Under Graduate Aptitude Test (UGAT) is a basically a standardized test that is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) annually for screening candidates for various under graduate programs including Hotel Management. UGAT which is also known as Under Graduate Aptitude Test can help students interested in the hospitality sector to get admissions in their choice of institute. The examination is conducted only once a year.

Under Graduate Aptitude Test AIMA Application Process

UGAT AIMA application process can be done online and offline too. For the offline mode, you have to purchase the bulletin along with the UGAT form and profiles against cash payment of Rs 500/- from any of the listed Institutes or from AIMA, Lodhi Road New Delhi. One can also obtain the crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 500/- in favour of 'All India Management Association’ that is payable at Delhi from any Bank. The online process involves logging into the website and getting yourself registered. Then the payment of Rs. 500 can be made either through net banking or even through credit or debit cards.

Once this process is done, you must retain a hard copy of the printed online form for future communications. Those who applied offline will be given the same from the respective offices, post completion of the forms.     

Eligibility Criteria UGAT AIMA 2018

All students appearing for the UGAT AIMA 2018 must be above 18 years of age. However, there is no upper limit or age bar here. Students must have passed their class 12 examinations from affiliated and reputed institutes. UGAT AIMA 2018 can be taken both online and offline.

UGAT AIMA 2018 (Tentative Dates)

Test - May 2018
Last Date for applying online-Last week April 2018   
Last Date of receipt of printout of UGAT, Online Registration Forms at AIMA, New Delhi along with Demand Draft of Rs.500/ by April 2018

Admit Card UGAT AIMA 2018

Once the entire registration process is completed, students have to download and print their admit cards from the official website. This should be done at least 7 days before the exam. This applies for both the Paper Based Test and for the Computer Based Test. 

Exam Pattern UGAT AIMA 2018

All questions for this exam are to be objective type. There will be two papers in the exam i.e. paper I and paper II. For the first paper, you have a time period of 2 hours and for the second one, just 1 hour or 60 minutes.

Paper I
English 40 questions
Numerical and data analysis 30 questions
Reasoning 30 questions
General knowledge 30 questions
Total 130

Paper II
Service aptitude 25 questions
Scientific aptitude 25 questions
Total 50

Both exams are conducted on the same day.

Participating Institutes

  • Dr YSR National Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Hyderabad
  • Vidya Jyoti Institutions, Raipur
  • Goa University
  • V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education
  • Goa College of Hospitality & Culinary Education
  • Culinary Institute of India & CITMS, Durgapur
  • SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
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