NCHMCT JEE 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

The National Testing Agency has extended the deadline for submitting NCHMCT JEE 2023 online application forms due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 situation in the country. Instead of June 2023, applicants will be able to submit the NCHMCT JEE 2023 registration form till July 2023. In the meanwhile, the deadlines for online application corrections have been extended. Now, instead of June, the NCHMCT JEE 2023 application correction window will start in July and end in July. The new exam dates will be published as soon as possible.


NCHMCT JEE (also known as NHCM JEE) is a national-level entrance test for applicants to hospitality and hotel administration programmes. The NCHMCT JEE exam was administered by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHM & CT), an autonomous agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, until 2018. However, starting in 2019, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be in charge of administering the NCHMT JEE test. Last year, 32,603 people applied for the NCHMCT JEE.

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have passed their Class 12 from a recognised board with passing grades fulfil the NCHMCT JEE eligibility requirements. In the table below, candidates must meet the following age requirements to be eligible for this hotel management entrance exam:

CategoryNCHMCT JEE Age Limit Criteria 2023
General and OBC Categories  The upper age limit for candidates from this category is 25 years as of July 1, 2023. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1997, are eligible to apply for NCHMCT.
SC/ST categories  The upper age limit for candidates is 28 years as of July 1, 2023. SC/ST candidates born on or after July 1, 1993, are eligible to apply for NCHMCT.
Physically Challenged  The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to, that is, General/SC/ST/OBC.

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Qualifying Examinations for Indian Students

Candidates who have passed any of the following qualifying examinations are eligible to apply for NCHMCT JEE 2023:

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• Any recognised Central/State Board, such as the Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for Indian School Certificate Examinationor State Boards of Secondary Education, offers a plus two level examination in the 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary Education.

• A two-year intermediate or pre-university examination administered by a recognised institution.

• Advanced (A) level of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka).

• Cambridge University’s High School Certificate Examination

• Any public school/board/university examination recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equal to the 10+2 Senior Secondary Education pattern in India or a foreign country.

• NCVT and SCVT of the concerned state have authorised the HSC Vocational Examination.

• The National Open School will administer a Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum of five courses, one of which must be English, and the results will be available until September 30, 2021.

Aside from that, “all eligible candidates will have to provide a physical fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner at the time of admission for carrying out practical sessions as necessary in the Course,” according to the official NCHMCT JEE 2023 booklet.

Highlights of the NCHMCT JEE 2023

The highlights for the NCHMT JEE 2023 test may be seen in the table below.

Event DetailsSpecifications
Exam NameNational Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
Mode of InstructionEnglish and Hindi
No. of Test Cities86 test centres across 28 test cities
Accepting Colleges71 colleges
Official Website

Important NCHMCT JEE 2023 Dates

NCHMCT JEE EventsNCHMCT JEE DatesSalient Features
Start date to fill NCHMCT JEE application formFeb-2023 The application process to be completed on the official website of the hotel management entrance exam.
Last date to fill NCHMCT JEE application formMay to June 2023 The duly filled NHCMCT JEE application form along with the application fee needs to be submitted on the official website of NTA. The application fee is Rs 1,000 for General/ Non-Creamy Layer OBC candidates. The application fee for SC/ST/PD/Transgender candidates is Rs 450.
Online application correction windowMay to July 2023 Candidates can change details in their application form including, exam centre location within the stipulated time. 
Download NCHMCT JEE admit cardTo be announcedAdmit card to be downloaded from the official website of the exam.
NCHMCT JEE exam dayTo be announcedExam to be held across 86 test cities from 9 am to 12 noon.
Declaration of NCHMCT JEE resultTo be announcedResult to be checked on the official website by filling in details like application number, roll number, date of birth, and security pin.

How to Fill NCHMCT JEE 2023 Application Form 

In order to properly fill out their application form for the NCHMCT JEE test, candidates must follow the procedures outlined below.

1st step: Fill out the NCHMCT JEE Exam Registration Form online.

Candidates must first register for the NCHMCT JEE test by submitting personal information such as their name, date of birth, and other personal information.

Fill out the NCHMCT JEE 2023 application form by clicking here.

Step 2: Complete the NCHMCT JEE 2023 Application Form with your information.

Aspirants must give information about their preferred test city, name, mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, gender, category, nationality, address, email address, and educational credentials on the NCHMCT JEE application form. After filling in all of these facts, applicants can either reset the form if it hasn’t been filled out to their satisfaction or submit their application form if they are confident that all of the information they have supplied is right.

Step 3: Upload a photo of yourself and your signature.

Applicants must next include scanned copies of their signature and photo to their NCHMCT application form. The photo should be in colour or black and white (but clear contrast).

Step 4: Pay the application fee for NCHMCT JEE 2023.

Candidates must choose from Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI Payment, and PayTM to pay the application cost for the NCHMCT JEE test.

CategoryNCHMCT JEE 2023 Application Fee (in Rs.)
General/ Non-Creamy Layer OBC1,000

Note: Previously, the application cost could be paid via e-challan, however this service has been suspended owing to the COVID-19 epidemic and nationwide lockdown.

Step 5: Save the Confirmation Page to your computer.

The candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page after making a successful payment. If the Confirmation Page does not appear after the fee has been paid, the transaction will be cancelled and the money reimbursed to the candidate’s account. In the event that the Confirmation Page is not created, the applicant must complete another transaction.

Step 6: Print Application Form for NCHMCT JEE Exam

Candidates are given a “auto-generated Application Number” if the fee is paid successfully. Following that, candidates must save the print version of the application form. Candidates must next print a clean copy of their NCHMCT JEE 2023 application form. Candidates are advised that after they have paid the test fee, they will not be able to make any changes to their NCHMCT JEE 2023 application form.

Top Colleges Accepting NCHMCT JEE Scores

The list of colleges that will accept NCHMCT JEE 2023 results has been revealed. NCHMCT JEE results will be accepted by 21 central Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs), 25 state IHMs, one Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) IHM, 24 private IHMs, and 13 food craft institutes in 2023. Over the years, the number of seats available for admission through NCHMCT JEE has increased.

Year of NCHMCT JEE ExamNo. of Seats Available for Admission
2019  8,684 [BSc Hospitality and Hotel Administration (BSc HHA)]
158 [BSc HHA course with vegetarian cooking option]

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Exam Analysis

The NCHMCT JEE 2021 exam was held in August. Overall, the NCHMCT JEE 2021 format was identical to that of the previous year’s exam. Students said the exam was simple to take and that they finished the paper on time. In comparison to previous year, there were no modifications to the NCHMCT JEE 2021 test design or marking method. In 180 minutes, candidates were required to answer 200 questions. The NCHMCT JEE 2021 test had a total weightage of 800 points. In the hospitality entrance test, there was negative marking.

NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern 2023

Three hours are allotted for the NCHMCT All India Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Candidates must be at their designated test centre at least 60 minutes prior to the start of the examination. The NCHMCT JEE exam paper is bilingual, meaning that all questions are available in both English and Hindi, with the exception of the English Language portion, which is only available in English.

Highlights of the NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates may see the NCHMCT JEE 2023 test pattern in detail below:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTest Duration
Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude303 Hours
Reasoning and Logical Deduction30
General Knowledge & Current Affairs30
English Language60
Aptitude for Service Sector50

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Marking Scheme

Candidates will receive four marks for each right answer in the sections of Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning & Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, and English Language. However, one mark will be removed from their total for each wrong response.

Exam SectionMarks for Each Correct AnswerMarks for Each Incorrect AnswerMarks for Unanswered Question
Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude+4-10
Reasoning and Logical Deduction+4-10
General Knowledge & Current Affairs+4-10
English Language+4-10
Aptitude for Service Sector+4-10

Each applicant will be placed at a desk with a computer terminal and given rough sheets for computations as well as a pen/pencil at the exam centre. The applicant must leave the rough papers at the desk after the test. Nothing will be allowed within the test room/hall, thus rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet.

The National Council for Hotel Management (NCHM) has not released an official curriculum for the NCHMCT JEE 2023 test. Shiksha, on the basis of analysing past years’ NCHMCT JEE question papers as well as speaking with experts in the area, has compiled a list of themes from which NCHMCT JEE test questions are most frequently asked.

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Syllabus for Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude

  • Age Questions
  • Arithmetic (Number Theory)
  • Average
  • Calculate areas and volumes
  • Chain Rule
  • Clocks & Calendar related questions
  • Compound Interest
  • Cube Roots
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • HCF and LCM
  • Logarithms
  • Number Systems
  • Percentage calculation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Simplification
  • Speed (of cars, trains, etc) related questions
  • Square Roots
  • Time and Distance related questions
  • Unitary Method Questions
  • Variation
  • Work and Wage related questions

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Syllabus for Reasoning and Logical Deductions

  • Alphabet Test
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Blood relations related questions
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Complex Arrangement
  • Data interpretation
  • Direction and Distance related questions
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Problems based on Symmetry
  • Problems based on Visual Ability
  • Series
  • Statements action
  • Statements arguments
  • Statements assumptions
  • Statements conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Symbols and notations

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Syllabus for English

  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • English proficiency
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Idioms and phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Paragraph completion
  • Paragraph formation
  • Rearrangement of the sentence in paragraph
  • Rearrangement of words in a sentence
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence formation
  • Sentence improvement
  • Sentence Reconstruction
  • Spelling mistakes
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Syllabus for General Knowledge

  • Animals
  • Books and authors
  • Currencies
  • Dances
  • Disasters
  • Earth
  • Famous personalities
  • Fashion Events
  • Inventions and discoveries
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Natural calamities
  • Prizes and awards
  • Solar System
  • Sports
  • Statistical data of the World
  • World organisations

NCHMCT JEE 2023 Syllabus for Current Events

Recent events, both domestically and internationally, should be brought to the attention of the public. People, places, awards, authors, the economy, science and technology, sports, and so on.

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