MCA - Master of Computer Application

MCA entrance exams

Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a 2 years/3years professional degree course designed specially to meet the demand of qualified IT professionals in the field of Information Technology. The program focuses on imparting theoretical background and practical exposure to students. Many institutes also offer MCA as a year's course, which includes on job training. During any MCA course, students are taught Systems Enterprise Resource Planning, Computer Networks, System Administration, Web Designing and Development, Designing, Application Software Development, Database Administration, Parallel and Vector Processing, Data Mining and Warehousing, etc.

Examination for Masters in computer applications is not an easy task and therefore, you need to take care of many things. Following we have mentioned few very important factors you need to know before you take the first step towards MCA and start with the coaching for MCA entrance test.

Eligibility criteria for MCA test:

  • AMU requires 55% in graduation
  • Andhra University gives admission to those who have passed their graduation and Delhi University to students having 60% score in bachelor degree

Eligibility criteria for All India MCA common entrance test

Student with a Bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years duration) in any discipline and have studied Mathematics at the (10+2) school level or at the Bachelor's level stands eligible for AIMCT.

Eligibility criteria for Maharashtra MCA common entrance test

There is no specific age limit. Student with Bachelor's degree in any discipline and have studied Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects in 10+2 or higher level with 50% aggregate (45% in case of person with disability born in Maharashtra or backward class) stands eligible for MAH MCA CET.

Institutes that offer MCA courses in India are:

  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)
  • Delhi University
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Vellore Institute Of Technology
  • Punjab University

Apart from these, there are private colleges that offer MCA courses. These colleges are affiliated under renowned universities. One can simply apply to these colleges and follow the admission procedure.

MCA Syllabus

Another most important aspect you need to clear in mind is the MCA entrance test syllabus. The universities mainly frame and follow the following syllabus in general, algebra, metrics, and determinants, theory of equations, calculus and real analysis, trigonometry, numerical analysis, statistics etc. Computer awareness and logical reasoning is also a part of the syllabus for the MCA entrance test.

Syllabus for All India MCA common entrance test


  • Algebra
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Programming

Computer Awareness

  • Data Representation
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Language
  • Flow chart and Algorithms
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

Syllabus for Maharashtra MCA common entrance test


  • Algebra
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Differential Equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Arithmetic
  • Set Theory & Functions
  • Mensuration

Computer Concept

  • Computer Basics
  • Data Representation
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Language
  • Operating System Basics

Upcoming Examination dates/schedule for MCA entrance exam 2015

For All India MCA common entrance test (AIMCET-2015)

  • Notification Dates: January/February 2015
  • Issue of Admit Card: 1st week of May 2015
  • Exam date: 1st week of June 2015
  • Declaration of Results: June or July 2015

For Maharashtra MCA common entrance test (MAH MCA CET-2015

  • Application Form last date 24th Feb 2015
  • Exam Date: 30th March 2015

** These dates are expected as per 2014 exams schedules. Actual dates are awaited as it will be announced by concern examination body.

Previous Examination dates/schedule for MCA entrance exam 2014:

  • Kerala CEE MCA exam dates: 28th September 2014
  • MAMI MCA CET Test- 2nd August 2014
  • LUCSAT MCA Exam- August 2014
  • MCA CET Exam- 27th July 2014
  • RCU Belagavi MCA Test- 30th June 2014
  • MP MCA Exam- 29th June 2014
  • Jammu University MCA Exam- 20th June 2014
  • Manipal University MCA Exam- 20th June 2014

Test Centres: Private colleges conduct entrance at their own premises. Universities like Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University select and conduct entrance at various schools and colleges throughout India.It depends upon the universities you have applied that further allocate an examination center to each candidate.

Test Centres for All India MCA common entrance test : Exams will be held in the following cities: Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Ajmer, Allahabad, Ambala, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bangalore, Bareilly, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Bilaspur, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Davengere, Dehradun , Delhi, Dhanbad,Durgapur, Ernakulam, Faridabad, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hamirpur, Hissar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Muzzafarpur, Nagpur, Nainital, Noida, Panaji, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar (Garhwal), Srinagar (J&K), Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirupati, Trissur, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

Test Centres of MAH MCA CET

  • CC Seth College of Commerce
  • Government Polytechnic, Ahmednagar
  • Government Polytechnic, Amravati
  • Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad
  • Government Polytechnic, Aurangabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi College of Eng. Research & Tech. Chandrapur
  • Government Polytechnic, Dhule
  • SSBT College of Eng. & Tech., Jalgaon
  • Government Polytechnic, Nagpur
  • Shri. Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Eng. College, Nagpur
  • Government Polytechnic, Nanded
  • KK Wagh College of Eng., Nasik
  • PE Society's Modern College of Eng., Pune
  • All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society College of Eng. Pune
  • Government Polytechnic, Pune
  • Walchand Institute of technology, Solapur
  • Tyagi Public School
  • Maharaja Manindra Chandra College
  • Anand Vihar School Tulsi Nagar
  • National Education Society High School, Bhandup(W)
  • Thakur College of Eng. & Tech, Kandivali, Mumbai
  • IES Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dadar, Mumbai

**Test center may change; kindly refer to the current prospectus.

MCA Exam Pattern

MCA Entrance exam pattern varies from university to university. We would explain patterns of few popular universities.

All India MCA common entrance test - This will be a total of 200 marks paper having 4 asides. Mathematics (10+2) Level - 100 Questions, Computer Awareness - 40 Questions, Analytical ability & Logical Reasoning - 40 Questions and General Awareness - 20 Questions.

MAH MCA CET - A total of 200 marks, multiple choice questions of 2.5 hours duration with no negative marking will be conducted in English only. The questions will have 5 answer option to each.

Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar conducts 180 marks objective type entrance test. The paper is divided into 3 parts; Mathematical ability with 100 questions, Logical & Analytical Ability with 40 questions and English Comprehension with 40 questions. There is no negative marking.

Symbiosis Institute of CS & Research conducts 120 minutes objective type test with 150 questions. The paper is of total 180 marks consisting of 4 asides. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability (40 questions of marks). Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (40 questions of 40 marks). General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario (40 questions of 40 marks). Analytical & Logical Reasoning (30 questions of 60 marks)

Selection Procedure

Every university/college has different selection procedure. One must go through the admission brochure for details.

How can Tara institute help Students for MCA Entrance Test Preparation?

  • Giving personal attention to every student
  • Friendly and active class rooms
  • Expert faculties
  • Standard study material as per the courses entrance coaching
  • Frequent tests
  • Interactive sessions
  • Regular guidance and counseling of the student

Career opportunities:

It is often a regular question why should we study MCA? What are the career opportunities? MCA student has many career opportunities. Students are trained in computer networks, web designing, parallel and vector processing, system administration and many more. A MCA student can be deployed as:

  • Software consultant
  • Software engineer
  • Web designer
  • Software tester
  • Project Coordinator
  • System analyst
  • Software programmer
  • Professor/Teacher

MCA Coaching Program Details offered by Tara Institute

Program Description The 3 months MCA entrance exam course will include lessons on algebra, metrics and determinants, theory of equations, calculus and real analysis, trigonometry, numerical analysis, statistics etc. computer awareness and logical reasoning. Regular test will map the growth of the student learning the course.
Duration 3 Months
Features of the Program
  • 2 hours session daily (Monday - Saturday)
  • 15 students per batch
  • Regular tests
  • Constant support until selection
Who can join this Program Any Graduate Pass
Admission Procedure On first come first served basis
Batch Announcement

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