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MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 (February)

Updated On - January 9th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

AIMA has released the official dates for MAT 2018 February. The offline exam will be conducted on February 4, while the online test will be conducted on February 17, 2018. All MBA aspirants willing to apply for MAT 2018 must fulfill the eligibility conditions laid down.

Given below are the minimum conditions that a candidate must fulfill:

  • A candidate is required hold a Bachelor’s Degree with no set aggregate marks to apply.
  • The minimum pass marks vary institute-wise.
  • Candidates in final year of graduation can also Register for MAT 2018.
  •  Prior work experience is not necessary. However, information about work experience may be asked during the application.
  • There is no limit on age.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts in MAT. You may appear for all the 4 sessions (February, May, September and December) in a year.

mat eligibility criteria 2017

Candidates fulfilling the above-mentioned MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 may proceed towards the registration. The last date to fill MAT February Application Form is January 26, 2018. Check MAT Exam Dates


What is the Eligibility Criteria for MAT 2018?

AIMA declares MAT Eligibility Criteria each year. It generally remains the same. However, some minor changes may be observed. The application forms of only eligible candidates will be accepted. Read below MAT Eligibility Criteria in detail.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018- Qualifying Criteria

  • The basic eligibility to appear in MAT Exam is that a candidate must be a graduate from a recognized University.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of Graduation can also apply for MAT.
  • They can apply irrespective of their disciplines in graduation.
  • Prior work experience is not necessary. However, information about work experience may be asked during the application.
  • The minimum pass marks differ from one institute to another.
  • The table provided below depicts the minimum marks required by a candidate to crack MAT February 2018:
CategoryMinimum Percentage
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
OBC27%
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.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018- Age Criteria

  • There is no age limitation for a candidate to appear for MAT 2018.
  • As per AIMA’s instructions, a candidate of any age can appear the exam.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018- Number of Attempts

  • Candidates can appear in MAT as many times they want. There is no restriction on the number of attempts.
  • The online and offline tests for MAT are scheduled four times in a year. You may attend all the four examinations, if not satisfied with the scores.

Trending Questions on MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

Q.1: Is there any age bar for MAT? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?

A. 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.2: I have not done my graduation, but I am in the final year of a professional course. Can I apply for MAT 2018?

Ans: Yes, you can appear for MAT exam. But, you will be admitted on provisional basis. Make sure you have your graduation degree in hand before the final admission is granted.

Q.3: 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.4: Am I eligible to apply for MAT 2018 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.5: Am I eligible to apply for MBA/PGDM programmes after clearing MAT Exam?

Ans. Definitely! MAT is a gateway to nearly 600 B-Schools in India. Once you clear the exam, you may apply to any of these colleges for your choice of programme. In addition to this, you must attain the minimum MAT Cutoff for Colleges 2018.

Q.6: 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. 


MAT Registration 2018

Candidates can apply for admission by filling and submitting the complete application form along with important documents on or before the last date. MAT Registration 2018 will run from December 20, 2017- January 26, 2018. Here is how you can complete MAT February 2018:

Online mode: Candidates can obtain and submit the application form online through the official website i.e. aima.in. They must fill-in all the details and pay INR 1400 as application fee.

Offline mode: Students can also obtain the application form from the study centres of AIMA office, Delhi on cash payment of prescribed fees and fill the form manually.

After filling up the application form, candidates must follow the below steps:

  • Submit the printed application form along with all the documents and a DD/proof of online payment submission.
  • There is no need to send the registration form if candidates register and paid the fees online but candidates are advised to carry registration form for reference.
  • Printout of the online registration form can be sent at AIMA which will be processed within five working days.
  • Candidate’s seat will be cancelled if the printout of application form received after the due date.

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We hope all aspirants make it to the final merit list. Make sure all the details you provide regarding your MAT eligibility criteria are true and accurate. Good luck!


*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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