Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
The Management Aptitude Test, also know as MAT, is a test for admission to MBA and equivalent programs. This test is approved by the government and is taken on a national basis in the months of September, December, February and May. This test is taken by the Centre for Management Services, aka CMS. It is a reputed test which is taken for admissions to various Post Graduate programs. Several institutes in India conduct this exam every year. The institutes vary from test to test. Any person who wants to have a reputed certification should go for the Management Aptitude Test Entrance Exam.
The candidates willing to get admission in the top management college in the country attend this entrance exam every year. The purpose behind taking Management Aptitude Test entrance exam is to find out the standard of awareness, the propensity of the candidate and his or her talent to take admission in a management program.
The candidate who applies for the MAT test must have a Graduate degree from a UGC recognized university of India. Degree students studying in the final year can also apply for the Management Aptitude Test.
Two types of exams are taken for MAT. Candidate can choose any kind of exam types suitable for them. He/she can either choose to take the exam by going to the certified institutions or he/she can easily take this exam by sitting at home in his/her computer through an internet connection. A candidate must take 5 types of papers in MAT. And those are –
Paper 1: Language Comprehension, Paper 2: Mathematical Skills, Paper 3: Data Analysis, Paper 4: Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Paper 5: Indian & Global Environment Section. Each paper includes 40 questions resulting in a total of 200 questions. The whole paper must be answered in approximately 150 minutes. Candidates are rewarded 1 mark for every correct attempt. Any kind of false answer won’t be punished with negative marking. The pencil based test and the computer based test both has a pattern of multiple choice questions. MAT doesn’t give any kind of final percentile. They give a final composite score to the qualified candidates. After achieving desired scores candidates can apply to a number of management institutions that accept MAT scores.
How To Apply For MAT:
Candidates who are willing to take the MAT exam must by an application form from any listed branches of Bank of Baroda. The candidate is given an application form with a MAT bulletin/CD for total cost of Rs.1200. You can also opt for paying online at http://aima-ind.org/matfeb11/ by credit cards.