Shiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test (SMAT) 2020

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Shiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test (SMAT) 2020

03 Jan 2020 12:26:02 PM

Shiv Nadar University is responsible for conducting the Shiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test (SMAT). SMAT 2020 is conducted for admission into MBA programmes offered at the Shiv Nadar University. The University conducts the SMAT exam in July each year. Admission to Shiv Nadar University comprises three major steps: SMAT 2020 application form, SMAT/ CAT/XAT/ CMAT/GMAT test scores and Personal Interview (PI) or Group Discussion (GD). Candidates who have appeared in any of the aforementioned entrance test need not appear for the SMAT 2020 exam. SMAT exam aspirants must satisfy the eligibility criteria of the exam in order to be eligible for Shiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test (SMAT). According to the SMAT 2020 eligibility criteria, a candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or its equivalent from recognised universities.

In this article, we bring to you detailed information pertaining to SMAT 2020 exam such as its important dates, exam pattern, selection procedure and participating institutes among others.

SMAT 2020 Important Dates

The important dates of SMAT 2020 exam are the list of events that are going to take place before and after the examination. Candidates are advised to go through the SMAT 2020 important dates in order to avoid missing any crucial event.

SMAT Important Dates 2020

S No


Important Dates


SMAT 2020 Application Start

Applications are processed on rolling basis


Application end

First week of July (Depends on the availability of seat)


Admit Card Available

Before exam date


SMAT 2020 Exam Date



SMAT 2020 Exam Result


SMAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates should check the eligibility criteria of SMAT 2020 exam before applying for exam. Only those candidates who satisfy the SMAT 2020 eligibility criteria will be allowed to register for SMAT 2020 exam. A candidate must meet the following criteria to be eligible for SMAT exam:

  • A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognised university with minimum 50% of marks in case of Open Category and 45% in case of Reserved Category
  • Those awaiting their final year  result can also apply provided candidates submit the certificate by July 31, 2020
  • Candidates who have valid scores in CAT/XAT/CMAT/ GMAT/ NMAT by GMAC and MAH CET are also eligible to apply; those who have not appeared for any entrance test can also apply only if they appear for SMAT exam

SMAT 2020 Application Form

Admission into Shiv Nadar University is done on the rolling basis, meaning the university offers admission throughout the year. The admission is done in four rounds: January, April, May and June. The academic session commences in July each year.  Interested applicants may apply throughout the year; however, they must follow the last date of SMAT 2020 application form.

Let us take a look at the various SMAT 2020 tentative application timeline:

  • Round 1 - 28 February 2020
  • Round 2 - 15 April 2020
  • Round 3 - 31 May 2020
  • Round 4 - 30 June 2020

To complete the SMAT 2020 application form, candidates will need to pay a fee of Rs. 1200 either in online or offline mode.

SMAT Admit Card 2020

The admit card of SMAT 2020 exam will be available in June, depending on the month of entrance exam. Candidates will be able to download the same from the official website of SMAT. Only those candidates who successfully register for the SMAT 2020 exam will be able to download their admit card. The hall ticket will be available in online mode only, meaning the conducting authority will not send hard copy of the admit card by post to any individuals. Candidates will need to login with their login credentials and download the SMAT 2020 admit card. Details such as candidates’ name, roll number, address, exam date, time, venue and exam day guidelines is likely to be mentioned on the admit card of SMAT exam.

SMAT 2020 Test Centres

Test centres of SMAT 2020 exam are the locations where the entrance exam is scheduled to be held. The SMAT exam will be held across several test cities across India. It is to be noted the list of SMAT 2020 exam will be shared only with the registered candidates who are eligible to take the entrance test. Hence future SMAT aspirants may check the test centres as and when they complete the registration process.

Each test city will have several test centres with limited number of seats; therefore, the seats will allocated on first come first serve basis.

SMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Before commencing with the SMAT 2020 exam preparation candidates should be familiar with the exam pattern of SMAT exam. The SMAT 2020 exam pattern helps candidates understand the exam structure and know what to expect on the exam day. According to the exam pattern of SMAT 2020, there are three sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal & Reading Comprehension. The SMAT 2020 will be conducted in a computer- based format. All the sections will carry objective type questions worth 40 marks each, meaning a total of 120 marks. Candidates were given 120 minutes to complete the test.

SMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

S No.




Quantitative Aptitude



Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning



Verbal & Reading Comprehension





SMAT 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of SMAT 2020 is divided mainly into the three sections mentioned above. Let’s take a look at the topics under each section:

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentages
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Profit & Loss
  • Progression
  • Time speed & Distance
  • Set theory
  • Inequalities
  • Ratio and Proportion Variations
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Average
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  • Graphs
  • Pie- Charts
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzles and Tables
  • Charts
  • Bar Graphs

Verbal & Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Vocabulary
  • Odd One Out
  • Sentence Correction and Completion
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms

SMAT Result 2020

SMAT Result will be declared online for all those candidates who appear for the exam. Generally the result is declared within a day from date of entrance exam. Candidates will be able to check the Shiv Nadar Management Aptitude Test result online on the official website where they will need to login with their credentials. Candidates are advised to download the result online as the University will not send the SMAT Result by post to any individuals.

After downloading the SMAT result, candidates had to carry their scorecard for the selection round.

SMAT 2020 Selection Procedure 

After the results are declared, the university will create a merit list that had the names of shortlisted candidates for the GD & PI rounds. The SMAT 2020 selection procedure comprises of three key steps: complete application form, SMAT 2020 exam or any other major management test and the GD & PI round. Those who apply for admission through CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/GMAT will also be invited to participate in the SMAT 2020 selection procedure.

SMAT Participating Institutes 2020

  • Shiv Nadar University

SMAT Similar Exams

  • IIFT
  • SNAP
  • NMAT by GMAC

SMAT Conducting Body

The SMAT exam is administered by Shiv Nadar University- an initiative of Shiv Nadar Foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar. The University conducts the SMAT entrance test for admission to its I- Global MBA programme.


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