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MAT 2021 Eligibility

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on January 28, 2021

The counducting body MAT Exam i.e. All India Management Association also known as AIMA has defined a set of MAT Eligibility Criteria for students willing to take MAT Exam. Due to the outbreak of pandemic COVID-19 across the world, the association has introduced Remotely Proctored Internet Based Test shortened as IBT wherein students taking exam can take the test from their home while maintaining social distancing and abiding by the precautionary measures taken socially. 

MAT 2021 Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 20th February 2021 to 13th March 2021.

Candidates willing to take MAT 2021 must ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the concerned authorities. The candidates applying for the exam must possess a bachelor's degree in any field. One positive aspect of this exam is that the candidates can take the examination in either paper based or internet-based mode. MAT Exam is one of the MBA entrance examinations conducted across the country for admission to elite business institutions.

  • Candidates in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for MAT 2021 Exam.

The All India Management Association (AIMA), being the conducting authority of MAT Examination has laid down a certain set of eligibility criteria to ensure admission to various management institutes. Possessing a bachelor's degree is one primary requirement to be eligible to take the exam.

Key Points of MAT Eligibility

  • Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in any field from a recognized university.
  • The degree should have been completed in minimum 3 years of duration.
  • Candidates in final year of graduation can also apply.
  • Candidates with a professional degree such as CA/CS/ICWA are also eligible to apply.

The candidates must apply keeping the below mentioned dates in mind:

MAT as Computer Based Test (CBT)

Event

Dates

Last Date to Register

14 February 2021

Availability of Admit Card

16th February 2021

Exam Date

20th February 2021

MAT as Paper Based Test (PBT)

Event

Dates

Last Date to Register

1st March 2021

Availability of Admit Card

3rd March 2021

Exam Date

6th March 2021


The candidates can apply by visiting the official website i.e. aima.in and process the payment of application fee of INR 1650.

Candidates applying must know the following:

  • It must be noted that there is no age bar set to apply for MAT 2021 Exam.
  • The exam is conducted in both computer based and paper based mode.
  • Candidates can choose either of the two modes based on their convenience.
  • They can also choose for both the modes.

Highlights of MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualifications

Possess bachelor's degree in any field from a recognized university.

Final year students can also apply

Candidates with any discipline such as Science, Humanities, Commerce, or Engineering can apply.

Age Limit

No age bar set

No. of attempts

No restrictions on number of attempts

Work experience

No work experience required

Candidates applying for MAT 2021 February are not required to possess any kind of work experience to be eligible for taking the examination and there is no restriction to number of attempts a candidate can take. Candidates can apply for the examination as many times as they want. Candidates willing to take the exam must be aware of MAT Exam Pattern as it clearly explains what type of questions would be asked in the exam and they should study.

Along with the freedom of number of attempts, there is no such age bar set for applying. Candidates of any age group can apply for MAT Exam.

More about MAT 2021 Eligibility

If the candidates appearing in the final year of graduation happen to qualify the examination, they are, in any case, required to submit the proof of the completion of graduation.

  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories have a certain number of seats reserved for them provided the candidates must present category certificate during the process of admission.

Minimum marks required by the candidates belonging to reserved categories are given below:

Category

Required Marks Percentage

SC

15

ST

7.5

OBC

27

PH Candidates

3

Comparison of MAT Exam Eligibility and MBA College Admission Eligibility

There is a huge difference between the minimum educational requirement to take admission via MAT Exam score and taking admission based on MBA colleges' eligibility criteria. Below mentioned are some of the differences that candidates must be aware of:

MAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

MBA Colleges' Admission Eligibility

No minimum marks in graduation

At least 50% to 60% marks in graduation

No concession to CA/ CS degree holders

Some relaxation given by some colleges

Work Experience not required

Weightage may be awarded in some colleges

No exceptions for women candidates

May be provided to promote gender diversity

Class 10th and 12th class marks not considered

Candidates may find class 10th and 12th class marks beneficial

Comparison of MAT Eligibility for Bachelor's Degree Holders and Final Year Students

As per the All India Management Association, the conducting body of MAT Exam, candidates with a bachelor's degree in any field are eligible to take MAT Exam. Besides, candidates pursuing their final degree of graduation also stand eligible for the exam. It implies, a candidate is considered eligible to write MAT Exam with a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years of duration or equivalent in any discipline.

Candidates completing their final year of graduation or final graduation exam are also considered eligible for admission to MBA program offered by several MAT Accepting Colleges. In case final year candidates are shortlisted, they will be allowed to join the program provisionally. These candidates will also be required to submit a certificate approved by their Principal or registrar of the college. This certificate must state that the candidate has completed all the requirements of obtaining a bachelor's degree or any equivalent qualification.

Students can get admission to any national or international business school based on their performance in MAT Exam. They would be required to present their MAT Scorecard at the time of admission.

More about MAT 2021 February

Management Aptitude Test shortened as MAT Exam is a business entrance examination conducted at the national level for admission to the elite and reputed management institutions across the country. The examination is conducted by All Indian Management Association (AIMA) and the exam takes place four times in a year.

MAT Exam that is scheduled to be conducted in the month of February 2021 is as follows:

Exam Date

CBT – 20th February 2021

PBT –  6th March 2021

Exam Mode

CBT – Online

PBT – Offline

Medium of Question Paper

English

Sections of Question Paper

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