MCA Admissions 2020 - Dates, Entrance Exams, Application Form, Direct Admission, Eligibility

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: August 20, 2020

MCA admissions in India are based on various national and state-level entrance exams. There is a provision for direct admission for MCA in India. Check all details about MCA admissions 2020 here.

MCA Admission Process

MCA Admission 2020 - Among the popular IT courses, MCA has its own reputation, and it is one of the courses where the demand for admission is high. Most IT and software companies prefer MCA graduates for various positions, as the curriculum of the course fits the bill. MCA admissions in India are based on the national level as well as state-level entrance exams. Apart from the entrance exam-based admission in MCA course, there is a provision for the direct admission also. Candidates aspiring for admission in MCA course can check all the details about admissions such as entrance exam requirement, eligibility criteria, application form, direct admission rules etc here.

Table of Contents

List of MCA Entrance Exams in India & DatesMCA Eligibility Criteria
Application Form for MCA Entrance ExamApplication Form for MCA Admission through Centralized Counselling
Application Form for MCA Admission in Deemed UniversitiesApplication Form for Direct MCA Admission
MCA Admission Process through National-Level Entrance ExamMCA Admission Process through State-Level Entrance Exam
MCA Direct Admission ProcessTop Private MCA Colleges

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List of MCA Entrance Exams in India & Dates

There is only one national-level entrance exam for MCA in India, i.e., NIMCET, which is acceptable for admission in NITs. Apart from the national-level exam, there are state-level exams for MCA admission in various states. Candidates can check the list of all MCA entrance exams along with dates here.

Name of the Exam

Exam Date

Applicability

NIMCET

Postponed

Students from all the states across the country can register for admission.

AP ICET

September 10 & 11, 2020

Student.s from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are eligible for this exam.

TS ICET

Postponed

Students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are eligible for this exam.

OJEE

Postponed

Students from Odisha are eligible for this entrance exam

UPSEE

September 20, 2020

Uttar Pradesh aspirants are eligible for this exam.

HPCET

To be Notified

Himachal Pradesh aspirants are eligible for this exam.

BHU PET

August 24 to September 31, 2020

Students from all the states across the country can appear for this exam.

IPU CET

Postponed

Students from all the states can appear for this entrance exam.

Karnataka PGCET

October 06 & 07, 2020

Students from Karnataka are eligible for this exam.

CMAT (Applicable for MCA Admission in Gujarat & Rajasthan)

January 28, 2020

Gujarat & Rajasthan MCA aspirants must clear CMAT exam for admission in MCA course.

TANCET

March 01, 2020

Only Tamil Nadu MCA aspirants are eligible for this entrance exam.

MAH MCA CET

Postponed

Only Maharashtra MCA aspirants are eligible for admission under state quota.

MCA Eligibility Criteria 2020

There are multiple dimensions when it comes to the eligibility criteria for MCA course in India. Candidates aspiring for MCA admission 2020 can check the eligibility norms for the same below -

Eligibility Norm 1

Candidates who have passed B.E or B.Tech are eligible for MCA admission.

Eligibility Norm 2

Candidates who have passed B.Sc in Computer Science are also eligible for admission.

Eligibility Norm 3 (Scrapped)

Candidates who have passed BCA are eligible for MCA admission. Some states offer MCA Lateral Entry (direct 2nd-year admission) for BCA graduates.

Eligibility Norm 4

Candidates who have passed B.Sc with Mathematics as one of the subjects are eligible for admission

Eligibility Norm 5

Candidates who have passed B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ any other degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class 12th are eligible for admission in MCA course.

MCA Application Form 2020

There are multiple ways through which one can fill the application form for MCA admission. Candidates can check all the details about the application process for MCA admission 2020 here.

Application Form for MCA Entrance Exam

Candidates aspiring for MCA admission through any of the entrance exams must first register for the same by submitting the online application form. All the MCA entrance exams follow the online mode of application form submission, and the registration fee for the same must be paid digitally, i.e., by using credit card or debit card or internet banking. Here are the direct links to fill the online application form for MCA entrance exams 2020.

NIMCET Application Form

AP ICET Application Form

TS ICET Application Form

OJEE Application Form

UPSEE Application Form

HPCET Application Form

BHU PET Application Form

IPU CET Application Form

Karnataka PGCET Application Form

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Application Form for MCA Admission through Centralized Counselling

Some states do not conduct an entrance exam for MCA admission, and the admissions are based on centralized counselling. States like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab do not have separate entrance exams for MCA admission,

For example, the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) conducts an admission process for MCA course in Gujarat, and the candidates with or without CMAT score can apply for admission. 75% of seats in MCA colleges across Gujarat are filled on the basis of percentile scored by candidates in CMAT exam. A merit list is prepared on CMAT percentile. On the other hand, MCA colleges are free to fill 25% of seats under management quota. The candidates need to submit an application form to register for the counselling process conducted by ACPC.

Application Form for MCA Admission in Deemed Universities

You can directly apply for MCA admission in deemed universities. Some private/ deemed universities consider the merit of the candidates in Bachelor’s degree for admission in MCA, while some conduct their own entrance exam for the same. Candidates with a national-level or state-level entrance test score can submit the application form for MCA admission in various deemed universities.

For example, candidates aspiring for MCA admission in KL Deemed University, located in Andhra Pradesh, he/ she can either apply for admission through AP ICET/ TS ICET score. Candidates without a valid rank in any of these exams can submit the application form directly through its official website.

Application Form for Direct MCA Admission

Apart from the process mentioned above, you can directly visit any of the private colleges and submit the application form for MCA admission. Private MBA colleges fill some seats in MCA course under management quota, and the candidates can aspire for admission.

CollegeDekho’s Common Application Form for MCA Admission

You can also fill the Common Application Form on CollegeDekho for the direct admission in MCA course Our counsellors will get back to you and guide you through the admission process.

MCA Admission Process 2020

The admission process for MCA course is different for entrance exams, centralized admission and direct admission. The details about all the categories of MCA admission process has been explained here.

MCA Admission Process through National-Level Entrance Exam

For national-level entrance exam like NIMCET, the admission process for MCA course is based on the counselling process conducted by the conducting body, NIT Raipur. After the announcement of NIMCET results, the candidates need to register for the NIMCET counselling process. The various stages involved in the NIMCET counselling are Choice Filling and Seat Allotment.

Choice Filling for NIMCET Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the NIMCET exam will have to exercise the choices which means that the candidates need to select the colleges from the list of participating institutes.

Seat Allotment: Based on the marks scored by the candidates in NIMCET, seat allotment will be made. The candidates will have to download the seat allotment letter and report to the respective institute to confirm the admission.

MCA Admission Process through State-Level Entrance Exam

After clearing the state-level entrance exam for MCA admission, the candidates will have to participate in the counselling process conducted by respective exam authorities. The candidates can check all the details about the state-level entrance exams counselling for MCA admissions 2020 here -

AP ICET Counselling

TS ICET Counselling

OJEE Counselling

Karnataka PGCET Counselling

UPSEE Counselling

TANCET Counselling

MAH MCA CET CounsellingGujarat MCA Admission Process
Madhya Pradesh (MP) MCA Admission Process-

MCA Direct Admission Process

Candidates who wish to seek MCA admission directly without entrance exam requirement can directly visit any of the private MCA colleges or visit the official website of the respective college to register for admission. The selection of the candidates for MCA admission in such cases will be based on his/ her merit in the Bachelor’s degree. If the competition for the direct MCA admission is high in various colleges, a merit list will be prepared and seats are allocated accordingly. However, most of the direct admissions in private MCA colleges are considered as management quota.

Top Private MCA Colleges 

Here is the list of top private MCA colleges in India -

Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University - JaipurLovely Professional University
Rathinam Group of Institutions, CoimbatoreRai University, Ahmedabad
Gulzar Group of Institutes, LudhianaGanpat University, Mehsana
Bharat Institute of Higher Education & Research, ChennaiIndus University, Ahmedabad
NIMS University, JaipurApex University, Jaipur

We hope that the above explanation about MCA admission process has clarified all your queries about the same. If you are looking for the list of MCA colleges region-wise, please click on the links below.

List of MCA Colleges in India

MCA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh

MCA Colleges in Telangana

MCA Colleges in Tamil Nadu

MCA Colleges in Maharashtra

MCA Colleges in Odisha

MCA Colleges in Gujarat

MCA Colleges in Delhi

MCA Colleges in Karnataka

MCA Colleges in West Bengal

For the latest updates on MCA admissions and entrance exams 2020, stay tuned to CollegeDekho.

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