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National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination (NCHMCT JEE) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) once a year. 

The exam allows candidates to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Hospitality & Hotel Administration. 

It is a mandatory exam for students seeking admission to institutions accepting NCHMCT JEE scores. 

74 institutions in India are affiliated to accept the scores and some of them are the top hospitality colleges in Bangalore. 

Candidates can check out the requirement by seeking admissions in Bangalore and other cities by qualifying in the exam.

The NCHMCT JEE exam will be announce soon. 

Aspirants applying for the exam should have completed 10+2 or equivalent with English as a compulsory subject from a recognized board. Those appearing in their final 10+2 can also apply for the exam.


June 18, 2022 
Name of the Examination
National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination 
Common Name
Conducting Body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam
Registration Mode
Exam Mode 
Online (CBT)
Medium of Exam
English and Hindi
NCHMCT Exam Duration
3 Hours
Type of Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)


Beginning of Registration

February 04, 2022

End of Registration

May 16, 2022 (Extended)

Last Date for Payment of Exam Fee Online

May 16, 2022 

Application Correction Window

May 18 - 20, 2022


June 14, 2022 

NCHMCT Exam Date
June 18, 2022 

July 8, 2022

NTA NCHMCT Counselling 

4th week of August, 2022

NCHMCT Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps for NCHMCT JEE application form:

Basic Registration:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the NCHMCT JEE .
Step 2: Scroll down and click on NCHMCT JEE. 
Step 3: Candidates will be directed to the NTA website. They have to click on "Fill Registration Form NCHMCT JEE" and hit the "New Registration" button.
Step 4: Read all the instructions, tick the checkbox and proceed.
Step 5: Enter all the required personal information in the form.
Step 6: Choose a password, select & answer the security question and enter the security pin.
Step 7: Confirm all the entered data and click on "Submit".
Step 8: The system will display an application number. Students must note it down for NCHMCT JEE application form filling process.

How to fill up the NCHMCT JEE application form?

Step 1: Visit the official website of NCHMCT JEE exam.
Step 2: Click on "Fill Registration Form NCHMCT JEE".
Step 3: Aspirants need to log in using their application number, password and enter the security pin.
Step 4: After logging in, they must add all the required educational and personal details.
Step 5: Candidates need to upload the required scanned documents as per the mentioned specifications.
Step 6: Review and confirm all the details and proceed to pay the application fees. 
Step 7: Application fee can be paid through net banking, debit/ credit card, UPI, or paytm. Candidates must choose any of the payment options and follow the online instructions to complete the payment process. 
Step 8: After successful completion of the payment, aspirants must choose their preferred exam cities.
Step 9: Click on the final submit button to complete the application process. Aspirants must take a printout of the form for future reference.

NCHMCT JEE Entrance Exam Application Fees:

Application Fee (In Rs.) 
General/ OBC (NCL)
Rs. 1,000
General EWS
Rs. 700 
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender
Rs. 450

Service and GST charges should be paid extra by the candidate, as applicable.

Documents Required:

Recent Coloured / Black & White Passport Size Photograph
  • File Size: 10KB - 200KB
  • Format: JPEG or JPG
Candidate's Scanned Signature
  • File Size: 4KB - 30KB
  • Format: JPEG or PNG

The following documents will be required to fill up the application form and further processes: 

  • Class 10th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (If Applicable)

NCHMCT JEE Exam Centres:

The exam will be conducted in 91 cities in India. Below are some of the popular states with exam centres:


NCHMCT Exam Syllabus and Books:

Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude:

Ratio and Proportion
Profit and Loss
Volume and Surface Area of Solids
Time and Distance
Work and Time
Area & Parameter of Plain Figures
Fractions and Decimals
Simple and Compound Interest
Ratio and Proportion
Profit and Loss

Reasoning & Logical Deduction:

Order and Sequence
Routes and Networks
Symbols and Notations
Analytical Ability
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Visual Ability
Linear and Complex Arrangements
Code and Decoding
Direction and Distances
Determining of Relationships

General Knowledge & Current Affairs:

Countries and Capitals
General Economic 
Indian Constitution
National and International Current Affairs
Important days
Brief Politics
Knowledge of Current Events
Science Inventions and Discoveries

English Language:

Verbal Reasoning
Contextual Usage
Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms and Phrases
Sentence Completion
Sentence Correction
Active and Passive Voice
Foreign Language Words Used in English
Fill in the Blanks
Spelling Test
Jumbled Paragraphs

NCHMCT JEE Syllabus for Aptitude for Service Sector will be based on the knowledge acquired in their former education. Therefore, students are suggested to refer to the previous year question papers.


Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned NCHMCT JEE books for exam preparation:

Book Name
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
R.S. Aggarwal
Objective General English
S.P. Bakshi
Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide
Dr. R.P. Datson
Problems in Mathematics

V. Govorov, P. Dybov, N. Miroshin and 

S. Smirnova

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
R.S. Agarwal
Arihant study package for Hotel Management and Hospitality Administration
Arihant Experts
Quantitative Aptitude Question Papers for Banks and others Government Entrance Exam
M.K. Pandey

NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern:

Highlights of the NCHMCT JEE exam pattern are as below:

English and Hindi
Test Duration
3 Hours
Total Number of Questions
Total Marks
Number of Sections
Questions in Each Section
  • Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude: 30
  • Reasoning & Logical Deduction: 30
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs: 30
  • English Language: 60
  • Aptitude for Service Sector: 50
Question Type
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Marking Scheme
+4 Marks for Every Right Answer
Negative Marking 
-1 for Every Wrong Answer

NCHMCT JEE Exam Preparation Tips:

Candidates can follow these tips while preparing for NCHMCT JEE:

  • Narrow distractions: Candidates must narrow their focus only on studies and avoid distractions. They must maintain a strict study schedule to prepare for the exam to secure admission in top colleges. 

  • Comprehend the syllabus: Candidates should be thorough with the syllabus and prepare according to the exam pattern. They must work on their analytical and reasoning abilities to secure a good score.
  • Hop around study material: As the test is based on the student's knowledge on various topics, referring to multiple NCHMCT JEE books can be the best way to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the subjects. 

  • Maintain good health: Stress can get to the students while preparing for the exam. They must maintain good health by following a healthy diet and taking breaks when required. 

  • Convert sections into topics: By breaking the syllabus into smaller sections, candidates can individually master each segment and evaluate their knowledge before getting on to the next one. It will help them cover the entire syllabus without feeling like a burden.

  • Take practice mocks: Students must evaluate their learning by solving mocks as it will help them discover the subjects that need more importance and let them plan and prepare accordingly.

NCHMCT Admit Card:

Candidates can download the admit card by following the below steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the NTA NCHMCT JEE. 
Step 2: Click on the Admit Card link on the home page.
Step 3: Candidates have to log in using their credentials and enter the security code.
Step 4: The NCHMCT JEE admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: Confirm all the details, download, and take a printout of the Admit Card for further processes. 

NCHMCT Results:

NTA NCHMCT Results will be declared by the authorities. They can be viewed by following the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA NCHMCT JEE. 
Step 2: Log in using valid login credentials such as application number and password. Enter the security code. 
Step 3: The results will be displayed on the screen based on the categories.
Step 4: View and print the results for future reference.

NCHMCT Cut Offs:

NTA will release the cut-offs on the official website of NCHMCT. Candidates need to secure more than the cut-off to qualify for the counselling process. 

The cut-offs will be different for each category.

Deciding Factors for NCHMCT Cut off: 

  • Number of candidates who appeared in the NCHM JEE examination
  • Total numbers of candidates qualifying for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam 
  • Total number of seats
  • Reservation norms 

Further Admission Process:

Candidates who have qualified by securing the minimum percentage marks in the NCHMCT entrance exam can participate in the counselling carried out by the NTA.

  • The counselling process will take place offline in 3 rounds.
  • Before signing up for the NTA NCHMCT counselling session, candidates must go through the information bulletin.
  • All the information and announcements regarding the counselling rounds and seat allotment will be published on NCHM JEE's counselling website.

Eligible candidates need to follow the below-mentioned procedure for NCHM JEE entrance exam counselling:

Registration Process:

Candidates need to create new credentials for the counselling process. Then, they can follow the below steps to complete the NCHMCT JEE entrance exam counselling registration process.

  • Visit the official website of NCHMCT and click on NCHMCT JEE Counselling.
  • Click on "New candidate Register Here."
  • Enter all the required details like Application Number, Name, and Date of Birth as mentioned in the results.
  • Choose a password and answer a security question.
  • Candidates will have to use their roll number along with the new login ID and password for subsequent counselling procedures.

Saving Preferences:

Log in to the official website of NCHM JEE Counselling by using the new credentials. 

A list of institutes will be displayed on the screen based on eligibility. Candidates must then choose and arrange their choice of the institute as per their preferences and priorities.

Review the choices, save the entered data and submit once confirmed. Candidates must take a printout of their institute choices as it will be required at the time of reporting to the institute.

Seat Allotment:

Based on the preferences submitted, candidates need to check the seat allotment list published on the official counselling website. 

Eligibility for Subsequent Round:

  • Candidates who did not get a seat in the initial round.
  • Seat allotted in the initial round but cancelled due to non-fulfillment of criteria.
  • Candidates willing to upgrade their seat choice. 

Submission of Preferences for Further Round: 

Eligible candidates can modify their preferences before the allotment of the seat for the next round.

If candidates do not change their preference, the choices filled during the first round will be considered as final. 

Seat Allotment Confirmation: 

After the final selection process is completed, candidates must check the official website to know the seat allotment. 

Candidates must log in to the NCHMCT website using the new counselling credentials to check the allotment list and select the options from the given list. 

  • Go ahead with the seat allotted or withdraw from further counselling.
  • Accept the allotted seat and take part in further counselling sessions.
  • Reject the allotted seat and go for the upcoming rounds. 

Verification Of Documents:

After confirmation of the seat, candidates must report to their respective institutes. They have to carry their original and self-attested copy of their documents.  

Documents Required:

  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Class 10th Marksheet and Certificate.
  • Class 12th or Equivalent Marksheet
  • Admit Card
  • Scorecard
  • Medical Certificate
  • Institute Preference Sheet
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (if Applicable)


- NCHMCT full form is National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology.

- Aspirants should have completed or appeared in 10+2 exams or equivalent with English as one of the subjects from a recognized board.

- NCHMCT is conducted for admissions in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Hospitality & Hotel Administration across the country. The duration of the course is 3 years.

- There is no registration fee for counselling. However, students must pay the seat acceptance fee, including counselling fee for the 1st semester.

- Candidates will be awarded +4 marks for every right answer and -1 mark for every wrong answer. There is no deduction of marks for unattempted questions.

- If candidates secure the same marks, the merit list is determined based on the higher marks secured by the candidate in (i) English; (ii) Service Aptitude; (iii) Age. The second factor is considered and subsequently the third one if the marks remain the same in the first criteria.

- There are 74 affiliated institutes of hotel management in India. Candidates can choose any of those institutes according to their preferences.

- Candidates must log in to the website of NTA NCHMCT JEE. Then, they must click on the admit card link and login using their credentials. The admit card will be displayed on the screen.

- Yes, you can modify the information entered in the application form. NTA opens a correction window for 10 days after the registration process ends.

- The scores of the exam are valid only for the admissions in that particular academic year.
Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants have to meet the following eligibility criteria for NCHMCT JEE admission: 

Educational Qualification for NCHMCT JEE Exam:

  • Aspirants applying for the exam should have completed 10+2 or equivalent with English as a compulsory subject from a recognized board.

  • Candidates appearing for 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examinations in the current year are also provisionally eligible to appear for NCHMCT . However, they must submit proof of completion of their education during the counselling/ admission process.

Age Limit for NCHMCT JEE Exam:

  • For General, General (EWS), and OBC: The upper age limit is 25 years are eligible for the exam.
  • For SC/ ST and Physically Challenged: The upper age limit is 28 years are eligible.
  • The date of birth mentioned on the Pre-University Certificate/ Secondary Education Board will be considered as proof for age.

Reservations for the NCHMCT JEE Exam:

Following are the reservation criteria for all Central Government Institutes:

Scheduled Castes (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC) & Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
General Economically Weaker Sections (General - EWS)

Institutes under the state government will follow the reservation policies of the respective state.

Common Eligibility: Candidates must be physically fit. They must provide the fitness certificate prescribed by a registered Medical Practitioner.

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