PUTHAT 2020: Dates(Revised), Application Form(Till 03 July)


PUTHAT 2020 Application Form has been extended till 03 July 2020. Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020 is a University Level Exam which is conducted once a year. The PUTHAT exam will be in offline mode and application and admit card will be available online. PUTHAT 2020 exam includes four subjects and the total time allocated to the candidates will be 90 minutes. The admission to both the courses will be based on their merit list. Candidates may read the whole article for complete details regarding the PUTHAT 2020 exam like eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern etc.

Latest Update


  •  Application Form has been extended till 03 July 2020. 
  •  Exam will be conducted on 30 July 2020. 

PUTHAT 2020 Important Dates

Panjab University announced the dates for  Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020 (PUTHAT). The details regarding the exam dates are given below:

Events Dates
PUTHAT Availability of prospectus and  Online Application Form 24 March 2020
Last date of Submission to Generate Challan 26 June 2020

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03 July 2020

Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of State bank of India using a website generated challan 02 July 2020

06 July 2020 

Last date of fee submission through online mode 06 July 2020
Last date of uploading the documents 08 July 2020
Admit card downloading dates 09 June 2020

17 July 2020

Last date for candidates who have not completed their form but have paid requisite fee, can complete their form by paying the late fee of Rs. 500/- 21 July 2020
PUTHAT Exam Date 19 June 2020

30 July 2020

Result Declaration tentative dates 02 – 14 August 2020
Date of Availability of Admission Forms 04 July 2020

14 August 2020

Date of submission of Admission Form          ———–
1st Counseling (General category) 09 July 2020
1st Counseling (Reserved category) 09 July 2020
2nd Counseling (General & Reserved category) 16 July 2020

These above-mentioned dates are as per the official notification released by the authority.

PUTHAT 2020 Application Form

The details regarding the PUTHAT Application form are given below:

  • PUTHAT 2020 Application form has been released on 24 March 2020.
  • The application form is available in online mode.
  • Candidates can fill the application form through the official website.
  • The last date to fill the application form is 03 July 2020.
  • Candidate may fill the details as per the guidelines.
  • The documents to be uploaded should be in the prescribed format only.
  • Moreover, Candidates may keep a copy of filled application form for further use.

Application fee

The application fee details are given below:

Category Amount
General Category Rs. 2175/-
SC/ST/PWD Category Rs. 1088/-
  • Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee through online as well as offline mode.
    • Online mode: Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.
    • Offline mode: Through any branch of SBI Bank.

How to fill the Application Form?

The steps to fill the application form for Punjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test is given below:

  1. First of all candidates have to go on the official website of Panjab University.
  2. Secondly, candidates are advised to read the prospectus carefully.
  3. After doing the registration candidates have to note down their login credentials.
  4. Then download the SBI slip.
  5. Candidates can pay the application fees in any SBI Branch in India.
  6. If candidate delay more than 24 hours after depositing the fee in Bank and your journal number will not be confirmed, write a note to the [email protected] with a scanned copy of bank slip.
  7. Then candidates will have to log in their credentials and upload scanned photograph, candidate signature, fill other required fields and save and confirm.

Courses Offered under Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020

  1. 4-year program in Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT).
  2. 4-year program in Bachelor of Tour and Travel Management (BIIT).

Additional Seats:

  • Cancer, Aids and Thalassemia patient.
  • One girl child out of the only two girl children.
  • Wards of Kashmiri Displaced Person.
  • Rural and Border Area Students.
  • Youth festival.

PUTHAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The qualification criteria for Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020 is released by Panjab University.

  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 exam from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi with an aggregate of 50% or above but not less than 50% and English is the compulsory subject for PUTHAT 2020.
  • Candidates have to fulfil all the conditions for admission as prescribed in the rules and regulation of the Panjab University.
  • In case, Candidates will not found eligible the admission process will be cancelled at any stage.
  • Candidates who have passed their 10+2 exams from Mahila Gram Vidyapeeth, Allahabad are not eligible for PUTHAT 2020 exam because this institution has been de-recognized by the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Those exams which are conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi, have also been deleted from the booklet because it is including in the booklet of recognized exams.

General and Reserved Seats Distribution

The details regarding the seat reservation criteria are given below:

Course Number of Seats
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
(Four Year Programme)
60 + 06 NRI
Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management 30 + 03 NRI

PUTHAT 2020 Syllabus

The details regarding the PUTHAT Syllabus are given below:

  • PUTHAT Syllabus is released by the authority.
  • Candidates may go through the complete syllabus for preparation of the exam.
  • The subjects included in the PUTHAT 2020 are given below
    • English Aptitude
    • Current Affair and General Awareness
    • Reasoning Ability
    • Hospitality Industry Awareness

PUTHAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The detailed information regarding the PUTHAT Exam Pattern is given below.

Exam Mode Offline mode
Types of Question MCQs
Marking Scheme 01 mark will be deducted for each correct answer
Negative Marking 0.25 marks deducted from every wrong answer
Time Duration 90 minutes


Scheme of Examination:

Subject Questions Marks
English Aptitude 30 30
Current Affair and General Awareness 20 20
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Hospitality Industry Awareness 30 30
 Total 100 100

PUTHAT Sample Papers

The sample paper contains the following Components:

  • 1st Component: English Aptitude
  • 2nd Component: Current Affairs and General Awareness
  • 3rd Component: Reasoning Ability
  • 4th Component: Hospitality Industry Awareness

Also, Candidates can download the Sample Papers:

PUTHAT 2020 Admit Card

The details regarding the PUTHAT Admit card are given below:

  • Panjab University will release the Admit card on 17 July 2020.
  • The admit card will release in online mode
  • Candidates who have registered for PUTHAT 2020 can download the admit card from the official website.
  • PUTHAT Admit card is the necessary document to be carried on the day of the exam.
  • Candidates have to bring a valid ID proof along with the admit card

How to download the PUTHAT Admit Card 2020?

The steps to download the admit card for PUTHAT 2020 Exam:

  1. First of all, candidates have to go on the official website.
  2. Enter the login credentials i.e login id and password.
  3. Click on Admit card link and the admit card will appear on the screen.
  4. Click on the download option and admit card will get downloaded on the device.
  5. Moreover, Candidates are advised to check all the details and after checking all the details candidates can download the Admit card.

Documents Required at Exam Center:

Candidates will be required to carry the Admit Card at the exam centre.

Exam centre: Exam centre for PUTHAT 2020 is in Chandigarh.

PUTHAT 2020 Result

The details regarding the PUTHAT 2020 result are given below:

  • PUTHAT result will release from 02 – 14 August 2020.
  • The result will be released in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to check the result from the official website.
  • Candidates will need to login to check the result.
  • The result will be generated on the basis of performance of candidate in the PUTHAT exam.
  • On the basis of result and cutoff scores, candidate will be selected for the counselling process.

How to check the result of PUTHAT 2020 online?

Steps to check the PUTHAT 2020 result are given below:

  • The candidates who have participated in the Punjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test may view their results online from the website puthat.puchd.ac.in.
  • Then, Candidates will have to go to the Login Page from the left-hand side menu bar having all the links related to the results under the Main Menu.
  • However, use your unique Login ID and Password for accessing the results online.
  • Sign In and see all the details related to your exam and results from the concerned page.
  • Also, the applicants can thus save and Print their results generated in this manner.

PUTHAT 2020 Cutoff

Candidates who will qualify the exam will have to meet the cutoff of PUTHAT 2020. The cutoff will be included in the merit list released by the Panjab University. Candidates meeting the cutoff will be eligible for the counselling process. Merit cutoff will be different for various categories as mentioned below:

  • The cutoff for General category candidates will be 15%.
  • The cutoff for SC/ST/Backward class/persons with disabilities will be 10%.

PUTHAT 2020 Counselling Session

Candidates who qualify the entrance exam will be able to attend the counselling session at Chandigarh. The counselling session will be in offline mode. Then all qualifying candidates will be required to report at the University Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Documents Required for the Counselling Session

Candidates will require to carry all the important documents in the counselling session which are stated below:

  • Class 10th and 12th birth certificate.
  • Class 10th and 12th Mark sheet and Certificates.
  • Admit card of PUTHAT 2020.
  • PUTHAT 2020 Admission Form.
  • SC/ST/PWD certificate.
  • Demand draft in favour of “Registrar, Punjab University, Chandigarh”, payable at Chandigarh.

PUTHAT 2020 Counselling Process:

The process for PUTHAT 2020 is given below:

  • First of all, Candidates who qualified PUTHAT 2020 Exam will download and submit the Admission Form.
  • Secondly, submit all the necessary copies of Original certificates (Date of birth, Qualifying Examination and applicable Category Certificate) along with the Admission Form in UIHTM department.
  • Also, bring all the above-mentioned documents on the day of counselling along with the requisite fees.
  • All the candidates need to be physically present for the counselling.
  • In case of absence, he/she shall not be eligible for subsequent counselling.

What are the dates for the Counselling session?

Dates and Time for the Counselling are given below:

Categories Date Time
1st Counselling
a) General
b) Other than General (Reserved and Additional categories)
27 June 2020 (General)

28 July 2020(Other than General)

9:30 a.m.
2nd Counselling
a) General
b) Other than General (Reserved and Additional categories)
c) General (after de-reservation)
05 July 2020  

9:30 a.m. (onwards)


PUTHAT 2020 Highlights – UIHTM

The complete overview of the PUTHAT Exam is given below:

Name of Exam Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT)
Exam Conducting Body University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM)
Level of Exam University Level Exam
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Pen and Paper Mode (Offline)
Courses Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT), Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)
College Panjab University
Location Chandigarh
Official Website http://puthat.puchd.ac.in


Fee Structure of Panjab University of Hotel Management

The details regarding the fee structure of Punjab University of Hotel Management are given below:

Course First Instalment at the time of
Second Installment in the month of
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) Rs. 41,860/- + student welfare activities fund Rs. 3,000/- p.a. Rs. 33,215/-
Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM) Rs. 29,155 + student welfare activities fund Rs. 3,000/- p.a. Rs. 20,510/-

Note: kindly check the official website of UIHTM for latest updates in the fees section.


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