All You Need to Know about MCA Admissions 2016

Nitin Rao updated on : 21 Apr 2016

MCA Admission 2016


Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three years postgraduate course in the field of computer applications. It is one of the best options for those who want to have a decent career in the field of computers. MCA would lead to software development and related opportunities in the IT industry.


The major specialisations in MCA are as follows:

  • Application Software
  • Hardware Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Internet
  • Software Development
  • Systems Management
  • Systems Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Troubleshooting

Eligibility Criterion for MCA Admissions 2016

A student must satisfy the below Eligibility criterion in order to take admission into MCA in India.

  • The basic eligibility to get admission in MCA program is having a graduate degree in computer applications.
  • Students who have studied Mathematics at 10+2 level can also apply for the program.
  • Many reputed colleges provide admission to MCA program basis on the entrance test either conducted at national or state level or by the university itself.


Admission Process for MCA

  • Apply for MCA entrance exam
  • There are two types of entrance exams for gaining admission into MCA:

National/State/University Entrance Exam - These types of entrance exams make you eligible to apply for multiple institutes offering MCA program.

Institute Specific Exam - These entrance exams are conducted by the institute itself.

  • Most institutes accept scores of these entrance exams, while there are some which also conduct GD or PI for finalizing students.
  • To check out the admission process for the year 2016-17, check out individual institutes’ websites.


Entrance exams for MCA admissions 2016

  • All India MCA Common Entrance Test (AIMCET)
  • Banaras Hindu University MCA (BHU MCA)
  • West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (JECA MCA)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University MCA (JNU MCA)
  • Maharashtra Common Entrance Test MCA (MHT CET MCA)
  • Pune University MCA Entrance Exam

List of colleges providing admissions into MCA

Here is the complete list of MCA Colleges that provide courses in Computer Applications:


Career Opportunities after a BCA & MCA

There are many career opportunities available for students who have completed BCA or MCA.  Career opportunities after BCA/ MCA are immense. A BCA / MCA degree holder can get job opportunities in various fields such as Web Development, Software Development, Database Administration, Hardware and Networking. You can also apply for a government job as well as for private job.

Find all about jobs, career options and profiles expected after BCA / MCA here

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