NHTET Exam 2018: Important Dates, Application Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Admit Card And Result

NHTET Exam

NCHMCT (an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India) takes the big step and conducts National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET) exam to make certain merit, objectivity and conformity with spatial and functional requirements. The main aim of National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is to overcome the situation and maintain the highest quality in the 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.”

Conducted twice in a calendar year, the exam will mainly filter candidates for the posts of Teaching Associate (TA) and Assistant Lecturer (AL). As per the recent notification, the last date to submit the online application form for NHTET exam was February 20, 2018. Check out other important dates below -


Available Application Forms

NHTET Exam 2018 Important Dates

Exam Events

Dates

Online application form submission

January 1, 2018

Last date to apply

February 20, 2018

Submission of confirmation sheet along with documents and fee

February 26, 2018

Download admit card

March 9, 2018

Last date to download admit card

March 16, 2018

Exam commencement date

March 16, 2018

Result declaration

April 17, 2018


NHTET Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

NHTET 2018 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 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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 Paper I: This particular paper will be of general nature. It will evaluate the research and teaching aptitude of the applicant. Besides, it will also assess the aptitude and method towards divergent thinking, reasoning ability, comprehension, general knowledge, etc. The first paper will have 50 MCQ carrying two marks. Ensure that you are not attempting more than once. Doing this will only be considered negative mark.

Paper II: Questions from hotel accounts, food science, nutrition, general management, etc. There are 50 questions carrying two marks each.

Paper III: This paper will have questions from the four core areas. They are House Keeping Management, Accommodation Operation Management, Food Production and F & B Service and Management. There will be hundred multiple choice questions.

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 2018 Eligibility

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

Those who have held 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 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 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 2018 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 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.

NHTET Exam 2018 How To apply –

  • 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 FAQs:

Q: Who is the conducting authority of NHTET?

A: National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is the conducting authority of 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 is taken place. Since you belong to Kerala, you can opt for Thiruvananthapuram centre.

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

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

Yes, there is 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.


1 Comments

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.