Panjab University PUTHAT 2018: Answer Key (Released), Result, Dates, Eligibility, Counseling

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Panjab University 2018 M.Phil. Notice Board has been Released.PUTHAT  is an abbreviation for Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT ) is an entrance examination for BTTM students conducted by the Panjab University Chandigarh. It is organized for admission in Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM) at University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM). Panjab University Chandigarh provides admission in BTTM.  This Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test is commonly known as PUTHAT.

The admission to BTTM colleges of India can be taken by qualifying PUTHAT. There are various BTTM colleges in the state offering various BTTM seats for the undergraduates of PUTHAT. The entrance PUTHAT that is Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test will be conducted in offline mode. The Instructions, Rules, and regulations are decided by the PUTHAT and in compliance with all the rules and regulations of PUTHAT  authorities and the relevant Authorities orders in place.

There are certain criteria that the candidate needs to satisfy even after passing the examination Panjab University Chandigarh. These are Eligibility Criteria and set as per the rules of government in Panjab University Chandigarh and is the way to admission in BTTM courses of the affiliated colleges in India.

PUTHAT Admission conducts entrance based admission to  BTTM courses. The admissions to postgraduate BTTM colleges were taken on the basis of Panjab University Chandigarh earlier. Candidates seeking admissions in the undergraduate BTTM programs across the participating Indian BTTM schools were needed to apply for PUTHAT India 2018 in the third last week of May 2018 (Note that this date is tentative).

A Brief Introduction to PUTHAT

Let we have a brief account of PUTHAT

PUTHAT: Brief about the exam

Exam name
 – Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test

Abbreviated name – PUTHAT

Exam type – Undergraduate

Exam level – University

Exam mode – Online

Conducting authority – Panjab University Chandigarh

Total number of offered seats – 400

Number of test takers – 12000 (approximately)

 The candidates interested for admission in BTTM through PUTHAT can check complete details about the PUTHAT including eligibility criteria, application procedure, PUTHAT centers, syllabus, important dates, etc. in this article below.

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PUTHAT Important Dates 2018

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PUTHAT dates are the dates provided for the important events happening in the PUTHAT. The dates provided here are tentative and will give the reader a brief idea about when the event is going to happen (like month or week).

PUTHAT 2018 events

Important dates

Exam notification of PUTHAT November Mid 2017
PUTHAT 2018 application form begins November Mid 2017
PUTHAT Application form ends May first week 2018
The issue of PUTHAT admit card At least two weeks prior to the exam
Conduct of PUTHAT online examination 06 May 2018
Declaration of PUTHAT result, merit list and scorecard First week of June 2018
Start of GDPI sessions June first week 2017 onwards
PUTHAT counseling Second week of June 2018

NOTE: All the applicants should note that above-provided dates are tentative and all the applicants are requested to check the dates on the official website of the PUTHAT. Since all the dates are updated by the PUTHAT authorities and in case the update is not reflected on the website we request applicants to check the official website of PUTHAT.

PUTHAT Admit Card

The admit card for PUTHAT is provided online to the candidates appearing for the PUTHAT. The admit card is accessed by the candidates on the PUTHAT portal. The admit card for  PG was issued via online mode. The admit card for PUTHAT is issued by Panjab University Chandigarh that is conducting authorities of PUTHAT.

The candidates can download the admit card from the official website of the Panjab University Chandigarh. The admit card will not be sent via post to any of the appearing candidates. The admit card of PUTHAT will contain following details like candidates name, date of birth, photo, signature, PUTHAT center and roll number. This information of the candidate will be based on the applicant’s PUTHAT application form. In case any candidate finds any mistake in their PUTHAT admit card 2018 details including their names and date of birth, they need to bring it to the notice of PUTHAT officials, immediately and get it verified or corrected by the authorities of PUTHAT.

Steps to download or get admit card for PUTHAT :

  1. Click on official link of PUTHAT 2018 admit card
  2. Login with registration id for PUTHAT 2018
  3. Click on blinking link of ‘Admit Card’
  4. Click on ‘Download’ and save admit card of PUTHAT 2018
  5. Candidates need to get a print copy of PUTHAT admit card 2018

The candidates are advised to take print out of the admit card and take this admit card with themselves on the PUTHAT center. The candidates are advised to take print out of the admit card and take this admit card with themselves on the PUTHAT center.The applicant can download the PUTHAT admit card by entering their application/registration number and their date of birth.  Keep the admit card safely with them. None of the candidates are allowed to enter the examination hall without admit card. Also, all the candidates are informed to take their original as well as the photocopy of their ID proof along with Admit card.

PUTHAT Application forms 2018

PUTHAT application form is available in online mode as well as offline mode. The University appoints authorities to conduct the centralized online counseling for the academic session of PUTHAT 2018-19. All the applicants are required to fill the form in order to appear for PUTHAT courses. The PUTHAT application form is released by the PUTHAT. Once the candidate has registered for the BTTM school admission test, a confirmation email will be sent to his/her registered mail account.

The admission form or application form for PUTHAT. The application fees can be paid by the candidate via online mode. Here are few points about PUTHAT application form:

  • Click on official link provided for PUTHAT 2018 Application form
  • Candidates need to register for PUTHAT entrance PUTHAT 2018 using a valid e-mail id and mobile number
  • A registration/ application Id will be sent on the registered email id of candidates
  • Login with registration id and fill in the application form of PUTHAT 2018 by entering details like academic qualification, personal information as well as test center choice as well as PUTHAT appearing for PUTHAT.
  • Candidates also need to upload scanned copies of Photograph and Signature as required for PUTHAT.
  • Candidates can remit the application fee of PUTHAT 2018 either in online mode or offline mode of PUTHAT.
  • The application form of PUTHAT 2018 needs to submit in online mode only.

The candidates filling the application form should make sure that they are filling the correct information otherwise they will not be allowed to sit for the examination. There are certain documents that are required during PUTHAT application form filling. This application form filling includes documents such as scanned copies of their signature and passport size photograph.

The application form of PUTHAT will demand information like gender, mobile number, parents’ names, gender, mobile number, community, category,  and caste details as well as the choice of PUTHAT center and the digital versions of candidate’s photograph and signature.

PUTHAT 2018 Application fees

Once the candidate is done with filling the form online the next step is to pay the application fees.  To complete their PUTHAT Counselling registration, candidates need to sign the counseling register and pay a non-refundable processing fee of some specific amount.  Different categories have fees for the application form of PUTHAT.

General Category – Rs. 880/-
SC/ST/PwD Category – Rs. 440/-

 The payment can be done through net banking and various other options: Debit Card/ Demand Draft/ Bankers Cheque/ Pay Order. The payment mode is only online and Online payment can be done through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card. The fees of PUTHAT once paid by the candidate will not be refunded in any case.

PUTHAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

There is certain rules or conditions set by the official authority of the PUTHAT authorities which an applicant needs to satisfy to appear for the PUTHAT. The applicants can look for all the eligibility criteria one needs to satisfy and should contain all the documents proving that applicants satisfying those criteria for PUTHAT.

Here are some of the criteria which an applicant should satisfy:
  • The Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT) shall be open to all such candidates who have passed (up to the Academic Session 2017-2018) in the 10+2 Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or its equivalent Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University/Council with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate and English as one of the Compulsory Subjects.
  • OR  Its equivalent Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University/Council with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate and English as one of the Compulsory Subjects.
  • The eligibility of a candidate will be provisional at every stage of the admission process.
  • It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure his/her eligibility and fulfillment of various conditions for admission as prescribed in the rules/regulations of Panjab University.
  • Admission will be canceled at any stage in case the candidate is not found eligible, even subsequently.
  •  The candidates who have passed/appeared in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad are ineligible to appear in PUTHAT 2018, as this institution has been derecognized by Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • 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.
  • Age of applying candidate should be 17 years.

Reservation for 2018 PUTHAT

The reservation for the candidates who are from different categories has different rules set by PUTHAT. The rules and regulations are defined by the PUTHAT. All the candidates must strictly follow the rules defined by the PUTHAT for  UG courses.

General NA
BPL (SC/ST category)

NOTE: The candidate should note that the in-case of any discrepancy the candidate’s admission will be canceled and the seat will not be given to the candidate instead will be allotted to any other candidate.


PUTHAT Result 2018 for BTTM courses.  The result will be announced online on the official portal of PUTHAT. The result will consist of the merit list on the basis of marks of the candidates. The candidates will be called on the basis of merit list for the counseling. The PUTHAT authority releases result for different courses provided by the university. The Result of PUTHAT has been announced by Panjab University Chandigarh. The test scores and result of PUTHAT will be reported on a percentile basis. As per PUTHAT 2018 result, each test-takers’ performance will be compared to others of candidates group, classified as the five-year integrated undergraduate and two-year postgraduate.

The correct number of questions answered by the candidate will decide the result. There will be a total of 150 questions and candidate will be able to tick maximum correct out of it. Applicants should download the result and should preserve the score till the admission procedure is complete for further use in PUTHAT.

PUTHAT Counselling

The applicants scored marks, which are above the cutoff, are eligible for the admission procedure in the PUTHAT and after that counseling procedure starts. The list will be released for the candidates who get selected for the admission procedure through a Particular defined procedure. The counseling will be conducted via offline mode. The counseling for PUTHAT is conducted by Procedure defined by Panjab University Chandigarh.

All the candidates will be assigned a center for the counseling process and candidates have to report to their respective center and on the given date by the authorities of PUTHAT. Candidates will also have to present a list of official documents for verification and xerox copies of the same for submission. Candidates should ensure they submit only the correct information at the time of PUTHAT Counselling process as it will be used for their seat verification.

The counseling of PUTHAT is done on the basis of rank provided to the candidate. The counseling will be on the basis of the candidate’s rank. When the candidates are called for the counseling procedure the candidates have to take original documents with them. The documents will go through the verification process by the authorities. There will be numerous seats available for the BTTM counseling to be filled by the candidates by clearing PUTHAT entrance examination.

After the successful tests and verification, the candidate can appear for the admission in the PUTHAT. It is important for the candidate to be present physically for the counseling of PUTHAT and if the candidates fail to be present on the day of the counseling than the candidate’s seat will be canceled. Nowadays as provided by the online option the candidate can choose and fill their preferences of colleges and courses online in the official website of PUTHAT.

The seats are allotted purely on the basis of marks secured in the entrance PUTHAT and merit list prepared on that marks. The PUTHAT counseling will be done in offline mode only.

List of Documents Required at the Time of Admission 

Candidates will be required to produce the following documents in original with two sets of self-attested photocopies at the time of admission.

  • PUTHAT 2018  Scorecard/PUTHAT 2018 admission letter issued by Panjab University Dehradun.
  • Self-Attested copy of Marks Statement of 10thand 12th board examinations
  • Self-Attested copy of Character Certificate from the School last attended
  • Self-Attested copy of Transfer Certificate

PUTHAT Exam Pattern

Different academic courses have different PUTHAT pattern offered by the Institute. The PUTHAT conducted by Panjab University Chandigarh will announce the PUTHAT pattern for their own Institute differently. The undergraduate entrance PUTHAT will be based on OMR examination. The PUTHAT will be offline that is the pen paper based examination. There will be the total of 150 questions which will be multiple choice questions (objective based). The PUTHAT Examination will be standard for the entrance examination. PUTHAT total score out of 100 marks. PUTHAT entrance PUTHAT time duration is 3 hours.

    • Exam Date: PUTHAT  will be conducted in the second week of May 2018.
    • Exam Mode: The examination was organized in offline mode (pen and paper-based test).
    • Question Paper Type: The question paper contained objective type questions with four options.
    • Paper Language: The question paper was asked in the English language.
    • Sections: The question paper was comprised of different sections such as Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge with Current Affairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, English and Mathematical Aptitude.
    • Time: the Duration of the entrance test will be 90 minutes.
    • Number of Questions: Total 100 questions was asked in the examination.
    • Marks: 1 mark for every correct choice of answer and there is NO negative marking

I. English Aptitude – 30 Qs
II. Current Affairs and General Awareness – 20 Qs
III. Reasoning Ability – 20 Qs
IV. Hospitality Industry Awareness – 30 Qs

PUTHAT Syllabus

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The official website will consist of the detailed syllabus for PUTHAT. The University will release notification for candidates appearing for the BTTM courses that are the official syllabus. The Institute for PUTHAT will release the updated syllabus as soon as released by the officials of PUTHAT Subjects of PUTHAT are – Current affairs, General knowledge, Comprehension, English, Hospitality Industry Awareness.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs: This section will test General knowledge & current affairs

English including Comprehension: The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based on comprehension and grammar; the grammar section will include correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, Jumbled words & Sentences, Antonyms, Synonyms, Part of Speech, Idioms & phrases etc

Mathematics: This section will test candidate’s Knowledge of elementary mathematics up to 10th standard

Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.


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