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Panjab University will conduct Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT) admissions directly as per the revised exam date. Panjab University conducts the Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT) once in a year for admission into Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM). Candidates seeking admission to these courses under the University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM) are required to apply to PUTHAT 2020. However this year due to covid-19, the admissions are granted on the basis of merit. The last date to fill the application form for the entrance test was August 19, 2020. However candidates could deposit the fee till August 21, 2020 in online mode. The admission form was available in online mode from August 26, 2020. The first round of counselling will be conducted on September 19, 2020.  Aspirants will be applying to about 90 seats (additional 9 seats for NRIs) through PUTHAT 2020. Admission of candidates to both these courses will be entirely based on merit (rank) obtained in the entrance examination of PUTHAT 2020. 

Candidates are required to login and download admission form, fill all the details and submit the same to e-mail ID before September 05 till 4.00 pm with all related documents (10+2 DMC, Caste certificate, character certificate and PUTHAT registration form etc). The first round of PUTHAT counselling is to be conducted on September 19, 2020.


PUTHAT 2020 Highlights


Full Exam Name

Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test

Short Exam Name


Conducting Body

Panjab University Chandigarh

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

University Level Exam



Mode of Application

Offline / Online

Mode of Exam


Mode of Counselling


Participating Colleges


Exam Duration

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Number of Seats

99 Seats


PUTHAT 2020 Important Dates

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Past Dates and Events

19 Sep, 2020

Counselling - Start Date | Mode: Online

26 Aug, 2020

Admission Form - Start Date | Mode: Online

24 Mar, 2020 - 21 Aug, 2020

Last date to deposit fee in online mode | Mode: Online

24 Mar, 2020 - 19 Aug, 2020

Application | Mode: Online


PUTHAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria


The terms of the PUTHAT 2020 eligibility criteria for candidates appearing in the exam have been listed below. 

  • Candidates appearing in PUTHAT 2020 are required to qualify in Class 12 or Higher Secondary exam conducted by a recognized University/Board/Council on or before the academic session of 2019-2020.
  • Candidates also must qualify the Class 12 examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks (45%marks for BC/ST/SC/PwD candidates) with English as a compulsory subject. 


PUTHAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Who are not eligible to apply?

  • Candidates completing their Class 12 from Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad are not eligible to apply for PUTHAT 2020 as this institution is not recognized by Punjab University, Chandigarh. 
  • In addition, the eligibility of candidates completing their Higher Secondary exam under Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi is subject to verification as per the PUTHAT eligibility criteria 2020. 


PUTHAT 2020 Exam Pattern


PUTHAT 2020 is the common entrance examination for admission to Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management courses. The exam pattern of PUTHAT 2020 can be checked below.



Examination Mode

Pen and paper based (offline)

Examination Medium


Duration of examination

1 hour and 30 minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice/Single Best Response

Number of Questions


Total marks


Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: +1 mark, Incorrect Answer: -

1/4 marks, Unanswered Question: 0 marks


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Documents Required at Exam

  • PUTHAT 2020 Admit Card
  • Aadhar card/Identity Card
  • Passport size Photograph