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 conducted by one of the National Institutes of Technology. The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released in online mode which the candidates have to fill in order to appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released in online mode for download by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 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.

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 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Mar, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

13 May, 2020 - 24 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

26 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

09 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | 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


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 will be released on the official website in online mode. Candidates will have to register and fill the details carefully before the last date to appear in the exam. 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
General, OBC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2200
SC, ST PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1100

NIMCET 2020 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
0 Logic-based situational questions and passage-based factual questions
Computer awareness
Organization of a computer basics
Central processing unit
Structure of instructions in CPU
Input and output devices
Computer memory
Back-up 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
Boolean algebra
Truth tables
Venn diagrams
General English
Basic English grammar like usage of correct forms of verbs prepositions and articles
Word power
Synonyms and antonyms
Meaning of words and phrases
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 a few days after the applications get over. 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
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 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 on the stipulated date in online mode. 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 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 2020 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)

General Information

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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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by attempting nimcet,can i get lateral entry for mca in nit colleges??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 15th Dec, 2019


nimcet is the entrance test of nits to get admission in 3 years/ 6 semester mca courses in nits.

its not a lateral entry admission test, after clearing nimcet you need to study from the first years of mca course. mca course through nimcet exam is offered by 11 different nits in india.

hope you may understand.


suppose if I fill wrong roll number in Omr sheet of nimcet exam,will my result be displayed or my paper should be declared disqualified?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 15th Dec, 2019


filling wrong information on omr sheet and not following the rules thoroughly have the possibility to cancel of candidature.  The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered  correctly.

hope you may understand.


How can i apply for nimcet exam in 2020.

Ameya Narendra Parkar 9th Dec, 2019
Dear Kashish,
I would like to tell you that right now the dates of NIMCET 2020 has not been released.
I can share expected/ tentative dates with you.
So, NIMCET 2020 Application form will be released in the first week of March 2020.
While filling up the form there are various steps
Such as
  • Registration,
  • Filling the application form,
  • uploading the documents and
  • application fee payment.

Last date to fill the application form online is till the last week of March 2020.

And you can fill the application form by online mode.
Exam date of NIMCET 2020 might take place in 4th week of May 2020.

I hope this information helps you.

All the best.

I belong to general category and i have 6.4 CGPA in BCA which is equal to 60.8% so as per percentage criteria can i apply for NIMCET 2020

Harshita Gupta 4th Dec, 2019
Hey Anshul,
The eligibility criteria for NIMCET is that Candidate must have completed B.sc( Hons)/ BTech/B.sc/B.E/BCA/BIT from a recognised institute with 60% score or 6.5 CGPA for general category.
The candidate must have passed qualifying exam with Mathematics or statistics as subjects.
So you are not eligible for applying.
You CGPA is less then 6.5 which is the minimum eligibility criteria.

The application will begin in March 2020 and exam will be conducted in may 2020.
For more details, Check the link below;

All the best!

I have 6.41 CGPA in BCA can i apply for NIMCET 2020

Aditya kumar Student Expert 4th Dec, 2019
Hello there!


Whether you are eligible for nimcet examination or not with 6.41 cgpa in your bca depends upon the category you belong to, but you haven't mentioned it . If you are from general category dear then I am extremely sorry to tell you but you are not eligible for NIMCET examination but in case if you belong to reserved categories like sc/st then you are eligible as the eligibility criteria for NIMCET 2020 is that a candidate must have passed B.sc/ B.Sc( Hons)/ BIT/BCA with mathematics/statistics as one of the subjects with atleast 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (general category) and 55% or 6.0 CGPA (SC/ST) from a recognised board or university. I would like to tell you that NIMCET 2020 application will be released by the conducting authority tentatively in the first week of March, 2020.

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