All India Management Association has released its results for MAT 2020 December session on January 4, 2021. MAT results are released in the form of scorecard, consisting of sectional, composite score and percentile accordingly.
There is a sharp difference between Score and Percentile defined by the institution to the concerned candidate. While your performance will get you a raw score in MAT leading to MAT percentile Score, many of the MAT exam takers are not aware of the key aspects of MAT Score Vs Percentile calculator. Once you know how the MAT score vs percentile is calculated, it will be easier for you to focus and devise your test taking strategy. The results for the upcoming February session will be released on AIMA official website on the 4th week of May.
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Difference between MAT Score vs Percentile
AIMA will declare the sectional scores, composite score, and percentile score for each section along with the overall percentile of a candidate in the MAT 2021 Scorecard. It is necessary for a candidate to know the difference between MAT 2021 score and percentile.
- MAT 2021 Score is the total score obtained by a candidate in the entrance examination in all the sections.
- MAT 2021 Percentile score is the relative marks obtained by a candidate. It depicts the percentage of total exam- takers that have a lower score than a candidate in MAT 2021. In other words, a percentile rank is a way of rank- ordering people compared to others in a sample. For example, 85 percentile means that your score is more than 85% of the candidates appearing for the entrance examination.
- MAT 2021 Composite score is the average marks that are calculated don’t the basis of the performance of a candidate in the first four sections of the paper.
NOTE: Most of the top B- schools will accept admissions based on the percentile score while many others offer admission in the MBA or PGDM courses through the MAT 2021 score.
MAT 2021 Score vs Percentile Calculation
MAT 2021 Score Vs Percentile calculation in MAT 2021 result will be based on following parameters:
- There are 5 Sections in MAT 2021. Out of them only scores of 4 sections in the exam are taken to calculate the percentile.
- The score of 5th section, Indian & Global Environment is not counted for percentile calculation
- 40 Marks for each section with 40 questions is the maximum raw score with a total of 200 raw marks for all the 5 sections.
- MAT 2021 score will be awarded out of 200 marks but MAT 2021 percentile will calculated out of 160 Marks after removing the 5th section
- MAT 2021 scores are scaled to 100 for each section. The scaled score is therefore awarded in the scorecard in the range of 0-100 in each section.
- Raw scores awarded out of 40 in each section are not reflected either in sectional score or final composite score
- This scaled score is then converted to percentile score which is based on your relative performance as compared to other candidates.
- Finally the composite score is calculated out of maximum 800 and the scaled score between 0 to 199 is converted to composite score.
What is MAT Composite Score & How it is calculated?
The MAT Composite Score is referred to as the marks calculated based on the performance of a candidate in the first four sections of the entrance exam. These sections are related to the skills required over a longer period in the management field.
Composite score includes the scaled scores of the first 4 sections only, it does not include the score of the 5th section.
There is no particular formula for calculating the MAT Composite score.
The MAT 2021 composite score will be given on a scale of 199 to 801. Composite scores less than 200 or more than 800 are rare.
All scores below 200 are stated as 199 and all scores above 800 are reported 801. This means, even if you get scores less than 199, your composite score will be reported as 199. Similarly, for scores above 801, it will be reported as 801 only.
The table mentioned below depicts the sections and the marks allotment in the entrance test. The composite score scale is also given with each section.
|MAT SECTIONS||MARKS ALLOTTED||COMPOSITE SCORE SCALE|
|Language Comprehension||40||0- 100|
|Mathematical Skills||40||0- 100|
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||0- 100|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||0- 100|
|Indian and Global Environment*||40||0- 100*|
What is MAT Percentile & How is it calculated?
MAT Percentile shows the percentage of total exam- takers that have a lower score than a candidate in the MAT examination.
The MAT percentile score is influenced by the total number of candidates that take the entrance test as well as the scores obtained by all the exam takers.
Most of the colleges accept the MAT percentile score for the admission to MBA or PGDM courses while some of them accept admissions based on the Composite score.
Besides the composite score or the percentile, many top B- schools also conduct written ability tests, group discussion, and personal interviews as part of their selection procedure.
The formula to calculate MAT percentile score is given below:
MAT Percentile Score = (Composite scores obtained by a candidate/ Total number of candidates) * 100
This formula lets you calculate the percentile score obtained in the examination.
Admission to the popular management courses, i.e., MBA and PGDM in the top- notch B- schools of the country is offered through the MAT entrance examination. Some colleges accept the percentile score of a candidate while others offer admission based on the score obtained in the entrance examination.
Other forms of selection criteria include Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test. These tests are conducted to check the overall personality and knowledge of an aspirant.
MAT Percentile Score: Key Points to Note
- MAT percentile score indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the candidate based on the total MAT test taking candidates
- The percentile figure may change with increase or decrease in number of test takers and their scoring pattern
- The Composite Score in MAT 2020 result is reported on a scale ranging from 199 to 801, but extreme scores below 200 or above 800 are uncommon
- These uncommon scores i.e., all below 200 are reported as 199 and all above 800 are reported as 80
What are the Details Mentioned on MAT Scorecard?
AIMA releases a MAT scorecard along with the results of candidates. MAT Scorecard contains details about the marks scored by the candidates. Along with that, many other details are mentioned on MAT scorecard:
- MAT Scorecard contains the scaled scores obtained in Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, and Critical reasoning sections.
- It also includes the score obtained in the 5th section, i.e., Indian and Global Environment section.
- The scorecard mentions the composite score of the first four sections,
- MAT overall percentile along with the percentile score for each section is given in the MAT scorecard.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.