NIMCET 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

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    NIMCET 2020 Exam Pattern- The exam authority describes the complete syllabus, marking scheme, sections and marks distribution. 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. Check About NIMCET Registration 2020

    NIMCET 2020 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
    Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning40160
    Computer Awareness1040
    General English2080

    NIMCET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Patter for Computer Awareness: This section checks the basic understanding of computer awareness in the exam. The lowest number of question comes from this section i.e. 10 carrying 40 marks. This section is comparatively easy than the other sections.

    NIMCET 2020 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 unattempted question- None

    NIMCET 2020 Syllabus

    Given below is the syllabus of NIMCET 2020 Exam subject wise. Candidates must have a better understanding of the syllabus to score well in the 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.

    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.

    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 2020

    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 2020

    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 2020

    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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