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MAT Eligibility 2019- Age limit and Qualifying Criteria

Updated On - June 15th 2019 by NEHA RANI

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Candidates interested in appearing for MAT 2019 September session must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. There is no set bar for a minimum aggregate percentage. NRIs and foreign nationals can also apply for MAT.

  • The registration for MAT 2019 September session has been started from June 17, 2019. Apply Now
  • Bachelor’s degree holders can apply online at, by paying an application fee of INR 1550. There is no age limit to apply for MAT 2019.
  • The exam will be conducted in both online and offline mode. Check MAT Exam Pattern

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). It is held for admission to MBA and PGDM programs, four times in a year. 

#MAT 2019 September Facts

  • Exam Date: PBT(September 1, 2019) | CBT (September 14, 2019)
  • Exam Centers: Approx. 53 – Check Now
  • Exam Mode: Offline (pen-paper based) | Online (computer-based) 
  • Exam Medium: English only
  • Exam Sections: Five only
  • Questions Type: Objective type
  • Official Website:

MAT 2019 Qualifying Criteria

  • A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply for MAT.
  • Prior work experience is not necessary. However, information about work experienceSeptember be asked during the application.
  • The minimum pass marks differ from one institute to another.

Check MAT Registration

The table provided below depicts the minimum marks required by a candidate to crack MATSeptember 2019:

CategoryMinimum Percentage
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
PH Candidates3%

Formula for MAT Score Calculation

  • In case of grades / CGPA, it will be converted to an equivalent percentage on the basis of a procedure followed by various university/ establishment in accordance with the taking part control institute’s eligibility standards.
  • Mere fulfillment of minimum MAT eligibility criteria will not assure a candidate’s eligibility for shortlisting.

Age Criteria

  • There is no age limit for a candidate to appear for MAT 2019.

Number of Attempts

  • Candidates can appear in MAT as many times they want.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts.
  • The online and offline tests for MAT are scheduled four times a year. YouSeptember attend all the four examinations, if not satisfied with the scores.

Check MAT 2019 Exam Schedule

Trending Questions on MAT Eligibility Criteria

Q.: Is there any age bar for MAT? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?

Ans: There is no age bar on appearing for MAT. A candidate can appear as many times as he wishes to. Also, it is not necessary to have a job experience before applying for the exam.

Q.: I have not done my graduation, but I am in the final year of a professional course. Can I apply for MAT 2019?

Ans: Yes, you can appear for MAT exam. But, you will be admitted on a provisional basis. Make sure you have your graduation degree in hand before the final admission is granted.

Q.: Can a candidate take MAT for practice, even though if he is not eligible to apply?

Ans. No, a candidate will not be allowed to take MAT without satisfying the eligibility criteria. Hence, he must make sure he satisfies all the conditions defined by AIMA.

Q.: Am I eligible to apply for MAT 2019 if I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Distance Learning?

Ans. Yes, you are allowed to apply. Provided, the university must be government approved.

Q.: Am I eligible to apply for MBA/PGDM programmes after clearing MAT Exam?

Ans. Definitely! MAT is a gateway to nearly 600 B-Schools in India. Once you clear the exam, youSeptember apply to any of these colleges for your choice of programme. In addition to this, you must attain the minimum MAT Cutoff for Colleges 2019.

Q.: Am I eligible to appear for CAT & MAT in the same year?

Ans. Yes, you are allowed to do so. While CAT is conducted only once a year, you can appear for MAT all 4 times a year. 

*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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Hima Kulsum

In the year 2019-2020, I'll be doing final year. So in the month of May 2019 can i appear for MAT exam.

28 Jan, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Hima, yes you may apply for the exam.

28 Jan, 2019 12:31
Sazad hussain


19 Feb, 2018 23:11
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Sazad, Yes you are eligible as There is no set bar for minimum aggregate percentage one must have in UG course.

23 May, 2018 12:33

Sir, Can u please tell me The Exact Center location of February 2018 MAT in Karnataka, Bangalore.

28 Dec, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Ananta, You should check your admit card. All details relevant to your test center is provided on Admit card.

17 May, 2018 15:58

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