The Panjab University conducts an entrance test, Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT 2018) for admission into Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management. The admission will be granted for the academic session 2018. The candidate who wishes to study in the mentioned Tourism and hospitality course must appear for PUTHAT 2018.

Interested aspirants can register online at by providing relevant information, uploading photograph and signature. The admit card will only be issued to those candidates who will submit their application form before the last date. The Candidates need to report at the examination center as per the schedule and venue printed on the admit card. The result of the entrance test can be checked at the PU website. The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of candidate’s performance in the entrance exam. Check more details on PUTHAT 2018 from this page.

Latest: Application Form for PUTHAT 2018 is now available, candidates can check from the ‘Application Form’ page given below.


The admission to both the above courses will be on the basis of the Merit of Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT) to be conducted by Panjab University. Admission in all reserved categories shall be made subject to fulfillment of the eligibility conditions and in accordance with the provisions of the Admission Process contained in the Panjab University Prospectus 2018. Schedule of PUTHAT 2018 is provided in the table given below:

Event Dates
Date of availability of Application form 12 Mar 2018
Last date to submit the information to generate Fee Challan 13 Apr 2018
Last date to submit the application fee 19 Apr 2018
Last date to upload photograph, signature with the remaining information on the website 20 Apr 2018
Date of Downloading the admit card from the website 27 Apr 2018
PUTHAT 2018 exam date 06 May 2018
Declaration of Result 18 May 2018
Date of Availability of admission forms on UIHTM website (to be filled only by the candidates who qualify PUTHAT Exam) 30 May 2018
1st round of Counselling begins from 27 Jun 2018
2nd round of Counselling begins from 04 Jul 2018

Official Website of the Panjab University:

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility conditions as prescribed by the Panjab University:

  • Should have passed 10+2 with not less than 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/BC/PWD Categories) in the aggregate from the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or its equivalent Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University/Council
  • The aspirants should have also passed English as one of the Compulsory Subjects.
  • As per last year’s information, the candidates who have passed/appeared in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad are not eligible for PUTHAT as this institution has been derecognized by Panjab University, Chandigarh. Also, the examinations conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi, included in the booklet of recognized exams, have also been deleted from the Booklet.

Application Form

  • The PUTHAT 2018 Application Form will be available at
  • Aspirants need to register by providing the required details.
  • On submitting the registration form, applicants will receive a Login ID and Password.
  • Proceed to make payment for the entrance fee by taking print out the Bank challan and fill in other required details in the online application form.
  • Upload photograph and signature as per the directions and format.
  • Submit the application form through online mode.
  • On completion of the above-mentioned steps, candidates may take a printout of the completed application form for future references.

Admit Card

The PUTHAT 2018 Admit Card will be issued for only those candidates who will submit the online application form duly completed in all aspect before the last date. The candidates will be able to download their admit card by entering the Login Id and Password. The PUTHAT Admit Card 2018 will consist of the basic information about the date, timings, and venue of the examination. It is mandatory for candidates to bring a printout of the Admit Card.

Exam Pattern

The PUTHAT 2018 paper will be 90 minutes duration in which candidates need to solve 100 MCQ Questions. The medium of the test will be in English Language only. There shall be negative marking i.e., 25% marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The distribution of questions for each section is provided below:

Subject Number of Questions
English Aptitude 30
Current Affairs and General Awareness 20
Reasoning Ability 20
Hospitality Industry Awareness 30


The PUTHAT 2018 Result will be uploaded by Panjab University at its official website. No result card will be sent individually to the candidates. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the marks obtained in the entrance exam. The candidates can check their result by entering their Roll Number.


The candidates who will make it through the merit list will be called for PUTHAT 2018 Counselling. The selected candidates have to download the Admission form which will be uploaded to the UIHTM website. Fill in the required details and submit it along with the other relevant documents at the time of counselling. All the candidates need to be physically present for the counselling. In case of absence, he/she shall not be eligible for subsequent counselling.

Seat Matrix

The number of seats offered by the UIHTM is as follows:

Course No. of Seats
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (Four Year Programme) 60 + 06 NRI
Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management 30 + 03 NRI

For more information about Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT) 2018 – Download Prospectus.

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