IIHM Electronic Common Hospitality Admission Test [ IIHM eCHAT ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: December 09th, 2020

IIHM eCHAT 2021 

International Institute of Hotel Management is a hospitality and hotel management school. There are campuses in India at Kolkata, Goa, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, and Hyderabad. Internationally, there are campuses in Bangkok and Samarkand. There are various student exchange programs and international projects that help the student grow and know more about different cultures. IIHM conducts Electronic Common Hotel Admission Test (eCHAT) every year to offer admissions to the candidates.

The IIHM eCHAT examination is a National-level examination. It is conducted by Edexcel. Edexcel is a British examination and education body. They hold regular examinations in international and regional arenas.

Particulars Details
Name of the examination International Institute of Hotel Management Electronic Common Hotel Admission Test (IIHM eCHAT)
Level of examination National Level
Conducting body Edexcel
Courses offered Diplomas, UG, MBA/PGDM, B.Sc and M.Sc in areas of Hospitality and Travel
Number of campuses 10
Official website

There are 8 campuses around India and two campuses, internationally.

Campuses Address and Contact details
Kolkata Campus IndiSmart Campus :[ Diploma in HMCT course only ]X-1, 8/3, Block-EP, Electronic Complex, Salt Lake,Kolkata, West Bengal – 700091, IndiaGlobal Campus :Plot 3 & 4, Block DM, Sector 5, Salt Lake,Kolkata, West Bengal – 700091, IndiaTelephone : (033) 2357-7663 / 64Mobile : +91–9831259413 / 14 / 16 / 18Fax : (033)23577735Email:
Delhi Campus Address :B-2/70, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road,Near Badarpur Metro Station,New Delhi,Delhi – 110044India.Telephone : (011) 43204700 / (011) 43204701Mobile : +91–9999538238 / +91–9873156558Email:
Banglore Campus Address :SSK Chambers, 874/A, Krishna Temple Road, H.A.L 2nd Stage, Indiranagar,Bangalore,Karnataka – 560038India.Telephone : (080) 41520275 / 76, 42068114Mobile : +91 – 8892864965 / 9902885522 / 9591000011Email:
Pune Campus Campus-1 ( Indismart Campus ):Kalptaru Arcade S.No.206/3 Plot No. 16 Viman Nagar, Pune-411 014Campus-2 ( World Campus ) :S NO 206, 1st & 3rd Floor,Gera Emporia,Viman Nagar, Pune-411 014Campus-3 :S. No. 206/3, Plot No. 14, Viman Nagar, Pune-411 014Telephone : (020) 67296200 / 211Mobile : +91- 8600147345 / 8600995713 / 8600995714 / 8600995715Email:
Jaipur Campus Address :IIHM Hotel School – 30, Durga Vihar Durgapura behind Mahindra Towers, Tonk Road, Dalda Factory Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 302018IndiaTelephone : (0141) 2722497 / 2721497 / 2720497Mobile : +91 – 9785323334 / 9785014005 / 9785024009Email:
Ahmedabad Campus Address :IIHM Hotel School, Ashram Road, Usmanpura, Opp. Hotel Fortune Landmark,Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380013,IndiaMobile : +918155012124 / +918128647013 / +917927562100Email:
Hyderabad Campus Address :Cyber Edifice, Plot C1, C2, C3, 1&2, SY No 6/1, Gachibowli Village, Adjacent to Quiet lands (Gachibowli Flyover),Hyderabad,Telangana – 500032India.Telephone : (040) 42219305 / 06Mobile : +91 – 8341615104 / 8919057055 / 9347675641Email:
Goa Campus Address :Woodbourne, Gonvoloy,Nuvem, Salcete,Goa – 403 604India.Mobile : +91 – 7028071201 / 9764903379 / 918263090652 / 917028154616Email:
Bangkok Campus Address :Kasem Bundit University Romklao Campus60 Romklao Road,Minburi – 10510Bangkok.Telephone: 0948964729Email:

Important dates for IIHM eCHAT 2021

Events Dates(Tentative)
2021 Application form available date To be notified
Last date for 2021 Application form June 2021
Release of 2021 Admit Card To be notified
IIHM eCHAT 2021 Examination July 2021
IIHM eCHAT 2021 results To be notified
IIHM eCHAT 2021 Group Discussion and Interview To be notified

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for IIHM are as follows

      The candidate should be in belong in the age group 17-22

      Candidate should have cleared 12 grade or equivalent examination with minimum 50% aggregate.

      Candidate should have cleared 12 grade or equivalent examination with English as a core subject.

Examination details

IIHM eCHAT examination will be conducted online. The results will be available to the candidates within 24 hours. The results will be emailed to the candidates or they can check via the official website. Those clearing the examination are further shortlisted based on their Group Discussion (GD)and Personal Interview(PI). After the GD and PI round, the final result, i.e, the merit list, will be displayed. Candidates will be accepted into IIHM Campuses based on their final scores. The cut off marks for each campus will vary. This will be notified via the selected candidate's email.

Documents required for IIHM eCHAT 2021 counseling:

 12-grade mark sheet

 Self-Attested copies of 12-grade mark sheet

 IIHM eCHAT 2021 Admit Card

 Copy of the scoreboard

 Merit list with the candidate's name and details

 Category certificate (if applicable)


IIHM eCHAT will have questions from the below-mentioned areas.

1.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

· Mathematics

2.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

3.Current Affairs

· History

· Indian Economy

· Geography

· Indian Politic

· General Science

· Scientific Aptitude and Service Aptitude

· Physics

· Service Aptitude Questions

· Chemistry

· Biology

4.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

The candidates are expected to have immense knowledge in the above-mentioned areas.

Examination pattern and marking scheme

The examination will consist of 50 questions. The candidate will be given 1 hour to complete the paper. There will be various types of questions. Such as:

      Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ's)

      True or False

      Fill in the blank

      Multiple selection

      Picture-click multiple choice

Particulars Details
Examination mode Online mode
Number of questions 50
Time allotted 60 minutes
Type of questions MCQ's, True or False, Fill in the blank, Multiple selection, Picture-click multiple choice

Application Process

Candidates can apply for IIHM eCHAT 2021 via either online or offline mode. There is an application fee of Rs.600. The fee can be paid via cash, debit card, credit card, net banking, demand draft, or cheque. The cheque or demand draft should be in favor of 'International Institute of Hotel Management'. The test will be conducted in different towns and cities. The candidate is free to choose a test center nearest to them.

Online Mode

Candidates can find the application form on the official website. The application form will only be available till a certain date. The dates will be announced by the Institute later on. The online registration will only activate if the candidate pays the application fee.

Offline Mode

Candidates can visit any of the IIHM campuses for application. The campus will provide the application form and aspirants are requested to fill them accordingly.

The application form will consist of the following details.

1.Personal Details

Applicant’s name and surname

Applicant’s sex- Male or Female

Applicant’s date of birth

Applicant’s place of birth

Applicant’s status

Applicant’s religion

Applicant’s father’s Mobile variety

2.Contact Details

Applicant’s permanent Address and Corresponding address with the PIN code.

Applicant’s phone number with the STD code.

Applicant’s Mobile variety

Applicant’s Email ID.

3.Guardian’s Details:




Contact number

Email ID

4.Educational Details:

Secondary School Certificate information

Higher Secondary Certificate information

Once registered, the applicant will receive their Admit Card via email. Else, follow the following steps:

 Visit the official website of IIHM eCHAT

● Find and click on the eCHAT Admit Card link

● Fill in the User ID, password, and other details.

 The Admit Card will show up. Download and print out the Admit Card.

The Admit Card should be kept safe since it will be needed for future use. The Admit Card will contain the following details:

 Name of candidate

 Roll number

 Address of the allotted test center

Time slot for IIHM eCHAT 2021

The applicant should double-check that the admit card contains the following details. If not, contact the IIHM admissions office which is available on the official website.

*The candidate WILL NOT be allowed to enter the test center without presenting the Admit Card*

Preparation tips

The IIHM eCHAT is not a cakewalk. To secure good marks, the candidate must be well prepared beforehand. The examination will ask questions from various fields. The candidate should be well revised with the syllabus topics.

Keep up with current affairs.

Watch the news daily to know what is happening around the world. Make sure to watch an unbiased news channel. It is important to remain objective. Read articles and newspapers. This will not only provide you with well-versed knowledge but also improve your language. Read various publications to improve your General Knowledge. The examination will also take your nature and thinking into account. Hence, mold your thoughts and ideas through intense reading.

Work on your attitude

As mentioned before, the selection is not purely test wise. There will be rounds of Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. Here, how the candidate speaks, body language, attitude, and thinking are taken into consideration. Perfect your mannerisms. Learn to address your fellow candidates and interviewees respectably. Watch and read formal and good debates to get an idea of their language and communication skills.

Practice mock tests and sample papers

Mock tests and sample papers will help you know your strengths and weaknesses. In this way, you get to work on your weaknesses and better yourself. It will also help you increase your accuracy and speed. It will also give you a general idea of the examination. It can also help you strategize your timing.

Here are a few textbooks that might help you in the examination. It will increase your knowledge and help you score better.

Hotel Management Catering Technology: Entrance Exam, Guide by Subburaj V.V.K

 The Ultimate Guide for Hotel Management NCHMCT-JEE

 Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha and R.S. Aggarwal

 Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers, and Challenges Ahead


Q. How many sections are there in the IIHM eCHAT?

A. There will be 5 sections-Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Awareness of Indian and Global Economy.

Q. Can I apply after the given timeframe?

A. No, you cannot apply after the last date. The Institute will provide enough time to apply and it is compulsory to apply within the timeframe.

Q.Will I get to choose the campus of my choice?

A. No, you cannot choose the campus according to your choice. If selected under the merit list, the campus will choose the candidates according to their scores.

Best Wishes to all IIHM eCHAT aspirants from CollegeMarg Team!

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