NCHM JEE 2014 Topper Interview: Abhishek Maitra secures AIR 1
Updated on Jan 8, 2015 - 2:48 p.m. IST by Nafisa Khatoon
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Abhishek Maitra, a Delhi boy has secured All India Rank 1 in NCHM JEE 2014 entrance examination. Registering for the national level hotel management entrance exam was his mother’s idea and taking a chance on the suggestion proved a stunning success for the fun loving boy.

 

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However, securing AIR 1 was not stroke of luck, unlike his decision to appear for the entrance exam. Talking to Careers360, the NCHM JEE 2014 topper shares his preparation strategy. He also talks on how his regular progress reviews helped him gauge his progress and enhance his performance level.

As he tops the merit list of NCHM JEE, the Delhi-based boy finds IHM Pusa, New Delhi as his obvious choice for B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel administration course.  In this interview, the NCHM JEE 2014 topper says that a day before the examination he stayed away from studying and reserved the day to bust examination nervousness through recreational activities.

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Below are the edited excerpts-

Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in NCHM JEE 2014! What are the factors which attributed to your success?

Abhishek Maitra:Thank you. Securing the first NCHM JEE 2014 All India Rank is an outcome of both blessings of parents and my hard work.

Careers360: What was your preparation strategy behind your spectacular performance in this competitive exam?

Abhishek Maitra: Believing and following the proverb “Hard work is the key to success” was the key to my success. I used to be very peculiar about my study schedule. By study schedule, I mean dedicated study time period, which could stretch from 2 hours to 5 hours depending on the picked topic/subject.

 

But I believe that a strict study schedule is not always an assurance of progress or improvement. So, to gauge improvement and to be aware of my weak areas, I also ensured that productivity of my study schedules is reviewed through weekly-fortnightly review plans. Review plans helped me to ensure that the mistakes committed while attempting questions were reduced considerably.  This analysis of mistakes through review plan also enabled me to track my progress and to gauge my improvement level.

 

Careers360: What was your time management strategy for different sections of the exam?

Abhishek Maitra: I attempted “Numerical Ability & Scientific Aptitude” first as it is always good to solve mathematical questions with fresh mind and I consumed a decent of 30 minutes to wrap up the section. Then, the order of sections attempted by me was as- General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Reasoning & Logical Deduction, English Language.

 

Lastly, I attempted “Aptitude for Service Sector” section. Not a single question was skipped from the section as it carried graded marking system and negative marking is not applicable only for this section.

 

I preferred skipping questions on which I was not confident. As negative marking was applicable, so I took calculative risk in attempting questions.

 

Careers360:  Which is IHM preferred by you to seek admission for B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel administration course?

Abhishek Maitra: My only preference is IHM Pusa, New Delhi.There are privilege of securing AIR 1, so will go for only IHM Pusa, as second preference for another hotel management institute is not at all required in my case.

Careers360: Which section was easiest and which was the toughest during NCHM JEE 2014 exam?

Abhishek Maitra: I found“Numerical Ability & Scientific Aptitude” section the easiest one. “General Knowledge & Current Affairs” section was a bit difficult as majority of questions were based on locations of hotels and owners of the hotels. I was not familiar with these topics.

 

Careers360: Please share how did you spend time a day before examination?

Abhishek Maitra: My day before examination was strictly reserved for recreational activities. I watched American crime film “Pulp Fiction”.  I also hanged out with friends, watched movies, and played indoor games to bust examination nervousness a day before the examination. I believe that studying a few hours before the exam day does more harm than good.

Careers360: Why did you decide to opt for a career in Hospitality sector?

Abhishek Maitra: There are no such strong reasons to establish my career in hotel management sector. It was not a childhood dream but the idea was passed from my mother Sapna Maitra. I applied for NCHM JEE 2014 on my mother’s advice.  She spotted my fondness for food and interest in cooking. She was quick enough to suggest me ways to enhance my cooking skills by taking it to next professional level and to pursue a professional course.  This was how I stumbled on the idea to appear for the NCHM JEE 2014 entrance examination.

Careers360: Apart from studies, what do you do in your free time?

Abhishek Maitra: I enjoy reading fantasy novels and magazines. My favourite novel is “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” by British author J. K. Rowling. Reading short motivational stories is also a perfect idea of leisure time utilized in gaining knowledge.

Careers360: How important is coaching for the NCHM JEE preparation?

Abhishek Maitra: I believe coaching for the NCHM JEE preparation is not at all required. Self study of 2-3 hours and adhering to the study schedule with a dedication is more than enough to crack the hotel management entrance examination.

But, self study comes up with terms and conditions. Aspirants need to plan their exam preparation strategy in right direction. At the initial level of exam preparation, aspirants should invest more time on their weak areas. Topics/subjects should be revised or practiced as a daily exercise. The following will be helpful in NCHM JEE exam preparation-

  • Read at least 2-3 newspapers every day and converse in English to boost your communication skills.
  • Read novels. Try to read at least 10 pages a day.
  • Self study for the aptitude for service sector will fetch a decent maarks in the section. The section does not carry negative marking. 
  • Revise the basic concepts for subjects- Maths, English, and Science. Buy NCERT books and other reference books to brush up your knowledge base.

 The punch line is to realize and indentify your weak area and strengthen them. Strong area should be brushed up so that it can be converted into an advantage.

Stay tuned to hospitality.careers360.com for more news and feature articles on Hospitality and Tourism exams.

 

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which are the best colleges of hotel management in Delhi?what are the best books for nchmct exam??

Ritisha Kothari 17th Jan, 2020

Hey!

Best colleges for HM in Delhi/NCR are:

  1. Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition
  2. Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and catering technology
  3. IIHM - International Institute of Hotel Management

Candidates appearing in NCHMCT for securing admission in Hotel Management courses must study from the best NCHMCT JEE books for their entrance exam preparation.


Books for English Language Section:

  • High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition (English) 1st Edition by Wren and Martin
  • English – From Plinth to Paramount (Vol-1 and 2) by Neetu Singh
  • Pearson’s English

Books for General Knowledge and Scientific Aptitude Section:

  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Pearson India Yearbook
  • General Awareness by Manohar Panday

Books for Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude Section:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by N.K.Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS AGGARWAL

Books for Reasoning and Logical Deduction Section:

  • Verbal Reasoning Book by R S Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude Question Papers for Banks and others Govt. entrance exam by MK Pandey

Some of the other books that candidates can consider for NCHMCT JEE 2020 preparation are:

  • Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide by Gladvin Rego

  • Arihant Study Package for Hotel Management and Hospitality Administration

  • Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide By Jawahar Book Centre

  • How to Prepare For the Hotel Management Entrance Examination by Thorpe


Hope this helps!


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Application date for nchm 2020

Indrajit Gupta 16th Jan, 2020
Hello abhisht,

Hope you doing well!

The application form of NCHMCT JEE is already released on 1 January 2020. The last date to submit application form is 20 March 2020. The entrance exam will be held on 25 April 2020.

For further details about query, please kindly check below the mentioned link:-

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nchm jee exam of hotel management apply

NAVNEET PANDEY 12th Jan, 2020

Hello sayali

NCHM JEE exam is for hotel management and hospitality students, if you pass this exam you can get admission in top hotel management and hospitality colleges of India.

Registration for NCHM JEE 2020 already started from 1 January 2020 and the last date for registration is 29 February 2020.

Admit card will be available on 7 April 2020.

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NCHM JEE Preparation and NCHM colleges in Maharashtra

NAVNEET PANDEY 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Ritesh.

NCHM JEE is for hospitality and hotel management, you need to focus on your English and general knowledge.

For aptitude for service section questions are very objective and you need to think and analysing objectively.

Prepare through mock test and previous year question papers,you will get the idea of pattern and the topics of the question papers which will give you advantage.

There are many colleges for NCHM in Maharashtra

  1. Apeejay institute of hospitality.
  2. Kohinoor international management institute.
  3. International institute of hotel management.
  4. BVCHTMS

I hope it helps

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how can i apply for the form of NCHM-JEE

Aditya kumar Student Expert 4th Jan, 2020
Hi Ishika

Follow the below steps to fill the application form of NCHMCT JEE:-

  • First of all go through the official website of NCHMCT JEE i.e ntanchm.nic.in
  • Then , click on NCHM JEE 2020 form tab . Now you will have to register yourself and note down the system generated application number .
  • Now you will have to login again and fill rest of the details in the application form
  • After that you need to upload scanned image of your signature and photograph
  • And now , you will have to make the payment of NCHMCT JEE application form and click on submit button after filling all the information
  • Finally you should take print the out of the application form of NCHMCT JEE.

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