NCHMCT JEE 2021: Updates, Application, Dates, Syllabus & Admit Card

Have you passed 12th standard? Do you want to pursue a job oriented hospitality course after 12th? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of NCHMCT JEE exam. Here, readers will find the following details – NCHMCT 2021 schedule, important dates, application process, registration, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result, cut off and admission process.


This post has been crafted keeping the needs of hospitality education aspirants in mind. NCHMCT JEE stands for National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination. Come, let us take a quick look at the exam-overview. Here it is –


Name of the entrance exam:NCHMCT JEE (National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination)
Conducted by:NTA (National Testing Agency)
Level:National level
Frequency:Conducted once in a year
Purpose:Facilitating admission into UG hospitality courses
Mode of examination:Online CBT (Computer Based Test)
Medium (language) of examination:English
Duration:3 hours
Number of questions200
Negative marking schemeYes (-1 mark for each wrong answer)
Questions formatMCQs


NTA conducts this competitive exam across India each year. The main aim of this test is to select candidates for undergraduate level hospitality programs. The mode of exam is – online. It is a National level competitive exam and is conducted across India. Around 60+ hospitality colleges across India are known to participate in this entrance test and the subsequent admission process.


Our NCHMCT JEE guide can be divided into 6 sections. Let us find out what each section is all about –

  1. Section 1: NCHMCT JEE schedule and important dates
  2. Section 2: Eligibility criteria
  3. Section 3: Registration and application process
  4. Section 4: Syllabus and exam pattern
  5. Section 5: Availability of admit card
  6. Section 6: Post-exam activities (result, admission process, interview, counseling etc)


Come, let us check out the schedule and important dates now. Let us move to section 1 –


NCHMCT JEE 2021 Schedule & Important Dates

Please go through this table for NCHMCT JEE events and dates –

Online application process starts on1st week of January, 2021
Last date to submit online application form4th week of February, 2021
Admit card released on1st week of April, 2021
Date of examination4th week of April, 2021
Declaration of result2nd week of May, 2021
Admission process & counseling4th week of May, 2021


Let us check out section 2 now. It is time to find out more about the eligibility criteria. Let us begin –


NCHMCT JEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered eligible to appear for NCHMCT JEE, a candidate must satisfy certain conditions (academic and non-academic). NTA shall entertain application forms from eligible candidates only. So, before filling up the application form, a candidate must make sure that he/she meets these requirements set by the NTA.


Educational qualification

Minimum educational qualification required is –

Candidate must have passed 12th standard with English subject. Please note that English subject is mandatory.




Candidates appearing for 12th class final exam and waiting for their result may also apply. However, such candidates must submit proof of passing 12th class and meet other requirements by the time of admission process.


Age limit

Here’s the category-wise list of upper age limit set by the NTA –

CategoryUpper age limit
General & OBC25 years (as on 1st August, 2021)
SC/ST28 years (as on 1st August, 2021)


Let us check out the physical and medical requirements now –


Fitness certificate

In order to be considered eligible for this test, a candidate must be physically fit. He/she must submit physical fitness certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner. Format of the fitness certificate is available on the official website of NTA.


What is the application process like, some of you may ask. Come, let us check out section 3 and find out –


NCHMCT JEE 2021 Application Form & Process

NTA is known to release NCHMCT JEE online application form on the 1st week of January each year. Yes, the application form is available online. There is no other mode to apply for this test!


Let us check out important dates related to the application process –

Online application process starts on:1st week of January, 2021
Last date to apply online:4th week of February/1st week of March, 2021


What is the online registration process like, some of you may ask. Let us check out the step by step process and find out the list of documents required (example – photo and signature).


Step by step registration process

As discussed before, an applicant may register for the test online. There is no other way to apply for this test. Let us check out the steps now –

  1. Visit official website of NCHMCT JEE ( The website is maintained by the NTA.
  2. On the website, look for ‘NCHM/NCHMCT JEE 2021’ link. Click on the link.
  3. The website allow you to register for the test.
  4. Enter relevant credentials and fill up remaining part of the application form. Candidates will be asked to enter personal details such as – name, address, email address, contact number etc.
  5. After entering personal details, upload scanned images of your passport size photo and signature specimen. The scanned copies must adhere to the guidelines (format and size) set by the authorities.
  6. Pay the application fees. Payment can be made online through credit/debit cards or net banking. If you want to pay offline, go for e-challan.
  7. After completing payment process, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  8. Take a printout of the application form for reference and further use.
  9. There’s no need to send physical copy of the form to any address.


How much should I pay up for filling the application form, some of you may ask. Here is everything you need to know –


Application fees

Here is the category-wise list of application fees –

General & OBC900 INR


Let us check out section 4 now. It is time to find out more about the syllabus and exam pattern. Let us begin –


NCHMCT JEE 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Come, let us take a closer look at the syllabus and marks distribution. If you know the syllabus inside-out, it will help you prepare efficiently for the test.


Syllabus and marks distribution

NCHMCT JEE syllabus can be broadly classified into 5 main subjects/sections. Here they are –

  1. English language: Synonyms & antonyms, rearrangement of sentence, choosing words, idioms and phrases, comprehension etc.
  2. General knowledge and current affairs: India, World, curret affairs, culture, politics etc.
  3. Reasoning and logical deduction: Analytical reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, alphabet test, decision making, words sequence, direction, seat arrangement, cause and effect, venn diagrams etc.
  4. Numerical ability and analytical aptitude: Ratio and proportion, simple and compund interest, average, permutation and combination, probability, speed and distance etc.
  5. Aptitude for service sector


Let us check out section-wise marks distribution –

SectionNumber of questionsMarks
English language604 marks per question
General knowledge and current affairs304 marks per question
Reasoning and logical deduction304 marks per question
Numerical ability and analytical aptitude304 marks per question
Aptitude for service sector504 marks per question


Let us check out the exam pattern. Here is everything you need to know about it –


Exam Pattern

Mode of examination:Online CBT (Computer Based Test)
Medium (language) of examination:English
Duration:3 hours
Number of questions:200
Marking scheme:4 marks per question
Negative marking scheme:Yes (-1 mark for each wrong answer)
Questions format:MCQs


How to obtain admit card, some of you may ask. Here is everything you need to know about NCHMCT JEE admit card –


NCHMCT JEE 2021 Admit Card

NCHMCT JEE admit card contains the following details –

  • Name
  • Address
  • Exam center
  • Photograph
  • And more…


In short, it contains vital information about the candidate. Candidates should bring their admit card to the exam hall. Without it, he/she will not be allowed to appear for the test.


NTA will release the admit card online. It is usually released on 2nd week of May. Candidates may visit the official website, enter relevant credentials and download the admit card. After downloading it, they may take a printout and keep it for further use.


While going to appear for the exam, a candidate must also carry with him/her any of the following document (along with admit card) –

  • Voter ID
  • PAN Card
  • Driving licence
  • Aadhar card
  • Other Govt ID


Notarized affidavit with candidate’s photo


NCHMCT JEE 2021 Result

NTA is known to announce NCHMCT JEE result online. Candidates may keep an eye on the official website for notifications related to result announcement. Result declaration usually takes place on 2nd week of May.


Follow these steps to check your result –

  1. Visit the official website of NCHMCT JEE.
  2. Click on ‘NCHMCT JEE result’ link
  3. Enter relevant credentials (application no, DoB and roll no)
  4. Get your result on screen & download your scorecard


NCHMCT JEE 2021 Counseling & Admission process

NCHMCT JEE counseling process is carried out in three rounds. Counseling process deals with activities such as –

  • Choice filling
  • Checking candidates’ eligibility
  • Document verification
  • Depositing fees
  • Seat withdrawal
  • Spot round counseling
  • And more…


Seats are distributed among deserving candidates on the basis of their rank in All India level merit list. Come, let us check out the admission process –


Admission process

Candidates must follow these steps to secure admission into a college –

  1. Register online for counseling process
  2. Choose colleges as per your requirement (choice filling)
  3. Lock your choice list
  4. Online seat allotment (depends upon your rank) process ensues
  5. Reporting at the allotted institute
  6. Fees payment at the institute
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