Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test

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HPU MAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Himachal Pradesh University (HPU)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

HPU MAT 2023: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - February 21 2023 by Akriti Maurya

HPU MAT 2023 Registration will begin soon. HPU Management Aptitude Test will be held on tentatively in the month of August by Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS). It is university-level examination conducted for admission in a Postgraduate course. Candidates who want to pursue an MBA programme from HPUBS must appear for Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test 2023. Through this article, applicants will get to know about the HPU MAT 2023 application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result, etc.

HPU MAT 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the HPU MAT 2023 exam status from the below table:

Exam status notificationApplication form will be released
Application formTo be Released
Brochure pdfYet to Release


HPU MAT 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can check hereunder an HPU MAT dates:

HPU MAT 2023 Schedule(tentative)
HPU MAT Application Form TBA
Last date for applying online


HPU MAT examinationTBA
Results announcement

To be announced

Interview/group discussion for reserved category

To be announced

Interview/group discussion for non-reserved category

To be announced

Declaration of final results

To be announced

HPU MAT 2023 Application Form

HPUBS will release HPU MAT 2023 Application Form on the official website. Also, before applying for the test candidates must ensure their eligibility. Further information about Registration for HPU Management Aptitude Test 2023 is given below:

  • The application form will be available on the official website.
  • Applicants can apply by filling the application form in online mode only.
  • Candidates have to fill in the required details asked in the application form.
  • Also, they need to upload the documents in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the application fee and take the printout of the application fee for future reference.

HPU MAT 2023 Application Fee

Check the category-wise application processing fee of HPU-MAT from the table below:

HPUMAT Examination Fee 2023
General candidatesRs. 1000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 500/-
Mode of Payment: The HPU MAT 2023 Application Fee can be paid online mode via Credit card/ Debit card or Net Banking. 

HPU MAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

To fill the application form, candidates must check the HPU MAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria. If candidates are found ineligible their application will be rejected. The eligibility criteria of the HPU Management Admission Test are given below:

Age Limit: There is no maximum age limit for the Non-subsidized, serving or retired defence candidates. 
  • Male: The upper age limit is 26 years (29 years in case of SC/ST candidates) as of 01 July 2023.
  • Female: The upper age limit is 28 years (29 years for SC/ST candidates) as of 01 July 2023.
Educational Qualification: 
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • In the case of the SC/ST category, there is a relaxation of 5% in the minimum percentage.
  • Also, candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying examination are eligible to apply.

HPU MAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Applicants appearing for the Management Aptitude Test conduct by Himachal University must be aware of the HPU MAT 2023 Exam Pattern. For scoring better in the MAT exam, candidates must understand the question paper structure and prepare accordingly. The basic format of the HP University MAT question paper is given below:

  • Exam Mode: The MAT is a Paper-Based Test (Offline).
  • Number of Questions: There will be a total of 200 questions.
  • Total Marks: HPU MAT will be of a total of 200 marks.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain objective-type questions (MCQs).
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 1 mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for wrong or unanswered questions.

Section-wise distribution of questions and marks is tabulated below:

HPU MAT Question Paper Structure
SectionNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
English Comprehension & Language50 Questions50
Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation50 Questions50
General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning50 Questions50
General Knowledge & Business Awareness50 Questions50
TOTAL200 Questions200 Marks

HPU MAT 2023 Syllabus

Candidates must prepare for the test according to the HPU MAT 2023 Syllabus to score better marks. They must focus on each section as each section carry equal marks i.e 50 marks. Hence, the section-wise syllabus of the HPU Management Aptitude Test is given below:

English Comprehension & Language
  1. Comprehension
  2. Adverbs
  3. Nouns
  4. Sentence Jumble
  5. Prepositions
  6. Sentence improvement
  7. Modifiers
  8. Articles
  9. Parallelism
  10. Tenses
  11. Pronouns
  12. Adjectives
  13. Verbs
  14. Subject-verb agreement
Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation
  1. HCF & LCM
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratios & Proportions
  4. Number system
  5. Geometry
  6. Profit & Loss
  7. Work & Time
  8. Partnership (Accounts)
  9. Geometric progression
  10. Percentages & Averages
  11. In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  12. Time, Speed and Distance
General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
  1. Family tree
  2. Strong and weak arguments
  3. Multi-dimensional arrangements
  4. Course of action
  5. Puzzles
  6. Visual reasoning
  7. Arrangement
  8. Series
  9. Blood relations
  10. Numeric grid
  11. Calendars
  12. Pie charts
  13. Column graphs
  14. Area graphs
  15. Critical reasoning
  16. Coding & Decoding
  17. Statement conclusions
  18. Syllogisms
General Knowledge & Business Awareness
  1. Personalities
  2. Business GK
  3. Banking
  4. Taglines
  5. Newspaper and Journals
  6. Business vocabulary
  7. Advertising
  8. Awards and Honours
  9. Business environment

HPU MAT 2023 Admit Card

The Himachal Pradesh University will release the HPU MAT 2023 Admit Card after the completion of the registration process. The MAT hall ticket can be downloaded online mode.

  • No hard copy of the admit card will be sent to the applicants.
  • Applicants can download the HPU Management Aptitude Test admit card by entering the Registration Number and Password.
  • After downloading, candidates must check all the information printed on the admit card to be true.
  • Candidates are advised to carry their HPU MAT admission ticket at the examination hall along with valid id proof.

HPU MAT 2023 Exam Centres

A list of the exam centres where the HPU MAT 2023 Exam will be held is given below:

  1. Shimla
  2. Solan
  3. Dharamshala
  4. Hamirpur
  5. Mandi
  6. Una
  7. Palampur
  8. Chandigarh

HPU MAT 2023 Selection Criteria

Admission to the MBA programme in HPU Business School is done not only based on performance in HPU MAT but also, based on the marks in qualifying and degree examination, performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The marks allotted to each section is given below in a table:

Basis of SelectionWeightage/Marks
Application Rating30
HPU MAT 202250
Group Discussion10
Personal Interview10
Note: In application rating, 10% weight-age will be given to marks obtained in 10th, 12th and Graduation level.

HPU MAT 2023 Result

The result of MAT 2023 for HPU Business School will be published on the official website. Candidates can check the result by entering the registration number & password. The result will be declared after the completion of the Entrance exam. The result of the written test will be displayed on the notice board of HPUBS. Selected candidates will be called for interview/group discussions with original documents.

HPU MAT 2023 Cutoff

HPU MAT 2023 cutoff is the minimum marks required to qualify for the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). If a candidate score below the minimum cutoff marks then he/she will not be declared as qualified. 

The cutoff of HPU MAT 2022 will be released with the declaration of the result. Till then candidates can check the previous year cut off from the table below:

HPU MAT Cutoff
CategoryCut Off Marks
Open to All26.75%
Internal General24%
Single Girl Child19.75%
Physically Challenged20.75%
Non-subsidized Category17.50%
HPU Ward18.75%
J&K Domicile18.50%

HPU MAT 2022 Highlights 

Check the overview of the HP University MAT 2022 exam in the table below:

Exam NameHimachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test
AcronymHPU MAT 2022
Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh University Business School, Shimla
Exam LevelUniversity-Level
HPU MAT Official Websitehttp://www.hpuniv.ac.in/
Application linkYet to Activate
CourseMaster of Business Administration (MBA)

About Himachal Pradesh University (HPU)

H.P. University is a non-profit university located at Summer Hill about 5 km from the hill-station Shimla. It is a public university and was established on 22 July 1970. Himachal University, Shimla is wholly financed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh and University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. 

Institutes and Centres of Himachal Pradesh University
  • Himachal Pradesh University Business School
  • University Institute of Information Technology, Shimla
  • University Institute of Legal Studies, Shimla
  • Agro-Economic Research Centre, Shimla
  • Centre of Environmental Studies
  • International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL)
  • Himachal Pradesh University-Centre for Evening Studies
  • The Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies
  • Population Research Centre (PRC), Shimla
  • Pre Examination Coaching Centre
  • The Institute of Vocational Studies
  • The Institute of Urban Studies & Planning
  • Institute of Education Research & Development
  • Institute of Tribal Studies & Research
  • Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies
  • Centre for Women's Studies and Development
  • University College for Business Studies

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HPU MAT Important Dates

Form Date08 Apr - 31 May 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card22 Jul 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date04 Aug 2023 (Tentative)
Result10 Sep 2023 (Tentative)

Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1English Comprehension & Analytical Ability50150
2Numerical Ability50150
3General Knowledge & Current Affairs50------
4Local Reasoning50------

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