NCHMCT JEE national council for hotel management and catering technology

NCHMCT JEE 2018 last date to fill application form submission has been extended. Those who have applied on time can able to download admit card of NCHMCT JEE 2018. National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is conducting Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to B.Sc in HA. On basis of NCHMCT JEE, B.Sc Hospitality in Hotel Administration course is offered by 58 colleges which are considered among top hotel management colleges in India. Candidates who wish to pursue a career in hospitality and hotel management should appear in this exam.

Latest: Seat Allotment for the third and final round of NCHMCT JEE 2018 Counselling has been released. Candidates can check it from the “counselling” page.


About NCHMCT JEE 2018 – Date of exam is 28th April 2018. NCHM is conducting this national level entrance exam at 33 centres in India. Admission will only be on basis of marks obtained in entrance exam subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria. Complete details of NCHMCT JEE 2018 including exam date, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result are available here.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Dates
Application form available online from 24 Dec 2017
Last date to apply 11 Apr 2018 16 Apr 2018
Availability of admit card 20 Apr 2018 (5 PM)
Date of exam 28 Apr 2018
Result of JEE 18 May 2018 21 May 2018 (After 4:00 PM)
Correction in candidates’ credentials, if any 24 May 2018
Ist round of seat allotment 06 Jun 2018
2nd round of seat allotment 18 Jun 2018
3rd & Final round seat allotment 29 Jun 2018
Commencement of academic session 25 Jul 2018

NCHM allots seats to students on the basis of merit-cum-preference. There is no group discussion or personal interview. NCHMCT JEE 2018 is being held in 33 cities in India.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Application Form

Candidates must fill NCHMCT JEE 2018 application form through A fee payment gateway is integrated in the application form and candidates must pay fee application fee using that. The application form is available for a period of more than 3 months.

Application Fees

General / OBC Rs 800
SC/ST/PD Rs 400

Steps to apply

  1. Create login: In this step, candidate will enter name, date of birth, category, email ID. Application t the end of this step, an acknowledgement is generated and sent to email ID of applicant.
  2. Enter details in application form: To start this step, candidate will log in using email ID and date of birth. Then proceed to Action 1 on next screen that says “Fill Application”. Now ebter details including choice of test, language of question paper, mother’s name, father’s name, category, nationality, gender, class 10 marks, class 12 marks (if passed), year of class 12.
  3. Upload photograph and signature
  4. Pay fee
  5. Print form

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should be eligible in order to appear in exam and get admission on basis of it. Here are the eligibility criteria of NCHMCT JEE 2018:

Educational qualification

Candidate should have passed or is appearing 10+2 with English as a subject. Those candidates who are appearing in 2018, they should have proof of passing QE by 30th September 2018.

Age limit

Candidates belonging to general or OBC category can be at max 22 years old as on 1st July 2018. Therefore those who are born on or after 1st July 1996 are only eligible. Likewise candidates belonging to SC/ST category can be at max 25 years old. Thus they should be born on or after 1st July 1993.

Direct Admission To Board Toppers

Each IHMs have 3 seats for class 2 rank holders (one each for Arts, Science and Commerce stream) from among 1st to 200th rank holders.

Condition: Candidates must be from recognized Boards of school examination wherein up to 2 lacs candidates appear or 1st to 500th rank holders from Board of Examination where 2 lacs to 5 lacs candidates take the examination.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of Joint Entrance Examination is as follows.

Subject Number of questions
Numerical Ability 30
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 30
English Language 60
Aptitude for Service Sector 50
Total 200

Question paper will be in English and Hindi except for English language section. Candidates select question paper language while filling application form.

Marking scheme for Numerical Ability, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, English Language

  • +1 for correct answers
  • -0.25 for incorrect answer

Marking scheme for Aptitude for Service Sector

  • +1 for most appropriate answer
  • +0.75 for next appropriate answer
  • +0.50 for next most appropriate answer
  • -0.25 for inappropriate answer

These (above) are the subjects from which questions will be asked in exam. Detailed syllabus for NCHMCT JEE 2018 is not available officially. However, on basis of analysis of past year papers and inputs from teachers, the following topics are suggested for study for NCHMCT JE 2018 preparation.

Numerical ability

  • Age Questions
  • Arthimetic (number Theory)
  • Average
  • Calculate areas and volumes
  • Chain Rule
  • Clocks & Calendar related questions
  • Compound Interest
  • Cube Roots
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • HCF and LCM
  • Logarithms
  • Number Systems
  • Percentage calculation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Simplification
  • Speed (of cars, trains etc) related questions
  • Square Roots
  • Time and Distance related questions
  • Unitary Method Questions
  • Variation
  • Work and Wage related questions

Reasoning and Logical Deduction

  • Alphabet Test
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Blood relations related questions
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Complex Arrangement
  • Data interpretation
  • Direction and Distance related questions
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Problems based on Symmetry
  • Problems based on Visual Ability
  • Series
  • Statements action
  • Statements arguments
  • Statements assumptions
  • Statements conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Symbols and notations

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Animals
  • Books and authors
  • Currencies
  • Dances
  • Disasters
  • Earth
  • Famous personalities
  • Fashion Events
  • Inventions and discoveries
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Natural calamities
  • Prizes and awards
  • Solar System
  • Sports
  • Statistical data of the World
  • World organisations

English Language

  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • English proficiency
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Idioms and phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Paragraph completion
  • Paragraph formation
  • Rearrangement of sentence in paragraph
  • Rearrangement of words in sentence
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence formation
  • Sentence improvement
  • Sentence Reconstruction
  • Spelling mistakes
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Admit Card

Candidates must take admit card to exam hall on day of exam.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Admit Card is available online on the official website. Only those who have submitted application form with fee on time can download it as per schedule given above. Candidates must download it in duplicate.

Candidates can log in to the website using email ID and date of birth. Then they can download admit card. The admit card contains details such as centre / venue of examination and other important details.

If there is any discrepancy (meaning information in admit card does not match with documents of candidate) in admit card, then it should be brought to the notice of JEE Cell via email to [email protected] One copy of admit card duly attested is submitted at exam hall. Candidates need to keep second copy safely.

NCHM shall not send admit card by post or any other means. It will also not allow candidates to enter exam hall without admit card.

NCHMCT JEE Exam Centres

The applicants can choose any one test centre out of the identified. The exam will be held in 33 places.

Examination Centre Code Examination Centre Code
Ahmedabad 51 Kochi 68
Bengaluru 52 Kolkata 69
Bhopal 53 Lucknow 70
Bhubaneshwar 54 Madurai 71
Chandigarh 55 Mumbai 72
Chennai 56 Nagpur 73
Delhi 57 Patna 74
Dehradun 58 Puducherry 75
Goa 59 Pune 76
Gurdaspur 60 Raipur 77
Guwahati 61 Shillong 78
Gwalior 62 Shimla 79
Hyderabad 63 Siliguri 80
Jammu 64 Srinagar 81
Jabalpur 65 Thiruvananthapuram 82
Jaipur 66 Varanasi 83
Jamshedpur 67

How to change exam centre?

Normally NCHM does not consider changing exam centres. However, only under exceptional circumstances, they are permitting it with valid reasons.

Candidates must send an application to JEE Cell on or before April 11, 2018, with non-refundable fee of Rs 1000 through DD in favor of NCHMCT, payable at Delhi/NOIDA.

NCHM has rights to reject requests if they are not in a position to accommodate candidates in a centre.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Result

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Result will be published at and on May 21, 2018 after 4:00 PM. NCHM shall offer admission to candidates solely on basis of NCHMCT JEE 2018 Result (All India Rank). The award of rank is only on basis of marks obtained in Joint Entrance Exam (out of 200). There are no group discussion or interviews.

Seat allotment will be as per rank obtained.

Tie Breaking

When two or more test takers get same marks then tie breaking rules are brought into effect. They are:

  • One who gets more marks in English component gets higher rank.
  • If they get equal marks in English component then one who gets higher marks in Service Aptitude gets higher rank.
  • If tie persists then one who is older gets better rank.


The number of seats in IHMs are as follows. A more updated data will be available at the time of counselling.

Institute Seats
Institute of Hotel Management Bengaluru 230
Institute of Hotel Management Bhopal Gen: 270
Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Bhubaneswar 230
Institute of Hotel Management Chennai Gen: 266
Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management Chandigarh 230
Institute of Hotel Management New Delhi 246
Institute of Hotel Management Gandhinagar Gen: 242
Veg: 42
Institute of Hotel Management Goa 340
Institute of Hotel Management Gurdaspur 184
Institute of Hotel Management Guwahati 180
Institute of Hotel Management Gwalior 240
Institute of Hotel Management Hajipur Gen: 222
Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Hyderabad 230
Institute of Hotel Management Jaipur Gen: 173
Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Kolkata 307
Institute of Hotel Management Lucknow 276
Institute of Hotel Management Mumbai 368
Institute of Hotel Management Shillong Gen: 105
Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Shimla 307
Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar 153
Institute of Hotel Management Thiruvananthapuram 240

State Government Institute of Hotel Management

Institute Seats
Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management 120
Delhi Institute of Hotel Management 120
Institute of Hotel Management Dehradun 140
Institute of Hotel Management Faridabad 140
State Institute of Hotel Management Gangtok 80
State Institute of Hotel Management Jodhpur 100
State Institute of Hotel Management Kozhikode 60
Institute of Hotel Management Kurukshetra 130
Institute of Hotel Management Bathinda 120
State Institute of Hotel Management Hamirpur 120
Institute of Hotel Management Silvassa 100
State Institute of Hotel Management Tiruchirapalli 90
State Institute of Hotel Management Rohtak 160
State Institute of Hotel Management Pondicherry 60
State Institute of Hotel Management Panipat 60
Dr YSR NITHM Hyderabad 60
State Institute of Hotel Management Indore 60
State Institute of Hotel Management Tirupati 60
State Institute of Hotel Management Yamuna Nagar 100
Telangana State Institute of Hotel Mangement 60

New State IHMs under affiliation process, subject to clearance of inspection

Institute Seats
State Institute of Hotel Mangement West Bengal 120
Delhi Institute of Hotel Management Jharkhand 120

Public Sector Undertaking IHM

Institute Seats
ASHOK Institute of Hotel Management Hotel Samrat, Chanakya Puri New Delhi 60

Private IHM

Institute Seats
Chandigarh College of Hotel Management 120
Chitkara School of Hospitality Patiala 120
Deshbhagat Institute of Hotel Management 60
K C College of Hotel Management 60
Institute of Hotel Management Meerut 180
Oriental School of Hotel Management Kerala 120
Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management Bhubaneswar 120
Institute of Hotel Management- Shri Shakti Hyderabad 120
SRM Institute of Hotel Management Tamil Nadu 120
Munnar Catering College Kerala 60
C T Institute of Hotel Management Jalandhar 60
St.Soldier Institute of Hotel Management Punjab 50
The Lalit Suri Hospitality School Faridabad 40
Gurunanak Institute of Hotel Mngt Kolkata 60

NCHM Counselling 2018

NCHM conducts counselling after declaration of result. There are 3 rounds. It takes place in third week of May 2018. During counselling, the authorities will check eligibility of candidates, verify documents. Candidates will deposit counselling and first semester fee and fill choice of institutes.

Candidates should give as many choices as they can after reviewing all options.

Candidates need to pay seat acceptance fee (there is no need to pay any fee for counselling). The seat acceptance fee includes part of Ist Semester Fee (Rs.39000+1000 Counselling charges).


Counselling Fee None
Seat Acceptance Fee Rs 40000

Withdrawal and refund policy details are available on counselling page.

Fee Structure

For government sponsored institutes

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6
Admission Fee 1500 nil nil nil nil nil
Enrolment Fee (One time) 1800 nil nil nil nil nil
Tuition Fee 39700 39700 40600 40600 46600 46600
IGNOU Fee 12700 12700 12700
Examination Fee 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500
Caution Money (Refundable) 6500 nil nil nil nil Nil
Total 64700 42200 55800 43100 61800 49100

Private affiliated institutes

While the fee of the Central and State Government Institutes is uniformly fixed by NCHMCT as given above, fee in case of Private affiliated Institutes may be downloaded from website of respective private Institute. Candidates may also ascertain from the websites of private institutes the availability of hostel and charges for mess and room rent thereof, so that the candidates are fully aware about the charges that are payable to such Institutes. The website address of private affiliated Institutes is given in the Brochure.

Reservation of seats

Reservation of seats is as follows.

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Physically handicapped 5% horizontal
Kashmiri migrant 1 seat supernumerary in each Central and State government affiliated IHM

Those who claim reservation need to submit original caste / tribe certificate. NCHM shall not fill other category candidates in seats remaining vacant in these categories.

Reservation for OBC-NCL is only for those whose name is listed in Central Government OBC list for admission in Central Govt. Institutes of Hotel Management only. Candidates may please note that the OBC NCL caste certificate should be issued on or after April 1, 2017.

Reservation for Physically disabled is for loco motor, visual, dyslexia, speech, and /or hearing. NCHM shall give benefit to those who have at least 40% physical impairment but able to perform kitchen and other practical classes that are a part of the course.

Certificate Issued By – for admission purposes

SC, ST, OBC certificate should be issued by District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/City Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate/Land and Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar where the candidate and/or his/her family normally resides.

Physically disabled candidates will get percentage of disability certified by Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Central Govt. / State Govt./ Municipal Corporation run Hospitals only. Dyslexia Certificate should either from the clinical psychologist department of a Govt Hospital or froma RCI registered clinical psychologist attached with a registered hospital.

About B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration

NCHM and IGNOU jointly offer this course. It is of 3 years and has 6 semesters. It equips a student with skill sets necessary for supervisory responsibilities in Hospitality sector.

The program includes laboratory work to gain knowledge and skills in operational areas of Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, Front Office Operation and House Keeping. In addition it develops managerials knowledge of Hotel Accountancy, Food Safety & Quality, Human Resource Management, Facility Planning, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Tourism Marketing and Management.

Option for “Only Vegetarian” is also available in 6 affiliated institues.

Career opportunities for Hospitality graduates

  • A graduate in hospitality sector can get job opportunities as following:
  • Management Trainee in Hotel and allied hospitality industry
  • Kitchen Management/Housekeeping Management positions in Hotels after initial stint as trainee
  • Flight Kitchens and on-board flight services
  • Indian Navy Hospitality services
  • Guest/Customer Relation Executive in Hotel and other Service Sectors
  • Management Trainee/Executive in international and national fast food chains
  • Hospital and Institutional Catering
  • Faculty in Hotel Management/Food Craft Institutes
  • Shipping and Cruise lines
  • Marketing/Sales Executive in Hotel and other Service Sectors
  • Railway Hospitality and Catering Services
  • State Tourism Development Corporations
  • Resort Management
  • Self-employment through entrepreneurship and
  • Information Brochure 2018
  • Multinational companies for their hospitality services

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

After coming to know of this exam, students have many questions in their minds. Based on questions asked by actual NCHMCT JEE aspirants at quora and other platforms, frequently asked questions and their answers have been compiled here. Check them out.

I have less than 50% in class 12th. Am I eligible for NCHMCT JEE 2018?

Yes, you are eligible. NCHM has not specified any minimum percentage for appearing in Joint Entrance Exam.

Where can I download NCHMCT JEE 2018 admit card?

You can download hall ticket at or These two are the official websites of Joint Entrance Exam.

When will NCHMCT JEE 2018 results be announced?

As per schedule, result will be announced in third week of May 2018. Exact date for declaration of result has not been announced.

Is it necessary to take coaching to score high in exam?

Not it is absolutely not necessary to take coaching. You can do well in exam by self studies also. The advantage of self study is that it gives you enough time to focus on studies. If you go to coaching then you have to waste a lot of time in travelling. However, if you find any topic difficult then you should seek help.

Are calculators allowed in exam?

No. candidates are not allowed to take any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other electronic device, except the Admit Card inside the Examination Room/ Hall.

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