NHTET exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 11, 2020. However, as per latest notifications by the conducting body, the examination has been rescheduled to a later date.
National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET) is conducted to assess the eligibility for teaching jobs in the hospitality industry. To be more specific, the NHTET exam awards eligibility for recruitment as Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates in the Institutes of Hotel Management.
This year, the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) was scheduled to conduct the exam in April. However, the fragility of the current situation due to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic has pushed the Council to reschedule the dates.
NHCMCT has rescheduled the NHTET 2020 exam to May 09, 2020. The Council has published the official notice at the website i.e. thims.gov.in.
National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) conducts the NHTET exam to recruit lecturers and teaching associates. The examination tests the eligibility of hospitality undergraduates and postgraduates to teach in the Institutes of Hotel Management affiliated by NCHMCT.
NHTET qualified candidates are eligible to apply for recruitment vacancies of academic staff in NCHMCT affiliated IHMs of India. Currently, there are 66 affiliated IHMs in India.
NHTET 2020 Rescheduled Due to COVID-19
NCHMCT has officially postponed the scheduled dates of NHTET 2020 to a later date. The official notice of postponement is available at the official website this.gov.in. Besides, the Council has proposed the tentative rescheduled date of the examination.
NHCMCT has rescheduled the NHTET 2020 exam to May 09, 2020. The Council previously scheduled the exam on April 11, 2020. However, they have rescheduled the dates due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown. The exam is officially rescheduled due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in India that has pushed the populace into a lockdown.
Check out the official NHTET 2020 rescheduling notice here below.
Official website: thims.gov.in
Impact of COVID-19 on Government Examinations
The global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has turned the world as we know it upside down. The streets are empty and the squares are silent with the populace ordered to go into lockdown. The entire economy of India has been halted as schools, colleges, institutions, corporate offices, and even some governmental organizations have ceased operations temporarily.
Various government recruitment examinations and eligibility tests were indefinitely suspended in the last 08 to 10 days. Social gathering is being actively avoided to prevent the spread of the disease. Amidst such situations, recruitment organizations and exam conducting bodies have also drawn the line and suspended upcoming and ongoing examinations. We have provided here a list of recent exams that are officially postponed/rescheduled by the respective conducting bodies in India.
- SSC CHSL – KKR 2018/NR 2018
- Indian Army AMB
- Indian Navy Medical Exam
- Karnataka TET 2020
- Kerala SET 2020
- LIC AAO/AA/AE
- RSMSSB Agriculture Investigator
- RSMSSB Pharmacist
- RSMSSB Librarian Grade II
- APPSC Exam
- UPSC Interviews
- DRDO Interviews
- GPSC Police Inspector
- HPPSC HPJS
- UPPSC BEO
- Indian Coast Guard Navik 01/2020 Medical
Click here for the latest updates of government exams postponed due to Covid-19
What can NHTET 2020 candidates do now?
The government has imposed a strict lockdown in India in an attempt to contain the outbreak of the deadly virus. Those awaiting the examination can only hope for the situations to get better with time. However, with the tentative rescheduled dates known, candidates can utilize the extended time to prepare better for the NHTET 2020 exam.
NHTET 2020 exam is for a total of 400 marks where candidates qualifying with 45% mark are eligible for the final certificate. However, it is by no means an easy task as there are provisions for 1/2 marks deduction for every wrong answer. Therefore, utilize this time to prepare for the exam and increase your prospects of securing higher marks.
On an end note, it is high time when the entire country is fighting for survival. Therefore, do not forget to remain safe and protected. Here are some fundamental tips for you to follow.
- Refrain from stepping outdoors. At the same time, do not invite people over.
- Adopt strict personal hygiene. Wash your hands with alcohol based sanitiser and do it multiple times a day.
- Use a mask or tissue if you have to cough or sneeze.
- If you have the symptoms of the disease, do not hesitate to inform officials and seek the nearest medical help.