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Entrance Exams For Career in MCA

Career in MCA

MCA or Master of Computer Applications is a master's degree program in the domain of computer application which is conferred in India. The duration of the Master of Computer Applications is three years and typically consists of six semesters.
In order to be eligible for studying MCA, the students should pass their graduation with B.Sc./B.C.A./B.Com. degree and have studied Mathematics at their 10+2 level or graduation.
The syllabus of MCA is quite extensive and it encompasses the subject areas like Business Management, Information Technology, and Mathematics.
The curriculum of the course usually includes the following subjects:

First Year (1st and 2nd Semester)
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • DBMS
  • Data Structure
  • OOPS with C++
  • Programming in C
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Financial Accounting
  • DBMS Lab
  • C Programming Lab and Windows based Application Lab
  • OOPS with C++ Lab
  • Data Structure Lab

Second Year (3rd Semester and 4th Semester)
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Data Communication
  • Analysis and Design of Algorithm
  • Advance Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • System Programming
  • Unix and Shell Programming
  • DBMS Lab
  • Unix Lab
  • Advanced Java Programming Lab
  • Operating Systems Lab
Third Year (Fifth and Sixth Semesters)
  • Advanced Computer Network and Security
  • Advanced MIS and E-Commerce
  • Internet Programming and Web Design
  • Data Warehousing and Mining
  • Project
  • Graphics Lab
  • Web Designing/Internet Lab
Students can choose from a range of elective subjects for specialization in the final or sixth semester and they are as follows:

Pattern Recognition, Compiler Design, Mobile Computing and Communication, Client - Server Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, Advanced Computer Architecture, Simulation and Modeling, and Network Management.

This is an engineering degree, which can be either a professional degree or an academic degree. Initially, this program was started in India by a few reputed institutions with an aim to gift some research engineers to the nation, who will be able to serve the country as technologists in the different industries and research institutes.

Current Scenario of MCA in India

The number of MCA seats are limited in all the universities of India. The curriculum also varies from one college to another for the MCA Entrance. Therefore, it is hard to have a combined method when the students are getting ready for the exam. The students should have excellent mathematical and calculative skills (some questions might come from B.Sc standards) since majority of the questions will come from Statistics and Mathematics. Computer awareness is an added advantage.

Since the present age is the age of information technology, an individual with an MCA degree can get absorbed in top-ranking Information Technology firms and consultancy firms including Wipro, TCS, Oracle, Cognizant and IBM. They can get jobs in big companies where there is an internal systems division. An MCA can start his or her career as a programmer, system developer or many other positions.

List of Entrance Exams for MCA

Conducted ByName of Entrance Exam
AIMCET AIMCET - All India MCA Common Entrance Test
Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amrita MCA Entrance Exam MCA Entrance Exam
BIT Mesra - Birla Institute of Technology BIT Mesra - Birla Institute of Technology Mesra MCA Entrance Exam
Delhi University DU MCA Exam Delhi University MCA Entrance Exam
IIT JAM Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test IIT JAM Examination
IMCAT ICFAI School of Information Technology MCA Test
ICET Andhra ICET MCA Entrance Exam, Integrated Common Entrance Test
Jammu UniversityJammu University MCA Entrance Exam
LUCSAT - Lucknow UniversityLucknow University Computer Science Admission Test Exam
Kerala Entrance Examinations Kerala Entrance Examinations for Admission to Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
MAH MCA CET Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test
Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityJawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam JNU MCA Entrance Test
NIMCET NIMCET Exam -National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test
RMCAAT Rajasthan Master of Computer Application Admission Test RMCAAT
TIET - Thapar University of Engineering and Technology TIET - Thapar University of Engineering and Technology MCA Entrance Test
Pune UniversityPune University MCA Entrance Exam
PAM CAT PAM CAT - Punjab Admission to MCA Common Aptitude Test/PAM CAT MCA Entrance Test
VIT Vellore Institute of TechnologyVIT Vellore Institute of Technology Entrance Examination VIT MCA Entrance Test
WB JECA West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam MCA WB JECA Exam

Different universities and colleges hold the MCA Entrance Exams in a different manner. The entrance test will be normally conducted on reasoning and Mathematics. The questions are exclusively objective type questions and the duration is normally 2-3 hours. If you give a wrong/incorrect answer, marks will be deducted as there is negative marking.

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Last Updated on : January 19, 2016