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NIMCET 2017 is NIT MCA Common Entrance Test. NIMCET is a National Level Test conducted by NITs for admission in to their MCA programme. The MCA prgoramme is offered by NITs at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal .The admission into the MCA programme for the year 2017-18 is based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET-2017 ONLY.

Latest – NIMCET Final Seat Allotment has been declared. To check, click on the “Counselling” link below.

Important features regarding NIMCET 2017 online application form, syllabus for the test, exam centers, eligibility criteria to award a rank, rank card, admission procedure, list of participating institutes with total number of seats, seat distribution, contact addresses, admission schedule are given below.

NIMCET 2017 Important Dates

Events Dates
Start of Online Application form 20 Feb 2017
Last date for receipt of application
31 Mar 2017
Availability of Admit card for download 16 May 2017
Date and Time of Examination 28 May 2017
Date of Publication of Result 06 Jun 2017
Opening date of On-Line Choice filling 09 Jun 2017
Closing date of On-line Choice filling 14 Jun 2017
First Round Seat Allotment 17 Jun 2017
Second round of Allotment/up gradation 30 Jun 2017
Third round of allotment/upgradation 11 Jul 2017
Announcement of vacant seats 22 Jul 2017
Final round of allotment of vacant seat, if any 26 Jul 2017

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Applications are invited from all the eligible candidates to apply and write NIMCET 2017 test for admission into Master of Computer Applications Programme (MCA) offered by 11 participating National Institutes of Technology (NITs) at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal for the year 2017-18.

Admission into MCA programme in the participating NITs is based only on NIMCET-2017 rank. However, ranks secured by the candidates will be published on the official website and in websites of participating institutes. There are three rounds of allotment followed by a final round of allotment. Depending on the seats left unfilled, there could be a spot allotment round at individual institute. Those candidates who will be given allotment/take admission in some NITs, but wish to participate in final round of allotment have to surrender seat allotted to them and then fill their choices afresh. All candidates are advised to read the brochure carefully and understand the process clearly before filling the choices carefully.

Seven Stages of Process of NIMCET-2017

  1. Registration and Applying Online for the test
  2. Writing NIMCET-2017 TEST
  3. Choice filling and locking
  4. Online Seat Allotment and personally reporting at any remote/participating institute
  5. Getting Admitted into the Allotted Institute
  6. Surrendering seats by the candidates
  7. Fresh Choice filling and final round of allotment

Eligibility Criteria to Appear For NIMCET 2017

lndian Nationals securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scales (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale 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. Or

B E /B Tech or equivalent from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET-20I7.

Conversion of scored marks from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa is not permitted.

(CCPA other than 10 point scale will be converted to 10 point scale based on Unitary method)

*Equivalence will be established by a duly constituted equivalence committee whose decision will be final.

CGPA other than 10 point scale will be converted to 10 point scale based on unitary method.

Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET-2017 and 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) of candidature for appearing the examinations during the academic year 2017-18. All candidates shall submit the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET-2017 at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than 15-9-2017, failing which their admission is liable to be cancelled by the respective NITs.

*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.

Conversion from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa is not permitted.

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 marks secured in all the subjects in all the years computed using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET-2017 for deciding eligibility.


NIMCET 2017 Exam Pattern

NIMCET-2017 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. The duration of NIMCET-2017 examination is two hours.

Mathematics 50 questions
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 40 questions
Computer Awareness 10 questions
General English 20 questions

Marking Scheme

  • 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.

NIMCET 2017 Syllabus

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.

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning: (40 questions)

  • 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.


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