All About NIMCET

NIMCET is the Entrance Exam organized by NITs for the Course of Master of Computer Application (MCA). NITs’ are the best Technical Institutes in India and this Entrance Exam is conducted by the 9 NITs all over India for the Course of MCA in their colleges.


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nimcetNIMCET Exam Eligibility:

Candidate must Have 60% marks aggregate or 6.5/10 CGPA in 12th and Graduation for SC/ST 55%.

Candidate must have passed 12th or equivalent with Mathematics as one of the subjects at either 10+1 or 10+2 level or at both the levels.

Bachelor’s Degree of Full time 3 year or more duration from a recognized University with at least one of the following as a chosen subject of study:

Mathematics, Statistics, Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, Computational Mathematics, Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Statistics

NIMCET Exam Pattern:

NIMCET exam is of two and a half hours and consists of 120 multiple choice questions with four choices for each question.

Each correctly answered question carries FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question invites NEGATIVE ONE mark.

Mathematics – 50 questions

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning  – 40 questions

Computer Awareness – 10 questions

General English – 20 questions

NIMCET Exam Syllabus:


Set Theory: Concepts of sets – Union, Intersection, Cardinality, Elementary counting; permutations and combinations.

Probability and Statistics: Basic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, measures of central tendencies and dispersions.

Algebra: Fundamental operations in algebra, expansions, factorization, simultaneous linear / quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, determinants and matrices.

Coordinate Geometry: Rectangular Cartesian coordinates, distance formulae, equation of a line, and intersection of lines, pair of straight lines, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.

Calculus: Limit of functions, continuous function, differentiation of function, tangents and normals, simple examples of maxima and minima. Integration of functions by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction, definite integrals, 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, heights and distances, general solutions of trigonometric equations.

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning:

The questions in this section will cover logical situation and questions based on the facts given in the passage.

Computer Awareness:

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and back-up devices.

Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, binary arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams.

General English:

Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidates’ general understanding of the English language. There will be questions on the following topics:

Comprehension, vocabulary, 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

Entrance Test of All NIT’s is through NIMCET

NIT Allahabad; NIT Bhopal; NIT Calicut; NIT Durgapur; NIT Jamshedpur; NIT Raipur; NIT Surathkal; NIT Trichirapallai; NIT Warangal; NIT Agartala; NIT Kurukshetra

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