BHMCT IPU admissions are done through the IPU CET BHMCT, the entrance test for the BHMCT program offered by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, more widely known as Indraprastha University. Any student who has completed a 10+2 course with 50% marks and English as a subject is considered eligible to appear for IPU CET BHMCT. The entrance exam tests the knowledge of accounts, commerce, and science apart from regular areas like Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and GK tested in other hotel management entrance tests. It gets you admitted into the IP University hotel management courses such as the Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering (BHMCT).

The primary step of preparing for any exam is understanding its pattern and syllabus. This article will give you an idea of the exam pattern and the syllabus of the entrance exam.

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IPU CET BHMCT Exam Pattern

Given below are the basic details you need to know about the IPU CET BHMCT:

  • IPU CET BHMCT exam is conducted in an online Mode.
  • The language of the exam will be English
  • The question paper of the exam contains 100 objective type Multiple Choice Questions.
  • The paper provides a total of 400 marks and 2.5 hours is the given time to complete the exam. 
  • Each right answer is given 4 marks and each wrong answer leads to the deduction of 1 mark. 

There are a few changes in the IPU CET BHMCT 2020 question paper pattern from previous years. They are given below:

  • The number of questions was reduced to 100 from 150.
  • The mode of the exam was changed from offline to online mode.
  • The fee for the application form of IPU CET hotel management courses was increased to Rs. 1200 from Rs. 1000.

These are the basic details of the IPU CET BHMCT exam. 

BHMCT IPU Entrance Exam Sections

Coming to the details of the question paper, the entrance exam question paper contains four sections. The different sections, as well as the percentage of questions from them, are given below:

SectionPercentage of Questions
English Language and Comprehension25%
Logical and Analytical Ability with Computer Awareness30%
General Awareness20%
Knowledge of accounts/ commerce and science25%
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Each correct answer is given 4 marks and for every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. It is the final score and rank that a candidate obtains in this exam that leads to their selection for the IPU BHMCT.


Each of the four sections that appear in the IPU CET BHMCT exam is further divided into various topics, from which questions are asked. Preparing each of these topics and subjects is very essential for acing the BHMCT IPU entrance exam. The table given below will give you an idea of what topics need to be covered in each subject:

English Language and Comprehension Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary, English proficiency, Idioms and Phrases, One-word substitution, Synonyms and antonyms, Analogies, Sentence formation, Sentence Reconstruction, Spelling mistakes, Rearrangement of words and sentences
Logical and Analytical Ability including Computer awarenessSeries and sequences, Blood relations, Symbols and notations, Alphabet Test, Analytical Reasoning, Direction and Distance, Syllogism, Assumptions and arguments, Symmetry and Visual Ability, Linear and complex Arrangements, Coding and Decoding, Data interpretation 
General AwarenessPrizes and awards, Inventions and discoveries, World organizations, Books and Authors, Famous personalities, Disasters, Solar System, Sports, Currencies, Animals, Languages, Arts, Science and technology
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The last section Knowledge of accounts/commerce and science is specific to domain knowledge. So, you need to prepare yourself with all the basic concepts of hotel management. Basic computer knowledge is also required for the Logical and Analytical Ability section.

The consideration of the exam pattern and syllabus is very important when it comes to time management during the preparation period as well as during the examination. Knowledge of the syllabus makes the preparation for the exam easier and the knowledge of the pattern makes the practice sessions of the exam easier and time-efficient. Hence, knowing both are very essential to clearing the BHMCT IPU entrance exam. If you want to know more about the exam, take a look at the IPU CET BHMCT 2020 exam analysis.

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