DU MCA Syllabus 2020
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DU MCA Syllabus 2020: The University of Delhi (DU) releases the DU MCA 2020 syllabus for the convenience of candidates aspiring for admission into Masters in Computer Applications. The DU MCA syllabus 2020 includes subjects and their respective topics covered under them which will be assessed in the DU MCA entrance exam. The online exam will be conducted by NTA on a day between June 2 and 9, 2020 and admit cards for the same will be available for download on April 30. According to the DU MCA 2020 syllabus, the question paper shall consist of four sections, namely- Mathematics, English, Logical Ability and Computer Science. According to previous years’ papers, mathematics is likely to have the most number of questions. Thus, candidates must go through the syllabus of DU MCA 2020 and practice mathematical problems on a daily basis. As per the exam pattern, the DU MCA entrance test will be held for a duration of two hours and the questions will be asked in English only. To know more about DU MCA syllabus 2020, read the complete article below.

DU MCA Exam Pattern 2020

Knowing the exam pattern will give the candidates a fair idea of what the questions in the entrance exam of DU MCA 2020 would be like. The question paper will be divided into four subjects/ sections, namely- Mathematics, English, Logical Ability and Computer Science. Check the tables below to know the distribution of marks, mode of conduction, medium, type of questions, marking scheme, etc.

DU MCA Exam Pattern 2020

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Medium of Exam


Duration of Exam

2 hours

Number of Questions


Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions

Marking Scheme

+4 for every correct response

-1 for every incorrect response

0 for no response

Probable Weightage of Marks per Subject


No. of Questions








Logical Ability



Computer Science






DU MCA 2020 Syllabus

Candidates can check the syllabus of DU MCA 2020 below to know the topics that were questioned in the exam. Knowing the DU MCA syllabus 2020 is the first step towards preparing well to achieve a desirable result.

DU MCA Syllabus 2020



Limit and continuity of a function

Properties of continuous functions including intermediate value theorem

Functions of two variables

Lagrange’s mean value theorem

Graphs of polynomial, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic functions

Graphs and Level Curves of functions of two variables



Leibnitz theorem

Partial differentiation up to second order

Uniform continuity

Rolle’s theorem

Successive differentiation

Computation of Taylor Maclaurin’s series of functions

Volumes Sequences

Integration of irrational functions

Formation and solution of Differential equations arising in population growth, radioactive decay, administration of medicine and cell division

Recursion formulae for higher derivative

Cauchy mean value theorem

Tracing of standard curves

Reduction formulae

Definitions and techniques for finding asymptotes singular points

Convergence of a sequence and algebra of convergent sequences


Geometry and Vector Calculus

Classification of quadratic equations representing lines, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola

Spheres, Cylindrical surfaces

Differentiation of vector-valued functions, gradient, divergence, curl and their geometrical interpretation

Techniques for sketching parabola, ellipse and hyperbola

Illustrations of graphing standard quadric surfaces like
cone, ellipsoid

Reflection properties of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola


Matrices in diagonal form

Translation, Dilation, Rotation, Reflection in a point, line and plane

Rank of matrix

R, R2, R3 as vector spaces over R

Matrix form of basic geometric transformations

Concept of Linear Independence

Interpretation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Reduction to diagonal form up to matrices of order 3

Computation of matrix inverses using elementary row operations

Solutions of a system of linear equations using matrices


Statement of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and its consequences

De Moivre’s theorem for rational indices and its simple applications

Geometrical representation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of complex numbers

Lines half planes, circles, discs in terms of complex variables


Definition and examples of groups, examples of abelian and nonabelian groups

Lagrange’s theorem

Groups of symmetries of

(i) an isosceles triangle,

(ii) an equilateral triangle,

(iii) a rectangle, and

(iv) a square

Normal subgroups: their definition, examples, and characterizations

Cyclic groups from number systems

Group of quaternions


Order of an element

Subgroups, cyclic subgroups, the concept of a subgroup generated by a subset and the commutator subgroup of group

Quotient groups

Index of subgroup

Vector spaces

Definition and examples of vector spaces

Linear Transformations on real and complex vector spaces

Subspaces and its properties

Invariance of basis size

Dimension of a vector space

Linear independence


Definition and examples of rings

Ring of real quaternions

Rings from number systems

Rings of continuous functions

Examples of commutative and noncommutative rings

Polynomial rings

Zn the ring of integers modulo n

Field of rational functions

Rings of matrices

Subrings and ideals

Integral domains and fields

Riemann Integration

Riemann integral

Integrability of continuous and monotonic functions

Infinite Series

Comparison test

Ratio test

Infinite series

Definition in terms of Power series and their properties of exp (x), sin (x), cos (x)

Pointwise and uniform convergence

Leibnitz’s test

Sequences and series of functions


Root test

Alternating series

Positive term series

Change or order of limits

Definition and examples of absolute and conditional

Cauchy convergence criterion for series

Power Series: radius of convergence

Geometric series

Convergence of p-series

Real Sequences

Bounded sets

Archimedean property of R

Cauchy convergence criterion for sequences

Finite and infinite sets

Monotone sequences and their convergence

Concept of cluster points and statement of Bolzano Weierstrass’ theorem

Cauchy’s theorem on limits

Real line

Suprema and infima

Examples of countable and uncountable sets

Order preservation and squeeze theorem

Statement of order completeness property of R


Constants and variables


Data representation


Operators and expressions

Boolean circuits and their simplification

Control structures

C-programming: Data

Use of functions


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


Reading comprehension and correct usage of the English language

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i am completed b.sc math. can i apply for mca

Afrin Hossain 24th Feb, 2020


Yes You can Apply!

Here is the M.C.A. Eligibility.

Any graduate who has passed or appearing for the final year degree examination in any discipline (Science, Commerce, Arts, Engineering or any approved University) is eligible to apply. Candidates must have mathematics as a subject in their 10+2 course or any one year of graduation.

So Surely you can apply for It !

Best of Luck for your Future!


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!

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