What is MAT 2011 exam
The All India Management Association (AIMA) was founded in 1957, AIMA conducts MAT exam each year. AIMA is the prime body of management with over 30,000 individual members, 3000 institutional members and 60 Local Management Association across India and overseas.
AIMA does a group of management related activities and initiatives such as Distance Management Education, Management Development Programmes, Special Conferences, Research & Publications, Testing Services and Competitions.
All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), New Delhi conducts a Management Aptitude Test (MAT) on a national basis every year in the months of September, December, Febraury and May. The Government of India has approved MAT as a National Entrance Test for admission to MBA and equivalent programmes. Institutes offering recognised PG programmes in management and allied fields can participate in MAT. MAT is necessary for admission into the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology & Management (PGDITM) and equivalent programmes offered by All India Management Association (AIMA-CME) or other Management Institutes (MI). Centre for Management Education (CME), the education wing of AIMA, was established in 1993 as a full-fledged autonomous business school. All management institutes that participate in MAT are either AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) approved or affiliated to universities.
Scope of MAT exam
The MBA – is it worth it? More importantly, is it worth the investment made by companies in sponsoring developing leaders on the programme? It can be argued that underdeveloped managers are a greater cost to a company than the once-off investment of a qualification such as the MBA.
“With the organisation designed to run like clockwork, and where the delicate balance has been reached between giving to employees and gaining from their skills and endeavours, the MBA manager can evaluate the degree to which operation management is contributing to the competitiveness and profitability of the company. It is accepted that the MBA qualification will have given the individual the ability to have a strategic outlook on how operations can adhere to world-class standards and how they can operate in synergy with the other business functions.”
Dr Lew said that of course, the manager must then also be able to turn technological advancement to the benefit of the company, rather than seeing it as a threat. An understanding of inforMATion systems and knowledge technology then underpins the success of the MBA manager in this regard. This produces inforMATion that is useful to the company.
Convincing. The MBA manager can truly add value to any firm. And the value is added where it really MATters – in improved performance of the manager and in increased profitability of the company. “But, a principle condition to this increased value-add needs to be clearly stated – the value added is proportional to the degree to which the MBA knowledge is applied,” concluded Dr Lew.
With an MBA, you can:
- Advance your career
Whether you’re a doctor, an engineer, or an editor for your local newspaper, a graduate business degree can prepare you to move into a managerial position within your field.
- Change your career
If your current career path is a less than perfect fit for your aptitudes and interests, business school can give you the opportunity to explore your options, then provide you with the training you need to change careers entirely.
- Set up your own business
If you are interested in starting your own business, but you are not sure whether you have the necessary expertise to launch a start-up in a high-growth industry? An MBA can prepare you to do everything from writing a business plan to acquiring venture capital to launching an IPO. Research has shown that the failure rate for small businesses started by an MBA is about 50 percent less than the standard failure rate.
- Develop technical skill and business knowledge
Can you advance to a managerial position or launch your own business without the benefit of a graduate degree in business? Yes. There is much to be learned from on-the-job training and employers certainly value work experience. However, an MBA programme will put you on the fast-track to career advancement by offering you the chance to develop a wide range of general business knowledge and a broad base of technical skill in a relatively short period of time.
- Become a leader in an emerging field
Innovative education can lead to an exciting career in a newly emerging field, such as brand management, information technology, e-commerce, or mobile telecommunications.
Networking is another key benefit. Business school teaching styles encourage teamwork and, over the course of an MBA programme, you’ll develop important relationships that can serve you well throughout your business career. And no matter the school, you can often get plugged into a network of alumni working at a wide range of companies. This is useful for professional contacts.
Although the degree is considered the pathway to a successful career, it still does not guarantee a flood of job offers, but when one considers the positive options, it far outweighs the negative issues. It is a costly course and the time constraints that are associated with the study load are legendary. That’s why, in some circles, it has been termed “Married, but away”.
Approach the studies with an open mindset and let your intentions be to develop yourself to your full capacity. Accept the programme as a challenge, set your personal as well as career objectives and, most importantly, utilize the Masters of Business Administration degree to close gaps that may exist within your skills and qualifications, so that you can facilitate and expedite your management career
Eligibility for MAT
The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognised University or equivalent. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc.) can also apply. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation which is different for different management institutes and universities. However, there is no restriction regarding percentages for taking the MAT test, no age bar and no experience required.
December MAT 2011 MAT December 2011 exam
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) will be conducted during the month of December 2011, MAT exam is conducted by AIMA each year for admission to 2nd line of MBA colleges across India, a good score can help you get some good government and private MBA colleges. Here are the complete details of December MAT 2011 exam.
Mode of Test (How to take the test)
Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test:
Paper Based Test
Computer Based Test
|Eligibility||Graduates in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.|
|How to apply||Candidate can choose any one of the following modes to apply.
(Note: No individual Postal sale by AIMA from AIMA, New Delhi)
Sale Counters for MAT 2011 December Forms
MAT 2011 December forms can be brought from any of these bank branches or AIMA study centers mentioned in below list.
(Forms will be available for sale from above sale counter from 1st October 2011 along with the details of the sale counters, candidate may start Online registration also from 1st October 2011 onwards upto 12 November 2011)
Participating institutes for December 2011 MAT
Here is the list of institutes which will accept the scores of December MAT 2011 session ==> http://www.aima-ind.org/MANAGEMENT%20INSTITUTE%20LIST.xls
Important Dates MAT 2011
Last Date For sale of Forms :- 12 November 2011 (Saturday)
Last Date for submission of filled in Registration Forms at AIMA, New Delhi :- 15 November 2011 (Tuesday)
Last Date For Online Registration :- 12 November 2011 (Saturday)
Last Date for submission of filled in Online Registration Forms at AIMA, New Delhi :- 15 November 2011 (Tuesday)
List of Test centers :- Test centers vary for computer based and written exam centers here is the list of test centers you can choose from==> http://www.aima-ind.org/pdf/TEST_CENTRE_LIST%20FOR%20DECEMBER%202011.pdf
MAT Registration Form Acknowledgment
* Once the forms are received by AIMA they are scanned validated and generated form numbers are avilable on the website :- www.aima-ind.org/mat_receipt.aspx .
* MAT Registration Form received later than the due date is liable to be rejected. Neither any correspondence in this regard will be entertained nor will the fee be refunded.
You can check the status of your form after 3-4 days of receiving at AIMA on the link provided above
o All provisionally registered candidates both for Paper Based and Computer Based Test can download their Admit Card from AIMA website link: www.aima-ind.org/mat_centre.aspx 7 days before the Paper Based test date i.e., with effect from 26 November 2011 (Saturday).
o Different admit cards will be generated for candidates appearing in Paper Based Test and the Computer Based Test.
o Admit Card would be having Candidate Name, Form No, Roll NO, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them in the case of Computer Based Test.
o Candidates applied for Computer Based Test and who have been permitted to appear for the Computer Based Test; have to download the Admit Card 7 days before the Paper Based Test date i.e., with effect from 26 November 2011 (Saturday) from AIMA website. Candidates accessing the website the earliest can choose the Date and Time of his/her choice subject to availability. Those who have not opted the date and time slot for 4-5 days; will be automatically allotted date and time slot by the system. No request for change of date and time slot can be entertained.
o Admit cards will not be sent to the candidates home.
For more details about December 2011 MAT please visit here ==> http://www.aima-ind.org/mat_general-december.aspx
Admission criteria for every institute is different. The list of various MI’s / Universities is available in MAT bulletin, along with their admission notification.
The last date for submission is mentioned in the MAT bulletin. The last date also appears in the notifications released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers. Usually it is a month before the test date. The application forms will be available from 2 months before the test date.
For further assistance candidates are advised to refer to
Assistant Director (CMS),
All India Management Association (AIMA),
14 Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110003.
Phone: 011-24617354 (4 lines), 24617355, 24618107 and 24618127).
Check the official website for MAT 2011 details - http://www.aima-ind.org/mat.aspx
Download previous years solved MAT papers from here ==> https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=4587798033b1abde&sc=documents&id=4587798033B1ABDE!220
More scanned papers of previous year MAT exams here