Mathematics: Objective Mathematics’ (Volume I &II) by R.D. Sharma.

  • Quantitative Aptitude & Logical Reasoning:
    • ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ by Dr.R.S. Aggarwal.
    • ‘A modern approach to Logical Reasoning’ by Dr.R.S. Aggarwal.
  • Computer: Computer Fundamentals’ by P.K. Sinha.
  • English: Objective General English’ by SP Bakshi.

Syllabus for NIMCET

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.  


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, meaning of words and phrases, technical writing.

Eligibility Criteria to Appear For NIMCET

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/PwD) in 

(i) B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applications)/ BBA (Computer Applications) of minimum three years full-time programme from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects


(ii) B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University 

are eligible to appear for NIMCET

Conversion of scored marks from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa is not permitted. (CGPA other than 10-point scale will be converted to 10-point scale based on Unitary method

Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET-2021 and such candidates shall have to furnish the proof (in the form of a certificate issued by the Head of institution where the candidate has been studying / has studied) of candidature for appearing in the examinations during the academic year 2020-21 All candidates shall submit the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET- 2021 at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than September 15, 2021, failing which their admission is liable to be cancelled by the respective NITs. 

Note: Students who have completed/completing B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons)/BCA/ BIT programme of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided the programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India. 

The percentages of marks / CGPA in the qualifying degree are to be calculated on the basis of marks / grade points obtained in all the subjects studied in all the years including languages, optional and additional subjects studied, if any. The aggregate of marks / grade points secured in all the subjects in all the years computed using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET-2021 for deciding the everybody who starts his preparation for any exam, starts with all his energy and enthusiasm but only a few of them are able to maintain the same energy throughout their preparation term and they are the ones who have the greatest chances of selection. After a while many people become less active and come in relaxing mode but you have to do hard work as much as possible because if you do practice more and more then you will feel confident and comfortable in exam . A structured and systematic plan in the last few months helps to go a long way in securing a decent rank in NIMCET as long as one is willing to stick to it. This video gives students a proper study plan for the next 6 months for NIMCET 2022 and gives them a fresh new start if they have lost track or are confused about the preparation. Also if you haven't lost track, this video is essential for you as it gives insights on how to boost up your preparation. Nitin Sir and Ashutosh Sir have been training students for various competitive exams for more than 20 years and here they discuss the methodology to be followed during your NIMCET preparation.

NIMCET Mathematics

R.D Sharma ( 11th & 12th CBSE Board Book)[ Recommended for those who have very weak Fundamentals in Mathematics]

And Then Purchase R.D. Sharma ( Objective book for JEE Mains)

OR Error less Mathematics after that purchase Last 40 Years Problems of JEE Mains of Arihant Publication


NIMCET Reasoning

For Reasoning, we would Recommend RS Agrawal as it is more than enough for aptitude Section and we recommend that you focus more on online tests of Reasoning section for your NIMCET Preparation. You can check out the NIMCET Topicwise Online Tests Series for more clarity.


NIMCET Computers

For Computer Section I will Recommend PK Sinha as I am observing from last 3 years NIMCET ask atleast 7 questions from number System and Data Structure so focus only on these topics. Also check out our blog for the latest NIMCET Syllabus.


NIMCET English

The horizons of English are to huge to compile. So our recommendation to you is not to follow a specific books. There would be something or the other that you can miss out. The best possible solution at this situation is to take an initiative to solve all Previous Years Papers of NIMCET 2008 to 2021. It would give you a complete idea about what to cover and what approach you can engulf.


Answer By : Twinkle Agarwal, MCA from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Hola everyone!

Those who are aspiring to pursue MCA from NITs or any good Institute across India I would suggest them to join INPS Classes, Lucknow.

The pros of joining the institute are -

  • The teaching here is learning oriented. Instead of just cramming the answers like some other institutes, focus is laid on building your capabilities to solve the problems.
  • The fee is also nominal as compared to the return. Paying 42k for a whole year and getting the classes and guidance throughout the year ain't counted under commercialization.
  • Even if you haven't been a good scorer in mathematics till date still just by your regularity and hard work you can touch the zenith of success.
  • Apart from the core subject Mathematics, proper classes for Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Awareness and English are also conducted.

In nutshell, INPS Classes is The Best Institute for MCA Entrance preparation.

Thank you.

All the best.

Answer By : Ajay Pandey, MCA from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India

You can opt for INPS Classes. I prepared for NIMCET 2019 from INPS and my AIR was 12. I enrolled for the offline classes last year but since I discontinued MCA from NIT Trichy last year I am preparing for NIMCET 2020 again. As you are aware of the fact that offline classes have been discontinued due to the pandemic, INPS has started an online course which is quite similar to the way I was preparing. There are online lectures of all the topics along with with tests of the same topic so you can study a topic from a video lecture and after that give the test on the same topic which is the way offline classes were conducted. The lectures include Basic Maths as well as Advanced Maths so if you feel your basics are not that strong you have videos from Basic Maths along with tests on it which is the way I prepared because my Basics were too weak. Now that I am actually using the online course daily and having already cracked the exam once I think this is the best way to prepare and also the way Nitin Sir, who is the owner of INPS classes teaches, you surely will find improvement in yourself with each passing day and that is the basic criteria of selection i.e. growth.