IIHM eCHAT Details

Name of Entrance Exam

International Institute of Hotel Management Electronic Common Hotel

Category of Exam

Hotel Management Entrance Exam

About Exam

International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) conducts an Electronic Common Hotel Admission Test (eCHAT) to offer admission to candidates in hotel management programmes on offer by the institute. This entrance test is also known by the name of – Combined Hospitality Aptitude Test.

IIHM entrance exam is a national level test. After clearing IIHM eCHAT, candidates are further shortlisted for admissions on the basis of their performance in the group discussion and personal interview round. View list of colleges accepting IIHM eCHAT scores for admission.

IIHM eCHAT is conducted online and the aptitude report of the aspirants is emailed to them within 24 hours. It may be noted that eCHAT is organised by Edexel in association with IIHM. IIHM eCHAT 2019 exam dates are not out yet. However, in 2018 the hospitality entrance exam was conducted on May 15.

Programmes into which candidates can secure admissions on the basis of their IIHM eCHAT scores are:

BA in Hospitality Management

Advanced Diploma in International Hospitality Administration

BSc in Hotel Management, Catering & Tourism

IIHM offers global degrees from international universities. The degree for BA in Hospitality Management programmes is awarded by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK whereas BA in Hospitality Management degree is given by University of West London in UK. The degree for BSc in Hotel Management, Catering and Tourism is recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC).


Candidates are eligible to apply for IIHM eCHAT if they fulfill some criteria. The IIHM eligibility criteria for this entrance exam are as follows:

Should have cleared their intermediate or equivalent examination with minimum 50% aggregate.

Should have cleared the intermediate or equivalent exam with English as a core subject.

Aspirants, who are pursuing their last year of intermediate studies, also meet the IIHM eCHAT eligibility criteria.

Upper age limit: 22 years as on July 1, 2019.

Exam pattern and syllabus

In IIHM eCHAT exam candidates are tested on various grounds. The test paper for IIHM contains many different types of questions in order to test the aptitude as well as skills of aspirants.

Some of the question formats in which candidates will be tested in IIHM are as follows:

Multiple choice


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Multiple selection (Student can select multiple answers in such questions)

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IIHM eCHAT exam pattern is such that it contains objective type multiple-choice questions. It will comprise of questions related to topics such as language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and interpretation, intelligence and critical reasoning, awareness of Indian & Global Economy.

Official Website & Contact Details:

Kolkata Campus

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

Salt Lake Electronics complex, Kolkata-70009