Exam Date

To Be Announced

Application Date

To Be Announced

Result Date

Exam Description


Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT)


Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT) is a state-level entrance test conducted by HPU Business School for admitting students for taking admissions in the MBA program. The institute offers 120 seats in its MBA course this year.


Entrance Exam Highlights


Exam HP University Management Aptitude Test
Organized by Himachal Pradesh University Business School
Category State
Frequency Once a year
AP EAMCET Official Website hpubsshimla.org
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Offline exam
Total Questions 200 Questions
Negative marking No
Exam pattern 50 questions from each subject:
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
No. of Accepting Colleges 1
Score Validity One year


Important Dates for HPUMAT 2021:


Event Date 
HPU MAT Application Form To Be Announced
Last date to apply online To Be Announced
Release of Admit card To Be Announced
HPU MAT 2021 To Be Announced
HPU MAT results To Be Announced


HPU MAT 2021: Eligibility Criteria



  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Students in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply if they submit proof of graduation prior to August 2021.


Age Limit:

  • The upper age limit for male candidates is 26 years and for females, it is 28 years.
  • The age specified for candidates of the SC/ST category is 29 years (both males and females).


HPU MAT 2021: Application form


  • Candidates can apply online for the HPU MAT examination. Visit the official website i.e. hpubsshimla.org
  • Click on the ADMISSIONS section and register with a valid e-mail ID
  • Log in to fill the application form.
  • The online application consists of categories like

Personal information

  1. Education and document details
  2. Application summary
  3. Payment
  • Submit reference number and application form
  • Click on the SAVE button after filling out the info.
  • Candidates will receive a system-generated registration number and password in the provided mobile number and email ID.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the following documents to the requirements given. The documents include:
  1. Passport sized recent photograph of maximum 100 KB in .jpeg or .jpg format only.
  2. Signature of less than file size100 KB in .jpg or .jpeg format
  3. Marksheet/Certificate of size 2 MB in PDF format.
  • Application fee of 1000 can be paid online through debit/credit card or net banking.


HPU MAT 2020: Application Fee


Category Application Fee
General category INR 1000


Download HPU MAT Admit Card:


Here is the process to download the admit card for HPU MAT, Admit Card for 2021 is not announced yet.

  • Visit the official website of HPUBS hpubsshimla.org.
  • Click on the ADMIT CARD.
  • To display the admit card, fill in the registration number and password.
  • Download and take a print for the same.


HPU MAT 2020: Exam Pattern


  • HPU MAT is conducted offline and it is of 2-hour duration.
  • The question paper is sectioned into 4 parts comprising of 50 questions each, making 200 questions in total.
  • There is 1 mark for each question and 200 marks for the paper.
  • The paper is divided into 4 Sections:
  1. English comprehension,
  2. Reasoning,
  3. Business environment
  4. Arithmetic comprehension & Data Interpretation.


HPU MAT 2021 Exam Pattern :


Sr. No. Section Name No. of Questions
1 English Comprehension 50
2 Reasoning 50
3 Business Environment 50
4 Arithmetic Comprehension & Data Interpretation 50
Total 200


HPU MAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights:


Mode of Examination


Number of questions


Maximum Marks


Duration of exam

2 hours

Sections in Paper


Negative marking



1 mark for each


HPU MAT: Syllabus


The main subjects of HPU MAT 2021 incudes

  • English- Comprehension, and language
  • General Awareness- Business environment and current affairs
  • Quantitative Aptitude- Data Interpretation and Arithmetic Comprehension
  • Reasoning- Critical reasoning and General intelligence

Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation: This section will contain all the technical questions. Candidates are advised to focus on mathematical concepts and calculations.

General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning: Calendars, number and letter series, clocks and Venn diagrams cubes, logical connectives, seating arrangements, syllogism, logical sequence, binary logic, logical matching, blood relations.

General Knowledge & Business Awareness: It contains questions to check the basic knowledge about business and current affairs.

English Comprehension & Language: comprehension of a passage, verbal reasoning, contextual usage analogies, antonyms, fill in the blanks, jumbled paragraphs sentence, correction, foreign language words used in English sentence, completion, Odd man out, idioms, the substitution of one word, different usage of the same word.


HPU MAT: Recommended Books


Some of the recommended books for candidates preparing for HPU MAT Exam are given below.


Book Name


Mission MBA guide

B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal

MAT entrance exam with practice CD


The Pearson MAT super course

Arun Sharma

10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT

Dharmendra Mittal

MAT score accelerator

Disha publications

MAT solved papers

Disha experts

Barron’s guide for MAT

Eugene D.Jaffe

10 mock test papers for MAT

Carrier launchers


Recommended Books for English Comprehension & Language


Book Name


 A Communicative Grammar of English

 Geoffrey Leech

Business English and Communication


30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary

Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis


Recommended Books for Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation


Book Name


Data Interpretation MBA Entrance


Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations

Dinesh Khattar


Recommended Books for General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning


Book Name


Logical and Analytical Reasoning


Verbal Ability

Arun Sharma

Verbal Ability

R. S. Agarwal


HPU MAT 2020: Result


  • HPU MAT 2020 Result is announced on 2nd Nov 2020
  • Candidates ranking on the basis of their scores in the written test.
  • The student's final selection is based on a group discussion and a personal interview.
  • Candidates can download HPU MAT 2020 Result:
  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on Result.
  • Enter the roll number and date of birth.
  • The result will be shown as a pdf-format scorecard.
  • Download and take a print for future references.
  • The scorecard should have the following information on it—
  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Roll number
  3. Sectional marks scored
  4. Overall marks scored
  5. Minimum qualifying cut-off marks.


HPU MAT 2020: Result Cut off


For GD-PI rounds, candidates scoring more than or equal to the minimum cut-off marks will be eligible.

GD-PI rounds will also be eligible for candidates who meet the cut-off listed for other entrance examinations.

Based on the following criteria, cut-off marks will be decided:

  1. Total numbers of candidates appear for the exam
  2. The difficulty level of the paper
  3. Previous year cut off marks
  4. Average scores obtained during the entrance exam by an applicant.
  5. Number of seats available in the University.


Cut off

Open to all


Internal General






Single girl child


Ph. Challenged


Non-subsidized category


HPU ward



HPU MAT 2020: Exam Centers


HPU MAT is conducted majorly in 8 cities. The main Exam Cities include:

  • Shimla
  • Solan
  • Dharamshala
  • Hamirpur
  • Mandi
  • Una
  • Palampur
  • Chandigarh

Note: Depending on the number of applicants, a center will be created.