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 National Institutes of Technology (NITs). 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 is being conducted by National Institutes of Technology Raipur. The application form of NIMCET 2020 has been released in online mode on March 6, Candidates have to fill the form and submit it on or before extended date of April 7, 2020 in order to appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released in online mode on May 18 for download by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode on May 31 and the result of the same will be declared tentatively on or before June 14, 2020.  

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
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2500 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Participating Colleges 16
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 809 Seats

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NIMCET 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

06 Mar, 2020 - 07 Apr, 2020

Application - Extended | Mode: Online Ongoing

18 May, 2020 - 29 May, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

31 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

14 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

15 Jun, 2020 - 19 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Choice filling | Mode: Online

21 Jun, 2020

Counselling - First round of allotment - Start Date | Mode: Online

01 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Second round of allotment - Start Date | Mode: Online

13 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Third round of allotment - Start Date | Mode: Online

25 Jul, 2020

Announcement of vacant seats - Start Date | Mode: Online

27 Jul, 2020 - 28 Jul, 2020

Fresh choice filling | Mode: Online

31 Jul, 2020

Counselling - Final round of allotment - Start Date | Mode: Online


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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


Eligibility Criteria



Academic qualification

B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years with Maths or Statistics
 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

Pass Percentage

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 

Passing Year

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.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT

NIMCET application form 2020 was released on March 6. Candidates have to register and fill the details carefully before the last date which has now been extended till April 7. The steps to fill the application form of NIMCET 2020 are:

Step 1 - Registration: Candidates must enter their e-mail ID along with the 10-digit mobile number. A mail will be sent to the candidates for validation and creation of a unique password. Candidates must 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.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, EWS, General Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2500
ST, SC PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1250

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NIMCET 2020 Syllabus


Mathematics: Unit 01
Set theory
Concept of union sets
Concept of union intersection sets
Concept of union cardinality sets
Concept of union elementary counting sets
Permutations and combinations
Mathematics: Unit 02
Probability and Statistics
Basic concepts of probability theory
Dependent and independent events
Frequency distributions
Measures of central tendencies and dispersions
Mathematics: Unit 03
Fundamental operations in algebra
Simultaneous linear or quadratic equations
Geometric and harmonic progressions
Determinants and matrices.
Mathematics: Unit 04
Coordinate geometry
Rectangular cartesian coordinates
Distance formulae
Equation of a line
Intersection of lines
Pair of straight lines
Equations of a circle
Equations of a parabola
Equations of a ellipse
Equations of a hyperbola
Mathematics: Unit 05
Limit of functions
Continuous function
Differentiation of function
Tangents and normals
Simple examples of maxima and minima
Integration of functions by parts
Integration of functions by substitution
Integration of functions by partial fraction
Integration of functions by definite integrals
Integration of functions by applications of definite integrals to areas
Mathematics: Unit 06
Position vector
Addition and subtraction of vectors
Scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics
Mathematics: Unit 07
Simple identities
Trigonometric equations properties of triangles
Solution of triangles
Solution of heights and distances
General solutions of trigonometric equations

Analytical ability and logical reasoning+

Analytical ability and logical reasoning: Unit 01
Logic-based situational questions and passage-based factual questions

Computer awareness+

Computer awareness: Unit 01
Organization of a computer basics
Computer awareness: Unit 02
Central processing unit
Computer awareness: Unit 03
Structure of instructions in CPU
Computer awareness: Unit 04
Input and output devices
Computer awareness: Unit 05
Computer memory
Computer awareness: Unit 06
Back-up devices
Computer awareness: Unit 07
Data representation of characters
Computer awareness: Unit 08
Data representation of integers and fractions
Computer awareness: Unit 09
Binary and hexadecimal representations
Computer awareness: Unit 10
Binary arithmetic addition
Computer awareness: Unit 11
Binary arithmetic subtraction
Computer awareness: Unit 12
Binary arithmetic multiplication
Computer awareness: Unit 13
Binary arithmetic division
Computer awareness: Unit 14
Simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic
Computer awareness: Unit 15
Floating point representation of numbers
Computer awareness: Unit 16
Boolean algebra
Computer awareness: Unit 17
Truth tables
Computer awareness: Unit 18
Venn diagrams

General English+

General English: Unit 01
General English: Unit 02
General English: Unit 03
Basic English grammar like usage of correct forms of verbs prepositions and articles
General English: Unit 04
Word power
General English: Unit 05
Synonyms and antonyms
General English: Unit 06
Meaning of words and phrases
General English: Unit 07
Technical writing

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

2 hours

Mode of Exam


Marking Scheme

4 marks for a correct answer and -1 mark for a wrong answer


Total Questions

Total Marks




Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning



Computer Awareness



General English






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 on May 18. 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
  • Category
  • Gender
  • 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

State City
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Kerala Calicut
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Rajasthan Jaipur
Punjab Jalandhar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Haryana Kurukshetra
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Odisha Rourkela
Assam Silchar
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
Gujarat Surat
Karnataka Surathkal
Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli
Telangana Warangal
West Bengal Kolkata
Delhi New Delhi
Maharashtra Pune

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.   

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The conducting body will declare the NIMCET result 2020 tentatively on or before June 14. 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


Computer Awareness




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 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.

NIMCET 2020 Counselling Centers

State City
Tripura Agartala
Kerala Calicut
Karnataka Surathkal
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli
Telangana Warangal
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Haryana Kurukshetra
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Maharashtra Pune

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)

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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

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b.com(computers) degree is eligible to appear nimcet 2020?

Akram Khan 1st Apr, 2020


The eligibility to apply for nimcet 2020 exam is -

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

(i) B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applications) of minimum three years full-time programme from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects


(ii) B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University

If you fit the above eligibility criteria you can apply to nimcet 2020 exam.

Hope this helps.


through NIMCET,can i get admission for mca in university of Hyderabad??

Shubham Dhane 23rd Mar, 2020


Yes through NIMCET you can get into University of Hyderabad. The admission process is as follows

  • Candidates have to appear for NIMCET Entrance Exam.
  • Then, candidates have to register and appear for Centralised Counselling.
  • Admission will be offered through Centralised Counselling based on NIMCET Exam rank.

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mca after b.voc it ?in through to nimcet

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 23rd Mar, 2020


see if you want to pursue mca from nits and want to apply for nimcet, you need to qualify the eligibility criteria, which is candidates need to pass B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT  of minimum three years full-time course  from a recognized University with Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects.  or B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University may also apply.


I had got 51% in 12 th and Im completely BCA degree in 2019 i had got 72% . can I eligible for NIMCET EXAM

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 22nd Mar, 2020


see for nimcet exam which is the entrance test for admission in nit for mca course, 12th percentage does not matter. the basic eligibility criteria is  Candidate must possess B.Sc. (Hons)/ B.Sc./BIT/BCA/B.Tech/B.E of minimum of three years duration  from a recognized board or university with mathematics or statistics as a subject. marks criteria for general category is 60% or 6.5 cgpa out of 10. for sc/st it is 55% or 6.0 cgpa out of 10.


Hii sir. this is Dayananda. sir my 2nd puc percentage ( 50% ) is there so here registration is available or not for me because my percentage. please sir tell me shall apply or not this NIMCET opportunity

sathwika 21st Mar, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

There will be the registration available as your puc percentage is 50% percentage so register and fill the application form as if you have any category it would be beneficial to you and you can apply for the nimmcet  but you may or may not get into it as the chances are very less  but let us hope for the best to get into that and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.

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