NIMCET Cutoff – Expected & Previous Yearsโ€™ Cutoffs, Seat Intake

National Institute of Technology (NIT) will release the NIMCET cutoff list for all the 11 participating institutes (for different categories) along with the seat allotment list after the result is declared. The participating institutes of NIMCET 2021 include Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Surathkal, Raipur, Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Tiruchirappalli & Warangal. The candidates who aspire to pursue Master of Computer Applications from NITs (all across the country) requires to appear in this entrance examination. The NIMCET (NIT MCA Common Entrance Test) is organized by the NITs on a rotation basis.

The National Institute of Technology which conducts the common entrance examination is also responsible for publishing the cut-off list for all the participating NITs. The cutoff of NIT MCA Entrance Test is the last rank at which the admission closes for the participating NITs.ย 

As the NIMCET 2021 exam is yet to begin (23rd May 2021), the cut off list will be available on the official NIMCET website in PDF format. Upon its release, candidates can download the cut off list and check their scores.

Important Note: NIT releases the cutoff as the seat allotment list. This means that the candidates can check the seat allotment list to know the last rank after which the admission is closed. The list of shortlisted candidates for admission i.e. the seat allotment list will be released on the official websites of the participating NITs.ย 

Participating NITs prepare the seat allotment list on the basis of candidatesโ€™ performance in NIMCET and the choices filled by them. For more information on NIMCET cutoff, candidates are advised to read this article further.ย 

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NIMCET Cutoff โ€“ Key Highlights

  1. The last rank at which the admission for MCA programme will close will be termed as the NIMCET cutoff 2021.
  2. National Institute of Technology does not release the cutoff score for NIMCET separately. However, candidates can analyse the cutoff as the last rank in the seat allotment list.
  3. Different categories will have a different last rank.ย 
  4. Multiple factors such as performance of the test-takers, number of seats, the difficulty level of the exam, etc are taken into account for deciding the NIMCET cutoff.
  5. All the participating NITs will release the seat allotment lists on their respective official website.
  6. Only those candidates who qualify the NIMCET 2021 will be eligible to be considered for the allotment of seats.

Read More : NIMCET Result โ€“ Dates, How to Check, Score Calculation, Seat Allotment

NIMCET Cutoff โ€“ Determining Factors

Multiple factors are responsible for the determination of the NIMCET last rank, some of which are as follows:

  1. The number of participating institutions, i.e., 11
  2. Total number of seats available at each of the participating institutions
  3. The total number of candidates appearing for the NIMCET 2021ย examination
  4. Difficulty level of the examination
  5. Number of qualified candidates
  6. Last yearโ€™s cut off trends

NIMCET Expected Cutoff 2021

Previous yearโ€™s cutoff trends help in predicting an indicative cutoff for the present year. Candidates can check the table below to get an idea of the expected cutoff of NIT MCA Entrance Test 2021 for open category candidates.

NIMCET Expected Cut off 2021 – Open Category Candidates

NIT CampusExpected Cut Off Range
NIT, Raipur630 โ€“ 649
NIT, Agartala650 โ€“ 670
NIT, Kurukshetra520 โ€“ 545
NIT, Durgapur456 โ€“ 470
NIT, Trichy30 โ€“ 40
NIT, Calicut240 โ€“ 265
NIT, Surathkal167 โ€“ 180
NIT, Bhopal296 โ€“ 319
NIT, Jamshedpur500 โ€“ 525
NIT, Allahabad200 โ€“ 220
NIT, Warangal80 โ€“ 105

Previous Yearsโ€™ NIMCET Cutoffย 

The last rank of admission through NIMCET will vary across different categories. Candidates can check the tables below to gain insight into the previous yearsโ€™ cutoff for various categories.

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NIMCET Cut off 2019 for Open Category

NIT, Agartala662NA4263NANANA1711NA
NIT, Allahabad2131238238145194893NA5762107
NIT, Bhopal31540653159NA4892NA8344331
NIT, Calicut261NA2277NA4239NA641NA
NIT, Durgapur467NA3739NA4767NA1254NA
NIT, Jamshedpur51114873681NA2821NA12804671
NIT, Kurukshetra54544694178NA1603NA1596NA
NIT, Raipur63917784248NA4812NA1709NA
NIT, Surathkal17511381915NA3303NA5001868
NIT, Trichy34897632NA1052NA174NA
NIT, Warangal97NA1222NA2468NA300NA

NIMCET Cutoff 2018 for Open Category

Name of NITOpen Category Last RankOpen โ€“ PH Category Last Rank
NIT, Agartala662โ€“
NIT, Allahabad2131238
NIT, Bhopal3154065
NIT, Calicut261โ€“
NIT, Durgapur467โ€“
NIT, Jamshedpur5111487
NIT, Kurukshetra5454469
NIT, Raipur6391778
NIT, Surathkal1751138
NIT, Trichy34897
NIT, Warangal97โ€“

NIMCET Cutoff 2018 for OBC Category

Name of NITOBC Category Last RankOBC โ€“ PH Category Last Rank
NIT, Agartala1711โ€“
NIT, Allahabad5762107
NIT, Bhopal8344331
NIT, Calicut641โ€“
NIT, Durgapur1254โ€“
NIT, Jamshedpur12804671
NIT, Kurukshetra1596โ€“
NIT, Raipur1709โ€“
NIT, Surathkal5001868
NIT, Trichy174โ€“
NIT, Warangal300โ€“

NIMCET Cutoff 2018 for SC/ST Category

Name of NITSC Category Last RankSC โ€“ PH Category Last RankST Category Last Rank
NIT, Agartala4263โ€“โ€“
NIT, Allahabad238145194893
NIT, Bhopal3159โ€“4892
NIT, Calicut2277โ€“4239
NIT, Durgapur3739โ€“4767
NIT, Jamshedpur3681โ€“2821
NIT, Kurukshetra4178โ€“1603
NIT, Raipur4248โ€“4812
NIT, Surathkal1915โ€“3303
NIT, Trichy632โ€“1052
NIT, Warangal1222โ€“2468

NIMCET Cut Off 2021 โ€“ Institute Wise Seat Intake

One of the major factors that determine the cutoff of NIMCET is the seat intake capacity of the participating institutes. Candidates can check the table below to know the institute-wise seats available for MCA admission in NIT.

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Seats Available for Admission through NIMCET

Name of NITs

Number of Available Seats

Contact Details

National Institute of Technology, Agartala


Dr. Ajoy Kumar Das Dean (Academic),

Mob: 09402168090


National Institute of Technology, Allahabad


Dr. Sarvesh K. Tiwari, Dy. Registrar (Acad)

Tel: 0532-2271047


National Institute of Technology, Bhopal


Dr. M M Malik, Professor & Chairman (Admission)


National Institute of Technology, Calicut


Dr. A. P. Shashikala, Dean (Academic)

Mob: 09447170156 Email:

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur


Dr. D. A. Khan, Dean (Academic)

Tel: 0657-2374248 Mob:09835546792


National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra


Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Professor (Computer Applications)

Tel: 01744233532


National Institute of Technology, Raipur


Dr. Shrish Verma, Dean, Academics

Mob: 09826424427


National Institute of Technology, Surathkal


Prof. S. M. Hegde, Professor

Mob: 09449814252


National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli


Dr. S. R. Balasundaram, Asso. Prof & Head, Dept. of Computer Applications



National Institute of Technology, Warangal


Dr. RBV Subramanyam, Department of CSE

Mob: 09491346969


Total Seats


Category-wise Seat Allotment of NIMCET


Number of Seats



General- Person with Disability (PwD)


General (EWS)




Scheduled Tribe (ST)




Scheduled Caste (SC)




Other Backward Classes (OBC)






NIMCET Cutoff โ€“ FAQs

โœ”๏ธ When will the NIT release the NIMCET cutoff 2021?

Candidates will be able to check the last rank for admission through NIMCET 2021 along with the seat allotment list after NIMCET result declaration. There will be no separate release of the cutoff.

โœ”๏ธ What are the minimum marks required in Mathematics to be eligible for NIMCET counselling?

Candidates who secure zero or negative marks in the Mathematics section do not qualify the entrance test. Hence, such candidates will not be eligible for the NIMCET counselling process.

โœ”๏ธ What is the NIMCET 2021 rank required for MCA admission in NIT, Trichy?

If previous year's trends are to be followed, an open category candidate must obtain a NIMCET rank between 30 to 40 to get MCA admission in NIT, Tiruchirappalli. However, this is an indicative cutoff. Candidates who score within this rank range stand better chances to get admission in NIT, Trichy.

โœ”๏ธ What is NIT Jamshedpur's expected cut off for NIMCET 2021?

The expected NIMCET Cut off for NIT Jamshedpur this year is between 500 to 525.

โœ”๏ธ Does the NIMCET cutoff remain the same for all the categories?

No. The last rank of admission through NIMCET scores vary across different categories and institutes.

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