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Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted four times a year (in February, May, September and December) by AIMA for admission to the Tier-2 and Tier-3 MBA colleges in India. The result of the MAT Feb 2021 was announced by AIMA on April 2. After the results are declared, you must begin your preparation for MBA Admissions. AIMA sends your scores to MAT 2021 Participating Institutes automatically and hence you can focus on preparing for the admission process, which usually includes:
EITHER Group Discussion (GD) OR Written Ability Test (WAT)
AND Personal Interview (PI)
The other options available would be to appear for the next season of MAT 2021 for any candidate who wants to improve their score or appear in any other MBA entrance exam in India. In this article, we help you figure out what to do next after MAT Results are declared. Take a look at the details given below.
Preparing for the MBA Admission Process after MAT 2021 Result
The selection process for MBA courses not only checks your academic competence but also your overall personality and skills. Therefore, working on all areas of your profile is required if you want to get selected in a good MBA college. This is a step in which your confidence, business-related knowledge, general awareness, critical reasoning, communications and other similar skills are going to be put to the test. Hence, it makes sense to prepare well for this test.
Step 1: Study Selection Policy of Your College
Colleges used to conduct a Group Discussion as a part of their selection rounds and many still do. However, a lot of colleges have switched to a Written Ability Test (WAT) as the first stage of selections. Some colleges may also choose to conduct both of these rounds or require candidates to appear for an Extempore. Whatever the case may be, things will get very difficult if you are not aware of the entire selection process. Take some time out to check out the MBA selection process of your college and go through all of the details including the criteria, weightage and instructions (if any) provided by the college.
Step 2: Prepare for GD/ WAT/ PI
Once all has been figured out, candidates can move on to preparing for the GD/ WAT and PI for their college. As a candidate who has qualified MAT 2021, you will be expected to have a decent knowledge of General Awareness. If you find that you are lacking in this area, this will be the right time to brush up your skills. During the selection process, you may be asked to talk on any topic ranging from abstract to current affairs and having a good general awareness will be a life-saving skill at that time. Given below are some of our tips to follow when preparing for GD/ WAT and PI.
When preparing for GD, practise in groups and try to understand every aspect of any topic you pick up.
Read newspapers and magazines daily to stay up to date on hot topics. You can also download a current affairs or news app on your phone to do the same.
You can take notes of any important events and news for easy revisions later on.
Write an essay every day on any random topic that you find interesting. It will brush up your writing skills.
Go through your resume and prepare answers for the most common questions that you think may be asked.
Make sure you have a solid answer to questions such as why you are choosing MBA etc.
In light of theCOVID-19 pandemic, colleges are conducting selections for their MBA and PGDM courses online. It is also prompted more colleges to drop GD from their admission process and an Extempore may be included instead. If your college requires you to appear for the selection process online, you must not only be prepared for the interview but also make the necessary arrangements to make sure you are able to appear for the interview without disturbance. Check the following article for details.
Step 3: Apply for Other Colleges
AIMA allows you to select up to 5 participating colleges in the MAT 2021 Application Form. Your test scores are sent to these colleges automatically. But, in case you want to apply for additional colleges, you can manually fill the application form of any number of colleges. Shortlist your preferred colleges from the list of MBA colleges in India. Check out this article on what to look for in a B-school if you are confused on how to go about the same. Candidates can check the list of colleges accepting MAT score in the following table.
List of Colleges
|80 - 90|
70 - 80
60 - 70
50 - 60
Re-Appearing for Other Seasons of MAT 2021
Candidates who are not satisfied with their MAT 2021 Scores or simply want to try for improvement have the option of appearing for the subsequent season of MAT 2021. AIMA has already begun MAT May 2021 Registrations. Interested candidates can apply for the next season and start preparing for MAT 2021 immediately. Proper preparation and revision will be essential if you want to get a good score in MAT 2021. If you have any doubts on what you should do after MAT 2021 Results, feel free to contact us on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone.
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