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Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2021

Shreya Sareen
Shreya SareenPublished On: April 21, 2021

Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2021 is conducted by the International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) for admission to the sports management programme. This article takes a look at the SMAT overview, eligibility, preparation tips and guidelines.

Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2021

Sports Management has gained immense popularity since the Indian Premier League. This is a good field for those who have a keen interest in sports and wish to stay close to the arena. To cater to this need for sports education, the International Institute of Sports Management (IISM), which is a leading institute in the field of Sports Management education offers admission in this course for those who wish to make a career in this field. For admission to the Sports Management program, IISM has an entrance test - Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT). Those who clear the entrance exam will be shortlisted for the next round of Personal Interview to get admission at IISM. This article takes a look at all the details of SMAT 2021 including the exam pattern, preparation tips and guidelines.

SMAT 2021 Overview

SMAT is conducted online and it focuses on understanding the candidate’s interest and knowledge in the sports domain and his acumen for the business side of sports. The test has been designed for aspirants from various educational and geographical backgrounds with a passion for sports.

Also Read: Masters in Physical Education (M.PEd) Vs MBA in Sports Management? Which is Better

SMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

SMAT 2021 has 6 sections that have to be completed within 80 minutes and the total marks are also 80. Let’s take a look at the section-wise weightage of SMAT 2021



Data Interpretation


Quantitative Analysis


Logical Reasoning


Verbal Reasoning


Sports Awareness




SMAT 2021 Preparation Tips

In order to appear for the exam and score well, it is significant to have a good preparation plan or strategy in place. Section-wise preparation tips for SMAT 2021 have been highlighted below.

Preparation Tips for SMAT Quantitative Analysis

To score well in the Quantitative Analysis section, it is important to know the tricks that can help in solving the number-based questions easily. Having knowledge of the various formulas will save time in the exam.

Preparation Tips for SMAT Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

In order to do well in the Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation section of SMAT 2021, it is important to know how to apply data and understand it. You need to  have critical thinking ability, analytical reasoning and quick calculation ability to tackle this section.

Preparation Tips for SMAT Sports Awareness Section

To do well in the Sports Awareness section, candidates need to be familiar with the sports industry which includes the Sports Authorities, the Governing Bodies in the industry, Sports Activities, Sports Leagues, Administrative aspects in the sports industry and the Financial aspects of sports at the national as well as global level.

Also Read: MBA in Sports Management

SMAT 2021 Exam Guidelines

Some guidelines or advice for the aspirants appearing for SMAT 2021 are as follows:

  • Apply for the exam at the earliest so that there is ample time left for the exam preparation.
  • Refer to the PDF document which has been sent to you on the dashboard post through which you applied for SMAT.
  • Solve SMAT sample papers to get a better understanding of what to expect in the exam.
  • Also, practice mock test before the exam

CollegeDekho wishes you the best of luck for SMAT 2021

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