NIMCET 2020: Application, Syllabus, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

NIMCET 2020: NIMCET (NIT MCA Common Entrance Test) is being Conducted by National Institute of Technology (NIT) to provided admission in various MCA programmes is offered by 11 participating NITs (Warangal/ Tiruchirapalli/ Surathkal/ Raipur/ Kurukshetra/ Jamshedpur/ Durgapur/ Calicut/ Bhopal/ Allahabad/ Agartala). NIMCET 2020 is going to be Conducted in the month of May 2020.

Admission to the M.C.A. programme of the ten NITs is done through a common entrance test NIMCET. Candidates must apply for NIMCET-2019 through ‘Online’ only and they must follow the instructions strictly as given in the NIMCET-2019 website Applications not complying with the instructions will be summarily rejected.

NIMCET 2020: Exam Overview

ExaminationNIMCET 2020 Entrance exam
Article categoryAdmissions
Exam typeNational level exam
Conducting AuthorityNational Institute of Technology Karnataka, surathkal (NIT)
Academic session2020-2021
Course offeredMCA programme is offered by 11 participating NITs
Date of examinationMay 2020
Mode of examinationOnline (Computer Based Test)
Official website

NIMCET 2020: Important Dates

Publication of Advertisement for NIMCET 2020
1st week of March 2020
Online registration starts from
1st week of March 2020
Last date to apply online
2nd week of April 2020
Availability of Admit Card
3rd week of May 2020
Date of Examination
4th week of May 2020
1st week of June 2020
Opening date of online choice filling
2nd week of June 2020
Closing date of online choice filling
3rd week of June 2020
First-round seat allotment
4th week of June 2020
The second round of allotment
4th week of June 2020
The third round of allotment
1st week of July 2020
The announcement of vacant seat
2nd week of July 2020

NIMCET 2020: Eligibility Criteria


Indian Nationals securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scales (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale in case of SC/ ST) in

  1. B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applica-  tions) of minimum three years full-time from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects


2.B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University

are eligible to appear for NIMCET-2019. Conversion of scored marks from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa is not permitted.

(CGPA other than 10-point scale will be converted to 10-point scale based on Unitary method)

Note: Students who have completed/completing B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons)/BCA/ BIT of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided the programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.

NIMCET 2020: MCA Seats In the Participating Institutes

AgartalaAll India30
AllahabadAll India103
BhopalAll India103
CalicutAll India52
JamshedpurAll India102
KurukshetraAll India64
RaipurAll India99
SurathkalAll India51
TiruchirappalliAll India115
WarangalAll India58
Kurukshetra** (Self- Financing)All India32

Participating NITs

  • NIT, Agartala
  • MNNIT, Allahabad
  • MANIT, Bhopal
  • NIT,  Calicut
  • NIT, Jamshedpur
  • NIT, Kurukshetra
  • NIT, Raipur
  • NITK, Surathkal
  • NIT, Tiruchirappally
  • NIT, Warangal

NIMCET 2020: Application FEE

General / OBCRs.2000/-

How to Apply for NIMCET 2020

After duly filling up the application form and uploading of the necessary documents, the candidate should click “Preview the Application”, following which a preview of the entire application will be generated for viewing. The candidate is advised to carefully review this form and use “Revise the Application” button to go back to the application form, if required. Click on “SUBMIT” button only after assuring himself/herself that every entry is in order. Please note that no further review/ modification of the application will be possible after the final submission.

After the final submission of the application, a soft copy of the complete application form with unique Application Number will be generated in the downloadable PDF format. Applicants are advised to download and save the soft copy and also keep a hard copy of the application for further references.

NIMCET Exam Centers

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NIMCET 2020 – Exam Pattern

NIMCET is an Offline OMR Based Exam to be Conducted in English. Duration of the Exam is 120 Minutes with 120 MCQs. Each Question Scores 4 Marks. There is a Negative Marking of 1 Mark.

Award of Marks

  1. Each correctly answered question will carry FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question will lead to NEGATIVE ONE mark.
  2. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions if they are not sure of the correct answer. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if a question is unanswered.
  3. More than one answer indicated against a question will be negatively marked.
  4. The candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet using black or blue ink ball point pen only.

Subject-wise distribution of Marks


Number of Questions





Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning



General English



Computer Awareness






NIMCET 2020: Syllabus

MathematicsSet Theory: Concept 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 ReasoningThe questions in this section will cover logical reasoning and quantitative aptitude. With some questions on comprehension of a logical situation along with questions based on the facts given in the passage.
General English
  • Questions in this section are designed to test the candidates’ general understanding of the English language. The questions are basically on the following topics.
  • Comprehension, Vocabulary, Basic English Grammar like usage of correct forms of verbs, prepositions and articles etc. Word power, Synonyms and Antonyms also form the part of the question, Questions are also based on  Meanings of words and phrases, Technical writing etc.
Computer AwarenessComputer Basics: Organization of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, backup devices and other hardware parts.

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.


Important Links for NIMCET 2020

Official WebsiteClick Here
NotificationClick Here
ApplicationClick Here


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