NIMCET 2020 - The NIT MCA Common Entrance Test- (NIMCET) will be conducted by one of the National Institutes of Technology in the last week of May 2020 tentatively. NIMCET 2020 is the entrance examination for MCA admissions in the 10 participating NITs. An official notification for NIMCET 2020 examination is expected to be announced in the last week of February 2020. Candidates aspiring for the MCA entrance exam will have to fill NIMCET application form 2020 online within the prescribed period. The exam will be conducted in offline mode followed by release of interim answer key which will be subject to challenge. Thereafter, the result will be declared in online mode declaring the ranks allotted to respective candidates. The aspirants will be required to fill the choices in online mode and seat allotment will take place based on these choices only. Admissions will take place based on ranks allotted to candidates and the choices filled by them. For more details related to NIMCET 2020 including syllabus, exam pattern, etc. read the complete article below.
Name of the Exam
National Institute of Technology Master of Computer Applications Common Entrance Test
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Total Seats Offered
Mode of Examination
Total Number of Questions
Type of Questions
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
10 National Institutes of Technology
NIMCET 2020 Events
Notification for NIMCET 2020
Last week of February, 2020
Opening of registration for NIMCET 2020
First week of March, 2020
Last date to submit application form
Last week of March, 2020
Availability of admit card
To be notified
NIMCET 2020 Online examination
Last week of May, 2020
Declaration of result
First week of June, 2020
NIMCET 2020 Counselling
The concerned authorities have provided a specific eligibility criteria for candidates aspiring for NIMCET 2020. Indian candidates enrolled in, or having completed specific course with minimum marks are said to be eligible for NIMCET 2020. Given below is the set of eligibility requisites that are to be complied with by candidates.
B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. in Computer Science or Computer Applications (3 year full time course) or B. Tech/ B.E. from a recognized university
Minimum Marks for categories except SC/ ST
60% marks or 6.5 CGPA
Minimum Marks for SC/ ST
55% marks or 6 CGPA
Mathematics or Statistics
*Note- Candidates who completed B. Sc./ B. Sc. (Hons)/ BCA/ BIT from open university are also eligible for NIMCET 2020, provided that the course is approved by Distance Education Council of Government of India and UGC/ AICTE as the case may be.
NIMCET 2020 application form is expected to be released in the first week of March tentatively. The application form will be available in online mode and thus, candidates don’t need to send any documents in hard copy at any of the NITs. Candidates will have to register and then fill in the complete NIMCET 2020 application form along with choosing the exam centre in order of preference. The same will be completed with the payment of requisite application fee.
Candidates will have to follow the steps provided below for filling the NIMCET application form 2020:
Visit the official website of NIMCET 2020 (nimcet.in) and go for ‘new registration’.
Follow the instructions leading to formation of ID and password.
Fill the application form by providing personal and academic details.
Candidates will be required to opt for three exam centres in order of their preference.
Now, upload the required documents.
Preview the application form and edit the details wherever required.
At last, candidates will be required to pay the application fee.
Download and take 2-3 prints of application form for future reference.
Documents required while filling the NIMCET 2020 application form:
Soft copy of recent passport sized photograph (50 KB to 150 KB).
Scanned photograph of candidate’s signature with blue or black ink pen (50 KB to 150 KB).
Scanned copies of all self attested marksheets and certificates as specified (size upto 500 KB each).
A valid government issued identity proof (Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving license, etc).
NIMCET 2020 will be conducted at 21 cities across India. Candidates will be required to choose exam centres in the order of preference while filling the NIMCET application form. Test centre once allotted will not be subject to change at the request of candidates. The NIMCET 2020 exam centres are provided in the table below:
The admit card for NIMCET 2020 is expected to be released almost two weeks before the date of examination, for a stipulated period. Candidates will be able to download the same in online mode as they are not sent to individual candidates via post. Candidates are advised to print the NIMCET 2020 admit card using precision printers only ( Laser printers), and not Inkjet printers. The NIMCET 2020 admit card is a must to be carried along by the candidates at the exam hall. Candidates are advised to retain this admit card till the admission process gets over, because requests for duplicate admit card shall not be entertained. NIMCET 2020 admit card is required to be produced at the exam centre, counselling centre or remote reporting centre and the participating institute at the time of admission.
Candidates have to follow the steps provided below in order to access the NIMCET 2020 admit card:
Visit the official website of NIMCET 2020 (nimcet.in).
Login by entering your email ID and password.
Link to candidate’s admit card will show on screen.
Check the details on NIMCET 2020 admit card properly.
Download and take 2-3 prints of it.
There is a specified exam pattern for NIMCET 2020 according to which, there will be 120 multiple choice questions. Due to the provision of negative marking, candidates are advised to leave the questions unanswered rather than attempting anyway and getting 1 mark deducted. Wherever there is more than one indication for an answer in the response sheet, such question will be marked negatively. The table below provides for detailed exam pattern.
Mode of Exam
Pen and paper based
Types of Questions
Distribution of Marks
Mathematics: 50 Questions
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning: 40 questions
Computer Awareness: 10 questions
General English: 20 questions
Correct response: +4 marks
Incorrect response: -1 mark
Authorities have specified the syllabus for NIMCET 2020. There are four sections in which questions are divided on subject-specific basis. The subject-wise distribution includes:
Mathematics- 50 questions
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning- 40 questions
Computer Awareness- 10 questions
General English- 20 questions
Candidates aspiring for NIMCET 2020 should completely understand the syllabus first and then continue with the exam preparation.
The concerned authorities will release interim answer key for candidates a few days after the NIMCET 2020 exam is conducted. Candidates will be given a chance to challenge the answers in online mode as provided in the answer key within a stipulated period. Thereafter, considering the challenges, there might be some questions that will be declared cancelled. The final answer key will be released simultaneously with the declaration of result. Candidates may note that the final answer key will not be subject to challenge.
The concerned authorities are expected to declare the NIMCET 2020 result in the first week of June tentatively. The result will be made available online on the official website of NIMCET 2020 and candidates will have to login using their login ID and password. It will be based on the marks and corresponding rank scored by candidates in NIMCET 2020 examination. Candidates may note that the statement of rank has to be downloaded from NIMCET 2020 website only, as the same will not be separately sent to any of the candidates.
In order to access the result, candidates have to follow the steps below:
Click on the link of ‘NIMCET result’
Now login using your roll number and password
The result page will show marks and rank obtained by the candidate in NIMCET 2020.
Download and take 2-3 prints of the same.
There is a separate formula for calculating the NIMCET 2020 score and allotting ranks to candidates. There are four sections consisting of Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General English and holding different number of questions as well. Marks obtained in each section in the above order is multiplied by 3, 1.5, 2 and 1. Thus, the maximum marks will be 1000 based on which, ranks are to be allotted.
In case of a tie between candidates, score will be resolved based on Mathematics, followed by Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning and lastly on Computer Awareness.
After declaration of the NIMCET 2020 result, the next process that follows is counselling. Candidates do not need to apply separately in all or any of the NITs for admission or counselling purposes. It may be noted that counselling will be based on rank secured in the exam and the choice of institutes filled by candidates.
The successful candidates who qualify the NIMCET 2020 exam will be required to fill in choice of Institutes they want to get admission into. This will be followed by declaration of multiple rounds of seat allotment and admissions respectively.
There are 10 NIMCET participating NITs and they’ve a fixed number of seats allotted for MCA course. Candidates may note that there is no separate quota for States and the seat matrix is subject to change, as and when announced by the concerned authorities.
NIT, Kurukshetra** (Self- Financing)
Meanings of abbreviations used above:
OP : General Category
OP-PwD: General Category-Differently Abled
OP-EWS: General Category-Economically Weaker Section
EWS-PwD: General Category-Economically Weaker Section- Differently Abled
OBC: Other Backward Community
OBC-PwD: Other Backward CommunityDifferently Abled
SC: Scheduled Caste
SC-PwD: Scheduled Caste-Differently Abled
ST: Scheduled Tribe
ST-PwD: Scheduled Tribe-Differently Abled
There are in total 10 Participating Institutes which offer admissions to MCA courses for qualified students of NIMCET 2020. Candidates willing to take admission in any of the participating institutes have to score accordingly in the NIMCET 2020 examination. The table below provides for the list of NIMCE 2020 participating institutes:
Name of the NIT
National Institute of Technology, Agartala
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad/ Prayagraj
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
National Institute of Technology, Calicut
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
National Institute of Technology, Raipur
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (Trichy)
National Institute of Technology, Warangal
NIMCET exam is the entrance examination for admission into MCA course offered by various NITs.
There are 120 questions for NIMCET carrying 4 marks each. Thus, the paper carries a total of 480 marks.
No, candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic gadgets in the examination hall.
No, once registered, the email ID can not be changed.
One has to click on 'forgot password' and then enter the registered email id and answer the security question. An email will be sent with instructions on how to reset your password.
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Utkarsh, to be eligible for NIMCET, you should have completed your Graduation in B.Sc, B.Sc(Hons), BCA, BIT, B.E, B.Tech to be eligible for NIMCET. You should have completed Mathematics or Statistics as one of your subjects in your Graduation. NIMCET is an entrance exam for Post Graduation programmes and not after 12th. So if you want to appear for NIMCET in the future, you should study your Graduation in one of these courses. For more information, please visit our page at:
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