NHTET 2024 Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

NHTET 2024: National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology conducts National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test (NHTET). The test is organized for those, who wish to get position of the Assistant Lecturer & Teaching Associates in NCHMCT and affiliated Institutes of Hotel Management. The application process starts from the 1st week of February. Candidates can apply till the 2nd week of April 2024. Check here all the important details of the National Hospitality Teacher Eligibility Test.

NHTET 2024 Important Dates

Release the notification for the Online Application form last week of January 2024
The end date for the submission of the form 1st week of April 2024
The end date for receiving of confirmation sheet including fee payment and other documents 2nd week of April 2024
Admit card availability 1st week of May 2024
Exam Date 2nd week of May 2024
Declaration of the result 4th week of May 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Check complete eligibility conditions given below

Age limit: Upper age must not be more than 35 years.

Relaxations in age limit:

Category Relaxation
General N/A
SC/ST 05 years
PwD 05 years
OBC 03 years

Educational qualification

  • Check the eligibility criteria for NHTET as prescribed by NCHMCT.
  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration or possess degree in hotel management after 10+2.


  • Master’s degree in hospitality administration or possess degree in hotel management.
  • Applicants should have full-time bachelor’s degree hotel administration/ hospitality/ management.

NHTET 2024 Application Process 

  • Application process for NHTET 2024 will be conducted online. To fill the form, you need to follow these simple steps.
  • Visit the website, thims.gov.in.
  • On the home page you need to open on the link ‘New registration’ to get yourself registered.
  • Enter details like name, father’s name, mobile number, email address, etc and click on to register button.
  • Fill the application form by providing educational information, uploading images and adding your demand draft number.
  • Finally submit your NHTET exam application form and take a print out of NHTET form

NHTET Eligibility Criteria

Application Fee

Fee can only be paid through the demand draft mode. Take a print out of the demand draft and submit it to the commission. Along with DD submit Hard copy of the application form. Check the application form for NHTET 2024 below.

Category Application Fee
General/EWS/OBC Rs. 800/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 400/-
Female Rs. 400/-

Exam Pattern

  • NHTET will be conducted with 3 papers – Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. Candidates can check the exam pattern for NHTET 2024 below.
  • Mode of Exam: Offline mode..
  • Question type: Multiple choice questions or objective questions.
  • Duration: Paper I and paper II will be organized for 2 hours and paper III is conducted for 2 hours.
  • Total marks scheme: Question paper will be of 400 marks.
  • Total questions: 200 questions will be in papers (paper I, II and III all together)

Marking scheme of the examination below

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
Paper I 100 50
Paper II 100 50
Paper III 200 100

Selection Process

Selection for the post of assistant lecturer and teaching associates will be done in two stages. Applicants who possess PhD degree and those taking NHTET have to go through same process

  • Skill test at institute level.
  • Students need to score passing marks in the practical skill test and teaching skill test.
  • Assessment of the skill test will be 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.

NHTET 2024 Admit Card

Contenders may download the admit card for NHTET 2024 from the website, thims.gov.in. To download hall ticket, enter registration number and password. Applicants need to download the admit card after the availability No admit card will be sent to the candidate through any offline mode. No candidate will be allowed to enter the center without these two documents.

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