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MAT Eligibility 2019- Age limit and Qualifying Criteria

Updated On - September 10th 2019 by ANAM SHAMS

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 the exam.

  • MAT 2019 Registration for September session has been started from June 19, 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 the candidates seeking admission to MBA and PGDM programs, four times in a year. 

#MAT 2019 September Facts

  • Exam Date: PBT(September 21, 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

  • Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply for the exam.
  • Prior work experience is not necessary. However, information about work experience September 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 MAT September 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 as they want.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts.
  • The online and offline tests for MAT are scheduled four times a year. 

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 graduate 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 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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