After MBA, scale the MAST to grab dream job

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Mumbai, Sep 22: After belling the Common Admission Test (CAT) to gain entry into a B-school, MBA graduates will now have to crack an all-new test to grab a job.

The All India Management Association (AIMA) on Tuesday, Sep 21, announced its plans of introducing the Management Aptitude & Skill Test (MAST).

The 150-minute, computer-based screening test will be designed to assess an MBA graduate's skills. The results of the test will help the companies chose the right candidate by making the best match of the candidate's skills and the requirement of the job.

The test will provide an employability ranking by accessing the candidate"s management aptitude, domain knowledge in areas of specialisation like finance, marketing, HR, international business, operations & IT.

MAST will also assess personality traits such as leadership, stress management, decision-making, and teamwork abilities.

As per media reports, recruiters like Deloitte, Dabur, MetLife India, Idea Cellular, Camlin Ltd, Alembic Ltd, HLL, Pfizer, Parle, PwC India, McAfee, Nokia, Lenovo, JM Financial, Reliance Industries, Suzlon and TATA Communications are ready to use the MAST score during recruitment.

The first test is scheduled to be held on February 20, 2011 across India.

Announcing the introduction of MAST, AIMA president Sanjeev Goenka said that the test has been designed in a concerted effort with IMRB and it would also be a ranking oriented online test.

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