Management Entrance Exams(PART -1)
Management entrance exams are extremely popular in India. Large number of candidates sits for the management entrance exams every year to try and get admission into one of the top management colleges in the country. Management test papers are set with the aim to find out the standard of knowledge, the aptitude of the candidate and his or her ability to take admission in a management program. Some of the main Management entrance exams in India are:
ATMA (AIMS Test For Management Admission)
The ATMA examination is held by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). The AIM’s network represents over 350 Indian management schools in various national and international forums. ATMA is an all India test that helps potential candidates gain entry into a number of management institutes that are situated in the country. The selection is done purely based on the candidate’s performance. The ATMA 2010 test will be held on February 14, 2010 across 28 cities.
Commonwealth Executive management admission test is conducted by the Indira Gandhi Open University twice every year for admission into the Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) and Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA) programs.
Common Admission Test (CAT)
The common admission test or CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM’s) every year. The test is conducted to find out the aptitude of the prospective candidates and their ability to undertake the management programs offered by the institutes. Candidates who appear for CAT can apply to a total of 40 other institutes apart from the IIM’s.
Those who are preparing to study in any of the reputed MBA institutes in India, they are well aware of the Common Admission Test, better known as CAT.This is a test held annually for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India including top business management schools like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kolkata, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore , IIM Bangalore, FMS New Delhi, JBIMS Mumbai , SPJIMR Mumbai, IILMGSM, IMT Ghaziabad,MDI Gurgaon, NITIE Mumbai.CAT examination is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and it is on the basis of CAT result that the eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
CAT is considered to be a major requirement for a candidate seeking admission to the prestigious management institutes of India. The percentile secured in CAT is assessed by the B-Schools in India for short-listing candidates for admissions to their various MBA Programs.
CAT has become one of the most competitive exams to judge the potential of the candidates willing to pursue their career in business administration.
(IBSAT) ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
The ICFAI business school conducts the IBSAT aptitude test every year to short list candidates who wish to take admission in its management programs. Candidates who wish to apply for the 2 year post graduate management program or the 1 year executive management program can sit for the IBSAT test. After passing the IBSAT test, candidates can apply for admission to any of the ICFAI business schools situated in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Managalore, Mumbai, Noida and Pune.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA Admission Test 2010
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade conducts its admission test every year for candidates who wish to get admission in its 2 year management programs. IIFT has campuses in New Delhi and Kolkata. The admission test is in written form and is conducted over 2 hours. The test is held to find out the reasoning, analysis and level of understanding of the candidates.
to be continued…..