NIMCET 2023: Counselling Seat Allotment (Out)

Aug 8, 2023 | Computer


NIMCET 2023 counselling seat allotment for special round was announced on Jul 26, 2023, and the seat allotted candidates were instructed to report to the allotted institute was till Jul 26, 2023. 

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Every year, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) conducts NIMCET, a national-level exam for all aspirants. Candidates qualifying for NIMCET 2023 can join the MCA course in any of the 10 participating NITs. The examination will be conducted as per the newly set date released by NIT.

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NIMCET 2023 Counselling

NIMCET counselling seat allotment for special round was announced on Jul 26, 2023, and candidates must report to the allotted institute by Jul 26, 2023.  Candidates who has cleared NIMCET 2023 cut off by scoring above the qualifying marks will be summoned for NIMCET 2023 counselling process which will be held on the official portal. Candidates must log into the official site and lock in their institute choice before the admission process starts.

NIMCET 2023 Selection Process

Candidates who qualify for the exam need to proceed with counselling. Candidates must fill in their preference regarding the institute they want to take admitted. Then based on the candidate's score and preference, an institute will be allotted to them. NIMCET round 1 seat allotment was published on Jul 6, 2023, whereas rounds 2 and 3 was released on Jul 12, 2023, and Jul 17, 2023, respectively. The candidate must physically report there for further process, after which the candidate will be granted admission into that college.

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 preference. Candidates are required to pay INR 10,000 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 with 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

NIMCET 2023 Qualifying Criteria

Candidates will be summoned for NIMCET 2023 seat allotment process only if they qualify NIMCET 2023 qualifying criteria. The qualifying criteria of NIMCET are discussed below.

  • The marks secured in Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, and English, will be multiplied by a factor of 3, 1½, 2, and 1 respectively.
  • The maximum weighted mark will be 1000.
  • Candidates must remember that the ranking will be based on the total weighted marks obtained by an aspirant.
  • In case of a tie between the candidates, it will be resolved based on weighted marks in Mathematics, then on weighted marks in Logical reasoning, and then on weighted marks in Computer Awareness.
  • In case of the tie is still not resolved, then it will be resolved by age, i.e., in favour of the elder candidate.

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About NIMCET Exam

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) is a national level entrance test conducted every year by the National Institute of Technology (NITs) for admission into the Master of Computer Application (MCA) program in the participating institutes. Around 25,000 students appear for the exam, out of which 850+ students secure seats in various NITs.

NIMCET is usually conducted in May, but it is postponed due to the pertaining pandemic situation. The exam will be conducted by the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, this year. This is done on a rotational basis. The exam is conducted offline as a pen and paper-based test in 21 centres across the country.

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

The exam details relevant to NIMCET 2023 exam are tabulated below.

NIMCET 2023 Exam Highlights
Exam Name NIMCET
Full Form National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test
Exam Level National Level
Conducting Body National Institute of Technology (NIT)
Application Mode Online
Language English
Exam Mode Offline, i.e., Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT)
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Official Website
Helpdesk +91 73035 20035

NIMCET 2023 Exam Dates

All the important dates will be updated once the official notifications are out. NIMCET scorecard was released on Jun 26, 2023. The NIMCET 2023 exam dates are given below.

NIMCET 2023 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Press & Web Advertisement Publication Mar 1, 2023
NIMCET 2023 Online Registration Start Date Mar 9, 2023
Last Date of NIMCET 2023 Registration Apr 10, 2023
Application Form Correction Window Date Apr 13, 2023, to Apr 17, 2023
Admit Card Availability Jun 1, 2023
NIMCET 2023 Exam Date Jun 11, 2023
Publication of NIMCET 2023 Results Jun 26, 2023
NIMCET 2023 Registration & Choice Filling Jun 29, 2023 - Jul 4, 2023
First Round of NIMCET Seat Allotment Jul 6, 2023
Reporting at Centre for First Round Jul 2023
Second Round of NIMCET Seat Allotment Jul 12, 2023
Third Round of Seat NIMCET Allotment Jul 17, 2023
Reporting at Centre for Third Round Jul 18 - 19, 2023
Fresh Choice Filling for Vacant Seats Jul 22 - 24, 2023
Final Round of NIMCET Seat Allotment Jul 26, 2023
Reporting at Centre for Final Round Jul 26, 2023

Read More: NIMCET Exam Dates 2023

NIMCET 2023 Eligibility

There are certain requirements that are set by the exam conducting body for the candidates who are willing to apply for NIMCET 2023. Candidates must ensure that they are meeting all the requirements before applying for the exam. These are the eligibility criteria laid down by the exam conducting body. Candidates should check if they fulfill the criteria or not.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must have passed B.Sc/ B.Sc (Hons)/ BCA/ BIT (Three Years of Duration) with a minimum of 60% marks 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) 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 2023.

Note: Candidates who have completed their graduation from Open universities are also eligible for appearing in NIMCET 2023 provided that their university should be approved by UGC/ AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India. Know more about NIMCET 2023 Eligibility.

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NIMCET 2023 Application Form

NIMCET 2023 application form was made available on the official website on Mar 9, 2023. The National Institute of Technology (NIT) has opened the application form correction window. Candidates were able to edit their application forms through this facility.

NIMCET 2023 Application Process

A candidate aspiring to appear for NIMCET 2023 exam must complete the application process before the deadline. The admit card is issued for only those candidates who will successfully register and make the payment before the specified date. The step-by-step process to complete NIMCET 2023 application form is given below.

New Registration

The steps to register for NIMCET 2023 are below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of the conducting body of NIMCET 2023 and click on the ‘‘New Registration” link to create a new user account.
  • Step 2: On the “New User Registration” page, the candidates must fill in all the fields properly.
  • Step 3: Candidates need to ensure that a valid e-mail ID and a 10 digits mobile number should be entered in the respective places.
  • Step 4: An e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail ID of the candidate containing a link to generate your own password and a security question. Candidates must remember the e-mail ID, password, security answer, and mobile number entered in the application form till the end of NIMCET 2023 process.

Login and Enter Details

Enter the Application ID and password so formed to log into the site and fill out the application form. The candidate should fill in all the mandatory personal and academic details (fields marked "Mandatory" must not be ignored). After filling in the details, choose the three test centres in order of preference.

Candidate should also enter their marks/ CGPA obtained in all the subjects studied in all the years, including the languages, optional, and additional subjects studied.

Upload Documents

After filling in NIMCET 2023 application form, the candidate has to upload all the relevant documents such as the candidate's passport size photograph, scanned copy of the signature, proof of identity and date of birth (10th mark sheet), and the category/ caste/ PwD certificate(s)

Complete Payment

After the candidate has completed the application filling process, he/she will be directed to the payment portal where they need to pay NIMCET 2023 application fee. The candidates are advised to download a soft copy of the completed application form and also keep a printed copy of the same for the counselling and admission process.

NIMCET Application Fees

Candidates must pay the registration fee online (credit card/ debit card/ net banking) through NIMCET 2023 website. There will be 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/EWS INR 2500
SC/ ST/ PWD INR 1250

Documents Required to Apply for NIMCET 2023

The scanned copies of the following documents will be required for NIMCET 2023 application form.

  • Recent passport-size colour photograph with a size between 50 KB and 150 KB.
  • The candidate's signature, size should be between 50 KB and 150 KB. The signature should be made in blue or black colour ink.
  • Class X, XII, and Graduation mark sheets. The maximum size can be 500 KB.
  • Valid ID proof (with the candidate's photograph).

Read More: NIMCET Application Form 2023

NIMCET 2023 Admit Card

NIMCET 2023 admit card was released on Jun 1, 2023 on the official wesbite, and the candidates were able to download the admit card by logging into the official website of NIMCET. The admit card contains the details such as Name, Date of Birth, Roll Number, Exam Date, Exam Venue, Photograph, and Signature.

Candidate have to bring the admit card at the exam centre as entry without the admit card is prohibited. Also, if the candidate clears the exam, they must bring NIMCET 2023 admit card to 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.

Steps to Download NIMCET 2023 Admit Card

NIMCET admit card can be downloaded by the candidate using the following steps.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NIMCET 2023.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Click Here to Download Admit Card' button on the homepage.
  • Step 3: The Candidate Login page will be opened. Enter the user ID, password and captcha, and log in.
  • Step 4: NIMCET 2023 admit card will be displayed on the screen. Check the details to make sure there is no discrepancy.
  • Step 5: Download and take printout of the admit card for future use.

Details Mentioned on NIMCET 2023 Admit Card

The admit card of NIMCET contains the following details.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Application/Registration Number
  • Category
  • Gender
  • Photograph of Candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Date and time of exam
  • Address of the test centre
  • Instructions for the exam

Note: In case of discrepancies in details, candidates must contact the authorities to get them corrected.

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NIMCET 2023 Exam Centres

NIMCET is conducted in 21 different cities across India. Candidates have to choose three different centres in the order of their priority. A particular centre may be cancelled if there are not enough candidates opting for that centre. In this case, the next preferred centre in the 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 allotted to them.

Change of NIMCET 2023 Exam Centres

In lieu of multiple requests regarding the change of exam centres, the exam officials provide the option to change exam centres on the official portal of NIMCET 2023. Only those candidates can change the exam centres who have applied for NIMCET 2023 exam. Candidates having incomplete applications/fee payment will not be considered. Candidates must remember that no further changes will be entertained beyond the given time.

Documents Required at NIMCET 2023 Exam Centre

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

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NIMCET 2023 Exam Pattern

It is essential that all aspiring candidates are aware of NIMCET 2023 exam pattern so they can prepare accordingly. The exam pattern is discussed below for candidates' reference:

Exam Mode: NIMCET 2023 will be conducted offline, i.e., Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT).

Exam Duration: The total time provided to the candidates to complete the paper will be 2 hours or 120 minutes.

Total Number of Sections: The paper will be divided into four sections that are Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General English, and Mathematics.

Type of Questions: The exam paper will comprise Multiple-choice questions.

Marking Scheme: The marking scheme for NIMCET 2023 is given below:

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.
  • There will deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.
  • No deduction of marks will be there for unattempted questions.

Paper Medium: Candidates can write NIMCET paper in the English language only.

NIMCET Exam Pattern
Subjects Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics 50 200
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning 40 160
Computer Awareness 10 40
General English 20 80
Total 120 480


  • Since negative marking is there for wrong answers and there is no deduction of marks on leaving questions, the candidate is advised to attempt the question only if he/she is confident of its favorable outcome.
  • If the candidate marks more than one answer for any 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 valid.

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NIMCET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates appearing for NIMCET 2023 must have an idea about the exam pattern and syllabus to fetch more marks and crack the exam. The syllabus of NIMCET includes Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, General English, and Computer Awareness respectively. The detailed subject-wise syllabus for NIMCET 2023 is mentioned below.

NIMCET 2023 Syllabus
Section Syllabus
Mathematics Set Theory
Probability and Statistics
Coordinate Geometry
General English Comprehension
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
Computer Awareness Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), the structure of instructions
in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and backup devices.
Data Representation: Representation of characters, Integers, and Fractions, Binary and Hexadecimal
representations, Binary Arithmetic, Floating-point representation of numbers, Boolean algebra, Truth tables,
Venn diagrams.
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning This section will consist of logical situations and questions based on the facts given in the passage.

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NIMCET 2023 Reference Books

Candidates must study and practice questions from good reference books. Since there are 4 subjects in NIMCET 2023, candidates must refer to books for each subject - Mathematics, Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning, General English, and Computer Awareness.

The list of a few reference books for each subject is given below.

  • MCA Entrance Solved Papers by Amit.M.Agarwal
  • A Comprehensive Guide for MCA Entrance Examination by Dr. R.S Aggarwal & Deepak Aggarwal
  • MCA Entrances Solved Papers by Arihant Publications
  • Guide to MCA Entrance by Dr Sakti Pada Nanda
  • Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams by Soumya Ranjan Behera
  • Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant Experts
  • Analytical Reasoning Session by MK Pandey
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
  • High School English Grammar and Composition Book by Wren & Martin
  • Objective General English Arihant Latest Edition by S.P. Bakshi

Read More: NIMCET Books 2023

How to Prepare for NIMCET?

Mathematics contributes 200 marks out of 480 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 Previous Year Question Paper

Solving the previous year's question papers gives candidates a kind of live experience of the actual question paper. Also, it helps them to analyze the pattern of the paper and the areas in which the candidate is lacking.

Read More: NIMCET Previous Year Question Paper

NIMCET Mock Test

Start doing mock test questions as soon as the syllabus gets completed for NIMCET 2023. It will familiarise the candidates with the pattern of the exam.

NIMCET Coaching Institutes

Various coaching institutes are there for NIMCET in the country. Some of them are as follows.

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

NIMCET 2023 Answer Key

NIT will publish NIMCET 2023 provisional answer key on the official website, along with the question paper. Candidates can download the answer key and question paper and submit objections against the key on the official website. With the help of NIMCET 2023 answer key, candidates can check their answers and evaluate their scores in the qualifying exam.

The authority will provided the option for the candidates to submit their objections against the answer key in case they come across any wrong answers. To object to the answer key, they must pay the authority an amount. The authority will release the final answer key after the objections are resolved. Candidates can download the answer key by visiting the official website.

Steps to Download NIMCET 2023 Answer Key

The steps to download NIMCET 2023 answer key from the official website are listed below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of NIMCET.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Click Here to Login' link on the homepage.
  • Step 3: On the Candidate Login page, enter the user ID and password, and log in.
  • Step 4: Click on the answer key link and the screen will display the answer key.
  • Step 5: Download NIMCET 2023 Answer Key PDF.
  • Step 6: Follow the instructions and raise objections accordingly.

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NIMCET 2023 Result

NIMCET 2023 result and scorecard was released on Jun 26, 2023, after the examination for download on the official website. A candidate should compulsorily score more than zero in both the Mathematics section and overall, in order to qualify for the exam.

The marks that the candidate got in different subjects will be multiplied by weights to normalize 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 based on the weighted marks that the candidate got.

Steps to Download NIMCET 2023 Result

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

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official website of NIMCET 2023.
  • Step 2: Click on the link and you'll be directed to the "Result" link.
  • Step 3: Enter your credentials such as the admit card number and password to log into your account.
  • Step 4: The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Candidates can download the scorecard displayed on the screen and take a printout of it.
  • Step 6: This scorecard should be taken to counselling.

Read More: NIMCET Results 2023

NIMCET 2023 Cut Off

NIMCET 2023 cut off 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 cut-off depends.

Moreover, it also depends upon the category of the candidate and varies from one institute to another. The expected cut off for NIMCET 2023 exam for the open category candidates is listed below.

NIMCET 2023 Cut Off - Expected
Name of NIT Last Rank Range (For Open Category Candidates)
NIT Agartala 650 – 670
NIT Allahabad 200 – 220
NIT Bhopal 296 – 319
NIT Calicut 240 – 265
NIT Durgapur 456 – 470
NIT Jamshedpur 500 – 525
NIT Kurukshetra 520 – 545
NIT Raipur 630 – 649
NIT Surathkal 167 – 180
NIT Trichy 30 – 40
NIT Warangal 80 – 105

Read More: NIMCET 2023 Cut Off

NIMCET 2023 Participating Colleges

The table below shows all the participating institutes and the number of MCA seats for all the category candidates.

Participating Institutes for NIMCET 2023
University/ Institutes Seats
National Institute of Technology, Agartala 40
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 96
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal 115
National Institute of Technology, Calicut 48
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 40
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 115
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 76
National Institute of Technology, Raipur 118
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal 68
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) 115
National Institute of Technology, Warangal 58
Total Seats 889

NIMCET 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates are advised to keep the following pointers in mind while attempting the exam.

  • ID Proof: Candidates will have to produce an original ID proof with NIMCET 2023 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 2023 examination must carry NIMCET 2023 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.
  • Punctuality: No candidate will be allowed to enter NIMCET 2023 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 2023 credentials are verified by the centre officials.

NIMCET Contact Details

Candidates appearing for NIMCET 2023 can contact the following address of the conducting authority for further details/inquiries.

NIMCET Contact Details
Address National Institute of Technology Raipur, Raipur G. E. Road, Raipur – 492010, Chhattisgarh
Phone Number +91 73035 20035
Email ID [email protected]
Official Website


What is the duration of the MCA Course through NIMCET 2023?

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

When NIMCET 2023 result will be out?

NIMCET result was released on Jun 26, 2023.

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

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

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

No, the NIMCET 2023 exam was conducted in English only.

What will be the test pattern for NIMCET 2023 examination?

NIMCET 2023 examination will be an offline test conducted with only one question paper which comprises 120 multiple choice questions (MCQs) from different subjects i.e. Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English.


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