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Updated on
December 30, 2021

Latest update: MAT 2021 December Exam score card has been released on Dec 30, 2021 at 5 PM . Check steps How to Download your Result. With the Dec MAT 2021 score card in hand and composite vs percentile score available, you would be looking for best MBA admission options available. MBAUniverse.com has prepared list of top MBA Colleges accepting MAT Dec 2021 exam score in different percentile range for MBA admission 2022. Check the best MBA Colleges accepting MAT score for admission 2022

 

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Dec MAT 2021 was held from November 21 to December 23, 2021 in three modes – Paper based (PBT); Proctored Internet Based Test (IBT); and Computer Based Test (CBT). Immediately after appearing in the exam and much before the release of MAT result, candidates were looking for their percentile based on their performance without waiting for the result. And once you come to know your nearest Score & Percentile, it becomes easier to check the Top MBA Colleges that match your Percentile & Score. MBAUniverse.com has prepared a Score & Percentile wise List of Best B-schools accepting MAT scores for MBA/PGDM Admissions. Check Top MBA Colleges Accepting exam Scores

 

Difference in MAT Raw Score and Percentile Score
There is a great difference between MAT score and percentile calculation. In your MAT score card, you will find three types of score – Scaled Score, Percentile and Composite score. While MAT percentile calculator is based upon your relative performance in actual MAT 2021 December exam - paper based test, Computer Based Test or IBT MAT.  

 

While your performance will get you raw score in MAT leading to MAT percentile Score, many of the MAT exam takers are not aware the key aspects of MAT Score Vs percentile calculator. Once you know how the MAT score Vs percentile is calculated, it will be easier for you to focus and devise your test taking strategy. For example the MAT score of Indian & Global Environment section in CAT exam is not taken into account for percentile calculation. Please note that Top B-schools will shortlist you on the basis of your high MAT Percentile that you are awarded in MAT exam.  

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MAT Score Vs Percentile Calculation: AIMA’s Formula

  • MAT 2021 score Vs percentile calculation in MAT result is based on following parameters:
  • There are 5 Sections in MAT question paper. Out of them, only score of 4 sections in MAT exam are taken to calculate the percentile.
  • The score of 5th section, Indian & Global Environment is not counted for percentile calculation
  • 40 Marks for each section with 40 questions is the maximum raw score with a total of 200 raw marks for all the 5 sections.
  • MAT score is awarded out of 200 marks but MAT percentile is calculated out of 160 Marks after removing the 5th section
  • MAT scores are scaled to 100 for each section. The scaled score is therefore, awarded in the score card in the range of 0-100 in each section.
  • Raw scores awarded out of 40 in each section are not reflected either in sectional score or final composite score
  • This scaled score is then converted to percentile score which is based on your relative performance as compared to other candidates.
  • Finally the composite score is calculated out of maximum 800 and the scaled score between 0 to 199 is converted to composite score. 

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AIMA Composite MAT Score Vs Percentile Calculation

  • After calculating the scaled score in the four out of five sections, AIMA awards composite score leading to aggregate percentile in MAT exam. The scaled score of 5th section on Indian & Global Environment is separately shown in the MAT score card.  
  • Composite score is awarded in a range of 200 to 800.
  • AIMA does not award composite score below 200 or above 800.
  • Sectional scaled score below 20 or above 80 are not awarded and are rare
  • The scores below 200 are taken as 199 and the scores above 800 are reported 801
  • If your score is more than 800, it will be reported in your score card as 801
  • If your score is less than 200 to any level, it will be reported in your score card as 199
  • MAT Scoring Pattern: Raw Score Vs Scaled Score

The Raw Vs scaled score calculation pattern of four sections which are taken into account to calculate the percentile score in MAT are:

Name of section
Maximum Raw Marks
Scaled Scoring Pattern
Language Comprehension
40
0-100
Mathematical Skills
40
0-100
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
40
0-100
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
40
0-100
Total Score
160
400 converted to Maximum composite score of 800

The 5th section – Indian & Global Environment is the GK section in MAT. The scoring pattern for this section is similar to other 4 sections with 40 maximum raw score converted to scaled score between 0 to 100, but the score of this section is not counted for percentile calculation.  

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MAT Percentile Score: Key Points to Note

  • MAT percentile score indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the candidate based on the total MAT test taking candidates
  • The percentile figure may change with increase or decrease in number of test takers and their scoring pattern 
  • The Composite Score in MAT result is reported on a scale ranging from 199 to 801, but extreme scores below 200 or above 800 are uncommon
  • These uncommon scores i.e., all below 200 are reported as 199 and all above 800 are reported as 801.

MAT Scaled Scores: Clarification by AIMA
Since each individual MAT exam is held after 3 months, the test may be slightly more or less difficult than another. These slight differences are accounted for, during the scaling process. As a result of these adjustments, equal scaled scores represent about the same level of ability, as measured by the test, regardless of the administration or when the test was taken.

 

Each MAT result score-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 scales ranging from 0 to 100. Scores below 20 or above 80 are rare. 

 

The 5th Section in MAT percentile calculation 
For the score on section - 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. Again the scores below 20 or above 80 are rare in this section.

 

Composite score based on 4 sections 
The composite Score in MAT result is arrived at using the first 4 sections of the test only because these sections relate to specific skills that one acquires over a long period of time. 

 

Equal Weightage is assigned to all these 4 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 who took the test in 1996. They were defined in a way that a score of about 50 in a section and about 500 on composite scale represent the average performance of that group. 

 

MAT Score Vs Percentile in score card
Along with the six scores, a percentile figure is also given below the score in the score card for MAT Result. Each of these indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the candidate based on the entire MAT testing population for the test. The percentile figure may change marginally with each MAT exam.  

 

Accuracy & Tendency of MAT Exam Takers
There is a tendency to claim high accuracy after every MAT exam and it has never been proved to be correct. So the very first thing is that you should not expect more than 80 to 85 percent accuracy in different sections. MAT 2021 Score Vs Percentile Predictor or MAT percentile calculator in MAT 2021 is based upon your raw MAT score in the 4 sections. The MAT score of 5thsection on Indian & Global environment section will not be counted for MAT percentile calculation. Accordingly, your MAT score vs percentile can be calculated and predicted in accordance with your performance which will determine whether you would be shortlisted by top MBA colleges or will have to opt for second or third tier B-schools.  

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Question and Answers

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:52 PM

    There's no particular passing score for the MAT test. It all depends on different college cut off.

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:53 PM

    Yes there's negative marking in mat. For each incorrect answer, ¼ of the total marks or 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total score.

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 02:54 PM

    Both have their own pros.CMAT is a higher level national MBA entrance test as compared to MAT. CMAT offers admission opportunity in higher level MBA/PGDM colleges. More than 600 MBA colleges in India accept the MAT scores, making it one of the country's largest MBA entrance exams.

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 09:57 AM

    The highest or maximum mat score is 200.

  • Answered by : MBAUniverse.com News Desk on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 09:58 AM

    There are 5 Sections in MAT question paper. Out of them, only score of 4 sections in MAT exam are taken to calculate the percentile. 40 Marks for each section with 40 questions is the maximum raw score with a total of 200 raw marks for all the 5 sections. MAT scores are scaled to 100 for each section. To know the entire process, Checkout : https://www.mbauniverse.com/mat/score-vs-percentile