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NIT 2021 Admission

The candidates who appeared and obtained marks in NIMCET-2021 will be allotted ranks by adopting the criteria stated in section 13 of this brochure . The candidates who obtained rank in NIMCET-2021 only shall be eligible for admission into MCA programme in the participating institutes.  Candidates are also advised to visit our website regularly for updates till the end of counseling.

Joint Entrance Examination ( Main )

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2021:

  • There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.
  • Admission to Undergraduate Engineering / Architecture Programs for the candidates from India at NITs, IIITs, Other centrally funded Technical Institutions shall be based on the ranks in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE ( Main ).
  • For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the NITs / IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE ( Main ) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC / ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

Eligibility Criteria to Appear For NIMCET-2021

Indian Nationals securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale in case of SC/ ST/PwD) in
(i) B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applications)/ BBA (Computer Applications) of minimum three years full-time programme from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects OR
(ii) B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET-2021. Conversion of scored marks from CGPA to percentage and vice-versa is not permitted.
(CGPA other than 10-point scale will be converted to 10-point scale based on Unitary method)

Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET-2021 and such candidates shall have to furnish the proof (in the form of a certificate issued by the Head of institution where the candidate has been studying / has studied) of candidature for appearing in the examinations during the academic year 2021-22 All candidates shall submit the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET- 2021 at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than September 15, 2021, failing which their admission is liable to be cancelled by the respective NITs.

Note: Students who have completed/completing B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons)/BCA/ BIT programme of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided the programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.
The percentages of marks / CGPA in the qualifying degree are to be calculated on the basis of marks / grade points obtained in all the subjects studied in all the years including languages, optional and additional subjects studied, if any. The aggregate of marks / grade points secured in all the subjects in all the years computed using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET-2021 for deciding the eligibility.

Eight Steps of Process of NIMCET-2021

The entire process that a candidate has to undergo; consists of eight steps:

(I) Registration and Application through Online for the test: All the eligible candidates should first register in the website by entering the personal email-id and the personal mobile number between March 11th, 2021 (from 10.00 am IST) and April 7th , 2021 (until 5.00 pm IST). After submitting this information, an email will be sent to the mentioned email-id and the candidate will see a message accordingly on the webpage. The candidates must use only this email-id and the mobile number for all NIMCET-2021 correspondences.
Documents (Soft Copies) needed for completing the registration are:
• Soft copy of a recent passport size photograph (of size between 50 KB and 1 MB)
• Soft copy of the signature (in Royal Blue/ Black colour only and of size between 50 KB and 1MB)
• All the mark sheets/ grade cards and the certificates in pdf format (duly self-attested and scanned)            (max. size 1 MB each)
• A valid proof of Identity in pdf format [such as Aadhaar Card/ PAN Card/ Voter ID Card/Driving              License] (max. size 1 MB each) Fill the application form carefully and submit the generated application      form on or before April 7th, 2021 (5.00 PM IST).

(II) Writing NIMCET-2021 TEST: Eligible candidates can download their own Admit Cards from  between May 15 and May 22, 2021. In the event of any difficulty/ problem in
downloading the Admit Card, the candidates should send an e-mail to between May
15 and May 21, 2021 giving details of the candidate’s application number and proof for the remittance
of fee. Telephonic requests will not be entertained. Candidate must print the Admit Card on precision
printers only such as Laser Printers (and not on Inkjet printers). Also, the candidate must preserve the
Admit Card (used during the examination) till the entire process of admission is complete. Request for
issue of duplicate Admit Card will not be entertained after the examination in any case.

(III) The NIMCET-2021 test is scheduled to be conducted on May 23, 2021 (Sunday) between 2:00 PM to 4: 00PM at various test centers . Candidates should be present in the examination hall of the test center before 1.30 PM, May 23, 2021.

(IV) Choice filling and locking: Candidates satisfying qualifying criteria will be awarded a Rank in NIMCET-2021 result. The results of the NIMCET-2021 test will be published tentatively on or before June 8, 2021 (Tuesday). The successful candidates will get an email containing the link to the website where the candidate can download the Rank Card. The email also provides a new username (login) and password to the Choice Filling Website. Such candidates shall login first and reset the password of choice. After that the candidate can fill the choices of the participating institutes in the order of preference on any dates between June 9 and June 14, 2021 (up to IST 5.00 PM). They can also modify their choices (or) reorder the preferences any number of times before locking. It will not be possible to access their choices after locking. All the candidates must have to lock their choices on or before 5.00 PM (IST) on June 14, 2021. The choices of all candidates will be automatically locked by the server of NIMCET-2021 after 5.00 PM (IST) on June 14, 2021.

(V) Online Seat Allotment and remote reporting at any participating institute: Candidates will be offered seats based on their choices in the order of NIMCET-2021 rank in three rounds of allotment. Candidates who are allotted seats in the first two rounds have to first login to the NIMCET-2021 website, pay the Initial fee of Rs.10,000/- online and take the Seat Allotment Letter. A candidate who is allotted a seat in the 1st round or the 2nd round must report to any of the participating institutes (Remote Reporting) on the dates specified. Remote Reporting is permitted in the first round and the second round of allotments only. During this reporting, the candidate may either opt for an upgradation in the next round (Option-2) or accept the allotted seat (Option-1). However, before exercising one of these options, the candidate has to produce his/her original academic documents, proof of Date of Birth, caste and relevant certificates for verification and submit the proof of payment of the initial fee Rs.10,000/– (paid through NIMCET-2021 website at the time of obtaining the Seat Allotment Letter). The candidate exercising Option-1 will be issued a provisional admission letter and the candidate exercising Option-2 will be issued Upgradation Letter.

(VI) Getting Admitted into the Allotted Institute: After the third round of allotment, all the allotted candidates (either in the first two rounds of allotment or in the third round of allotment) are required to physically present themselves at the latest allotted institute for admission between July 9, 2021 to July 12, 2021 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) and attend the classes as per the Academic Calendar published by the respective NIT.

(VII) Surrendering of seats by the candidates: Candidate who got seat allotted/upgraded in any round(s) and does not wish to join the institute; but wishes to participate in the final round of allotment, must surrender the seat by logging into the NIMCET-2021 website between July 9, 2021 to July 12, 2021 by filling up and submitting a prescribed application. At a later stage, such candidates will receive a refund of Rs. 9,000/- through online transfer into the respective account based on their bank account details entered in the prescribed application while surrendering.

(VIII) Fresh Choice filling and final round of allotment: After third round of reporting, the vacant seats in all the participating NITs will be published in the NIMCET-2021 website on July 15, 2021(Thursday). Candidates who have surrendered their seats and those candidates, who were not allotted any seat in any of the first to the third round of seat allotment, only are eligible to fill up the fresh choices on July 19, 2021 to July 23, 2021 (up to 5.00 PM) for the final round of seat allotment. The final round of seat allotment will be done on July 27, 2021 (Tuesday)

(i) If the candidate who is allotted seat in the final round had surrendered the seat (allotted to him/ her
in one of the previous rounds), then he/ she must login to the NIMCET-2021 website and choose to accept the seat allotted. He/ she will then get the Provisional Admission Letter which has to be
printed out and taken to the allotted Institute along with the relevant original documents for
admission on or before August 2, 2021 (Monday) where he/ she has the pay the remaining fees and join the institute. If such candidate does not wish to take the seat allotted in the final round of seat allotment, he/ she must login to the NIMCET-2021 website on or before August 2, 2021 (Monday) and surrender the seat allotted. At a later date, a refund of Rs.9,000/- shall be made through online bank transfer to the respective bank account based on the details submitted by the candidate while surrendering the seat.
(ii) If the candidate, who has got the seat freshly allotted in the final round of seat allotment, wishes to
take the seat, must login to the NIMCET-2021 website and first make the payment of the Initial Fee of Rs.10,000/- online to take the Provisional Admission Letter. He/ she must report to the allotted institute along with the Provisional Admission Letter and all other relevant original documents on or before August 2, 2021 (Monday) where he/ she has to pay the remaining fees and join the institute.

Web Enabled Online Application Form

Eligible candidates as per section 2 are required to fill-in web enabled online application form from any place of their convenience. Candidates are required to register themselves in the NIMCET-2021 website by submitting their personal email-id and mobile number. An email will be sent to the personal email-id, wherein a web link will be provided for the registration process. By clicking on the link, the applicant is directed to the webpage where he/ she will first set the password and choose the security question and submit its answer. After this, the applicant will be directed to the application page. Candidates are advised not to create multiple logins. Any such attempt will be viewed seriously.
• Username/ Login Id: This will be the personal email-id (as submitted by the candidate while registering)
• Password: Password must be a string containing at least eight characters with at least one upper case
alphabet, at least one lower case alphabet, at least one number, at least one special character such as *, $,
@, &, ˆ, -, =, +, /, etc.

For any further clarifications, the applicants may contact:
The Secretary, NIMCET-2021,
National Institute of Technology Raipur,
G.E Road, Raipur – 492010, Chhattisgarh
Ph. No: – +91 72900 95838

Application Processing Fee through NIMCET-2021 website

The non-refundable Application Processing Fee for NIMCET-2021 test and counselling for admission to the MCA programme is Rs. 2,500/- for OPEN/OPEN-EWS/OBC category and Rs. 1,250/- for SC/ST/PwD category candidates. Candidates have to deposit an appropriate amount relevant to their category.Candidates are required to deposit the processing fee online through NIMCET- 2021 website only.

Scrutiny of Application Form and Issuance of Admit Card

For all eligible applicants, Admit Cards will be made available on the website, after scrutiny of their applications. Applicants will be required to download their Admit Card after logging in to this website between May 15, 2021 and May 22, 2021. The candidates shall have to produce the Admit Card at the Test Centre, Counselling Centre / Remote Reporting Center and the Participating Institute at the time of admission. Therefore, the candidates are advised to keep their admit card in safe custody.Admit Cards will not be sent to the candidates individually by post.

Instructions to Candidates Appearing for the Test

Candidates have to report at the examination hall in the allotted test center with Admit Card by 1.30 PM (IST) on 23rd May 2021 (Sunday). Since NIMCET-2021 is an online examination, the candidates are required to follow the instructions given at the test center for entry and allotment of terminal. The candidates must follow the instructions appearing on the screen of NIMCET 2021 for marking the correct answer in the examination. Calculators, mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets are NOT allowed in the examination hall. The duration of NIMCET-2021 examination is TWO hours and question paper will consist of 120 multiple choice questions with four choices for each question. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. No separate sheet shall be provided for the rough work.

List of Test Center

Test Center Center Code Test Center Center Code
Allahabad 11 Kolkata 24
Bhagalpur 12 Kozhikode 25
Bhopal 13 Kurukshetra 26
Bhubaneswar 14 Lucknow 27
Chandigarh 15 Muzaffarpur 28
Delhi 16 Patna 29
Guwahati 17 Raipur 30
Hyderabad 18 Ranchi 31
Indore 19 Rourkela 32
Jaipur 20 Surat 33
Jalandhar 21 Surathkal 34
Jamshedpur 22 Tiruchirappalli 35
Kanpur 23 Varanasi 36
Warangal 37
NIT 2021 Important Dates
Event Date
Publication of Advertisement in Press and Web Saturday, 06/03/2021
Opening date for online Registration Thursday, 11/03/2021 [10 am]
Last date for online submission of Application Form Wednesday, 7/4/2021 [up to 5 pm]
Availability of Admit card on web for download Saturday, 15/5/2021 to Saturday, 22/5/2021
Date and Time of Online Examination at the allotted centers. Sunday, 23/5/2021 [2:00 PM to 4:00 PM]

Date of Publication of Result (Tentative)


Tentatively on or before Tuesday, 8/6/2021


Choice filling

Wednesday, 9/6/2021 to Monday, 14/6/2021, [up-to 5 pm]
First Round of Allotment Friday, 18/6/2021
First round of remote reporting in person in any of the Participating NIT’s Tuesday, 22/6/2021 to

Wednesday, 23/6/2021, (10 am to 5 pm)

Second round of Allotment/upgradation Sunday, 27/6/2021
Second round of remote reporting in person (Fresh allotees must report. And allotees whose seats are upgraded need to report only if they wish to modify their option; otherwise, need not report)  

Thursday, 1/7/2021 to Friday, 2/7/2021. (10 am to 5 pm)

Third round of allotment/upgradation Tuesday, 6/7/2021
Third round of reporting in person at the allotted institute and Surrendering the allotted seats by those who do not wish to join the allotted institute but wish to participate in final round of allotment.  

Friday, 9/7/2021 to Monday, 12/7/2021

(10 am to 5 pm and excluding Saturday and Sunday)

Announcement of vacant seats Thursday, 15/7/2021

Fresh Choice Filling

Monday, 19/7/2021 to Friday, 23/7/2021, [up-to 5 pm]
Final round of Seat allotment Tuesday, 27/7/2021
Final round of reporting at allotted institute On or before Monday, 2/8/2021 (excluding Saturday and Sunday)

Contact Details of NIMCET-2021 office

The Chairman / Secretary,
National Institute of Technology Raipur, Raipur
G. E. Road, Raipur – 492010, Chhattisgarh
Contact No.: +91 72900 95838


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