HPU MAT 2019 - Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test

Important Dates for HPU MAT 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 20-May-2019 02-Apr-2019 Application Coming Up
Examination Date 26-May-2019 N/A
Result Date 09-Jun-2019 N/A

HPU MAT 2018- Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test

HPU MAT is a state level entrance test which is organizeed by Himachal Pradesh University Business School for admissions to different management programs. The exam is organizeed once every year for admissions usually in the month of May-June.
  • Aspirants can fill HPU MAT 2018 Application Form online as well as offline and the hall ticket is allowed a few days prior the exam date.
  • The total marks are calculated of the exam as well as the counselling and the admissions are given on the basis of it.
  • At Least of 55% in any bachelor’s degree is needed for giving the exam which is relaxed to 45% for reserved category students.
  • HPU MAT 2018 Results will be released on the official website of HPUBS which is followed by the counselling.
  • HPUBS admits 120 students for MBA courses out of which 60 seats are for general category students while the other remaining 60 are for reserved categories.
  • HPU MAT helps get admission to Himachal Pradesh University Business School in MBA courses.

HPU MAT (Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test) is an objective type exam consisting of 200 multiple choice questions which are divided into 4 sections that are English, critical reasoning, business environment and arithmetic comprehension and data skill with 50 questions in each of the sections.

Highlights Table of HPU MAT 2018

Exam Highlights
Date of ExamJune 03, 2018 (tentative)
Organizing BodyHimachal Pradesh University Business School
Method of examOffline
Medium of ExamMCQ based exam
Period of Exam2 hours
Type and number of question200 objective type questions
SectionsEnglish Comprehension, Reasoning, Business environment, Arithmetic Comprehension and data skill.
Courses provideedMBA
Number of seats120 seats in total

Exam Dates of HPU MAT 2018 

The dates for the examination along with group discussion and individual interview are released on the official website of the Himachal Pradesh University of Business School. The commencement of the admission procedure starts in the mid of May and ends in the mid of July.

Last date for applying onlineMay 17, 2018
Announce of Admit cardMay 30, 2018
HPU MAT examinationJune 03, 2018
HPU MAT results in releasementJune 17, 2018
Interview/group discussion for reserved categoryJuly 10 to 13, 2018
Declaration of final results for reserved categoryJuly 15, 2018
Interview/group discussion for non-reserved categoryJuly 17-22, 2018
Declaration of final results for non-reserved categoryJuly 24, 2018

*The dates for the counselling and result releasement are tentative.

Eligibility for HPU MAT 2018 

Candidates who wish to apply for HPU MAT entrance exam must fulfil the below mentioned eligibility criteria’s-

  • AGE LIMIT- The upper age limit for male aspirants is 26 years whereas for females it is 28 years. The upper limit to aspirants belonging to the SC/ST category for both male and female is 29 years.
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION- The basic eligibility for a Student who seekings to apply for the exam must have graduated with at least 55% in any bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. The at least percentage is relaxed to 45% for special category student. Final year graduation students are also applicable to apply only after they fulfil the selection criteria
  • CITIZENSHIP/RESIDENTIAL CRITERIA- There are no specific limitations to a student’s nationality or residential status.

HPU MAT 2018 Application Form

Aspirants can apply online at www.hpubsshimla.org as well as offline for HPU MAT examination. The application procedure for HPU MAT 2018 is quite simple and easy to follow. Here are a few steps for assistance:

Online Application Mode 

Aspirants have to create an account on the website of the University.

  • Click on the ADMISSIONS section and register yourself from via a valid e-mail ID.
  • Once the ID is created then you can reach the form to fill.
  • The online application form is divided into the following categories:
  • Log onto the official website of Himachal Pradesh University Business School.
  1. Individual information
  2. education and document details
  3. application summary
  4. Payment
  5. Submit reference number and application form
  • After filling the details click on the SAVE button. Aspirants will receive a system generated registration number and password in the given mobile number and email ID.
  • Aspirants have to upload a scanned copy of their mark sheet and certificates as per the given specification.
  1. The maximum file size of the PHOTOGRAPH should be 100 KB in .jpeg or .jpg pattern only.
  2. Scanned copy of the file name of CANDIDATES SIGNATURE should be of 10 characters with maximum file size should be 100 KB and only in .jpg or .jpeg pattern
  3. The filename of the CANDIDATES PARENTS SIGNATURE should not increase 10 characters and should be 100 KB in .jpeg or .jpg pattern only.
  4. Participants MARKSHEET/CERTIFICATE should be of 2 MB only in PDF pattern.
  • Application fee of INR 1000 can be paid online via debit/credit card or net banking in online registration.

Offline Application Mode

Students need to buy the prospectus from the admissions counter at HPUBS counter.

  • The application form is attached to it and can be filled and submitted at the counter with the application fee.
  • In offline registration, the payment has to be done via a demand draft of INR 1000 in the favour of HPUBS payable at Shimla at the following address-

Himachal Pradesh University Business School Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General categoryINR 1000
Postal request (General category)INR 1050
Postal request(General category)INR 550

Hall Ticket of HPU MAT 2018 

Admit card for HPU MAT 2018 will be allowed a few days prior to the exam date. Aspirants can also download the HPU MAT 2018 hall tickets from the official website of the college. The hall tickets are sent to aspirant’s address by post.

The hall tickets are compulsory documents and must be taken to the examination venue. Admit card contains the following details- Aspirants must thoroughly go via the hall ticket in case there are any printing errors should immediately contact the program coordinator.

  1. Aspirants Name
  2. Aspirant’s roll number
  3. Aspirant’s address
  4. Exam venue
  5. Exam time
  6. Exam date

Here are a few steps which will help you download the hall ticket from the official website-

  • Download several copies of it for future use and safety.
  • Log onto the official website of HPUBS, www.hpubsshimla.org
  •  A panel on your left appears on the page saying NOTICE BOARD.
  • Click on the ADMIT CARD option from the panel.
  • Fill in your registration number and password to view the hall ticket.

Exam Centers of HPU MAT 2018 

HPU MAT is currently organizeed in 8 cities and in different examination centres. The examination centres can also vary from earlier year depending upon the number of enrollment. The business school reserves the right to adjust the date/ centre of entrance examination.

The exam is organizeed at-

  • Hamirpur
  • Solan
  • Shimla
  • Una
  • Mandi
  • Palampur
  • Chandigarh.
  • Dharamshala

Exam Format of HPU MAT 2018 

HPU MAT 2018 Exam Format can be viewed via these points-

  • Each question includes 1 mark and the paper is of 200 marks.
  • HPU MAT is of 2-hour period which is a pen and paper test.
  • The paper is divided into English comprehension, reasoning, business environment and arithmetic comprehension and DI.
  • The question paper is divided into 4 parts comprising of 50 questions each, making 200 questions in total.
  • There is no negative marking for any question.

HPU MAT 2018 Exam Format Highlights:

Method of ExaminationOffline
Number of questions200
Maximum Marks200
Period of exam2 hours
Sections of Paper4

Syllabus of HPU MAT 2018 

HPU MAT is an objective type paper and students who wish to appear for it should prepare important topics of Mathematics and should also consider pursuing

  • English- Comprehension and language
  • General Awareness- Business environment and present affairs
  • Reasoning- Critical reasoning and General intelligence
  • Quantitative Aptitude- Data interpretation and Arithmetic Comprehension

Students can also prepare themselves by solving earlier year/reference papers and online tests etc.

Result of HPU MAT 2018 

HPU MAT results will be declared in the mid of June after the exam is held and aspirants can check their results online on the official website of HPUBS.

  • Aspirants must also not lose their roll numbers as it is the only source to reach their results.
  • The organizing body releases the results via ranks/scores of aspirants.
  • The page asks you to enter your login details.
  • Here are a few steps to check your results-
  • The results will appear on the screen. Aspirants can download it and keep it for reference in their admission procedure.
  • Log onto the official website of HPUBS, www.hpubsshimla.org
  • Aspirants can check their HPU MAT results by entering their login details on the official website.
  • Enter your roll number and click on the search button.

The response key and merit list are announced by the officials for the examination online on its official website and can be easily downloaded from there only. Aspirants are advised to keep visiting the website for latest updates on results.

Cut off from HPU MAT 2018 

The cut off is the at least marks an aspirant has to score so as to qualify the next step of the selection process. HPU MAT cut off lists are given on the basis marks and are announced by the university admission authorities on the official website of HPUBS.

HPU MAT cut off depends upon:

  • the difficulty level of the question paper
  • a number of seats available in the University.
  • the number of students giving the exams
  • the number of aspirants who completed the exam

The cutoff lists differ according to the various category of aspirants. Here is the earlier year’s cutoff list for reference-

CategoryCut off
Open to all30.75%
Internal General28%
Single girl child25.75%
Ph. Challenged17%
Non-subsidized category21.25%
HPU ward16.5%

Counseling of HPU MAT 2018

Aspirants are shortlisted based on their scores and are further called for university-based counselling which is held in the mid of July for both subsidized and non-subsidized seats.

It is an offline counselling organizeed by Himachal Pradesh University Business School. The results for the same are declared after a few days only. Students must appear for the group discussion and the individual interview which is of 10 marks each. The result for subsidized seats is declared on July 15th, 2018 whereas for the non-subsidized it is declared on July 24th, 2018.

The final selection of HPU MAT after the counselling is done on the basis of the following process-

  • Group discussion- 10 marks
  • individual interview- 10 marks
  • HPU MAT- 50 marks
  • Application rating -30 marks

The selection process starts after the university releases the shortlisted students who completed HPU MAT. The final selection is done after calculating the marks of every above-mentioned criterion and the procedure is followed by payment of fees and filling other details.

Prior to filling the application form for HPU MAT aspirants must keep the following documents handy-

  • Participant’s Photograph
  • Participant’s signature
  • Participant’s parents signature
  • Valid email ID or Mobile number
  • Mark sheet/Certificates
GD/Interview for subsidized seatsJuly 10-13, 2018
GD/Interview for non-subsidized seatsJuly 17-22, 2018
Result declaration for subsidized seatsJuly 15, 2018
Result declaration for non-subsidized seatsJuly 24, 2018

* The dates for the counselling and result releasement are tentative.

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