NIMCET 2020: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria


NIMCET 2020 Application Form will be started from March 2020. NIMCET is also known as National Institute of Technology Master of Computer Applications Common Entrance Test. National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are autonomous institutes and are funded by the Central Government. Also called Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The NIMCET is NIT MCA Common Entrance Test, a National Level Test conducted by NITs for admission into their MCA programme. Furthermore, the admission to the MCA programme into NITs for the session 2020-21 is based on the NIMCET 2020 Rank only. The NITs are at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal. While Candidates are not required to apply separately to any NIT MCA programme admission.

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NIMCET 2020 exam will be conducted by National Institute of Technology (NIT’s) on a rotational basis. Last year NIM CET was conducted by National Institute Of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. The NIT institutes are yet to announce the examination conducting body. And last year test was conducted on 26 May 2019,(Sunday) 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon.

NIMCET 2020 Exam Date


The official dates has been provided by authority. Exam dates are given below:

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Events Dates (Announced)
Notification Released 27 February 2020
Application Form Available 02 March 2020
Application Form last date 07 April 2020
Admit Card Download 13 May 2020
Exam Date 26 May 2020
Answer Key 27 May 2020
Declaration of result 07 June 2020
Seat Allotment to Candidates 09 – 13 June 2020
Counselling 21 – 22 June 2020

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2020

The NIMCET 2020 is also known as NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2020. And the candidates must read the instructions given on website and information bulletin. As an application for NITs MCA entrance test not complying with instructions may get rejected. Also, Applicants are advised to read the eligibility documents carefully.

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How to fill the NIMCET 2020 Application Form for NIT MCA Admissions?

The Steps for filling the NIT MCA Common Entrance Test is given below.

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  1. Firstly, the candidates must register on the NIMCET 2020 official website with login, password. And then fill all the Online Form details asked.
  2. And candidates should pay the application processing fees before submitting the online application form at official website. Please note that this fee is non-refundable and must be paid through the NIMCET 2020 website only.
  3. The candidates will get a unique application number after successful submission of application form. Furthermore, the candidates are advised to quote this unique application number for all future correspondences.
  4. Finally, Applicants must send the generated application form with fees e-receipt.  The application should reach on or before 31 March 2020. Also, ensure all the required documents are enclosed as specified in check-list.

Note: Send all relevant documents via Speed Post/Registered Post on or before 31 March 2020.

Application Fees

The application or registration fees for NIMCET 2020 is as follows.

Category of Candidate Fees
General OPEN/OBC Rs. 2,200/-
SC/ST Rs. 1,100/-

NIMCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2020 is listed here.

  • The candidate should Indian national with minimum three years full-time B.Sc / B.Sc (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years full-time degree from a recognized University with Mathematics/Statistics/Equivalent subject as one of the subjects.
  • The General candidates required 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scales. Whereas, SC/ ST candidates required 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale.
  • Furthermore, Candidates are not allowed to convert the scored marks from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa. Also, the Unitary method will be used to convert CCPA other than 10 point scale.

Admission through NIMCET-2020

The aspirants should follow the NIMCET 2020 information brochure to see the criteria of rank allotment. As the candidates will be called for counselling according to the rank obtained in the NIT MCA Common Entrance Test.

Qualifying Criteria for Allotment of Rank
Qualifying Criteria for Allotment of Rank

NIMCET 2020 Exam Centers

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

Participating NITs

Name of Institute Address
National Institute of Technology  (Nit Agartala) Jirania, Agartala-799046, West Tripura
National Institute of Technology, Calicut  (NIT Calicut) NIT Campus P.O.- Calicut, Kerala-673601
 National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK Surathkal) Surathkal P.O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore – 575025 (Karnataka)
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur  (NIT Durgapur) Durgapur, West Bengal PIN- 713209
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT Bhopal ) Bhopal – 462051 (MP)
National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur (NIT Jamshedpur) Jamshedpur – 831014
National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) Tiruchirappalli – 620015 (Tamilnadu)
 National Institute of Technology, Warangal  (NIT Warangal) Warangal – 506004, Telangana, India
National Institute of Technology, Raipur (NIT Raipur) G.E. Road, Raipur -492010
National Institute of Technology (NIT Kurukshetra) Kurukshetra-136119
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology  (MNNIT Allahabad) Allahabad – 211004

MCA Seats In Participating Institutes

NITs MCA Seats
NITs MCA Seats

NIMCET 2020 Test Syllabus

The syllabus for NIMCET examination is given below.

  1. Mathematics:
NIMCET Mathematics Syllabus
NIMCET Mathematics Syllabus

b. Computer Awareness

NIMCET Computer Awareness
NIMCET Computer Awareness

c. Analytic Ability and Logical Reasoning: (40 questions)
The logical situation and questions based on the facts will be asked this section.

d. General English: (20 questions)

The general understanding of the English language of the candidates will be tested here. And the questions will be on the following topics:

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

NIMCET 2020 Exam pattern

  • NIMCET 2020 is an offline based test.
  • NIMCET 2020 has a weighted of 4 marks of each question and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer and no deduction for the unattempted question.
  • Subject wise pattern is given below:
Subjects Number of Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 50 50*4 = 200
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 40 40*4 = 160
Computer Awareness 10 10*4 = 40
General English 20 20*4 = 80
Total 120           480

Reference Books for NIMCET 2020

Name of the Book Author
A Comprehensive Guide for M.C.A. Entrance Examination R.S. Agarwal & Deepak Agarwal
A Concise English Grammar A Concise English Grammar
A Modern Approach to Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
A Text Book on Calculus S. K. Goyal
Advance General English H. S. Bhatia
All about Reasoning (Verbal) Anjani A Gupta
Arihant MCA Entrance Test Amit M. Agarwal
Arithmetic for Competitive Examinations Jain & Sharma
Barron’s Military Flight Aptitude Tests Terry L. Duran
Common Errors in English Abul Hashem
English Reading Comprehension Anjani A Gupta
Excel With Objective Book for NIMCET J.B Dixit, Ruchi Sharma and Ashish Mangal
General English Abul Hashem
Logical and Analytical Reasoning A. K. Gupta
Mathematics R.S.Agarwal
MCA Entrance Test (Self Study Guide) Amit M. Agarwal
Mental Ability Tests Dr.Lal & Jain
Test of English Language RPH Editorial Board
Non Verbal Reasoning B. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
Numerical Ability & Mathematical Aptitude Dr. A.B. Ra
Objective General English Anjani A Gupta
Objective Mathematics M. L. Khanna
Quantitative Aptitude Rita Mishra
The Aptitude Test Workbook Jim Barrett

Rank Card

The candidates can download their rank card or scorecard from the official website. As no rank card will be sent to candidates. Candidates can download the admit card from 14 May 2020.


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