Ø Candidates must have the following in order to apply for admission to the MCA programme:
Ø Minimum marks of 50% (45% for Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes candidates) in the average of all class 10 subjects.
Ø Minimum marks of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) in the average of all class 12/equivalent exam subjects. One of these subjects should be maths, computer science or information practices.
Ø Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognised university. The degree should have taken at least three years after the 10+2 (in the 10+2+3 system).
Ø One of the following:
Ø Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in math or statistics as a graduate-level subject
Ø B.Sc. in Computer Science/Information Technology/Electronics
Ø Bachelor of Computer Applications
Ø B.Sc. Honours candidates should have at least 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) in the honours subject. BCA graduates or other graduates should have a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) on average upon graduation (the average marks for all subjects).
Ø Final-year bachelor's students may apply, provided they have the minimum marks according to their latest grades. Provisional admission is available if these candidates are selected. Additional documents are then needed upon admission.
Ø Correspondence or distance learning programme graduates are eligible if:
Ø Their programme is Distance Education Council - Indira Gandhi National Open University (DEC-IGNOU) recognized.
Ø They passed the qualifying exam with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) when applying.
Candidates currently enrolled in distance learning programmes who have not yet received results are ineligible to apply.
The online entrance test has 120 questions with two hours allotted. All questions are objective type multiple choice, with one correct response for full marks. Correct responses earn four marks. Incorrect responses receive a one mark deduction. Unanswered questions do not receive any credit.
· Section A: Mathematics, 60 questions
· Section B: Analytical ability and logical reasoning, 20 questions
· Section C: Computer awareness, 20 questions
· Section D: English, 20 questions
· Total: 120 questions
Basic topics that may be included in the test are listed below.
Section A: Mathematics
Algebra, set theory, matrix algebra, co-ordinate geometry, calculus, differential equations, vectors, trigonometry, probability and statistics and linear programming.
Section B: Analytical ability and logical reasoning
This section is intended to evaluate quantitative reasoning, logical reasoning and visio-spatial reasoning.
Section C: Computer awareness
Computer basics, data representation, computer architecture, computer language, flow charts, algorithms and operating systems.
Section D: English
Idioms and phrases, synonyms, using articles and prepositions, reading comprehension, sentence sequence, expansion of an idea, sentence completion (with choices), fill in the blank, abridging sentences and/or paragraphs.