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.
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.
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.
Allotment of institute is done strictly in order of merit & rank a student obtains in the JEE. No group discussions or personal interviews are involved in this admission process. There are 33 Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) and State Institutes of Hotel Management (SIHMs) which accept JEE scores. Apart from these, there are around 19 affiliated private institutes of Hotel Management which accept JEE scores.
Online application begins: 1st week of December 2013
Online application ends: 2nd week of April 2014
Examination: Last week of April 2014