Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2024: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2024

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SMAT 2024 exam registrations are ongoing. Students can appear for IISM's SMAT exam ONLINE from their home as the SMAT exam is conducted through Online Proctoring. The exam is conducted for admission to UG and PG courses. The last date to apply for SMAT 2024 was April 16, 2024 and the exam was be held on April 21, 2024. The next session of SMAT 2024 will be conducted on May 12, 2024 forms for which can be submitted till May 9, 2024. Candidates can fill up the application form by creating a login ID at the institute website. 

Q:   What is the selection process of the SMAT Exam?

A:
The SMAT Exam is conducted for admission to the International Institute of Sports Management. The selection process is as follows for SMAT: 1. Candidates who have a minimum of 50% in their graduation can register online for the exam. 2. After completing the application form, students are assigned essay or case study topics based on the course. 3. Students who have applied for a Bachelor's course have to submit an essay. 4. Students who have applied for a master's course must submit a caselet. 5. After this, they have to take the SMAT on their laptop or PC at home with a camera and microphone. 6. The essay or caselet and SMAT scores are combined to shortlist candidates for the interview round. 7. Selected students are called for the admission process, which includes fee submission.
 

Q:   How many times is Sports Management Admission Test or SMAT exam conducted?

A:

SMAT is conducted multiple times in a year. The exam is conducted every month and the monthly schedule is released at IISM website. Candidates can choose to appear for SMAT in the month of their choice and when they are completely prepared for the test.

 

Q:   Who can apply for Sports Management Admission Test or SMAT exam?

A:

A candidate who has a keen interest in Sports Management can apply for SMAT for admission to UG or PG courses of their choice.

  • Eligibility criteria for UG courses is Class XII pass with a minimum aggregate of 50% for Open Category & 45% for reserved category in all the subjects.
  • Eligibility criteria for UG courses is Graduation with a minimum aggregate of 50% for Open Category & 45% for reserved category in all the subjects.
 

What is SMAT?

The International Institute of Sports Management conducts SMAT – Sports Management Admission Test in order to offer candidates admission in undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate diploma programmes offered at the institute. The test is specially designed to cater to a very specific domain – i.e. sports management. SMAT focuses on candidate’s liking & awareness towards the sports industry & their acumen for the business side of sports. SMAT is specially designed for students from any educational and geographical background, who have a keen interest in sports and have the desire to make a career in sports management. 

Q:   How can I register for Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2024?

A:

SMAT 2024 application forms are released online at the IISM website. Candidates need to fill the application form by registering on the IISM website and creating a login ID. Since, the SMAT is conducted every month, the registration window also opens every month for that particular exam session. Currently, the registration window for February phase exam is open. The link to apply is given above on this page.

 

Q:   Is SMAT a mandatory entrance test for IISM?

A:

Yes, SMAT is a mandatory entrance test. Master of Sports Management, PGP in Sports and Wellness Management & PGP in Sports Event Management aspirants can apply with their MAH-CET scores. Such candidates will not have to appear for SMAT.

 

Q:   How many times is Sports Management Admission Test or SMAT exam conducted?

A:

SMAT is conducted multiple times in a year. The exam is conducted every month and the monthly schedule is released at IISM website. Candidates can choose to appear for SMAT in the month of their choice and when they are completely prepared for the test.

 

SMAT 2024 Important Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

06 May '24

Last date to apply for SMAT 2024

09 May '24

Last date of essay submission for SMAT 2024

12 May '24

SMAT 2024 exam

14 May '24

SMAT 2024 exam- stage 1 result

16 May '24

SMAT 2024 - PI Round

18 May '24

SMAT 2024 exam- stage 2 result

24 May '24

SMAT 2024 exam - last date of fee payment

SMAT 2024 Highlights

Features

Details

Name of Exam

Sports Management Admission Test

Abbreviation

SMAT

Conducting Body

IISM - International Institute of Sports Management

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Duration

80 minutes

Medium of Exam

English

Total Marks

80 marks

Official website

https://www.iismworld.com

Q:   What is the SMAT application fee?

A:

The fee amount to be paid for SMAT is INR 1,800. Candidates have to pay the fee in online mode at the time of application submission. For every attempt, candidates need to register afresh and pay the application fee. Candidates must also note that the SMAT application fee is non refundable.

 

Q:   What is the selection process of the SMAT Exam?

A:
The SMAT Exam is conducted for admission to the International Institute of Sports Management. The selection process is as follows for SMAT: 1. Candidates who have a minimum of 50% in their graduation can register online for the exam. 2. After completing the application form, students are assigned essay or case study topics based on the course. 3. Students who have applied for a Bachelor's course have to submit an essay. 4. Students who have applied for a master's course must submit a caselet. 5. After this, they have to take the SMAT on their laptop or PC at home with a camera and microphone. 6. The essay or caselet and SMAT scores are combined to shortlist candidates for the interview round. 7. Selected students are called for the admission process, which includes fee submission.
 

SMAT Eligibility Criteria

The duration of Bachelor of Sports Management (BSM) is three years, and Masters of Sports Management (MSM) is two years – these are in association with the University of Mumbai. The duration of the Post Graduate Program in Sports Management (PGPSM) and Post Graduate Program in Sports Event Management (PGPSEM) is 11 months which are offered at IISM Campus, Fleet house, Marol in Mumbai. Candidates planning to appear for SMAT must make sure that they check the eligibility criteria. Application forms that do not comply with the eligibility criteria will be rejected by the officials. 

Eligibility criteria for admission through SMAT:

  • Open category: Minimum required aggregate score at the HSC and graduation level (Bachelor’s degree) is 50 per cent for applicants belonging to the Open category.
  • Reserved Category: Minimum required aggregate score at the HSC and graduation level (Bachelor’s degree) is 45 per cent for applicants belonging to the Reserved category. 

Eligibility criteria for admission through MAH-CET:

Post Graduate aspirants can apply with their MAH CET scores as well.

  • Open category: Minimum required MAH CET percentile is 50.
  • Reserved Category: Minimum required MAH CET percentile is 45.

Q:   What is the selection process of the SMAT Exam?

A:
The SMAT Exam is conducted for admission to the International Institute of Sports Management. The selection process is as follows for SMAT: 1. Candidates who have a minimum of 50% in their graduation can register online for the exam. 2. After completing the application form, students are assigned essay or case study topics based on the course. 3. Students who have applied for a Bachelor's course have to submit an essay. 4. Students who have applied for a master's course must submit a caselet. 5. After this, they have to take the SMAT on their laptop or PC at home with a camera and microphone. 6. The essay or caselet and SMAT scores are combined to shortlist candidates for the interview round. 7. Selected students are called for the admission process, which includes fee submission.
 

Q:   Who can apply for Sports Management Admission Test or SMAT exam?

A:

A candidate who has a keen interest in Sports Management can apply for SMAT for admission to UG or PG courses of their choice.

  • Eligibility criteria for UG courses is Class XII pass with a minimum aggregate of 50% for Open Category & 45% for reserved category in all the subjects.
  • Eligibility criteria for UG courses is Graduation with a minimum aggregate of 50% for Open Category & 45% for reserved category in all the subjects.
 

Q:   Which courses are offered by IISM through SMAT?

A:

IISM offers Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Master’s Degree in Sports Management, Post Graduate Programme in Sports Management, Bachelor’s of Sports Science and Master’s of Sports Science.

 

Courses offered through SMAT

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management (BSM)

A Bachelor of Sports Management (BSM) is a full-time three-year course which is in collaboration with the University of Mumbai. A bachelor’s course focuses solely on management and coaching. The other aspects of management are related to administrative tasks, planning, organizing, managing and operating for various types of sporting ventures. It also teaches you about the business aspects of sports including sports systems and organizations finance, promotion, management, law and other relevant areas.

  • Master's Degree in Sports Management (MSM)

A Master of Sports Management (MSM) is a full-time two-year course which is in collaboration with the University of Mumbai. MSM aims at developing world-class leaders who can handle and manage their roles with an understanding of the practices, strategies and the fundamentals of the sporting ecosystem and the scopes in the related sector by instilling the necessary business and leadership skills.

  • Post Graduate Program In Sports and Wellness Management

IISM’s Post Graduate Program in Sports and Wellness Management is an 11-month autonomous sports management program that provides students with an overview of the sport management industry and how the sport is delivered in India by providing a strong foundation in understanding the sports business combined with the unique knowledge and skills required by sport managers.

  • Post Graduate Program in Sports Event Management

The International Institute of Sports Management has rolled out a new program for students to take up which is a Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Sports Event Management. The course duration is 11 months and it is an autonomous program. The sports event management program is a uniquely designed program developed by industry and international sport management experts. With the demand for sport event managers in a dynamic sporting world, candidates should not miss out on such an opportunity that has been introduced by IISM.

SMAT Admission Process 2024

The Sports Management Admission Test process is as follows:

Step 1: Registration

The candidate will first have to register on the official website of the International Institute of Sports Management to apply for SMAT. The candidate will have to find a link ‘Register Now’ on the website. On visiting the registration page, the candidate will have to enter the following details:

Name

Email Address

Phone number

Password

State

City

Course

Captcha

On registering, the candidate will receive an email confirming the registration. Once the formalities are completed, the candidate will have to move to the next stage of the process and that is to fill in the application form.

Step 2: Fill the SMAT application Form

The candidate can then login and fill in the required details in the application form. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying. The candidate will have to upload the required documents on the SMAT application form. On filling in all the details, the candidate will have to pay the application fee. Once the formalities are done, the candidate will be provided an application number which will be used for future references.

Also Read: SMAT application process 2024

Step 3: Submit Essay/Caselet

Before appearing for the Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT), the candidate will receive a topic on their mail and will have to complete the essay/Caselet within two days. For Bachelor's, the candidate will have to submit an essay before appearing for the entrance exam, whereas students who have applied for Masters' or PGD courses, will have to give a Caselet exam, where they will have to attempt four topics which carry 20 marks each and submit the Caselet within two days.

Step 4: Appear for SMAT 2024

After submitting the Essay/Caselet, the candidate will have to give the Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) from their homes from their Laptop/PC with their camera and microphone turned on. Not doing so will result in disqualification. Candidates are advised to go through the new exam pattern and marking scheme before sitting down for the entrance exam. Also Read: SMAT 2024 exam pattern 

Step 5: Result Stage 1

Candidates who clear the first stage, i.e after taking into consideration the Essay/Caselet and the performance in the Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT), candidates will be shortlisted and will be intimidated about the Personal Interview (PI) round. 

Step 6: Online Personal Interview Round

Shortlisted candidates will be intimidated about the online Personal Interview where a panel will question the candidate about his knowledge in the field of management and sports.

Step 7: Result Stage 2

Candidates who clear Stage 1 and Stage 2 and secure a cumulative 60 per cent, will be given an offer letter which they need to download, followed by paying the admission fees before the last date.

Q:   Is it worth doing a Bachelor of Sports Management (BSM) at the International Institute of Sports Management (IISM), Mumbai?

A:

The major concern while looking for admission is the salary and placement received upon completion of the course. During 2023 placements, 74% of the BSM batch was placed and the highest package offered was INR 5.40 LPA. Tabulated below are the important placement details for BSM:

ParticularsBSM Placement Statistics (2023)
the highest packageINR 5.40 LPA
Placement rate74%

Along with the above data, the institute has also released the sector-wise BSM placement details for 2023, which are presented below:

International Institute of Sports & Management placements 2023

Source: Official Website

 

Q:   In which sector MSM students received the highest number of offers during International Institute of Sports & Management placements?

A:

It has been observed that the majority of MSM students were placed in the Operations (32.70%) and Sales/ Business Development (20.60%) sectors, followed by Content (17.20%). The table below showcases the sector-wise distribution of International Institute of Sports & Management, Mumbai placements 2023 for MSM:

Sector

Placement statistics (2023)

Operations

32.70%

Sales/ Business Development

20.60%

Content

17.20%

Marketing

12%

Data Analytics8.60%

Athlete Management

3.40%

Accreditation

1.70%

PR1.70%

Sports Facility Manager

1.70%

 

Q:   What is the placement salary at International Institute of Sports & Management?

A:

The institute has released the course-wise the highest package for the 2023 drive. The overall the highest package stood at INR 6.60 LPA and was grabbed by MSM students. The table below depicts the International Institute of Sports & Management the highest package for 2023:

Coursethe highest Package (2023)
BSMINR 5.40 LPA
MSMINR 6.60 LPA
PGPSMINR 4.50 LPA
 

Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT) 2024 Contact Information

Learning Campus Address: Ground Floor, Smartworks, Fleet Building,

                                           Chimat Pada Rd, Gamdevi,

                                           Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai 400059

Phone: 022-65118872

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The fee amount to be paid for SMAT is INR 1,800. Candidates have to pay the fee in online mode at the time of application submission. For every attempt, candidates need to register afresh and pay the application fee. Candidates must also note that the SMAT application fee is non refundable.

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Answered a month ago

Yes, SMAT is a mandatory entrance test. Master of Sports Management, PGP in Sports and Wellness Management & PGP in Sports Event Management aspirants can apply with their MAH-CET scores. Such candidates will not have to appear for SMAT.

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Vipra Shrivastava

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Answered a month ago

IISM offers Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Master’s Degree in Sports Management, Post Graduate Programme in Sports Management, Bachelor’s of Sports Science and Master’s of Sports Science.

5712995
Vipra Shrivastava

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Answered a month ago

SMAT is conducted multiple times in a year. The exam is conducted every month and the monthly schedule is released at IISM website. Candidates can choose to appear for SMAT in the month of their choice and when they are completely prepared for the test.

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Answered a month ago

SMAT 2024 application forms are released online at the IISM website. Candidates need to fill the application form by registering on the IISM website and creating a login ID. Since, the SMAT is conducted every month, the registration window also opens every month for that particular exam session. Cur

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A candidate who has a keen interest in Sports Management can apply for SMAT for admission to UG or PG courses of their choice.

  • Eligibility criteria for UG courses is Class XII pass with a minimum aggregate of 50% for Open Category & 45% for reserved category in all the subjects.
  • Eligibility criteria f

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