NIT NIMCET 2008 – Detailed Syllabus

MATHEMATICS: ( 40 questions)

Set Theory: Concepts 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.


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, equations of a line, intersection of lines, pair of straight lines, equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.


Limit of functions, Continuous functions, Differentiation of functions, tangents and normals, simple examples of maxima and minima. Integration of function by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction; Definite integrals, Applications of Definite Integrals to areas.


Position vector, addition and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics.


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 reasoning and quantitative aptitude. Some of the questions will be on comprehension of a 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, 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: (10 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, Meanings of words and phrases, Technical writing.

If you have questions, please ask below


  1. Anuj Kumar says:

    I am doing BCA from IGNOU. I have passed 10+2(12th) level exam from art side(without having maths and science).But i have passed 12th maths(from only one subject) paper as a one subject from UP Board in year 2009.My percentage in 12th and in BCA is above 60% separately.Therefore i want to know that am i eligible for nimcet entrance exam and other MCA entrance exams also??
    Please help me!

  2. Lekhraj meena says:

    I am doing BCA from SMU . I have pass 10+2(12) level exam from art side (with out having maths & science).my percentage in 12th and in BCA is above 60% separately . Therefore i want to know that am i eligible for NIMCET entrance exam and other MCA entrance exam also???
    please help me!

  3. krittikaa bhattacherjee says:

    sir,i have 75% marks in 12th and in i eligible for nimcet?please tell me through e-mail.

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