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 will be held by NIT Surathkal on May 26. The application forms of NIMCET 2019 have been available from March 2. NIMCET admit card can be downloaded from May 13 to May 24 while the results will be declared tentatively on June 5 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

02 Mar, 2019 - 31 Mar, 2019 Application | Mode: Online
13 May, 2019 - 24 May, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online
26 May, 2019 Exam | Mode: Offline
05 Jun, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online
09 Jun, 2019 (Tentative) Counselling - Start Date | Mode: Online
27 Feb, 2019 Advertisement | 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


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 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
OBC, General Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 2200
ST, SC PWD Online Female, Male, 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.

NIMCET 2019 Syllabus

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
Probability and Statistics Basic concepts of probability theory
Dependent and independent events
Frequency distributions
Measures of central tendencies and dispersions
ALGEBRA Fundamental operations in algebra
Simultaneous linear or quadratic equations
Geometric and harmonic progressions
Determinants and matrices.
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
Calculus 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
Vectors Position vector
Addition and Subtraction of vectors
Scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics
Trigonometry 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
Logic-based situational questions and passage-based factual questions
Computer awareness
Organization of a computer basics 0
Central processing unit 0
Structure of instructions in cpu 0
Input and output devices 0
Computer memory 0
Back-up devices 0
Data representation of characters 0
Data representation of integers and fractions 0
Binary and hexadecimal representations 0
Binary arithmetic addition 0
Binary arithmetic subtraction 0
Binary arithmetic multiplication 0
Binary arithmetic division 0
Simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic 0
Floating point representation of numbers 0
Boolean algebra 0
Truth tables 0
Venn diagrams 0
General English
Comprehension 0
Vocabulary 0
Basic english grammar like usage of correct forms of verbs prepositions and articles 0
Word power 0
Synonyms and antonyms 0
Meaning of words and phrases 0
Technical writing 0

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


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.

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
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

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.

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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


Factor to be multiplied with



Analytical Ability and Logical reasoning


Computer Awareness




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.  

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

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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