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Hospitality Industry Overview:

The Hospitality, Hotel Management and Catering industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. As per the report of Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) it is second to IT sector.

The Hospitality industry in India offers an excellent employment opportunity to skilled as well as unskilled workforce. This industry in India is said to be the second largest employment generating industry.

Hotel management is a broad field and has applications in hotel & restaurant management, cruise ship management, hospital administration & catering, hotel & tourism associations, club management, lodges and forest resorts, etc. Expansion in aviation and global travel industry will further boost the opportunity in hotel management industry.

To enroll for the Hotel Management course, the minimum qualification required is 12th board exams pass in any stream. Candidates should have studied English as one of their subjects. Candidates awaiting their HSC result can also apply for the hotel management entrance exam.

The maximum age limit for the unreserved category candidate is 22 years and that of the SC/ST category students is 25 years.


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Hotel Management Entrance Exam Details:

The Common entrance exam for hotel management conducted by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) will be held tentatively on 27.04.2019 from 10.00 am to 1.00 p.m.

Types languages No. of Questions Test Type Desription Negative Marking Right Answer
Online English/Hindi 200 Objective Multiple Choice Each carrying one mark that have to be answered in three hours i.e. 180 minutes Negative markings for wrong answer 0.25 marks will be minus for each wrong attempt Right answer will be awarded one mark and 0.75 marks to the next most appropriate answer than 0.50 to the less appropriate answers

( There will be no negative marking for questions on service sector aptitude. The exam paper contains questions, which mainly tests the service aptitude of the candidate in hotel management and catering technology. Questions on English language, reasoning and logical assumption, common awareness and current affairs are part of the paper. )

Tips and guidelines:

The significance of this exam has to be kept in mind. Candidate should be well informed about the paper pattern, syllabus and exam date. A focused plan is required to get through with excellent marks. A time table in place is required to get maximum result in a short period of time.

Candidate should divide schedule in several steps and complete them one by one. A small step can help them to achieve a lot.

Set up a full proof Study Plan

In order to achieve the goal, the candidates need to have a comprehensive study. Their study plan should be practical and convenient to follow, it should give them time to learn, revise and relax.

The exam will include questions from the following topics:

Aptitude for Service Sector

English Language:

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Adjective and adverbs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Completion of the sentences with correct use of pronouns, verbs, adverbs
  • Reading comprehension
  • Idioms and phrases


Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude:

  • Basics of physics, chemistry and mathematics
  • Calculations of profit & loss, interest.
  • Health & nutrition
  • Arithmetical questions up to SSC level
  • Analysis of pie chart, graph and bar diagrams
  • Calculation of square roots, percentage, fractions, etc.


Reasoning and Logical Deduction:

  • Questions on logic to find the correct conclusion.
  • Striking out the odd one
  • Identification of the geometric designs
  • Completion of numerical series based on the pattern/logic


General Knowledge & Current Affairs:

  • Sports field
  • Latest and current events
  • Past and historical events
  • Demography tourist places/spots
  • Economics, political, social & cultural events
  • Countries & currencies


Ladders in preparing for the Exam

According to the above mentioned units and exam topics candidates are recommended to plan their study time accordingly.  Careful attention and sufficient time must be given to each subject. Dividing the syllabus into small fragments will give candidates a chance to get themselves familiar with different topics.  Over exertion on any topic or subject is a strict no. If they do, they will find it hard to cope with other subjects and topics. It will adversely affect their concentration as well.

Choosing a place conducive for study is also very important; it should be free of all disturbance and hindrance. While studying or preparing for the entrance test, candidate’s attention and concentration should not divert to other things. Group study if done can be of great help. It gives a chance of brain storming and clearing doubts.

Along with the above methods and techniques, candidates should also monitor each other’s progress and keep a time frame for each topic. This activity will make them familiar with their strength and weaknesses, which they can improve.

Colleges accepting NCHMCT JEE 2019 scores

How to Apply for the NCHMCT exam?

Joint entrance examination is conducted by NCHM for admissions to 8124 seats of bachelor programmes at 55 participating institutes and colleges. Out of these there are 21 centrally funded institutes, 19 state government-funded colleges and 15 private institutions participating in the joint entrance exam.

The application for NCHMCT exam starts from January 15, 2019. The last date for filling the online application will be March 15, 2019. Admit card can be downloaded from April 03, 2019 onwards. No dispatch of the admit card will be made; it will be available only through an online medium. The result of the exam will be published by May 15, 2019. Seat allotment and counselling procedure will be held from 22nd May to 5 July 2019 (tentatively).

If any questions please leave in the comment box below, we will be happy to assist you.

Important dates related to NCHMCT JEE 2019:

  • Online application starts from January 15, 2019
  • Download admit card from 03.04.2018 to 27.04.2019
  • JEE will be held on 27.04.2019 from 10.00 am to 1.00 p.m.
  • Result declaration (tentatively) May 15, 2019
  • Counselling process (three rounds) from 22nd May to 5 July 2019 (tentatively)
  • Hostel allotment on 23rd July 2019 (tentatively)
  • Commencement of Class from 25th July 2019 (tentatively)


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Gone are the days when medical and engineering were the most after career options. Today, these are not the only prospects which guarantee reputation and high income; there are many career avenues available for students, irrespective of their academic score, both in conventional and unconventional sector.

Out of these many lucrative and highly potential options, one is career in Hotel Management.

Of late the growth and employment opportunities generated by Hotel Industry have become the centre of discussion in media, among the academician and students. Even students with low academic score or grade can opt for hotel management through vocational mode.

Further in this article the details related to this industry is discussed.

Why to Choose Hotel Management Course?

Hotel management is one of the highly job oriented field; it offer various elective. The curriculum of the hotel management course is devised to train students in fields’ of food services, catering, accommodation etc. With globalization the scope and need of the hotel industry is increasing day by day and thus generating number of job opportunities and career growth prospects. With experience in hand one can step up the corporate ladder and can carve a rewarding career for himself. Own venture can also be a good option for qualified and seasoned hotel management professional.

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Numbers of hotels, resorts in India are increasing year on year basis to accommodate huge traffic of domestic and international tourist. As hotel owners are opening chain of hotels and resorts in tier 2 and tier 3 cities as well the demand for trained hotel management professionals is huge.

With globalization more and more establishments are expanding their business and entering into global market. This has created prospects for hotel management students and professionals.

Worldwide hotel and associate industry is flourishing as almost every country is promoting itself as a tourist destination to attract visitors from across the globe.

Eligibility Criteria for Hotel Management Courses

If you are thinking of making a career in hotel industry then there are certain criteria to be fulfilled.

Short Term Course: This is also referred to as a certificate courses.  The duration of such certificate courses are from 6 months to one year. Students can pursue certificate courses in hotel management after completing their class 10th.

Diploma Course: It is a bit in detail in comparison to certificate courses. A candidate must be at least 12th pass with minimum 40% marks having English as a compulsory subject.

Degree Course: It’s a bachelor degree programme for candidates who have cleared 12th class with a minimum of 50 percent marks. Many institutes may ask you to apply for a entrance test.

Keeping the above mentioned fact in mind, choose a Certificate/ Diploma or degree in Hotel Management program.

Skill Sets to Learn in Hotel Management Course

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Today hotel management is considered one of the most glamorous careers; the aspirants of this industry should have above average skills in communication and reasoning, sound numerical aptitude and pleasing personality.

Skill sets developed during the course of hotel management program

Scope & Salary After Completion of  Hotel Management Course

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The Hotel Industry is one of the prime recruiter due to the recent boom in tourism sector. New forms of tourism and trends like Adventure Tourism, Health Tourism and Heritage Tourism are growing. Pass outs of the hotel management program will be able to find jobs created by these trends. Scope for hotel management professionals includes management of hotel, restaurants & resorts, cruise management, administration & management of catering, hospital catering, airline catering services, loading houses and others.

Skilled and meritorious professionals can grab jobs in five stars hotel, popular restaurants and resort chains. With passing of time and experience in hand, they could even get promoted to higher posts.

The government undertakings have also initiated many exciting plans like the railway catering and tourism, state government’s tourism plans and others.

This initiative of government has created job plans for many hotel management professionals.

The salary in this field depends upon the organization in which you are working and your job profile.  A fresher with certificate and diploma can earn somewhere around 12000 to 15000 per month and for a candidate with a degree in hotel management the starting salary could be anything around Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month. After some experience the salary could be anywhere between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month.

Job Profile in Hotel Industry

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Majorly a service industry hotel management focuses on serving the needs of its customers. Hotel management offers wide applications as a career options.

Key departments of the Hotel Industry:

Hotel Managers – The managers are in charge of overall operations of their establishments, controls all the major aspects like finance, services, catering, food quality, decoration, housekeeping etc.

Front Office Manager – Incharge of the work of front end desk, information clerk, receptionists, & other services, coordinate reservations and room assignments

Executive Chefs – Head the kitchens under whose direction the asst. chef prepare the menu and meal.

Food and Beverage Manager – Looks after the overall work of the catering departments, plans, organizes and controls the establishments from small informal diners to large restaurants.

Restaurant and Food Service Managers – Are responsible for inventories and stocks of daily consumption and usage. Arranges for equipment maintenance and repairs. Maintain records of working hours, shifts and wages of employees, taxes, etc.

Housekeeping Department – Responsible for clean, orderly and well maintained ambience of the property. They supervise training, scheduling and the work of housekeeping staffs, room inspection and maintain the cleaning supplies.

For more information with regards to the admission and prospect of the hotel management course and industry you can write or connect with the skilled staff of CEDP Skill Institute.