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 .


Indian Nationals securing  at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale in case of SC, ST) in
(i) BSc / BSc (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years full-time*;    OR
(ii) B E / B Tech or equivalent ;
     from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET-2017


  • Candidates who are appearing for final year/semester of BSc / BSc(Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum 3 years or BE/BTech in the academic year 2016-17 are also eligible to apply for NIMCET-2017. Such candidates shall have to furnish the proof (in the form of a certificateissued by the head of institution where the candidate has studied- refer Annexure IV forproforma) that he/she is appearing for the examinations during the academic year 2016-17 and can submit the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET-2018 preferably at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than 15th September, 2017, failing which their admissionis liable to be cancelled by the respective NITs. NIMCET-2017 will not reserve a seat to acandidate due to any reason claimed for not fulfilling the eligibility criteria including the delay in publishing the results by the concerned University/institute  OR.
  • 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.using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET-2017 for deciding eligibility.
  • 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. The aggregate of all the subjects in all the years computed using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET-2017 for deciding eligibility.


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: 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 / quadraticequations, 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 partialfraction, 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.

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, 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 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 11 participating NITs will be through a Online 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.

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