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NIMCET - Exam Pattern

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test

Form Date: 11 Mar - 16 Apr 2022 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 11 Mar - 16 Apr 2022

NIMCET 2021 Exam Pattern: Exam Dates, Question Paper Pattern

Updated On - August 07 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

NIMCET 2021 is an exam to get admission into any one of the 11 National Institute of Technology (NIT) of India.  NIMCET 2021 is conducted by National Institute of Technology (NITs).  It is a national level entrance exam. Candidates who want to perceive MCA (Masters in Computer Application) can give NIMCET 2021 test. 
Candidates should go through eligibility criteria before applying for NIMCET 2021. It is an online exam. This test is conducted once in a year. The candidates who are eligible for NIMCET 2021 can apply online through the official website The application form for NIMCET 2021 is released in the 4rth week of February 2021. NIMCET 2021 admit card can be downloaded from the official website. Around 805 seats are offered by 11 NITs. 
Depending on the rank achieved by the candidate, admission will be provided to them in various campuses of NIT situated in Kurukshetra, Jamshedpur, Surathkal, Raipur, Allahabad, Agartala, Bhopal, Durgapur, Calicut, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal etc.   

NIMCET 2021 Exam Pattern

NIMCET Exam pattern should be checked by the candidate before starting NIMCET 2021 preparation. 
Exam Date 
NIM common eligibility test will be conducted offline (pen and paper mode) in the “fourth week of May 2021”.
Number of questions
NIM CET 2021 test paper contains “120 multiple choice questions”.
Exam Duration
The candidate will be given “120 minutes” to complete the examination.
Language medium
NIMCET is conducted in “English Language”.
NIMCET Entrance test paper contains “four sections”- Analytical ability and Logical reasoning, Mathematics, General English and Computer Awareness.
Total Marks and Marking scheme
NIMCET 2021 is conducted for “480 marks” and each question carries 4 marks. 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Candidate can check the following table to know the Distribution of questions and marks carried by each section 
SubjectsNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning40160
General English2080
Computer Awareness1040
Total120 questions480 marks

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Form Start Date:

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