Fresh talent brings renewed energy and a new perspective to any corporate/PSUs. Thus the acquisition of talented and skilled young managers is of utmost importance. In view of this growing need, an innovative and unique test -MAST has introduced by All India Management Association (AIMA) - the apex body for Management in the country.
Management Aptitude and Skills Test evaluates the managerial skills sets management students through an objective type computer based test. Testing pattern of MAST is based on aptitude that helps recruiters in short listing the right candidates as per their companies’ requirement. It would be easy for the companies to filter the best of the best management candidates on the basis of candidates’ MAST scores. On other side job aspirant candidates also can analyze their capacity and aptitude for management career.
Management candidates can analyze their capabilities and short comings through MAST. It offers good opportunity to students to be in the good books of the companies with good score in Management Aptitude and Skills Test. There are many business schools that do not conduct campus placement. Students from such B-schools can take advantage of MAST as it provides direct assistance to candidates in placement process.
Benefits for the Students
•Evaluate Employability skills of the Student
•Provide level playing field to the student irrespective of the geographical location of the B Schools and its current reach to the recruiters
•Support students in reaching out to recruiters at pan India level
•Help student make the right career choice
Through this test Management students will understand their requisite managerial skill set and the corporate too would gain access to the best possible talent in a time and cost effective way.
MAST is an effective recruitment tool for companies which provide a chance to employers to know their candidates better and beforehand as candidate’s performance is already evaluate on their competencies and functional skills.
MAST will evaluate the following important skills of the student:
•Key Personality traits & cultural awareness
•Full competence in their discipline
There are more than 2,000 business schools exist across the country and approximately 3 lakh management students are passed out every year from business schools. Its a tough task for companies to filter so many candidates. Mast test is designed keeping in view the requirements of the industry. So MAST is becoming a very beneficial recruitment tool for companies.
AIMA has announced notification date which is from 17th Feb 2019 onwards across the country. Candidates who are studying final year of MBA, PGDM or those who have an equivalent degree or diploma are eligible for this exam. There are no limitations on age, work experience and percentage of marks. Two years full time or three years part time/correspondence course students can also apply for MAST.