NHTET 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is the competent authority that conducts NHTET (National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test). It is conducted for the recruitment of candidates as Assistant lecturers and Teacher associates. Apart from clearing the entrance exam, the candidate will also have to undergo a few rounds of the selection process too. In other words, NHTET is just the qualifying exam. Therefore it does not guarantee direct recruitment to the respective post. The vacant seats will be declared by NCHMCT affiliated private and government sector, IHMs. Meanwhile, all the candidates need to read this article first. With the help of this article, you will gain the full information of NHTET 2023. Let us check below.

NHTET 2023 Highlights

Exam Name National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET)
Conducting body National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)
Posts Offered Teacher Associates and Assistant Lecturer
Frequency Once  a year
No. of Affiliated Institutes
  • 21 Central IHMs
  • 24 State IHMs
  • 20 Private IHMs
  • 1 PSU run IHM
Application mode Online
Official website www.nchm.nic.in.

NHTET 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates
Application process starts 2nd week of February 2023
Last date to apply 3rd week of April 2023
Admit card download date 1st week of May 2023
Entrance exam date 2nd week of May 2023
Answer key release date 2nd week of May 2023
Result declaration 4th week of May 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for NHTET.

Age Criteria

Category For Teaching Associates For Assistant Lecturer
General/EWS category 30 years 35 years
OBC category 33 years 38 years
SC/ST/PwD category 35 years 40 years

Academic Qualification

Candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration/ Hotel Management from any recognized University scoring 55% marks are eligible to apply. However, such candidates must have at least 2 years of Hospitality Industry Experience after completing graduation.

Applicants who hold a full-time master’s degree in Hospitality Administration/ Hotel Management from a recognized University with at least 55% marks are also eligible. Such candidates also need to have graduation in Hospitality Administration/Hotel Management.

NHTET 2023 Application Form

  • All the interested applicants can submit the online application form on- www.nchm.nic.in.
  • However, there will be no other mode to submit the application form. There will be only an online mode.
  • Candidates have to do registration by entering all personal, academic, and other required details in the form.
  • However, those candidates who don’t have a master’s degree in hospitality must have show at least 2 years of experience in hospitality.
  • Upload all the essential documents including passport size photo and signature in a scanned form.
  • Keep a few prints of the confirmation page of the application form for other uses.
  • After that submit the 3 printouts of the application form to the council along with DD (Demand Draft).

Application Fee

Category Application fee
General/EWS/OBC category candidates INR 800/-
SC/ST/PD category candidates INR 400/-

Exam Pattern

  • The examination mode will be offline.
  • The NHTET exam’s duration is 4 hours.
  • Questions will be Multiple Choice Questions.
  • There will be 3 papers in the NHTET entrance exam.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks.
Papers No. of questions Maximum Marks
Paper 1 50 100
Paper 2 50 100
Paper 3 100 200
Total 200 400

Exam Centres

  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gurdaspur
  • Guwahati
  • Hajipur
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Noida
  • Thiruvananthapuram

NHTET 2023 Results

The authorities of NHTET exam will publish the result with the list of candidates qualifying as well as those not qualifying candidates. The result will be announced on the official website of the Tourism and Hospitality Institute Management System (THIMS).

Candidates who wish to access their answer sheet, need to visit the NCHMCT office in Noida, within 90 days of the declaration of the results online. A candidate also has a choice to ask for a copy of their answer sheet, under the RTI guidelines. However, they can do that by depositing a required amount of fee within the same 90 days.

The responsible authority will dispatch the NHTET Certificates of Qualification to the candidates at their given address after a few days of depositing the requisite fee.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: What is the official website to apply for NHTET exam 2023?

Ans. The authorized web portal is www.nchm.nic.in.

Question: Who will conduct NHTET Exam 2023?

Ans. The entrance test will be organized by the conducting authority i.e. National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT).

Question: What is the exam date of NHTET?

Ans. The entrance test is scheduled to be held in the 2nd week of May 2023.

Question: What is the application mode of NHTET exam?

Ans. The application forms are released online by the official portal of NCHMCT.

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