NIMCET 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST

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.**

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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. **

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:

Subjects | Number of Questions | Number of Marks |
---|---|---|

Mathematics | 50 | 200 |

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning | 40 | 160 |

Computer Awareness | 10 | 40 |

General English | 20 | 80 |

Total | 120 | 480 |

**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.

- 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

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.

**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 Name | Subtopics |
---|---|

Set 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 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. |

Trigonometry | Simple identities, trigonometric equations properties of triangles, solution of triangles, heights and distances, general solutions of trigonometric equations. |

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

Topics | Subtopics |
---|---|

Computer Basics | Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and backup devices. |

Data Representation | Representation 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. |

**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.**

Comprehension | Vocabulary |
---|---|

Basic English Grammar (verbs, prepositions and articles) | Word power |

Synonyms and Antonyms | Meanings of words and phrases |

Technical writing | - |

**In the section of reasoning the questions are based on:**

- Logical situation
- Facts given in passage

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 Name | Author |
---|---|

Arihant MCA Entrance Test | Amit M. Agarwal |

Arithmetic for Competitive Examinations | Jain & Sharma |

Quantitative Aptitude | Rita Mishra |

**Logical Ability and Reasoning Recommended Books**

Book Name | Author |
---|---|

All about Reasoning (Verbal) | Anjani A Gupta |

Logical and Analytical Reasoning | A. K. Gupta |

Non Verbal Reasoning | B. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali |

**General English Recommended Books**

Book Name | Author |
---|---|

General English | Abul Hashem |

Test of English Language | RPH Editorial Board |

Advance General English | H. S. Bhatia |

**Computer Awareness Recommended Books**

Book Name | Author |
---|---|

Objective Computer Awareness | Ramesh |

**Read More About NIMCET Preparation Books 2018**

- 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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