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NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - January 10th 2018

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern details such as syllabus, marking scheme, sections and marks distribution will be decided by NIT conducting the examination for the year 2018.

  • It is a conducted in pen and paper mode i.e. offline mode.
  • The exam is conducted for 2 and half hour in which candidate have to attempt 120 questions.
  • The type of question paper is objective in which candidates have to select the correct option from the given choices. 
  • The question papers checks the basic understanding of specific subject of the candidates.
  • The questions are based on mathematics, computer awareness, general English and logical reasoning and ability.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and wrong answer leads to the deduction of 1 mark.
  • There is no deduction of marks for unattempt questions.

NIMCET 2018 is organized by the National Institute of Technology (NIT). It is a national level entrance exam conducted for the aspirant seeking admission in MCA courses at different NIT’s. NIMCET 2018 Exam is scheduled in the last week of May 2018.

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Given below are the important highlights of exam pattern of NIMCET 2018. The question paper will be conducted in English language in pen and paper mode only.

Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam ModePen and paper based mode (Offline)
Number of papers 1
Number of questions 120 questions
Number of sectionsFour
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
NIMCET Total marks480
Exam duration2 and half hour
Exam language English
Marking Scheme4 marks per question
Negative Marking1 mark

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

NIMCET is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode. There are a total number of 120 questions to be done in 2 and half hour. The type question paper is objective type. The question paper will only available in English language. Every correct answer lead to the increase of 4 marks. There is also a negative marking of 1/4th i.e. every wrong answer result in the deduction of 1 mark.

The question paper will consist of questions based on mathematics, computer awareness, general English, analytical ability and logical reasoning. The section of mathematics contains the highest number of questions whereas computer awareness contains the lowest.

Given below is the subject wise number of questions come and total marks in the question paper:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning40160
Computer Awareness1040
General English2080

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern for Mathematics: The section of mathematics examines the basic mathematical understanding of the candidates in the exam. This section contains 50 number of questions carrying 200 marks. This is the most important section having the highest number of questions and marks.

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern for General Englis: The section of general English checks the basic understanding of language and grammar of the candidates through exam. There are 20 questions from this section carrying 80 marks.

NIMCET 2018 Exam Pattern for Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning: The section of General Ability and Reasoning examines the thinking skills, non-verbal skills and logical analytics of the candidates in exam. The section contains 20 questions carrying 80 marks.

NIMCET 2018 Exam Patter for Computer Awareness: This section checks the basic understanding of computer awareness in the exam. The lowest number of question come from this section i.e. 10 carrying 40 marks. This section is comparatively easy then the other sections.

NIMCET 2018 Marking Scheme

NIMCET question paper is of 480 marks. Each question carries equal marks in the question paper. The candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer. There is one-fourth negative marking in the question paper. For every wrong answer there is a deduction of 1 mark. There is no deduction of marks for an unattempt question.

Given below is the marking scheme of NIMCET 2018:

Every single correct answer will get4 marks
Every single wrong answer result in deduction of1 mark

NIMCET 2018 Syllabus

Given below is the syllabus of NIMCET 2018 Exam subject wise. Candidates must have a better understanding of the syllabus to score good in exam.

Mathematics Syllabus

The syllabus of mathematics is larger than the syllabus of other subjects. Mathematics is an important subject which contains the highest number of questions and marks.

Topic NameSubtopics
Set TheoryConcept of sets – Union, Intersection, Cardinality, Elementary counting; permutations and combinations. 
Probability and StatisticsBasic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, measures of central tendencies and dispersions. 
AlgebraFundamental operations in algebra, expansions, factorization, simultaneous linear/quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, determinants and matrices. 
Coordinate GeometryRectangular Cartesian coordinates, distance formulae, equation of a line, and intersection of lines, pair of straight lines, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. 
CalculusLimit of functions, continuous function, differentiation of function, tangents and normal, 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. 
TrigonometrySimple identities, trigonometric equations properties of triangles, solution of triangles, heights and distances, general solutions of trigonometric equations.

Computer Awareness Syllabus 

Given below is the syllabus of Computer Awareness candidates should check for the better understanding of the subject.

Computer BasicsOrganization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and backup devices. 
Data RepresentationRepresentation of characters, integers and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, and 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 Syllabus

Given below are the names of topics from which usually the questions come from. Candidates should follow the topics given below to get the ample knowledge of the exam.

Basic English Grammar (verbs, prepositions and articles)Word power
Synonyms and AntonymsMeanings of words and phrases
Technical writing-

Logical Ability and Reasoning Syllabus

In the section of reasoning the questions are based on:

  • Logical situation
  • Facts given in passage

Recommended Books for NIMCET 2018

Books plays an important role in the life of students. It is necessary to study the good books for the exam which does not contain any mistake. Given below are some of the important recommended for the candidates preparing for NIMCET 2018

Mathematics Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
Arihant MCA Entrance TestAmit M. Agarwal
Arithmetic for Competitive ExaminationsJain & Sharma
Quantitative AptitudeRita Mishra

Logical Ability and Reasoning Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
All about Reasoning (Verbal)Anjani A Gupta
Logical and Analytical ReasoningA. K. Gupta
Non Verbal ReasoningB. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

General English Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
General EnglishAbul Hashem
Test of English LanguageRPH Editorial Board
Advance General EnglishH. S. Bhatia

Computer Awareness Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor
Objective Computer AwarenessRamesh

Important Instructions

Given below are the important instruction for NIMCET 2018 candidates should read to avoid unknown mistake:

  • Candidate should reach the exam center 1 hour prior than the commencement of exam
  • It is compulsory to bring admit card, without the admit card entry would be prohibited.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • No extra rough sheet is allowed in the examination hall. Margin will be given to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Do not open the test booklet without permission
  • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
  • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the invigilator.
  • Answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • Failure to follow instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 

Optical response sheet is very helpful in evaluating the result faster than any other mode. Given below are the uses of ORS.

  • ORS is a machine-readable sheet which helps in faster evaluation of answer sheet.
  • Candidates need to darken the appropriate bubble.
  • It is necessary to use black/ blue ball point pen for shading the bubbles

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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