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NCHMCT JEE 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - June 21, 2017

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Exam Pattern will be released by National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology to let candidates know about the marking scheme, marks distribution, syllabus and section weightage.

  • NCHMCT JEE is a 200 marks paper which consists of 200 objective types multiple choice questions.
  • Question paper is divided into 5 parts namely English Language, Numerical Ability and Scientific aptitude, General Language and Current Affairs, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, and Aptitude for Service Sector.
  • 1 mark will be provided to students for every correct mark whereas 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • It is a 3-hour long examination which is conducted in both Hindi and English.
  • The marking scheme of Service Sector Aptitude section remains different from the other sections. The marks are awarded according to the most appropriate answer.
  • It is advised that the students must reach the exam center half an hour before the examination starts.  

NCHMCT JEE (National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Exam) will be conducted in the month of April 2018 for admission in B.Sc Hospitality & Hotel Administration and nine other structured courses of study.

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Highlights Table

NCHMCT JEE will be divided into 5 sections which comprise of 200 questions total. It is a 3-hour long MCQ based examination with objective type questions to attempt.

NCHMCT Exam Pattern Highlights Table
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper based)
Number of Papers1
Number of Sections5 (Language, Numerical Ability, General Language Reasoning and Logical Deduction, and Aptitude for Service Sector.)
Question Paper TypeMCQ (objective type)
NCHMCT JEE 2018 Total Marks200
Exam Duration3 Hours
Exam LanguageHindi and English Both

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

  • NCHMCT requires 5 different streams of subjects to be studied and English as a compulsory subject to be studied in the educational background.
  • A pen and paper test in both Hindi and English.
  • The examination contains objective type questions based on the latest syllabus.
  • The type of question varies from section to section. Here are the type of questions that will be asked in all the sections:
    • Numerical Ability and Analytical aptitude- Candidates must study topics of numerical ability. Basic mathematics questions are asked.
    • Reasoning and Logical Deduction- Simple to work out. Always be calm and focused using your logical ability to solve the problems
    • General Knowledge and current affairs- GK asked from around the world and the country. Read good GK books and newspaper for solving this section.
    • English Language- Good command over English is required for this section.
    • Aptitude for Service Sector- It is suggested to go through previous years question papers. Easy questions that can be solved with practice. 

Section wise weight-age

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude3030
Reasoning and Logical Deduction3030
General Language and Current Affairs3030
English Language6060
Aptitude for Service Sector5050

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Marking Scheme

NCHMCT JEE question paper comprises of 200 questions and for each correct answer, the candidate is awarded 1 mark. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. 0.05 marks can be deducted for every unanswered question.

Marking scheme for Service Sector Aptitude section of the question paper will be done differently. Marking scheme for it is as follows-

  • 1 mark- Most appropriate answer
  • 0.75- next to most appropriate answer
  • 0.50- Next to next to most appropriate answer
  • 0.25-  Least appropriate answer
  • Negative marking for a wrong answer

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Syllabus

NCHMCT JEE is an aptitude test for Hotel Management and Catering Technology. It can be cracked easily by solving previous years question papers to gain knowledge and make each section strong. Here is the syllabus for all the topics that are asked in the exam:

Numerical Ability Syllabus

Number system H.C.F and L.C.MAverages
Square roots cube rootsProblems of TrainsLogarithm
Elementary MathematicsTime and DistanceProblem on Ages
ArithmeticTime and WorkBoats and Streams
Fractions and decimalsWork and AgesClocks and Calendars
Area and parameter of plain figuresVariationMixtures and Allegations
Volume and Surface are of solidSimplificationPipes and Cisterns
DiscountsChain RuleRaces and Games
Mensuration- Areas and VolumesRatio and ProportionSimple Interest and Compound Interest
PartnershipsProfit and LossPercentage

Reasoning Syllabus

Verbal Series and Nonverbal seriesCode and DecodingRoutes and Networks
Complex ArrangementsProblems based on SymmetryAnalytical Reasoning
AnalogiesProblem based on Visual-AbilityDirection and Distances
ClassificationOrdering and SequencingLinear Arrangements
Symbols and NotationsBlood Relationships-

General Knowledge Syllabus

SportsScientific ResearchImportant days
HistoryIndian ConstitutionGeneral Politics
CultureCountries and CapitalsScience- Inventions and Discoveries
AbbreviationsKnowledge of Current EventsIndia and Its Neighboring Countries
Economic sceneInternational Current AffairsNational Current Affairs

English Syllabus

TensesSentence RearrangementComprehension
ArticlesGrammarWord formation
Sentence correctionSynonymsError correction
Passage CompletionAntonymsTheme Detection
Sentence completionConclusionFill in the Blanks
Subject-Verb AgreementPassage CorrectionUnseen Passages
Idioms and Phrases--

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Books

Given below are few reference books for every subject included in NCHMCT JEE 2018.

Subject NameBook NameAuthors
General Knowledge and Scientific Aptitude sectionManorama Year Book 2018K.M Mathew and M. Mathew
Pratiyogita DarpanUpkar Prakashan
Pearson India YearbookThrope
Lucent’s GKVinay Karana
Competition Review Yearbook 2018Disha Experts
Arihant General Knowledge 2018Manohar Pandey
Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude30 day’s wonder Math’sS CHAND
Quantitative AptitudeRS Aggarwal
Reasoning and Logical DeductionQuantitative Aptitude question papers for banks and other government entrance exams -
Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoningRS Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude E-bookRS Aggarwal
Verbal Reasoning BookRS Agarwal
501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book-
English LanguageWren and MartinP.C Wren
Pearson’s EnglishThrope
Arihant General English for all Competitive ExamsS.C Gupta
TATA McGraw-HillRajiv Mehrishi
Aptitude for Service SectorR Gupta’s Book for Hotel ManagementRPH Editorial Board
Arihant study package for Hotel Management and Hospitality Administration Arihant Experts
Hotel Management Entrance exam GuideGladvin Rego
How to prepare for hotel Management entrance ExaminationThrope
Hotel Management Entrance Exam GuideDr. R P Datson
Ramesh hotel management entrance exam guideRPH Editorial
10 mock test for hotel management entrancesDharmendra Mittal
Hotel Management Entrance Exam guideJawahar Book center
Hotel Management Catering TechnologyVVK Subburaj

NCHMCT JEE 2018 Important Instructions

NCHMCT JEE 2018 is a pen and paper test so the candidates are advised to take along good quality ballpoint pen to avoid smudging

  • Candidates should outline the circle of their desired answer on their OMR sheet so as to avoid unnecessary spillage of ink outside the answer sheet.
  • Students should fill the circles carefully to avoid confusion between the answers as the OMR sheets are corrected by OMR form reader software.
  • Candidates are supposed to reach the examination center 30 minutes before the allotted time with their Admit cards as a must.
  • Exam duration is for 3 hours
  • Avoid gel pens and fountain pens. Multiple markings are invalid.
  • Do not make any stray marks on the OMR sheet. Do not fold it as well.



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