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MAT 2016 December Expected Cutoff

Last Updated - December 01, 2016

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is organized by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to the top B-schools of India. MAT 2016 exam will be conducted in offline mode on 11th December 2016 and online mode on December 17, 2016. The selection procedure of MAT includes Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT).  Result for the MAT Exam will be declared by third week of December, tentatively. MAT Cutoffs will be released after the announcement of the results and the admissions to participating institutions will be made on the basis of the cutoff.

MAT Cutoffs are based on several factors such as difficulty level of exam, number of seats offered by the participating institutions, total number of test takers, reservation norms, previous year cutoff trends and result of the exam. Total score for MAT exam is 800 and the cutoffs are declared in form of marks of MAT scores. Candidates are required to obtain the minimum cutoff marks to be eligible for the pre-admission rounds of the participating institutes.

MAT Expected Cutoff

The cutoff for MAT December exam is the minimum marks needed by the candidates to be selected by various management institutions for their pre-admission rounds. If the candidates score more than 500 in their MAT exam result, they are likely get admission to the top institutions. The last rank included in the cutoff is the cutoff rank. Candidates should also keep in mind that the cutoff rank will decide the priority of the candidates in the selection. The candidates with higher rank will get higher will be a priority to get selected.

Cutoffs of previous years are taken into while preparing the current cutoffs and most probably these cutoffs are similar to each other. Similar patterns are observed in the Cutoff trends. Candidates can have a look at the previous year cutoff trends to get an idea of the MAT Expected Cutoff by various institutions. The previous year cutoff for MAT exam is tabulated here for reference.

Management Development Institute (MDI)600
Christ Institute of Management400
IFIM Business School500
VIT University500
SRM school and SRM University500
M S Ramaiah Institute of Management500
Kristu Jayanti Institute of Management500
Sharda University400
Japuria Institute of Management400
Accurate Institute of Management & Technology450
Universal Business school400
SIES College of management550

MAT Preparation Tips

The MAT Exam Pattern consists of five papers comprising objective type questions with multiple-choice answers. The candidates have to attempt questions based on Language Comprehension (40questions), Mathematical Skills (40 questions), Data Analysis and Sufficiency (40questions), Intelligence and Critical Reasoning (40questions) and Indian and Global Environment (40 questions) in 150 minutes. The candidates need to prepare well for the prestigious MAT exam get good a score. The MAT exam preparation tips are provided here.

  • Effective Time planning: Having a study routine is very important for cracking MAT exam. A systematic advance planning is required. Prepare a schedule allotting time for each subject. It will allow maximum utilization of time available for best concentration and maximum output.
  • Solve sample question papers: For a better execution during the exam the candidates need to practice using sample papers. Sample practice papers provide an idea about the important topics, the standard of the exam and the skills required to fare well in the exam. it is very helpful in solving mathematics questions. The table below shows the difficulty level of each section:
SectionLevel of DifficultyWeightage
Language ComprehensionModerate20%
Mathematical SkillsHigher20%
Intelligence and Critical ReasoningHigh20%
Data Analysis and SufficiencyHigh20%
Indian and Global EnvironmentHigh20%

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