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MAT Score (Marks) V/S Percentile [Expected Cutoff In 2023]

Feb 2, 2024 1.7K Reads

MAT Entrance Examination is conducted by AIMA(All Management Association Management Aptitude Test) to offer admission to (Top B-Schools)Business Schools for admission to business programs like MBA and other related programs. In 2023, this examination was approved by the Government of India, Ministry of Education as India’s national-level test. And later this examination was recognised as an essential input for admission to MBA and other related courses in more than 600 Top B-Schools in India. The examination is conducted in 

  • IBT MODE(Internet-Based Test)
  • Computer Based Test(CBT)
  • Paper Based Test(PBT)
  • Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test and Paper-Based Test (PBT+IBT) 
  • Double Proctored (IBT+IBT) 
  • Double Computer Based Test (CBT+CBT)
  • Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test and Computer-Based Test(CBT+IBT) 
  • Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test(PBT+CBT)

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The fee for applying for some additional tests in any of these modes mentioned here is Rs. 1200/- along with an additional amount of INR 2100/- Candidates can apply for any of these all these examinations will be done in the month of December 2023. 

Fees of MAT 

Mode of Examination

Fee Charged


INR 2100

For double modes like

  • IBT+ IBT
  • PBT+ IBT
  • CBT+ IBT
  • PBT +CBT

INR 3300

Important Highlights about MAT

  • The Government of India has approved MAT Examination as a National level Test for admission to programs like MBA/PGDM/MMS and many more related programs.
  • The acceptability of the MAT score is endorsed by the Delhi High Court and also by the Honourable Supreme Court.
  • Due to its wide acceptance, more than 600 top B-Schools across India this examination is crucial and has a significant role in screening the candidates before admission.
  • The examination is conducted in many modes- CBT, IBT and PBT.
  • It is conducted 4 times a year in the month of February, May, September and December.
  • Concession is provided to the candidates applying in two modes of entrance examination. Also, the students are eligible to apply in multiple administrations.
  • The score is valid only for up to one year and the best scores will be accepted from the multiple shifts.
  • It is an essential examination and every year various students from all around the country apply for this examination. 
  • MAT Examination is an objective type that tests the overall aptitude skills of the students to help them get into the top B-schools for postgraduate management programs. 
  • The examination has 200 questions in total that consist of five sections each with 40 questions. The time allotted to complete the test is 150 minutes. Here is the test structure of the MAT 2023 Examination.




Time (Suggested)*


Language Comprehension


30 Minutes


Intelligence & Critical Reasoning


30 Minutes


Mathematical Skills


40 Minutes


Data Analysis & Sufficiency


35 Minutes


Indian & Global Environment


15 Minutes

  • Note*- The suggested time may vary from individual to individual.

MAT 2024 Important Updates-

Important Update for MAT PBT


MAT PBT Online registration last date 

5th December 2023

MAT PBT ADMIT Card Release 

7th December 2023

MAT PBT entrance 

9th December 2023

MAT CBT 1 Online registration last date

28th November 2023

MAT CBT 1 Admit Card Release 

30th November 2023

MAT CBT 1 Entrance

3 December 2023

MAT CBT 2 Online registration last date

11th December 2023

MAT CBT 2 Admit Card Release 

13th December 2023

MAT CBT 2 Entrance

16th December 2023

MAT Examination results will be released by the last week of December 2023 and candidates can check the MAT Score on the official Website. 

MAT December 2023 will be accepted by B-Schools

Various Management institutes accept MAT Scores for giving admission to students in PGDM and MBA programs. Here are some institutes that offer admission on the basis of MAT scores.

Adamas University, Kolkata

Accurate Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida

Assam University, Department of Business Administration, Silchar

Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi

Biju Patnaik Institute of Information Technology & Management Studies, Bhubaneswar

Asian Business School, Noida

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata

Chitkara University, Rajpura

Calcutta Business School, Kolkata

Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research, Kanpur

Development Management Institute, Patna

Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi

EIILM, Kolkata

Galgotias University, Greater Noida

Globsyn Business School, Kolkata

Geeta University, Panipat

Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia

AIMA-Centre for Management Education, New Delhi


Asia Pacific Institute of Management

Institute of Business Management and Research, Kolkata

Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

Institute of Management Study, Kolkata

Delhi School of Business (VIPS-TC), New Delhi

International School of Management, Patna

EMPI Institutions, New Delhi

Kejriwal Institute of Management & Dev. Studies, Ranchi

FOSTIIMA Business School, New Delhi

KIIT- School of Management, Bhubaneswar

GD Goenka University, Gurugram

MCKV Instt of Engineering, Howrah

GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida

Netaji Subhas University, Jamshedpur

Guru Nanak Institute of Management, New Delhi

MAT Composite Score?

MAT Composite Score consists of the marks that students score based solely on their performance in the MAT examination. MAT Composite scores do not sum up the marks in the 5th section, which is Indian & Global Environment. There is no formula for getting MAT Composite marks. It will be scaled from 199 to 801. It is rare to have MAT Composite scores below 200 or above 800.

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Hence, we can say that the performance in the first four sections of the MAT examination is Language Comprehension, Data Analysis - Data Sufficiency, Intelligence - Critical Reasoning, and Mathematical Skills. It eliminates the marks of the Indian and Global environment. Marks below 200 will be reported as 199 and all the marks above 800 are reported as 801.

Why the MAT Score is relevant.

MAT Score is accepted by various top-B schools. These scores are released to both the candidates and the management institutes. The MAT score can be used in more than 600 institutes for applying to the PG programs. The score can help the leading institutes to screen the students for admissions. MAT has some basic characteristics like the score earned by the students in the entrance examination is a reliable source of information and provides a common ground through a standardised test that measures the academic skillset of students. This exam has been designed to measure the skills that are desired for the study of management studies at the graduation level. The next thing that makes MAT relevant is it measures the skill of the students with common marking schemes irrespective of the scores of candidates in universities and institutes. Here is the table provided for the depiction of the sections and the marks allotment in MAT along with the composite score.

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What is the MAT Percentile? What is the Difference Between MAT Scores and Percentile?

MAT Examination percentile is the percentage of the total number of examinees that have appeared in the MAT examination. While the MAT Composite score is just the 

Representation of the individual score but MAT percentile is the evaluation of an individual’s performance with respect to all the candidates who appeared in the examination. But do you know what is the relevance of MAT Precentile? Let's see here:-

  • MAT percentile is the most accepted score by most of the institutes and colleges to offer admission to PGDM or MBA scores, however, some institutes accept the CAT Score.
  • Apart from this MAT Examination, many top Business Schools conduct written ability tests, PI and group discussions for selection in courses. 

MAT 2023 Score vs Percentile Calculation

Here is the formula to calculate the overall percentile in the MAT entrance examination.

MAT Percentile = (MAT Composite Scores by candidate/ Total Examinees in the examination)*100

MAT Result 2023

MAT results for IBT, CBT and PBT will be released by AIMA within a few days after the examination. This score will be valid only for the duration of one year for admission in management courses to more than 600+ institutes and universities. Students can check the results on the official website of the AIMA.

MAT Score Limitations

MAT scores are accepted by most of the excellent b-schools across India, but they also have certain limitations in the application and consideration for admission in some scenarios as 

  • They do not necessarily measure all the skills of the candidate that are essential in postgraduate studies. 
  • These scores do not involve any psychometric tests, hence it is of no use for psychometric purposes. 

MAT Scorecard:- Details Mentioned

A scorecard will be released by the candidates that contains various details. The validity of the MAT Marks will be mentioned on the scorecard. It usually lasts for around 1 year of duration. Here is the analysis of the scorecard along with the mentioned details on it:-

  • Composite Score
  • Overall Percentile 
  • Sectional Percentile
  • Scores in all Sections
  • Category 
  • Score Validity Period
  • Degree of the Candidate 
  • Work Experience

Expected MAT 2023 Cutoffs for some Top B-Schools!


Expected Cutoffs of MAT 2023*

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore


Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad


Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore


PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore


Amity Business School, Noida


Christ Institute of Management, Pune


TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal


National Institute of Technology, Warangal


Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune


Alliance School of Business, Bangalore


SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai


Note- These cutoffs are based on previous year cutoffs. The actual cutoffs can vary.*

B-schools Accepting 80 percentile and above!


MAT Cutoffs Percentile

BIMTECH Greater Noida


XIME Bangalore


International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) Pune


SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai


Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida


VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi


VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore




XIME Bangalore


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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

MAT 2023 expected cutoff could be somewhere around 65-95 for admission to top colleges. However, it can depend on certain factors like difficulty level, of the exam.

MAT score depends on the individual performance of the student, while MAT percentile depends on the individual performance with respect to the total candidates' performance. MAT scores are the raw scores of an individual, While the MAT percentile is the percentage of the total number of examinees that have appeared in the MAT examination.

MAT 2023 40 percentile is the indication that candidates have scored less than 50% of the total candidates who appeared in the examination.

If a student has scored marks more than 500 or more than 80-85 percentile, the score is a good scorned student can expect the selection to top institute.

Yes, a composite score of more than 400 is a decent score. But the overall percentile between 65-85 is a nice score.

MAT Composite score can be calculated by using the following formula:- MAT Percentile = (MAT Composite Scores by candidate/ Total Examinees in the examination)*100

The lowest MAT score in the examination is below 200 and it is stated as 199 in the scorecard.

No, IIMs do not accept MAT scores. Most of the IIMs only accept CAT Scores.

MAT Scores are accepted by many institutes like Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Amity Business School, National Institute of Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology and many more.

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