In a desire to get admission into a Top management college or MBA institutes, aspirantÂ has to clear a selection process which majorly includes the following steps. Written Exam from the prescribed syllabus.Â Group Discussion among few selected candidatesÂ Personal Interview by an expert panel.Â Essay Writing on a current topic.Â Psychometric Exam to asses the candidate ability.Â Group Task to assess how well you coordinate in a teamÂ Management Games for brushing up your management skills.
Written exam mainly includes the following type of questions:
Quantitative Ability â general mathematic
Verbal Section â grammar, Para jumble and reading comprehension
Data Interpretation â to interpret the data on given parameters
Logical Reasoning/Ability â includes question on the basis of reasoning, thinking
ability and decision making
General Awareness- question based on current affairs
CAT (Common Admission Exam):
IIM (Indian Institute of Management) common admission exam is the foremost step inÂ order to get admission in the management program which is considered as the India’sÂ best B-schools. The IIM colleges are located in cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore,Â Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow. CAT is a written exam which is conducted byÂ the Indian Institute of Management and is a vital and the initial stage of the selectionÂ procedure. If the candidate is selected, he or she would then be invited for the personalÂ interview and the group discussion rounds.
Sections of CAT exam
The CAT exam is divided into four sections called verbal ability, Problem solving,Â Reading comprehension, and Data Interpretation.Â The questions have to be answered using a HB pencil on a computer designed answerÂ paper.
The negative marks would be awarded in case of incorrect response.
The question exam pattern is kept on changing every year.
CAT Test Dates
Registration for CAT applicants starts from August to September.
Last date for receiving completed CAT Application form in all respect at therespected IIM is September.
CAT Exam will be during mid October to mid November.
CAT Results will be declared during first week January.
MAT (Management Aptitude Exam) entrance exam
MAT is a management Entrance exam for getting admission into various MBA programsÂ and other postgraduate programs of the colleges that participate in the exam. This examÂ is managed by the All India Management Aptitude testing Service (AIMATS), New Delhi.Â MAT is conducted in major places of India and also in overseas areas.
Sections procedure of MAT
MAT is an objective based exam having multiple choice options while answering aÂ question.
The exam consists of 5 sections called the Language comprehension, MathematicalÂ Skills, Data Analysis, Indian and Global Environment, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.
MAT important Dates
MAT Entrance Test Date mid September, From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Computer based Exam Date: From mid September onwards.