Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (MCA)


  1. Candidates must have passed with minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in average of all subjects in Class 10.
  2. Candidates must have passed with minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in average of all subjects in Class 12 / Equivalent Examination. The candidates must have passed in Mathematics / Computer Science / Information Practices as one of the subject in Class 12 / Equivalent Examination.
  3. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification of any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislatures in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India / AIU. This degree must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling [Class 12 or equivalent] (10+2+3 system).
  4. Candidates must have one of following qualifications:
    1. Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), or
    2. B.Sc. in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics, or
    3. B.Sc. with Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects at graduate level.
  5. Candidates of B.Sc. Honours must have minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in average in their Honours subject. Candidates of BCA and other graduate courses must have minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in average in graduation, marks to be computed as average of marks obtained in ALL subjects in which candidate has appeared.
  6. Candidates appearing for final examinations of their Bachelor’s programme in 2013 can also apply, provided they have obtained requisite marks or equivalent (as per item 5 above) based on latest available grades / marks at the time of applying, and if selected can join the programme provisionally. At the time of the document verification cum admission such an applicant must bring a certificate in original from the Principal of Institute stating that:
    1. By 30 June 2013, S/he will have appeared for examination in all subjects required for obtaining his/her Bachelor’s degree.
    2. S/he has obtained requisite marks or equivalent (as per item (5) above), based on latest available grades / marks. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the mark sheet and a certificate of having passed the Bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification with requisite marks as per item (5) above. They must submit proof of passing their final examinations with requisite marks by 31 October 2013. Non-fulfillment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.
  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 50% marks in average (45% for SC/ST) calculated as per item (5) above. 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].


  1. Candidates with foreign diplomas should see the EdCIL website for equivalence (, and if required should obtain an equivalence certificate from the evaluation division of the AIU (website
  2. In case any Board / University awards grades instead of marks, the calculation of equivalent marks would be based on the procedure prescribed by the Board / University. In case a University does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.
  3. At any level of the studies [class X, class XII or graduation], a candidate / applicant must have passed all the required subjects at that level from the same Board/ University.

MCA Entrance Exam Pattern

The MCA Online Entrance Test shall comprise of 120 questions to be answered in 2 hours. Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices out of which only one is correct. A candidate must select only the correct answer to score full marks. For each correct answer a candidate will earn 4 marks. For every incorrect answer one mark will be deducted. If a question has not been attempted no credit will be given. The questions will be distributed into various areas as follows and the detailed syllabus is given below:

Section Subject No. of Questions
A Mathematics 60
B Analytical ability & Logical Reasoning 20
C Computer Awareness 20
C English 20
Total 120

MCA Entrance syllabus

Section A: Mathematics (60 questions – objective type)

  1. Algebra: Fundamental operations in Algebra, expansion, factorization, quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations, surds
  2. Set Theory: Sets and subsets, operations on sets, sequences, properties of integers, relations and functions
  3. Matrix Algebra: Elementary transformations, inverse of a matrix, rank, solution of simultaneous linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, quadratic forms
  4. Co-ordinate Geometry: Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates, equations of a line, mid point, intersections etc., equations of a circle, distance formulae, pair of straight lines, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola, simple geometric transformations such as translation, rotation, scaling.
  5. Calculus: Limit of functions, continuous functions, differentiation of functions(s), tangents and normal, simple examples of maxima and minima, integration of function by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction, definite integral application to volumes and surfaces of frustums of a sphere, cone, cylinder, Taylor Series.
  6. Differential Equations: Differential equations of first order and their solutions,linear differential equations with constant coefficients, homogenous linear differential equations.
  7. Vectors: Position vector, additions and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics.
  8. Trigonometry: Simple identities, trigonometric equations, properties of triangles, solution of triangles, height and distance, inverse function
  9. Probability and Statistics: Basic concepts of probability theory, averages, dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersions, skewness and kurtosis, random variable and distribution functions, mathematical expectations, binomial, Poisson, normal distributions, curve fitting, and principle of least squares, correlation and regression
  10. Linear Programming: Formulation of simple linear programming problems,basic concepts of graphical and simplex methods, revised simplex method, transportation and assignment problems, duality and integer programming

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

Section C: Computer Awareness: (20 questions – objective type)

  1. Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input / output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back-up devices
  2. Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, single arithmetic and two complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, normalized floating point representation, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams
  3. Computer Architecture: Block structure of computers, communication between processor and I / O devices, interrupts
  4. Computer Language: Assembly language and high-level language, Multiprogramming and time-sharing operating systems, Computer Programming in C.
  5. Flow chart and Algorithms
  6. Operating Systems: Evolution of operating systems, types of operating systems, functions of an operating system, modern operating systems

Section D: English: (20 questions – objective type)

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

Contact Us

Birla Institute of Technology , Mesra, Ranchi, India
Postal address:
Birla Institute of Technology
Mesra-835215, Ranchi
Bihar, India
Phone: EPABX : +91 651 535444, 275896
Fax: +91 651 535401

Direct Numbers:
Vice- Chancellor’s office: +91 651 535402
Admission Office: +91 651 275868
HOD, Applied Physics: +91 651 275522

HOD, Mechanical Engineering: +91 651 275924
Training & Placement Division: +91 651
Examination Office: +91 651 535

Extention Centers

1. Birla Institute of Technology , Mesra, Ranchi, India
Postal address:
Birla Institute of Technology
Mesra-835215, Ranchi
Bihar, India
Phone: EPABX : +91 651 535444, 275896
Fax: +91 651 535401

2. Birla Institute of Technology International Centre, Bahrain

Postal address:
Post Box 747, Manama,
Phone: EPABX : +973 690025
Fax: +973 254638

3. Birla Institute of Technology Extension Centre, Calcutta
Postal address:
38, Shakespeare Sarani
Calcutta 700 017,
Phone: +91 33 2475509

4. Birla Institute of Technology Extension Centre, Jaipur
Postal address: 27, Malviya Industrial Area
Jaipur 302 017,
Phone: +91 141 751567
Fax: +91 141 751601

5. Birla Institute of Technology Extension Centre, Noida
Postal address:
A-7, Sector I
Noida 201 301
Uttar Pradesh
Phone: +91 11 8553661/662
Fax: +91 11 8554146

6. Birla Institute of Technology Extension Centre, Allahabad
Postal address:
P.O. Kharsara, Naini Allahabad
212 301 Uttar Pradesh
Phone: +91 532 697313

7. Birla Institute of Technology Extension Centre, Hyderabad
Postal address:
B.M. Birla Science Centre
Adarsh Nagar
Phone: +91 40 2357266

*As per MCA Entrance Notification 2013

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