### MCA

**ABOUT NIMCET:**

NIMCET is a national level entrance test conducted by NITs for admission to their MCA program. The admission to MCA programme offered by all the NITs that participate in NIMCET is based on the rank obtained in NIMCET.

**Exam Pattern:**

NIMCET test will be conducted with only one question paper containing 120 multiple choice questions covering the following subjects:

**Mathematics: **50 questions

**Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning:** 40 questions

**Computer Awareness: **10 questions

**General English:** 20 questions

**DETAILED SYLLABUS : **

**MATHEMATICS :**

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.

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, 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 function 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.

**ANALYTICAL ABILITY AND LOGICAL REASONING :**

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 :**

Computer Basics: Organization of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, 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.

**GENERAL ENGLISH:**

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.

**Participating INSTITUTES:**

NIT Agartala, MNNIT Allahabad, MANIT Bhopal, NIT Calicut, MNIT Suratkal, NIT Jamshedpur, NIT Kurukshetra, NIT Raipur, NIT Trichy, NIT Warangal

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