NCHMCT JEE, 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 from a recognized board with English as one of the subjects.
Preparing for NCHMCT JEE exam is quite tough if you have no clue as to how to go about it. This article will help you to understand the syllabus as well as give you a few preparation tips for each section.
NCHMCT JEE Beginners’ Overall Preparation Strategy
1. Memorise the NCHMCT JEE Syllabus
NCHMCT question papers are divided into five parts:
- Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude
- Reasoning and Logical Deductions
- English Language
- General Knowledge and Current affairs
- Aptitude for service sector
The table given below will give you an idea of what topics need to be covered in each subject:
|Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude||Profit and Loss, Areas and Volumes, Time, Speed and Distance, Work and Wage, Elementary Mathematics, Arithmetic, Number Systems, Square and Cube Roots, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Fractions and Decimals, HCF and LCM, Simplification, Variation and chain rule, Logarithms, Simple and Compound Interest, Percentage calculation|
|Reasoning and Logical Deductions||Series and sequences, Blood relations, Symbols and notations, Alphabet Test, Analytical Reasoning, Direction and Distance, Syllogism, Assumptions and arguments, Symmetry and Visual Ability, Linear and Complex Arrangements, Coding and Decoding, Data interpretation|
|English Language||Fill in the blanks, English proficiency, Idioms and phrases, One-word substitution, Synonyms and antonyms, Analogies, Sentence formation, Sentence Reconstruction, Spelling mistakes, Rearrangement of words and sentences|
|General Knowledge and Current affairs||Prizes and awards, Inventions and discoveries, World organizations, Books and Authors, Famous personalities, Disasters, Solar System, Sports, Currencies, basics of economy, science, geography, history and polity.|
The section Aptitude for Service sector does not have a prescribed syllabus. It checks your holistic development and moral attitudes in the subject of hospitality. There are no correct answers either. The most appropriate answer is given the marks.
2. Study previous years’ exam analysis
Take a look at Eazyprep’s previous years’ NCHMCT JEE exam analysis to get a better idea about the exam and its ongoing patterns and trends.
3. Check out section-wise question pattern
Sift through NCHMCT previous year question papers and NCHMCT mock tests. Analyse which type of questions are asked in every section, and what are the most common patterns.
4. Attempt mocks tests and previous year papers
Check your scores after testing yourself on NCHMCT previous year question papers and NCHMCT mock tests. You can thus analyze which subjects you need to give more attention to. Also, try to devise a strategy to minimize your negative marks in these sections. Once you’re done, you are all set to write NCHMCT JEE.
Section-wise Preparation Tips for NCHMCT JEE
There are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for each section of the NCHMCT JEE. Given below are tips regarding each section of the exam, that will help you to be the maximum productive while preparing for the exam:
1. 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. This section carries 30 marks. In order to prepare for this section, refresh your memory on the basic concepts of math you learned in school. You would also have to constantly practice solving questions in order to improve your speed. Try to understand the different ways a single question can be asked. During the exam, make sure to not linger long on a particular question if you don’t know how to solve it. Come back to the difficult ones after answering everything else, to save time. You can use the following books for preparations:
- 10th and 11th NCERT Math textbooks.
- Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- 30 Days Wonder Maths by S Chand
2. Reasoning and Logical Deductions
You can focus on Reasoning and Logical Deductions the last since the only way of preparing for this section is practicing continuously, even though this is an easy mark-fetching section. You can come back to it whenever you feel like taking a break from studying other sections since the questions are puzzle-like and would freshen you up a bit. This section also carries 30 marks. The following are a few books that can be of help:
- Verbal Reasoning Book by RS Agarwal
- 501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book
- A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
3. English Language
This is the section in NCHMCT JEE where you can score the most. Revise all grammar concepts you learned in school and keep reading extra books when you have time in order to get acquainted with how the language is used. You can also use the following books:
- High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition by Wren and Martin
- Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
- Pearson’s English
4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
There are 30 questions in the General Knowledge and Current Affairs section. Make sure that you know what is going on in the world. Read newspapers daily and stay updated on events around the world. You can also subscribe to internet quizzing apps or sites so that you can learn wherever you are, whether you have a book or not. Make use of good studying guides like the following:
- Manorama Yearbook
- Pratiyogita Darpan
- Lucent’s GK
5. Aptitude for Service Sector
This section is different from all others. There is no syllabus prescribed as it tests your holistic development. It also evaluates interpersonal skills. The questions in this section need to be objectively answered after careful analysis. Magazines that deal with hospitality like Outlook Traveller and Destination India can help you when it comes to questions concerning the hospitality sector and various attitudes concerning it. Other books you can refer to include:
- R Sharma’s aptitude for the service sector
- The Ultimate guide for Hotel Management by Arihant
- R Gupta’s book for Hotel Management
All set? Hope you are well-versed with the NCHMCT JEE syllabus now. Check out our detailed NCHMCT JEE section-wise preparation strategy before you start the next step of your preparation!