NIMCET 2018 NIT MCA COMMON ENTRANCE TEST 2018
Conducted by:- National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Mangalore – 575 025, Karnataka, India
Testdate : 27th May 2018 (Sunday)Timings : 10.00 to 12.00
Eligibility Criteria to Appear For NIMCET-2018
NIMCET Exam Pattern:
NIMCET-2018 test will be conducted with only one question paper containing 120 multiple choice questions covering the following subjects. Multiple Choice Questions will be written in English Language only and will not be translated into any other language.
2. Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
3. Computer Awareness
4. General English
Award of Marks
A Candidate securing zero or negative marks either in Mathematics or Total Marks in NIMCET-2018 test will be disqualified.
Based on the marks obtained by a qualified candidate in NIMCET-2018 test, a rank will be allotted by adopting the following criteria.
The marks obtained in Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, English, will be multiplied by a factor of 3, 1.5 , 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 Analytical Ability & 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.Ranks secured by candidates in the NIMCET-2018 test will be made available in the website https://www.nimcet.in.Rank Statement should be downloaded from the website. No separate RANK STATEMENT will besent to the candidates.
SYLLABUS for NIMCET-2018 Test
1. MATHEMATICS: (50 questions)
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.
2. 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.
3. COMPUTER AWARENESS: (10 questions)
Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, and back-up devices.
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.
4. 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, meaning of words and phrases, technical writing.
Test Centres :
NOTE : This is the 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 the next choice will be allotted automatically.
However, in a situation where none of the three choices indicated by the candidate is available (which is unlikely to happen), one of the available centres that is geographically nearest to the first preference centre.
Process of NIMCET-2018
The entire process that a candidate has to undergo consists of eight stages:
(i) Registration and Application through Online for the test: All the eligible candidates should first register in the website https://www.nimcet.in by entering the personal email-id and the personal mobile number between March 1, 2018 (from 10.00 am IST) and March 31, 2018 (until 5.00 pm IST). After submitting this information, an email will be sent to the mentioned email-id and the candidate will see a message accordingly on the webpage. The candidates must use only this email-id and the mobile number for all NIMCET-2018 correspondences. Documents (Soft Copies) needed for completing the registration are:
• Soft copy of a recent passport size photograph (of size between 50 KB and 150 KB)
• Soft copy of the signature (in Royal Blue/ Black colour only) (of size between 50 KB and 150 KB)
• All the marks cards and the certificates (duly self attested and scanned) (max. size 500 KB each)
• A valid proof of Identity [preferably Aadhaar Card] Fill the application form carefully and submit the generated application form on or before March 31, 2018 (5.00 PM IST). Please see section 4 for details.
(ii) Writing NIMCET-2018 TEST : Eligible candidates can download their own Admit Cards from https://www.nimcet.in between May 14 and 25 , 2018. In the event of any difficulty/ problem in downloading the Admit Card, the candidates should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com between May 14 and 25, 2018 giving details of the candidate’s application number and proof for the remittance of fee. Telephonic requests will not be entertained. Candidate must print the Admit Card on precision printers only such as Laser Printers (and not on Inkjet printers). Also, the candidate must preserve the Admit Card (used during the examination) till the entire process of admission is complete. Request for issue of duplicate Admit Card will not be entertained after the examination in any case.
(iii) Application number should be quoted in all the subsequent correspondences and the NIMCET-2018 test which is scheduled to be conducted on May 27, 2018 (Sunday) between 10.00 AM and 12.00 Noon at various test centers listed in the section 9. Candidates should be present in the examination hall of the test center before 9.30 am on May 27, 2018. Syllabus and test pattern are given in the section 12 of this brochure.
(iv) Choice filling and locking : Candidates satisfying eligibility (see section 2 ) and qualifying criteria (see section 13 ) will be awarded a Rank in NIMCET-2018 result. The results of the NIMCET-2018 test will be published tentatively on June 6, 2018 . The successful candidates will get an email containing the link to the website where he/ she can download the Rank Card. The email also provides a new username (login) and password to the Choice Filling Website. Such candidates shall login first and reset the password of choice. After that he/ she can fill the choices of the participating institutes in their order of preference on any dates between June 10 and 14, 2018. They can also modify their choices (or) reorder the preferences any number of times before locking. It will not be possible to access their choices after locking. All the candidates must have to lock their choices on or before 5.00 PM (IST) on June 14, 2018. The choices of all candidates will be automatically locked by the server of NIMCET-2018 after 5.00 PM (IST) on June 14, 2018.
(v) Online Seat Allotment and personally reporting at any remote/participating institute : Candidates will be offered seats based on their choices in the order of NIMCET-2018 rank in three rounds of allotment. Candidates who are allotted seats in the first two rounds may either accept or opt for an upgradation in the next round. A candidate who is allotted a seat in the 1st round or the 2nd round MUST REPORT TO ANY OF THE PARTICIPATING INSTITUTES on the dates specified. Reporting at any of the participating institutes other than the allotted institute is called Remote Reporting. Remote reporting is permitted in the first round and the second round of allotments only. During this reporting, the candidate has to produce his/her original academic documents, proof of Date of Birth, caste and relevant certificates for verification and submit payment receipt of the initial fee Rs. 10,000/- (to be paid through NIMCET 2018 website only) and give his/her option in the option form. The candidate will also be issued a provisional admission letter.
Note 1 : Candidates, who get seats in first round of allotment and do not report at any reporting center between June 22 and 23, 2018 , will be permanently deleted from the database and will not be offered any seat in the subsequent rounds of allotment. Similarly, candidates who get seats only in the second round (but not in the first round) and do not report at any reporting center between July 5 and 6, 2018 will be permanently deleted from the database and will not be offered any seat in the subsequent rounds of allotment.
If a candidate who is allotted a seat in the 3rd round wishes to exercise Option-1, then he/she should report directly to the Institute allotted and get admitted by paying full fees. However, if the candidate opts for Option-2, he/she must report at any convenient reporting centre . During this reporting, the candidate has to produce his/her original academic documents, proof of Date of Birth, caste and relevant certificates for verification and submit payment receipt of the initial fee Rs. 10,000/- (to be paid through NIMCET 2018 website only) and give his/her option in the option form. Candidates who get seats only in the third round (but not in the first or second round) and do not report at any reporting center between July 16 and 17, 2018 will be permanently deleted from the database and will not be offered any seat in the subsequent rounds of allotment.
Note 2 : Candidates who got seats allotted/upgraded in any round(s), and do not wish to join the institute, but wish to participate in the final round of allotment must approach a reporting center, surrender the seat between July 16 and 17, 2018 by submitting a prescribed application. See section 3 (vii).
(vi) Getting Admitted into the Allotted Institute : After the third round of allotment, all the allotted candidates (either in the first two rounds of allotment or in the third round of allotment) are required to physically present themselves at the latest allotted institute for admission between July 16 and 17, 2018 and attend the classes as per the Academic Calendar published by the respective NIT.
(vii) Surrendering of seats by the candidates : Candidates who got seat allotted/upgraded in any round(s), and do not wish to join the institute, but wish to participate in the final round of allotment must approach a reporting center, surrender the seat between July 16 and 17, 2018 by submitting a prescribed application. At a later stage, these candidates will receive a refund of Rs. 9,000/- through online transfer into the respective account based on their bank account details entered in the prescribed application while surrendering.
(viii) Fresh Choice filling and final round of allotment : After third round of reporting, vacant seats in all the participating NITs will be published in the website https://www.nimcet.in on July 21, 2018. Candidates who were not allotted any seat from the first to the third round of allotment and those who have surrendered their seats are only eligible to fill fresh choices from July 22, 2018 to July 23, 2018 for the final round of allotment. Final round of allotment will be done on July 25, 2018 and candidates, who are offered seats in this round, must report to the allotted institute between July 26, 2018 and July 30, 2018 to join and attend the classes.
Web Enabled Online Application Form :
Eligible candidates as per section 2 are required to fill-in web enabled online application form from any place of their convenience. Candidates are required to register themselves in the website https://www.nimcet.in by submitting their personal email-id and mobile number. An email will be sent to the personal email-id, wherein a web link will be provided for the registration process. By clicking on the link, the applicant is directed to the webpage where he/ she will first set the password and choose the security question and submit its answer. After this, the applicant will be directed to the application page. Candidates are not permitted to create multiple Ids. Any such attempts will be viewed seriously.
• Username/ Login Id : This will be the personal email-id (as submitted by the candidate while registering)
• Password : Password must be a string containing at least eight characters with at least one upper case alphabet, at least one lower case alphabet, atleast one number, at least one special character such as *, $, @, &,ˆ, -, =, +, /, etc.
For any further clarifications, the applicants may contact:
Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Srinivasnagar, Mangalore – 575025 Karnataka
Candidates are required to deposit the processing fee online through NIMCET 2018 website only. Instructions for Filling the Online Application
For all eligible applicants, Admit Cards will be made available on the website, http://www.nimcet.in after scrutiny of their applications. Applicants will be required to download their Admit Card after
|Events||Last Date [time*]|
|Publication of Advertisement in Press and Web||Tuesday , 27/2/2018|
|Opening date for online Registration||Thursday, 1/3/2018 [10 am]|
|Last date for online submission of Application Form||Saturday, 31/3/2018 [up to 5 pm]|
|Availability of Admit card on web for download||Monday, 14/5/2018 to Friday, 25/5/2018|
|Date and Time of Examination||Sunday, 27/5/2018 [Time: 10 A.M to 12 Noon.]|
|Date of Publication of Result (Tentative)||Tentatively on or before Wednesday, 06/06/2018|
||Sunday 10/6/2018 to Thursday 14/6/2018 [upto 5 pm]|
|First Round of Allotment||Saturday, 16/6/2018|
|First round of Remote reporting in person in any of the
|Friday 22/6/2018 to Saturday 23/6/2018 ( Time 10 am to 5 pm)|
|Second round of Allotment/up gradation||Friday, 29/6/2018.|
|Second round of Remote reporting in person (fresh allotees must report. And allotees whose seats are upgraded need to report
only if they wish to modify their option otherwise need not report)
|Thursday, 5/7/2018 to Friday, 6/7/2018.
( Time 10 am to 5 pm)
|Third round of allotment/upgradation||Tuesday, 10/7/2018.|
|Third round of reporting in person at the allotted institute and Surrendering the allotted seats by those who do not wish to join
the allotted institute, but wish to participate in final round of
|Monday, 16/7/2018 to Tuesday, 17/7/2018. (Time: 10 am to 5 pm)|
|Announcement of vacant seats||Saturday, 21/7/2018|
|Fresh Choice Filling||Sunday, 22/7/2018 to Monday, 23/7/2018 [ 5 pm]|
|Final round of allotment||Wednesday, 25/7/2018|
|Final round of reporting at allotted institute||On or before Monday, 30/7/2018|
Note : If Time is unspecified, then contact the concerned participating institute.
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