HPU MAT 2017: Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) has announced the notification for HPU MAT 2017, the MBA entrance exam scheduled on June 3, 2017. The application process starts from April 18, 2017 and will end on May 17, 2017. The MBA admission to HPU Business School and HPU Regional Centre, Dharamshala will take place through HPU MAT 2017. As many as 120 seats are offered by HPU Business School. The paper pencil based test will be conducted in a duration of two hours in eight cities of Himachal Pradesh. This article by Careers360 brings to you the details about HPU MAT 2017 in terms of eligibility, application procedure, exam pattern, important dates, result, cutoff among others.
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Exam Name: Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test
Commonly Known As: HPU MAT
Exam Category: PG
Conducting Body: Himachal Pradesh University Business School
HPU MAT Seats
The total number of seats is 120, 60 each for subsidised and non-subsidised category. The following table brings to you the category wise seat distribution.
HPU MAT Seat Structure (Subsidised category)
Number of Seats
Open to all
Defense Personnel (Supernumerary)
Single Girl Child (Supernumerary)
J&K Domicile (Supernumerary)
HPU MAT Fee 2017: The approximate fee at HPUBS is Rs, 10,100 per annum for subsidised category candidates. For non-subsidised category candidates, the consolidated fee is Rs. 1,00,000 per annum apart from the university and computer fee.
HPU MAT Important Dates 2017
HPUBS has announced the important dates for HPU MAT 2017 exam. The following table brings to you the schedule of the exam.
Important Dates of HPU MAT 2017
Application Start Date
April 18, 2017, 4.30 PM
Application End Date
May 17, 2017
HPU MAT 2017 Exam
June 3, 2017
June 17, 2017
GD/PI for subsidised seats
July 10-13, 2017
Final result for subsidised seats
July 15, 2017
GD/PI for non-subsidised seats
July 17-22, 2017
Final result for non-subsidised seats
July 24, 2017
HPU MAT Eligibility Criteria 2017
Applicants should have passed Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university or institution with minimum 50 per cent aggregate marks. For reserved category such as Scheduled Category and Scheduled Tribe candidates, the minimum percentage is 45. Final year graduation students will also be eligible to apply provided they fulfill the eligibility and selection criteria.
Age limit: The maximum age limit is 26 years for boys and 28 years for girls for candidates except non-subsidised serving and retired defence personnel. For reserved category candidates, the age limit is 29 years as on July 1, 2017.
The application process for HPU MAT 2017 is an online process. Applicants should first register and login through a valid email address and mobile number. Upon logging in, they have to select the right programme, i.e. PG from the options including PG/UG/Ph.D/Certificate Diploma. The application form of HPU MAT 2017 is divided into following areas:
Education and Document Details
Reference Number and Application Form submission
Along with the HPU MAT 2017 application form, applicants have to upload following scanned documents/photographs as well:
Applicant’s parent’s signature
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Application Fee: The application fee for General category candidates, subsidised or non-subsidised is Rs. 1000. For the reserved category candidates, the application fee for HPU MAT 2017 is Rs. 500.
HPU MAT Test Centres 2017
The exam will be conducted in eight cities across Himachal Pradesh, which are Shimla, Mandi, Solan, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Una, Palampur and Chandigarh. According to HPUBS, the number of test centres will be increased or decreased depending on the number of applicants.
HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2017
HPU MAT is a paper pencil based objective type test carrying 200 multiple choice questions. The following table brings to you the test structure.
HPU MAT 2017 Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
English Comprehension & Language
Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation
General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
General Knowledge & Business Awareness
HPU MAT Admit Card 2017
The admit card or hall ticket of HPU MAT 2017 is expected to be released by HPUBS in the third or fourth week of May. The HPU MAT 2017 admit card is most likely to be released online where the candidates will have to login through given credentials and download the admit cards and take requisite number of print outs. Admit cards are mandatory documents which must be carried to the exam centres along with valid photo identity proof.
HPU MAT Result 2017
The result of HPU MAT 2017 will be declared on June 17, 2017. After the GD PI rounds are conducted for the subsidised and non-subsidised candidates, the HPU MAT final result 2017 will be declared on July 15 and July 24 respectively.
HPU MAT Cutoff 2017
The cutoff for HPU MAT 2017 will be released by HPUBS along with the result, which is scheduled on June 17. On the basis of the HPU MAT 2017 cutoff marks, the final admission will be granted. Last year, the HPU MAT cutoff for Open category candidates was 30.75.
HPU MAT Selection Procedure
The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. The final selection will take place on the basis of factors like performance in HPU MAT, GD, PI, past academic records and profile.
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