Applications have been invited for the all-India entrance test for admission to the three-year BSc programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration in 74 institutions, including 26 in the private sector, located all over the country. Students who have passed the Plus-Two exam in any stream or pursuing the course at present can apply for the programme till May 10 through the website nchmjee.nta.nic.in
Four institutes in Kerala
The entrance test, conducted by the National Testing Agency for the National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, will be held on June 12. In total, 12,045 seats are available in various institutions, including four based in Kerala. They are:
• Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Kovalam, which is under the Central government and has 298 seats. (Contact number: 0471-2480283)
• State Institute of Hospitality Management in Kozhikode, under the state government. (90 seats; phone: 0495-2385861)
• Munnar Catering College, which is in the private sector and offers 120 seats. (Phone: 04868-249900)
• Oriental School of Hotel Management, Wayanad, another private institution having 120 seats. (Phone: 80866 22253)
According to the rules for admission, applicants should not have exceeded the age of 25 years on July 1, 2021. However, the age limit is 28 years for Scheduled and Differently-abled categories.
Various categories have the following reservations in the Central government institutions: Scheduled Caste - 15 %; Scheduled Tribe – 7.5 %; Other Backward Castes – 27 %; Differently-abled – 5 % and Economically Backward – 10 %.
Most of the institutions offer hostel facilities for boys and girls. More details, including fees structure, are available on the website of the institutes. Applicants can contact the institutions directly or call phone 0120-6895200 or check firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five centres in Kerala
The three-hour computer-based entrance test will take place from 9 am on June 12 at 91 centres in the country, including five in Kerala – Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kozhikode. Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi are some of the major cities which are the venues of the test.
For the entrance test, there will be 30 questions on Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude; 30 on Reasoning & Logical Deduction; 30 related to GK & Current Affairs; 60 on English Language and 50 dealing with Aptitude for Service Sector. There are negative marks for wrong answers.
Applicants can practise with past question papers to improve their chances in the test. The list of training centres for the computer test is available on the website www.nta.ac.in.