What is the Selection Process of MAT 2019?

The selection procedure of MAT 2019 will have three stages: Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and or Written Ability Test (WAT). Shortlisting of the candidates will depend on their performance in MAT 2019 February examination. The GD, PI-WAT rounds will be mandatory for the shortlisted aspirants to be eligible for admission in any management programs offered through the members of AIMA through MAT 2019.

The MAT Selection process will start soon after the declaration of MAT February result. The results are expected to be announced in the fourth week of February 2019. After that, the exam conducting authority will release the first list of the shortlisted candidates. These candidates will be then invited for the selection process by the institutes in which they have applied for.

MAT 2019 Selection Procedure

MAT 2019 Selection Process have three initial rounds/stages: Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and or Written Ability Test (WAT). The selection process of MAT may vary from institute to institute. All the participating institutes conducts two of these three rounds and some conducts all three.

The participating institutes of MAT shortlist the applicants based on cut-off marks for the selection procedure. MAT 2019 cut-off decided by the institutes can be either in the form of percentile or score. The cut-off score ranges from 250 to 700 from institute to institute. The shortlisted candidates are called for the selection process by the institutes they have applied for.

The weightage criteria of rounds also vary among different institutes. Some colleges lay more weightage on WAT over GD while some prefer PI over WAT and GD. The final admission list of the institutes is released on the basis of candidate’s performance in the various selection rounds of the MAT selection procedure.

Group Discussion

In this round, shortlisted candidates are divided into groups and are given a topic to discuss among themselves for 15-20 minute and reach a consensus. In group discussion, the committee usually check for leadership qualities, confidence, content and delivery.

Personal Interview

In this round, there is a face to face interview designed to assess candidates’ confidence, thought clarity, interpersonal and soft skills.

Writing Ability Test

W. A. T. is a pen and paper Writing Ability Test. It is a test to analyse a management aspirant’s writing skills and consistency & clarity of thought process. W. A. T. has been designed to mainly test candidates’ knowledge and richness of content.

Final selection of candidates to offer admission depends on their cumulative performance in all the rounds plus MAT 2019 score(weightage of each round varies). Based on the cumulative score, each institute releases a merit list of selected candidates for the management program(s) offered by the institute.

About the Exam

All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT four times a year, i.e. in February, May, September and December. The exam is conducted for students seeking admissions to MBA/PGDM programmes at various management institutes. The score is accepted by more than 600 B-schools across the country.

AIMA successfully conducted MAT 2019 February exam in online mode on February 23. The Paper-based Test was conducted on February 17 and 24, 2019. The exam duration for both the modes was 150 minutes. MAT question paper consists of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) which cover five sections.

MAT 2019 Results

MAT Results for February 2019 will be announced in the fourth week of February or first week of March 2019. Candidates can check their result on the official website using their MAT Registration number and Roll Number. MAT 2019 Scorecard cum Result will be valid for one year. By the MAT results, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection procedure by different participating institutes. Shortlisted candidates will have to follow the selection procedure of MAT 2019 set by the respective institute. The cumulative performance of candidates in all the three rounds will lead to the final admission.


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