NIMCET Cutoff – Expected & Previous Years’ 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. 

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. 

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

Scholarship Registration, Find New Scholarship

NIMCET Cutoff – 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. 
  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 – Dates, How to Check, Score Calculation, Seat Allotment

NIMCET Cutoff – Determining Factors

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

Buddy4Study - IDFC FIRST

  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 2021 examination
  4. Difficulty level of the examination
  5. Number of qualified candidates
  6. Last year’s cut off trends

NIMCET Expected Cutoff 2021

Previous year’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 Campus Expected Cut Off Range
NIT, Raipur 630 – 649
NIT, Agartala 650 – 670
NIT, Kurukshetra 520 – 545
NIT, Durgapur 456 – 470
NIT, Trichy 30 – 40
NIT, Calicut 240 – 265
NIT, Surathkal 167 – 180
NIT, Bhopal 296 – 319
NIT, Jamshedpur 500 – 525
NIT, Allahabad 200 – 220
NIT, Warangal 80 – 105

Previous Years’ NIMCET Cutoff 

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

Scholarship Registration, Get Scholarship Update

NIMCET Cut off 2019 for Open Category

NIT, Agartala 662 NA 4263 NA NA NA 1711 NA
NIT, Allahabad 213 1238 2381 4519 4893 NA 576 2107
NIT, Bhopal 315 4065 3159 NA 4892 NA 834 4331
NIT, Calicut 261 NA 2277 NA 4239 NA 641 NA
NIT, Durgapur 467 NA 3739 NA 4767 NA 1254 NA
NIT, Jamshedpur 511 1487 3681 NA 2821 NA 1280 4671
NIT, Kurukshetra 545 4469 4178 NA 1603 NA 1596 NA
NIT, Raipur 639 1778 4248 NA 4812 NA 1709 NA
NIT, Surathkal 175 1138 1915 NA 3303 NA 500 1868
NIT, Trichy 34 897 632 NA 1052 NA 174 NA
NIT, Warangal 97 NA 1222 NA 2468 NA 300 NA

NIMCET Cutoff 2018 for Open Category

Name of NIT Open Category Last Rank Open – PH Category Last Rank
NIT, Agartala 662
NIT, Allahabad 213 1238
NIT, Bhopal 315 4065
NIT, Calicut 261
NIT, Durgapur 467
NIT, Jamshedpur 511 1487
NIT, Kurukshetra 545 4469
NIT, Raipur 639 1778
NIT, Surathkal 175 1138
NIT, Trichy 34 897
NIT, Warangal 97

NIMCET Cutoff 2018 for OBC Category

Name of NIT OBC Category Last Rank OBC – PH Category Last Rank
NIT, Agartala 1711
NIT, Allahabad 576 2107
NIT, Bhopal 834 4331
NIT, Calicut 641
NIT, Durgapur 1254
NIT, Jamshedpur 1280 4671
NIT, Kurukshetra 1596
NIT, Raipur 1709
NIT, Surathkal 500 1868
NIT, Trichy 174
NIT, Warangal 300

NIMCET Cutoff 2018 for SC/ST Category

Name of NIT SC Category Last Rank SC – PH Category Last Rank ST Category Last Rank
NIT, Agartala 4263
NIT, Allahabad 2381 4519 4893
NIT, Bhopal 3159 4892
NIT, Calicut 2277 4239
NIT, Durgapur 3739 4767
NIT, Jamshedpur 3681 2821
NIT, Kurukshetra 4178 1603
NIT, Raipur 4248 4812
NIT, Surathkal 1915 3303
NIT, Trichy 632 1052
NIT, Warangal 1222 2468

NIMCET Cut Off 2021 – 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.

Scholarship Registration, Scholarship Status, Find New Scholarship

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 – FAQs

✔️ 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.

✔️ 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.

✔️ 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.

✔️ 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.

✔️ 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.

follow us for social updates


  1. Source of Information: Buddy4Study app compiles details on scholarships/fellowships from government websites and private scholarship sources. Links to the official sources accompany each listing detail pages.
  2. Non-affiliation: The Buddy4Study app is not associated with any government entity in India or elsewhere. When featuring government scholarships, we rely on publicly accessible information from central and state government websites in India.