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NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern – Latest updates, Marking Scheme, Scoring tips

National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination or NCHMCT JEE is regarded as one of the most coveted hotel management entrance exams in India. The exam was scheduled to take place on the 22nd June 2020, but amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, all the important dates of the exam have been rescheduled. However, there will be no changes in the format or pattern of the exam. Thus, students may still utilize the cessation period and practice previous year NCHMCT JEE question papers . The duration of the exam will be 3 hours (9.30 AM-12.30 PM), and will be conducted in the Computer-Based Test(CBT) mode. Aspiring candidates must analyze the exam pattern carefully and execute the best possible strategy for the preparation of the NCHMCT JEE 2020.

Important Update- MHRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted on 7th June 2020 that the NCHMCT JEE 2020 will be further postponed. NTA recently announced on 25th May 2020 that the entrance exam would take place on 22nd June 2020 but due to massive number requests from students and analyzing the current situation, the MHRD minister made the announcement. New dates will be notified shortly on the official website of ‘NTA’.

Following are the revised dates relevant to the NCHMCT JEE exam

Events Date
Application process started from 1st January 2020
Deadline for the application 15th May 2020
Last date for submitting application fee (credit or debit card) 15th May 2020
NCHMCT JEE exam date Yet to be announced
NCHMCT JEE result date Yet to be announced

NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern – Full Exam Pattern Details

 The NCHMCT JEE 2020 will be an objective-type test which will possess 200 questions. Each correct answer will reward the candidate with 4 marks. On the other hand, a wrong attempt would be penalised with 1 mark. Thus, candidates must ensure that they do not  attempt questions recklessly. Also, candidates must leave a fair-bit of time for time consuming sections like Numerical Ability & Logical Deduction. The English section contains the maximum number of questions (60) and aspirants are advised to specifically emphasize on practice sessions for the english syllabus. Aptitude for the service sector is another good scoring aspect in the NCHMCT JEE 2020. This section will contain 50 general aptitude questions concerning the hotel management profession. 

Subjects Number of Questions
English Language 60
Aptitude for Service Sector 50
Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude 30
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30

Also Read: NCHMCT JEE Syllabus – Syllabus, Composition and Subjects

NCHMCT JEE 2020 – Marking Scheme

Answer Marks
Every correct answer 4 marks will be awarded
Every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus – Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude

  1. Elementary Mathematics
  2. Mensuration- Areas and Volumes
  3. Arithmetic (number Theory)
  4. Number systems
  5. Discounts
  6. Square Roots
  7. Cube Roots
  8. Fractions and Decimals
  9. HCF and LCM
  10. Partnerships
  11. Simplification
  12. Variation
  13. Chain Rule
  14. Ratio and Proportion
  15. Average
  16. Logarithms
  17. Simple Interest
  18. Clocks & Calendar related problems
  19. Speed (of cars, trains etc) related problems
  20. Time and Distance related problems
  21. Work and Wage-related problems

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus – Reasoning and Logical Deductions

  1. Analytical Reasoning
  2. Direction and Distance related questions
  3. Verbal and Nonverbal series
  4. Ordering and Sequencing
  5. Linear Arrangement
  6. Complex Arrangement
  7. Coding and Decoding
  8. Symmetry
  9. Classification
  10. Blood relations related questions
  11. Symbols and notations
  12. Data interpretation
  13. Statements assumptions
  14. Syllogism
  15. Statements arguments
  16. Statements conclusions
  17. Problems based on Visual Ability

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus – General Knowledge

  1. Sports
  2. Famous personalities
  3. Culture
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Politics
  6. Solar system
  7. History
  8. Currencies
  9. Abbreviations
  10. Global Economic Conditions
  11. Countries and Capitals
  12. Animals
  13. Inventions and discoveries
  14. Important Dates
  15. International Current Affairs
  16. National Current Affairs
  17. Languages
  18. Music
  19. World Organisations
  20. Prizes and awards
  21. Global Statistics

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus – English Language

  1. Tenses
  2. Articles
  3. Vocabulary
  4. English proficiency
  5. Comprehension
  6. Word formation
  7. Error correction
  8. Sentence completion
  9. Idioms and Phrases
  10. Passage completion
  11. Synonyms
  12. Antonyms
  13. Unseen Passages
  14. One word substitution
  15. Paragraph completion
  16. Rearrangement of words

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Syllabus – Current Affairs

  1. Personalities
  2. Awards
  3. Science and Technology
  4. Economy
  5. Crucial events
  6. Places

NCHMCT JEE 2020 – Top study material

Subjects Study Material
English Language Objective General English (S.P Bakshi), High School English Grammar & Composition Revised 1st Edition, English (Wren and Martin)
Aptitude for Service Sector R. Gupta’s Book for Hotel Management, Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide (Gladvin Rego), Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide (Jawahar Book Centre)
Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude 30 Days Wonder for Maths (S Chand), Quantitative Aptitude (R.S Aggarwal), Quantitative Aptitude ( N.K Singh)
Reasoning and Logical Deduction Verbal Reasoning Book (R.S Agarwal), Quantitative Aptitude eBook (R.S Agarwal), A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal ( Sijwali and Indu Sijwali)
General Knowledge & Current Affairs Pratiyogita Darpan, Arihant General Knowledge, Manorama Yearbook, Lucent’s G.K

Tips to Ace the NCHMCT JEE 2020

  1. Cover the syllabus with special emphasis on the marking scheme allotted for different subjects.
  2. Don’t indulge yourself in new topics just before the NCHMCT JEE 2020.
  3. Try to cover scoring topics like English Language, General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Aptitude for Service Sectors before the complex ones like Reasoning & Logical Reasoning and Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude.
  4. Make sure that you practice previous years’ question papers within a 3-hour time window. This practice will extract the best performance out of you.
  5. Give at least half an hour to the current affairs and events occurring around the globe.
  6. Learn basic nuances of the subject ‘Hotel management’.

NCHMCT JEE Exam Pattern – FAQ’s

Q. Which is the governing body for the NCHMCT JEE 2020?

The governing body for the NCHMCT JEE 2020 is National Testing Agency (NTA). Before 2019, the exam was governed by the official committee of the NCHM.

Q. In which mode will the NCHMCT JEE 2020 be conducted?

The NCHMCT JEE 2020 will be conducted in the Computer-based Test mode (CBT). Candidates must reach the exam center mentioned in the admit card. Once there, students must undertake the exam on the desktop. However, candidates will be given a rough paper to solve questions. Aspirants must not carry any paper with them other than the ID proof and admit card.

Q. What will happen if two students from the same category score equal marks in NCHMCT JEE?

If two candidates from the same category score equal marks in the NCHMCT JEE 2020, then the candidate scoring more marks in the English section will get through. However, if the score is equal even in the English section, the preference will be given to the elder one out of the two candidates.

Q. Which is the toughest section in NCHMCT JEE ?

The toughest and the most time-consuming section in NCHMCT JEE is Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude. This section may contain some miscellaneous questions which may consume some time. Thus, candidates may find this section the most difficult to attempt.

Also Read: NCHMCT JEE Eligibility 2020 – Everything you need to know

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