Complete Guide for UGAT Preparation

Everything that you'd want to know about UGAT.

UGAT Preparation: A complete guide

This guide for UGAT covers everything you’d want to know about UGAT entrance exam and its preparation.

Commonly Known as: UGAT

Conducting Body: All India Management Association (AIMA)

Exam Type: National

Exam Category: UG Exam

Under Graduate Aptitude Test (UGAT) is a standardized test conducted by AIMA annually for admission to under graduate programs of BBA, BCA, BHM, integrated MBA into institutes, colleges and universities of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Uttarkhand, Gujarat and West Bengal. These colleges together are known as UGAT participating institutes. Candidates who have passed class 12 or equivalent examination and appearing for class 12 exam are eligible to apply.

Aspirants have an option of selecting five participating institutes for admission. The data and score of candidates is provided directly to the participating institutes. Institutes / Colleges / Universities decide on the cut-off score for admission or for further screening based on the number of seats available.
Candidates who wish to get admission in above mentioned courses can apply for UGAT 2016. To apply, candidate would have to first fill up the online registration form on the official website of AIMA ( on or before the last date.

  • Candidate must be eligible in order to get admission on the basis of UGAT. Read the eligibility criteria before filling up the UGAT Application Form.
  • Online application form can be accessed over a period of around two – three months. One must fill all details in the form and pay requisite application fees.
  • Application fee is Rs 500. This amount can be paid through credit card / debit card, net banking or demand draft.
  • Candidates can opt to obtain the bulletin along with registration form, from listed institutes or AIMA New Delhi.

UGAT 2016 Eligibility: –

The minimum qualification is 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board. Students appearing/ appeared in 10+2 can also apply.

There is no age bar to appear in UGAT.

Important Dates:

Schedule for the UGAT 2016 is given below.

Events Dates
Last Date for Online Registration 27th April 2016
Last Date of Printing Out of Online Registration 29th April 2016
Availability of Admit Card 7 Days Before the Day of Test
Exam Date 7th May 2016


Appearing for UGAT

Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test.

UGAT 2016 Exam Pattern

The examination pattern is different for the BBA & BCA and BHM courses. A candidate can apple for the both exams.

For BBA and BCA there is one paper consisting of 130 multiple choice type questions with time duration of 2 hours.

There will not any negative marking in UGAT 2015. The questions will be asked in the following patterns:

Section No.


Section Name Number of Questions Time





2 Hours

(10:00 am to 12:00 am)



General Knowledge 30


English Language 40


Reasoning Skills 30


Numerical and Data Analysis 30




For BHM there are two separate papers.

  1. The first paper consists of 130 multiple choice type questions with time duration two hours.
  2. The second paper consists of 50 multiple choice type questions with time duration of one hour.

There is no negative marking in UGAT 2015.

Questions are asked in the following format:



General Knowledge 30 Time





2 Hours

(10:00 am To 12:00 am)



English Language 40


Reasoning Skills 30


Numerical and Data Analysis 30





Service Aptitude 25  


1 Hour

(12:00 pm To 1:00 pm)



Scientific Aptitude 25


How to prepare for UGAT?

Planning and dedication are crucial to doing well in UGAT. Firstly plan a study timetable keeping in mind your strengths and weaknesses.

Allocate sufficient time to:

  • Study new topics
  • Revise
  • Solve previous exam papers
  • Solve sample papers

Here’s what a student should be doing to secure a good rank in UGAT:

  • Prepare all the topics thoroughly
  • Have clarity on the exam pattern
  • Start preparing for UGAT atleast 6 months before the exam
  • Refer the reference books
  • Take the help of a coaching institute if needed

The 4 sections of UGAT Entrance Exam:

  • Reasoning and Intelligence
  • English Language
  • General Knowledge
  • Numerical and Data Analysis

Breaking down these 4 sections,

  • The English Language section consists of 40 questions. This section has questions from reading comprehension, synonyms, antonyms, preposition, articles, grammar, sentence formation and vocabulary.
  • The Numerical and Data analysis section consists of 30 questions. This covers algebra, trigonometry, profit and loss, percentage, time and distance, probability and numbers.
  • The Reasoning and Intelligence consists of 30 questions. This section consists of odd man out, data sufficiency, analogies, coding and decoding, basic arithmetic and logical concept questions, etc.
  • The General knowledge section consists of 30 questions. This section will have questions from general science, current affairs, History of India and its constituents, economy of the country, scientific aspects, everyday activities, etc.

Besides these 4 sections, the UGAT for BHM is having a Service Aptitude and Scientific Aptitude section of 1-hour duration with 50 questions.

UGAT Preparation Tips

  • Thoroughly prepare each section
  • Make a time table, spend more time on your weak topics and simultaneously revise your strengths
  • Read newspapers and magazines to remain updated about the current happenings in India and globally
  • Take up online tests to gauge language skills
  • Practice solving papers both online and offline
  • Time management is crucial while writing UGAT.

Reference books for UGAT preparation:

Book Name Author
Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition Norman Lewis
Enhance Your English Proficiency IMS
A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language Randolph Quirk, Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svar.
Plane Trigonometry Loney S L
Combined Aptitude Test for English Entrance Guide RPH Editorial Board
Sample Question Papers Mathematics (Class 12) Oswaal Books
Senior Secondary School Mathematics for Class – 12 R. S. Aggarwal
Chapter-wise Solutions of AIEEE Mathematics with 10 Mock Tests Expert Compilations
The Elements of Coordinate Geometry: (Part -1) S. L. Loney
Higher Algebra Hall, Knight
High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition Wren, Martin


Admit Card

The admit card is available on the official AIMA website.

Candidates are advised to check the official site on time given by the AIMA for the availability of admit cards for the UGAT 2016 examination. The admit card can be obtained from seven days before the test date up to the date of examination. The admit card contains the roll number and test centre address. Candidates have to paste two same passport size colour photograph on the admit card duly attested by the gazetted officer or head of the institution from where the candidates have passed out or going to pass.

For more information about the Exam you can visit official website of AIMA.


For downloading your admit card log onto: seven days before the test date.


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