NCHMCT JEE 2019 exam analysis is important if you are thinking of joining the ever-evolving and exciting world of Hotel Management and Hospitality. Desirous of joining an institution that will hone your management skills and impart practical as well as theoretical knowledge of this field? You can apply for the NCHMCT JEE exam which admits students into BSc. Hospitality and Hotel Management Programme (both general and specialised). Read on further to know about the exam and how they have been conducted in the past to gather as much information as you can before the exam, and device a result-driven strategy to secure a seat in one of the best Government-run Hotel Management Institutes!

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, or simply NCHMCT, is an autonomous body, which falls under the Ministry of Tourism of Government of India. This centrally run Council is one of the best places to get Hotel Management training from, which offers more than 10 carefully structured courses at 71 institutes spread across the length and breadth of India, which include the central, state, PSU and Privately run institutes which follow the same Curriculum provided by the Council. Every year the Council, with the help of NTA or the National Testing Agency conducts a National level entrance called the NCHMCT JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) which admits numerous students into their Hospitality and Hotel Management courses. 

NCHMCT JEE 2019 Exam Info

Trends of NCHMCT JEE

Through the means of this article, we want to help Hotel Management aspirants like you, to secure a seat in one of the NCHMCT Institutes by providing changes and similarities in the pattern of the exam during the last three years (2017-2019). Take a look:

            2017            2018            2019
Duration3 Hours3 Hours3 Hours 
Mode Online Computer BasedOnline Computer BasedOnline Computer Based
No. of Questions200200200
Sections (Broadly)55
Marking Scheme+1 for correct answer, -0.25 for incorrect attempt+1 for correct answer, -0.25 for incorrect attempt+4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect attempt
Overall Difficulty Moderate Moderate Easy – Moderate  
Timings and ShiftsOn 29/04/17From: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pmOn 28/04/18From: 10:00 am to 1:00 pmOn 27/04/19From: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Some changes over the years

  • The mode of examination was online computer based as usual. 
  • Till 2018, the total weightage of the exam was 200 marks. However, from 2019 onwards, the total marks has been increased by 600 marks, i.e, it is now at 800 marks. The timing remains to be 3 hours.
  • There are no changes in terms of the syllabus of the examination. There will be 5 sections as per normal, which are English Language, Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, and lastly, Aptitude for Service Sector. All of the sections will have different weightage each, with the highest being 60 marks (English).
  • The marking scheme has also gone through a change since 2019. Every correct answer will fetch +4 marks, while every incorrect attempt will take away 1 mark.
  • All the questions will be Objective (MQC) type.
  • Rough sheets will be provided by the centre of examination.

NCHMCT JEE 2019 Exam Analysis

By now you must have had some idea about how the NCHMCT JEE exam has been conducted every year for different hotel management courses. Over the years it has been noticed that the syllabus of the year has remained same, with difficulty levels also being the same almost every year, however the exam did have some changes in its pattern in the year 2019, which can be broadly seen below in a detailed analysis of the previous year’s exam. 

Broad Highlights of NCHMCT JEE 2019 Analysis

  • The exam was conducted on 27th april 2019, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • The time to complete the exam was 3 hours.
  • The maximum marks for the exam was 800, as opposed to 200 as seen in exams before 2019.
  • The marking scheme underwent a change as well, with +4 marks for every correct attempt and -1 deducted for every incorrect attempt.
  • The exam was Objective type.
  • The exam difficulty was found to be moderate but students did encounter some questions in the Quantitative section to be time consuming and tricky.
1. English Section Analysis

This section in NCHMCT JEE 2019 was found to have very easy and doable questions. It goes without saying that the maximum weightage was given to the Reading Comprehension topic, and Grammar also held a lot of weightage. Students should practice doing Reading Comprehensions which will not only improve their reading speed, but also prepare them to handle different kinds of questions from the topic. Given below is a table representing topics and their weightage in 2019’s exam:

Topic Weightage of each topic 
Reading Comprehension 20
Fill in the Blanks10
Synonyms 5
Antonyms 5
Idioms and Phrases 5
Error Correction5
Total 60

Pro Tip: To score a good number in this section, try to practice improving reading speed, and brush up your vocabulary as a lot of questions are based on that as well.

NCHMCT JEE Exam vocab
2. Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude Section Analysis

While the section in NCHMCT JEE 2019 was just like the previous year’s in its difficulty level, students found that while the overall section was found to be moderate level. The section had moderate levels of questions from a lot of topics from higher secondary classes. A lot of questions were based on Arithmetic. It is very important for students to get a good look at the syllabus for the exam and prepare according to it. Every concept should be understood and practiced. Given below is a table representing topics and their weightage in 2019’s exam:

Topic No. of Questions 
HCF and LCM7
Questions on Percentage4
Ratio and Proportion 3
Linear Equation3
Simple Interest and Compound Interest3
Average 3
Profit Loss2
Quadratic Equation1
Time and Speed1
Time and Work1
Elementary level mathematics 2

Pro Tip: Students should practice the Quantitative section from their school maths books, as most of the syllabus is from them. For enhancing your skills and efficiency further, try to practice as many Mock Tests as possible. This will give you an added confidence to tackle the questions!

NCHMCT JEE preparation maths
3. Logical Reasoning Section Analysis 

The logical reasoning section of NCHMCT JEE 2019 was easy to moderate in the difficulty level. Students noted that some questions of this section were more time taking than the others. To avoid such situations for your exam, we would suggest you practice questions on topics that require time in completion like series, arrangements, syllogism, etc.  Given below is a table representing topics and their weightage in 2019’s exam:

Topic No. of Questions 
Questions on Grouping and Conditionals6
Blood Relation5
Seating Arrangement 3
Odd one out3
Sequence and Series3
Syllogism 2
Venn Diagram 2
Visual Reasoning2
Coding and decoding 2

Pro Tip: Students should time their attempts of the Mock Tests so as to check their timing and their efficiency. You could even use the Timer in your mobile phones to check the amount of time it takes you to complete every section.

4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs Section Analysis

This section was of easy to moderate difficulty level in NCHMCT JEE 2019. A lot of questions were based on static GK which can only be aced with enough practice. Other questions revolved around the current affairs of the prior months. Having a newspaper reading habit will be very beneficial for attempting this section. Given below is a table representing topics and their weightage in 2019’s exam:

Topic Weightage of each topic 
Geography 6
Miscellaneous topics5
Recent Current Affairs5
Business Awareness3
Awards and Honours 2
Economy 1
Sports 1

5. Aptitude for Service Sector Section Analysis

This section aims to test students’ basic thoughts regarding the hotel management and hospitality sector. It tests the candidates common sense, personality, quick decision-making skills, etc. It wishes to see which candidates have what it takes to make it into NCHMCT’s colleges. In NCHMCT JEE 2019, this section was of easy difficulty level. Given below is a table representing topics and their weightage in 2019’s exam:

Topic No. of Questions 
Situation based 13
Personality Assessment Questions10
Management and Planning8
Customer service oriented 8
Leadership Assessment Questions4

Pro Tip: Students can take help of the internet and Help Books to prepare for this section even more efficiently.

NCHMCT JEE exams are always of easy to moderate difficulty level. We hope the above analysis of the previous three years’ exams, especially NCHMCT JEE 2019, helps you and makes you understand your current preparation and motivates you to work even harder and excel in the upcoming entrance exam. The world of hospitality and hotel management awaits you, all the best!