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NCHMCT JEE 2013 Topper guides on Exam Preparation Strategy

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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is nchmct is postponed and when is the exam?

Maria Sunny 29th Mar, 2020

Hello,

According to the information available on the official website NCHM JEE 2020 will be held on 25th April 2020. If there is any change in the exam dates it will be available in the official website. NHTET April 2020 has been rescheduled from 11th April to 9th May 2020.

Please visit the official site for more details : http://nchm.nic.in/

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nchm jee entrance exam ke liye ham 10 sal Ka previous question paper solve kar rahe hain to vah this year exam mein kam aaega ki Nahin.

Manisha Gupta Expert 25th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

It will help you to know the level of the questions. NCHM JEE is for a course that prepares you for a vital part of the hospitality sector. Interpersonal skills are something that you can not do without in this industry.  Here are some preparation tips you can follow:

The Aptitude for Service Sector section of NCHM JEE aims to test if you possess these skills. This is the only section that has no negative marking. The best way to crack this is to remain true to yourself and answer as per your personal judgement.

Attempt previous year sample papers.

Give mocks both online-offline

Analyze your mocks-know your weak and strength areas

Keep practicing and follow a routine sincerely

Good Luck!


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you dont provide any subject video for preparation

Ankita yadav 24th Mar, 2020
Hi aspirant
We do provide educational video but  we dont provide any coaching for NCHM JEE.

Hope this is helpful.
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site for NCHMTC enteance exam application form

anurag khanna 15th Mar, 2020

Hi Aspirant,

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) entrance examination will be conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA) on 25th April.

Link for application form for NCHMCT entrance exam is given below :-

Link :- https://testservices.nic.in/ExamSys/Registration/Instruction.aspx

Fir more information about NCHMCT read this article .

I hope this answer helps you.

Good Luck!!

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my date of birth is 19-01-1997. my age is 23 year old. i have applied for nchmct jee. is there any problem regarding my age criteria. because many people is saying that there will be difficulty while getting placement. pelase help me regarding this. thank you.

Anantika Kushwaha 12th Mar, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

The eligibility criteria regarding age for NCHMCT JEE is-

The candidate's age should be 25 or less if belonging to General or OBC category. While for SC/ST the candidate's age should be 28 or less.

Since you are 23 years old as of now. You are definitely eligible.
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