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

NHTET 2023: National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET) is managed by the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) at the national level for the recruitment of Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates in NCHMCT affiliated IHMs. The official authority releases the notification on the official website. To get the Application form, the interested aspirants must visit the official website. The aspirant needs to be read this page for further details related to NHTET 2023.

NHTET 2023: Important Dates

Release the notification for the Online Application form last week of January 2023
The end date for the submission of the form 1st week of April 2023
The end date for receiving of confirmation sheet including fee payment and other documents 2nd week of April 2023
Admit card availability 1st week of May 2023
Exam Date 2nd week of May 2023
Declaration of the result 4th week of May 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • The eligible applicant has a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management/Hospitality Administration along with securing 55% marks & after acquiring the degree they should have 2 years of Industry experience.
  • Form a well-known university applicant who has a Master’s Degree in Hotel Management/ Hospitality Administration along with securing at least 60% marks.
  • The appearing aspirants must clear the previous year and semester’s subjects before applying for this exam.

NHTET Eligibility Criteria

Category Teaching Associates Assistant Lecturer
General & EWS 30 Years 35 Years
OBC 33 Years 38 Years
SC/ST & PD 35 Years 40 Years

NHTET 2023 Application Form

Through the online mode from the official web portal of the Tourism & Hospitality Institute Management System (THIMS), www.thims.gov.in aspirant may access the NHTET application form. To apply for the entrance exam only eligible candidates are permitted. Before they apply for the entrance, test candidates must read the instructions given in the brochure. The aspirant must follow some simple steps to fill out the application form of NHTET. The first interested candidate must visit the official web portal for registration. To enter details like mobile number, email address, name, father’s name, etc. candidates open the details sections in the application form or they click on the submit button.

Application Fee

  • The application fee will be Rs.800/ for -GEN/OBC category candidates.
  • The candidate pays the Rs.400/- as application fee for PD/SC/ST category candidates.

Exam Pattern

  • The entrance exam will organize by offline mode.
  • In the entrance exam, the total number of Paper is 3 (Paper I, II, and III)
  • Multiple Choice Questions asked in the entrance exam.
  • Aspirants get two marks for each correct response.
  • For every wrong response, Half (½) mark will be deducted or if the questions will not be attempted & for double attempted.
Number of
Marks Duration Timings
Paper I 50 Questions 100 First (2 hours) 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Paper-II 50 Questions 100
Paper III 100 Questions 200 The second (2 hours) 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

For both Assistant Lecturer and Teaching Associates Cut Off Marks

Exam General / OBC / EWS SC / ST / PWD
I (out of 100) 45 (45%) 40 (40%)
II (out of 100) 45 (45%) 40 (40%)
III (out of 200) 100 (50%) 90 (45%)
Aggregate (out of 400) 200 (50%) 180 (45%)

For only Teaching Associates Cut Off Marks

Exam General / OBC / EWS SC / ST / PWD
I (out of 100) 40 (40%) 35 (35%)
II (out of 100) 40 (40%) 35 (35%)
III (out of 200) 90 (45%) 80 (45%)
Aggregate (out of 400) 180 (45%) 160 (40%)


  • Ist Paper: General Awareness, Reasoning Ability, Comprehension, Divergent Thinking
  • IInd Paper: Hotel Accounts, General Management, Food Science, Nutrition
  • IIIrd Paper: Food Production, F & B Service and Management, Accommodation Operation Management, House Keeping Management

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