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Indraprastha University CET-BHMCT -
Indraprastha University CET-BHMCT
Pen & Paper | State Level Exam
Application Fee - General / SC / ST - Rs.1000
Important Dates
Registration Date
Feb 15, 2017
Test Date
May 21, 2017
Result Date
Jun 02, 2017

How to Prepare for Indraprastha University CET-BHMCT 2017

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rotes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Indraprastha University CET-BHMCT 2017 Important Instructions

  • If any candidate is found using any UNFAIR MEANS or does not observe discipline during conduct of the Common Entrance Test, the University will take necessary disciplinary action against such candidate(s).
  • No candidate should carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except the admit card (without envelope) inside the examination hall. If the candidate is found to be copying or conversing with other candidate(s) or having in his/her possession papers, notes or books/ any electronic material with or without relevant text, he/she will be disqualified from taking the Test and the next one or two such Tests depending on the nature of offense. This shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Carrying of cell phone, pager, calculator pen or any other electronic gadgets to the Examination Centre is strictly prohibited. The University will neither make any arrangement for the safe custody of any of these items nor will be responsible for loss of any such item. Hence, the parents may counsel their wards for not carrying such items with them while going to respective examination centres for taking the CET. If the candidate is found in possession of such gadgets during the examination/test, it shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Candidates must not obtain or give or attempt to obtain or to give undesirable assistance of any kind during the Test, as it shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Any attempt to note down questions during the test or to take away pages from the Test Booklet will be viewed very seriously, and invite legal action. This shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Candidate shall maintain perfect silence during examination/CET; attend to their papers only. Any conversation, gesticulation or causing disturbance during the Test will be deemed to be an act of misbehavior and is, therefore, strictly prohibited. Also, if a candidate is found impersonating or using unfair means, he/she will be disqualified from taking the test.
  • The decision in regard of usage of unfair means shall be taken by the University on the report of the centre superintendent of the test centre, on the recommendation of a constituted committee by the Controller of Examinations (Operations) of the University. The constitution of the committee shall be done by the Controller of Examinations (Operations).

Instructions for The Common Entrance Test:

  • The Common Entrance Test shall be based on the the topics as specified in the CET syllabus section.
  • The candidates are required to report at their respective Examination Centre at least half an hour before the CET along with two copies of their Admit Card issued by the University. No candidate will be allowed to enter the CET Centre after the scheduled commencement of exam.
  • The Each candidate will be given a sealed Test Booklet and OMR answer sheet five minutes before the commencement of the test.
  • The OMR answer sheet is of special type which will be scanned by an optical scanner.
  • Immediately on receipt of the Test Booklet, each candidate shall fill in the required particulars on the cover page of the Test Booklet with a black ballpoint pen only. He/she shall not open the seal of the Test Booklet until asked to do so by the invigilator.
  • Candidates will then write the required particulars on OMR answer sheet with a black ballpoint pen. After this, they will wait for the signal by the invigilator to start marking the responses.
  • The Test will start exactly at the time mentioned on the Admit Card and an announcement to start will be made by the invigilator.
  • While the test is in progress, the invigilator will check the Admit Cards of the candidates to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signature in the space provided for the purpose on the OMR answer sheet as well as on the Admit Card.
  • The candidate will have to sign the Attendance Sheet against his/her CET Roll Number.
  • A signal will be given at the beginning of the Test. A signal will also be given at the closing time when the candidates must stop marking the responses.
  • After completing the Test and before handing over the Test Booklet and the OMR answer sheet to the invigilator, the candidates are advised to make sure that all the particulars required in the Test Booklet and the OMR answer sheet have been correctly written, i.e.CET Roll Number, Name of the Candidate,CET Code, Centre Code, Test Booklet Number, Test Booklet Code, CET name.
  • No candidate will move out of the examination hall until the time prescribed for the Test is over.
  • No candidate will take away the Test Booklet and/or the OMR answer sheet from the examination hall. Taking away of the test booklet or the OMR answersheet shall be treated as the usage of unfair means.
  • A candidate must bring his/her own black ball point pen to fill the answers in ovals of OMR answer sheet.
  • In case the ovals are filled by any instrument other than the black ball point pen, then the answer sheet may be rejected by the optical scanner when the same is being scanned. In all such cases, the responsibility shall rest on the candidates.
  • The candidate must ensure that the answer sheet is not folded. Also, he/she should not make any marks or write any kind of description on it.
  • Candidates are advised to be sure about the correct answer before they darken the oval with black ball point pen. They should also ensure that the each oval is completely darkened with black ball point pen, partially or faintly darkened ovals may be rejected by the optical scanner. It may also be negatively marked.
  • For all programmes: Each question carries four marks. For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted from the total number of marks obtained by the candidate. No deduction from the total marks. Candidates are advised not to attempt a question if they are not sure of the correct answer. If a candidate darkens more than one oval against a question, it will be deemed to be an incorrect answer and will be negatively marked.
  • A question in which multiple ovals are darkened shall be deemed to be answered wrong. The Test Booklet Code filled in by the candidate in the OMR answer-sheet will be accepted as final for the purpose of evaluation. When the space for the Booklet Code is left blank or more than one booklet code is indicated therein, it will be deemed to be an incorrect booklet code and the answer sheet will not be evaluated. The candidate himself/herself will be solely responsible for all the consequences arising out of any error or omission in writing the Test Booklet Code.
  • No candidate should do any rough work on the OMR answer-sheet. Rough work, if any, is to be done only in the Test Booklet at the space provided.
  • Candidates should check to make sure that the Test Booklet contains the number of pages as mentioned on the top of the first page. In case the numbers do not tally, it should be immediately brought to the notice of the invigilator. The candidates shall not remove any page(s) from the Test Booklet and if any page(s) is (are) found missing from a candidate's booklet, he/she shall be liable for prosecution under relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code.
  • In case of any confusion, invigilator may be contacted.
  • No candidate, without the specific permission of the Centre Superintendent or the invigilator concerned, shall leave his/her seat in the examination hall until he/she has finished his/ her paper and handed over the Test Booklet and the OMR answer-sheet to the invigilator on duty. Failure to do so may be treated as usage of unfair means.
  • Smoking in the examination hall during the hours of the Test is strictly prohibited.
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed inside the examination hall during the Test.
  • Candidates shall maintain perfect silence and attend to their papers only. Any conversation, gesticulation or causing disturbance in the examination will be deemed to be an act of misbehaviour and is, therefore, strictly prohibited. Also, if a candidate is found impersonating or using unfair means, his/ her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred from taking the entrance tests either permanently or for a specified period depending upon the nature of the offense, in addition to any other action which may be taken under the Indian Penal Code.
  • If any candidate is found using any unfair means at any stage of admission process or does not observe discipline during the conduct of the Entrance Test, his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled, as such behaviour shall be deemed as the usage of unfair means.

Other Important Instruction:

  • The application forms shall be available in the online mode only from the University Website.
  • The last date for applying shall not be extended for any program or program group for which a common entrance test is to be conducted by the University.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite eligibility and qualifications for admission. Appearing for the written examination does not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility
  • The applicants are advised that since the form filling as well as admit cards shall be made available through the online mode only, they must keep the details of their login id and the password secure and safe.
  • Applicants should be careful in choosing the CETs that they apply for, as no change would be permissible after the application has been submitted.
  • After the application for any CET is submitted, if there is a mistake in the date of birth, spelling mistake in name of applicants or the parent's name or in the choice of category claimed for the purpose of availing reservation, the applicant must submit an application in physical form to:
  • Reception, Examination Division, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
  • This application must be submitted before 3.00 PM of the third week of April for CET .

Indraprastha University CET-BHMCT FAQ

1) What is IPU CET?

Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) is a university level undergraduate engineering entrance exam conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). 

2) What is BHMCT Course?

BHMCT(Bachelors in Hotel Management & Catering Technology) is a four year intensive programme which exposes the student to the diversity of hospitality industry and equips the student with intellectual & leadership capabilities allowing the student to move into diverse managerial roles in prestigious international organisations.

3) What is the procedure for admission in preferences GGSIPU?

The admission in GGSIPU is on the basis of merit obtained in CET.Those who qualify CET are required to participate in the Counselling process for seeking admission, based on the candidate’s preferences and his/her merit in CET in the respective programmes given specific CET codes.

4) I have difficulty in creating password,what may be the problem(s)?

Creation of password should be as per Instruction for creation of password. Please follow the instructions carefully. Please use the Internet Browser as suggested and it is difficult to login from some of the other browsers.

5) What should be done in case any payment has been made more than once?

Any additional payment will be refunded back to the candidates. In case of any non-payment of the due amount, applicants may visit University Help Desk.

6) When I try to login for choice filling/submission, it says wrong roll number/password, what may be problem(s)?

This can happen if Roll Number/Testing ID typed is incorrect or password typed is incorrect. Password is case sensitive, therefore use password which was created by user exactly same as typed while creating. In case password is forgotten, try to generate new password as per the given instructions.

7) If a candidate forgets his/her password,how to get a new password?

Whenever a candidate forgets his/her password he/she has to use the additional information given by him/her at the time of online registration to get a new password.

8) Can the candidate change his/her password?

Yes. The candidate can change his/her password.

9) Is it compulsory to have certificate in the name of the candidate in case of reserved category?

Yes. The reserved category certificate should be in the name of the candidate seeking admission. Certificate in the name of husband/ father/mother is not acceptable.

10) Is there any Management Quota in University School of Studies /Govt. Institutes?

There is no Management Quota in University Schools and Govt. Institutes.

11) What are the eligibility criteria for appearing in IPU CET-BHMCT ?

Pass in 12th Class of 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* and must also have passed in English (core or elective or functional) as a subject. 

12) What is the duration of the course?

The duration of Bachelors in Hotel Management & Catering Technology is four years.

13) Who are eligible to be considered in Delhi Region?

If the student has passed the qualifying examination from Delhi, the admission is permissible under Delhi Region. 

14) What subjects should I take to prepare for this Course at 10+ 2 level?

Academic subjects, such as Mathematics, English and Science are highly recommended but not mandatory. Technical courses in food preparation, if available, are recommended, but not required, to enter the Course.

15) Who are eligible to be considered in Outside Delhi Region?

If the student has passed the qualifying examination from Outside Delhi,the admission is permissible under Outside Delhi Region.

16) I have a compartment/ supplementary/ER in my qualifying exam and the result of the same is still awaited. Am I eligible for admission?

The candidates, who have compartment/supplementary/E.R./Failed or they have applied for improvement of marks in any year duration of course/programme and result of the same has not been declared by the respective University/ Boards are eligible to take admission in any Course/Programme at this University for this session.

17) What if I have passed the qualification examination from Delhi and Reservation certificate has been issued from Outside Delhi for SC/ST Category?

Admission is permissible only under Delhi General category.

18) Do I require any documents to get registered on-line for admission after CET Result declaration?

Before filling the online application form, keep ready the following details to fill in the appropriate fields.

  • Information filled in Online CET application form.
  • Payment through the following two options:
    • Cash payment by generating Fee Challan in any branch of Indian Bank.
    • Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card.

19) Is there a rounding off of percentage of marks in qualifying marks?

No, rounding off of percentage of marks of qualifying examination while deciding the basic eligibility of any candidate for admission e.g. if the candidate obtains 49.99% in his/her qualifying examination, then it will not be rounded off to 50%.

20) How to I know about the list of affiliated colleges/institutes for various programmes?

The tentative/indicative list of affiliated colleges/institutes is uploaded in university website .

21) Is it required to pay any registration fee for online counselling?

Yes,it is mandatory for the all CET qualified candidates to submit an amount of Rs.1000/-(Rupees One Thousand only) (one time non refundable) as counselling participation fee for online counselling.

22) Do I need to submit any document if pursuing course through distance learning mode?

In case of students who have passed the qualifying examination through distance/ open education system of any recognized university/ board/institution, the necessary documentary evidence related to location of his/her study centre i.e. study centre proof, certificate from the university/board imparting open/distance education certifying the location of study centre must be submitted at the time of verification of documents.

23) Do I have to report to any counseling centre for registration or choice filling?

No. online registration and choice filling can be done from place of convenience(including from home) using internet.

24) How do I get password for logging in?

After paying the Counselling Participation Fee of Rs 1,000/- during the process of online registration you will generate your own password. Candidates are advised to keep the password that they have created, confidential to them till the end of the counseling process. They can change the password after creating. Password is very important for participating in online process. Sharing of password can result in misuse by somebody else, leading to even exclusion of genuine candidate from online process.

25) How many choices I am required to fill?

Candidates are advised and encouraged in their own interest to fill maximum number of choices, as it increases the possibility of getting desirable seat. For the benefit of the candidates, the stream wise and institute wise and rank wise Admission Rank cut off data of previous year is available of University websiteat the time of counselling.

26) What is the procedure of conversion of seats?

The conversion of seats reserved for SC, ST, Defence, Physically Handicapped and Minority to General Category shall be done only after the allotment during 2 nd counselling for reserved category as per the University Reservation policy. No such conversion will be allowed in the 1 st round of counseling.

27) Who all are covered under Defence Category for claiming admission in GGSIP University?

  • Defence Personnel means any person who is serving in Indian Army,Navy or Air Force or a person who has served in Indian Army, Navy or Air Force or those who come under the category of Ex-servicemen as per notification of Govt. of India are entitled for claiming the seat for admission under Defence Category I to VII.
  • Para military forces, like BSF, CRPF, CISF, Assam Rifles etc. and various other organizations like Coastal guard, DSC, etc., are entitled for claiming the seat for admission under Defence Category I to V.
  • Police Personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards are also entitled for claiming the seat for admission under Defence Category Priority V.

28) Who are covered in SC/ST for claiming reservation?

The candidates belonging to the communities, which are not included in the list of Scheduled Castes for Delhi, in the Presidential order, will not be entitled to admission in IP University against the seats reserved for Scheduled Castes candidates. The candidates, belonging to thecommunities, included in the list of Scheduled Castes, in the Presidential order, in relation to Delhi will be entitled to be considered for admission.

29) What are the various opportunities for placement in the University/ Affiliated Colleges/Institutes?

The candidates may contact the University Placement Cell and also therespective affiliated colleges/institutes for placement status and activities.

30) Who will be considered for reservation in Outside Delhi Region Category?

If Qualifying examination is passed from Outside Delhi and Reservation certificate issued from anywhere in India, including Delhi for SC/ST categories, then admission is permissible under Outside Delhi Reserved category.