In these times of technological advancement, the most sought after higher education alternative is MBA (Master of Business Administration). It is a postgraduate degree in business administration which catches the attention of students from diverse academic backgrounds. This management course aspires to make students learn about an assortment of areas pertaining to business such as Human Resource, accounting, operations management, marketing, Information Technology and a lot more CISM exam.
The fact that most students end up with high paying and top notch jobs after completing a MBA degree, acts as a major driving force for students to seek admission in major B schools. Students from all across the nation chip in for CAT exam (Common Admission Test) to reserve seats in the most reputed and renowned B schools in India. It is an all India test conducted by the elite IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) to get admitted into MBA colleges. This entrance exam is deemed the most stringent and demanding amid all MBA entrance exams. It is essentially a multiple choice based exam wherein you get 1/4th of your mark deducted for every wrong answer.
The various arenas of academics which will be put to test during CAT exam are: – quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, data interpretation, problem solving, data sufficiency, English language skills (Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability), puzzles, etc. After the written CAT exam, PI (personal interview) is held for students who have escalated percentile and have scored well in every segment (every segment has individual cut offs). The fact that the sharpest and the most coveted minds of India lock their horns in this CAT exam makes this test the most stringent and toughest of all. Apart from the IIMs, there are a multitude of established and distinguished MBA establishments which accept CAT scores as a part of their admission criteria.
Yet another MBA entrance exam which attracts a lot of young and intellectual minds from all over the country is MAT exam (Management Aptitude Test). It is conducted by the AIMATS (All India Management Aptitude Testing Service) which is based in New Delhi and has the approval of Govt. of India pertaining to MAT being a National Entrance Test for admission to MBA and equivalent courses. The MAT exam assists to assess the decisive judgment skills and other pertaining dexterity of a likely student. Some of the assessments made in MAT exam are: – problem solving, planning and organization, management responsibility, communication, supervisory skills, administrative skills, business control, Managerial Potential Index, normative data, validation studies, and a lot more.