**NIT NIMCET MCA ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABUS 2012**

NIT NIMCET a common entrance test for admission in to MCA course in 11 various NIT’s.And this entrance test is being designed to test the candidate’s capability in following areas:

• Analytical reasoning

• Computer awareness

• Quantitative Ability

• Logical reasoning

**(1) Mathematics: (50 Questions)**

• **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, and 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.

**(2) Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning: (40 Questions)**

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.

**(3) Computer Awareness: (10 questions)**

**Computer Basics:**Organization of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory, back-up devices.**Data Representation:**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.

**(4) General English: (20 questions)**

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