HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2020
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HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) will release HPU MAT 2020 exam pattern for those candidates who are planning to appear for the state-level entrance exam and want to pursue an MBA programme at HPUBS. HPU MAT exam pattern 2020 will consist duration of test, total number of questions that will be asked, section wise total marks, exam medium and mode in which it will be conducted. With the help of HPU MAT exam pattern applicants will get to know how to draw a strategy related to their plan. As per exam pattern of HPU MAT, the test will be held in offline (pen-paper based) mode. Language of exam is also specified in the exam pattern of HPU MAT and it will be conducted in English. In this article, candidates will get all the details about HPU MAT 2020 exam pattern such as marking scheme, exam time duration, sections and topics from which questions will be asked etc.

HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Overview



Conducting Body

Himachal Pradesh University Business School

Mode of exam

Pen and Paper mode (Offline)

Number of Questions


Type of Questions

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Total number of sections

4 (English Comprehension & Language, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, Arithmetic/ Numerical Ability and Business Awareness/ Environment)

Maximum Marks


Exam Time Duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Marks per question


Negative marking


HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2020

As per HPU MAT 2020 exam pattern, test will consist of a total of 200 questions and total exam duration will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

Exam Pattern of HPU MAT 2020


Number of Questions

Total Marks

English Comprehension & Language



Arithmetic/ Numerical Ability



Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation



Business Awareness/ Environment






Highlights of HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2020
  • The exam will be conducted in the English Language
  • Total four sections will be there and each section will have 50 questions
  • There will be no negative marking in HPU MAT 2020
  • Only Multiple-choice questions will be asked

HPU MAT Marking Scheme 2020

Total number of questions that will be asked in HooPU MAT will be 200. Each question carries one mark. Every correct answer will fetch one mark and there is no negative marking for answering the question incorrectly. Hence the candidates can answer all the questions.

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HPU MAT Exam Centres 2020

Himachal Pradesh University Business School will conduct the HPU MAT 2020 exam tentatively in the fourth week of May 2020.

HPU MAT 2020 exam centres will be located in around eight cities of Himachal Pradesh which are:

  • Una

  • Shimla

  • Chandigarh

  • Dharamshala

  • Palampur

  • Mandi

  • Hamirpur

Candidates will get to know their exam centre detail on the admit card of HPU MAT 2020.
Candidates have to carry their HPU MAT 2020 admit card to the exam centre along with an ID proof in order to appear for the exam

HPU MAT Syllabus 2020

HPU MAT exam syllabus 2020 comprises all the topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance test. Candidates can map out their HPU MAT preparation strategy with the help of topics that are given below:

HPU MAT English Comprehension & Language Syllabus 2020






Sentence Improvement

Sentence Jumble


Subject Verb Agreement






HPU MAT Business Awareness/ Environment Syllabus 2020



Awards and Honours

Business GK

Business Environment

Business Vocabulary



Newspaper and Journal

HPU MAT Arithmetic/ Numerical Ability Syllabus 2020

Work and Time




Ratios and Proportion

Number system

Percentages & Averages

Partnership (Accounts)


Profit & Loss

In-equations Quadratic and Linear equations

Geometric Progression

HPU MAT Data Interpretation/ Logical Reasoning Syllabus 2020

Course of Action


Visual Reasoning

Family Tree

Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments

Multi-Dimensional Arrangement

Pie Chart

Blood Relations

Critical Reasoning



Numeric Grid

Statement Conclusions

Column Graphs

Area Graphs


Coding & Decoding


Best Books: HPU MAT 2020

For candidates who will appear in HPU MAT 2020, preparation from books will be the easiest way. Books will help them clear their basic. Some of the HPU MAT 2020 books are mentioned below and can be referred by candidates:
A modern approach to verbal & non-verbal reasoningR.S. Agarwal
Pearson Guide to quantitative aptitude for MBA entrance examinationDinesh Khattar

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: How many exam centres for HPU MAT 2020 Exam?


There is a total of 8 exam centres are allotted for HPU MAT 2020 Exam including Una, Shimla, Chandigarh, Dharamshala, Palampur, Mandi and Hamirpur.

Question: Is there negative marking in HPU MAT 2020?


No, there is no negative marking for HPU MAT 2020 exam, for each correct answers candidates will be awarded 1 mark. For wrong answers no mark will get deducted.

Question: How many candidates have appeared for HPU MAT 2019?


The total of 2,535 candidates appeared for the HPU MAT 2019 out of 2,805 last year.

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When will be the merit list for subsidised seats for HPU MAT 2019 posted?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 13th Jul, 2019

Hi Aspirant,

HPU MAT 2019 Result has been announced on June 10, 2019.

Candidates will be ranked in the list on the basis of their scores in the written test.

Final selection of the student is based on the group discussion and personal interview. By following below steps students can download HPU MAT 2019 Result:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on Result.
  • Enter the roll number and date of birth.
  • The result will be displayed as score card in pdf format.
  • Download and take a print for future references.

Candidates are shortlisted based on their scores and are further called for university-based counseling in mid July.It is an offline counseling conducted by Himachal Pradesh University Business School.Students must appear for the group discussion and the personal interview.The result for subsidized seats is declared within a week after the counselling session.

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how can i check my hpu mat result 2019

Ayush Raj 9th Jun, 2019

Hi there!!!!

Currently, the HPU-MAT results are not decleared by HPUBS. You should keep checking on the official site for the result.

HPU MAT RESULT 2019: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/hpu-mat-result 


When the cutoff will be released for HPU MAT 2019?

Ayush Raj 9th Jun, 2019

Hi there!!!!

Currently, the result has not been decleared by HPUBS. The result has been slightly delayed.

It should come out under 2-3 days. Last year, the results were decleared on 9th June.

HPU MAT 2019 results: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/hpu-mat-result


Is it easy to pass HPU mat entrance exam? what is the difficulty level of the exam ?

Divya sharma 17th May, 2019

HPU MAT is an offline exam which is conducted every year for the admission to MBA. The exam will have a total of 200 questions consisting of 4 sections: english, critical reasoning, numerical ability and data interpretation and business awareness. Each section will further be having 50 questions. 

1mark will be given for the correct answer and there will be no negative marking. As negative marking affects the marks the most and since there is no negative marking, the difficulty level of the paper is medium to high. 

Everything is easy when you have the knowledge for it. So my advice to you is keep revising the syllabus and try to solve maximum problems and you will definitely crack the paper.

Hope this was helpful. Thank you


what should i do if i fill my form but not make payment and i refresh the button???

Akash Gupta Student Expert 27th Apr, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Not to worry about payment. It happens many time after filling up form payment was not made. Payment site may be down for specific period, but in short time it will be repaired by the site and then again by logging in your registration id. You will be able to pay exam fees. HPU MAT application last date is in 2nd week of may 2019. So till then try by logging and if site is repaired u can make payment...

And if anyother query related to exam can be asked here...

So wish you luck for the exam and work hard.

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