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Nafisa Khatoon, 25 Aug 2014, #NCHM JEE

Front office is the  most important component  since first impressions are formed here


National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Exam (NCHM JEE) is the national level Hotel Management entrance exam conducted by National Council of Hotel Management & Catering Technology. It is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. NCHM JEE 2014 scores are accepted by 21 central institutes, 16 state government institutes and 15 private institutes of Hotel Management.  NCHM JEE is a 3-hour objective type paper of 200 questions. There are 5 sections: Numerical Ability & Scientific Aptitude, Reasoning & Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Language and Aptitude for Service Sector. There is differential division of the number of questions in each section. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks.


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NCHM JEE was held on April 26, 2014 and the result was declared on May 13, 2014. Around 21,600 candidates registered for the exam for 7836 seats. The next stage is counselling.



Counselling sessions of NCHM Joint Entrance Exam started from May 26, 2014. Total three rounds of Counselling will be held to offer admission to qualifying candidates at any one of the 51 participating Hotel Management Institutes located in various states. Admission will be offered for BSc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration course.

Counselling activities

Tentative dates

Online registration and choice filling for
1st & 2nd round of counselling

May 26, 2014 to June 13

Choice locking

June 11-13 till 5.00 p.m.

Remote admission at Admission Centre after
1st round of allotment

June 17-21and June 23 till 5.00 p.m.

Vacancy due to non-reporting

June 24

Choice modification for 2nd round of counselling (online)

June 25-27 till 5.00 p.m.

2nd Round of seat allotment

June 28

Remote admission at Admission Centre
(Fresh allottee only) after 2nd round of seat allotment

June 30 to July 3 till 5.00 p.m.

Tentative vacancy due to non-reporting

July 4

Spot (3rd) round of counselling, registration, document verification, fee deposit, choice filling and locking at all Admission Centres

July 8-9

Spot round seat allotment

July 10

Physical reporting at allotted Institutes by all candidates
who have allotted a seat in any rounds and submission
of hostel preferences

July 15-18 

Hostel allotment centrally and result will be published
on website (admission closed)

July 19

Commencement of classes

July 21

Participating institutes

Central Hotel Management Colleges



IHM, Delhi, Pusa


IHM, Mumbai


IHM, Kolkata


IHM, Chennai


IHM, Thiruvanathapuram


IHM, Hyderabad


IHM, Bengaluru


IHM, Goa


IHM, Gandhinagar


IHM, Jaipur


AIHM, Chandigarh


IHM, Guwahati


IHM, Lucknow


IHM, Shimla


IHM, Bhopal


IHM, Hajipur


IHM, Gwalior


IHM, Srinagar


IHM, Gurdaspur


IHM, Bhubaneswar


IHM, Shillong


Private Hotel Management Colleges (Through NCHMCT)



K C College of Hotel Management


Munnar Catering College


IHM, Meerut


SRM Institute of Hotel Management


CCHM, Landran, Mohali


Shri Shakti College of Hotel Management


Oriental School of Hotel Management


Gurunanak Institute of Hotel Management


Chitkara School of Hospitality


DeshBhagat IHMCT


Rayat&Bahra Institute of Hotel Management


C T Institute of Hotel Management


Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management & Catering


St. Soldier Institute of Hotel Management


Seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and Physically Disabled (PD) candidates by 15%, 7.5%, 27% and 3% (in every
category) respectively.

Candidates will be allotted a unique rank on the basis of performance in the written exam. No separate rank for General, SC, ST, PD, Kashmiri Migrant  categories will be allotted. The other key events related to counselling procedure are listed below:

  1. Online registration and mock counselling

  2. Choice filling and locking

  3. Online seat allotment

  4. Reporting to Admission Center (ACs) after seat allotment and fee payment

  5. Withdrawal of allotted seat and refund

  6. Spot round counselling

  7. Admission to allotted institute and hostel allotment




Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition, popularly known as IHM Pusa is one of the top Hotel Management colleges in India. It is the only IHM of 21 central government sponsored hotel management institutes certified for international placements.


Industry interface

Some regular recruiters at IHM Pusa are: Burj al arab, Dubai; Hotel Le Meridien, Dubai; Hyatt International, IRCTC, Starwood Group of Hotels and Leela Hotels.



The campus is furnished with latest equipment and facilities to enhance the training of students. It has advance training kitchen, basic training kitchen, three bakery laboratories to cater to the students of first year, third year of BSc and diploma & craft courses. The Institute has a training restaurant known as “The Scholar” with a sitting capacity of 72. The institute also has a well-equipped and functional laundry that acts as a good training laboratory.



Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Mumbai or IHM Mumbai was established in 1954. Being the parent institute, IHM Mumbai is considered to be the father and mother of hospitality education in India.


Top recruiters

Some of the prominent recruiters at IHM Mumbai are: Taj Group of Hotels, ISTA Hotels, ITDC, The Park Group of Hotels, McDonalds, Starwood Group, The Leela Group of Hotels, ITC Sales and Marketing, Oberoi Group of Hotels, Café Coffee Day, The Lalit and Regus.


Room-DivisionIHM KOLKATA

The Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, (IHM) Kolkata is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The institute was established in the year 1963.



The institute offers facilities such as hostel, library, computer laboratory, laundry and training restaurants.


Top recruiters

A number of top recruiters visit IHM Kolkata for campus recruitment. Prominent among them are: Lalit Group of Hotels, Oberoi Group of Hotels, Hotel Leela Gurgaon, Leela Corporate, Hilton Bangalore, Taj Group, Grand Asian Hotel, Metro Cash & Carry, Raintree Group of Hotels, ITC HMI, Hilton Corporate, and Bose.



Institute of Hotel Management And Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition or IHM Gwalior is one of the 22 central institute sponsored by Ministry of Tourism Government of India. It is affiliated to NCHMCT, Noida and IGNOU New Delhi. The institute started its operations in 1986 as a Food Craft institute and upgraded to a full fledged Institute of Hotel Management in the year 1992 by the Government.



The infrastructure of IHM Gwalior includes facilities such as Food & Production Labs, which comprise of Training Kitchens of various levels, bakery, training restaurant (The Castle), computer lab, library, auditorium and hostel.


Top recruiters

IHM Gwalior finds traction among top recruiters and some of the regular ones are: Air India, Raddison, Marriot Conference Centers, IRCTC, Lemon tree Hotels, Taj Hotel, Resorts & Palaces, ITC Ltd, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Jet Airways, Oberoi group of hotels and McDonalds.  

(With inputs from Sreetama Datta Roy) 

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