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IIHM or the International Institute of Hotel Management is considered India’s best hotel management college and is one of the largest school chains with 10 campuses. IIHM is organizing E-chat, a platform for the Common Hospitality Admission Test for IIHM online due to the pandemic. It will be a web-based Management Aptitude test which can be availed by the students from the safety of their homes. Le:t’s read more about IIHM eCHAT.


The exam will be held on10th April, 2021
Next exam will be held on15th May, 2021

Instructions for IIHM eCHAT

The general instructions for the students giving the examination are as follows –

  • The applicants must appear for the e-CHAT Online Exam & Personal Interview. Selection will be on the basis of e-CHAT Score & Personal Interview for the session of 2021
  • For this year IIHM is conducting an Online eCHAT Entrance Exam and Video Call Interviews to promote social distancing and the students can experience the entire process from the comfort and safety of their homes.
  • The application for appearing in the Admission Test must reach the authorities positively at least 4 days before the exam date. The date and time of the exam test would be mentioned in the admit slip.
  • The admit slip would be sent to the students by email only.
  • All exams can be given from the comfort of your home and you do not have to go anywhere for it
  • If the E-CHAT exam/Interviews in person happen at a later date they will be held in preferred Centers all over India. Click here to check E-Chat centres near you.

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How to Apply

For the convenience of the applicants we have provided a step by step process which is as follows –

Step – 1) Register yourself on the online portal or you can also get the application offline on any of the IIHM campuses
Step – 2) Fill in all the information and attach all the documents
Step -3) Submit the form
Step – 4) Pay the fees.  The application fees for the E-CHAT is Rs. 600
Step – 5) Receive admit card which will be sent to the applicants on their registered e-mail id.
Step -6) Give the exam, group discussion and personal interview online. Check results and get your admission.

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IIHM eCHAT Eligibility

To get admission and apply for the E-CHAT you should be aware of the eligibility criteria for the same. We have provided the same below –

  • The applicant must have passed class 12 with English as one of the subjects
  • The applicants appearing in the 10+2 examination can also appear in e-CHAT 2021. It will be followed by group discussion & Personal Interview
  • The upper age limit for the application is 22 years as on 1st July, 2021

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IIHM eCHAT Exam Pattern

Knowing the pattern of the exam is always helpful when strategizing to study for an exam. We are mindful of the importance of the pattern and syllabus for the students hence we have provided the pattern for IIHM eCHAT 2021 below –

Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Objective Questions
No. of Questions50
Time 60 minutes
SubjectsThe subjects will be:    
Language Comprehension       
Mathematical Skill        
Data Analysis and Interpretation       
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

IIHM eCHAT Courses

The courses in which the applicants can take admission on the basis of E-CHAT are given below –

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Exam Centers

Due to the pandemic, the test can be availed from home even the interview can be given online. For the benefit of the students, the 15th May exam will be conducted through selected Web stores spread across various towns and cities in India. The students can choose the nearest centre subject to availability. The centres are available in all the states and union territories at a few places for the convenience of the students. Click here to check E-Chat centres near you.

IIHM eCHAT Colleges

The colleges you can take admission on the basis of this entrance are –

  • IIHM Ahmedabad
  • IIHM Bangalore
  • IIHM Bangkok
  • IIHM Delhi
  • IIHM Goa
  • IIHM Hyderabad
  • IIHM Jaipur
  • IIHM Kolkata
  • IIHM Pune
  • IIHM Samarkand

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What is the eCHAT exam?

E-CHAT is the online entrance exam conducted by IIHM this year because of the pandemic.all the information regarding this exam is provided right here.

Which is better: IHM or IIHM?

IHM are government institutes with much less fees and good quality education but only the top 8-10 IHMs are as good as the IIHM which is a private institute. Where you want to take admission is totally your choice.

Which IIHM campus is the best?

IIHM Kolkata is supposed to have the best campus but the others are equally good since it is a private institute with good funding.

How many IIHM are there in India?

There are 9 IIHM in India with the 10th being in Bangkok. The list of all 10 IIHMs is given above as well.

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