About HPU MAT 2020

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. 

HPU MAT 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name HP University Management Aptitude Test
Short Exam Name HPU MAT
Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh University Business School
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level State Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 1000 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 5
Exam Duration 2 Hours

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HPU MAT 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

15 May, 2020 - 23 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

23 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

13 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online


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The eligibility criteria of HPU MAT 2020 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 2020 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

The application form of HPU MAT 2020 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 2020. 

To fill the HPU MAT 2020 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.

Application Fees

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

HPU MAT 2020 Syllabus

English comprehension


Business environment

Arithmetic comprehension and Data interpretation

As per the HPU MAT 2020 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 2020. It'll allow them strategies their preparation.

HPU Business School will release the admit card of HPU MAT 2020 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 2020 admit card will be available for download tentatively in the third week of May. 

To appear for the exam, candidates must carry the HPU MAT admit card 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 begins after the result and cutoff are announced. On the basis of cutoff, candidates are shortlisted in the first stage. The HPU MAT 2020 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 2020. 

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

HPU MAT 2020 GD and PI Process

GD and PI are an integral part of the HPU MAT 2020 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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Questions related to HPU MAT

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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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