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NCHMCT JEE is a yearly examination conducted by the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) for candidates who aspire to be part of the Hotel and Hospitality industry. The NCHMCT JEE 2016 is the gateway to pursuing a great career in Hotel and Hospitality management at the best colleges in the country.

2016 NCHMCT Exam Schedule

Application Form Available Online14 December 2015  to  11 April 2016
Last Date for receipt of filled-in form11-Apr-16
Availability of Admit Cards on NCHMCT website20th April 2016  (1400 hours) onwards
Written Examination (JEE 2016)30 April 2016 (Saturday)
Timings of JEE 20161000 Hrs to 1300 Hrs (3 hours)
Result of JEE on website3rd Week of May, 2016
Conduct of CounsellingLast week of May, 2016
Commencement of Academic Session18-Jul-16

Eligibility Criteria for NCHMCT JEE:

As per the information available on the NCHMCT website, an eligible candidate must have passed his/her 12th of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects.

Those appearing for the 12th or equivalent examination can also appear in JEE 2016 on provisional basis. Provisional admission will stand cancelled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted at the time of counselling or at the time of admission or latest by 30-09-2016.

The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/documents at the time of counselling/admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will stand cancelled.

Age Limit and Reservation of Seats for NCHMCT

Age Limit as on 01 July 2016

For candidates from General and OBC categories, upper age limit is 22 years as on 01.07.2016. Candidates born on or after July 01, 1994 are eligible. In the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, upper age limit is 25 years as on 01.07.2016. That is SC/ST candidates born on or after July 01, 1991 are eligible. Upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/Pre-University Certificate shall be the authentic proof that will be accepted. At the time of counselling, this certificate must be produced in original as a proof of age, failing which the candidate will not be considered for counselling/admission.


All qualified candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate at the time of admission from a Registered Medical Practitioner (visit for format)


As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them. Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective Central List published by the Government of India.


For the SC and ST categories, 15% and 7.5% seats, respectively, are reserved in Central and State Government Institutes of Hotel Management. Candidates belonging to SC / ST categories will be required to produce the original caste/tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format during admission. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. Seats remaining vacant in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.


27% seats are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC (Non creamy layer) category in Central Institutes of Hotel Management. Those belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Seats remaining vacant in this category shall be filled through General Category candidates, as per Hon'ble Supreme Court ruling. The OBC candidates (non-creamy layer) will be required to produce original OBC (Non Creamy Layer) caste certificate issued on or after April 01, 2015 by a competent authority in the prescribed format at the time of counselling/Admission. Format is given at Annexure-II.


The certificate of SC, ST & OBC category is required to be issued by District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/City Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate/Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar/Sub-Divisional Officer of the area / Administrator/Secretary to Administrator/Development Officer (Lakshadweep Island) where the candidate and/or his/her family normally resides. Certificate issued by any other authority will not be accepted. Candidates are required to produce the original Caste Certificate along with attested copy at the time of Counselling as well as at the time of admission at the Institute.

RESERVATION FOR KASHMIRI MIGRANT (Subject to notification from Ministry of HRD for academic session 2016-2017)

One seat (Supernumerary) in each Central and State Government affiliated IHM is provided for Registered Kashmiri Migrants. Such applicants shall have to qualify the JEE-2016. Candidates registered with different State Govt. should produce proof of registration in original at the time of Counselling and at the time of admission to the Institutes.

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