NIMCET Exam Date 2024, Check Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and More

The NIMCET 2024 exam, essential for MCA admissions at 11 NITs, will be held on June 8, 2024, with admit cards available from May 28 to June 8, 2024.

by Kowsalya

Updated May 30, 2024

NIMCET Exam Date 2024, Check Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and More

NIMCET Exam Date 2024

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jamshedpur has announced the NIMCET 2024 exam date. The NIMCET (NIT MCA Common Entrance Test) will occur on June 8, 2024.

This exam is essential for students seeking admission to the Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programs at various NITs. The admit cards for the exam can be downloaded from May 28 to June 8, 2024.

Approximately 50,000 students apply each year, competing for around 805 seats across 11 NITs in India, including Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Patna, and Raipur. The registration process for the exam ended on March 24, 2024. 

Important Dates

NIMCET 2024 Events


Release of NIMCET 2024 form

March 6, 2024

Last date of NIMCET 2024 application form

April 20, 2024

Last date of NIMCET 2024 application form (extended)

April 24, 2024

NIMCET application form edit window

April 26 to 28, 2024

Admit card of NIMCET 2024

May 28 to June 8, 2024

NIMCET 2024 exam date

June 8, 2024

Result announcement of NIMCET 2024

June 25, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the NIMCET 2024 exam, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Educational Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in mathematics or statistics for at least 3 years full-time, or a B.E./B: tech degree, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
  • Candidates with a B.Sc./B.Sc. (Hons)/BCA/BIT degree for 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply.

Appearing Candidates:

  • Candidates currently appearing in their final qualifying exam are eligible to apply.

Minimum Marks Required:

  • General category candidates must have at least 60% aggregate marks or a 6.5/10 CGPA.
  • SC/ST category candidates must have at least 55% aggregate marks or a 6.0/10 CGPA.

Exam Pattern

Here are the details about the Exam Pattern: 

NIMCET 2024 Exam Pattern


Total No. of Questions

Marks awarded for the correct answer

Marks Deducted for wrong answer

Maximum Marks






Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 





Computer Awareness





General English











The NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) is a national exam for admission to MCA programs at NITs. For 2024, it will provide entry to MCA programs at nine NITs: Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Warangal, Patna, and IT Bhopal. The admission is based on the rank obtained in the NIMCET-2024 exam.

The exam will be held on June 8, 2024, and is conducted online. It consists of multiple-choice questions in English, divided into four sections: Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, and General English.

There are 120 questions in total. Each correct answer earns 4 marks, and each wrong answer deducts 1 mark. The MCA curriculum at NITs is designed to meet the needs of IT firms, ensuring good job opportunities for graduates in the IT sector.

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