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ATS EXAM

Aptitude Testing Center (ATS), New Delhi conducts every year G. INDOMAT, a common admission test for admission to about 30 Management Institutes thrice a year generally in the months of May, September and December. 

Details of test components are as under: 

Test Component
No. of Questions
Suggested Time (mins.)
Proficiency in English Language 
Problem Solving
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Critical Reasoning
Socio-Economic Environment 
 
50
40
20
40
50
30
40
35
30
15
Total:
200
150

Methodology


Written Tests: 

The preparation should start at least one year in advance. Under-graduates can start preparation during final year. First of all proper study material should be collected. Study material should include the following:

· Latest guide on GMAT or MBA. 
· Latest book on General Knowledge. 
· Good book on English Grammar. 
· Good magazines like India Today, etc.
· Good books on Mathematics of CBSE standard. 
· Newspapers.

A realistic time plan of study based on your current activities is required to be prepared and followed carefully and meticulously. Exhaustive practice on mathematical portion of the test is required. 

There are number of guides written by various eminent authors available in the market for preparation for MBA written test. AIMATS and ATS have also published their official guides, viz., MAT Guide and GMAT Guide respectively. 

These guides are quite useful and easily available at their offices also. Whereas difficulty level of CAT is more than that in MAT and G. INDOMAT as time for CAT is always at premium. Therefore, there is a greater need of practice in all three subjects of CAT. 

It is the mathematical portions of the test, which take maximum time during the test. Hence, there is a greater need of more practice in this particular subject in order to cater for the revision time in the examination hall.

There is no short cut to continuous study in the direction. In fact, a culture needs to be developed right after 10+2 to enhance general knowledge among students in almost all spheres of activities at national and international Levels. 

Also a regular reading habit is required to be developed particularly English magazines and newspapers along with other books of interest in English.

Group Discussion: 

This practice of discussion in a group can be carried out in a group of your sincere friends. Subjects of current topical interest can be listed and material collected through various books available in the market and newspaper cuttings over a period of at least few months. Listening to group discussions on radio and TV on various current topics can be of great help.

Candidates have to be good listeners to participate in-group discussion. Lot of self-restraint has to be exercised during group discussion in the face of provocation. As far as possible one should never try to interrupt. Candidates should try to be logical with facts and figures wherever required.

Interview: 

Candidates should prepare well in advance for the interview. They should list out various tricky questions with appropriate answers. For example, why you want to join management programme. How is MBA degree or Diploma going to help you?

One is required to be honest, sincere and fluent in his reply. There is no need of manipulation in your reply.

 

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