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Decrease in Number of MAT Participating Colleges to 164

Last Updated - October 01, 2016

For the September session of MAT 2016, it is announced that the number of MAT 2016 Participating Colleges has gone down to 164 from 330 in last exam. Also, for admissions in MBA/PGDM 2017-19 programme, the score of MAT 2016 September exam will be acceptable. Candidates may please take note that the MAT score is valid for only one year from the date of declaration of  MAT 2016 Result.

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While filling the MAT 2016 September Application form, candidates are asked to fill in the preferred institutes in terms of choice and priority. Please note that there are no extra charges for filling for these 5 choices. In case a candidate wants to fill in more choices than the given ones, he has to pay INR 75 for each choice of college. For a candidate who applies for the choice of college after the test conduct, he has to pay INR 100 for each.

We are sure that most of the students will be in a dilemma about which MAT score will be acceptable, but it is as a difficult exercise for management institutes too, since it is held quarterly every year. However, with the reduced number of score accepting institutes, a candidate will be unable to apply for admission if an institute accepts September score of MAT 2015 but doesn’t accept MAT 2016 Score, despite his improved score.

About MAT

The Management Aptitude Test, commonly known as the MAT, is a standardized test which is conducted four times a year. The All India Management Association is the conducting body, assisting the students for admission into MBA as well as into other management related programmes in the Management Institutes across the country. The next exam session of MAT 2016 Scheduled for September 4,2016 (for paper-based) and September 10,2016 (for computerized exam), as declared by AIMA. The MAT 2016 online registration was closed on July 4,2016

The Aftermath

All India Management Association, New Delhi hasn’t interfered in this prevailing issue. It clearly mentions on its website, ‘Applicants are advised to check the approval/recognition status of various programs and other details directly from the concerned Authorities/ Institutes/ Universities. AIMA has come across a couple of cases where the aspiring candidates' MAT score is not accepted by some participating institutes/universities for admission to mba full time course despite their confirmation to AIMA at the time of participation by incorporating their notifications in mat bulletin. candidates are advised to recheck with the concerned institutes/universities before applying for mat.’

Students are disappointed about the fact that none of the colleges from the new list holds a highly ranked status. Following is the revised list of only the top participatory colleges (out of 164) for admissions in MBA 2017, divided as per the four zones:

North Zone

No. of B-schools participating- 109

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East Zone

No. of B-schools participating- 49

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South Zone

No. of B-schools participating- 109

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West Zone

No. of B-schools participating- 53

We have the complete list of Participating Colleges with us along with their code and location. During the MAT 2016 Application Process,candidates will have to fill in these codes of any 5 B-Schools after which AIMA will send their scores. Once the MAT 2016 Results are declared, the B-schools will give out their respective  MAT 2016 cutoffs. Candidates are advised to check the approval status of various courses from the concerned Authorities before filling the choices.



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