IIHM eCHAT, Eligibility, Registration and Information

The International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) is a popular hotel management institution with 7 national and 1 international center in Bangkok. IIHM organises and conducts an electronic Common Hotel Admission Test (eCHAT) for the admission of candidates to its colleges for the HM degrees that it offers.
In 2019 IIHM will be conducting eCHAT in May 2019.  The IIHM entrance exam is a national level exam and upon clearing the online exam, candidates will be called for the group discussion and personal interview round for final selection.
Since the IIHM eCHAT is an online exam, the aspirants get the results within 24 hours. Edexle in association with IIHM is the organising body of eCHAT. Though the dates for the May 2019 exam are not declared, in 2018 it was conducted in 15th May. 
Degree programmes wherein candidates can take admissions on the basis of their IIHM eCHAT scores are:
1. B.Sc in Hotel Management, Catering and Tourism
2. BA in Hospitality Management
3. Advance Diploma in International Hospitality Administration
The B.Sc degree of IIHM is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The degree of BA in Hospitality Management is awarded by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) UK, thus making it international.
There are some criteria that a candidate needs to fulfill to be eligible for taking the IIHM e-CHAT.  
1. Should have passed their intermediate or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks.
2. Should have passed English as their core subject in the intermediate exam 
3. Candidates appearing in their intermediate exam, having their results due, are also eligible to appear in the IIHM eCHAT exam.
4. The upper age limit for the exam should not be more than 22 years as on July 1, 2019.
IIHM eCHAT 2019 Registration and Admit Cards
The mode of the entrance exam is online and it will be conducted in different towns and cities for which the candidates can make the choice of the exam centre closest to them.
The candidates also have an option to choose the exam timings for the IIHM eCHAT. However the allotment of the time slot at any test centre is subjected to availability.
Registration for IIHM eCHAT 2019
Candidates can fill the IIHM eCHAT form either online or offline.
They can procure the application form and the prospectus from any of the IIHM campuses or even can download it from the official website. The duly filled form can be submitted at any of the respective campuses, by hand or even by post.
The candidates who wish to fill the form via online mode have to opt for the online payment option. The prospectus to those candidates is sent via post. But it must be noted that there portal becomes active only after they receive the receipt of the fee payment.
The IIHM eCHAT application fee can be paid by cash/cheque/demand draft, by the applicants filling the downloaded form or the offline form. The Demand Draft needs to be drawn in favour of "International Institute of Hotel Management" payable at Delhi/Kolkata/Pune/Bengaluru/Jaipur/Hyderabad/ Ahmedabad.
The cost of the IIHM eCHAT application form is Rs.600/-
IIHM eCHAT 2019 Admit Card
The admit cards for the exam are emailed to the candidates upon successfully submitting the form.
The admit cards can also be downloaded by following these steps.
1. Enter your user ID
2. Enter the password
3. Submit the details
4. Download and print the admit card
5. Check your details in the admit card 
In 2017 the exam centers of IIHM were Aptech institutes. But no information is yet available for the 2019 eCHAT exam. Informing regarding the exam IIHM once declared in its website. "The entire test will be conducted through selected Web stores, spread across various towns and cities in India. You can choose your own nearest centre and timings subject to availability."