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NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern Marking Scheme and Syllabus

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern

  • NIMCET-2018 test will be conducted with only one question paper containing 120 multiple-choice questions covering the following subjects.
    • Mathematics 50 questions
    • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 40 questions
    • Computer Awareness 10 questions
    • General English 20 questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions will be written in English Language only and will not be translated into any other language
  • The duration of NIMCET-2018 exam is 2 hours and Question Paper 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
  • All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate should not do any rough work or put any stray marks on the OMR Sheet

 

Exam Centres for NIMCET-2018

  • Agartala, Allhabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Hamipur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Patna, Raipur, Roukela, Silchar, Srinagar, Surat, Surathkal, Tiruchirappali, Warangal, Kolkata and Delhi

Note: This is tentative list of test centers. If enough number of candidates do not opt for a particular centre that centre may be cancelled and then center chosen as second choice will be allotted automatically

 

NIMCET 2018 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.

ANALYTICAL ABILITY AND LOGICAL REASONING: (40 questions)

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.