National Institutes of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET)
Exam Date: 23/05/2021 Exam State: All India Last Date: 07/04/2021

Exam Details

National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are Institutes of National Importance and are Centrally FundedTechnical Institutes. The NIMCET is NIT MCA Common Entrance Test, a National Level Test conducted by NITsfor admission in to their MCA program. The admission to the MCA program in to NITs at Agartala,Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli andWarangal for the session 2021-2022 is based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET 2021 only. The Curriculum and Syllabi of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program offered by NITs are designed considering the needs of different Information Technology firms in India and abroad.

MCA graduates have high potential forjobs in IT Sector. 

Participating Institutions:

1. National Institute of Technology, Agartala

2. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

3. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

4. National Institute of Technology, Calicut

5. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

6. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

7. National Institute of Technology, Patna

8. National Institute of Technology, Raipur

9. National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal

10. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (Trichy)

11. National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Test PatternNIMCET 2021 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

Each correctly answered question will carry FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question will lead to NEGATIVE ONE mark.

• The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions if they are not sure of the correct answer. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if a question is unanswered.

• More than one answer indicated against a question will be negatively marked.

• The candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet using black or blue ink ball point pen only. 


Candidate should be lndian Nationals

Minimum marks shall be secured 60% in aggregate (55% marks in case of SC/ ST) in

(i) B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years full-time with Mathematics/Statistics/Equivalent subject as one of the subject from a recognized University.

(ii) B.E/ B.Tech. from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET 2021

Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET 2021.


Syllabus for NIMCET-2021 Test

1 MATHEMATICS: (50 questions)

• 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 normals, 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.


The questions in this section will cover logical situation and questions based on the facts given in the passage.

COMPUTER AWARENESS: (10 questions)

• Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and back-up devices.

• Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, binary arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams.

GENERAL ENGLISH: (20 questions)

Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidates’ general understanding of the English language.

There will be questions on the following topics:

Comprehension, vocabulary, Basic English Grammar (like usage of correct forms of verbs, prepositions and articles), word power, synonyms and antonyms, meaning of words and phrases, technical writing.



Candidates should pay the non-refundable processing fee (Rs. 2,500/- for OPEN/OBC and Rs. 1,250/- for SC/ST) through SBI-I collect and NIMCET 2021 only before final submission of the online application form in the website

No other means of Collection of Application fees will be entertained.

Candidates should register on NIMCET 2021 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.

Hard copy of the application form and the supporting documents NEED NOT be sent tothe Coordinating NIT.

Admission process

Candidates should apply for NIMCET 2021 through ‘Online’ only

Registration and Application through Online.

Candidates should register in the website by entering the personal emailid and personal phone number before last date.

After submitting this information, an email will be sent to the mentioned email-id and the candidate will see a message accordingly on the webpage. The candidates must use only this email-id and the mobile number for all NIMCET 2021 correspondences.

Documents (Soft Copies) needed for completing the registration are:

• Soft copy of a recent passport size photograph (of size between 50 KB and 150 KB)

• Soft copy of the signature (in Royal Blue/ Black colour only) (of size between 50 KB and 150 KB)

• All the marks cards and the certificates (duly self attested and scanned) (max. size 500 KB each)

• A valid proof of Identity [such as Aadhaar Card/ PAN Card/ Voter ID Card/ Driving License]

Fill the application form carefully and submit the generated application form on or before last date.

 The print-out of the application form is not required to be sent to the Organizing Institute NIT Raipur or any other participating NITs.

Admit Card

For all eligible applicants, Admit Cards will be made available on the website, afterscrutiny of their applications. Applicants will be required to download their Admit Card after logging in to thiswebsite between May 15, 2021 and May 22, 2021.

The candidates shall have to produce the Admit Card at the Test Centre, Counselling Centre / Remote Reporting Center and the Participating Institute atthe time of admission.

Therefore, the candidates are advised to keep their admit card in safe custody.

Admit Cards will not be sent to the candidates individually by post.

Test Centres

The test centers for NIMCET-2021 would be tentatively in 27 various cities across the country. The tentative list of cities where test centers of the NIMCET-2021 examinations would be located is given in information brochure.

List of Test Centres

  1. Allahabad
  2. Bhagalpur
  3. Bhopal
  4. Bhubaneswar
  5. Chandigarh
  6. Delhi
  7. Guwahati
  8. Hyderabad
  9. Indore
  10. Kozhikode
  11. Kurukshetra
  12. Jaipur
  13. Jalandhar
  14. Jamshedpur
  15. Raipur
  16. Ranchi
  17. Rourkela
  18. Kolkata
  19. Lucknow
  20. Muzaffarpur
  21. Kanpur
  22. Patna
  23. Surat
  24. Surathkal
  25. Surathkal
  26. Tiruchirappalli
  27. Varanasi
  28. Warangal

Qualifying Marks

Minimum marks shall be secured 60% in aggregate (55% marks in case of SC/ ST).

Important Dates

NIMCET 2021  Dates

Date of online exam 2021

23 May 2021

Online registration opening

11 March 2021

Last date for online submission

7 April 2021

Admit card available on web

15 May 2021 to 22 May 2021

Date of publication result

Before 8 June 2021




Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

Phone No: 0824-2473252, Fax: 0824-2474033