About HPU MAT 2019

Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test or HPU MAT is the management entrance test conducted by the Business School of Himachal Pradesh University for admission to its MBA programme. The test is conducted annually in the month of May at various centres across Himachal Pradesh. Around 3,000 candidates appear for the offline exam (paper-pencil). The B-schools offers around 120 seats through this test. 

Exam level: State Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Himachal Pradesh University Business School
Duration 2 Hours

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HPU MAT 2019 Important Dates

09 Jun, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
25 Jun, 2019 (Tentative) Others - GD-PI Dates - Start Date | Mode: Offline
05 Jul, 2019 (Tentative) Others - Final Result - Start Date | Mode: Online
25 May, 2019 Exam | Mode: Offline
20 May, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online
15 Apr, 2019 - 10 May, 2019 Application | Mode: Online

The eligibility criteria of HPU MAT 2019 states that General category candidates with minimum 50 percent marks in Graduation in any stream from a recognised university can apply for the exam. 

The HPU MAT 2019 eligibility criteria is a little different for reserved categories (SC/ST). The candidate belongs to the mentioned categories with minimum 45 per cent marks in Graduation are eligible for the exam. 

The exam has an age limit of 26 years for boys and 28 years for girls. The maximum age for SC/ST category girls is 29 years. 

The age limit is not applicable for non-subsidised students, defence personnel, and nominee of State/Central government of India. Candidates are advised to check the HPU MAT eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

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Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online, Offline Male, Female ₹ 1000

The application form of HPU MAT 2019 is available online only. HPU Business School will release the application form in the first week of April tentatively and the process will continue until the mid of May 2019. 

To fill the HPU MAT 2019 application form, candidates would need the scanned copy of their passport size photograph & signature, scanned copy of the candidate’s parent’s signature, passing certificate(s) and mark sheet (s), and a valid mobile number & email address. 

The application fee for General and Reserved categories is Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 respectively. The fee can be paid via net banking, credit/debit card and bank challan.

As per the HPU MAT 2019 exam pattern, the exam will be an offline test (paper-pencil medium). The duration of the exam is two hours and is composed of 200 multiple choice questions divided into four sections - English Comprehension & Language, General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, General Knowledge & Business Awareness, and Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation. 

Each section has around 50 questions and each question carries 1 mark. The exam doesn’t have negative marking. Candidates are advised to attempt all the questions. 

The exam is conducted at multiple centres across Himachal Pradesh including Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Chandigarh, Dharamshala, etc. 

Candidates are advised to prepare according to the HPU MAT exam pattern 2019. It'll allow them strategies their preparation.

HPU Business School will release the admit card of HPU MAT 2019 exam online. It’s usually released one week before the date of the exam i.e. in the month of May.

To download the admit card, candidates can visit the official website, login with their HPU MAT registration id and password. The HPU MAT 2019 admit card will be available for download in the third week of May. 

To appear for the exam, candidates must carry the HPU MAT admit card 2019 to the exam centre. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card. 

Keep a copy of the admit card until the completion of the admission process as it’s required at every stage. 

HPU MAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Chandigarh Chandigarh

Documents Required at Exam

  • HPU MAT Admit Card
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph

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The result of HPU MAT 2019 exam will be released in the second week of June by HPU Business School. The result will be available online only. The test takers can easily check and download it from the official website using the registration number and date of birth. 

The HPU MAT 2019 result will display the overall score and rank of the candidates. 

Qualifying candidates are called for the selection rounds – Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

The HPU MAT cutoff 2019 will be released after the declaration of the result tentatively in the second week of June. It’s the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in order to get shortlisted for the admission process. 

HPU Business releases the cutoff for all categories including General, SC, ST and Subsidised & Non-Subsidised seats. 

The candidates who meet the HPU MAT 2019 cutoff criterion enter the selection process that includes GD and PI. Overall performance in the exam and the selection rounds leads to final admission. 

The cutoff of HPU MAT 2019 depends on various factors such as total number of candidates appearing for the exam, number of candidates qualifying the entrance exam, difficulty level of the question paper, and total number of seats available.  

The selection process of HPU MAT 2019 begins after the result and cutoff are announced. On the basis of cutoff, candidates are shortlisted in the first stage. The HPU MAT 2019 selection process consists of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

Then, the shortlisted candidates will appear for GD and PI. The rounds will be conducted in the third week of June 2019. 

The final selection will be announced in the month of July.

HPU MAT 2019 GD and PI Process

GD and PI are an integral part of the HPU MAT 2019 selection process at HPU Business School. Only the shortlisted candidates appear for these rounds.

The institute gives certain weightage to these rounds in the final merit list. Candidates need to perform well in HPU MAT, GD and PI process to get the admission offer. 

Candidates have to submit their academic and professional documents and the supporting document that they have been shortlisted at the time of GD and PI. 

HPUBS offers around 120 seats for its management programme including 60 for Subsidised categories and 60 for Non-Subsidised categories.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • HPU MAT Admit Card
  • Photo id
  • HPU MAT Scorecard
  • 10th Marksheet/Certificate
  • 12th Marksheet/Certificate
  • Graduation Degree/Certificate/Marksheet(s)

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