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Himachal Pradesh Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT) 2018 is going to be conducted by HPU Business School. The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can fill the application form before the last date for HPU MAT 2018 exam, date of which is scheduled on May 26, 2018. The qualified candidates will be provided admission to 2 year MBA programme with dual specialization in the second year. The exam will be conducted across various exam centres set up in 8 different cities of India. After HPU MAT 2018, the applicants will be invited for GD and PI rounds and the final admission will be granted based on the marks scored in all the stages including application rating. You can find complete details related to Exam Date, application, admit card, result, selection process, cut off, seats and much more, from this page.

HPU MAT 2018

The admission to HPUBS is based on the basis of merit in HPU MAT 2018. The candidates applying under subsidized and non-subsidized category need to compete among themselves and a separate merit list will be prepared for both the category applicants. In the table below you can find the complete schedule for HPU MAT 2018 exam:

HPU MAT 2018 Important Dates
Availability of Application Form 02 Apr 2018
Last Date to fill HPU MAT 2018 Application Form 05 May 2018
Admit Card will Release in 2nd week of May 2018
HPU MAT 2018 Exam Date 26 May 2018
HPU MAT 2018 Result will be Announced on 09 Jun 2018
Dates of GD/ Interview for Subsidized seats 09-12 Jul 2018
Final Result Declaration will be on Subsidized seats 14 Jul 2018
GD/ Interview for Non-Subsidized Seats 16-21 Jul 2018
Release of Final Result for Non-Subsidized Seats 23 Jul 2018

HPU MAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are applying for the examination needs to first check the eligibility criteria and after fulfilling it must proceed with the form filling. Below we have mentioned the complete criteria which you must consider for admission to HPUBS:

Qualification Details: You must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or Institution.

  • Minimum marks required in the qualifying exam must be 50%. However, 45% marks are needed if you belong to SC/ ST category.
  • If you are appearing for the final semester of the qualifying exam, you are eligible to appear for HPU MAT 2018 exam.

Age: The maximum age limit in order to appear for the exam is 26 years for boys and 28 years for girls (if you belong to SC/ST category the age limit is 29 years no matter if you are boy or girl). The age will be determined as on July 01, 2018.

  • In case you belong to the category of retired or serving defence personnel or non-subsidized, no age limit is set.

HPU MAT 2018 Application Form

In order to fill HPU MAT 2018 Application Form, you have to visit the official website and access the link that will lead you to the form page. Before you start providing the details, properly read the terms and conditions and proceed forward. Start the application process by providing personal details like name, mobile number, email address, parent’s details, communication address, educational qualifications, the course for which you are applying, domicile state and much more. Ensure that all the details provided are correct as no changes will be allowed later.

User ID and password will be generated and displayed on the screen. Note it down and using it login to the account created by you. Now you will be asked to provide matric, intermediate and qualifying degree information. In the end, you have to upload the scanned images the details of which could be obtained from the table below:

Image Size
Photograph 100 KB (max.)
Signature Should not exceed 100 KB
Guardian’s Signature Maximum size of 100 KB

After you have completed HPU MAT 2018 application form filling and double-checked the information entered by you, pay the application fee through online mode only. You can opt to make payment illustrated in the table below using a credit card/ net banking/ debit card.

Category Fee Amount
General Rs. 1000
SC/ ST Rs. 500

Now take a print out of completed HPU MAT 2018 application form and start your preparation for the exam.

HPU MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Before you start making the study plan, it is wise to get familiarized with HPU MAT 2018 exam pattern. The paper is divided into 4 sections. Each section corresponds to a different subject. You will be required to attempt 200 objective type questions in the time duration of 2 hours. You have to mark one option out of 4 choices provided for every question. Each question will be of 1 mark and there is no negative marking for wrong response marked.

Mode of Paper: Offline

Type of Questions: MCQ

Total Number of Questions: 200

Maximum Marks: 200

Time Limit: 2 hours or 120 minutes

Marking Scheme: 1 mark for a correct answer and no negative marking for wrong response

Sections Total  No. of Questions
English Comprehension & Language 50
Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation 50
General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 50
General Knowledge & Business Awareness 50
Total 200

HPU MAT 2018 Syllabus

After you have understood the exam pattern it is time to have a look at HPU MAT 2018 syllabus. Below we have provided section wise syllabus which includes the important topics that you have to study for the exam. Questions are most likely to be asked from these topics and you can score high by preparing according to it:

English Comprehension & Language: In this section, you need to focus on the following topics:

  • Comprehension
  • Adverbs
  • Nouns
  • Sentence Jumble
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence improvement
  • Modifiers
  • Articles
  • Parallelism
  • Tenses
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Subject verb agreement

Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation: Your mathematical skills will be put to test through the questions involving the topics like:

  • HCF & LCM
  • Algebra
  • Ratios & Proportions
  • Number system
  • Geometry
  • Profit & Loss
  • Work & Time
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Geometric progression
  • Percentages & Averages
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Time, speed and Distance

General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: There is a number of topics in this section. You will be asked questions based on it:

  • Family tree
  • Strong and weak arguments
  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Course of action
  • Puzzles
  • Visual reasoning
  • Arrangement
  • Series
  • Blood relations
  • Numeric grid
  • Calendars
  • Pie charts
  • Column graphs
  • Area graphs
  • Critical reasoning
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Statement conclusions
  • Syllogisms

General Knowledge & Business Awareness: This sections will test your ability and general knowledge through the questions which will be based on the topics mentioned below:

  • Personalities
  • Business GK
  • Banking
  • Taglines
  • Newspaper and Journals
  • Business vocabulary
  • Advertising
  • Awards and Honours
  • Business environment

HPU MAT 2018 Admit Card

To obtain the Admit Card you have to use HPU MAT login and enter the valid credentials. The admit card would then be displayed on the screen thus facilitating you to download it. It is going to contain all the details that will be essential to appear for the exam. You will be able to find HPU MAT 2018 exam date and time, exam centre address, roll number, name and much more. You have to keep it safe as it will not only be required during the examination but also at the time of selection process and admission.

After you have downloaded HPU MAT 2018 admit card, make sure that all the information provided on it is correct. In case of discrepancy, gain access to the Help section and fill the form providing your name, email address, registration number, problem details, uploading the file indicating the issue. Immediate actions will be taken and the corrections will be made. You can thereafter download the admit card to appear for the exam. It is an important document and must be carried with photo identity proof while going for HPU MAT 2018 exam.

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HPU MAT 2018 Result

To check the qualifying status and see the marks obtained by you, Himachal Pradesh University Business School will release the HPU MAT 2018 Result online. The result is going to be announced in the form of a scorecard and you can download it through login. It will display your name, roll number, marks obtained and the rank in the exam. Soon after the result, a merit list is going to be made available online. You have to check it and find your name if you have obtained minimum cut off marks required to be eligible for GD/PI.

HPU MAT 2018 Cut Off

No official announcement has been made regarding HPU MAT 2018 cut off. It will be released after the result. To calculate the minimum cut off marks various factors are considered such as a total number of candidates who took the exam, maximum marks, difficulty level of paper.

You can get an idea of the expected cut off for HPU MAT 2018 based on the previous year cut off marks. We have represented below category wise cut off of previous year:

Category Cut Off Marks
Open to All 30.75%
Internal General 28%
Schedule Caste 24%
Scheduled Tribe 23.25%
Single Girl Child 25.75%
Physically Challenged 17%
Non-subsidized Category 21.25%
HPU Ward 16.5%

HPU MAT 2018 Selection Process

The candidates whose name appears in the merit list have to appear for selection process which constitutes of GD and PI. The dates for GD/PI of a subsidized and non-subsidized category are different. You have to appear for GD and PI as per the dates allotted to you. After the process is over, the marks will be given for each process including HPU MAT 2018 exam, GD, PI and application rating. The maximum marks provided are 100. Weightage to each process is given separately and you can have a look at it from the given table:

Process Marks
Application Rating 30 (10% weightage is given to the marks obtained in class 10th, 12th and graduation)
HPU MAT 2018 Exam 50
Group Discussion 10
Personal Interview 10
Total 100

HPU MAT 2018 Seat Reservation

While providing the admission to the qualified candidates following seat reservation criteria is going to be considered. The total of 120 seats in MBA programme will be filled through HPU MAT 2018. Out of these 120 seats, 60 seats come under subsidized category and 60 under non-subsidized.

Reservations Under Subsidized Category

Category Number of Seats
Open to All 12
Internal General 30
Schedule Caste 09
Scheduled Tribe 04
Sports Person 02
Cultural Activist 02
Physically Challenged 01
Total 60

A total of 05 supernumerary seats are available for the candidates belonging to different categories, The details of such seats are:

  • 01 seat for Defence personnel,
  • 02 for single girl child and
  • 02 for J&K domicile

Reservations Under Non- Subsidized Category

The 60 seats under this category are open for all category. However, 03 supernumerary seats are reserved for the children of HP University employees under a non-subsidized category.

The official website for HPU MAT 2018 is hpubsshimla.org

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