NIMCET 2019 Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility, Results, Counselling

Scholarship Examination in India

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) is a national-level test for admission to MCA program in the NITs. NIMCET 2019 will be administered by NIT Surathkal. The exam is scheduled for May 27 in offline mode. A total of805 seats are offered in 11 NITs.

Registration for NIMCET 2019 will begin from first week of March 2019. Candidates must have at least 60% aggregate (55% for SC/ST) in their Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics or Statistics as a subject to stand eligible. Nearly 25,000 candidates register for the test each year. Successfully registered candidates can download NIMCET Admit Card 2019 between May 14- 25, 2019.

  • NIMCET 2019 will have 120 objective-type questions of 4 marks each. The duration of the test is 2 hours.
  • The paper has 4 sections-  Mathematics (50 questions), Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning (40 questions), Computer Awareness(10 questions),General English(20 questions).
  • NIMCET 2019 Result will be declared on or before June 06. Candidates will be ranked based on their NIMCET Score and subsequently invited for counselling procedure.

Highlights of NIMCET 2019

Exam NameNIT MCA Common Entrance Test
Conducting BodyNational Institute Of Technology, Surathkal
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ExamPaper Pen
Duration of Exam120 minutes
Type and Number of Questions120 MCQs
Courses OfferedMCA
Number of Seats805
Participating NITs11
NIMCET Helpline 0824-2473252 |

NIMCET 2019 Dates

Official notification announcing the timeline to be followed by NIMCET 2019 was released on February 27. The table below enlists all the important dates related to the exam:

Release of NIMCET 2019 Offical NotificationFebruary 27, 2019
Commencement of Online RegistrationMarch 01, 2019
Last date to ApplyApril 7, 2019 (till 5 P.M)
Availability of NIMCET Admit CardMay 14- 25, 2019
NIMCET 2019 Exam DateMay 27, 2019 (10 A.M.- 12 Noon)
Declaration of ResultJune 06, 2019 (Tentative)
Commencement of online choice fillingJune 10, 2019
End of online choice fillingJune 14, 2019
NIMCET 2019 Seat AllotmentJune 16- July 25, 2019

NIMCET 2019 Eligibility


  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit:

  • There is no stated age limit to be eligible for the exam

Academic Qualification:

  • Candidates must have studied B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT/ B.E/ B.Tech of minimum three years full-time from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects.
  • They must have minimum 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).
  • Candidates in the final year of qualifying exam are also eligible. They must present the passing certificate before September 15, 2019.

Number of Attempts:

  • There is no limit on the number of times a candidate appears for NIMCET.

How to fill NIMCET 2019 Application Form?

Last Date to Apply- April 7, 2019

The step-wise process to apply for the exam  is given below:

Step 1- Registration

  1. Visit the official website of NIMCET
  2. Register using Name, Email ID, Phone Number and Security Question
  3. A confirmation mail will be sent to the registered email ID
  4. Click on “confirm my account” on the email received.
  5. Reset the password

Step 2- Filling the Application Form

  1. Login using Email ID and Password
  2. Click on Application Form.
  3. Fill in the following information asked:
    • Personal Details
    • Academic Details
    • Marks Information
    • Test Center Choice (Top 3 preference)
  4. Click on “Submit”
  5. Review all the information provided. If any changes are required, go back and make the changes else click on “Submit”

Step 3- Uploading the Documents

  • Upload the duly attested scanned images of the following documents in the stated specifications:
DocumentFile SizeFile Format
Photograph of the Candidate50kb – 500kb.jpg or JPEG
Signature of the Candidate50kb – 500kb.jpg or JPEG
Aadhaar Card50kb – 500kb.pdf
Mark Sheet Year-wise (Class X, XII, College Semester)50kb – 500kb.pdf
  • Click on Review the Application Form.
  • Click on Final Submit.

Step 4- Payment of Application Fee

  • The application fee for NIMCET 2019 can only be paid online using Netbanking/Debit Card/Credit Card. Application fee to be paid by candidates is as follows:
CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC/UnreservedINR 2200
SC/ST/ReservedINR 1100
  • After completing the payment, download and take a print out of the application form.

NIMCET 2019 Admit Card

Availability of Admit Card- April 14-25, 2019

  • NIMCET 2019 Admit card can only be downloaded from the official website. No hall tickets are sent to candidates by post.
  • Steps to download the admit card are as follows:
    1. Go on the official website
    2. Login using valid credentials
    3. Download admit card and check for any discrepancies
    4. Take a print out if all details are correct
  • In case there is any difficulty/ problem in downloading NIMCET Admit Card, the candidates should send an e-mail to or between May 14 – 25, 2019. They must state the details of the candidate’s application number and proof for the remittance of fee.
  • Admit must be preserved till the end of the counselling procedure.
  • In case of loss of NIMCET 2019 Admit Card, no request for issuance of duplicate admit card will be entertained.
Information on NIMCET admit card
Name of candidateAddress of examination center
Candidate’s father and mother nameDate of examination
Candidate’s date of birthTiming of examination
Photograph of candidateRoll number
Signature of candidateRegistration number

NIMCET 2019 Exam Center

NIMCET 2019 will be conducted in 21 cities across the country. The list of the same is given in the map and table below:

Test CentreCentre CodeTest CentreCentre Code

NIMCET 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Date for NIMCET 2019- April 27, 2019

  • NIMCET question paper is divided into 4 sections namely, Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General English
  • Each question has a weightage of 4 marks.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 480 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer. There is no deduction for unattempted questions.

The section-wsie pattern is given below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning40160
Computer Awareness1040
General English2080
Total 120480

NIMCET 2019 Syllabus

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

Computer Awareness Section

  • Basics of Computer – Organization of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input / Output Devices, Computer Memory, Structure of instructions in CPU and Back-Up Devices
  • 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

General English Section

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

Basic English GrammarSynonyms and Antonyms
Meaning of Idioms and PhrasesTechnical Writing
Word Power

Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning Section

Candidates will be required to answer questions based on the details given in the passage. Candidates will also be tested for their aptitude in logical situations.

Mathematics Section

Set TheoryProbability and Statistics
Coordinate GeometryVectors

NIMCET 2019 Preparation Books

Listed below are few books for candidates preparing for NIMCET 2019:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
A Comprehensive 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 Errors 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
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

NIMCET 2019 Result

Release of NIMCET 2019 Result- June 6, 2019

  • The scorecard can be download from the official website.
  • Steps to download NIMCET 2019 Score Card:
    1. Go to the official website of NIMCET 2019
    2. Login using username and password
    3. View/download scorecard
    4. Print scorecard
  • Based on the marks obtained by all candidates in the entrance exam, a merit/rank list will be prepared by the concerned authorities.
  • Candidates who get their names in the merit list will be eligible for counselling for seat allotment.

Tie Breaker

In case two or more candidates secure the same NIMCET 2019 Score, following criteria will be followed to rank the candidates:

  1. Candidate scoring more marks in Mathematics will be ranked higher.
  2. Candidate scoring more in Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning will be ranked higher.
  3. Candidate scoring more in Computer Awareness will be ranked higher.
  4. If the tie is not resolved by the above criteria, then age will be considered i.e. older candidate will be ranked higher.

NIMCET 2019 Counselling

NIMCET 2019 Counselling Date- June 16- 25, 2019

  • Online Counselling process is conducted in three rounds and candidates will be notified of the same accordingly.
  • Candidates allotted seats during first two counselling rounds have to report to the specified NITs.
  • If there are any vacant seats after the third counselling session, a final round of allotment will be conducted.

Steps in Counselling Process include:

  1. Register for the counselling session on the official website.
  2. Lock the order of preference of NITs between June 10 – 14, 2019.
  3. Pay an initial fee of INR 10000/- and present the receipt of the same at the time of the counselling.
  4. Documents to be presented by candidates appearing for remote reporting:
    • Original academic documents
    • Proof of Date of Birth
    • Caste and relevant certificates for verification
    • Payment receipt of the initial fee Rs. 10,000/- (to be paid through NIMCET 2019 website only)
  • The candidate will also be issued a provisional admission letter

Note: Candidates who are allotted seats in first and second round of allotment and do not report at any reporting center between June 22 and 23, 2019, will be permanently deleted from the databaseand will not be offered any seat in the subsequent rounds of allotment.


Ques. What are the NITs accepting NIMCET Score?

Ans. A total of 11 NITs accept the scores of NIMCET exam. These are:

NIMCET Participating Institutes
NIT AgartalaNIT Calicut
NITK SurathkalNIT Durgapur
MNIT BhopalNIT Jamshedpur
NIT TrichyNIT Warangal
NIT RaipurNIT Kurukshetra
MNIT Allahabad

Ques. What is the seat matrix of each NIT?

Ans. The table below gives the break up of seats in all the participating NITs:

AgartalaAll India202105340
AllahabadAll India4522411316193
BhopalAll India4422411316192
CalicutAll India22112161346
DurgapurAll India141841230
JamshedpurAll India442241141692
KurukshetraAll India291151814160
RaipurAll India4422411316192
SurathkalAll India442232131792
TiruchirappalliAll India451241146192
WarangalAll India2211361346
Kurukshetra ** (Self Financing)All India14185230
TotalAll India3871820991149545805

Ques. What can be carried to the exam hall?

Ans. Candidates have to bring their own black or blue ink ball point pen for filling bubbles and particulars on the OMR Sheet. Calculators, mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets are NOT allowed in to the examination hall. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only.

Ques. How will the rank be calculated in NIMCET?

Ans. Based on the marks obtained by a qualified candidate in NIMCET-2019 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, 1.5 , 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 Analytical Ability & Logical reasoning and then on weighted marks in Computer Awareness. NIMCET-2019-Brochure.
  • In case the tie is not resolved by the above criteria stated in the above paragraph, then it will be resolved by age i.e., in favour of elder candidate.
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