NCHMCT JEE Exam, conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), is the 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 with English as a subject, from a recognizedboard.


The NCHMCT JEE Exam has a total of 200 questions. Each correct answer was given four marks, while 1 mark was deducted for each wrong answer. The exam is three hours long and is conducted in both Hindi and English languages.

Given below is an overview of the sections in the NCHMCT JEE Exam, the number of questions in each one of them, and the difficulty level:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
English Language60Low
Aptitude for Service Sector50Low
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30Moderate
Reasoning and Logical Deduction30Moderate
Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude30High

Difficulty Level of NCHMCT JEE

The NCHMCT JEE exam is very easy if you have prepared well. The first step is to analyze the syllabus and choose appropriate study materials. The 10th and 11th standard textbooks are a good place to start, to be thorough with the basics. You can then go on to refer to other books, but make sure that they are of the updated syllabus. Given below are the different sections of the exam and their features, for you to can get an idea about the difficulty level of each one of them:

1. English Language
  • This is the section in NCHMCT JEE where you can score the most marks.
  • The Grammar concepts you learned in school are asked.
  • Greater attention should be given to cloze tests since they constitute a larger part of the section.
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2. Aptitude for Service Sector
  • No syllabus is prescribed for this section as it tests your holistic development.
  • It also evaluates interpersonal skills.
  • The questions in this section need to be objectively answered after careful analysis.
  • Since scoring is done through grade marking, the most appropriate answer is marked correct.
3. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Questions about domestic and international current affairs are asked.
  • The number of questions about current affairs is lower than the number of questions about general knowledge.
  • General knowledge questions are based on subjects like history and science.
  • This section, according to candidates, is moderately difficult.
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4. Reasoning and Logical Deductions
  •  Constant practice is required for this section.
  • The questions are mostly easy, but a few among them are tricky.
  • A large percentage of the total questions are asked from topics like number series, verbal reasoning, statements and, assumptions, etc.
  •  Time management is important for this section since you can spend a lot of time trying to figure out the answer to a single question.
5. Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude
  • The two important concerns when it comes to this section are the number of questions you get right and the time you take to answer them. Ideally, you should take the minimum amount of time to answer the maximum number of questions.
  • Basic concepts of math you learned in school are asked.
  • You would also have to constantly practice solving questions to improve your speed.
  • This section has seen questions being asked from Mathematics textbooks of the level of classes 9th and 10th.
  • This section is moderately difficult, though candidates having an interest in mathematics find it comparatively easier than the others.
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Time management is key during the exam so it is important to not linger on a question that you do not know how to solve, trying to figure it out. Attempt all other questions and then come back to the ones you don’t know with the extra time, especially those in the sections Reasoning and Logical Deduction and Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude.

Also, make sure to take NCHMCT mock tests and evaluate yourself using NCHMCT previous year question papers and pay attention to the subjects you score less in. Try to improve yourself in those sections and once you’re done, you will be completely prepared for NCHMCT JEE Exam, which would by then be very easy for you.