Top Hotel Management Entrance Exams 2021-22: Check eligibility, key dates and top colleges

Check the popular hotel management entrance exams 2021 to take after Class 12. Get details on state, national-level and hotel-run exams, their eligibility and more.

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Prerna Goel | Jun 25, 2021 - 11:34 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: There are a number of hotel management entrance exams conducted by top colleges in India for admission to various undergraduate courses. These top hotel management entrance exams are conducted both at the state and national level by different bodies and universities.

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The list of top hotel management entrance exams 2021 includes NCHMCT JEE, AIMA UGAT, MAH HM CET, AIHMCT WAT, PUTHAT, UPCET BHMCT, IPU CET and many more. Most of the good hotel management colleges conduct screening rounds/ tests in order to shortlist students for admissions.

Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria for candidates who take admission in hotel management courses after Class 12 is more or less the same. The common hotel management eligibility criteria are as follows.

  • Candidates must have passed Class 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board. The minimum percentage of marks varies among institutes between 40% and 50%.

  • They must not be more than 21 years or less than 18 years

  • They must have studied English (core/ functional/ elective) as a subject in Class 12.

Top Hotel Management Entrance Exams in India 2021: Key Dates

Level of Examination

Entrance Exam Name

Application start date

Application closing date

Exam Date


National level

NCHM JEE

February 03, 2021

June 27, 2021

To be notified

AIMA UGAT

January 13, 2021

June 27, 2021

July 04, 2021

State-level

MAH HM CET

To be notified

To be notified

To be notified

UPCET(UPSEE) BHMCT

March 26, 2021

July 06, 2021

To be notified

WBJEE HM

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

University Level

AIHMCT WAT

-

July 15, 2021

August 01, 2021

CUET

December 08, 2020

June 09, 2021

(Closed)

June 19, 2021 (concluded)

PUTHAT

To be notified

To be notified

To be notified

IPU CET

June 08, 2021

July 15, 2021

To be notified

Hotel run exams

IHM Aurangabad entrance test

To be notified

To be notified

To be notified

Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa

To be notified

To be notified

To be notified

Oberoi STEP

To be notified

To be notified

To be notified

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, Delhi

  • Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Chennai

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Mumbai

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Hyderabad

  • Army Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Bangalore

  • Department of Hotel Management, Christ University, Bangalore

  • Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Delhi

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Gwalior

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