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Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020

Admit card: 09 Oct 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Admit card: 09 Oct 2020

PUTHAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,175
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Panjab University, Chandigarh (PUC)
  • Courses:BHMCT, BTTM
  • Streams:Management, Hotel Management

PUTHAT 2020: New Exam Date, Registration (Extended), Eligibility, Syllabus

Updated On - August 11 2020 by Kartik Arya

PUTHAT 2020 new date is 16 October 2020. Candidates can submit the applications online Application process till 25 September 2020. Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020 will be conducted by University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM). PUTHAT will be conducted at the University Level. The candidates are offered admission in two courses i.e., Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT), Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM). Candidates must read the complete article to know more about PUTHAT 2020 dates, application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, counselling etc.

Latest Update

  • PUTHAT 2020 Application Process has been extended until 25 September 2020.
  • PUTHAT 2020 ew exam date of PUTHAT 2020 is 16 October 2020. 

PUTHAT 2020 Important Dates

In order to track out the exam, the candidates can check the important dates from the table below.

PUTHAT Exam Schedule 2020
PUTHAT 2020Dates
Application Form is available from24 March 2020
Last date to submit the application form23 April 22 May 26 June 25 September 2020
Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of SBI using e-challan02 July 28 September 2020
Last date for application fee submission through online mode27 April 27 May 02 July 28 September 2020
Last date to upload photograph, signature 30 April 01 Jun 01 October 2020
Date by which Roll Nos. will be available online08 May 09 Jun 09 October 2020
Last date for candidates who have not completed their form but have paid requisite fee, can complete their form by paying a late fee of Rs. 500/-12 May 16 Jun 13 October 2020
PUTHAT 2020 exam date15 May 19 Jun 16 October 2020 
Upload of answer key and invitation for objections19 May 2020
Last day to submit objections to answer key21 May 2020
Uploading response of objections and inviting cross-objections23 May 2020
Last day to submit cross-objections25 May 2020
Declaration of PUTHAT 2020 Result27-29 May 30 Jun – 01 Jul 28 – 31 October 2020
Date of Availability of Admission Forms on UIHTM website02 Jun 04 Jul 14 Aug 2020
1st Counselling 
For All categories25 Jun 2020 09 Jul 2020
For All reserved and additional categories26 Jun 2020
2nd Counselling 
For All categories02 Jul 2020 16 Jul 2020
For All reserved and additional categories03 Jul 2020
For General category (after de-reservation)03 Jul 2020

PUTHAT 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to be very careful while filling the PUTHAT Application Form 2020 to avoid any mistakes. Furthermore, candidates need to make sure that they fill in every detail in the PUTHAT application form and submit the same before the last date.

The details about PUTHAT online form are given below:

  • PUTHAT Application form will be available till 25 September 2020.
  • Application Form s available online on the official website from 24 March 2020 of the University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management.
  • Also, candidates will not be allowed to make any corrections in the application form once they have submitted it.
  • Furthermore, the application form submitted after the last date for form submission will not be accepted in any case.
  • Besides this, candidates will have to provide their personal and educational details and also upload the scanned images of their signature and photograph while filling in the application form.

PUTHAT 2020 Application Fee

The candidates need to submit the following mentioned amount as the PUTHAT application fee for the entrance exam:

PUTHAT Registration Fees 2020
General CategoryRs. 2175/-
SC/ST/PwD Category Rs. 1088/- 
Mode of Payment:

Candidates need to pay the application fee for PUTHAT exam through the following way:

  • Firstly candidates need to submit all the required information while filling the application form after which the Bank Challan receipt will get generated.
  • After that, the candidates are supposed to deposit the fee in any branch of State Bank of India (SBI)
    using a website generated Challan.
NOTE: In case 24 hours have passed after the depositing of application fee and the Journal Number is not confirmed, candidates need to notify to the University with a scanned copy of bank slip.

PUTHAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must carefully go through the PUTHAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 details given below:

  • Candidates must have cleared their 10+2 Examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi or must have cleared an equivalent exam conducted by a recognized Board/Council/University.
  • Also, they must have a minimum aggregate of at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/BC/PwD Categories) and must have English as a subject.
  • Furthermore, the eligibility of a candidate will be provisional. In case, the candidate is not found to be eligible the University will cancel the admission of the candidate at any stage.
NOTE: The candidates who have passed/appeared in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad will be ineligible to appear in PUTHAT-2020  as this institution has been derecognised by Panjab University, Chandigarh. 

PUTHAT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download their PUTHAT Admit Card 2020 on the official website of conducting authority on 17 July 2020. Check all the important details related to admit card:
  • Candidates have to log in with their user ID and Password.
  • Candidates must check every detail mentioned in the admit card carefully.
  • Candidates can generate other copy of admit card if they despatch the admit card.
  • Candidates must take the print out of the admit card for future reference.
  • There is only one exam centre available for the entrance exam i.e., Chandigarh Only.

PUTHAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the PUTHAT 2020 Exam pattern so that they have an idea about the exam structure:

Exam ModeOffline(Pen and Paper)
Duration90 Minutes
Type of questionsObjective Type questions
Number of Question100
Total Marks100
Marking Scheme+1 for each correct answer
Negative Marking-0.25 for each wrong answer
Subject wise distribution of question for the exam mentioned in the below table:
SubjectNumber of Question
English Aptitude30
Current Affairs and General Awareness20
Reasoning Ability20
Hospitality Industry Awareness30

PUTHAT 2020 Syllabus

Candidates must go through the given below detail related to PUTHAT 2020 Syllabus to help the candidates:

  • English Aptitude Syllabus: Candidates need to answer the question concern with Reading Comprehension, synonym, Antonyms, spelling correction, one-word substitution and so on.
  • Current Affairs and General Awareness Syllabus: Candidates must know about the current events occurring worldwide.
  • Reasoning Ability Syllabus: Questions would be asked from the series, arrangement, coding-decoding, logic, non-verbal.
  • Hospitality Industry Awareness Syllabus: Candidates must know about catering, travelling, tourism and hospitality industry.

PUTHAT 2020 Preparation Tips

The Preparation Tips are listed below by the experts and are targeted for the Candidates planning to look for some guidance and moral support for their preparation which might help them in scoring than what they are planning to score:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus first of all the things and before even starting their preparation, they must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Make notes of everything, put tags and sticky notes.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as what the candidate studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Make stronger points even better and work on weak points as well.

PUTHAT 2020 Result

Candidates can download their PUTHAT 2020 Result on 14 August 2020 on the official website of UIHTM. Check all essential detail concern with JENPAUH scorecard:
  • Candidates have to login into the official website from the registration Id and Password.
  • Candidates have to enter their roll number to open the scorecard 
  • The result contains the score that the candidate score in the examination with rank.
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out copy of the result.

PUTHAT 2020 Counselling

The details about PUTHAT 2020 Counselling are provided in this section given below:
  • JENPAUH counselling will start on August 2020
  • The candidates qualifying the written test will go for Counselling.
  • The candidates will be allotted seats based on the rank they will get in the exam, the course is chosen by the candidate and the total number of available seats
  • At the time of counselling, candidates must carry their original documents and their scanned copy along with the admission letter.
  • Admit Card
  • Original birth certificate
  • 10+2 marks sheet
  • 10+2 passing certificate
  • 10 marks sheet
  • Diploma marks sheet and certificate
  • SC/ST/OBC certificate

PUTHAT 2020 Highlight

Candidates can check the PUTHAT 2020 entrance exam basic information in the given below table:

Exam Name
PUTHAT 2020 (Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020)
Conducting Body
University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management
University Level

Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)

PUTHAT Official website
Exam Mode
Offline(Pen and Paper)
Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)  and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)

About Panjab University Chandigarh

Panjab University is a public university located in Chandigarh, India established in the year of 1882. The university has 78 teaching and research departments and 10 centres/chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh. It has 188 affiliated colleges spread over the eight districts of Punjab state and union-territory of Chandigarh, with Regional Centres at Ludhiana, Muktsar & Hoshiarpur.It is one of the most highly ranked universities in India. It offers various undergraduate, postgradute, diploma, research programmes under the faculties of Arts, Science, Languages, Law, Education, Engineering and Technology,Design and Fine Arts, Business Management and Commerce, Hotel Management and Tourism, Medical Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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PUTHAT Important Dates

PUTHAT 2020 Form Date24 Mar - 25 Sep 2020
PUTHAT 2020 Exam Date16 Oct 2020

Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


2General Knowledge & Current Affairs30130
3Local Reasoning30130

Instructions:Last section is of Hospitality Industry Awareness.

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

24 Mar 2020

Form End Date:

25 Sep 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 25 Sep 2020
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