Hotel Management

National Council for Hotel Management - Joint Entrance Examination (NCHM JEE)

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology was set up in the year 1982. This is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for the growth and development of hospitality education in the country.

The Council regulates academics activities in the field of Hospitality Education & Training that is imparted through 21 central government institutes, 20 state government institutes, 14 private institutes, 2 new state Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) and 1 public sector undertaking institute. Over 8,000 seats are offered across the participating institutes of NCHM JEE.

Through the Council, these institutes offer various professional programs leading to award of Certificate, Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Masters degree.

Unlike previous years when NCHMCT used to conduct its entrance exam NCHM JEE, the exam in 2019 will be conducted in the on-line mode by the ‘National Testing Agency’. The tentative date of on-line NCHM JEE 2019 Exam is 27th April, 2019 (last Saturday of the month of April, as per the usual schedule so far maintained by NCHMCT).

National Council of Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination (NCHMJEE) -2024 is scheduled to be conducted by National Testing Agency in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Date of Exam: May 11, 2024

Exam will be held in 33 or more cities across India. The exam pattern will remain the same as that of the previous years. The pattern would be as below:

S. No Subject No of Questions Duration
1 Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 30 3 hours
2 Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30
3 General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30
4 English Language 60
5 Aptitude for Service Sector 50
Total 200


A student who has qualified 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects is eligible to write the entrance exam.

Those appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination are also eligible to appear in the entrance test on provisional basis. Provisional admission will stand cancelled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted at the time of counselling or at the time of admission.

Age Limit

For candidates from General and OBC categories, upper age limit is 22 years as on 1st July of the exam year. In case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, upper age limit is 25 years as on 1st July of the exam year. Upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall depend on the category he/she belongs to i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC.

All qualified candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate at the time of admission from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format.

The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/documents at the time of counselling/admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will stand cancelled.

Plus two level examination in the 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education of any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination or State Boards of Secondary Education.

Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.

General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.

Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in a foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education.

H.S.C. Vocational Examination.

Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the Subjects.


As per Government of India rules, candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them. Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective Central List published by the Government of India.

Reservation for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

For the SC and ST categories, 15% and 7.5% seats, respectively, are reserved in Central and State Government Institutes of Hotel Management.

OBC Candidates

27% seats are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC (Non creamy layer) category in Central Institutes of Hotel Management. Those belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled to reservation.