National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMT), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, has invited applications for the National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination-2019 [NCHM JEE-2019] to be held from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m on 27th April, 2019 (Saturday) as a Computer Based Test (CBT).
NCHM JEE-2019 is conducted for admission to the B.Sc. Course in Hospitality & Hotel Administration [B.Sc (HHA)] at the affiliated 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management, 21 State Governments run Institutes of Hotel Management(IHM), 1 Public Sector Undertaking-IHM and 20 Private Institutes of Hotel Management. The list of Institutions coming under the purview of the NCHM JEE is given as Annexure I of the Information Brochure that can be downloaded from https://ntanchm.nic.in/
Course: The Bachelor of Science Programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (B.Sc. HHA) is offered jointly by the National Council for Hotel Management and the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The Three-Year (Six Semesters) regular full time Course equips students with all the required skills, knowledge and attitude to efficiently discharge supervisory responsibilities in the Hospitality Sector. The Program involves in-depth laboratory work for students to acquire required knowledge and skill standards in the operational areas of Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, Front Office Operation and House Keeping. It also provides managerial inputs in Hotel Accountancy, Food Safety & Quality, Human Resource Management, Facility Planning, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Tourism Marketing and Management. The B.Sc. HHA Programme with only vegetarian practical option is available to vegetarian candidates. However, other theory classes will be at par with the other students.
Eligibility: Applicant should have a pass in 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects. Candidate must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination. Those appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination can also appear in NCHM JEE-2019 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 or latest by 30.09.2019.The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/documents at the time of admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will stand cancelled.
Qualifying examinations: Qualifying examinations for Indian national include (i) 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 (ii) Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University (iii) General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level (iv) High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University (v) 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 (vi) H.S.C. Vocational Examination approved by NCVT and SCVT of concerned State (vii) Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the subjects. Result of the qualifying examination should be available by 30.09.2019.
Age Limit: For candidates from General and OBC categories, upper age limit is 25 years as on 01.07.2019. Candidates born on or after July 01, 1994 are eligible. In the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, upper age limit is 28 years as on 01.07.2019. That is SC/ST candidates born on or after July 01, 1991 are eligible. Upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC.
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.
Reservations will be available as per Government of India rules.
Examination structure: The JEE will be held at Centres (Cities) given in Annexure-III of the Information Brochure that can be downloaded from https://ntanchm.nic.in/. While applying, candidates have to select any four cities of their choice. The NCHM JEE 2019 will be a Computer Based Test of 3 hours duration having objective type Multiple choice questions from (i) Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude (30 questions) (ii) Reasoning and Logical Deduction (30) (iii) General Knowledge & Current Affairs (30) (iv) English Language (60) and (v) Aptitude for Service Sector (50). The medium of Question Paper is English & Hindi only. Each correct answer will get 4 marks while an Incorrect Answer will get Minus one mark (-1).
At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with rough papers for calculations and a Pen/Pencil. After the test, candidate must leave the rough papers at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the examination room/hall. Candidates are not allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, Any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Camera, Tape Recorder, any metallic item or electronic gadgets etc. in the examination Room/ Hall.
Test Practice Centres: National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres spread all over India to help the students aspiring to appear in examinations to be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. The students can practice and train themselves before the examination for the ‘Computer Based Test (CBT)’ mode of examinations. The experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officer and staff available at the TPC will help and motivate the students to clear their doubts and solve problems and to make them familiar with the CBT mode of examinations. For details visit www.nta.ac.in
Application: Application for NCHM JEE-2019 can be submitted online at https://ntanchm.nic.in/ latest by 15.03.2019. Uploading of scanned images of applicant’s Photograph and Signature can be done till 16.3.2019.
Application fee is Rs.800/- General/ Non creamy layer OBC applicants and Rs.400/- for SC/ST/PwD and Transgender categories. The amount can be paid through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking up to 11.50 p.m or through e-challan (Cash Deposit through e-challan at Syndicate Bank Branches only after printing the e-challan in .pdf on A4 size paper from Syndicate MOPS page) up to bank hours on 16.3.2019.
Application submission can be completed in 4 steps (i) Step-1: Register for Online Application Form (ii) Step-2: Complete the Application Form (iii) Step-3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate Photograph and Candidate Signature (iv) Step-4: Payment by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page. Steps can be done together and separately also. Candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation page to NTA through Post/Fax/ By Hand.
Admit Card: Admit Card can be printed from NTA’s website from 3rd April, 2019.
After the NCHM JEE-2019 examination, the NTA will display answer keys & recorded responses of multiple choice questions on the NTA’s website. The details of the date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website. Those candidates, not satisfied with the answer keys and recorded responses, may challenge by filling online application form and paying a processing charge of Rs.1000/- per question. The processing charge can be paid by credit/debit card/net banking. The processing charge once paid is non-refundable.
NCHM JEE Score: The result will be compiled on the basis of final answer keys. The raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for computation of the result of NCHM JEE-2019. No score card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score cards from the website.
All India merit list of candidates shall be prepared on the basis of marks secured in the NCHM-JEE Computer Based Test (CBT). In case candidates secure equal marks, the Candidate securing higher marks in English component of JEE, higher marks in Service Aptitude Component of NCHM-JEE, in that order shall be rank higher. If tie continues, the candidate older in age shall rank higher.
Result of CBT Test: Result of Computer Based Test shall be announced at https://ntanchm.nic.in/ by 15th May 2019.
Information on counselling and other admission related matters will be made available at https://ntanchm.nic.in/