NIMCET Exam Pattern 2022 – Mode of the Exam, Marking Scheme, No. of Questions

NIMCET Exam Pattern 2022 – NIT MCA Common Entrance Test is a national level test conducted by any of the NITs for admission into MCA programme. All those candidates who are appearing for the test must be aware of the exam pattern. It specifies the details like number of questions that will be asked in the exam, marking scheme, subjects from where questions shall be framed. The test will be held in online mode. Two hours will be given to the candidates to complete NIMCET 2022. In the test, multiple-choice questions are asked from Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English. Check more details about NIMCET exam pattern 2022 from this page.

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NIMCET Exam Pattern 2022

Check the detailed NIMCET 2022 exam pattern given below.

Question Type

  • The question is provided as a multiple-choice question. 
  • The question will only be provided in English. Language change cannot be asked.

Marking Scheme

  • The test consists of 120 questions. 
  • Every correct chosen answer will yield a 4 mark.
  • Wrong chosen answers will give a negative 1 mark.
  • Answering the question with more than one option will also lead to negative marking.
  • Candidates are advised to answer the question they are sure of to avoid negative marking. Unanswered questions will lead to zero marks.


  • Mathematics
  • Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
  • Computer Awareness
  • General English

Distribution of questions

SectionsTotal No. of questions 
Mathematics 50
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning40
Computer Awareness10
General English20
Total 120

Maximum Qualifying Marks

  • Marks obtained in maths, analytical ability & logical reasoning, computer awareness and English will be multiplied with a factor of 3, 1.5, 2 and 1 respectively.
  • Any candidate who scores 0 or negative for mathematics or in total marks of NIMCET 2022 will be disqualified.
  • Rank is based on the total weighted marks obtained by the candidates. The maximum weighted marks will be 1000.

NIMCET 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus for NIMCET 2022 based on the previous years is as follows:


  • Set Theory
    • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
    • Algebra
    • Vectors
    • Probability and statistics
    • Trigonometry

Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning

  • Based on the passage given

Computer Awareness

  • Computer Basics
    • Data Representation

General English

  • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    • Word power
    • Synonyms and antonyms
    • Basic English Grammar
    • Meaning of words and phrase
    • Technical writing

Preparation Tips for NIMCET 2022

Check the preparation tips given below for NIMCET 2022.  

  • Time Table: You may take 6 months to 1 year to prepare for NIMCET. But, make sure you make your own schedule in a way that covers 90% of your syllabus. If you are in a very tight schedule make a a detailed time table for every day.
  • Understand the Exam Pattern: Understanding the exam pattern is very essential. Check what section has more weightage and devote more preparation time on it.
  • Mock Test: Take as many mock tests as possible so that you can evaluate yourself and plan your further preparation accordingly. Mock test can give you idea about your weakness and helps in time management. Time Management is very essential when it comes to taking a competitive exam.

Books to Refer for NIMCET 2022

Given below are some of the recommended books to prepare for NIMCET 2022.

Name of the booksLinks

Study package for MCABy Amit M Agarwal
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NIMCET NIT Entrance ExamCheck Price Here
Objective General English By SP BakshiCheck Price Here
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning  By R.S. Aggarwal Check Price Here
Objective Computer Awareness
By Arihant Experts
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Exam Day Instructions for NIMCET 2022

Check the exam day instructions given below for NIMCET 2022.

  • Candidates have to reach the examination centre as mentioned on their admit card.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions at the centre for entry and allotment of the terminal.
  • Candidates must follw the instructions on the screen correctly in marking the answer choices.
  • No electric gadgets will be allowed inside the hall.
  • Test booklet will be given for rough work and work should only be done in that, no extra sheets will be provided.

FAQs on NIMCET Exam Pattern 2022

Ques. How many sections are in the exam?

Ans. There are 4 sections in the exam.

Ques. How many questions will be there in the exam?

Ans. Total 120 questions will be present in NIMCET 2022.  

Ques. In which language the exam will be conducted?

Ans. The question paper will be available in English language.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Ans. Yes, one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Even more than one answer marked for a question will also lead to negative marks.

Ques. What type of questions are there in the exam?

Ans. There are multiple-choice questions in the test.

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