PAT Exam 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Exam Date

Oct 3, 2021

Result Date

Oct 8, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Management



Introduction to PAT 2021

  • About PAT: Praxis Admission Test (PAT) is conducted by Praxis Bussiness School for admission to its Management Courses, the candidates who are interested in pursuing these courses at the institute will be required to appear in PAT 2021.
  • Conducting Authority: Praxis Bussiness School is the Conducting Authority and it has two Campus, The Kolkata campus of Praxis Business School offers 2-year Post Graduation Program in Business Management and 1-year Post Graduation Program in Business Analytics. The Bangalore campus of the B-School offers only 1-year PGP in Business Analytics.
  • Level: PAT is a National Level Entrance and Scholarship examination conducted by Praxis Bussiness School.
  • Frequency: PAT is conducted Twice in a year.
  • Exam Paper: The exam paper for PAT 2021 consists of General Aptitude test paper.

PAT 2021 Highlights

The important facts related to PAT 2021 exam are tabulated below.

Exam Name

Praxis Admission Test



Conducting Body

Praxis Bussiness School






Twice in a Year (February and July)

Course Offered

PGP in Business Management and PGP in Business Analytics

Exam Date

To be announced


Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)


2 hours i.e. 120 minutes

Total No. of Questions


Marking Scheme

+3 for Correct answer and -1 for Incorrect answer

Total Marks




Official Website

PAT 2021 Exam Dates

The candidates should make sure to be aware of the PAT 2021 Exam Dates. They can regularly visit this page for further updates and information regarding the Exam Dates and other associated events. The PAT 2021 Exam Dates are briefly mentioned below for the candidates to make a note of.

  • Registration: PAT 2021 Registration will available on the official website between Mar 1, 2021 and Jun 10, 2021, tentatively.
  • Examination: It will be through Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT).
  • Results: PAT 2021 results will be announced in April, 2021 and the candidates can check the results on the official website.
  • Candidates should keep visiting the Official Website for the Latest Updates and news.


Date (Tentative)

Start of Online Registration

Mar 1, 2021

End of Online Registration

Jun 10, 2021

Availability of Admit Card

First week of March, 2021 

Examination Date

Third week of March, 2021 


First week of April, 2021

Start of Interview Process

To be announced

PAT 2021 Notification

The PAT 2021 Notification will be released by the Praxis Business School on its official website. The PAT 2021 application process began on Mar 1, 2021 and the last date for the same is Jun 10, 2021. The PAT 2021 Exam will be organized on the scheduled date, in the third week of March, 2021, and the admit card for the exam will be released just before the exam date, in the first week of March, 2021 tentatively. It is very important to keep track of these events and candidates can regularly check into this page for further updates and information regarding the same.

PAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The PAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria is set by the Praxis Business School. Candidates should make sure to clear the eligibility criteria prior to attending applying for the exam since they will be deemed ineligible and the application form will be considered invalid.

  • Any Graduates or Post Graduates of any disciple can apply for the Entrance Examination.

  • Final year graduation students can also apply, but their admission shall remain provisional till the submission of passing certificate or mark sheet for the final year.

  • Candidates with CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE/CMAT/MAT percentile can also apply

    A candidate will have to submit any of the below scores:

    • CAT 2017/2016/2015
    • XAT 2018/2017/2016
    • GMAT after November 2015
    • GRE after November 2015
  • Students applying for the 2 year PGP in Business Management program can submit CMAT and MAT.

PAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates must use certain strategies and techniques in order to clear the exam with ease and score very high. Strategizing and planning the preparation procedure will help the candidates to understand and have an insight into how the exam is conducted and how they should prepare for the same. Certain techniques and strategies are mentioned and elaborated below for the candidates to go through and make a note of.

Plan properly

Candidates should devise a proper strategy or a plan prior to starting the preparation. They should make sure to follow this plan for the entire preparation process without deviating. This also ensures that they have a clear idea of how their preparation should be carried out. 

Knowing the topics

Candidates should be able to study the topics and learn the topic-wise. Periodically and regularly studying according to the topics will help the candidates to learn effectively and remember the answers during the examination. Topic-wise preparation can also make the candidates we versed with all the concepts. Any unexpected questions in the exam can be easily tackled with the help of this type of preparation. Another important aspect of topic-wise preparation is that candidates will be able to categorize the topics and sections based on their importance and difficulty. This way they can prioritize their preparation.

Time optimization

Candidates should be able to use time efficiently and effectively. They should practice attending the questions within the allotted time, by using a stopwatch and setting a time limit. This way candidates can work on effectively answering all the questions within the allotted time. Efficiency in utilizing time can be very essential since many of the candidates take a lot of time for answering certain or particular questions, which could potentially lead to leaving some questions unanswered. This way they tend to lose marks unnecessarily. 

Attend the known questions first

It is advised that the candidates should attend the questions that they are familiar with, prior to attending the unknown or doubtful ones. This is because the questions that are already familiar to them can be easily attended and the time consumption will be very less. The rest of the time, post attending the known questions, can be used for attending the questions that are unknown. 

Mock Test 

Candidates can practise attending mock tests with a stopwatch beside them. They can practise writing all the answers within the allotted time, thus replicating the time limits of the actual exam. This way candidates can attend all the questions without missing out any. Adding to this, practising more can also make the candidates strong as far as attending the exam is concerned. They become used to the type of questions that will be asked in the actual PAT 2021 Exam due to practice and can score very high. This also makes sure that candidates attend questions within the required time and not waste excess of time on simple and easy questions.

PAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates can apply for the PAT Mar 1, 2021 and the last date for applying for the exam is Jun 10, 2021. It is important for the candidates to make sure that they clear the PAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria. The application form of the candidates failing to clear the eligibility will not be valid. The information related to the application form is explained in detail below.


  • PAT 2021 registration can be done online through the Official Website from Mar 1, 2021 to Jun 10, 2021.

    • Praxis Business School offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics. The PGP in Business Analytics is offered from Praxis campuses in Kolkata and Bangalore.
    • Candidates may apply to either one or both the programs using the same application form.
    • Selected candidates for the PGP in Business Analytics would be given the choice of selecting the campus ( Kolkata/ Bangalore) after the offer has been made.

Registration Fee

  • The PAT 2021 registration fee shall be INR 1200, and the fee payment can be made through Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking and Mobile Banking. The Registration fee of INR 1200 is Non-Refundable.

Documents Upload

  • Candidates shall have to upload the Scanned Copy of photograph which is of jpg/jpeg formate, and the photo should be of less than 1MB in size, and the dimensions shall be 400*400 and 2048*2048 pixels.

PAT 2021 Application Process

Candidates should make sure that they read the given instructions carefully before applying for the PAT 2021 Exam. Candidates should also make sure that they clear the eligibility criteria before applying for the PAT 2021 exam. Online Registration Process Starts from Mar 1, 2021 and up to Jun 10, 2021. The Registration steps are as follows,

  • Step 1: Candidates shall visit the official website and start the Register process by providing all the required details.
  • Step 2: Candidates shall create a new account by providing Name, Mobile Number and Email Address.
  • Step 3: After the completion of Registration Process Login details will be sent to the registered email id.
  • Step 4: Candidates shall log in through the given details and fill the application form with the valid information.
  • Step 5: All the required information shall be provided correctly and all the fields must be filled.
  • Step 6: A scanned photocopy of a candidate with jpg/jpeg formate, and the size less than 1MB, and the dimensions 400*400 and 2048*2048 pixels shall be uploaded.

After the completion of filling the form cross-check once before submitting the application form. Once submitted the application form details cannot be corrected. Pay the Application fee of INR 1200 through Netbanking/mobile Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card and complete the Registration Process.

PAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates shall download the PAT 2021 Admit Card from the official website. The Admit Card of the PAT 2021 Exam is a mandatory thing to be carried by the candidates while entering the examination hall, without which they will not be permitted to enter the hall. The steps including for downloading the PAT 2021 Admit Card is stated below.

Steps to Download the Admit Card

  • Visit PAT 2021 Official Website.
  • Check for "Admit Card" section and click on it.
  • Enter all the required Login Details Asked.
  • Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Click on Download button.
  • Admit Card will be downloaded into the device, Take the print out of the same.
  • PAT 2021 Admit Card contains all the details of the Candidate like Name, Exam Date, Exam Centre, Contact Details and other details about PAT.
  • Candidates must check for all the details printed on the Admit Card is correct if not the same should be intimated and get it rectified and get the Duplicate copy.
  • Admit Cards will be available from the last week prior to the exam and the will be available for the limited period of time.
  • No hard copies will be sent to any candidates, the downloaded admit card should be carried to the exam centre if fail the candidate will not be allowed to take the exam.

PAT 2021 Exam Centres

Candidates can choose their desired PAT 2021 Exam Centre with respect to the vicinity and comfort of the candidates. The details about the PAT 2021 Exam Centre and associated events are given below.

  • No. of Centre: PAT 2021 will be conducted in 10 different cities across the country.
  • Admit Card: The complete information about the Examination Centre and the Exact venue will be on the Admit Card.
  • Id proof: All the candidates must carry Admit Card along with anyone government ID proof to the exam Centre.
  • It is the Candidates responsibility to reach the examination centre on time.











MAP Representation of PAT 2021 Exam Centre

PAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The PAT 2021 Exam Pattern is very important and essential for the candidates to know about. They have to know the exam pattern in order to understand the types and distribution of the questions in the question paper. It will be easy for the candidates to prepare for the exam by understanding the overview of the questions throughout the question paper. The details and highlights about the PAT 2021 Exam Pattern are given below.

  • Mode: PAT 2021 will be Offline Mode of examination, Candidates will write the test in the allotted exam centre in Pen and Paper basis.
  • Question Type: All the questions in the PAT 2021 will be Multiple Choice Type Questions.
  • Duration: PAT 2021 will be of 2 hours, i.e 120 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: Each Correct answer carries a +3 mark, and each Incorrect answer Carries -1 marks.
  • Medium: The Question Paper will be in English.

Candidates can regularly visit this page for further updates and information regarding the PAT 2021 Exam Pattern and other associated events in order to make sure that they do not miss out any vital information. 

PAT 2021 Syllabus

The PAT 2021 Syllabus is decided by the Praxis Business School. Candidates are necessarily required to go through and clearly understand the syllabus prior to the preparation. Knowing the syllabus and accordingly preparing for the PAT 2021 Exam will allow candidates to understand the layout and distribution of topics in the question paper, and they can score high.

  • PAT is a Common General Test Conducted by Praxis Bussiness School for the admission to the PGP in Bussiness Management and PGP in Bussiness Analytics.
  • The Question Paper consists of all the General Aptitude Questions.

The Syllabus for the PAT 2021 

  • Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

PAT 2021 Results

The candidates are required to be aware that the PAT 2021 Results will be available online, on the scheduled date. It is also important for them to know that the results are completely based on the performance of the candidates. Hence, it is essential that they prepare and perform well in the PAT 2021 Exam.

  • PAT 2021 Results will be notified on the official website.

  • Candidates can check the results through the Official Website.

    • Visit the Official Website.
    • Check for PAT 2021 results and click on it.
    • Enter the requested Login details.
    • The score will be displayed on the screen.
    • Download the same for future references.
  • Each scorecard will carry the candidate’s overall scores, sectional scores, and rank. Based on this rank and institutional quota a merit list will be prepared. This merit list will contain the names of candidates selected for Essay Writing, Psychometric Test and Personal Interview rounds.

  • For the final round of admission i.e. Essay Writing, Psychometric Test and Personal Interview, the candidates must prepare well on current affairs topics.

PAT 2021 Selection Process

  • Selection Process: Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of their performance in the aptitude test. A candidate is allowed to appear for Praxis Admission Test or to submit any of score like,

    • CAT 2017 / 2016/ 2015
    • XAT 2018/ 2017/ 2016
    • GMAT after November 2015
    • GRE after November 2015
  • Students applying for the 2 years PG Diploma in Management program can submit the following test scores in addition to the above:

    • CMAT 2018/ 2017/ 2016
    • MAT 2018/ 2017
  • The selection will further be based on the applicant's profile that comprises,

    • Academic Performance
    • Professional Qualifications
    • Extra-Curricular Activities
    • Work Experience

The final admission would be awarded on the basis of the applicant's test scores, profile, and performance in Essay Writing, and Personal Interviews.

PAT Contact Information

The Praxis Business School has two campuses. The contact information for both, i.e., the Kolkata Campus and the Bangalore Campus is given below for your reference:

Kolkata Campus

  • Address: Bakrahat Road, P.O. Rasapunja, Off Thakurpukur Road, Joka, Kolkata – 700104

  • Phone Number: +91-7676-160-161

Bangalore Campus

  • Address: 3rd Floor, Crystal Arcade, No.416, 27th Main, Sector 1 ( Agara), Opposite Printo, HSR Layout, Bangalore – 560102

  • Phone Number: +91-7676-160-161


How is the final result of PAT prepared?

The initial result is prepared on the basis of scores obtained by candidates in the PAT exam. However, the final result of PAT is created after evaluating the candidate’s profiles, their performance in essay writing, and after the Personal Interview round is over.

What are the test centres of the PAT exam? 

PAT exam is held in 10 test centres that are Bangalore, Guwahati, Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Lucknow.

What is the test duration of the PAT exam? 

PAT exam is conducted for 2 hours. The test will contain 100 questions of 300 marks.

What is the test mode of the PAT exam? 

PAT exam is conducted offline in Pen and Paper Based Test (PBT) mode.

What are the important topics of PAT Syllabus? 

Topics such as Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Critical Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Data interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude are the subjects included in the PAT syllabus.

When is the PAT exam?

The exam dates for PAT 2021 haven\'t been announced yet. It is likey to be held in the third week of March, 2021. 

Has the admit card for the exam been announced?

No, the dates for the release of admit card will be announced later. 


Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, [LBSIM] New Delhi



Xavier Institute of Social Service,  [XISS] Ranchi



LPU, Jalandhar

MBA (Total Fees) Rs. 760000


Siva Sivani Institute of Management, [SSIM] Secunderabad

PGDM (Total Fees) Rs. 6,50,000


Prestige Institute of Management Dewas, [PIMD] Dewas



Colleges Accepting PAT Exam VIEW ALL



Exam Date: May 22, 2021

Result Date: May 25, 2021

Upcoming Management Exams VIEW ALL

UUEE 2021

Exam Date: May 10, 2021

Result Date: May 29, 2021

GLAET 2021

Exam Date: May 10, 2021

Result Date: May 24, 2021

UKSEE 2021

Exam Date: May 11, 2021

Result Date: Jun 2, 2021

GUMAT 2021

Exam Date: May 15, 2021

Result Date: Jun 9, 2021

Popular Exams

JEE Main 2021

Exam Date: Apr 27, 2021

Result Date: Mar 24, 2021


Exam Date: May 28, 2021


Exam Date: Jun 24, 2021

Result Date: Jul 7, 2021