Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test: Apply by May 3
National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) has invited applications for the National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET), May 2019.
NHTET has been drawn up to maintain the quality in hospitality education. The scheme is to filter the best among the better to declare them eligible for Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates in NCHMCT affiliated IHMs and will be known as NHTET Scheme. The Test is usually held once in a calendar year. However, in case insufficient candidates are qualified, the NCHMCT may hold the exam twice in a calendar year.
The scheme will be applicable to a citizen of India who fulfils the other eligibility criteria prescribed under this scheme.
Only those declared eligible for Assistant Lecturer can apply against any vacancy, if announced by NCHMCT affiliated IHMs, either of Government sector, PSU owned or Private sector. The NHTET qualified candidate will not have any right of automatic induction in NCHMCT affiliated IHMs. They have to face a separate selection process for induction as Assistant Lecturer or Teaching Associates.
No NCHMCT affiliated IHMs shall recruit any Teaching Associate or Assistant Lecturer under direct recruitment against any regular vacancy if the candidate does not have a valid NHTET pass certificate.
Eligibility: Applicant should hold a full time Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration/ Hotel Management after 10+2 from a recognized University with at least 60% marks and at least 2 years Hospitality Industry Experience after obtaining Degree or should hold a Full time Master’s Degree in Hospitality Administration/ Hotel Management after Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration/ Hotel Management from a recognized University with at least 60% marks either in Bachelor or Master’s Degree.
Those of the General Category born on or after 30.09.1989, those of OBC Category born on or after 30.09.1986 and SC, ST & PD Categories born on or after 30.09.1984 are eligible to apply.
One can appear as many as times he/she can during his/her permissible period-up to 30 years of age. However, an OBC (non-creamy layer) may apply up to 33 years of age and SC/ST/PD may apply up to 35 years of age.
Test Structure: National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test will be held on 18th May 2019 in two sittings from 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The test will be held at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Gurdaspur, Guwahati, Hajipur (Near Patna), Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Noida and Thiruvananthapuram. The test will have two separate sessions and will have three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions. First session of 2 hours duration will be from 9 a.m to 11 am. There will be two papers in this session with Paper I and Paper II having 50 Questions each. Second session will have Paper III of 2 hours duration and will be from 11.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. It will have 100 Questions.
Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test aptitude and method towards teaching, reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness/ knowledge of the candidate. Paper-II will have questions of Nutrition, Food science, General Management, hotel accounts (for hospitality related teaching posts). Paper-III will consist of questions from the four core areas of hospitality - Food Production, F & B Service and Management, Accommodation Operation Management and House Keeping Management. Each MCQ will carry two marks. A deduction of ½ mark will be made for each wrong answer or for double attempted.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at www.thims.gov.in latest by 3rd May, 2019. Applicant should purchase a Demand Draft from any approved Bank for the requisite amount of application fee before filling up the form, since the DD number will be required to fill in the form. Scan copy of passport size photograph in the required resolution and required pixel should be maintained to upload that in the application. Scan copy of one of the valid ID card in the required resolution and required pixel will also be required to upload in the application. ID card can be Adhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving Licence and Passport. Mobile number and the e-mail id should be valid, since all information will come through those communication modes. No surface male will be sent to any candidate. Candidates not having Post Graduation Degree in Hospitality need to fill the details of experience at least of two years in the Hospitality Industry (established Hotel, registered with Govt. or classified or other Hospitality Industry) after obtaining the Degree. The information should be correct and factual and having documentary proof. Industrial Training done to complete the degree will not be counted as experience. The same experience will be recorded in the NHTET certificate on the event of qualifying the exam. Therefore in case of false information about Experience during NHTET, and if a candidate fails to present the experience certificate from the same Hotel or Industry as mentioned in the NHTET Certificate, during their selection in any IHM, it will be treated under falsification of the Information and the NHTET Certificate will be cancelled at once with debarment of two chance from applying for NHTET.
Application fee: Application fee is Rs.800/- for General/OBC categories (male candidates only) and Rs.400/- for all female candidates as well as SC/ST/PD categories.
After online submission of the form, the candidate will be able to get print out of his/ her filled in application form containing three pages. The same should be sent to the Council along with Demand Draft for the amount prescribed as application fee to reach latest by 6th May 2019. No other document need to attach. Candidate must send the confirmation sheet along with Demand Draft to NCHMCT (National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, A-34, Sector-62, Noida Utter Pradesh-201309) by recorded post only (Speed Post or Registered Post).
Admit Card: Candidates has to download the Admit Card from www.thims.gov.in during 13th to 18th May 2019. No printed Admit card will be sent by surface male to any candidate. No candidate will be allowed to enter in to the exam hall without a print out of Admit Card and the original id card uploaded in the application form.
Answer Key: After the NHTET exam is over, the answer key will be uploaded in www.thims.gov.in by 19th May, 2019. Candidates will have the option to challenge the answers with documentary evidence up to 23rd May, 2019, by mail to email@example.com only. The challenges will be forwarded to the expert committee for decision and the decision along with final Answer Key will be uploaded in www.thims.gov.in by Latest by 27th May 2019. Answer sheets will be evaluated on the basis of new Answer Key by another 4 working days. Result will then be declared by 31st May, 2019 at www.thims.gov.in.
Minimum mark for qualifying: Candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III and Aggregate of three Papers, to become eligible for both -Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates. General/OBC category applicants need 45 marks (45%), 45 marks (45%) and 100 marks (50 %) respectively for Paper I, II and II and 200 marks (50 %) in aggregate. For PWD/ SC/ ST, it would be 40 (40%), 40 (40%), 90 (45 %) and 180 (45 %) respectively.
To be eligible only for Teaching Associate, the mark requirement is 40 (40%), 40 (40%), 90 (45 %) and 180 (45 %) respectively for General/OBC and 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 80 (40 %) 160 (40 %) respectively for PWD/ SC/ ST. Those declared eligible only for Teaching Associateship, will not be eligible to apply against any vacancy of Assistant Lecturer. Such candidate has to take further chance in subsequent NHTET to pass with the required percentage prescribed for becoming eligible to the post of Assistant Lecturer.
The Certificates of passing NHTET will be dispatched to the candidates. Till the candidate gets the original certificate, the downloaded result from the site will be valid.
Validity: The Certificate will be valid up to the period, the Candidate will remain in the maximum age prescribed to apply against any vacancy of Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates at NCHMCT’s affiliated IHMs. The eligibility criteria and validity period may change in future, but the interest of the already qualified candidates will be taken care of.
For more details, visit www.thims.gov.in