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MAT 2017 Selection Procedure primarily has three steps after the announcement of results. Once the results are declared, shortlisted candidates are required to perform an online registration for MAT Counselling.
MAT 2017 for September session will commence on September 3, 2017 for those who wish to appear through offline mode. Online tests will begin from September 9, 2017 onwards. AIMA conducts MAT in four sessions in the time period of one year.
After the announcement of MAT Results, candidates are called for further selection process. The first step after online registration for MAT Counselling at the preferred Institute is Group Discussion (GD) session. This stage of MAT 2017 Selection Procedure requires a candidate to be up-to-date with latest events and happening around the world.
The aim of conducting a group discussion session is simply to gauge the personality traits ingrained in candidates. However, many top B-Schools have done away with the group discussion sessions believing that it adds to the disadvantages of soft-spoken candidates.
The selected individual in this round is required to sit in a group of 4-5 candidates and carry out a discussion. A topic is generally given on the spot and pertains to current affairs.
Written Ability Test is the most important stage of the selection process. WAT is an essay writing test in which candidates are given a topic to write upon. The aim of this test is to judge thinking capabilities of the candidates.
Written Ability Test is organized to ascertain the qualities and capabilities possessed by the aspirants. One needs to be good at expressing the thoughts and opinions in written form as well. Just as Verbal abilities are gauged in Group Discussion, similarly, Written Efficiency is judged through WAT. One needs to present a good essay in the form of language, structure and organization.
Personal Interview session is conducted for candidates in the last leg of Selection Process of MAT. This round is conducted to assess the overall personality of the candidate. One of the main reasons for this round is to validate the eligibility of the candidate and to reassure that the candidate is positively motivated to pursue it.
A good subject knowledge, thought process, confidence, good communication skills is the aim of this selection procedure, to assess candidate’s potential for the managerial career. It is on the basis of total composite scores in all the steps of selection process, that the final merit list is announced for students having secured admission.
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