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NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2020

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NIMCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,500
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Institute Of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK S)
  • Courses:MCA
  • Streams:Computer Application

NIMCET 2020(Postponed): Application Form(Closed), Exam Pattern

Updated On - August 25 2020 by Akriti Maurya

NIMCET 2020 exam date has been postponed. New date is yet to be announced. It is also known as the NIT MCA Common Entrance Test will be conducted by the National Institutes of Technology (NITs). This exam is conducted once every year at the National Level in online computer based mode this year. Candidates have to apply online, who interested in course and fulfill elgibility criteria till 11 June 2020. NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2020 will be organised to provide admission to the eligible candidates into the Masters in Computer Application (MCA) Programme. The candidates need to read the complete article to know all about the NIMCET 2020 Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card, etc.

Latest Updates

  • NIMCET 2020 Application window had been closed on 11 June 2020.
  • Due to continuing adverse conditions of the pandemic COVID-19, the date of NIMCET 2020 is postponed till further notice. The date of exam and detailed program will be declared shortly. Please keep visiting the website.

NIMCET 2020 Important Dates

Candidate can check here all the important NIMCET 2020 dates for the application form in the given table below:

Reopening Online Registration02 June 2020
Last date to fill out the Application Form11 June 2020
NIMCET 2020 Admit Card release date20 July 2020
Last date to download NIMCET 2020 Admit Card07 August 2020
NIMCET 2020 Exam Date09 August 2020
NIMCET 2020 Result Declaration
23 August 2020
Choice Filling Starts on

25 – 29 August 2020
First Round of Allotment01 September 2020
First round of Remote reporting in person 02 – 04 September 2020
Second Round of Allotment and Upgradation09 September 2020
Second round of Remote reporting in person11 – 12 September 2020
Third round of Allotment and Upgradation18 September 2020

NIMCET 2020 Admit Card

NIMCET 2020 Admit Card will be issued on the official website of the authorised body after the successful submission of the Application Form. The details for the same can be checked below in the points:

  • Sucessfully registered candidates can download admit card.
  • The candidates will be able to download the admit card/Hall ticket from the official website.
  • Each one will be required to produce the admit card to the exam hall/Counselling Centre/Remote Reporting Centre and the Participating Institute at the time of admission.
  • Along with the admit card also, applicants will need to carry identity proof for verification purposes.
  • The authority will NOT send the admit card to an individual candidate.

NIMCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates should check the complete NIMCET 2020 Exam Pattern given below before starting their preparation:

  • Mode of Examination: The Exam will be conducted through offline (Pen and Paper) mode.
  • Number of Questions: Total of 120 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Type of Questions: There will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQs) in the question paper.
  • Time Duration: The time duration allotted for the exam will be 120 minutes (two hours).
  • Language Medium: Question paper will be available in the English language.
  • Sections: The question paper will be divided into four sections – Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, General English and Computer Awareness.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of a total of 480 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted as a penalty for each incorrect answer.

NIMCET 2020 Syllabus

NIMCET 2020 Syllabus for the entrance exam is as follows:

  • Set Theory: Concept of sets – Union, Intersection, Cardinality, Elementary counting; permutations and combinations
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
Computer Awareness
  • Computer Basics
  • Data Representation
General English
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Basic English Grammar
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning

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

NIMCET 2020 Application Form

The candidates can fill the NIMCET 2020 application form from 02 June 2020. The applicants can check the details for the same below in the points:
  • Candidates can fill the application form through online mode only.
  • NIMCET application form will be available on the official website NITs.
  • The Last date to fill the application form online is till the 11 June 2020(05:PM).
  • The application process will consist of various steps – Registration, filling the application form, uploading the documents and application fee payment.
  • Candidates must fill the application form correctly as there is no provision of correcting the mistakes after the final submission of the application form.

NIMCET 2020 Application Fee

After filling all the details in the NIMCET registration form, candidates have to pay the application fee which varies as per the category of students.

NIMCET 2020 Application Fee
CategoryFee (Rs)
UR/OBC candidatesRs 2500
ST/SC candidatesRs 1250
Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee through online mode only by using Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking. Check the Application Fee to be paid for various categories given below:

NIMCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the NIMCET 2020 eligibility given below before applying for the exam:

  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
Age Criteria
  • There is no upper or lower age limit for applying for the NIMCET 2020.
Educational Qualifications
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate must possess B.Sc. (Hons)/ B.Sc./BIT/BCA/B.Tech/B.E of a minimum of three years from a recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying Subjects: Candidate must have passed the qualifying exam with one of the subjects of Mathematics or Statistics.
  • Qualifying Marks: He/she must have obtained a minimum aggregate of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA in the qualifying exam. 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA for SC/ST candidates.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the last year of their qualifying exam can also apply provided they have to present their passing certificate at the time of admission.

NIMCET 2020 Result

The NIMCET 2020 Result will be declared on the website tentatively on or before 08 June 2020. The candidates will be able to download the scorecard from there. The board will not send the Result/Scorecard individually. The candidates can check the details for the same below:

  • The marks obtained in Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, English will be multiplied by a factor of 3, 1.5, 2 and 1 respectively. Thus maximum weighted marks will be 1000.
  • Based on total weighted marks obtained by a candidate ranking will be done.

Method of Resolving Ties

The authority will resolve the ties between the candidates scoring the same marks by the following criteria:

  • It will be resolved based on weighted marks in Mathematics, then on weighted marks in Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning and then on weighted marks in Computer Awareness.
  • If it will not be resolved on the above basis then based on the age, ties will be resolved. 
  • The senior candidate will be given priority than the younger ones.

NIMCET 2020 Counselling

After the result will be declared the qualified candidates will be called for the NIMCET 2020 Counselling for the admission. NIMCET 2020 counselling is supposed to be commenced from 12 June 2020. Allotted candidates not reporting will forfeit their seat allotment automatically and will not be considered for subsequent rounds of seat allotment. The dates for the same are available on the official website. 

Documents to be carried for NIMCET counselling 2020
  • Marks sheets of class 10 and 12
  • Pass certificate of class 10 and 12
  • NIMCET 2020 Rank Card
  • Adress proof
  • Medical Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income certificates (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs

Participating Institutes 

The following are the institutes which provide the admission for Masters in Computer Application (MCA) Programme.

  1. National Institute of Technology, Jirania, Agartala
  2. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  3. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  4. National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala
  5. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
  6. National Institute of Technology,
  7. National Institute of Technology, Raipur
  8. National Institute of Technology, Mangalore
  9. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  10. National Institute of Technology, Warangal

NIMCET 2020 Exam Centres

The test centres for the NIMCET 2020 are as follows:

  • Agartala
  • Raipur
  • Allahabad
  • Rourkela
  • Bhopal 
  • Silchar
  • Calicut
  • Srinagar
  • Hamirpur
  • Surat
  • Hyderabad
  • Surathkal
  • Jaipur
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Jalandhar
  • Warangal 
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kolkata
  • Kurukshetra
  • Patna
  • Delhi

NIMCET 2020 Highlights

The NIMCET 2020 highlights can be checked below:

Exam NameNIMCET 2020
Full NameNIT MCA Common Entrance Test
Conducting BodyNational Institute of Technology
Exam LevelNational Level
Frequency of ExamOnce
Exam ModeOffline
NIMCET Official Website

About NIT

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test is conducted by the National Institutes of Technology (NITs). This exam is conducted annually at the National Level. NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2020 will be organised to provide admission to the eligible candidates into the Masters in Computer Application (MCA) Programme.

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NIMCET Important Dates

NIMCET 2020 Form Date06 Mar - 21 Apr 2020

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

2Analytical and Logical Ability404160
3Computer Awareness10440

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Form Start Date:

06 Mar 2020

Form End Date:

21 Apr 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 21 Apr 2020
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