The selection procedure of MAT consists of Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds. The selection process starts after the result announced. Candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of their MAT result or cutoff. The shortlisted students are called by the institutes in which they have applied for admission.
First, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their MAT score and then they are called for the following rounds:
- Group Discussion
- Written Test
- Personal Interview
There are more than 600 B-schools in the country which accept MAT score for their admission process. Some of the institutes may conduct all the three rounds before announcing the final selection and some might conduct only two.
Some of the institutes give more weightage to WAT over GD while some prefer PI over WAT and GD. The objective of giving preference to WAT over GD is to ensure that all candidates are at the same level playing field and chances of soft-spoken candidates are not marred.
The final admission list of the institutes is made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the various selection rounds of MAT selection procedure.