NCHMCT JEE Exam Analysis 2018

Abhik Das Updated On: 22 Apr, 2019 18:20 IST

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NCHMCT JEE 2018 Exam Analysis

Over 35,000 students appeared for NCHMCT JEE 2018, which was conducted on April 28, 2018. The three-hour long was conducted from 10 am to 1 pm across 33 test centres in India. National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination (NCHMCT JEE) is a national level hotel management entrance exam, which is held to shortlist candidates for admission in some of the best hotel management institutes in the country.

As per the NCHMCT JEE paper pattern, students are required to attempt 200 questions, which are divided among various sections of the exam. The different subjects are Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Language as well as Aptitude for Service Sector.

A total of 8,738 seats are up for grabs this year, and students will get admission in any of the NCHMCT JEE 2018 participating colleges basis their performance in the entrance exam.

Most of the students said that their exam went well and the paper was quite similar to previous years’ question papers. However, some of the questions were a bit tricky in this year's NCHMCT JEE question paper.

Detailed Analysis of NCHMCT JEE 2018

Students found all the sections to be moderate in terms of the difficulty level. However, most of them found the paper a bit lengthy as well. Some of them expressed that they struggled to attempt all the questions within the given time duration of 3 hours. 

While some candidates found the Numerical Ability section a bit on the difficult side, some found them to be quite easy. Logical Reasoning section had a moderate difficulty level. English section also seemed easy and the section on Aptitude for Service Sector was also found to be quite simple to answer. 

The marking scheme followed in the paper was exactly similar to the one provided in the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) admission brochure.

One of the best ways to prepare for an exam is to know the previous years' question paper pattern and the kind of questions that are asked. NCHMCT JEE 2018 has been conducted on 28th April 2018 (Saturday). Those of you who plan to take the exam in the future can go through the following analysis of the exam conducted in 2016.

On this page, you will get a detailed view of the section-wise difficulty level of NCHMCT JEE 2016 and the topics from where the questions were asked.

NCHMCT JEE 2016 Exam Analysis

The National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, conducted NCHMCT JEE 2016 on April 30, 2016, from 10 am to 1 pm in 33 cities across the country. The entrance test was reported to be of an easy level of difficulty.

Around 20,000 candidates appeared in the entrance exam for admission to 52 institutes of hotel management (IHMs), including 21 Central, 16 State Government and 15 private institutes. The total number of seats was around 7,500 for 3-year B.Sc. programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration. The question paper had 200 marks comprising of 200 questions and was set in English and Hindi (except for the questions of English Language Section). Each question had 4 options. In all the sections, except the Service Aptitude Section, each correct answer was to be awarded 1 mark while 0.25 mark was to be deducted for each incorrect answer. The 'Aptitude for Service Sector' section had a different marking scheme. The marking scheme of this section was as below:

1 mark is awarded for the most appropriate answer, 0.75 for the next best answer, 0.50 for the next best choice and a negative of 0.25 for the least appropriate one.



No of Questions

Level of Difficulty


Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude




Reasoning & Logical Deduction


Easy to Moderate


General Knowledge & Current Affairs




English Language


Easy to Moderate


Aptitude for Service Sector






English Language

This section mostly was a mix of Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension questions. In Vocabulary, there were questions on Synonyms, Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Idioms, and Spelling. There were multiple Reading Comprehension passages. Some passages were followed by 5 questions while some were followed by 2 or 3 questions. These passages were based on diverse topics and questions were direct. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy.

Reasoning and Logical Deduction

This was a more or less easy section and had 30 questions. A student could do around 20 - 22 questions in 30 to 35 minutes. This section comprises questions on Series, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Syllogisms, Visual Reasoning, etc which could be solved by applying basic logic.

Numerical Ability

This was an easy section that had 30 questions in total. The questions in the Numerical Ability section were from varied topics like Ratio, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Time, Speed and Distance and Time and Work.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Questions from Current Affairs and General Science dominated this section. The questions on Science were easy and required a basic understanding of the class IX & X level of science subjects. The overall level of difficulty of this section was easy. The remaining questions were mostly from current affairs and there weren't many questions from static G.K. The areas from which the questions were asked included hospitality industry, personality, awards, sports, science & technology, etc. An attempt of around 22-24 questions is good. The level of difficulty of this section was easy.

Aptitude for Service Sector

This section had 50 questions in total, which were easy in nature and required common sense to answer. The questions were related to real life situations, particularly those of the service sector. The questions tested the personality traits, decision-making ability, ability to react etc of the students. Since the situations were not very difficult or uncommon, each question could have been attempted with a little bit of thought.

Disclaimer: The analysis is based on the information available in the public domain. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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