AIMA, the organisation that administers the test, has released the comprehensive MAT Eligibility Criteria 2024. Candidates must have completed their graduation in any discipline from an accredited university in order to be eligible for the 2024 MAT. Additionally, candidates may apply for the MAT 2024 exam even if they are in their final year of graduation. To register for MAT 2024, there is no minimum age requirement. The MAT 2024 application forms for the February session are now available from AIMA which administers the MAT exam, which is required for admission to MBA and PGDM programmes at esteemed B-schools around the nation. Candidates filling out the MAT 2024 application form have the choice of selecting up to five colleges.

MAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

MAT is a national-level entrance exam which is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs offered by various B-schools across the country. Given below are the eligibility criteria that the candidate should check to qualify for MAT 2024.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Final-year graduation students can also apply.

Age Limit

There is no age limit to appear for the MAT examination.

Minimum Marks

There is no minimum aggregate percentage requirement for appearing in MAT. However, candidates should check the eligibility criteria of the B-schools where they want to apply as some institutes may have their own minimum marks requirement.

Work Experience

Work experience is not mandatory to appear for the MAT examination. However, some B-schools may give preference to candidates with work experience


Indian as well as foreign candidates can apply for the MAT examination.

Number of Attempts

There is no limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for the MAT examination.

MAT 2024 Reservation Criteria

The reservation criteria for the MAT entrance exam 2024 are as per the guidelines set by the Government of India. The following are the reservation criteria for the MAT entrance exam 2024:

  1. Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%
  2. Scheduled Tribe (ST): 7.5%
  3. Other Backward Classes (OBC): 27%
  4. Economically Weaker Section (EWS): 10%
  5. Persons with Disabilities (PWD): 5%

These reservation criteria are applicable to all the participating institutes of MAT 2024. However, the reservation policy may vary from institute to institute.


Minimum Percentage

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe




PH Candidates


MAT Eligibility Criteria for Top Institutes

Northern India


Eligibility Criteria

Jaipuria Institute of Management

  • Graduation in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate marks (45 % for SC/ST)
  • Students in their final year may also apply

CHRIST University

  • 50% or above in aggregate in bachelor’s
  • Candidates in final degree examinations are also eligible
  • Composite score of 500 or above in MAT

Fortune Institute of International Business

  • 50% or above in graduation
  • Final year candidates may also apply

Asia Pacific Institute of Management

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized University
  • Candidates in the final year may also apply
Southern India


Eligibility Criteria

AIMS School of Business

  • 50% or above in graduation
  • 60 percentiles in MAT
  • Individuals with a minimum of 1-year work experience will be preferred.

Alliance School of Business

  • Bachelor’s with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • A high score in MAT

GIBS Business School, Bangalore

  • Minimum 50% in graduation
  • Final year students can also apply

MP Birla Institute of Management

  • Graduation with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • Good communication skills
  • Work experience will be added advantage
Eastern India


Eligibility Criteria

Birla School of Management, Bhubaneswar

Graduate with a valid MAT score

IMS Business School, Kolkata

  • Valid MAT score
  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university

DMI, Patna

  • Minimum 3 years bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DA candidates)
  • Valid MAT score

Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan , Kolkata

  • Graduation with a minimum 50% aggregate
  • Final year students can also apply
Western India


Eligibility Criteria

CHRIST University, Mumbai

  • 50% marks in graduation
  • Candidates in the final year may also apply but should have 50% or above in all semester
  • Composite score of 500 or above in MAT

Faculty of Management Studies, Rajasthan

Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (45% FOR SC/ST)

Raipur Institute of Technology, Chattisgarh

  • Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks for general (45% for SC/ST and OBC)
  • Final year students may also apply

ITM University, Chattisgarh

  • Graduation with 50% marks
  • Valid MAT score

Eligibility Criteria of Participating Institutes through MAT 2024

MAT conducting body AIMA does not specify any reservation or different criteria as per colleges. However various participating institutes have set up their own rules of MAT exam eligibility percentage for admission in the respective institutes. Some of these criteria implied by some colleges are:

  • Minimum 50% to 60% marks in graduation required

  • Some relaxation may be given to professional degree holders

  • Weightage to work experience may be awarded in admission criteria

  • Weightage can be given to women candidates in admission criteria to promote gender diversity

  • Good weightage can be given for excellent academic performance in classes 10 and 12

Frequently Asked Questions (F&Q) for MAT 2024

Ques. What is the minimum qualification required to appear for the MAT exam?

Ans. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institution. Final-year undergraduate students can also apply.

Ques Is there an age limit for appearing in the MAT exam?

Ans. No, there is no specific age limit to appear for the MAT exam.

Ques. Do I need work experience to apply for MAT?

Ans. No, work experience is not a requirement for MAT eligibility. Both fresh graduates and working professionals can apply.

Ques. Can international students apply for MAT?

Ans. Yes, international candidates can apply for MAT. They must have an equivalent qualification recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Ques. Is there any minimum percentage requirement in graduation for MAT eligibility?

Ans. No, there is no minimum percentage requirement. Candidates with a passing mark in their Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply.

Ques. Are there any specific subject requirements for the MAT exam?

Ans. No, there are no specific subject requirements. Candidates from any discipline can apply for the MAT exam.

Ques. Can I apply for MAT if I am in the final year of my Bachelor's degree?

Ans. Yes, final-year students can apply for MAT. However, they must complete their degree before the start of the MBA/PGDM program if they qualify through MAT scores.

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