous year cutoffs, the difficulty level of the test, number of candidates and number of seats in an Institute.

Top B-SchoolsExpected MAT Cutoff Marks 2019 
Christ Institute of Management400
Japuria 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 below some of the B-schools that accept low MAT Scores. Check the list below:

  1. IBMR, Pune
  2. IIRM, Jaipur (Only for Rural Management - accepts MAT)
  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 2019 Cutoff Dates

It is very likely that all MAT Colleges will declare a category-wise cutoff by the last week of September 2019. All important dates relating to MAT Cutoff are given below:

MAT September 2019 Exam DateOffline – September 21
Online – September14

MAT May Result Date 2019

On or after September 28, 2019

Release of MAT Cutoff 2019

September 2019

How to Check MAT Cut off 2019?

Candidates who wish to see the official MAT Cut off can visit the official website of AIMA. Here are some easy steps to check MAT Cut off 2019:

  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 for further use

Key terms related to MAT Cut off

  • Official MAT Cut off- These are the cut off marks released officially i.e. by AIMA. These marks form the basis of the final merit list.
  • Expected MAT Cut off- Before the official cut off marks are declared, some of the top coaching institutes release the expected cut off. These cut off is for reference only. Admission will be granted on the basis of MAT Official Cut off only.
  • MAT Percentile- The percentile score in MAT indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the candidate based on the total MAT exam taking candidates. The percentile figure Septemberchange with increase or decrease in the number of MAT test takers and their scoring pattern.
  • Cutoff ranks: Cutoff rank will decide the priority of the candidates in the selection. Higher the rank higher will be a priority to get selected. The last rank to get included in the merit list will be cutoff rank.

How is MAT Cut off Calculated?

While preparing MAT Cut off, there are certain factors that affect it. 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

What After MAT Cutoff 2019?

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. For MAT 2019, the counselling rounds are expected to begin in October 2019. 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

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 score card 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 2019 
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. When will MAT 2019 September session bresult be announced?

Ans: MAT Result will be announced on or after 28th of SEptember 2019 on the official website of AIMA MAT. It will be in the form of a Scorecard. Candidates should download the scorecard to apply in colleges accepting MAT score.

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.When will the MAT 2019 Cut off for September session release?

Ans: All MAT participating colleges will declare its category-wise cut off by the first week of October/November 2019.

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 the MAT examination. 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 2019 Score of February session will valid until the conclusion of MAT 2019 Examination.

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 the 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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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
Kundana sai Munagala

is mat eligible for doing mba in hcu.

04 Jun, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Kundana , Yes mat is mandatory for the admission in mba

14 Jun, 2018 16:24
Mouli Mukherjee

What is the expected cut off in MAT of IIHMR jaipur?

16 Feb, 2018 00:20
juhi batra

i received a composite score of 718.50 with 96.24 percentile..can u guide me with top colleges.

06 Jan, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Juhi, You can apply in

Christ Institute of Management 
Japuria Institute of Management 
IFIM Business School 
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore 
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 
Department of Management Sciences, PUMBA (Pune University)

18 May, 2018 14:58
Ayan Ghosh

Are you sure this institutions accept MAT score? MDI Gurgaon accepting MAT score give me a proof of it.

12 Nov, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Ayan, Management Development Institute Gurgaon accepts CAT score for national candidates and for accepts GMAT for NRIs candidates.

14 May, 2018 17:22

can i have addmission in christ university

10 Jun, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Aditya, To get admission in Christ university you can use this link CHRIST Admission

10 May, 2018 16:20

i scored 80 percentie in mat may 2017. Which top b-schools will i get?

26 May, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Vaishnov, The top B-schools according to your percentage are listed below-

1)Christ Institute of Management

2)Japuria Institute of Management


4)PCMRD Pune

09 May, 2018 10:26
Ishan Bhatnagar

Colleges accepting mat may 2017 with 626 score

26 May, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Ishan, Colleges accepting MAT with 626 score are listed below-

1)NITTE School of Management - [NSM] - Bangalore

2)Apeejay School of Management - [ASM] Dwarka - New Delhi

3)Guru Nanak Institute of Management - [GNIM] - New Delhi

4)Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School - [SRMS IBS] - Lucknow

q5)NITTE School of Management - [NSM] - Bangalore

08 May, 2018 18:51
sushant kumar

i got the results of MAT and composits score id 386.5 can you tell me what college accept to me

27 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Sushant, for admission, you may try in private colleges.

27 Mar, 2017 11:53

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