The Hospitality, Hotel Management and Catering industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. As per the report of Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) it is second to IT sector.
The Hospitality industry in India offers huge employment opportunity to skilled as well as unskilled work force. This industry in India is said to be the second largest employment generating industry.
To enroll for the Hotel Management course, the minimum qualification required is 12th board exams pass in any stream. Candidates should have studied english as one of their subjects. Candidates awaiting their HSC result can also apply for the Hotel Management Entrance exam.
The maximum age limit for the unreserved category candidate is 22 years and that of the SC/ST category students is 25 years.
Here we will discuss about the overview of hotel management entrance exam
The Common entrance exam for hotel management conducted by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) will be held on 29th April 2017.
The exam is conducted in offline mode. Candidates will have the option of writing the exam in English or in Hindi language. The NCHMCT exam consists of 200 objective types multiple choice questions, each carrying one mark that have to be answered in three hours i.e. 180 minutes.
There are negative markings for wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt. Fully right answer will be awarded one mark and 0.75 marks to the next most appropriate answer than 0.50 to the less appropriate answers. There will be no negative marking for questions on service sector aptitude.
The exam paper contains questions, which mainly tests the service aptitude of the candidate in hotel management and catering technology. Questions on english language, reasoning and logical assumption, common awareness and current affairs are part of the paper.
Tips and guidelines to prepare for hotel management entrance exam
The significant of this exam has to be kept in mind. Candidate should be well informed about the paper pattern, syllabus and exam date. A focused plan is required to get through with excellent marks. A time table in place is required to get maximum result in a short period of time.
Candidate should divide schedule in several steps and complete them one by one. A small step can help them to achieve a lot.
Set up a full proof Study Plan
In order to achieve the goal, the candidates need to have a comprehensive study. Their study plan should be practical and convenient to follow, it should give them time to learn, revise and relax.
The exam will include questions from the following topics;
Aptitude for Service Sector
- Synonyms and antonyms
- Adjective and adverbs
- Fill in the blanks
- Completion of the sentences with correct use of pronouns, verbs, adverbs
- Reading comprehension
- Idioms and phrases
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude:
- Basics of physics, chemistry and mathematics
- Calculations of profit & loss, interest.
- Health & nutrition
- Arithmetical questions up to SSC level
- Analysis of pie chart, graph and bar diagrams
- Calculation of square roots, percentage, fractions, etc.
Reasoning and Logical Deduction:
- Questions on logic to find the correct conclusion.
- Striking out the odd one
- Identification of the geometric designs
- Completion of numerical series based on the pattern / logic
General Knowledge & Current Affairs:
- Sports field
- Latest and current events
- Past and historical events
- Demography tourist places / spots
- Economics, political, social & cultural events
- Countries & currencies
Ladders in preparing for the Exam
According to the above mentioned units and exam topics candidates are recommended to plan their study time accordingly. Careful attention and sufficient time must be given to each subject. Dividing the syllabus into small fragment will give candidates a chance to get themselves familiar with different topics. Over exertion on any topics or subject is a strict no. If they do they will find it hard to cope with other subjects and topics. It will adversely affect their concentration as well.
Choosing a place conducive for study is also very important; it should be free of all disturbance and hindrance. While studying or preparing for the entrance test candidates attention and concentration should not divert to any other things. Group study if done can be of great help. It gives a chance of brain storming and clearing doubts.
Along with the above methods and techniques, candidates should also monitor each others progress and keep a time frame for each topic. This activity will make them familiar with their strength and weaknesses, which they can improve.
How to Apply for the NCHMCT exam?
Joint entrance examination is conducted by NCHM for admissions to 8124 seats of bachelor programmes at 55 participating institutes and colleges. Out of these there are 21 centrally funded institutes, 19 state government funded colleges and 15 private institutions participating in the joint entrance exam.
The application for NCHMCT exam is available online from 16th December 2016. The last date for filling the online application is 14th April 2017. Admission card will be made available online from 14th to 29th April 2017. No dispatch of the admit card will be made; it will be available only through online medium. The result of the exam will be published in May 2017. Seat allotment and counseling procedure will be held in June–July 2017.
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