Exam Date : May 26, 2020
Result Date : June 5, 2020

What is NIMCET?

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) is a National Level Entrance Test conducted every year by National Institute of Technology (NITs) for admission into Master of Computer Application (MCA) Programme in the participating institutes.

NIMCET is conducted every year by any one of the 11 National Institute of Technology (NITs). This is done on a rotational basis. The Exam is conducted offline i.e Pen and Paper-based and it will be conducted in 21 centres across the country.

Participating Institute: National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Agartala, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Warangal, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal.

The key details of NIMCET 2020 are:

NIMCET Details
Exam Name National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test
Acronym NIMCET
Conducting Body 11 National Institutes of Technology
Level National
Frequency Once a Year 
Course Offered Master of Computer Application (MCA)
Exam Date May 26, 2020
Mode Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT)
Question Type  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
No. of Question  120
Topics Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General English, and Mathematics
Duration 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be given for the correct answer1 will be deducted for the incorrect answers
Medium  English


NIMCET Exam Dates 

The notification for NIMCET is normally released in the month of March, the exam takes place in May and finally, the result is out in June. The other NIMCET Important Dates are:

Registration: The application form was released on March 1, 2020 and the portal was open till March 31, 2020.  

Admit Card: The NIMCET Admit card 2020 was made available to download on May 13, 2020. The portal was closed just before the exam.

Examination: NIMCET 2020 was conducted at various centres across the country on May 26, 2020.

Results: Results will most probably be declared on June 5, 2020 on the official website of the NIMCET 2020.  

Counselling: The counselling process will start from June 9, 2020. The counselling process will be conducted completely online.

NIMCET Eligibility

These are the eligibility criteria laid down by the exam conducting body. Candidates should check if they fulfil the criteria or not. 

Education: The candidates must have passed B.Sc/ B.Sc (Hons)/ BCA/ BIT (Three Years of Duration) with minimum 60% marks 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) or the candidates must have passed BE/ B.Tech from a recognized University. There is no percentage bar for BE/ B.Tech degree holders.

Candidates in the final year of their graduation can also apply provided that they should be able to produce a certificate from the institute in which they are studying.

Age Limit: The candidate should be at least 20 years old in order to apply for NIMCET 2020.

Note: Candidates who have done their graduation from Open universities are also eligible for appearing in NIMCET 2020 provided that their university should be approval from UGC/ AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.

NIMCET Syllabus

The NIMCET Syllabus is based on general topics to check the candidate's basic knowledge in English, Aptitude, General Topics. There are four sections from which questions will be asked. These are Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General English, and Mathematics. The syllabus will be decided by the National Institute of Technology Administering authority.

The Mathematics portion has the highest weightage, followed by the Reasoning section. The Reasoning section is followed by Computer awareness section and General English section which has the same weightage (however number of questions are different).

NIMCET Registration

How to apply for NIMCET?

The step by step process of how to fill the application form is:

  • Candidates have to visit the official website of NIMCET 2020. 
  • Click on the "New Registration" tab.
  • Candidate has to enter his/her email ID and mobile number in order to register himself/herself for the exam.
  • An email will be sent to the registered email ID of the candidate containing a link to generate password and a security question.
  • Enter the Application ID and password so formed in order to Log into the site and fill the application form.
  • Candidates should fill in all the details that are asked in the application form.
  • If the field is marked as "Mandatory", it must be filled by the candidates without fail.
  • Required documents must be uploaded in the prescribed form.
  • After the candidate has completed the application filling process, he/she will be directed to the Payment portal.
  • Candidates are required to make payment through this medium as no other medium for payment is available.

NIMCET Application Form Details

NIMCET Application Form Details will be available on the official website i.e. from 1st March 2020 and the last date to submit the Application Form is on 31st March 2020.

Registration Fee: Candidates must pay the registration fee online (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking) through the NIMCET 2020 website only. There is no offline method for fee payment. the details of application fees for the different category is as follows:

NIMCET Application Fees
Category Fee
General/ OBC INR 2200/-
SC/ ST/ PWD INR 1100/-

Documents Required to apply for NIMCET

Scanned copy of the following documents is required:

  • Recent passport size colour photograph with the size between 50 KB and 150 KB.
  • Candidate's signature, the size should be between 50 KB and 150 KB. The signature should be made by Royal blue or Black colour ink. 
  • Class X, XII and Graduation mark sheets. Maximum size can be 500 KB.
  • Valid ID proof (with the candidate's photograph). 

NIMCET Exam Pattern

NIMCET 2020 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT) on 26th May 2020. The total time provided to the candidates to complete the paper will be 2 hours or 120 minutes. The paper will be divided into four sections that are Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General English, and Mathematics.

The total number of questions will be 120. In the 120 questions, Mathematics with the highest number of questions has 50 questions followed by Ability & Logical Reasoning and General English section with 40 and 20 questions respectively. At last, Computer awareness section is there with 10 questions.

Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. The NIMCET question paper will be in English language only and paper will not be available in any other language.


  • Since negative marking is there and there is no deduction of marks on leaving questions, the candidate is advised to attempt the question if he/she is pretty sure of its favourable outcome.
  • If the candidate marks more than one question, the answer will be considered invalid and one mark will be deducted per question.
  • The answer marked in Blue or Black ink will only be considered as valid. 

NIMCET Admit Card

The NIMCET Admit Card was made available on the official website for the candidates from May 13, 2020. The admit card contains the details such as Name, Date of Birth, Roll Number, Exam Date, Exam Venue, Photograph, Signature.

The candidate must bring the Admit card at the Exam centre as entry without the admit card is prohibited. Also, If the candidate is able to clear the exam, he is required to produce the admit card at the Counselling Centre / Remote Reporting Centre and the Participating Institute.

Note: Admit Cards will only be issued online and will not be sent to the candidates individually by post.

How to Download the Admit Card?

The Admit card can be downloaded by the following procedure:

  • To download the Admit card, the candidate is required to visit the official site of NIMCET 2020. 
  • Use the registered e-mail ID and the password to log in.
  • Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates should check whether the details given on the admit card are correct or not.
  • Download the admit card and get it printed.

NIMCET Exam Centre

NIMCET is conducted in 21 different cities across India. Candidates have to choose three different centres in the order of their priority. The different centres are:

NIMCET Exam Centres
State City
Delhi New Delhi
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Kerala Calicut
 West Bengal Durgapur
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Rajasthan Jaipur
Punjab Jalandhar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Haryana Kurukshetra
Odisha Rourkela
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Bihar Patna
Assam Silchar
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
Gujarat Surat
Karnataka Surathkal
Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli
Telangana Warangal

A particular centre may be cancelled if there are not enough candidates opting for that centre. In this case, the next preferred centre in candidate's order of priority will be given to the candidate. However, in a situation where not even one of the choices that the candidate filled is available (which is unlikely to happen), the centre which is located nearest to the candidate's actual choice will be given to him/her.

Documents Required at the Exam Centre

Candidates must carry valid id proof along with the admit card to the exam centre without fail.

NIMCET Results

NIMCET Results will be declared in the form of scorecard on the official website for all the candidates on 5th June 2020. A candidate should compulsorily score more than zero in both Mathematics section and overall, in order to qualify the exam.

The marks that the candidate got in different subjects will be multiplied by weights to normalise the total. The marks in Mathematics, A & L Reasoning, computer awareness and English will be multiplied by 3, 1.5, 2 and 1 respectively. Thus maximum weighted marks will be 1000. The candidate will be ranked on the basis of weighted marks that the candidate got.

Tie Breaking: In case of a tie, the candidate who got more weighted marks in Mathematics will be given preference, if still there is a tie then preference would be given to the candidate with more weighted marks in Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning and then on weighted marks in Computer Awareness.

In case the tie is not resolved by the above criteria stated in the above paragraph, then it will be resolved by age i.e., in favour of elder candidate.

How to Download the NIMCET Result?

The following Steps will help the candidate to download the result:

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of NIMCET 2020.
  • Click on the link and you'll be directed to the "Result" link.
  • Enter your credentials such as the admit card number and password to log into your account.
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates can download the scorecard displayed on the screen and take a print out of it.
  • This scorecard should be taken to the counselling. 


The Cutoff depends upon numerous factors. The number of candidates appearing for the exam, the Difficulty level of the exam and the number of seats available are some important factors on which Cutoff depends.

Moreover, it also depends upon the category of the candidate and varies from one institute to another. Last year NIT Agartala had the highest cutoff and NIT Warangal had the lowest cutoff for the NIMCET Exam.

NIMCET Selection Process

After the declaration of results, the candidate has to proceed for counselling. Candidate has to fill his/her preference regarding the institute in which the candidate wants to take admission. Then based on the candidate's score and preference, an institute will be allotted to him/her.

The candidate has to then physically report there for the further process after which the candidate will be granted admission into that college.

 NIMCET Counselling

Candidates who have cleared the NIMCET 2020 will be called for the NIMCET Counselling process which will be held on 9th June 2020. Candidates have to log in to the official site and lock their institute choice before the admission process starts.

Once the institute has been locked, it cannot be changed under any circumstance. The seat will be finally given on the basis of the candidate's rank and his/her preference. Candidates are required to pay Rs. 10000 as counselling fees, through the official site.

The counselling procedure involves the following steps:

  • Choice Filling and Locking
  • Personally Reporting at any Remote/ Participating Institute and Online Seat Allotment
  • Getting Admitted to the Allotted Institute

If the candidate wishes to proceed for the second round of counselling following steps are to be taken:

  • Surrendering of Seats by the Candidates
  • Fresh Choice Filling and Final Round of Allotment

How to Prepare for NIMCET?

Mathematics contributes 600 marks out of 1000 in the paper. Thus a good grip on maths is a must in this exam. The candidate should practice a lot of questions related to mathematics that too in a time-bound manner. Moreover, regular practice of reasoning questions can help the candidate to score good marks. 

NIMCET Reference Books

Following books can be used for preparation for the NIMCET 2020:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal.
  • Logical Reasoning by R S Aggarwal.
  • Computer Awareness by S R Behera.
  • Objective English by Hari Mohan Prasad and Uma Rani Sinha

NIMCET Previous year Question paper

Solving the previous year question papers gives a candidate a kind of live experience of the actual Question paper. Also, it helps him/her to analyse the pattern of the paper and the areas in which the candidate is lacking.

NIMCET Mock test

Start doing mock test questions, as soon as your syllabus gets completed for NIMCET. It will familiarise you with the pattern of the exam.

NIMCET Coaching Institute 

Various coaching institutes are there for NIMCET in the country. Their names are as follows:

  • Brilliant Academy of Learning 
  • Jitendra Mishra Academy
  • Unik Foundation

Participating Institute for NIMCET

Participating Institutes for NIMCET 2020 
S.No. University/ Institutes
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, Durgapur
6 National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
7 National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
8 National Institute of Technology, Raipur
9 National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
10 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy)
11 National Institute of Technology, Warangal

NIMCET Guidelines

ID Proof: Candidates will have to produce an original ID proof with NIMCET 2020 Admit card for verification (For example, employee ID, driving license, passport, pan card, voter ID, Aadhar card or valid college ID).

Mandatory Documents: Candidates appearing for NIMCET 2020 examination must carry the NIMCET 2020 Admit Card and original valid photo-identity proof to the exam centre.

Legitimate Photograph & Signature: Candidates are advised to take a clearly legible, preferably colour printout of the admit card on an A4 size paper. The Admit card is valid only if the candidate's photograph and signature images are legitimate and are according to the instructions.

Candidates shouldn't be late: No candidate will be allowed to enter the NIMCET 2020 examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of the exam.

Verification of Details: Candidates will be permitted to appear for the examination only after their NIMCET 2020 credentials are verified by the centre officials.


Q. What is the duration of MCA Course?

Ans. MCA is a 3-year course recognised and approved by the AICTE.

Q. Do I have to upload category certificate while filing the application form?

Ans. Yes, if you belong to the reserved category, you're required to upload the Category certificate.

Q. I made mistakes in the form. Can I change it after the submission of the form?

Ans.No, you cannot change the details after submission of the form.

Q. I am not comfortable in English. Can I give this exam in some other language?

Ans. No, the exam will be conducted in English only.

 NIMCET Contact Details

NIMCET Contact Details
Address National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal Srinivas Nagar, Mangalore - 575025, Karnataka
Phone Number  0824-2473252
Fax 0824-2474033


NIMCET 2020 Result is expected to be declared on 5th June 2020.

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01 Jun 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for getting admission for (MCA) course in MANIT was, general category's students should have overall 60% marks in 10th,12th and graduation and also an entrance exam held that is NIMCET and nearly the cutoff for this examination is 320-390/1000, I also take part in this examination.

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Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2019
12 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

You have to appear for NIMCET Entrance test,common for all NIT's. You must have 55% in 10,12 and Graduation. The one who has rank upto: Upto 600-General Upto 900-OBC Upto 2000-SC/ST

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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Throughout 60%( 10+12+UG) & online Admission available NIMCET 400 marks out off 1000

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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • I got admission in Catalyst Institute of Management and Advance Global Excellence for the Masters in computer applications in the college through the NIMCET exam.

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Master of Computer Applications [M.C.A], batch of 2019
18 Nov 2016
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria was 60% in 10th, 12th and undergraduation.
  • You have to take NIMCET to get admission in MCA at NIT Durgapur.
  • You should get rank below 400 at least.

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Master of Computer Applications [M.C.A], batch of 2016
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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria to get admission for my course is through NIMCET (NIT Common entrance test).
  • They ask for minimum 60% aggregate in graduation.
  • As my college is in Delhi NCR so there is a quota for Delhiites.

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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • I wrote NIMCET 2016 entrance exam to get admission here.
  • This exam is for MCA course in the NIT's .
  • The eligibility criteria for NIMCET 2016 is one should have to pass the B.Sc or BCA with 60% marks.
  • Based upon the rank in NIMCET, admissions will be given.
  • So,there are no cutoff marks but for the admission, one should have to clear NIMCET exam and based rank in the exam they will give admission.
  • In all NIT's total number of seats for MCA are nearly 800.
  • I got 568 rank in that examination and got admission in NIT Raipur.

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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

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