Birla Institute of Technology Mesra MCA Exam for Admission to 2013 Programme


Candidates interested in applying to Birla Institute of Technology's (BIT) Master in Computer Applications (MCA) programme must take the BIT Mesra MCA exam 2013 in early June.


The MCA programme is offered at Birla Institute of Technology's Allahabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lalpur, Noida and Mesra campuses. The full-time course generally takes three years (six semesters) to complete.

Important dates

  • Online form available: 4 March, 2013
  • Last date to fill out online form: 30 April, 2013
  • Last date for receipt of completed application forms: 6 May, 2013
  • Admit cards available online: 10 May, 2013
  • Test dates: 1 and 2 June, 2013
  • Complete merit list, list of short-listed candidates by campus: 15 June, 2013
  • Tentative dates for document verification by campus:
    • Main campus (Mesra): 26 June, 2013
    • Lalpur: 28 June, 2013
    • Noida: 1 July, 2013
    • Kolkata: 3 July, 2013
    • Jaipur: 5 July, 2013
    • Allahabad: 7 July, 2013
  • Classes begin: 15 July, 2013

Up to three time slots may be available at individual test centres. Anticipated time slots are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eligible candidates will receive admit cards by email. Candidates also have the option of downloading the card from the Birla Institute of Technology website after 10 May, 2013.

Document verification for short-listed eligible candidates is not considered to be equivalent to admission, this is only part of the admission process.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must have the following in order to apply for admission to the MCA programme:

  • Minimum marks of 50% (45% for Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes candidates) in the average of all class 10 subjects.
  • Minimum marks of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) in the average of all class 12/equivalent exam subjects. One of these subjects should be maths, computer science or information practices.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognised university. The degree should have taken at least three years after the 10+2 (in the 10+2+3 system).
  • One of the following:
    • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in math or statistics as a graduate-level subject
    • B.Sc. in Computer Science/Information Technology/Electronics
    • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • B.Sc. Honours candidates should have at least 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) in the honours subject. BCA graduates or other graduates should have a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) on average upon graduation (the average marks for all subjects).
  • Final-year bachelor's students may apply, provided they have the minimum marks according to their latest grades. Provisional admission is available if these candidates are selected. Additional documents are then needed upon admission.
  • Correspondence or distance learning programme graduates are eligible if:
    • Their programme is Distance Education Council - Indira Gandhi National Open University (DEC-IGNOU) recognized.
    • They passed the qualifying exam with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) when applying.

Candidates currently enrolled in distance learning programmes who have not yet received results are ineligible to apply.

Exam pattern

The online entrance test has 120 questions with two hours allotted. All questions are objective type multiple choice, with one correct response for full marks. Correct responses earn four marks. Incorrect responses receive a one mark deduction. Unanswered questions do not receive any credit.

  • Section A: Mathematics, 60 questions
  • Section B: Analytical ability and logical reasoning, 20 questions
  • Section C: Computer awareness, 20 questions
  • Section D: English, 20 questions
  • Total: 120 questions


Basic topics that may be included in the test are listed below.

Section A: Mathematics

Algebra, set theory, matrix algebra, co-ordinate geometry, calculus, differential equations, vectors, trigonometry, probability and statistics and linear programming.

Section B: Analytical ability and logical reasoning

This section is intended to evaluate quantitative reasoning, logical reasoning and visio-spatial reasoning.

Section C: Computer awareness

Computer basics, data representation, computer architecture, computer language, flow charts, algorithms and operating systems.

Section D: English

Idioms and phrases, synonyms, using articles and prepositions, reading comprehension, sentence sequence, expansion of an idea, sentence completion (with choices), fill in the blank, abridging sentences and/or paragraphs.

Application procedure

In order to apply for the programme, candidates must submit the online application and send the application printout. The printout will need other additions - two recent colour photographs, photocopies of necessary documents and a demand draft drawn in favour of Birla Institute of Technology, payable at Ranchi. The application printout should be sent by speed post to Dean, Admission & Academic Coordination, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi - 835215. You may only apply to a maximum of three campuses in your application. Fees for the test are explained below.

General candidates

Rs. 1200 x number of campuses

SC/ST candidates

Rs. 800 x number of campuses

For more details on application instructions, see the Birla Institute of Technology website at

Exam centres

  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Noida
  • Ranchi

All test centres will be utilized if there are enough candidates for each centre. You must list two cities for your test city preference.


"Admission Notification for full-time MCA 2013-16," Birla Institute of Technology, 2013,

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