About SMAT 2020

Shiv Nadar University will conduct the Shiv Nadar University Management Admission Test or SMAT 2020 for admission to its MBA programmes till January 6, 2020, for the applicants who have registered on or before December 15, 2019. The test was a pen and paper based one for 90 minutes with questions asked on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Reading Comprehension. Each component had 20 questions. The application window opened from October 15 and the last date to apply has been extended till May 30. It is to be noted that candidates who have scored above 65 percentile in CAT / NMAT / XAT  / GMAT or above 80 percentile in CMAT are exempt from appearing for SMAT. Shortlisted candidates will also have to appear for a comprehensive personal evaluation process the dates of which will be intimated by the university, Shortlisting is based on the scores in SMAT 2020 OR valid scores in CAT / NMAT / XAT  / CMAT / GMAT. Final selection will be based on the performance in the personal evaluation and scores of the entrance exam.

Candidates may note that CAT 2018, 19 / NMAT 2018, 19/ XAT 2019, 20 / CMAT 2019, 20/ Valid GMAT (2016 onwards) scores are only accepted for the ongoing admissions.

SMAT 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Shiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test
Short Exam Name SMAT
Conducting Body Shiv Nadar University
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level University Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 1200 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 1
Exam Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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SMAT 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

16 Dec, 2019 - 30 May, 2020

Application - Second round | Mode: Online Ongoing

Past Dates and Events

23 Jan, 2020 - 24 Jan, 2020

Interview | Mode: Offline

16 Jan, 2020

Result - Early applicants | Mode: Online

06 Jan, 2020

Exam - Early applicants | Mode: Offline

15 Oct, 2019 - 15 Dec, 2019

Application - Early applicants | Mode: Online

SMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the SMAT application form, candidates must check the SMAT 2020 eligibility criteria in order to avoid cancellation or inconvenience during the admission process. Candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria of SMAT 2020 which is prescribed by Shiv Nadar University :

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, from any of the recognised Universities, Deemed Universities, Institutions of National Importance or from a Professional Body including ICAI, ICSI, ICWAI, etc. Additionally, they must have scored a minimum of 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA in their graduation.

  • Candidates appearing for their final year exams of graduation or post-graduation are also eligible to apply for the programme. They will have to produce a certificate latest by November 30, 2020, from the Principal/Registrar of their college/ institute stating that they have completed all the requisites for obtaining the bachelor's degree/ equivalent. The transcript or mark sheet of the final examination should be submitted at the Registrar's office latest by October 31, 2021.

  • Besides the academic qualifications, candidates must also have scored above 65 percentile in any of the following qualifying examinations-

(i) CAT 2018/ 2019

(ii) GMAT (2016 onwards)

(iii) NMAT 2018/ 2019

(iv) XAT 2019/ 2020

(v) CMAT 2019/ 2020 (Candidates must have scored above 80 percentile)


(vi) valid scores in SMAT (Shiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test)*

*Candidates who have valid scores in CAT/GMAT/XAT/NMAT/CMAT as mentioned above are exempt from appearing for SMAT 2020.

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SMAT 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft

In order to apply for Shiv Nadar University for MBA admission 2020, applicants first need to register on the official website of Shiv Nadar University. After registration, the application form of SMAT 2020 is available for download. Candidates can also choose to not take the SMAT test but apply through scores of any of the following exams:

(i) CAT 2018/ 2019

(ii) GMAT (2016 onwards)

(iii) NMAT 2018/ 2019

(iv) XAT 2019/ 2020

(v) CMAT 2019/ 2020

To apply for SMAT click here

Steps to fill SMAT 2020 application form

  • Visit the official website of Shiv Nadar University and register with the help of a valid email ID and password

  • After registering for SMAT, a unique ID number will be generated through which candidates can access the application form of SMAT 2020

  • Fill in the SMAT application form 2020 and verify that all the information entered is correct before clicking on the final ‘Submit’ button

  • Pay the application fee of Rs. 1200 through any of the payment modes available like-

  1. Net banking

  2. Debit/credit card

  3. A Demand draft - In favour of Shiv Nadar University payable at Noida. The DD must be sent to the following address along with a hard copy of the filled up application form of SMAT 2020.

Shiv Nadar University

Admission Office

NH91, Tehsil Dadri

Gautam Budh Nagar

Uttar Pradesh-201314

  • It is ideal for the candidates to preserve a copy of the filled SMAT application form 2020 along with payment receipt until the end of the admission process.

100% Application Fee Waiver

Candidates who are holding Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university, with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate will be given 100% application fee waiver based on the score obtained in any of the following entrance examinations:

  • CAT 2018/19- 60 percentile or above
  • XAT 2019/20- 60 percentile or above
  • CMAT 2019/20- 80 percentile or above
  • NMAT 2018/19- Score 180 or above
  • GMAT 2016 onwards- Score 550 or above

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General, ST, SC Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1200

SMAT 2020 Syllabus

Quantative aptitude

Data interpretation and logical reasoning

Verbal and reading comprehension

SMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Shiv Nadar University prescribes the SMAT 2020 exam pattern. The entrance exam was conducted on January 6, 2020 in a paper-pencil mode for the applicants who have registered on or before December 15, 2019. The exam will be conducted for a duration of 90 minutes. As per the exam pattern of SMAT 2020, the exam has three sections: 

1. Quantitative Aptitude

2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

3. Verbal and Reading Comprehension. 

Each of the three sections will carry objective type questions. As per the marking scheme, each section will carry 40 marks making it a total of 120 marks. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. In order to perform well, aspirants must have a good understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern of SMAT 2020.

Documents Required at Exam

  • SMAT application form (printout)
  • Valid photo ID

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SMAT 2020 Result

The result of SMAT 2020 was announced on January 16 for the early applicants after the exam has taken place. The SMAT 2020 result will be communicated to the students who then have to appear for the personal evaluation process that will be held by the authorities.  

The result of SMAT 2020 will just indicate to the students details about their performance in the entrance exam. It is also a screening for the next stage in the selection process which is the personal evaluation stage after which candidates who clear it will be offered admissions.

SMAT 2020 Selection Process

The selection process of SMAT involves clearing both the SMAT and the personal interview round. The weightage for SMAT and PI is 80% and 20 % respectively. Candidates with above 65 percentile in CAT 2018, 19 / NMAT 2018, 19/ XAT 2019, 20 / Valid GMAT (2016 onwards) are eligible directly for the personal interview round. Candidates applying on the basis of CMAT scores must note that they will be exempt from SMAT only if they have scored 80 percentile or above in CMAT 2019/ 2020.

Fees Structure is as follows


Year 1

Year 2

Full Program


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Documents Required at Counselling

  • Score card of any one exam - SMAT 2020/CAT 2018, 19 / NMAT 2018, 19/ XAT 2019, 20 / CMAT 2019, 20/ Valid GMAT (2016 onwards)
  • SMAT application form
  • Valid photo ID
  • Class 10 and 12 marksheets (original and photocopy)
  • Graduation marksheet (original and photocopy)
  • Passport size photographs

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