Monday, March 26, 2012

MAST Exam at a Glance

Management Aptitude and Skills Test - MAST is the latest offering for the benefit of both recruiters and fresh Management pass outs alike. 


In the current Business scenario companies are beginning to understand that to stay competitive they need to focus on developing and hiring most suitable candidates for the right job. The task becomes tougher when the talent is raw and needs focused grooming. It is a huge challenge in terms of time and money for the recruiters to explore this talent from across the B Schools which have mushroomed in the country in the last decade.


MAST is structured keeping in mind the current Industry trends & practices for hiring of young fresh management talents.  The objective of MAST is to identify potential managers who are capable of making a difference in the management of the organsiation and create path that is good not only for them, but also for the society.


Qualifications & percentage needed for appearing in the MAST : 
The minimum qualification for appearing in MAST is MBA/PGDM or equivalent degree/diploma in management from a recognized University/Institute. The candidates who have passed on or after 2009 are only eligible. A final year student can also appear provisionally. There is no minimum percentage requirement for taking the test.
Mandatory qualifying course duration MBA/PGDM or equivalent degree/diploma in management from a recognized University/Institute should be 2 year Full Time or 3 year Part Time or 3 year Distance Learning Programme. The courses/Programmes having duration less than 2 year are not eligible.


MAST Online Registration No.
MAST Online Registration No is an auto-generated Registration Number allotted to the candidate on successful submission of online registration form and will appear on print version of the Registration Form.
This number is used for:
1 : Downloading of the candidates admit card
2 : Reprint of candidates registration form
3 : All future correspondences.


Mode of testMAST is conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only.


Test dates and timings of the test
The CBT is being scheduled on 23 September 2012 (Sunday) in different time slots.


Cost of the taking the testThe cost of the test is 1750/-.


Mode of payment and Registration
Candidate can register online at www.aima-ind.org along with the Demand Draft of Rs.1750/- in favour of "All India Management Association"  Payable at New Delhi from any Bank. Detailed Procedure is givin on the website link  or Register online at website www.aima-ind.org 


Nature of MAST test? It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.
Test is divided in three main sections
1. Psychometric assessment
2. General Aptitude
3. Domain Knowledge


Psychometric assessment


Personality traits commonly held in high demand by recruiters stated below will be tested
• Leadership
• Decision Making Ability
• Team Work
• Adaptability
• Stress Management
• Initiator
• Ethical Values
• Negotiation skills
• Stability


General Aptitude


Ability tests will assess logical reasoning or thinking performance and will evaluate the following
• Numerical Ability
• Managerial Ability
• Reasoning
• English Language


Domain Knowledge


Domain Knowledge Test will be Case Study based followed by multiple choice questions in the following areas:
• HR
• Marketing
• Operations
• IT
• International Business
• Finance


MAST Score CardThe Score Card is put on the AIMA website during last week of October 2012 (tentative). Candidate can download his/her score card with his Registration Form Number and Roll No from AIMA website.


Companies accepting the test as of now Close to 100 companies endorse MAST as of today, including Nokia, Parle India, Religare India, Moser Baer India, ITC Lifestyle, Suzlon, SBI Life, Transport Corporation of India amongst others.