NCHMCT counselling is the process that all candidates who have cracked the NCHMCT JEE have to go through. NCHMCT JEE or the IHM entrance exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is an entrance exam to all hospitality programs available in colleges affiliated with NCHM- National Council for Hotel Management such as the Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering (BHMCT). The eligibility criteria to appear for the NCHMCT JEE (National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology Joined Entrance Exam) is the completion of 10+2 or an equivalent examination from a recognized board with English as one of the subjects.
The candidates who get qualified through the NCHMCT JEE can secure admission in any one of its 71 participating NCHMCT colleges. Out of these institutions, 21 are central government institutes (IHMs), 25 are state government institutes (SIHMs), 24 are private institutes, and 1 is a public sector undertaking institute. Over 12000 students will get admissions to these institutes through NCHMCT JEE. Among NCHMCT colleges, Central Institutes of Hotel Management (IHM) provides 6734 seats, State Institutes of Management (SIHM) provide 2573 seats, Private colleges provide 2994 seats and the public sector undertaking institution provides 98 seats, according to the statistics from the year 2020.
Candidates are called for the NCHMCT counselling according to their ranks in the NCHMCT JEE exam. The counselling is done in three rounds. Out of them, the first two will be online and the third will be a spot round, where the qualifying candidates need to appear at their allotted counseling centers physically. NCHMCT counseling includes first-semester fee payment and document verification.
Procedures of NCHMCT counselling
There are different procedures to be followed for the successful completion of NCHMCT counselling. The steps are as follows:
You should register online for the counselling sessions by filling an application form. The details provided in this form would be used during the counselling process.
2) Locking Choices
After registration, you need to fill in your college preferences in order and lock these choices in. These will be considered for the first two rounds of counselling. You are allowed to modify your choices once again before locking them in round two.
3) Seat allotment
Once you have locked in all your choices and preferences, seats will be offered to you from different colleges based on your all India rank, preferences, and seat availability.
4) Fee payment and Reporting
Once you are allotted a seat you will have to pay a fee of Rs. 40,000. This amount includes the first-semester fee of Rs. 38,000 and a counselling fee of Rs. 2000. You have to then visit the reporting center with the necessary documents.
5) Document Verification
During the reporting session, you need to provide original copies of all your documents and verify them. After the verification of these is done by the university, the seat allocation takes place. The following is the list of documents that you have to keep ready during the third counselling round:
- NCHMCT JEE application form
- NCHMCT scorecard
- Certificates of 10th and 12th standards.
- Date of birth certificate proof
- Reservation claim certificate proof (if applicable)
- Health certificate (if applicable)
Things to remember during NCHMCT counselling
Given below are a few you need to remember while appearing for both the IHM entrance exam as well as the NCHMCT counselling sessions:
- After appearing for the NCHMCT JEE exam, be sure to keep your admit card attested by the invigilator as this document needs to be produced at the time of counselling.
- Candidates who take part in the third round of the counselling do not have to pay the fee again if they have already paid it during the first or second round.
- While registering and filling the form, an eligible candidate should evaluate all the optional institutes and give the maximum number of preferences.
- The proof of date of birth can be your SSLC or 12th standard certificate. Providing this proof is necessary, so don’t forget to take them with you.
- The institutes can decide on increasing the number of their seats based on the turnup at the counselling sessions. If there are more absentees, they can increase the intake from 5% to 15% of the number of currently available seats.
Keep these points in mind and prepare the necessary documents to be presented during the NCHMCT counselling.