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National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT JEE)

National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology(NCHMCT), was set up in 1982, as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, for coordinated growth and development of hospitality management education in the country. The Council regulates academics in the field of Hospitality Education & training that is imparted at Institutes affiliated to it. The Institutes affiliated to NCHMCT offer B.Sc.(Hospitality & Hotel Administration) of NCHMCT, which recognised by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi for awarding Degree. The Three-Year (Six Semester) course equips students with all the required skills, knowledge and attitude to efficiently discharge supervisory responsibilities in the Hospitality sector.


a) For candidates from General and OBC categories, the maximum age for registering is 25 years as on 01.07.2023. For candidates belonging to SC/ST and PwD category, maximum age should be 28 years as on 01.07.2023.
b) Candidates must have passed 10+2 of the Senior Secondary Exam or any other equivalent exam.
c) Candidates must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination.
d) Candidates who are appearing in the 10+2 or equivalent examination can also appear in NCHM JEE 2023 on an interim basis.

Important dates

a) Registration : 02.02.2023 - 02.05.2023
b) Admit card available : 10.05.2023 – 14.05.2023
c) Exam : 14.05.2023
d) Results available : 07.06.2023

Admission Process

NCHMCT JEE 2023 is of three hours duration and was conducted as a computer-based test on May 14.
a) NCHMCT JEE exam mode - Computer-based mode
b) Duration of the exam - Three hours
c) Type of questions asked in the exam - Objective
d) Medium of Exam - English

Exam Pattern

There are five sections in the NCHMCT JEE 2023 exam paper namely English language, reasoning and logical deduction, numerical ability and analytical aptitude, general knowledge and current affairs, and aptitude for the service sector. All questions in the test are available in both English and Hindi language, except the English Language section.

S. No. Section No of Questions Marks
1 Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 30 120
2 Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30 120
3 General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30 120
4 English Language 60 240
5 Aptitude for Service Sector 50 200
TOTAL 200 800
Duration- 3 Hours, Entrance Mode- Online , Marketing Scheme: Correct Answer +4 & Incorrect Answer -1

Marking Scheme

1) 1 mark shall be deducted for every wrong answer
2) Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer

Fee Structure

Total Fees for 3 years: ₹2,33,500 approx.

Link for NCHMCT JEE official website

Frequently Asked Question

Does the NCHMCT JEE syllabus change every year?

Yes. The NCHMCT Joint Entrance Exam syllabus will remain the same every year.

How long does it take to prepare for this exam?

The preparation time for NCHMCT JEE can vary based on factors such as prior knowledge, study routine, and daily study hours. Generally, it is recommended to prepare for 6 to 12 months. During this period, cover subjects like Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Knowledge, English Language, and Aptitude for Service Sector. Create a study schedule, allocate sufficient time to each subject, and practice regularly. Solve sample papers and previous years' question papers to understand the exam pattern and manage time effectively. Mock tests and online practice exams aid in assessing progress and identifying areas for improvement. Early preparation and maintaining a disciplined study routine are crucial.

How can I apply for NCHMCT JEE?

The application process for NCHMCT JEE is usually conducted online. Candidates can visit the official website of NCHMCT or NTA to fill out the application form, upload the required documents, and pay the application fee.

Which institutes accept NCHMCT JEE scores?

Several prestigious institutes accept NCHMCT JEE scores for admission to their hotel management programs, including the National Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NIHMCT), Institutes of Hotel Management (IHM), and other affiliated colleges

When is the NCHMCT JEE exam conducted?

The NCHMCT JEE exam is usually conducted once a year, and the exact date is announced by the National Testing Agency. It is recommended to regularly check the official website or notifications for the latest updates regarding the exam schedule.

How should I prepare for NCHMCT JEE?

To prepare for NCHMCT JEE, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the exam syllabus and create a study plan. Allocate sufficient time to each subject, practice sample papers and previous years' question papers, and consider taking mock tests for better time management and self-assessment.

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