HPU MAT 2023: Counselling Selection Process (Jul 10 - 13)

Rajalakshmi BK
Rajalakshmi BK

Updated on - Nov 24, 2023

HPU MAT 2023 selection process schedule has been released by Himachal Pradesh University Business School. As per the selection process schedule, for subsidized seats, the selection process will be carried from Jul 10 - 13, 2023, whereas for non-subsidized seats will take place from Jul 17 - 22, 2023. The final results will be announced based on the performance in group discussions and personal interview rounds.

Students aspiring to pursue their higher education in the field of Management and Business Administration can choose to study at Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS). HPUBS allows admissions to their MBA courses through the HPU MAT examination conducted every year. HPU MAT 2023 exam is a state-level examination conducted by Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS).

HPU MAT Cutoff 2023 HPU MAT Result 2023

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HPU MAT Selection Process 2023

After the successful completion of the HPU MAT 2023 exam, institutions has released their list of shortlisted candidates. For Subsidized seats the selection process will be carried on Jul 10 - 13, 2023, and for non-subsidized seats the selection process will take place from Jul 17 - 22, 2023.

These candidates are then invited to take part in the second or campus round of the HPU MAT selection procedure. The conduction of the second round/campus round is done by the institutions. The campus round consists of GD/PI round.

The institutions can implement writing-based evaluation tests instead of GD/PI. The group discussion and personal interviews for subsidized seats will be conducted based on the selected candidates.

Post GD/PI, a merit list is published which features the names of selected students in order. The list is prepared considering all the reservation quotas. The candidates then go for document verification and the HPU MAT counselling procedure.

About HPU MAT

Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT) is a state-level entrance examination for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS).

Grandiosity: Himachal Pradesh University Business School has a great history of 30 years. It was earlier known as the Himachal Pradesh Institute of Management Studies and was established in the year 1971. It is located in Summer Hill a few Kilometers away from the Beautiful Town of Shimla.

HPU MAT Conducting Body: Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) has the authority to conduct HPU MAT every academic year.

Level: HPU MAT is a University level entrance examination for candidates looking for admission into different management courses.

Frequency: HPU MAT is conducted once every academic year which allows candidates to take admission in various MBA courses.

Seat Allotment: HPUBS allots 120 seats in total for students to take admission for MBA courses out of which 60 seats are for the General category while 60 seats are for Reserved category candidates.

Candidates who are interested to take admission into any of the management courses in the state of Himachal Pradesh will first have to appear for HPU MAT Exam. Candidates can register for HPU MAT Exam by going to the official website of the exam. Before applying for HPU MAT Exam, candidates should make sure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and then only apply for HPU MAT Exam.

After the results are declared, candidates can then apply to different colleges in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Although candidates will have to undergo the selection process of the respective college then only their admission will be finalized.

The following table gives some important information regarding HPU MAT 2023 exam.

HPU MAT Exam Highlights 2023
Exam Name HPU MAT
Full Form Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test
Exam Level National Level
Conducting Authority Himachal Pradesh University Business School
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Official Website www.hpushimla.in
Helpdesk 0177-2831653

HPU MAT Exam Dates 2023

HPU MAT 2023 exam was conducted on Jun 20, 2023, and the HPU MAT result was released on Jun 23, 2023, on the official website. The exam dates have been declared on the official website. Candidates will also be notified about the counselling and personal interview date and time on the official website.

Aspiring candidates who have planned to apply for HPU MAT 2023 exam must check the important dates before applying for the examination. Given below is a list of all HPU MAT 2023 important dates.

HPU MAT 2023 Important Dates
Events  Dates 
HPU MAT Registration 2023 Begins  Apr 3, 2023
Last Date of Registration  May 20, 2023
HPU MAT 2023 Application Correction Window
HPU MAT Admit Card 2023 Release Jun 19, 2023 (Out)
HPU MAT 2023 Exam  Jun 20, 2023
Announcement of Result  Jun 23, 2023
Date of GD/interview for Subsidised Seats  Jul 10 - 13, 2023
Declaration of Final Result for Subsidised Seats  Jul 2023
Date of GD/Interview for Non-Subsidised Seats  Jul 17 - 22, 2023
Declaration of Final Result for Non-Subsidised Seats  Sep 2023

Read More: HPU MAT Exam Dates 2023

HPU MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Before proceeding to fill out HPU MAT Application Form 2023, the candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria. HPU MAT eligibility conditions to appear for the entrance test are as follows

HPU MAT 2023 Educational Qualification

Candidates should have passed Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST candidates). Students appearing for the final year are also eligible to apply if they submit proof of graduation before admission.

HPU MAT 2023 Age Limit

The upper age limit for male candidates is 26 years whereas for Females it is 28 years as of Jul 1, 2023. For SC/ST category candidates the age limit is 29 years (for both Males and Females) as of Jul 1, 2023. HPU has exempted the age limit bar for PwD candidates. Please note that the percentage of disability should be according to the standard norms of state government and central government.

Resident/Nationality

HPU MAT has no specific guidelines for the nationality of a candidate.

Read More: HPU MAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

HPU MAT Application Form 2023

HPU MAT Application Form 2023 was released on the official website on Apr 3, 2023. Candidates were able to register themselves online to fill out the application form was till May 20, 2023. The correction window will also be opened on the official website after closing the application form. Candidates can log in using their registered credentials to make corrections in their application form. HPU MAT application is to be filled out for candidates who are willing to learn MBA courses at Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS).

Documents Upload: Upload a scanned copy of the following documents in the given specifications.

  • Passport-sized photographs of a maximum of 100 KB in .jpeg or .jpg format only.
  • Signature of maximum file size 100 KB in .jpg or .jpeg format

Registration Fee: Candidates have to pay INR 1000 online through a Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking.

HPU MAT 2023 Registration

Himachal Pradesh University releases the registrations for HPU MAT 2023 on the official website. Each new candidate should register with basic information before filling out the application form.

Login: Candidates should log in with the credentials provided after the registration process.

Fill and Pay: Fill out the application with the valid details and pay the registration fee at the end online or offline (Demand Draft).

Important Instructions to Fill HPU MAT 2023 Registration Form

Candidates must follow the instructions below while registering for HPU MAT 2023.

  • Make sure to check the status of the payment. For this, you will have to log in again and Click on 'Go To the Payment'. Then select your payment mode and click on 'continue For Payments' then click on Check Payment Status.
  • The size of the photo should not be more than 20 KB. It should have a clear background, preferably white, with enough lighting and a focus on the face.
  • The size of the signature uploaded should not be more than 20 KB.
  • In case of failure of fee from a debit card, contact customer care.
  • The corrections in HPU MAT 2023 registration form will not be allowed. So, make sure you fill in entries carefully.

Read More: HPU MAT Application Form

HPU MAT Admit Card 2023

HPU MAT admit cards 2023 was released on the official website on Jun 19, 2023.  Candidates can download the admit card and take multiple printouts of it which should be preserved until the admission process.

Steps to Download HPU MAT Admit Card 2023

The candidates can download HPU MAT Admit Card 2023 by following the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Candidates should visit the official website of HPU - admissions.hpushimla.in
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Download Admit Card' link at the top of the homepage.
  • Step 3: Enter the registration number and date of birth.
  • Step 4: On submitting the details HPU MAT admits card will be available on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download the admit card and then take at least an extra printout of the admit card.

Discrepancy: Candidates must thoroughly go through the admit card. In case of any printing mistakes, they should immediately contact the program coordinator.

Read More: HPU MAT Admit Card 2023

HPU MAT Exam Centres 2023

HPU MAT 2023 exam will be conducted in the following 8 cities of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) reserves the right to adjust the date/centre of the entrance examination. Candidates are suggested to locate their HPU MAT centre at least a day before the exam.

HPU MAT is conducted majorly in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

HPU MAT Exam Centres 2023
HPU MAT Exam Centres 2023 City
Chandigarh
Hamirpur
Dharamshala
Palampur
Mandi
Una
Solan
Shimla

Documents Required to Carry to HPU MAT Exam Centre 2023

Apart from HPU MAT admit card 2023, Candidates also have to carry valid ID proof (Passport, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Driving License) to appear for the exam. Without the admit card and valid identity proof, no candidate is allowed to write the exam.

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HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates who have planned to appear for the MBA entrance exam are advised to prepare for the HPU MAT exam as per the exam pattern of HPU MAT 2023. HPU MAT 2023 exam carries 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the Question paper is divided into four major sections - Business Environment, Reasoning, Arithmetic, and English Language & Comprehension.

HPU MAT 2023 Exam will be conducted through the Offline process. The question paper will contain 4 Sections with every 50 questions in a total of 200 Multiple Choice Question (MCQs). Marks given for the answers are +1 for Correct Answers and No Negative Marking. The question will be in English medium only.

HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2023
Exam Mode Pen-Paper Based Mode (Offline)
Number of Questions 200 Questions
Number of Sections 4 Sections
Questions in Each Section 50 Questions
Question Paper Type MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
HPU MAT Total Marks 200
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Exam Language English
Marking Scheme 1 Mark- Question
Negative Marking No

Read More: HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2023

HPU MAT Syllabus 2023

The syllabus of HPU MAT will check the general knowledge in Quantitative Ability. HPU MAT Syllabus 2023 comprises subjects from Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation, General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, General Knowledge & Business Awareness, and English Comprehension & Language. HPU MAT's important topics are mentioned in the table given below.

HPU MAT Syllabus 2023
Section Syllabus
HPU MAT Business Awareness Section 

Business GK
Personalities
Taglines
Business Environment
Business Vocabulary
Awards and Honours
Advertising
Banking
Newspaper and Journal

HPU MAT English Language and Comprehension Section  Sentence Jumble
Comprehension
Adverbs
Sentence Improvement
Parallelism
Prepositions
Nouns
Pronouns
Articles
Modifiers
Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Adjectives
Tense
Arithmetic Section  Geometry
Ratios and Proportion
Number System
Work and Time
HCF and LCM
Algebra
Profit and Loss
In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
Geometric Progression
Percentages and Averages
Partnership (Accounts)
Time-Speed-Distance
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Section 
Family Tree
Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
Multi-dimensional Arrangements
Course of Action
Puzzles
Visual Reasoning
Numeric Grid
Critical Reasoning
Syllogisms
Area Graphs
Coding & Decoding
Column Graphs
Pie Chart
Arrangement
Series
Blood Relations
Calendars
Statement Conclusions

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HPU MAT Reference Books 2023

For the preparation for the HPU MAT examination, the candidates may refer to the same format as for the preparation of the Common Admission Test (CAT). The quality of the examination and the question format will be similar to that of the CAT exam. A list of important reference books to prepare yourself for HPU MAT 2023 is given in the table below.

HPU MAT Reference Books 2023
Books Author
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT Nishit K Sinha
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Dr R S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations R. S Aggarwal
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Nishant Sinha
Quantitative aptitude for all competitive examinations Abhijit Gupta
NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10 NCERT
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma

Read More: HPU MAT Books 2023

How to Prepare for HPU MAT Exam?

Go through the tips given below to prepare for HPU MAT 2023 exam 

Prepare a Time Table: Make sure that you make a proper study timetable for yourself. Give equal time amount to all the subjects. Start with the topics which are difficult for you and then move on to the topics you are comfortable with. The question paper will have problems with all the topics, so it is advised that you start preparing for the HPU MAT exam as early as possible.

Study Material: Go through and try to solve the previous year's question papers and sample papers. This would help you get familiarised with the exam pattern and syllabus of the HPU MAT Exam.

HPU MAT Results 2023

HPU MAT Results 2023 was released on the official website on Jun 23, 2023. Candidates are shortlisted for the non-subsidised seats based on their scores in the written test, GD-PI and academic qualifications. The last date for the qualified candidates to pay the admission fee and accept the allotted seat will also be informed to the candidates. If the admission fee is not paid on time, the seat will be allotted to the next candidate. 

HPU MAT Results 2023 was declared in the form of a merit list on the official website. Candidates who are shortlisted based on the marks secured in HPU MAT 2023 will be called for the next phase of selection i.e., Group Discussion and Personal Interview Round. The final results for subsidised seats will be declared on the official website.

Merit List: Aggregate Score as per weightage given to 10+2, Graduation, HPU MAT, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview will be used as a final score for Merit.

Cut Off: HPU MAT 2023 will be announcing the cut off list once the results have been declared and analyzed.

Steps to Check HPU MAT Results 2023

The results for the HPU MAT examination will be available on the official website of HP University and the candidates will need to log on to it to check their scorecards. The steps to be followed for downloading HPU MAT Results 2023 are as follows:

  • Step 1: Candidates should visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Check for the result link in the Notice Board section.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'HPU MAT Results 2023' link
  • Step 4: Fill in the registration number as the user ID and date of birth as the password.
  • Step 5: The result will be displayed on the screen
  • Step 6: Download and take a printout

Read More: HPU MAT Results 2023

HPU MAT 2023 Cut Off

Candidates who have cleared and secured the minimum cut off in HPU MAT 2023 exam will be called for HPU MAT Counselling 2023. The factors determining HPU MAT cut off 2023 are as follows.

  • Several candidates appeared for HPU MAT 2023
  • Several candidates qualified for the entrance exam.
  • The difficulty level of the HPU MAT Question Paper.
  • The total number of seats available.

HPU MAT 2023 Cut Off

Candidates can refer to the cut off 2023 for Subsidized Seats in below the table.

HPU MAT Cut Off 2023 for Subsidized Seats
Category Number of Seats Cut Off
Open to All

12

28.50
Internal General 30 25.50
SC 09 22.75
ST 4 20.50
Ph. Challenged 1 13.75
EWS 6 22.50
Single Girl 2 21.25

Candidates can refer to the cut off 2023 for Non - Subsidized Seats in below the table.

HPU MAT Cut Off 2023 for Non - Subsidized Seats
Category Number of Seats Cut Off
Non-Subsidized  60 19
HPU Ward 03 14.75

HPU MAT Previous Year Cut Off

Candidates can refer to the previous year's cut off in below the table.

HPU MAT Cut Off
Category Cut Off
Open to All 26.75
Internal General 24
SC 21
ST 19.75
Single Girl 29.75
Ph. Challenged 20.75

Read More: HPU MAT Cut Off 2023

HPU MAT Counselling 2023

After the successful declaration of results, the next process in the course of the HPU MAT procedure will be the conduction of counselling. The students who have qualified for the selection procedure of HPU MAT shall be able to sit for this process. Candidates who are shortlisted as per the cut off will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview Round. Candidates will get admission after clearing all three rounds. Every round has its own weight. A candidate is suggested to prepare carefully in all aspects of the HPU MAT Selection Process 2023.

After completion of the HPU MAT second and third rounds, Candidates will get call letters/merit lists of each college participating in HPU MAT. Candidates will have to submit the documents and fee against the Admission Process and First Semester. The fee submission must be done in the stipulated time, or else the seat allotment will become void.

HPU MAT candidates who are availing any benefit of Category, or Quota, must produce their original papers such as Caste Certificate, Sports Certificate, PwD Certificate, etc, along with a xerox of the same.

Round Weightage: Group Discussion and Personal Interview Rounds have 10 marks weightage each.

Documents: The following documents should be submitted during the time of HPU MAT Counselling 2023.

  • Original Academic Documents
  • Proof of Category
  • HPU MAT Scorecard
  • HPU MAT Admit Card
  • 5 Passport Size Photographs
  • Photocopy (Set of all Documents)

Read More: HPU MAT Counselling 2023

HPU MAT Contact Details 2023

The contact information for HPU MAT 2023 Exam is given below. Candidates can contact us if they have any queries or doubts regarding HPU MAT Exam 2023.

HPU MAT Contact Details 2023
Address Himachal Pradesh University Business School Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171005.
Phone Number 0177-2831653
Fax 0177-2830938
Email hpubsdirector@gmail.com
Website www.hpushimla.in

FAQs

In which mode, the HPU MAT 2023 exam will be conducted?

The exam was conducted in only offline mode. HPU MAT exam 2023 was held on Jun 20, 2023.

When HPU MAT hall ticket will be issued?

HPU MAT 2023 admit card has been issued on Jun 19, 2023 on the official website for the registered candidates.

When does HPU MAT 2023 selection process will start?

HPU MAT 2023 selection process will begin for subsidized and non - subsidized seats separately from Jul 10 - 13, 2023, and Jul 17 - 22, 2023 respectively.

What is the official website of the HPU MAT Application Form?

The official website for HPU MAT is www.hpushimla.in/(S(3j1clwkphemlbwkut0531lat))/main.aspx

How to pay the HPU MAT 2023 application fee?

The application fee can be submitted both offline and online through challan and various payment gateways.

If I get a good score in the HPU MAT Exam, do I have to appear for the GD and PI rounds later?

Yes. Candidates have to appear for the GD and PI rounds if it is part of the admission process for the colleges they have applied to. Merely getting good marks in the HPU MAT Exam will not guarantee admission into any of the given courses, candidates must complete every round in the admission procedure.

Is there any negative marking?

No, there is no negative marking in the exam because there is no penalty for wrong answers in the HPU MAT Exam.

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