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HPUMAT 2018 - MBA Entrance Exam 2018 Notification, Dates

Himachal Pradesh University Shimla Management Aptitude Test HPU MAT 2018

Applications are invited for Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test (HPU-CMAT) 2018 for MBA admission in Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) and in HPU Regional Center, Dharamshala for the Session 2018-19
Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test acronym as HPU MAT 2018 is University level exam conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) to admission to the candidates in the MBA Programs of different Universities of the HP and institutes affiliated to these Universities

Himachal Pradesh University
Himachal Pradesh University is a state government owned university at Summer Hill, Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh. HP University Business School, Shimla was established in 1971 in HPU Shimla.

HPU MBA Program
The MBA program is spread over Four Semesters. The curricula of program have been designed with the objective of inculcating Technical, Human, Analytical and Conceptual Skills among the students
The knowledge of different functional areas of Management are further enriched by offering specializations in three fields, namely Finance, Marketing & Human Resource

Important Dates

Online Applications:                                                           3rd week of April 2018
Last Date to Apply:                                                                         3rd week of May 2018
Date of Entrance Examination:                                          1st week of June 2018
Date for Declaration of Result:                                          3rd week of June 2018
Date of GD/Interview for Subsidized Seats:                   2nd week of July 2018
Declaration of Final Result for Subsidized Seats:           Mid of July 2018
Date of GD/Interview for Non-Subsidized Seats:                      3rd week of July 2018
Declaration of Final Result for Non Subsidized Seats: 4th week of July 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum eligibility for the course is any first Bachelor Degree of a University, established by Law in India, at least with 50% marks (with 45% marks in the case of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates)
  • The candidates who are appearing for their final exam of Bachelor Degree Exam in March/April 2018 shall be allowed to appear in HP University Management Aptitude Test (HPU-MAT), but the final selection is subject to their satisfying the eligibility

Age Limit
Except for Non-subsidized, Serving or retired defence personnel, the maximum age limit is 26 years for boys and 28 years for girls (29 years in case of SC/ST candidates both for boys and girls) as on 01st of July of the year concerned
Provided further that age bar shall not apply in case of Non-subsidized students, defence personnel, State/ Govt. of India nominees
Selection Process
Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates)
Admission to MBA Program is based on HPU-MAT, Application Rating, and Group Discussion & Personal Interview
Students appearing in final year of qualifying exam can also apply
Exam Pattern

  • The admission is based on the merit in competitive examination, which comprises of Application Rating, Management Aptitude Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview
  • HPU-MAT will be of objective type consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Candidates for Non-subsidized seats have to compete among themselves, so is the case with the candidates in subsidized seats; separate merit list will be prepared for subsidized category and non-subsidized category

The weightage assigned in computing merit is as follows:

  • Application Rating (10% of the percentage of marks obtained in each of the following exams i.e. matriculation, 10+2 and graduation) - 30 Marks
  • Management Aptitude Test (HPU-MAT) - 50 Marks
  • Group Discussion - 10 Marks
  • Personal Interview - 10 Marks

Exam Centres
The HPU-MAT will be conducted at Shimla, Solan, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Mandi, Una, Palampur and Chandigarh
Composition of Test
The HPU-MAT will have four sections:
a) English Comprehension & Language,
b) Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation,
c) General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning,
d) General Knowledge & Business Awareness
Each section will have about fifty (50) questions; the performance in HPUMAT is the basis for screening the candidates for group discussion and personal interview
Number of Seats
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
Reservation of Seats
The MBA Program except for seats reserved for nonsubsidized candidates shall be subject to the following conditions:
a) 15% & 7½ % seats shall be reserved for SC/ST candidates;
b) The remaining 77½ % seats shall be filled up as under:

    • 25% of the seats for admission shall be open for all the candidates;
    • 75% of the seats shall be filled out of the candidates, the HP University or HP Krishi Vishwavidayalaya Palampur; 5% of the seats shall be reserved for outstanding Sportsmen/Women

c) 5% of the seats shall be reserved for outstanding Cultural Activists
d) 3% of the seats shall be reserved for PwD
e) Provided that the minimum eligibility for admission to a course in case of SC/ST will be 5% lower than the eligibility conditions for other students
Fee Details
i. Fee for Subsidized Seats: Approximately Rs 10,000 /- p.a. (subject to change from time to time)
ii. Computer Fee: Rs.1500/- in the first Semester to be paid at the time of admission and Rs.1500/- at the time of seeking admission (continuation) in third Semester
iii. Non-Subsidized Seats & Fee: Total no of seats under Non-subsidised shall be 60, which shall be open to candidates of all category

Application Process

Application Form along with Handbook of Information can be obtained from the Business School on cash payment/demand draft** of application fee
General Category (subsidized and non-subsidized) Rs.1000/- (cash counter); Rs.1050/- (by post)
SC/ST Category (subsidized and non-subsidized) Rs.500/- (cash counter); Rs.550/- (by post)
Application may download the forms from HPUBS website www.hpubsshimla.org and sent it by post along with a draft of Rs.1050/- for General Category and Rs.550/- for SC/ST category and send to Director, HP University Business School, Summer-Hill, Shimla-171005
Demand draft should be drawn in favour of Director, Himachal Pradesh University, Business School, Shimla
For more information visit the website: www.hpubsshimla.org

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla

Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) (Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test), Himachal Pradesh University, Gyan Path, Summer-Hill, Shimla-5, Tel.: 0177-2831653, Email: [email protected], Website www.hpubsshimla.org

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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