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NCHMCT JEE is a Hotel Management Entrance Exam that is conducted on All India basis every year by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT). NCHMCT is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. NCHMCT JEE 2018 is conducted to offer admissions to 3-year duration B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration program which is delivered through India's largest chain of Best Hotel Managment Institutes affiliated to NCHMCT viz. all IHMs across India. The course is offered jointly by NCHM & IGNOU. 

Latest Update: The application process for the NCHMCT JEE 2018 has started and the candidates can fill the form through online mode only. The link to apply for NCHMCT is given below

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Dates



NCHMCT JEE Application Begins - Register Now!

24 December 2017

NCHMCT JEE Application Ends

11 April 2018
NCHMCT JEE Admit Card 20 April 2018
(5:00 PM onwards)
NCHMCT JEE Exam Date 28 April 2018
(10:00 AM to 1:00 PM onwards)


May 3rd week 2018

NCHMCT Counselling

May last week 2018/ June 1st week 2018

Commencement of Classes 25 July 2018


NCHMCT Courses Admission under NCHMCT JEE 

The BSc program in Hospitality & Hotel Admin. is offered in collaboration with National Council for Hotel Management (NCHM) and the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The course is of 3 years duration. NCHMCT JEE 2018 is for admission into: 

  • 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management
  • 22 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management
  • 1 Public sector undertaking and 14 Private Institutes of Hotel Management.
  • 12 Food Craft Institutes and 2 SIHMs.

Specialisation Courses offered by NCHMCT

NCHMCT also offers Specialisation at 2 of its institutes located at IHM Chennai and IHM Kolkata besides B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration.The specialisation courses offered are:

  • Food Production Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Accommodation Operation Management

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NCHMCT Eligibility criteria

Candidates should go through the eligibility criteria before applying for any course. Here we are giving the eligibility criteria for NCHMCT JEE 2018.

Academic Qualification:

  • Candidate should have passed in 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects.
  • English should have been one of the subjects and Candidate must have passed English as a subject of study (core/ elective/ functional) in the qualifying examination.

Qualifying Exams for NCHMCT JEE for Indian Candidates

Candidates appearing Class 12 Exams in March 2018:

  • Candidates appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examination in March 2018 can also appear in NCHMCT JEE 2018 on the 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 September 2018

Age Limit

  • General/ OBC Candidates: Upper age limit is 22 years as on 1 July 2018. Hence, the candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to appear in NCHMCT JEE 2018.
  • ST/SC candidates: Upper age limit is 25 years as on 1 July 2018. Hence, the candidates born on or after 1 July 1992 are eligible.
  • Physically challenged candidates: Upper age limit will be as per the category he/she belongs to i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC. 

Direct Admission in IHMs

  • Each IHMs shall have three seats earmarked for 10+2 rank holders (one each for Arts, Science and Commerce stream) from among 1st to 200 rank holders from respective streams from recognized Boards of school examination wherein up to 2 lacs candidates appear or 1st to 500 rank holders from Board of Examination where 2 lacs to 5 lacs candidates take examination.
  • The inter-school merit from recognised School Boards of the examination shall be in particular.

NCHMCT Application form and Admit Card

The application process for the NCHMCT JEE has started and the candidates who are eligible for NCHMCT JEE Examination can fill the application form by following the link below. The last date to fill the application form is 11 April 2018. Hence, the candidates are advised to complete the application form on or before the due date.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Application Form 

Submission of the Application Form

The candidates filling the application form should check that the details filled by them are correct in all aspect. Only then they should submit the application form. It is to be noticed that the candidates are not required to send the hard copy of the application form else, the application may be considered as rejected.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Admit Card

NCHMCT JEE Admit Card is likely to be available to download from 20 April 2018 (from 5:00 PM onwards). The admit card will be available only to those candidates who have filled and submitted the application form successfully. Admit card is an important document and must be carried to the examination centre by the candidates. More information about the admit card can be obtained by following the link given on this page below.

NCHMCT JEE Admit Card 2018


The application fee for NCHMCT JEE is different, depending upon the categories. Therefore, the students are advised to pay the application fee accordingly. The payment of the application fee can be made by Credit/ Debit Card. The amount of fee to be paid by the candidates filling up NCHMCT Application Form is given in the table below.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Application Fee


Fee Amount

General/ OBC Categories

SC/ST/PwD Rs.400


NCHMCT Fee Structure 2018

The semester wise fees for the NCHMCT is given in the table below. Two semesters will be held in each academic year.


Fee Amount

Semester 1

Rs 64700

Semester 2

Rs 42200

Semester 3

Rs 55800

Semester 4

Rs 43100

Semester 5

Rs 61800

Semester 6

Rs 49100


Descriptive Fee Structure

NCHMCT Fee Structure

 NOTE: Only Rs 39,000 will be collected at the time of counselling which is a part of the 1st-semester fee as given above. The remaining amount, as well as other institutional charges, have to be deposited by the candidate on their joining into the allotted institute.

Hotel Management Course fee for Private Colleges

The fee of the Central and State Government Institutes is fixed by NCHMCT as given above, but in the case of Private affiliated Institutes, fee chart may be downloaded from the website of respective private Institute.

NCHMCT Result and Counselling

Admission to the first year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration program is strictly based on the All India Rank (AIR) secured by the candidate in the NCHMCT JEE 2018 Written Test.

  • NCHMCT JEE Rank is strictly based on the marks obtained by the candidate in the written examination.
  • Allotment of Institute shall be as per merit (NCHMCT JEE All India Rank) and choice of Institute exercised by the candidate.
  • No group discussions or personal interviews are involved in this admission process.


NCHM Counselling 2018

NCHMCT Exam pattern

  • The language of Question Paper: Question Paper will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi (except for The English Language Question Paper).
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer carries one mark
  • Negative Marking: For every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours

NCHMCT JEE 2018 - Distribution of Questions



No. of Questions 

Numerical Ability


Reasoning and Logical Deduction


General Knowledge and Current Affairs


English Language


Aptitude for Service Sector




Marking Scheme for NCHMCT JEE Written Test

  • Each correct answer under First 4 Section carries one mark each.
  • For any wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • The Graded Marking Scheme for  Aptitude for Service Sector Section is given below:
    • The most appropriate answer carries 1.00
    • The next appropriate answer carries 0.75
    • The next to next appropriate answer carries 0.50
    • The last inappropriate answer carries negative marks of 0.25 to be deducted

NCHMCT JEE Sample Questions 2018 and 2016

The Sample Questions will help the candidates to understand the pattern of the question paper and to prepare well for the exam. The question paper for the year 2018 and 2016 is given below.

NCHMCT 2018 Sample Question Paper

NCHMCT 2016 Sample Question Paper

Recommended Books for NCHMCT Exam

1) An Ultimate Practice Resource Book for Hotel Management: Practice Sets with 2 Diagnostic Tests 1st Edition

2) Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide: Careers in Hospitality 1st Edition 

NCHMCT Important details

The other important details for NCHMCT 2018 such as scholarship programs, reservation of seats etc are given here. Candidates can check it from here.

NCHMCT Scholarships


  • National Council offers Merit-based Scholarship with the help of Industry for meritorious students who obtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd position on All India basis in Council’s Annual Examination in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of the course i.e. after completion of both the semesters of the respective year.
  • National Council Merit-cum-means based scholarship scheme is available in the Central Institutes of Hotel Management. The scheme carries 50% refund of semester fee.
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates can avail financial assistance from their respective State Governments for which the concerned Institute will issue studentship certificate indicating fee received from the student.

NCHMCT Reservation of Seats



OBC (Non-creamy layer) in central IIHMs


SC in central and state IIHMs


ST in central and state IIHMs


Differently Abled



NCHMCT JEE 2018 Test Centres

There are total 33 test centres in which the written test will be conducted. Hence, the candidates are advised to choose the preference of test cities cautiously as because the change in exam centre will not be considered.

However, it is possible that the change may be permitted to the candidates under exceptional circumstances. To gain more information about the same, the candidates are suggested to follow the link given below.

NCHMCT JEE Test Centres with Codes

NCHMCT Notification

NCHMCT Contact

National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT)
Plot No A-34, Sector-62,
Noida (UP) -201301 

NCHMCT JEE Helpline Number:

Toll-Free-  1800 180 3151 (For JEE Queries) 
0120-2590608  (JEE CELL) 
E-mail for NCHMCT JEE - jeenchm@gmail.com, nchmct@applyadmission.net
FAX at 0120-2402819

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