All about NCHMJEE

What is NCHM JEE Hotel Management?
Hotel Management is a proliferating and growing industry offering plenty of growth opportunities in the field. A career in the Hotel and Tourism industry offers exceptional growth on a personal and professional front. However, the demand for a promising career in the industry has risen in the past few years. For a bright future in the hotel and tourism sector, one needs to learn about its functioning.
To provide exceptional education and spread the word about Hotel and Tourism, National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) was set up in 1982 for coordinating autonomous growth of the hotel and tourism sector in India. NCHM introduced Joint Entrance Examination (NCHM-JEE), a national level entrance exam for admissions to NCHM affiliated colleges offering B.Sc. courses in Hotel Management and Tourism sector. To attain education in the hotel and hospitality sector, students who have passed 12th and equivalent examinations are eligible to apply for the NCHM JEE. NCHM JEE is the most common and sought-after exam for education and a career in the hotel and hospitality industry.
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Why Hotel Management?
In recent times, the entire hospitality sector has gathered momentum as a preferred professional programme to be pursued even after the 12th. Hotel Management offers excellent exposure, lucrative salaries, and an exciting lifestyle.
However, to tread on to a new journey in the Hospitality sector, every other aspirant has this common question in their mind – ‘Why Hotel Management?’ The question not just bothers the aspirants but their guardians about the growth prospects and opportunities available.
Let us now discuss a few points that will clear all your queries regarding a career in Hotel Industry.
  • Scope after NCHM
  • As the world has become a close-knitted web, globalised and connected, travelling experiences have also increased, and the economic graph shows a boom in the last decade. It has led the tourism and hospitality industry to set benchmarks and attain exceptional service, business, and quality standards. Approximately 10% of worldwide employment includes travel and tourism. Also, it is predicted that this industry will need 3.5 million skilled employees in the next five years. Therefore, we can clearly say that this field has immense scope. In the next two years, international hotel chains are expected to invest billions in the Indian hospitality sector.
  • Employment Opportunities post NCHM
  • The hotel and hospitality industry has grown tremendously, and there has been a huge rise in the number of hotel chains that entertain a diverse variety of customers. It calls for dedicated professionals who are the best in their service. The salary packages in this field are handsomely ranging from INR 3 to 5 lakhs in case of a fresher, and after some experience, the remuneration goes as high as INR 10 to 20 lakhs per annum. There are reputed names in the industry that recruit IHM graduates and other Hotel Management graduates, for which NCHM JEE is a must and an initial step. Given below are the names of few top recruiting hotels:
    • The Taj Group of Hotels
    • The Welcome Group of Hotels 
    • Hyatt Hotels
    • The Oberoi Group of Hotels
    • The Leela
    • Marriott International, Inc.
    • Radisson BLU
    The recruiting positions are Hotel Managers, Duty Managers, Executive Chefs, Restaurant Assistant Managers, Marketing Managers and many others. You can even start your hotel or restaurant (become an entrepreneur) or teach in a hotel management institution, depending on your area of interest.
  • Nature of Work in the Hotel Industry 
  • Imagine yourself in a glistening attire, all smiles, attractive décor, beautiful ambience, meeting and conversing with new people, enjoying cuisines and delicacies from every nook and corner of the world with handsomely paid perks. It’s akin to a dreamland to live in. The nature of work in this industry is efficient, and it involves different departments. You can choose from various positions that offer exponential growth, such as Hotel manager, Assistant Manager, Front office manager, Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Manager, Restaurant and Food Service Manager, etc.
  • Hotel Industry offers a great atmosphere to work 
  • The workplace in the hotel industry is not an office where you have to sit from 9 to 5, but a hotel is a place where you are trained to be polite, friendly and warm to attend to your guests. You will be working in a dynamic atmosphere that changes daily, and the atmosphere is always cheerful and lively.
  • Hospitality Industry is a creative field to work in
  • Hospitality is a prominent part of the service sector. Hence, day-to-day work gives you a chance to show your creativity. It is a people-oriented field. In all situations, you are creating something unique like a new recipe, drink or experience. Thus, you have a chance to show your creativity.
    You can see that this is one field that has a great scope and offers attractive career opportunities. A clear focus, consistent preparation of the topics that come in the NCHM JEE and a reasonable attempt will design and decide your future and open avenues to a vibrant life ahead.
What is the NCHM JEE Eligibility Criteria?
1. Candidates should have passed the 12th or equivalent qualifying examination from a recognized board of secondary education with English as their core subject.
2. The candidates who are to take the entrance exam in 2024 must show and submit their 12th passing certificate for final admission at the time of the counselling.
3. The candidates who appear in the 12th exam and have their results awaited can also appear in the NCHM JEE.
4. Candidates with a supplementary in their 12th are not eligible to appear in the exam.
5. The candidates should ensure that the documents during the admission and the information they have provided while filling the form are valid and certificates are verified.
NCHM JEE Age Limit
For candidates from General, General (EWS) and OBC categories, the upper age limit is 25 years as of 01.07.2024. Candidates born on or after July 01, 1998, are eligible.
In the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates and Physically challenged candidates, the upper age limit is 28 years as of 01.07.2024. That is SC/ST and Physically challenged candidates born on or after July 01, 1995, are eligible.
Date of birth as recorded in the Higher Secondary Education Board/Pre-University Certificate will be considered and taken as authentic and as valid proof, which will be accepted for the test.
Physical Fitness
All qualified candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate of carrying out practical classes as required in the course at the time of admission from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format.
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NCHM JEE Admission Procedure
For NCHM JEE, aspirants should have studied five different subjects with English as a compulsory subject up to the 12th standard. The NCHM JEE examination consists of objective type questions based on the latest syllabus. The type of questions in the NCHM JEE varies for each section. Given below is the table of sections showing marks distribution and the number of questions that will be covered in all five sections of NCHM JEE:
Total questions
Total marks (4 marks)
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude
Reasoning and Logical Deduction
General Language and Current Affairs
English Language
Aptitude for Service Sector
Candidates will get 4 marks for every right answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. According to their obtained ranks, upon qualifying NCHM JEE, students have to report for counselling at an IHM closest to their centre of examination. During the counselling session, students are asked to choose a college according to their score band range. Students are then allotted colleges participating in NCHM counselling or any IHMs, as per the student’s choice.
Reservation of Seats at NCHM Colleges
As per the guidelines ruled out by the Central government, candidates that belong to a specific category are admitted to seats reserved for them. The benefit of the reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes, which are mentioned below
- 15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates
- 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates
- 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List*
- 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General - EWS) candidates.
- Reservation for Kashmiri Migrant / Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus (Non Migrants) residing in Kashmir Valley (subject to notification from Ministry of Education for Academic Session 2024-25).
We hope that the information provided in the article efficiently assists the HM aspirants and sufficiently motivates them for giving their best in the NCHM JEE entrance test.
Wishing the best of luck to all the NCHM JEE candidates!
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