IPU CET BHMCT is the entrance exam to the hotel management program offered by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, or IP university, which was established in 1998 by Government of Delhi. BHMCT is the Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology degree.

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About the IPU CET BHMCT exam

For admission to the program BHMCT candidates have to appear in a common entrance test (CET) known as the IPU CET BHMCT conducted by the university. Following are some details about the same:

Mode of examCBT (Computer Based Test)
Number of questions100 questions
Type of questionsObjective Type/ Multiple Choice Questions
Duration150 minutes
Marking Scheme4 mark for each correct answer-1 mark for each wrong response
Application Fee1200 INR

To get the exam preparation strategy, click here.

Hotel Management at IP University

Bachelor degree in Hotel Management and catering technology (BHMCT) is delivered by Indraprastha University through two institutions affiliated by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University listed below.

The four-year programme BHMCT is designed by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University for both institutions.

  1. Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
  2. Delhi Technical Campus

About Course

The IPU BHM programme is 4 years long and provides the industrial and operational skill sets required in the field of hospitality so that the candidate can get acclimatized with the environment of the market.

Students are trained in the following fields:

  • Front office
  • Food production
  • Bakery and patisserie
  • Accommodation operation
  • Food and beverage service
  • General management skills

Future Opportunities

The institute offers campus recruitment on a regular basis to its students. Some of the hotels that recruit candidates of the hotel management courses from IPU are:

  • Taj hotels, resorts and palaces
  • IHG (InterContinental Hotel Group)
  • Oberoi hotels and resorts
  • Ibibo group
  • ITC Hospitality management institute

Eligibility Criteria

Pass in 10+2 or equivalent with minimum qualifying marks of 50% 
English as one of the subject in 10+2 or equivalent

Please visit the official link for more information on eligibility criteria.


There are only two institutions affiliated to Indraprastha University which provides professional degrees in the field of hotel management.

InstitutionsProgramme OfferedDuration of ProgrammeSeats
Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019BHMCT4 years120
Delhi Technical Campus, Greater Noida, UPBHMCT4 years120

Selection Criteria

Selection will be made on the basis of the scores obtained in the IPU CET BHMCT by the candidate followed by the counselling. Also, candidates will be admitted to the university as per the availability of the seats in a program.

IPU CET BHMCT Exam Pattern

Sections of the IPU CET BHMCT are mentioned below:

English Language & Comprehension25%
General Awareness20%
Logical and Analytical Ability including Computer awareness30%
Knowledge of Accounts / Commerce & Science20%
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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

The last section of Knowledge of Accounts is about specific domain knowledge. You can refer to the basics of accounting taught in the 11th and 12th standards.

Cut Off

Cut off is the minimum marks that a candidate requires to get a seat in the college of their choice. There are three rounds and an additional sliding round of cut-offs for the IPU CET BHMCT. The cut off depends on the following factors:

  • Total number of candidates taking the examination
  • Marks scored by the candidates
  • Number of seats offered by the participating institutes

Important Dates

Important dates of the IPU CET BHMCT 2021 (as expected) are given below:

EventsDates (Expected)
IPU CET BHMCT 2021 Application Form Start Date1st Week of March 2021
IPU CET BHMCT 2021 Application Form End Date1st Week of April 2021
Last Date to correct IPU CET BHMCT Application Form1st Week of April 2021
IPU CET BHMCT 2021 Admit Card Release3rd Week of April 2021
IPU CET BHMCT 2021 Exam Date4th Week of April 2021
IPU CET BHMCT Result Date1st Week of June 2021
IPU CET BHMCT Counselling Process1st Week of July 2021

Application Process

Follow the below-mentioned steps to fill the IPU CET BHMCT online application form. The application process is a two-step process.

Step I: Registration 

  • Click here to apply online
  • Click on admissions 2020-2021
  • Click online admission form you will land on the application page
  • Tick the declaration check box by clicking on it. 
  • Click on start button
  • Fill the Application form by filling details of program group, program name, cet code, and other details. Note : CET Code of Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology is 127
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After filling the IPU CET BHMCT form click on submit button

This is the initial registration, after that candidate will receive login id and password on his email id.

Step II: Application Form 

  • Using credentials i.e login id and password, re- Login here and fill the details. 
  • Upload scanned image of candidates recent passport size  photograph and signature
  • After that, a preview of the filled application will appear, make sure that all the details filled are correct and click on the submit button after reviewing
  • You will be automatically redirected to online payment gateway 
  • Make the online payment through the options available at the payment gateway and after a successful transaction, keep the transaction details for future reference
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Exam Centers

You will be able to select the IPU CET BHMCT exam center as per your convenience at the time of registration. Also you can check the exam centers from the official website, however, here are the major exam centers for your reference:

  • Delhi : New Delhi
  • Haryana : Gurgaon
  • Punjab : Chandigarh
  • Uttarpradesh : Luckhnow

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How difficult was the 2020 IPU CET BHMCT?

The 2020 IPU CET BHMCT was of a moderate difficulty level. The English section as always was the easiest. Knowledge of Accounts section was a little difficult for students from streams other than commerce. The General Awareness section also tested the candidates’ knowledge about a year worth of current affairs. Hence, preparation is the key to cracking the exam. For more details, click here.

What are the placement and career opportunities of IPU BHM?

Different hotel groups and companies organize campus placements for the students of the IPU BHMCT program. A few of such entities are Taj group, Oberoi hotels and resorts, Marriott group, Leela group, etc. The university also offers internship opportunities for the students. To know more, click here.

What is the syllabus for IPU CET BHMCT?

English Language & Comprehension, General Awareness, Logical and Analytical Ability including Computer Awareness, and Knowledge of Accounts / Commerce and science are the four sections of the exam. To know about the topics asked from each section, click here.

What are the best study materials for IPU CET BHMCT?

The best study materials for the English Section include Pearson’s English, for the General awareness section include Manorama Yearbook, for the Logical and Analytical Ability include Arihant Quantitative Aptitude and the for the Knowledge of accounts section include commerce textbooks from 11th and 12th. To get more details about study materials, click here.

Which are the best hotel management colleges in IP University?

The best hotel management college in IP University is undoubtedly, the department at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. To know the other top colleges under IPU, click here.