SMAT 2021: Application Form Out, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

SMAT 2021: International Institute of Sports Management has released the application form of SMAT 2021 on its official website. The candidates interested in applying for the SMAT examination 2021 can apply on or before 13th January 2021. SMAT stands for Sports Management Admission Test. The candidates who aspire to get an Undergraduate/Post Graduate degree or Diploma in Sports Management can appear for SMAT exam. The online entrance test of SMAT is conducted by the IISM. The candidates can find all the details related to SMAT 2021, important dates, the application process, exam pattern etc on this page.

SMAT 2021

IISM conducts the SMAT exam annually however the whole schedule of the examination is released beforehand. The candidates can check the important dates related to the events of SMAT below:

SMAT 2021Important Date
SMAT Application process ends on13 January 2021
Last Date of submitting essay and caselet17 January 2021
Download Admit CardsTo be announced
SMAT 2021 Online test24 January 2021
Stage 1 Result27 January 2021
Personal Interview29 January 2021
SMAT Stage 2 Result01 February 2021
Last date of payment of admission fee10 February 2021

SMAT 2021 Overview

The candidates who are interested in the SMAT can check an overview of the same in the table given below:

Summary Overview
Examination NameSMAT 2021
Conducting BodyInternational Institute of Sports Management
Examination ModeOnline
Courses OfferedUndergraduate in Sports Management
Postgraduate in Sports Management
PGP in Sports Management

SMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates aspiring for a career in the Sports Management industry can check the eligibility for SMAT 2021 in the space below:

Bachelors Degree in Sports Management

  • The candidate must have completed HSC from a recognised State/Centre or Private affiliated board in any stream.
  • The aggregate percentage of marks in HSC for an unreserved candidate is 50%. 
  • While the required aggregate percentage in HSC exam for reserved category is 45%.

Master Degree in Sports Management

  • The applicant should have passed class 12th in any stream from a recognised government or private board.
  • The General candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in 10+2. 
  • While the candidates of another category should have scored 45% marks in the 10+2 exam.

SMAT 2021 Application Process

The candidates opting for the SMAT examination have to follow four steps to apply for the same. The detailed steps to fill the application form of SMAT is given below:

Step 1- Registration

  • Visit the official website of IISM i.e.
  • On the homepage, click on the Registration sidebar on the right-hand side.
  • Next, fill the registration form with details such as Name, Email Id, Phone Number, state, city, password and course.
  • At last, enter the captcha code click on the submit button.
  • A verification email will be sent to your registered email id click on it and complete the verification.

Step 2- Application Form

  • Login to the website using the registered email address and password.
  • Enter all the details that are asked viz Educational Qualification, Parents name, address, course details etc.
  • In the end, enter preview and submit the application form.

Step 3- Application Fee

  • Next step includes paying the application fee for the SMAT.

Step 4- Uploading Documents

  • Upon application fee payment an online application number will be generated,
  • Next, the candidates have to upload their scanned coloured image and signature on the upload page.
  • Once the documents are uploaded the candidates can take a print out of the application form.

Image Specification For SMAT 2021 Application Form

  • The candidate should scan his coloured image for uploading it in the application form.
  • The candidate should have his signature in blue or black ink.
  • The scanned size of the photograph and signature of the candidate must not be less than 10 MB

SMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The SMAT 2021 examination is conducted pan India for the candidates who aspire to pursue UG/PG or Diploma in Sports Management. The pattern of the examination is unconventional and consist of two stages. In Stage 1, candidates have to first submit a Caselet (for Master’s degree) or Essay (for Bachelor’s degree). Thereafter, they have to appear in the SMAT exam. Qualifiers of Stage 1 can appear in Stage 2 which consist of the Personal Interview. Check out the details below.

Marks Weightage of Caselet/Essay (Stage 1)80
Marks Weightage of SMAT (Stage 1)100
Marks Weightage of Personal Interview (Stage 2)120
Total Marks Weightage (Stage 1 + 2)300

Stage 1 

For Master’s DegreeCaseletSMAT + Overall Performance
For Bachelor’s DegreeEssaySMAT + Overall Performance

Check out SMAT 2021 Exam Pattern below

  • The examination is conducted in the online mode.
  • The questions asked in the exam are majorly from 5 subjects. The major subjects are Quantitative Analysis, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning & Reading Comprehension and Sports Awareness.
  • The candidates will get an option to attempt the paper while at home.
  • The candidates get 80 minutes to complete the whole paper.
  • The questions asked are MCQ in nature and candidates have to mark one option out of 5 given.
SubjectsMaximum Question
Quantitative Analysis12
Data Interpretation12
Logical Reasoning12
Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning & Reading Comprehension20
Sports Awareness24

Stage 2

Stage 2 is a personal interview that is held online in the video mode. The Personal Interview will account for 120 marks. The total marks of  Stage 1 and Stage 2 will account for 300 marks. The candidate has to score at least 60% marks in aggregate to qualify the SMAT 2021 examination.

SMAT 2021 Syllabus

SMAT 2021 exam pattern consist of two stages out of which, stage two is personal interview. Candidates can check out the syllabus of SMAT as per the official website below.

Syllabus of Caselets & Essay

In Stage 1, candidates have to either submit a Caselet or Essay depending on the course they opt for. Candidates who have to take the test for Caselets are intimated about 04 topics through email. Each topic carries 20 marks.

Those who take the test for Essay are intimated the topic over email. The essay carries 80 marks and candidates are given 2 days to submit the essay over the specified email id.

Syllabus of SMAT

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning & Reading Comprehension
  • Sports Awareness

Preparation Tips for SMAT 2021

SMAT 2021 is not very hard to crack and candidates intending to appear in the exam still have sufficient time in hand. Here are some useful preparation tips to help candidates crack the exam and get admission to a preferred course.

  • The candidates must follow syllabus specific books for the Quant, Reasoning and DI section. Try to cover each kind of question that can be asked from the topics asked.
  • For the sports awareness section, the candidates can opt for newspapers such as The Hindu, The Indian Express etc. This will not only keep them updated but also help in building a base for the Verbal Ability section.
  • Next, the candidates can opt for the sample papers that are uploaded on the IISM website. This will help the candidate in getting an idea of the level and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • The practice is must, hence it is advisable to follow a good quality test series. Since this is an online entrance test hence the candidates should do intensive practise beforehand to avoid any time management issues.
  • At last, revision is the most important aspect for clearing the examination is revision. There are a lot of things viz formulas in DI and quant and current affairs that need timely revision. The candidates should plan their revision smartly to prevent any error in the exam.

SMAT 2021 Admit Card

IISM releases the SMAT 2021 Admit Card for the candidates whose application form is accepted by the institute. Check out important points to remember about SMAT Admit Card below.

  • The candidates have to download their admit card only from the official website i.e. 
  • The admit card of the online entrance test and interview is released in the form of a pdf file. 
  • The SMAT Admit Card contains the important details such as Exam Date, time, venue of the test centre, login credentials etc.
  • The candidates have to log in on the download page with the email id and password. 
  • However, if the candidates find any error in the Admit Card of SMAT then they can raise the objection on the official portal.

SMAT 2021 Result

The International Institute of Sports Management releases the SMAT 2021 Result for the candidates who appear for the online test. The candidates who are able to qualify the result are called for the next stage viz Personal Interview. The institute releases the result on the official website i.e. The candidates can check their result and scorecard for the online entrance test by logging in the result page.

About SMAT

SMAT also know as Sports Management Admission Test is an annual entrance test conducted by IISM. With this examination, the candidate gets an option for admission in any of the UG/PG or Diploma courses in Sports Management courses. The International Institute of Sports Management is first of its kind institute in South Asia that offers sports management-oriented courses. 

It is the first Institute of India to Official Knowledge Partner to Khelo India Youth Games, Guwahati, Assam 2020 & the first-ever Khelo India University Games Bhubaneswar, Odisha 2020. Apart from this, the Institute has proudly collaborated with Mumbai Indians, Hotstar, Star Sports, Bookmyshow, Sony ESPN etc for their placement programmes.


Q1. What is the mode for filling the SMAT 2021 application form?

Ans. The candidates can fill the SMAT 2021 application form in online mode.

Q2. When will be the SMAT 2021 official brochure released?

Ans. The SMAT 2021 official brochure has been released on the official website of IISM.

Q3. What is the eligibility criteria for applying in SMAT 2021 in the Diploma course?

Ans. The candidate must have completed Graduation in any stream from any recognised University.

Q4. What is the examination pattern of SMAT 2021?

Ans. The examination pattern of SMAT 2021 consists of 3 major subjects. The examination is conducted in the online mode.

Q5. What is the selection process of SMAT 2021?

Ans. The selection process of SMAT 2021 includes an online test followed by an interview.

Q6. What are the application fees of SMAT 2021?

Ans. The application fees of SMAT 2021 is Rs 1800 for all the applicants.

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