HPU CMAT 2018 Entrance Exam

Lets get you introduced with the HP University Management Aptitude Test (HPU CMAT 2018) for MBA admission to the Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) and the HPU Regional Centre, Dharamshala. The Himachal Pradesh University Business School is a Centre of Excellence in Management Education for the last 44 years and the HPU MAT 2018


is conducted for taking to admission to 2 years Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offered at Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS), Shimla.

Exceptional climate and state of art infrastructure make learning in the Business School a unique experience that you shouldn’t miss! The well qualified and knowledgeable faculty is complemented by distinguished guest faculty from the industry and educational world. Total Quality Management is the promise of education in the Business School and the placement cell maintains relations with the corporate world. Do note that your admittance will be based on your merit in competitive examination, which comprises of Application Rating, Management Aptitude Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. HPU-MAT follows an objective type testing methodology consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

Those of you with Non-subsidized seats will have to contest amongst themselves, as is the instance with those of you with subsidized seats; separate merit list will be prepared for subsidized category and non-subsidized category.HPUBS admits 120 students for MBA course and out of which 60 seats are under subsidized category and 60 seats are under non-subsidized category so apply soon!

HPU CMAT 2018 Exam Summary
Exam Name Himachal Pradesh University Combined Management Aptitude Test
Commonly known as HPU CMAT
Exam level State Level
Conducting Authority Himachal Pradesh University Business School
Exam Stream Management Entrance Exam

HPU CMAT Entrance Exam

HPU CMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Knowing the eligibility criteria saves you a lot of unwanted misunderstandings! If you wish to apply you will have to fulfill the mentioned criteria.

  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks. This is relaxed to a score of 45% for special category [SC/ST] candidates.
  • The candidates who are appearing for their final examination of Bachelor Degree Examination in March/April 2017 shall be allowed to appear in H.P. University Management Aptitude Test (HPU-MAT), but the final selection is subject to their satisfying the eligibility.

HPU CMAT 2018 Application Process:

After you do ensure that you can apply the next step is filling up the form. You can do the same successfully by following the enlisted steps.

The HPU MAT 2018 Application form and the university prospectus is available at the Business School on cash payment/demand draft.


You can obtain the form from the Business school with a cash payment of Rs 1000, or request it by post by paying a fee of Rs 1050.

For the special category SC/ST category aspirants, it is available on a cash payment of Rs 500 cash, or Rs 550 for a postal request.

You have the option to visit the official website, download the form and send it along with the application fee via DD in favor of Director, Himachal Pradesh University Business School, Shimla.

The prospectus will also be available at selected post offices in Himachal Pradesh Rs.1000/- for overall general group of applicants and Rs.500/- for the SC/ST grouping

HPU CMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

If you know the exam pattern then you know what exactly to expect! The HPU MAT 2017 exam is a multiple choice test with total 200 questions to be answered. The HPU MAT has four sections, comprising 50 questions each. The paper will evaluate you on English Comprehension, Reasoning, Business Environment and Arithmetic Comprehension & Data skills.

The weightage assigned in computing merit for admission is as follows:

  1. Application Rating (10 percent of the percentage of marks obtained in each of the following examinations i.e. matriculation, 10+2 and graduation) – 30 Marks.
  2. Management Aptitude Test (HPU-MAT) – 50 Marks.
  3. Group Discussion – 10 Marks.
  4. Personal Interview – 10 Marks.

HPU CMAT 2018 Selection process

You will firstly be shortlisted on the basis of your HPU MAT 2017 exam scores. You will then have to participate and answer your respective GD and PI rounds.

For any further data, you can visit the website www.hpubsshimla.org

Learners are counselled to prepare themselves for this exam by going through reference papers, online tests etc.

HPU CMAT 2018 Exam Dates

HPU MAT Exam Events Important Dates
Application form will be available from April 2018
Last Date of submitting the Application Form by hand May 2018
Last Date of receipt of Application Form by post May 2018
Due Date of BUMAT 2018 June 2018

The above dates are tentative. No official dates have been declared yet. Keep visiting our website in order to get any updates.


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