About NIMCET 2019

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test, commonly known as NIMCET, is a national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The admissions are given 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 2019 is expected to be held in the last week of May. The application forms of NIMCET 2019 will tentatively be available from the the first week of March. NIMCET admit card can be downloaded from mid May while the results will be declared June first week followed by counselling.

It is to be noted that NIMCET scores are also used by many universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a Year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Institute of Technology
Duration 2 Hours

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NIMCET 2019 Important Dates

27 Feb, 2019 (Tentative) Advertisement | Mode: Online
01 Mar, 2019 - 31 Mar, 2019 (Tentative) Application | Mode: Online
14 May, 2019 (Tentative) Admit Card - Available | Mode: Online
27 May, 2019 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Offline
06 Jun, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online

NIMCET eligibility criteria 2019 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  is as mentioned

NIMCET Eligibility Criteria

Parameters

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

Indian

Academic qualification

B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years with Maths or Statistics
 OR
 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 2019. Final year students can apply and must furnish proof of passing by September 15, 2019

Note: Final year students have to furnish a certificate issued by the Head of institution where the candidate has studied.

Mode of Application : Online

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

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 2200
OBC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 2200
SC PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1100
ST PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1100

NIMCET application form 2019 is expected to be available in online mode from the first week of March onwards. It can be filled till the last week of March. Candidates will have to register first and fill all the details properly. The steps to fill the application form of NIMCET 2019 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.

Candidates can use the exam pattern of NIMCET 2019 to get an idea of the type of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, suration within which to answer, language of the exam and mode in addition to other such factors. 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 2019 exam pattern can be checked below.

NIMCET Exam Pattern

Language of Exam

English

Duration of Exam

2 hours

Mode of Exam

Offline

Marking Scheme

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

Subjects

Total Questions

Total Marks

Mathematics

50

200

Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning

40

160

Computer Awareness

10

40

General English

20

80

Total

120

480

Important Note: Candidates must use only a black or blue ink ballpoint pen to mark their responses.

The NIMCET admit card can be downloaded tentatively in May. Candidates cannot avail it by any other means. The admit card of NIMCET 2019 is an important identity document and 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 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Kerala Calicut
West Bengal Durgapur
Kolkata
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
Delhi New Delhi

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card

The exam conducting NIT will declare the result of NIMCET 2019 in the first week of June. The test-takers will be able to know their rank as well as their qualifying status once it is declared. Candidates need to login to access their 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 2019 Qualifying Criteria

The total weighted 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 a weighted score. The sum of the weighted scores will be the total weighted 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.

Factors used to arrive at NIMCET Weighted Score

Section

Factor to be multiplied with

English

1

Analytical Ability and Logical reasoning

1.5

Computer Awareness

2

Mathematics

3


When two or more candidates obtain the same weighted scores, then the tie breaker guidelines will be

  • 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.  

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Candidates who have appeared for the exam can use the NIMCET answer key 2019 to check the correct answers and estimate their probable scores. The answer keys consist of the correct answers to the questions asked and will be separate for each set of question paper given in the exam hall. While the authorities generally do not release the answer key for NIMCET, various leading coaching centres like Jitendra Mishra Academy, Aspire etc release the answer keys based on the question papers.

NIMCET Counselling 2019 will be held by the exam conducting National Institute of Technology (NIT) from second week of June onwards.  Only qualified candidates can participate in the counselling. A total three 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 2019 Counselling Centers

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

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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