NIMCET Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Abhik Das on 22 Dec, 2020 10:56

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NIMCET 2021 Exam Pattern

NIMCET 2021 exam pattern consists of information regarding exam mode, marks distribution, the format of the exam, the total number of questions, question paper type and negative marking in the entrance exam. NIMCET exam pattern is specified by the test conducting National Institute of Technology (NIT). Candidates appearing for the entrance exam must have a fair idea about the exam pattern of NIMCET 2021.

  • NIMCET is conducted in offline mode.

  • The questions in NIMCET are based on Mathematics, Computer Awareness, General English and Logical Reasoning and Ability.

  • The question paper comprises of multiple-choice questions.

  • NIMCET has a total of 120 questions and 480 marks.

  • The medium of NIMCET is English.

  • Candidates are awarded 4 marks for a correct answer and for each wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.

  • There is no deduction of marks for unattempted questions.

Highlights of NIMCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Subjects of NIMCET 2021

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning



Computer Awareness






General English








Question Paper Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Language


Number of Questions

120 questions

Exam Mode

Pen and Paper based mode (Offline)

NIMCET Total Marks


Marking Scheme

4 Marks (per question)

Negative Marking

1 Mark

NIMCET 2021 Marking Scheme

  • NIMCET 2021 question paper comprises of 480 marks.

  • For each correct response, candidates are awarded four marks.

  • One mark is deducted for each wrong response.

  • No marks are awarded for unattempted questions. 



Correct Answer

4 Marks

Wrong Answer

(-) 1 Mark

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FAQs about NIMCET Exam Pattern

Into how many sections will the NIMCET paper be divided?

The NIMCET paper is divided into four sections - general English, mathematics, computer awareness and analytical ability & logical reasoning.

What is the maximum mark of NIMCET exam?

The maximum mark of NIMCET exam is 480.

How many questions are asked in the NIMCET paper?

The NIMCET paper comprises of a total of 120 questions.

Will the candidates be penalised for not attempting any question in the NIMCET paper?

Unattempted questions will not attract any negative marking in the NIMCET paper.

How many questions should one attempt in the NIMCET paper to be on the safer side?

The candidates should at least try and aim to attempt 90% of the questions asked in the NIMCET paper to be on the safer side.

What type pf questions are asked in the NIMCET paper?

In the NIMCET paper, multiple-choice type questions are asked.

Do questions get repeated in NIMCET exam?

Yes, sometimes questions that were asked in the previous years might pop up in the here and there once in a while.

What is the medium of instruction of NIMCET exam?

The medium of instruction of NIMCET exam is English.

Is NIMCET conducted only in offline mode?

Yes, NIMCET is conducted in offline mode only.

Who specifies the exam pattern for NIMCET exam every year?

The NIMCET exam pattern is specified by that National Institute of Technology who is supposed to conduct the NIMCET exam that particular year.

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