NCHMCT JEE national council for hotel management and catering technology

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. 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. Read this article for complete information about the NCHMCT JEE.



About NCHMCT JEE , NCHM conducts 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. candidates can check complete details of NCHMCT JEE including exam date, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result are available here. Dates for NCHMCET JEE given below.

NCHMCT JEE  2018 exam date 28 Apr 2018
NCHMCT JEE 2019 exam date 27 Apr 2019

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

NCHMCT JEE Application Form

NCHMCT JEE registration, Candidates must fill NCHMCT JEE application form through the official site i.e 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.

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

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.


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

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
  • 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 Admit Card will be available to download from the official site few days before the examination. 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


NCHMCT JEE Result will be published at and NCHM shall offer admission to candidates solely on basis of NCHMCT JEE 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 55120
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

NCHM conducts counselling after declaration of result. There are 3 rounds. 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.

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, 2018.

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
  • Multinational companies for their hospitality services

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