Indian Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) Entrance Exam is conducted to admit students for B.A. degree in Hospitality Management (a 3-year course) in the top hotel management institutes in India. Aspiring students need to qualify in the online entrance examination also known as E-CHAT (Combined Hospitality Aptitude Test). After qualifying in the written examination, candidates need to appear for a group discussion and an interview.

Important Dates and Parameters
Examination Date mid-week of May (tentative)
Application Date for the Examination 3rd or 4th July (tentative)
Last Date of receipt of completed application form 4th week of April (tentative)
Application Mode Applicants have to download the form from the IIHMwebsite, Candidates can also collect the form directly from the IIHM centers. The detailed contact addresses for different centers are given below. Then they have to fill in admit card and application form and send it through courier/postal service.
Contact Address Delhi Campus-B-2/68, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road,Near Badarpur Metro Station, New Delhi-110044Phone- 011-43204700/4701 Mobile- 09811668824E-mail- Campus-

International Tower, X-1,8/3, Block-EP Sector V,

Salt Lake Electronics complex, Kolkata-700091

Phone- (033) 2357-7663/64, 23574386/87




Jaipur Campus-

P2,Awadh Puri, Lal Kothi,

Opposite Ram Mandir (Behind Vidhan Sabha)

Jaipur -302001

Office – 0141-5119721-5119728

Mobile No- 09785323334

Bangalore Campus-

SSK Chambers,

874/A, Krishna Temple Road,

B.M Kaval, H.A.L 2nd Stage, Indiranagar,

Bangalore – 38

Phone-080 41520275/76, 080 42068114

Mobile- 9741120322/8892864965/9902885522

Pune Campus-

Kalpataru Arcade S.No.206/3

Plot No. 16 Viman Nagar,

(Near Nicco Garden & TASMAC)

Pune 411 014 Maharashtra

Ph: 020-67296200


Eligibility Criteria Applicants need to be of at least 17 years of age. Students more than 25 years will not be eligible for the examination. The candidates should complete senior secondary (10+2) examination from a recognized institute. Applicants appearing in the final +2 examination are also eligible for the entrance examination. However, they need to have all required educational documents ready at the time of admission.

Recommended Books: Given below is a list of the recommended books that can prove to be beneficial for the IIHM aspirants:

  • Ramesh Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
  • Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide by Gladvin Rego
  • Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide By Jawahar Book Centre
  • 10 Mock Tests for Hotel Management Entrances 2011 by Dharmendra Mittal
  • Verbal Reasoning Book by R S Agarwal
  • Latest GK General Knowledge Question Answers
  • Self Study Guide for Hotel Management & Hospitality Administration Entrances 2011 by Editorial Compilation
  • Quantitative Aptitude Question Papers for Banks and others Govt. entrance exam
  • 501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book
  • Hotel Management catering Technology: Entrance Exam, Guide by V. V. K. Subburaj
  • Quantitative Aptitude e book (ALL Parts Solved) by R S Agarwal
  • Reasoning Model Paper

Institutes Accepting the IIHM E-CHAT Score

Institutes accepting IIHM E-CHAT score are as follows:

  • International Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi
  • International Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata
  • International Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore
  • International Institute of Hotel Management, Jaipur
  • International Institute of Hotel Management, Pune

Syllabus The syllabus of the IIHM Entrance Exam is as follows:

Sr.No. Section Total Marks
1. English Language 200 (3 hours)
2. Reasoning Skills
3. General Awareness and General Aptitude

** Questions are of objective type, each carrying 4 options. For each incorrect answer, there is negative marking of 1 mark. After qualifying in the written examination, students need to appear for a group discussion and personal interview.

The detailed syllabus of the examination is given below:

Reasoning and Logical Deduction

  • Alphabets Test
  • Mathematical Operations and Reasoning
  • Statement and his Product test
  • Classification Test
  • Venn diagram Test
  • Decision Making test
  • Series Test
  • Input and Output test
  • Cube and Dice test
  • Blood Relation Test
  • Paper Cutting and Folding test
  • Counting of Figures test
  • Direction Test
  • Completion of Figures test
  • Embedded Figures test
  • Image test
  • Coding-Decoding Test
  • Sitting Arrangement Test
  • Data Sufficiency test
  • Miscellaneous test
  • Formation of Figures test
  • Analogy Test
  • Syllogism Test
  • Passage and Conclusion test


  • Numerical Ability
  • Percentage
  • Number System
  • Profit and Loss
  • HCF and LCM
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixture of Allegations
  • Average
  • Mensuration
  • Time
  • Speed and Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Plane Geometry

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Indian Economy
  • Geography
  • Indian Politic
  • General Science

Scientific Aptitude and Service Aptitude

  • Physics
  • Service Aptitude Questions
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

English Language

  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Rules of Conjunctions
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Prepositions
  • Sequence of words
  • Rules of Correct Usage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Sentence Improvement
  • One Word Substitution
  • Objective Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Spelling Rules

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