Top 7 MCA Entrance Exams in India - A career in computers and technology is much in demand these days and thus, top MCA entrance exams hold relevance amongst interested students. Here is a list of MCA entrance exams in India which a student aspiring to pursue Masters in Computer Applications should definitely know about. There are national level as well as state level MCA entrance exams that are conducted by various authorities. Candidates may find crucial information including the eligibility and duration of applications for top 7 MCA entrance exams in India.

Top 7 MCA Entrance Exams in India

Top 7 MCA Entrance Exams in India

National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET)

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) conduct a national level entrance examination for admission to Masters in Computer Applications, i.e. MCA, which is known as NIMCET. There are 10 NITs across India where admissions are offered through NIMCET.

NIMCET Eligibility: Indian nationals graduates in BSc/ BCA/ BIT/ B Voc (in Computer Science or Computer Applications with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects) / BE/ B. Tech from a recognized university with a minimum 60% aggregate score or 6.5 CGPA (or 55% marks and 6.0 CGPA for SC/ ST/ PwD students).

Applications: The authorities allow candidates to fill NIMCET application form in online mode only in the month of March. Candidates have to fill the same before the last date.

NIMCET Exam: Last week of May

Exam Pattern: According to the exam pattern of NIMCET, it is conducted for a duration of 2 hours in offline mode. There are 120 multiple choice questions carrying 4 marks each. The question paper is distributed into 4 sections of Mathematics, analytical ability & logical reasoning, general english and computer awareness.

Selection Process: Candidates will be allotted ranks based on their performance in the NIMCET offline exam. Thereafter, candidates will be required to lock their choice of NITs in the order of preference. This will be followed by NIMCET counselling that involves document verification and payment of admission fee.

Website: nimcet.in

Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test (MAH MCA CET)

The State Common Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra conducts entrance test for Masters in Computer Applications (MAH MCA CET). Admissions to MCA courses are offered to all Government/ Government Aided Institutes, University Departments, University Managed Institutes and Un-Aided MCA Institutes.

MAH MCA CET Eligibility: Indian nationals who have completed a minimum 3 year graduation from a recognized university with Mathematics as one of the subjects (or at 10+2 level). The candidate should have scored at least 50% (or 45% for candidates of OBC or PwD categories belonging to Maharashtra state only) in graduation.

Applications: The authorities usually avail MAH MCA CET application in January - February in online mode.

MAH MCA CET Exam: Last week of March

Exam Pattern: MAH MCA CET is conducted in English medium at various exam centres for 90 minutes as an online entrance examination. The question paper is divided into four sections of Mathematics & Statistics, Logical/ Abstract Reasoning, English comprehension & verbal ability and Computer Concepts. There are 100 multiple choice questions wherein, each correct response adds 2 marks, while 0.5 mark is deducted for each incorrect response.

Selection Process: The authorities release MAH MCA CET in the form of scorecard which will be followed by release of cutoffs in several rounds. Candidates will be called for counselling as per cutoff marks for verification of documents and admission will take place accordingly.

Website: mahacet.org

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT MCA)

Admissions to Birla Institute of Technology are conducted for Masters in Computer Applications through an entrance examination. Approximately 285 seats are offered at BIT campus of Jaipur, Lalpur, Mesra and Noida. MCA course at BIT is for a duration of 2 years only.

BIT MCA Eligibility: A candidate who has passed class 12 or equivalent examination with Mathematics / Computer Science / Information Practices as one of the subjects. The candidate must have completed BCA/ BSc in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics or BSc with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects. The qualifying degree must be passed with minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD). Candidates appearing in the final examination of their qualifying degree are also eligible for BIT MCA entrance.

Applications: Applications for BIT MCA entrance are usually opened by authorities between March and May in online mode.

BIT MCA Entrance: Mid of June

Exam Pattern: The entrance exam question paper is divided into 4 sections with 60 questions on Mathematics and 20 questions each for Analytical ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and English. The exam will be conducted for 2 hours in online mode and there is negative marking as well with +4 for correct and -1 for each wrong response.

Selection Process: The authorities will release a provisional list of selected candidates based on their performance in the entrance exam. Such candidates will be called for document verification and will be admitted in the MCA course according to their eligibility.

Website: bitmesra.ac.in

Jawaharlal Nehru University MCA (JNU MCA)

Jawaharlal Nehru University is a Central University that offers a variety of courses including Masters in Computer Applications through entrance test termed as JNUEE. The entrance exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency once a year for admission to around 58 JNU MCA seats.

JNU MCA Eligibility: A candidate with bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% aggregate score and adequate competence in Mathematics are eligible for JNU MCA entrance test.

Applications: Candidates get the chance to apply for JNU MCA usually in March.

JNUEE: In the month of May

Exam Pattern: The JNU MCA entrance examination is conducted in online mode for 3 hours. There are a total of 100 multiple choice questions in English medium in the paper and candidates are required to answer the same wherein, they are awarded 1 mark for each correct response. To candidates’ relief, there is no negative marking in JNUEE.

Selection Process: The conducting authority releases candidate results along with a merit list according to the rank secured. Candidates will then be called for counselling based on their ranks and admissions will take place after verification of documents.

Website: jnu.ac.in

Delhi University MCA (DU MCA)

Delhi University is a Central University which most of the students across India aspire to be a part of. Admissions to various UG and PG courses along with that of Masters in Computer Applications are conducted by National Testing Agency in the name of Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET).

DU MCA Eligibility: A candidate who has completed his/ her bachelors from Delhi University or other recognized university with Mathematics as one of the subjects and minimum score of 60% or equivalent CGPA are considered eligible for DU MCA.

Applications: NTA releases DU MCA application form in April in online mode that has to be duly submitted before last date

DUET: In the month of June

Exam Pattern: The DU MCA exam pattern reflects that the entrance is conducted in online mode for 2 hours. Candidates are asked 50 multiple choice questions that are divided into 4 sections, i.e. English, Mathematics, Computer Science and Logical Ability. They will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and a wrong answer will result in deduction of 1 mark.

Selection Process: The result is released by NTA in the form of a merit list and this is followed by release of DU MCA cutoff lists according to which, candidates are called up for counselling at a specified venue of Delhi University. Selected candidates are then admitted to the DU MCA course.

Website: du.ac.in

West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam for Computer Applications(WB JECA)

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) conducts entrance exam for Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) in the name of West Bengal Joint Examination for Masters in Computer Applications (WB JECA).

WB JECA Eligibility: Candidates who have completed their bachelors degree from a university recognized by UGC with the minimum requisite marks depending upon the stream are eligible for WB JECA, provided that they have studied Mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level.

Application: WBJEEB provides candidates with WB JECA application form usually in the month of April that has to be submitted online only.

WB JECA: Last week of June

Exam Pattern: WB JECA is conducted in offline mode for 3 hour duration (2 hour for Mathematics and 1 hour for Aptitude). 100 multiple choice questions are asked in the Mathematics section while there are 50 questions for aptitude. According to the marking scheme of WB JECA exam pattern, 1 mark is awarded for a correct response and 0.25 mark is deducted for an incorrect answer.

Selection Process: The result of WB JECA is released in the form of rank cards for qualified candidates and such candidates will have to attend counselling process conducted by WBJEEB. Verification of documents will take place followed by the admission process.

Website: wbjeeb.nic.in

Chhattisgarh Pre MCA (CG Pre MCA)

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Chhattisgarh conducts entrance examination for Masters in Computer Applications, i.e. CG Pre MCA exam. Admission to almost 200 seats are offered through this entrance examination in the state of Chhattisgarh.

CG Pre MCA Eligibility: Candidates who are graduates from recognized university with a minimum score of 50% for unreserved and 45% for unreserved categories having Mathematics as one of the subjects during graduation or 10+2 level are eligible for CG Pre MCA. Another eligibility condition is the upper age limit which is 32 years and a relaxation of 3 years is provided for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ female/ PwD categories.

Application: Candidates are usually provided with CG Pre MCA application form in March and April in online mode on the official website.

CG Pre MCA Exam: In the month of May

Exam Pattern: According to the CG Pre MCA exam pattern, the entrance exam is conducted in offline mode for a duration of 3 hours. 200 multiple choice questions are asked in the entrance wherein 1 mark is awarded for a correct response, however there is no negative marking.

Selection Process: The authorities release CG Pre MCA result and ranks are allotted according to candidate performance. This will be followed by the release of cutoff lists according to which, counselling will take place.

Website: vyapam.cgstate.gov.in

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