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.
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
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.
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:
(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-
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
NH91, Tehsil Dadri
Gautam Budh Nagar
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:
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.
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.
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
One time charges
Admission Fee (Non-refundable)
Security Deposite (Refundable)
Single Occupancy A/T
Single Occupancy A/T with AC
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