NHTET 2021: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, and Result

NHTET Exam

NCHMCT (an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India) conducts the National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET) for the post of Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates in the NCHMCT affiliated institutes i.e. Institute of Hotel Management (IHM). The main aim of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is to overcome the situation and maintain the highest quality in hospitality education. The National Policy on Education on the official website states, “The method of recruitment of teachers will be reorganized to ensure merit, objectivity and conformity with spatial and functional requirements.”

For complete information on the NHTET 2021 exam i.e. important dates, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, and more, check out the complete article.

NHTET 2021 Latest Update - There is no information on the NHTET 2021 exam yet. The NHTET 2020 exam was conducted on 27th February 2021 due to COVID-19. The exam was initially scheduled to be held on 11th April 2020.

NHTET 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET)

Exam conducting authority

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology

Exam Level

National

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen and Paper Based)

Application Mode

Online

Exam Duration

3 hours

Official website

http://thims.gov.in


Available Application Forms

NHTET Exam 2021 Important Dates

Last year (2020), the application process started in February and the exam was scheduled for 11th April, which was postponed. The NHTET 2020 exam was conducted on 27th February 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation. The result for the same was announced on 15th March. There is no information on the 2021 exam yet.

NHTET 2021 Events

Dates

Online application form submission begins

To be announced

Last date to apply

To be announced

Last date for receipt of DD and NHTET confirmation sheet

To be announced

Download admit card

To be announced

Exam commencement date

To be announced

Publication of Provisional answer key

To be announced

Publication of revised answer key

To be announced

Result declaration

To be announced

NHTET 2020 Exam Schedule

NHTET 2020 Events

Dates

Online application form submission begins

10th February 2020

Last date to apply

24th March 2020

Last date for receipt of DD and NHTET confirmation sheet

27th March 2020

Download admit card

6th April 2020

Exam commencement date

11th April 2020

Publication of Provisional answer key

12th April 2020

Publication of revised answer key

20th April 2020

Result declaration

24th April 2020


NHTET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

NHTET 2021 Exam Pattern -

If you are taking the exam of NHTET for the posts of Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associate, you should be aware of the exam pattern and the syllabus. Remember, the exam will have 3 papers. There will be objective type questions. Each question will carry 2 marks. There is a negative marking scheme as well. The examination will be conducted on a single day in 2 separate sessions.

Papers

No. of Questions

Marks

Negative Marking

Session & Duration

Paper I

50

100

½ mark for every wrong answer

Or

For attempted twice

 

And 0 mark for not attempting

From 9 am to 10 am (60 Min)

Paper II

50

100

10.30 am to 11.30 am (60 Min)

Paper III

100

200

2 pm t 4 pm (120 min)

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NHTET 2021 Syllabus

Paper-I

Questions will be from Teaching/ Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, Divergent Thinking.

Paper-II

Questions will be asked from Food Science, Nutrition, Hotel Accounts, General Management topics.

Paper-III

Food Production, Accommodation Operation Management, F & B Service and Management, and Hotel Keeping Management topics.

Exam Centres: This year, the exam was conducted in 16 cities across the country. They are Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bhopal, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Gurdaspur, Hyderabad, Hajipur (Near Patna), Lucknow, Bengaluru, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram.



NHTET Exam 2021 Eligibility

Don’t know who can sit for the exam? Have a glance here -

Those who have held a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management or Hospitality Administration after 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks from any recognised University. Moreover, the applicants must have two years of industry experience along with the degree.

Or candidates who possess Master’s Degree in Hotel Management or Hospitality Administration after Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 60% (either in Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree) marks from any recognised University. Moreover, the applicants must have two years of industry experience along with the degree.

If you are appearing in the final exam of Master’s Degree in Hotel/ Administration / Hospitality Management and have passed all subjects in all previous semesters, and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management or Hospitality Administration with a minimum of 60% marks from any recognised University, you are eligible to sit in the National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test.

Age: Candidates should be 30 years or below.

SC/ST/PD: Candidates avail relaxation of age by 5 years.

OBC: Candidates avail relaxation of age by 3 years.


NHTET Exam 2021 Application Process

Candidates are advised to read the information brochure and proceed with the online application form submission. In addition to that, the applicants must make a DD (requisite amount of the NHTET application fee) from an approved bank. In case of any discrepancy, such as the wrong Demand Draft number and the printout sent by the candidate do not match the system, the application form is likely to be rejected. With these handy tips, you are ready to check the online portal and submit the form. The application process dates are yet to be announced.

How To apply NHTET Exam 2021 –

  • Visit the official portal www.thims.gov.in
  • Fill up all the required fields and upload the scanned passport size photograph with required pixel and resolution, valid ID card (PAN card, Aadhaar card, passport, driving license, Voter ID, etc.) with required pixel and resolution, etc.
  • Make sure there’s no error while filling the form.
  • Provide valid email ID and active mobile number as well. These are important for future communication.

Application Fee: For general and OBC category candidates, the application fee is ₹ 800/-. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories are required to submit an application fee of ₹ 400/-. Female candidates are also required to pay an amount of ₹ 400/-.

Once the online application form is submitted, the applicants need to take a printout of the same i.e. application form. It consists of three pages. Send the printout along with DD (for the prescribed amount) to the Council within the stipulated time. The confirmation sheet should be sent to the exam conducting authority along with DD by speed post.


Other Details

NHTET Admit Card 2021

The NHTET admit card 2021 will be released on the official website one week before the exam. Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form must download their admit cards using the login credentials. No, admit cards will be sent through post to any candidate. Carry the admit card to the examination centre along with valid ID proof.

NHTET Answer Key 2021

NHTET 2021 provisional answer key will be released a day or two after the exam. Candidates will be given the opportunity to challenge the answer key. The revised answer key will be released afterwards. The result will be declared on the basis of the revised/ final answer key.

NHTET Result 2021

The result for NHTET 2021 will be declared two weeks after the exam. The result will be made available on the official website. Candidates can check the same using their registration number and password. Qualifying marks for all the papers are as under:

Papers

Qualifying Marks (Percentage)

General/ OBC Category

SC/ ST/ PWD Category

Paper-I (out of 100)

45 (45%)

40 (40%)

Paper-II (out of 100)

45 (45%)

40 (40%)

Paper-III (out of 200)

100 (50%)

90 (45%)

Aggregate (out of 400)

200 (50%)

180 (45%)

NHTET 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

NHTET 2021 exam is conducted for the post of Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates in NCHMCT affiliated institutes. The frequently asked questions related to the exam are as under:

Q: Who is the conducting authority of NHTET?

A: National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is the conducting authority of the National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET).

Q: In a calendar year, how many times a candidate can sit for the exam?

A: As per the rules set by NCHMCT, an applicant can take the exam twice.

Q: Is it an offline mode exam?

A: No. The NHTET exam is conducted in online mode.

Q: I belong to the state of Kerala. So, which exam centre should I apply for?

A: There are 16 cities in India where the exam takes place. Since you belong to Kerala, you can opt for the Thiruvananthapuram centre.

Q: What is the exam pattern? If there's a negative marking scheme, can you please brief me about it?

A: The exam will be held in three papers – Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III. All three papers will be conducted in one single day in two separate sessions.

Yes, there is a negative marking scheme for every wrong answer. For questions attempted twice or thrice, ½ marks will be deducted. No attempt at the question means no deduction in the mark.


2 Comments

Sudipto Das - January 2, 2020REPLY

I want to apply for the NHTET 2020 exam but could not find the link anywhere,please assist.

Exams Planner - January 2, 2020REPLY

The link for NHTET 2020 exam will become active tentatively in February 2020.

sony abraham - March 19, 2019REPLY

i would like apply for the test this year 2019 , but my date of birth is 8th july 1989. can i apply /?

Exams Planner - March 27, 2019REPLY

The notification for the 2019 exam is not yet available. If you belong to a reserved category, you can apply. For unreserved category, the candidate must not be more than 30 years of age.