Exam Detail

NCHMCT JEENational Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Exam

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Stream-: Hotel Management & Tourism
  • Medium-: Multiple
  • Examination Mode-: Both
  • Total Questions-: 200

National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination (NCHM JEE) -2023

1 The B.Sc. (Hospitality & Hotel Administration) Programme at its affiliated Institutes (Annexure-II), is offered by the National Council for Hotel Management and recognised by JNU.

2 The Three-Year (Six Semester) course equips students with all the required skills, knowledge and attitude to efficiently discharge supervisory responsibilities in the Hospitality sector. As per NEP 2020, there will be a 4th year option for the students to get an Honours Degree.

3 The program involves in-depth laboratory work for students to acquire required knowledge and skill standards in the operational areas of Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, Front Office Operation and House Keeping. It also provides managerial inputs in Hotel Accountancy, Food Safety & Quality, Human Resource Management, Facility Planning, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Tourism Marketing and Management.

4 Admission to the above Course is through the NCHM JEE only. The Score of NCHM JEE is accepted by all the affiliated Institutes for admission to the B.Sc. (HHA) Course in their respective Institutes.


1 A candidate should have passed 10+2 system of Senior Secondary Examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects, from a recognized Educational Board. Candidate must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination.

 2 Those appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination can also appear in NCHM JEE 2023 on provisional basis. Provisional admission will stand cancelled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted at the time of counselling or at the time of admission or latest by 30.09.2023

3 The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates / documents, including category certificate and PwD certificate (wherever applicable) at the time of admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, due to the inability to produce genuine certificate in original in support of passing 10+2 or equivalent examination and fulfillment of age criteria and category certificate or PwD certificate (wherever applicable), his/her admission will stand cancelled

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Counselling will started after the release of result.

To keep pace with the highly competitive examination, it is necessary to stay updated with the latest announcements of NCHMCT JEE 2023.

 The below sections will make you aware of the counselling procedure, important documents for counselling, eligibility criteria, and cutoffs of various top institutes in hotel management across India.

Step 1- Registration for NCHMCT JEE 2023 Counselling:

Candidates will firstly need to register themselves on the official website. Registration is the initiative to proceed within the counselling process of NCHMCT JEE.

Step 2- Choice Filling and selection Locking for NCHMCT JEE 2023 Counselling:

The next step of the counselling process of NCHMCT JEE involves choice filling of schools. This ensures seat allotment of candidates.

Step 3- NCHMCT JEE 2023 Seat Allotment Result:

Once the choice filling and locking of the universities is completed, the authority will release the results of seat allotment. Candidates can log into their accounts to view the seat allotment.

Step 4- NCHMCT JEE 2023 Counselling Fee Payment:

For seat allotment purposes, candidates will need to pay the counselling fee online mode. Candidates failing to form the payment in stipulated time won't be allotted seats.

Step 5- Reporting to Allotted College:

On completing the seat allotment process, the candidate will have to deposit a participating fee of counselling which is Rs. 40,000 (Rs. 38,000 i.e. seat acceptance fee + Rs. 2,000 i.e. counselling fee) and it's inclusive of a part of 1st Semester Fee through the HDFC payment gateway available on the web site.


Candidates have to apply for NCHM JEE-2023 “Online” ONLY by accessing the website: https://nchmjee.nta.nic.in.

The Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted in any case.

Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. multiple Application Forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.

6 Steps to be followed to Apply Online:

Step-1: Register for Online Registration using your own Email Id and Mobile No. and note down system generated Application Number. Complete the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number. 17

Step-2: Upload eligible scanned images of: (i) a recent photograph (in jpg file, size 10Kb200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb30kb in jpg file); (iii) PwD Certificate (file size 50 kb-300 kb in PDF); (iv) Category Certificate, if applicable (SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS etc.) (file size: 50KB to 300KB)

Step-3: Pay fee using Canara Bank Payment Gateway through Credit Card / Debit Card (except Master/Visa Card) / Net-Banking / UPI / Wallet) and keep proof of fee paid.

All the 3 Steps can be done together or at separate timings.

After (successful completion of Step-3, Confirmation Page of the Application Form, should be downloaded and a printout of the same may be retained for future reference. The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form could be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate.

In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of Prescribed Fee, then the candidate should approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway integrator (in the helpline number and email given in Annexure-I of the Information Bulletin), for ensuring the successful payment.

In spite of above, if successful transaction is not reflected on the Portal, the candidate may contact NTA Helpline. If the payment issue is still not resolved, the candidate may pay second time.

However, any duplicate payment received from the candidate by NTA in course of said transactions will be refunded through the same payment mode through which the duplicate payment is received, after fee reconciliation by NTA.


The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step–3 is not completed, such Application Forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

 No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained.

 The entire application process of NCHM JEE-2023 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees and Printing of Confirmation page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation page to NTA through Post/Fax/By Hand/E-mail.

Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA’s website regularly for latest updates and to check their e-mails.

The NTA can make use of the data generated for the purpose of research and analysis

All the candidates who have submitted the online application and paid the Examination fee till last date will be allowed to appear in NCHM JEE-2023 and their admit cards will be uploaded on the website as per schedule.

NTA does not verify the information filled by the candidates in the Application Form nor verifies any certificate of category/educational qualification for deciding the eligibility of candidates.

The certificates of educational qualification and category (if applied under reserved category) and PwD Status (wherever applicable) will be verified by the concerned institution. The candidates are, therefore, advised to ensure their eligibility and the category (if applying under reserved category) as well as PwD Status (wherever applicable) at the time of submission of application.

The NTA will, in no way, be responsible for any wrong/incorrect information furnished by the candidate(s) in his/her Online Application Form. The letter/e-mails/WhatsApp Message/ Public Grievance in this regard will not be entertained by the NTA

Important Topics 


Important Topics

Reasoning and Logical Deduction 

Analytical reasoning, linear agreement, alphabet test, verbal series, classification, routes and networks, data sufficiency test, symbols and nations, blood relationships, etc.

English Language 

Conclusion, fill in the blanks, vocabulary, tenses, error correction, unseen passage, word formation, sentence correction, synonyms, articles, idioms and phrases, theme detection and subject verb agreement, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs 

 General politics, national current affairs, scientific research, Indian constitution, countries and capitals, sports, economic scene, current events, etc.

Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 

Square roots, HCF and LCM, logarithms, arithmetic, cube roots, clocks and calendars, races and games, mixture and allegation, problems on ages, elementary mathematics, profit and loss partnerships, pipes and cisterns, etc.


Preparation Tips

  • Frame a Time-Table: A proper timetable helps to set a clear action goal for the exam. Time table should be created in such a manner that candidates should allocate enough time for each subject. Set weekly targets and try to finish them in the set time frame. 
  • Newspaper Reading: Candidates should start reading at least 2-3 newspapers daily 1 year prior to the exam. This will not only help candidates to update their general knowledge & current affair but will also improve vocabulary and increases reading comprehension skills.
  •  Mock Tests are Must: Candidates should also practice mock tests while preparing from books. It will help you to manage your time for each section and get a better knowledge of exam patterns. Through the mock test, candidates can also analyze their performance and prepare well for the weaker sections. 
  • Routine Revision: Regular revision is a must while preparing for NCHMCT JEE. Revision of all topics as well as the easy topic is necessary. The numerical ability & reasoning section of the exam requires a good amount of practice. Regular revision helps in memorizing all the studied topics till the last date of the exam.

In the case of Institutes run by the Central Government, the reservation would be applicable as mentioned below:

(i) 15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates

(ii) 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates

(iii) 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List* (iv) 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General - EWS) candidates

The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to their satisfying the eligibility conditions.

The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date, timing and discipline as indicated in their Admit Card.

No candidate will be allowed to appear the Test at the Examination Centre, the Date and timing other than that allotted to him/her in his/her Admit Card.

In case a candidate is unable to download Admit Card from the website, he/she may approach the Help Line between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm or write to NTA at nchm@nta.ac.in

The candidates are advised to read the Instructions given in the Admit Card carefully in advance of the exam day and follow them during the conduct of the examination.