7 MCA Entrance Exams you must know!
MCA short for Master of Computer Applications is a post-graduate course enriches an individual’s career prospects in the software and IT sector. It has been considered a necessity for most professionals who have completed a BCA and desire a fulfilling career in Information Technology Sector.
Traditionally the programme has followed a semester based system. In brief it is all about development of computer applications and languages. It is offered in various colleges in India and abroad. Admission to the course usually is through MCA entrance exams and GD/PI in some universities.
For a candidate who completes his Master in Computer Application, jobs are quite easy to come by.
Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra was founded in 1955 and is a deemed university. BIT Mesra is accredited by NAAC & the NBA. BIT MCA entrance test is conducted every year for admission to MCA courses at its various centers. The price of the application form is INR. 1,200 and it can be filled online.
- Eligibility: Candidate must have minimum of 60% marks in average in Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and a bachelor’s degree in BCA/ B.Sc in Comp Science, B.Sc/ BA
- Application deadline: Third week of April
- Exam date: Last week of May/ First week of June
- Test Pattern: The duration of online entrance is of 2 hours and has a total of 120 objective type questions on Maths, Logical Reasoning & Analytical ability and Computer awareness.
INDRAPRASTHA UNIVERSITY COMMON ENRANCE TEST (IPU CET MCA)
GGSIPU is established by government of Delhi in 1998. The University awards various degrees like: B.Tech/ M.Tech, MCA, M.Sc, B.Arch, BCA/ MCA , BBA/ MBA, B.Pharma, BMC, B.CAM, B.Ed, B.Pt, BHMCT, MAHM , LL.B (Hons.), MCPHM, MHRPD, BHMS, MBBS and PhD etc. The admission to these programmes is done yearly through Common Entrance Test. The price of the application form is INR. 1,000/- and it can be purchased from selected Punjab & Sind Bank branches all over India.
- Eligibility: Candidate must have minimum of 60% marks in Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and a bachelor’s degree in BCA/BSc in Computer Science, B.Sc/ BA.
- Application deadline: Second week of April
- Exam date: Third week of April
- Test pattern: The entrance test is of 2 ½ hours duration and consists of objective questions from the following sections: (i) Mathematics (25%), (ii) English Language & Comprehension (25%), (iii) Computer Awareness (25%), (iv) Logical and Analytical Ability (25%).
JNU is one of the premier universities in India providing higher education. JNU offers MCA in the School of Computer & Systems Sciences which was established in 1975. The price of the application form is INR. 220/- for one field of study, INR. 430/- for 2 fields of study and INR. 600/- for 3 different fields.
- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years from a reputed Institute with at least 55% aggregate marks.
- Application deadline: Third week of March
- Exam date: Second week of May
- Test pattern and selection: The entrance test consists of questions from 10+2/graduate-level Mathematics, General Aptitude and graduate-level Computer Science. Students who clear entrance are called for interview on the basis of performance in the entrance test.
NIT MCA COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (NIMCET)
NIMCET is a national-level entrance examination conducted by NIT’s for admittance to their MCA programme. NIMCET scores are accepted by institutes like NIT Jamshedpur, NIT Trichy, and all other various NIT’s. The price of the application form is INR. 1,000.
- Eligibility: Candidates should have studied Maths/ Statistics /Business Maths in grad as well as XIIth and should have a min aggregate of 60% in class XIIth and grad.
- Application deadline: First week of April
- Exam date: Last week of May
- Test pattern: The entrance test is basically of 2 hours duration and has 120 MCQ’s with four choices in every question. For each correct answer 4 marks will be given and each incorrect answer will attract 1 negative mark. Sections: Maths – 40 questions, Computer awareness – 10 questions, Analytical ability and Logical Reasoning -55 questions and General English – 15 questions.
PUNE UNIVERSITY MCA
Pune University has at least 269 affiliated colleges and 118 research institutes and conducts an all India entrance examination for admission to MCA and MSc (Computer Science) courses. The price of the application form is INR. 575/-.
- Eligibility: BSc. or BCA with Maths at 10+2 level and for MSc (Computer Science) a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
- Application deadline: Second week of March
- Exam date: Third week of March
- Test pattern: The entrance examination consists of MCQ’s from the following sections: General Aptitude, Mathematics, and English language.
WEST BENGAL JOINT ENTRANCE EXAM MCA (WB-JECA)
WB-JECA is conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board and it is given by students not only from West Bengal, but also from various parts of India. The cost of the application form is INR. 400/-.
- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with Maths/Statistics as a subject.
- Application deadline: Third week of January
- Exam date: Third week of April
- Test pattern: JECA is a paper-based test of 2 ½ hours and is divided into two parts. Part A: Aptitude test (100 marks for 1 hour), Part B: Mathematics (100 marks for 1 and ½ hour).
JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR MCA/ MSc (IIT JAM)
The objective of JOINT ADMISSION TEST is to provide admissions to various MCA, MSc, Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes offered by IITs based on the performance in a single test. The application form can be filled offline for approx Rs. 1,000/- or 900/- for online application.
- Eligibility: At least 55% aggregate marks in the Bachelor’s degree.
- Application deadline: Third week of October
- Exam date: Second week of February
- Test pattern and selection: The questions for Biotechnology and Computer Applications test papers will be MCQ based. For the other 6 test papers, objective and subjective questions will carry weightage of 30% and 70% respectively. For incorrect answer to an objective type question, candidates will get negative 1/3 of the maximum marks assigned to that question.