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UPCET BHMCT 2021 Syllabus: Important Topics, Best Books, Exam Pattern

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: May 10, 2021 | UPSEE

The UPCET BHMCT syllabus is set to cover and test the general awareness and test the basic numerical and analytical skills of a candidate. Candidates appearing for the UPCET BHMCT 2021 exam can check the detailed syllabus, best books and preparation tips for UPCET BHMCT here.

UPCET BHMCT Syllabus 2021

The Uttar Pradesh Common Entrance Test (UPCET), which was previously known as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE), is a state-level entrance examination conducted for admission to several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in colleges affiliated to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU). UPCET covers a wide spectrum of courses under various specializations and hence the syllabus of the UPCET exam is very vast.

A total of 8 papers are part of UPCET, each with a different syllabus and pattern. However, a candidate only has to appear for a single paper out of the 8. For some courses, candidates have a choice between some of the papers and they can appear for multiple papers as well. Which UPCET paper a candidate has to attempt depends on the choice of course of the candidate and the UPCET exam pattern.

Candidates applying for the Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) course have to appear for the 'Paper-4' in the UPCET exam. Paper-4 of UPCET is the 'Aptitude Test for General Awareness' paper and it is conducted for admission to the BHMCT course and some other courses. The UPCET BHMCT Syllabus includes a single paper only. Broadly speaking, questions from Reasoning, Quant, General Knowledge and English are asked in the UPCET BHMCT exam.

NTA will release the UPCET BHMCT important dates, exam pattern and syllabus on the official website of the exam. Candidates who are applying for the exam must ensure that they have proper knowledge of the exam pattern and detailed syllabus of the UPCET BHMCT to ensure effective and targeted preparation. Applicants must also check the best books for UPCET BHMCT exam preparation.

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UPCET BHMCT Overview 2021

The table below gives an overview of the UPCET BHMCT exam.

Highlights of UPSEE BHMCT 2021





Full Name

Uttar Pradesh Common Entrance Test for Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

Previous Name

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam for Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)


Offline (Pen and Paper Based)


English and Hindi

UPCET BHMCT 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for the UPCET BHMCT exam have been released by AKTU and can be checked in the table below.

UPCET Important Dates



UPCET BHMCT Application Form Release

April 1, 2021

Last Date to Apply for UPCET BHMCT

April 30, 2021
May 10, 2021
May 31, 2021

UPCET BHMCT Admit Card Release

To Be Announced


May 18, 2021
June 15, 2021
To Be Announced

UPCET BHMCT Result Declaration

To Be Announced

UPCET BHMCT Counselling Start

To Be Announced

UPCET BHMCT 2021 Exam Pattern

Given below are the important details about the UPCET BHMCT exam pattern.

UPCET​ BHMCT Exam Pattern

No. of Questions


Type of Questions

Objective Type (MCQ)


2 hours

Maximum Marks


Negative Marking


UPCET 2021 BHMCT Syllabus

The detailed syllabus of the UPCET Aptitude Test for General Awareness conducted for BHMCT aspirants can be found in the table given below.

Syllabus for UPCET BHMCT

Reasoning & Logical Deduction
  • Completion of Numerical Series
  • Identification of Odd Things / Items Out of a Group

  • Pattern / Logic Based Completion of Numerical Series

  • Geometrical Designs & Identification

  • Selection of Related Letters / Words / Numbers / Figures

  • Fill in The Blanks of Series Based on Numerical Pattern and Logic

Numerical Ability & Scientific Aptitude
  • Up to class 10th-level Arithmetic Questions
  • Profit, Loss & Interest

  • Calculation of Percentages, Fractions, Square Root etc.

  • Table / Data Analysis

  • Analysis of Graph & Bar Diagrams and Pie Charts

  • Health & Nutrition

  • Common Use of Science (Physics & Chemistry)

General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs and Events (Economics, Political, Cultural and Social)
  • Business & Trade-Related Current Affairs

  • Historical Events

  • Sports & Games

  • Countries & Currencies

  • Who's Who

English Language
  • Work Meanings
  • Meaning of Idioms & Phrases

  • Fill in The Blanks

  • Antonyms and Synonyms

  • Complete / Improve Sentences with Correct Use of Verbs, Adverbs, Pronouns and Adjectives

  • Reading Comprehension

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UPCET BHMCT 2021 Preparation Tips and Best Books

The UPCET BHMCT paper is an overall test of a candidate's knowledge and abilities. The exam also tests the aptitude, analytical skills and general awareness of a candidate. Accordingly, the exam and preparation should be focused more on improving the overall awareness and aptitude levels and less on rigorous study of academic subjects.

Candidates must note that the level of science and maths questions in UPCET BHMCT is mostly from class 10th over lower. Very general questions especially from the science section are asked in the exam and the level of maths questions is also kept so that High School level preparation is required to crack the exam. Candidates can check the best books for UPCET BHMCT preparation given below.

Newspaper Reading

General Knowledge by Arihant

NCERT Class IX Mathematics

NCERT Class X Mathematics

Word Power Made Easy

NCERT Science Books

Grammar Error Spot by A. Upadhyay

Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal

Apart from the best books for UPCET preparation, it is also essential that candidates use the UPCET previous year question papers in their exam preparation.

UPCET 2021 List of Courses

Here is the stream-wise list of courses covered in the UPCET exam.

UPCET Courses



Hotel Management
  • M.Tech
  • B.Tech + M.Tech (Integrated M.Tech)
Computer Application
  • MCA
  • BCA + MCA (Integrated MCA)
  • BFA
  • BFAD
  • B.Voc
  • MURP

Also Read:Hotel Management Admissions in India

UPCET BHMCT is a gateway to some of the best hotel management colleges in Uttar Pradesh. It is important that applicants have a good idea of the type and level of difficulty of questions in the UPCET BHCMT before attempting the exam by solving mock tests and previous year question papers. For any doubts regarding the UPCET BHMCT syllabus, ask our experts on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone.

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Related Questions

Is IHM Bhopal a private college or government college?

-Arpit SinghUpdated on May 11, 2021 10:10 AM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Bhopal(IHM Bhopal) is a government college. The college was established in 1978. IHM Bhopal offers B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration, B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration(Vegetarian Cuisine), and a Craftsmanship certificate course in Food Production& Patisserie. You can visit the official website of the college to know information about these courses. The admission process of the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Bhopal is also available on the college website. Besides this, if your want admission-related assistance, you can write back to us. Thank You


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