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NIT MCA Admission 2023 - Dates, Application Form, Entrance Exam, Eligibility, Process, Fees

Soham Mitra
Soham MitraUpdated On: September 13, 2023 03:48 pm IST | NIMCET

MCA admission into the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) is offered based on the NIMCET scores. Check out the details regarding the NIT MCA admission process 2023, such as the important dates, eligibility, application process, selection process etc from the article below. 

MCA Admissions at NITs 2023

NIT MCA Admission 2023 - For Master of Computer Application admission in the National Institutes of Technologyan all-India basis entrance examination is conducted which goes by the name of NIMCET or National Institute of Technology Master of Computer Application Common Entrance Test. This year, NIMCET 2023 is being coordinated by the National Institute of Technology, Raipur. In this article, we are going to discuss all those things which are related to MCA admissions in the NITs such as the important dates, entrance exam, eligibility criteria, application process, admission process, fee etc.

List of NITs Offering MCA Course 2023

Through NIMCET, admission into the MCA programme is offered by the following NITs -

NIT WarangalNIT Tiruchirapalli
NIT DurgapurNIT Calicut
NIT BhopalNIT Allahabad
NIT AgartalaNIT Raipur
NIT SurathkalNIT Jamshedpur

NIT MCA Admission 2023 Important Dates

The important dates for NIMCET 2023 counselling are available here -

NIMCET Counselling 2023 EventsDates
Choice filling & document uploadJune 29 to July 4, 2023
1st Round of AllotmentJuly 7, 2023
ReportingJuly 8 to 11, 2023
Round 2 Seat AllotmentJuly 12, 2023
ReportingJuly 13 to 15, 2023
Round 3 Seat AllotmentJuly 17, 2023
ReportingJuly 18 to 19, 2023

Entrance Exam for NIT MCA Admission 2023

As mentioned earlier, MCA admissions in the NITs is done through a national-level entrance exam called NIMCET. NIMCET is conducted every year by one of the 11 participating NITs and this year, the responsibility to conduct the entrance exam for MCA admission at NITs has been given to the National Institute of Technology Raipur. NIMCET exam is an online exam that is conducted for a maximum mark of 480 comprising a total of 120 questions.

Based on the performance of the candidates in the NIT MCA admission test, i.e NIMCET, a counselling process is conducted through which the final allocation of seats in the MCA programme offered at various NITs in the country is done. Once a candidate is allocated a seat, he/she has to pay a Seat Allotment Fee of INR 10,000/- and visit the NIT and confirm the seat. A candidate, who is not satisfied with the seat allocated to him/her may opt for upgradation of the seat. Once a candidate finalises his/her seat, he/she has to pay the admission fee amount and then start attending the regular MCA classes at NITs as and when it begins.

Also read:NIMCET 2023 Result

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for MCA Admission at NITs 2023

Those who wish to pursue the prestigious MCA programme from one of the NITs must fulfil the following eligibility criteria which are also the NIMCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria -

  • NIT MCA admission applicants should be an Indian citizen

  • Applicants should have a BIT/BCA/B.Sc/B.Sc (Hons) degree from a recognized University and must have studied either Statistics or Mathematics (or a similar relevant subject) at the qualifying level

  • B.E/B. Tech degree holders from a recognised University are also eligible to apply for the NIT MCA admission test, i.e NIMCET

  • The minimum marks that an applicant should have secured in their qualifying exam is 60% or 6.5 CGPA (for Gen/OBC) or 55% aggregate (6.0 CGPA for SC/ST)

Every year, the conducting National Institute of Technology (NIT) releases the application form for NIT MCA admissions. Prior to releasing the NIMCET 2023 Application Form, the institute also updates the eligibility criteria and only those applicants who fulfil the eligibility criteria, their application requests are accepted.

The entire NIT MCA admissions application process is divided into 4 steps. The NIT MCA admission application form fee is 2,500/- rupees for Gen/OBC category candidates and 1,250/- rupees for the SC/ST candidates. The NIMCET application form fee can only be paid via the available online payment modes. The NIT MCA admission application form fee is non-refundable.

NIT MCA Admission Process 2023

The NIT MCA admission process begins with the declaration of the NIMCET exam results and with the beginning of the NIMCET 2023 counselling process. A centralized counselling process is conducted for the purpose of allocation of seats to those candidates who have been shortlisted on the basis of their NIMCET scores.

Step 1 - Registration

The shortlisted candidates have to register themselves for the NIMCET counselling process first to initiate the MCA admission process at the participating NITs.

Step 2 - Choice Filling and Locking

The candidates have to use their NIMCET candidate credentials to lock their college choices and the same must be done before the last date is over to avoid automatic choice-filling.

Step 3 - Allocation of Seats

The institutes will offer their vacant MCA seats on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the NIT MCA entrance exam (i.e NIMCET) and their preference of institutes. The seat allotment process will be done in three rounds.

Step 4 - Final Admissions

Once the candidates are allocated seats of their preference, they will have to visit the particular NIT along with the seat allotment letter to confirm their admission. The candidates have to deposit the admission fee to confirm their admission in the seat allocated to them.

Seat Surrendering

Those candidates who have not been allocated seats as per their preference can opt to participate in the subsequent counselling round. However, they have to surrender their previously allocated seats to be considered for the next counselling round. An application must be put forth to the concerned officials regarding the surrendering of seats.

Vacant Seat Allocation

Those seats which remain vacant after the conclusion of a counselling round will be put under the vacant seat category which will be up for grab in the vacant seat allocation round. Those who had surrendered their seats previously or were not allocated seats during the previous counselling round will be considered in this round. After the candidates are offered seats, they will be required to visit the particular NIT along with their seat allocation letter and submit the admission fee to confirm their admission.

NIT MCA Fee Structure 2023

Presented below is the list of all those NIMCET participating NITs and their fee structure -

Name of NIT

MCA Fee (In INR)

National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana

35,500/- per annum

National Institute of Technology, Trichy, Tamil Nadu

23,100/- per annum

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka

70,000/- per annum

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

1,77,000/- per annum

National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana

1,12,000/- per annum

National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chattisgarh

76,000/- per annum

National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala


National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal

18,000/- per annum

National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura


National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

83,000/- per annum

Also Check

NIMCET 2023 Admit CardNIMCET 2023 Cutoff
NIMCET 2023 Seat AllotmentNIMCET 2023 Syllabus

List of Popular MCA Colleges for Direct Admission 2023

The list of top private MCA colleges can be checked below -

Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University - JaipurLovely Professional University
Rathinam Group of Institutions, CoimbatoreRai University, Ahmedabad
Gulzar Group of Institutes, LudhianaGanpat University, Mehsana
Bharat Institute of Higher Education & Research, ChennaiIndus University, Ahmedabad
NIMS University, JaipurApex University, Jaipur

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates on NIT MCA admission.


How many students registered for NIMCET 2023?

Nearly 50,000 candidates have registered for NIMCET 2023 exam this year for NIT MCA admissions. 

Is MCA at NIT 2 years or 3 years?

The MCA program at NIT is a 3-year postgraduate course. 

When will NIMCET 2023 be conducted?

The NIMCET 2023 exam date is June 11, 2023.

What is the NIMCET exam fee structure for SC/ST students?

SC/ST aspirants need to pay a processing fee of INR 1250 through the official website only. 

What can be carried to NIMCET 2023 exam hall?

 Candidates have to bring their own black or blue ink ballpoint pen for filling bubbles and particulars on the OMR Sheet. Calculators, mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets are NOT allowed into the examination hall. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. 


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