About NIMCET 2020
NIT MCA Common Entrance Test, commonly known as NIMCET, is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the participating National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The NIMCET 2020 exam has been postponed. NIMCET 2020 application was reopened again from June 2 till June 11 (5:00 PM). The application form of NIMCET 2020 was also open to allow candidates modify their details or apply for change in exam city from June 2 to 11. The earlier schedule for filling NIMCET application form was from March 6 to the extended last date of April 21, 2020. NIMCET admit card will be released for registered candidates to appear in the exam. Admissions take place on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra. NIMCET 2020 will be conducted by National Institutes of Technology Raipur. It is to be noted that NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.
NIMCET 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Institute of Technology Master of Computer Applications Common Entrance Test|
|Short Exam Name||NIMCET|
|Conducting Body||National Institute of Technology|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2500 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Number of Seats||809 Seats|
NIMCET 2020 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
02 Jun, 2020 - 11 Jun, 2020
Application - Application Reopen | Mode: Online
02 Jun, 2020 - 11 Jun, 2020
Chnage in exam city preference | Mode: Online
06 Mar, 2020 - 21 Apr, 2020
Application - Extended | Mode: Online
NIMCET eligibility criteria 2020 issued by the authorities specifies the academic qualifications, age limits, nationality and other parameters used to determine whether a student is eligible to appear for the entrance exam. The eligibility criteria of NIMCET 2020 has been mentioned below:
NIMCET Eligibility Criteria
B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years with Maths or Statistics
Students who have studied B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons)/BCA/ BIT of 3 years from Open Universities which are recognized are also eligible
Gen/OBC Candidates - 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scales
SC/ST Candidates - 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale
Not later than 2020. Final year students can apply and must furnish proof of passing by the date specified
Note: Final year students have to furnish a certificate issued by Head of the institution where the candidate has studied.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT
NIMCET application form 2020 was reopened from June 2 to 11. Earlier, the application form was available from March 6 to April 21. The steps to fill the application form of NIMCET 2020 are:
Step 1 - Registration: Candidates had to enter their e-mail ID along with the 10-digit mobile number. A mail was sent to the candidates for validation and creation of a unique password. Candidates had to click on the given link to do so.
Step 2 - Fill the Application Form: Candidates had to next fill the personal and academic details. Marks/ grades must be entered in the given space. Mandatory fields should not be ignored. A total of three exam centres must be chosen in the order of preference.
Step 3 – Uploading documents: Relevant documents such as proof of identity, proof of date of birth (SSLC/ 10th Marks Card), all other marks cards etc. and the Category/ Caste/ PwD certificate(s) as applicable had to be uploaded. They should be duly self-attested and scanned in a file with a maximum size 500 KB. In addition, a recent colour photograph (of size between 50 KB and 150 KB), signature (in royal blue/ black colour only of size between 50 KB and 150 KB) also had to be uploaded.
Step 4 – Payment of the application fees: Fee payment was online only through net banking or Credit/Debit Cards.
Step 5 - Submission of the application and download of printout: After the payment of the application fee, candidates had to submit the application form of NIMCET. Thereafter they are advised to download and save the soft copy of the submitted application for their reference.
|General, EWS, OBC||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 2500|
|SC, ST||PWD||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 1250|
NIMCET 2020 Syllabus
|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|
|Fundamental operations in algebra, expansions, factorization, simultaneous linear/quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, determinants and matrices|
|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|
|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|
|Position vector, addition and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics|
|Simple identities, trigonometric equations, properties of triangles, solution of triangles, heights and distances, general solutions of trigonometric equations|
Analytical ability and logical reasoning
Logical situation and facts in the given passage
|Organization of a computer, central processing unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and back-up devices|
|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|
Basic English grammar
|Usage of correct forms of verbs, prepositions and articles|
Synonyms and antonyms
Meaning of words and phrases
NIMCET 2020 will be an offline/ pen-paper based exam. A detailed exam pattern is provided for NIMCET 2020 which the candidates have to keep in mind while preparing for the exam. This aids in good preparation for the entrance exam and also equips the student with a better understanding on how to plan for the exam. The NIMCET 2020 exam pattern can be checked below.
NIMCET Exam Pattern
Language of Exam
Duration of Exam
Mode of Exam
4 marks for a correct answer and -1 mark for a wrong answer
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
Important Note: Candidates must use only a black or blue ink ballpoint pen to mark their responses.
NIMCET 2020 admit card will be released in online mode for all the registered candidates. The admit card of NIMCET 2020 is an important identity document and thus, it must be carried to the exam hall. Else, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the entrance test.
To download the NIMCET admit card
- Candidates must login by entering their email ID and password.
- The admit card will be displayed
- Candidates must check the details in the same and if correct download it.
- They must carry a copy of it on the day of the exam to the test centre.
- The admit card will also be required during counselling and admission. Therefore candidates must keep it safe.
Details mentioned in the admit card
- Name of the Candidate
- Application/Registration Number
- Photograph of Candidate
- Signature of the candidate
- Date and time of exam
- Address of test centre
- Instructions for the exam
In case of discrepancy in details, candidates must contact the authorities to get them corrected.
NIMCET 2020 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
Candidates who appear for the exam will get to check their performance through NIMCET answer key 2020. The interim answer key will be released in online mode which will be subject to challenge for a limited period. A correct response will add 4 to the score, while an incorrect one will deduct 1. The final answer key will be released at the time of NIMCET 2020 result declaration.
NIT Raipur will declare the NIMCET result 2020 in online mode. Candidates appearing for the exam will be able to know their rank as well as their qualifying status. One needs to login to access the result and download the rank card.
To download the NIMCET result
- Login using the admit card number and password.
- The result and rank card is displayed.
- Download the same.
NIMCET 2020 Qualifying Criteria
The total weightage of marks for NIMCET is 1000. The scores obtained by the candidates in each section will be multiplied by a factor as follows to arrive at the maximum score that is to be considered. The sum of the weighted scores will be the total score obtained by the candidate. Ranks will be allotted to candidates according to the total weighted marks obtained by them. The higher the total weighted marks, the higher the rank obtained will be.
Factors used to arrive at NIMCET Weighted Score
Factor to be multiplied with
Analytical Ability and Logical reasoning
Tie-breaker for NIMCET 2020
In case two or mode candidates score the same marks, and resultantly the same ranks. In such case, the following criteria has to be followed:
- Maths marks of the candidates will be checked. The candidates with higher marks will be ranked higher.
- If the tie still is unresolved, then the marks obtained in the Logical Reasoning section will be considered.
- In case of a further unresolved tie, the test-taker with higher marks in the Computer Awareness section will be given higher rank.
- Finally, the older candidate (as per date of birth)will be awarded the higher rank.
Candidates obtaining zero or negative score in the Math section or overall in all sections, will be considered disqualified.
Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline
NIMCET Counselling 2020 will start with choice filling. The counselling will take place as per the schedule which will be released. A total of four rounds of counselling will be held. The steps to be followed in counselling are
Choice Filling: Candidates must login using email and password, fill choices of course and institute as per order of preference, lock the choices and take a printout of the same.
Allotment: The authorities will allot the seats on the basis of the ranks obtained by the candidates, choice of course and institute opted for.
Reporting and Payment of Admission fee (part payment): Candidates who are allotted a seat will have to download the allotment letter and pay the part admission fee of Rs 10,000 online. They must report to the nearest reporting centre along with the payment receipt and the documents in original for verification. Subsequent to verification, they can opt for the below given choices.
Option-1 : Candidates may choose to keep the seat allotted to them. In such a case all their higher preference choices will be disregarded.
Option-2 : Candidates who wish to be considered for all of their higher preference choices in the next round.
NIMCET 2020 Counselling Centers
Documents Required at Counselling
- Admit card
- Date of birth proof
- Category/ caste/ PwD certificate(s), whichever is applicable
- Payment receipt of initial fee
- SSLC/ 10th marks card (original)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Where can I get admission through NIMCET 2020?
Candidates who qualify NIMCET exam get admission into MCA course offered by National Institutes of Technology.
Question: Can the registered email ID be changed after completion of registration process?
No, once registered, no changes can be made to the email ID.
Question: Is it mandatory to enter aadhaar number?
No, candidates who do not have aadhaar card can opt for some other govt. issued ID.
Question: Do I need to share my category certificate?
Yes, candidates of SC/ST/OBC categories have to share their certificates while filling the application form.
Question: Can I carry calculator to the NIMCET exam hall?
No, candidates are not allowed to bring any electronic device in the examination hall.
Questions related to NIMCET
As the minimum requirement of CGPA is 6.5, I have a CGPA of 6.46 from Mumbai unversity, so rounding off my CGPA becomes 6.5, so am I eligible for appearing NIMCET?
Yes,you can be eligible for NIMCET. For more information please visit the link below.
Hope it helps!
Best of luck!
i am a final year student of bsc biology can i aplly for MCA
the basic eligibility criteria to get admission for the course M.C.A is candidate must hold a bachelors degree in computer application (BCA) or in any relevant field with mathematics as compulsory subject in class 12th and candidate must have secured a minimum aggregate of 50 percent marks in their graduation. so after completing you may be eligible
hope this helps
HOW TO PREPARE FOR NIMCET APTITUDE ONLINE ?
Hi Ritik ,
- The first step for preparation of NIMCET Test to get familiar with exam pattern.
- Collect study material for NIMCET start preparing by yourself.
- practice while checking with time this while help you to manage time.
- start taking mocks test as soon a topic completed.
- start taking previous year question paper it help to get more familiar with exam.
- general English it a section that is always scoring if you pay little attention.
- The computer awareness section includes questions based on computer basics and data representation. this is one of the easiest section.
Hope this helps!!
All the best!!
I am a b.com computer applications graduate , Can I eligible for NIMCET or not ? can I prepare for NIMCET?
The education qualification required to be eligible for NIMCET is that a candidate must have passed 3 year BCA or BIT or B.Sc or B.Sc(Hons) with Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized board or must have passed 4 year B.E/B.tech from a recognized board. Candidate who are in final year are also eligible.
You are not eligible because you have not studied any of the above mentioned course.
I am a b.com(computer applications) graduate, am I eligible for nimcet ?
Admission to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra is done on the basis of NIMCET merit list. NIMCET 2020 will be conducted by National Institutes of Technology Raipur.
As per the eligibility criteria for NIMCET 2020 any graduate completed B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years duration, full-time from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects (candidates from open universities are also eligible) or B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University is eligible.
For more details do visit the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.