NCHMCT - JEE (Hotel Management)

National Level Hotel Management entrance exam, for students who want to join Institutes of Hotel Management affiliated with NCHMCT.

The NCHMCT – JEE (National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination) is a national level Hotel Management entrance examination conducted by the NCHMCT for the B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration course of study that is imparted at the existing 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management, 14 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management and 15 Private Institutes of Hotel Management affiliated with NCHMCT.

The B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration Program is a full time regular course offered jointly by the National Council for Hotel Management and the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). It is one of the most sought after Hotel Management courses in the country. The duration of this program is 3 years.The admissions for this course are based on the scores of candidates in the NCHMCT – JEE. It is one of the most prestigious and competitive Hotel Management Entrance Examinations and is attempted by thousands of candidates annually.

NCHMCT has its colleges and institutions throughout the country including Bhopal, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Shimla, Srinagar, Jaipur, Goa, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar and Bhubaneswar. It also has State level institutes in Bathinda, Jodhpur, Kurukshetra etc.  There are some private Hotel Management Institutes that also come under the ambit of the NCHMCT.

Out of the total seats, 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates and 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates in the Central and State Government Hotel Management Institutes. 27% seats are reserved for OBC Candidates (Non – Creamy layer) in Central Hotel Management Institutes. There is one supernumerary seat reserved for Kashmiri Migrants in every State and Central level Hotel Management Institute. 3% seats are reserved for Physically Disabled candidates in all Central and State level Hotel Management Institutes.

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What are the eligibility criteria?

You should have passed your Class 12th examinations or its equivalents from a Central/State recognized institution with English as one of your main subjects. It is necessary to have passed English individually.

You will also be eligible for admission if you are appearing for your Class 12th examinations in the same year as the NCHMCT – JEE, provided that you can submit your mark sheet before the specified date. If you fail to do so, your admission will be forfeited.

To be eligible for the NCHMCT – JEE, you should not be more than 22 years of age as on the 1st of July of the examination. This is applicable for General as well as OBC candidates. For SC and ST candidates, this age limit is relaxed by another three years.

You should be deemed medically fit by a registered medical practitioner.

For any further information, please visit the following website: or


How to apply?

You can apply for the NCHMCT – JEE online as well as offline.

Online application forms are available at:

If you’re applying offline, you will have to procure the application form and brochure from the specified affiliated institutes and select branches of the specified bank.

Both online and offline application forms (completed) have to be sent to the following address through registered/speed post before the due date:

National Council for Hotel Management &
Catering Technology,

 A-34, Sector 62, Noida (U.P.) - 201309.

The admit cards will be available only on the following website:

You can obtain your admit cards through the application number of your form. Please note that you have to take two print outs of your admit card. One copy has to be attested by a Gazetted Officer/Head of Institution last attended/Bank Manager of scheduled Bank/Area Post Master and then be deposited with the invigilator for his/her signature. This copy of the admit card has to be used during the counseling. The other copy of the admit card will be used to enter the examination hall.

For any further information, please read the brochure or visit the following websites: and


What is the pattern of the examination?

The duration of the test is 3 hours and it consists of objective type questions in the multiple choice format.

Each question has four options with only one correct answer.

The examination will comprise of a total of 200 questions. The examination will test you on your English Language (60 questions), Aptitude for Service Sector (50 questions), General Knowledge and Current Affairs (30 questions), Reasoning and Logical Deduction (30 questions) and Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude (30 questions).

You will be awarded one mark for each right answer.

Do not attempt questions you do not know the answers to as there will be negative marking. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

In the ‘Aptitude for Service Sector’ component, as there are no absolutely right or wrong answers, graded marks will be awarded. This means that the most appropriate answer will fetch you one mark, whereas the least appropriate will fetch you 0.25 marks.

The All India Merit List (ranking) will be based on the marks scored by candidates in the NCHMCT JEE written examination only.

The result of the written test will be announced on the following website:

You will be allotted seats through three rounds of counseling on the basis of your merit.

For further information about counseling or any other information, please visit the following two websites: and


What are the prospects?

The NCHMCT – JEE is one of the most important entrance examinations in the Hotel Management sector. Admission to institutes on the basis of this examination ensures quality education and exposure. The NCHMCT is responsible for having trained more than 53,000 Hospitality Managers, Executives and other operational personnel. There are a number of National, State Level and Private institutes that admit students on the basis of their marks in the NCHMCT – JEE. Some of them are:



1 Institute of Hotel Management BENGALURU

2 Institute of Hotel Management BHOPAL

3 Institute of Hotel Management BHUBANESWAR

4 Institute of Hotel Management CHENNAI

5 Institute of Hotel Management DELHI

6 Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management CHANDIGARH

7 Institute of Hotel Management GANDHINAGAR

8 Institute of Hotel Management GOA

9 Institute of Hotel Management GURDASPUR

10 Institute of Hotel Management GUWAHATI

11 Institute of Hotel Management GWALIOR

12 Institute of Hotel Management HAJIPUR

13 Institute of Hotel Management HYDERABAD

14 Institute of Hotel Management JAIPUR

15 Institute of Hotel Management KOLKATA

16 Institute of Hotel Management LUCKNOW

17 Institute of Hotel Management MUMBAI

18 Institute of Hotel Management SHILLONG

19 Institute of Hotel Management SHIMLA

20 Institute of Hotel Management SRINAGAR

21 Institute of Hotel Management THIRUVANANTHAPURAM



22 Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management CHANDIGARH

23 Delhi Institute of Hotel Management LAJPAT NAGAR, NEW DELHI

24 Institute of Hotel Management DEHRADUN

25 State Institute of Hotel Management FARIDABAD

26 State Institute of Hotel Management GANGTOK

27 State Institute of Hotel Management JODHPUR

28 State Institute of Hotel Management KOZHIKODE

29 Institute of Hotel Management KURUKSHETRA

30 Institute of Hotel Management BATHINDA

31 State Institute of Hotel Management HAMIRPUR

32 Institute of Hotel Management SILVASSA

33 State Institute of Hotel Management TIRUCHIRAPALLI

34 State Institute of Hotel Management ROHTAK

35 State Institute of Hotel Management PUDUCHERY



36 Chandigarh College of Hotel Management MOHALI (PUNJAB)

37 Chitkara School of Hospitality RAJPURA (PUNJAB)

38 Deshbhagat Institute of Hotel Management GOBINDGRH (PUNJAB)

39 K C College of Hotel Management NAWANSHAHR (PUNJAB)

40 Institute of Hotel Management MEERUT

41 Oriental School of Hotel Management CALICUT

42 Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management BHUBANESWAR

43 Shrishakti College of Hotel Management HYDERABAD

44 SRM Institute of Hotel Management CHENNAI

45 Munnar Catering College KERALA

46 Gurunanak Institute of Hotel Management KOLKATA

47 C T Institute of Hotel Management JALANDHAR (PUNJAB)

48 Rayat & Bahra Institute of Hotel Management MOHALI (PUNJAB)

49 St.Soldier Institute of Hotel Management JALANDHAR (PUNJAB)

50 VELs College of Hotel Management CHENNAI


Important Dates for NCHMCT – JEE 2015:

Sale of Application Form

10th December, 2014

Last Date for Sale of Application Form

6th April, 2015

Last Date of receipt of Completed Application Form

6th April, 2015

Availability of Admit Cards

18th April 2015 onwards

Date of NCHMCT JEE Examination

25th April, 2015 
(10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Result of JEE on website

2nd Week of May, 2015

Conduct of Counseling

1st week of June, 2015

Commencement of Academic Session

20th July, 2015

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