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How to Prepare for Hotel Management Entrance exams in India

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : March 4, 2022


With the start of a new year, it's the perfect time to start working on new projects! Preparation for Hotel Management Entrance Exams is one such brilliant project for many aspirants.

What is the best way to prepare for the Hotel Management Entrance Exams? and, What kind of mental makeup is required for the preparation? 

Not to worry, we have answered all the queries here.

Hotel Management Entrance Exams preparation is easy and rewarding. 

Yes, you read that correctly! This is rewarding since you will be able to stay in some of India's best hotels in some of the most fascinating locations.laugh

All of this glitzy and opulent living is preceded by the most popular entrance exam in the field of Hotel Management.

That is, NCHMCT

What is NCHMCT ?

The National Council For Hotel Management And Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is an organization that promotes hotel management and catering technology.

The Council regulates academics in the field of hospitality education and training at the 21 (twenty one) Central Government sponsored Institutes of Hotel Management, 26 (twenty six) State Government sponsored Institutes of Hotel Management, 1 (one) PSU owned Institute, 26 (twenty six) private Institutes, and 14 (fourteen) Food Craft Institutes that operate across the country.

These institutes provide 11 (eleven) distinct professional programs through the Council, with certificates, diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees being awarded. (The last two programs are offered in partnership with the Indira Gandhi National Open University.)

Hotel Management Entrance Exam Pattern (NCHMCT)

NCHMCT JEE is a national level entrance exam for admission to B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration programs for 10 + 2 qualified applicants.

Refer NCHMCT JEE 2022 Exam Pattern for more details including sectional weightage, marking scheme, tie0breaking procedure etc.

 Subjects  Number of questions
 English Language   60 Questions
 Service Sector Aptitude  50 questions
 General Knowledge & Current Affairs   30 Questions
 Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude  30 Questions
 Reasoning and Logical Deduction   30 Questions
  • It is an objective-type exam and will have ONE question paper consisting of 200 questions for a total of 3 hours duration.
  • As per the NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern, each question will be carrying 4 marks in the question paper.
  • There is a negative marking of 1 for each wrongly answered question. 

How to Prepare for Hotel Management Entrance exams in India

(Ladders in preparing for the Exam -Strategy)

You must have read the exam pattern for  NCHMCT- JEE that we have discussed above. We will now incorporate it in the exam strategy:

  • Learning is a continuous process that involves various steps.
  • Divide the entire curriculum into chunks to make the preparation phase easy and sorted.

 Divide your time for each section as per your requirements and make sure you follow your plan sincerely. Use the ‘Target Vs Time’ method, wherein you should ensure that you complete your weekly targets and they act as milestones to your preparation. 

  • Service Sector Aptitude

The questions in this area are related to the hospitality industry. You should read travel and tourism-related magazines like Outlook, Traveller, and Destination India to excel in this part.

  • Master English Language Section

This section turns out to be a very scoring one if you are well versed with grammar concepts and vocabulary.
Start with revising grammar concepts to brush up your knowledge and practice it with previous year papers.

  • Cover the entire syllabus

Although the English and service aptitude section has the maximum weightage other three must not be overlooked. It is crucial to understand NCHMCT JEE Syllabus 2022 thoroughly.

Practice Reasoning and Logical Deduction and Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude section from books. These sections carry 30-30 marks each and often have very tricky questions. 
Clear your concepts and practice one sub-topic at a time to learn thoroughly.

  • Make a habit of reading Newspaper.

It has a multitude of benefits.
Reading newspapers daily make you updated with the current happening in the world. It also makes you familiar with new words.

  • Mock Tests and Previous Year Papers are you best friends ! 

Solving as many NCHMCT JEE Mock Test and previous year papers is the BRAHMASTRA. The more you practice these, the more you will become exam-ready. 
Identify your strong and weak areas and focus on improving your shortcomings. 

  • The English language section and Service Sector Aptitude have the highest weightage, indicating the importance of language skills and service sector aptitude for management examinations.

List of Common Hotel Management Entrance Exams in India

Numerous Hotel Management exams are being carried out in our country every year require an extensive level of preparation in addition to awareness of the exams’ pattern and syllabus. A list of the Entrance Exams in Hotel Management in our nation is provided below.

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University Hotel Management Entrance Test
  • Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management Admission Test
  • FHRAI - Federations of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India.
  • HIHT - Heritage Institute of Hotel and Tourism.
  • IHM Meerut Admissions Test
  • IITM - Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management.
  • Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad Admission test
  • ITDC - India Tourism Development Corporation.
  • Kurukshetra University
  • MAH-HM-CET Maharashtra Hotel Management Common Entrance Test.
  • Manipal University Admissions - All India Online Entrance Test ENAT
  • Merit Swiss Asian School Of Hotel Management, Ooty Admissions Test
  • NCHMCT – JEE - National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology.
  • NIPS School of Hotel Management Admission Exam 

Frequently Asked Questions

The IPU CET BBA Exam includes a total of 100 questions for 400 marks. For every correct answer, you are awarded 4 marks while for each wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.
The NCHMCT JEE exam is conducted in an online ode i.e., computer-based test.
Yes, there are many books available in PDF format. You can download the books in PDF format and study whenever you wish to.

To make the best use of NCHMCT JEE Books, you are required to read the same books again and again instead of reading different books on the same subjects with multiple revision sessions before the exam.


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