Eligibility Criteria of MCA


The Masters of Computer Applications (MCA) is a postgraduate course one can choose to pursue if they have an interest in computer application. As one amid the most preferred courses amongst the students of today, MCA provides the students with lucrative job opportunities.  This course has a time period of 3 years. Quite a lot of universities as well as colleges are there in our country that offers students programs in MCA. This article will discuss upon the eligibility criteria a student require to join the Masters course in Computer Applications.

Specializations available in MCA

Specializations the students can opt during their final year of the MCA course comprise of:

  • Application Software
  • Development
  • Engineering
  • Hardware Technology
  • Internet
  • Software Development Networking
  • System Management
  • Trouble Shooting

General Eligibility Criteria for Indian students for MCA Course

Aspirants who have done their BCA, BBA or B.Tech can apply for the MCA course. Students who have finished their graduation in science can also apply. These students must have studied Mathematics as a subject in class 10+2.  There is no age limit regarding the admission to this course.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Students for MCA Course

Foreign nationals have provision to join the MCA course offered by the institutions. They need to have a valid passport and the necessary qualifications. Once they have passed the entrance exam, they can join the course. The admission of the applicants shall be done on the basis of the norms and other provisions of the institution concerned.

Academic Eligibility Criteria for MCA Course

Students who would like to join the MCA course must have a pass in graduation with more than 60 percent marks. They need to write an entrance exam as to get admission into the MCA course.

Institutions that offer MCA courses in India

Top institutions that offer MCA courses include:

  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Bharathiar University -Coimbatore
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)
  • Calicut University
  • Delhi University
  • Goa University
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Kerala University
  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • MN National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Allahabad
  • Nagpur University
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut
  • Pondicherry Central University
  • Pune University
  • Punjab University
  • Vellore Institute Of Technology

A few other top institutes of our country comprises of NSHM College of management & Technology, Pune University and Sikkim Manipal University (SMU).



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  1. 501

    I am BCA graduate
    But i cannot have maths in my +2
    can i join mca

  2. 500

    I completed bca in 2012 can I apply mca in 2014

  3. 499

    Can a science pass student apply for mca

  4. 498
    diya kumari:

    What is difference between mca(science) and mca(commerce)?

  5. 497

    hi, i completed in Bcom(CA)i interested in mca so i am eligiable or not pls tell me

  6. 496

    Sir i m doing bca is distance tomahatma gandhi university,,but my question is sir i am eligible to the Mca in gndu

  7. 495
    ravi verma:

    helo sir
    I m in bca. course from punjab tecnical universiy in distance mode.I want to do MCA.i have science in 10+2 but not math.many colleges want math in 10+2 for MCA.please reply colleges name for MCA regular degree.thanks.

  8. 494

    if i am have not taken maths in 11 and 12cam i am apply for mca

  9. 493

    students with marks less than 60percent in BCA cannot join MCA?

  10. 492

    sir/madem i am bba student in josephite trichy so ican eligible in mca course

  11. 491

    BCA is required to take admission for MCA…..?

  12. 490
    sweta kirti:

    i m doing bca without maths and i have done my 12th form commerce stream without maths.so m i eligible for mca.also tell me the name of college who are offering MCA for an non maths student in uttar pradesh and bihar?

  13. 489

    i have complete my bsc IT from kuvempu university. Now i want to apply for MCA from IGNOU. can i apply fro MCA

  14. 488

    i am vetri i studing in 1st year bba in st josephs college in trichy i am eligible in 2 years back in apply in mca courrse

  15. 487

    i am BCA graduate
    but dont have maths in+2
    can i apply for MCA

  16. 486
    surabhi tr:

    can we join for MCA if we have less than 60% in BCA

  17. 485

    sir, i am graduate from csjm university in math . can i eligible for mca

  18. 484
    nityananda das:

    sir, i got 49% in b.sc(mathematics honours).can i eligible for mca

  19. 483
    vamsee krishna:

    i am diploma in Automobile student - 2000 year pass out, i am eligible to do MCA plz guide

  20. 482
    surabhi tr:

    if we have less than 60% in BCA can we join fo MCA plzzz tell me….

  21. 481

    sir i am a BSc(C.S) final year student i have aggregate percentage of 40 in my last two years if i can bring it to 50% will i be elegible for MCA??

  22. 480

    I am not study maths in 10 2
    Bt i complete my b.c.a graduation whith
    60 %
    So ,i am eligibal 4

  23. 479

    I completed my B.E. in EC. I am eligible for mca? what is the procedure for to get an admission.

  24. 478

    Sir I have failed in bca 5th sem, now can.I.jointo mca regular classes?

  25. 477
    Sivil lopez:

    I am a student of B.A and i had pass 10+2 with science. Am i eligible for MCA

  26. 476

    I hv done msc microbiology ,can I do mca

  27. 475

    i got 48% can u all suggest me any coll for MCA

  28. 474

    iam a non maths student can i apply for mca course

  29. 473
    Krishanu Dey:

    Sir, I am a B.Sc(IT) graduate from Kuvempu University as a Distance Learning. I got more than 60% in my graduation but sir i didn’t have the math subject in my graduation…
    Sir my question is can i do the MCA course as regular from any AICTE approved college???

  30. 472
    Derha Daimari:

    I have passed PGDCA. I want to go for MCA course. But there is no Matha/statistic in my career, what may i go for MCA course?

  31. 471

    Hey i m anamika. I pursuing bca(5 sem) from ptu distance learning but i did not do 12th with science stream. So i wanna asked you that can i do mca?

  32. 470
    anamika srivastav:

    mam/sir i am anamika srivastav mam i have completed PGDCA from UP COLLAGE.but i have to do art side in gradutaion .and not touch math in intermidiate.and i want to do mcaso what can i take admission in mca

  33. 469
    sonu agrawal:

    i’ve completed my graduation in arts stream and i want to do mca ,i want to know the mca college at rourkela and jharsuguda

  34. 468

    What are the top colleges in mumbai for mca?

  35. 467

    i completed diploma in computer engineering.
    i have got 64% in final year.
    can i have eligible for this course.

  36. 466

    i completed diploma in computer engineering. the Dcse course is eligible for mca?

  37. 465

    mam i am doing my b.sc c.s final year if i’l apply for m.ca means whats my course duration????2 years r 3 years…

  38. 464
    paromita kanjilal:

    I am B.A Passed can i do M.CA COURSE.

  39. 463


  40. 462

    i am pursuing b.com can i opt for mca after my graduation…????

  41. 461
    pranoti khilare:

    hi, i am pranoti , i interested to do mca.but now i am studied in bsc ty with electronic subject…but,, i have 12th pass without mathamatics sience group…so tell me can i do this MCA coruse..?

  42. 460
    Akash rathi:

    iIsthat true that their is direct admission in second year after doing graduation from bsc computer science or bca???
    what is the minimum percentage required for eligibility in mca??
    iam doing bsc in computer science from nagpur university…..!!

  43. 459
    vishal thosar:

    I got 49:03% in BscIT.
    can i eligible?

  44. 458

    Sir,I have complete graduation with b.com (h.)- 43.5%. I want to know that “Can I take addmition in MCA. and Please sir give me any advice for best coriere

  45. 457

    sir i hv done 12th with pcm with 58% marks… nd doing bca this my last year…. nd i want to fill up the frm of bit misra rachi…. but the criteria is 60% in 12th.. can i fill up d frm…? pls suggest me.. aapropriate colg for me…. pls rply me soon … thnx…

  46. 456

    sir, i got 49% in bsc(pcm).can i eligible for mca

  47. 455

    Is computer science is importnt in graduation as a eligibility criteria for mca?

  48. 454
    himanshu roat:

    Sir i have done 12 science with 55./. & bsc complete.can i join mca.plz give me best advice

  49. 453

    i have 43% in bsc.can i appear for m c a

  50. 452
    manoj kumar:

    I have done my 10+2with(PCM with 55%) & also done gruadation from (B.A)Art site
    can i do MCA

  51. 451

    after b.sc maths can i do mca ?????

  52. 450
    sourabh mahajan:

    hi,i am doing bca in last year(5th semester)pune university.I hav done HSC(commerce)including maths with 63% and SSC 68%.So am i applicable for MCA(Science) in pune university?? plzz reply on [email protected]

  53. 449

    My name is raju iam passing degree in B.com(ca) next studying mca chance plz tell me

  54. 448

    Sir I have done Diploma in hardware & networking in two year. and also i have degree in art .so i will want MCA . please give me opinion. what will do

  55. 447


  56. 446
    v aravind:

    hello sir i m doing B SC in PHYSICS MATH AND ELECTRONICS AT CHRIST UNIVERSITY BANGALORE,can i do MCA after completing my B SC

  57. 445

    i have 49 % in bca n i m a i miniorty std (sc) so can get addmision in mca

  58. 444

    ve failed in 3 subject in diploma can i join mca course

  59. 443
    Sachin Pathak:

    Dear Sir,
    I m Graduate (B.com), and a diploma course from GNIIT, please tell me the eligibility for MCA correspondance program and please also mention that some semester will be exempt for me or not.

  60. 442

    I completed by b.s.c(m.p.c) is am eligible for m.c.a

  61. 441
    Rajat Sharma:

    sir, i complete my B.C.A. , i want to study in M.C.A.,but I passed 12th class without since math ….(Arts with Computer)…,,so plz suggest me

  62. 440

    i have done my bca cource with aggregate 40%.Can i should appear for mca.

  63. 439

    sir what is the illigibility for do MCA from JNU, VIT, MP, BIT, HCU, IITR, BHU PU.university.

  64. 438

    sir i have done 12th biology by 57 % and 10th 58% and graduation with 65 and i am sc student so am i able to do MCA from NIT university.

  65. 437

    sir i have done 12th with commerce by 64 percentage and 10th 52 percentage and BCA with 70 percentage. so am i able to do MCA from NIT university.

  66. 436

    i studied intermediate mpc group
    and degree b.com
    am i eligible to study mca
    sainaresh:[email protected]

  67. 435

    my name is sai . iam doing bca 1st year after bca can iam eligilable for mca

  68. 434
    anshuman dwivedi:

    my brother has passed 12 in arts stream from rajasthan board.
    Nw he is persuing b.c.a from a collage of ajmer,afilited to rajasthan technical uni.
    In future,
    after completing b.c.a,he wants to do m.c.a.,kya wo iske liye eligible hoga,maine suna hai ki m.c.a..k liye 12th me maths hona jaruri hai..plz reply as soon as posible on my mail sir,taaki main koi decision le saku.
    Thank you verry much sir.

  69. 433

    Sir I am doing bca but I am not taken
    Maths in 10+2 is I am eligible for doing. Mca
    Pls reply

  70. 432

    i studied intermediate mpc group
    and degree b.com
    am i eligible to study mca

  71. 431
    Nisha Hotwani:

    I have completed graduation in commerce with 72% marks. I have completed 2 years GNIIT course from NIIT institute. I want to opt for MCA but i am not a Maths student in 12th standard. Is it possible to do and if yes suggest me the best college?

  72. 430
    P.Lakshmi Priya:


  73. 429

    dear sir, my brother completed BCA degree. he is studied +2 in B GROUP COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH OUT MATHS. he is eligible to study for MCA. please reply me sir. very urgent. thanking you.

  74. 428
    ajay preeti sidharth:

    what is the age limit for mca entrance

  75. 427
    Mohit Kashyap:

    sir, i m student of BBA from Lucknow university..want to do MCA but Eligibility is Mathematics in 10+2 , i had a Commercial Mathematics from Commerce Stream in 10 +2 , do i get admission in any college??? will I get admission with Commercial Maths in any college i do apply..???

  76. 426

    Can b.com students do m.c.a.??

  77. 425
    Sagar reddy:

    What group in degree?eligible to mca

  78. 424
    Rahul Kelam:

    I have done ny BCA and I have scored 46% as aggregate and passed MCA-CET with 130 marks this year, i.e. 2012. Am I eligible for MCA?

  79. 423

    hi sir, i m doing B.Sc- chemistry (Hons), phy & math (subsidiary) from magadh university. i have passed I.Sc (math) with 64% marks. kya mai graduation pass karne ke bad mca ke liye eligible ho jaunga? iske liye mujhe mathematics me kitna score kerna padega. plz reply me ….

  80. 422

    i complete my +2 with science from bihar board. i got 75 in math then complete my graduation from geography. may i appear in mca entrance exam for regular course?

  81. 421
    Mihika Mahakal:

    i am doing Bsc.IT from mumbai university..do i really need to get 60% in last semester?and when is the entrance exam conducted ?is it okay if i attempt the exam this year and get into a college next year for MCA afetr completing my graduation?or do i need to give the entrance exam the same year after completing my graduation?where will i get all the information about the entrance exam?how much finances are required for doing MCA?
    what is the scope of MCA in USA?

  82. 420

    i hve just passed 12th with 77% can i do mca after b.com please reply….and if yes then wat is the requirement for doing mca . need i have to give any entrance exam…reply…

  83. 419

    sir i have completed my graduation BBA (61%) and my +2 corse commerce include maths,can i apply mca in calicut university college
    Pls rply

  84. 418

    i m clear my t y bcom but in 12 i cant take a maths than i shoude be eligible for mca.

  85. 417

    hai sir,
    why b.Tech students are not intrestet for join m.c.a? what is the reason sir? if b.tech and m.c.a are equal?

  86. 416

    Sir i am doing Bca 2nd year in maths but I am not taken
    Maths in +2 leavel I am eligible for doing Mca

  87. 415
    jaffar sathik:

    Sir I am doing bca in maths but I am not taken
    Maths in 10+2 is I am eligible for doing. Mca
    Pls reply

  88. 414
    ashish dwivedi:

    sir i have completed my graduation and i’ve done my 10+2 in pcm now i wanna take admission in mca. so plz suggest me that it would be better for me. i will be thankful to you.

  89. 413

    i got 43% in tybsc.computer science from mumbai university . can i apply for distance mca from mumbai university..
    or can i get job with 43% ……..
    please reply me as soon as!!!!!!!!!1

  90. 412
    nikita nahar:

    do v need to write any entrance exam before getting MCA course like cat , mat for MBA???

  91. 411

    i have completed B.com. and 12th class with biology
    Mujhe MCA karne ke liye kya karna hoga……

  92. 410
    Amit Kapoor:

    i have completed my graduation(b.sc.) by 48% marks. from Kanpur university. Can i apply for M.C.A course ??

  93. 409
    Amit Kapoor:

    I have 49% marks in graduation. Kya mai MCA ke liye eligible hu.

  94. 408
    mahendra singh:

    i want information about mca like eligibility and either things of mca

  95. 407
    farhan khan:

    i hav cmpltd my BCA with 48% so i m eligible for MCA or not….can i get good college…

  96. 406
    samrat chodhary:

    i am doing B.A(hons) with Economics as main subject and mathematics and statistics as subsidiary subjects.can i do MCA please help me am in big confusion??????????????

  97. 405
    Raju Pathak:

    i am a student of year math hounours.and i am sure i ll get 44% marks.am i eligible for mca?

  98. 404

    i m doing bsc-it , i want to do mca after this but i m not having maths in class12th so can i do mca from good college

  99. 403

    hai,sir iam studying commerce.i intrested to study BCA Any problem of studying this subject

  100. 402
    Dushyant yadav:

    At this i am doing BCA from PTU.what is creatrea for MCA with fee structure.

  101. 401

    what subjects should be taken in class 12 to do mca

  102. 400
    shrikant kondi:

    Hi there! I m pursuing 2nd year b.com and I m interested in doing MCA after my graduate.. So I want to know am I eligible to get into MCA.. If not then what are possibility options…

  103. 399

    while persuing in tcs campus ,is it nessecery that our 10th and 12th percent is greater than 60%

  104. 398

    is commerce with economics is essential for doing MCA after B.com?

  105. 397
    pranay singh:

    hello i m doin PGDCA from IGNOU, after that can i take admission in MSC-IT second yr. and After completing this Can i take Admission in MCA final year…..

  106. 396

    hi, i have complited bca with below 60% from nagpur university. now i want to do mca. am i eligible for doing mca. and will i get admission in good college?

  107. 395

    i m doing A’level software from doeacc aftr 12th.nw i wanna 2 do MCA can i take a admission?plzz rply me sir/ma’am

  108. 394

    i am pinky n doing b.com(h) final year from delhi university .am i eligible for doing mca.

  109. 393

    sir i am doing BCA in Maths, but i am not taken maths in 10+2. is I’m elligible for doing MCA course.

  110. 392

    i have complited my B.A with 48%. May i apply for MCA. I have not read math in 12th.

  111. 391

    is that criteria of cutoff for overall ug course or only for computer science

  112. 390

    i m a student pf bca 2nd year,i hv jst scored 48% in 12th, do i hv any options for MCA.

  113. 389
    pankaj saini:

    i passed 12 th with art side nd now i pursuing b.a from kuk university, i am eligible for mba, nd i m also do course ko hardware, software, networking nd security

  114. 388

    i passed 12 th with commerce side n i had mathematics of commerceside.
    am i eligible for mca…..??????
    plzzzzzzzz tell me sooooon……plzzzzz

  115. 387
    palash chaturvedi:

    i have completed my 10+2 from cbse board in commerce stream and not taken themaths subject in 12. now i pursuing BCA from IGNOU University. and have the maths subject in BCA 2nd semester. so in future this will create any problem if i will appeared for MCA .

  116. 386

    can i join mca by doing 12 with commerce with maths ??

  117. 385

    If a student had finished his BCA in a Bharathiyar University affliated college, and if they are willing to take MCA course in a Bharathiyar University affliated college, how many years the course was offered?

  118. 384

    Hi sir i am bishna singh and i doing bca from smu dstance… i want to do mca from any regular university… but i did not have math in 12th standerd… so can take admission in mca …

  119. 383

    Sir I failed in one subject of 3rd sem of B.ScIT from kuvempu university. I appeared 3 times in that subject , first 2 times i was passed in my theory subject but they not added Internal assignment(IA) marks in mark-sheet therfor I was failed. Third time I failed in theory paper in particular subject.
    Am I eligible for MCA ?

  120. 382

    Hi i am murugesan i am studing for bca 2nd yr i got 10th and 12th 85% above but i cannot study in maths for 12 th standard but i like for mca course, this is possible to join mca?

  121. 381
    arun .p:

    I am passed A level course .and i did’n't study maths in +2. Should i join mca

  122. 380

    iam currently doing my first year b.com in mumbai and iam interested to study bca/mca can i do now?but in my 12th class i not studied maths can i do mca after b.com pls give me right answer for my life

  123. 379

    still iam doing b.b.m 2nd year, i am lot of intrested to join mca it is possiblle to do mca…………..

  124. 378

    iam studying bca 3rd year but
    i was not study in 12leval max
    my guestin is i will can writting a mca entrence exam

  125. 377

    is b.com general student is eligible to mca or not ?

  126. 376

    sir my friend completed B.COM(COMPUTER APPLICATION) , +2 THERE IS NO MATHEMATICS SUBJECT . He like to study MCA . it is possible. the b.com(ca) to mathematical subjects study.

  127. 375

    I am interested to join mca course but i dont have maths in my +2 level.Iam pursuing B.sc Information technology with maths as one of my subject.Am i eligible to join this course?

  128. 374

    i’m a bsc(cs) c a student i have interest to study mca. but have no maths in +2 nd bsc((cs) is it possible to do mca ???/how many mark need to join this group?? suggest me…

  129. 373
    KIran mukesh:

    i’m a b com c a student i have interest to study mca. but have no maths in +2 nd b com is it possible to do mca ???/how many mark need to join this group?? suggest me…

  130. 372

    i am pursuing B.A and i passed inter with math stream . please tell me, can i do mca. what is the procrdure of admission in mca.

  131. 371
    anjali mehta:

    i have scored 56% in 12th and 78% in bca can i give entrance exam of ignou

  132. 370
    ratnesh singh:

    i am a b.a. plain graduate .i have math’s in 10+2 so iam eligibile for mca

  133. 369
    Umesh Tadvi:

    I am a b.com student,i want to do mca, how?

  134. 368

    is it possible to do mca after diploma?

  135. 367

    Im studying bca 2nd year now…i have to get into bits college for my post graduation

  136. 366
    Rahul Trivedi:

    I am graduates for B.A. from kanpurunversity so I am eligible for Mca
    But I have no math in 10+2
    so , suggest me

  137. 365

    iam a maths student , i have interest to study mca. how many marks need for join this cource

  138. 364
    Argha bhattacharya:

    I am a b.com student,i want to do mca, how?

  139. 363

    i have a back in 1 subject in bca n i hv to write my exams in d month of oct .. can i join mca in d month of nov.?? plz tel me

  140. 362

    i’m a student of B.A.(economis).am i eligible for MCA

  141. 361

    I have done my graduate BCA in 2009, I would like to continue my MCA degree now in 2012, i have 2yrs of gap. is it possible to continue my graduation regularly..

  142. 360


  143. 359

    WHAT is criteria to take admission in mca for open category candidates
    specially percentage limit…..??

  144. 358

    sir i am doing BCA in Maths, but i am not
    taken maths in 10+2. is I’m elligible for
    doing MCA ourse..

  145. 357

    i did Bsc.But i don’t have maths subject..So is I’m elligible for doing MCA ourse or not ?

  146. 356

    did D.C.T. (diploma in computer technology )is enough to study M.C.A?

  147. 355

    i am a second year bsc student from mumbai university but i got atkt so is i am eligible for mca enrolment?

  148. 354
    Deepak goyal:

    I am student of bca final year from rajasthan university.May I attempt AIMCET exam? but my age is less than 21.plzzzzzzzzz tell soon, I am waiting.

  149. 353
    vineet tripathi:

    sir i am doing BCA in Maths, but i am not taken maths in 10+2. is I’m elligible for doing MCA ourse..

  150. 352

    I have done my BSC graduation with physics,maths and computer science combination. will it be considered as BSC(cs) ? so that i can do MCA correspondance with lateral entry to third semester .. which completes MCA in 2 years.

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