Shiv Nadar University SMAT 2024: Applications (Released), Syllabus

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The applications for the Shiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test or SMAT 2024, conducted by Shiv Nadar University, have been released online for admission to the 2-year MBA courses. It would be an online examination, offering the applicants an opportunity to take admissions at Shiv Nadar University and add a master’s qualification to their skill set. The Shiv Nadar University is also welcoming students who have scored merit in CAT / NMAT/ XAT / CMAT/ Valid GMAT for admissions. For more details relevant to SMAT 2024 dates, and examination criteria, follow the article through the end.

ExaminationShiv Nadar University Management Aptitude Test 2024
Short FormSMAT 2024
Conducting BodyShiv Nadar University
Exam LevelUniversity Level Exam
FrequencyOnce a Year
Release of ApplicationSeptember 2023 (Tentative)
Application ModeOnline and Offline Both
Application Fees1200 INR
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Date3rd Week of October, 2023 (Tentative)
Counselling ModeOffline

SMAT 2024 Latest Updates

The candidates desiring to complete their MBA from Shiv Nadar University, need to be aware that the university would be moving forward with the admission process by shortlisting the applications. Those who have merit scores in CAT / NMAT/ XAT / CMAT/ Valid GMAT can also apply for the selection process. While the exam is due to take place a few months from now, applicants are suggested to follow these important updates while preparing for the SMAT 2024.

ParticularsSMAT 2024 Tentative Dates
Release of ApplicationSeptember 2023 (Tentative)
Application Deadline31 October, 2023
Application Fees1200 INR
Essay Submission DeadlineOctober 2023 (Tentative)
Release of Admit Card1st Week of November 2023
SMAT Exam DateTo Be Announced
Personal Interview (PI)To Be Announced on 07 November 2023
Exam Duration1 hour and 30 minutes

It is important to note that the university is going to release the applications for SMAT 2024 very soon on the official SMAT website. Hence, students applying for the MBA course at Shiv Nadar University should not miss a single update related to the examination.

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Application Process SMAT 2024

Once you have understood the SMAT examination format and eligibility, make sure to fill out the SMAT 2024 registration form before the deadline. The Shiv Nadar University has released the application form for their MBA courses. Therefore, it is suggested that keep a tab on all the notifications related to the SMAT very closely and follow these simple steps to complete your application process.

  • Visit the official website of Shiv Nadar University and click on the registration link for the SMAT 2023.
  • Then, register yourself as a new user with a valid email address and contact number.
  • The website will send a newly generated PID number to your registered email. The candidates would need to keep the PID for accessing their applications.
  • Next comes filling out the SMAT application form with all the required information like educational qualifications, personal details, and documents.
  • After providing all the necessary details, the candidate will be asked whether they want to appear for the entrance examination or a direct interview.
  • The candidates are advised to choose carefully before making the payment and submitting the form. 

The process of application is a very important step for aspiring candidates. Therefore, the candidate should crosscheck all the information before applying, as the university does not allow the candidate to edit any information after submission.

Eligibility Criteria for SMAT 2024

Every year, Shiv Nadar University invites SMAT applicants who want to enrol in the 2-year MBA Programme from their University. While the University stands high amongst the Top MBA Colleges of India, they are applying the given eligibility criteria to shortlist the increasing number of applicants for their annually conducted Management Aptitude Test. The candidates meeting all the below-mentioned criteria can confidently apply for the SMAT 2024:

  • Any graduate, who holds a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution, can apply for the Shiv Nadar University’s SMAT 2024.
  • The minimum qualifying mark for the Shiv Nadar’s Management Aptitude Test is 50% or a comparable CGPA.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can also sit in the examination after submitting their previous semester’s mark sheet.
  • There is a relaxation of directly appearing for the interview round to the students who have scored more than 65% in CAT/ NMAT/ XAT/ CMAT or Valid GMAT.

If a candidate can meet these prerequisites of the university, then he or she is eligible to take up the SMAT 2023 and choose their desired college on the Shiv Nadir campuses. 

SMAT Syllabus 2024

The syllabus prescribed by Shiv Nadar University for their SMAT generally includes three sections comprising, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Aptitude, and Verbal and Reading Comprehension. Therefore, it becomes important that the candidate go through the previous year’s SMAT papers and practice their question-answering speed as much as they can. 

SMAT Section-wise Syllabus 

There would be 60 questions, carrying 2 marks each in the examination. Candidates can follow the section-wise syllabus for SMAT 2024 given below to strengthen their preparations:



English Comprehension

  • Etymology & Roots
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms-Synonyms
  • Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Prepositions and Conjunctions
  • Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Inference-based passages Syllogisms
  • Logical Consistency
  • Deductive Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • Decimals & Fractions
  • HCF & LCM
  • Ratio, Proportion and Percentage
  • Profit & Loss, and Discount
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Partnership and Average
  • Linear & Quadratic Equations
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Circles & Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Work-Related Problems
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons
  • Circles & Mensuration
  • Determinants
  • Vectors
  • Integration and Differentiation

Data Interpretation and Reasoning

  • Coding & Decoding
  • Symbol Based Logic
  • Family Tree & Directions
  • Arrangements: Linear, Circular, Matrix Arrangements
  • Groups & Conditionality
  • Logical Series
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sequential O/P Tracing
  • Analogies, Odd one out
  • Logical Puzzles
  • Calendar
  • Syllogism

Best Preparation Books for SMAT 2024

If you are all geared up to start your preparations for the SMAT 2024, then make sure to have a good preparation strategy to strengthen your weaker area of the syllabus. Candidates can also prefer the following preparation guidebooks to ace the entrance examination:

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

  • R S Aggarwals How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
  • Arun Sharma’s Reading Comprehension for CAT
  • High School Grammar by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • R S Aggarwal’s A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Wren & Martin’s Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Although there is plenty of content available to mug up, candidates should find their weaker subject and divide the preparation time for the SMAT accordingly. 

SMAT Selection Process 2024

The SMAT conducting body of Shiv Nadar University will be selecting candidates for their 2-year MBA Programme in 2 stages. In one stage, the candidates can directly take admission for their Global MBA course by showing their CAT, GMAT, NMAT, or any other equivalent scorecard, reflecting at least 65% marks. The other way is going through their SMAT examination and then appearing for a Personal Interview round to apply for their Global MBA Programme. The candidates who secure satisfactory scores in SMAT 2024 will be called for the PI round by 07 November 2023.


What is the full form of SMAT?

The short form SMAT stands for the Shiv Nadar Management Aptitude Test. It is a management entrance test conducted annually by Shiv Nadar University to invite applications for their MBA Programme.

Can I skip the SMAT 2024?

Yes, you can skip the examination and directly appear for the shortlisting round by showing your CAT/ NMAT/ XAT/ CMAT or Valid GMAT mark sheet.

What is the application fee for SMAT 2024?

The application fee for SMAT 2024 is 1200 INR.  Candidates need to pay the application fee by the online medium. They can use a credit card, debit card or UPI for payment.

Whatever, you choose as your method of selection at Shiv Nadar University, it is evident that the candidates applying for the SMAT 2024 are required to pay closer attention to all the exam-relevant notifications and concerned topics.

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