National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination

Computer Based Test

NCHMCT JEE Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 900
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:BHM, B.Sc HHM
  • Streams:Hotel Management

NCHMCT JEE 2020 (29 Aug): Admit Card (Out), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - August 29 2020 by Akriti Maurya

NCHMCT JEE 2020 is scheduled to be held on 29 August 2020. Hotel Management Entrance Exam 2020 admit card has been released on 14 August 2020. The exam is organized annually by the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology for those candidates who want to make their careers in Hotel Management and Hospitality in online (Computer-Based Test) mode both in English and Hindi language. The exam is conducted under the supervision of NTA (National Test Agency) to take admissions in 3 years B.Sc (Hospitality and Hotel Administration). This article will take through all the important details required about NCHMCT JEE 2020 (Hotel Management Entrance Exam 2020) which includes Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form and Fee Details, Syllabus, etc.

Latest Updates

  • NCHMCT JEE 2020 is scheduled to be held on 29 August 2020.
  • The admit card can be downloaded from 14 August 2020 until the exam date.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Dates 

Candidate can check the important dates and events regarding NCHMCT JEE 2020 from the below-given table:

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Events and Dates
NCHMCT JEE 2020Important Dates
Online registration starts from09 February
Last date to submit the application form16 June 2020
Last to Pay Application Fee21 June 2020
Issuance of Admit card14 August 2020 
Entrance Exam date29 August 2020
Declaration of  resultnotified soon

These are the new dates of events as per the notifications released by the official authority on its website.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Answer Key

NTA will release the NCHMCT JEE 2020 Answer Key just after the commencement of the entrance exam. Candidate has login using application no and passwords to download the answer key. Candidate can calculate the approximate score secured in the entrance exam. In case candidates are not satisfied with the answer they can also raise an objection regarding the same. The result will be declared after the release of the final answer key.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Result

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Result will be declared on the official website. The candidate who has successfully qualified the examination will get their scorecards.

  • Candidates are supposed to download the NCHMCT JEE 2020 result and keep a soft copy at least with them for the rest of the admission and counselling procedure.
  • The qualified candidate will be contacted by the officials either via Email or Telephonic manner, so they are supposed to stay alert if they have qualified the NCHMCT JEE 2020 (Hotel Management Entrance Exam 2020).

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Counseling

The details about NCHMCT JEE 2020 Counselling are provided in this section given below:
  • Applicants will be notified about the counselling for admission through email sent by NTA in the form of admission letter.
  • The candidates qualifying the written test will go for NCHMCT JEE Counselling.
  • The candidates will be allotted seats based on the rank they will get in the exam, the course is chosen by the candidate and the total number of available seats.
  • Candidates will have to pay Rs. 40,000/- for seat acceptance which will be inclusive of part of Ist Semester Fee (Rs.38000+ Rs. 2000 Counselling charges) through payment gateway available on the website.

Documents Required for NCHMCT JEE Counselling 2020

At the time of counselling, candidates must carry their original documents and their scanned copy along with the admission letter.
  • Admit Card
  • Original birth certificate
  • 10+2 marks sheet
  • 10+2 passing certificate
  • 10 marks sheet
  • Diploma marks sheet and certificate
  • SC/St/OBC certificate
  • Residential certificate

Courses Offered through NCHMCT JEE 2020 Entrance Exam

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including Certificate courses are listed below for candidates' choice of course in which he/she wishes to take admission;

  • Post Graduate Degree
    • M.Sc. in Hospitality Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Hospital Food Service
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operations & Management
  • Under Graduate Degree
    • B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration
    • B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration - Generic
    • B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration - Specialization
  • Diploma Courses
    • Diploma in Food Production
    • Diploma in Food & Beverage Service
    • Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery
    • Diploma in Front Office Operation
  • Diploma in Housekeeping Operation
    • Craftsmanship Certificate Course
    • Craftsmanship Certificate Course in Food Production & Patisserie
    • Craftsmanship Certificate Course in Food & Beverage Service
  • Direct Admission
    • Direct Admission for Foreign Nationals, NRIs and PIOs
    • Direct Admission for Nationals of SAARC and Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download their NCHMCT JEE 2020 Admit Card from the official website of National Test Agency (NTA) until 29 August 2020. Check the all essential information related to NCHMCT JEE 2020 (Hotel Management Entrance Exam 2020) hall ticket:

  • Candidates have to download the hotel management entrance exam 2020  admit card from the official website, the authority will not send the hall ticket via post or SMS.
  • For downloading the NCHMCT admit card, candidates have to log in with their registration ID and password.
  • They need to enter some required details.
  • Applicants should check their admit card carefully and ensure that every detail that admit card contain such as exam day and time, centre name and address and so on.
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out of their admit card for examination and must carry it in the examination hall along with government photo ID proof.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates should check the NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Pattern in the given below table so that they have an idea about the exam paper structure:
NCHMCT JEE Exam Structure 
Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)


180 minutes (3 hours)


Hindi and English

Type of Question

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)

Number of Question


Total Marks


Marking Scheme

+4 for Correct and -1 for Incorrect, No mark (0)  for Unanswered/Marked 


5 sections

Check the section-wise questions distribution form examination given below:
Question Paper Structure of NCHMCT JEE
Number of Questions

Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude


Reasoning and Logical Deduction


General Knowledge and Current Affairs


English language and Comprehension


Aptitude for Service Sector



NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus topic/subject wise is mentioned below which should be followed by students so that they can prepare with time in hand and plan accordingly;
  • English Language and Comprehension: Candidates proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, vocabulary, etc. The grammar section requires the correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  • Reasoning and Logical Deduction: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

Best Books for NCHMCT JEE 2020

Candidates preparing for the entrance exam can go through the study material provided below. With the help of this study material, you can understand the structure of the exam better and test your knowledge and preparation level.

NCHMCT JEE Books 2020
Name of the Book and author
Manorama Yearbook  Philip Mathew
Pratiyogita Darpan English – December 2019
The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual
S Chand’s 30 days wonder for Maths
RS Aggarwal (Quantitative Aptitude)
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
MK Pandey
501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book
NCHMCT-JEE (Previous Years Papers) by RPH Editorial Board
Guide for Hotel Management 2020 by Arihant Experts
R Gupta’s book for Hotel Management

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Preparation Tips

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Preparation tips are mentioned below which can be useful to the candidates who have ambitions of scoring good mark:
  • Candidate must go through the examination syllabus carefully.
  • Applicants should look up for practice sets and previous year's question papers to get hold of a pattern if there is any.
  • Work on presentation and communication skills as belonging to Hotel Management and Catering Technology field has a lot to associate with a good presentation.
  • Candidate must follow proper sleep schedules as it helps to focus and concentrate for long study hours.

NCHMCT JEE Application Form 2020

NCHMCT JEE Application Form last date has been extended by till 16 June 2020. The application form was released on 01 January 2020 on the official website of conducting authority. Check the essential points concern with NCHMCT JEE 2020 registration process:
  • Candidates firstly need to register themselves through online mode only for Hotel Management Entrance Exam 2020 NCHMCT JEE 2020.
  • Enter some basic information and generate their NCHMCT JEE 2020 registration ID and password for further process.
  • After generating the ID candidates have to log in with ID and fill all the required details.
  • Upload scanned copy of recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • After form filling, candidates have to pay the fees through online mode.
  • Candidates must be careful while filling the online application form because of authority will not provide any facility of correction in the registration form.
  • After completion of the NCHMCT JEE 2020 (Hotel Management Entrance Exam 2020) application process, candidates must take the print out copy of their filled NCHMCT JEE application form 2020 for further process.

The four major sections of form filling are divided as stated below:

  • Registration of the New Candidates
  • Application Form filling
  • Documents upload (scanned copy of original documents)
  • Application Fee Payment

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Application Fee

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Application Form Fee is mentioned as per the category of the students and they are supposed to pay accordingly;
NCHMCT JEE Registration Fees 2020

General/Non-Creamy Layer OBC

Rs. 900/-

Economical Weaker Section (EWS)

Rs. 700/-


Rs. 450/-

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fees through online via using Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card/UPI and PayTM. 
Note: The fees once paid will not be refunded in any case. Offline mode can be availed by paying the fees in the University itself.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should check their NCHMCT JEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the entrance exam to check they are eligible or not. Check some points related to NCHMCT eligibility criteria given below:
Educational Qualification:
  • Candidates, who wish to appear for this examination, must have passed 12th from a recognized Board/University.
  • Candidate must have passed their Qualifying examination with English as a mandatory subject.
  • Candidates who are in 12th or have given the examination of 12th this year can also apply for NCHMCT JEE 2020 on a provisional basis.
Age Limit:
  • upper age limit for the candidates belongs to general and OBC category is 25 years as on 01 July 2020.
  • For ST/SC category candidates, the upper age limit is 28 years as on 1st July 2020.
  • During counselling, candidates need to bring the original of age proof and if one doesn’t bring the required document, it will lead to the cancellation of their admission.
Physical Fitness: Candidates those qualified the will have to submit the physical fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner at the time of admission in the course.
Reservation of Seats: For SC Candidates 15% seats and for ST candidates 7.5% seats are reserved in the Central and State Govt. Institutes of Hotel Management.
  • Admissions to the 1st year of BSc Hospitality & Hotel Administration program will be based on the All India Rank secured by the candidate in the written examination (NCHMCT JEE 2020)
  • Ranks will be based on the marks obtained by the candidates in NCHMCT Joint Entrance Examination.
Candidates can check the NCHMCT JEE 2020 Information Bulletin for more information.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Centres

Candidates should check the given mention list of NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Centre:
NCHMCT JEE Entrance Exam Centre 2020
StateTest Centre
Andhra Pradesh









DelhiDelhi/New Delhi







Himachal Pradesh



Jammu & Kashmir











Madhya Pradesh








Navi Mumbai












Tamil Nadu





Uttar Pradesh


Noida/Greater Noida






West Bengal



Participating Institute of NCHMCT JEE 2020 Entrance Exam

  • Institute of Hotel Management S J Polytechnic Campus Near M S Building & SKSJT Boys Hostel, Bengaluru
  • Institute of Hotel Management 1100 Quarters, Near Academy of Admn Bhopal
  • Institute of Hotel Management Veer Surendra Sai Nagar, Bhubaneswar
  • Institute of Hotel Management CIT Campus, TTTI Tharamani P.O. Chennai
  • Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management Sector 42 D, Chandigarh
  • Institute of Hotel Management Pusa Campus, New Delhi
  • Institute of Hotel Management Bhaijipura Patia, Kudasan – P.O. Gandhinagar
  • Institute of Hotel Management P.O. Alto Porvorim, Bardez, Goa
  • Institute of Hotel Management Village Bariar, G.T. Road Gurdaspur
  • Institute of Hotel Management VIP Road, Upper Hengrabari, Barabari Guwahati
  • Institute of Hotel Management Airport Road, Maharajpur P.O. Gwalior
  • Institute of Hotel Management Near Ramashish Chowk, Opp. State Circuit House Hajipur (Vaishali)
  • Institute of Hotel Management F Row, D D Colony, Vidyanagar Hyderabad
  • Institute of Hotel Management Sikar Road, Near Bani Park Police Station Jaipur
  • Institute of Hotel Management P-16, Taratola Road Kolkata
  • Institute of Hotel Management Seed Farm, Sector-G, Aliganj Lucknow
  • Institute of Hotel Management Veer Sawarkar Marg, Dadar(W) Mumbai
  • Institute of Hotel Management Mawkasiang, Mawdiandiang East Khasi Hills Shillong
  • Institute of Hotel Management Kufri Shimla
  • Institute of Hotel Management Rajbagh Srinagar
  • Institute of Hotel Management G V Raja Road, Kovalam P.O. Thiruvananthapuram
  • ASHOK Institute of Hotel Management Hotel Samrat, Chanakya Puri New Delhi
  • Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management Sector 42 D Chandigarh
  • Delhi Institute of Hotel Management Lajpat Nagar- IV, Behind LSR College New Delhi
  • Institute of Hotel Management Near Tapkeshwar Temple, Garhi Cantt Dehradun
  • Institute of Hotel Management Badkal Lake Crossing, Faridabad
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Sajong, Rumtek, Ranipol Gangtok
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Govt Polytechnic Campus Near Bhagat ki kothi, New Pali Road Jodhpur
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Varakkal Beach West Hills Kozhikode
  • Institute of Hotel Management Jyotisar Marg, Kurukshetra
  • Institute of Hotel Management Industrial Growth Center, Mansa Road Bathinda
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Sasan, Jhaniari- P.O. Hamirpur
  • Institute of Hotel Management Dr B B A Polytechnic Campus Karad, Silvassa
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Thuvakudi Tiruchirappalli
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Near Tilyar Lake Rohtak
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Murungapakkam, Mahalakshmi Nagar Pondicherry
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Industrial Area, Near Ramlal Chowk Panipat
  • Dr YSR NITHM Near Urdu University, Telecom Nagar Gachibowli Hyderabad
  • State Institute of Hotel Management 1094/1/807, Village Rau, Tarik Khan Ki Tekri Near Silicon Valley (Indore By Pass), Indore
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Near S V Zoo Park, Perur (V) Beside A P Tourism Transport Tirupati
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Village Bhamboli Yamuna Nagar
  • Telangana State Institute of Hotel Mngt Kohir X Road, Kaveli Village Sanga Reddy Distt. Telangana
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Jemua Road, Fuljhore, Opp. Dr.B.C.Roy Engg. College Durgapur
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Titilagarh Road, Balangir
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Opp. Magadh University Campus, Gaya-Dhobi Road, Gaya- Bihar
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Brambe, Ranchi
  • State Institute of Hotel Management Hiran Magri, Sector 14, Govardhan Vilas, Udaipur
  • Chandigarh College of Hotel Management Landran Road, Mohali
  • Chitkara School of Hospitality Jansla, Rajpura Patiala
  • Institute of Hotel Management 77th Milestone, Delhi-Dehradun RoadDaurala, NH -58 Meerut
  • Oriental School of Hotel Management Valley View, Lakkidi, Vythiri Wayanad
  • Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management Bidya Nagar, Janla Mahura, Bhubaneswar
  • Institute of Hotel Management- Shri Shakti Venus Plaza, Begumpet Hyderabad
  • SRM Institute of Hotel Management SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur Kancheepuram
  • Munnar Catering College Thachankary Hills, Sooryanelli, Idukki Munnar
  • C T Institute of Hotel Management UE II- Pratap Pura Road, Shahpur, Jalandhar
  • St.Soldier Institute of Hotel Management Behind NIT, Jalandhar- Amritsar Bye-Pass Jalandhar
  • The Lalit Suri Hospitality School Near Badhkal Complex, Faridabad
  • Gurunanak Institute of Hotel Management 157/F, Nilgunj Road, Panihati Kolkata
  • IHM Chandigarh University Chandigarh University Chandigarh- Ludhiana- Highway Gharuan
  • Jodhpur Institute of Hotel Management JIET Universe, NH-65, Pali Road, Mogra Jodhpur
  • Sunder Deep College of Hotel Management NH-24, Delhi- Hapur Road Dasna, Ghaziabad
  • SRM Institute of Catering Tech.& Hotel Management Sikiri Kalan, Modinagar Ghaziabad
  • Dewan Vs Institute of Hotel ManagementNH-58, By-Pass Road Partapur Meerut
  • Heritage Institute of Hotel & Tourism Heritage Knowledge City Bamroli Katara, Fatehabad Road Agra
  • RIG Institute of Hospitality & Management 48/1, Knowledge Park- III, Greater Noida
  • Poornima Institute of Hotel Management Poornima University Ramachandra Pura, Vill Vidhani Sitapur Extension, Jaipur
  • Ambala Institute of Hotel Management 9KMS LHS Ambala -Chandigarh Highway, VPO: Kakru Ambala City
  • SRM Institute of Hotel Management Plot No.39, R G Education City Sonepat
  • Leo Academy of Hosp. Tourism & Management Bommaraspet Vill., Shamipet Mandal Medchal- Malkajgiri Distt. Hyderabad
  • Kukreja Institute of Hotel Management Ganesh Vihar, Dharampur Chowk, Mata Mandir Road, Near Rly Crossing, Ajabpur Khurd, Dehradun

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Highlights

Candidates can check the basic information of NCHMCT JEE 2020 exam given below table:
Exam Name

NCTMCT 2020 or National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination

Conducting Body

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Noida


National Level


B.Sc.Course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (B.Sc.HHA) 

Official website

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-Based Test)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Hotel and Hospitality Management Courses across India.

Stay connected for more updates regarding NCTMCT JEE 2020.

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology

National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) controls its affair under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The council regulates academics for B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration and ten other structured courses of study that are imparted at the affiliated 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management, 25 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management, 01 Public Sector Undertaking and 24 Private Institutes of Hotel Management.  The Council has till date trained more than one lakh Hospitality Managers,
Executives and other operational personnel. Its alumni from affiliated Institutes occupy key positions in the hospitality industry as well as in allied industry both in India and abroad.

About NTA

National Testing Agency (NTA) is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, the motive of which is to conduct various national level exams in different domains like engineering, medical, management, pharmacy, hotel management, fellowship, etc. NTA is established to assess the competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment to match up with the international standards, efficiency, transparency and error-free delivery

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NCHMCT JEE Important Dates

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Form Date01 Jan - 15 May 2020
NCHMCT JEE 2020 Exam Date29 Aug 2020

National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be reduced on every wrong response.

2Local Reasoning304120
3General Awareness 304120
4Numerical Ability304120
5Aptitude Test504200

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

01 Jan 2020

Form End Date:

15 May 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 15 May 2020
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