Management Aptitude Test or MAT is conducted every year by All India Management Association (AIMA), is one of the most popular exams in our country. There are more than 600 B-Schools that accept MAT score. Management Aptitude Test is conducted 4 times a year in the months of February, May, September, and December.
The exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks but MAT score is obtained as a composite for 800. The score is achieved by normalization of the actual marks, to neutralize the variation in the difficulty level of the MAT Test Papers conducted in multiple sessions. Final admission is based on the performance in GD. PI and relevant work experience.
MAT exam syllabus comprises five segments: Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence, and Critical Reasoning. Competitors require an exhaustive grasp of intelligent and logical thinking, verbal capacity, information translation, quant, arithmetic, and social mindfulness. The test has two hundred questions from these 5 different areas and the maximum time allotted for the test is 150 minutes.
- 1 Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
- 2 T A Pai Mangement Institute, Manipal
- 3. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
- 4. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
- 5. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
- 6. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
- 7. Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune
- 8. PSG Institute of Management
- 9. Amity Business School, Noida
- 10. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
Here’s a list of Top 10 colleges that accept MAT score above 600.
1 Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras is a business school under the Indian Institute of Technology located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Institue was established in 1959. and then the Humanities and Social Sciences Department of the IIT was offering Management Education in the form of M.Tech in Industrial Engineering. The fully-fledged MBA program was started by the same department in 2001 and finally, Department of Management Studies came into existence in 2004.
The Programs offered by the Institute are Postgraduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing and MS and Ph.D. programs.
The department has a global student exchange program with leading foreign universities which helps students to get global exposure.
Some of them are-
- Manheim Business School, Germany
- Concordia University, Canada
- Imperial College, London
- Seoul National University, Korea
- Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
2 T A Pai Mangement Institute, Manipal
T A Pai Management Institute is a private autonomous business school in India. It was founded in 1980. It is a leading business school in India located in Manipal. It is the second B-school in India to get accreditation to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) after Indian School of Business.
The Institute offers 2 year PGDM Programs (Postgraduate Diploma in Management) and it has recently started a Postgraduate program in Banking & Financial Services.
The Institute also earned the Association of MBAs Accreditation for a period of three years.
The Total Scholarship that the Institute offers is ₹2.5 crores.
3. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Birla Institute of Technology is a private Institute located in Mesra, Ranchi and was established in the year 1955. The Mesra campus is one of the four campuses of BITS University, Pilani. It has been ranked 31 by the NIRF and Accredited ‘A’ by NAAC.
It offers various courses including MBA in Banking, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, marketing, and Finance.
It has collaborations with foreign Universities that include Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Leeds (UK), University of Houston (USA) for academic research and student exchange programs.
It was the first technical institution to establish a Department of Space Engineering and Rocketry way back in 1964 with static rocket test firing facility. BIT Mesra is one of the first Technical Universities to establish overseas centers in 2000 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
4. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore is a top-rated B-school in Bangalore. It was established in 1991.XIME currently has campuses in three locations which are Bangalore, Chennai, and Kochi.
The Institute offers two-year full-time PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) in IT and Analytics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource and Operations, and General Management.
It has been rated among A1 Institutes of super league ratings by Business Standard, June 2017. It has Collaborations with foreign universities like Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, Shanghai International Studies University, for student-faculty exchange programs.
It also has an Academic partnership with Association of Indian Management Schools, Association of BRICS Business Schools and Indian Association of Autonomous Business Schools.
5. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
National Institute of Technology, Warangal, previously known as Regional College of Engineering. It was established in 1959 by the Government of India. The Institute is a well-known institute with dedicated faculty striving to achieve higher levels of technical excellence.
NIT offers MCA and MBA program at the Postgraduate level. It has been ranked 34 by National Institute Ranking Framework.
They have received World Bank Assistance under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme.
6. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad was established in 1964. The institute is affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. It offers various 2-year PG courses in different fields of management along with a part-time M.B.A. – P.E. (Evening) and a doctoral degree course in Social Sciences. The courses offered are recognized by AICTE and also recognized as equivalent to MBA by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
The programs offered by the Institute include:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Management – General
- PGDM – Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services
- PGDM – Retail Marketing
- PGDM – International Business
- PGDM – Human Resource Management
- Executive PGDM
Candidates pursuing MBA- Public Enterprise can be Officers / Officers of the Defence Forces/ Executives / Engineers working with any government / quasi-government / autonomous bodies / local authorities with minimum 2 years of experience as on the date of admission.
7. Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune
Department of Mangement Sciences was established in 1971. The Department offers MBA and Ph.D. programs in various streams. The Institute is approved by All India Council of Technical Education.
It offers MBA in six functional areas – Human Resource Management (HRM), Systems Management, International Business Management (IBM), Operations Management, Finance, and Marketing. The department offers a Ph.D. program in Production Management, Organizational Management, and Human Resource Management.
The Institute has collaborated with reputed companies such as Queen Mary’s Technical Institute (QMTI) for academic programs
8. PSG Institute of Management
PSG Institute of Management is a private business school located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu founded in 1994. It is consistently ranked as one of the best B-schools in South India.
PSGIM is one of the 23 institutions run by the PSG & Sons Charities Trust, a pioneering champion of quality education. PSGIM is also the first institution in India to get the Platinum Ranking International Certification by MAC International Educational Standards, Singapore. At the national level, our programs have received accreditation with NBA and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
PSGIM has signed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with many international universities-
- San Diego State University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (SDSU CIBER)
- University of TOLEDO
- Alliance Francaise of Madras
- National Stock Exchange
9. Amity Business School, Noida
Amity Business School, Noida is a private school offering management programs at postgraduate and doctorate levels. It is part of Amity University and was founded by the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation.
The institute offers MBA (Master of Business Administration) program in various disciplines namely- MBA in Human Resource, MBA in Marketing and Sales, MBA in Transport and Logistics, MBA in Entrepreneurship, MBA in Finance and MBA in dual specialization.
The Institute has international accreditations from IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education), Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) the USA.
The Institute is also Accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Services for International Colleges), a UK Government approved agency and WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges).
10. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow was established in 1995 by Dr. S R Musanna, Jaipuria. The Institute is approved by AICTE, NBA, NAAC, AIU.
JIM Lucknow provides general PGDM degree and two other PGDM programs with specializations in Financial Services and Retail Management. The program is approved as equivalent to MBA by AICTE.
The Institute has been ranked 51-75 Band Amongst All Management Institutes in India (NIRF, 2018), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. The Institute has various Collaborations with foreign universities for teaching, student-faculty exchange, research, and fellowship programs and MOU with Axis Bank, Shoppers stop for summer training and final Placement for consecutive 3 years.