NIMCET 2020 Exam(Postponed), Application Form, Eligibility, and Syllabus

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    NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) is a national-level test for admission to MCA program in the NITs. NIMCET 2020 was to be conducted by NIT Raipur in offline modeo n May 31, 2020.

    Latest: NIMCET 2020 exam has been postponed due to COVID 19 Outbreak. New exam dates will be announced soon.

    • NIMCET  2020 Registration has been reopened on June 2, 2020.
    • NIMCET 2020 official notification was released on the official site
    • Nearly 25,000 candidates register for the test each year. 
    • The paper will consist of 120 MCQs of 4 marks each. The duration of the paper is 2 hours. Check NIMCET Exam Pattern  
    • The question paper has 4 sections - Mathematics (50 questions), Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning (40 questions), Computer Awareness (10 questions), General English (20 questions). 
    • Candidates will be ranked based on their NIMCET score and subsequently invited for counselling procedure.

    Read How to Prepare for NIMCET 2020?

    Highlights of NIMCET 2020

    Exam NameNIT MCA Common Entrance Test
    Conducting BodyNational Institute Of Technology, Surathkal
    Exam LevelNational
    Mode of ExamPaper Pen
    Duration of Exam120 minutes
    Type and Number of Questions120 MCQs
    Courses OfferedMCA
    Number of Seats805
    Participating NITs11
    NIMCET Helpline 0824-2473252 |

    NIMCET 2020 Important Dates

    The table below enlists all the important dates related to the exam:

    Release of NIMCET 2020 Offical NotificationFebruary 27, 2020 
    Commencement of Online RegistrationMarch 6, 2020
    Last date to ApplyApril 21, 2020 up to 5 PM
    Registration ReopenJune 2, 2020(started)
    Last date to ApplyJune 11, 2020
    Availability of NIMCET Admit CardJuly 20 – August 7, 2020
    NIMCET 2020 Exam DateAugust 9, 2020 (Postponed)
    Declaration of ResultAugust 2020
    Commencement of online choice fillingAugust 25 – 29, 2020 
    End of online choice fillingAugust 29, 2020 
    NIMCET 2020 First round of Seat Allotment September 1, 2020
    NIMCET 2020 Second round of Seat Allotment September 9, 2020
    NIMCET 2020 Third round of Seat Allotment September 18, 2020
    NIMCET 2020 Fourth round of Seat Allotment October 6, 2020

    NIMCET 2020 Eligibility


    • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

    Age Limit:

    • There is no stated age limit to be eligible for the exam

    Academic Qualification:

    • Candidates must have studied B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT/ B.E/ B.Tech of minimum three years full-time from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects.
    • They must have a minimum of 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).
    • Candidates in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible. They must present the passing certificate before September 15, 2020.

    Number of Attempts:

    • There is no limit on the number of times a candidate appears for NIMCET.

    How to fill NIMCET 2020 Application Form?

    NIMCET 2020 Application Form​s will be available from the first week of March 2020. All the candidates who wish to apply for the exam can submit their applications till April 21, 2020. The step-wise process to apply for the exam  is given below:

    Step 1- Registration

    1. Visit the official website of NIMCET
    2. Register using Name, Email ID, Phone Number and Security Question
    3. A confirmation mail will be sent to the registered email ID
    4. Click on “confirm my account” on the email received.
    5. Reset the password

    Step 2- Filling the Application Form

    1. Login using email ID and password
    2. Click on Application Form.
    3. Fill in the following information asked:
      • Personal Details
      • Academic Details
      • Marks Information
      • Test Center Choice (Top 3 preference)
    4. Click on “Submit”
    5. Review all the information provided. If any changes are required, go back and make the changes else click on “Submit”

    Step 3- Uploading the Documents

    • Upload the duly attested scanned images of the following documents in the stated specifications:
    DocumentFile SizeFile Format
    Photograph of the Candidate50kb – 500kb.jpg or JPEG
    Signature of the Candidate50kb – 500kb.jpg or JPEG
    Aadhaar Card50kb – 500kb.pdf
    Mark Sheet Year-wise (Class X, XII, College Semester)50kb – 500kb.pdf
    • Click on Review the Application Form.
    • Click on Final Submit.

    Step 4- Payment of Application Fee

    • The application fee for NIMCET 2020 can only be paid online using Netbanking/Debit Card/Credit Card. Application fee to be paid by candidates is as follows:
    CategoryApplication Fee
    General/OBC/UnreservedINR 2200
    SC/ST/ReservedINR 1100

    Note: After completing the payment, download and take a print out of the application form. 

    NIMCET 2020 Admit Card

    • NIMCET 2020 Admit card can only be downloaded from the official website. No hall tickets are sent to candidates by post.
    • Steps to download the admit card are as follows:
      1. Go on the official website
      2. Login using valid credentials
      3. Download admit card and check for any discrepancies
      4. Take a print out if all details are correct
    • In case there is any difficulty/ problem in downloading NIMCET Admit Card, the candidates should send an e-mail to or between May 14 – 25, 2020. They must state the details of the candidate’s application number and proof for the remittance of the fee.
    • Admit must be preserved till the end of the counselling procedure.
    • In case of loss of NIMCET 2020 Admit Card, no request for issuance of duplicate admit card will be entertained.
    Information on NIMCET admit card
    Name of candidateAddress of examination center
    Candidate’s father and mother nameDate of examination
    Candidate’s date of birthTiming of examination
    Photograph of candidateRoll number
    Signature of candidateRegistration number

    NIMCET 2020 Exam Center

    NIMCET 2020 was conducted in 21 cities across the country. The list of the same is given in the map and table below:

    Test CentreCentre CodeTest CentreCentre Code

    NIMCET 2020 Exam Pattern

    NIMCET Exam Pattern

    • NIMCET question paper is divided into 4 sections namely, Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General English
    • Each question has a weightage of 4 marks.
    • The total weightage of the exam is 480 marks.
    • 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer. There is no deduction for unattempted questions.

    The section-wise pattern is given below:

    SectionNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
    Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning40160
    Computer Awareness1040
    General English2080
    Total 120480

    Read Detailed NIMCET Exam Pattern 

    NIMCET 2020 Syllabus

    There are basically sections in the NIMCET question paper. Syllabus for each subject is given below:

    Computer Awareness Section

    • Basics of Computer - Organization of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input / Output Devices, Computer Memory, Structure of instructions in CPU and Back-Up Devices
    • Data Representation - Representation Of Characters, Binary And Hexadecimal Representations and Integers and Fractions
    • Binary Arithmetic - Addition, Subtraction, Venn Diagrams, Multiplication, Division, Boolean Algebra, Simple Arithmetic, And Two’s Complement Arithmetic, Floating-Point Representation Of Numbers and Truth Tables

    General English Section

    Candidates will be tested for their understanding of general concepts of the English language. Following topics will be covered in this section:

    Basic English GrammarSynonyms and Antonyms
    Meaning of Idioms and PhrasesTechnical Writing
    Word Power-

    Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning Section

    Candidates will be required to answer questions based on the details given in the passage. Candidates will also be tested for their aptitude in logical situations.

    Mathematics Section

    Set TheoryProbability and Statistics
    Coordinate GeometryVectors

    NIMCET 2020 Preparation Books

    Listed below are few books for candidates preparing for NIMCET 2020:

    Name of the BookPublisher/Author
    A Comprehensive Guide for M.C.A. Entrance ExaminationR.S. Agarwal & Deepak Agarwal
    A Concise English GrammarRPH Editorial Board
    A Modern Approach to Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
    A Text Book on CalculusS. K. Goyal
    Advance General EnglishH. S. Bhatia
    All about Reasoning (Verbal)Anjani A Gupta
    Arihant MCA Entrance TestAmit M. Agarwal
    Arithmetic for Competitive ExaminationsJain & Sharma
    Barron’s Military Flight Aptitude TestsTerry L. Duran
    Common Errors in EnglishAbul Hashem
    English Reading ComprehensionAnjani A Gupta
    Excel With Objective Book for NIMCETJ.B Dixit, Ruchi Sharma and Ashish Mangal
    General EnglishAbul Hashem
    Logical and Analytical ReasoningA. K. Gupta
    MCA Entrance Test (Self Study Guide)Amit M. Agarwal
    Mental Ability TestsDr.Lal & Jain
    Test of English LanguageRPH Editorial Board
    Non Verbal ReasoningB. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
    Numerical Ability & Mathematical AptitudeDr. A.B. Ra
    Objective General EnglishAnjani A Gupta
    Objective MathematicsM. L. Khanna
    Quantitative AptitudeRita Mishra
    The Aptitude Test WorkbookJim Barrett

    NIMCET 2020 Result

    • The scorecard can be download from the official website.
    • Steps to download the NIMCET 2020 Score Card:
      1. Go to the official website of NIMCET 2020
      2. Login using username and password
      3. View/download scorecard
      4. Print scorecard
    • Based on the marks obtained by all candidates in the entrance exam, a merit/rank list will be prepared by the concerned authorities.
    • Candidates who get their names in the merit list will be eligible for counselling for seat allotment.

    Tie Breaker

    In case two or more candidates secure the same NIMCET 2020 Score, following criteria will be followed to rank the candidates:

    1. Candidate scoring more marks in Mathematics will be ranked higher.
    2. Candidate scoring more in Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning will be ranked higher.
    3. Candidate scoring more in Computer Awareness will be ranked higher.
    4. If the tie is not resolved by the above criteria, then age will be considered i.e. older candidate will be ranked higher.

    NIMCET 2020 Counselling

    • Online Counselling process is conducted in three rounds and candidates will be notified of the same accordingly.
    • Candidates allotted seats during first two counselling rounds have to report to the specified NITs.
    • If there are any vacant seats after the third counselling session, a final round of allotment will be conducted. 

    Steps in Counselling Process include:

    1. Register for the counselling session on the official website.
    2. Lock the order of preference of NITs between June 10 to 14, 2020.
    3. Pay an initial fee of INR 10000/- and present the receipt of the same at the time of the counselling.
    4. Documents to be presented by candidates appearing for remote reporting:
      • Original academic documents
      • Proof of Date of Birth
      • Caste and relevant certificates for verification
      • Payment receipt of the initial fee Rs. 10,000/- (to be paid through NIMCET 2020 website only)
    • The candidate will also be issued a provisional admission letter

    Note: Candidates who are allotted seats in first and second round of allotment and do not report at any reporting center between June 22 and 23, 2020, will be permanently deleted from the database and will not be offered any seat in the subsequent rounds of allotment.


    Ques. What are the NITs accepting NIMCET Score?

    Ans. A total of 11 NITs accept the scores of NIMCET exam. These are:

    NIMCET Participating Institutes
    NIT AgartalaNIT Calicut
    NITK SurathkalNIT Durgapur
    MNIT BhopalNIT Jamshedpur
    NIT TrichyNIT Warangal
    NIT RaipurNIT Kurukshetra
    MNIT Allahabad-

    Ques. What is the seat matrix of each NIT?

    Ans. The table below gives the break up of seats in all the participating NITs:

    AgartalaAll India202100503040
    AllahabadAll India4522411316193
    BhopalAll India4422411316192
    CalicutAll India221121613046
    DurgapurAll India14180412030
    JamshedpurAll India4422411416092
    KurukshetraAll India291151814160
    RaipurAll India4422411316192
    SurathkalAll India4422321317092
    TiruchirappalliAll India4512411406192
    WarangalAll India221130613046
    Kurukshetra ** (Self Financing)All India14180502030
    TotalAll India3871820991149545805

    Ques. What can be carried to the exam hall?

    Ans. Candidates have to bring their own black or blue ink ballpoint pen for filling bubbles and particulars on the OMR Sheet. Calculators, mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets are NOT allowed into the examination hall. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. 

    Ques. How will the rank be calculated in NIMCET?

    Ans. Based on the marks obtained by a qualified candidate in NIMCET-2020 test, a rank will be allotted by adopting the following criteria.

    • The marks obtained in Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, English, will be multiplied by a factor of 3, 1.5 , 2 and 1 respectively. Thus maximum weighted marks will be 1000.
    • Ranking will be based on total weighted marks obtained by a candidate.
    • In case of a tie, it will be resolved based on weighted marks in Mathematics, then on weighted marks in Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning and then on weighted marks in Computer Awareness. NIMCET-2020-Brochure.
    • In case the tie is not resolved by the above criteria stated in the above paragraph, then it will be resolved by age i.e., in favour of elder candidate.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    my graduation % is below 55 ( i guess so for now) can i apply for nimcet 2020 acc. to notif, 60 is req. please guide me asap regarding this. can i apply for the exam

    14 Apr, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hello, if you belong to reserved category, then, you are eligible for this exam as 55% is the minimum required percentage to be eligible for students from OBC/SC/ST/PwD.

    14 Apr, 2020 00:46

    sir exam pass karne ke baad collage kis state me milega

    19 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Yogesh, you can check the list of colleges in which you may apply for admission after qualifying NIMCET from here: Participating Colleges in NIMCET

    19 Dec, 2019 11:54
    Anji Lakkamalla

    how i know nimcet rejected forms

    16 Apr, 2018 15:46
    Bhawna Vedwal

    If candidate's form is rejected then he get message or mail from exam authorities

    31 May, 2018 17:50

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