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NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Dates (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Updated On - August 22nd 2019 by DEEPESH JOHRI

National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is a national level exam conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for admission to the B.Sc. Course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (B.Sc.HHA) across the Country.

  • NCHMCT JEE is scheduled for April 25, 2020 in computer-based mode.
  • NCHMCT JEE Application Process will begin from January 1, 2020. Check Application Process
  • The Application fee is INR 800 (GEN or OBC) & INR 400 (SC/ST/PD/Transgender ).
  • Candidates must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination. Check NCHMCT JEE Eligibility
  • NCHMCT JEE Admit Card will be available from April 1, 2020 onwards.
  • The exam consists of 200 objective type questions. 4 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 1 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Check NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern 
  • NCHMCT JEE Result will be released on the official website on  May 10, 2020.
  • NCHM JEE 2020 Cut off will be decided on the basis of minimum qualifying marks criteria and rank obtained by the test-takers.
From 2020, As per Govt. of India Policy NCHMCT JEE is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for admission to the B.Sc. Course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration(B.Sc.HHA)  across the Country.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Highlights

The table below gives a brief insight on NCHMCT JEE exam. The exam is conducted for hotel management courses.

Conducting BodyNTA (National Testing Agency)
Exam LevelNational Level
Mode of ExamOnline
Number of Exam Cities49
Duration of Exam3 hrs
Participating Institutes63 central, state, Public and private institutes 

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Dates

Students can check here the NCHMCT JEE official exam date:

Online Application Form starts fromJanuary 1, 2020
Last date of Form fillingFebruary 29, 2020
Availability of NCHMCT Admit CardApril 1, 2020 onwards
NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam DateApril 25, 2020
Result DeclarationMay 10, 2020
NCHMCT JEE CounsellingMay 2020

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Eligibility

Before filling the application form, candidates will have to check if they clear the eligibility criteria. All applicants must have submitted their physical fitness certificate approved by a registered medical practitioner in the specified format as mentioned in the official website.

The common eligibility criteria for all courses are:

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates should have cleared the secondary and senior secondary level of exam with English as compulsory subject. Clearing English subject is mandatory.
  • Candidates appearing for final exam and awaiting final result are also eligible to apply for the exam (provided they submit their proof of qualifying 10+2 standard exam along with other eligibility conditions at the time of admission or counselling).
  • Applicants who have finished 12 years of official schooling in order are eligible to apply for the program.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.
  • Any Public-School Examination in India or in a foreign country acknowledged by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education.
  • H.S.C. Vocational Examination accepted by NCVT and SCVT of the state applicant belongs to.

Age Limit

  • The higher age limit for General & OBC applicants is 22 years as on 1st August 2020.
  • The higher age limit for SC/ST is 25 years as on 1st August 2020.
  • Applicant should fulfill the minimum age criteria set by the exam conducting body.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Application Form

Students can check here the details of online application form of NCHMCT JEE 2020:

  • NCHMCT JEE Application Form will be available from January 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020 in online mode.
  • Students should fill all the details on the application form carefully.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned image of recent photograph (online mode).
  • Candidates should take a print copy of the complete filled-in application form for future use.
  • There is no option for sending of the off-line/hard copy of application form.

Application Fee:

  • The Application fee is INR 800 (GEN or OBC) & INR 400 (SC/ST/PD).
  • Students can pay the fee through online mode using Credit/Debit Card.

NCHMCT 2020 Admit Card

The admit cards will be available online on the official website. NCHMCT JEE 2020 admit card will be available from April 1, 2020 onwards to download. NCHMCT Admit card will not be delivered to candidate via courier or post services. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without admit card.

You shall also bring one photo ID proof:

  • Driving license
  • Voter ID
  • PAN card
  • Aadhar card or any other govt. ID and
  • Notarized Affidavit with photo in which the photo of applicant is attached and clearly visible.

Candidates will not be permitted to appear for NCHMCT JEE 2020 without showing correct and suitable photo identification.

Candidates are advised to download two copies of NCHMCT Admit Card 2020 because one has to be self-attested and deposited to the invigilator for his/her signature & which will be preserved and which will be required during counselling procedure and the another one have to be carried along on the date of the examination.

Steps to Download Admit Card

  • Firstly, visit the official website
  • Locate the “Admit card” tab.
  • Click on the tab
  • The admit card will get opened in a separate screen and can be downloaded from here.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Centers

A total 33 exam centers have been finalized for the entrance test. The university however takes no request for change of exam centers.


NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates who wish to appear for exam must be aware of NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Pattern that is followed for the examination before the commencement of preparation for it.

NCHMCT JEE will be a 3 hour offline based exam. It will contain 200 questions from 3 topics namely Physics, chemistry, English and Mathematics.

  • 5 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 1 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.  
  • 5 subjects that are included in entrance exam are Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs and Aptitude for Service Sector
  • The questions will be however MCQ type or objective. You have to choose one option from a given choice of 4 options.
  • There will be 200 questions in total.
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Number of Questions200
Maximum Marks200
Duration of Exam3 hrs.
Sections in Paper5, Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs and Aptitude for Service Sector

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of NCHMCT JEE 2020 will cover various subjects such as Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs and Aptitude for Service Sector.

The list of important topics is as follows

SubjectImportant Topics
ReasoningAlpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle, Alphabet Test, Arithmetical, Reasoning, Classification, Clocks & Calendars, Data Sufficiency, Deriving Conclusions from Passages, Direction and distance Sense Test, Inserting the Missing Character, Time sequence test, Analytical reasoning, Cause and effect, Input and output arrangements, Seating arrangements, Coded inequalities, Decision making, Logical Sequence of Words, Logical Venn Diagrams, Puzzle Test, Series Test, Syllogism, Analogies/Decision-making, Coding/Decoding, Assertion and reason Statement and course of action, Non-verbal reasoning will include sense test, odd figures, analogy.
QuantitativeAverages, Boats & Streams, Clocks, Decimal & Fractions, HCF & LCM, Line Graphs, Logarithms, Mensuration, Mixtures & Allegations, Time, Speed and Distance, Profit and Loss, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation and sufficiency (will include Pie charts, Data table, Bar Graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs, case study etc.), Unitary Method, Problem based on numbers, Ration and Proportion, Partnership, Simple Interest Compound interest
EnglishArticles, Cloze Test, Comprehension, Para Jumble, Close test/ passages, Synonyms/Antonyms, Choosing the appropriate word, Spelling check Idioms & Phrases, Re-arrangement of a Sentence
 General Knowledge & Current AffairsKnowledge about current affairs

NCHMCT 2020 Preparation Books

Aspirants of NCHMCT will have to prepare for the exam well before time. Few preparation books are as follows:

Name of bookAuthor
Study Package Hotel Management & Hospitality Administration Entrance Exam Arihant
Hotel Management – JEE Entrance ExamCosmos Bookhive
NCHMCT – JEE: National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Exam (Previous Years Papers)RPH Editorial Board
Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide: Entrance Examination (Popular Master Guide)RPH Editorial Board
General Knowledge Manohar Pandey

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Result

NCHMCT JEE 2020 result will be declared by National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) on the official website of the exam on May 10, 2020. Aspirants will be able to check their result for NCHMCT JEE 2020 by filling their application number, roll number and date of birth on the official website of NCHMCT JEE exam. Candidates need to note that the date of birth mentioned by them on the website to check their result should be in date-month-year format.

Steps to View NCHMCT JEE 2020 result

Step 1: Visit official website of NCHMCT JEE exam

Step 2: Click on “NCHMCT JEE 2020 Result” tab

Step 3: Enter application number, roll number and date of birth

Step 4: View result for NCHMCT JEE exam

Step 5: Download and print NCHMCT JEE scorecard

Cut off for NCHMCT JEE 

NCHMCT JEE is a hotel management entrance exam that is conducted by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT). Basis NCHMCT JEE scores, admission at 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management, 19 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management, 1 Public Sector Undertaking, 14 Private Institutes of Hotel Management and 9 Food Craft Institutes that are affiliated to NCHMCT will be offered to the candidates.

In NCHMCT JEE exam, aspirants are offered admission to fill the below mentioned seats:

Types of SeatsEligible Candidates
OpenAll Open Candidates
Open (PwD)All Open (PwD) Candidates
SCAll SC Candidates
SC (PwD)All SC (PwD) Candidates
STAll ST Candidates
ST (PwD)All ST (PwD) Candidates
OBCAll OBC Candidates
OBC (PwD)All OBC (PwD) Candidates
KMAll KM Candidates

NCHMCT JEE Cut Offs will be prepared on the basis of minimum qualifying marks as well as rank obtained by an aspirant in JEE. The opening and closing ranks for NCHMCT JEE will be released for individual colleges accepting scores of the hotel management entrance exam for all the above mentioned types of seats.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Reservation

All the candidates applying for NCHMCT JEE 2020 are required to mention their respective categories in the Application Form. The candidates belonging to SC/ST, OBC, PD or KM category are provided with reservation of seats during admission procedure. The reservation policy followed by NCHMCT JEE 2020 is as follows:

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category are provided with reserved seats of 15% and 7.5% respectively in various State and Central Institutions of Hotel Management. Such candidates must produce certificates issued by concerned authority to confirm the claim.
  • Candidates who belong to Non-Creamy layer of OBC are given reservation of 27% seats. If seats in this category remain vacant, these will be filled by general category

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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Ishan Satija

Minimum age to apply for this? I am just a 11th class student, i want to do HM after 12th so i just want to give this exam so that i have the idea of the paper when I'll be applying for colleges. Can i give the exam despite i am in class 11th?

18 Dec, 2018 11:37
Akansha Expert

Hi Ishan, You may please check the link for getting the NCHMCT JEE Eligibility 2019.

18 Dec, 2018 11:50
Raunak Patodia

Hello, I want to know the admission procedure of Nri in IHM Mumbai and Delhi.. Kindly help

30 Mar, 2018 15:34
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Raunak, Please check the information about the admission details of IHM Mumbai and IHM Delhi through these given links which are given below:

30 Mar, 2018 17:41
Ashish Raj

please help to download my admit card of NCHMCT exam 2017

20 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Ashish, you may download the admit card by visiting the official website. To know the procedure for getting admit card, please find the link

21 Apr, 2017 12:43

centre of this exam

31 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Savleen, to get NCHMCT JEE 2017 exam centers, please find the link

31 Mar, 2017 12:50

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