About MCA

Exam Patterns

Date of Exam 25th May 2014
Number of Questions 120
[Mathematics - 50, Reasoning & Arithmetic - 40,
General English-20, Computers-10]
Duration of Test 120 Minutes
Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct answer
1 negative mark for each wrong answer.
Conducting Institute NIT Agartala

To help you understand this year's test paper better, we bring you a comprehensive analysis of NIMCET 2014.

The questions in this section were relatively difficult as compared to those given in NIMCET 2013. This section had 50 questions. The difficulty level of more than 60% of the questions was moderate. As the paper had negative marking, avoiding the difficult questions would benefit students.

Overall, this section was moderate to difficult. In order to maximize the score in this section, the best strategy to answer would have been identification of easy ones and solving them first. A good strategy for this section would be not to spend time unnecessarily on difficult questions. Ideal time frame to attempt the questions in this section is 40 min.

The distribution of questions from each topic, along with their difficulty levels, is given in the table below.

Chapter-wise break-up of questions in Mathematics:

Area Easy Moderate Difficult Total

Total questions from Probability


Statistics 1 2
Total questions from Statistics



2 2

1 1
Matrices & Determinants 1 1
Binomial Theorem
Quadratic Equations

2 2
Permutations and Combinations
Total questions from Algebra 1 9 5 15
Coordinate Geometry

Introduction to coordinates

Conics(Ellipse,Parabola,Hyperbola) 2 3 2 7
Total questions from Coordinate Geometry



Application of derivatives
3 2 5
Total questions from Calculus
6 2 8

Vectors 2 3

Identities & Ratios 2 2
General solutions

Properties of triangles 1 1
Heights and Distances
Total questions from Trigonometry 3 4



Of the 40 questions in this section, 7 were from topics related to Arithmetic and the remaining 33 questions were from Reasoning. Every year, a few questions from Arithmetic appear in this section.

Questions on Analytical Puzzles formed the major chunk in the Reasoning part. Among them, a majority were from Linear Arrangement (double row arrangements). These are always time-consuming. The lone set on direction sense was of moderate difficulty level, mainly because the questions were framed in such a way that each one needs to be handled individually. This set too was time consuming.

The distribution of questions from each topic, along with their difficulty levels, is given in the table below.

Chapter-wise break-up of questions in Reasoning:

S.No Area Easy Moderate Difficult Total
1 Number Series 1
1 2
2 Coding and Decoding 1

3 Blood Relations ( Set of 5 Qs)
4 Analytical Puzzles

(a) Linear (3 sets -4,4,3) 7 4

(b) Circular ( Set -2 Qs) 2


(d) Distributions ( 1 sets of 3 qs – Individual 2) 5


(e) Routes and networks (One set of 5 – Individual 1) 1

5 Direction Sense ( One set of 5 Qs)
6 Clocks 1


Total questions from Reasoning 18 14 1 33


1 Simple Equations

2 Numbers

3 Ratios


Total questions from Arithmetic





The section on Computer Awareness consisted of questions on Number representation.

Out of 10 questions - 4 questions were based on Number conversions, 2 on Number notations, 3 questions on Fixed point and Floating point operations, and 1 of them was based on Boolean Algebra.


The English Section of the NIMCET – 2014 paper, in which a majority of the questions asked can be categorized as easy, was fairly simple.

Overall, the English section had 20 questions, out of which 10 questions were vocabulary based, 2 were on Verbal Reasoning and a total of 6 questions pertained to Functional grammar.

There was only one short RC passage of about 120-130 words; only 2 questions were asked from each passage, and these were direct and straight picks from the passage. A couple of vocab questions were slightly tricky. Almost three questions in the vocab part can be categorized as moderately difficult. Grammar questions, which were based on parts of speech, active and passive voice, direct indirect speech questions tags, were all very simple and the two questions on verbal reasoning i.e., rearranging the parts of a sentence, were a cakewalk.

Hence, the English section offers scope to a reasonably well-prepared student to score full marks.

To summarise, when compared with the NIMCET 2013 paper, the Maths section this year was relatively difficult and questions on reasoning were also slightly difficult. The questions on Computers were moderately difficult. The English part was easy. Overall, the exam was slightly more difficult than the NIMCET 2013 exam.


Birla Institute of Technology(BIT) Mesra offers 3-year (6-semester) full-time MCA (Master of Computer Applications) programme at Mesra, and it’s Off Campuses at Jaipur, Lalpur and Noida. Admissions are done through its own MCA Online Entrance Test.

To apply for the MCA programme 2016, eligible candidates must complete and submit the application online. The application fee need to be paid through State Bank Collect (any nationalized bank) of Rs.2,500/- (General / OBC candidates) and Rs.1,500/- (for SC/ST candidates).

A printout of the completed form along with required enclosures in a A4 size envelope should be sent to the office of Dean, Admissions & Academic Coordination, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi – 835215, to reach positively by the due date.

Online Application Form may be used to apply for the MCA programme of the Institute at BIT Jaipur, BIT Lalpur, BIT Mesra and BIT Noida Centres, in order of a candidate’s preference.

Important dates:
Filling of online form commences from 09 March 2016
Last date for submission of online application 30 April 2016
Last date for receipt of printouts of duly completed online forms at BIT, Mesra 06 May 2016
Download of admit cards – 20 May 2016
DATE FOR ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST - 04 June 2016 & 05 June 2016 Saturday & Sunday
Declaration of 1st Provisional Selection List along with complete merit list 15 June 2016
Classes will commence from the 3rd week of July 2016 at all Centres

MCA Online entrance test pattern:
Total no.of questions - 120 questions
Duration of the test – 2 hours.
Objective type with multiple choices out of which only one is correct.
Correct answer - 4 marks will be awarded.
Wrong/incorrect answer - 1 mark will be deducted.
The questions will be distributed into various areas as follows and the detailed syllabus is given below:

Subject No of Questions
Mathematics 60
Analytical ability & Logical Reasoning 20
Computer Awareness 20
English 20
Total 120

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Candidates must have passed with Mathematics / Computer Science as one of the subject in Class 12 / Equivalent Examination.
  2. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification. This degree must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling [Class 12 or equivalent] (10+2+3 system).
  3. Candidates must have one of following qualifications:
    • a) Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), or
      b) B.Sc. in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics, or
      c) B.Sc. with Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects at graduate level.
  4. Candidates with above mentioned qualifications must have minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) marks in average in graduation, marks to be computed as average of marks obtained in all subjects in which candidate has appeared.
  5. Candidates with B.Sc. Honours must have minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) marks in average in their Honours subject.
  6. Candidates appearing for final examinations of their Bachelor’s programme in 2016 can also apply, provided they have obtained requisite marks or equivalent based on the latest available grades / marks at the time of applying.
  7. Candidates with qualifications acquired through correspondence or distance-learning programmes are eligible only if (a) the programmes are recognized by the DEC-IGNOU, (b) they have passed the qualifying examination at the time of applying, with minimum 55% marks in average (50% for SC/ST/PwD). They must enclose photocopies of pass certificate and marksheets of qualifying examination with their application.
    [Appearing candidate in distance learning programmes, whose results are yet to be declared, are not eligible to apply].

Mathematics (60 questions – objective type)
Algebra, Set Theory, Matrix Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vectors, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Linear Programming.

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning: (20 questions – objective type)
Questions in this section will test logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and visio-spatial reasoning.

Computer Awareness: (20 questions – objective type)
Computer Basics, Data Representation, Computer Architecture, Computer Language, Flow chart and Algorithms, Operating Systems

English: (20 questions – objective type)

  • Use of articles and prepositions (fill in the blanks or correct use)
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Synonyms
  • Reading comprehension
  • Expansion of an idea
  • Sentence sequence (jumbled sentences)
  • Completion of a sentence (with choices)
  • Choice of appropriate word to fill in the blanks (with options)
  • Abridging sentences / paragraphs.

Test Centres:
Allahabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Noida, and Ranchi - provided there are sufficient number of candidates at each of the given Test Centres. Candidates must give two choices for first and second preference of Test Centre from the list of Test Centres above.

Depending on the number of candidates at a given Test Center, the Test may be held upto three time slots at the Center, that is from 9.00 to 11.00 am, 12.00 to 2.00 pm, and 3.00 to 5.00 pm.

Admission and Selection Procedure:
The marks obtained by the candidates in the MCA 2016 online entrance test conducted by the Institute will be the basis on which candidates will be short-listed for ‘Admission’ and there by offered provisional selection.

The number of seats to be offered in 2016 for the MCA programme at various Centres is as given below:
Mesra – 60, Jaipur – 45, Lalpur – 120, Noida - 60


Institute of Science

MCA (Master of Computer Applications)

Dept. of Computer Science - Main Campus Intake - 46

Rajiv Gandhi South Campus RGSC* - Intake – 20

Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)

Bachelor’s Degree under at least 10+2+3 pattern in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate, (including all subjects studied at Bachelor's level except those subjects where only pass marks are required and which do not contribute to the total in the final (degree) mark sheet) with Mathematics as one of the subjects at either Intermediate or +2 (10+2) or equivalent examination, or, Bachelor’s level (as a main or a subsidiary subject).

Note*: The MCA course at Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, Mirzapur (RGSC) is under Paid Seat Fee Structure with the fee structure of Rs.60000/- per semester + regular fees of the MCA course prescribed by the University. Maximum number of seats is 20. The candidates desirous to take admission at RGSC, Barkachha, Mirzapur will be required to give their option/preference of location at the time of counseling and the admissions will be made as per merit and the choice of the candidate. Further if the number of candidates opting for MCA is less than the minimum number of seats in the course, then the course may not run in that academic session.

Online Application:

The entire process of making an application for admission in various courses during the academic session 2016-17 has been made ONLINE. The University has created its Entrance Test Portal with the domain name www.bhuonline.in. Its link is also available on the BHU website (www.bhu.ac.in)

Application Fee:
General – Rs.500 for one test, Rs 200 for each additional test for other courses
SC/ST – Rs.250 for one test, Rs 100 for each additional test for courses
Online payment through credit card/ debit card through the payment gateway available on the Entrance test portal or payment of Entrance Test Fee in Cash through “Challan” in any branch of HDFC Bank

Important Dates:
Availability of PET-2016 ONLINE Form on the Entrance Test Portal : 29.01.2016
Last date for ONLINE submission of Application Forms : 29.02.2016
Date of Exam – 10.06.2016 3 pm onwards
Result – 3rd/4th week of June

Entrance Test Centres:
The Test will be held at the following Centres, provided there are sufficient number of candidates for the concerned Centre:
Varanasi Mirzapur* Gorakhpur Lucknow Kolkata Delhi Hyderabad Chennai Bhopal Vadodara Guwahati Dimapur Kochi Jaipur Allahabad Bhubaneshwar *Rajiv Gandhi South Campus – Mirzapur.

Paper Pattern:
A single paper of 150 multiple choice questions
Duration – 150 min
Questions on Mathematical Aptitude – about 100
Analytical and Logical Reasoning – about 50
Each correct answer fetches 3 marks
Total marks – 450
Each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 1 mark

Mathematical Aptitude Test Areas (+2 Level): Logarithms, Inequalities, Matrices and Determinants, Progressions, Binomial Expansion, Permutation and Combination, Equations (upto degree 2), Function and Relation, Complex Arithmetic, 2-D Coordinate Geometry, Basics of Calculus, Basic Concepts of Probability.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning: Questions will be mainly for checking logical conclusion, graphical/data interpretation, etc.

Admission Procedure:
The admission of a candidate in a course will be done only when he/she satisfies all the eligibility requirements, appears in the PET, qualifies in the Entrance Test and completes all formalities required for admission in the course. The admissions shall be made strictly on the basis of merit index in the PET, availability of seats in the course, as per rules given in this Information Bulletin and rules framed by the University from time to time.

The number of call letters will be nearly two-four times the number of seats available in the course. Admission is based strictly on merit index obtained in the Entrance Test.

Counselling Procedure:
The University will adopt computerised counseling procedure for admissions to various courses during the academic session 2016-17.

Pondicherry University is a Central University established by an Act of Parliament in October 1985. The University also has campuses at Karaikal and Port Blair which currently offer P.G. and Doctoral programmes.

Admission to M.C.A. is based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.


26.05.2013 Timings:2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Paper Pattern:

Online entrance examination was of objective type. Question paper had 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 120 minutes duration. A correct answer was given 4 marks while negative mark -1 was allotted for a wrong selection.

Important Dates
Online registration starts - 23rd April 2014
Last date for submission of form - 15th May 2014
Down load of admit card - 22nd May 2014
Dates of Entrance Exams - 30th ,31st May and 1st June 2014

Test Areas:

Comprehension and verbal Ability, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, Mathematical Aptitude and General awareness in Computer Science related domains.

120 (Puducherry)
40 (Karikal)

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications/ Computer Science/ Information Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Corporate Secretaryship/ Economics / Business Administration with Mathematics/ Business Mathematics / Statistics /Computer Applications as one of the subjects or Bachelor’s degree in Science with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects with a minimum of 55% marks

Application Forms:

Application form had to be submitted online through the University Website. Application fee could be paid online or offline.

Online - Using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking.

Offline - Challan (Cash) Payment in Indian Bank

VIT Masters Entrance Examination (VITMEE) is the entrance test conducted by VIT for the admission into its MCA and M.Tech programmes. The three year,6 semester MCA course is being offered at its Vellore and Chennai campus.

Admission to both MCA and M.Tech programmes will be based on the Candidates performance in VITMEE conducted by VIT University. The short-listed candidates need to attend an interview.

Interested candidates need to apply online.Test slot booking need to be done online at an announced date.

VITMEE 2013 was held on 7th and 8th June, 2014

Paper Pattern:

The computer based test (CBT) question Paper had 110 questions, with a maximum of 100 marks. 2hrs duration.There were no negative marks for wrong answers.

Important Dates:

Issue of application forms: Feb 6th 2014

Last date to apply online: April 28th 2014

Last date for issue and submission of application: May 15th 2014

VIT Entrance Exam: June 7th and 9th 2014

Declaration of Results (Tentative): June 14th , 2014.

Interview/counselling for MCA admissions: June 23rd 2014

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates should have graduated with a full-time degree from any recognized University with a minimum aggregate of 60%. A bachelor degree in any branch with at least one of the following subjects at the under graduate level: Computer Science, Computer Technology, IT, Mathematics, Statistics and Business Mathematics.

Consistent Record in X and XII Std is required. Candidates appearing for their final degree exam / final semester exam in the current year are also eligible to apply.

Test Areas:

General English: Comprehension, Vocabulary, Basic English Grammar,Word power, Synonyms and Antonyms, Meanings of words and phrases, Technical writing.

Mathematics:Set Theory,Algebra,Vectors,Calculus and Trignometry.

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning:Logical reasoning and quantitative aptitude. Some of the questions will be on comprehension of a logical situation and questions based on the facts given in the passage.

Computer Basics: Organization of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input / output devices, computer memory, back-up devices.

Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams.

The University of Hyderabad,(also referred to as Hyderabad Central University HCU) a premier institution of postgraduate teaching and research in the country, was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 39 of 1974) on 2nd October, 1974 as a Central University, wholly funded by the University Grants Commission.

The Department of Computer & Information Sciences (DCIS) offers programmes for post-graduate study like M.C.A., M.Tech. (Computer Science),M.Tech. (Artificial Intelligence), M.Tech. (Information Technology) with specialization in Banking Technology & Information Security, in collaboration with IDRBT and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

MCA course of UoH is rigorous and involves five semesters of course work and one semester of project work. The university has recently been ranked 3rd in universities in India for the MCA programme.

Test pattern:

Duration of the exam - 2 hrs

Total marks - 100

Objective type questions in two parts with equal weightage.

Part 'A' deals with general mental ability (consisting of items on reasoning, analysis, comprehension and synthesis).

Part A consists of 25 objective type questions each for 2 marks

Marks for Part A - 50. There will be negative marking of 0.33 mark for every wrong answer.

Part 'B' deals with mathematical topics such as Sets, Relations, Integration, Differentiation, Analytical Geometry, Trigonometry, Vectors, Matrices, Determinants, Differential Equations, Elementary Probability and Statistics, Number Systems, Data Representation, Algorithms and Flowcharts.

Marks for Part B - 50 marks

Part B consists of 50 objective type questions each for one mark. There could be negative marking.

Intake - 60 students


Bachelor’s degree with at least 60% marks in aggregate, in any discipline with mathematics as a main subject and studied as full papers in Higher Secondary (10+2) level is a mandatory prerequisite. For calculating the prescribed percentage of marks for admission to MCA course the marks obtained in the language papers of the qualifying degree will be excluded.

Important dates:

Download of Hall Tickets - 20th January 2014

Date of Examination - 1st Feb 2014 (10.00 a.m.)

Classes commence from - 15 July, 2014

SRM University is one of the well known universities in India and offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities.

Admissions to the MCA programme are done through an entrance test called the SRM Entrance Examination (SRMEE).

MCA aspirants have to take the SRMEE in the online mode only.

Important Dates:

Last date for filled in application forms:15/03/2014

Computer Based Exam: April 17 to April 22, 2014 with two sessions per day.

Publishing of rank list: 3/05/2014

Counselling – 1/06/2014


A pass with minimum aggregate of 50% in the under mentioned  “Bachelor’s Degree” of any university or equivalent thereto:B.ES. / B.Sc. in Mathematics / Physics / Statistics / Applied Sciences / Computer Technology (or) B.Com. / Bachelor of Bank Management / B.B.A. / B.L.M. / B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship / B.A. Economics / any other Bachelor’s Degree, in any discipline, with Business Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematics / Statistics at main / allied level (or) B.Sc. Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as allied subjects (or) B.E / B.Tech. / MBA (or) A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Mathematics as one of the subjects at the Higher Secondary level (i.e., in +2 level of the 10+2 pattern)

Pattern of the Paper:

No of questions - 100 questions

Objective questions with 4 answer choices for each question

Duration - 150 min.

Each correct answer carries 3 marks and each wrong answer carries negative mark of 1.

The question paper will have 5 parts with the following topics

Part 1: Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables (20 questions)

Part 2: Quantitative (20 questions) • Ratios, Time-speed-distance, Work and time, Probability, Permutation and Combinations

Part 3: Logical Reasoning (20 questions) • Sequences, Coding and decoding, Visual reasoning (Diagrammatic and pictorial form)

Part 4: English (20 questions) • Verbal reasoning, Comprehension, Synonyms and antonyms

Part 5: Basic Knowledge of Computers (20 questions)

How to apply:

One can apply i) Online with e - payment ii) fill application online, download and courier with DD for Rs. 900. The application has to reach VIT Admissions department before the last date specified.