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IPU CET (BCA) -
IPU CET (BCA)
Pen & Paper | State Level Exam
Application Fee - General / SC / ST - Rs.1000
Important Dates
Registration Date
Feb 15, 2017
Test Date
May 14, 2017
Result Date
May 30, 2017

How to Prepare for IPU CET (BCA) 2017

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than routes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

IPU CET (BCA) 2017 Important Instructions

  • If any candidate is found using any UNFAIR MEANS or does not observe discipline during conduct of the
  • Common Entrance Test, the University will take necessary disciplinary action against such candidate(s).
  • No candidate should carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except the admit card (without envelope) inside the examination hall. If the candidate is found to be copying or conversing with other candidate(s) or having in his/her possession papers, notes or books/ any electronic material with or without relevant text, he/she will be disqualified from taking the Test and the next one or two such Tests depending on the nature of offense. This shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Carrying of cell phone, pager, calculator pen or any other electronic gadgets to the Examination Centre is strictly prohibited. The University will neither make any arrangement for the safe custody of any of these items nor will be responsible for loss of any such item. Hence, the parents may counsel their wards for not carrying such items with them while going to respective examination centres for taking the CET. If the candidate is found in possession of such gadgets during the examination/test, it shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Candidates must not obtain or give or attempt to obtain or to give undesirable assistance of any kind during the Test, as it shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Any attempt to note down questions during the test or to take away pages from the Test Booklet will be viewed very seriously, and invite legal action. This shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Candidate shall maintain perfect silence during examination/CET; attend to their papers only. Any conversation, gesticulation or causing disturbance during the Test will be deemed to be an act of misbehavior and is, therefore, strictly prohibited. Also, if a candidate is found impersonating or using unfair means, he/she will be disqualified from taking the test.
  • The decision in regard of usage of unfair means shall be taken by the University on the report of the centre superintendent of the test centre, on the recommendation of a constituted committee by the Controller of Examinations (Operations) of the University. The constitution of the committee shall be done by the Controller of Examinations (Operations).

Instructions for The Common Entrance Test:

  • The Common Entrance Test shall be based on the the topics as specified in the CET syllabus section.
  • The candidates are required to report at their respective Examination Centre at least half an hour before the CET along with two copies of their Admit Card issued by the University. No candidate will be allowed to enter the CET Centre after the scheduled commencement of exam.
  • The Each candidate will be given a sealed Test Booklet and OMR answer sheet five minutes before the commencement of the test.
  • The OMR answer sheet is of special type which will be scanned by an optical scanner.
  • Immediately on receipt of the Test Booklet, each candidate shall fill in the required particulars on the cover page of the Test Booklet with a black ballpoint pen only. He/she shall not open the seal of the Test Booklet until asked to do so by the invigilator.
  • Candidates will then write the required particulars on OMR answer sheet with a black ballpoint pen. After this, they will wait for the signal by the invigilator to start marking the responses.
  • The Test will start exactly at the time mentioned on the Admit Card and an announcement to start will be made by the invigilator.
  • While the test is in progress, the invigilator will check the Admit Cards of the candidates to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signature in the space provided for the purpose on the OMR answer sheet as well as on the Admit Card.
  • The candidate will have to sign the Attendance Sheet against his/her CET Roll Number.
  • A signal will be given at the beginning of the Test. A signal will also be given at the closing time when the candidates must stop marking the responses.
  • After completing the Test and before handing over the Test Booklet and the OMR answer sheet to the invigilator, the candidates are advised to make sure that all the particulars required in the Test Booklet and the OMR answer sheet have been correctly written, i.e.CET Roll Number, Name of the Candidate,CET Code, Centre Code, Test Booklet Number, Test Booklet Code, CET name.
  • No candidate will move out of the examination hall until the time prescribed for the Test is over.
  • No candidate will take away the Test Booklet and/or the OMR answer sheet from the examination hall. Taking away of the test booklet or the OMR answersheet shall be treated as the usage of unfair means.
  • A candidate must bring his/her own black ball point pen to fill the answers in ovals of OMR answer sheet.
  • In case the ovals are filled by any instrument other than the black ball point pen, then the answer sheet may be rejected by the optical scanner when the same is being scanned. In all such cases, the responsibility shall rest on the candidates.
  • The candidate must ensure that the answer sheet is not folded. Also, he/she should not make any marks or write any kind of description on it.
  • Candidates are advised to be sure about the correct answer before they darken the oval with black ball point pen. They should also ensure that the each oval is completely darkened with black ball point pen, partially or faintly darkened ovals may be rejected by the optical scanner. It may also be negatively marked.
  • For all programmes: Each question carries four marks. For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted from the total number of marks obtained by the candidate. No deduction from the total marks. Candidates are advised not to attempt a question if they are not sure of the correct answer. If a candidate darkens more than one oval against a question, it will be deemed to be an incorrect answer and will be negatively marked.
  • A question in which multiple ovals are darkened shall be deemed to be answered wrong. The Test Booklet Code filled in by the candidate in the OMR answer-sheet will be accepted as final for the purpose of evaluation. When the space for the Booklet Code is left blank or more than one booklet code is indicated therein, it will be deemed to be an incorrect booklet code and the answer sheet will not be evaluated. The candidate himself/herself will be solely responsible for all the consequences arising out of any error or omission in writing the Test Booklet Code.
  • No candidate should do any rough work on the OMR answer-sheet. Rough work, if any, is to be done only in the Test Booklet at the space provided.
  • Candidates should check to make sure that the Test Booklet contains the number of pages as mentioned on the top of the first page. In case the numbers do not tally, it should be immediately brought to the notice of the invigilator. The candidates shall not remove any page(s) from the Test Booklet and if any page(s) is (are) found missing from a candidate's booklet, he/she shall be liable for prosecution under relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code.
  • In case of any confusion, invigilator may be contacted.
  • No candidate, without the specific permission of the Centre Superintendent or the invigilator concerned, shall leave his/her seat in the examination hall until he/she has finished his/ her paper and handed over the Test Booklet and the OMR answer-sheet to the invigilator on duty. Failure to do so may be treated as usage of unfair means.
  • Smoking in the examination hall during the hours of the Test is strictly prohibited.
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed inside the examination hall during the Test.
  • Candidates shall maintain perfect silence and attend to their papers only. Any conversation, gesticulation or causing disturbance in the examination will be deemed to be an act of misbehaviour and is, therefore, strictly prohibited. Also, if a candidate is found impersonating or using unfair means, his/ her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred from taking the entrance tests either permanently or for a specified period depending upon the nature of the offense, in addition to any other action which may be taken under the Indian Penal Code.
  • If any candidate is found using any unfair means at any stage of admission process or does not observe discipline during the conduct of the Entrance Test, his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled, as such behaviour shall be deemed as the usage of unfair means.

Other Important Instruction:

  • The application forms shall be available in the online mode only from the University Website.
  • The last date for applying shall not be extended for any program or program group for which a common entrance test is to be conducted by the University.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite eligibility and qualifications for admission. Appearing for the written examination does not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility
  • The applicants are advised that since the form filling as well as admit cards shall be made available through the online mode only, they must keep the details of their login id and the password secure and safe.
  • Applicants should be careful in choosing the CETs that they apply for, as no change would be permissible after the application has been submitted.
  • After the application for any CET is submitted, if there is a mistake in the date of birth, spelling mistake in name of applicants or the parent's name or in the choice of category claimed for the purpose of availing reservation, the applicant must submit an application in physical form to:
  • Reception, Examination Division, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
  • This application must be submitted before 3.00 PM of the third week of April for CET .

IPU CET (BCA) FAQ

1) What is IPU CET BCA?

IPU CET is a national level examination conducted by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, and is the qualifying examination for admissions to undergraduate computer application programmes in Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
IPU CET BCA : University level common entrance test “IPU CET BCA ” is conducted to offer admission to qualifying candidate to Bachelor of Computer Applications course for the current academic year.

2) What is BCA Programme?

  • The BCA programme provides student with necessary skill to make successful career as professional in competitive situation with satisfying jobs.
  • Fast growing information technology and communication systems have become critical components of almost every company's strategic plan.Companies which want to take advantage of the new information technologies and communication systems require expert professionals, who can apply computer science principles to solve problems produced by the interface between business and technology. BCA Course is an undergraduate program where students are exposed to various areas ofcomputer apllications including the latest developments in the industry.

3) Who organizes IPU CET?

The IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test) is a university level examination organized by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

4) What is the key strength of the BCA?

The curriculum of the BCA ensures that students are exposed to the latest information and knowledge in the Computer Science domains. BCA students are equipped to manage Computer Software and Hardware processes holistically.

5) When will be the IPU CET application form will be available?

The application form will be available from last week of January .

6) What is the fee to be paid for the form?

The application form along with the Common Entrance Test Fee of Rs.1000/- plus service charge & taxes as applicable .

7) Which modes the payment can be done?

a)The mode of application is online.
b)The candiates need to log on to the official website and click on the link named "apply Online'.There,a detalied apllication form for the exam of IPUCET shall open that the candiates need to fill in. It shall ask the candidates to fill in the follwing details.
c)Candidte's name
d)Father's name
e)Mother's name
f)Date of Birth
g)Postal address
h)Email address
i)Candidates must then submit the completed application form .
j)Then the candidates shall be required to pay the application fee by entering either through“E-Challan” or through “E-Payment ” option or by cash details.
k)After successfully submit application form take print out of it by given button.
l)Also, save it on your computer this is the proof of your filled application form Keep this form safe for future use.

8) What should be done in case any payment has been made more than once?

The payment will be refunded.

9) When is it conducted ?

It is usually conducted in the month of May. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on first week of May.

10) If any mistake has happened while filling up the CET form, how can it be corrected?

In case of any mistake regarding DOB, spelling of names etc., the candidates need to submit an application in physical form at the Reception, Examination Branch, GGSIP University along with the applicable processing fee of Rs. 500/-. This application must be submitted within 5 working days of the last date of form submission together with the applicable fee. After this no request for any correction shall be entertained.

11) What should be done in case any payment has been made more than once?

Any additional payment will be refunded back to the candidates. In case of any non-payment of the due amount, applicants may visit University Help Desk.

12) Can I apply for more than one programme/ IPU CET?

Yes. However, a separate application form has to be filled for each programme having distinct CET Codes.

13) What is the procedure for admission in GGSIPU?

The admission in GGSIPU is on the basis of merit obtained in CET. The dates for inviting application for appearing in CET are advertised through newspaper and notifications uploaded on the University website.The process for issue of notification for inviting application for CET has commenced.Those who qualify CET are required to participate in the Counselling process for seeking admission, based on the candidate’s preferences and his/her merit in CET  in the respective programmes given specific CET codes.

14) Do I need to submit any document if pursuing course through distance learning mode?

In case of students who have passed the qualifying examination through distance/ open education system of any recognized university/ board/institution, the necessary documentary evidence related to location of his/her study centre i.e. study centre proof, certificate from the university imparting open/distance education certifying the location of study centre must be submitted at the time of verification of documents.

15) How to obtain the admit card of the exam?

The admit card may be obtained from the official website of the university.

16) What are the eligibility criteria for appearing in IPU CET (BCA)?

  • You should have passed 12th (CBSE) or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate with a pass in English (core or elective or functional) and Mathematics or Computer Science / Informatics Practice / Computer Applications.

OR

  • You should have completed a 3-year diploma in any branch of engineering from a polytechnic that is duly approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and is affiliated to a recognized examining body with a minimum of 50% marks.

17) Is there a rounding off of percentage of marks in qualifying marks?

There won’t be any rounding off. 49.99% will not be considered as 50%.

18) What is the paper pattern of IPU CET (BCA)?

  • The GGSIPU-CET is not common for different courses.  
  • There is a separate entrance test on separate dates for each course. But the format of the question papers for all courses is more or less the same; they consist of multiple-choice objective-type questions (150 questions, 600 marks, 2.5 hours).  
  • The answers have to be marked on an OMR sheet.
  • Every question is of equal weightage, with negative marking for wrong answers.

19) Who are eligible to be considered in Delhi Region?

If the student has passed the qualifying examination from Delhi, the admission is permissible under Delhi Region.

20) Who are eligible to be considered in Outside Delhi Region?

If the student has passed the qualifying examination from Outside Delhi, the admission is permissible under Outside Delhi Region.

21) I have a compartment/ supplementary/ER in my qualifying exam and the result of the same is still awaited. Am I eligible for admission?

The candidates, who have compartment/supplementary/E.R./Failed or they have applied for improvement of marks in any year duration of course/programme and result of the same has not been declared by the respective University/ Boards are eligible to take admission in any  Course/Programme at this University .

22) What is the minimum marks should I get both in the 12th board examination and in entrance exam to avail a seat in IPU CET?

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 50% marks in Senior secondary exam. He/she should have a required rank in the entrance test.

23) While entering the 12th exam marks, should I include the practical marks also? Can I include 11th and 12th year marks?

The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th year examination only. Don't include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, use the method used by your board to calculate the subject-wise marks.

24) Will there be any negative marking?

Yes,there is negative marking.

25) When are the results of IPU CET (BCA) declared?

The results of IPU CET (BBA) are generally declared in the month of May.

26) For how long is IPU CET (BCA) score valid?

The IPU CET (BBA) score is valid for just one year.

27) Is IPU CET (BCA) Admission Test result based on ranking or percentile?

The result is based on ranking.

28) Who is the final authority regarding reservation policy?

Final decision regarding reservation policy will be taken by the Government of NCT of Delhi and the same will be announced on the University website.

29) When will the online allotment process start for this year ?

The online schedule for registration, seat allotment and other details is available in University website .

30) Do I have to report to any counseling centre for registration or choice filling?

No. online registration and choice filling can be done from place of convenience(including from home) using internet.

31) What is the process of Online allotment of seat?

The detail of Online allotment of seat is available in the Admission Brochure. All the candidates who wish to seek admission through online process for the respective CET Codes for which Online Counselling is being held and should logon to website at the time of admission. 

32) What is the Placement record of BCA student?

Some of the students seek assistance for placements while others go for higher studies. Our Campus placement has been good.

33) What are the criteria for reservation policy of University?

The reservation policy is uploaded in the Admission Brochure .

34) How many seats are reserved for Delhi & outside Delhi Students?

85% seats are for candidates belonging to Delhi region, whereas 15% of the seats are for outside Delhi region.