MCA Entrance Exam: A Quick Guide

  • By Swikriti Chauhan
  • 12 July 2022
MCA Entrance Exam: A Quick Guide

MCA or Master of Computer Applications upskills your knowledge of software development and computer applications at the master's level. It is one of the best postgraduate options to choose after BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application) or BCS (Bachelor of Computer Science). An MCA degree completed from a reputed college can assure you a high-paying career in the technologically advanced world. 

Let us check out the course details of MCA here.

Full Form

Master of Computer Application

Duration

3 years or 6 semesters

Age

No Age Limit

Minimum Percentage for MCA qualification

45-50% aggregate marks in the undergraduate course

Average Course Fees 

Rs. 30,000 - Rs. 2.4 lakh per annum

Course Subjects

Operating Systems, Probability and Combinatorics, DBMS Lab, Data Management Systems, AI and Applications, Network Programming, Optimisation Techniques, Statistical Computing, AI & Application Lab, Organisational Behaviour

Employment Roles

Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Programmer, Team Leader (IT), Project Manager (IT), Lead Software Engineer, etc

To get an MCA admission, the candidate must attend certain MCA entrance exams conducted by the colleges. The MCA course entrance exam process filters the candidates with all the right skills for MCA from the pool of candidates that applied for admission. Along all the lines of requirements for MCA qualification, aspirants must prepare tediously for the entrance exam. 

Here is a list of all the major MCA entrance exams in India.

MCA Entrance Exams

TANCET

TANCET stands for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test conducted by Anna University, Chennai for the admissions to MBA/ MCA and M.Tech/MPlan/MArch/ME courses. 

  • Exam conducted on: April - May
  • Results announced on: May - June
  • Minimum Percentage to be Eligible: General and OBC - 50% marks , SC/ST - 45% marks.
    • How to Apply: Register for TANCET by visiting the official website of Anna University.
    • MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning.
  • Exam duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Mode of Exam: Offline

BIT MCA

BIT MCA or Birla Institute of Technology - Masters in Computer Application conducted by Birla Institute of Technology for the admissions to MCA course.

  • Exam conducted on: May - June
  • Results announced on: May - June
  • Minimum Percentage to be Eligible: 55% for general and 50% marks for reserved category.
    • How to Apply: Register for BIT MCA by visiting the official website of BIT, Mesra.
    • MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus: Mathematics, Analytical ability and Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and English
  • Exam duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks: 120
  • Mode of Exam: Online

NIMCET

National Institute Of Technology, Jamshedpur conducts NIT MCA Common Entrance Test to fill seats in the MCA course.

  • Exam conducted on: May - June
  • Results announced on: June - July
  • Minimum Percentage to be Eligible: 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale for general and 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale for reserved category.
    • How to Apply: Register for NIT MCA by visiting the official website of NIMCET.
    • MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus: Mathematics, Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English
  • Exam duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks: 480
  • Mode of Exam: Offline

VIT MEE

Vellore Institute of Science and Technology (VIT) conducts VITMEE exams for aspirants who want to seek admission in various PG courses, such as MCA, and M.Tech.

  • Exam conducted on: May - June
  • Results announced on: May - June
  • Minimum Percentage to be Eligible: 60% marks in graduation. 
  • How to Apply: Register for NIT MCA by visiting the official website of NIMCET.
    • MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus: Mathematics, Programming in C, Database Management Systems, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture
  • Exam duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Mode of Exam: Online

JNU MCA 

Admission to MCA courses at the Jawaharlal Nehru University is offered through JNU MCA entrance exam  conducted by the National Testing Agency.

  • Exam conducted on: June - July
  • Results announced on: July - August
  • Minimum Percentage to be Eligible: 55% marks in graduation. 
  • How to Apply: JNU MCA application form can be filled in online mode only through ntajnu.nic.in. 
    • MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus: Mathematics, Probability, General Aptitude, Computer Science and Reasoning
  • Exam duration: 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Mode of Exam: Online

DU MCA

Delhi University offers admission to MCA courses through the DU MCA entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency.

  • Exam conducted on: June - July
  • Results announced on: July - August
  • Minimum Percentage to be Eligible: 60% marks in graduation. 
  • How to Apply: DU MCA application form can be filled in online mode through the DU PG Portal Admission and offline at DU colleges.
  • MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus: Mathematics, Computer Science, Logical Ability and English Comprehension
  • Exam duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Mode of Exam: Online

WB JECA

WB JECA is the West Bengal Joint Examination for Masters in Computer Applications. A common entrance test, WB JECA is conducted for admission to MCA courses offered at West Bengal Universities.

  • Exam conducted on: April - May
  • Results announced on: May - June
  • Minimum Percentage to be Eligible: 50% marks for general and 45% marks for reserved category candidates in graduation. 
  • How to Apply: WB JECA application form can be filled in online mode through wbjeeb.in. 
    • MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus: C Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Unix, Data Structure, Introduction of Computers, Operating System, Computer Network, Database Management System, Software Engineering, Machine Learning
  • Exam duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks: 120
  • Mode of Exam: Offline

Working hard is the key to success. Prepare well for your MCA entrance exams and get admission to your favourite organisation. MCA  at top colleges with Sunstone can help you grow in your career. So, invest some time and effort before making the choice. 

People Also Ask

Which is the entrance exam for MCA?

To get an MCA admission, the candidate must attend certain MCA entrance exams conducted by the colleges. Some of the entrance exams for MCA are:

  • TANCET
  • BIT MCA
  • NIMCET
  • VIT MEA
  • JNU MCA

Is the MCA exam difficult?

No, it is not as tough as JEE or JEE Advanced. Anyone from a Science background can crack it. Some of the topics covered in the MCA Entrance Exam Syllabus are Mathematics, Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English.

Is CET compulsory for MCA?

Common Entrance Test or CET is not mandatory for MCA. You can get direct admission to MCA from many universities.

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