All about NCHMCT - JEE

The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is conducted by the NCHMCT (National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology) for admission to its course “B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration” that is offered jointly with IGNOU. It is a 3 year programme that equips students with all the required skills, knowledge and attitude to efficiently discharge supervisory responsibilities in the hospitality sector. Admission to first year of this programme is strictly based on the all India rank earned by the candidate in JEE.

Important Dates for NCHMCT - JEE Exam

Application Form Available Online5th December, 2013 to 11th April, 2014 (Friday)
Last Date for receipt of filled-in form11th April, 2014 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Cards on NCHMCT website19th April, 2014 (Saturday) (1400 hours) onwards
Written Examination (JEE 2014)26th April, 2014 (Saturday)
Timings of JEE 20141000 Hrs to 1300 Hrs (3 hours)
Result of JEE on website2nd Week of May, 2014
Conduct of Counselling1st week of June, 2014
Commencement of Academic Session28 July, 2014

Details of NCHMCT - JEE Exam

The exam will last for 3 hours and will test you in 5 sections:

  • Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude (30 questions)
  • Reasoning and Logical Deduction (30 questions)
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs (30 questions)
  • English Language (60 questions)
  • Aptitude for Service Sector (50 questions)

The paper is set in both Hindi & English (except for the English language section).

For each question the candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer. In case he/she has not darkened any bubble or has darkened more than one bubble, he/she will be awarded 0 mark for that question. There will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer. There will be no negative marking in the “Aptitude for Service Sector” section. However, each question in this section carries marks of 0.25; 0.50; 0.75 and 1.00. The most appropriate answer will be awarded 1 mark.

NCHMCT - JEE Exam Eligibility Criteria

The minimum qualification for admission is to have passed the 10+2 examination of senior secondary education or its equivalent with English as one of the compulsory subject. Those appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination can also appear in JEE 2012 on provisional basis. Provisional admissions will stand cancelled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted at the time of counseling or at the time of admission. 



How to Prepare for NCHMCT - JEE Exam ?

As is quite evident from the pattern of the question paper, the English section has more importance with 60 questions out of the total 200 questions. Students should ideally focus on scoring the maximum in this section. Ideally the sections tests you on Xth standard grammar (tenses, rules of correct usage, rules of conjunction, preposition, spotting errors, improvement of sentences, one word substitutions, sentence completion, sequence of words, synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, spelling rules and idioms. Brush up your language skills, read newspapers on a daily basis giving special attention to sentence formation and usage of new words. Try and increase your vocabulary with books like “Word Power Made Easy”. Increase your reading speed since there will be questions on reading comprehension.

The “Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude” section has 30 questions and tests your basic maths and science knowledge. Going through the NCERT mathematics and science books (7th to 10th standard) would suffice as preparation for this section. One can expect questions based on the number system, percentages, profits and loss, averages, time-work, simple interest, compound interest, time- speed- distance and geometry in maths and numerical questions like calculating the number of moles present in 180g of water as well as theoretical questions in science.

The “General Knowledge & Current Affairs” section again has 30 questions which covers important topics like history, geography, important award and topics of relevance in the present time (greenhouse effect, global warming etc). Keep abreast of all the current happenings and events of significance (current and from at least one year before the exam date).

The “Reasoning and Logical Deduction” section, as the name suggests tests your deduction skills and reasoning power through questions on codes, blood relations, mathematical operations and reasoning, counting of figures, completion of figures and series, data sufficiency & data interpretation , venn diagrams and so on.

This examination is for a course that is a vital part of the hospitality sector. Interpersonal skills are something that one can’t do without in this industry. The “Aptitude for Service Sector” section aims to test if you possess these skills. This is the only section that has NO negative marking. The best way to crack this is to remain true to yourself and answer as per your personal judgment.

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