NIMCET 2017 Exam Pattern Marking Scheme and Syllabus

NIMCET 2017 Exam Pattern

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET 2017) exam will be conducted for Two hours. The question paper will contain 120 multiple choice questions (MCQs) with four choices for each individual question. Multiple Choice Questions will be written in English Language only and will not be translated into any other language.

The question paper will be divided amongst four subjects in the following pattern:


50 questions

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning

40 questions

Computer Awareness

10 questions

General English

20 questions 

NIMCET 2017 Marking Scheme

Each correct answer will earn the candidate FOUR marks, whereas each negative answer will amount to Negative One mark. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions if they are not sure of the correct answer.
More than one answer indicated against a question will be negatively marked. The candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet using black or blue ink ball point pen only.

NIMCET 2017 Exam Syllabus  

MATHEMATICS: (50 questions)

Set Theory: Concept 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 functions by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction, definite integrals, applications of definite integrals to areas.

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: (20 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, Meanings of words and phrases, Technical writing.

NIMCET 2017 is a National Level Entrance Test for admission into Master of Computer Applications Programme (MCA) offered by 11 participating National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for the year 2017.

The Curriculum and Syllabi of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme offered by NITs are designed considering the needs of different Information Technology firms in India and abroad. MCA graduates have high potential for jobs in IT Sector.


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