NCHM JEE 2020 Eligibility

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 23 Sep, 2019 16:30 IST

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NCHMCT JEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NCHMCT JEE 2020 eligibility criteria have been defined by NTA (National Testing Agency) for all those applicants who have registered for the examination. According to NCHM JEE 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates must meet the age limit as well as the requisite academic qualification. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of NCHMCT JEE before applying for the exam. NTA will also mention the criteria for physical fitness that the candidates must meet.

The application process for NCHMCT JEE 2020 will start on January 01, 2020, and end on February 29, 2020. Candidate's application form will not be accepted if he/she fails to meet the eligibility criteria of NCHMCT JEE 2020. Besides checking the eligibility criteria for NCHMCT JEE exam, candidates must also go through the eligibility norms defined by the NCHMCT JEE participating institutes. National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) used to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) each year to offer admission to aspirants in hospitality and hotel administration programmes. 

Detailed Eligibility Criteria for NCHMCT JEE 2020

The detailed eligibility criteria of NCHM JEE 2020 can be checked below -

NCHM JEE 2020 Age Limit:

  • The upper age limit for candidates from General and OBC category is 25 years as on July 1, 2020. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1995, are eligible to apply for the examination.

  • The upper age limit for candidates from SC/ST category is 28 years as on July 1, 2020. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1992, are eligible to apply for the examination.

  • The upper age limit for Physically Challenged applicants shall be the same as per the category he/she belongs to, i.e., General/SC/ST/OBC

Note: The Date of Birth (DoB) as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/Pre-University Certificate of candidates shall be accepted. This certificate needs to be presented by candidates in original at the time of counselling, failing which the candidate will not be considered for counselling/admission.

Physical Fitness Criteria for NCHM JEE 2020

  • Candidates who successfully qualify the entrance exam, they must provide a physical fitness certificate at the time of admission. This particular certificate will have to be provided by a registered medical practitioner.

Academic Qualification required for NCHM JEE 2020

  • To become eligible to apply for NCHMCT JEE 2020, applicants should have qualified 12th class or equivalent from a recognised board with English as the main subject.

  • Appearing applicants in 12th standard are also eligible to apply for NCHMCT JEE 2020. 

  • Those appearing in 12th standard or equivalent examination can also appear in NCHMCT JEE 2020 on a provisional basis. However, they must submit their proof of qualifying the 12th class exam along with other eligibility conditions at the time of admission or by  September 30, 2020.

Note: If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will stand cancelled.

Qualifying exams for Indian Students:

Applicants are eligible to apply for the NCHMCT JEE, if they have passed one of the qualifying exams mentioned below, the details are given below:

  • Applicant should have a plus two level examination in the 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education (SSE) of any recognised Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for Indian School

  • Certificate Examination or State Boards of Secondary Education.

  • High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge University.

  • Applicant should have Intermediate or two-year PreUniversity Examination organised by a recognised Board/ University. 

  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in a foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education. 

  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

  • H.S.C. Vocational Examination approved by NCVT and SCVT of concerned State. 

  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the subjects, result of which should be available up to 30.09.2020.

NCHMCT JEE 2020 Reservation Criteria

As per the rules of Government of India, applicants belonging to certain categories are admitted on the basis of the seats reserved for them. The allocation of the seats for qualified and eligible applicants is in accordance with the reservation criteria of NCHMCT JEE 2020. All affiliated institutes of the council follow the reservation criteria.

The NCHMCT JEE 2020 reservation policy states the percentage of seats that will be set aside for candidates belonging to the reserved categories such as OBC, SC, ST, PwD etc. To apply for the reserved category seats in the NCHMCT JEE 2020 participating colleges, the candidates have to mention the category they belong to during the NCHMCT JEE 2020 application process. 

The table below will offer the candidates an insight regarding the NCHMCT JEE 2020 reservation policy:


Seat Reservation

Scheduled Category


Scheduled Tribe


OBC-Non Creamy Layer


Kashmiri Migrant

1 seat in each participating institute

Physically Disabled


  • Non Creamy Layer (OBC–NCL) category are as per the Central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India. Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list OBC Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.

  • For any category of disability ( locomotors, visual, dyslexia, speech, and /or hearing) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment.

What After NCHMCT JEE 2020 Eligibility?

After the aspirants check out the NCHMCT JEE 2020 eligibility criteria and apply for the NCHMCT JEE 2020 entrance exam, they will be required to wait for the release of the NCHMCT JEE 2020 admit card. The admit card for NCHMCT JEE 2020 will be available for the candidates to download from the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA).


What is the age limit to apply for NCHMCT JEE 2020?

The upper age limit should be 25 years for GEN/OBC and 28 years for SC/ST categories candidates.

I belong to SC category. Is there any relaxation in application fee?

Yes. The application fee for SC and ST category candidates will be Rs. 400.

I am not complete 12th yet. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply. But you have submitted their proof of qualifying the 12th class exam along with other eligibility conditions at the time of admission or by September 30, 2020.

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