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Alliance Management Aptitude Test (MBA)
Pen & Paper | Institute Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Sep 13, 2015
Test Date
Dec 31, 2015
Result Date
Jan 30, 2016

How to Prepare for AMAT 2015

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on CAT quant syllabus. Here are some core topics that you can expect:

Candidates can safely ignore Trigonometry & Statistics. This topic has a maximum of one to two questions, which are generally easy. Questions related to Data Sufficiency has not been observed so far.

Logical reasoning is comparatively easier than Quant and Data Interpretation in the exam. We can expect a similar pattern in the exam 2016. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

While revising GENERAL AWARENESS, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on static topics.

Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of the exam get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed the exam. Some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. 

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

  • Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). 
    In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK.

  • Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.

  • Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

  • Who is who

  • What is what

  • Science scan

  • Human body

  • Computers

  • Landmarks of history

  • The Universe

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information.

Finally, practicing past years' question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.


AMAT 2015 Important Instructions

Students are required to abide by the following terms and conditions upon admission to the courses offered by Alliance University. 1.Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this prospectus and it is issued on the express condition that all matters in it are subject to change from time to time without notice. While Alliance University will make all reasonable endeavors to deliver the courses of study and other educational services as set out in this prospectus, circumstances may change prompting Alliance University to reserve the right to vary the content and delivery of courses and programs, to either discontinue or combine courses and programs or to discontinue educational services. 2. The subject titles, descriptions and contents are subject to change based on the University guidelines. 3. The fee schedule for the courses offered by the Alliance can be downloaded at Fees payable for the courses offered by the Alliance University are subject to review periodically. Ensuring that fees are paid before the announced due dates is the sole responsibility of the student. Non-payment of the prescribed fees within the due dates will result in the cancellation of the registration to the course or promotion to the subsequent semester/year. 4. Students will also be liable for any travel and accommodation costs incurred for placement. For certain courses, students may incur additional specific charges for such items or activities as sports and games fees, specialized material or field trips. Alliance University reserves the right to make additional charges to students for such activities. 5. Alliance University may withdraw or amend its offer of admission, or terminate the registration, if it is found that either a false or a misleading statement has been made or that significant information has either been omitted or withheld in a candidate's application form. 6. Alliance University does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes all liability that may result from any loss, damage or injury caused to a student or to the student's property. 7. Students enrolled in the courses offered by Alliance University are required to sign an undertaking at the time of the commencement of the academic year consenting to abide by the rules, regulations and the code of conduct of Alliance University.


1) What are the various Eligibility Norms of the AMAT(MBA) Program?

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in aggregate from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • A high score in GMAT/CAT/XAT/MAT/ATMA/CMAT/KMAT.

2) Is the University MBA Programme recognized by UGC or by AICTE?

Alliance University is a Private University established in Karnataka State by Act No.34 of year 2010. The University is jointly recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

3) When and how do I register for Alliance Management Aptitude Test (AMAT)(MBA)?

  • Online registration for AMAT(MBA) is between the period of 1st November 2016 and 30th November 2016. Additional instructions for the online registration and application process are available in the Registration Guide published on the website
  • If applying offline, you can procure the Prospectus and fill up the application form and submit it to the Office of Admission, Alliance University

4) Where do I pay my fees?

  • You can pay through Cash or Demand Draft if applying in the offline mode
  • You can pay via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Netbanking, if applying in the online mode

5) What is the mode of conduction of AMAT(MBA) Exam?

Offline or Pen & Paper

6) Is there any weightage for the work experience?

Yes. The candidates with relevant work experience will be preferred.

7) What is the fee for the AMAT(MBA) exam?

The fee is Rs. 1000 (for all category applicants).

8) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print from first week of December onwards. You will have to log onto the AMAT(MBA) website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission.

9) I have filled up the form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form?

No change can be made at this stage in the application form. However, if the time is still left for filing up the online application form, the applicant can resubmit corrected application with the prescribed fee. In this case a new ID will be generated by the system. The fee paid previously will not be refunded. The latest application shall be treated as final.

10) What will be the medium of Online examination?

Medium of examination is English.

11) What will be the exam structure of AMAT(MBA)?

  • This test has Four section – 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • All question as are of multiple choice.
  • Please use pencil or pen to circle your response.
  • Attempt to answer all the four sections to improve the possibility of a good score.
  • Pattern of Alliance Management Aptitude Test (AMAT)


Sections Weight age

Weight age

1. Analytical Reasoning


2. Language Ability


3. Logical Reasoning


4. General Awareness


12) When the AMAT(MBA) Result will come?

The AMAT(MBA) result will be declared on January 30, 2017.

13) What does the selection process comprises of?

The Admission Selection Process is comprised of:

  • Alliance Management Aptitude test (AMAT)
  • Oral Extempore Presentation
  • Personal Interview

The College also uses other parameters for admission such as scholastic and extracurricular record, and full time, relevant work experience. The selection of the candidate to the course will be based on the overall performance in the Admission Selection Process

14) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the following details: Name of the candidate Test date Test City & Centre address User ID / Registration Number PWD/DA status.

15) Do you have spot registration on the day of exam?

No ,spot registration on the day of exam.

16) If I miss the test, can I take it up on another day without paying for the test?

No, you are not allowed.

17) What is maximum Age Eligibility Criteria ?

There is no Upper or Lower age limit.

18) Will there be any negative marking?

Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

19) For how long is the AMAT(MBA) score valid?

The AMAT(MBA) score is valid for just one year.

20) What are the placement status?

The placement of the students in the year 2011 has almost started and about 100 companies have already visited the Alliance School Business for the campus placement. Few of the companies which visited the Alliance School Business are : HCL Technologies Ltd.,Tata Consultancy Services,Titan Industries Ltd.,TVS Motor Company,ICICI Bank,IBM,Wipro Technologies,The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts,Infosys BPO,HSBC InvestDirect (India) Ltd.,Genpact,Google., Deloitte.

21) What are the specializations offered at Alliance Ascent College(Alliance University )?

The specializations offered at Alliance Ascent College(Alliance University ) are:-

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Organizational Leadership and Strategy (OB & HR)
  • Operations

* The subject titles and contents are subject to change based on the University directives.
** Specialization areas are offered subject to having a minimum enrollment.

22) Is there any special arrangement for Persons with Disability?

Yes. Need based assistance shall be provided to the PWD candidates.

23) Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc?

Yes, but no electronic devices are allowed in examination hall/room.

24) Could I Submission of Application Form through Online?

No ,you can not Submitted the Application Form through Online.

25) I have filled up the form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form?

No change can be made at this stage in the application form. However, if the time is still left for filing up the online application form, the applicant can resubmit corrected application with the prescribed fee. In this case a new ID will be generated by the system. The fee paid previously will not be refunded. The latest application shall be treated as final

26) Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc?

Yes, but no electronic devices are allowed in examination hall/room.

27) What is the fee structure for the programs at AMAT(MBA)?












Towards acceptance of the provisional

admission offer (Non-refundable)




Tuition Fee




First installment




Second installment




Third installment








28) Is there any transport facility provided?

Since this is a residential programme, care is taken to provide all amenities and facilities on campus. Besides this, there are shuttle services from the campus to the city at regular intervals that carry students to and fro from early morning till late in the night. PMPML buses are also there from Infosys circle to the city.

29) In case of queries on MBA program whom do I contact?

Alliance Ascent College, Alliance University
19th Cross, 7th Main, BTM 2nd Stage, N. S. Palya
Bengaluru - 560076, Karnataka, India
Tel.: +91 80 26786020 / 1 / 4 / 26789749 / 26781494.

30) Is hostel accommodation available for the students?




Hostel Security Deposit


(Upto a maximum of ?13,000/- of the hostel security deposit will be refunded

at the end of the course)


Hostel Rent


Triple occupancy room with vegetarian meals for a period of six months


1. The demand draft should be made in favor of “Alliance University” payable at
2. The hostel fee is expected to be revised every six months.
3. Hostel rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are subject to Availability.