NIMCET

The NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is a National Level Test conducted by NITs for admission to their Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme. The admission to the MCA programme to the ten NITs at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) and Warangal is based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET only. MCA graduates have a high potential for jobs in the IT Sector.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA TO APPEAR FOR NIMCET

Indian Nationals securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scales (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale in case of SC/ ST) in

  • B. Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applications) of minimum of three years full-time from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects.
  • BE./ B.Tech. from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET. Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET and such candidates shall have to furnish the proof (in the form of a certificate issued by the Head of the institution where the candidate has studied) of candidature for appearing in the examinations.

 

Test Pattern NIMCET

Test will be conducted with only one question paper containing 120 multiple choice questions covering the following subjects. Multiple Choice Questions will be written in the English Language only and will not be translated into any other language. The mode of the test is offline.

  1. Mathematics: 50 Questions
  2. Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning: 40 questions
  3. Computer Awareness: 10 questions
  4. General English: 20 questions

 

AWARD OF MARKS

  • Each correctly answered question will carry FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question will lead to NEGATIVE ONE mark.
  • The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions if they are not sure of the correct answer. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if a question is unanswered.
  • More than one answer indicated against a question will be negatively marked.
  • The candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet using black or blue ink ballpoint pen only.

 

SYLLABUS FOR NIMCET

MATHEMATICS: (50 questions)

  • Set Theory: Concept of sets – Union, Intersection, Cardinality, Elementary counting; permutations and combinations.
  • Probability and Statistics: Basic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, measures of central tendencies and dispersions.
  • Algebra: Fundamental operations in algebra, expansions, factorization, simultaneous linear /quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, determinants and matrices.
  • Coordinate Geometry: Rectangular Cartesian coordinates, distance formulae, equation of a line, and intersection of lines, pair of straight lines, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
  • Calculus: Limit of functions, continuous function, differentiation of function, tangents and normals, simple examples of maxima and minima. Integration of functions by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction, definite integrals, applications of definite integrals to areas.
  • Vectors: Position vector, addition and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics.
  • Trigonometry: Simple identities, trigonometric equations properties of triangles, solution of triangles, heights and distances, general solutions of trigonometric equations.

 

ANALYTICAL ABILITY & LOGICAL REASONING: (40 questions)

The questions in this section will cover logical situations and questions based on the facts given in the passage.

 

COMPUTER AWARENESS: (10 questions)

  • Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), the structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and back-up devices.
  • Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, binary arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple arithmetic, and two’s complement arithmetic, floating-point representation of numbers, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams.

 

GENERAL ENGLISH: (20 questions)

Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidates’ general understanding of the English language. There will be questions on the following topics:

Comprehension, vocabulary, Basic English Grammar (like usage of correct forms of verbs, prepositions, and articles), word power, synonyms and antonyms, the meaning of words and phrases, technical writing.

 

QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR ALLOTMENT OF RANK

A Candidate securing zero or negative marks either in Mathematics or Total Marks in NIMCET test will be disqualified. Based on the marks obtained by a qualified candidate in NIMCET test, a rank will be allotted by adopting the following criteria.

  • The marks obtained in Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, English, will be multiplied by a factor of 3, 1.5, 2 and 1 respectively. Thus maximum weighted marks will be 1000.
  • Ranking will be based on total weighted marks obtained by a candidate.
  • In case of a tie, it will be resolved based on weighted marks in Mathematics, then on weighted marks in Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning and then on weighted marks in Computer Awareness.
  • In case the tie is not resolved by the above criteria stated in the above paragraph, then it will be resolved by age i.e., in favour of elder candidate.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Sr. No. Activity Schedule 
1. Availability of Application Form First Week of March
2. Availability of Admit Card Second Week of May
3. Date of the Exam Last Sunday of May
4. Declaration of the result First Week of June