IPU CET BHMCT is 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 BHMCT IPU 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. The exam, which is conducted in an online mode will have 100 questions to be answered in 2.5 hours. Each correct answer is given 4 marks, while 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

Syllabus of IPU CET BHMCT

IPU BHMCT entrance exam question paper contains four sections:

  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Logical and Analytical Ability including Computer awareness
  • General Awareness
  • Knowledge of accounts/ commerce and science

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
Knowledge of accounts/commerce 

The last section Knowledge of accounts/commerce and science is specific to accounts and commerce used in the hospitality section. So, you need to prepare yourself with all the basic concepts of commerce and accounts taught in classes 11th and 12th in the commerce stream.

Section-wise Preparation Tips for IPU CET BHMCT

There are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for each section of the IPU CET BHMCT. Given below are tips regarding each section of the exam, that will help you to be the maximum productive while preparing for the exam:

1. Logical and Analytical Ability including Computer awareness

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. During the exam, make sure to not linger long on a particular question if you don’t know how to solve it. Come back to the difficult ones after answering everything else, to save time. You can use the following books for preparations:

  • 10 and 11 NCERT Math textbooks.
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali·        
2. English Language and Comprehension

This is the section in IPU CET BHMCT 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 Revised Edition by Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
  • Pearson’s English 
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3. General Awareness

To prepare 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
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4. Knowledge of accounts/commerce

Questions of this section are based on the basic theories and knowledge in commerce and accounting. Students who took up the commerce stream in their 11th and 12th may find this section easy, as they would have studied all the concepts there. The books you can refer to for this section are:

  • NCERT commerce and accounting textbooks of classes 11th and 12th.
  • Basic of Accounting by Arihant

Also, make sure to attempt IPU CET BHMCT mock tests and check your scores after testing yourself on previous year’s question papers. You can thus analyze which subjects you need to give more attention to. Try to devise a strategy to minimize your negative marks in these sections. Once you’re done, you are all set to write IPU CET BHMCT. You can also check out BHMCT IPU CET Preparation Strategy.