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MCA Lateral Entry Admission 2020 – Eligibility, Application Form, Process, Top Universities/ Colleges

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: October 28, 2021

Are you aspiring for direct 2nd year (lateral entry) admission in MCA? Here is the detailed eligibility criteria and admission process for MCA lateral entry admission 2020.

MCA Lateral Entry Admission Process

For IT aspirants, MCA is one of the best options, and the overall duration of the course is three years. In India, lateral entry, i.e., direct admission in 2nd-year of MCA course is possible if the candidates satisfy the eligibility criteria specified by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). Candidates aspiring for lateral entry admission in MCA must clear an entrance exam conducted by the state government/ deemed university. However, if you are aspiring for admission in NITs (National Institutes of Technology), please note that these institutes do not offer lateral entry. All the details about MCA lateral entry admission 2020 such as dates, eligibility, application form, admission process and list of top universities or colleges can be checked here.

Entrance Exams for Lateral Entry MCA Admission 2020

Most states conduct an entrance exam for lateral entry admission in MCA. The candidates must clear the respective exam to be eligible for the admission process. Please note that the state-level exams for MCA and lateral entry MCA are the same. You can click on the link below for the list of entrance exams.

MCA Entrance Exams 2020

Eligibility Criteria for MCA Lateral Entry Admission 2020

Candidates seeing lateral entry admission in MCA must note that the course duration for these candidates will be two years. The eligibility criteria for MCA admission 2020 through lateral entry mode can be checked below –

Eligibility Rule 1

The candidates must have a regular BCA degree with a minimum of 50% of marks.

Eligibility Rule 2

Candidates who have passed B.Sc in Computer Science and B.Sc in Information Technology (IT) are eligible for direct 2nd-year admission in MCA.

Eligibility Rule 3

Candidates who have passed B.Sc IT/ CS must note that he/ she must have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class 12th.

Eligibility Rule 4

Candidates who have passed B.Sc IT/ CS in Distance Mode are not eligible for Lateral Entry MCA admission.

All the candidates who satisfy the above rules can take direct 2nd-year admission in MCA.

Application Form for MCA Lateral Entry Admission 2020

Candidates aspiring for MCA admission through lateral entry must note that there are different ways to fill the application form. Firstly, the candidates need to select the college in which he/ she want to get admission. Secondly, figure out which entrance exam is acceptable for admission in the respective college. Thirdly, register for the entrance exam and seek admission. If there is no entrance exam, the candidates can directly fill the application form through the official website of the college or visit the college directly for the same.

Application Form for MCA Lateral Entry Entrance Exam 2020

The application form for most of the state-level MCA entrance exams has been released, and the candidates aspiring for direct 2nd-year admission in MCA must click on the relevant links below to fill the application form. If the candidate is from Andhra Pradesh, he/she must fill the application form for that state entrance exam only.

AP ICET Application Form

TS ICET Application Form

OJEE Application Form

UPSEE Application Form

Karnataka PGCET Application Form

IPU CET Application Form

BHU PET Application Form

HPCET Application Form

Application Form Direct Admission in MCA 2nd Year

You can visit any of the private MCA college/ deemed university to obtain the application form for direct 2nd-year admission. However, you will have to crosscheck the official website of the college initially to figure whether the college/ varsity offers direct 2nd-year admission in MCA. Most private colleges offer admission through lateral entry mode. You can either fill the online application form/ visit the college for offline application.

CollegeDekho’s Single Application Form for MCA Lateral Entry Admission 2020

Instead of submitting a separate application form for multiple private colleges, you can fill a single application form on CollegeDekho. Through CollegeDekho’s CAF (Common Application Form), you can fill one form and select multiple colleges by paying the registration fee. Please click on the link below –

CollegeDekho’s Common/ Single Application Form

Admission Process for MCA Lateral Entry 2020 (State Wise)

The admission process for MCA admission through lateral entry varies from one state to another. As most states conduct an entrance exam for MCA admission, you will have to register for the centralized counselling process after clearing the entrance exam. You can click on the links below to know about the counselling/ admission process of various entrance exams.

MAH MCA CET Counselling

AP ICET Counselling

TS ICET Counselling

Karnataka PGCET Counselling

UPSEE Counselling

TANCET Counselling

OJEE Counselling


Direct Admission Process 2020 for MCA through Lateral Entry

If you do not have a valid score in any of the entrance exams/ aiming for hassle-free direct admission, you can directly visit the college for admission. Deemed Universities also grant direct admission in MCA through lateral entry. The admission is granted as per the marks scored by the candidates in Class 12th and BCA/ B.Sc CS or IT. After the selection process and seat allotment, the candidates can pay the fee and confirm the admission.

You can check the list of government/ private MCA colleges by clicking on the links below. Almost all these colleges grant direct 2nd year admission in MCA.

List of MCA Colleges in India

MCA Colleges in Maharashtra

MCA Colleges in Telangana

MCA Colleges in Karnataka

MCA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh

MCA Colleges in Odisha

MCA Colleges in Gujarat

MCA Colleges in West Bengal

MCA Colleges in Delhi

MCA Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates on MCA admission 2020.


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Related Questions

What is the Admission Process for MCA in 2020?

-Bhoomi ShethUpdated on January 08, 2022 09:26 AM
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Jayita Ekka, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear student,

In the event of COVID-19 the MCA admissions for 2020 have been delayed. However, some universities and colleges are currently granting admission on a provisional basis. Our suggestion will be to take admission in a college of your choice now and reserve your seat. When all colleges open their admission process, you will be in a better position to decide what you want to do. At least you will not lose out on an academic year! 

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