Exam Month : May, Time : 2 Hrs., Question : 120, Total NITs-10, Seats : 867
Eligibility : 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) in
(i) BSc / BSc (Hons.) / BCA/ BIT of minimum three years full-time ;
(ii) B E / B Tech or equivalent ;
from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET
Candidates who are appearing for final year / semester are also eligible to apply for NIMCET.
Students who have completed / completing degree BSc / BSc (Hons) / BCA / BIT of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided their programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.
The percentage of marks in qualifying degree are to be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in all the subjects studied in all the years including languages, optional and additional subjects studied, if any. The aggregate of all the subjects in all the years computed using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET for deciding eligibility.
NIMCET test will be conducted with only one question paper containing 120 multiple choice questions covering the following subjects.
Each correctly answered question will carry FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question will lead to NEGATIVE ONE mark.
QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR ALLOTMENT OF RANK
A Candidate securing zero or negative marks either in Mathematics or Total Marks will be disqualified.
Based on the marks obtained by a qualified candidate in NIMCET test, a rank will be allotted b adopting the following criteria.
The marks obtained in Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, English, will be multiplied by a factor of 3, 1 1/2, 2 and 1 respectively. Thus maximum weighted marks will be 1000. Ranking will be based on total weighted marks obtained by a candidate. In case of a tie, it will be resolved based on weighted marks in Mathematics, then on weighted marks in Logical reasoning and then on weighted marks in Computer Awareness.
In case the tie is not resolved by the above criteria stated in the above paragraph, then it will be resolved by age i.e., in favour of elder candidate.
Mathematics : (50 questions)
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 function by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction; definite integrals, applications of definite integrals to areas.
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.
Set theory : Concepts of sets Union, Intersection, Cardinality, Elementary counting; permutations and combinations.
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, solutions 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 representation, 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): Comprehension, vocabulary, basic English Grammar (like usage of correct forms of verbs, prepositions and articles), word power, synonyms and antonyms, meaning of words and phrases, technical writing.