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 2020: Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, Result

Updated On - September 18 2020 by Akriti Maurya

HPU MAT 2020 Admit Card will be issued soon. HPU Managment Aptitude Test 2020 is an entrance test organised by Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS). It is university-level examination conduct for the admission in Postgraduate course. Candidates who want to pursue an MBA programme from HPUBS must appear for Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test 2020. Those candidates who hold Bachelor's Degree with minimum 50% marks(releaxation of 5% marks for reserved categories) are eligible to apply for HPU MAT 2020. Through this article, applicants will get to know about the HPU MAT 2020 application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result, etc.

Latest Updates

The exam date has been postponed.

HPU MAT 2020 Application Form

HPUBS was release the HPU MAT 2020 Application Form tentatively by the first week of April 2020. Also, before applying for the test candidates must ensure their eligibility. Further information about Registration for HPU Management Aptitude Test 2020 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 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 2020 Application Fee

Mode of Payment: The HPU MAT 2020 Application Fee can be paid through online mode via Credit card/ Debit card or Net Banking. 

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

HPUMAT Examination Fee
General candidatesRs. 1000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 500/-

Click Here HPU MAT 2020 Information Brochure

HPU MAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

To fill the application form, candidates must check the HPU MAT 2020 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 on 01 July 2020.
  • Female: The upper age limit is 28 years (29 years for SC/ST candidates) as on 01 July 2020.
Educational Qualification: 
  • 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 2020 Admit Card

The Himachal Pradesh University will release the HPU MAT 2020 Admit Card after the completion of the registration process. The MAT hall ticket can be downloaded through 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 the valid id proof.

HPU MAT 2020 Exam Centres

List of the exam centres where HPU MAT 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern

Applicants appearing for Management Aptitude Test conduct by Himachal University must be aware of the HPU MAT 2020 Exam Pattern. For scoring better in 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 total 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 2020 Syllabus

Candidates must prepare for the test according to the HPU MAT 2020 Syllabus as to score better marks. They must focus on each sections as each section carry equal marks i.e 50 marks. Hence, the section-wise syllabus of 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 2020 Selection Criteria

Admission to 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 202050
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 2020 Cutoff

HPU MAT 2020 cutoff is the minimum marks required to qualify the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). If a candidate score below the minimum cutoff marks than hi/she will not be declared as qualified. 

The cutoff of HPU MAT 2020 will be released with the declaration of result. Till then candidates can check the previous year cutoff 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 2020 Result

The result of MAT 2020 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 declare after the completion of the Entrance exam. The result of the written test will be display on the notice board of HPUBS. Selected candidates will be called for interview/group discussions with original documents.

HPU MAT 2020 Highlights (Basic Information)

Check the overview of the HP University MAT 2020 exam in the table below:

Exam NameHimachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test
AcronymHPU MAT 2020
Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh University Business School, Shimla
Exam LevelUniversity-Level
HPU MAT Official Websitehttp://www.hpuniv.ac.in/
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 Date01 Apr - 31 Aug 2020

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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Form Start Date:

01 Apr 2020

Form End Date:

31 Aug 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 31 Aug 2020
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