General Awareness

April 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

Management Aptitude and Skills Test (MAST)

 Management Aptitude and Skills Test ( MAST ) A Secure, Standardized, Transparent and Effective recruitment tool.

Management Aptitude and Skills Test - MAST is the latest offering for the benefit of both recruiters and Management pass outs. 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 big 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 organization and create path that is good not only for them, but also for the society.
 
AIMA has recognized the role of entry level talent attainment in today’s scenario.  Leading companies spend lot of time and money on recruitment process. In search of best talent companies visits top B-schools and outlined a lengthy recruitment to sort the best talent.  To minimize the hurdles of companies in selection process of best management candidates AIMA has designed MAST to assist their recruitment process and make it smooth and effective.
 
 
MAST is a unique assessment test that offers many key benefits to the recruiters which are as follows:
 
•Easy access to pan -India candidate data base
 
•Reduction in cost, manpower and time required per recruitment
 
•Expansion of the selection field beyond limited B-Schools
 
•A secure and standardized common measurement yardstick to asses candidates from across the B Schools in India
 
•Indentify hidden talent not from top B schools but equally good if not better
 
•Avoid costly hiring mistakes and reduce employee turnover
 
•Brand-building exercise amongst management graduates who can be or are potential consumers
 
MAST  benchmarks available talented pool by a common yardstick which provides immediate & accurate results of candidate’s profiles.
 
Rajiv Sahdev, Vice President (Corporate HR), Moser Baer India Ltd quoted “MAST will evaluate the candidates on their competencies and functional skills. This will give employers a chance to know their candidates better and beforehand. This fact will help us to ensure the longevity of people in the organization. We will be more conscious of our hiring patters.”
 
 Management Aptitude and Skills Test – MAST will provide huge assistance to recruitment companies to meet the existing recruitment challenges. Companies can save huge recruitment cast, time and exhausted field research exercise to search for right talent for company. MAST brings best talent all to gather at one platform which makes easy selection process. Companies can choose talented management candidates on the bases for MAST scores which clearly display their capabilities.
 
Many companies have already given their endorsement include JP Morgan Chase, Deloitte, Pfizer, HLL, Reliance Industries, Nokia India, Lenovo, Parle, Idea Cellular, MetLife India, TATA Communications, PWD India and Dabur. All these leading companies names have already tasted its fruitful results by availing its endorsement in Feb’11 months. 
 
A.Sudhakar, Executive Director-HR, Dabur Indian Ltd, quoted that “MAST will bring down the time spent in looking at the candidates at the campus. I feel very positive about the applicability of the test”
 
Now several major names of corporate world come forward and have shown their support for the test and are willing to avail its services such big names include Camlin Ltd, Suzlon, PricewaterhouseCoopers India, McAfee, JM Financial, Alembic Ltd., SBI Life, Index, ITC Life Style, Naukri.com, Pidilite Industries, Mother Dairy, HDFC Standard Life, Radio City, MMTC India, Religare Enterprises ltd, Camlin, Macafee,
 
Over 150 corporate have already given endorsement so far and many more are about to endorse it. JK. Cement, Pantaloons, Omaxe India, Transport Corporation of India, MAX India, India Mart, Schneider Electronic, Home Shop 18, Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Pvt Ltd…these companies are also looking forward for MAST result to take the best talent for their companies.
 
From 25 September’11 onwards, AIMA is conducting MAST online test in 16 cities across the country.  Candidates can apply only by online registration for this computerized test. All provisionally registered candidates can down load their Admit Card from AIMA website  15 days before the Computer Based test date i.e., with effect from 11th September 2011 (Monday). Admit Card would be having Candidate Name, Photograph, Registration No, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them. Candidates accessing the website the earliest can choose the Date and Time of his/her choice subject to availability. Those who have not opted the date and time slot for 4-5 days will be automatically allotted date and time slot by the system. No request for change of date and time slot can be entertained. MAST score will be valid for one year.
 
For further details log on to www.aima-ind.org or you can email at: dbd@aima-ind.og  or vmalik@aima-ind.org

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