NCHMCT JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 24 2018

NCHMCT JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Exam Pattern 2018

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

  • The question paper is divided into 5 parts namely English Language, Numerical Ability and Scientific aptitude, General Language and Present Affairs, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, and Aptitude for Service Sector.
  • It is a 3-hour long examination which is organizeed in both Hindi and English.
  • NCHMCT JEE is a 200 marks paper which consists of 200 objective types multiple choice questions.
  • It is advised that the students must access the exam centre half an hour before the examination starts.
  • 1 mark will be offered to students for every accurate mark whereas 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong response.
  • The marking scheme of Service Sector Aptitude section remains various from the other sections. The marks are honoured according to the most suitable response.

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


Highlights Table of NCHMCT JEE 2018

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

Exam Format Highlights
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

Exam Format in Detail of NCHMCT JEE 2018

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

Section wise weight-age

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude3030
Reasoning and Logical Deduction3030
General Language and Present Affairs3030
English Language6060
Aptitude for Service Sector5050
Total200200

Marking Scheme of NCHMCT JEE 2018

NCHMCT JEE question paper includes 200 questions and for each accurate response, the aspirant is honoured 1 mark. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong response. 0.05 marks can be deducted for every unresponsive 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 suitable response
  • 0.25-  Least suitable response
  • Negative marking for a wrong response
  • 0.75- next to most suitable response
  • 0.50- Next to next to most suitable response

Syllabus of NCHMCT JEE 2018

NCHMCT JEE is an aptitude test for Hotel Management and Catering Technology. It can be cracked easily by solving earlier 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 Present EventsIndia and Its Neighboring Countries
Economic sceneInternational Present AffairsNational Present Affairs

English Syllabus

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

Books for NCHMCT JEE 2018

Given below are few reference books for every subject comprised 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
MK PANDEYMK Pandey
Verbal Reasoning BookRS Agarwal
501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Exercise 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 centre
Hotel Management Catering TechnologyVVK Subburaj

Important Instructions of NCHMCT JEE 2018

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

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


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