Aurora's Management Aptitude Test AMAT (PGDM) (AMAT - 2017)

Online | Institute Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC / SC / ST - Rs.1500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Mar 12, 2017
Admit Card Date
May 01, 2017
Test Date
May 07, 2017
Result Date
May 21, 2017

AMAT 2017 - Counselling Updates

Selection and Counselling Procedure after Aurora’s Management Aptitude Test
Selection and Counselling Procedure after Aurora’s Management Aptitude Test
December 20, 2016 06:26 PM

Aurora Business School, established in 2005, is an institution in Aurora group offering Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD. Aurora's Business School, located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad, is a premier Business School in the State of Telangana At Aurora Business School, students are groomed to be responsible, competent and cutting edge professionals. It makes a student capable to reach the top with core values and face the changing world with confidence and determination. The School offers a two-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Core) with five specializations i.e. Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations, Supply chain .Further, it also offers PGDM (Rural Management),PGDM(Hospital Management).These are all 2 year full time programs. In addition it also offers PGDM (Executive) of 15 months duration, and PGDM (Part Time) of 3 years duration both for working executives.

Qualities looked for in the selection process of students getting admission includes:

  • Basic logic

  • Proficiency in English

  • Communication skills

  • Leadership qualities

  • Motivation levels

  • Ability to function in a group

  • Opportunity spotting and optimal planning

  • The ability to understand and appreciate complex forces in a business context

  • Vision and purpose that allows thought beyond the known

Selection Procedure

Students seeking admission require Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent), recognized by the University Grants Commission/AICTE, in any discipline with at least 45% marks in aggregate.

Candidates who have appeared for the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the IIMs in 2016 or those who have written XAT or MAT in the 2016-17 may download the application and send the duly filled in applications by 27th July 2016 for the Fall Batch and by 2nd January, 2017 for the spring Batch. Those who have not taken any of these tests can take Aurora’s Management Aptitude Test (AMAT) to get admissions. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process that will be held at Aurora’s Business School campus. The process would consist of two stages, stage one Group Discussion and stage two Personal Interviews.

AMAT Counselling FAQ

1) What is the desired length of work experience you wish to see in candidates?

Aurora’s Business School insists on work experience only for PGDM (Executive) program and PGDM (Part Time) program. Suitable candidates will have the ability to demonstrate strength in our admission process regardless of the number of years of their work experience. However, the suitable work experience is an asset and will help you in understanding the intricacies of the business.

2) What constitutes the suitable work experience?

Suitable work experience includes opportunities in which students have been able to develop their professional and leadership skills.

3) Are there specific types of work experience that will make me a more attractive candidate?

The college does not focus on a specific area of work experience but emphasizes on the roles, responsibility and the learning from their employment. The Admissions Committee will look at the quality of the applicant's work experience during evaluation.

4) What are the dates for GD and Personal Interview ?

The GD and Personal Interviews are usually conducted till the closing date of admission.

5) What should I expect during my GD and Personal Interview ?

  • Your GD would last for 15 minutes and the Personal Interview will last for approximately 10 minutes
  • The focus of GD would be on contemporary topics
  • The objective of Personal Interview to elicit information further to the application and find your suitability as a candidate as per admission requirements set by the Admissions Committee

6) How can I best prepare for GD and Personal Interview?

The purpose of the GD and Personal Interview is to evaluate the student. Students are encouraged to relax and be ready to talk about themselves. You are advised to be very attentive, maintain eye contact with the Interviewer; and speak with a clear and audible voice.

7) Will Aurora’s Business School provide feedback to the students who have been rejected?

If contacted, the Admissions Counselor would be able to provide the appropriate reasons for rejection of your application.

8) How long can I defer my acceptance of admission?

Candidates who are selected need to pay the admission fee of Rs. 40,000 within two weeks from the date of notification of selection. Delaying payment of fee will automatically lead to cancellation of the admissions offer made.

9) What is the estimated cost of the program?

Specific details of the course fee can be obtained from Admission Counselor and also from the brochure of the Aurora’s Business School.

10) Will I get a bank loan?

Aurora’s Business School facilitates to arrange bank loans of the course fee, through any nationalized bank, which offers educational loan.

11) Will I get scholarships / funding from Aurora’s Business School for the course?

Meritorious and deserving candidates are awarded scholarships on applying to the Aurora’s Business School Scholarships Committee.

12) Which bodies recognize the PGDM Diploma offered by Aurora’s Business School ?

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India have approved the Post Graduate Diploma in Management offered by Aurora’s Business School. The corporate sector not only recognizes but also highly values the PGDM offered by Aurora’s Business School.

13) What are the extracurricular activities available?

Aurora’s Business School encourages participation of students in a large number of co-curricular activities apart from sports and games. Details of these can be had from the student's activities section in the Aurora’s Business School website.

14) Does Aurora’s Business School have hostel facility?

Aurora’s Business School facilitates hostel accommodation both for boys and girls separately. Further information can be had from the Admissions Counselor.

15) How is a PGDM course different from an MBA course?

Technically, an MBA (Master of Business Administration) program is offered by University/Deemed University or its affiliated colleges. PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) is offered by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), Government of India approved B-Schools. Both are equivalent and are considered as Post Graduate level courses but PGDM is relatively more industry oriented. You can apply for a research grant or further studies in India or abroad based on these certifications.

AICTE approval gives that authenticity to the program in terms of infrastructure, faculty strength, research, placements, and many other factors that ensure quality education. One must be careful with the term PGDM, as there are some B-Schools in India that offer PGDM even though they do not have AICTE approval. You are advised to refrain from joining such B’ Schools unless they are reputed for quality education. By means of your own research, you may find out that AICTE approved B’Schools. PGDMs are more adaptable to market conditions as they don't have a legacy of a university system that treats all Post Graduate courses more or less in a similar manner.

All IIMs and many premier institutes including Aurora’s Business School are AICTE approved. The quality of these institutes is vouched by their superior placement track record.