Management Aptitude Test

Dr. Purushothaman
September 27, 2013

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a popular entrance test for the coveted MBA degree. It is conducted four times in a year in January, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for eligibility of any candidate is graduation in any discipline from any recognized university, or an equivalent recognized degree from the same.

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is one of the entrance exams which students may undertake for admission to MBA. Students of all streams of subjects are eligible. Graduates with arts, science, engineering, medicine and architecture can pursue a career in Management after MAT exams. It is an option for students who did not clear Common Admission Test (CAT), but are still keen for an MBA degree. AIMA (All India Management Association) conducts these MAT entrance tests [] for MBA admission. The basic sections and format of MAT are same as CAT. However, MAT caters to middle and lower level institutes and is conducted four times in a year.

Top business schools in India help students get placed with Multinational Companies. The MBA graduates draw an unbelievably high salary. Thousands of graduates prepare for these MBA entrance tests to get admission into a business school,though doing the same is no cakewalk.

Things to Remember Before Management Aptitude Test (MAT) - 2009

Here are the key features to look out for in MAT exams:

Entrance test for recognized programmes.

Time-tested over a decade.
Validated through independent studies
Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments.
Employing latest technology in evaluation and result processing.

Individual score card with candidate's photograph.

Widespread network for sale of bulletins.
Test Centers located across the country and worldwide
Lowest bulletin cost which includes registration and test fees.

How to Apply for Management Aptitude Test (MAT) - 2009

A candidate may apply via any of the three methods, as per their convenience :
Obtain Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 980/- from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, listed Study Centers of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi (Phones 011-24653382 & 41757046) and u can do MAT Comprehensive analysis
Obtain crossed DD of Rs. 1050/- in favor of 'All India Management Association' payable at Delhi
Register online at website link with Credit Card payment. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.

How to take Management Aptitude Test (MAT) - 2009
Candidate interested in MAT exams 2009 my choose any one of the two options; Paper-Pencil Test or Computer Based Test (Online Test).
Paper-Pencil Test will be held on 06 September 2009 (Sunday). The paper-pencil test timing is 1000hrs to 1230 hrs
Computer Based Test (Online Test) will be held from 07 September 2009 (Monday) onwards in different time slots at specified test venues, subject to number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.

How to Prepare for Management Aptitude Test (MAT) - 2009
Follow the following tips as a consistent procedure. Set your study pace a s per your learning curve and blend the different methods:
Practice and clear the basic mathematical concepts. Redo the problem-solving textbooks of Class 10 or some study material provided by an institute.
Reasoning skills can be improved by solving puzzles
Improve your vocabulary. Practice reading and notice how a word in used in different contexts.
Read newspapers, magazines and TV to update general knowledge.
Reasoning skills can be improved by solving puzzles
Solve sample question papers to practice how to finish within a stipulated time frame. Concentrate on each section and devote equal time to all subjects.

Once you know your strengths and weaknesses, go for some full-length tests. Observe how you improve your score with each passing test.
Revise all your subjects. Do not miss on any topics from revision.

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