NHTET 2020: National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) will release the notification for NHTET 2020 at the official website, thims.gov.in. Application form for NHTET will be available online at the website only. To apply for NHTET, candidates must have full time management degree in hospitality administration or hotel management after 12th. National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET) is conducted for the post of teaching associates and assistant lecturer. Candidates can download their admit card with the help of registration ID and password. Result will be declared on the NCHMCT website. For further details related to NHTET 2020 including the process to apply, eligibility criteria, examination centres, in the article below.
The validity for the certificate issued by NCHMCT is valid up to the period of the maximum age prescribed against any vacancy. Check expected important dates related to NHTET 2020 in the table below.
|NHTET 2020||Important Dates|
|Start date for the application process||1st week of Jan 2020|
|Last date to apply for NHTET 2020||4th week of Feb 2020|
|Issuance of admit card||10 days before exam|
|NHTET Exam Date||March 2020|
|Release of answer key||To be announced|
|Declaration of result||12 days after the exam date|
NHTET 2020 Syllabus
Examination for NHTET has 3 papers. while you are preparing for NHTET, candidates can refer to the syllabus mentioned below.
Paper I syllabus
Paper I is conducted to test the teaching or research aptitude of the candidate. It includes comprehension, reasoning ability, general awareness, and general knowledge, teaching method, test method of the candidate.
Paper II syllabus
Syllabus for Paper II consists of food science, nutrition, hotel account (for hospitaliy related post for teaching) , general management.
Paper III syllabus
Syllabus for paper II has four core topics of hospitality – Food production, accomodation operation management, F and B service and management, and housekeeping management.
NHTET 2020 Exam Pattern
NHTET is conducted with 3 papers – Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. Candidates can check the exam pattern for NHTET 2020 below.
- Mode of Examination: Examination is conducted on offline mode. candidates will be provided with OMR sheetd to mark their answers.
- Type of question: Multipl choice questions or objective questions are asked in the question paper.
- Duration: Paper I and paper II are conducted together for 2 hours and paper II is conducted for 2 hours.
- Total marks: Question paper will be of 400 marks.
- Total number of questions: 200 questions will be in papers (paper I, II and III all together)
- Marking scheme:
|For correct answers||+2 marks|
|For incorrect answers||-0.5 marks|
|For not attempted answers||0 marks|
- Distribution of question:
|Papers||Total marks||Number of questions|
NHTET 2020 Previous year cutoff
With the help of previous year cutoof you can start preparing to attain that minimum cutoff marks. Here is the previous year cutoff for a candidate to apply for both assistant lecturer and teaching associates.
|Minimum Marks||General/EWS/OBC Category||PWD/SC/ST category|
|In paper I||45 (45%)||40 (40%)|
|In paper II||45 (45%)||40 (40%)|
|In paper III||100(50%)||90 (45%)|
|Aggregate marks||200(50%)||180 (45%)|
To apply only for teaching associate here is the cutoff of the previous year.
|Minimum Marks||General/EWS/OBC Category||PWD/SC/ST category|
|In paper I||40 (40%)||35 (35%)|
|In paper II||40 (40%)||35 (35%)|
|In paper III||90 (45%)||80 (40%)|
|Aggregate marks||180 (45%)||160 (40%)|
NHTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
As the application form requires your educationla details, make sure that you qualify for the post you wish to apply. Here are the eligibility criteria for NHTET as prescribed by NCHMCT.
- Candidates must have bachelor’s degree (full-time ) in hospitality administration or have done hotel management after 10+2 with minimum 55% marks from a recognized board or university. if done hotel management, then he/she should have 2 years of experience in hospitality industry.
Candidate must have master’s degree in hospitality administration or have done hotel management from a recognized university or board with minimum 55% marks. Master’s degree should have done after passing bachelor’s degree in hotel management or hospitality administration.
- Candidates must have full-time bachelor’s degree hotel administration/ hospitality/ management. candidate must have 55% marks or more in aggregate and after that appearing in the final year or semester.
- Age of the candidate should not be more than 35 years. age relaxation as per the rules are given below.
|SC/ST/PD||5 years relaxation|
|OBC||3 years relaxation|
NHTET 2020 Application Form
The application process for NHTET 2020 will be conducted online. To fill the application form, candidates can follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Applicant first have to visit the website, thims.gov.in.
Step 2: Click on the link ‘New registration’ to get yourself registered.
Step 3: You will be asked to enter details like name, father’s name, mobile number, email address, etc and click on to register button.
Step 4: Next step is to fill the application form by providing educational details, uploading images and adding your demand draft number.
Step 5: Finally submit your application form and take a print out of it.
The application fee can only be paid by candidates through the demand draft mode. You have to take a print out of the demand draft and submit it to the commision. Along with DD submit the print out of the application form. Check the application form for NHTET 2020 below.
|Female candidates||Rs. 400/-|
|Male candidates||Rs. 800/-|
Mailing the Application form of NHTET 2020
Once a candidate is done submitting his/her application form, they are advised to take a print out of the application form. You have to take the print out of all the three pages of the form. After you have taken the print out, send the same to the counsil. Along with that, you ahve send your demand draft for the amount prescribed for the application fee. There is no need to attach any other documt with the application form. Confirmation sheet should be sent to the NCHMCT by recorded post only (speed post or registered post).
NHTET 2020 Examination Cities
Given below is the table of all the test centres of NHTET. Examination of NHTET will be conducted in one of these centres.
|Hajipur (near Patna)||Thiruvananthapuram|
NHTET 2020 Admit Card
The applicant can download the admit card for NHTET 2020 from the website, thims.gov.in. To download the admit card, candidate has to fill his/her registration number and password. Candidaates have to download the admit card present on the screen after login. Availability of hall ticket will be till the date released by NCHMCT. No admit card will be sent to the candidate through any offline mode.
Applicant’s who have downloaded the admit card have to carry a hard copy to the exam centre. With the print out of the admit card, carry your ID card. ID card shoud be the same you have upload at the time of registration. No candidate will be allowed to enter the centre without these two documents.
NHTET 2020 Answer Key
The answer key will be released after NHTET exam is conducted. It will be uploaded on thims.gov.in. Candidates can raise an objection against the answer key uploaded with documentary proof. The process of raising an objection will take place for 4 dates from the date answer key is uploaded. Objection are to be sent to the experts committees by mail. No other mode for objection raising is accepted.
Final answer key is also released after the experts are done examining the objections. The same will be released within 5 working days at the website only. Answer sheets will then be evaluated on the basis of final answer key of NHTET. The new answer sheet will be released by the next 4 working days.
NHTET 2020 Result
The result for NHTET 2020 will be released on thims.gov.in. NCHMCT releases two PDF format result having names of both qualified and non-qualified candidates. Result is prepared once the process of objection raising is done. On the basis of final answer key, result is declared.
In the PDF of qualified candidates’ NHTET result, it will have details like marks obtained in each paper, aggregate marks, category, the application number, roll number, etc. after the declaration of result, final selection is done on the basis of docuemnt verification. If a candidates is found that h/she has provided incorrect details then their candidature is cancelled.
NHTET 2020 Selection Procedure
Selection for the post of assistant lecturer and teaching associates is done in two stages. Candidates having PhD degree and those taking NHTET have to go through same process.
- Skill test at institute level.
All the candidates have to score passing makrs ij the practical skill trst and teaching skill test. assement of the skill test is done by the members of Selection Committee. Only qualifying the NHTET or Phd degree holder is not finally selection. Final selection to the posts is done by securing the prescribed marks in skill test conducted by the institutes.
National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) works under the ministry of Tourism, Government of India. This autonomous body works for the academics for hospitality and hotel management. Certificates, diploma, bachelor degree, master degree, post graduate diploma are also provided by NCHMCT. It has 21 central institutes and 25 state government institues for hotel management, 1 PSU IHM, and 14 food craft institutes. Students passed from this body has acquired key positions in the top hospitality industry.
NHTET 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : NHTET is conducted twice a year. If the number of qualified candidates is less then it is organized twice in a calendar year.
Ans : No. Application fee can only be paid through demand draft. Candidates have to send the print out of the demand draft to the council.
Ans : Yes. Half marks (0.5) will be deducted for each incorrect marked answer.
Ans : To raise an objection, the candidate needs to send an mail with the documentary proof.
Ans : Yes. Final selection is done on the basis of candidates' performance in the skill tests conducted by institutes.