Pokhara University Management Admission Test (PUMAT)

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PUMAT, or the Pokhara University Management Admission Test, is an examination organized by Pokhara University. It is conducted twice, with one session for students opting for donation-based admission and another for those seeking scholarships. Scholarship applicants undergo a 3-hour test, consisting of a total of 150 marks, as part of the admission process.

After the Dean's office publishes the Merit List of the PUMAT, the candidates who qualify for the test will have to apply for admission to the program and college/s of their choice. The final merit score will be published by the concerned colleges after including the mark scored by the student in personal interview and the mark allocated for their previous academic achievements/records. The final merit score will be the basis for admission.

Full Marks: 100
Pass Marks: N/A
Exam Type: Paper-based
Question Type: Objective
Number of Questions: 100
Duration:2 hours
Negative Marking: N/A


  1. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA from a recognized university.
  2. The candidate should have a valid score in the PUMAT entrance exam.
  3. Some colleges may also have additional eligibility criteria, such as work experience or specific academic background.


The PUMAT exam syllabus includes Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.

Types of Questions (percentage weightage)

  1. Verbal ability-25
  2. Quantitative ability-25
  3. Logical-Reasoning-25 and
  4. General Awareness-25.
  • Verbal Ability (English)

The Verbal Ability section comprises approximately 40 marks in the PUMAT test. It predominantly focuses on the following topics:

  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Idioms and Phrases
  3. Prepositions
  4. Conditional Sentences (If-Sentences)
  5. Tense, Voice, and Narration
  • Quantitative Ability (Mathematics)

Quantitative Ability accounts for roughly 40 marks in the test, covering a wide array of topics, including:

  1. Average
  2. Ratio & Proportions
  3. Percentage
  4. Substitution
  5. Defined Functions
  6. Set Theory
  7. Fractions and Decimals
  8. Matrices and Determinants
  9. Sequences & Series
  10. Unitary Method
  11. Indices (Law of Indices)
  12. Digits & Age
  13. Permutations and Combinations
  14. Simple and Compound Interests, Profit and Loss
  15. Commission, Taxation, and VAT
  16. HCF & LCM
  17. Probability (Principle of Counting)
  18. Quadratic Equations
  19. Statistics
  20. Logarithms & Exponents
  • Logical Reasoning (Common Sense or Logical)

Logical Reasoning constitutes 40 marks of the PUMAT exam and typically includes:

  1. Coding and Decoding
  2. Types of Relations
  3. Identifying the Odd One Out
  4. Directions
  5. Figures & Relationships
  6. Logic based on Common Sense
  • General Awareness

General Awareness comprises approximately 30 marks in the test, encompassing topics such as:

  1. Current Affairs (Sports, Politics)
  2. Current Facts
  3. General Knowledge about Nepal
  4. Basic Knowledge of Economics, Business, and Accounting