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The Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), Savitribai Phule Pune University is one of the first Management Institutes in India. Established in year 1971, it is considered to be one of the best B-schools in the country.
All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) which is a national level test for the admission to MBA/PGDM programs in the top B-schools of our country. It has been administered since 1988 to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs.
|MAT Cutoff||MAT Result||MAT Counselling||MAT Participating Colleges|
The Management Aptitude Test is conducted quarterly every year and the cutoffs to the various institutes under AIMA varies each time. MAT 2018 is held in the month of February, May, September and December. It is the largest test of its kind in the nation and it is supported by more than 600 B-schools. Read MoreTop B-Schools accepting MAT Score above 600
The cutoffs for the various institutes have been decided and released by the AIMA. PUMBA strictly follows the DTE rules for its admission process of MBA++. As mentioned earlier, MBA++ is the only course out of the three PGDM courses in PUMBA that accepts students through MAT.
The decided MAT cutoff 2018 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 same for year 2018 as well. The total seat intake for MBA++ in PUMBA is 180.
Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria set by the institute in order to be eligible for the admission process.
The fee structure subjected to university norms and regulations is given below:
|Categories||Fees in INR (1st year of MBA)|
|Out of MH||66694|
PUMBA admits students in its MBA++ programme through MAT. Hence, candidates need to be sure of Selection Process of MAT to successfully admit themselves for the process.
MAT Selection Process is as follows:
MAT 2018 is conducted in three stages:
Institutes which accept MAT scores may conduct all three rounds of selection or in some cases, institutes conduct only two rounds.
Written test: It is an objective type test with multiple choice questions. The test is designed to measure the student’s aptitude in various fields namely,
The maximum mark is 200 and the time limit for the written test is 150 minutes.
Group Discussion: This is the second stage of MAT. The group discussion topics range from current affairs, political issues, abstract or any other field. Students need to perform well in this stage as it affects their overall score.
Personal Interview: The call letters for the selection process will be sent on the e-mail id provided in the application. A hard copy of the call letter will also be sent on the address provided in the application form. This is the last stage after which the candidate’s scores will be finalized.
The final score of the candidate is based on:
The final selection for MAT 2018 September exam list will be released on the first week of October in 2018(tentative).
Important details about MAT exam are as follows:
|Mode of Test |
(How to take the test)
|Paper Based Test|
Computer Based Test
|Test Date||Paper Based Test: 2nd September 2018 (Sunday)|
Computer Based Test: 15th September 2018 (Saturday)
|Eligibility||Graduates in any discipline.|
Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.
|Important Dates||Last Date for Online Registration: 24 August 2018 (Friday)|
|Application||Application starts from 2 July 2018 (Monday)|
Candidates need to check Cutoff for MAT to ensure their qualification in the exam. Shortlisted candidates will proceed towards the pre-admission rounds (Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)) of the participating B-Schools. Post the selection rounds, candidates will be called for a centralized MAT Counselling.
If the candidate score above 500, He/she can be selected for any top B-School.
MAT cutoff 2018 for various institutes are as follows:
|Institute||MAT Cutoff (Out of 800)|
|Management Development Institute||600|
|IFIM Business School||500|
|M S Ramaiah Institute of Management||500|
|Kristu Jayanti Institute of Management||500|
|Universe Business School||400|
|Christ Institute of Management||400|
There are various factors that affect MAT cut off. Following factors are considered by various institutes while setting their respective Cutoffs –
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