NIMCET-2016 (National Institutes of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test) 2016
Exam Date: 29/05/2016 Exam State: All India Last Date: 18/04/2016

Exam Details
National Institute of Technology Durgapur
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur (West Bengal). PIN - 713209

National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are Institutions of National Importance and are Centrally Funded Technical Institutes. The NIMCET is NIT MCA Common Entrance Test, a National Level Test conducted by NITs for admission in to their MCA programme. The admission to the MCA prgoramme in to NITs at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal for the year 2016-17 is based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET-2016 ONLY. The Curriculum and Syllabi of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme offered by NITs are designed considering the needs of different Information Technology firms in India and abroad. MCA graduates have high potential for jobs in IT Sector.


NIMCET-2016 test will be conducted with only one question paper containing 120 multiple choice questions covering the following subjects. Multiple Choice Questions will be written in English Language only and will not be translated into any other language.

1. Mathematics 50 questions

2. Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 40 questions

3. Computer Awareness 10 questions

4. General English 20 questions


Indian Nationals securing@  at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale in case of SC, ST) in

BSc / BSc (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years full-time


B E / B Tech or equivalent

from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET-2016. 

Candidates who are appearing for final year/semester of BSc / BSc(Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum 3 years or BE/BTech in the academic year 2015-16 are also eligible to apply for NIMCET-2016. Such candidates shall have to furnish the proof (in the form of a certificate issued by the head of institution where the candidate has studied) that he/she is appearing for the examinations during the academic year 2015-16 and can submit the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET-2016 preferably at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than 15th September, 2016, failing which their admission is liable to be cancelled by the respective NITs. NIMCET-2016 will not reserve a seat to a candidate due to any reason claimed for not fulfilling the eligibility criteria including the delay in publishing the results by the concerned University/institute.


Students who have completed/completing degree BSc / BSc(Hons)/BCA/ BIT of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided their programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.

The percentages of marks in qualifying degree are to be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in all the subjects studied in all the years including languages, optional and additional subjects studied, if any. The aggregate of all the subjects in all the years computed using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET-2016 for deciding eligibility.

Admission process

Candidates should apply for NIMCET-2016 through ‘Online’ only

Candidates must follow instructions and guidelines strictly, mentioned in the website . Applications not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.


Candidates should pay the non-refundable processing fee (Rs. 2,000/- for OPEN/OBC and Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST) through SBI-I collect and NIMCET-2016 only before final submission of the online application form through the URL: website. No other means of Collection of Application fees will be entertained.

Candidates should register on NIMCET-2016 website with login, password and then fill all the details as per the instruction in the Online Application Form.

After successful filling of information on online and pressing submit button, a complete application form with unique application number will be generated. Candidate must quote this unique application number in future correspondences till the admission process is completed.

Candidates are required to take printout of the generated application form and send it with payment -receipt and other relevant documents –

“The Secretary, NIMCET-2016,
National Institute of Technology, M.G Avenue,

by Speed Post/ Registered Post so as to reach on or before 18th April, 2016.

Important Dates

NIMCET- 2016 Dates/Notification

Date and Time of Examination-  29th May 2016 (Sunday)

Publication of Advertisement in Press and Web-               1st March, 2016

Opening date for online Registration and Filling of Online Application form-         3rd March, 2016  

Last date for receipt of printout of electronically filled application form along with self-attested copy of Marks sheet of Class- 12 and Graduation certificate with payment receipt by speed post/ Registered post-          18th April, 2016

Availability of Admit card -16th May 2016 onwards

Date of Publication of Result (Tentative)- 6th June 2016

Opening date of On-Line Choice filling-  10th June, 2016

Closing date of On line Choice filling- 15th June,2016

First Round Seat Allotment-        18th June, 2016

First round of Remote reporting in person in any of the counseling centre i.e. participating NITs offering MCA Programme- 22nd June to Friday 24th June, 2016

Second round of Allotment/up gradation- 29th June, 2016.

Second round of Remote reporting in person (fresh allotees and allotees whose seats are upgraded, but need to modify after their option)-          1st and  2nd July, 2016.

Third round of allotment/upgradation-  8th  July, 2016

Third round of reporting in person at the allotted institute- 14th to Friday 15th July 2016

Surrendering the allotted seats in person through participating counseling centre by those who do not wish to join the allotted institute, but wish to participate against vacant seat, if any.-       18th to Tuesday 19th July 2016

Announcement of vacant seats- 16th July 2016

Fresh Choice Filling in person against vacant seat, if any, through any of the counseling centre-  23rd to Sunday 24th July, 2016

Final round of allotment of vacant seat, if any-   26th July 2016

Final round of reporting in person at the allotted institute-           1st August,2016


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