Himachal Pradesh Combined MAT 2012


The Institute of Management Studies under Himachal Pradesh University conducted a combined management aptitude test for the selection of the candidates into the MBA programme offered by various institutes in Himachal Pradesh. The Department of Technical Education under Himachal Pradesh University has the responsibility of conducting this test. This exam gives chance for many candidates to take a post graduate degree in Management. So Himachal Pradesh University invites applications from suitable candidates each year.

Structure of HP CMAT

The admission for the Post Graduate Management Programme in Himachal Pradesh University is done mainly on the basis of a written test, group discussion and interview.  The questions of the test are of objective type format. The question paper consists of 200 questions and the time allotted for completing the test will be three hours. The question paper includes questions from four different sections. The test is mainly to evaluate the candidates’ skill in English language, data interpretation, Reasoning and Business Environment. Those who clear the written test will have to attend for a group discussion and interview. The selection of the candidates determines on the basis of his performance in all the three tests.

Syllabus for HP CMAT

The Himachal Pradesh Combined Management Aptitude Test (HP CMAT) is a written test comprises of questions from four different sections. The syllabus for the test is given below.

  • Section 1: English Comprehension (50 Questions)
  • Section 2: Reasoning (50 Questions)
  • Section 3: Business Environment (50 Questions)
  • Section 4: Arithmetic Comprehension and Data Interpretation (50 Questions)

Eligibility Criteria

Any candidates who have a graduation degree in any discipline with 50% marks can apply for HP CMAT exam. The candidate should have got the degree from any affiliated University. The SC/ST candidates have to secure 45% marks for their qualifying examination. The candidates should not be more than 26years of age. The SC/ST candidates can apply before they attain 29 years. Final year students can also apply for the test but they have to satisfy all their educational requirements before the time of admission. If they fail to produce any certificates at the time of their admission leads to the cancellation of their chance.

How to Apply?

The application form for HP CMAT exam and the information booklet can be obtained directly from the cash counter of the business schools under Himachal Pradesh University by the cash payment of Rs.500. The SC/ST candidates need to pay Rs.250/-. The interest candidates can purchase the form and bulletin from selected post offices in Himachal Pradesh against the payment of Rs.550/- for the general candidates and Rs.300/- for the SC/ST candidates. The candidates can obtain the form by post by sending a letter and a demand draft of Rs.550/- in the name of Director of Himachal Pradesh University.

How to fill the Form?

The guide lines for filling the application form should be mentioned in the hand book got along with the application form. The candidates need to fill the form with proper care. Any error in form filling leads to the rejection of the form.  The photograph of the candidates should be pated in the place provided for that. The form should be filled by the candidates in their handwriting. The signature of the candidates and their guardian need to be put in the column for that. The details of the fee payment should be mentioned. The application form should not be stapled or folded. No any documents should be stapled with the form. The candidates have to make sure that duly filled form should reach the concerned authority before the due date.

Important Dates (Tentative)

Sale of handbook of information:  From the First Week of April, 2012

Last date for receipt of by hand or by post:  First Week of May, 2012

Date of HP-CMAT examinations: Last Week of May, 2012

Result of HP-CMAT: First Week of June, 2012

List of HP CMAT centers

  • Shimla
  • Solan
  • Dharamshala
  • Hamirpur
  • Mandi
  • Una
  • Palampur
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi

Contact Address for the HP CMAT

  • Himachal Pradesh University Shimla
  • Tel 0177-2831653, 2832938,
  • Fax 0177-2830938,
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:  http://www.imsshimla.org/

Colleges Accepting the HP CMAT score

  • LR Institute of Management, Solan
  • H.P. Institute of Management studies, Shimla
  • KC Institute of Management, Una
  • Abhilashi Institute of Management Studies, Mandi
  • BELLS Institute of Management and Technology, Shila
  • Institute of Management Studies, H.P. University
  • Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan (HP)
  • Himalayan Institute of Management Studies, Kala Amb (Sirmour)
  • Shimla Institute of Management & Technology, Shimla
  • Jagriti Institute of Management, Mandi

Reference Books for HP CMAT

  • Verbal reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension For The CAT And Other MBA Entrance Examinations by Time
  • Verbal Ability by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination by Guha
  • A Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech
  • Business English and Communication by Clark
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Cat and Other MBA Entrance Examination 3ed by Time
  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis
  • Verbal Ability Guide for Cat And Other MBA Entrance Exams by Pt Education Ltd
  • The Pearson Guide to MBA Entrance Examinations by Edgar Thorpe
  • MBA Entrance Exam Guide by Abul Hashem
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations by Dinesh Khattar
  • MBA Entrance Guide 5Th/Ed by Career Launcher
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Exams by Guha Abhijit
  • Data Interpretation MBA Entrance by Jaiswal

Coaching Centers for HP CMAT

  • Princeton Review GMAT Preparation
  • N.I.I.T
  • Jamboree
  • Cerebral Heights
  • T.I.M.E. (Triumphant Institute Of Management Education Pvt. Ltd)
  • I.M.S
  • CAT Clinik
  • Datamatics Corporation
  • Ascent Education
  • Career Launcher
  • Brilliant Tutorials
  • Career Forum
  • Career Plan
  • Institute of Management Studies
  • I.C.C
  • Genesis
  • Wisdom Mart
  • Achievers Point Knowledge Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • T.I.M.E.(Triumphant Institute Of Management Education Pvt. Ltd)
  • Achievers Point Knowledge Systems Pvt. Lt
  • Besant Raj International Ltd
  • Nodnat Educational Services
  • Bulls Eye Knowledge Systems
  • PT Education
  • Ambitious Institute of Management
  • Gateway
  • Test Merit

Study Plan

The candidates have to develop a good study plan for win the exam. The candidates get limited time for their preparation. So they have to allocate their time for covering maximum topics. The syllabus for the exam is available from the University website. Candidates have to collect it and divide the large topics into small portions and it helps them to cover the topics more easily.

Try to spend two or three hours regularly for preparing the exam. The candidates need to revise each topic. Self tests will be conducted by the candidates using the previous question papers. It helps them to manage the time needed for completing the exam. Reference test books are available in the website. Collect notes from the test books. Avoid the exam fear and write the exam with confidence. It helps them to win the exam.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The results of the exam will be available from the website www.imsshimla.org. The candidates have to use the website for getting any information about HP CMAT.

Score Validity

The HP CMAT exam score will be valid for one year.



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