NIMCET is the national level entrance test for admission to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) courses in National Institutes of Technology. Master of computer applications course is one of the most sought after courses that are offered by NIT. This course holds a high value and also provides a high job potential in the software houses across India and abroad.
Similar to different colleges, this also pertains to eligibility criteria. Indian nationals securing 60 per cent marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale are eligible to apply for these institutes. All this marks division is particularly for the general category. 55 per cent marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale in case of SC, ST are a mandatory. It is also vital for the students to obtain graduate degrees in subjects such as BSc/BSc (hons)/ BCA/ or B.tech/ B.E from any recognized university.
Candidates appearing for the final year/semester of BSc/ BSc (Hons)/ BCA/BIT of minimum 3 years or BE/B.Tech are also eligible to apply for NIMCET. Students who have completed programs of 3 years from open universities are also eligible to apply for these examinations.
NIMCET examination will be for duration of two and half hours and it comprises of 120 multiple types of questions with four choices for each question. Each correctly answered question carries 4 marks and each wrongly answered question carries a negative marking. The candidates are supposed to mark the answers in the OMR sheet that are provided to the students during the examination. Candidates are also supposed to carry their own pencil; eraser, ball point calculators and mobile phones are to be submitted to the invigilator. The question paper consists of four sections i.e. mathematics, analytical ability, computer awareness, general English.
In the mathematics sections there are about 50 questions which cover concepts such as probability and statistics, Algebra, Coordinate geometry, calculus, vectors, and trigonometry. There is fair division of all such concepts as suitable weightage is allotted to every chapter. Analytical and logical reasoning comprises of 40 questions, and the questions here cover logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, comprehension of a logical situation and questions based on the facts given in the passage. Another significant section is that of computer awareness which includes 10 sections and covers topics of computer basics ; CPU, structure of instructions, computer memory, etc. General English is designed to test the understanding of the English language. Therefore, it is extremely important for the candidates to clear the desired cut off in all the four sections.