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List of Hotel Management Entrance Exams 2021: Check Dates, Notification, Eligibility, Application Form

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: September 22, 2021 | MAH B.HMCT CET

Candidates applying for hotel management admission in India have to appear for some entrance exam. This article contains all the hotel management entrance exam along with their dates.

Hotel Management Entrance Exams

Appearing for the entrance exam is one of the most important steps in the hotel management admission process. There are many entrance exams conducted at the National and State level. Besides this, some of the colleges such as the University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, Christ University, Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conduct their own entrance exams. 

The main objective of these Hotel Management Entrance Exams is to test the leadership qualities and decision-making skills of the candidate. This article will provide you with the eligibility criteria, exam pattern and conducting body of Hotel Management Entrance Exams. You are advised to go through the details of all these entrance exams before applying for admission to any hotel management college in India. 

Hotel Management Entrance Exams Important Dates

Here is a list of some of the popular Hotel Management entrance exams along with their dates.

Level of Examination

Entrance Exam Name

Application Open

Application Close

Exam Date

National level

AIMA UGAT 

--

 2nd week of June 2022

3rd week of June 2022

NCHM JEE 

03 February 2021

5 July 2021

10 August 2021

State-level

MAH B.HMCT CET

15 July 2021

16 August 2021

8 October 2021

MAH M.HMCT CET15 July 202116 August 202115 September 2021

UPCET(UPSEE) BHMCT 

26 March 2021

15 July 2021

6 September 2021

WBJEE HM 

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

University Level

AIHMCT WAT 

-

15 July 2021

8 August 2021

CUET

8 Dec 2021

31 May 2021

19 June 2021

PUTHAT

30 June 2021

09 August 2021

24 August 2021

IPU CET

08 June 2021

31 July 2021

14 September 2021

Hotel run exams

IHM Aurangabad

To be Announced

To be Announced

To be Announced

Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa

To be Announced

To be Announced

To be Announced

Oberoi STEP

To be Announced

To be Announced

To be Announced 

Application Form for Hotel Management Entrance Exams 2021

You can click on the links below to fill the application form for the Hotel Management entrance exams 2021.

AIMA UGAT 2021 Application FormNCHM JEE 2021 Application Form
MAH BHMCT CET 2021 Application FormMAH MHMCT 2021 Application Form
WB JEHOM 2021 Application FormPUTHAT 2021 Application Form
IPU CET 2021 Application Form

Syllabus for Hotel Management Entrance Exams 2021

The syllabus of AIMA UGAT, WBJEE HM, AIHMCT WAT and other hotel management entrance exams comprises English, General knowledge and Reasoning subjects. You can click on the links below to check the detailed syllabus of various hotel management exams.

AIMA UGAT 2021 SyllabusNCHMCT JEE 2021 Syllabus
MAH BHMCT CET 2021 SyllabusMAH MHMCT Syllabus 2021
WB JEHOM 2021 SyllabusPUTHAT 2021 Syllabus
IPU CET 2021 Syllabus

Exam Pattern for Hotel Management Entrance Exams 2021

The detailed exam pattern for IPU CET, AIHMCT WAT, NCHM JEE and various other hotel management exams can be checked by clicking on the links below. 

AIMA UGAT 2021 Exam PatternNCHM JEE 2021 Exam Pattern
MAH BHMCT CET 2021 Exam PatternMAH MHMCT 2021 Exam Pattern
WB JEHOM 2021 Exam PatternPUTHAT 2021 Exam Pattern
IPU CET 2021 Exam Pattern

List of Hotel Management Entrance Exams Conducted at National Level

AIMA UGAT and NCHM JEE are two most popular hotel management entrance exams conducted at the national level. The NCHMCT entrance exam is conducted for B.Sc in Hotel and Hospital Administration and M.Sc in Hotel and Hospital Administration courses while AIMA UGAT is conducted for many programs such as BCA, BHM and BBA

Also Read:Direct Hotel Management Admission Without Entrance Exam: Admission Process, Eligibility, Fees & Colleges

AIMA UGAT 2021

AIMA UGAT 2021 is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to BHM, BBA, B.Com, Integrated MBA (IMBA), BCA, etc at various well-known hotel management colleges of India. Scores of AIMA UGAT are accepted by many colleges such as Dr YSR National Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management, SRM Institute of Hotel Management and Vidya Jyoti Institutions.

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration

3 Hours

No. of Questions

180

No of Sections

6

Name of Sections

Scientific Aptitude, Service Aptitude, General Knowledge, Reasoning and Intelligence, Numerical and Data Analysis and English Language

Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for each correct attempt and No negative marking

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination with at least 50% marks 

Age Criteria

Minimum age limit is 17 years

NCHMCT JEE 2021

NCHMCT JEE (National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination) is a national level entrance examination conducted for admission in the undergraduate programs offered by affiliated colleges of National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology. Scores of NCHMCT JEE entrance exam are accepted by 21 central institutes of hotel management, 01 Public Sector Undertaking, 19 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management and 14 Private Institutes of Hotel Management.

Mode of Examination

Online

Duration

3 Hours

No. of Questions

200

No of Sections

5

Name of Sections

Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Language and Aptitude for Service Sector

Marking Scheme

+4 Mark for Each correct attempt and -1 Mark for each incorrect 

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination from any recognised board with English as one of the main subjects.

Age Criteria

25 years as on July 1, 2021(28 years for SC/ ST categories)

List of Hotel Management Entrance Exams Conducted at State Level

There are three main entrance exams conducted at the state level for admission in hotel management programs i.e UPSEE BHMCT, WBJEE HM and MAH CET HM. Scores of all these entrance exams are accepted by the hotel management colleges of their respective states. 

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MAH HM CET

MAH HM CET is conducted for admission in the hotel management programs offered at various hotel management colleges in Maharashtra. MAH BHMCT CET is conducted for admission to the three year Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology program while the MAH MHMCT is conducted for a Master in Hotel Management program. Scores of MAH HM CET entrance exams are accepted by almost every hotel management college in Mumbai.

Exam

MAH BHMCT CET

MAH MHMCT CET

Mode of Examination

Online

Duration

1 Hour 30 Minutes

1 Hour

No. of Questions

100

50

No of Sections

3

5

Name of Sections

English Language, General Knowledge & Awareness, Reasoning

Food Production, Food & Beverage Operations, English, Rooms Division and Hospitality Industry Related

Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for Each correct attempt and -1 Mark for each incorrect 

+2 Mark for Each correct attempt and -1 Mark for each incorrect 

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination with at least 45% marks(40% marks for SC/ ST categories)

Passed Bachelor degree from any recognised institute with at least 50% marks

UPSEE BHMCT 

UPSEE BHMCT(Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology) is conducted by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The exam is conducted for admission in the Bachelor of hotel management and catering technology offered by hotel management colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration

2 Hours

No. of Questions

100

No of Sections

4

Name of Sections

Reasoning and Logical deduction, General knowledge, Numerical ability and Scientific aptitude and English language

Marking Scheme

+4 Mark for Each correct attempt and No negative marking

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination from any recognised board with at least 45% marks(40% for any other category). Candidates should satisfy the domicile requirement of the state. 

Age Criteria

No age limit

WBJEE HM 

WBJEE HM or WB JEHOM is conducted for admission to the Hotel Management and Catering Technology program. The conducting body of WBJEE HM is West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEE). Scores of WB JEHOM are accepted by Siliguri Institute of Technology, NSHM School of Hotel Management and many other hotel management colleges in West Bengal.

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration

1 Hour 30 Minutes

No. of Questions

50

No of Sections

4

Name of Sections

English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

Marking Scheme

+2 Mark for Each correct attempt and -1/2 Mark for each incorrect 

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination with at least 45% marks

Age Criteria

Minimum age limit is 17 years

List of Hotel Management Entrance Exams Conducted at University Level

AIHMCT WAT, CUET, PUTHAT and IPU CET are some well-known hotel management entrance exams conducted at the university level.  You can check the details of all these exams provided here.

Also Read: How to Choose a Hotel Management College After 12th? - Tips, Factors to Consider

AIHMCT WAT

AIHMCT WAT is conducted by the Army Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (AIHMCT) for providing admission to the Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management offered by the college. Candidates who wish to get admission in a three-year bachelor degree in hotel management program will have to appear for the AIHMCT WAT entrance exam.

Mode of Examination

Online

Duration

3 Hours

No. of Questions

100

No of Sections

5

Name of Sections

English Language, Hospitality and Tourism, General Knowledge, Reasoning and Logical Deduction and Scientific Aptitude and Numerical Ability 

Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for Each correct attempt and No negative marking

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination from any recognised board with English as one of the main subjects

Age Criteria

Maximum age limit is 22 years

Also Read: MBA in Hotel Management Vs MBA in Hospitality Management: Know Which is Better, Fees, Career Options, Scope & Colleges

CUET

CUET is conducted for admission to BHM( Bachelor in Hotel Management) offered by Christ University. 

Mode of Examination

Online

Duration

2 Hours

No. of Questions

90

No of Sections

5

Name of Sections

Fundamental accounting, General knowledge, Data Analysis and Interpretation, English language and Reasoning

Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for each correct attempt and -0.25 for an incorrect attempt

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination with a minimum of 45% marks

PUTHAT

PUTHAT is a common entrance exam conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The exam is conducted for admission in the Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)  and Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) program offered by the university. 

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration

1 hour 30 minute

No. of Questions

100

No of Sections

4

Name of Sections

English Aptitude, Current Affairs & General Awareness, Reasoning Ability and Hospitality Industry Awareness

Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for Each correct attempt  and -0.25 for an incorrect attempt

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 12th examination with at least 50% marks(45 % for ST / SC / BC / PwD candidates)

IPU CET

IPU CET is conducted by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. The exam is conducted for admission to many undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the university.

Mode of Examination

Online

Duration

2 hour 30 Minutes

No. of Questions

100

No of Sections

4

Name of Sections

English Language and Comprehension, Logical and Analytical Ability including Computer Awareness, General Awareness  and Knowledge of accounts/commerce and science

Marking Scheme

+4 Mark for Each correct attempt and -1 for each incorrect answer

Eligibility Criteria

Scored 50% marks in 12th examination and passed in English subject

Also Read: B.Sc Hotel Management: Admission, Eligibility and Fees

Other Hotel Management Entrance Exams

There are many other entrance exams conducted for admission offered by hotel chains or independent hotel management institutes of India. Some of them are provided below.

If you want to know more about these hotel management entrance exams then you can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone. Apart from this, if you are interested in admission to any hotel management institute in India then you can fill our Common Application Form or call on our toll-free number 1800-572-9877. 

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