NTA NCHM JEE (NCHMCT JEE) 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 Joint Entrance Exam) is the completion of 10+2 or an equivalent examination with English as one of the subjects.

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The candidates who get qualified through the NTA NCHM 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 NTA NCHM JEE.

The first step of preparation for the NCHMCT JEE is understanding the pattern and syllabus of the exam. According to these, you can prepare a timetable and allocate time for each subject and create your own preparation strategy.

NTA NCHM JEE Exam Pattern

Given below are the basic details you need to know about the NTA NCHM JEE:

  • NCHMCT JEE exam is conducted in an online Mode.
  • The exam will be conducted in both English & Hindi languages.
  • The question paper of the exam contains 200 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • The total marks of the paper are 200.
  • The duration of the exam is three hours.
  • Each right answer is awarded 1 mark and 0.25 marks are deducted for every answer you get wrong.

These are the basic details of the NTA NCHM JEE exam. Coming to the details of the question paper, this IHM entrance exam question paper contains five sections:

  • Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude.
  • Reasoning and Logical Deduction
  • English Language
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Aptitude for Service Sector

The table given below will give you an idea of the number of questions that appear from each section and the difficulty level of each one of them, according to the NCHMCT JEE 2020.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Numerical ability and scientific aptitude30High
Reasoning and Logical Deduction30Moderate
English Language60Low
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30Low to Moderate
Aptitude for Service Sector50Low
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NTA NCHM JEE Syllabus

Each of the five sections that appear in the NCHMCT JEE exam is further divided into various topics, from which questions are asked. Preparing each of these topics and subjects is very essential for acing the NCHMCT JEE exam. The table given below will give you an idea of what topics need to be covered in each subject:

SectionSyllabus
Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude Profit and Loss, Calculate 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 DeductionsSeries 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 LanguageFill in the blanks, Vocabulary, 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, Animals, Languages, Arts, Science and technology

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. It also checks the interpersonal skills of the candidate. An interesting factor is that there are no correct answers for this section. The most appropriate answer is given the marks.

The consideration of the exam pattern and syllabus is very important when it comes to time management during the preparation period as well as during the examination. Knowledge of the syllabus makes the preparation for the exam easier and the knowledge of the pattern makes the practice sessions of the exam easier and time-efficient. Hence knowing both is very essential to clearing NTA NCHM JEE.