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NIMCET

NIMCET Exam Date
August 7th, 2021
Name of the Examination
National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test
Common Name
NIMCET
Conducting Body
National Institute Of Technology, Raipur
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam
What is NIMCET?
National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Institute Of Technology (NIT), Raipur. The exam is conducted once a year. 

NIMCET exam makes candidates eligible for the Masters of Computer Applications (MCA) program offered at 11 colleges across India. Here is a list of NIMCET Colleges:

  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut 
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur 
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra 
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal 
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur 
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal 
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli 
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal

There are various top colleges in Bangalore accepting students for the MCA course. To get admissions in Bangalore or other cities in India, students need to match the NIMCET eligibility criteria. 

NIMCET 2021 was scheduled to be conducted on August 7th, 2021.

The NIMCET registration process began on March 11th, 2021, and ended on April 7th, 2021. 

Aspirants applying for the exam should have completed a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field from a recognized university. They must have scored a minimum of 60% in the exam. 

NIMCET Exam Details:

NIMCET Registration Mode
Online
Exam Mode 
Offline
Language Mode
English
NIMCET 2021 Exam Duration 
2 Hours
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions

NIMCET 2021 Exam Dates:

Events 
Dates 
Notification Date
March 6th, 2021
Beginning of NIMCET Registration
March 11th, 2021 (10:00 AM)
End of Registration
April 7th, 2021 (Upto 5:00 PM)
Admit Cards
June, 2021
NIMCET Exam Date 2021 
August 7th, 2021
NIMCET Results 2021 
To be Announced
Choice Filling Process
To be Announced
First Round of Allotment
To be Announced
Second Round of Allotment
To be Announced
Third Round of Allotment
To be Announced
Announcement of Vacant Seats
To be Announced
Beginning of Fresh Choice Filling
To be Announced
Last Date For Filling Fresh Choices
To be Announced
Final Round of Seat allotment
To be Announced

NIMCET Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register for the NIMCET exam 2021:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NIMCET.
Step 2: Fill in all the primary and mandatory fields, such as name, email ID, Phone number, and answer the security question.
Step 3: Candidates have to reconfirm their data and click on the submit button.
Step 4: A mail will be sent to the registered email address. Candidates must click on "Confirm my account" and reset the password. 

How to fill up the NIMCET Application Form?

Step 1: Visit the official website of NIMCET 2021.
Step 2: Aspirants need to log in using their credentials such as email ID and password.
Step 3: After logging in, they need to click on the NIMCET Application Form and add their personal and educational details.
Step 4: Candidates have to select 3 preferred exam centers. They must review and confirm their choices and details before submitting the form.
Step 5: Aspirants need to upload attested scanned copies of all the required educational and identification documents on the website.
Step 6: Review and confirm all the details and proceed to the payment of the application fees through debit/ credit card or Net banking.
Step 7: Aspirants must take a printout of the payment confirmation for future reference.

NIMCET Fees:
Category
Application Fees (In Rs.)
General/ Unreserved
2,200
SC/ ST/ Reserved
1,100

Documents Required:

The following self-attested documents will be required to fill up the NIMCET application form and further processes: 

Required Documents
Specifications
Passport-size photograph
  • Coloured Photograph
  • The Photograph shouldn't be older than 6 months
  • Size: 50 KB- 500 KB
  • Format: JPG/ JPEG
Signature
  • It should be done on white paper.
  • It should be done using a black or blue pen.
  • Candidates can not overwrite the signature.
  • Size: 50 KB- 500 KB
  • Format: JPG/ JPEG
  1. Class 10 Marksheet or Equivalent
  2. Class 12 Marksheet
  3. Undergraduate Marksheet
  4. Provisional Undergraduate Certificate
  5. Aadhar Card
  6. Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Scanned Copy
  • Size: 50 KB- 500 KB
  • Format: PDF

NIMCET Exam Centres:

The exam will be conducted in 21 Centers across India. Here is a list of the same:

Agartala
Allahabad
Bhopal
Calicut
Durgapur
Delhi
Hamirpur
Jaipur
Jalandhar
Jamshedpur
Kurukshetra
Kolkata
Patna
Raipur
Rourkela 
Silchar
Srinagar
Surat
Raipur
Tiruchirappalli
Warangal 
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NIMCET Syllabus and Books:

A) Mathematics:

Algebra
Coordinate Geometry
Set Theory
Vectors
Probability and Statistics
Calculus
Trigonometry
-

Books for Mathematics:

Book Name
Author
Arithmetic for Competitive Examinations
Jain & Sharma
Arihant MCA Entrance Test
Amit M. Agarwal

B) Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning:

Logical Judgements
Rational Analytics
General Facts
Objective Reasoning

Books for Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning:

Book Name
Author
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
A. K. Gupta
Non Verbal Reasoning
B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

C) General English:

Words and Phrases
Fundamentals of Grammar
Synonyms and Antonyms
Word Power
Technical Writing
Language Concepts

Books for General English:

Book Name
Author
Test of English Language
RPH Editorial Board
General English
Abul Hashem

D) Computer Awareness:

Fundamentals of Computer
Data Representation

Books for Computer Awareness:

Book Name
Author
Objective Computer Awareness
Ramesh
Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams
Soumya Ranjan Behera

Additional Reference Books for NIMCET Exam

Book Name
Author
Quantitative Aptitude
Rita Mishra
All about Reasoning (Verbal)
Anjani A Gupta
Advance General English
H.S. Bhatia

NIMCET Exam Pattern:

Medium
English
Duration
2 Hours
Exam Mode
Offline
Total Marks
480
Total Questions
120
Number of Sections
4
Division of Questions

Mathematics: 50

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning: 40

General English: 20

Computer Awareness: 10

Marking Scheme

+4 for Every Right Answer

-1 for Every Wrong Answer

0 for Unattempted Questions

Question Type
Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

NIMCET Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow these tips while preparing for the exam:

  • Tame a Study Routine: Candidates need to schedule a minimum of 10 hours of study per day. Any disruptions in the study time should be valued for compensation.

    Only a strict study schedule will help one ace the NIMCET syllabus.

  • Solve Mocks to Become a Master: Solving mocks in regular intervals will let candidates get a hold of the exam pattern and improve time management skills. They will understand the topics that need more attention and improvement. 

  • Don't Stick to One Study Material: Refer to multiple study materials to get a proper hold of the NIMCET syllabus. It gives the applicants a more comprehensive understanding of the subject.

  • Good Health Leads to Success: Candidates may overlook their health or mental stress, which can be harmful. Taking necessary breaks and consuming healthy food while preparing for the NIMCET exam will not only help in maintaining a healthy body but also improves focus and concentration.

NIMCET Admit Card:

Candidates can download the admit card by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NIMCET 2021.
Step 2: Log in to the website using your credentials like ID and password.
Step 3: Confirm all the details on the admit card.
Step 4: Download and take a printout of the same for future reference.

Get in touch with the NIMCET 2021 office immediately if any errors need rectification through their official email ID. 

NIMCET Results:

Results can be viewed by following the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of NIMCET 2021. 
Step 2: Log in using valid credentials such as email ID and password. 
Step 3: Go to the results section, and the scorecard will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 4: View and print the results for future reference.

NIMCET Cut-Offs:

The cut-offs will be released by NIT Raipur on the official website of NIMCET. Candidates need to secure more than the cut-off to qualify for the counselling process. 

Deciding Factors for NIMCET Cut-off: 

  • Total number of candidates who appeared in the examination
  • Total number of Seats
  • Total numbers of candidates qualifying for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Reservation Norms

NIMCET Counselling:

Candidates who have qualified by securing the minimum percentage marks in NIMCET can participate in the counselling process to get admission in the Masters of Computer Applications (MCA) program offered by NIMCET colleges.

  • Counselling will be conducted in 3 rounds.
  • The entire counselling process will take place online.
  • If there are any vacant seats available after the third round, a final counselling session will be conducted to admit students in the NIMCET colleges.
  • Before signing up for the NIMCET counselling session, candidates must go through the information bulletin.
  • All the information and announcements regarding the counselling rounds and allotment will be published on the official website.

Eligible candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps for NIMCET counselling:

Step 1: Counselling Registration 

Candidates must register themselves for NIMCET Counselling 2021 on the official website of NIMCET. They must submit their order of preference for the NIT institutes and confirm all the data. 

Step 2: Seat Allotment Criteria 

Students need to pay the counselling fee of Rs. 1000 for the counselling session. Applicants will be shortlisted and called for the counselling session. Counselling is held in the form of seat allotment based on the ranking, choice of the institute, and the category of the candidate.

Step 3: Counselling Process: 

The counselling process depends on the number of eligible candidates. If the allotments are filled after the first and second round, the counselling closes. If the seats are left, a final counselling session is conducted.

Step 4: Seat Allotment:

Candidates that accepted the seat allotment provided in the first and second round will have to report to the institute. 

If they fail to report at the institute their name will be deleted from the counselling list for the subsequent counselling rounds.

Documents Required for Remote Reporting at the Institute:

  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Marksheet of 10th class 
  • Marksheet of 10+2 Level & Original Certificate.
  • Marksheet of Bachelor's degree
  • NIMCET 2021 Admit Card
  • NIMCET Score Card
  • Initial Fee Payment Receipt
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Medical Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)

NIMCET Colleges Seat Acceptance List:

NIMCET Colleges
Total Seat Accepted
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala
30
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad
116
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal
115
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut 
58
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur
115
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra 
64
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra (Self- financing)
32
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna
40
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna (Self- financing)
40
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur
110
National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal 
58
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli
115
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal
58

FAQs:

  1. How can I go about the NIMCET registration process?
    - Visit the official website of NIMCET 2021 and register.

  2. What is the mode of the NIMCET Exam?
    - NIMCET is an offline examination.

  3. For which course is the NIMCET Exam conducted?
    - NIMCET Exam is conducted for Masters of Computer Applications (MCA).

  4. What is the counselling fee for the NIMCET exam?
    - Candidates have to pay NIMCET fees of Rs. 1,000 for the counselling process. 

  5. What is the marking scheme for NIMCET 2021?
    - Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every right answer and 1 mark will be dedicated for every wrong answer.

  6. Will the counselling be offline?
    - All the NIMCET counselling sessions will be conducted only through online mode.

  7. How many institutes can I consider studying if I pursue the NIMCET Exam?
    - Candidates can study in any of the 11 NITs across India.

  8. What are the tie-breaking conditions?
    - If 2 or more candidates secure the same score in the NIMCET exam. NIT follows the below criteria to decide the rank:
    1) The candidate who scored more marks than others in mathematics will be ranked higher.
    2) The candidate who scores more in Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning will be ranked higher.
    3) The candidate who scored more in computer awareness will be ranked higher.
    4) If the tie isn't broken after following the above criteria, age is taken under consideration. The older candidate will be ranked higher.

  9.  What is the application fee for the NIMCET Exam?
    - The application fee is Rs. 2,200/- for unreserved category and Rs. 1,100/- for reserved category.

  10. How many admissions are accepted from the NIMCET Exam?
    - Candidates are admitted in 951 seats across 11 NITs all over India. Here is the table based on the category:
Category
Seats Accepted Across NITs
General
369
General- PWD
17
General- EWS
88
EWS- PWD
05
OBC
243
OBC- PWD
14
SC
134
SC- PWD
09
ST
67
ST- PWS
05

Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants have to meet the following NIMCET eligibility criteria to apply for the exam:

  • Candidates must have graduated with a full-time degree in the below courses from a recognized university with computer science and mathematics as core subjects:
    - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
    - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) (Hons.)
    - Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
    - Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)
    - Bachelor of Engineering (B.E)
    - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
  • They must have scored a minimum aggregate score as per the below table:
Category
Minimum Aggregate Percentage
General
60%
Reserved
55%

Category
Minimum Aggregate CGPA
General
6.5
Reserved
6
  • Aspirants appearing in the qualifying exam of their final year of Bachelor's degree are also eligible to write the exam. However, they must submit their certificate of graduation before September 15th, 2021.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no specified age limit for NIMCET eligibility.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the NIMCET exam.





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