MAT 2020:Remotely Proctored Internet Based Test Introduces by AIMA
Hindu Business Line, April 30, 2020
The All India Management Association(AIMA) has announced that MAT will be conducted in June as a remotely proctored internet-based test also.This notice was updates on his official website.This MAT exam conduct online and offline mode but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic it will be now remotely proctored internet-based test. the authorities will conduct the pen and paper-based mode exam on June 14 and computer-based test on June 21. The dates for the internet-based exam are yet to be announced.
The conducting body for MAT or director general, All India Management Association (AIMA) Rekha Sethi said "Given that social distancing will be a norm in the foreseeable future, remote proctoring of examinations and tests is the way forward for students and recruiters both. It is secure, with AI-based live proctoring by invigilators and candidates can take it from the safety of their home anytime,”
What is Remote Proctoring Internet Based Test (IBT)?
Under “Remote Proctoring Internet Based Test (IBT)”, candidates will appear for the test from their homes provided they have a computer with webcam and internet connectivity as per technical specifications.
Key Factors of IBT:
1. Candidates selection the IBT are not needed to go anywhere or any exam center they can give the test from the confines of their home.
2. Candidates wants to IBT mode, must ensure that they have internet facility and a webcam in their computer or laptop.
3. Candidates must have the right bandwidth so that they do not face any problem while appearing for the exam.
AIMA is also prepared to take action against candidates found to be contravening pre-specified behavioural norms during MAT. They would be given a warning and thereafter even disqualified for a repeat contravention. In order to familiarise candidates with the format as well as try out the robustness of the software, AIMA will first schedule a series of mock tests at a nominal extra fee.
The main reasons of doing this is the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The AIMA wants the protection of students and to maintain social distancing so that IBT is going to starts. Through this the students can give the exam by sitting on home with free of cost.This ‘anytime-anywhere’ mode will ensure that candidates are not deprived of appearing for a qualifying test.
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs. Any B-school whether it’s national or international can consider MAT Score as the yardstick for admission to their MBA programs. MAT has been administered since 1988 and it was approved by Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD as a national level test in 2003. Being one of the largest tests of its kind in the country, MAT continues to be the gateway to over 600 B-Schools across India.