DU MCA Exam Pattern 2020
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DU MCA Exam Pattern 2020: The National Testing Agency is the conducting body which sets the exam pattern for DU MCA 2020. The DU MCA 2020 entrance examination will be conducted on a day between June 2 and 9, 2020 in online mode. Candidates planning to appear in DU MCA 2020 exam should first know the exam pattern and the kind of questions that will be assessed. According to the DU MCA exam pattern, it is evident that Mathematics will hold the maximum number of questions while the least number of questions will be dealing with Computer Science. The DU MCA exam will be conducted in English wherein candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response respectively. The article below provides more details related with DU MCA exam pattern 2020.

Overview of DU MCA 2020

Exam Name

DU Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Conducting Body

University of Delhi (DU)

Level of the Test


DU MCA Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of DU MCA 2020 will provide candidates with details about the mode and medium of exam, number and type of questions, marking scheme, time duration, etc. Check the tables below to know the DU MCA exam pattern 2020:

DU MCA 2020 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam


Medium of the Exam


Duration of the Test

2 hours

Type of Questions

Objective (MCQs)

Number of Questions


Marking Scheme

+4 for every correct response

-1 for every incorrect response

The probable distribution of questions per subject is as follows:


No. of Questions

Computer Science


Logical Ability






DU MCA Syllabus 2020

Candidates must know the DU MCA 2020 syllabus to prepare the topics listed below according to the exam pattern. Given below is the subject-wise list of topics that will be assessed for the DU MCA 2020 entrance exam:

DU MCA Syllabus 2020


Complex Numbers


Riemann Integration



Vector spaces


Real Sequences

Geometry and Vector Calculus

Infinite Series

Computer Science

C-programming: Data types


Control structures

Data representation

Use of functions

Boolean circuits and their simplification

Constants and variables


Operators and expressions


Reading comprehension and correct usage of the English language

Logical ability

Problem-solving using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis

DU MCA 2020 Preparation Tips

  • Plan your Schedule: Starting with making a timetable is always a good idea. The study schedule should be formulated keeping in mind your day to day routine so that it is practical and easy to execute. Making a timetable and not sticking to it will be a waste of time, preventing you from obtaining a good result.

  • Check the Syllabus: Having the DU MCA 2020 syllabus on your fingertips will help in identifying topics with higher weightage than the rest. Hence, candidates can prepare accordingly without draining time and energy over topics which are not in the syllabus.

  • Practice mathematical problems: Since mathematics holds the most weightage, candidates must practice math questions daily. Practising will help them identify their weaker areas and improve accordingly.

  • Revise every day: Candidates must ensure that they have enough time by the end of each day to revise all that they have learnt. Doing so will help them retain all the material they have studied so far as well as learn newer concepts in the future.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - DU MCA Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Is there any negative marking in the entrance exam of DU MCA 2020?


Yes. Every incorrect answer will deduct 1 mark. However, no response will neither deduct nor add any marks.

Question: What documents do I need to carry to the DU MCA exam centres 2020?


Candidates must report at their respective exam centre with their DU MCA admit card 2020 along with a valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar card, driving license, PAN card, voter’s identity card, passport or college identity card).

Question: What is the weightage of marks for each of the subjects in DU MCA online exam?


The weightage of subjects may vary each year, However, the probable weightage of marks is as follows:



Computer Science


Logical Ability






Total marks


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i am from commerce background and i have done bba so can i also apply for mca?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020


the basic eligibility for mca course is students need to have bachelors degree in any discipline, like arts, science or commerce, but must have studies mathematics as a subject in 10+2 course.

now for nits, which is the mst prestigious institute in india, eligibility criteria is slightly different, you need to have graduation in bsc or be/btech or bit and must have studies mathematics or statistics as a subject in graduation course.

hope it would help.


How we get Direct admission for MCA in DU

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019

Dear Lalit, admission to MCA in DU is based on an Entrance Examination and Interview. The final merit list is prepared 85% weightage is given to the Entrance exam and 15% to the Interview. This entrance examination will have 50 Objevtive questions for a duration of 2 hours. Questions will be asked in English, Mathematics, Computer Science and Logic Ability. There is no provision of direct admission in DU for MCA. For more information, please visit their official page at: http://cs.du.ac.in/admission/mca/


What would be the best study pattern to clear DU MCA Entrance Exam while studying at home with the help of book?

manasa Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Make a proper Schedule of studies

It is very important that you make a schedule of studies and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Focus on Concept clarity

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the concepts and formulae rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Keep piles of Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Write Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.


MCA du entrance book i am a self learner so please give me answer

Saumya Singh 14th Jun, 2019

A complete study package for MCA entrances- Arihant publication , Amit Aggarwal

Is sufficient and covers everything.

Check University MCA Entrance Last 10 or 20 years question with solution and another book for DU MCA Entrance 2019 syllabus wise subjects description and solution.

Start from the very Basic to make your base strong,Learn each type of problems and their techniques of solving, work on Quantitative aptitude and practice the previous years papers.

All the best!


From where I can get DU(DELHI UNIVERSITY) last 3-5 years entrance exam papers for MCA ????

Ayush Tyagi Student Expert 12th Jun, 2019
Hello dear aspirant

Hope you are well.
Here I am providing you the link for the previous year Delhi university MCA entrance exam papers...
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