Chandigarh: The All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for the management sector, has launched a Management Aptitude and Skills Test (MAST) to evaluate management students across the country, a senior AIMA official said here on Saturday. The first test will be held Feb 20, 2011.
Punjab Technical University (PTU) vice chancellor Rajneesh Arora said that the MAST was important for management students.
"The test will add benefit to the employers also. The employers will now have the opportunity to choose students with the right skills. It will also make the recruitment process cost effective and efficient," Arora said.
Anshu Kataria, chairman of the Aryans Business School near Chandigarh, which has introduced MAST for its management students, said: "AIMA has come up with this innovative model of testing B-school graduates that will help the students as well as the recruiters to opt for the best possible job opportunity and right talent respectively."
"The test will certify and check the students of their readiness and aptitude before they enter the corporate world," he added.
MAST is a computer-based test, which will test students on the parameters of general ability, domain knowledge and personality traits.