National Institutes of Technology ,Trichy (NITT) is a premier Technical Institution of National repute with Deemed University status and fully funded by Govt. of India. The Curricula and Syllabi of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) course offered by NITT is designed considering the need of different Software Houses in India and abroad and has a high job potential in IT Sector in India and abroad. The NIMCET is a National Level Entrance Test conducted by NITs for admission to the MCA course offered by NITs. The admission to MCA programme in NITT, offered MCA Course,is based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET .

Candidates, with 60% marks (6.5/10 CGPA) in Bachelor’s degree of Full Time 3 years duration from a recognized University with Mathematics / Statistics / Business Maths. as one of the subjects in any one semester/year, both in graduation and at 10+2 level are eligible. For SC/ST candidates the percentage of marks required is 55%(6.0/10 CGPA). Those candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examinations are also eligible to appear for the test. However, they will have to furnish proof of having passed in the qualifying examination, with 60% marks, at the time of counselling / admission. Indian Nationals only are eligible to appear for the NIMCET

The NIMCET examination will be for a duration of two and a half hours and consists of 120 multiple choice questions with four choices for each question. Each correctly answered question carries FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question invites NEGATIVE ONE mark. The candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheets supplied at the time of examination. Candidates have to bring their own HB pencil, eraser and ball point pen. Calculators, mobile phones or any other materials will not be allowed in the examination hall.

The question paper will contain 120 multiple choice questions covering the following topics:

Mathematics | 50 questions |

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning | 40 questions |

Computer Awareness | 10 questions |

General English | 20 questions |

**MATHEMATICS :( 50 questions)**

Set Theory: Concepts 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, equations of a line, intersection of lines, pair of straight lines, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. Calculus: Limit of functions, Continuous functions, Differentiation of functions, tangents and normals, simple examples of maxima and minima. Integration of function 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 reasoning and quantitative aptitude. Some of the questions will be on comprehension of a 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, 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 candidates’ 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, Meanings of words and phrases, Technical writing.

NIMCET application is a comprehensive application form for the Entrance Examination and for admission to MCA at any of the NITs offering MCA programme. Candidates need not apply to each NITs separately for admission. The admission to MCA programme in all the 9 participating NITs will be through a Single Window Centralized Counseling/Seat Allotment at respective NITs based on NIMCET Rank as well as their choices mentioned in the Application Form, tentatively in JUNE/JULY . Exact details in this regard will be intimated in due course to all eligible candidates for Counseling. Please note that there is no inter NIT transfer of candidates after being admitted into any of the NITs. Candidates once allotted a seat in any particular NIT will have to take admission at that NIT ONLY. The general eligibility to write NIMCET is the same for all NITs. Admission criteria and fees structure may differ in some NITs.

No separate Score Card will be sent to the candidates. The list of candidates called for Counseling/Seat Allotment based on NIMCET rank will be published in the websites of all the participating NITs offering MCA Programme.

Email: nimcet14@nitt.edu

1. Dr.N.Anantharaman - Chairperson

2. Dr.P.Palanisamy - Member

3. Dr.T.Sivasankar - Member

Dr.N.Anantharaman - Chairperson

Office of Dean Academic

National Institute of Technology,

Tiruchirappalli - 620015

Contact email: pg@nitt.edu

Telephone: +91-431-2503312, 2503131, 2503014