National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Exam
  • About Exam

    Hotel Management is considered as one of the blooming professions in the country. The field is known for generating big revenues in the Indian economy as many of the foreign hospitality industries have successfully established their foot in the country in past 8 – 10 years. The shortage of acute trained manpower and keeping in mind the shifting scenario, a wide range of hotel management institutes has been developed in India, known for offering quality training in hospitality management. Similar to every field such as Engineering, Medical and Pharmacy; Hotel management too has entrance exam i.e. NCHMCT-JEE. The exam is conducted as a prerequisite admission to 51 hotel management institutes (including 20 IHMs) affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT). Every year, in the month of April, the council holds the examination to judge the comprehensive understanding of aspirants’ abilities in service sector, communication skills and logical reasoning.

  • Eligibility

    A pass in 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects. Candidate must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination.

    Those appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination can also appear in JEE 2017 on provisional basis. Provisional admission will stand cancelled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted at the time of counselling or at the time of admission or latest by 30-09-2017.

    The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/documents at the time of counselling/admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will stand cancelled.


    ·         Plus two level examination in the 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education of any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination or State Boards of Secondary Education.

    ·         Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.

    ·         General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

    ·         High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.

    ·         Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in a foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education.

    ·         H.S.C. Vocational Examination.

    ·         Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the Subjects.

    Age Limit as on 01 July 2017:-

    For candidates from General and OBC categories, upper age limit is 22 years as on 01.07.2017. Candidates born on or after July 01, 1995 are eligible. In the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, upper age limit is 25 years as on 01.07.2017. That is SC/ST candidates born on or after July 01, 1992 are eligible. Upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/Pre-University Certificate shall be the authentic proof that will be accepted. At the time of counselling, this certificate must be produced in original as a proof of age, failing which the candidate will not be considered for counselling/admission.

  • Test Duration & Pattern

     NCHMCT JEE consists of objective type multiple choice type questions from the stipulated syllabus

    Subject No. of Question Duration
    Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitute  30 3 hrs
    Reasoning and Logical Deduction  30
    General Knowledge & Current Affairs  30
    English Language  80
    Aptitude for Service Sector  30


  • Exam Format

    Subject: Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude (30 questions); Reasoning and Logical Deduction (30 questions); General Knowledge & Current Affairs (30 questions); English Language (60 questions) and Aptitude for Service Sector (50 questions)

    Total No. of Questions: 200 and Duration of 3.00 Hours

    Question Paper will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi (except for English Language)

    Each correct answer under Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning & Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs and English Language components carry one mark
    For any wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted

  • Important Dates

    NCHMCT JEE 2017 Application Form available OnlineDecember 2016
    Application deadlineApril 2017
    Exam DateApril 2017
    Result3rd Week of May 2017

  • How to Apply

    The application Brochure of NCHMCT JEE 2017 will be available in December 2016 (After release of official notification). The details regarding the application form get updated on official website from December 2016.

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