NCHMCT JEE 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

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NCHMCT JEE 2021 Exam Pattern is released by National Testing Agency (NTA) to let candidates know about the marking scheme, marks distribution, syllabus and section weightage. This year, NCHM JEE 2021 will be conducted in the last week of April 2020. NCHMCT JEE 2021 Registration will commence in the first week of January 2021. Check NCHMCT JEE 2021 Application Form

  • NCHMCT JEE is a 200 marks paper which consists of 200 objective types multiple choice questions.
  • Question paper is divided into 5 parts namely Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Language and Aptitude for Service Sector.
  • 4 mark will be provided to students for every correct mark whereas 1 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • It is a 3-hour long examination which is conducted in both Hindi and English.
  • The marking scheme of Service Sector Aptitude section remains different from the other sections. The marks are awarded according to the most appropriate answer.
  • It is advised that the students must reach the exam center half an hour before the examination starts.

NCHMCT JEE 2021 Highlights 

NCHMCT JEE will be divided into 5 sections which comprise of 200 questions total. It is a 3-hour long MCQ based examination with objective type questions to attempt.

Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Number of Papers 1
Number of Sections 5 (Language, Numerical Ability, General Language Reasoning and Logical Deduction, and Aptitude for Service Sector.)
Question Paper Type MCQ (objective type)
NCHMCT JEE 2021 Total Marks 200
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Exam Language Hindi and English Both

Exam Pattern 2021

NCHMCT JEE 2021 Exam Pattern in Detail

  • NCHMCT requires 5 different streams of subjects to be studied and English as a compulsory subject to be studied in the educational background.
  • A pen and paper test in both Hindi and English.
  • The examination contains objective type questions based on the latest syllabus.
  • The type of question varies from section to section. Here are the type of questions that will be asked in all the sections:
  1. Numerical Ability and Analytical aptitude- Candidates must study topics of numerical ability. Basic mathematics questions are asked.
  2. Reasoning and Logical Deduction- Simple to work out. Always be calm and focused using your logical ability to solve the problems
  3. General Knowledge and current affairs- GK asked from around the world and the country. Read good GK books and newspaper for solving this section.
  4. English Language- Good command over English is required for this section.
  5. Aptitude for Service Sector- It is suggested to go through previous years question papers. Easy questions that can be solved with practice.

Section wise weight-age

Sections No. of Questions Marks
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30 30
General Language and Current Affairs 30 30
English Language 60 60
Aptitude for Service Sector 50 50
Total 200 200

Marking Scheme 2021

NCHMCT JEE 2021 Marking Scheme

NCHMCT JEE question paper comprises of 200 questions and for each correct answer, the candidate is awarded 4 marks. There will be a negative marking of 1 marks for every wrong answer. 0.05 marks can be deducted for every unanswered question.

Marking scheme for Service Sector Aptitude section of the question paper will be done differently. Marking scheme for it is as follows-

  • Correct Answer Four mark: +4
  • Incorrect Answer Minus one mark: -1 
  • Unanswered/Marked for Review: No mark (0)

Syllabus 2021

NCHMCT JEE 2021 Syllabus

NCHMCT JEE is an aptitude test for Hotel Management and Catering Technology. It can be cracked easily by solving previous years question papers to gain knowledge and make each section strong. Here is the syllabus for all the topics that are asked in the exam:

Numerical Ability Syllabus

Number system H.C.F and L.C.M Averages
Square roots cube roots Problems of Trains Logarithm
Elementary Mathematics Time and Distance Problem on Ages
Arithmetic Time and Work Boats and Streams
Fractions and decimals Work and Ages Clocks and Calendars
Area and parameter of plain figures Variation Mixtures and Allegations
Volume and Surface are of solid Simplification Pipes and Cisterns
Discounts Chain Rule Races and Games
Mensuration- Areas and Volumes Ratio and Proportion Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Partnerships Profit and Loss Percentage

Reasoning Syllabus

Verbal Series and Nonverbal series Code and Decoding Routes and Networks
Complex Arrangements Problems based on Symmetry Analytical Reasoning
Analogies Problem based on Visual-Ability Direction and Distances
Classification Ordering and Sequencing Linear Arrangements
Symbols and Notations Blood Relationships -

General Knowledge Syllabus

Sports Scientific Research Important days
History Indian Constitution General Politics
Culture Countries and Capitals Science- Inventions and Discoveries
Abbreviations Knowledge of Current Events India and Its Neighboring Countries
Economic scene International Current Affairs National Current Affairs

English Syllabus

Tenses Sentence Rearrangement Comprehension
Articles Grammar Word formation
Sentence correction Synonyms Error correction
Passage Completion Antonyms Theme Detection
Sentence completion Conclusion Fill in the Blanks
Subject-Verb Agreement Passage Correction Unseen Passages
Idioms and Phrases - -

Preparation Books 2021

NCHMCT JEE 2021 Books

Given below are few reference books for every subject included in NCHMCT JEE 2021.

Subject Name Book Name Authors
General Knowledge and Scientific Aptitude section Manorama Year Book 2021 K.M Mathew and M. Mathew
Pratiyogita Darpan Upkar Prakashan
Pearson India Yearbook Thrope
Lucent’s GK Vinay Karana
Competition Review Yearbook 2021 Disha Experts
Arihant General Knowledge 2021 Manohar Pandey
Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 30 day’s wonder Math’s S CHAND
Quantitative Aptitude RS Aggarwal
Reasoning and Logical Deduction Quantitative Aptitude question papers for banks and other government entrance exams  -
Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning RS Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude E-book RS Aggarwal
Verbal Reasoning Book RS Agarwal
501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book -
English Language Wren and Martin P.C Wren
Pearson’s English Thrope
Arihant General English for all Competitive Exams S.C Gupta
TATA McGraw-Hill Rajiv Mehrishi
Aptitude for Service Sector R Gupta’s Book for Hotel Management RPH Editorial Board
Arihant study package for Hotel Management and Hospitality Administration  Arihant Experts
Hotel Management Entrance exam Guide Gladvin Rego
How to prepare for hotel Management entrance Examination Thrope
Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide Dr. R P Datson
Ramesh hotel management entrance exam guide RPH Editorial
10 mock test for hotel management entrances Dharmendra Mittal
Hotel Management Entrance Exam guide Jawahar Book center
Hotel Management Catering Technology VVK Subburaj

Important Instructions

NCHMCT JEE 2021 Important Instructions

NCHMCT JEE 2021 is a pen and paper test so the candidates are advised to take along good quality ballpoint pen to avoid smudging

  • Candidates should outline the circle of their desired answer on their OMR sheet so as to avoid unnecessary spillage of ink outside the answer sheet.
  • Students should fill the circles carefully to avoid confusion between the answers as the OMR sheets are corrected by OMR form reader software.
  • Candidates are supposed to reach the examination center 30 minutes before the allotted time with their Admit cards as a must.
  • Exam duration is for 3 hours
  • Avoid gel pens and fountain pens. Multiple markings are invalid.
  • Do not make any stray marks on the OMR sheet. Do not fold it as well.

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


chawhan tharun
Iam still studing 12th class can I apply nchmct new?

Hi Chawhan

If you are about to give your final exams or if you are waiting for result you are eligible to apply for the exam. But you need to clear you 12th with english subject that is mandatory. For more details visit on our official website of NCHMCT JEE 

Is calculator allowed in Nchmct jee?
abdul nazir

Hi Vipasha, Like any other entrance test, calculator is among the prohibited article that must not be carried inside the exam hall under any circumstances. If found guilty, proper action will be taken. To know more about the exam guidelines click here.

i am a second semester btech student, can i still apply for nchmct and how many marks shall i score to get admitted in pusa
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ravi, yes, you are eligible for this exam provided you satisfy the age criteria as well.
prashant m
My son is in class 11th Commerce stream, he is interested in BHM course, can he appear in NCHMCT JEE 2020 exam for practice to understand the pattern and competition to qualify the exam next year.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Prashant, candidates applying for this exam must have passed class 12th in any stream. Thus, he will not be able to appear in this exam until he has passed class 12th. You can check other Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here.
balagani nagaraju
Hi sir, I am studying B. Tech but i want job in hotel management. I eligible for this job.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Balagani, this cannot be assured as per your qualification. However, you can still apply for the same.
harshita sinha
Hi I am complete MBA as a Marketing but I want to Hotel Management How to Perpar in this course please contact on this number 7795726437
neerendra singh
Hi Pramod, you can do a hotel management course but, it depends on different college eligibility so you have to look accordingly.
monalisa sahu
I m pursuing my graduation so can i apply for diploma in front office operation?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Monalisa, yes, you are eligible for this course.
vidhi jaiswal
Sir I m obtaining b. Com I am in b. Com final year and I want to do M. SC in hotel management. I want to know about the admission process and all..
neerendra singh
HI VIDHI, for getting admission eligibility criteria and admission process is different college vise so can you tell us in which college you want to get admission.
vijay yadav
Me ne 12th ka exam diya hai kya me form bhar sakta hu last date kab hai
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Vijay, students who have passed HSC are eligible to fill the application form for the exam. Last date of submitting the application form was March 15, 2019 (tentatively).
anuj singh
Mai es sal 12th ka exam dunga kya mai form bhar sakta hu aur yeh exam written hoga ya computer par hoga
sarthak mahajan
Hi Anuj, Yes you are eligible for the exam. The exam is online i.e. Computer Based.