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National Institutes of Technology (NITs) invited applications 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 (NIMCET) organized jointly by eleven NITs and being conducted by NIT Kurukshetra. Admission will be based on the rank obtained in the NIMCET only

NIMCET Eligibility
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
  1. Mathematics
  2. Statistics
  3. Business Mathematics
  4. Discrete Mathematics
  5. Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
  6. Business Statistics
  7. Computational Mathematics
  8. Elementary Mathematics
  9. 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 India.


The candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET. Such candidates shall have to furnish the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET preferably at the time of Counselling/Admission.

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

Mode of Examination

The duration of NIMCET 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 onemark. 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.

List of Test Centres

NIT Agartala, MNNIT Allahabad, MANIT Bhopal, NIT Calicut, NIT Durgapur, NIT Hamirpur, MNIT Jaipur, NIT Jalandhar, NIT Jamshedpur, NIT Kurukshetra, (this is tentative, if enough number of candidates do not opt for a centre that centre will be cancelled)

Distribution of Questions

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

Admission methodology

 application form is applicable for both the entrance examination and for admission to MCA at all the eleven participating NITs offering MCA programme. Candidates are not required to apply separately to each NIT for admission. The admission to MCA programme in all the 11 participating NITs will be based on NIMCET rank as well as their choices to be opted during the counseling/admission process. Details of the counseling process shall be notified on the NIMCET website in due course.

After admission, NITs do not permit transfer from one NIT to another in any circumstances. Candidates once allotted a seat in any particular NIT will have to take admission in that NIT only.

The general eligibility to write NIMCET is the same for all NITs. Fee structure may differ from one Institute to the other. The details can be obtained from respective Institute’s website given in the table of participating Institutions.

Web-enabled off-campus counseling: Candidates declared eligible in the NIMCET test will be allowed to fill online their institute preference from place of convenience. The facility will be provided for a prespecified period to be notified later. Tentative allotment results will be declared on alternate days.

Web-Enabled on-campus counseling: The counseling will be held on all the eleven participating NITs. The choices locked during off-campus earlier will be permitted to be altered by the candidates themselves after verification of documents and fee deposits at the eleven participating NITs. Final seat allotments will be made on the basis of rank and institute preference.

The eligible candidates shell register at any one of the NITs of their choice after getting their documents verified and depositing fee.

Remote reporting: Facility of remote reporting for admission to allotted NIT will be created at the NITs. Each candidate having a seat will be compulsorily required for admission. Otherwise, their allotment will be cancelled.

Web enabled on-line application form: Interested candidates are required to fill in web enabled on-line application forms from any place of their convenience. Also they are required to take a print out of the electronic submission and send it by post along with copies of 10+2+3 (graduation) marks sheets/certificates and a demand draft as detailed below.
The Chairman, NIMCET, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra-136119 (Haryana)

Application fee: 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 - NIMCET, payable at Kurukshetra. Candidates are advised to write their name, address and mobile/phone number on the reverse side of the demand draft

Admit card: After scrutiny of applications, admit card to those found eligible will be made available on the website. Applicants will be required to download their admit card after login to this website. Admit cards will not be sent separately. The candidates shall have to produce the admit card at the test centre, counseling centre and personal interview at the time of admission.

Score card: No separate score card will be sent to the candidates. The list of candidates to be called for counseling/seat allotment based on NIMCET rank will be published on the websites of all the participating NITs offering MCA programme.

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