By Jyothi Swaroop Makena

21st June, 2023

Management Admission Test- Eligibility Criteria

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses. Qualifying candidates are eligible for admission to 800+ B-schools accepting MAT scores.


“Here is everything you need to know about MAT 2023 eligibility criteria

MAT Eligibility Criteria as stated by the All India Management Association (AIMA) is a set of academic requirements that MBA aspirants need to fulfil to be eligible to take the entrance test.. Those who plan to take the MAT 2023 exam must ensure they fulfil the eligibility criteria to be be able to apply.

Eligibility Criteria Overview

Academic Qualification

Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university. Final year graduation students awaiting their results are also eligible to apply for MAT 2023. Candidates who have completed a professional degree such as CA, CS or ICWA are also eligible to apply for the MAT exam.

MAT Reservation Criteria

MAT or AIMA does not prescribe Reservation criteria for the entrance exam. The Reservation Policy is followed for admission through MAT as specified by the participating colleges as per the Reservation Policy of the Government of India.

Age Limit And Work Experience

There is no age limit to appear for the MAT exam. However, since the academic qualification is graduation, the age of candidates is usually 20 and above. Work experience is not a mandatory eligibility criterion for MAT. However, it carries extra weightage in selection process of MBA colleges accepting MAT score.

Since, MAT is accepted by MBA colleges for Executive MBA, Online MBA, Part-Time MBA and Distance MBA courses too, a good number of working professionals appear for the MAT exam. MAT is also popular among Management aspirants and working professionals as it is an easy exam and one can prepare for it while working as well. It is easier to strike work and study balance in MAT.