The All India MCA Common Entrance Test or AIMCET is the entrance examination for admission to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Program that is offered by the IITs along with other leading universities and colleges. AIMCET  is a National Level Test and the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee will conduct the same on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It is an eligibility test for those who wish to seek admission in these prestigious institutes. This is a common score that is also accepted by some of the institutes or universities that conduct their own MCA eligibility test.

The aim now is to make all Indian colleges to use the AIMCET as the basis of selection instead of using other procedures. Even though most states are going to continue with their own common entrance tests for MCA programmes, most other affiliated institutes are expected to make the switch.

AIMCET Eligibility Criteria

To appear for AIMCET, all the candidates should have a Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration. This degree can be in any discipline but he/she must have Mathematics at the (10+2) level. Candidates appearing for their Bachelor's degree examination can apply too but they have to ensure that aforementioned criteria like providing proof of having passed with certificate is provided. This is an exam just for Indian nationals. No foreigners are allowed.

Schedule of AIMCET Exam

Find below the tentative exam dates for AIMCET
  • AIMCET Application form - January-February
  • Last date to apply- April
  • Admit Card will be available from -May
  • AIMCET Exam will be held- June

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for AIMCET. Both online and offline options are available for the same. To apply online candidates should visit the official website

Test Centres for AIMCET

The test is proposed to be held at various cities across the country. If the number is less than 300 for any city, then institute may cancel the test there and the candidate has to appear in any of these below cities- Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Ajmer, Allahabad, Ambala, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bangalore, Bareilly, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Bilaspur, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Davengere, Dehradun , Delhi, Dhanbad,Durgapur, Ernakulam, Faridabad, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hamirpur, Hissar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Muzzafarpur, Nagpur, Nainital, Noida, Panaji, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar (Garhwal), Srinagar (J&K), Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirupati, Trissur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

AIMCET Exam Pattern

For the AIMCET, all candidates will have to answer MCQ type questions. There are four different sections namely Mathematics, Logical reasoning, computer awareness and Analytical ability. For the right answers, the candidates get 4 marks and for the wrong answer, they lose 1 mark. However, there is no loss of mark for not attempting an answer.

Computer Awareness: 20 Questions

General Awareness: 20 Questions

Logical and Analytical Reasoning: 40 Questions

Mathematics: 20 Questions

Total Marks: 400

Negative Marking: 1

AIMCET Syllabus

AIMCET questions include mathematics, statistics, algebra, Geometry, Vector, Calculus, Trigonometry, Computer awareness, Probability, Linear programming, Computer Architecture, Differential Equations Data Representation, Algorithm, Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning.

Mathematics and Algebra:

In this part, questions on fundamental operations in Algebra, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations, surds, Expansion, factorization, simultaneous linear / quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, determinants, matrices and application to solution of simultaneous linear equations, etc. are there.

Co-ordinate Geometry:

This includes Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates, equations of a line, mid point, intersections etc., equations of a circle, distance formulae, pair of straight lines, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola, simple geometric transformations such as translation, rotation, scaling.


For this paper, you have to pay attention to Limit of functions, continuous functions, differentiation of functions(s), definite integral application to volumes and surfaces of frustums of a sphere, cone, cylinder, Tangents and normal, simple examples of maxima and minima, Integration of function by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction, Taylor Series.

Differential Equations:

Differential equations of first order and their solutions, linear differential equations with constant coefficients and homogenous linear differential equations.


Position vector, additions and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics.


Simple identities, trigonometric equations, properties of triangles, solution of triangles, height and distance, inverse function.

Probability and Statistics:

Basic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersions, skewness and kurtosis, random variable and distribution functions, mathematical expectations, Binomial, Poisson, normal distributions, curve fitting, and principle of least squares, correlation and regression.

Linear Programming:

Formulation of simple linear programming problems, basic concepts of graphical and simplex methods

Computer Awareness:

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input / output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back-up devices, Computer Language: Assembly language and high-level language, Multiprogramming and time sharing operating systems, Computer Programming in C and Flow chart and Algorithms.

Data Representation:

Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, single arithmetic and two complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, normalized floating point representation, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning:

Logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, visuo-spatial reasoning

General Awareness:

This is all about general awareness relevant to current affairs like business, finance, industry, transportation, scientific inventions, governance, healthcare and cultural dimensions etc.

Contact Details:

Centre for Continuing Education (New Block)
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee - 247 667 (Uttaranchal)

Colleges accepting AIMCET Scores

  1. H.P. Shimla University
  2. IIT Roorkee
  3. Gujarat MCA
  4. BITS Mesra
  5. RIT Jamshedpur
  6. Goa University
  7. Andhra MCA
  8. REC Rourkela
  9. Pune University
  10. J. N. U., New Delhi
  11. R.E.C. Trichy
  12. MNNIT, Allahabad
  13. B.H.U.
  14. Vellore Engineering Colleg
  15. Jalgaon University
  16. PSG Coimbatore
  17. REC Surathkal
  18. REC Warangal
  19. Hyderabad Central University
  20. Thapar Institute
  21. Punjab University
  22. Anna University
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