IIHM eCHAT 2020: New Dates, Admission Process, Eligibility, Fees, Counselling Process

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: October 20, 2020

IIHM eCHAT 2020 is conducted for admission to hotel management courses at the various IIHM. The institute is now conducting Online eCHAT Admission test from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is all of the important information regarding the IIHM eCHAT 2020.


IIHM eCHAT 2020: New Dates, Admission Process, Eligibility, Fees, Counselling Process

Due to the current lockdown situation in India, IIHM is giving applicants an option to appear for the exam from home. IIHM has announced the revised dates for IIHM eCHAT 2020 and the exam will be conducted on October 17 and 28, 2020.

Applicants who have applied for the exam can appear for the IIHM eCHAT Admission Test from Home. The interview of the candidates who will appear for IIHM eCHAT 2020 from their home will be conducted through a video call. The interview round for admissions will be done via video call. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam need to make sure that their IIHM eCHAT application form reaches the exam authorities four days before the date of the exam.

Candidates who have filled the application form and submitted it will receive their IIHM eCHAT admit card on their registered email.

Candidates whose application forms are duly filled and submitted will receive their IIHM eCHAT admit card on their registered email ID.

The International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) conducts the IIHM eCHAT (electronic Common Hotel Admission Test) for admission to various hotel management courses in India offered by IIHM eCHAT participating institutes. IIHM is one of the best institutes for hospitality education in India.

The IIHM eCHAT is one of the national-level hotel management entrance exams in India. It is one of the most popular exams for admission to hotel management colleges in India. Since the IIHM eCHAT exam is conducted for admission to hotel management courses at the bachelor-level, candidates who have cleared or are appearing for their Class 12th exams are considered eligible to take the IIHM eCHAT exam.

The IIHM eCHAT exam is conducted in the month of May each year but this year it has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a web-based test organized by IIHM and conducted by Edexcel at IIHM eCHAT exam centres throughout India. Candidates who wish to take the IIHM eCHAT exam must ensure that they read all of the important information regarding the IIHM eCHAT exam.

Candidates can refer to this article for all of the important details regarding the IIHM eCHAT entrance exam. Read on for information such as the eligibility criteria, application process, counselling process, exam centres etc. of the IIHM eCHAT entrance exam.

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IIHM eCHAT Highlights 2020

The table below provides a quick overview of the important details and highlights regarding the IIHM eCHAT 2020 exam.

IIHM eCHAT Important Details 2020

Full Name

International Institute of Hotel Management electronic Common Hotel Admission Test

Short Name


Conducting Body

International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM)

Organizing Body


Level of Exam


Mode of Exam


Exam Duration

1 hour (60 minutes)

No. of Questions


Type of Questions

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

List of IIHMs 2020

Following is the list of campuses of the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) that accept IIHM eCHAT exam scores for admission to their various hotel management courses.

List of IIHM eCHAT Colleges

IIHM Ahmedabad

IIHM Bengaluru

IIHM Delhi


IIHM Hyderabad

IIHM Jaipur

IIHM Kolkata


IIHM Samarkand

IIHM Bangkok

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IIHM eCHAT Important Dates 2020

The tentative exam schedule of the IIHM eCHAT exam can be found given in the table below. Candidates can refer to the following information for the important dates of the IIHM eCHAT exam.


Dates (Tentative)

IIHM eCHAT 2020 Applications Open

November 23, 2019

Last date to apply for IIHM eCHAT

10 days before exam

IIHM eChat from Web Stores

May 15, 2020

IIHM Online eCHAT 2020 from Home

August 14 and 22, 2020

IIHM eCHAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria to apply to the IIHM eCHAT exam is as follows.

  • Candidate must have completed Class 12th (Intermediate / HSC / Standard XII / 10 + 2).

  • Candidate must have a minimum aggregate score of 50% in Class 12th.

  • Candidate must have scored passing marks in English as a compulsory subject in the qualifying exam.

IIM eCHAT Upper Age Limit: 22 years. Candidates who are younger than 22 years of age are eligible to apply for the IIHM eCHAT 2020 exam.

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IIHM eCHAT Application Process 2020

Candidates can follow both offline and online modes to apply for the IIHM eCHAT exam. In total IIHM eCHAT provides 3 ways to apply for the exam. The application process for the IIHM eCHAT exam via each mode has been given below.

IIHM eCHAT Offline Application Process 2020

IIHM eCHAT application form can be obtained in any of the following ways.

IIHM eCHAT Walk-In Application Process

  • The application form for IIHM eCHAT is available at the campuses of every IIHM.

  • The IIHM application form and prospectus can be purchased from any of the IIHM campuses.

  • The cost of IIHM eCHAT application form and prospectus is Rs. 600.

IIHM eCHAT Application Form Online Download

  • The application form for the IIHM eCHAT exam can be downloaded from the official website of IIHM.

  • Candidates can then take a print out of the application form.

Once the candidates are in possession of the IIHM eCHAT application form, they can then proceed to fill the application form, attach any required supporting documents and submit it in person or via post at any of the IIHM campuses.

Candidates are also required to submit the IIHM eCHAT application fee along with the form. The fee can either be paid by cash or by Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of 'International Institute of Hotel Management' and payable at any of Kolkata / Delhi / Pune / Bangalore / Jaipur / Ahmedabad / Hyderabad.

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IIHM eCHAT Online Application Process 2020

The application form for the IIHM admissions is also available online. Candidates can follow the steps given below to fill the online application form for IIHM.

  1. Visit the official website of IIHM eCHAT Application Form. The application form is available at echat.elink.in

  2. Go to the 'Click here to Register Now' link available on the page.

  3. Register for the IIHM eCHAT application by filling in the required details and creating a User ID and Password.

  4. Go back to the home page of IIHM eCHAT and log in using the selected credentials to begin filling the application form.

  5. Fill in all of the requisite details such as Personal Information, Educational Background, Supporting Documents etc.

  6. Pay the application fee and submit the application form.

  7. The IIHM eCHAT prospectus is sent via post to candidates who have applied for IIHM eCHAT through the online application mode.

IIHM eCHAT Application Fee 2020

The application fee for the IIHM eCHAT exam is Rs. 600. The fee can either be paid by Cash at any of the IIHM campuses or a Demand Draft can either be submitted directly at the campuses or sent via post. The candidates who have applied through the online application form for IIHM eCHAT can use the online payment gateway to submit the application fee.

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IIHM eCHAT Exam Centres 2020

Candidates can take the IIHM eCHAT exam at any of the centres available throughout India. Given below is the list of IIHM eCHAT exam centres.

List of IIHM eCHAT Exam Centres



Centre (Centre Code)


Andhra Pradesh

Vijaywada (S3), Vizag (S4), Rajahmundry (S9)


IIHM Bangalore (IIHMB), Bangalore (S5), Hubli (S6), Mangalore (S7), Mysore (S8)


Cochin (S10), Thiruvananthapuram (S11)

Tamil Nadu

Chennai (S12), Madurai (S13), Coimbatore (S14)


IIHM Hyderabad (IIHMH), Erragadda (S1)



Guwahati (E1)


Patna (E2)


Dhanbad (E3), Jamshedpur (E4), Ranchi (E5)


Shillong (E6)


Bhubaneshwar (E8)

West Bengal

IIHM Kolkata (IIHMK), Darjeeling (E10), Howrah (E11), Rajarhat, Kolkata (E12), Asansol (E13), Darjeeling (E20), IIHM Global Campus (E9)



Chandigarh (N1)


Bilaspur (N2), Raipur (N40)


Malviya Nagar (N32), Pashchim Vihar (N33), Vivek Vihar (N34)


Karnal (N14), Faridabad (N4), Gurugram (N5)

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla (N6)

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu (N7)

Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur (N10), Gwalior (N11), Indore (N52), Bhopal (N8)


Amritsar (N12), Jalandhar (N13), Ludhiana (N46)


IIM Jaipur (IIHMJ), Kota (N16), Kishangarh (N17), Alwar (N18), Jaipur (N19), Udaipur (N51)

Uttar Pradesh

Agra (N24), Ghaziabad (N26), Noida (N27), Varanasi (N28), Kanpur (N29), Lucknow (N30)


Dehradun (N31)



Jodhpur (W13)




Rajkot (W3), Vadodara (W4), Gandhidham (W5), Surat (W6)


IIHM Pune (IIHMP), Nasik (W10), Shivaji Nagar, Pune (W11), Kolhapur (W12), Shindewadi (W15), Nagpur (N16), Aurangabad (N18), Thane (N20)

IIHM eCHAT Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of IIHM eCHAT exam has been set so that it tests not just the analytical and logical skills of a candidate but their overall personality. Since the exam is conducted for admission to hotel management courses, which are professional courses and skills required for hotel management courses include good personality traits, quick thinking and problem-solving skills. Hence, the IIHM eCHAT exam pattern and syllabus has been designed to shortlist candidates who have the said skills.

Here are some important details about IIHM exam pattern.

  • There are a total of 50 multiple-choice questions in the IIHM eCHAT exam.

  • Candidates are given 60 minutes to solve the IIHM eCHAT question paper.

  • 5 topics are covered in the IIHM eCHAT exam. These are:

    • General Awareness

    • English

    • Scientific and Service Aptitude

    • Analytical Reasoning

    • Data Analysis and Interpretation

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IIHM eCHAT Syllabus 2020

The section-wise syllabus of the IIHM eCHAT exam is given below.



General Awareness

  • Static GK

  • Current Affairs

  • Indian Polity

  • Geography

  • History

  • Economy etc.


  • Sentence Correction

  • Sentence Completion

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Prepositions

  • Spelling Rules

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Error Spotting etc.

Scientific and Service Aptitude

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Service Aptitude

Analytical Reasoning

  • Series

  • Cube and Dice

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Input-Output

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Syllogisms

  • Decision Making

  • Alphabet Tests

  • Blood Relations

  • Counting of Figures etc.


  • Number System

  • HCF and LCM

  • Ratio and Proportions

  • Averages

  • SI and CI

  • Speed and Distance

  • Time and Work

  • Data Interpretation

  • Mensuration

  • Geometry etc.

IIHM eCHAT Best Books 2020

Some of the best books for IIHM eCHAT preparation include the following.

  • The Ultimate Guide for Hotel Management - Arihant

  • Quantitative Aptitude - R. S. Aggarwal

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning - R. S. Aggarwal

  • 10 Mock Tests Hotel Management Entrances - Dharmendra Mittal

  • Arihant General Knowledge

  • Manorama Yearbook

  • R. Gupta's NCHMCT-JEE Previous Year Question Papers - RPH Editorial Board

Since the exam pattern and syllabus of the IIHM eCHAT exam are very similar to the NCHMCT-JEE exam pattern and syllabus of NCHMCT-JEE exam, candidates can also refer to the best books for NCHMCT-JEE preparation for more information.

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IIHM eCHAT Admission Process 2020

Candidates aspiring to take admission to IIHM through the eCHAT exam must appear for the IIHM eCHAT counselling. The counselling of candidates who have cleared the IIHM eCHAT exam for admission to various hotel management is conducted by the International Institute of Hotel Management.

  1. Candidates are required to appear for the IIHM eCHAT entrance exam.

  2. Candidates who have scored qualifying marks in IIHM eCHAT will then be required to appear for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round of IIHM admissions.

  3. A merit list of candidates is prepared on the basis of the performance of a candidate in the IIHM eCHAT exam, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  4. Candidates will then be required to appear for the IIHM counselling. The college and seat allotment of a candidate will be done on the basis of the merit list of IIHM eCHAT.

  5. Candidates will then have to complete the admission formalities of the respective IIHM that has been allocated to them.

List of IIHM eCHAT Courses 2020

Following are the courses that allow admissions through the IIHM eCHAT exam.

IIHM eCHAT List of Courses
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Hotel Management, Catering and Tourism
Advanced Diploma in International Hospitality and Administration

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As the concluding dates of Class 12th Board Exams approach, so does the time for the 2020 Hotel Management Admission Season to commence. Candidates must set targets, plan out a preparation strategy and begin preparing for the respective hotel management entrance exams.

Aspiring candidates can find the best study material and hotel management exam preparation strategies on CollegeDekho. Stay tuned and all the best!

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