NCHMCT JEE 2023 - NCHMCT Joint Entrance Examination, 2023

NCHMCT JEE 2023 - NCHMCT Joint Entrance Examination, 2023

NCHMCT 2023: Application Procedure, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Pattern, Cut-offs

About NCHMCT JEE 2023


The National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination (NCHMCT JEE) is a nationwide entrance exam in India administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT). NCHMCT JEE serves as the entrance test for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Hospitality & Hotel Administration) program offered by various participating institutes throughout the country. The affiliated institutes of NCHMCT provide the B.Sc. (Hospitality & Hotel Administration) degree, which is recognized by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

Previously, the NCHMCT JEE exam was conducted by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHM & CT), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, until 2018. However, starting in 2019, the responsibility of conducting the exam was transferred to the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The scores obtained in NCHMCT JEE are utilized by Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) for their admission process. There are approximately 21 central IHMs, 25 state IHMs, 1 PSU IHM, and 27 private IHMs affiliated with NCHMCT that offer B.Sc. (HHA) courses, and admission to these programs is based on NCHMCT JEE scores.

The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions and is conducted in both English and Hindi languages. The total duration of the exam is 180 minutes. The application process is conducted online, and the exam itself is computer-based. For each correct response, four marks are awarded, while for each incorrect response, one mark is deducted. Unattempted questions do not receive any marks, and there is no negative marking for non-MCQ questions.

The NCHMCT JEE exam is conducted once a year, and aspiring candidates need to stay updated with the official notifications and website for the latest information. They must also carefully study the instructions provided in the information bulletin, which is available on the NTA website:  


NCHMCT JEE 2023 Highlights 


Full Exam Name

National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination 2023

Short Exam Name


Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

Undergraduate Exam at the National Level



Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test

Courses offered through Entrance Exam


Exam Fees

INR 1000 (General (UR ) / OBC-(NCL))

INR 700 (Gen-EWS)

INR 450 (SC / ST / PWD / Transgenders)

Mode of Counseling

Online / Offline

Participating Colleges


Exam Duration

3 Hours

Number of Seats

11965 Seat

No. of Papers and Total Marks

1 paper of 800 marks

Total Questions


Marking Scheme

4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response

No marks for unattempted questions

No negative marking for Non-MCQ questions

Colleges Accepting Exam Score

21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management, 28 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management, 01 Public Sector Undertaking and 25 Private Institutes of Hotel Management that are affiliated with NCHMCT.

No. of Test Cities


Official Website

Contact Details

011 – 4075 9000

011 – 6922 7700


Important Dates for NCHMCT JEE 2023




Online registration

2nd February 2023 to  27th April 2023 (till 5 pm)

Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee

27th April 2023 (11:50 P.M.)

Correction in the form

28th April 2023 to 30th April 2023

Date of the examination 

14th May 2023

NCHMCT JEE 2023 admit card

10th May 2023 (4 pm)

Declaration of NCHMCT JEE Result 2023

7th June 2023


NCHMCT JEE Eligibility Criteria 2023


A candidate must have passed the Senior Secondary Examination under the 10+2 system, or its equivalent, from a recognized Educational Board with English as one of the subjects. The qualifying exam must have been passed by the candidate with English as a subject of study (core, elective, or functional). If proof of passing the qualifying examination (10+2 or it's equivalent) is not presented during the counselling process, the provisional admission will be revoked.


NCHMCT JEE 2023 Syllabus


NCHMCT JEE 2023 is divided into five sections:  Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, English Language, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, and Service Sector Aptitude. These sections contain a variety of topics that are weighted differently on the exam. 

Per the NCHMCT JEE 2023 syllabus, there will be 200 questions on the exam paper.


NCHMCT JEE 2023 Examination Pattern


The NCHMCT JEE 2023 exam pattern is available on the National Testing Agency's (NTA) official website. Candidates must be familiar with the NCHMCT JEE exam format so they won't overlook any crucial components of the exam while preparing for it. The three-hour NCHMCT JEE 2023 exam will be administered on computers on May 14.

English language, reasoning and logical deduction, numerical ability and analytical aptitude, general knowledge and current affairs, and aptitude for the service sector would be the five components of the NCHMCT JEE 2023 exam paper. The test is bilingual; all questions, with the exception of the English Language part, are available in both Hindi and English. 


NCHMCT JEE 2023 Outcomes


The NCHMCT JEE exam is accepted by all the participating institutes for admission to the BSc (HHA) courses offered by their respective institutions. About 21 central IHMs, 25 state IHMs,1 PSU IHM, and 27 Private IHMs are affiliated with NCHMCT.


With the scores of the NCHMCT JEE exam 2023 students from all over the country will get an opportunity to pursue their dream careers in hotel and hospitality administration.