BIT Mesra MCA 2017

(A Deemed University u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956)

Mesra, Ranchi – 835215

Jharkhand, India

Admission for Master of Computer Application (M.C.A.) – 2017

04 June 2017 Sunday


1) The candidates must have passed in Mathematics / Computer Science / Information Practices as one of the subject in Class 12 / Equivalent Examination.

2) 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).

3) Candidates must have one of following qualifications: a) Bachelor of Computer Applications, or b) B.Sc. in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics, or c) B.Sc. with Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects at graduate level.

4) Candidates with above mentioned qualifications (item-3) must have minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) marks in average in graduation, marks to be computed as average of marks obtained in all subjects in which candidate has appeared.

5) Candidates with B.Sc. Honours must have minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) marks in average in their Honours subject.

6) Candidates appearing for final examinations of their Bachelor’s programme in 2017 can also apply, provided they have obtained requisite marks or equivalent (as per item 4 or 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 reporting for the verification of documents cum admission such an applicant must bring a certificate in original from the Principal of Institute stating that:
a) by 30 June 2017, (s)/he will have appeared for examination in all subjects required for obtaining his/her Bachelor’s degree.
b) (s)/he has obtained requisite marks or equivalent (as per item (4 or 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 (4 or 5) above. They must submit proof of passing their final examinations with requisite marks by 31 October 2017. 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 55% marks in average (50% for SC/ST/PwD) calculated as per item (4 or 5) above. They must enclose photocopies of pass certificate, marksheets of qualifying examination and proof of the programme recognized by the DEC-IGNOU in letter head of the Institute/College /University. 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.

How to Apply: (Please see Instructions also for details)

1. To start online application, click on the link, create ‘username’ and ‘password’ when prompted. Do not share the username and password with any body else.
2. To apply for the MCA programme 2017, eligible candidates must complete and submit the
application online [link available on Institute website]. Pay application fee through State Bank Collect (any nationalized bank) of Rs.2,500/- (General / OBC candidates) and Rs.1,500/- (for SC/ST candidates). Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
3. Send a printout of electronically generated application form along with required enclosures (see List of Enclosures) in a A4 size envelope by Speedpost / reliable courier (means by which sender may track its movement on internet) to the office of Dean, Academic Coordination, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi – 835215, to reach positively by the due date.
4. Write “Application for MCA-2017 on top of the envelope”.
5. Applications reaching us after the due date are liable to be rejected / may not be processed.
6. You may opt multiple choice of place for study (campus) at BIT Jaipur, BIT Lalpur, BIT Mesra and BIT Noida Campuses, in order of your preference. Please do not make any corrections or add any preference of Campus by hand on the printout of the form, as these will not be saved to the database.
7. Please do not print a blank form and fill it by hand as this will not be accepted.
Note: Candidates should proceed to fill the Online Application Form only after they satisfy themselves that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

Form / Application Numbers
The Form / Application numbers on each online application form may be noted and cited in correspondence if required.

Download Admit Card:
Admit card will be available on the Institute website after 26th May 2017. Candidates may download their Admit Card from the Institute website by entering their Name, Form No. and Date of Birth.
For queries about the MCA programme, please contact the Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Mesra. For queries about admission, please contact the Admission Office at Mesra. For queries about Off Campuses, please contact the Director of concern Campus [Please see directory on website / Sec.15 for contact details].

The Online Computer Based Test 2017
The Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, will conduct an Online Computer Based Test for shortlisting candidates for admission to its 3-year (6-semester) full-time MCA programme 2017, commencing in July 2017 at Mesra, Ranchi, and its Off Campuses at BIT Jaipur, BIT Lalpur and BIT Noida. Please see section 10 for the details of the Test including syllabus, number of questions, duration of the Test, marking, etc.
The MCA 2017 Online Entrance Test will be held on 4th June 2017 (Sunday) at various Test Centers as follows: Allahabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Noida, and Ranchi – provided there are sufficient number of candidates at each of the given Test Centers. Candidates must give two choices for first and second preference of Test Center from the list of Test Centers above. In case the number of candidates opting for a given Test Center is less than a certain minimum, the Institute reserves the right to shift candidates to the nearest alternative Test Center (see Note 1 below).
Depending on the number of candidates at a given Test Center, the Test may be held upto three time slots at the Center, that is from 9.00 to 11.00 am, 12.00 to 2.00 pm, and 3.00 to 5.00 pm.

Exam Pattern :
The MCA 2017 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:



No of Questions





Analytical ability & Logical Reasoning



Computer Awareness







Syllabus :

Section A: Mathematics (60 questions – objective type)
• Algebra: Fundamental operations in Algebra, expansion, factorization, quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations, surds
• Set Theory: Sets and subsets, operations on sets, sequences, properties of integers,relations and functions
• Matrix Algebra: Elementary transformations, inverse of a matrix, rank, solution of
simultaneous linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, quadratic forms
• 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.
• Calculus: Limit of functions, continuous functions, differentiation of function(s), tangents and normals, 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.
• Differential Equations: Differential equations of first order and their solutions, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, homogenous linear differential equations.
• Vectors: Position vector, addition and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics.
• Trigonometry: Simple identities, trigonometric equations, properties of triangles, solution of triangles, height and distance, inverse function
• 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
• 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)
• 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

• Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, 1’s and 2’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers,diagrams

• Computer Architecture: Block structure of computers, communication between processor and I / O devices, interrupts

• Computer Language: Assembly language and high-level language, Multiprogramming and time-sharing operating systems, Computer Programming in C.

• Flow chart and Algorithms

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

Total Number of Seats & Reservations
The number of seats to be offered in 2017 for the MCA programme at various Campuses is as given below:







Seats to be






Reservations: Currently the Institute follows reservations as given below for its MCA programme.

  1. For all programmes at the Institute which are supported by any of the respective State Governments, the reservation criteria for the state quota are as per the norms of the respective State Government.
  2. For all other programmes the reservation criteria for SC & ST are as per the statutory norms of Central Govt. (SC -15% & ST – 7.5%)
  3. The Institute observes statutory reservation for Persons with Disability (3%).
  4. Upto 1 seat at all Centres is reserved for candidates who are Sons or Daughters of Kashmiri Migrant who otherwise have qualified for admissions.
  5. Upto 6% of the seats at its Extension Centres are reserved for candidates who are sons and daughters of serving employees of BIT, who otherwise have qualified for admissions.
  6. At all Centres 50% of the total seats are reserved for candidates who have passed / are appearing for qualifying examination (graduation) from the state in which Centre is located. (The “State of Eligibility” of a candidate for the purpose will be determined on the basis of location of his/her College where (s)/he has passed/is appearing for the qualifying examination / graduation). [In case sufficient numbers of suitable candidates from any group are not available, the Institute reserves the right to fill the seats from the other group].

However the final reservation proportion will depend on notification, if any, issued by competent authority and as accepted by the Institute.
Note: Please select the state of eligibility from drop down box while filling the online application form. (Examples):

State of Eligibility

Qualifying examination (graduation) from Jharkhand


Qualifying examination (graduation) from Rajasthan


Qualifying examination (graduation) from West Bengal

West Bengal

Qualifying examination (graduation) from Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Qualifying examination (graduation) from Delhi


Qualifying examination (graduation) from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh


  Filling of online form commences from

20 March 2017

Last date for submission of online application

30 April 2017

Last date for receipt of printout of electronically filled
application form along with required enclosures at BIT
Mesra, Ranchi

11 May 2017

Admit card release date

26 May 2017


04 June 2017 Sunday

Declaration of Campus-wise list of short-listed candidates for Document Verification cum Admission (First List) along with complete merit list on the Institute website / Notice Boards

15 June 2017

Classes will commence at all Campuses

last Week of
July 2017

For List of candidates selected for MCA programme 2017
at Mesra (Main Campus), Jaipur, Lalpur and Noida Campuses ,
Click here

For BIT MCA RESULT 2017 , Click here

For Information Brochure, Click here

Guidelines for filling the Online Application Form, Click here

Eligibility Criteria, Click here

Fees Structure, Click here

List of enclosures, Click here

For Detailed Information, Click here

For previous year Question Paper & Solution, Click here