The Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPBUS) conducts a state-level management entrance exam to start the admission procedure and screen suitable candidates for the management programs that it offers. It was popularly known as HPCMAT but now the name has been changed to HPU-MAT.
Exam Name: Himachal Pradesh University Management Aptitude Test
Commonly Known As: HPU-MAT
Exam Type: State Level
Exam Category: Post Graduate Management Entrance Exam
Conducting Body: Himachal Pradesh University Business School, Shimla
The candidates wishing to appear for the HPU-MAT must have a graduation degree from a recognized University and must also have obtained an aggregate of not less than 50 % marks. The candidates belonging to the reserved categories should have an aggregate of less than 45%. The students pursuing graduation and are in the final year can also apply for the examination.
The candidates wishing to appear for the HPU-MAT can get the handbook as well as the application form from institute itself or from select post offices in Himachal Pradesh. For the candidates belonging to the general category, the application form will cost INR 500 if bought from the Institute and INR 550 if bought from the Post Office. For the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category, the application form will cost INR 250, if bought from the Institute and INR 300 if bought form the Post Office. The examination is conducted in 8 centers in Himachal Pradesh.
The paper set for the HPU-MAT is an objective type multiple choice question paper. The exam aims to gauge the aptitudes of the candidates appearing for the exam in the fields of English comprehension, Business Environment, Arithmetic Comprehension, Reasoning and Data Interpretation. A total of 200 questions are there in the question paper and each will have a total of 50 questions.
After the examination, candidates will be shortlisted and will be called in for the next stage of selection process which includes Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The final selection of the candidate will be made on the basis of the overall performance of the candidate.
The date for the announcement of results will be declared soon.