HPU MAT 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Login, Official Website

Exam Date

May 29, 2021

Result Date

Jun 9, 2021

May 10, 2021 | Management


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). The HPUBS allows admissions to their MBA courses through the HPU MAT examination conducted every year. HPU MAT 2021 Exam is a state level examination conducted by Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS). HPUBS conducts HPU MAT Exam every year for the candidates who are seeking admission into the MBA program offered by the University.

Latest News on HPU MAT 2021

Latest Updates:

  • April 5, 2021: The application process for HPU MAT 2021 is currently going on. The last date to apply for the exam is May 10, 2021. Visit HPU MAT Application Form for more information.


What is HPU MAT?

Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT) is a state-level entrance examination for admission in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in 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 the candidates looking for admissions into different management courses.
  • Frequency: HPU MAT is conducted once in 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 the Himachal Pradesh will first have to appear for the HPU MAT Exam. Candidates can register for the HPU MAT Exam by going to the official website of the exam. Before applying for the HPU MAT Exam, candidates should make sure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria and then only apply for the 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 the HPU MAT Exam.

HPU MAT Highlights
Exam Name Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test
Acronym HPU MAT
Exam level National Level
Conducting Authority Himachal Pradesh University Business School
Courses Offered Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Types of Questions Objective MCQ's
No. of Questions 200
Sections 4
Topics English, Critical Reasoning, Business Environment, and Arithmetic Comprehension & Data Skill
Exam Date To be announced
Duration 2 Hours i.e. 120 minutes
No. of Test Cities 8
HPU MAT Help Desk Number 0177-2831653

HPU MAT 2021 Exam Dates

Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) will announce the HPU MAT 2021 Important Dates for the candidates who are appearing for HPU MAT 2021 Exam. All candidates must check the HPU MAT 2021 Exam Dates before applying for the examination.

The aspiring management candidates who have planned to apply for HPU MAT 2021 Exam would need to check the important dates before applying for the examination. Given below is a list of all the HPU MAT 2021 Important Dates.

HPU MAT Application Form will be available on the official website of HPUBS once the release dates have been announced by the organizing authorities. After the registeration process, the HPU MAT 2021 the Admit Card will be issued online for the candidates. HPU MAT 2021 will be conducted through offline mode i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PPT). HPU MAT 2021 Result will be declared on the official website. HPU MAT 2021 Counselling will be conducted soon after results are announced.

HPU MAT 2021 Exam Date
HPU MAT 2021 Event Date
Opening of Registration Form Commenced
Closing of Registration Form May 10, 2021
Release of Admit Card To be announced
Exam Date May 29, 2021
Result Jun 9, 2021

HPU MAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before proceeding to fill the HPU MAT 2021 Application Form, the candidates must ensure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria. The HPU MAT eligibility conditions to appear for the entrance test is as follows -

  • Educational Qualification
    • Candidates should have passed Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST candidates).
    • Students appearing for the final year are also eligible to apply if they submit the proof of graduation before the admission.
  • Age Limit
    • The upper age limit for male candidates is 26 years whereas for Females it is 28 years as of July 1, 2021.
    • For SC/ST category candidates the age limit is 29 years (for both Males and Females) as of July 1, 2021.
    • HPU MAT Has exempted 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 o specific guideline for nationality of a candidate.

HPU MAT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of HPU MAT will check ur general knowledge in Quantitative Ability. The HPU MAT 2021 Syllabus comprises of subjects from Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation, General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, General Knowledge & Business Awareness, and English Comprehension & Language. HPU MAT important topics are mentioned in the table given below -

HPU MAT Business Awareness Section -

HPU MAT - Business Awareness
Business GK Business Environment Business Vocabulary
Personalities Advertising Awards and Honours
Taglines Banking Newspaper and Journal

HPU MAT English Language and Comprehension Section -

HPU MAT - English Language and Comprehension
Comprehension Adverbs Sentence Improvement
Sentence Jumble Prepositions Parallelism
Nouns Articles Modifiers
Pronouns Verbs Subject-Verb Agreement
Adjectives Tense -

Arithmetic Section -

HPU MAT - Arithmetic
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 -

HPU MAT - Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Family Tree Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments Multi-dimensional Arrangements
Course of Action Puzzles Visual Reasoning
Arrangement Series Numeric Grid
Pie Chart Blood Relations Critical Reasoning
Calendars Coding & Decoding Syllogisms
Statement Conclusions Column Graphs Area Graphs
  • Reference Books: Candidates can go through the Reference Books which is given in a separate section for preparation of the exam.

How to prepare for HPU MAT Exam?

Go through the tips given below to prepare for the HPU MAT 2021 exam -

Prepare a Time Table - Make sure that you make a proper study time-table for yourself. Give equal time amount to all the subjects. Start with the topics which are difficult for you an then move on to the topics you are comfortable with. The question paper will have problems from 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 question papers and sample papers. This would help you get familiarised with the exam pattern and syllabus of the HPU MAT Exam.

HPU MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

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 2021. The HPU MAT 2021 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 2021 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's (MCQ's). Marks given for the answers are +1 for Correct Answers and No Negative Marking. The question will be in English medium only.

HPU MAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern Highlights
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

HPU MAT 2021 Application Form

HPU MAT application is to be filled for candidates who are willing to learn MBA courses under Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS). HPU MAT 2021 Application Form will be available on the official website of HPUBS once the release dates have been announced by the organizing authorities.

  • Documents Upload: Upload a scanned copy of the following documents in the given specifications
    • Passport-sized photograph of maximum 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 Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking.

HPU MAT 2021 Registration

Each new candidates should register themselves with basic information before filling the Application Form.

  • Login: Candidates should log in with the credentials provided after the registration process.
  • Fill & Pay: Fill the Application with the valid details and pay the registration fee at the end through online or offline (Demand Draft).

Important Instructions to fill HPU MAT 2021 Registration Form

  • Make sure to check the status of the payment. For which you will have to login 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 the customer care ASAP.
  • The corrections in HPU MAT 2021 Registration Form will not be allowed. SO, make sure you fill entries carefully.

HPU MAT 2021 Exam Centres

HPU MAT Exam 2021 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 Centre
HPU MAT 2021 Exam Centre City

Documents required to carry to the Exam Centre

Apart from the HPU MAT Admit Card 2021, Candidates also have to carry a valid id proof (Passport, Voter id, Aadhaar id, Driving License) to appear for the exam. Without the admit card and valid identity proof, no candidate is allowed to write the exam.

PU MAT 2021 Admit Card

Admit Card for HPU MAT 2021 Exam will be available on the official website of HPU MAT. Candidates can download the Admit Card and take multiple printouts of it which should be preserved until the admission process.

The candidates can download the HPU MAT 2021 Admit Card by following the steps given below:

  • Download the HPU MAT Admit Card from the official website.
  • In the login page, you have to enter the candidate's Application Number and Password.
  • Click on the “Download Admit Card” to submit the candidate's details.
  • On submitting the details HPU MAT Admit Card will be available on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and then take at least an extra print out of the admit card.

Discrepancy: Candidates must thoroughly go through the Admit Card in case any printing mistakes should immediately contact the program coordinator.

HPU MAT 2021 Result

HPUBS is going to declare the dates of HPU MAT 2021 Results soon. The candidates are then called up for the interview according to their category. The result will be available on the official website of Himachal Pradesh University Business School only. Candidates will be shortlisted based on the marks secured in HPU MAT 2021 are called for the next phase of selection i.e. Group Discussion and Personal Interview Round.

Merit List: Aggregate Score as per weightage has 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 2021 will be announcing the Cut-off list once the results have been declared and analyzed.

How to Check HPU MAT 2021 Result?

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 scorecard. Steps to be followed for downloading HPU MAT 2021 Result are as follows:

  • Visit www.hpubsshimla.org
  • Look at the Notice Board
  • Click on the "HPU MAT 2021 Result" link
  • Fill in the registration number as user ID and date of birth as password
  • The result will be displayed on the screen
  • Download and take a print out


Candidates who have cleared and secured minimum cut-off in HPU MAT 2021 Exam will be called for HPU MAT 2021 Counselling. Qualified candidates can read about the elaborated information in this section below and prepare for HPU MAT Counselling 2021. The factors determining the HPU MAT cutoff 2021 are as follows -

  • Several candidates appeared for the HPU MAT 2021.
  • Several candidates qualifying for the entrance exam.
  • The difficulty level of the HPU MAT Question Paper.
  • The total number of seats available.

HPU MAT Previous Year Cut-Off

Category Cutoff
Open to all 26.75
Internal General 24
SC 21
ST 19.75
Single Girl 29.75
Ph. Challenged 20.75

HPU MAT 2021 Selection Process

After the successful completion of HPU MAT 2021 exam, institutions release their list of shortlisted candidates. These candidates are then invited to take part in the second or campus round of the HPU MAT selection procedure. The conduction of 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.

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

HPU MAT 2021 Counselling

After the successful declaration of result, the next process in the course of the HPU MAT procedure will be the conduction of counselling. The students who have qualified 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 the three rounds. Every round has its own weightage. A candidate is suggested to prepare carefully in all the aspects of the HPU MAT 2021 selection process.

After completion of HPU MAT second and third round, 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, 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 Certificat, etc, along with 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 2021 Counselling:
    • Original Academic Documents
    • Proof of Category
    • HPU MAT Scorecard
    • HPU MAT Admit Card
    • 5 Passport Size Photographs
    • Photocopy (Set of all Documents)

HPU MAT 2021 Reference Books

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 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 2021 is given in the table below -

HPU MAT Reference Books
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

Contact Details

The contact information for the HPU MAT 2021 Exam is given below. Candidates can contact if they have any queries or doubts regarding HPU MAT Exam 2021.

HPU MAT Contact Details
Contact Information
Address Himachal Pradesh University Business School Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171005.
Phone Number 0177-2831653
Fax 0177-2830938
Email [email protected]
Website www.hpubsshimla.org


In which mode, the exam will be conducted?

The exam will be conducted in only offline mode. Online exams will not be conducted.

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.

Is there any age relaxation for the special category?

Yes. There is an age relaxation but it is for persons with disabilities which is up to 5 years only.

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

The official website for HPU MAT is www.hpuniv.nic.in

How to pay the 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.


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