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, scheduled to be conducted on May 31 has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. NIMCET 2020 application form was available online from March 6. Candidates had to fill the form and submit it on or before extended last date of April 21, 2020 in order to appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET application form 2020 will also be reopened after May 3 for registered candidates for a reasonable period of time. 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.
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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 StatisticsOR B.E./ B.Tech
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 released on March 6. Candidates had to register and fill the details carefully before the last date which has now been extended till April 21. The authority will also reopen the application process after May 3 for registered candidates for a short period. 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 must 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 have 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) must also be uploaded.
Step 4 – Payment of the application fees: Fee payment is 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 must submit the application form of NIMCET. Thereafter they are advised to download and save the soft copy of the submitted application for their reference.
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
Details mentioned in the admit card
In case of discrepancy in details, candidates must contact the authorities to get them corrected.
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 after the exam. 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
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:
Candidates obtaining zero or negative score in the Math section or overall in all sections, will be considered disqualified.
Mode of Counselling:
NIMCET Counselling 2020 will be conducted after declaration of results. The counselling will take place as per the schedule officially declared. 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.
Candidates who qualify NIMCET exam get admission into MCA course offered by National Institutes of Technology.
No, once registered, no changes can be made to the email ID.
No, candidates who do not have aadhaar card can opt for some other govt. issued ID.
Yes, candidates of SC/ST/OBC categories have to share their certificates while filling the application form.
No, candidates are not allowed to bring any electronic device in the examination hall.
The eligibility criteria is to have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA in graduation.Candidates in the last year of their Bachelor program can also apply.You can visit the link below for more details :
see not all colleges have aicte approval , so it depends on the organization and their required qualifications for any particular post. for nimcet exam eligibility criteria is Students must have completed/ are completing B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons)/BCA/ BIT of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply , the qualification course program must approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India. so if the college is approved by ugc then you are also eligible to apply for nimcet.
Chandani, at this point in time all these schedules are possible dates given the fact that lockdown has been extended until May 3rd. Now based on the Country's control of the pandemic the exams will be most probably rescheduled. NIMCET was scheduled for May 31st but again all dates are subjective to change based on the prognosis and control of the current situation. So do not worry about that.
see final year bca candidates or who have passed bca course are eligible to apply, however passing year should not be later than september 2020. candidates must have mathematics and statistics as a subject in graduation level are eligible to apply. the marks criteria of graduation course is as follows according to category wise
general and obc- 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale
sc/st- 55% marks in aggregate or 6.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale
follow the below link to know more details,
It would be difficult to provide you the sample papers of 2019. If you wish to get the previous year papers then you can go through with the given below link.
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