MAT 2018 COUNSELLING
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
MAT Counselling 2018 (February) will be held in February 2018. AIMA will release MAT Counselling Schedule post declaration of MAT Result. It will come out in the last week of February 2018. While some colleges admit students directly on the basis of MAT Score, some hold pre-admission rounds (Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)) to shortlist candidates.
For all the candidates who are participating in MAT Counselling 2018 (February), here is all that you need to know:
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Given below is the step-by-step procedure of participating in MAT Counselling 2018:
Step 1- Online Choice Filling
Here, all qualified candidates who have paid their registration fee/ counselling fee choose their preferred colleges in descending order.
Step 2- Choice Locking & Printing of Locked Choices
The choices filled by contender will be locked automatically after registration period is over. Applicants have to take a print out of the filled choices only after closing of choice-filling in that particular round.
Step 3- Seat Allotment
The choices given are considered by the authorities and seats are allotted in order of merit.
Step 4- Pay Fee
Post allotment of seat, candidates must pay the fee via E-Challan or online mode. Post that, they must download the Online Provisional Admission letter. Then, the rounds of allotment will be started and also the Withdrawal of Allotted Seat and Refund of Fees session will be proposed.
Following documents are required at the time of counselling:
Aptitude tests is conducted to discover suitable & efficient student to meet industry & market standards in future. Your selection will depends on following factors:
The final cumulative score calculation for selecting candidates after various rounds of selection procedure would be based on the following parameters.
You need to prepare thoroughly for the exam to secure admission in a top B-school. One of the top B-School, Ta Pai Management Institute, Manipal which has an overall rank 4 throughout India, accepts cutoff 700. Xavier Institute of Management in Bangalore also accept students having a minimum score as 700. Overall, cutoff in top B-school ranges from 500 to 700. Thus, it is a top beat competition and you need to start your preparations as early as possible.
The top 5 institutes’ criteria of selection in detail are as follows:
1. Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
For selection in IIT MBA, Madras, the candidate must have a valid score in MAT. If they have the minimum score or percentile which will be the cut off mentioned by the institution, they will be shortlisted. It will also consider past academic performance, work experience etc.
Minimum Academic Qualifications for all the shortlisted candidates will also be taken further into notice. Graduates in any degree must have achieved first degree or 60% marks and above (55% and above for SC/ST candidates) in their degree from a reputed or recognized University. Fr=or defense personnel, the required qualifying degree is 55%. Final year students, who will be applying for MAT, will also be able to apply in this institute, and if they get selected, they will be given admissions provisionally. The only condition being, that they must meet all the requirements of the minimum percentage before the start of the exam and can submit the provisional certificate within two months of joining the program.
Later on, a personal interview will be conducted on a specific location which will be followed by group task performance and written communication.
For selection in TA PAi Management Institution, a candidate must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. The students of final year, if selected, will have to submit the required proof of completion of their graduation by the time they join the post graduate programme. A stipulated date will be given by which they need to submit all their mark-lists and other essential testimonials.
Scores of MAT exam, academic excellence and work experience will also be considered. Later on, after the shortlist is out, candidates will be asked for a written test or personal interview and other evaluation components involved in the admission procedure.
Then, the overall performance will be considered for the selection of the candidate.
Students who want admission in this institute must have a graduation degree with 50% marks or above from a recognized University (45% and above for SC/ST candidates). Final year students can also apply for the admission process. You should achieve the minimum score required in MAT 2018 and you will be able to get admission in the institution. Candidates do not require applying separately for this institution and the admissions will be handled by the CAP itself. Candidates with work experience will be given importance than candidates who have zero experience in the industry for the selection procedure.
Candidates with minimum aggregate of 50% marks(45% for SC/ST candidates) in their graduation from a recognized university can apply for MBA in this institution. Candidates who are in final year can apply and they must be able to complete their graduation before June 15, 2017. They need to submit proof of their passing degree before February, 2017 and they should be clearing their graduation with 50% marks only. Any other candidate who has scored less need not apply for this institution.
Candidates who will be able to get 70% in MAT entrance exam of 2018 will be eligible for admission in the MBA programme. Your academic record, performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview will also be considered. Better work experience and participation in extra-curricular activities will also be given more importance during the selection criteria.
Candidates must have a graduate degree with minimum percentage as 50% or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST candidates) in order to be eligible for the admission process. Final year students clearing the selection process will have to submit their proof of completion of graduation within 4 weeks of joining the course.
Candidates applying for MAT must submit the application form to the institute as well. Short-listed candidates will require sitting through personal interview and group discussions which will be conducted by the institution for the selection. Te final selection is going to be based on overall performance in Admission Test, Group Discussion, Personal Interview and consistent academic Awards.
ANS. Check here list of participating institutes & universities in MAT selection process for different regions:
|Region||Number of Institutes|
To avail admission in International institute you have to go through the WAT process. The institutes are:
|Schiller International university||USA|
|University Carlos III of Madrid||Spain|
ANS. If you pass an exam then you will be considered as an average performer. But in some cases more efficient student has advantage over others. For e.g. a mathematics student has an unfair advantage on students of different backgrounds appearing for same paper.
It is good that now a days authorities consider aptitude tests as a part of assessment process only.
ANS. After announcement of MAT Result by AIMA, which is the exam conducting authority for MAT. Initially you have to make the list of those institutes in which you want to take admission. Apply by sending your score card to the respective institute. Merit list will be released by that institute & you will be informed by authorities through e-mail or call letter. Keep visiting to the official website of the institute for latest updates.
*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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