MCA Entrances

NIMCET is NIT MCA Common Entrance Test, a National Level Test conducted by NITs for admission in to their MCA programme. The admission to the MCA programme in to NITs at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal for the session 2017-18 is based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET-2017 only. Curriculum and Syllabi of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme offered by NITs are designed considering the needs of different Information Technology firms in India and abroad.

NIMCET 2017 will be conducted by NIT Durgapur on May 28 th 2017(10 am to 12 noon)

Activity Time & Date
Opening date for online Registration and Filling of Online Application form Monday 20th February, 2017
Last date for receipt of printout of electronically filled application form along with self-attested copy of Marks sheet of Class- 12 and Graduation certificate with payment receipt by speed post/ Registered post Friday, 31st March, 2017 [3P.M]
Availability of Admit card on NIT, Durgapur website Click here for download Monday 16th May 2017 onwards
Date and Time of Examination "Sunday, 28th May 2017
Time: 10 A.M to 12 Noon."
Date of Publication of Result (Tentative) On or before Tuesday, 6thJune 2017
Opening date of On-Line Choice filling "Friday 9th June, 2017
10 A.M onwards"
Closing date of On line Choice filling Wednesday, 14th June,2017
First Round Seat Allotment Saturday 17th June, 2017
First round of Remote reporting in person in any of the counseling centre i.e. participating NITs offering MCA Programme Friday 23rd June to Saturday 24th June, 2017, 10 A.M to 5 P.M.
Second round of Allotment/up gradation Friday, 30th June, 2017.
Second round of Remote reporting in person (fresh allotees and allotees whose seats are upgraded, but need to modify after their option) "Thursday 06th and Friday 07thJuly, 2017.
10 A.M to 5 P.M"
Third round of allotment/upgradation Tuesday 11th July, 2017
Third round of reporting in person at the allotted institute "Monday 17th to Tuesday 18thJuly 2017
Time 10 A.M to 5 P.M"
Surrendering the allotted seats in person through participating counseling centre by those who do not wish to join the allotted institute, but wish to participate against vacant seat, if any. "Monday 18th to Tuesday 19thJuly 2017
Time 10 A.M to 5 P.M"
Announcement of vacant seats Saturday 22nd July 2017
Fresh Choice Filling in person against vacant seat, if any, through any of the counseling centre "Sunday 23rdJuly to Monday 24th July, 2017 Time 10 A.M to 5 P.M"
Final round of allotment of vacant seat, if any Wednesday 26th July 2017
Final round of reporting in person at the allotted institute On or before Monday 31stJuly,2017

Eligibility Criteria to Appear For NIMCET-2017

lndian Nationals securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scales (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale in case of SC/ ST) in

(i) B.Sc / B.Sc (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years full-time with Mathematics/Statistics/Equivalent subject *as one of the subject from a recognized University.


(ii) B E /B Tech or equivalent from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET-20I7. Conversion of scored marks from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa is not permitted. (CCPA other than 10 point scale will be converted to 10 point scale based on Unitary method)

CGPA other than 10 point scale will be converted to 10 point scale based on unitary method.

Students who have completed/completing degree BSc / BSc(Hons)/BCA/ BIT of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided their programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.

The percentages of marks in qualifying degree are to be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in all the subjects studied in all the years including languages, optional and additional subjects studied, if any.

About NIMCET 2017 Test Paper:

No.of questions - 120 multiple choice questions (4 answer options)
Language of test paper - English
Duration – 2 hrs
Correct response – 4 marks
Incorrect response – 1 mark to be deducted
To be answered in blue/black ball point pen


  1. Mathematics - 50 questions
  2. Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning - 40 questions
  3. Computer Awareness - 10 questions
  4. General English - 20 questions


MATHEMATICS: (50questions)

Set Theory: Concept of sets – Union, Intersection, Cardinality, Elementary counting; permutations and combinations.

Probability and Statistics: Basic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, measures of central tendencies and dispersions.

Algebra: Fundamental operations in algebra, expansions, factorization, simultaneous linear /quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, determinants and matrices.

Coordinate Geometry: Rectangular Cartesian coordinates, distance formulae, equation of a line, and intersection of lines, pair of straight lines, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.

Calculus: Limit of functions, continuous function, differentiation of function, tangents and normals, simple examples of maxima and minima. Integration of functions by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction, definite integrals, applications of definite integrals to areas.

Vectors: Position vector, addition and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics.

Trigonometry: Simple identities, trigonometric equations properties of triangles, solution of triangles, heights and distances, general solutions of trigonometric equations.

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning: (40 questions)

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

Computer Awareness: (10 questions)

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and back-up devices.

Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, binary arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams.

General English: (20 questions)

Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidate’s general understanding of the English language. There will be questions on the following topics:

Comprehension, vocabulary, 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.

Qualifying Criteria for Allotment of Rank: A Candidate securing zero or negative marks either in Mathematics or Total Marks in NIMCET-2017 test will be disqualified.

Based on the marks obtained by a qualified candidate in NIMCET-2017 test, a rank will be allotted by adopting the following criteria.

  • The marks obtained in Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, English, will be multiplied by a factor of 3, 1½ , 2 and 1 respectively. Thus maximum weighted marks will be 1000.
  • Ranking will be based on total weighted marks obtained by a candidate. In case of a tie, 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 the tie is not resolved by the above criteria, then it will be resolved by age i.e., in favour of elder candidate.
  • Admission through NIMCET-2017:

    Candidates satisfying eligibility and qualifying criteria will be given Rank in NIMCET-2017 rank list. Eligible candidates need to login and fill the choices of participating institutes in their order of preference in the given time frame. They can also modify their choices (or) reorder them any number of times before locking. It will not be possible to access their choices after locking.

    Candidates will be offered seats based on their choices in the order of NIMCET-2017 rank in three rounds of allotment. Candidates who are allotted a seat must report to any one of the participating institute on the dates specified in each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds. Reporting at any institute other than the allotted institute is called Remote Reporting. Remote reporting is permitted in first and second rounds of allotment only. During this reporting, all the candidates have to get their original academic documents, proof of Date of Birth, caste and relevant certificates verified and submit payment receipt of the initial fee Rs. 10,000/- paid through NIMCET 2017 website only and give their option in the option form. They will also be issued a provisional admission letter.

    After the third round of allotment, candidates are required to be physically present at the latest allotted institute for admission in the specified time period and attend the classes.

    Web Enabled On-Line Application Form

    Eligible candidates are required to fill-in web enabled on-line application form. They are also required to take hard copy (a print out) of the generated application form, enclose all relevant documents and send it by speed post / registered post to the following address along with copies of mark-sheets and pass-certificates of SSC/10th Class and Bachelor’s degree along with payment receipt of processing fee (Rs.2000/- for open / OBC category and Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST category.

    The Secretary, NIMCET-2017,

    National Institute of Technology- Durgapur

    Mahatma Gandhi Avenue

    Durgapur - 713209

    Test Centres:

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

    T.I.M.E. offers a comprehensive course which will prepare you for NIMCET and other National MCA Entrance Exams in a thorough, rigorous and professional manner. The course has the following modules/highlights.


    220 - 240 hours of class room teaching

    Basics / concepts of each topic covered in detail, before working out the exercise.

    Chapter wise tests , after the basics and exercise have been completed.

    Regular Doubt-clearing sessions with personal attention

    Experienced and dedicated team of faculty members, who have been acknowledged as the best by students.

    Course Material:

    Comprehensive study material, both for class room coaching and take home packages(for practice at home)

    Study Material Booklets covering all test areas

    100 Individual Practice Exercises and Test papers for ample practice

    Mock Tests:

    15 Mock Tests on the pattern of various MCA Entrance Exams ( Including 5 All India Mock NIMCETs - offered only by T.I.M.E.)

    All India comparative performance for all 5 Mock NIMCETs - Toppers list, Question-wise analysis, Section-wise analysis - Number of Right & Wrong and Net Score.

    Other Special features:

    Complete information about MCA entrance exams

    Web based support - Access only to T.I.M.E. Students.

    Special session on Test Taking Strategies for NIMCET and other MCA Entrance Exams.

    Counseling on selecting the best MCA institute

    Well stocked reference library

    This course is offered at the following places:

    Ajmer Ambala Bhilai Bhopal
    Cochin Coimbatore Erode Faridabad
    Ghaziabad Greater Noida Guntur Hisar
    Hyderabad Jaipur Jammu Jodhpur
    Kannur Kollam Kota Kottayam
    Kozhikode Madurai Mangalore Muvattupuzha
    Ongole Panjim Pondicherry Raipur
    Salem Solapur Surat Tirunelveli
    Trichur Trichy Trivandrum Udupi
    Vellore Vijayawada Virudhunagar Vizag

    Click Here for NIMCET 2017 Brochure

    Click Here for Seat Matrix