The NIMCET is National Level Entrance Test conducted by NITs for admission to their MCA programme. The admission to first year of MCA prgoramme offered by all the NITs for the year 2010-11 will be based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET 2010 ONLY.

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to the 3-year full time Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme offered by the NITs located at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal. Admissions to the MCA programme will be made through NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2010 (NIMCET10) organized jointly by eleven NITs and being conducted by NIT Kurukshetra . Admission will be based on the rank obtained in the NIMCET10 only. The test will be held for duration of two hours and will consist of objective type questions on Mathematics, Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English.

Important Dates:

Publication of Advertisement in Press and web : Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Availability of Online Application form : Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Closing Date of Online Login Creation : Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Last date for receipt of filled in Application form along with requisite DD by post / hand : Monday, April 26, 2010

Availability of Admit card on web for download : Monday, May 03, 2010

Date & Time of Examination : Sunday, May 16, 2010

Date of Publication of Result (Tentative) : Monday, May 31, 2010

Counselling Dates (Tentative) : Friday to Sunday, June 25 to 27, 2010


Indian Nationals securing 60% marks or 6.5/10 CGPA (55% or 6.0/10 CGPA for SC/ST) in
each of the examinations of
(i) 12th level with Mathematics and
(ii) Bachelor’s Degree of Full time 3 year duration from a recognized University
With any one of
a. Mathematics
b. Statistics
c. Business Mathematics
d. Discrete Mathematics
e. Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
f. Business Statistics
g. Computational Mathematics
h. Elementary Mathematics
i. Elementary Statistics

as one of the subjects. Those who have done Bridge Course in Mathematics are also eligible
to apply. The percentage marks for (i) and (ii) above will be calculated on the basis of method used by respective Board / University.

Students completing degree from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided their
course is approved by UGC/AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of

The candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET10. Such candidates shall have to furnish the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET10 preferably at the time of Counselling/Admission but not later than 31st July, 2010, failing which, their admission may be cancelled by the respective NITs.

The State of Eligibility is the state from where the candidates passed/appeared for graduation.

Exam Pattern for NIMCET 2010:

The duration of NIMCET10 examination will be for a period of two hours and will consist of
120 multiple choice questions with four choices for each question. Each correctly answered
question will carry FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question will lead to NEGATIVE ONE mark. The candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheets at
the time of examination. Candidates have to bring their own HB pencil, eraser and black ball point pen. Calculators, mobile phones or any other material shall not be allowed in the examination hall.

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

1. Mathematics 40 questions
2. Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 55 questions
3. Computer Awareness 10 questions
4. General English 15 questions

Syllabus for NIMCET 2010:

MATHMATICS: (40 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, 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 function by parts, by
substitution and by partial fraction; definite integrals, applications of definite integrals to
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 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: (15 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, meaning of words and
phrases, technical writing.

For more information and online application form : NIMCET2010


The Application Fee for the Entrance Examination of the MCA programme is Rs.1000 /-
for OPEN/OBC and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST candidates. Candidates will have to take Demand
Draft of appropriate amount depending on their category drawn in favour of “Director NIT
Kurukshetra - NIMCET10”, payable at Kurukshetra. Candidates are advised to write their name, address and Mobile/Phone Number on the reverse side of the Demand Draft.

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