MAT scores are slowly receiving universal recognition because of its salient features. Its usage can be categorized as follows:
SPECIFIC FEATURES OF MAT
Entrance test for recognized programmes.
Time-tested over a decade.
Validated through independent studies.
Accepted by hundreds of Institutes and University Departments.
Employing latest technology in evaluation and result processing.
Individual score card with candidate’s photograph.
Widespread network for sale of bulletins.
Test Centres located all over the country and abroad.
Lowest bulletin cost which includes registration and test fees.
INCREASING POPULARITY OF MAT
About 1.25 lakh students gave the MAT 2009 test.
About 360 institutes participated in the MAT exam. This exemplifies the penetration and popularity of the exam.
REJECTION RATE IS VERY LOW The MAT student’s rejection category is very less as compared to CAT students. The selection rate in CAT is one to three. Whereas in MAT almost every student gets a call after written test clearance
It is comparatively an EASY EXAM and a student with general aptitude can clear it.
Importance of written ability is judged along with Group discussions, Personal interviews, role plays etc. About 30-40% importance is given to GD – PI.
USEFUL FOR JOB INTERVIEWS As MAT follows GD and PI as selection criteria, it gives a chance to all candidates to enhance their communication and confidence skills by practicing for GD and PI’s. So when they give job interviews there experience is not that bad.
CREATES JOB OPPORTUNITIES
A good MAT score can indirectly place you with MNC’s offering great salary packages. It enhances growth and creates a pool of job opportunities as one becomes in demand.
USEFUL IN EMPLOYMENT
Even MNC’s get a universal kind of medium to judge candidates who have done MAT in terms of their score comparison.MNC’s can even compare students who opted for other management entrance tests with candidates who have given MAT.
ADMISSIONS TO B-SCHOOLS
MAT is required for getting admission to AIMA. Originally CAT was administered by AIMA just as an admission criterion to its B-school. But now even other B-schools in India accept MAT scores. These very scores are specific criteria for selection in a B-school.
FREQUENCY OF EXAM
MAT is held four times in a year. So, here a candidate is not required to wait till a year to reappear for the test. Therefore it gives you more chances and saves time.
IMPORTANCE OF MAT SCORES
It is a reliable measure of certain developed skills that have been found as important in the study of management at the graduate level.
Unlike graduation level marks, which vary in their meaning according to the marking standards of each college or university, MAT-Score is based on the same standard for all candidates.