NIMCET (National Institute of Technology Master of Computer Applications Common Entrance Test) 2018

Last Updated - March 01 2018

NIMCET 2018 will allow aspirants to gain admission into 11 participating NITs, namely Warangal, Tiruchirapalli, Surathkal, Raipur, Kurukshetra, Jamshedpur, Durgapur, Calicut, Bhopal, Allahabad, Agartala.

  • The exam is for aspirants want admission into Master of Computer Application (MCA) courses NITs in India. NIMCET 2018 is likely to be held in May 2018.
  • NIMCET 2018 Application Form will be available form the 1st week of March 2018.
  • The exam will consist of 120 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The paper will consist of four sections, namely Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English.
  • NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) 2018 is a national level entrance exam organizeed by National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Agartala once a year.
  • The exam will be organizeed via pen and paper method in English over a period of two and a half hours in the month of May 2018.
  • Three rounds of allocation for the seats will be alloted by NITs. In case of any vacant seats, releasement will be made.
Date of ExamFourth week, May 2018
Organizing BodyNIT, Agartala
Method of ExamOffline
Period of Exam2 and ½ hours (150 minutes)
Medium of ExamEnglish
Type and Number of Questions120 MCQs
Sections4 sections - Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English
Courses ProvideedMCA
Number of SeatsVary each year (815 for NIMCET 2017)
First round of seat allocationFourth week, June 2018
Second round of seat allocationFourth week, June 2018
Third round of seat allocationFirst week, July 2018
Vacant seat releasementSecond week, July 2018

Important Dates of NIMCET 2018

Official releasement of the exam is likely to be made during the 1st week of March 2018 and during the same time, online registration will probably commence.

EventDate
Official Releasement of ExamFirst week of March 2018
Commencement of Online RegistrationFirst week of March 2018
Last date of receipt of print out of online application form and payment receipt, with self-attested photocopies of 12th mark sheet and graduation certificateSecond week of April 2018
Availability of Hall TicketThird week of May 2018
Exam DateFourth week of May 2018
ResultFirst week of June 2018
Commencement of online choice fillingSecond week of June 2018
End of online choice fillingThird week of June 2018

Eligibility for NIMCET 2018

Aspirants who have pursued Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) or B.Sc (Hons), or Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) or Bachelor of Technology (BIT) for minimum 3 years from a recognised University are applicable for the exam. Also, aspirants with B.E, B.Tech or some equivalent degree from a recognised University qualify for giving the exam.

Furthermore, aspirants who have done B.Sc, B.Sc (Hons), BCA or BIT for 3 years from Open Universities also qualify for giving the exam, if the course is approved by UGC, AICTE and Distance Education Council of Government of India. Aspirants appearing for qualifying exam are also applicable for giving entrance exam.

  • No limit on the number of attempts has been specified
  • Aspirants belonging to SC or ST need to have an at least of 55% aggregate or 6.0/10 CGPA.
  • Indian National aspirants need to have an at least of 60% as aggregate or 6.5/10 CGPA.
  • There is no specific age limit for appearing in NIMCET 2018

Application Form of NIMCET 2018

Aspirants will have to fill the application form online only on the official website of NIMCET. Following the steps that required to be followed by aspirants for successful submission of their application: Online application form is likely to be available on the website from 1st week of March 2018.

  • Documents should be sent by Speed Post or Registered Post
  • Print application form
  • Login with username and password
  • Upload scanned images of colour photograph and signature in need pattern
  • Send application form print out, along with other need documents, to ‘The Secretary, NIMCET-2018, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Barjala, Jirania-799046, Tripura’
  • Complete application form consisting of unique application number will be generated, subsequent to successful completion of application form
  • Go to official website of NIMCET 2018
  • Use ‘sign up’ tab to create a new user account via individual information, including email ID, mobile number, username and password.
  • Pay necessary application fees via online mode
  • Completely, cautiously and correctly fill all details in ‘NIMCET Application form 2018’ that will entail information regarding educational qualifications, address, selecting three preferred examination centres etc.

Application Fee

Application fees will have to be submitted by aspirants only via online mode. Application procedures fee will payable only through SBI-I collect and NIMCET 2018. The fee will be non-refundable. It will have to be paid just prior to final submission of online application form at the official website of NIMCET 2018.

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC/UnreservedINR 2000
SC/ST/ReservedINR 1000

Hall Ticket of NIMCET 2018

NIMCET 2018 Admit card is of crucial significance because it is the proof of identity for participants. It is advised that hall ticket is downloaded by aspirants immediately after they are available online to ensure that details mentioned in hall ticket are correct.

In case of any discrepancies in hall ticket, aspirants must immediately get in touch with the need officials. The following information is mentioned in the hall ticket:

  • Registration number
  • Roll number
  • Aspirant’s father and mother name
  • Address of examination centre
  • Signature of aspirant
  • Aspirant’s date of birth
  • Date of examination
  • Name of aspirant,
  • Scanned photograph
  • Timing of examination and

These details are extremely vital both for aspirant and invigilator. No aspirant will be permitted to enter the examination centre without hall ticket and aspirant will not be allowed to give the exam. Admit card must be carried by all aspirants during the exam.

How to Download Hall Ticket?

Admit card will be available on official website of NIMCET 2018, starting probably from 3rd week of May 2018. Admit card will have to be downloaded online by aspirants from official website only. Admit card will have to be downloaded by aspirants themselves since authority will no longer be sending hall tickets to aspirants.

  • Take a print out if all details are correct
  • Download hall ticket and check for any discrepancies
  • Login using username and password
  • Go on the official website of NIMCET 2018

Exam Center

The number of centres varies each year depending upon the organizing body. The examination is usually organizeed at different cities across India. Each selected city has multiple centres. Final examination venue for each aspirant is fixed by the organizing authority. Each aspirant is given an option to select three preferred examination locations.


Exam Format of NIMCET 2018

NIMCET 2018 will be organizeed over a period of two and a half hours. It will be an objective type question paper, where each aspirant will need to response 120 MCQs.

  • A maximum of 40 marks can be acquired in Computer Awareness section, while General English section can be given a maximum of 80 marks.
  • Computer Awareness section will contain 10 questions, General English section will entail 20 questions, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning section will have 40 questions, while the remaining 50 questions will be in Mathematics section.
  • The examination will judge aspirants on 4 sections, namely Computer Awareness, General English, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning and Mathematics.
  • The examination will be organizeed offline, which means that aspirants will have to the response using a pen on the given response sheet.
  • In Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning section, the aspirant can earn a maximum of 160 marks and Mathematics section can fetch 200 marks. In total, a maximum of 480 marks can be honoured to any aspirant.
  • The examination will be organizeed only in English medium. Each accurate response will earn 4 marks, while 1 mark will be deducted for each inaccurate response.
Method of ExaminationOffline
Number of Questions120 MCQs
Maximum Marks480
Period of Exam2 and ½ hours (150 minutes)
Sections in Paper4 sections - Computer Awareness, General English, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning and Mathematics

Syllabus of NIMCET 2018

There are basically for sections in NIMCET question paper. Syllabus for each subject is given below:

Computer Awareness Section

  • Data Representation - Representation Of Characters, Binary And Hexadecimal Representations and Integers and Fractions
  • Binary Arithmetic - Addition, Subtraction, Venn Diagrams, Multiplication, Division, Boolean Algebra, Simple Arithmetic And Two’s Complement Arithmetic, Floating Point Representation Of Numbers and Truth Tables
  • Basics of Computer - Organization of a Computer, Central Procedures Unit (CPU), Input / Output Devices, Computer Memory, Structure of instructions in CPU and Back-Up Devices

General English Section

Aspirants will be tested for their understanding of general concepts of the English language. Following topics will be covered in this section

  • Vocabulary
  • Basic English Grammar (using accurate forms of verbs, prepositions and articles)
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word Power
  • Meaning of Words and Phrases
  • technical Writing
  • Comprehension

Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning Section

Aspirants will need to response questions based on the details given in the passage. Aspirants will also be tested for their aptitude in logical situations.

Mathematics Section

  • Vectors
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Set Theory
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Calculus

Preparation Books for NIMCET 2018

Listed below are few books for aspirants preparing for NIMCET 2018:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
An Extensive Guide for M.C.A. Entrance ExaminationR.S. Agarwal & Deepak Agarwal
A Concise English GrammarRPH Editorial Board
A Modern Approach to Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
A Text Book on CalculusS. K. Goyal
Advance General EnglishH. S. Bhatia
All about Reasoning (Verbal)Anjani A Gupta
Arihant MCA Entrance TestAmit M. Agarwal
Arithmetic for Competitive ExaminationsJain & Sharma
Barron’s Military Flight Aptitude TestsTerry L. Duran
Common Mistakes in EnglishAbul Hashem
English Reading ComprehensionAnjani A Gupta
Excel With Objective Book for NIMCETJ.B Dixit, Ruchi Sharma and Ashish Mangal
General EnglishAbul Hashem
Logical and Analytical ReasoningA. K. Gupta
MathematicsR.S.Agarwal
MCA Entrance Test (Self Study Guide)Amit M. Agarwal
Mental Ability TestsDr.Lal & Jain
Test of English LanguageRPH Editorial Board
Non-Verbal ReasoningB. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
Numerical Ability & Mathematical AptitudeDr. A.B. Ra
Objective General EnglishAnjani A Gupta
Objective MathematicsM. L. Khanna
Quantitative AptitudeRita Mishra
The Aptitude Test WorkbookJim Barrett

Result of NIMCET 2018

NIMCET 2018 Result is likely to be announced during the 1st week of June 2018. The result will be published on the official website of NIMCET 2018. The result will be announced in the form of personal scorecard of each aspirant.

How to Download Scorecard?

  • View/download scorecard
  • Print scorecard
  • Go to the official website of NIMCET 2018
  • Login using username and password

Based on the marks obtained by all aspirants in the entrance exam, a merit/rank list will be prepared by the related authorities. A few days subsequent to successfully organizing NIMCET 2018, its response key will be published by NIT. It will allow aspirants wo verify their responses.

Cut off

Cutoff marks are the at least marks need by an aspirant for securing admission into MCA courses across participating NITs in India. Cutoff marks vary each year’s depending on different factors like-

  • Section-wise cutoff might also be announced
  • The total number of aspirants appearing for examination
  • Complexity level of examination paper
  • Number of aspirants who have passed examination
  • Total number of seats available

Counseling of NIMCET 2018

Counseling procedure for NIMCET 2018 is likely to commence in 2nd week of June 2018, subsequent to the declaration of results. The procedure will be undertaken by NIT.

Steps in Counseling Procedure:

  • Counseling session schedule will be published by NITs after the declaration of result
  • Participants then required to opt for their choices of institutions online by login into their account using username and password
  • Aspirants will need to carry all the original documents pertaining to their educational qualifications and identification
  • Depending upon their ranks, aspirants will be applicable to be part of NIMCET 2018’s counseling sessions provideed by NITS for admission into MCA course
  • Counseling session will have to be individually attended by aspirants
  • Each aspirant will need to pay a fee of Rs. 10000 for participating in counseling procedure
  • Each aspirant will be allotted a rank as per the marks obtained in the examination


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