PUTHAT 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Counselling

PUTHAT (Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test) is a state-level entrance exam that is regulated every year for the candidates seeking admission in the undergraduate courses i.e. Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management, Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in the Punjab state. Furthermore, Panjab University is responsible for conducting this test every year for the eligible aspirants. Consequently, those students who want to make their career in this field should not miss this chance to get admission to this institute through their examination process. However, it is equally important for the eligible aspirants to apply for the PUTHAT 2023 after gathering complete details related to it. They should apply for the exam before the deadline to avoid any last moment hurry.

PUTHAT 2023 Highlights

Name of Exam PUTHAT 2023
Full form Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test 2023
Type of Exam Undergraduate
Conducting Body Panjab University
Frequency of exam Once a year
Offered courses Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)
Exam Level State Level
Mode of Application Online
Duration of Exam 60 minutes
Official Website www.puthat.puchd.ac.in.

PUTHAT 2023 Important Schedule

Events Important dates
Application form and prospectus release March 2023
Last date to register April 2023
Last date to deposit the fee To Be Announced
Documents uploading To Be Announced
Correction in the form To Be Announced
Admit card release date To Be Announced
Entrance exam To Be Announced
Result announcement To Be Announced
Counseling session To Be Announced

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying for the PUTHAT 2023, contenders need to satisfy the important eligibility criteria as laid down by the Panjab University:

  • Candidates must have cleared 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from in any discipline. However, it is necessary for them to pass the qualifying examination with English as one of the compulsory subjects from the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, or its equivalent board.
  • The minimum age limit of the candidate should be 17 years during admission.

PUTHAT 2023 Application Form

Candidates, who want to appear in PUTHAT 2023, are requested to fill the application form by obtaining it via online mode. They should fill the form by following below steps:

  • First of all, aspirants should open the authorized web page of the Panjab University i.e. www.puthat.puchd.ac.in.
  • Before starting the application fill-in process, candidates should read all the instructions as mentioned in the application form very carefully.
  • Complete the registration process before the due date.
  • Once the registration process is successful, registered candidates will receive the login credentials on their valid registered email ID.
  • The candidate should not forget to take the printout of the bank slip.
  • Applicants need to make the payment of the application fee by paying Rs.880/- (Rs.440/- for candidates from SC/ST category) at any nearest State Bank of India branch.
  • After the payment of the application fee, candidates will be able to log in to their account and upload a scanned copy of their signature, photograph, and other details as per the mentioned size and formats.

Exam Pattern

  • Total number of questions: 100 questions
  • Type of questions:  Multiple Choice Questions (Objective based)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Language: English only
  • Marking scheme: +1 mark for each correct response
  • Negative marking:  0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect solution
  • Subjects: 4 i.e. English aptitude, current affairs, reasoning, and Hospitality Industry Awareness.

Distribution of questions as per subjects:

Subjects Number of Questions
English Aptitude 30
Current affairs and General Awareness 20
Reasoning Ability 20
Hospitality Industry Awareness 30

PUTHAT 2023 Result

The candidates who will appear in the PUTHAT 2023 can access the results in October 2023 after the finalization of the entrance examination. They can find the results on the official university website in online mode. The candidates must enter their hall ticket/ admit card number on the official website to get the results online. They should also take a printout of the results downloaded.

PUTHAT 2023 Counselling

The counseling process of PUTHAT will only be applicable for the applicants who qualify for the test by getting the required cut-off percentage. Such candidates are told to download and submit the second part of the admission form which can be downloaded from the UIHTM website. The applicant has to submit the admission form together with the necessary documents before the final date. Additionally, selected contenders must bring in the original documents for the two rounds of counselling sessions.

Essential Documents/ Certificates/ Mark sheets:

  • Counselling letter
  • Admit card
  • Result
  • SSC mark sheet and certificate
  • HSC mark sheet and certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Photograph
  • Character certificate
  • Transfer certificate

Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation  
General 53.5%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
BC 5%
Sports 5%
Defense 5%
PwD 5%
Terrorist Victim/ Riot 2%
Freedom Fighter 2%

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