National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Exam

What is NCHMCT JEE Exam?

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) was established in 1982 as an autonomous body for the growth and development of hospitality management education in the country. 

NCHMCT regulates academics in the field of hospitality education & training that is imparted at the 21 central government affiliated Institutes of Hotel Management, 19 state government affiliated IHMs offering degree level program; 3 state government sponsored IHMs offering diploma/craft certificate level programs, PSU Institute of Hotel Management, 13 private institutes and 9 Food Craft Institutes that function in different parts of the country. Through the Council, these institutes offer a total of 11 different professional programmes. 

For admission to 3 years 6 semesters B.Sc Hospitality & Hotel Administration program in more than 63 IHMs that include govt as well as private under the academic umbrella of NCHMCT, candidates need to qualify in the NCHMCT JEE (Joint Entrance Exam). 

Who Will Conduct NCHMCT JEE?

NCHMCT JEE also known as NCHM JEE is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate courses. As per the government of India policy, from 2019 onwards, NCHM JEE will be conducted by the Central Government Agency created by the HRD Ministry, ''National Testing Agency.'' 

NCHMCT JEE Eligibility

Candidates need to have all the eligibility requirements set by the respective body. Candidates should pass in the 10+2 or its equivalent with English as a subject of study from a recognised central or state board. Candidates who're appearing or awaiting for the final year result are also eligible to apply. The upper age limit of a candidate is 22 years. However, age relaxation is provided to reserved categories. 

How To Apply For NCHMCT JEE 

Candidates have to apply online to take the entrance exam. One should start applying to the NCHMCT JEE by filling the basic details such as name and date of birth. Applicants are advised to scan the photograph and signature, prior to filling out the application form. 

NCHMCT JEE Application Fee

The application fee is INR 800 for general and OBC candidates. However, it is INR 400 for candidates belonging to the ST and SC categories. 

NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern 

The organising body has decided to conduct the NCHMCT JEE in an online mode. The written exam will be held in 33 or more cities across the country. However, the exam scheme will remain same as the previous years on the following components. The duration of the exam is three hours. 

S.No Subject No of Questions
1 Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 30
2 Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30
3 General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30
4 English Language  60
5 Aptitude for Service Sector 50
  Total 200

NCHMCT JEE Admit Card 

Candidates who have submitted the application form can download the admit card from the official website. Aspirants have to make a note that the admit cards will not be sent through the post. In order to download the admit card, one should enter the details such as application number, date of birth and email ID. Candidates have to deposit one copy of the self-attested NCHMCT JEE admit card with the invigilator. Another copy of the NCHMCT JEE admit card must be presented during the examination. 

NCHMCT JEE Syllabus 

The organising body will not publish any detailed syllabus for the NCHMCT JEE. However, we have prepared a list of topics after assessing the previous year's question papers. To know more about the NCHMCT JEE syllabus, click here. 

NCHMCT JEE Cut-off Score  

The selection of the candidate will be purely based the merit. The marks scored in the online exam will be considered for qualifying. One should reach the cut-off score set by the organising body to get admission. 

NCMHCT JEE Result 2019

The National Testing Agency (NTA), which was vested with the responsibility to conduct the NCHMCT JEE from 2019 onwards, has conducted the first NCHM exam on April 27, 2019. It released the NCHMCT result 2019 on May 14. Check the important details of NCHMCT results. 

Number of candidates registered for NCHMCT JEE 2019 examination 30,722
Number of candidates appeared for NCHMCT JEE 2019 examination 25,473 
  • The entrance exam conducted at 100 centres in 49 cities spread across the country. 
  • NTA has provided a free practice session through a network of more than 4200 Test Practice Centers (TPCs) to make the rural students familiar with the online exam (CBT).
  • Around 1.61 crore students benefited from this free mock tests using online/offline facility between September 8 and April 5, 2019.
  • Candidates were given the opportunity to check their responses to the question papers and to challenge the answer keys between May 3 and 5, 2019.

What After NCHMCT JEE Result 

After accessing the NCHMCT JEE result, candidates need to visit the to start applying for the counselling and other admissions-related information. Candidates should keep visiting the official website regarding the counselling dates and other information related to the admission process. 

NCHMCT JEE Result 2020 Announced

The NTA has released the NCHMCT JEE result 2020 along with the score card. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can visit the official website to check the NCHM JEE 2020 result.

One should use their login credentials such as application number and date of birth or password to download NCHM JEE result 2020. It is advised to download NCHM JEE score card for future use. 


7 September 2020
NCHMCT JEE 2020 Answer Key And Question Paper Released

The NTA has released the NCHMCT JEE Answer Key 2020 along with the question paper. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can visit the official website to download the NCHM JEE 2020 answer key. One should use their login credentials such as application number and date of birth or password. 

Candidates can challenge the NCHMCT JEE answer key till September 2 till 5:00 p.m. One should pay Rs 200 to challenge the answer key. The fee will be refunded if found correct.

The final answer key and result is likely to be released in October 2020. 

1 September 2020
NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Analysis

The NTA has conducted the NCHM JEE 2020 exam at various test centres amid COVID pandemic on August 29 between 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Check the NCHMCT exam analysis below. 

Many students believe that the NCHMCT JEE  paper was easy and very few questions were tricky. There were too many questions from the English section. Not a single technical problem faced by students during the exam. Students faced a lot of stress due to the change of exam dates multiple times. A few students also assume they will lose marks in reasoning section due to difficulty level. 

The NCHM JEE result will be declared in September 2020.  

31 August 2020
NCHM JEE 2020 Admit Card Released

The National Testing Agency has released the NCHMCT JEE 2020 admit card. Candidates who are aspiring for the hotel management and catering technology programmes can download their admit cards from the official website -

The official notice reads, “The candidates are advised to download their admit card of NCHM JEE 2020 and go through the instructions contained therein as well as in the Information Bulletin. It is mandatory for the students to bring the duly filled undertaking form of COVID-19.” 

NCHMCT JEE will be held at 86 cities across the country. The exam will be conducted on August 29 between 3 pm and 6 pm. The entrance exam is held for admission to hospitality and hotel management programmes. 

17 August 2020
NCHM JEE 2020 Exam Postponed

The NTA has decided to defer the NCHM JEE 2020 entrance exam scheduled on June 22. The Agency has postponed the exam due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. The new dates will be announced in due course of time. 

The notice reads, "The NCHM which was scheduled to be conducted on April 25 was postponed due to extraordinary circumstances arising out of COVID-19 pandemic to June 22, 2020."

It also reads, "In view of the representations received from many candidates to further postpone the examination due to problems faced by them in movement, the NTA has decided to further postpone the NCHM JEE - 2020."

9 June 2020
NCHM JEE 2020 To Be Held On June 22
NCHM 2020 Application Last Date Extended Again
NCHM 2020 Online Correction Facility For Examination City Opens
NCHM 2020 Application Dates Revised
NCHM JEE 2020 Last Date Extended
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