HPU MAT Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Abhik Das on 23 Nov, 2020 19:36

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HPU MAT 2021 New Exam Pattern

HPU MAT Exam Pattern is released by the Himachal Pradesh University Business School (HPUBS). The question paper for HPU MAT is based on the exam pattern and hence, it is important for candidates to understand this information before attempting HPU MAT.

HPU MAT Exam Patterns comprises the number of sections, total number of questions, total duration, maximum marks, section-wise marks, marking scheme, medium and mode of exam etc. Candidates can get a detailed analysis of the HPU MAT 2021 Exam Pattern available here. Given below is a quick overview of the HPU MAT Exam Pattern followed by a more in-depth analysis.

HPU MAT Exam Pattern: Number of Questions, Number of Sections, Total Marks, Total Duration, Negative Marking in HPU MAT

HPU MAT is an offline exam that is conducted in a pen-and-paper based format. Candidates are given a physical printed copy of the HPU MAT question paper in the exam and they have to mark their answers in a separate OMR Sheet. The exam is conducted once every year as per the format prescribed below.

  • The paper is divided into fours sections i.e.

    • English Comprehension

    • Reasoning

    • Business Environment

    • Arithmetic Comprehension & Data Interpretation

  • The question paper consists of 200 objective-type (Multiple Choice Questions).

  • Each section in the question paper contains 50 questions.

  • The medium of the question paper is in the English language.

  • The total time duration is 2 hours.

  • Applicants are awarded 1 mark for every correct answer.

  • There is no negative marking in HPU MAT 2021.

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HPU MAT 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights



Mode of the Examination

Pen & Paper Based

Number of Questions


Number of Sections


Questions Per Section

50 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total marks


Total Duration

120 Minutes

Medium of Question Paper


Marking Scheme

1 mark per question

No Negative Marking for incorrect answers.

HPU MAT 2021 Detailed Exam Pattern

HPU MAT question paper has a total of four sections. Every section in HPU MAT has an equal number of questions and a 2 hours time is given to the candidate to complete the exam. The following table can be checked for a section-wise distribution of questions in HPU MAT 2020.

Section Name

No. of Questions


English Comprehension


2 hours



Business Environment


Arithmetic Comprehension & Data Interpretation




HPU MAT 2021 Marking Scheme

HPU MAT has a question paper worth 200 marks in total. Each correct answer brings 1 mark to the candidates and there is no negative marking for incorrect attempts. Questions left unanswered in HPU MAT do not affect the final score of the candidate.

HPU MAT 2021 Marking Scheme
Correct Answer1 mark for each correct answer
Incorrect AnswerNo negative marking for incorrect answers

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