NCHM JEE 2020: Dates, Registration, Syllabus

National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Exam (NCHM JEE) is a national level exam, conducted to admit the students to the hospitality course. For now check the Important dates of the NCHMCT JEE 2020 are officially released by NTA. The students can refer the NTA official website i.e. for tracking the events of NCHM JEE 2020.

NTA is going to conduct the NCHM JEE exam and it made certain changes to the existing examination structure, the most important one being the replacement of the pen and paper mode with the computer-based test. Read this article to know more about NCHMCT JEE 2020.


The exam follows a basic design of evaluating all the major skills needed for any competitive exam. Moreover, the maximum emphasis is laid on the English of an aspirant, as it forms the majority of the portions. Following English is the Aptitude for the Service Section, which is equally important and must be a subject of utmost priority while preparing for NCHM JEE 2020.

Important Dates for NCHM JEE 2020

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NCHM JEE 2020 Dates
Notification Date
Application Form Date 7 February 2020
Last Date to Apply 7 March 2020
Admit Card Date 16 March 2020
Result Date 30 April 2020

NCHMCT Eligibility Criteria

Before taking to the registration process, it’s important to know the criteria that make you eligible for the NCHM JEE 2020 exam-

  • Age Limit: As per the current information, the upper limit for the General and OBC candidates is 25 years and that of the SC/ST/PH candidates is 28 years. NTA may/may not change this for the upcoming attempt.
  • Qualification: Aspirants must have passed their 10th and 12th class with English as a mandatory subject. Furthermore, those who are appearing for the 12th exam in this academic year can also apply for the NCHM JEE exam.
  • Medical Requirements: It’s also mandatory for a candidate to have documentation of their physical fitness for a reputed practitioner.

NCHM 2020 Application Fee

The fee structure of the NCHMCT JEE 2020 exam for both unreserved and reserved categories is stated below-

  • General/OBC- INR 800
  • SC/ST/PH- INR 400

The Pattern of the Paper

Interested candidates get help by knowing the minute details of the Exam pattern. The pattern of the paper is stated below-

  • Number of Questions: A total of 200 MCQs are distributed in the following five sections- Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude (30 questions), Reasoning and Logical Deduction (30 questions), Gk and Current Affairs (30 questions), English Language (60 questions) and Aptitude for Service Sector (50 questions).
  • Mode of the Test: The earlier pen-and-paper test is now substituted with the online test, as suggested by NTA. NTA has introduced the Computer-based Test in almost all the national entrance tests that it has taken over.
  • Medium of the Test: The test is bilingual and is conducted in both English and Hindi language.
  • Marking Scheme: Result for NCHMCT JEE will prepare on basis of marking scheme. 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect choice that one makes. The negative marking must be acknowledged and no vague answers should be marked.
  • Time Duration: The test will be held for 3 hours, wherein a candidate has to solve 200 multiple-choice questions.

NCHMCT JEE Exam Centre

After getting the admit card for NCHM JEE candidates are required to check the exam centre and address of it. Although the NCHM JEE notification for the 2020 exam hasn’t come yet, it’s probable that the exam centers would be the same.

The following cities were the examination centers earlier- Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Goa, Gurdaspur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur , Patna, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Shillong, Shimla, Siliguri, Srinagar & Varanasi.

NCHM Reserved Seats

Certain seats are allocated to those who fall under the provision of reservation. These provisions are provided by the Government of India to some classes/tribes. The reservation provided in the NCHM JEE 2020 exam is as follows-

Category Percentage Reservation Institutions
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15% Central and State IHMs
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5% Central  and State IHMs
Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non-Creamy Layer 27% Central IHMs
Physically Disabled (PD) 5% Numerous Institutions as per board rules

NCHM JEE 2020 Syllabus

It is important to have the syllabus of NCHM JEE 2020, to know the topics from which the questions are framed in the exam and prepare as per the same. However, for NCHM JEE, the candidates need to cover the general topics related to the following subjects:

  1. Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude
  2. Reasoning and Logical Deduction
  3. General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  4. English Language
  5. Aptitude for Service Sector

NCHM JEE 2020 Answer Key

After the exam is over the candidates can check the answer keys of the exam. Initially on the exam day memory based answer keys are released by the various unofficial sources. However, the National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the answer key, question paper and answer key of the exam under the candidates’ login.

The candidates have to login using their application number and password to check the answer key and response sheet. Using the answer key and response sheet the candidates can get their estimated scores of the exam even before the results are out.

NCHM JEE 2020 Result

NCHM JEE 2020 result is declared online at the candidates have to login into their dashboard to get their result. The nchm jee result is compiled on the basis of the raw scores of the candidates in the exam.

Note that there is no revaluation/rechecking facility available for NCHM JEE 2020. The candidates have to consider the scorecard of the NCHM JEE 2020 as their final statement of marks.

The candidates are not sent any statement of marks via post, email or sms. The candidates have to check their result over the official website of NCHM JEE.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Merit List

On the basis of the scores of the candidates in the exam, they are placed in the NCHM JEE 2020 Merit List. The merit is prepared and if any instance of tie comes up, then the following process is followed:

  • Candidate securing higher marks in English component of JEE shall rank higher
  • In the case of candidates securing equal marks in NCHM-JEE, as well as in English component of NCHM-JEE, then the candidate securing higher marks in Service Aptitude Component of NCHM-JEE shall rank higher.
  • In case if the tie stays even after the 2 points above, the candidate older in age shall rank higher.

NCHM JEE 2020 Important FAQs

Some of the frequently asked questions by candidates are listed below along with satisfactory responses-

Will the exam be conducted offline or online?

Since NTA has taken charge of the exam, the pen-and-paper mode has been substituted by the Computer Based Test (CBT).

Which section forms the majority part in the NCHM JEE 2020 exam?

The most important section in the light of NCHM JEE is English from which 60 questions are asked.

Is there any upper age limit in the NCHM JEE 2020 exam?

As of now, the upper limit for the unreserved and OBC candidates is 25 and that for the reserved categories is 28 years.

What are the languages in which NCHM JEE is conducted?

The exam is conducted in both Hindi and English language.

Can the application form be filled through the offline mode?

No, the form can be filled only through the online mode from the official website,


The National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) were responsible for conducting the NCHM JEE exam until the National Testing Agency (NTA) took over. Excessive competition is observed in this entrance test as it’s the most preferable by hospitality aspirants. The NCHM JEE exam has more or less followed a similar structure for years now. Some minute changes are introduced as per the need suggests, but the overall testing strategy has been the same. The NCHM JEE allows students to take admission in the courses of B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel Administration Programs, including the prestigious IHMs.

NCHM JEE Participating Institutes

The participating institutes and the seats offered by them for the candidates qualifying NCHM JEE is made available in the tables below:

Institute of Hotel Management Bengaluru230
Institute of Hotel Management BhopalGen: 270   Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Bhubaneswar230
Institute of Hotel Management ChennaiGen: 266   Veg:32
Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management Chandigarh230
Institute of Hotel Management New Delhi246
Institute of Hotel Management GandhinagarGen: 242   Veg: 42
Institute of Hotel Management Goa340
Institute of Hotel Management Gurdaspur184
Institute of Hotel Management Guwahati180
Institute of Hotel Management Gwalior240
Institute of Hotel Management HajipurGen: 222   Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Hyderabad230
Institute of Hotel Management JaipurGen: 173   Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Kolkata307
Institute of Hotel Management Lucknow276
Institute of Hotel Management Mumbai368
Institute of Hotel Management ShillongGen: 105   Veg: 21
Institute of Hotel Management Shimla307
Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar153
Institute of Hotel Management Thiruvananthapuram240

State Government:

InstitutesSeats Intake
Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management120
Delhi Institute of Hotel Management120
Institute of Hotel Management, Dehradun140
Institute of Hotel Management, Faridabad140
State Institute of Hotel Management, Gangtok80
State Institute of Hotel Management, Jodhpur100
State Institute of Hotel Management, Kozhikode60
State Institute of Hotel Management, Kurukshetra130
Institute of Hotel Management, Bhatinda120
State Institute of Hotel Management, Hamirpur120
Institute of Hotel Management, Silvassa100
State Institute of Hotel Management, Trichirapalli90
State Institute of Hotel Management, Rohtak160
State Institute of Hotel Management, Pondicherry60
State Institute of Hotel Management, Panipat60
Dr. YSR NITHM, Hyderabad60
State Institute of Hotel Management, Indore60
State Institute of Hotel Management, Tirupati60
State Institute of Hotel Management, Yamuna Nagar100
Telangana State Institute of Hotel Management60
State Institute of Hotel Management Jemua Road, Fuljhore, Opp. Dr.B.C.Roy Engg. College Durgapur60
State Institute of Hotel Management Brambe, Ranchi60
State Institute of Hotel Management Tourism Center Balangir Balangir-60
State Institute of Hotel Management Road Bodh Gaya, Gaya- Bihar60

Central Government

InstitutesSeats Intake
Institute of Hotel Management, Bengaluru230
Institute of Hotel Management, Bhopal276
Institute of Hotel Management, Bhubaneswar230
Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai280
Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh230
Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi246
Institute of Hotel Management, Gandhinagar270
Institute of Hotel Management, Goa340
Institute of Hotel Management, Gurdaspur184
Institute of Hotel Management, Guwahati180
Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior240
Institute of Hotel Management, Hajipur230
Institute of Hotel Management, Hyderabad230
Institute of Hotel Management, Jaipur184
Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata307
Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow276
Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai368
Institute of Hotel Management, Shillong120
Institute of Hotel Management, Shimla307
Institute of Hotel Management, Srinagar153
Institute of Hotel Management, Thiruvananthapuram240
Total Seats5044

Private University

InstitutesSeats Intake
Chandigarh College of Hotel Management, Mohali120
Chitkara School of Hospitality, Chandigarh150
Deshbhagat Institute of Hotel Management, Punjab60
K C College of Hotel Management, Punjab60
Institute of Hotel Management, Meerut180
Oriental School of Hotel Management, Wayanad, Kerala120
Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management, Bhubaneswar120
Institute of Hotel Management, Hyderabad120
SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Tamil Nadu120
Munnar Catering College, Kerala60
C T Institute of Hotel Management, Punjab60
St.Soldier Institute of Hotel Management, Punjab60
The Lalit Suri Hospitality School, Faridabad90
Gurunanak Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata90
IHM Chandigarh University Chandigarh University Chandigarh120
Sunder Deep College of Hotel Management80
SRM Institute of Catering Technology & Hotel Mngt Sikiri Kalan, Modinagar Ghaziabad60
Dewan Vs Institute of Hotel Mngt NH-58, By Pass Road Partapur60
Heritage Institute of Hotel & Tourism Heritage Knowledge City Bamroli Katara, Fatehabad Road80
RIG Institute of Hospitality & Mngt 48/1, Knowledge Park- III, Greater Noida80
Jodhpur Institute of Hotel Management JIET Universe, NH-65 Pali Road,80

Public Sector Undertaking

Ashok Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi90

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