NCHMCT JEE 2013 Topper guides on Exam Preparation Strategy
Nafisa Khatoon, 08 Jan 2015, #NCHM JEE

National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Exam, which is also commonly called as NCHM JEE, is jointly conducted by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and Indira Gandhi National Open University.

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As you must be aware of, the national level hotel management entrance examination NCHM JEE 2014 is scheduled to be held on April 26, 2014, Careers360 brings you the NCHM 2013 ranker tips regarding preparation strategy of the coveted exam for Hotel Management. In today’s article of the Topper Interview series, Careers360 shares success story of Devashish Pathak, who secured 821st rank in NCHM JEE 2013.

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In this interview Devashish Pathak, who is pursuing undergraduate program in Hospitality and Tourism in the renowned Institute of Hotel Management, Hyderabad, shares the strategy regarding how he managed to crack the entrance examination and how his reading habit helped him to perform well in the written test.

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Careers360: What were the factors which motivated you to choose a career in hotel management sector?

Devashish Pathak: I decided to pursue undergraduate hotel management course because hospitality sector is a fast growing industry. The profession will further provide me an opportunity to work at exciting locations.

Careers360: Which other hotel management entrance exams did you take? How was your performance in those?

Devashish Pathak: I appeared only for NCHM JEE 2013.

Careers360: List a few hotel management entrance exams which should not be missed by hotel management aspirants. Share some light on them.

Devashish Pathak: Apart from NCHM JEE, I will propose two other hotel management entrance exams for the hotel management 2014 aspirants. One, IHM-Aurangabad and second hotel management competitive exam conducted by Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development.

Careers360: Did you aim at any particular hotel management institute?

Devashish Pathak: No, I did not target any specific hotel management institute to get myself enrolled with. My goal was to perform well in the written test so that I can secure admission in a reputed college.

Careers360: What was your initial preparation strategy which you followed about 1 year prior to the exam? How did it change after 6 months and 3 months before the exam?

Devashish Pathak: I used to watch informative television shows to stay updated with current affairs. Afterwards, Google searched the topics which I heard on the television or read somewhere at some time to gain in-depth information about it. My curiosity to explore topics in terms of its subject matter developed and boosted my reading habit. This in turn polished my flair on general knowledge.

Careers360: If some aspirant can’t afford to take coaching, in what way he must prepare for the NCHM JEE Exam? How important is coaching for the NCHM JEE preparation

Devashish Pathak: For aspirants not enrolled at coaching classes, it is not a problem. Self study in right direction will also help non-coaching aided students to perform well in the NCHM JEE 2014. The aspirants need to practice and solve mathematical questions of 8th standard. Syllabus of intermediate examination for subjects- English and elementary science should be thoroughly revised. Current affairs should also be equally focused by 2014 aspirants.

Aspirants are not enrolled at any coaching institutes for them a proper guidance is very essential for the entrance exam.

Careers360: What was your time management strategy during the exam day? How did you mange it among the different sections of the paper?

Devashish Pathak: First I attempted all the questions on which I was confident. Then for questions on which I was less confident I followed an answer-deriving technique. It was like this- eliminate the less convincing options & square out the answer with the most probability and for the questions on which I was clueless were not attempted by me.

Careers360: Do you believe securing admission in a top and reputed hotel management makes any difference to your career prospects?

Devashish Pathak: Yes, I believe that pursuing a course from IHM Hyderabad will accentuate my career prospects. The teaching and course module adopted by the institute is in sync with requirement of hotel industry. From day one of joining IHM Hyderabad I was made to learn the etiquettes of the industry.

Careers360: Please share some tips with the NCHM JEE aspirants.

Devashish Pathak: To strengthen knowledge of current affairs, aspirants should read or watch at least ten news stories per day. Students should read newspaper on daily basis. Frequent practice exercise on simple mathematical calculations will improve question solving speed of students. Fundamentals of physics, chemistry, and biology should be well revised. I also used to practice in this way only.

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Are there any other enterance exams than NCHM JEE for hotel management? are CET and CAT exams for hotel management ? THANKYOU!

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 31st Oct, 2019
no CET exam is not for hotel management course this is MAH HM CET exam which is for hotel management score and if talking about CAT exam so this exam is for all management related course so,  this is also for hotel management course.
List of some top hotel management entrance exams is given the link:
Best of luck.

which colleges conduct this exam?

Yash Dev Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019
Hello student nchmjee is conducted by NTA its a national level exam to take admission in two undergraduate courses - B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration(Generic or Specialization). NCHMCT,
Application form will be available from 1jan 2020to 28 February 2020.
Eligibility criteria is pass in senior secondary school (+2)with English as a mandatory subject.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

when the result of NCHMCT JEE of year 2020 will be declared? and where can we find it ? what is the passing score ?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


Registration for NCHMJEE 2020 will starts from 1st January 2020 and EXAMINATION will happens on April 25..And results will be declared on 10 may 2020 in online mode..You can check your result by entering roll number, application Number, date of birth and security number..

Ask if any query..


i m currently purcuing BA(english) .can i apply for this.

Manisha Gupta Expert 7th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

As per the Eligibility, To apply for NCHMCT JEE, the upper age limit is 25 years as on 01.07.2020 for General and OBC category, If you meet this criteria & other eligibility then you can apply for the exam. To check the further eligibility you can go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!


how to prepare for nchmct jee plz suggest good books for it

Aditya kumar Student Expert 7th Oct, 2019
Hello there!


Top books for nchmct jee is given below :-


Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi

English From Plinth to Paramount (Vol-1 and 2) by Neetu Singh

Arihant General English for all Competitive Examinations (English) by Hari Mohan Prashad

High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition (English) 1st Edition by Wren and Martin


Pratiyogita Darpan

Manorama Yearbook

General Awareness by Manohar Panday

Lucents GK

Pearson India Yearbook

Arihant General Knowledge

Competition Review Yearbook


30 days wonder for Maths by
S Chand

Quantitative Aptitude by N.K.Singh

Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal


Quantitative Aptitude Question Papers for Banks and others Govt. entrance exam by MK Pandey

Verbal Reasoning Book by R S Agarwal

501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book

Quantitative Aptitude ebook (ALL Parts Solved) by R S Agarwal

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and InduSijwali


Create a Time-Table and religiously follow it .Your time table should be such that it allows you to study, revise and practice each day and allow for short breaks in this timetable.Your time table should be timed such that you study the difficult topics multiple times and practice more number of questions and convert the difficult topics to easy ones.  Read Newspaper Daily .Revise Regularly.Solve Previous Year Papers & Practice Mock Test.

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