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Q. What is the UGAT?
A. The UGAT is a test conducted at national / international level for admission to University-approved Bachelor Programs such as BBA, BCA, BHM, etc.

Q. When and how many times is the UGAT conducted each year?
A. The UGAT is usually conducted once each year (May/June).

Q. What is the minimum qualification for the UGAT?
A. The minimum qualification is 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised Board. Those who are appearing / appeared in 10+2 can also apply.

Q. What is the cost of UGAT Bulletin?
A. At present, the cost of the UGAT bulletin is Rs. 450/- by cash across the counter and Rs. 500/- against Demand Draft (DD) by post.

Q: Who should the Demand Draft be in favour of?
A. The Demand Draft should be made in favour of “AIMA-CMS” payable at New Delhi.

Q. Is the UGAT held all over India? What about candidates living abroad?
A. The UGAT is conducted in all major cities in India and in about 12 leading cities abroad. For further clarification, see the UGAT Bulletin or contact us.


Q1.What is AMT?
The Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) Certification is administered by Centre for Management Services of AIMA, New Delhi since 1996. AMT is an objective assessment of academic achievements and professional experience in teaching, research, consultancy, training, industry, business etc.

The AMT designation becomes the formal recognition of certain required level of proficiency in providing quality management instruction.

Q2.What is the purpose of the certification?
AMT was initiated to provide a common forum where practicing managers, consultants, management teachers and Business Schools could come together to fulfill the need of full time resource / visiting faculty to various B Schools.

Q3.Who can take the AMT? What are the eligibility criteria for AMT?
AMT certification is for those eligible candidates who have an industry or academic experience and aptitude for management teaching. They have to present themselves before AMT accreditation board for becoming an Accredited Management Teacher.

Eligibility criteria:

Post Graduate Degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to management education.

Post Graduate level regular teaching experience of minimum 3 years.
Industry / consultancy / training / research experience of minimum 5 years.

Note: Experience will be counted subsequent to achieving the requisite PG Degree or equivalent qualification.

Additional weight age given for:
a) Consistently good academic performance up to postgraduate qualification. Doctoral qualification relevant to management / business administration subjects is desirable.

b) Academic distinction / achievements in the area of specialization.

c) Study materials development in the area of specialization (teaching notes, case studies, working papers, monographs, textbooks etc.)

d) Contribution to body of knowledge through publication of research articles and research concentration in frontier areas of management.

e) Use of innovative pedagogical tools during the presentation like computer, role-plays, case methods of teachings, business simulation etc

The Accreditation board comprising of highly reputed academic from institutes of excellence, senior practising managers and consultants with proven track record would conduct interviews with candidates to assess his / her knowledge base, teaching style and familiarity with pedagogical tools.

Q4.How much is the registration fee?
Registration fee is Rs.3000/-,  which is non refundable.

Q5. How can I register for AMT?
The registration procedure is as follows:

• Application form is free of cost. The form can be downloaded from our website (www.aima-ind.org/amt.aspx). It can also be sent on request.

• Attach two passport size photographs, self attested copies of certificates with the form.

• Select the field of specialization in the form. The certificate will be issued in the area/ specialization mentioned in the application form as ‘Core Area of Specialization’ only.

• Submission of the form and registration fee to AIMA, New Delhi. The application has to be completely filled.

• Applicant needs to prepare a presentation related to his / her field of specialization.

• AMT Presentation and interviews are conducted once in a month i.e. normally on Second Friday of each month at AIMA, New Delhi.

Forthcoming AMT Presentation Schedule (Tentative)
13 April 2012 (Friday), 11 May 2012 (Friday)
and 8 June 2012 (Friday) at New  Delhi
  [Details will be communicated to individual applicants]

• Applicant needs to present himself for the panel interaction on the scheduled date and time at AIMA, New Delhi.

• The result of the certification process will be communicated after three weeks from the date of interview.

Q6. What is the presentation pattern?
A6. The applicant presents a topic of his/her choice related to his/her area of specialization. Presentation has to be a power point presentation. Presentation equipment is provided by AIMA. The duration of the presentation should not be more than 20 minutes. This is followed by interaction with the panel.

Q7. Who benefits from AMT?

A7.The AMT applicant adds value to his/her profile by getting the prestigious certification of AIMA. The Management Institutions utilize the data of AMTs for their academic assignments. The data provides them a ready reference of certified faculties. AMT data is also referred by the corporates for their consulting or research purposes. For Management Development Programs and Trainings also, corporates utilize the data of Certified Management Teachers of AIMA.

Q8. What are the other benefits to AMTs?

A8.By becoming an AMT ample opportunities shall unfold in the areas of teaching, research, training and consultancy. It helps in networking with management academics, consultants, practitioners and business schools across the country.

AMTs brief resume shall find its due place in the database of full time / resource / visiting faculty members and the B Schools shall have access to this exclusive database. Name specialization and contact details of AMTs are placed on AIMA website.

You are welcome to contact us for any clarification

Mr Lokesh Ruhal
Assistant Director-CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi- 110003
Tel: 011- 24608515(D), 43128100 (Extn: 424, 449)
Fax: 24626689
Email: amt@aima-ind.org


Q. What is "Career Options"?
A. To educate the student community about various career alternatives, AIMA has been organising career fairs titled "Career Options" since 1998.

Q. Whom does AIMA target through the Career Fairs?
A. AIMA invites professional institutions from different streams across India to participate as Exhibitors. Apart from educational institutions, AIMA invites Placement Consultants, Educational Websites and Educational Aid Providers to offer their services to students. The Career Fairs’ visitors are students of 10+2 and final year graduation, teachers, parents and people related to the education industry.

Q. What is the objective of the event?
A. The objective of the Career Fairs is to provide the visitors career counselling and guidance on professional courses and to educate them on the wide range of career alternatives present today. The Career Fairs also provide an opportunity for educational institutions to interact with students and inform them about their courses and offerings. For institutions that are geographically dispersed or expanding their operations, such fairs prove to be a good marketing platform. Our aim is to provide a win – win situation to the participants as well as to the visitors. Coming together on a single platform and disseminating information and sharing of knowledge constitute the fundamental motive behind such fairs.

Q. Where AIMA has conducted Career Fairs?
A. AIMA has successfully conducted Career Fairs at Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai and twice at Allahabad, Chandigarh and Jodhpur.


Q. What is the "CPG"?
A. It has been well established through several studies and research findings that poorly functioning public institutions and weak governance are major constraints to growth and equitable development in many developing countries. AIMA, in collaboration with the Bangalore Management Association, had organised a National Convention on Public Governance at Bangalore in 2002. At the conclusion of the Convention, a Bangalore Declaration was issued, based on which the Centre for Public Governance (CPG) was set up at AIMA.

Q. What is the aim of the CPG?
A. The CPG aims at identifying management practices in public governance, which have been successful in benefiting the masses. It is intended to identify such proven practices, so that such practices can be adopted and implemented elsewhere; without re-inventing the wheel. The core consideration is the well – being of citizens, particularly the lesser privileged. The CPG aims at "Governance with Concern for People".

Q. What are the activities of the CPG?
A. Lecture Series on Public Governance: AIMA - CPG conducted a monthly lecture series on the topic "Transparency and Accountability in Public Governance". So far 3 lectures have been delivered, which is being organised in collaboration with the IC Centre for Governance. Mr. Ved Marwah, Governor of Jharkhand, delivered the first lecture in October 2004. The second lecture was given by Mr. Yogendra Narain, Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha. The December 2004 lecture was delivered by former Chief Justice of India, Mr. J S Verma.

National Convention and Workshop on Public Governance: AIMA-CPG organised the National Convention and Workshop on the theme "Public Governance Dividends – The Road Ahead" at New Delhi on December 10 – 11, 2004 in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Administration and the IC Centre for Governance. The strategic partner was George Mason University, USA. Over 300 delegates representing government, industry, academia, NGOs, foreign embassies, etc. attended the Convention. The Workshop was for about 50 select experts, and was conducted under the expertise of Dr. Kingsley, Dean of School of Public Policy, George Mason University. The Chief Guest at the inaugural session was the Hon’ble Home Minister Mr. Shivraj V Patil. The valedictory address was given by the Chief Election Commissioner Mr. T S Krishnamurthy.



Q.1:   When & how many times MAT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.
A.1: MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally. Usually, there is a minimum percentage requirement in graduation, which is different for different MIs/University. For this refer to the prospectus of the particular MIs/University.

Q.2 :  What is the mode of test?
A.2: Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test.

Q.3 :   What are the test dates and timings of the test?
A.3 : The Paper Based Test is being conducted on the first Sunday of the February, May, September and December from 1000-1230 hours. Whereas the Computer Based Test is being conducted from Saturday onwards (6 days after the Paper Based Test date) and in different Time slots.

Q.4 :   How many MIs participate in MAT? Do they keep on changing or remain the same? Is there a same admission criterion for each & every Institute? Are they recognized, by AICTE? Do they have hostel facility? What about the total fee?
A.4 : The number of participating MI’s may vary. The number of MI’s keeps on changing from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute is different. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE, DEC approved; University affiliated College, University Department. For further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of your choice. The list of various MIs/Universities is available in MAT bulletin along with the admission notification. It may be worthwhile to go through the brochure of the MIs for detailed information.

Q.5 :   What is the cost of the Bulletin / CD with registration Form?
A.5 : Candidate can choose any one of the three modes to apply/purchase the Bulletin/CD with Registration Form. Against cash payment of Rs 1200/- from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi . Or Register online at website www.aima-ind.org/mat.aspx  alongwith the Demand Draft of Rs 1200/- in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any Bank details. Detailed procedure is given on the website link. Or Register online at website link www.aima-ind.org/mat.aspx  with Credit Card payment. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.

Q.6 :   What is the validity of MAT score?
A.6 : Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most MI’s is one year.

Q.7:   What is the last date of submitting filled in MAT Registration Form?
A.7 : Last date for submission is mentioned in the MAT bulletin. The last date also appears in the notification released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers.

Q.8 :   Do applicant has to buy the prospectus of the MI’s opted by him/her?
A.8 : For applying to MI’s it is suggested that the prospectus of the MI’s opted should be bought.

Q.9 :  
Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?
A.9 :  MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad. For further clarification, see MAT bulletin or contact our information centre. Test Venues for Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test are different. If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is few/limited, these candidates appears for the paper Based Test on first Sunday of the test month only. One candidate can appear only for one date for the MAT.

Q.10 :   Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?
A.10 : All provisionally registered candidates can down load their Admit Card from AIMA website link: www.aima-ind.org/mat_centre.aspx   7 days before the Paper Based Test date. Specific Admit Card will be generated both for the candidates opted for the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. Admit Card would be having Candidate Name, Form No, Roll NO, Test Date, Test Time and Test Venue Address. Candidate has to strictly follow the date and time allotted to them in the case of Computer Based Test. This Admit Card contains Test Centre Address with Center Code, Form No and Roll no of the test. No separate special card is issued. Also, activation of a test centre depends upon the minimum no of registration.

Q.11 :   Is there any difference between Computer Based Test and Paper Based Test?
A.11 :   Computer Based Test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the Paper Based Test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. MAT is offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. Computer Based Test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and AIMA cannot take responsibility for the same. In traditional Paper Based Test, Candidate is supposed to bring Pen, HB-Pencils, Erasers and Sharper with him/her whereas the Question Paper & OMR Answer Sheet is provided at the Test Centre.

Q.12 :    Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required to appear in MAT?
A.12 :  There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

Q.13 :   Is appearance in MAT necessary for getting admission into PGDM/ MBA programme?
A.13 :  Yes, MAT is necessary for admission into PGDM/equivalent programmes offered by AIMA or other MIs who participate in it.

Q.14 :     What is the nature of MAT test?
A.14 :   It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. The test is designed to measure a person’s general aptitudes as the following table indicates:

Section No. Section No of Questions Time Suggested (Minutes)
1. Language Comprehension 40 30
2. Mathematical Skills 40 40
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5. Indian and Global Environment 40 15
  Total 200 150

Q.15 : How to get the MAT Score Card?
A 15 :  The Score Card is put on the AIMA website during last week of the month of the test. Candidate can download his/her score card with his 6 digits Registration Form Number and 9 digits Roll NO from AIMA website link www.aima-ind.org/mat.aspx .  Individual copy of Score Card with photograph is also sent under Postal Certificate (UPC) at the address given on the Registration Form.

Q. 16 : How to obtain duplicate MAT Score Card?
A. 16 : Duplicate Score Card can be obtained by sending a application on plain paper requesting for a duplicate score card along with a. Photocopy of the lower half of the Admit Card. b. Self addressed envelope of size 24cmx12cm with postage stamp of Rs 25/- affixed for sending by Speed Post. c. A demand draft of Rs 100/- in favour of All India Management Association, payable at New Delhi.

Q. 17 : At which address we have to send the request for obtaining duplicate MAT Score Card?
A. 17 : The above documents are to be sent to the address mentioned below:
  • Manager-CMS
  • All India Management Association
  • Management House
  • 14, Institutional Area
  • New Delhi-110 003
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