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 will be conducted on August 9. NIMCET 2020 application form has been reopened again from June 2 till June 11 (5:00 PM). The application form of NIMCET 2020 is also open from June 2 to 11 to allow candidates modify their details or apply for change in exam city. 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 on July 20 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
Upcoming Dates and Events
02 Jun, 2020 - 11 Jun, 2020
Application - Application Reopen | Mode: Online Ongoing
20 Jul, 2020 - 07 Aug, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
09 Aug, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Online
23 Aug, 2020 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
25 Aug, 2020 - 29 Aug, 2020
Counselling - Choice Filling | Mode: Online
01 Sep, 2020
Counselling - First Round Seat Allotment | Mode: Online
02 Sep, 2020 - 04 Sep, 2020
Counselling - First round of Remote reporting in person in any of the Participating NIT‘s | Mode: Offline
09 Sep, 2020
Counselling - Second round of Allotment/upgradation | Mode: Online
11 Sep, 2020 - 12 Sep, 2020
Counselling - Second round of Remote reporting in person | Mode: Offline
18 Sep, 2020
Counselling - Third round of allotment/upgradation | Mode: Online
21 Sep, 2020 - 23 Sep, 2020
Counselling - Third round of reporting in person at the allotted institute | Mode: Offline
24 Sep, 2020 (Tentative)
Commencement of Classes | Mode: Offline
30 Sep, 2020
Counselling - Announcement of vacant seats | Mode: Online
01 Oct, 2020 - 03 Oct, 2020
Counselling - Fresh Choice Filling | Mode: Online
06 Oct, 2020
Counselling - Final round of Seat allotment | Mode: Online
09 Oct, 2020
Counselling - Final round of reporting and admission at allotted institute | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
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 has been 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 have 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.
|General, EWS, OBC||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 2500|
|SC, ST||PWD||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 1250|
NIMCET 2020 Syllabus
|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|
|Measures of central tendencies and dispersions|
|Fundamental operations in algebra|
|Simultaneous linear or quadratic equations|
|Geometric and harmonic progressions|
|Determinants and matrices.|
|Rectangular cartesian coordinates|
|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|
|Limit of functions|
|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|
|Addition and subtraction of vectors|
|Scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics|
|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|
Organization of a computer basics
Central processing unit
Structure of instructions in CPU
Input and output devices
Data representation of characters
Data representation of integers and fractions
Binary and hexadecimal representations
Binary arithmetic addition
Binary arithmetic subtraction
Binary arithmetic multiplication
Binary arithmetic division
Simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic
Floating point representation of numbers
Basic English grammar like 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 on July 20. 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 on or before August 23. 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 from August 25 with choice filling. 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
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
im doing BSC IT and math was only in my 1st year so am i elligible for NIMCET exam?
yes man you are eligible form NIMCET exam as the minimum educational qualification criteria says, BS.c/B.S.c (hons)/BCA/BIT of minimum three years full time from a recognised university with mathematics /statistics as one of the subjects are eligible , btech and B.E students are also eligible if done from the recognised university.
i hope you got your answer !
NIMCET coaching centers in Hyderabad
There are a few coaching centers in Hyderabad providing the coaching for NIMCET. Some of them are-
* Spark academy, narayanguda, Hyderabad
* Colors academy, Banjara hills, Hyderabad
* NATA, Begumpet, Hyderabad
* TIME, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad
* Gets academy, Hyderabad
* Career launcher, Hyderabad
Hope this helps.
HOW TO PREPARE ONLINE FOR NIMCET EXAM?
Firstly, preparation of NIMCET is to get familiar with the exam pattern. Then get the required books. Start with learning the basic concepts of each subject asked in the exam. NIMCET syllabus includes up to Class XII level Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Computer, and English.Practice while checking the time and this will help in managing the time while exam. Also, practice not to use a calculator while doing Mathematics and calculation-based questions.Read and revise each topic properly and this will help in assessing strong and weak areas. Once you know about your strong and weak areas, start strengthening your weak areas first.Start taking mocks tests as soon you complete your syllabus. Mock tests and previous years’ questions papers are very important to make you familiar with exam pattern.
Hope this helps!
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The Eligibility Criteria Given for NIMCET Exam, is that percentage required ( min 60 %) for Bachelor Course or for 12th result?
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 :