NIMCET 2021 NIT MCA Common Entrance Test Date, Registration, Eligibility, Pattern

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National Institutes of Technology Raipur announces NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) 2021

NIMCET 2021 – NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) is the national level entrance test in India for admission to Master of Computer Applications Courses in 11 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), University of Hyderabad, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and in Harcourt Butler Technical University.
NIT Raipur is the coordinating Institute for NIMCET 2021. The application portal will open from 11 March 2021.  The closing date for submission of online application is 07 April 2021. The exam date of NIMCET 2021 is 23 May 2021 (Sunday).


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What is NIMCET 2021?

  • NIMCET-2021 is All India Level Entrance Test for admission to Master of Computer Applications Program (MCA) offered by 11 participating National Institutes of Technology NITs at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), and Warangal for the year 2021-22

Name of the Exam – NIT MCA Common Entrance Test

Common Name – NIMCET

Conducting Body – National Institute of Technology Raipur

Exam Level – Post-graduation

Courses offered – Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Total Seats Offered – 871

Participating Institutes -11 National Institutes of Technology


NIMCET 2021 Important Dates

  • Publication of Advertisement in Press and Web – Saturday, 06th March 2021
  • Opening date for online Registration – 11th March 2021
  • Last Date for Online Submission of Application Form – 7th April 2021
  • Availability of Admit card on web for download – 15th to 22nd May 2021
  • Date of Online Exam at the allotted centers – 23rd May 2021
  • Date of Publication of Result (Tentative) – Tentatively 8th Jun 2021
  • Choice filling – 9th to 14th June 2021
  • First Round of Allotment – 18th June 2021
  • First round of remote reporting in person in any of the Participating – 22nd to 23rd June 2021
  • Second round of Allotment/upgradation – 27th June 2021
  • Second round of remote – 01st to 2nd July 2021
  • Third round of allotment/upgradation –  6th July 2021
  • Third round of reporting in person at the allotted – 9th to 12th July 2021
  • Announcement of vacant seats – 15th Jul 2021
  • Fresh Choice Filling – 19th to 23rd July 2021
  • Final round of Seat allotment – 27th Jul 2021
  • Final round of reporting at allotted institute – 2nd August 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NIMCET 2021

  • 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/PwD) in

(i) B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applications) of minimum three years full-time programme from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects

(ii) B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET-2021. Conversion of scored marks from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa is not permitted. (CGPA other than 10-point scale will be converted to 10-point scale based on Unitary method).

(ii) Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET-2021

All candidates shall submit the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET- 2021 at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than September 15, 2021, failing which their admission is liable to be cancelled by the respective NITs

Note – Students who have completed/completing B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons)/BCA/ BIT programme of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided the programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.

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NIMCET 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates must apply for NIMCET-2021 through ‘Online’ only through official website
  • Candidates have to register on NIMCET-2021 website by creating the login, password as instructed therein and then fill all the details as per the Online Form.
  • Candidates have to pay the non-refundable Application Processing Fee through the provisions made in the NIMCET-2021 website only before the final submission of the online application form.
  • All the relevant documents (duly self attested and then scanned) should be uploaded along with the online application form.
  • After duly filling up the application form and uploading the necessary documents, the candidate should click “Preview the Application”, following which a preview of the entire application will be generated for viewing.
  • After the final submission of the application, a soft copy of the complete application form with unique Application Number will be generated in the downloadable PDF format
  • Applicants are advised to download and save the soft copy and also keep a hard copy of the application for further references.


Application Fee


Rs. 2,500/-

For SC/ST/PwD Category

Rs. 1,250/-


Selection Procedure

  • Admission through NIMCET-2021
  • The candidates who appeared and obtained marks in NIMCET-2021 will be allotted ranks.
  • The candidates who obtained rank in NIMCET2021 only shall be eligible for admission to MCA programme in the participating institutes


NIMCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam – Offline mode

Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Based Questions (MCQs)

Duration of Exam – 2 hours

Language – English only

Total Questions – 120 MCQs

Marking Scheme – Each question carries 4 Marks. There is a negative marking of 1 Mark.

Distribution of Question Paper

Name of the section   Number of questions

Mathematics             50 Questions

Analytical Ability     40 Questions
& Logical Reasoning

Computer Awareness 10 Questions

General English           20 Questions

Total                          120 Questions


Test Centres

Agartala Raipur Allahabad
Rourkela Bhopal Silchar
Calicut Srinagar Hamirpur
Surat Hyderabad Surathkal
Jaipur Tiruchirappalli Jalandhar
Warangal Jamshedpur Kolkata
Kurukshetra Delhi Patna


NIMCET 2021 Admit Cards

  • Admit cards will not be sent to the candidates individually by post. Eligible candidates can download their own Admit Cards from the NIMCET-2021 website on or after May 15, 2021.
  • In the event of any difficulty/ problem in downloading the Admit Card, the candidates should send an e-mail to between May 15 and 22, 2021 giving details of the candidate’s application number and proof for the remittance of fee.
  • Any telephonic requests will not be entertained.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website