HPU MAT 2018

HPU MATHPU MAT 2018 - The result of HPU MAT 2018 has been announced on June 9. Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU MAT) was conducted on May 26, 2018. Candidates can check the same on the official website of the exam using their Registration No. (User ID) and Password (Date of Birth). HPU Business School conducts HPU MAT each year for admissions to MBA programme at the school and HPU Regional Centre, Dharmashala. Around 120 seats are offered by HPU Business School through the test. HPU MAT 2018 was an offline (paper-pencil based) test of two-hour duration. The objective type test was conducted across various centres in Himachal Pradesh. The online application process for HPU MAT 2018 commenced from April 2 and ended on May 15, 2018. Around 3,000 candidates appeared for the test this year. Last year, 2805 candidates registered for the exam. In this article by Careers360, candidates can check all the details about HPU MAT 2018 including eligibility, application procedure, exam pattern, important dates, result, and cutoff.

Latest: HPU MAT 2018 Result Announced


HPU MAT 2018 – Exam Overview

HPU MAT 2018 Important Dates


 Let’s have a look at the tentative dates for the exam on the basis of previous year’s data.


HPU MAT Important Dates


Important Dates

Application Start Date

April 2, 2018

Application End Date

May 15, 2018

Admit Card

May 18, 2018

HPU MAT 2018 Exam (conducted)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Result (announced)

June 9, 2018

GD/PI for subsidised seats

Last week of June 2018

GD/PI for non-subsidised seats

Last week of June 2018

Final result for non-subsidised seats

June/July 2018

HPU MAT Answer Key 2018


Answer key refers to the correct answer options for each question. With the help of HPU MAT 2018 answer key, candidates will be able to gauge their estimate score, hence weigh their chances of admission. Careers360 will bring to you the official HPU MAT answer key 2018 if HPU Business School releases it. 

HPU MAT Result 2018


The result of HPU MAT 2018 has been announced online. Candidates can check the result of HPU MAT 2018 on the official website of the exam using their Registration No. (User ID) and Password (Date of Birth). After the GD-PI rounds are conducted for the subsidised and non-subsidised candidates, the final two phases of the HPU MAT final result 2018 will be declared in the month of July 2018.


HPU MAT Cutoff 2018


The cutoff for HPU MAT 2018 will be released by HPUBS. On the basis of the HPU MAT 2018 cutoff marks, the final admission will be granted. The HPU MAT cut off for Open category candidates was 26.75 last year.


HPU MAT Cutoff 2017 - Subsidised Category



Open to all


Internal General






Single Girl


Ph. Challenged


HPU MAT Cutoff 2018 for Non-Subsidised Category - 17.50


HPU MAT Selection Procedure 2018


Candidates who meet the cutoff criterion will be shortlisted for further rounds of the selection procedure. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. The final selection will take place on the basis of factors like performance in HPU MAT, GD, PI, past academic records and profile.


HPU MAT 2018 – No. of Seats


The total number of seats is around 120 which are divided into 60 each for the subsidised and non-subsidised categories. The following table brings the last year’s category wise seat distribution of seats.


HPU MAT - Seat Structure (Subsidised category)


No. of Seats

Open to all


Internal General






Sports Person


Cultural Activity


Physically Challenged




Defence Personnel (Supernumerary)


Single Girl Child (Supernumerary)


J&K Domicile (Supernumerary)


HPU MAT Admit Card 2018


The admit card or hall ticket of HPU MAT 2018 was available online for download from May 18. Candidates had to log in with the given credentials to download the admit card. HPU MAT 2018 admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centres along with valid photo identity proof. No candidates were allowed to appear in the test without admit card.


HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2018


HPU MAT 2018 was a paper-pencil based objective type test carrying 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The objective type test was divided into four sections carrying 50 questions each. The following table explains the same.


HPU MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Section Name

No. of Questions


English Comprehension & Language



Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation






Business Awareness




HPU MAT Test Centres 2018


The exam was conducted in eight cities across Himachal Pradesh, which are Shimla, Mandi, Solan, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Una, Palampur and Chandigarh. 


 HPU MAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

  • Applicants should have passed Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university or institution with minimum 50 percent aggregate marks.

  • For a reserved category such as Scheduled Category and Scheduled Tribe candidates, the minimum percentage is 45.

  • Final year graduation students will also be eligible to apply provided they fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria.

Age Limit: The maximum age limit is 26 years for boys and 28 years for girls for candidates except non-subsidised serving and retired defence personnel. For reserved category candidates, the age limit is 29 years as on July 1, 2018.


HPU MAT Application Form 2018


The online application process for HPU MAT 2018 began on April 2, 2018. The last date of submitting the application form of HPU MAT was May 15, 2018. Applicants had to first register and login through a valid email address and mobile number. After logging in, they had to select the right programme, i.e. PG from the options including PG/UG/Ph.D./Certificate Diploma. The HPU MAT 2018 application form asked the students to fill the following details:

  • Personal Information

  • Education and Document Details

  • Application Summary

  • Application Fee

  • Reference Number and Application Form submission

Along with the HPU MAT application form 2018, applicants had to upload following scanned documents/photographs as well:

  • Applicant’s Photograph

  • Applicant’s signature

  • Applicant’s parent’s signature

  • Mark sheet/Certificate

Application Fee: The application fee for General category candidates, subsidised or non-subsidised was Rs. 1000 last year. For the reserved category candidates, the application fee for HPU MAT 2018 was Rs. 500.

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Is there be negative marking in hpu mat?

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hii kavitha while HPU is one of best mangament college while comes to marking pattern it has 200 question and 1 marks each alloted and suprisingly there is no negative marking for itall the best:...Read More

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When HPU MAT is going to held in 2018?

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Surbhi Dongare 4 months ago

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Hi, HPU MAT is conducted by HPU Business School. Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test will be held in the month of June 2018. The exact dates are not out yet. Just be updated. You...Read More

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Cutt off for HPU-MAT??

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The HPU MAT cut off for Open category candidates was 26.75 last year.You can also refer the link below for last year category wise cutoff.https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/bschool.careers360.com/articles...Read More

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Whats the ranking of hpu mat business school in india

ranking of hpubs school in India

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Priyanka Kaul Expert 12 months ago

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It is an average business school for management studies.
You can know about its details below:

HPU MAT Details

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