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MAT February 2017 Result, Cutoff, Selection Process

MAT 2017 February Result has been declared on February 23, 2017. The candidates can check their results on the official website of AIMA by providing their registration no. and form no. After the declaration of results, AIMA will announce MAT Cutoff shortly. The candidates who score minimum cutoff scores will get admission in MAT participating colleges. As the no. of candidates who appeared in MAT exam has increased, it is expected that the cut off will go higher than last year. Check MAT 2017 Cutoff

MAT 2017  was successfully conducted on February 5, 2017 in pen paper mode and February 11, 2017 in online mode. The questions ranged from easy to moderate difficulty level. The exam was similar to previous year question paper as per the analysis made by MBA experts. 

There were 5sections in the paper namely Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian & Global Environment. Candidates had to solve 200 questions in 150 minutes. MAT is conducted 4 times in a year – February, May, September and December. 

MAT Result

MAT 2017 February Result has been declared. Candidates can check their results by entering the 6 digit Registration Form no. and 9 digit roll no. The original copy of the score card will also be sent to candidates’ address. The candidates who do not receive the score card by normal post can download the duplicate copy on the official website. You can also check MAT results via sms as: MATS FORMNO DOB(ddmmyy) to 54242. Click to check  MAT Result 

Validity of MAT Score Card

MAT scores are valid only till one year to enroll in most of the management institutions covered under MAT. You can avail admission within this one year in different management courses like Finance, HR, Marketing, Operations, and International Business, Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and Management (PGDITM) in IT Marketing, E-Commerce, Information System Management etc. MAT Selection Process includes group discussion and personal interview rounds as well.

Applying For the Colleges

Candidates have to apply to MAT Participating colleges before or after the exam for which he wants to take the admission. Candidate can apply for the 5 colleges. For applying candidate has to follow the procedure:

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on the link for the applying in colleges
  3. Enter the Registration Number and DOB
  4. Click on submit button
  5. Apply for the colleges
  6. Cilck on save

If candidates have to apply for additional colleges then he has to fill up the form and send it to the AIMA’s address. An additional fee of Rs. 75/ college has to be paid by the candidate if they are applying before the test date else they have to pay Rs. 100/per college.

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MAT 2017 Expected Cutoff

The MAT Cutoff for February 2017 will be announced by AIMA after the declaration of results. It is expected the cutoff will go high this year. No. of candidates appearing for the exam, difficulty level, Reservation norms are some of the factors that affect the MAT Cutoff. The table below indicates the Expected MAT Cutoff of February 2017 session based on previous year cutoff trends:

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Note: The MAT scores accepted by some B-Schools are as follows:

B-SchoolMAT Score
Amity, NoidaFor Non Sponsored Candidates: 650
Sponsored Candidates: 600
Christ College, Bangalore600 and above
IIRM, Jaipur500-600
PSG Institute Of Management, Coimbatore600

MAT 2017 May Schedule

With the completion of the February phase of MAT, the schedule for the next phase has been devised. The candidates can download theMAT Admit Card by steps given below. Thetable below consists of all the events and dates which candidates need to keep in mind for successful writing MAT 2017 Exam:

MAT Exam Date – Paper Based TestMay 7, 2017 
MAT Exam Date –Computer Based TestMay 13, 2017
Last date of form submission April 28, 2017

MAT 2017 Counselling

After the declaration of MAT results, MAT 2017 Counselling will be conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM programs in MAT participating colleges. The candidates can find the counselling notification on the official website of AIMA i.e. The candidates are alloted seats in the colleges they get admission to based on their scores in the exam. Registration for online counselling is important in order to participate in it on the provided date. Submission of counseling fee should also be done online. Candidates can also apply for offline counselling, in this the candidates need to report at the allocated reporting centre.

At the time of counseling, it is essential to bring all your documents like admit card, rank card, all original certificates, caste certificates if any and at least 6 passport size black and white and color photographs. Seats will be allotted to all the candidates according to the merit list.

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MAT 2017 Admit Card


Candidates who have chosencomputer based test should strictly follow the date and time allotted to them and mentioned on the admit card. Each candidate must carry their admit card to the examination center as it is mandatory. Any candidate without admit card will not be allowed to write the exam. The admit card will hold the following information:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Registration number
  • Category of the candidate
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Course applied
  • Test venue
  • Date and time of the examination
  • Reporting time

MAT 2017 December Phase Exam centers

The MAT 2017 Exam centers for the paper based andcomputer based Test are different. The Paper Based test for MAT 2017 will be conducted in one day and within one-time slot (10.00am-12.30 pm). For the computer-based test, in case the number of candidates are few, the test will be conducted in a single day otherwise different test date and time will be allotted. See the complete list ofMAT Exam centers.

MAT 2017 Exam Pattern

If you have to prepare well for the entrance exam, you must do the preparations according to the MAT 2017 exam pattern. You need to practice enough MAT Practise Tests within the time duration of the actual exam inorder to get an idea about how good your chances are and what all are your weak areas are. Following are the details of MAT 2017:

MAT Exam Highlights

MAT Exam has a set pattern, which remains same for allcycles of the exam. The graph mentioned above shows thesections which students appearing for MAT 2017 must focus on. While, the table below comprises other details of the exam:

MAT Exam Highlights
No. of Questions200 (40 questions each section)
Time Duration150 minutes
Type of QuestionMCQ
Marking Scheme1 mark for correct answer Minus 0.25 marks for incorrect answer
Total Score200

Note: There is no section-time limit and thus, you can move back and forth betweensections. MAT Paper Analysisis veryimportant, so as to understant how much time should be devoted to a single section. This will help the candidates’ in scoring better and complete the exam efficiently.

MAT Exam Pattern

MAT 2017 Syllabus

Syllabus of MAT exam is extensive and you need to start your preparations before hand as it is not so to achieve a good percentile in it. Some the topics covered in the sections of MAT Exam is given below:

Quantitative AbilityData InterpretationReasoningComprehension Passage
GeometryGraphsCritical ReasoningVerbal Reasoning
Arithmetic ProgressionColumn GraphsVisual ReasoningSyllogisms
Installment PaymentsBar GraphsAssumption-Premise-ConclusionContextual usage
Ratios and ProportionsLine ChartsAssertion and reasonsAnalogies
Arithmetic MeanPie ChartsStatements and assumptionsSentence completion
LogarithmGraphs representing AreaMatrix arrangementsIdioms
Work and TimeVenn DiagramCoding and DecodingSentence Correction

The candidates should practice MAT Practice Test regularly before the exam in order to have an idea about the exam pattern and how to manage time for different sections of the exam. Those searching for MAT 2017 Preparation Tips can click here.

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Books for MAT 2017

There are many books available in markets these days and there are numerous e-books also. But, to gain a safe percentile, you need to make a safe choice. Thus, for your MAT exam preparation, go through the enlisted best books which use simple yet effective language, so that you are able to clear all your basic concepts with details.

  1. Mission MBA guide by B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal by Arihant
  2. MAT entrance exam with practice CD by GKP
  3. The Pearson MAT super course with CD by Pearson
  4. Study package for MAT by Arun Sharma
  5. 10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT by Dharmendra Mittal
  6. MAT score accelerator by Disha publications
  7. MAT solved papers by Disha experts
  8. Barron’s guide for MAT by Eugene D.Jaffe
  9. MAT Entrance guide by Deepak Aggarwal

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MAT 2017 Eligibility

All candidates looking to apply for MAT 2017 May session must check their eligibility to appear for the exam. This eligibility criteria for MAT 2017 December attempt is as follows:

  • Candidate must have passed from a recognized institute or university. An institute or a university recognized under University Grants Commission.
  • Candidates are eligible to apply irrespective of the subjects studied in their under-graduation. These under-graduation streams could be Medicine, Engineering, Commerce or even Political Science.
  • Candidates in final year of graduation are eligible to apply for MAT 2017 on conditional basis. Admission on conditional basis means that the candidates wil be required to clear the final year exam before starting their studies in a management school. If a candidate is unable to pass the examination, the admission will be revoked.
  • It is not required for candidate to have prior work-experience. However, information about work experience may be asked during the application.
  • There is no limit on the age.

Read More MAT Eligibility

Top B-Schools which accept MAT scores

Students who achieve high scores in MAT examination can get admission to Top B Schools in India. The cut off these colleges is higher as compared to other colleges. With high scores in MAT and excellent performances in subsequent rounds which include group discussion and personal interview rounds are more likely to get admission in these colleges. The colleges are categorized as A++, A+ and A colleges. Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune, ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai are some of the many TOP colleges which accept MAT scores. For complete list of these colleges, click here.

MAT 2017 Registration

MAT Registration for May Phase stays similar to that of the previous sessions of MAT. The candidates are allowed to choose 5 Management Institutes to which the candidates want to send their MAT Scores. If the candidates wish to select more than five institutes then they have to fill an additional application form. MAT  2017 Application Form are available on official website of AIMA, Correct details should be filled in the form to avoid rejection.

They also have to pay an additional fee of INR 75 per institute, if filled before MAT exam and INR 100 per institute if filled after the exam date. The payment has to be done through Demand Draft (DD) in favor of “All India Management Association” payable at New Delhi. Candidate must write his/her Name & MAT Form No. on the back side of DD. All additional scores will be sent to Institutes by Speed Post/Courier. The registration process is online as well as offline. The online process for MAT Registration (May 2017) is explained below in brief:



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