CUET BHM or Christ University BHM Entrance Test, is the entrance test conducted as a part of the admission procedure for the Hotel Management course at Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. The primary step of preparing for any exam is choosing the best study material according to the syllabus. This article will give you an idea of what books to use for the preparation of the CUET BHM.


CUET BHM syllabus

Before choosing the study materials, it is important to look at the syllabus and pattern of the CUET BHM to understand what you should be prepared for.  Six sections in the question paper contain 20 marks each and they are:

  •  General English
  • Reasoning Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Analysis and interpretation
  • Fundamental Accounting

Christ University BHM Entrance Test: Best Books for Reference

While choosing books and study materials for the preparation of the Christ University BHM Entrance Test, it is important to look for texts that are published based on the updated syllabus of the exam. This makes the preparation process very efficient. NCERT textbooks for classes 11 and 12 are very helpful in preparing for the CUET BHM since a lot of the questions test your basic knowledge in subjects that you’ve studied in school. Given below are the different sections of the question paper and the best books that can be used for reference while preparing for them.

1. General English

This is the section in CUET BHM where you can score the most. Revise all grammar concepts you learned in school and keep reading extra books when you have time to get acquainted with how the language is used. You can also use the following books:

  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
  • Pearson’s English
  • Arihant General English for all Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prashad
  • English – From Plinth to Paramount  by Neetu Singh
CUET BHM Exam vocab
2. Reasoning Ability

The two important concerns when it comes to this section are the number of questions you get right and the time you take to answer them. To prepare for this section, refresh your memory on the basic concepts of math you learned in school. You would also have to constantly practice solving questions to improve your speed. Try to understand the different ways a single question can be asked. You can use the following books for preparations:

  • 10 and 11 NCERT Math textbooks
  • Verbal Reasoning Book by RS Agarwal
  • 501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
3. General Knowledge

For this section, make sure that you know what is going on in the world. Read newspapers daily and stay updated on events around the world. You can also subscribe to internet quizzing apps or sites so that you can learn wherever you are, whether you have a book or not. Make use of good studying guides like the following:

  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Lucent’s GK
  • Pearson India Yearbook
  • Arihant General Knowledge
  • General Awareness by Manohar Panda
CUET BHM preparation ga
4. Quantitative Aptitude

This section is relatively easy, but you can easily answer questions wrongly if you do not pay good attention. Careful reading and analysis are the key concepts in acing this section. The following books are good for reference:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by NK Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Arihant
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
CUET preparation maths
5. Data Analysis and interpretation

This is also a section where you can get maximum marks. Figures of graphs and charts will be given and careful analysis of each would lead you to the answer. The questions are of a basic standard and referring to just the NCERT Maths textbooks of 11th and 12th will help you in answering all the questions. If you need an additional reference, you can opt for Arihant’s Basic Statistics or Basic Mathematics.

6. Fundamental Accounting

This section is different from all others. This section tests domain-based knowledge. The questions in this section need to be objectively answered after careful analysis. You should know the basics of accounting, which is taught in the commerce stream of 11th and 12th standards. Other books you can refer to include:

  • Basics of Accounting by Arihant
  • Fundamental Accounting by R S Aggarwal

Also, make sure to take CUET BHM mock tests and also look through the previous years’ question papers. Once you’re done, you are good to go for Christ BHM. If you are interested, you can check out the article Christ University BHM Entrance Test Preparation Strategy.