SMAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

SMAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

SMAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
SMAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
October 1, 2021
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SMAT 2022 Exam Latest News/Notification

The SMAT exam is popularly known as the Sport Management Admission Test. International Institution of Sport Management (IISM) conducts SMAT exams annually. Also, the SMAT exam is an online national-level exam that allows students to take admission in IISM for the sport domain courses. Candidates can take admission in Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM), Master of Sport Management (MSM), and Diploma & Wellness Management courses. IISM conducts the exams session-wise.

In addition, This course is specially designed for the Sport Management Program. So that the entire focus of the exam is on the candidates’ liking and awareness of sports. In summary, candidates’ Knowledge about the sport’s culture, business, and industry help them in the exam.


As per the recent notification:

  • The registration for the May phase of the SMAT 2022 exam are being held from April 8th – May 8th, 2022.
  • The last date of caselet, essay submission and mock tests for the May phase is 10th May, 2022. The result for the same will be declared on 14th May, 2022.
  • Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the applicants are allowed to take the exam from their homes as SMAT 2022 will be held via online proctoring.


Table of Contents

About SMAT Exam and Exam Conducting Body

The SMAT exam comprises of stages to check the understanding level of aspirants towards sport and awareness of Sport Management. The exam pattern and marking scheme for Bachelor Degree Course is different from Master Degree and PGP courses. For admission in IISM, Candidates are tested on their Quantitative Analysis, English, and Awareness of the Sports Industry. Furthermore, aspirants from any educational qualification and who have a keen interest to join the sports industry can apply for this course at the official website of IISM. It is a Computer-based exam that is held in a three-round.

IISM – International Institute of Sport Management is India’s pioneer institution that provides opportunities to students to build their careers in the sports industry.

Candidates can go through the below-mentioned table to know about the SMAT exam-

Name of the exam SMAT
Full form Sports Management Admission Test
Conducting body IISM – International Institute of Sport Management
Official website to apply
Level National level entrance exam
Phases of Exam Three
Mode of exam CBT- Computer-Based Test
Application mode Online
Helpline number 91-8976018872/71
Email ID – info@iism
Current status of application form Live till 8th May, 2022
Current status of result Released

Basic Information

IISM conducts SMAT exam every year session-wise

Application fee NA
Total number of question 80 Questions in the SMAT 2022 entrance exam
Duration of exam

BSM – 80 minutes

MSM & PGPWM – 120 minutes

Required marks to take admission in IISM

50% in the first stage

60 % overall cumulative in both stages

Medium of exam English


Total marks SMAT – 80 marks

PI – 120 Marks

Courses Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM)

Master of Sport Management (MSM)

Post Graduates Diploma & Wellness Management

Duration of courses

Bachelors in Sports Management (BSM) – 3 years

Masters in Sports Management (MSM) – 2 years

Post-Graduate Program in Sports and Wellness Management – 11 months

Exam Notification – SMAT 2022

The IISM changed the SMAT exam patterns and marking scheme in 2022, henceforth the exam was held online instead of offline mode. Before Covid-19, candidates have to appear for the exam at the examination venue allotted by the exam conducting authority. Due to Covid-19 candidates were allowed to give exams from their homes through online proctoring.

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the SMAT exam, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria for the SMAT exam carefully. So that they can easily understand the admission process. Candidates can take admission through the SMAT exam in their preferred courses. They can go through the below-mentioned points about eligibility criteria for different courses-

Eligibility criteria for admission through SMAT

  1. Nationality – candidates must be Indian.
  2. Qualification – minimum qualification is HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) for admission in BSM course, on the other hand, UG (Under Graduates) is required to take admission in MSM, Well Management Diploma.
  3. Under the reserved category, candidates must have a 50 % score in HSC and UG.
  4. Reserved category candidates must have at least a 45% score in HSC and UG.

Eligibility Criteria through MAH-CET

IISM allows admission through Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) exam too. There is some % reservation allotted to MAH-CET applicants. In addition to admission, postgraduates can also apply through their MAH-CET score

  1. Open category candidates can apply
  2. Reservation provides to only Maharashtra domicile applicants
  3. For open category candidates, the minimum percentile is 50 in MAH-CET Exam
  4. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentile is 45 in the MAH-CET exam.

SMAT 2022 Registration Process

IISM releases SMAT application form for admission in various courses on its official website every year sessions wise. Candidates who want to take admission in IISM and seek opportunities in the sports industry can go through the following steps-

Note- The registration process for the SMAT exam has been divided into 4 steps. Therefore, candidates should fill the form very carefully since there is no refund policy after the rejection of the application form.

First Step  – Registration

  • Go to the official website of IISM
  • On the homepage, click on the link that reads “Registration”
  • Then fill in details, such as the name of applicants, mobile number, email ID, city, address, etc
  • After completion of the registration form, click on the “Submit Tab”
  • Candidates will receive a verification mail. In addition, to confirm the application, candidates need to verify the mail.

Second Step  – Application Form

  • Login with credentials (registered email and password you received while filling registration form) on the official website
  • Fill in details such as name, educational qualification, score, parents name, etc
  • Before the final submission, candidates should recheck all the detailed enter
  • In the end, enter preview and submit the application form

Third Step – Application Fee

  • The third step is to submit the application fee. Candidates can submit the application fee online using Debit card/credit card/net banking, etc

Fourth Step  – Uploading Documents

  • After successful completion of fee payment, candidates will proceed to upload documents
  • The online number will be generated
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned colored photograph and signature in the desired size on the upload section
  • in the end, take a printout of the application form for further use

SMAT 2022 Syllabus

SMAT exam syllabus is divided into 5 sections which include Quantitative Analysis, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Sport-Related questions, and Verbal Ability & Comprehension. The main focus of the SMAT exam is to check candidates’ knowledge about sports as 30 percent weightage is given to the sports section. Moreover, candidates are advised to not only focus on the recent record of sports and events of sports but also cover depth knowledge about all aspects of sports and its industry.

Candidates can understand the syllabus through the below-mentioned table-

Sections Subject for BSM, MSM, PGPS/Wellness Management programs
Section 1 Quantitative Analysis
Section 2 Logical Reasoning
Section 3 Data Interpretation (DI)
Section 4 Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Comprehension
Section 5 Sport-Related questions covering all aspects of the sporting ecosystem- Sport Awareness

Details Topics

Candidates can go through the detailed syllabus regarding each section in the below-given table-

Paper Topics in details


Quantitative analysis 1.       Algebra

2.       Percentage and its applications

3.       Number and its applications

4.       Geometry and its applications

5.       Ration and its application


DI 1.       Tabular DI

2.       Pie Chart DI

3.       Linear Graph DI

4.       Bar Diagram DI


Verbal Ability, reasoning and reading comprehension 1.       Grammar

2.       Vocabulary

3.       Reading comprehension

4.       Critical Reasoning

5.       Visual Reasoning


Sport Awareness 1.       Sports business industry

2.       Awards and medal

3.       Administrative perspectives in the sport industry

4.       Current events

5.       International and national sport events

6.       Winners

7.       Record of players

8.       Various brands

9.       Various leagues globally

10.   Sponsorship

11.   International team

12.   Sport activity present and past

13.   The Financial aspect of sports

14.   Celebrities, renowned personalities, and related-news


SMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The SMAT examination has five sections consisting of 80 questions in total. Candidates are given 80 minutes in SMAT 2022 Examination. Therefore, the question paper type is objective and the maximum question belongs to the sports awareness section. The SMAT exam is conducted in three phases so that after clearing the first phase candidates will be invited to the second phase and further. Candidates need to score at least 50 percent to seat in the second round of the SMAT examination.

Section Subjects Number of question
1. Quantitative Analysis 12
2. Data Interpretation 12
3. Logical Reasoning 12
4. Verbal and Reading Comprehension 20
5. Sport Awareness 24
Total   80 Questions

SMAT 2022  Exam Chapter Wise Weightage

The maximum weightage is given to the English and Sport Awareness section. SMAT exam focuses more on selecting questions from verbal ability, verbal reasoning & reading comprehension, and sport-related question to test the candidates’ knowledge as the exam is specially designed for the sport management industry. So that it is expected from students to know everything about the sports ecosystem.

Mode of exam – Online

Total Round –   Three

First-round- It is an objective-type question paper.

Second round-

  • After clearing the first round, candidates are invited to the next round. Round two is different for MSM and BSM.
  • For MSM/ PGPS & WM, students will have to submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP) coupled with explaining why they want to join the Master’s program.
  • Candidates will get a questionnaire to write SoP.
  • In addition to BSM, students reaching Round 2 will have to submit an essay on the topic given to them related to sports and social issues.
  • Then pointers will be given to selected candidates to write the essay.

Third round – It is a Personal Interview round. Candidates will be shortlisted based on the round second. The interview shall focus on the candidate’s liking and awareness of the current events of the Sports Authority, Administration, Business of Sports, and Industry.

Exam Admit Card

The admit card of the SMAT 2022 exam for the June & July session has been released. International Institute of Sport Management (IISM) issues SMAT admit cards depending on the month of the entrance exam. SMAT admit card is only available in the online mode, which means conducting authority does not send admit cards through postal medium to any individual. Candidates must carry their credentials such as roll number, registration number, password, and date of birth in order to download the admit card.

Details on admit card

Admit card is an important document that has the following details mentioned below in table-

S.N. Details
1. Roll number
2. Registration Number
3. Candidates name
4. Address
5. Venue of examination
6. Time of examination
7. Photograph of candidates
8. Reporting time
9. Exam related guidelines

Steps To Download Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully registered for SMAT 2022 examination will be able to download the SMAT admit card by following the below-mentioned steps. To download the SMAT admit card, candidates need to log in to credential details.

First, Go to the official website of the IISM

Second, On the homepage, click on the link that reads ‘Download the SMAT 2022 admit card’ session wise

Third, After clicking the downloading link, candidates will be asked to enter credential details such as roll number/DoB/registration number/password

Fourth, Click on login/submit

Fifth, Admit card will be seen on the screen

Six, Download the admit card and take a printout of it for further reference

The SMAT admit card is a document that will have all personal and essential examination-related details. So that candidates must present at the examination venue 30 minutes before the exam time to complete the initial formalities. Hence, it is important to carry a valid ID proof along with SMAT admit card.

SMAT 2022 Exam Result

IISM will announce the SMAT 2022 exam result for the May session on May 16th, 2022 for the first phase and May 19th, 2022 for the second phase.. IISM informs candidates about the announcements of results via mail. Candidates must know what details are mentioned on the SMAT result. In case of not understanding the format or patterns of results; prior knowledge may help to get your qualifying status. The details that are mentioned on the SMAT result are as follow–

  • Name of the candidates
  • Qualifying status whether passed or not
  • Overall percentage required to clear the SMAT exam
  • Candidates’ percentile
  • Course name
  • The rank of the candidates

These above-mentioned details are important to know whether candidates are selected or not. The authority publishes results in a PDF file which have the name of all the appeared candidates at the SMAT exam. All the above-mentioned details are noted against each candidate’s name. Students who have a ‘Yes’ in front of their name under the qualified tab need to appear for the GD/PI round.

How to Download or Check SMAT Result

To check the SMAT result, candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1.  First step is to visit the official website of IISM

Step 2. On the homepage, candidates have to search key SMAT

Step 3. On searching the link, a drop-down will appear on the screen. Click on the link that reads ‘SMAT Result’

Step 4. In addition, after clicking the link, candidates will be directed to the new page. Where three links are available

  • Bachelors in sports management –BSM
  • Master in sport management – MSM
  • PGP in sport & wellness management – PGPS/WM

Step 5. Now, candidates have to select the course applied for on the browser and click on the respective link.

Step 6. Candidates have to log in to download or check the SMAT result

Step 7. Login with credential ID and password. After successful completion of the login, the exam results will be seen on the screen.

Qualifying Marks

  • Candidates have to score at least 50 percent in the first stage of the exam
  • Moreover, the PI round is about 120 marks. To take admission in IISM, candidates are needed to score 60 percent cumulative of both stages.

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Q.1 Who can apply for the courses under SMAT 2022? 

Ans. SMAT is a university-level exam. Students should have a 50% score to be eligible for the exam. Students who have completed their bachelor’s or post graduations can apply to this programmer 

Q.2 I am not able to download the SMAT admit card 2022. What should I do? 

Ans. You can view the website Shiv Nadar University and visit the admission page. On the admission page, you will have to enter your sign-in credentials, and you will be able to view your admit card. From here, you can download your admit card. 

Q.3 When will the SMAT 2022 result be released? 

Ans. Two results will be announced for SMAT. SMAT 2022 second result will be out on May 19th, 2022. The first result will be announced on May 16th.  

Q.4 What is the full form of SMAT? 

Ans. The full form of SMAT is Sports Management Admission Test. The exam is conducted in online mode for the students, and this test is to get admission to IISM, which is the International Institute of Sport Management. 

Q.5 What is the duration of the course under SMAT 2022? 

Ans. For undergraduates, the course duration is 3 years, and for students who want to opt for post-graduate, the course duration is 2 years. SMAT examination time duration is 80 minutes.  

Q.6 What is the mode of the SMAT 2022 examination? 

Ans. The SMAT 2022 examination is conducted completely in online mode. The exam duration is for 80 minutes.  



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