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NIT MCA Admission 2021 - Dates (Out), Application Form, Entrance Exam, Eligibility, Process, Fees

Abhik Das
Abhik DasPublished On: March 06, 2021 | NIMCET

NIT MCA admission process for the academic session 2021-22 will begin from June 09. Check NIT MCA admission dates, list of institutes, counselling process and seat allotment details. 

MCA Admissions at NITs

NIT MCA Admission 2021 - The admission process for MCA course in NITs will start from June 09. For Master of Computer Application (MCA) admission in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), an 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 that is conducted by one of the participating NITs on a rotational basis every year. NIMCET 2021 conducting body details yet to be confirmed/ 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.

NIMCET 2021 ResultsNIMCET 2021 Counselling Process

List of NITs Offering MCA Course

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 Kurukshetra-

NIT MCA Admissions Dates 2021

The important dates for NIMCET 2021 counselling are available here -

NIMCET Counselling EventsDates
Choice filling & document uploadJune 09 to 14, 2021
1st Round of AllotmentJune 18, 2021
ReportingJune 22 & 23, 2021
Round 2 Seat AllotmentJune 27, 2021
ReportingJuly 1 & 2, 2021
Round 3 Seat AllotmentJuly 06, 2021
ReportingJuly 09 to 12, 2021

Note - The dates mentioned above are tentative in nature and might be changed according to the situation that might prevail during those times

Entrance Exam for NIT MCA Admission

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 which is conducted for a maximum mark of 480 comprising of 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.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for MCA Admission at NITs

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

  • 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 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)

NIMCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NIT MCA Application Form 2021

Every year, the conducting National Institute of Technology (NIT) releases the application form for NIT MCA admissions. Prior to releasing the application forms for NIT MCA admissions, 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.

NIMCET 2021 Application Form

NIT MCA Admission Process 2021

The NIT MCA admission process begins with the declaration of the NIMCET exam results and with the beginning of the 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 2021

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 2021 Admit CardNIMCET 2021 Cutoff
NIMCET 2021 Seat AllotmentNIMCET 2021 Syllabus

List of Popular MCA Colleges for Direct Admission

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

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