Updated on Feb 10, 2020 - 3:06 p.m. IST by Prerna Goel

PUTHAT 2020 - The University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management will conduct Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT) in offline mode on May 15, 2020. The institute has issued a notification regarding the release of its application form on February 06, 2020. The application form of PUTHAT 2020 will be available on the website from March 24. Candidates who wish to take admission in the courses offered by the Panjab University need to appear in the PUTHAT 2020. In order to appear they must ensure that they fulfill the PUTHAT 2020 eligibility criteria. The qualified candidates in Panjab University admission test or PUTHAT 2020 will be called for the counselling process. PUTHAT is a university level entrance examination and is conducted for admission to two of the major courses - Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM). BHMCT is a four year programme in which there are 60 seats for Indian aspirants and 06 NRI seatsWhile in BTTM there are 30 seats for Indians and 03 NRI seats. In order to check complete details on important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, admit card, examination process, result dates and counselling process candidates must go through PUTHAT 2020.

PUTHAT Exam Overview 2020



Exam name

Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test

Commonly known as


PUTHAT Convenor

Panjab University

Exam category


Exam type

University level exam

Mode of conduct


Mode of the application form


Duration of the exam

90 minutes

Medium of the exam



Questions from English Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Current Affairs and General Awareness,Hospitality industry awareness

Number of questions



Once a year

Negative marking

+1 for every correct answer

- 0. 25 marks for each wrong answer

Programmes covered

  • Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)

  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)

Reservation of seats

As per the admission process contained in the Panjab University ‘Admission process’ handbook information 2020

PUTHAT official website


PUTHAT Official Website looks like:


PUTHAT 2020 Important Dates

The important dates of Punjab University admission test are given below. Candidates can get an idea about the significant events regarding the admission and entrance dates for PUTHAT 2020 from the table.

Important Dates of PUTHAT 2020



Date of release of application form on the website

March 24, 2020

Last date for applying

April 23, 2020

PUTHAT 2020 admit card date

Last week of April 2020

Date and time of entrance test

May 15, 2020

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Uploading of answer key and raising objections

Last week of May 2020

Last day for submission of objections in the answer key

Last week of May 2020

Last day to submit any cross objection in the answer key

Last week of May 2020

PUTHAT result

Last week of May 2020

Availability of admission form

Last week of May 2020

Date of submitting admission form for PUTHAT qualified candidates

Last week of June 2020

Dates for the conduct of counselling

1st round of counselling:Last Week of June 2020

2nd round of counselling:First week of July 2020

PUTHAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates who are willing to apply for the PUTHAT entrance test must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria of PUTHAT 2020 at every stage of the admission process. The PUTHAT eligibility criteria 2020 includes the qualifying examination,minimum percentage/CGPA scored and the board from which the candidate has passed his examinations.

Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification

Minimum Percentage

Board of the exam

Candidates must have passed or are appearing in the 10+2 examination

Not less than 50% marks (45% in case of

SC/ST/BC/PwD Categories) in the aggregate with English as one of the compulsory subjects

Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE),New Delhi Or

its equivalent Examination conducted by a

recognized Board/University/Council

Important Note - Here you can find the criteria that has been laid down for those who are ineligible to apply for the PUTHAT 2020 entrance examination.

  • The candidates who have passed or will appear in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad, will not be allowed to apply for PUTHAT 2020 owing to its derecognition by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

  • The examination which is conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi, is not included in the booklet of recognised exams.

Documents and information to be kept ready before filling PUTHAT Application Form 2020

Candidates need to keep some documents ready before they start filling the application form. These are:

  • Email ID

  • Mobile number

  • Debit Card/Credit card/Net Banking

  • 10th and 12th marksheet

  • Aadhar card/Identity Card

  • Scanned photograph of the candidate

  • Scanned signature of the candidate

PUTHAT Application Form 2020

The application form of PUTHAT 2020 will be released on the official website on March 24, 2020. Candidates applying must ensure they have the requisite documents before filling the PUTHAT 2020 application form. The step by step process to be followed is given below:

Steps to fill the PUTHAT 2020 registration form:

Step 1 - Registration

The following details in the application form of PUTHAT must be filled in order to register for the exam:

  • Name

  • Father’s name

  • Mother’s name

  • Date of birth

  • Mobile number

  • SMS Consent (Y/N)

  • Email

  • Category

In case one belongs to special category section, they will have to answer the following questions:

  • Are you or either of your parents class B/Class C regular employees of Panjab University? (Y/N)

  • Enter Panjab University regular employee PF number.

Press the 'Submit' button. Candidates will be redirected to a new page wherein they have to note down their application number, login ID and passwordThe login ID and password will be sent to their registered email ID and mobile number

Step 2 - Login

Login using your credentials i.e. mail Id and password. After that applicants will be redirected to a page wherein they have to fill the remaining details, such as:

  • Choice of the course

  • Candidate Name

  • Father's Name

  • Mother's Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Gender

  • Nationality

  • Area

  • Correspondence Address

  • Permanent Address

  • Mobile number

  • E-mail ID

  • Class 12th Roll No.

  • Class 12th Board/University

  • Year of Appearing/Passing (Class 12th)

  • Class 10th percentage

Step 3 - Upload of Documents

Below is the list of documents to be uploaded while filling the application form of PUTHAT 2020

  • Scanned passport size photograph of the candidate

  • Scanned copy of signature

Step 4 - Make the Payment

Candidates can download the fee challan and deposit the fee in any branch of State bank of India using website generated challan.

The application fee with details is given in the table below:


Application Fee


Rs. 2175


Rs. 1088

Step 5 - Download the application form of PUTHAT 2020.

Step 6 - For future reference, candidates are advised to take the printout and keep it with them.

PUTHAT Exam Centres 2020

PUTHAT 2020 exam centre is the city or place where the entrance test will be held. PUTHAT exam will be conducted by the authorities concerned only in Chandigarh. The exact address of the PUTHAT exam centre 2020 where the student must report will be mentioned on the admit card.

PUTHAT Admit Card 2020

The admit card for PUTHAT 2020 will be issued to only those candidates who have successfully registered and made the fee payment for the exam. PUTHAT admit card 2020 will be released tentatively in the last week of April 2020. Candidates must note that the admit card won't be sent by the authorities either through post or courier. The steps to download the admit card are mentioned below:

Step 1 - Click on the official link to be provided.

Step 2 - Enter your login ID and password. The page looks like:


Step 3 - The admit card of PUTHAT 2020 will appear on the screen.

Step 4 - Download the admit card.

Step 5 - Take the printout of the admit card and keep it for future reference.

PUTHAT Exam Pattern 2020

According to the PUTHAT exam pattern 2020, the entrance test will be conducted in pen and paper based mode consisting of 100 questions. One mark is allotted for each question and 0.25 marks is deducted for every incorrect answer. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

PUTHAT - Scheme of Examination 2020

It is imperative for the candidates to know the syllabus of PUTHAT 2020 as it will help them to have an insight into the topics to be covered and paid more attention to.

The distribution of marks for different sections would be:

Exam Pattern of PUTHAT 2020


Number of questions


English aptitude



Current affairs and General awareness



Reasoning ability



Hospitality industry awareness


PUTHAT Sample Paper 2020

Candidates should practice PUTHAT 2020 sample papers while preparing for the exam along with covering the syllabus. The sample paper of PUTHAT 2020 will help candidates know the variants of questions which could be asked in the exam. Also, practicing these will enable them to increase their efficiency which would be beneficial for them in order to score high marks. Candidates can download the sample paper of PUTHAT here.

PUTHAT Answer Key 2020

Once the entrance test is conducted, after a few days the authority will release the answer key along with the question paper in online mode in pdf format. With the help of it, students could cross- check their answers and assess their performance by calculating the probable scores

The university provides the facility to the students to file an objection in PUTHAT answer key 2020. In case of any discrepancies the objections can be raised through email onlyAfter the review of the experts, the final answer key will then be posted.

PUTHAT Cutoff 2020

A candidate shall be included in a particular merit list on the basis of attainment of a minimum cutoff required. Candidates securing equal marks will be bracketed together.Their inter se merit will be determined by the UIHTM as per Panjab University norms. Candidates, however, can refer to the previous year’s cut off for better knowledge.


Cutoff Percentage

Other category candidates


SC/ST/Backward classes/Pwd


PUTHAT Result 2020

The authorities will release the result of PUTHAT 2020 in online mode in the last week of May 2020. The university will also release a merit list based on the marks secured by candidates in the exam. In order to clear the entrance test, students have to secure the minimum cutoff marks in the test. The students who qualify will be called for the counselling. Candidates will be able to download PUTHAT result online only as there will be separate result cards issued to students by the authority. These are the following steps in order to download your result:

Step 1 - Click on the link to be provided.

Step 2 - Enter your necessary credentials.

Step 3 - The result of PUTHAT will appear on the screen.

Step 4 - Download the result and take a printout for the future reference.

PUTHAT 2020 - Schedule and Procedure of Counselling

The candidates who qualify Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test will have to fill the admission form along with the important documents and certificates as per the guidelines. The important certificate includes date of birth, qualifying examination and applicable category certificate. The schedule of counselling is given below:

1st round of Counselling

Last Week of June 2020

2nd round of counselling

First week of July 2020

PUTHAT Seat allotment 2020

For the course which has 35 seats, the seats will be distributed among the various categories as under:








Riot/Terrorist victim

Freedom fighter












PUTHAT Fee Structure 2020


First Installment*

Second Installment*

Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)

Rs 41,860 +students welfare activities fund Rs3000

Rs. 33,215

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)

Rs 29,155 +students welfare activities fund Rs3000

Rs. 20,150

*Note-The fees are subject to change according to the latest notification by the institute.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - PUTHAT 2020

Question: What are the courses offered at Panjab University, Chandigarh?


PUTHAT, a university level entrance examination is conducted for admission to two of the major courses- Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology(BHMCT) and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management(BTTM).

Question: How many seats are there in BHMCT and BTTM courses for Indian aspirants?


There are 60 and 30 seats for BHMCT and BTTM courses for Indian aspirants respectively.

Question: What is the application fee for General candidates who are applying for PUTHAT 2020?


The application fee for General candidates is Rs. 2175

Question: Is it necessary for a candidate to present a domicile certificate at the admission time?


No it is not mandatory for the candidate. However the necessary documents would be the one prescribed as per the rules/regulation of the University.

Question: What are the different sections from which I should prepare for the entrance examination?


According to the official website, the exam pattern of the test consists of the following sections- English aptitude, Current affairs and General awareness, Reasoning ability and Hospitality industry awareness.

Question: What are the changes that can be expected in PUTHAT 2020?


The changes that can be expected are that the application fee and the admission fee may increase with regard to the previous year.

Question: What will be the mode of the examination?


The exam will be conducted in an offline mode i.e. a pen and paper based test.

Question: Is there a negative marking in PUTHAT 2020?


Yes +1 mark is provided for every correct answer while -0.25 mark is deducted for every incorrect choice.

Question: What is the duration of the PUTHAT entrance test?


The duration of the exam is 1 hour 30 minutes i.e. 90 minutes.

Question: Will the test be conducted across different cities of India?


No the exam will be conducted only in Chandigarh. Hence the candidates do not have an option to choose different exam centres.

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