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HPU MAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - June 14, 2017

HPU MAT 2018 Exam Pattern will give candidates proper insight of the marking scheme, number of questions and sections, marks distribution and syllabus. HPU MAT is conducted every year in the offline mode.

  • The question paper consists of 200 questions divided in four sections.
  • Each section in the question paper contains 50 questions.
  • The question paper is of objective type comprising of multiple choice questions available in English language only.
  • Questions asked in HPU MAT 2018 is used to check candidates’ understanding of business, data interpretation and general knowledge.
  • Question are based on Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation, General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, General Knowledge & Business Awareness and English Comprehension & Language.
  • Candidates are awarded 1 mark for every single correct answer. There is no negative marking in HPU MAT 2018.

HPU MAT will be conducted for candidates seeking admission in MBA program. The exam is conducted by Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS) every year.

HPU MAT 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Given below are the important highlights of HPU MAT 2018 Exam Pattern. The question paper will be conducted in English language in pen and paper mode only.

Exam ModePen and paper based mode (Offline)
Number of papers 1
Number of questions 200 questions
Number of sectionsFour
Questions in each section50 questions
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
HPU MAT Total marks200
Exam duration2 hours
Exam language English
Marking Scheme1 mark per question
Negative MarkingNo

HPU MAT 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

HPU MAT 2018 is conducted in an offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode. The question paper will consist of 200 questions to be completed in 2 hours. The question paper is divided in four section each having 50 marks per section. Every single correct question will be awarded 1 marks. There is no negative marking and no deduction of marks for un attempted questions. The question paper will only available in English language only.

The question paper is divided into four sections, each section carries 50 questions. The questions in HPU MAT 2018 are based on Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation, General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, General Knowledge & Business Awareness and English Comprehension & Language.

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation5050
General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning5050
General Knowledge & Business Awareness5050
English Comprehension & Language5050

HPU MAT 2018 Marking Scheme

HPU MAT 2018 question paper is of 200 marks. Each question carries equal marks in question paper. Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking in the question paper. There is no deduction of marks for an unattempt question.

Given below is the marking scheme of HPU MAT 2018:

Every single correct answer will get1 mark
Every single wrong answer result in deduction ofNo deduction

HPU MAT 2018 Syllabus

Candidates should check HPU MAT 2018 Syllabus given below for better understanding of the exam pattern. Having an ample knowledge of syllabus will help candidates to score better in exam.

Syllabus for Numerical Ability & Data InterpretationThis section will contain technical questions.
Syllabus for General Intelligence & Critical ReasoningCalendars number and letter series clocks and Venn diagrams cubes logical connectives seating arrangements syllogism logical sequence binary logic logical matching blood relations
Syllabus for General Knowledge & Business Awarenessthis section will contain questions to check the basic knowledge about business
Syllabus for English Comprehension & Languagecomprehension of passage verbal reasoning syllogism contextual usage analogies antonyms fill in the blanks jumbled paragraphs sentence correction foreign language words used in English sentence completion odd man out idioms one word substitution Different use of same word

Books plays an important role in the life of candidates preparing for entrance exam. Candidates should always select a book which have least/no mistake. The language of book should be easy and understandable. Give below are some of the important and recommended books for candidates preparing for HPU MAT 2018 Exam.

Book NameAuthor
Mission MBA guideB.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal
MAT entrance exam with practice CDGKP
The Pearson MAT super courseArun Sharma
10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MATDharmendra Mittal
MAT score acceleratorDisha publications
MAT solved papersDisha experts
Barron’s guide for MAT Eugene D.Jaffe
10 mock test papers for MATCarrier launchers

Recommended Books for English Comprehension & Language

Book NameAuthor
 A Communicative Grammar of English  Geoffrey Leech
Business English and Communication Clark
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis

Recommended Books for Numerical Ability & Data Interpretation

Book NameAuthor
Data Interpretation MBA Entrance Jaiswal
Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations Dinesh Khattar

Recommended Books for General Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Book NameAuthor
Logical and Analytical Reasoning A.K.Gupta
Verbal AbilityArun Sharma
Verbal AbilityR. S. Agarwal

Important Instructions

Given below are some of the important instruction for HPU MAT 2018 candidates should follow to avoid any discrepancy.

  • Candidate should reach the exam center 1 hour prior to the commencement of exam
  • Candidates must bring their admit card on the day of exam, without the admit card entry in the examination hall is not allowed.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • No extra rough sheet is allowed in the examination hall. Margin will be given to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Candidates should also follow all the instructions given by the invigilator in the examination hall.
  • Do not open the test booklet without permission from the invigilator.
  • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
  • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the invigilator.
  • Answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • Failure to follow instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification.
  • Candidates found with any barred items inside the examination hall will be disqualified.



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