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MCA Admission 2021 - 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.
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 (Tentative)
October 2021 Third Week
Students from all the states across the country can register for admission.
September Second/Third Week 2021
Student.s from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are eligible for this exam.
September Last Week 2021
Students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are eligible for this exam.
May 2021 First Week
Students from Odisha are eligible for this entrance exam
September Third Week 2021
Uttar Pradesh aspirants are eligible for this exam.
August Third Week to September Last Week 2021
Students from all the states across the country can appear for this exam.
September Second Week 2021
Students from all the states can appear for this entrance exam.
October Second Week 2021
Students from Karnataka are eligible for this exam.
CMAT (Applicable for MCA Admission in Gujarat & Rajasthan)
January Last Week 2021
Gujarat & Rajasthan MCA aspirants must clear CMAT exam for admission in MCA course.
March First Week 2021
Only Tamil Nadu MCA aspirants are eligible for this entrance exam.
October Last Week 2021
Only Maharashtra MCA aspirants are eligible for admission under state quota.
MCA Eligibility Criteria 2021
There are multiple dimensions when it comes to the eligibility criteria for MCA course in India. Candidates aspiring for MCA admission 2021 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 is 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 2021
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 2021 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 2021.
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 2021
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/ Centralised Counselling
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 2021 here -
|MAH MCA CET Counselling||Gujarat MCA Admission Process|
|Madhya Pradesh (MP) MCA Admission Process||Rajasthan (RMCAAP) 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 -
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.
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