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PUTHAT 2017 is an entrance exam for admission into Hotel Management courses and it will be conducted by Panjab University in the 30 April 2017. The candidates willing to appear in Pen and Paper Based PUTHAT (Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test) can apply on or before 18 April 2017. The exam would be held only in Chandigarh. The exam can be taken by students from all over India.

PUTHAT 2017 is for admission in two courses offered by the University Institute of Hotel and Tourism  Management (UIHTM), Panjab University Chandigarh:

  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering (BHMCT).
  • Bachelor of Tourism & Travel Management (BTTM).

Panjab University is a premiere institution and one of the oldest and largest universities in India. The University has set up the University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM) from the academic session 2009-2010 to cater to the hospitality sector.

PUTHAT 2017 Important Dates




PUTHAT Application Begin

7 March 2017

PUTHAT Last date for submission of information 

13 April 2017

PUTHAT Last to submit application fee

18 April 2017 

PUTHAT Last date to upload photographs and signature

19 April 2017

PUTHAT Last Date for correction

21 April 2017

PUTHAT Hall Ticket available on

25 April 2017

PUTHAT 2017 Exam

30 April 2017 

PUTHAT 2017 Result

10 May 2017 (tentative)

PUTHAT First Counselling

27 June 2017

PUTHAT Second Counselling

6 July 2017


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PUTHAT Eligibility criteria

The candidates who are appearing for PUTHAT should have passed 10+2 or relevant qualifying examination recognised by board/university/ council with no less than 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/BC/PwD Categories) in aggregate and with English as one of the compulsory subjects.

Not eligible to appear in PUTHAT

  • The candidates who have appeared in 10+2 examination of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad are ineligible to appear for PUTHAT  2017 as this institution has been derecognized by the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • The students from Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi are also non-eligible to appear for this exam.

PUTHAT Application form and Admit Card

PUTHAT Application forms will be available on the official website of PUTHAT. Eligible candidates can fill the application form from 7 March 2017 to 18 April 2017. The candidates can fill the application form through online mode on the official website. To fill the online application form the candidates have to follow the steps given below:

STEP 1: Register Online on PUTHAT Website

STEP  2: Login to fill Application Form

STEP 3: Download the SBI Bank Challan and pay the application fee at any SBI Branch in India.

If the Journal Number is not generated: If 24 hours have passed after depositing the fee in Bank but the journal number hasn't been confirmed, the candidate must write to www.puthat@pu.ac.in with a scanned copy of the Bank Slip. 

STEP 4: Upload the scanned photograph, signature, fill other important information (Details like Name of the Candidate, Parents Name, Reservation and Qualifying Examination Results have to be filled in the application form) and Save and Confirm.

Test Center: Candidate must note that PUTHAT will be conducted in Chandigarh only.     

Application Submission

PUTHAT application form has to be submitted online only. However, candidates claiming any kind of concession (category or sports reservation) have to send a hard copy of certificate/supporting document attached along with the application form. 
Once submitted, the candidate shall not no access to the PUTHAT Application form. Addition, deletion, alteration or amendment of any information will not be allowed.  

PUTHAT Admit Card

PUTHAT Admit Card will be available for download after 25 of April 2017, onwards.  Candidates will be admitted to PUTHAT examination hall only on the production of the admit card. The candidates must retain and preserve the admit card for counselling and admission process.


The candidates who are going to submit PUTHAT application form online, have to pay the application fee as under:

Category Fee
General and OBC Rs. 2100
SC/ST/PWD reserved Rs. 1050


Availing Concession in the Application Fee

To avail concession in the application fee in any category, the candidate must send the copy of a printout of their filled form along with the self-attested copy of Category Certificate/Proforma to Assistant Registrar, CET Cell, Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014 by registered post/speed post or by hand on or before 18 April 2017.

BHMCT & BTTM Course Fee Structure


Course Annual Fee (Annual)
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering (BHMCT) Rs. 66,132
Bachelor of Tourism & Travel Management (BTTM) Rs.45,132

PUTHAT Result and Counselling


Declaration of PUTHAT result would be on 10 May 2017 (tentative), the candidates can download the result from the official website of Panjab University. There will be no re-evaluation, re-checking and re-assessment of the answer sheet under any circumstances. The candidate can get a copy of the answer sheet on depositing a sum of Rs. 10,000 within 10 days of the declaration of the result.The office will process the whole procedure within 3 days on receipt of the claim. In case any discrepancy is found in the result then the candidate's result will be revised accordingly and also the fee(Rs. 10000) would be refunded to the candidates.

PUTHAT merit list will come immediately after the declaration of the result. As per the guidelines of the university, a candidate has to secure at least 15% marks as a whole for general and 10% marks for SC/ST in PUTHAT to appear in the merit list.

PUTHAT Answer Keys

The Question paper & the Answer Keys would be declared 4-5 days after the test on the university website. Candidates can file for discrepancies if any within 48 hours of the announcement. The candidate has the right to challenge the answer keys and if the candidate's concern is found to be correct then due consideration would be given to the candidates.

PUTHAT Counselling

The counselling for final allotment of seats will be held on 27 June 2017 and 6 July 2017 in two phases. The candidates will have to be physically present at the university to avail the admission.

Admission Fee

The selected candidates have to pay the admission fee on the spot and no extra time would be given to them for making the payment. The fee given below is subject to change and the students should check the website for the latest information.

Candidates, interested to avail hostel facility, are advised to bring with them an extra amount of Rs. 9050 (approximately) for admission in the hostels

BHMCT  Rs. 33,722 DD in favour of the Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh   Rs. 3,000 DD in favour of the Director Incharge, UIHTM, Panjab University,  Payable at the State Bank of India, Sector-14, Chandigarh.
BTTM Rs. 23,222 DD in favour of the Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh 


PUTHAT Exam pattern

PUTHAT 2017 will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode and the medium of exam will be English. 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Additional 30 minutes time would be given to visually handicapped/physically handicapped candidates as approved by the chancellor.

Negative Marking: 25% marks will be deducted for each wrong answer given

There will be a total of 100 questions of one mark each. Distribution of questions would be as:


Number of Questions

English Aptitude


Current Affairs and General Awareness


Reasoning Ability


Hospitality Industry Awareness


The candidate has to submit both the PUTHAT Question Paper and OMR Answer sheet to the Centre Superintendent after the completion of the entrance exam.

PUTHAT Important details

 Number of Seats in UIHTM, Panjab University

PUTHAT is conducted for 90 seats in the University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM), Panjab University. 


Total No. of Seats

Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering (BHMCT)


Bachelor of Tourism & Travel Management (BTTM)


 Percentage of Reservation in above-mentioned seats:

  • General Category: 55.5%
  • SC: 15%
  • ST: 7.5%
  • Other Reserved Category: 22%

Information Brochure

PUTHAT Contact

University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management
Panjab University, 
Sector 14, Chandigarh - 160014

E-mail: puthat@pu.ac.in
UIHTM Office :0172-2541969; 0172-2534498
Enquiry Office: 0172- 2534818/ 2534819/2534866