National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level

NCHMCT JEE 2019 would be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for the coming academic session. NTA is an agency of the central goverment. The admission portal for NCHMCT JEE 2019 would open on January 15, 2019. Thus, candidates can fill their NCHMCT JEE application form from January 15 itself. 

National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) used to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) each year to offer admission to aspirants in hospitality and hotel administration programmes. NCHMCT is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. NCHMCT was established in 1982.

Exam Name

NCHMCT JEE (National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination) 2019

Exam for Course Level

UG Level


Online (Tentative)

Test Duration

180 minutes

No. of Test Cities

33 cities in India

Courses Offered

BSc Hospitality Management

Registration Dates

January 15, 2019

Exam Date

April 27, 2019 (Tentative)

Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website & Email (to be updated for 2019)


By clearing NCHMCT JEE 2019, candidates can secure admission in more than 63 IHMs. Further, break-up of the number of institutes that accept NCHMCT JEE scores for admission is - 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management, 22 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management, one Public Sector Undertaking and 14 Private Institutes of Hotel Management affiliated with NCHMCT. Apart from this, a total of 12 Food Craft Institutes, 2 SIHMs (running only diploma level program) . All these colleges offer standardised course curriculum as prescribed by NCHMCT for the various programmes that they offer. Earlier, only 6 IHMs used to offer BSc HHA with Vegetarian Cooking Option but now all IHMs offer this course. Go through the list of colleges accepting NCHMCT JEE scores for admission.

Talking about the courses offered by the colleges, the official website of NCHMCT states: “Through the Council, these institutes offer 10 different professional programmes leading to award of Certificate, Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Master Degree. The BSc and MSc programmes are offered in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University – IGNOU”. As per the NCHMCT JEE brochure, the Council, till date has trained approximately 80,000 Hospitality Managers, Executives and other operational personnel.

The tentative NCHMCT JEE exam date is April 27, 2019. Candidates can view NCHMCT JEE exam dates.

What's New in NCHMCT JEE 2019

  • Candidates are informed that NCHMCT JEE 2019 would be conducted by NTA for the first time, this year. Earlier, National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) used to conduct NCHMCT JEE exam.

  • NTA would be conducting NCHMCT JEE 2019 as a computer based test (CBT). This is a major change as NCHMCT JEE was earlier conducted as an offline hospitality entrance exam.


NCHMCT JEE 2019 Exam Dates

Check below official dates of the NCHMCT JEE examination:



Availability of Online Application

15th January 2019

Last date to fill application

2nd week of April 2019

Availability of Admit Cards

3rd week of April 2019

Date of Exam

27th April 2019

Result Declaration

3rd week of May 2019

Counselling Starts

Last week of May 2019

NCHMCT JEE 2019 Process

Admission through NCHMCT JEE will strictly be on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the All India (Written Test) JEE. Based on marks scored by a candidate in NCHMCT JEE, he/she will be allotted an All India Rank (AIR). No group discussion or personal interview round is conducted for shortlisting candidates. So, admission is offered only on the basis of NCHMCT JEE merit and rank.

Step 1: Apply for NCHMCT JEE 2019

 NCHMCT JEE 2019 application form is available online on the official website of National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT). Candidates can submit their application form for NCHMCT JEE exam either online on by hand. 

Step 2: Download NCHMCT JEE Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of NCHMCT JEE 2019 from April 2019 onwards. One copy of NCHMCT JEE Admit Card, which is duly attested by Gazetted Officer/Head of Institution last attended/Bank Manager of scheduled Bank/Area Post Master, has to be deposited with the invigilator for his/her signature. The admit card needs to be preserved by the candidate and produced at the time of Counselling, whereas, the second copy of the Admit Card is to be deposited at the examination centre.

Step 3: Appear for NCHMCT JEE

Candidates need to appear for the NCHMCT JEE exam as per the schedule and exam centre mentioned on their admit card. NCHMCT JEE 2019 is a three hour duration exam which consists of questions from five subjects which are - Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Language and Aptitude for Service Sector.

Step 4: Check NCHMCT JEE Result

Aspirants need to check their results for the written entrance exam on the official website of NCHMCT JEE. Candidates can check their results by filling in their roll number and date of birth.

Step 5:  Appear for NCHMCT JEE Counselling

At the time of counselling, the eligibility of candidates for admission is checked and their documents are verified. The NCHMCT JEE 2019 counselling fee is Rs 1000. Apart from this, candidates are asked to pay their counselling as well as first semester fee. At the time of NCHMCT JEE Counselling, candidates need to mention their college preference for admission on the basis of their AIR. The allotment of college through counselling will be done on the basis of merit (AIR) and choice (of Institute) exercised by the candidate.

NCHMCT JEE 2019 Exam Centers

NCHMCT JEE 2019 test centres have not been declared yet. However, last year NCHMCT JEE was scheduled to be conducted across 33 test cities in the country. Test centres for NCHMCT JEE 2018 are listed below:





































































The official website of NCHMCT JEE informs: "Change of Written Test Centre within a city will not be considered. Under exceptional circumstances, change of centre may be permitted if an application with valid reasons for the change of centre is received in the JEE Cell on or before the last date along with non-refundable fees of Rs.1000/- through Demand Draft drawn in favour of NCHMCT, payable at Delhi/NOIDA. The National Council for Hotel Management reserves the right to reject such request in case the test centre is not in a position to accommodate any extra candidate".

NCHMCT JEE 2019 Preparation Tips

Following are some important tips which can be followed by candidates preparing for NCHMCT JEE:

Create a Time-Table

A proper time table helps to set a clear action goal for the exam.Time table should be created in such a manner that you have allocated enough time for each subject. Set weekly targets and try to finish them in set time frame. Be punctual with study plan and follow routine regularly.

Read Newspaper Daily

Candidates should start reading at least 2-3 newspaper daily 1 year prior to the exam. This will not only help candidates to update their general knowledge & current affair but will also improve vocabulary and increases reading comprehension skills.

Revise Regularly

Regular revision is must while preparing for NCHMCT JEE. Revision of all important/ hard topics as well as easy topic is necessary. Numerical ability & reasoning section of the exam requires good amount of practice. Regular revision helps in memorizing all the studied topics till the last date of the exam.

Solve Previous Year Papers & Mock Papers

Solving previous year papers helps in determining exam pattern, difficulty level and important topics related to exam. While solving mock papers helps in increasing speed & accuracy of solving questions of the exam. Try solving mock papers in stress & time bound environment to analyze your performance.

Aptitude for Service Selection

Aptitude for service selection is one of the difficult sections among all the section in NCHMCT JEE examQuestions asked in this section are based on hospitality sectors. To possess good knowledge of this sector candidate should start reading travel & tourism related books such as Outlook Traveller, Go Now and Destination India.

Have Good Study Material

Having a good set of study material is always helpful while preparing for NCHMCT JEE comprise which comprises of 5 sections. Candidates should prepare from the best books available in the market. Students must also check the study materials available in the Internet for better preparations.

Read Official Notification | NCHMCT JEE 2019


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NCHMCT JEE 2019 Eligibility

Candidates are eligible to apply for NCHMCT JEE 2019 if they cleared their 10+2 or its equivalent examination with English as one of the subjects studied. Apart from this, candidates will meet the eligibility criteria for NCHMCT JEE only if they have secured passing marks in English (core/elective/functional) in their qualifying examination.

Candidates who are appearing for their 10+2 or equivalent exam are also eligible to appear for NCHMCT JEE 2019 on provisional basis. However, admissions offered on provisional basis will stand cancelled if the candidate fails to submit proof of clearing the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) at the time of counselling or at the time of admission or latest by September 30, 2019.

The official NCHMCT JEE 2019 website informs that, "“Each IHMs shall have three seats earmark for 10+2 rank holders (one each for Arts, Science and Commerce stream) from among 1st to 200 rank holders from respective streams from
recognized Boards of school examination wherein up to 2 lacs candidates appear or 1st to 500 rank holders from Board of Examination where 2 lacs to 5 lacs candidates take examination. The inter-se-merit from recognized School Boards of examination shall be at par".

Eligibility Criteria on the basis of which candidates can apply for NCHMCT JEE 2019 are as follows:

Qualifying Examinations for Indian Students

Candidates are eligible to apply for NCHMCT JEE if they have cleared any of the below mentioned qualifying examinations:

• Plus two level examination in the 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education of any recognised 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 recognised institution
• 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 recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education
• HSC Vocational Examination approved by NCVT and SCVT of concerned state
• Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the Subjects

NCHMCT JEE 2019: Age Limit & Seat Reservation

General and OBC Categories

The upper age limit for candidates from this category is 22 years as on July 1, 2019. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1997 are eligible to apply for NCHMCT.

SC/ST categories

The upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on July 1, 2019. SC/ST candidates born on or after July 1, 1994 are eligible to apply for NCHMCT.

Physically Challenged

The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to, that is, General/SC/ST/OBC.

The Date of Birth (DoB) as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/Pre-University Certificate of candidates shall be accepted. This certificate needs to be presented by candidates in original at the time of counselling, failing which the candidate will not be considered for counselling/admission.

NCHMCT JEE 2019: Reservation of Seats

Candidates falling under the below mentioned categories are offered reservation for admissions on the basis of NCHMCT JEE rank:


Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

In NCHMCT JEE, 15% and 7.5% seats are reserved for SC and ST category candidates respectively. This reservation is offered to candidates in Central and State Government Institutes of Hotel Management. Vacant seats in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.

OBC Candidates

Around 27% seats are reserved for OBC (Non creamy layer) category candidates in Central Institutes of Hotel Management. Here, one needs to note that OBC candidates belonging to the creamy layer are not entitled for any reservation. Seats remaining vacant in this category shall be filled by General Category candidates, as per Hon’ble Supreme Court ruling.

Document required to claim reservation

Candidates, who want to apply for admissions under any of the reservation categories in NCHMCT JEE 2019, need to furnish their caste certificate issued by a competent authority.

• SC, ST & OBC category 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/Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar/Sub-Divisional Officer of the area / Administrator/Secretary to Administrator/Development Officer (Lakshadweep Island) where the candidate and/or his/her family normally resides.

Certificate issued by any other authority will not be accepted. Candidates are required to produce the original Caste Certificate along with attested copy at the time of Counselling as well as at the time of admission at the Institute.

Physically Disabled (PD)

Around 3% seats (in every category) are reserved for Physically Disabled candidates in all Central & State Government Institutes of Hotel Management. The official website states: “For any category of disability (viz. locomotors, visual, dyslexia, speech, and /or hearing) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment”.

Reservation for Kashmiri Migrant (Subject to notification from Ministry of HRD for academic session 2016-2019)

One seat (Supernumerary) in each Central and State Government affiliated IHM is reserved for Registered Kashmiri Migrants. Such applicants were said to be eligible to qualify for NCHMCT JEE 2019.


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NCHMCT JEE 2019 Syllabus

Below we have provided the syllabus for NCHMCT JEE 2019:

Numerical Ability: Elementary MathematicsNumber SystemsArithmetic (Number Theory)Square RootsFractions and DecimalsCube RootsHCF and LCMVariationSimplificationRatio and ProportionChain RuleAveragesProblems on agesLogarithms, etc.

Reasoning: Verbal SeriesAnalytical ReasoningNon Verbal SeriesDirection and DistancesComplex ArrangementsLinear ArrangementsAnalogiesCoding & DecodingClassificationBlood RelationshipsAlphabet TestSymbols and NotationsData Sufficiency TestSyllogismData Interpretation Test, etc.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs: SportsCultureHistoryAbbreviationsImportant daysCurrent eventsGeneral PoliticsScientific ResearchEconomic SceneIndian ConstitutionKnowledge of Current EventsCountries & Capitals etc.

English Language: TensesGrammarArticlesSynonymsAntonymsConclusionVocabularyComprehensionError CorrectionWord FormationTheme detectionUnseen PassagesFill in the BlanksIdioms & PhrasesIdioms and PhrasesPassage CorrectionSentence CorrectionSentence Completion, etc.

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NCHMCT 2019 Preparation Tips

Following are some preparation tips that aspiring candidates can follow to score good result in NCHMCT JEE.

Improve your English Skill: English section of NCHMCT JEE comprise of 60 marks which cannot be ignored. Candidates are required to improve their command in English which can be achieved by reading good English grammar books, English newspapers, magazines etc.

Keep General Knowledge Up to Date: GK is an important section of NCHMCT JEE exam. Be up to date with your GK & current affairs. Be in habit of reading 2-3 newspaper daily 1 year prior to the exam. Prepare notes related to various events and there dates. Candidates can also follow news on TV and internet.

Take Care of Your Health: While preparing for exam candidates must take care of their health. This can be achieved by maintaining proper schedule of eating & sleeping. Candidates can also try meditation techniques for mind relaxation.

Practice RegularlyCandidates while preparing for NCHMCT JEE should follow a strict study routine. Candidates are required to regularly revise & practice topics which they have covered. Topics such as reasoning & numerical ability require a lot of practice.

NCHMCT JEE 2019 Exam Pattern

Below we are providing the detailed exam pattern for NCHMCT JEE 2019:

  • Exam Mode: NCHMCT JEE will be conducted in online mode (computer based).
  • Exam Medium: Exam will be in both English & Hindi.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s).
  • Total Marks: The question paper will contain total 200 marks.
  • Exam Duration: Exam will be of 3 hours.
  • Number of Sections: There will be total 5 sections (English Language, Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude, General Knowledge & Current affairs, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, and Aptitude for Service Sector) in the paper.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be given for correct answer & 0.25 will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Marking scheme of Service Sector Aptitude Section:

Candidates can check below the marking scheme for service sector aptitude:

  • 1 marks for most appropriate answer.
  • 75 for next to most appropriate answer.
  • 50 for next to next to most appropriate answer.
  • 25 will be deducted for incorrect answer.

Section wise Weightage of Questions:

In the table given below, we are providing the weightage of question of NCHMCT JEE 2019:

Sections No of questions Marks
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30 30
General Language and Current Affairs 30 30
English Language 60 60
Aptitude for Service Sector 50 50
Total 200 200



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15th January 2019

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Exam Date :

27th April 2019

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