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NCHMCT JEE 2019: Guide to Crack Hotel Management Entrance Exams

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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Recent Comments

94 responses to “NCHMCT JEE 2019: Guide to Crack Hotel Management Entrance Exams”

  1. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Harshmeet,

    Well done on appearing for HSC and practicing for NCHMCT, next ideal step should be applying online for the JEE, submit fees and appear for JEE on 29th of April 2017.

    All the best

  2. santosh m says:

    i want to get seat in ihm chennai and i think i can score 140 so can i get seat in ihm chennai

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Santosh,

      Kindly check the last year cut off marks for admission required by IHM Chennai.
      Also keep options open for other IHM across the country.

      Wish you all the best for JEE


  3. tarun sharma says:

    sir,can you please tell me main topics that i can cover for good rank…lyk below 1500

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      That’s a tough one.. if you’re looking to aim for 1500 and above give ur best shot for all the questions..All d best..

  4. muskan says:

    sir I want ihm Delhi but my category is general what should I do coz last year my rank is very bad and now again I am giving plz help me to get good score

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi , you can check with IHM Pusa for the last years cut off marks for enrollments , based on that give your best shot for the entrance exams & subsequent interview. Incase you do not qualify for IHM Pusa , all other IHM across india are also on the same level of academics
      All the best .

  5. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Buddy
    Well give your best shot and hope for the Best..

  6. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Ankita ,
    The best part about hotel management is that students from all streams can pursue the career in hospitality as long as they are passionate about it.
    We live in a time where no profession or career is male or female dominated , hospitality industry gives equal opportunity to both FE(males), Like i said as long as you are passionate about hospitality you can expect to reach the peaks. all the best . Vasim

  7. Tarushi parmar says:

    Last year i did my 12th nd got 95%.My friend told me that for the students who got above 90% can get direct admisson is it true?

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Tarushi,
      Marks obtained in HSC and marks obtained in NCHM JEE are two separate achievements.
      The whole point of having NCHM JEE is to ensure all students get equal opportunity for securing seat for a bright career in hospitality.


  8. Ganesh says:

    Is there any idea of marks v’s rank approx in nchmt jee exam

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Ganesh,

      It varies for all IHM across the nation. Please check for last year’s cut off mark for desired IHM.


  9. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Manas ,

    Yes you may apply for admission with IHMs

  10. Shlok chavan says:

    Hello sir i recently cleared my HSC (commerce) with 78.46% and i wish to pursue hotel management as a career but the thing which is bothering me is JEE especially the physics chemistry and maths section being a commerce student how am i supposed to deal with it

    Please help me out sir !!!

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Shlok,

      You could refer this book to prepare for NCHMCT JEE , best wishes
      how to prepare for hotel management entrance examination by Showick Thorpe.


  11. Kashish says:

    Sir! Is there is any role of CBSE class 12 marks to get admission in IHM. wheater there is any relation that who scores very good marks in class 12 will be given more preference to them!!

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Kashish,

      Students from all boards have equal opportunity, prepare well for the entrance exam to score well. All the best.


  12. Rushikesh says:

    Sir ek perfect book recommend kijiye na

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Rushikesh,

      You can read this book “how to prepare for hotel management entrance examination” by Showick Thorpe.


  13. Badrnarayan Laddha says:

    Best coaching classes for jee in


    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Badranarayan,
      Some of the coaching classes for JEE in pune are Bakliwal Tutorials-IIT, M Prakash academy, IITians Prashikshan Kendra etc. Before selecting an institute please do some research like the experience/qualification of teachers, check their reviews online, connect with a current & past student of that institute.

  14. Amish Arora says:

    Sir I want to clear ihm pusa so at least how many hours shld I study each day??

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Amish,
      There isn’t a measuring device which can accurately tell how many hours one needs to study, best of luck.

  15. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Mohit,

    Either option would lead you to the NHMCT JEE post HSC. All The Best.


  16. arbind says:

    sir, i want prepare for this entrance exam without coaching, is it possible?

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Arbind,

      Get the complete knowledge about your Exam, Prepare your study plan and Keep revising along with last year papers.

  17. raj vaish says:

    sir i passed in class 12th and now wanted to take admission in ihm gantok sikkim how to apply for it and what to study..

  18. abhay kumar singh says:

    Hlw sir I am abhay what I can do for a chef.

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Abhay,

      To be a Chef, you will have to do Hotel Management course & get specialization in Food Production.


  19. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Simran,

    If you are confident enough to study on your own then you can try to help your self, if not then you should surely look for suitable classes.

  20. Siddhartha says:

    Sir I am studying 12th now cen I apply for this exam

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Siddhartha,

      Candidates who are appearing for their 10+2 or equivalent exam are also eligible to appear for NCHMCT JEE 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.


  21. himanshu gaur says:

    Sir, I am in 12th standard(science stream). I want to earn good money. Could this course help me….

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Himanshu,

      You can go for below options after 12th:

      Bachelor of Hotel Management
      Diploma in Hotel Management
      B.Sc. in Hotel Management and Catering
      B.B.A in Hotel and Management


  22. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Benjohn,

    You could refer the book mentioned below to prepare for NCHMCT JEE, best wishes.
    “How to prepare for hotel management entrance examination” by Showick Thorpe.


  23. devesh tiwari says:

    sir may i. know how many marks nassesry for admisson in delhi pusa..

    • Saif says:

      Dear Devesh,
      The cutoff for the last two years is 290, if you score around 300 you may get admittance in delhi Pusa IHM and even if you don’t qualify, you don’t need to worry and travel to MUMBAI we are here to provide you a course in IHM.

  24. Ayush Gupta says:

    Hello sir
    My name is Ayush Gupta
    My question is that how we know that the counselling process had started.
    Thank you sir.

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Ayush,

      Thanks for writing to us.

      You need to check the schedules and guide lines set by the institutes for various counselling process.


  25. steeven says:

    Sir I’m from Sccommunity age around 27 am I eligible to apply for this pls guide me

  26. Atharva Jog says:

    Sir i am in 12th and i am doing the Cbse board. I have just filled the form on 14 jan .how much time is required to prepare for the exam? can i do it in a month or how should i go about it as i have to give my boards sir….and what books should i refer to ? what are the best ones ? i checked some on the nchmct website but i am unable to understand…sir pls help me..thank you.

    • Saif says:

      Dear Atharva Jog, calm down and take a sigh of relief. You should concentrate on your board exams and once they are finish you can start with the syllabus of the entrance examinations. There is chasm between doing things right and doing right things.
      We wish you Good Luck, for your Board exams and would definitely explain you more about the entrance exam soon.

  27. Saif says:

    Dear Arjiit, there are no boundaries to explore your passion. Since you are passionate about being a chef, it should’nt be a hurdle to travel.
    You can travel here to Mumbai and chase your dreams.
    You can pursue International Hotel Management course from our institute, once you appear for an online exams which we will be conducting soon.
    Just be in update with us, will shortly get back to you.

  28. Saif says:

    Dear Siddharth, I would like to suggest you for the exam preparation and helpful books please visit :,
    You can also get previous year papers from site:
    for more help will be in touch with you soon.


  29. Sagar arora says:

    Hello sir,
    I am a graduate in commerce.
    What programmes i can go for in hotel management.

    • Saif says:

      Dear Sagar we have got your concern,
      you can go for International Hotel Management course since it will give you the steady growth for future and you can explore your skills Globally, our team will shortly connect you for the same.

  30. Saif says:

    Dear Munir,
    Thanks for writing to us, it’s our pleasure to have you as our student on board sooner,our team will contact you and, if you could drop your contact details it would be great.
    Looking forward to see you in our International Hotel management classroom.

  31. Shreyas says:

    I’m doing hotel management from a private college. Can i take admission in ihm for second year?

    • Saif says:

      Hey Shreyas, you still can pursue International hotel management course but for that you have to crack our entrance test and clear the examination to get admittance in second year for International Hotel management.

  32. Saif says:

    Hey sreeja,there is no such age for Hotel management course unless you are 30 and above.

  33. Saif says:

    hey dear sushant,it’s mandatory to score 50% to apply for IHM cet exams. That’s the eligibility, and for the same our team will reach to you as soon as possible.

  34. Anurag Brown says:

    Hi sir can you please tell me that maths of which class comes in it.

  35. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    HI Sarvesh
    You can visit to enroll for the NCHMT JEE 2018
    All the best

  36. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Thanks Vimal,
    quite an informative write up on the link shared by you.. Good Job !!

  37. Ruhi Baviskar says:

    What is the difference between doing CULINARY ARTS and HM?
    Which is better?

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Ruhi
      If Culinary or Kitchen Department is your primary interest , you can pursue culinary craft course from any of the IHM’s
      Culinary craft course are of shorter durations and involve specific studies pertaining to Kitchen . Good Luck

  38. Ruhi Baviskar says:

    What is the difference between CULINARY ARTS and HM?If only interested in kitchen department.
    Which one is better?

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      Hi Ruhi

      If Culinary or Kitchen Department is your primary interest , you can pursue culinary craft course from any of the IHM’s
      Culinary craft course are of shorter durations and involve specific studies pertaining to Kitchen . Good Luck 🙂

  39. Sarwesh patni says:

    For vegetarian cuisine , there is same exam?? – nchmct jee??

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      The NCHMT JEE is a common entrance test for securing admission for Hospitality Management studies , as of now options for Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian is not offered, Good Luck 🙂

  40. Vasim_Shaikh says:

    Hi Chandan,

    THE NCHMCT JEE is a common entrance exam, this would be a great opportunity for your brother to brush up basic English as the question papers would be in English, also the industry demands basic communication English to be in order for a bright career, refer to on Amazon for preparation , good luck 🙂

  41. Shovan Laha says:

    Sir I was Passed HS in Science Group.I Want to Know that can I admission in 2019 to Hotel Management

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      Dear Shovan, kindly, help us with your contact number or may also call us on our toll free number 1800-123-5226 to know about the course and admission procedure.

  42. Purushottam Shedge says:

    Sir I’m in 12th std my exam is not over yet what should I do

  43. Anurag Masram says:

    i want to get admission in ihm hyderabad what marks do i need in NCHM JEE to get Admission in that… I am not getting the cutoff
    list online

    • Vasim_Shaikh says:

      HI Anurag ,

      Refer to for the cutoff marks for IHM HYD for last year , prepare accordingly. alternatively be open for all IHM , Best of Luck.


  44. Chinmay bartakke says:

    When the application form is going to close of hotel manganement,,,, what is the last date,,,, plz send me link of application form of hotel manganement

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      Hi Chinmay,
      You can still apply online for IHM JEE. The exam will be held on 20th and 28th April.

  45. Ganesh Deshmukh says:

    I want admission in ihm Mumbai. So can u tell me what’s the process of it? Also i want information about hostel facilities and mess. Can u suggest me?

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      Dear Ganesh, we have 3 years of International Hotel Management course. To know more kindly share your number or call us on our toll free number 1800-123-5226

  46. Vinayak oza says:

    Sir when the next jee exam round is

  47. Eve says:

    This is really helpful, thanks.

  48. Siddharth Barthwal says:

    When is the last date for the nchmct form ???

  49. Suraj jadhav says:


  50. Omkar Sonawane says:

    i have applied for this entrence exam. can u please help me and tell how to download the admit card???

  51. Harshavardhan.p says:

    Hello sir,
    This is Harsha vardhan, I have downloaded my admit card today,i.e(friday)
    I don’t know about the subjects to be prepare for the exam,
    So, can you please say me the subjects I should prepare for entrance exam

  52. Aafreen pardiwalla says:

    Hi sir , I have Just Completed My FYJC & want to pursue HM in Mumbai itself . Are There Any Good Coaching Classes In Mumbai That Will Help Me To Prepare Myself For 1 year To Get Into IHM Mumbai?

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      Yes, CEDP Skill Institute provide training for International Hotel management & Diploma in Hotel management programme with paid internship & 100% Job Guaranteed
      To know more kindly share your contact number or us on our toll free number 1800-123-5226

  53. Suchitra limbu says:

    Can i still apply for admission?

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      Dear Suchitra, unfortunately the exams dates are over however direct admissions are open, there would be a personal round of interview conducted, based on your eligibility & criteria the seat would be offered to you. For more details, share your number or call us on toll free number 1800-123-5226. Good Luck

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      Dear Student, unfortunately the exams dates are over however direct admissions are open, there would be a personal round of interview conducted, based on your eligibility & criteria the seat would be offered to you. For more details, share your number or call us on toll free number 1800-123-5226. Good Luck

  54. ahmad raza says:

    sir,how many minimum marks will achieve us for admission in ihm mumbai

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      Dear student, to pursue International Hotel Management, you should have cleared your 10th. For detailed course structure, kindly, help us with your contact number. You may also call us on our toll free number 1800-123-5226

  55. Swetalina kasta says:

    Sir which cource of hotel management would be best?

    • CEDP Skill Institute says:

      In Hotel Management we have 2 courses. 1-year Diploma in Hotel management & 3-year of International Hotel Management course. For detailed course structure, kindly, help us with your contact number. You may also call us on our toll free number 1800-123-5226

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