NCHMCT JEE 2013 Topper Interview- 10th ranker VS Ramamoorthy shares preparation tips
Nafisa Khatoon, 08 Jan 2015, #NCHM JEE



Vishnu Subbaram Ramamoorthy, who secured 10th All India Rank (AIR) in NCHMCT JEE 2013, shares his tried and tested approach for preparation and time management strategy to crack the National Council of Hotel Management Joint Entrance Exam or NCHMCT JEE. For V. S. Ramamoorthy, it was avoidance of last minute intense cramming of books and exasperated studying approach that enabled him to give his best shot in the written exam.

 

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NCHMCT JEE is a national level hotel management entrance examination, which offers candidates with an opportunity to secure admission in one of the participating institutes.  The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on April 26 at various test centers located at multiple locations. NCHMCT JEE 2014 scores are valid for 21 Central Institutes, 14 State Government Institutes (for 35 Institute of Hotel Management) and many other private institutes for hotel management.


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Careers360 shares the interview conducted with V. S. Ramamoorthy to aid examination preparation of NCHMCT JEE 2014 aspirants.

Ramamoorthy, who is currently pursuing B. Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration course at IHM, Mumbai, offers valuable tips on how to beat the esteemed NCHMCT JEE exam. 

Read the interview below.

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

V. S. Ramamoorthy:  Apart from NCMCT JEE 2013, I appeared for the following three hotel management entrance examination- Manipal University entrance, Oberoi STEP Program, and IHM- Aurangabad by Taj Group.

Careers360:What are your views on benefits to be gained by hotel management aspirants by appearing in other hotel management entrance exams?

V. S. Ramamoorthy:   Taking other hotel management entrances besides NCHM JEE is really beneficial from my point of view. Test takers get a rough idea about what type of questions to expect and not to expect in the exams.   
 

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

V. S. Ramamoorthy:   I highly recommend all aspirants to appear for all these four entrances taken by me, i.e., NCHMCT JEE, Oberoi STEP program, Manipal University entrance, and the IHM-Aurangabad entrance. Former two entrances give admission to 3 year course while last two mentioned entrances are conducted to offer admission to full time 4 year specialized hotel management courses.

Careers360:Did you aim for any particular hotel management institute? Share reasons for it.

V. S. Ramamoorthy:   My first target was to clear NCHMCT JEE and to secure admission at any one of 35 decent Institute of Hotel Management (IHMs). Rationale behind it was that IHMs are brand institutes, which is respected by everyone belonging to hospitality and tourism industry. No other institute in India enjoys such an immense respect. Moreover, many well-wishers of mine recommended IHMs over other institutes as the placements are much better there. I cannot guarantee anything on that field but frankly speaking, IHMs can be considered the best institutes in India for hotel management.

Careers360: What were your weak points and what were the strong ones? How did you tackle your weakness?

V. S. Ramamoorthy:   General Knowledge on tourism was the area where my exam preparation was low. To deal with the said weak point I used to read several tourism magazines. The only help that I had were the internet and various tourism magazines.

Being a NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) Scholar my strong point was Logical Reasoning and English. Thus, Logical Aptitude was a piece of cake for me.

Careers360: What were the reasons for choosing to establish your career in hotel management sector?

V. S. Ramamoorthy:  Ever since 7th grade I had a passion for cooking, which developed over the years for the love of food and learning more about it. In 10th grade, I became sure of my career goal and thankfully, now I am pursuing B. Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration course from reputed IHM Mumbai.

Careers360: How important is coaching for NCHMCT JEE preparation?
V. S. Ramamoorthy:
  The requirement of coaching depends from individual to individual. If one has no exposure in solving logical reasoning questions, social awareness questions and English aptitude tests. Then one certainly requires coaching.

Careers360: If some aspirant can't afford to take coaching, in what way he/she must prepare for the NCHMCT JEE Exam?

 V. S. Ramamoorthy: Well, follow the method I chose, solve previous years question papers and take other hotel management entrances.

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

 V. S. Ramamoorthy: There were 200 questions to be solved in 180 minutes (3 hours). Since I was not sure about some GK questions, I managed to finish 194 in the given time. Wherein I solved the Logical Reasoning first, followed by English Aptitude, the Science section, after which I attempted the Social Awareness section and lastly the General Knowledge section.

Careers360: Please share your valuable tips with the NCHMCT JEE aspirants.

 V. S. Ramamoorthy:   Just make sure that you keep a calm and clear mind while attending the exam. Instead of indulging in last minute exasperated studying, get involved in activities like listening to your favorite music just before the exam.

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

 V. S. Ramamoorthy:   Yes. The kind of exposure and knowledge that you gain at reputed institutes can't be gained elsewhere. Every college has its own pros and cons, but at the end, a reputed college degree on your resume would help you on the long run.

 

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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
Hello.
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:
https://hospitality.careers360.com/articles/top-hotel-management-entrance-exams
Best of luck.
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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
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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

Hey!There

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..

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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.

https://hospitality.careers360.com/articles/nchmct-jee-eligibility-criteria

Good Luck!



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

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

Greetings!

Top books for nchmct jee is given below :-

For ENGLISH LANGUAGE SECTION :-

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

For GK & SCIENTIFIC APTITUDE SECTION "-

Pratiyogita Darpan

Manorama Yearbook

General Awareness by Manohar Panday

Lucents GK

Pearson India Yearbook

Arihant General Knowledge

Competition Review Yearbook

For NUMERICAL ABILITY AND ANALYTICAL APTITUDE SECTION :-

30 days wonder for Maths by
S Chand

Quantitative Aptitude by N.K.Singh


Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal

For REASONING AND LOGICAL DEDUCTION SECTION "-

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

PREPARATION TIP:-

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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