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NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern- Marking Scheme & Syllabus

Updated On - March 29th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern- NIT Surathkal has announced the official paper pattern for NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET 2018). It describes the complete syllabus, marking scheme, sections and marks distribution. The exam is scheduled for May 27 in offline mode

NIMCET assesses a candidate on his mathematical skills, computer awareness, general English and logical reasoning and ability. It is a two-hour exam, with 120 objective questions. The total marks that can be obtained are 480.

NIMCET exam is organized by the National Institute of Technology (NITs) on a rotational basis. It is a national-level entrance exam, conducted for admission in MCA courses at 11 different NIT’s.


NIMCET 2018 Section-wise Exam Pattern 

As we know, the question paper has questions based on mathematics, computer awareness, general English, analytical ability and logical reasoning. The section of mathematics contains the highest number of questions whereas computer awareness contains the lowest.

Given below is the subject wise number of questions come and total marks in the question paper:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Mathematics50200
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning40160
Computer Awareness1040
General English2080
Total120480

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern for Mathematics: The section of mathematics examines the basic mathematical understanding of the candidates in the exam. This section contains 50 number of questions carrying 200 marks. This is the most important section having the highest number of questions and marks.

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern for General Englis: The section of general English checks the basic understanding of language and grammar of the candidates through exam. There are 20 questions from this section carrying 80 marks.

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern for Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning: The section of General Ability and Reasoning examines the thinking skills, non-verbal skills and logical analytics of the candidates in exam. The section contains 20 questions carrying 80 marks.

NIMCET 2018 Exam Patter for Computer Awareness: This section checks the basic understanding of computer awareness in the exam. The lowest number of question come from this section i.e. 10 carrying 40 marks. This section is comparatively easy then the other sections.


NIMCET 2018 Marking Scheme

  • Total marks of the question paper- 480 marks
  • Marks for every correct answer- 4 marks
  • Negative marking for every incorrect answer- 1 marks
  • Marks deducted for an unattempt question- None

NIMCET 2018 Syllabus

Given below is the syllabus of NIMCET 2018 Exam subject wise. Candidates must have a better understanding of the syllabus to score good in exam.

NIMCET Syllabus for Mathematics Syllabus

The syllabus of mathematics is larger than the syllabus of other subjects. Mathematics is an important subject which contains the highest number of questions and marks.

Topic NameSubtopics
Set TheoryConcept of sets – Union, Intersection, Cardinality, Elementary counting; permutations and combinations. 
Probability and StatisticsBasic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, measures of central tendencies and dispersions. 
AlgebraFundamental operations in algebra, expansions, factorization, simultaneous linear/quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, determinants and matrices. 
Coordinate GeometryRectangular Cartesian coordinates, distance formulae, equation of a line, and intersection of lines, pair of straight lines, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. 
CalculusLimit of functions, continuous function, differentiation of function, tangents and normal, 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. 
TrigonometrySimple identities, trigonometric equations properties of triangles, solution of triangles, heights and distances, general solutions of trigonometric equations.

NIMCET Syllabus for Computer Awareness 

Given below is the syllabus of Computer Awareness candidates should check for the better understanding of the subject.

TopicsSubtopics
Computer BasicsOrganization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and backup devices. 
Data RepresentationRepresentation of characters, integers and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, and binary arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams.

NIMCET Syllabus for General English 

Given below are the names of topics from which usually the questions come from. Candidates should follow the topics given below to get the ample knowledge of the exam.

ComprehensionVocabulary
Basic English Grammar (verbs, prepositions and articles)Word power
Synonyms and AntonymsMeanings of words and phrases
Technical writing-

NIMCET Syllabus for Logical Ability and Reasoning 

In the section of reasoning the questions are based on:

  • Logical situation
  • Facts given in passage

Recommended Books for NIMCET 2018

Books plays an important role in the life of students. It is necessary to study the good books for the exam which does not contain any mistake. Given below are some of the important recommended for the candidates preparing for NIMCET 2018

Mathematics Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
Arihant MCA Entrance TestAmit M. Agarwal
Arithmetic for Competitive ExaminationsJain & Sharma
Quantitative AptitudeRita Mishra

Logical Ability and Reasoning Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
All about Reasoning (Verbal)Anjani A Gupta
Logical and Analytical ReasoningA. K. Gupta
Non Verbal ReasoningB. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

General English Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
General EnglishAbul Hashem
Test of English LanguageRPH Editorial Board
Advance General EnglishH. S. Bhatia

Computer Awareness Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
Objective Computer AwarenessRamesh

Read More About NIMCET Preparation Books 2018


Important Instructions for the Exam Day

  • Candidate should reach the exam center 1 hour prior than the commencement of exam
  • It is compulsory to bring NIMCET admit card, without the admit card entry would be prohibited.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • No extra rough sheet is allowed in the examination hall. Margin will be given to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
  • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the invigilator.
  • Answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • Failure to follow instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 
  • It is necessary to use black/ blue ball point pen for shading the bubbles

*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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