MAT Score vs Percentile: AIMA is expected to release MAT Result 2019 in online mode on March 02, 2019. The MAT 2019 Results comprises of sectional scores, composite scores as well as percentiles. The MAT 2019 percentile score indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the candidate based on the total MAT taking candidates. The percentile figure may change with an increase or decrease in the number of test takers in the exam and their scoring pattern.

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MAT Score Vs Percentile

Details mentioned on MAT result-cum-scorecard

The following details are mentioned on the MAT 2019 Scorecard:

  • Scores obtained in Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning sections.
  • The composite score of the four sections.
  • The score obtained in Indian & Global Environment section.
  • MAT Percentile for each section as well as the overall percentile.

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MAT Score Vs Percentile Calculation

  • For each section 40 marks are allotted, however, the marks reflected on the MAT 2019 result are on a scale of 0 to 100 per section.
  • For calculation of composite score and percentile, scores obtained in the Indian & Global Environment section are not taken into consideration.
  • However, the score for Indian & Global Environment section is also reflected on the MAT 2019 result on the same scale.

MAT Score Vs Percentile: Composite Score 

  • The composite score is calculated on the basis of performance in the first four sections as these sections are related to the skills required over a longer period of time in the management field.
  • The MAT composite score is given on a scale of 199 to 801. The composite score on MAT result, less than 200 or more than 800 is rare.
  • Sectional scores less than 20 and more than 80 are rare.
  • All scores below 200 are stated as 199 and all scores above 800 are reported 801.
  • This means, even if you get scores less than 199, your composite score will be reported as 199. Similarly, for scores above 801, it will be reported as 801 only.
  • There is no formula mentioned by AIMA to calculate the composite score for MAT result.
MAT Sections Mark Allotted Composite Score Scale
Language Comprehension 40 0 to 100
Mathematical Skills 40 0 to 100
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 0 to 100
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 0 to 100
Total 160 800

MAT Percentile Vs MAT Composite Score

By the above explanation of MAT composite score calculation, it is understood how AIMA takes raw scores and represents it on a scale of 199 to 801. However, for calculation of MAT Percentile, the following formula is applied:

  • Composite scores obtained by a candidate/Total number of candidates X 100.
  • For example, If 100 candidates take MAT exam, and you secured Rank 1 then it means 99 candidates scored less than you and hence, your percentile calculated is 99%.
  • Percentile shows the number of candidates scoring less than a particular candidate in MAT exam.
  • Some of the B-Schools accepting MAT scores offer admission on the basis of composite scores while the remaining take MAT percentile for final selection of candidates.
  • Besides, MAT percentile and composite scores, most of the MBA colleges conduct Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test as part of Selection Criteria.  

MAT Score Vs Percentile: MAT Scaled Scores

Since each MAT exam takes place after 3 months, the test may be slightly more or less difficult than the other. These slight differences are accounted for during the MAT 2019 scaling process. As a result of these adjustments, equal scaled scores represent about the same level of ability, as measured by the exam, regardless of the administration or when the test was taken.

Each MAT result report contains 6 scores: Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Composite Score and Indian & Global Environment. Scores on Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning are reported on a scale ranging from 0 to 100. Scores below 20 or above 80 are rare.

5th Section: Not considered for MAT Percentile Calculation 

Indian & Global Environment, a separate score is reported on a scale from 0 to 100 as this section is not taken into account to calculate the percentile score and merit position. Any score below 20 or above 80 is rare in this section. Accordingly, the composite Score in MAT result is using the first 4 sections of the test only because these sections related to specific skills that one acquires over a long period of time. 

MAT Score Vs Percentile: Equal weightage to all the sections

In the calculation of MAT Score Vs Percentile, the score scales for the first four sections and the composite scores are based on the performance of applicants. A score of about 50 in a section and about 500 on the composite scale represents the average performance of that entire group. The percentile figure may change marginally with every MAT exam.

What after MAT Cutoff 2019?

All MAT participating Institutes follow their own individual selection process. While some select students directly evaluating their MAT 2019 Scores, some conduct further rounds of selection. Following are the stages of the final selection rounds:

  • Group Discussion (GD).
  • Personal Interview (PI).
  • Written Ability Test (WAT)

After the successful completion of the selection rounds, shortlisted candidates will appear for MAT 2019 counseling procedure. The counseling rounds for final admissions will begin in the month of March-April 2019.