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MCA Entrance Syllabus and Eligibility of Top Universities in India

Entrance Syllabus "Paathyakram" for Masters of Computer Applications

MCA or Masters of Computer Applications is a 3 years Post Graduation programme in Indian and in many other countries. Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelor of Science-IT (B.Sc. IT) and Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) graduate students can join the 3 years MCA programme which is also available in 2 years duration as the ” lateral entry”.

Master of Computer Application offers regular, distance and non-regular modes of degree and each of modes have different credibility. After MCA degree students can go for the higher degree like doctorate (Ph.D) or can join any Information technology, management, advertising and educational firms and organizations. In India where getting a dream job with good package is very challenging and the reason the salary packages varies from Rs. 15,000-10,00,000 per month.

There are more than 20,000 colleges including Universities that are offering degree in the Masters of Computer Applications and this stats also include the “Tom, Dick, and Harry” colleges and even universities of which you should be very careful. In this article we’ve listed the entrance exam syllabus for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) for the top Universities in India which include Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), University of Delhi (DU), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Jamia Hamdard University (JMU), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Savitribai Phule Pune University (Pune University), Chandigarh University, Amity University, Banaras Hindu University, Goa University, Punjab University, Aligarh Muslim University, Gujarat University, Hyderabad University, Himachal Pradesh University, Punjab Technical University, Guru Nanak Dev University, Anna University, Andhra University, National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Uttar Pradesh Technical University (now Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University) and Maharshi Dayanand University etc.

Introduction to the MCA Entrance Syllabus

Every University have different syllabus pattern and evaluation system, but the content of the syllabus is almost same. The MCA entrance syllabus include the questions from:

  • Mathematics
  • Algebra and Numerical system
  • Logical questions and Reasoning
  • General Knowledge-cum-awareness
  • Computer Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude questions
  • English grammar and literature

MCA Entrance syllabus for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Master of Computer Applications in JNU is offered by the department School of Computer and Systems Sciences established in the year 1975 aimed to offer postgraduate and doctorate degree in MCA, M. Tech, M.Phil and Ph.D. The total seats available in JNU for the MCA programme is 46 (intake).

Eligibility:

Student should hold bachelor degree in any discipline-subject that include B.Sc., BCA and B.Tech and the student should also have studied Maths at 10+2+3 and have secured at least 55% marks.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

JNU conduct written Entrance exam where the question paper consist of 100 multiple choices based question paper (MCQs). For every correct answer 1 mark is awarded where for incorrect answers 0.25 marks is deducted.

The question contains question based on General Aptitude, Reasoning, 10+2/ graduate level Maths, Statics and Probability. The syllabus contains 80% questions from Mathematics and rest 20% is based on other subjects.

Source: admissions.jnu.ac.in

MCA Entrance syllabus for University of Delhi (DU)

Delhi University or DU is the Central University of Govt. of India and managed and operated by the Central Govt. and some of the colleges affiliated to Delhi University are managed and operated by the State Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

Master of Computer Applications is offered by the Department of Computer Sciences of University of Delhi. The Department of Computer Sciences started offering degree in MCA since the year 1981 as a three year postgraduate programme. Beside Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree the Dept. of Computer Sciences also offers doctorate (Ph.D) degree.

Eligibility:

As far as the eligibility for the getting admission in University of Delhi under MCA programme is concered the student should have passed any bachelor degree from University of Delhi or any other University recognized as equivalent to the Delhi University. Apart from holding bachelor degree in any discipline subject (B.Sc., B.Tech and BCA) the student should also have studied and passed at least one subject in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Statics and Operational Research.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

Admission under MCA programme is offered through Entrance examine including an interview. The marking weightage include 85% score of the entrance exam and 15% has been kept for the interview. The question paper consist of up to 280 (include optional) questions where the student have to attempt up to 70 question. For every correct answer 4 mark is awarded and for every incorrect answer 1 marks is deducted. The question paper contains Multiple choices based questions.

The question paper contains questions 40 questions from Mathematical abilities, 5 questions from the Computer Sciences, 5 question from English Comprehension and 20 questions are based on logical reasoning.

Source: cs.du.ac.in/admission/mca/

MCA Entrance syllabus for GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi

IP University is the State University of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. There are more than 100s of colleges and institutes affiliated to IP University under various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Degree in MCA is offered by the Dept of Computer Science known as the University School of Information Technology of IP University including upto 21 self-financing (private) and Govt. colleges.

Master of Computer Application (MCA) is offered by the Indraprastha University also known as GGSIPU is a three year postgraduate programme where the students holding BCA, B.Tech and B.Sc. (in IT & Maths) can join this programme. Admission in IPU is given through the Entrance Exam known as the “Common Entrance Test” conducted by the University.

Eligibility:

In order to apply for the MCA admission in IPU the student should hold bachelor degree either in BCA, B.Sc. or B.Tech etc. and must have studied Maths (Computer Science) in 10+2+3. In addition to this, the student should have secured at least 55% marks in undergraduate.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The question paper contains 25% questions from Mathematics, 25% from English & Comprehension, 25% from Computer Awareness and rest 25% are from Logical and analytical ability. The question paper contains 150 questions where for every correct answer 4 marks are awarded and 1 marks is deducted for every incorrect answer.

Source: ipu.ac.in (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University is the Central University of Govt. of India established in 1920 as the Muslim Minority University. JMI or Jamia Millia Islamia University offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil. and doctorate degree in approximately 300 subjects.

Admission in MCA is offered through the Entrance Exam conducted by the Dept. of Computer Science of Jamia Millia Islamia University. The University intake only 50 seats which is quite disappointing in the country with such a large population.

Eligibility:

The student with undergraduate in BCA, B.Sc. and B.Tech etc. are eligible for getting admission in JMI. The student should have passed any disciplined programme with at least 55% marks and should have studied Maths at 10+2+3 level.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The question paper contains 100 questions from Mathematics (50%), Computer Awareness (20%), Reasoning (25%) and General English (10%). For every valid answer 1 marks is awarded where for invalid answers there is negative marking of -0.25.

Source: jmi.ac.in (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for Jamia Hamdard University (JMU)

Jamia Hamdard University (JMU) is a Semi-Govt. aided and Deemed University located in the National Capital of India, New Delhi. JMU was established in the year 1989 and offers degree in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate including MBBS.

In Jamia Hamdard University MCA is a three year postgraduate programme that intake 60 that include 50 General, 10 sponsored (include 2 NRI)

Eligibility:

Students with bachelor degree in B.Tech, B.E, B.Sc. (Engg.), BCA and B.Sc. (Maths, IT, CS, Electronics, Physics) are eligible for the admission in JUM.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The selection process in JMU include Entrance exam as well as interview. The entrance exam contains the questions based on the syllabus of Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA).

Source: admission.jamiahamdard.edu (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Master of Computer Applications was offered by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, but now it has been discontinued.

IIT is one of the top-technical and IT institution in India that offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degree where MCA was discontinued by the institution.

The syllabus included questions based on Maths, Computer Awareness, Analytical ability and General Awareness where the students who’ve studied BCA, B.Sc., B.Tech and B.E etc. were eligible for taking admission under MCA programme.

MCA Entrance syllabus for Savitribai Phule Pune University (Pune University)

Master of Computer Application is offered by the Department of Computer Science since the year 1983. With MCA the University is also offering degree in B.Sc. (IT), M.Tech and M.Sc. etc.

Eligibility:

Students with Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree who have studied Maths/Computer Science at 10+2+3 level  are eligible for the admission.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

Admission in Pune University is given through the entrance exam where the question paper contains objective type questions including computer awareness, Mathematics and English etc.

Source: unipune.ac.in

MCA Entrance syllabus for Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University is a private University approved and certified by the UGC, AICTE and NAAC. In CU the MCA is a 3 years postgraduate full-time programme.

Eligibility:

Students having Bachelor’s degree in BCA, B.Tech, B.Sc. and B.E etc. from any recognized University are eligible for the admission in Chandigarh University. Note: The student should have passed 10+2+3 with at least 50% marks where 5% relaxation is given to the students from SC/ST background.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

Chandigarh University does conduct entrance exam and their selection process is not enclosed on their official website. As per their website, the selected students get informed through email and call.

Source: cuchd.in

MCA Entrance syllabus for Amity University

Amity University is one of the best known private and proclaimed not-for-profit University in India. Students looking for the best placement can join Amity University, which is located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Eligibility:

Students with BCA, B. Tech, B.E. and B.Sc. degree who’ve studied either Maths/Computer Science at 10+2+3 are eligible for getting admission in MCA.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

Amity University conduct entrance exam which you have to pass in order to get admission under Master of Computer application programme. The question paper of entrance exam include syllabus and questions from General awareness, English, Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, Computer Awareness, Applications of software development, engineering, Hardware, Internet, Networking, System management and troubleshooting.

Source: amity.edu

MCA Entrance syllabus for Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University often referred as “BHU” formerly known as “Central Hindu College” was established in the year 1916 during the colonial period in India. It is one of the most reputed University in India and abroad. BHU offers degree in undergraduate, postgraduate, master and doctorate etc.

Eligibility:

Students who have secured at least 50% marks in any discipline course include 10+2+3 and who have studied and passed at least 1 paper either in Computer Science or Mathematics are eligible for the admission.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

BHU have very limited seats for the MCA programme as they only intake 30 students through the process of entrance examination. The syllabus for MCA for BHU include questions from Mathematics, Reasoning, Objective types, computer awareness and English etc.

MCA Entrance syllabus for Goa University

Goa University is a State University managed and established by the State Govt. of Goa in 1985 and has been ranked the best 16th University by the Govt. of India.

The Goa University offer undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil., postgraduation diploma, and doctorate degree in various programmes.

Master of Computer Application is offered by the Department of Computer Science and Technology of University of Goa which was established in the year 1987 and the total intake is up to 60 seats.

Eligibility:

Admission under MCA programme is offered through the entrance exam conducted by the Goa University and the students with at least 55% marks at 10+2+3 (undergraduate) level are eligible to participate in the admission process and for the entrance exam. The university offers relaxation to the minority students that include ST, SC, OBC, PH and FF. In addition to this, the students must have studied and passed Math/Compute at undergraduate level.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance syllabus include questions based on Analytical ability and logical reasoning, General English, Mathematics and Computer Awareness.

Source: www.unigoa.ac.in (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for Punjab University

Punjab University originated in 1882, but official came in establishment in 1947. PU or Punjab University has been ranked in the best Universities in the Asia.

Eligibility:

Students who have studied Bachelor of Computer Applications from the University of Punjab or any recognized University whose degree is equivalent to the degree of Punjab University and are passed with at least 50% of marks are eligible to participate in the entrance exam.

OR

The students with B.Tech, BE and B.Sc. etc. degree who’ve studied Mathematics/Computer science at 10+2+3 and have passed with at least 50% of marks are eligible for taking part in the entrance examination.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance exam question paper contains objective type questions based on the syllabus of B.C.A and General awareness, Mathematics, Computer Knowledge and English etc.

Source: dcsa.puchd.ac.in

MCA Entrance syllabus for Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a Muslim Minority University situated in the Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh established in 1875 and currently offers degree in up to 300 courses.

At AMU, Master of Computer Application is a three year postgraduate programme where the students studied BCA, B.Tech, B.E and B.Sc. etc. can join this programme. In India and abroad MCA is considered to be the professional courses rather an academic degree. The total intake seats are 60 in Aligarh Muslim University.

Eligibility:

Students who have completed and passed in any discipline bachelor’s degree with at least 55% and have studied any of the two papers from Physics, Chemistry, Computer Application, Information Technology, Statistics and Compute Maintenance etc. are eligible to appear in the entrance examination conducted by the University.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance examination question paper consist of 100 questions which include 50 questions from Mathematics and Statistics, 20 questions from Physics, 20 questions from Computer Science and 10 questions from logical ability, deductive ability and reasoning.

Source: amu.ac.in

MCA Entrance syllabus for Gujarat University

Gujarat University was founded on 23 November 1949 is a State University of Govt. of Gujarat.  The University has been accredited B++ by NAAC, one of the accreditation department of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Govt. of India.

The University of Gujarat offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate degree in various programmes. In Gujarat University, Masters of Computer Applications is a 3 year postgraduate programme where the students seeking for the professional degree in the field of computer science can join this programme.

Eligibility:

Admission under MCA programme in Gujarat University is offered through the entrance exam conducted by the University. Students who have studied and passed in any discipline bachelor’s degree (BCA, B.Tech, B.E and B.Sc. etc) with either of the subject from Maths/Computer Science at graduation level from any recognized University are eligible to appear in the entrance examination, known as Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET)

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance exam question paper contains objective type questions based on the syllabus of B.C.A and General awareness, Mathematics, Computer Knowledge and English etc.

MCA Entrance syllabus for Hyderabad University

The University of Hyderabad was established in 1974 by the Govt. of Telangana as an Indian Public Research University. The University offers degree in Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Computer Applications, M.Phil. and doctorate degree.

Eligibility:

60% aggregate marks in any discipline undergraduate degree with Mathematics as compulsory subject at 10+2 is mandatory to appear in the entrance examination conducted by the University.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance exam consist of written exam followed by an interview. The written test weightage 75% marks, where 25% marks has been kept for the interview.

Source: acad.uohyd.ac.in (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for Himachal Pradesh University

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is located in Shimla in the northern region of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The University offers degree in undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil and doctorate programmes.

Eligibility:

Admission in HPU given through entrance exam conducted by the University everywhere. Students who have secured and studied BCA, B.Sc. (IT/CS), B.Tech and B.E or Bachelor’s degree in any other discipline with Mathematics/CS as one of the mandatory subject from any recognized University in India.

The maximum age limit for General category is 26 and for ST/SC/OBC is 29.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The admission is offered on the basis of of merit of the entrance examination conducted by the University of Himachal Pradesh.

MCA Entrance syllabus for Punjab Technical University

I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) also known as Punjab Technical University is a state University situated at Kapurthala highway, Jalandhar.

The Punjab Technical University offers lateral entry which is of 2 years as well as the full-time which is of 3 years.

Eligibility:

The admission in PTU is offered on the bases of merit of entrance exam conducted by the University. In order to appear in the examination the student should have studied and passed either Bachelor’s degree in BCA, B.Sc. (IT/CS), B.Tech or any other subject with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance exam question paper contains objective type questions based on the syllabus of B.C.A and General awareness, Mathematics, Computer Knowledge and English etc.

Source: ptu.ac.in (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for Guru Nanak Dev University

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) is located in Amritsar, Punjab. The University was established in the year 1969. The University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree. In GNDU MCA, is a three year postgraduate professional programme .

Eligibility:

The admission in Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) is offered on the basis of the merit of the entrance exam conducted by the University every-year. In order to apply for the admission, the student should hold bachelor’s degree in any discipline programme with Mathematics/ CS as one of the mandatory subject or bachelor’s degree in BCA/B.Tech and B.E from any recognized University in India or abroad.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance exam question paper contains objective type questions based on the syllabus of B.C.A and General awareness, Mathematics, Computer Knowledge and English etc.

Source: gndu.ac.in (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for Anna University

Anna University is a technical University located in Tamil Nadu, where the main campus is situated in Guindy, Chennai. The University was established in the year 1978 the state Govt of Tamil Nadu.

Eligibility:

Admission in MCA programme is offered on the basis of merit of entrance examination secured in the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Examination (TNCEE). Candidates seeking admission in Anna University should have pass in any discipline Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years and have secured at least 50% where there is 5% relaxation for the students of reserved category (ST/SC/OBC). Where the student should also have Maths at 10+2+3/4 level.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Examination (TNCEE) consist of questions based on Mathematics, Computer Awareness, Data representation, Analytical abilities and logical reasoning. The question paper consist of 100 multiple choices based questions where for every correct answer 1 marks is awarded and for negative answer 0.25 marks deducted.

Source: annauniv.edu

MCA Entrance syllabus for Andhra University

Andhra University is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the university was established during the colonial era in India in 1926. It is one of the biggest chemical engineering institution in India.

Eligibility:

Admission in Andhra University is offered on the basis of the merits of entrance exam conducted by the University of Andhra.

In order to appear in the examination, the student should have pass in any 3 year discipline Bachelor’s degree which include BCA, B.Tech, B.E and B.Sc. (IT/CS) etc. The candidate should have studied Maths/CS at 10+2+3/4 level.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance exam question paper contains objective type questions based on the syllabus of B.C.A and General awareness, Mathematics, Computer Knowledge and English etc.

Source: andhrauniversity.edu.in (pdf)

MCA Entrance syllabus for National Institutes of Technology (NIT)

National Institutes of Technology most often referred as NIT is one of the biggest institution in India with up to than 31 centers across India. Currently, degree in Master of Computer Application is offered 11 centers of NITs which include Warangal, Agartala, Tiruchirappalli, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Allahabad, Surathkal, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur and Durgapur.

Eligibility:

Admission in NIT is given on the basis of merit of the entrance exam , “NIT MCA Common Entrance Test” conducted by the National Institutes of Technology unanimously.

Students with 60% marks (6.5/10 CGPA) in any discipline Bachelor’s degree of 3 years duration from any recognized University in India with Mathematics/Business Maths / Statistics  as one of the mandatory subject in any of the semester during the undergraduate and at 10+2 is required. Note: There 5% relaxation for the ST/SC/OBC category. (Source: Wikipedia )

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The question paper consist of 120 questions, where 50 questions are from Mathematics, 40 Analytical ability and logical reasoning, 20 from General English and 10 questions from Computer awareness.

Source: nitt.edu

MCA Entrance syllabus for Uttar Pradesh Technical University

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) formally known as the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) is the state University of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. AKTU was established in the year 2000 as a technical university.

The University offers degree in various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes. At AKTU, MCA is a three years postgraduate programme.

Eligibility:

Admission in AKTU is offered on the basis of merit of the “Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination” one of the department of AKTU responsible for conducting entrance examination for various undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Syllabus and marking Scheme:

The entrance exam question paper contains objective type questions based on the syllabus of B.C.A and General awareness, Mathematics, Computer Knowledge and English etc.