NCHMCT JEE 2013 Topper K. Vamshi Naidu, IHM Hyderabad student decodes his success mantra
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Careers360 brings the NCHM 2013 ranker guidance regarding preparation strategy of the coveted exam for Hotel Management. In today’s article of the Topper Interview series, Careers360 shares success story of Kodaganti Vamshi Naidu, who secured 677th rank in NCHM JEE 2013.

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In this interview Kodaganti Vamshi Naidu, who is pursuing undergraduate program in Hospitality and Tourism from the renowned Institute of Hotel Management, Hyderabad, shares the strategy regarding how he managed to crack the entrance examination and how he tackled his weak points to perform well in the written test.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: Apart from NCHM JEE 2013, the other exams that I attempted are as follows- Systematic Training and Education Programme (STEP) by the Oberoi Group, Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, Mumbai (The Park Group of Hotels), Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (Manipal University) and IIHM-Kolkata.

I was rejected in the first round of STEP selection process. Except for the Step Programme, I performed well in all other mentioned exams.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: Appearing in hotel management entrance exams, excluding NCHM JEE, has a few benefits. As, NCHM JEE selection criteria is based only on candidate’s performance in written test, so a candidate is not evaluated for his/her soft skills or aptitude for hospitality and tourism sector.

Here that exposure gap in terms of candidate’s soft skills and poise for spoken English is taken care of. Thus, appearing in other examination helps a candidate to gauge where he/she stands in terms of his/her soft skills.

Careers360: List a few hotel management entrance exams which should not be missed by hotel management aspirants.

K. Vamshi Naidu: Everyone who aspires to be an hotelier should not miss the below listed exams or exams conducted by the below named institute-

Institute based exams

  1. Culinary Academy of India Hyderabad (Culinary aspirants only)

  2. Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) – As, the institute is ranked among the top 3 colleges consecutively.

  3. Institute of Hotel management, Aurangabad (affiliated to Taj Hotels and Resorts Limited): The institute offers a B.A. (Hons) in Hotel management and B.A (Hons.) in Culinary.

  4. Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, Mumbai: Holds a strong reputation in terms of placements.

  5. IIHM-Kolkata: As the institute is known for its national and international level placements. The institute has student exchange programme tie-ups with several foreign universities, which helps students to gain exposure.

  6. STEP programme (The Oberoi Group): this course is all about practical learning from the day of the programme. A Candidate will most probably get hired by the Oberoi Group on successful completion of the course.

But the selection process is tough and competitive.

Apart from the above listed colleges/exams, there are other colleges too, so one should keep a track of other available opportunities for the same.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: I targeted for one hotel management institutes and one specific hotel management exam.

Specific Hotel Management Exam: “STEP Programme”, because it’s a practical based learning programme and the programme can be pursued free of cost by qualifying candidates.

Specific Hotel Management Institute: IHM-Pusa, Delhi.

Careers360: Please share a year-advance preparation strategy adopted by you. How did it change after 6 months and 3 months prior to exam?

K. Vamshi Naidu: Honestly I had not formulated any exam-preparation strategy. But, yes, I used to solve lots of quantitative aptitude and reasoning questions. In addition to it, I revised class 10 level science books to score well in the entrance exam.

Reading newspaper also helped me in dual way as it informed me on current happenings of the world and boosted my English vocabulary.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: My week point was “Quantitative Aptitude”. To tackle my weakness I gave an additional focus on quantitative aptitude section. I devoted maximum share of time to practice and solve quantitative problems on daily basis.

My strong points were General knowledge and English.

Careers360: Reasons for choosing to establish your career in hotel management sector?

K. Vamshi Naidu: I decided to establish my career in hotel management sector because it is an offbeat career. Students in Andhra Pradesh rarely choose to establish their career in hotel management sector, which is another reason for my choice of career.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: In my view coaching is not required or mandatory for NCHM JEE preparation.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: The best way is to go through the books available in the market and also keep oneself updated with the latest news.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: Candidate should first attempt the section which is his/her strong domain. Later, he/she should move to general knowledge. Reasoning and Logical Deduction should be attempted at last.

The trick is not to waste time on any of the questions that you are not sure about. It is a sensible move to not to attempt a few confusing questions to shield our marks from negative marking.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: One of the best ways to crack the exam is to stay positive and confident. Revise all important topics and practice lots of quantitative and reasoning problems.

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

K. Vamshi Naidu: Yes, I do believe securing admission in a top and reputed hotel management college will accelerate my career prospects. Hospitality and tourism sector is about practical learning. Reputed colleges not only have good infrastructure but are also capable of providing extraordinary learning methods to students.

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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.

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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

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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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